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Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:06

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence. Discontent over sexism and workplace ... Read More

World’s largest steam locomotive is returning to the rails

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:32

The 150th anniversary celebration of the transcontinental railroad's completion isn't over yet. Union Pacific is just gathering steam following its May 9 ceremony in Ogden, Utah, commemorating the anniversary. The newly restored Big Boy ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 16:15

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a 100-percent tax, with carbonated drinks subject to a 50-percent levy. ... Read More

Gulfstream G600 to make International Paris Air Show debut

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 18:00

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G600 will make its first appearance at the International Paris Air Show June 17 through 23, joining the Gulfstream G280, Gulfstream ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:54

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade ... Read More

Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:13

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' preferences, behaviours, and pet peeves. And while we all have ... Read More

United Airlines new innovating tool

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 19:07

United Airlines is introducing ConnectionSaver, a new tool dedicated to improving the experience for customers connecting from one United flight to the next. ConnectionSaver is powered by new technology that ... Read More

United Airlines’ new technology makes connecting the world easier than ever

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 18:08

Just in time for the busy summer travel season, United Airlines is introducing ConnectionSaver, a new tool dedicated to improving the experience for customers connecting from one United flight to ... Read More

10 most accessible cities in Europe named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:15

While many of us would love to travel the world, it’s not always easy for those with limited mobility and rely on assistance from others. Accessible travel is a hotly ... Read More

Maintaining balance. Out of responsibility: Lufthansa publishes 25th sustainability report

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 18:06

Today, the Lufthansa Group has published its 25th sustainability report. For a quarter of a century now, the company has been providing information every year on the various activities, programs ... Read More

United Airlines: Most eco-friendly commercial flight

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 21:31

United Airlines made history today – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history ... Read More

Alaska Airlines adds a top requested destination from Paine Field

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 21:09

Palm Springs becomes the ninth destination served by Alaska Airlines at Paine Field in Everett. The Alaska Airlines Blog has all the details, including the flight times, when the service ... Read More

Travel to Cuba becoming more difficult: Center for Responsible Travel responds

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 23:00

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, eliminating the people-to-people travel category that allowed organized group ... Read More

American travelers reduce budgets, still spend more than Europeans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 17:34

The results of GGA 19th annual Holiday Barometer were released today. This year’s barometer found that the number of Americans who indicated that they would be taking vacation this summer ... Read More

SB Architects Unveils Seven New Hospitality Projects  in North America and Mexico

editor editor- June 4, 2019 01:37

Full-service global architecture firm, SB Architects, has been breaking ground in hotel, residential and mixed-use design for almost 60 years, and is delighted to announce seven new hospitality projects that ... Read More

WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:50

With the departure of flight WS6, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a nonstop route between Calgary and Dublin. The airline's newest route provides historic access between Western Canada and ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... Read More

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 17:15

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx, ... Read More

With 71 new jet deliveries, TAP Air Portugal launches new Chicago, San Francisco & Washington, DC flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 15:45

TAP Air Portugal just added the 100th aircraft to its fleet, an Airbus A330neo, as the carrier prepares to inaugurate service tomorrow from Chicago O’Hare, and later this month from ... Read More

Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 15:15

Occupancy levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa surged to 78.2 percent in April, but it was not enough to prevent profit levels falling for an eighth ... Read More

Hotel length-of-stays: Key global data findings

editor editor- May 31, 2019 01:43

A new Length-of-Stay (LOS) Strategy Report was released today, examining the rates of over 50,000 hotels globally, based on data derived from OTA Insight’s Rate Insight platform. The report provides ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:46

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics ... Read More

Russian visitors are coming to Asia Pacific in record numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2019 05:01

It’s a boom time for Russian arrivals in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, thanks to a doubling in seat capacity on direct flights from Russia to selected APAC destinations. Total international arrivals ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:55

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued to weaken across all departments, according to the latest data ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:07

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April ... Read More

U.S. Travel concerned over tensions with China

editor editor- May 28, 2019 20:59

Competition between China and the U.S. has intensified on several fronts including trade and technology, the South China Sea and the Arctic, and is causing fallout in terms of tourism ... Read More

UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 16:01

Hotels in the UK suffered their largest margin of year-on-year profit decline since late 2016, as ancillary revenues fell and costs soared in April, according to the latest data tracking ... Read More

Private jet bookings soar ahead of all-English European football finals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 15:06

UK private jet charter operator is reporting a surge in requests and bookings ahead of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals, more than doubling its average monthly activity ... Read More

Israel welcomed over 405,000 visitors in April – 7% rise in tourist arrivals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 15:19

An analysis of the seasonally adjusted data provided by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics indicates that in the last three months (February – April 2019), 384,000 tourists arrived on average ... Read More

Visiting the USA? Amarillo, Texas is getting ready with new hotel projects

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 08:06

Amarillo, Texas is a unique and history-rich area located where the southern plains meet the desert. Amarillo and the surrounding Panhandle area are a unique blend of two American eras. ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 20:04

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 countries who host international congresses. Last year, Colombia hosted 147 ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and ... Read More