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Lufthansa publishes sustainability report 2008

 - Average fuel burn per passenger is 4.3 litres over 100 km - 120 environmental measures implemented in 2008 - 194 million euros invested in training and further education

Airlines face $8 bln in losses for 2008: IATA

Estimated airline losses in the fourth quarter were $4 billion, significantly higher than first expected and leading to a total 2008 loss of $8 billion, according to a Monday report from the Internati

Wrapping-up 2008

Many travel and tourism professionals may well be happy to say adieu to the year 2008.

Cuba says tourism up 2% in 2008

$2 billion from 2.3 million visitors, with Canada, Italy, Spain and Britain topping the list.

From hotels to airports to exchange rates to terminals, this was...

At the end of each of the thirtysomething years that I have survived a life on the road, I inevitably reach the same conclusion: It sure has been another bizarre 12 months for business travel.

Caribbean hotels face several threats in 2008

ATLANTA - PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR), an affiliate of PKF Consulting, today announced that it has released its 2008 edition of Caribbean Trends in the Hotel Industry.

Korea, Japan declare 2008 as ‘tourism exchange year’

Last year was a significant one for both Korea and Japan, as the two countries saw a combined number of almost 5 million tourists from each other. And tourism ministers from both countries took another step to boost the already blooming tourist industry.

Oman Air at the Arabian Travel Market 2008

Oman Air will be participating in ATM 2008 to be held in Dubai. Universally recognised as the leading travel industry event for the Middle East and pan Arab region, The Arabian Travel Market serves the whole region, including all the GCC States.

Emerging Asian markets continue to lead world tourism growth

Berlin, 24 January 2007 – In line with the continuing shift in economic power to Asia, particularly to India and China, and boosted by the upcoming Olympic Games being held in Beijing this summer, the Asia Pacific region will continue to lead world tourism growth in 2008. This was one of the conclusions of the three-day annual Pisa Forum, organised by IPK International.

From Dallas to Zurich, the Florida Keys to China, a list...

2008 is looking to be a banner year for travelers. Between the boom in business travel and vacationers looking to explore new cities, the hospitality industry is responding by opening chic new hotels, spas and restaurants in destinations around the world. These new properties range from downtown Art-Deco gems to sprawling tropical resorts and each one offers the 2008 traveler a new escape.

Travel & Tourism leaders forecast continued growth for 2008

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 21 January, 2008 - Despite repercussions of the ongoing global credit crunch, Travel & Tourism leaders today revealed that the industry will moderately be impacted and signalled continued growth rates for 2008 at a reduced pace.

2008: Where we’ll go, and what we’ll do when we get...

Whether you're going to Beijing or just spending a few days at the beach, 2008 is going to be a year of many and varied travel options.

Perkins: Cruising will remain a ‘best buy’ for 2008

I see more problems than solutions for travel in 2008.I'm no Alan Greenspan, but my take on the economy is troublesome. Continued high oil prices, federal budget squeezes, erosion of good, middle-class jobs, mortgage problems, and the weak dollar add up, for me, to a very cautious outlook for the year. And that outlook will mean a slowdown in travel by ordinary Americans.

FICCI to host ‘The Great Indian Travel Bazaar ’08’ in Jaipur

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has joined hands with Rajasthan Tourism to host its maiden B2B event titled 'The Great Indian Travel Bazaar' at the B M Birla Convention Centre, Jaipur.