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Cyprus crisis fails to dent Russian interest in Greece

ATHENS, Greece - The developments in Cyprus don’t appear to have had any negative effects as far as Greece’s positive outlook for the 2013 season is concerned, according to the president of the As

Lebanon’s tourism industry facing crisis

Lebanon’s hospitality sector has begun to dismiss employees following a sharp decline in business, a leading hotelier said.

Syria says no to foreign intervention

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has taken a strong position against the intervention of foreign forces in Syria, and such a position is altogether different than the expectation of the United States th

Kingfisher Airlines: We are in a do or die situation

NEW DELHI, India - After putting up a brave front in the face of mounting adversity, crisis-ridden Kingfisher has for the first time acknowledged that it is in a make-or-break situation.

Euro chaos: Should I stay or should I go?

In the last decade of the 20th century, the Turkish lira fell in value 1,000 times against the U.S.

Media and tourism players explore effective crisis response

“What drives tourism is the perception the traveler has of a destination.

British PM bullish about prospects for resolving Eurozone crisis

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – Despite the uncertainty sweeping across the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron was bullish about the prospects for resolving the current Eurozone cris

Turkish tourism courts Israeli travelers

Israel's relations with Turkey may have reached a historic low following the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from Ankara, but Turkey still plans to take part in a tourism fair scheduled to be held

Sarkozy: Letting Greece into Eurozone was a mistake

NEW YORK - At long last, European leaders took a significant step forward on the long road toward resolving the eurozone's debt crisis.

Senior pilots quit Air India to join private airlines

Four senior pilots with Air India (AI) quit last week for jobs in private airlines because they were unable to handle the turbulence in the company.

Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

ETN: You’ve been in office for almost two years, how is it going?

Is government trying to shut Air India down?

NEW DELHI, India - The Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that the Centre was trying to use the strike in Air India to shut down the airline and held the Prime Minister's Office responsible for the cr

2011: One blow after another for travel industry so far

We're just three months into 2011 and it's been one blow after another for the travel industry -- not even considering blizzards and the soaring price of fuel.

Impending human resource crisis in Sri Lanka tourism industry

(eTN) - Much has been written, debated, and publicized about the meteoritic growth in tourism in post-war Sri Lanka. Whatever the case may be, there is no doubt that in the short to medium term.

Business travel industry concerned over Middle East turmoil

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, has released the results of a survey of business travel professionals on reactions to the ongoing crisis in th

Tourism minister announces initiative to tackle current crisis in Yemen

Yemen's Tourism Minister, Nabil Al-Fakeh, announced an initiative for President Ali Abdullah Saleh in which he urged him to hold presidential elections soon and in coincidence with parliamentary elect

Government: Strong franc killing Swiss tourism

Swiss government is considering extending a possible stimulus package to offset the damaging impact of the strong Swiss franc on the economy.

Greek crisis hinders Crete tourist season

ELOUNDA, Greece — It's late afternoon but the relentless summer sun still beats down from a clear sky above picturesque Crete, Greece's largest island.

Philippine Airlines desperately trying to lure pilots back

MANILA — Philippine Airlines was on Tuesday desperately trying to lure back pilots who suddenly quit for higher paying jobs abroad in synchronised moves that forced the national carrier to cut fligh

Israeli piracy on high seas sparks crisis

JERUSALEM – Israel's bloody, bungled takeover of a Gaza-bound Turkish aid vessel is complicating U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, deepening Israel's international isolation and threatening to destroy

As cancellations soar, Greek tourism goes into nosedive

The Greek tourism industry, which was hoped to contribute to the country's recovery, is in crisis. Hundreds of hotels are for sale, and visitor numbers are in sharp decline.

Thailand’s tourism recovery challenge

The political unrest which has plagued central Bangkok and other urban areas in Thailand over the past few weeks now presents the greatest challenge to the reputation of Thai tourism since the Decembe

Crisis committee set up in Greece after thousands of tourist cancellations

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has set up a crisis unit for tourism after nearly 20,000 hotel booking cancellations in Athens alone after protests against government austerity measures, an official said on

Thai Airways – surviving the turmoil

As Thai Airways performance has been severely battered by both the volcano ash and the political turmoil in Thailand, the airline’s management has unveiled a series of tactical moves to limit the im

Middle East travel industry tackles ash crisis

How did the Middle East travel industry cope with what’s been called the “worst travel disruption the world has ever seen”?

A raft of holiday deals to Greece predicted as the country...

Greece's ongoing financial troubles could see a raft of holiday deals to the popular sunshine destination this summer, the travel industry is predicting.

Thais fear lasting unrest could do irreparable damage to economy and...

BANGKOK — Fears are growing that Thailand's political crisis could cause lasting damage to its economy and international reputation as the country edges closer to a potentially bloody showdown.

Latest crisis cost Spanish tourism 252 million euros

The Spanish tourism industry has lost 252 million euros (337 million dollars) for the crisis caused by the emission of volcanic ash from Iceland, not including the airlines, which are primarily affect

ASEAN called to defuse explosive crisis in Thailand

According to media sources in Phnom Penh, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday night proposed to hold an urgent ASEAN Summit to help defusing Thailand's extremely explosive crisis.