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Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike
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Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end ... Read More

World’s largest steam locomotive is returning to the rails
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World’s largest steam locomotive is returning to the rails

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019

The 150th anniversary celebration of the transcontinental railroad's completion isn't over yet. Union Pacific is just gathering steam following its May 9 ceremony ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living
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Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks
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Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a ... Read More

Gulfstream G600 to make International Paris Air Show debut
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Gulfstream G600 to make International Paris Air Show debut

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G600 will make its first appearance at the International Paris Air ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda
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Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda
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China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors ... Read More

Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals
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Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' ... Read More

United Airlines new innovating tool
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United Airlines new innovating tool

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019

United Airlines is introducing ConnectionSaver, a new tool dedicated to improving the experience for customers connecting from one United flight ... Read More

United Airlines’ new technology makes connecting the world easier than ever
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United Airlines’ new technology makes connecting the world easier than ever

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019

Just in time for the busy summer travel season, United Airlines is introducing ConnectionSaver, a new tool dedicated to improving ... Read More

10 most accessible cities in Europe named
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10 most accessible cities in Europe named

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019

While many of us would love to travel the world, it’s not always easy for those with limited mobility and ... Read More

Maintaining balance. Out of responsibility: Lufthansa publishes 25th sustainability report
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Maintaining balance. Out of responsibility: Lufthansa publishes 25th sustainability report

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019

Today, the Lufthansa Group has published its 25th sustainability report. For a quarter of a century now, the company has ... Read More

United Airlines: Most eco-friendly commercial flight
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United Airlines: Most eco-friendly commercial flight

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019

United Airlines made history today – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the ... Read More

Alaska Airlines adds a top requested destination from Paine Field
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Alaska Airlines adds a top requested destination from Paine Field

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019

Palm Springs becomes the ninth destination served by Alaska Airlines at Paine Field in Everett. The Alaska Airlines Blog has ... Read More

Travel to Cuba becoming more difficult: Center for Responsible Travel responds
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Travel to Cuba becoming more difficult: Center for Responsible Travel responds

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new restrictions on U.S. travel to ... Read More

American travelers reduce budgets, still spend more than Europeans
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American travelers reduce budgets, still spend more than Europeans

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019

The results of GGA 19th annual Holiday Barometer were released today. This year’s barometer found that the number of Americans ... Read More

SB Architects Unveils Seven New Hospitality Projects  in North America and Mexico
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SB Architects Unveils Seven New Hospitality Projects  in North America and Mexico

editor editor- June 4, 2019

Full-service global architecture firm, SB Architects, has been breaking ground in hotel, residential and mixed-use design for almost 60 years, ... Read More

WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner
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WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019

With the departure of flight WS6, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a nonstop route between Calgary and Dublin. The ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed
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IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money
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Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. ... Read More

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage
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Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first ... Read More

With 71 new jet deliveries, TAP Air Portugal launches new Chicago, San Francisco & Washington, DC flights
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With 71 new jet deliveries, TAP Air Portugal launches new Chicago, San Francisco & Washington, DC flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019

TAP Air Portugal just added the 100th aircraft to its fleet, an Airbus A330neo, as the carrier prepares to inaugurate ... Read More

Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop
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Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019

Occupancy levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa surged to 78.2 percent in April, but it was ... Read More

Hotel length-of-stays: Key global data findings
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Hotel length-of-stays: Key global data findings

editor editor- May 31, 2019

A new Length-of-Stay (LOS) Strategy Report was released today, examining the rates of over 50,000 hotels globally, based on data ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019
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Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared ... Read More

Russian visitors are coming to Asia Pacific in record numbers
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Russian visitors are coming to Asia Pacific in record numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2019

It’s a boom time for Russian arrivals in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, thanks to a doubling in seat capacity on direct ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month
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European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April
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IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers ... Read More

U.S. Travel concerned over tensions with China
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U.S. Travel concerned over tensions with China

editor editor- May 28, 2019

Competition between China and the U.S. has intensified on several fronts including trade and technology, the South China Sea and ... Read More

UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016
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UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019

Hotels in the UK suffered their largest margin of year-on-year profit decline since late 2016, as ancillary revenues fell and ... Read More

Private jet bookings soar ahead of all-English European football finals
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Private jet bookings soar ahead of all-English European football finals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019

UK private jet charter operator is reporting a surge in requests and bookings ahead of the UEFA Champions League and ... Read More

Israel welcomed over 405,000 visitors in April – 7% rise in tourist arrivals
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Israel welcomed over 405,000 visitors in April – 7% rise in tourist arrivals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019

An analysis of the seasonally adjusted data provided by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics indicates that in the last three ... Read More

Visiting the USA? Amarillo, Texas is getting ready with new hotel projects
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Visiting the USA? Amarillo, Texas is getting ready with new hotel projects

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019

Amarillo, Texas is a unique and history-rich area located where the southern plains meet the desert. Amarillo and the surrounding ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees
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Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism
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ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day
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2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per ... Read More

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