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Barcelona tourism closed with half a million angry rioters on the street

Barcelona tourism closed with half a million angry rioters on the street

Barcelona turned violent and was no fun for tourists on Friday threatened by more than 1/2 million protesters in ... Read More

Skål International announces departure of Yvonne Mansell

Skål International announces departure of Yvonne Mansell

Yvonne Mansell from Skål International has departed from her position effective immediately. Executives of Skål International -  Daniela Otero, ... Read More

Aircraft maintenance engineers: Engaging the next generation

Aircraft maintenance engineers: Engaging the next generation

Irish-based Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in conjunction with Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited (LTSL) have launched a new course ... Read More

Wellness tourism is in good health at WTM London

Wellness tourism is in good health at WTM London

Experts and entrepreneurs will be taking the pulse of the booming multibillion-pound wellness sector during WTM London – the ... Read More

First micro-hotel launches in Philadelphia

First micro-hotel launches in Philadelphia

Philadelphia saw the opening of its first micro-hotel in the form of Pod Philly by Pod Hotels. A micro-hotel, ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett to visit typhoon-affected areas in Japan

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett to visit typhoon-affected areas in Japan

In his capacity of co-chairman of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM), Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. ... Read More

Tanzania tourism exhibition for the new generation: SITE

Tanzania tourism exhibition for the new generation: SITE

The fifth edition of Tanzania’s Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE) opened today with a high level of participation of ... Read More

Bird strike grounds US Navy ‘doomsday’ plane

Bird strike grounds US Navy ‘doomsday’ plane

A rogue bird caused over $2 million in damages, when it was sucked into an engine of a US ... Read More

Jamaica’s First Artisan Village: Ready before Year End

Jamaica’s First Artisan Village: Ready before Year End

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica’s first artisan village is on target to open before the end ... Read More

Boeing Corporate Greed over Safety and Cover Up? Pilot silenced?

Boeing Corporate Greed over Safety and Cover Up? Pilot silenced?

Is Boeing 737 Max now safe? Absolutely not according to insiders. A shocking report revealed today alleges Boeing was ... Read More

Travel warning for Lebanon: UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA among other countries

Travel warning for Lebanon: UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA among other countries

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were among countries that are now warning their citizens from traveling to ... Read More

Alaska Airlines plane overshoots runway: 2 critically injured

Alaska Airlines plane overshoots runway: 2 critically injured

Alaska Airlines Flight 3296, operated by Peninsula Airways, ran off the runway while landing at Alaska's Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Airport ... Read More

Royal Caribbean: Caribbean cruise tourism will grow 50 percent by 2030

Royal Caribbean: Caribbean cruise tourism will grow 50 percent by 2030

Royal Caribbean International is predicting that its Caribbean cruise tourism business will grow by 50 percent by 2030, with ... Read More

Los Angeles-bound A380 Superjumbo jet burns at Seoul Incheon Airport

Los Angeles-bound A380 Superjumbo jet burns at Seoul Incheon Airport

Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 Superjumbo jet's engine caught fire during refueling at Seoul Incheon Airport. The fire reportedly broke ... Read More

Etihad hosts exclusive event to mark Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Milan service

Etihad hosts exclusive event to mark Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Milan service

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, hosted an exclusive reception at the Palazzo Clerici, the spectacular ... Read More

Malta Tourism Authority appoints Tolene Van der Merwe as new Director for UK and Ireland

Malta Tourism Authority appoints Tolene Van der Merwe as new Director for UK and Ireland

The Malta Tourism Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of Tolene Van der Merwe as the tourism board’s ... Read More

Russian budget airline Pobeda raises fares on international routes

Russian budget airline Pobeda raises fares on international routes

Russian low-cost carrier Pobeda (Victory) Airlines announced that it will raise the fares from abroad to Russia by €25 ... Read More

U.S. Travel exec to Senate: Americans not REAL ID-Ready

U.S. Travel exec to Senate: Americans not REAL ID-Ready

Research by U.S. Travel and Longwoods International previously found that 57% of Americans are unaware that next October 1 ... Read More

Airbus presents corporate jets and helicopters in Las Vegas

Airbus presents corporate jets and helicopters in Las Vegas

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) are jointly exhibiting an ACJ319 and ACH145 at the National ... Read More

Space Travel: What will you wear?

Space Travel: What will you wear?

“I love the way the spacewear looks, and I love the way it feels. I also love the fact ... Read More

Sarovar Hotels names new Regional Director – North

Sarovar Hotels names new Regional Director – North

Sarovar Hotels announced the appointment of Ajoy Balkrishna Sarovar Hotels names new Regional Director - North as its new ... Read More

Marriott turns W New York-Union Square into brand’s flagship in North America

Marriott turns W New York-Union Square into brand’s flagship in North America

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has purchased the 270-room W New York – Union Square in the ... Read More

Sala Hospitality Group appoints two senior female Asian executives

Sala Hospitality Group appoints two senior female Asian executives

SALA Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of two senior female executives, as it moves to enhance its position ... Read More

Etihad Airways and Emirates airline merger rekindled?

Etihad Airways and Emirates airline merger rekindled?

Etihad Aviation Group, the owner of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, and Sharjah-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia have signed of ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issues statement on Passage of Super-Typhoon Hagibis

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issues statement on Passage of Super-Typhoon Hagibis

The recent passage of Typhoon Hagibis last week was a stark reminder of the urgent need for resilient societies ... Read More

Seychelles kicks off autumn season with Nordic Roadshow

Seychelles kicks off autumn season with Nordic Roadshow

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) embarked on the sixth edition of the Nordic Roadshow from September 23-27, 2019. The ... Read More

Church House Westminster hosts seventh annual LGBT+ PinkNews Awards

Church House Westminster hosts seventh annual LGBT+ PinkNews Awards

The seventh annual PinkNews Awards, which celebrates LGBT+ role models, took place at Church House Westminster. Nancy Pelosi, RuPaul's ... Read More

Dior joins Coach, Versace and Givenchy in ‘offending’ China over Taiwan

Dior joins Coach, Versace and Givenchy in ‘offending’ China over Taiwan

French fashion powerhouse Dior has become the latest luxury brand after Versace, Givenchy and Coach, Versace to get caught ... Read More

High net-worth investors driving hospitality sector in Francophone Africa

High net-worth investors driving hospitality sector in Francophone Africa

Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the ... Read More

IBTM World 2019 reveals Tech Watch Award finalists

IBTM World 2019 reveals Tech Watch Award finalists

IBTM World has today announced seven finalists for this year’s renowned Tech Watch Award. As well as one company ... Read More

Asia remains the largest tourism growth market

Asia remains the largest tourism growth market

Trips abroad from Asia are continuing to increase. After surging by seven percent in 2018, during the first eight ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre reaches out to Japan

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre reaches out to Japan

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issued a statement on the passage of super-Typhoon Hagibis. The recent ... Read More

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

A safer Jamaica holiday destination is the key to a better tourism export and a more engaged and happy ... Read More

Foreign tourists flock to Dalian International Beach Culture Festival

Foreign tourists flock to Dalian International Beach Culture Festival

Since 2004, Dalian, a coastal city in northern China, has held a beach festival every summer. The festival is ... Read More

200K visitors from 217 countries: Ethiopian tourism soars with e-visa

200K visitors from 217 countries: Ethiopian tourism soars with e-visa

With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider ... Read More

Florida casino tourist drugged and robbed

Florida casino tourist drugged and robbed

A tourist playing poker at the Hard Rock Casino in Broward, Florida, was drugged by 2 women, taken back ... Read More