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9 out of 10 business travelers have no control over trip cancellations

9 out of 10 business travelers have no control over trip cancellations

According to an independent research, the vast majority of business trip cancellations escape business travelers’ control. Travelers mainly abort ... Read More

Lufthansa and SWISS offer customers climate-neutral fuels

Lufthansa and SWISS offer customers climate-neutral fuels

After successfully completing the test phase, the "Compensaid" platform developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub will become the Lufthansa ... Read More

UK Foreign Office issues travel warning for Bolivia

UK Foreign Office issues travel warning for Bolivia

The UK Foreign Office updated its Bolivia travel advice, after weeks of violent protests, to warn against all but ... Read More

Uganda Airlines flights to Mombasa drawcard for gorilla tourism and regional trade

Uganda Airlines flights to Mombasa drawcard for gorilla tourism and regional trade

Uganda Airlines on Monday successfully received a water canon salute on its maiden flight to Moi International Airport at ... Read More

Etihad Airways to bring Saudi medical patients to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways to bring Saudi medical patients to Abu Dhabi

VPS Healthcare has chosen Etihad Airways as its preferred air transport provider for patients traveling from the Kingdom of ... Read More

FAA: Malaysian aviation not safe

FAA: Malaysian aviation not safe

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) ... Read More

African Tourism Board applauds IATA address to the African Airline Association

African Tourism Board applauds IATA address to the African Airline Association

“Across the African continent, the promise and potential of aviation is rich. Already it supports USD 55.8 billion in ... Read More

What is the filthiest airline in the world?

What is the filthiest airline in the world?

Ryanair has been named as the 'filthiest' flight operator in the UK by a Which Travel survey. Just under ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience: What are the projects for GTRCMC?

Global Tourism Resilience: What are the projects for GTRCMC?

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center met with its Board of Governors last week on Sunday in ... Read More

Sex on the balcony of your hotel more deadly than a terror attack?

Sex on the balcony of your hotel more deadly than a terror attack?

You are more at risk of dying having sex on the balcony of your hotel than being killed in ... Read More

Pakistan-India border tourism: Kartarpur Corridor and the Sikh Community

Pakistan-India border tourism: Kartarpur Corridor and the Sikh Community

In a historic development filled with religious sentiments and a message of religious harmony, Prime Minister Imran Khan on ... Read More

Indian Railways enlists horned Hindu god of death to keep trespassers away

Indian Railways enlists horned Hindu god of death to keep trespassers away

India’s Western Railway, which serves Mumbai and several other large cities, enlisted the help of the Hindu god of ... Read More

FAA issues new protocols for diabetic pilots’ medical certification

FAA issues new protocols for diabetic pilots’ medical certification

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register a notice on a Diabetes Protocol for Applicants ... Read More

Jamaica and Panama to establish multi-destination arrangement, says Minister Bartlett

Jamaica and Panama to establish multi-destination arrangement, says Minister Bartlett

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica and the Republic of Panama is set to ... Read More

Hawaii named #1 Top Glamping Destination this winter

Hawaii named #1 Top Glamping Destination this winter

Contrary to what most might think, camping is NOT just a summer activity, and Hawaii residents are proving that ... Read More

WTM: Exhibitor updates from Day Three in London

WTM: Exhibitor updates from Day Three in London

World Travel Market (WTM) audiences today (Wednesday 6 November) heard how Malta has successfully repositioned itself as a youth ... Read More

WTM: ‘No easy answers’ when it comes to promoting controversial countries

WTM: ‘No easy answers’ when it comes to promoting controversial countries

Bloggers have urged writers and travelers at World Travel Market (WTM) London to do their own research about countries ... Read More

WTM: The future of air travel and digital travel

WTM: The future of air travel and digital travel

Advances in digital and artificial intelligence for air travel are coming in thick and fast, World Travel Market (WTM) ... Read More

WTM: Tackling climate change on Day 3 in London

WTM: Tackling climate change on Day 3 in London

The 40th edition of WTM London began with a session exploring Decarbonising Travel and Tourism: Is the Industry Doing ... Read More

Innovation and rural development take center stage for UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit 2019

Innovation and rural development take center stage for UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit 2019

Tourism leaders from across the public and private sectors came together at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London ... Read More

WTM: Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

WTM: Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

Major global brands such as Google and Mastercard can help farmers, shopkeepers and restaurateurs to boost rural tourism, delegates ... Read More

Brand USA more critical than ever as international travel continues slide

Brand USA more critical than ever as international travel continues slide

Travel to and within the United States grew 2.2% year-over-year in September, according to the US Travel Association's latest ... Read More

Jamaica’s Manual on Tourism Ethics hailed by international community

Jamaica’s Manual on Tourism Ethics hailed by international community

Jamaica’s Manual on Tourism Ethics scheduled to be released at the end of the year, has been hailed as ... Read More

California Tourism: California is open for business

California Tourism: California is open for business

California’s tourism industry remains largely unscathed from wildfires that broke out over the past two weeks. Fires are nearing ... Read More

WTM: Responsible Tourism to “Change Perceptions”

WTM: Responsible Tourism to “Change Perceptions”

The Responsible Tourism Programme at World Travel Market (WTM) London began with a session asking Is Tourism a Strategy for Development? Cillian Murphy, ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett calls for investment beyond hotel rooms

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett calls for investment beyond hotel rooms

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has made a call for investment in the tourism industry to go ... Read More

Tourism must stop promoting growth without understanding costs

Tourism must stop promoting growth without understanding costs

The Travel Foundation is calling on investors, businesses, governments and their destination marketing organizations (DMOs) to better understand the ... Read More

Giraffe translocation enhances tourism at Uganda wildlife reserve

Giraffe translocation enhances tourism at Uganda wildlife reserve

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA ) released this week the first batch of 5 Rothschild giraffes into Pian Upe ... Read More

“Powerful” was the verdict for a first day of the International Tourism Investment Conference in London

“Powerful” was the verdict for a first day of the International Tourism Investment Conference in London

The first day of the International Tourism Investment Conference  (ITIC) was a powerful day, and a proud day for ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019

The State of Hawaii has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this ... Read More

Delhi city official: India’s capital has turned into a gas chamber

Delhi city official: India’s capital has turned into a gas chamber

The officials in India's capital city of Delhi announced that all schools will be closed until November 5 due ... Read More

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation collaborates under Pristine Seychelles campaign

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation collaborates under Pristine Seychelles campaign

The Seychelles Department of Tourism (represented by Principal Secretary Anne Lafortune, seen right in photo) has signed a Memorandum ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking

Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) are sponsoring workshops in the “Campaign ... Read More

United Airlines launches crowdsourcing platform to donate miles to charity

United Airlines launches crowdsourcing platform to donate miles to charity

Today, United Airlines announced the launch of Miles on a Mission, a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing platform that gives customers a ... Read More

Ayers Rock case won: No climbing Uluru for tourists

Ayers Rock case won: No climbing Uluru for tourists

"If I travel to another country and there is a sacred site, an area of restricted access, I don't ... Read More

USCIS begins producing security-enhanced travel documents

USCIS begins producing security-enhanced travel documents

To prevent secure document tampering, counterfeiting, and fraud, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin producing on ... Read More