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Airline KLM offering trip to space as prize in competition

A once-in-a-lifetime trip on the first commercial flight to space is being offered as a prize in a competition run by the airline KLM.

Phuket tourism operators livid over competition from Russian rivals

PHUKET, Thailand - Local tourism operators in Phuket are unhappy with competition posed by Russian rivals.

Vendors compete furiously for business from tourists as Egypt’s chaos puts...

CAIRO, Egypt - At Egypt's pyramids, the desperation of vendors to sell can be a little frightening for some of the tourists.

Battle for supremacy in Tanzania’s airline industry set to intensify

The battle for supremacy in the country's civil aviation industry is set to intensify, following the entry of low cost carriers in the market.

Australian tourism: out of money, out of workers and out of...

The latest national study by the Tourism and Transport Forum says that the Australian tourism industry will have a tough time trying to compete with Asian rivals.

Qantas screams bloody murder over Etihad buying into Virgin Australia

Qantas management is warning the carrier could ''go under'' if the state-owned Etihad is allowed to buy enough of a share of Virgin Australia to allow it to start undercutting Qantas on its profitable

The battle for Australian skies intensifies

The battle for Australia's skies intensified yesterday as Qantas shrugged off threats by rival Virgin and announced big capacity increases with more on the way.

Namibia hopes to tap into Arabian tourism market

DUBAI, UAE - Namibia has entered the race to win the Middle East tourism market though it faces stiff competition from neighbouring countries within Southern Africa, which are all seeking to boost the

Alitalia irked by decision on Rome-Milan route

(eTN) - Alitalia feels economically hurt by the railway competition on the very lucrative Rome-Milan route and does not agree with the authorities’ decision that the high-speed rail service would no

Caribbean cruise industry and its impact on region’s hotel sector

April’s annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference in Puerto Rico provides a highly appropriate time and venue to raise questions about the future of the cruise industry in the Caribbe

Qantas, Virgin battle for Australian skies

The battle for the Australian skies between Virgin and Qantas is shaping as one that demonstrates how the youth and flexibility of the small upstart, Virgin, are worthy adversaries to the flatfootedne

British venues predict fierce competition in 2012

In the build up to the UK Venue Show, 1st – 2nd February 2012, the show’s organisers have conducted interviews with senior operators at key London exhibiting venues about the outlook for the event

Iconic Emirates Palace faces stiff competition

The Rocco Forte, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Westin, Park Hyatt and St Regis resorts have joined the Abu Dhabi hotel market, adding more than 1,700 rooms and more than 30 restaurants.

Virgin Atlantic chief: Battle to take over BMI very much still...

Virgin Atlantic chief executive Steve Ridgway has said that International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, will have a “massive competition mountain” to climb if it is to be successful in

Virgin Galactic selects first commercial astronaut pilot from competition

MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. - Just over fifty years ago, an historic competition for the first pilots to fly into space yielded the Mercury Seven astronauts.

9 countries compete in upcoming Security Council elections

Nine countries are formally campaigning for elections tomorrow that will decide which States will occupy five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13.

Stelios: Fastjet to compete with EasyJet

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the entrepreneur behind easyJet, has threatened to take on the budget airline he founded by launching a rival after accusing the management of running a smear campaign agains

English ports go to war over lucrative cruise trade

As national Cruise Week begins, the normally sedate seaborne sector of the travel industry is getting rough.

Kenya Airways’ fleet expansion causes other carriers to worry

(eTN) - Within hours of Kenya Airways ‘serving notice of intent’ about its future, when they signed a 26 aircraft deal with Embraer of Brazil, other airlines expressed their fears in an uncharacte

South Africa’s surge threatens Kenyan tourism

The Kenya Tourism Board faces a daunting task in marketing the country as one of the best tourism destinations in the world mainly because of stiff competition from other African countries and inadequ

US Airways takes Sabre to court

US Airways has filed a federal civil anti-trust lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against Sabre Holdings Corp.

Titanic museum to host ice sculptors competition

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – World-class professional ice sculptors will compete at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge this month as part of the museum’s amazing kick-off to 2011.

Winners announced for World Tourism Day 2010 Photo Competition

The judges have made their choice for the 2010 World Tourism Day (WTD) Photo Competition on the theme "Tourism and Biodiversity." Of the more than 500 photos received, 5 photos were selected as those

Waterslides, aqua parks – cruise lines compete for families

It started back in 2005 when Royal Caribbean Cruise Line added rock climbing walls, mini-golf and ice-skating rinks to their cruise ships.

Air China working on over 100 service improvements to stay competitive

Air China Ltd., the nation’s largest international carrier, said it’s working on more than 100 service improvements as it competes with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and Delta Air Lines Inc.

Stiff competition from neighboring countries can hinder Thai tourism recovery

BANGKOK — As the Thai government launches a campaign to woo back tourists after recent rioting here, its world-renowned hospitality industry is facing another threat: stiffer competition from neighb

Rumble in Brooklyn – Sheraton vs. Marriott

The Sheraton Brooklyn will open its doors Thursday ushering in a new era of competition in a borough long neglected by the hotel industry.

27 finalists compete for AIPC Apex Award

AIPC - the International Association of Congress Centres - is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition center managers world wide.

The gloves are off in European budget airlines wars

The "Cola Wars" of the mid-1980s was a dark time for the soft drink industry.