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LATAM picks oneworld as its global alliance

SANTIAGO, Chile – LATAM Airlines Group has chosen oneworld® to be its global alliance for all its airlines.

EU Commissioner: EU, Ukraine may sign Association Agreement next year

The EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, Stefan Fule, believes that the European Union is likely to sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine in November 2013.

Shenzhen Airlines joins Star Alliance

SHENZHEN, China – November 29th, 2012 – Shenzhen Airlines today became the latest carrier to join the Star Alliance network.

SkyTeam welcomes Xiamen Airlines

XIAMEN, China - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomes China's Xiamen Airlines as its 19th member. Xiamen Airlines is also the fourth member from Greater China.

Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

NEW YORK, NY - Qatar Airways is to join oneworld®, adding one of the world's fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world's leading quality airline alliance.

South Africa: BRICS membership paying off in terms of increased tourism

South Africa’s membership of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) group of countries was paying off in terms of increased tourism, as well as business travel to this country, Nombu

Avianca and TACA Airlines announce their entry into Star Alliance

Avianca and TACA Airlines have announced their official entry into Star Alliance.

Copa Airlines joins Star Alliance

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings S.A., today officially joined Star Alliance, the largest and most important global airline network.

UAE to become full member of UN World Tourism Organisation

DUBAI, UAE - The UAE, one of the largest tourism markets in the Middle East and North Africa, is set to become a full member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) this year, a top o

Eva Air accepted as future Star Alliance member

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Star Alliance announced today that its Chief Executive Board (CEB) has unanimously accepted the membership application of EVA Air.

Airberlin will become full member of oneworld on March 20

Airberlin will become a full member of oneworld® with effect from Tuesday 20 March 2012, adding Europe’s sixth largest carrier to the premier global airline alliance.

Kingfisher says it would join oneworld in early 2012

MUMBAI, India - Kingfisher Airlines on Monday said it would become a full-time member of the global airline alliance, oneworld, from Feb 10, 2012.

Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam

AMSTERDAM - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today formally accepted the joining of Xiamen Airlines into the alliance.

Boeing CEO McNerney welcomes Russia WTO membership progress

CHICAGO, Ill. - Boeing Chairman, President & CEO Jim McNerney today welcomed the World Trade Organization's Working Party agreement on the terms of Russia's membership in the WTO.

Air China joins Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group

BEIJING, China - Recently, Air China officially announced to become a member of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG).

China Airlines joins SkyTeam

TAIPEI, Taiwan - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomed China Airlines as its 15th member at a joining ceremony held in Taipei.

Star Alliance: Air India can wait

NEW DELHI, India – The member airlines of the Star Alliance network and Air India have jointly concluded that the integration of Air India into the global airline alliance will be suspended.

Shenzhen Airlines accepted as future Star Alliance member carrier

SHENZHEN, China – Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, today announced that its Chief Executive Board (CEB) has unanimously approved the application of Shenzhen Airlines to join Star Alliance.

China Eastern joins SkyTeam

BEIJING, China - China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines officially joined the SkyTeam global airline alliance at a ceremony held in Beijing today.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson awarded UK Travel Industry Hall of Fame

LONDON, England - Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced that Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chairman and former CEO of Carlson, was honored last night with membership into the Bri

Middle East Airlines joins SkyTeam

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, today signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012.

Garuda Indonesia Joins SkyTeam

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Garuda Indonesia, the flag carrier of Indonesia, today signed an agreement to join the SkyTeam airline alliance in 2012.

SkyTeam to welcome Aerolineas Argentinas as future member

AMSTERDAM and BUENOS AIRES - Aerolineas Argentinas, the flag carrier of Argentina, will sign an agreement by the end of October to officially start the process of joining SkyTeam as the first South Am

CAST Green Globe membership – a winning partnership for the Caribbean

LOS ANGELES, CA - In 2010, the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) has partnered with Green Globe Certification to provide all Caribbean travel and tourism businesses a combined membersh

GOL announces IATA membership

SAO PAULO - Latin American airline, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, announced today that it has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an international trade body representing a

European Tour Operators Association bids final farewell to John Boon

John Boon was a vibrant product of an era when inbound tourism, and inbound group tourism in particular, dominated tourism. He was one of the major forces in that industry.

Ethiopian Airlines on Star Alliance horizon

Star Alliance’s CEO Jaan Albrecht gave the clearest indication yet that serious discussions were going on between the world’s leading airline alliance and Ethiopian Airlines, one of the potential

Membership program benefits expanded by CLIA

Cruise selling travel agents, including newcomers to the industry, will be the beneficiaries of the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) new membership program that includes a soon to be

BA opens Executive Club elite membership to discounted economy class flyers

British Airways has reportedly decided to offer elite membership of its Executive Club even to those buying discounted economy tickets.

Virginia Beach CVB joins Convene Green Alliance

The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau has joined the Convene Green Alliance (CGA), pushing total membership for the organization to over 500 association and industry partners.