Tag: differences

IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2019 09:10

Nominations for the awards were adjudicated by a panel of four judges: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International; Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council; Mark ... 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

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

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa appoints new Representative for Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 16:35

As part of the plan to further develop and expand its business in Europe, Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Fiji has recently appointed Eva Huber as its new Sales & ... Read More

Anita Mendiratta recognized by IIPT on United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:13

Today, the 16th of May, is recognized globally as United Nations’ International Day of Living Together in Peace. It’s a day for “mobilizing those in the international community to promote ... Read More

Her Art Here: United Airlines unveils aircraft paint job designs by female artists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 15:16

Today United Airlines revealed the two winning designs, selected through a combination of official judging and public voting, for Her Art Here, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift ... Read More

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2019 Early ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

Fiji Airways to become A350 XWB operator

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 2, 2019 08:14

Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai based DAE Capital, making Fiji ... Read More

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 19:04

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air crash, American Airlines shutting up whistleblowers, loose debris damaging the wiring at a Boeing 787 factory, economic loss claimed not to use simulator training for Boeing ... Read More

Ideal ocean cruise ship: Ship sizes and what they mean for your cruise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 01:35

Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens, and knowing the differences is key to planning your ... Read More

Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 18:00

Africa’s vast aviation potential as the continent continues to increase airline frequency to the GCC will be explored at the Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa – co-located with ... Read More

Five challenges confronting Meetings Industry in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 18:01

Tight meeting budgets, time pressures, organizational issues, a lack of creativity from hotels, increasingly complex and costly mandates in catering, a need for more dynamic and enriching experiences and resistance ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO believes in The New Spirit of Africa and pledges to work with Boeing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 07:53

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement today. He wrote: "It has been more than two weeks since the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The heartbreak for ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during IGLTA’s 36th Annual Global Convention ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines refutes wrong reporting of the New York Times

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 16:30

Ethiopian Airlines would like to refute the following wrong reporting of the New York Times titled “Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed Flight Didn’t Receive ... Read More

IMEX Frankfurt: Education speakers include former monk, game developer and ‘tech geeks’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 15:41

What do a former monk, a game developer and a self-confessed ‘tech geek’ have in common? They’re all speakers at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 21 – 23 May. There ... Read More

New maps show how congestion is pushing US cities farther apart

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

The U.S. Travel Association released a series of maps outlining the country's surface congestion problems in conjunction with the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee's Wednesday hearing, titled "Aligning Federal Surface ... Read More

Iran Tourism: What about hitchhiking as a woman?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 15:32

There is no war in Iran, the country is generally safe, and the living standards are comparable to those of Europe. The architecture is gorgeous, the landscapes diverse and the ... Read More

IMEX shines a light on diversity and inclusion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 16:30

“Organizations which embrace diversity will see positive repercussions throughout their business – from staff motivation and engagement, heightened innovation and a boosted bottom line. Diversity means diversity of people, minds, ... Read More

Spirit Airlines takes to the skies with Disney

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 23:03

Spirit Airlines today unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 that features a larger-than-life image of the beloved Disney character Dumbo. The airline known for inspiring its Guests to take to the ... Read More

European Union and Qatar finally signed a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:19

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialed today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will ... Read More

Travel Marketing To and Protecting Visiting Children

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 3, 2019 17:38

One of the most difficult segments of the tourism industry to which to market protect the children or young adult segment, In reality, this segment breaks down into at least four sub-segments, and each ... Read More

Tokyo named Asia’s Best “Bleisure” City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 02:15

As corporate travel booms across Asia-Pacific, the concept of bleisure is gaining traction, spurring the region's cities to better integrate opportunities for leisure amid busy business trips. The 2019 bleisure ... Read More

Brazilian Carnivals: What, when, where and how

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 18:30

1. Is there just one ‘carnival’ or are there several? Where are they? Carnival is a holiday in Brazil – this year it will go from Friday, March 1st to ... Read More

Hong Kong’s travel spending up 5.8% and continue growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 20:07

In 2018, Hong Kong citizens made 92.21 million departures in 2018, averaging 12.4 departures per person! Total revenue of the city’s outbound package tours in the year grew 8.1% ! ... Read More

IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC – what you need to know

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 16:30

Some of the fastest growing economies in the world can be found in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In recent years, with a construction and investment boom ... Read More

Airlines from 28 EU states and Qatar now have unlimited access to their respective territories

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 17:25

Today, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Mrs. Violeta Bulc, announced that the European Union and the State of Qatar have concluded negotiations for a landmark Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement. ... Read More

12 is better than one: The importance of partnerships in impact work

editor editor- February 5, 2019 01:32

Paul Vallee is Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance. He is responsible for the successful delivery of the alliance’s strategic plan, performance monitoring, and overseeing its operations. Paul is ... Read More

Why India is the Perfect Place to Travel with a Beard

editor editor- January 23, 2019 09:29

Ever since ancient times, a lot of men chose to wear beards. Today beards are popular once again across the Western world, but at the same time, there are many ... Read More

What’s the motive for attacking Kenya?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 08:09

Attacking the travel and tourism industry is the modus operandi by almost every terror group in the world. Tourism is a fragile industry and attacking the infrastructure of tourism can ... Read More

Spirit of Hospitality Masters Class takes service to new level

editor editor- January 15, 2019 01:53

A two-day Spirit of Hospitality Masters Class was designed specifically for senior managers and supervisors at the Putahracsa Resort. Read More

India – Qatar Culture Year 2019: What Qatar Airways is doing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2019 20:51

Tourism is a major part of the ongoing Qatar- India Culture Year. Qatar Airways knows the importance for their business and is investing as the Official Airline Partne, marking the ... Read More

It pays to be picky: Cruise prices drop by up to 31% in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2019 18:38

Fancy escaping the harsh winter with a lush tropical cruise getaway? Good news: prices for many cruises in January 2019 are significantly lower than they were a year ago. However, ... Read More

Leaving Japan as a tourist: It will cost you!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 21:03

On Jan. 7, the Japanese government will introduce an international tourist tax. The tax of ¥1,000 (About $10) will be collected from every traveler when they depart from Japan. Japanese ... Read More

Israel: A vibrant market for hospitality investment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 09:25

The inaugural Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS) took place at the Hilton Tel Aviv in November 2018. Part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), the conference created an environment ... Read More