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Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:30 0

The city of Madrid climbs to third in the ranking of world congress cities, published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2018. ... Read More

Paris ranked as world’s top destination for international meetings

Paris ranked as world’s top destination for international meetings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 15:55 0

In its latest report, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Paris the world's number one destination for meetings, outpacing the second-place holder, Vienna, ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:10 1

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue ... Read More

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 02:42 0

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia may have enough serving as the deputy secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He started his job only in ... Read More

UNWTO partnership to develop digital tourism agenda

UNWTO partnership to develop digital tourism agenda

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:23 0

The application of new technologies such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are already leading to new uses and applications that will revolutionize ... Read More

Hainan Airlines announces nonstop Beijing-Oslo service

Hainan Airlines announces nonstop Beijing-Oslo service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 16:30 0

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (Hainan Airlines) plans to formally launch nonstop service between Beijing and Oslo on May 15. This will be the first ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid welcomes new General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid welcomes new General Manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 18:26 0

In advance of the highly anticipated opening of the first Four Seasons hotel in Spain, Christoph Schmidinger has been appointed opening General Manager to oversee ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48 0

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: President Obama was a disappointment for many

WTTC Global Summit: President Obama was a disappointment for many

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 20:29 2

U.S. President Barak Obama was the most expected speaker at the ongoing World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) summit in Seville today. More than 1500 ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 05:26 0

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started a two-year contract with the ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01 0

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join ... Read More

Evelop Airlines adds another Airbus to its fleet

Evelop Airlines adds another Airbus to its fleet

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:13 0

Evelop Airlines operates an all Airbus fleet of one A320-200, one A330-200 and three A330-300, and now the first of two A350 XWBs. Evelop Airlines, ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00 0

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during ... Read More

Hainan Airlines launches nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris, France

Hainan Airlines launches nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris, France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 01:01 0

Hainan Airlines will launch nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris on March 24, its fourth nonstop route from mainland China to Paris following Xi'an-Paris, ... Read More

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts launches voice bookings with ‘Google Assistant’

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts launches voice bookings with ‘Google Assistant’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 17:11 0

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched an innovative option enabling guests to book rooms through voice commands thanks to an integration with Google Assistant. This ... Read More

Why Travel to Madrid? 40 Years of Diversity and Tolerance: Just Watch it!

Why Travel to Madrid? 40 Years of Diversity and Tolerance: Just Watch it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 19:08 0

Germany and the rest of the world agrees. Madrid is the city of tolerance and diversity. According to a prestigious award received on the sideline ... Read More

For three days, Madrid was the capital of global air traffic management

For three days, Madrid was the capital of global air traffic management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 22:18 0

The seventh annual World ATM Congress, held at Feria de Madrid, concluded on Thursday, 14 March. The world's largest air traffic management (ATM) event attracted ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42 0

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, ... Read More

Tourism industry needs strategic plan to protect climate, reduce CO2 emissions

Tourism industry needs strategic plan to protect climate, reduce CO2 emissions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 23:20 0

Tourism accounts for ten percent of the global gross national product and is responsible for eight per cent of all CO2 emissions worldwide. “One could ... Read More

Challenging start to 2019 for hotels in mainland Europe

Challenging start to 2019 for hotels in mainland Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 17:30 0

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell by 9.1 percent year-over-year in January—the largest margin of decline in this measure since August 2016—as ... Read More

Hainan Airlines launched Shenzhen-Tel Aviv non-stop service

Hainan Airlines launched Shenzhen-Tel Aviv non-stop service

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:27 0

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. ("Hainan Airlines") launched its non-stop service between Shenzhen and Tel Aviv on February 22, 2019. The route, with two round ... Read More

Spain to grant permanent residency to 400,000 Brits if UK leaves EU without deal

Spain to grant permanent residency to 400,000 Brits if UK leaves EU without deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 18:15 0

Madrid said on Friday it would allow British citizens living in Spain to stay on if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, giving ... Read More

Syria welcomes visitors with open arms: Is Syria Safe tor tourism?

Syria welcomes visitors with open arms: Is Syria Safe tor tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019 07:56 0

Syrians escape an inhuman regime by the million. European countries are in a state of crisis trying to welcome Syrian refugees, but at the FITUR trade ... Read More

Seychelles represented at FITUR the International Tourism Trade fair in Madrid

Seychelles represented at FITUR the International Tourism Trade fair in Madrid

editor editor- February 4, 2019 23:36 0

Destination Seychelles kicked off the year on a good note in Spain, as it makes its presence count at the International Tourism Fair organized by ... Read More

Spanish hospitality group to oversee major brands

Spanish hospitality group to oversee major brands

editor editor- February 4, 2019 23:16 0

The Spanish hospitality group has assumed operations of the Palm Jumeirah hotel following the signing of a management agreement Luxury residential and hospitality property developer ... Read More

Berchtesgadener welcomes UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

Berchtesgadener welcomes UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 16:25 0

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected Berchtesgaden, Germany as the venue for the 4th UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference on 2-5 March 2019. The ... Read More

Grupo Piñero earned close to US$1 billion in 2018

Grupo Piñero earned close to US$1 billion in 2018

editor editor- January 31, 2019 22:24 0

Grupo Piñero, parent company of Bahia Principe –all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean - reported its 2018 financial results at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in ... Read More

Iberostar announces 7 new hotel openings in 2019

Iberostar announces 7 new hotel openings in 2019

editor editor- January 31, 2019 02:07 0

Last year proved crucial in the consolidation of Iberostar’s positioning strategy, with the hotel chain making major progress in this area. Iberostar Group’s turnover for ... Read More

Four Seasons announces nine planned new hotel openings in 2019

Four Seasons announces nine planned new hotel openings in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2019 02:52 0

The coming year will mark several significant new openings for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, with the debut of ... Read More

Massive anti-Uber protest paralyzes Madrid

Massive anti-Uber protest paralyzes Madrid

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 15:27 0

Madrid's anti-riot police, backed by a fleet of tow trucks and cranes, took several hours to clear the vehicles from the capital’s Paseo de la ... Read More

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