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Marriott International official hotel sponsor of Brand USA United Stories international campaign

Marriott International official hotel sponsor of Brand USA United Stories international campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 20:05 0

Today, Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, announces Marriott International across the United States as the official hotel sponsor for United Stories. ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

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

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ban hidden cameras in Airbnbs ... Read More

Plane spotted in California has the size of a football field

Plane spotted in California has the size of a football field

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 14, 2019 07:38 0

The world's largest airplane made its first test flight on Saturday in California. Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest ... Read More

US Travel: Pulling CBP staff to US-Mexico border can hurt legitimate international travel

US Travel: Pulling CBP staff to US-Mexico border can hurt legitimate international travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 13:46 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Customs and Border Protection's announcement that it ... Read More

Malaysian airline Firefly signs agreement with Sabre

Malaysian airline Firefly signs agreement with Sabre

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 22:05 0

Sabre Corporation today announced a new content distribution agreement with Firefly, a leading regional carrier in Southeast Asia, and a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. As ... Read More

Hotelbeds confirms strategic partnership with KILIT HOSPITALITY GROUP

Hotelbeds confirms strategic partnership with KILIT HOSPITALITY GROUP

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 16:10 0

Hotelbeds has announced today a strategic distribution partnership with KILIT HOSPITALITY GROUP, Turkey’s largest leisure hotel company and the owners of Crystal Hotel Chain, Amara ... Read More

Gleam of hope for tourism

Gleam of hope for tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019 23:05 0

On March 27, all roads led to Mombasa, Kenya, for a joint business meeting organized by Uganda and Kenya and the two Presidents of both ... Read More

New GM appointed at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

New GM appointed at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

editor editor- April 8, 2019 22:49 0

Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu announced the appointment of Mr. Kanit Sangmookda as the new General Manager responsible for all areas in the Malaysian hotel including ... Read More

What airport is now busier than mega-hubs Frankfurt and Dallas Fort Worth?

What airport is now busier than mega-hubs Frankfurt and Dallas Fort Worth?

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:24 0

This airport has now become the world's 12th busiest airport, moving up four places from the 16th spot in 2017. According to the preliminary world ... Read More

Seychelles represented at first Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa

Seychelles represented at first Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:23 0

The first Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa was held in Santa Maria, Sal Island in Cabo Verde, from the March 27 ... Read More

19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa

19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 07:25 0

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its  Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong ... Read More

Heathrow zaps the airport with speedy Wi-Fi

Heathrow zaps the airport with speedy Wi-Fi

editor editor- April 5, 2019 02:45 0

Heathrow has launched a fast speed Wi-Fi service at the airport. In partnership with Boingo, passengers at all Heathrow terminals are now able to enjoy ... Read More

Centara Privilege Club: Centara launches all-new exclusive lifestyle benefits program

Centara Privilege Club: Centara launches all-new exclusive lifestyle benefits program

editor editor- April 4, 2019 20:59 0

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator and one of the region’s most innovative hospitality brands, is launching “Centara Privilege Club”, a brand new ... Read More

IATA Report: Aviation continues to deliver solid

IATA Report: Aviation continues to deliver solid

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:04 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February ... Read More

Thank you for flying TAP Air Portugal: Welcome to Tel Aviv

Thank you for flying TAP Air Portugal: Welcome to Tel Aviv

editor editor- April 2, 2019 02:43 1

Israel has about 9 million inhabitants and annually receives more than 4 million visitors. TAP Air Portugal landed its inaugural flight between Lisbon and Israel ... Read More

VoyagesAfriq CEO appointed UNWTO Senior Expert for Communications in Africa

VoyagesAfriq CEO appointed UNWTO Senior Expert for Communications in Africa

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 2, 2019 01:26 0

The Managing Editor and CEO of VoyagesAfriq Media Limited, Mr. Kojo Bentum-Williams, has been appointed as the UN World Tourism Organization‘s Senior Expert for Communications ... Read More

The Kingdom of Eswatini Tourism Authority Teams up with African Tourism Board

The Kingdom of Eswatini Tourism Authority Teams up with African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 31, 2019 06:13 0

The Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland joined the African Tourism Board as its latest member. The Honorable Minister of Minister of Tourism and ... Read More

Confirmed: Auto anti-stall system on before Ethiopian Max jet crash

Confirmed: Auto anti-stall system on before Ethiopian Max jet crash

editor editor- March 29, 2019 18:46 0

It has been confirmed that investigators have determined the automatic anti-stall system as activated before the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet crash. This initial ... Read More

EU and Airbus cite US for inaction that could cost billions

EU and Airbus cite US for inaction that could cost billions

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:45 0

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has rejected every single United States argument whereas it has taken all EU legal points on board. In ... Read More

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47 0

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial ... Read More

New Delhi welcomes new Qatar Visa Center

New Delhi welcomes new Qatar Visa Center

editor editor- March 27, 2019 23:33 0

At the new Qatar Visa Center in New Delhi, India, work visa applicants for the State of Qatar will be able to sign on work ... Read More

Which is the top US airline in North America? Depends on how you look at it

Which is the top US airline in North America? Depends on how you look at it

editor editor- March 27, 2019 02:26 0

In a recent new study, a detailed analysis of the US airline market-share domination in North America, ranks and lists results by factors such as passenger numbers and ... Read More

Strongest year-by-year growth in a decade expected

Strongest year-by-year growth in a decade expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 01:10 0

The number of business trips and the cost of those trips is set to rise in 2019, according to the 14th annual International Travel Management ... Read More

Gambling is big business in tourism

Gambling is big business in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 26, 2019 02:22 0

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino ... Read More

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

editor editor- March 25, 2019 20:46 0

The official launch of the newly-founded African Tourism Board is only two weeks away, and the U.S.-based interim Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz explained the organization's ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii hotels’ occupancy, revenue down in February 2019

Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii hotels’ occupancy, revenue down in February 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 19:55 0

In February 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported decreases in both average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) ... Read More

Passenger satisfaction at baggage collection jumps to new high with mobile notifications

Passenger satisfaction at baggage collection jumps to new high with mobile notifications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 16:18 0

While the adoption of technology has improved passenger satisfaction across the airport journey, the biggest jump by far over the past year was at baggage ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44 0

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There ... Read More

IndiGo CCO: Airline will launch flights to UK, Vietnam, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and China

IndiGo CCO: Airline will launch flights to UK, Vietnam, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 15:58 0

Launching its flight on the Delhi-Istanbul sector, IndiGo has announced plans to use its expanding fleet of A320neo and A321neo aircraft to connect more Indian ... Read More

Melbourne to welcome news hotels from Ormond Group in 2022

Melbourne to welcome news hotels from Ormond Group in 2022

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 22:12 0

In 2022, Southeast Asian hospitality brand Ormond Group will introduce two new hotel concepts to Melbourne’s Central Business District in Victoria, Australia. Each taking residence ... Read More

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