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IATA lashes out about new German tax on air transport

(eTN) - It sounds like a bad joke or some kind of unwilling irony.

IATA condemns German plans to impose air travel tax

Airline industry body IATA lashed out at German plans to impose an air travel tax while Europe's aviation industry is struggling to make a profit amid a weak economic environment.

German market for cruise holidays is booming

Just over one million Germans spent their holidays on a cruise ship last year, an increase of 10 percent compared to 2008.

IMEX triumph bodes well for strong year ahead

FRANKFURT, Germany - IMEX 2010 came to a close at Messe Frankfurt today with IMEX Group chairman, Ray Bloom, announcing that the award-winning show has once again set new records for hosted buyer numb

IMEX 2010 opens with intent

FRANKFURT, Germany - IMEX opened its doors to an anticipated 3,800 hosted buyers from across Europe and long-haul markets including North America, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa, India, the Middl

German car museums become major tourist attractions

The hush shatters as a mechanic revs up the engine of a champion 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 4x4. It's earsplitting business as usual at Porsche's lavish new car museum.

Seychelles beaches again voted the best in the world

Seychelles has again appeared top of the list of the world’s beaches, with the famous La Digue beach being voted top by www.strandbewertung.de from Germany.

German tourists back from Spain after 35 hours on the bus

FRANKFURT - "We were supposed to fly back on Sunday," says exhausted German housewife Adelheid Jung, one of about 700 stranded tourists brought back from Spain in special buses to Frankfurt overnight.

Germany and United States partner on trusted traveler programs

The United States and Germany signed a joint statement this week that will develop processes for qualified citizens of either country to apply for trusted traveler programs in each other's country.

Germany eases Sri Lanka travel advisory

The German tourists can now visit tourist landmarks in the Eastern Province such as Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara and Arugam Bay as Germany has eased its travel advisory further.

Lufthansa generates operating profit of EUR 130m in 2009

In a difficult financial year 2009 the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 22.3bn according to preliminary figures, around 10 per cent less than the previous year (EUR 24.8bn).

CHI Hotels and Resorts opens new regional sales offices in Germany...

As part of its continuing expansion, CHI Hotels & Resorts, exclusive operators of the Corinthia Hotels Brand worldwide and of the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EME

Fraport puts emphasis on retail revenue

While Fraport, owner and operator of Frankfurt airport, mainland Europe’s biggest hub, has just announced preliminary plans to raise its aeronautical fees (see eTN December 1), the company is also p

Seychellois hotel staff return from Germany

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) last weekend organized a welcome party for two of their own lecturers and four specially selected hotel staff.

Program of Germany’s largest conference on school excursions now available online

ITB Berlin welcomes teaching staff from around Germany to the teachers’ symposium, which takes place from March 11-12, 2010. The program is now available online at www.lehrersymposium.de .

American Tourism Society & Tourism Cares tree planting project at 2009...

Delegates to the recent American Tourism Society (ATS) 2009 Fall Conference in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (“Meck-Pomm“) located in the eastern part of Germany, donned jeans as they participated in the

IMEX Association Day takes shape for 2010

Organizers of the IMEX Association Day 2010 in Frankfurt have announced a diverse and topical program intended to provide association executives with unrivaled educational insight in a day of intensiv

Germany celebrates 20th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall

With concerts and memorials on Monday, Germans will celebrate the day the Berlin Wall came crashing down 20 years ago.

Berlin Wall still a major tourist draw

For many visitors to the German capital Berlin, one of the most commonly asked questions is where the Berlin Wall, which divided the city from 1961 to 1989, once stood.

The American Tourism Society gathers at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

ETN publisher Thomas Steinmetz is attending the members of the American Tourism Society (ATS) gathering being held at the historic 5-star Grand Hotel Heilgendamm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, wh

Travel alert for foreign tourists rejected by Berlin

The German Foreign Minister has told visitors from abroad he can see no reason for the terror alerts issued by the US and UK governments to their citizens in the run-up to this weekend's federal elect

UK tourists warned of a ”general threat” of terrorism against Germany

The Foreign Office said a video message - claimed to have been made by al Qaida - had been released urging Germans not to re-elect its government and to remove its troops from Afghanistan.

Air Berlin approved to takeover TUIfly city route sector

The German Federal Cartel Office has decided that Air Berlin will be allowed to take over the city flights network of the Hapag-Lloyd Fluggesellschaft mbH (TUIfly) airline, starting with the 2009/10 w

Disney Dream is a step closer to life on the ocean...

The latest ship from Disney Cruise Line, which offers travellers Disney-themed cruise holidays took a step closer to life on the ocean waves yesterday.
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