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Second largest airport in the world about to open

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 19:02

The new Beijing Daxing International Airport completed its first test flights of passenger planes in May 2019. The airport's construction is expected to be completed  on June 30 and flight ... Read More

Timbers Resorts appoints Sean McLaughlin chief financial officer

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:24

Timbers Resorts, the leading developer and operator of luxury boutique properties around the globe, announces today the appointment of esteemed finance and strategy professional, Sean McLaughlin, as the company's new ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Steady April growth, but international outlook alarms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 19:50

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But ... Read More

Benchmark appoints new Vice President of Business Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 16:35

Benchmark has appointed Mitch Garrett vice president of business development. Jarrad Evans, senior vice president, business development & strategy, made the announcement. “It is such a pleasure to welcome Mitch ... 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

Air New Zealand to add Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 00:18

Boeing and Star Alliance member Air New Zealand today announced the airline plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model to its world-class fleet with a commitment to buy eight ... Read More

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:20

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey published today. Survey Key Findings: • 19% of people would ... Read More

Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination

editor editor- May 15, 2019 00:00

Prague hosted a record number of conferences and congresses in 2018. Over 4,500 events took place in its collective accommodation establishments last year – that is more than a third of ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that South Africa endured one of ... Read More

RCI announces new Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 23:42

RCI, the world's largest timeshare vacation exchange network as part of Wyndham Destinations, has announced the appointment of Paul Mulcahy as Managing Director for RCI operations in Europe, the Middle ... Read More

Airbus first in the Americas: Azul A330neo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2019 08:02

he first A330neo of the Americas has been delivered to Azul Linhas Aéreas on lease from Avolon, becoming the first airline from the Americas to fly the A330-900. The aircraft ... Read More

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

editor editor- May 8, 2019 21:22

What caused the big dip in international inbound travel in the United States this past March? Could it really have been due to a holiday? Travel to and within the ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:32

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the European Parliament. Elena Kountoura was ... Read More

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 17:30

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, again celebrates the role of one of the most significant and vibrant industries in our country. Tourism, after all, is among ... Read More

South Africa Tourism Ministry and African Tourism Board Officials meet and agree with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019 22:00

African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube today at Indaba in Durban met with the Honorable Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Republic of South Africa, Elizabeth Thabethe; Her Excellency ... Read More

Boeing names J. Michael Luttig Counselor and Senior Advisor, Brett Gerry General Counsel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 17:52

Boeing today named J. Michael Luttig to the newly-created position of counselor and senior advisor to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Boeing board of directors. Brett ... Read More

Drink like a New Yorker

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 20, 2019 21:04

If you live in New York, work in New York or are doing business in New York – there is only one appropriate drink to order…New York State wines. New ... Read More

Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first Airbus A330neo jet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 15:16

Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The National carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo ... Read More

Oxford Economics: Brand USA’s marketing initiatives drove record international visitor spending

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 18:35

Today, Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announced that a study by Oxford Economics shows Brand USA’s marketing efforts are generating a high return on investment ... Read More

New GM appointed at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

editor editor- April 8, 2019 22:49

Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu announced the appointment of Mr. Kanit Sangmookda as the new General Manager responsible for all areas in the Malaysian hotel including product development, financial performance, brand ... Read More

Uganda Airlines firms up orders for two Airbus A330neo aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 08:54

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. Fitted with the new ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 05:26

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started a two-year contract with the Ministry of Tourism of Oman, ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: International and domestic travel growth projected to dwindle

editor editor- April 2, 2019 21:19

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in February, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). However, the predictive Leading Travel Index (LTI) continues ... Read More

IMEX Policy Forum puts future city development front and center

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 16:01

Policy makers from national and regional governments worldwide will explore The Business of Placemaking with leading business events industry professionals at this year’s IMEX Policy Forum. This year the annual ... Read More

WTTC: Travel and Tourism is Zambia’s 2018 fastest-growing national economic sector

editor editor- March 20, 2019 22:47

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is getting ready for its Annual Summit in Seville next month, and Africa will be happy. Report after report is confirming enormous growth ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International appoints new General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 15:20

Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Paul Uglesic as the General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman. Paul has ten years of outstanding experience in the hospitality industry working with some of ... Read More

Pierre Dominique Prümm joins Fraport Executive Board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:30

In its meeting today (Thursday, March 14), Fraport AG’s supervisory board appointed Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm to the company’s executive board, effective July 2019. Prümm will take over board responsibility ... Read More

Tourism icon Eduardo Fayos-Solá died

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 12:50

Eduardo Fayos-Solá (Spain) passed away this morning. He is seen as one the icons in the travel and tourism industry for decades. He was the Executive  Vice President of the Wine ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebre Mariam statement from the ET 302 crash site

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 11:44

Tewolde GebreMariam is the Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines. The Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO deeply regrets the fatal accident involved on ET 302 /March 10 on a scheduled flight from Addis ... Read More

Airline pilots and crew enduring high levels of fatigue

editor editor- March 6, 2019 02:08

A new study based on real-life operations of 24 airlines and carried out on behalf of the EU Commission and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) shows that night flights and ... Read More

Seattle Celebrates Record-Breaking Tourism Season with More Than 40 Million Visitors in 2018

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:11

Seattle and King Country saw record visitor volume, expenditures, tax contributions and travel-related employment for Seattle and King County in 2018 for the ninth year in a row. The results ... Read More

Czech Airlines Technics welcomes new Board of Directors member

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 21:05

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of Prague Airport, which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has appointed a new member to its Board of Directors. Effective Monday, 21 ... Read More

ExpressJet Airlines announces new CFO and Senior VP

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 21:05

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today announced John Greenlee has been named Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control. In this new role, he ... Read More

INTELITY hires key players to aid its 2019 expansion plans

editor editor- February 6, 2019 01:30

INTELITY announced today that Young Lee and Erynn Torrenga have joined the company. Additionally, the company has promoted Benjamin Keller to SVP of Sales, West. These team members are integral ... Read More

Brussels preparing for 2019 European Association Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 20:07

On Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March 2019, international association professionals will meet for the European Association Summit. It will be held in Brussels, Europe's top conference city. The ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:20

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 108th straight month of overall ... Read More