• Trump believes North Korea deal to boost Guam tourism

    U.S. President, Donald Trump has said that the governor of Guam should not get intimidated by the North Korea threats and that it will see a tenfold increase in tourism as a result of the nuclear threat.Last week, North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles at the US territory, thrusting the tiny Pacific island into the headlines.Lieutenant governor... more...

  • Australia expecting 10,000 tourists from India in Commonwealth 2018

    Tourism Australia is optimistic that it is going to lure at least 10,000 tourists from India in the following year’s Commonwealth Games that would be hosted in Gold Coast as it attempts to co-promote sports in the lesser known locales in the Indian target market. An approximate 260,000 Indians had paid visit to Australia last year and the visitor... more...

  • Ischia earthquake leaves 25 injured, kills one

    An earthquake striking the Italian island of Ischia, with a magnitude of 4.0 has left at least 25 people injured and killed one. Italian media said that up to 10 other people are missing, after several buildings in the town of Casamicciola collapsed due to the earthquake. The island is located off the coast of Naples and it has a population of nearly... more...

  • Tourists’ arrival in Jamaica is increasing in this tourism year

    Jamaica witnesses the rapid tourists’ arrival which has been a record high since the tourism year started.Jamaica tourism sector continues on a firm growth line in the last consecutive years and even now also the Tourism Board of Jamaica is also taking the sincere measures to promote this Caribbean island as the tourism destination along with... more...

  • US halts tourist visa for 8 days, Russian tourists affected

    The U.S. Embassy in Russia has decided to cease the issuance of visas for Russian tourists on Monday for a period of eight days in reaction to the Russian decision to cut off embassy staff. The U.S. embassy has arrived at this decision after the Russian Foreign Ministry ordered a cap on the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in the country of Russia,... more...

  • Tourism turns a big headache for Iceland

    Iceland’s tourism rush helped save the once-remote island from a significant economic crisis, but now with that booming business, the North Atlantic nation is straining under the weight of the windfall. Attracted by its spectacular volcanic landscape and easy air routes, about 2.2 million tourists are expected to flow into the country of... more...

  • Philippines tourism rose higher with visa on arrival for Chinese

    Lately it has been observed that the Duterte administration’s recent program permitting Chinese citizens to acquire visas on arrival is appearing quite exciting and have increased the number of foreign visitor arrivals in the Philippines. The Department of Tourism or DOT in a recent news statement said that the visa-on-arrival program has... more...

  • Tourism Australia and Queensland announce Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games tourism programme

    Tourism Australia along with Tourism & Events Queensland presented their tourism programme for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for the Indian market yesterday in Mumbai in the presence of former Olympic and Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Abhinav Bindra along with John O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia, Leanne Coddington,... more...

  • Israel Ministry of Tourism organises six-city India roadshow

    Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT), with the sole aim of increasing the number of Indian arrivals to the country is organising six-city India roadshow with the first one having concluded in Mumbai yesterday. Following Mumbai, IMOT is going to Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai later this month. Hassan Madah, Director, IMOT - India, along... more...

  • Tourism Leaders Back PATA Global Insights Conference In Auckland

    The highly-acclaimed PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and BBC World News, the event takes place once again at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel.This year’s event programme is boosted by the addition of a PATA/ATEED... more...

  • Top destinations to indulge in global delicacies

    With three quarters (75%) of global travellers saying that they would likely travel somewhere renowned for its great food and drink when choosing their next travel destination, culinary travel is a trend on the rise. The joy of trying and eating delicious new dishes while travelling can make a trip to remember. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting... more...

  • Why is Jordan perfect as wedding destination?

    Jordan is fast making a mark as the most coveted wedding destination and is the perfect spot for a luxury honeymoon! Jordan is full to the brim with cultural and historical landmarks for the newly married. The country’s well-deserved reputation as a stable and prospering Arab nation has proved to be an oasis in the desert for tourists and newly... more...

  • Portugal wildfire claims more than 62 lives

    Described as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years”, Central Portugal witnessed a raging wildfire experience killing at least 62 people and injured dozens more.The fires began on Saturday in the Pedrந்gமூo Grande region during an intense heatwave and rainless thunderstorms, with temperatures of more than 40C (104F) in some... more...

  • Dubai now among top 10 destinations for international meetings

    Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings, according to the latest edition of the International Meetings Statistics Report published last week by Union of International Associations (UIA).The report ranked 1,157 cities globally based on the total number of international meetings that took place during the year. Previously... more...

  • Islamic gunmen storm Mali’s tourist resort, kill at least two

    The security minister of Mali has declared that gunmen had stormed into a popular tourist resort that is favored with Westerners leaving two people dead. The media has been notified that it is a jihadist attack. The special forces of Mali have intervened and released the hostages.Currently, two people are reportedly dead including a Franco-Gabonese.The... more...

  • Record lights at Vivid Sydney make it to Guinness World Records

    Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, has once again cemented itself as a record-breaking international event. Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking, has awarded Vivid Sydney installation Dreamscape with the title for the ‘Largest interactive lighting display’.Made of 124,128... more...

  • Australia announces online visa applications for Indians from July 1

    The Australian government announced that Indian nationals can apply for a visitor visa online starting July 1, 2017. Alex Hawke, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Australia, said the online application option would make applying for the country's visitor visas easier and enhance the experience for Indians.There has been a significant... more...

  • Dubai Safari Park set to open later this year

    The 119-hectre Dubai Safari Park is tentatively scheduled to open in late 2017, and will be located in Al Warqa. The park is planned to replace Dubai Zoo, and all its resident animals will be transferred to Dubai Safari Park. The park is also set to introduce a breeding programme that, when established, is aiming to be the best in the world.Timothy... more...

  • Rome forbids drinking, eating and paddling around the famous baroque fountains

    Coliseum, Rome, Italy.Following the rules of Venice to tackle unruly tourists in Italy, the capital city has followed suit. Rome announced a ban on eating and drinking around its famous fountains.About 40 fountains – those flagged as having historical significance – are affected. Tourists will no longer be able to grab a gelato and sit by... more...

  • Croatia limits tourist numbers to save its famous waterfall’s beauty

    Access to one of Croatia’s most beautiful – and Instagrammable – destinations will now be under tight control as announced by the officials.Visitors to the Skradinski buk waterfall in Dalmatia’s Krka National Park will now be limited up to 10,000 at a time due to concerns over safety and damage to the landscape. This new rule... more...

  • Dubai Parks & Resorts expects India to contribute 20% of total business in 2017

    Recording overall 586,355 visits during Q1, 2017, Dubai Parks & Resorts (DPR) is expecting the Indian outbound market to contribute 20% of the total business for the attraction in 2017. David Loiseau, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, DPR, said, “Dubai’s tourism agency reported 14.2 million overnight visitors last year with... more...

  • Philippines targets 100,000 Indian tourists for FY2017-18

    To conduct roadshows in Bengaluru, Chennai and Ludhiana later this yearBanking on the 28% growth in Indian arrivals in first two months of this year, the Department of Tourism, Philippines is looking at leverage its latest tourism product offerings to further attract the Indian traveller. The board has set a target to achieve a growth of 25% and welcome... more...

  • Reunion Island Tourism rolls out Incentive Scheme for Indian trade partners

    In order to increase the tourism yields from India market and to expand its business, the Reunion Island Tourism Board has come up with their first-ever ‘Cash Incentive Program’ for the Indian travel agents and tour operators.Under this new scheme which is conceptualised in partnership with Representation World, the India representative... more...

  • Malaysian tourism tax to be levied from July instead of August

    KUALA LUMPUR: In a new announcement Malaysian Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz on Thursday informed that the government would begin imposing its tourism tax from July and not August as reported earlier. An earlier announcement on the Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s website stated the tourism tax would kick in from Aug... more...

  • Increased number of Israel visitors breaks the traditional record

    Last month, number of tourist arrivals to Israel, broke all records in the month of May. This was a relatively tranquil time in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In May, more than 346,900 visitors visited Israel.This surpassed all previous records created in May 2014 respectively, shortly before the 2014 Gaza war saw arrivals thrust. From January till... more...

  • Dubai medical tourism earns $386m

    As per a recent report, in last year, Dubai treated more than 326,640 domestic and inbound medical tourists generating revenues of Dh1.421 billion ($386.7 million) respectively. The patients treated themselves in hospitals licensed by DHA all across the emirates. Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi, director of the DHA Medical Tourism Council, said: ‘Dubai’s... more...

  • Visa shortage creates job vacancies

    Mackinac Island doesn’t have a permanent population of more than 500 people. Besides, there are many horses with zero cars. From the month of May to October, the charming Michigan getaway relies on 3,000 workers to power its economic engine, the summer tourism. Traditionally, majority of those workers are foreigners which include Mexicans,... more...

  • E-visa boosts Vietnam’s tourism sector

    The electronic visa (e-visa) pilot scheme has positively impacted the regional tourism industry of Vietnam to an enormous extent.The official data from the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism portrayed that within 30th May that is about four months after the scheme started, as much as 22,000 tourists from the United... more...

  • South African Forest Adventures to launch largest zipline tour in Africa

    South Africa Forest Adventures (SAFA) will launch its new Kranshoek zipline later this year which is a four km zipline tour is aimed at benefiting the tourism for Knysna, Plettenburg bay and Garden Route. The proposed tour will last for 2 hours and have guest zipline on cables as long as 800 meters per cable and as high as 300 meters above the forest... more...

  • Tourism Australia observes 15.4% surge in Indian travellers

    Tourism Australia recently announced that arrivals from India for the year ended March 2017 stood at 267,500 visitors, an increase of 15.4%.Indian visitors spent 14.9 million nights in Australia, an increase of 6% over the previous year. The average length of stay for all visitors from India was 59 nights, with a 51% repeat visitation.For year ending... more...

  • Tourism New Zealand Named ‘Best International Destination For Adventure’

    For the third time in a row, New Zealand has won the award for the Best International Destination for Adventure at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2017. It is the fifth time that the country has been presented with the prestigious award, making it a constant favorite among magazine readers. The event was held in Mumbai on 25th May and... more...

  • China Link closer as Edinburgh and Beijing Airports announce groundbreaking partnership

    Edinburgh Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport  have today  signed a ground breaking partnership agreement that will see a new level of co-operation between the two airports.The capital airports of Scotland and China have agreed to collaborate to develop a shared understanding of markets and shared operational and commercial opportunities.Looking... more...

  • Malaysia witnesses an influx of US visitors

    In the second quarter of 2017, Tourism Malaysia hopes tourist arrivals from the United States to Malaysia to register a growth renewal. Ahmad Johanif Mohd Ali, New York office vice-president said arrivals from the United States are predicted to increase by 14% over the first quarter on the basis of air-bookings manifest for June until August this year.... more...

  • Egypt expects the new museum to attract maximum visitors

    Egypt expects the new museum to attractThis Tuesday, a chariot and funeral bed which belonged to Tutankhamun, the ancient Egypt’s boy-king were safely moved across Cairo to a new museum nearby that Egypt expects will attract skeptical visitors back. A little bit further to the Great Pyramids of Giza in the basement of Cairo’s Grand Egyptian... more...

  • Strike at Alitalia grounds 200 flights

    A strike at Italian carrier Alitalia, placed in administration earlier this month, grounded 200 flights on Sunday, the airline said, adding it managed to reassign some 80% of passengers affected, agencies reported.Alitalia, which has been stacking up losses for years, was placed in administration on May 2 at the demand of shareholders after staff rejected... more...

  • British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage

    British Airways (BA) resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure created chaos, but hundreds of passengers were still waiting for hours at London Heathrow. BA said it aimed to operate the majority of services from Heathrow and a near normal schedule from Gatwick, the capital's second busiest... more...

  • US may expand laptop ban to all international flights

    US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly said he may ban laptop computers in the cabins of all international flights into and out of the US amid continuing terrorist threats to bring down airplanes, but that a final decision hadn’t been made, reports Ben Brody in Mint. “That’s really the thing that they’re... more...

  • Emirates returns with signature Iftar service for Ramadan from today

    Emirates’ signature Iftar service for customers during Ramadan is expected to commence on May 27 to coincide with the start of the holy month. These special meals will be available to passengers across all cabin classes on select Emirates flights, including flights to and from the Gulf region as well as on flights catering to Umrah groups travelling... more...

  • Amazing Thailand Grand Sale to kick-start from June 1 to July 31

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) much anticipated annual Amazing Thailand Grand Sale campaign which has been held successfully for 18 consecutive years, will return this year as the ‘Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise 2017’ and will be held from June 1 to July 31, 2017, in various cities across Thailand.Under the Thailand... more...

  • Oman Travel Trade Welcome Gulf Air Commercial Roadshow

    Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently hosted key members of the Sultanate of Oman’s travel trade industry at a dinner and networking event, aimed at informing guests of the airline’s latest developments and customer-focused initiatives while thanking them for their longstanding support. The event was hosted... more...

  • Emirates Named “Best Airline in the World” at the ULTRAS 2017 Awards

    Emirates took home “Best Airline in the World” and “Best Middle Eastern Airline” at the prestigious ULTRAS 2017 Awards, as voted by the well-travelled readers of The Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine in their annual survey. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates airline, received the awards at the ceremony held in London. Hosted... more...

  • Emirates maps future airport experience with key partners

    Emirates has launched its “Together” initiative in collaboration with key partners: Dubai Customs, Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai Police, and Dubai Airports.The initiative aims to improve traveller experience at the airline’s Dubai International airport hub, focussing on innovative and... more...

  • Saudi Arabia focuses on meetings and events sector growth

    Saudi Arabia has started investing in its MICE sector with an aim to strengthen its infrastructure with regards to the meetings industry to lure on more meetings and business events.Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SCEB) is currently leading this growth drive.Of late, it has participated in IMEX Frankfurt 2017 for the very first time. Several... more...

  • Hong Kong travel agents to visit Ireland for the first time

    For the first time ever, a travel agent group from Hong Kong is visiting Ireland this week. They will be guests of Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland – visiting Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way and experiencing at first-hand what Ireland has to offer.Travel agents continue to play an important role in China, with Chinese travellers preferring... more...

  • Calgary aims new tourism markets to get rid of the slump in business traveling

    The slight upward trend in the United States and growing number of international visitors are helping Calgary to improve its tourism industry in spite of its economic slump followed by downturn of domestic and business travel. Last year, an enormous 12 percent of increase was noticed in terms of overseas visits to Calgary and are forecasted that US... more...

  • Greece cruise tourism aims China for recovery

    As cruise traffic has dropped off radically in the Eastern Mediterranean, key port and government stakeholders in Greece are hoping that tourism from China and public-private partnerships would help in their recovery. Cruise lines joined with ports and government officials at the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, which is about to take place in Athens this... more...

  • Turkish Airlines to commence flights to Phuket from July

    As confirmed by the company’s manager in Thailand on Tuesday, the Turkish Airlines will propose flights to Phuket this summer.The Turkish Airlines executive in Thailand, Abdullah Ahmet Tuğcu told journalists that the first flight from Istanbul to Phuket will commence on July 17. Tuğcu said, “We will open Phuket line this year. Our first... more...

  • Amadeus launches advanced data analytics suite ‘Destination Insight’

    Amadeus has launched a product suite from its Travel Intelligence division, Destination Insight that provides DMOs (Destination Marketing Organisations) with analysis of up-to-date travel data, removing some of the guesswork often involved when making key marketing decisions. By analysing billions of up-to-date global air travel transactions in near... more...

  • Budget must boost Australia’s tourism competitiveness

    The continued success of Australia’s export tourism industry relies on a federal budget that delivers on a number of policy fronts, from investment in global marketing campaigns, improved visa facilitation and more streamlined international access, to forward thinking labour force strategies.The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) says the... more...

  • Airbnb to spark growth in Bermuda’s vacation rental market

    Airbnb officials arrived in Bermuda to present information about growing the vacation rental market on the island. It’s one of the first steps in a Memorandum of Understanding the company signed with the Bermuda Tourism Authority one month ago.“The Bermuda Tourism Authority entered into a partnership with Airbnb to build on the island’s... more...

  • Japanese theme park visitors can ‘fight bad guys’ to impress their dates

    Visitors to a Japanese theme park are being offered with the chance to “show off” to their friends a winning fight against pretended bad guys.Hirakata Park in Osaka has come up with this amazingly interesting attraction where visitors hire actors to start a fight with them as they walk around the attraction, from which they emerge as the... more...

  • Garuda Indonesia Included In The Worlds Top 10 Airline “Traveler’s Choice” From Trip Advisor

    National airline Garuda Indonesia made it into the ranks of the world’s top 10 airlines in 2017 based on the rating of Travelers Choice 2017 from TripAdvisor, the world’s leading travel sites. In addition, Garuda Indonesia also won in the category of “Top 5 Travelers’ Major Airline in Asia Pasific” and “Best Airline... more...

  • Niagara Falls to host 150 events in 2017 to mark Canada’s 150th birthday

    Canada is getting all geared up to celebrate her 150th birthday on 1st July, 2017.This gorgeous city of Niagara Falls would be hosting as many as 150 different events throughout the year with an aim to revel in the festive spirit of this glorious occasion.Therefore, this city is expecting a robust tourism season this year.But then, the challenge is... more...

  • Google Earth rolls out its biggest update with stunning 3D features

    In its latest update, Google Earth has introduced a new feature called “Voyager”.  No longer will you be limited to only exploring places you’ve heard about, nor will you have to resort to randomly clicking on areas of the planet in hopes of finding a gem. Instead, “Voyager” presents you with dozens of curated journeys... more...

  • Over 1,000 TUI performers await the summer holidaymakers

    The summer holiday season is about to begin, and at the world’s biggest tourism group, preparations are in full swing. TUI has trained more than 1,400 performers and backstage crew to entertain guests over the summer in the Group’s hotel concepts, including TUI Sensatori, TUI Family Life and TUI Sensimar. For the first time, TUI is opening... more...

  • Mechanical issue forces Hawaiian Airlines to make emergency landing

    A flight of Hawaiian Airlines that was travelling from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Honolulu on Tuesday morning was compelled to return to the Bay Area.The airport officials said that Flight 43 had originally taken off around 9.15 a.m.A short while after take-off, the crew members on board reported a mechanical issue. The officials said... more...

  • Kenya sees an increase in international tourists

    A UN agency has said that 1.3 million tourists spent Sh100 billion in Kenya last year. It is a 17% increase from the previous Sh85 billion. The UNWTO said total international arrivals by air and by sea increased by 16.7 per cent to stand at 877,602 tourists compared to 752,073 in 2015. The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi had the... more...

  • Experts claim Trump’s travel rules discourages tourists

    US President Donald Trump states that he wishes to keep people out from the US who seem to be a threat to the national security of this region.But then, experts claim that his travel policies are threatening the American travel business.According to one of the studies, there has been a 10.6 million decline in the tourism figures this year. And, it is... more...

  • Cambodia attracts 2.5 million tourists in Khmer holiday season

    The top tourist attractions of Cambodia expect a record number of tourists this Khmer New Year, with as many as 2.5 million domestic as well as international tourists travelling to this part of the world to revel in the festive spirit around the nation. According to a Tourist Ministry report, this Siem Reap province had lured in nearly 1.7 million... more...

  • Bangkok bans its roadside stalls selling world’s best street food

    The authorities in Bangkok have banned its street food from the major roadways of the capital sparking an outcry mainly because this city has been renowned for its affordable roadside cuisine.This move has been criticized by regional and culinary lovers.Therefore, a large number of vendors selling delectable dishes including papaya salad and spicy prawn... more...

  • Genting Cruise Lines hosts Travel Agent and Media Partner Forum onboard Genting Dream

    Genting Cruise Lines, the new division of Genting Hong Kong comprising of three cruise brands, Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises hosted its first “Travel Agent and Media Partner Forum” onboard Genting Dream recently.Genting Cruise Lines management welcomed more than 350 senior executives, travel agents and media partners from... more...

  • Fire near New Cross station disrupts services in and out of London

    New CrossRailway users have been facing a great headache, especially the ones who have been trying to get into London this morning after a side-line fire.This fire has been the culprit behind major travel disruptions that led to delays that are likely to extend till around 10.30 a.m. this morning. Services via New Cross in the region of south London... more...

  • Brazil announces new measures to lure foreign tourists

    The government of Brazil has declared about its plan to introduce the ‘Brazil + Tourism’ program that is actually a series of measures to strengthen the tourism sector of the nation. Among the measures undertaken, the important ones include the issuance of e-visas, opening of one hundred percent of Brazilian airlines capital to foreign... more...

  • TTf Urges Federal Government To Ensure That Visa Changes Do Not Disadvantage Tourism

    TTFTourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism advocacy group, today urged the Federal Government to ensure that changes to skilled labour visas did not disadvantage the tourism industry.The Chief Executive Officer of TTF, Margy Osmond, said a continuous pipeline of skilled labour from overseas was vital for sectors such as hospitality,... more...

  • Malaysia strengthens its position as Asia’s preferred business event destination in China

    The 7th China Roadshow 2017 begins and continues to other major cities including Shanghai (20 April), Chengdu (24 April) and Guangzhou (27 April) to promote Malaysia as a preferred corporate meeting and incentive destination to the China market.The China Roadshow mission is led by Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention... more...

  • Tourism in Paris makes for a robust recovery

    Following terrorist attacks in 2015, tourism in Paris went down considerably. However, as per new national data, tourism has now recovered strongly in France, including the capital. The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies said visitor numbers at the end of last year were similar to those from the end of 2014. This is good news... more...

  • Palm Beach County tourism sees increase in visitor numbers

    Although the spring travel season has ended, Palm Beach County could see an increase in visitor numbers surrounding the now famous “winter White House”. Appearances by world leaders and President Trump himself are attracting tourists who are curious to catch a glance of history.The election year saw a growth in visitors and the trend is... more...

  • Couple celebrates 200th Carnival cruise

    Caribbean-focused Carnival is a starter brand for many cruisers — a line one sails a few times before moving on to more globe-circling operators such as Holland America or Princess.Not so for Bernard and Janice Caffary. Carnival this month celebrated the Florida couple’s 200th cruise with the line — a record for the Miami-based company.The... more...

  • Qatar Airways First Airline In The World To Acheive Compliance With IATA Resolution

    Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).The resolution requires the airline to track every piece of baggage from the start of the journey all the way through to its finish. The certification has... more...

  • Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016 setting new record

    China and the Philippines renew tourism2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany,... more...

  • London geared up Easter celebrations as terror attack fails to dampen tourism spirit

    London is all geared up to welcome the Easter tourism bonanza thanks to the record number of globetrotters are making their way to the capital from all across the globe for the bank holiday weekend.A great upsurge in inbound flight bookings as well as reservations for hotels and tourist attractions as compared to the last year indicate that tourists... more...

  • Thailand kicks off New Year festival amidst government caution

    Thailand has kicked off its beautiful water festival, ‘Songkran’ that marks its annual New Year festivities on Thursday amid warning issued by the military government since the country continues to mourn the death of its late king.Currently, the country is in a year of mourning for the deeply revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej who had died... more...

  • Israel leverages increased air connectivity from India

    The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is making the best efforts to capitalize on the increased airline connectivity from the Indian source market.Air India is expected to start direct flights between Delhi and Tel Aviv with three weekly flights from May onwards.El Al Israel Airlines have been operating non-stop flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv.Hassan... more...

  • Tourists cancel bookings due to Philippine clashes

    Clashes between Philippine troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have raised concerns about travel and tourism in the central province where the fighting is taking place.Jaypee Orcullo, an officer of the Department of Tourism in Bohol province, said some tourists cancelled hotel reservations. He estimated around 10 percent may have cancelled their... more...

  • Plane emergency lands on interstate, no casualties

    A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing against the flow of traffic on an interstate Tuesday. In the process it struck a guardrail and came to rest nose-down, police said. One vehicle had to serve to avoid the plane, but no motorists were injured, and the two people aboard the plane suffered only minor injuries.The plane, a 1947 Cessna,... more...

  • Gorontalo in Indonesia strives to lure 30,000 this year

    The provincial government of Gorontalo is striving to draw as much as 30,000 tourists this year.This figure represents four times higher as compared to the foreign tourist arrivals in the year 2016 at 7,000. Resma Kabkoran who is the acting director of Gorontalo tourism department said that the stimulus programs of Tourism Ministry are believed to raise... more...

  • Average UK families to spend 17% more on this Easter holiday shows study

    New research from ATOL, the holiday protection scheme, has found British families are willing to spend 13% more on their holiday this year compared to last year, with a family of four now set to spend an average of £3,133 on their annual break. However the research into holiday spending habits also revealed unexpected holiday costs leave travellers... more...

  • Thailand to host the World Travel and Tourism Global Summit 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting cultural and rustic trips for delegates attending The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit 2017 and their partners. The trips will display some of the Unique Local Thai Experiences in and around Bangkok to industry leaders attending the summit on 26-27 April.These trips will provide a chance... more...

  • Kenya tourism on the rise with more visitors

    In 2016, the tourism sector of Kenya recorded a 17% growth in earnings. This was due to influx of overseas tourists from countries like the US, China and India.Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said Kenya recorded 877,602 visitors last year, up from 752,073 visitors in 2015. To quote Balala, “I am happy to report that 2016 arrivals and receipts... more...

  • Wine tourism is an asset of Italy

    Italy is a haven for wine. Wine tourism is experiencing continuous and fast growth in Italy. According to the Observatory of Wine Tourism, wine represents the main inspiration for foreigners to visit Italy. 15% of visitors travel to the country for wine purposes. However, it is necessary to point out that only 25% of wine routes have set corresponding... more...

  • Two Singapore tourism companies share a common thread

    Genting Singapore PLC (SGX: G13) and Straco Corporation Ltd (SGX: S85)may differ in terms of their size – they have market capitalizations of S$12.9 billion and S$666 million, respectively – but the two companies do share a strong familiar thread. Both are largely dependent on tourism spending in Singapore. Genting Singapore counts... more...

  • Bahrain Tourism – A key exponent at Riyadh Travel Fair

    In ‘Riyadh Travel Fair 2017’, an official team of delegation from Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) will be taking part in it this year. It will start from April 7th till 10th at Al Faisaliah Tower Hotel. Yousef Mohamed Al Khan, BTEA’s director of Tourism Marketing and Promotions will be leading the delegation alongside... more...

  • Dubai Tourism – A major attraction at Careers UAE

    To build up future tourism leaders from young enthusiasts of UAE nationals, As Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) as part of a current project is partaking in this year’s Careers UAE.To quote Ahmad Khalifa Al Falasi, CEO, Corporate Services and Investment, Dubai Tourism, ‘Careers UAE is an ideal platform... more...

  • Abu Dhabi sees major growth in hotel guests following record-breaking year

    Following a record-breaking year for hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, the emirate has recorded impressive growth in the first two months of 2017, seeing a 5.5% rise in hotel guests.According to figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), 749,650 hotel guests have checked into the emirate’s 170 hotels and hotel apartments... more...

  • London and Paris announce ground-breaking tourism partnerships

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, announced new business and tourism collaborations to attract international visitors to both cities and help companies based in London and Paris to expand into new international markets.The agreement will, for the first time, jointly showcase London and Paris to overseas visitors,... more...

  • Nose gear issue prompts emergency landing of Air New Zealand flight

    A flight of Air New Zealand was forced to make an emergency landing at Palmerston North Airport on Sunday evening immediately after an issue was reported with the nose gear of the airplane. The passengers of this flight from this Nelson-bound plane were all flown back to the South Island city.There were 64 passengers on board the flight NZ5075 that... more...

  • British tourists may need to disclose social media passwords for US entry

    British travellers visiting the United States might face the disagreeable choice of handing over personal information as being considered by the Trump administration. Of the personal information, it includes social media passwords and mobile phone contacts, or else might run into the risk of being denied entry to the country.According to the  new... more...

  • Hot air balloon crash in Turkey kills one, injures 20

    A hot air balloon crash in Turkey had claimed one life and injured 20 others as revealed by the state-run local media of the country. Several hot air balloons had taken off.But then, a certain high-voltage power line had snapped during the landing, according to the local news agency. It said that the crash was on account of the adverse winds. However,... more...

  • Three-month state of emergency declared in Egypt after church bombings

    President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt following twin church bombings that killed dozens of people in two cities on Sunday. Sisi announced the "state of emergency for three months" in a defiant speech at the presidential palace after a meeting of the national defense council.The Islamic State group had claimed... more...

  • Sri Lanka attracts over 6 lakh tourists in Q1 2017

    Sri Lanka received over 600,000 tourists in the first three months of this year with a 3.4-percent growth as compared to 2016, as per statistics released by Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry.India and China remained the leading markets with the most number of tourist arrivals in the first three months of this year with 27,075 Indian tourists arriving in March... more...

  • Hanoi Tourism Dept. holds training courses for tourism workers

    As many tourism workers and managers in Hanoi have failed to satisfy the set requirements, the country’s Department of Tourism has organised a series of training courses to improve their skills.According to the department, eight training classes for tourism managers at all levels were held with the participation of 520 people, Vietnam News Agency... more...

  • Spain tops the chart as the best country to visit

    The Mediterranean destination has been ranked at the top of a list of 136 countries, with the UK in 5th place as per the study revolves around everything from price competitiveness to security and hygiene. Every two years, the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism report is released. Various factors like business environment, safety and... more...

  • France confirms ban on ski hosting, Brexit blamed by tour operators

    After four years and many appeal hearings, the supreme court in France has confirmed the ban on ski hosting, signaling a final conclusion to the ancient practice of tour operators of motivating guests to traverse the slopes of the resort.A statement that was released by a consortium of British tour operators led by Le Ski had fought against this case... more...

  • 370 million young tourists will explore the world by 2020: UNWTO

    The tourism of younger travellers appears to be quite a promising market of late.This is due to the fact that the latest data released by the World Tourism Organization reveals that as many as 370 million young tourists are expected to globetrot by 2020. Another figure estimates that for the travellers between the ages of 18 and 26, the value of this... more...

  • India ranks 40th on the world tourism list

    The Asian Age, India has jumped 12 places to 40th rank globally in travel and tourism competitiveness list by World Economic Forum. India is one of the countries that improved the most as it gained 12 places in Asia, but lagged behind its other Asian peers like Japan and China which were ranked way ahead at 4th and 13th place, respectively. Spain is... more...

  • Golf Tourism – The newest trend in India

    In modern times, lush golf courses are growing across India. Their popularity as a sport is increasing adding sightseeing attractions and studying business opportunities together. Thus, golf tourism in India is growing at par with courses that are among the oldest and highest in the world.Finally, golf tourism has successfully created an impression... more...

  • Egypt records 20% tourist growth in Q12017

    The Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA) has declared that the number of tourist arrivals in Egypt has increased by 20% as compared to the same period in the year 2016.Inbound tourism declined in 2016 to 5.3 million tourists that marks a slump from 9.3 million in 2015 after Britain and Russia halted their flight on account of the fall if the Metro Jet airliner... more...

  • Oregon Tourism eyes social media & trade workshops for promotions in India

    Oregon, a coastal state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America (USA) is looking at increasing awareness about the destination in the Indian market. Along with joint promotions with Brand USA, Oregon Tourism Commission also plans to spread the word through its social media handles and educate the travel trade through workshops. Once... more...

  • US announces measures to detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse

    The US announced multiple measures to "deter and detect" what it described as "fraud and abuse" of H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals.The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came yesterday when the federal agency started accepting applications for H-1B visas for the fiscal year... more...

  • Abu Dhabi targets 10% rise in hotel guests in 2017 to reach 4.9 million

    Following a record-breaking year for hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, the emirate has recorded impressive growth in the first two months of 2017, seeing a 5.5% rise in hotel guests. According to figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), 749,650 hotel guests have checked into the emirate's 170 hotels and hotel apartments in January... more...

  • Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones campaign wins gold at The Travel Marketing Awards in London

    Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones campaign has won another award – this time for ‘Best Use of Social Media’, at the annual Travel Marketing Awards, which took place recently in London. PIC SHOWS: Darren Quinton and Claire Brosnan, both Tourism Ireland, with the award for ‘Best Use of Social Media’ for Tourism Ireland’s... more...

  • Responsible Travel becomes first travel company to stop promoting zoos worldwide

    Responsible Travel announced that it will no longer be promoting trips that include visits to zoos on its website. The online travel company and pioneer in responsible tourism has removed six trips from its site, the first travel company to publically make such a move.Responsible Travel and its customers have always been strong advocates for wildlife... more...

  • Japan Airlines unveils new amenity kits for International First Class passengers

    Striving to bring a unique and completely refreshing in-flight experience for customers, Japan Airlines (JAL) is now providing new amenity kits for its International First Class. JAL developed new amenity kits in collaboration with Porsche Design which is the German premium lifestyle brand.Two different colours of amenity kit cases will be introduced... more...

  • TAT & Thai Airways host FAM trip for Wedding Planners in March

    In order to tap Indian wedding celebrations, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi and TAT Mumbai along with Thai Airways invited around 16 wedding planners from across India to visit two routes in Thailand that are popular destination for Indian wedding celebrations. During the trip, planners visited Hua Hin, Pattaya, Bangkok and Phuket,... more...

  • TRENZ 2017 – A hub of international tourism buyers!

    International tourism buyers are eyeing for TRENZ 2017. New Zealand’s increasing popularity as one of the sought-after visitor destinations in the world is constantly insisting international travel and tourism buyers who are inclined to participate TRENZ 2017. It will take place in Auckland from 9th May till 12th. It would be attended by 377 different... more...

  • Irish tourism industry affected by conspicuous drop in British visitors

    As per latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), British tourism arrivals in Ireland are down by 6% for the December-February period. This implies 49,200 fewer British visitors compared to the same period last year and this shows that the Irish tourism industry is quite vulnerable to Brexit. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation... more...

  • Hong Kong welcomes first sightseeing restaurant bus Crystal Bus

    Hong Kong's very first Crystal Bus officially went into service on March 2017. Paired with stylish interiors decorated with crystals, high quality sound systems, and special facilities, guests can admire the beautiful views of the city while enjoying delicacies from local Michelin starred restaurants.Crystal Bus is a 47-seater double decker offering... more...

  • Bermuda is riding high on tourism these days

    Bermuda is on tourism high these days with increased air and cruise visitors, visitor spending and changing face of visitor demographics. The island is about to get more fillip soon, due to America’s Cup sailing race, where the top sailors on the world’s fastest boats will clash for the oldest trophy in international sport on Bermuda’s... more...

  • Joint tourism and business schemes announced by London and Paris

    Joint tourism and business schemes were announced by the mayors of London and Paris, a day before the UK’s formal exit from the EU was prompted. A business unit will be set up in the city hall promotional agency, London and Partners, and its French counterpart Paris & Co. Next year, a joint tourism scheme is scheduled to be launched.... more...

  • Tourism is the best way for Nigeria to combat recession

    Mimidoo Osewe Mou, the Managing Director, Lovebet Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria is an expert on tourism development. She is passionate about the development of tourism sector in Nigeria. She believes that the development of the Nigerian tourism sector offers the fastest and cheapest way out of Nigeria’s present recession. Mou said that she has worked... more...

  • Ireland tastes great! Tourism Ireland unveils new ‘mouth-watering’ film!

    Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film, showcasing the range of delicious food and fresh produce available right across the island of Ireland. Further media information: Sinளூad Grace, Tourism Ireland 087-685 9027Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film, showcasing the range of delicious food and fresh produce available right across... more...

  • Australia wins $100b from local and international tourism in 2016

    Australia has been able to reap in smart rewards of over $100 billion from regional as well as overseas tourism last year, as declared by the latest figures today.The tourists visiting some of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations have ended up spending about $5.6 billion more than what they had done last year and this marks an all-time... more...

  • Qatar Airways Wins ‘Airline Of The Year’ At The Prestigious 2017 Air Transport Awards

    Qatar Airways proudly accepted the ‘Airline of the Year’ award on Saturday 25 March at the 2017 Air Transport Awards, as the airline was recognised for its innovation, service, hospitality and leading product design. The awards ceremony, held at an exclusive and prestigious ceremony at the Latrou Residence in Ekali, Greece, recognised Qatar... more...

  • Middle East theme park sector to observe spectacular growth in 2017

    The theme park sector all across the planet is expected to generate revenues amounting to nearly $32.1 billion by 2017, as revealed by the Global Industry Analysts. An outstanding growth is expected to be witnessed in the Middle East with the introduction of new projects that have started coming up in Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.The 23rd edition... more...

  • Peruvian Airlines flight catches fire, makes emergency landing

    A commercial plane of Peru, particularly of Peruvian Airlines had little choice but to opt for an emergency landing at an airport in the Andes soon after it had caught fire on Tuesday as per the reports of the local media.The official reports state that the plane had been travelling from Lima and had landed safely at the small airport in Jauja after... more...

  • Indonesia promotes spiritual tourism through world’s largest Buddhist temple

    Spiritual tourism is on Indonesia’s list for the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur in Java province, central Indonesia. It will be for promoting peace and bringing harmony across the world. A cultural introduction programme was held yesterday by Tidar Heritage Foundation (THF) in Magelang city, near Borobudur temple. It was attended... more...

  • Pressure on Tanzania for reopening its Bologonja border with Kenya

    pressure on Tanzania for reopening its Bologonja border with Kenya is priority, which the country’s inter-ministerial committee involving Tourism, Interior and Coordination of National Government and Transport and Infrastructure has devised. Important players in Tanzania’s tourism sector have smelled a rat in Kenya’s 10-year National... more...

  • Auckland tourism is keen to see Ateed’s expenses!

    Various commercial accommodation providers are worried about lack of information on part of the Auckland Council behind the promotional activities of the city.Accommodations business has been targeted $27.8 million to fund Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development. To quote Aotearoa, ‘’ Despite requests, no breakdown has been provided... more...

  • Palestinian tourism is in slow improvement

    In a recent message from the Palestinian Government, officials’ urges visitors to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, enjoy hummus, stuffed grapes leaves and spend the night in complete tranquility. This major push by the Palestinian Government is outlined to attract maximum tourists to Bethlehem, Jericho, Hebron and other historic religious sites... more...

  • Zimbabwe tourism sector is on the edge of development

    This year, the tourism sector of New Zealand is all geared up to attract more tourists and gain better revenue. As expressed in Business Chronicle, the top officials associated with tourism and hospitality said that in the coming year’s new airlines is in the pipeline which will give a new dimension to the sector with better revenue generation.For... more...

  • Home sharing might boost Japan Tourism considerably

    In Japan, home-sharing services like Airbnb are illegal, except for Osaka and Ota Ward of Tokyo. However, prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a move is now being considered for changing the law, as such services could provide a much needed support to the country’s growing tourism sector. The Japanese cabinet authorized a proposed bill to legalize... more...

  • Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia to shoot 40 percent up by 2020

    Saudi Arabia is facing a surge in domestic tourism as experts believe that from 2015 till 2020, there will be 40 percent increase in internal trips. The exclusive forecast report of the Euromonitor International Tourism revealed record outbreak in domestic travel within the Kingdom.Saudi Vision 2030 is one among other initiatives to make Saudi Arabia... more...

  • Mexico experiences major boom in medical tourism

    Many silvered haired Americans line up on every weekday afternoon at the entry between Mexico, Nogales and Nogales, Ariz with numb mouths caused by novocaine. Medicare provides zero coverage on odontology. The above mentioned border regions of Mexico have thus become a go-to destination for many to avail good dental care at cost-effective price. More... more...

  • Emirates introduces laptop & tablet handling service for US flights

    Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys, and also during transit in Dubai. They must then declare... more...

  • Genting Dream to cruise to Okinawa, Japan this summer

    Adding another itinerary from Hong Kong & GuangzhouDream Cruises, an Asian luxury cruise line, announced the Summer 2017 cruise itineraries for its inaugural ship, Genting Dream. Beginning from April 2, 2017, Genting Dream will set sail from her dual homeports of Hong Kong and Nansha, Guangzhou on 5-night voyages to the idyllic destinations of Naha... more...

  • Sydney’s New Harbour Travel Options Great News For Business Event Delegates

    Imagine being able to take a ferry right to the doorstep of the venue for your next international conference. A new Sydney Harbour route increases options for international business events delegates meeting in Sydney, providing improved connectivity between major city commuter destinations.Last week, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Chief Executive,... more...

  • Italy Golf & More launches 2017 Campaign With European Tour

    Italy Golf & More, the first pan-Italian international promotional project for golf, is ready to hit the ground running in 2017 as it builds on a momentous last 12 months which saw Italy establish itself as one of Europe’s top golf destinations.Following a successful launch last year which helped boost golf visitor numbers by 20 per cent,... more...

  • Financial concerns call trouble for Thai airlines

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has planned to suspend or revoke the Air Operator Certificates (AOCs) of a Thai-registered airline which is facing a financial crisis. Nine out of the twenty three Thai Airlines, which accounts for about 70% of the international flights of the of the south east Asian country have received their air operator... more...

  • Paris introduces high-profile soldier-security for ultra-rich tourists

    Ahead the Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris has introduced extra security measures to reassure the uber-rich tourists of their safety in the wake of a series of high-profile robberies. In the improved security measures, there will be additional body wand scans and identity checks which will be at all the places of the luxury event which is due to take... more...

  • Tourism revenue in Greece witness a steep decline in 2016

    Recent figures released by the Bank of Greece has showed that during the first 11 months of 2016, the tourism sector in Greece has witnessed a steep decline in the tourism revenue in comparison to the tourism revenue that the country has earned in 2015 and 2014. The figures have been disclosed by the Bank of Greece on 23rd January, Monday. The report... more...

  • The top 5 cities for celebrating the Chinese New Year of rooster

    Chinese communities around the globe are preparing to launch their new year celebrations, the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. The most unique attribute of this holiday is that no country celebrates it quite the same way. Cities with significant Chinese populations tend to celebrate the biggest and visitors from all over the world come... more...

  • Dubai International named as world’s number one airport for international travellers

    According to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports on 24th January, Tuesday, Dubai International has retained its title as the world’s number one airport for international passengers after near record numbers in December propelled the hub’s annual traffic to 83.6 million passengers in 2016.With monthly passenger traffic... more...

  • Tourists cover ‘Route of the Spaniards’ in Peru

    The steps of the first Spaniards who raided the sanctuary of Pachacamac in Peru have been retraced in a tour of the ruins of that site’s ancient temples and palaces, nearly after 500 years. Pachacamac is a major pre-Columbian deity. Walking along roads excavated from the desert around Lima, a small group of tourists covered the “Route... more...

  • Malaysia to promote ‘Visit ASEAN Year 2017′ and ‘Visit ASEAN@50′ campaigns actively

    Visit ASEAN@50Tourism Malaysia’s Deputy Director-General (Advertising & Digital), Abdul Khani Daud has assured that the country will play an active role to ensure the success of ‘Visit ASEAN Year 2017′ and ‘Visit ASEAN@50′ campaigns.Among the efforts were cooperation with hotel chains and local travel agents to promote... more...

  • Visit Scotland: Burns Night 2017

    With dry January losing its allure at this stage of the month, VisitScotland invites you to join Scots all over the world in raising a dram to Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns, on his birthday, 25 January. In Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, discover some of the traditions and festivities linked to Robert Burns; the Ayrshire... more...

  • Abu Dhabi Celebrates Chinese New Year

    Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi will mark Chinese New Year with a range of spectacular performances, activities and promotions as the emirate celebrates China’s rich heritage, culture and history.Locations across the city will host a variety of entertaining activities including traditional parades, dragon dances, Kung Fu shows and demonstrations of Chinese... more...

  • Japan welcomes record number of foreign tourists in 2016

    The number of tourists to Japan from overseas had increased by 21.8% to about 24.04 million in 2016. And, their spending grew by 7.8% to $33 billion and both these figures represent all-time highs according to an official statement issued by the government on Tuesday. However, the pace of increase for both these figures was slower as compared to... more...

  • Melbourne plans to introduce solar-powered trams

    Under a proposal by the Andrews government, the tram network of Melbourne will be entirely solar-powered. The authority is planning to build large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria following the plan to reduce Victoria’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Tenders to build and operate 75MW of new solar farms will be released in early... more...

  • China’s railways report 24.6% surge in passenger volume ahead of Spring Festival

    Hundreds of millions of Chinese people return home to spend Spring Festival with their families fueling 24.6 percent surge in China’s railways passenger volume.More than 8.6 million trips were made by rail Friday, 1.71 million more than the same period last year, according to China Railway Corp.A record 2.98 billion trips are expected during this... more...

  • Abu Dhabi – the third fastest-growing global tourism destination

    Abu Dhabi has found its place among the fastest-growing destinations of the world with overnight visitors registering a double-digit growth in recent times. Abu Dhabi’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) was 19.81% between 2009 and 2016, which places it alongside major upcoming destinations like Osaka and Chengdu and above established hubs like... more...

  • New tourism campaign for Lafourche Parish

    Lafourche Parish has launched its new tourism brand name and hopes that the world will soon come to know it as “Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou” and check it out. The new tourism campaign was launched by the Bayou Lafourche Area Convention and Visitors Bureau last Thursday at the Lafourche Parish Career Magnet Center in Lockport. To quote... more...

  • Nearly 70,000 birds killed for safe landing of flights in New York

    In a bid to make flights safer for New York City area, nearly 70,000 birds have been killed since 2009, but it doesn’t appear to have reduced bird strikes. The birds that have been killed include gulls, starling and geese, mostly by shooting and trapping, since the 2009 accident in which a jetliner was forced to land in the Hudson river after... more...

  • Germany bound plane makes emergency landing at Kuwait

    A passenger plane scheduled for Germany from Oman made an emergency landing in Kuwait following a bomb scare onboard.There were 299 passengers onboard the Eurowings flight all of whom were evacuated however, no explosives were found.The plane was heading to Cologne from Salalah when the captain requested an emergency landing in Kuwait City. Mansour... more...

  • Kazakhstan introduced visa free travel from 2017

    Kazakhstan confirmed that they have lifted visa requirements for citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as a number of other states.Starting January 1, citizens of EU and OECD countries, as well as Malaysia, Monaco, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore could travel... more...

  • Kyrgyzstan says at least 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village

    A cargo plane crashed near Kyrgyzstan's main airport Monday, leaving 32 people dead including four pilots as it hit a populated area after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said.The majority of the dead were from the village of Dacha-Suu where the plane -- a Turkish Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek... more...

  • Tourist bus plunges into stream near New Zealand’s national park

    A tourist bus, full of at least 15 British and American travellers, plunged almost 10 metres down the bank of a stream near the Tongariro Forest Park in New Zealand on Sunday, 15th December.The local authorities informed that most of the travellers were in their sixties. They also informed that after losing control, the bus plunged into the stream and... more...

  • Brunei hopeful of achieving target of 450,000 tourists by 2020

    Brunei is hopeful of achieving the annual target of 450,000 visitor arrivals by air by 2020 from 218,000 in 2015 owing to the eased visa requirements for visitors from a number of countries, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Haji Ali, Brunei’s minister of Primary Resources and Tourism as saying. “The ease of visa requirements... more...

  • Cuba diversifying tourism products, focusing on adventure tourism

    Diversifying its tourism products, Cuba is focusing on adventure tourism and has developed recreational modality Canopy to increase its offers of active vacations in this achipelago, according to reports of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur). An island where the main motivation to travel are its beaches, Cuba is also diversifying its offers with cultural,... more...

  • New tourism program for Sri Lanka from Australia

    The Australian government will provide 1.6 billion rupees in aid and technical assistance for four years for strengthening Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, by providing training and mentoring for employees and small businesses. This program will help Sri Lanka develop a highly proficient workforce and place itself as a premier tourist destination.Australian... more...

  • List released for the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations

    As of 2016, five countries saw the largest growth in tourism as per the UNWTO’s 2016 Tourism Highlights released recently, featuring the world’s most visited destinations in 2015. France was the top country with 84.5 million visitors and the United States closely following with 77.5 million. However, among the world’s top upcoming... more...

  • 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum commences in Singapore

    To highlight “Shaping Our Tourism Journey Together" themeThe 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has commenced in Singapore to be held from January 16-20, 2017. Themed “Shaping Our Tourism Journey Together”, ATF 2017 will support the continuous, collective efforts by ASEAN members to address challenges and opportunities as ASEAN jointly... more...

  • Flying Solo In Sydney – The Reasons Why Lone Travellers Head To NSW

    Travelling on your own can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be with many tours, restaurants and hotels throughout NSW catering for solo travellers.Destination NSW research shows 40 per cent of domestic overnight visitors and 48 per cent of international visitors to Sydney in Summer 2015/16 were solo travellers (1). In fact, 23 per... more...

  • New York City Celebrates Lunar New Year, Year of the Rooster

    With the Year of the Rooster kicking off Saturday, January 28, visitors and locals looking to celebrate Lunar New Year should look no further than New York City. From a multitude of celebratory events to exploring the City’s three Chinatowns (Sunset Park in Brooklyn, downtown Manhattan’s Chinatown and Flushing in Queens,) the destination... more...

  • AIME To Be Asia-Pacific’sFfirst Truly Smart MICE Exhibition

    Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), is excited to announce that its upcoming 25th anniversary show will play host to Konduko, a new, innovative technology, which allows for an integrated and collaborative exhibition experience. As the first smart exhibition in the MICE industry in the Asia-Pacific region, exhibitors and visitors will be... more...

  • Tourism Ireland kicks off 2017 promotional drive in the Netherlands

    Tourism Ireland in Amsterdam kicks off its busy programme of promotions for 2017 this week – at Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht, the largest holiday and travel fair in the Netherlands. PIC SHOWS: Mary O’Driscoll, Causeway Coastal Route; Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland; and Shirley Millar, National Trust, on the Tourism Ireland stand at Vakantiebeurs... more...

  • Palau – the next best luxury tourism destination in the world

    The economy of Palau is expected to grow by 5% this year as per the Asian Development Bank. The island nation is slowly witnessing its strong tourism growth in comparison to other countries in North Pacific. However, the region is more geared toward inviting quality visitors than simply raising its numbers. In 2015, Palau’s economy grew by 9.4%... more...

  • Durban tourism experiences bumper festive season

    Durban is slowly catching up as one of the hot-spots for holidaymakers as the place has already been booked for 2017 Christmas and 2018 New Year events. The city witnessed thousands of travelers entering Durban to observe sell-out Christmas and New Year cruises among which many are booked this year and next year as well. As per Ingrid Roding-Tudor,... more...

  • Israel witnesses record incoming tourism period during Sept-Dec 2016

    Israel witnessed a record incoming tourism year in 2016 with the arrival of 2.9 million tourists, up 3.6%, compared with 2015. Infact, tourism hit an all-time high in September-December 2016 period. Israel attracted 250,000 tourists in December alone.Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin said, “The increase in tourist arrivals in Israel is a result... more...

  • Khiri Travel Experts Showcase Southeast Asia at FITUR

    Khiri Travel aims to open new markets for Spanish speaking B2B tour operators who wish to discover authentic local travel in Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Maldives.Multiple award-winning Khiri Travel is bringing 23 years of Southeast Asian DMC experience to Madrid for FITUR, 18-22 January.At the event, Khiri... more...

  • Gold Coast theme park stands 20 visitors, 32 metre up in the air

    Visitors to the theme park ‘Movie World’, situated in Australia’s Gold Coast, had to witness a bizarre incident after the authorities had to launch a rescue work to bring down the 20 riders, who got stranded on top of the 32 metre high roller-coaster ‘Arkham Asylum’ on Wednesday, 11th January.The park authorities had to... more...

  • ICAO Condemns Ft. Lauderdale Airport Attacks

    The leaders of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have expressed their strong condemnation of the shootings at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, USA, and their deep condolences for the families of the victims of the tragic assault. “The civil aviation community works diligently with States to keep our... more...

  • Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record, Welcoming 42.9 Million Visitors In 2016

    For the third consecutive year, Las Vegas continued historic visitation growth, setting a new all-time record. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” welcomed 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015’s record-setting 42.3 million.“Las Vegas continues to see increased interest in the destination, and we are excited to... more...

  • Record number of US, Chinese tourists visit China, US in 2016

    A record number of Americans and Chinese people have visited each other’s nation in 2016, as per the official travel records. Experts feel that the growth in tourism sector in these nations would go a long way in minimizing previous misunderstandings of each other.The statistics from the China National Tourism Administration between January and... more...

  • UnCruise Adventures Adds Wellness to 2017 Theme Cruise Schedule

    Un Cruise Adventures invites travelers to take a new wellness theme cruise in 2017. Spring wellness cruises in Alaska feature certified trainers,nutrition and skincare experts, and yogi masters from Life TimeSM—The Healthy Way of Life Company. The small ship cruise line released its full theme cruise schedule with other adventures planned for... more...

  • San Francisco offers fun events in January for travellers

    There are always fun things to do in January at San Francisco. From the sea lions returning to PIER 39 to the FOG Design+Art Fair, welcome the New Year 2017 with a bang. Here are the top picks for you to have a joyful time at San Francisco in the month of January.FOG Design+Art (January 12-15):- The fourth annual edition of the FOG Design+Art Fair will... more...

  • Qantas named safest airline fourth time in a row

    Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline for 2017, for the fourth year in a row. The survey has been conducted by  airline safety and product rating review website Airlineratings.com.The Australian carrier was praised for its “extraordinary fatality-free record in the jet era”,while British Airways and Virgin Atlantic... more...

  • Network Rail to pay almost £1m fine for causing rail-staff “life-changing” injuries

    The authorities of Network Rail need to pay almost £1 million fine for causing railway staff ‘life-changing’ injuries after a train hit him with a speed of around 80 mph to 90 mph while he was working on the rail track on the Quarry Line in Redhill on 24th June in 2014. Network Rail was charged with two counts on 9th January, after... more...

  • Roman city Bath may soon become first in Britain to apply tourist tax

    Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, the city of Bath may soon impose tourist tax in addition to the basic room rate and VAT for the overnight visitors.The local council is considering to introduce “tourist bed tax” for hotels and B&Bs which is expected to help  the finances of Bath and North East Somerset. The council is faced... more...

  • Tourism Australia’s major Business Events showcase to be hosted in Brisbane

    Tourism Australia today announced that its signature event for promoting Australia as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane, Queensland for the first time ever.As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers from key markets including Greater... more...

  • Thailand effectively deals with ‘zero-dollar’ tour groups!

    Thai tourism is all geared up in welcoming Chinese travelers with an eagerness to explore. Chinese travelers are the highest holidaymakers among the south East Asian countries.These young holidaymakers are often described as ‘Chinese FIT’s’ which entails free independent travelers. As per Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s tourism... more...

  • Oman stresses on affordable stay for sustainable tourism

    As the experts say, Oman is in the process of increasing more hotels to attract more tourists in the coming years. Specialists consider that tourism is one of the main areas that Oman needs to develop in order to reduce its age old dependence on oil and gas for maximum revenue. As per Vikram Loomba, PwC Middle East Director for Hospitality and Leisure... more...

  • EVA agrees to help boost Thai tourism industry

    New deal with the TAT to help drive more North American visitor arrivalsEVA Air has signed an agreement to help increase the number of North American visitor arrivals to Thailand.The Taiwanese carrier has penned a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) that will lead to a series of joint marketing initiatives.... more...

  • Vietnam reaches major tourism milestone

    Chinese and Korea arrivals propel country to 10 million visitors for the first timeVietnam’s tourism industry reached a major milestone last year, as the country exceeded 10 million international visitor arrivals for the first time.The 10 millionth visitor, UK national Michael Tonge, was welcomed at Phu Quoc International Airport on 25 December... more...

  • SeaWorld San Diego hosts last orca show

    Milestone in killer whale programme comes just days after death of TilikumSeaWorld San Diego will host its last orca show today (Sunday 8 January 2017), following last year’s surprise commitment to phase out its killer whale programme.The final San Diego show will come just two days after the death of Tilikum, the orca that killed its trainer... more...

  • Argentina implements VAT refund for accommodation to foreign tourists

    Starting January 2, 2017, Argentina will refund VAT to foreign tourists for lodging. This measure seeks greater flow of visitors, greater incomes of foreign exchange and the creation of new jobs. This policy reaches the services of lodging and breakfast. Other services that the guest takes at the hotel must be invoiced separately with “A”... more...

  • Smoke in cockpit prompts emergency landing of Stars plane

    A smoke in the cockpit of Star Airlines flight forced its pilot to make an emergency landing a little while after its takeoff at an airport of St. Louis on Sunday. The flight was carrying the team of the Dallas Stars National Hockey League.The Stars’ Boeing 737 had taken off around 11.52 a.m. from St. Louis Downtown Airport that is located in... more...

  • Star Cruises announced debut of triple homeport deployment

    Star Cruises, Asia Pacific’s leading cruise line, announced the debut triple homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo in Hong Kong, Manila and Kaohsiung with the launch of the “Jewels of the South China Sea”, an unprecedented itinerary that marks a milestone in the cruise travel industry.Nearly 25 million people worldwide have... more...

  • Flash floods in Thailand’s tourist areas leave six dead

    Flash floods have struck the southern part of Thailand, accompanied with torrential rainfall, claiming the lives of six people. In addition, the incident has delayed flights and also disrupted holidays during the peak tourist season.Nine provinces that are based on the southern trail of Thailand have been hit by unseasonal rains for about a week.The... more...

  • More than 2 million guests stayed at Airbnb this New Year’s Eve

    Airbnb celebrated its biggest night ever this New Year’s Eve, with nearly 2 million guests staying in an Airbnb.  That’s nearly double the number of guests who stayed in an Airbnb on New Year’s Eve 2016, and an increase of 1400x since 2009.The projected 2 million guests this year came from over 200 countries and territories, and... more...

  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces Cellular Connectivity in Underground Subway Stations

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that cell phone coverage in underground subway stations will be available a full year ahead of schedule, with all four carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, present across underground stations as of Monday, January 9th. In addition, Wi-Fi has been installed in underground stations a full two... more...

  • Hawaiian Airlines Named Most Punctual Airline In The World By Oag

    Hawaiian Airlines has been named the world’s most punctual airline in 2016 according to results released by air travel intelligence company OAG in its annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for all airlines and airports.The OAG Punctuality League, covering 200 airlines from every corner of the globe, revealed that 89.9 percent of Hawaiian’s... more...

  • Technical snag forces JetBlue flight to make emergency landing in Chicago

    A California bound JetBlue flight was forced to be diverted to the airport in Chicago, after the flight encountered a technical difficulty on-board in the afternoon on Thursday, 5th January.The JetBlue flight No. 213 initially took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and it was destined to reach Long Beach Airport in California.... more...

  • Maldives Tourism unveils a brand new VisitMaldives website

    The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) launched the brand new “VisitMaldives” website with new interactive features. The event was attended by representatives of various stakeholders of the Maldivian tourism industry.Haris Mohamed, Acting Managing Director, MMPRC gave a detailed explanation of the new outlook and... more...

  • Over 60 million visitors visited New York City in 2016

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and NYC & Company announced that the city will welcome an all-time record 60.3 million visitors by year’s end, surpassing the 60 million visitor milestone for the first time ever and representing the seventh consecutive year of travel and tourism growth for the city.The new figure... more...

  • Asia’s Largest Licensing Show and Conference Open Next Week

    The world’s second-largest and Asia’s largest event of its kind, the Hong Kong International Licensing Show (9-11 January) and Asian Licensing Conference (9-10 January) will kick off next week to showcase licensing opportunities in Asia. Both events are organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Digital age and Belt and... more...

  • 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations’ Convention in Iran

    Tour guides from all over the world are preparing to attend what is arguably the largest convention of its kind in Tehran later this month, and the Iranian officials are hoping to use this opportunity for promoting the Middle East nation as a preferred travel destination. The 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations’ Convention, which... more...

  • Over 23 million tourists visited Tibet in 2016

    According to regional tourism development commission, more than 23 million tourists visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in 2016.The commission said key festivals had provided a major boost for tourism in the region, highlighting Tibetan New Year, the annual Shoton (Yogurt) Festival, and the Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo, which all... more...

  • Sri Lanka attracts over 2,70,000 Chinese tourists in 2016

    Sri Lanka attracted over 2,70,000 Chinese tourists in 2016, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau indicated. China recorded the strongest growth of 26.4 percent compared to the previous year.About 271,577 tourists from China visited Sri Lanka in 2016 with 19,318 tourists alone in the month of December.In 2015, 214,783 Chinese tourists... more...

  • Pressurization issue triggers emergency landing of Southwest flight

    An aircraft of Southwest Airlines that was travelling to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday evening in Jacksonville owing to a performance issue with the airplane, according to the officials.The officials said that flight 3566 that was heading to Orlando from San Antonio was safely diverted to Jacksonville on account of a pressurization... more...

  • Anglia Christmas railway upgrades completed

    A long-standing speed restriction in place on the railway between Shenfield, Essex and Seven Kings, London during the summer can now be lifted, following completion of important railway improvement works over Christmas, benefiting all passengers travelling between Norwich and London.Network Rail engineers worked around-the-clock for 10 days to replace... more...

  • British Airways cabin crew to stage 48-hour strike from January 10

    The cabin crews of the British Airways previously suspended their strike during Christmas after the airline presented a new offer but, the cabin crews are planning to stage a 48-hour strike, starting from Tuesday, 10th January.The Unite union informed that after the members rejected the new offer made by the airline by 7-1, the cabin crew decided to... more...

  • Abu Dhabi Food Festival 2016 inspires over 29,000 culinary enthusiasts

    The Abu Dhabi Food Festival (ADFF) 2016 has successfully concluded, having welcomed more than 29,000 visitors and food lovers from the region, contributing to positioning Abu Dhabi as a global culinary hub.Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the food festival, which ran from December 5 to 23 across the emirate, incorporated... more...

  • Indonesia targets 15 million visitors in 2017

    Total would mark a 25% increase from the 12m visitors expected in 2016Indonesia has set itself the target of attracting 15 million international visitors in 2017.The official website of the Indonesian Tourism Ministry, Indonesia.travel, quoted Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya as revealing this year’s target. It would mark an increase of 25% over... more...

  • ISIS bombings kill 35, injure 61 in Baghdad

    ISIS bombings have claimed 35 lives and injured as many as 61 yesterday across Baghdad. The ISIS have claimed responsibility for the attacks.The death toll is steadily rising.According to a premier radio channel of America, the first bomb attack was suffered in Sadr City that is located on the edge of Baghdad on Saturday. The bomber had pretended to... more...

  • Multiple tourism development projects in Philadelphia for 2017

    Visitors in 2017 will be able to enjoy a number of new experiences scheduled to open in Philadelphia including a day trip of the city on the new Total Philly Tour, a cultural visit to the new Museum of the American Revolution and an immersive and educational experience with the latest Virtual Reality demonstration at the Franklin Institution.Launch... more...

  • Annual rail tickets price hit by hikes of up to £2,100

    Rail passengers who are facing misery from strikes have described fare increases effective from 2nd January, as a “kick in the teeth” after it emerged some are paying 43 percent more for season tickets than they did seven years ago.Rail passengers are paying up to £2,100 more for an annual ticket than they did when the Conservatives... more...

  • Join the Candlelight of Siam and greet 2017 with Thainess

    Last night, as people everywhere celebrated the end of 2016 and looked forward to welcoming the prosperous New Year, Thailand saw in the New Year with a moving candle lighting and prayer ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Sang Thien Haeng Siam or Candlelight of Siam, gave the nation a chance to join together and celebrate... more...

  • 39 killed and 69 wounded in Istanbul night club attack on New Year’s Eve

    A lethal terror attack on the New Year’s Eve killed 39 people including at least 27 foreign nationals at an up-market night club in Turkey’s city of Istanbul. The gun-attack also injured 69 more club goers on 31st December.Although the local authorities in turkey informed that it was the work of a lone gunman, but according to the witnesses,... more...

  • Biggest cruise season expected in 2017 summer

    The biggest cruise season is going to be this year’s summer season as declared by a spokesperson of the cruise industry. Adam Armstrong who is the regional manager of Royal Caribbean Cruises said that about 1 million Australians and 60,000 New Zealanders actually end up going on cruises every year. This season, at least eleven new cruise... more...

  • British Airways flight makes emergency landing after toxic gas leak

    The pilot of a flight of British Airways was forced to make an emergency landing after a suspected leak of noxious fumes inside the cabin affected the health of a crew member of the flight. Reportedly, the fumes had made him vomit, suffer from a short term memory loss and become dizzy. The crew members were operating an Airbus A380 that was travelling... more...

  • Anglesey to welcome record number of cruise ships this year

    Holyhead that is located in the region of Anglesey is likely to welcome a record number of cruise ships this year and this includes the most luxurious cruise liner that has ever been built. The schedule of the year 2017 has revealed that at least 44 cruise vessels would be arriving at the port over the summer and spring. Over 20,000 passengers... more...

  • 23 killed in massive fire on Indonesian tourist boat

    A massive fire erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of local tourists to an island north of Jakarta on Sunday, leaving at least 23 dead and 17 injured, officials said. Passengers panicked and jumped into the sea as flames engulfed the Zahro Express shortly after it left port to head to the popular holiday island of Tidung, the national disaster agency... more...

  • Bali feels 6.2 magnitude tremors

    Indonesia is shaken by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake and tremors have been felt on Bali that is a popular tourist island.According to the reports of the US Geological Survey, the quake had struck the country around 6.30 a.m. local time in the region of Sumbawa. However, there has been no tsunami alert and also no immediate reports of any kind of damage... more...

  • Cambodia’s domestic tourism nearly doubles in 10 years

    Over the last 10 years, the number of domestic tourists in Cambodia has almost doubled at a rate of about 5 to 7 percent every year, as indicated by the Tourism Ministry show.It has been predicted that the home-grown tourists would be reaching about 10 million this year.The figures are being driven mainly by the travellers who have been taking multiple... more...

  • Bomb blast in Philippines kills 10, injures 20

    On Wednesday night, a severe bomb blast in the region of central Philippines killed 10 people and injured 20 others, as revealed by the president of Philippines on Thursday.Military authorities in the region said that the bomb was actually a homemade explosive device that had been detonated by a mobile phone at the time of a boxing competition, as announced... more...

  • Mexico Tourism Board wants protection of biodiversity

    On December 2nd and 17th, thirteenth annual conference of the parties on Biological Diversity or COP 13 was organized in Cancun, Mexico. To discover new and better solutions in safeguarding the regional biodiversity and giving importance to its social and economic significance and also to identify sustainable forms of interaction between species and... more...

  • UAE tourism sector expected to grow hugely by 2026

    UAE’s tourism and leisure sector, an important pillar for supporting the nation’s post-oil economy, is projected to reach Dh237 billion by year 2026 following an exponential growth in tourism and hospitality infrastructure as the Emirates keeps on track to witness a record surge in visitor traffic over the next decade. Dubai and Abu Dhabi... more...

  • Uganda boat accident kills nine

    On Monday, police said that nine people had died after an overloaded fishing boat capsized in Lake Albert. This region is located in southwestern part of Uganda on Christmas Day, according to the police.Police has confirmed that 21 people were missing initially from the accident.However, later, it was found that they were all alive. There had been fears... more...

  • Thailand to welcome the New Year with a traditional ‘Candlelight of Siam’ ceremony

    As countdown begins for New Year, Thailand announces its plans to usher in 2017. To memorably celebrate the nation’s Thainess and to incorporate tributes to the Thai monarchy as well as the happiness of the Thai people into the New Year celebrations this year, a traditional candle lighting and prayer ceremony, called Sang Thien Haeng Siam or Candlelight... more...

  • 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism to be held in Poland

    Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on 27-28 April 2017. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Government of Poland, the event... more...

  • Thailand introduces unique Thai local experiences in Hua Hin and Phetchaburi

    As part of the strategy to offer unique Thai local experiences and to introduce visitors to the ‘Sufficiency Economy’ philosophy of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently arranged a familiarisation trip for 20 members of the media from nine Asian countries to Phetchaburi and Prachuap Kiri Khan... more...

  • Jordan needs more tourists for reviving its tourism sector

    Jordan rightly kept its travel and tourism industry away from political disruptions. Though it remained sandwiched between conflicting nations like Israel, Syria, Palestine and Iraq, Jordan remained safe and independent. The scenario remained the same in spite of a terror attack of a Canadian tourist last week.Tourism is one of the main strongest industries... more...

  • A world-class tourism resort in Osun in 2017

    A first-rate mini city tourism resort in Ikirun, Osun is to be created in 2017, as planned by Webisco International Federation of Women Entrepreneurs and Tourism of Nigeria. This was disclosed by Margaret Fabiyi, president of the tourism firm in Lagos yesterday.This resort buildup will be starting January 2017 and expected to be completed by October... more...

  • Eco-tourism in Singapore and elsewhere is increasing in demand

    Singapore tourism industry is fast tapping on the new age travelers who are environmentally aware with lots of travel experiences. Travel agencies and touring companies are cashing in on this in this fast-changing tourism industry. The digital revolution has changed the way at how people look at tourism now and tourists now plan, book and manage travels... more...

  • Annual tourism awards announced by Visit Bloomington

    Only very recently Visit Bloomington acknowledged 10 local businesses and marketing organizations and individuals and their contribution in uplifting the image of each those places in the world map. Winners got awarded by locally carved limestone letter ‘B’ for their constructive contribution in the sector of tourism. Few of them even partnered... more...

  • Dubai Duty Free Eyes Chinese Tourists

    Dubai Duty Free, the world’s biggest airport duty free retailer, is hoping for a growing influx of visitors from China.Chinese passengers stand for nine percent of the total spending at DDF, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the government-owned Dubai Duty Free (DDF), said adding that Chinese travellers make up 3.6 percent of... more...

  • 17 Reasons To Visit New Zealand In 2017

    New Zealand may be blessed with spectacular scenery and world-class food and wine but the country is also brimming with events and itineraries to delight every visitor. From mud and snow (not together) to the arts and beer, here are 17 fantastic reasons to visit Aotearoa New Zealand in 2017.The Lions TourEven though there’s no Rugby World Cup... more...

  • Borobudur Temple ready to meets its target of 3.8 million tourists

    Throughout the entire year of 2016, Borobudur Temple that is located in Mageland regency in Central Java has been capable of welcoming as many as 3.2 million tourists. The figure makes Borobudur Temple Tourist Park (TWCB) management certain that is well on its way to achieving its target of attracting 3.8 million visitors.Chrisna Murti Adiningram, the... more...

  • TAT announces 16th edition of Thailand Travel Mart Plus

    After 15 successive years of being Thailand’s largest B2B tourism trade event, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced to host the 16th Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2017 (TTM+), a gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion in the northern Thai capital of Chiang Mai. To be held from June 14 to 16, at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition... more...

  • Griffon mulls bookings for Chennai sailing onboard ‘Magellan’ round the world cruise

    Griffon, a GSA (General Sales Agent) in India for UK’s CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages) Cruises is looking at the possibility of offering promotional fares on the maiden 'round the world' cruise onboard ‘Magellan’. Commenting on this development, Vivek Jain, MD, Griffon, said, “Magellan will embark on a ‘round the world’... more...

  • London’s Biggest Annual Boat Show Is Back With More Fun And Activities

    It surely will be an action-packed nautical day out when the London Boat Show at ExCeL London returns to the British capital from Jan 6.London’s biggest annual boat show brings together experts, traders and celebrities from the world of boating and watersports to showcase the latest nautical trends and upcoming developments at the waterfront location.This... more...

  • Thailand bus crash injures 15 Nepali tourists

    Early on Wednesday, a bus accident that had occurred in the region of Thailand has injured as many as fifteen Nepali tourists. A chartered bus had ended up losing control owing to heavy rainfall and had crashed into a tree in the district of Tha Chana that is located in Surat Thani on Wednesday morning. Fifteen Nepalese tourists were injured in this... more...

  • Ecuador 5.8-Magnitude Earthquake, 20 Aftershoocks KillTtwo, Damage Property

    Ecuador’s Pacific coast was rattled by an earthquake of 5.8-magnitude followed by more than 20 aftershocks before dawn on Monday (Dec 19) killing two people and causing heavy damage to hotels and homes in resort towns, officials said.Two people died and six were injured as a result of the quake, said the disaster management agency, SGR. One of... more...

  • Las Vegas gets ready for virtual theme park in 2017

    Jonathan Bricklin, who is the co-founder of SPiN, a nightclub themed on table-tennis had shifted to the region of Las Vegas last September along with his partner Daniel Picciotto with an aim to open an arcade for virtual reality. But, suddenly, the arcade did not seem big enough especially after ‘Westworld’, the drama inspired by virtual... more...

  • Mid-air zip line crash in Thailand injures three tourists

    Three tourists have been injured owing to a zip-line crash that occurred in the district of Mae On that is located in Chiang Mai in Bangkok, Thailand. A police probe has been ordered immediately after the incident. The people injured also include a three-year-old boy.According to initial investigation, the ‘Flight of the Gibbon’ tour had... more...

  • Prime Minister of UAE inaugurates theme park ‘Dubai Parks and Resorts’

    At a gala ceremony held yesterday in Dubai, the largest theme park destination of the Middle East region, ‘Dubai Parks and Resorts’ was formally inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 30.6-mn sq ft Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC,... more...

  • Now avail CityPASS for entry to Southern California’s tourist attractions

    Visitors to Orange County can now avail 2017 CityPASS e-tickets and cards for use now or after January 1, 2017, are now available for purchase.Those who arrive at the theme parks, with CityPASS ticket don’t need to wait in ticket lines. They just need to show the e-ticket or admission card at the turnstiles, along with a valid ID and that’s... more...

  • Pakistan passenger plane crashes with 48 people on board

    48 people aboard a Pakistan International Airlines flight, including pop singer-turned-Islamic preacher Junaid Jamshed, were killed when the turboprop aircraft they were in crashed into rugged mountains of Abbottabad district on Wednesday.Eight women and two infants were among those dead, apart from five crew members and a ground engineer.The ATR-42... more...

  • Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme Achieves GSTC Recognition

    The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Ecotourism Kenya’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.The Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme is designed... more...

  • UK rail fares will increase by 2.3% from 2017

    UK rail fares will be increased by an average of 2.3 per cent from the start of 2017 as confirmed by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). The increase in prices is the highest since January 2014, when fares rose 2.8 per cent.RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said that they understand how passengers feel when fares are increased and it’s true that they... more...

  • Public transport in Paris made free to tackle air pollution

    A general view shows the Eiffel tower and the Paris skyline through a small-particle haze resulting in a high level air pollution   Due to a spike in air pollution, Paris authorities have barred some cars from the roads and public transport has been made free for the second day. Paris is currently experiencing an “exceptionally serious”... more...

  • Flight crash at Swiss airport strands hundreds of British Airways passengers

    About 150 to 200 air passengers were forced to be stranded at a Swiss airport after a plane nearly missed a British Airways flight and crash at the airport runway.It was found that the flight was a light aircraft and the impact of the crash killed the pilot of the jet. The Basel Airport in Switzerland had to close all the activities after the crash,... more...

  • Indianapolis hotel fire injures 7, leaves 45 homeless

    A hotel fire in the region of Indianapolis injured seven people and rendered about 45 people homeless following a fire breakout during early morning on Wednesday. One of the men were critically injured while six other people suffered slight injuries at the blaze at the Indy Hotel. This hotel is located on 5117E. 38th St. The incident had occurred... more...

  • Showcasing Fine Wine And Food From The Yarra Valley

    The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a brand new festival showcasing the fine wine and food from the Yarra Valley. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and event organisers to mark the launch of the Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival with a grape stomp at Parliament. The... more...

  • Peru wins World’s Leading Culinary Destination Award in 2016

    Peru has been selected as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination in 2016 for the fifth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards (WTA). The WTA is touted as the “Oscars” of tourism, which has designated Peru as the best country in the world for gastronomy for the fifth year, since the awards were introduced in 2012. It has consistently... more...

  • VisitBritain launches partnership to attract more Chinese visitors to Britain

    Both partnerships have been established to attract more Chinese visitors to Britain.UK Government Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley and VisitBritain Director Patricia Yates, who is leading a tourism delegation of companies from across Britain, today met with senior executives from Hainan Airlines and Alitrip at an event at... more...

  • Thailand aims to become the gastronomy destination of the world, says Konkarn Wattanavrangkul

    Konkarn Wattanavrangkul, Tourism Minister of Thailand, speaks exclusively at WTM 2016. Read the full interview here:- Question: Can you give us some information about how things are going to progress in Thailand for the next 12 months? Konkarn Wattanavrangkul: First of all I would like to give the information to the friends of Thailand around... more...

  • Qatar Duty Free Opens Omega Boutique Exclusively for Travellers at Hamad International Airport

    Qatar Duty Free has opened a new Omega store, providing travellers to Hamad International Airport (HIA) Doha with the latest collections from one of the world’s greatest Swiss watchmakers, and further expanding the range of high-end boutiques on offer to passengers shopping in the airport’s Fashion Avenue. The new Omega store in HIA... more...

  • “Macao Light Festival 2016 – Treasure of Light” commences

    Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, the “Macao Light Festival 2016 – Treasure of Light” was inaugurated at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre tonight (4th December). The Festival presents video mapping projections, light installations,... more...

  • Asia’s most outstanding venue!

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor, is all smiles after the venue recently won the “Outstanding Venue Award” at the AFECA (Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations) Awards 2016 in Xiamen, China.“We are honoured to receive our first AFECA award and very much appreciate... more...

  • Landing gear issues forces emergency landing of United Express flight

    On Sunday, an aircraft of United Express was forced to make an emergency landing at San Antonio International Airport around 2 p.m. following the eruption of certain issues with the landing gear of the airplane.After it landed at the airport, all the passengers of the plane were evacuated.The nose gear of the aircraft had collapsed.Woody Woodward,... more...

  • Netherland Tourism hopeful of 30% rise in Indian arrivals in 2016

    The Netherlands Board of Tourism and Convention (NBTC) in association with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Jet Airways recently held Holland Club Meeting in New Delhi followed by Mumbai (November 30). Herein Carola van Rijn, Project Manager, NBTC informed that with direct connectivity fueling in demand from Delhi and Mumbai, the tourism board is optimistic... more...

  • Magnitude 7 quake accompanies hurricane Otto in El Salvador and Nicaragua

    A strong tremor of magnitude 7.0 jolted the entire region around El Salvador as the category two hurricane Otto made landfall in the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Thursday, 24th November.The massive magnitude 7.0 tremor forced the emergency services of El Salvador to ask the residents and the travellers to vacant at least 1 km area... more...

  • Millions of Muslim pilgrims travel to Karbala for the holy day of Arbaeen

    Almost 20 million Shia Muslim pilgrims took part in a huge march to the city of Karbala near the city of Baghdad on 20th and 21st November in order to celebrate the holy day of ‘Arbaeen’ to celebrate famous Muslim martyr. Usually during the day of Arbaeen, the travellers visit the shrines of Abbas and Imam Hussein in Karbala.The head of... more...

  • Network Rail urges parents to warn kids after incidents of children misusing level crossings

    Network Rail is urging parents to warn their children about the risk of playing near or misusing level crossings.The message comes after a survey at a level crossing in Cheshire and a second footpath level crossing nearby revealed children were not using the crossings safely.Two images taken between 11 and 13 November at Brookhouse Farm footpath level... more...

  • New Lufthansa strike announced

    Lufthansa pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced an additional strike for Thursday, November 24th.In a move branded “incomprehensible” by the airline, the latest strike was revealed as pilots walked out today, causing the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights.“Once more, they are inflicting extensive damage on our company... more...

  • Iran, Russia ink deal for simpler travel visa rules for tour groups

    Strengthening their tourism ties, Iran and Russia have signed an agreement on introducing simpler rules for the issuance of travel visas to tour groups, IRNA news agency said.In the course of the fifth session of the Iranian-Russian commission for consular collaboration, the directors of consulate departments of the Iranian and Russian Foreign Ministries,... more...

  • Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show returns to The Hills this summer

    With more lights, more snow and a more dazzling display than ever before, the Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show returns to The Hills this summer.The Christmas Sky Show will include two animated light stories displayed on a 40 metre long LED banner stretching along Castle Hill Main Street. Each festive story will be accompanied by light and sound effects,... more...

  • Bangkok-bound tour bus plunges into gorge killing 18 people

    A bus fell into a 70-metre deep gorge in northern Thailand killing at least 18 people, all retired employees, and injuring 20 others,  The Bangkok-bound tour bus, carrying 36 retirees of a telecom company returning from holiday along with the bus driver and a bus assistant, was travelling from Phrae when it ran off the winding downhill road... more...

  • TAT hosts luxury roadshow in Mumbai; targets high-end travellers

     TAT hosts luxury roadshow in Mumbai; targets high-end travellersRecords over 798,000 Indian arrivals from Jan-Aug 2016The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) started off with the luxury roadshow in Mumbai as part of its four-city luxury roadshow initiative in India. TAT is targeting the high end travellers from Tier-I Indian cities who are big... more...

  • Festival of India in Oman commences today until March 24

    A Festival of India is being organized in Oman from November 15, 2016 to March 24, 2017. The festival will showcase diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dance, music, Indian cuisine and exhibition on Islamic Art Calligraphy. Artists from Jammu & Kashmir are also presenting folk dance and music of J&K. The events will be held in four... more...

  • SriLankan Airlines spreads its wings throughout Asia & the Middle East

    SriLankan Airlines is pleased to announce the launching of 11 new destinations focussing on the Asia-Middle East region, one of the fastest growing travel markets in the world. The launching of the new destinations reflects the airline’s further commitment in strengthening its presence in the region and beyond.The carrier will operate direct flights... more...

  • World famous tourist attractions facing risk of extinction

    Many of the tourism wonders of the world are facing the risk of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, tourism and industry including famous White Cliffs Of Dover, the Great Barrier Reef, the Great wall Of China.It has been revealed that England’s famous White Cliffs Of Dover are now eroding by up to 12 inches (32 cm) each year, a huge... more...

  • Dubai’s latest high-speed Hyperloop to cover 150 kms in 12 minutes

    The six person capacity Hyperloop will transport passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes.US company Hyperloop One has agreed a deal with Dubai to evaluate building a new 500mph train to Abu Dhabi.The new high-speed transport link between Dubai and Abu Dhabi would cut travel time between the two cities significantly. Dire traffic conditions... more...

  • 96-hour complimentary transit visa by Qatar

    A new free entry transit visa effective from November 1, 2016, was announced by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority for travellers to explore the destination within 96 hours. This scheme allows passengers with layovers of five hours or more in Hamad International Airport to request a complimentary transit visa. The new system will allow transiting... more...

  • Nepal to make its debut in Chengdu International Tourism Expo

    Nepal to make its debut in Chengdu International Tourism Expo In their efforts to attract for Chinese tourists to visit, Nepal has confirmed their participation in Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE) 2016. Making its debut in the three-day exhibition, at Century New City International Convention & Exhibition Center from 2 to 4 December, this... more...

  • China’s theme park sector to be world’s largest by 2020

    China’s theme park sector to be world’s largest by 2020 The theme park sector of China is going to become the largest theme park industry of the world by the year 2020, as per the version of analysts. This would happen due to the growing middle class of the nation that is giving tough competition to the local and international players in... more...

  • Malta plane crash latest: French customs officials killed during take-off

    Five French officials killed as surveillance plane crashes at Malta airportA twin-propeller plane "went straight down into the ground" shortly after taking off in Malta, witnesses say. At least five people have died after a small plane crashed at Malta airport.The victims were all French officials and had been on the flight as part of a French Customs... more...

  • US Interstate 10: Death for 13 tourists close to Desert Hot Springs in Southern California

    Interstate 10 became a death sentence for 13 passengers on a tour bus today. 13 dead, at least 31 are the result of a horrible scene at picture perfect tourist destination Desert Hot Springs in Southern California.They had spent the night at a casino near the Salton Sea, so many of the passengers had fallen asleep as the USA Holiday tour bus rumbled... more...

  • American Airlines makes emergency landing due to technical snag

    American Airlines flight travelling from Illinois to North Dakota made an emergency landing in Milwaukee after experiencing possible mechanical issues Saturday night, October 22nd.The American Airlines flight 3232 was headed from Chicago, Illinois to Fargo, North Dakota.A spokesperson for American Airlines said that, there was a reported odor in the... more...

  • Finland tops the list of world’s safest nations

    Throughout the summer season, a large number of holidaymakers continued to cancel their trips to popular tourist locales including France, Turkey and Thailand following a series of terror attacks. Brit tourists had also been prevented from  travelling to Sharm El Sheikh since October in 2015 after a Russian passenger plane had been bombed by terrorists.So... more...

  • ITDC marks 50th year with great fanfare

    India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) celebrated the completion of 50 years at a gala event at The Ashok, New Delhi. The event was graced by the presence of Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Umang Narula, Chairman & Managing Director,... more...

  • U.K. travellers consider holidaying as a major expenditure

    Although the volatile value of sterling following Brexit has been a major concern for all over the UK, British travellers still keep holiday making as one of their major expenditure.According to a survey, 35% said that their main holiday would be a spending priority over the next year, after grocery shopping which 45% of respondents saw as more important.PwC’s... more...

  • Cruise tourism in Greece might slump by 30% in 2017

    The cruise tourism industry in Greece is likely to slump at least by 30% in the year 2017 as compared to this year, as per the data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation or SETE.Andreas Stylianopoulos, the representative of SETE said that the decline in the cruise tourism sector is an irreversible process.Stylianopoulos is also the CEO and president... more...

  • Germany joins hands with India to improve rail connectivity of Indian ports

    The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said that India and Germany are all set to collaborate on projects for improving rail connectivity of Indian ports. He said the two countries will work together on projects worth Rs one lakh crore being implemented by the Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd (IPRCL). The Minister... more...

  • AccorHotels offers up to 40% off

    AccorHotels has come back with its Super Sale, offering up to 40 per cent off plus free breakfast at more than 2,800 hotels and resorts across five continents – including over 500 in Asia Pacific. Guests can enjoy 40 per cent off plus free breakfast for members of Accor Plus or 30 per cent off plus free breakfast for Le Club AccorHotels’... more...

  • Farnborough 2016: AirAsia places major A321neo order

      AirAsia has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 100 A321neo aircraft. The contract was announced at the Farnborough Airshow by AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes and Airbus president Fabrice Brளூgier. The contract marks the first order placed by AirAsia for the largest model in the best-selling A320 Family. Seating... more...

  • Farnborough 2016: Qatar Airways to take stake in LATAM

      As provided for in the subscription agreement, LATAM Airlines Group will hold an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting no later than September 2nd, 2016 to propose a capital increase in the amount of US$613 million through the issuance of new shares at a price of US$10 per share. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show... more...

  • Air Lease Corporation announces placement of 4 Boeing 737-8 MAX with Cayman Airways

      FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom - Air Lease Corporation announced today the placement of four new 737-8 MAX aircraft on long-term lease to Cayman Airways, delivering between Q4 2018 and Q3 2020 from ALC’s order book with Boeing. In addition to the lease placement of four new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft, Cayman Airways will also lease one used... more...

  • Flights expected to resume at Juba Airport in South Sudan as violence settles down

     There are growing indications that air traffic into and out of Juba's International Airport will resume in the morning, even though key airlines have yet to confirm that. The South Sudan capital remained calm today after days of factional violence rocked the city which cost, going by some accounts, over a thousand lives. Airlines promptly suspended... more...

  • Air France launches service to Oran, Algeria

      PARIS, France - From 27 July 2016, Air France will be offering its customers a new service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Oran in Algeria. Three weekly flights will connect the two cities, by Airbus A320, which seats 174 passengers, departing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  On board the Airbus A320, customers will enjoy the very... more...

  • Airlines risk losing passengers due to poor Wi-Fi

      AZ - A survey of airline passengers by Honeywell reveals more than increased frustration with current in-flight Wi-Fi offerings compared with the company's 2014 study. Nearly 3 of 4 passengers are ready to switch airlines today to have access to a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi connection. In addition, out of more than 1,000 American travelers... more...

  • Canada invests in Northwest Territories to support tourism

       Canada - Canada's national parks belong to all Canadians. They represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna,... more...

  • Triple honors for Etihad Airways' First Class

      ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways has received three highly coveted awards for the World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat for its First Apartments and Suites, at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards announced today at the Farnborough... more...

  • Turkish Airlines chosen as the “Best Airline in Europe”

      Turkey - Turkish Airlines has been chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive years* in the 2016 Skytrax World Airlines Awards. Skytrax is the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, its World Airline Awards described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry.”... more...

  • Rwanda Air appoints a General Sales Agent in India

        Ahead of the December launch of flights from Kigali to Mumbai RwandAir announced the appointment of Bird Travels as their General Sales Agent for India. Bird Travels already represents a number of high profile airlines and their market standing and expertise will no doubt come in handy for RwandAir to establish themselves as an airline... more...

  • Hurtigruten Christens New Ship in Svolvaer

    Hurtigruten christened its new ship, the MS Spitsbergen, at a ceremony in Svolvaer, Norway earlier this week, with thousands of people coming out to witness the event. “Adventure travel is one the fastest growing global tourism mega trends. The MS Spitsbergen destinations offers everything the new adventure traveler seeks: Spectacular scenery,... more...

  • Hawaiian Airlines launches non-stop Kona to Haneda service

    Hawaiian Airlines has announced a new non-stop service between Hawai’i Island’s Kona International Airport (KOA) and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport (HND), beginning on December 20, 2016. In May, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved Hawaiian’s application to provide a three-times weekly service between KOA... more...

  • Qatar Airways celebrates capacity increases

      Qatar Airways has celebrated capacity increases across its global network as three of the airline’s destinations received upgraded aircraft commencing 1 July, the same day the airline inaugurated its new route offering to Marrakesh with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Guangzhou (China), Geneva (Switzerland) and Warsaw (Poland), all received... more...

  • Ryanair adds new routes from Aberdeen

      Ryanair is returning to Aberdeen with 2 new routes to Alicante and Malaga starting in February 2017, which the airline claims will deliver 50,000 customers each year. at Aberdeen International. In Aberdeen, Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely said: “We are pleased to announce our return to Aberdeen as we launch two new... more...

  • easyJet adds Manchester-Gibraltar route

      easyJet has launched its first flight from Manchester to Gibraltar. easyJet now flies to 45 destinations from Manchester and bases 11 aircraft there. The airline carried over 2.6 million passengers on flights to and from the airport last year. easyJet is expected to fly 30,000 passengers between the destinations annually, operating twice a... more...

  • Wizz Air launches services to Transylvania

      The Hungarian airline Wizz Air has just launched a new service from Berlin Schய்nefeld to Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The flight departs from Berlin Schய்nefeld every Wednesday and Sunday at 13:25 and flies direct to Dracula’s home country. The return flight is on the same day at 12:00 and lands in Berlin at 12:55. The flight time... more...

  • Kenya’s national airline cuts staff as part of “Operation Pride”

      Kenya Airways (KQ) over the past few months embarked on a determined exercise to map out the financial turnaround of the airline, dubbed “Operation Pride.” Today, phase one gets underway, being part of the more painful exercises, to streamline staff deployment. Operation Pride is expected to deliver over US$200 million of value... more...

  • Air China draws San Jose and Shanghai closer

      BEIJING, China - On July 8, 2016, Air China Limited held a press conference at Shanghai Xijiao State Guest Hotel, officially announcing that the Shanghai-San Jose route will be started on September 1, 2016. The service is Air China's first Shanghai-North America route, marking Air China the only airline in China providing non-stop Shanghai-San... more...

  • Israel clears Arkia airline for take off

      The just-concluded visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yielded instant results on several fronts, all benefiting Kenya as a country and the Kenyan tourism industry. While in Nairobi, where host President Uhuru Kenyatta correctly addressed the visiting PM as coming from Israel and not Palestine, Netanyahu announced increased... more...

  • Alaska Airlines Los Angeles-Havana, Cuba flight approved

    SEATTLE, WA - The Department of Transportation announced today that it tentatively approved Alaska's application for daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. Alaska was the only carrier to propose daily nonstop service from Los Angeles to Havana. "We applaud the DOT for making a fair and equitable decision given the high-level of... more...

  • Boeing and Embraer unveil newest ecoDemonstrator aircraft

      RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Boeing and Embraer SA unveiled the next phase of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program today. The program expands Boeing and Embraer's cooperation agreement and will test technologies to improve airplane environmental performance and accelerate their introduction into the marketplace. An Embraer E170 will serve as the... more...

  • Lufthansa and its flight attendants reach agreement on a new contract

       Berlin, Lufthansa and the independent flight attendants’ organisation UFO have announced that they are accepting the mediator’s recommendation by former Brandenburg Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck. The parties had previously spent approximately half a year negotiating all open collective bargaining agreements and a wide range... more...

  • American Airlines will offer inaugural service with Premium Economy seating on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

           The 787-9 will make its debut international flight between Dallas/Forth Worth and Adolfo Suநூrez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) on November 4, 2016. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and Sமூo Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport GRU) beginning November 4, 2016. Customers can start... more...

  • Delta to serve Havana, Cuba, from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami

    GA - Delta Air Lines will begin serving Havana, Cuba, this fall from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami as a result of today's announcement by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Delta applauds and thanks the DOT for awarding the airline the ability to resume operating daily, nonstop scheduled service to the Caribbean island for the first time in... more...

  • American Airlines puts Belize on the map for UK visitors

      From November, Britons will be able to fly return to Belize City without an overnight connection in the US or Mexico, making this Central American destination more accessible for the first time. Launching on November 4th, in conjunction with the start of Belize’s high visitor season, new outbound flights will operate four days a week... more...

  • TBS: Hot engine shutdowns led to turbine rotor failure during Bombardier tests

      DORVAL, Canada - In its investigation report released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that the failure of an engine oil feed tube seal led to the turbine rotor failure, and a subsequent fire, during Bombardier engine ground tests at the Montrளூal International (Mirabel) Airport, Quebec.  On 29 May 2014,... more...

  • Volaris: Strong market demand drives passenger traffic growth of 29 percent

      MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports June 2016 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results. During June 2016 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 18.8% year over year, in response to strong demand in its domestic... more...

 
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