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Bird shared electric scooter program launches in Chicago

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 19:25

Today, June 15, 2019, Bird's shared electric scooter fleet lands on the streets of Chicago as part of the city-run pilot program. The founder of the shared electric scooter movement, ... Read More

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel appoints new senior catering sales manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 15:47

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel announced the appointment of Renee Rothschild to the executive team as senior catering sales manager. Since opening in 2016, the four-star hotel located just north of ... Read More

Beirut Airport expansion: Curing crowds and a system failure

editor editor- June 15, 2019 02:26

Last summer, Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport made headlines when passengers were stuck in lines for hours on end as the crowd grew larger and larger when the facility suffered ... Read More

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de Janeiro, police launched tear gas ... Read More

San Jose International Airport celebrates opening of additional boarding gates

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:20

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) reached an important milestone yesterday in commissioning a $58 million Interim Gates Facility, which was designed and constructed to support current and near-term passenger ... Read More

Minister: Whole Russia can be tax-free for foreign visitors by end of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:00

Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov today said that the tax-free system can be extended to all Russian regions by 2019 year-end. "As far as decisions already taken ... Read More

Swiss Space Tourism: A ticket to ride for US$100

editor editor- June 14, 2019 21:47

Boris Otter, future space tourist, is creating a federation of astronaut enthusiasts: an extraordinary opportunity where 5 winning individuals will receive a ticket for space in one of the first ... Read More

Bartlett to Attend 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:05

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in the 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council Meeting, during the period June 16 – 18, 2019 ... Read More

Spain’s first outdoor skydiving simulator opens in Malaga

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 15:45

The acting Mayor of Campillos Francisco Guerrero, the acting Councillor for Sports Miguel Ángel Herrera, Deputy Mayor Maria Antonia Dominguez, the Director of Fly4Real, Rubio Carmona Antonio and Fly4Real’s Managing ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Abu Dhabi–Rome route

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 15:28

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has celebrated the introduction of its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, on daily services to Rome, with a ... Read More

Fraport traffic figures – May 2019: Frankfurt Airport reports solid growth

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 14, 2019 05:45

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 6.2 million passengers in May 2019, an increase of 1.4 percent year-on-year. The growth rate would have been one percentage point higher, if FRA had not ... Read More

Bruegel meets street art in Brussels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 00:30

visit.brussels, together with the Brussels collective Farm Prod and with the support of the City of Brussels, has developed a “PARCOURS Street Art” tour honouring the great Flemish master Pieter ... Read More

25hours Hotel One Central in Dubai, debuting in 2020, appoints General Manager & F&B Manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 00:03

In spring 2020, the first 25hours Hotel Company hotel outside of Europe will open its doors. Chantel Moore is now responsible for the 25hours Hotel One Central in Dubai. Born ... Read More

OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market to host a series of B2B marketing events for exhibitors

editor editor- June 13, 2019 21:45

Organizers of the OTDYKH Leisure Trade Fair are offering a range of unmissable B2B marketing events for exhibitors to partake in at the OTDYKH 2019 expo, which takes place this ... Read More

WestJet Dreamliner: Refreshed on-board experience and elevated amenities

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 21:05

Following the successful launch of WestJet's Dreamliners from Calgary to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin, guests travelling across WestJet's global network can now experience the airline's elevated amenities and on-board ... Read More

Le Méridien Hotels: European summer promotion

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:47

Le Méridien is an upscale, international hotel brand with a European perspective, formerly headquartered in France and in the United Kingdom. The brand was acquired by US-based Starwood Hotels & ... 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

First GrandStay Hotel opened in Oregon

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:22

Oregon is welcoming the first GrandStay Hotel opened in that picturesque state.  GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, the franchisor for GrandStay Hotels, announced the expansion of its brand to Oregon earlier as well. Read More

ExpressJet Airlines: United Express carrier began service with its newest aircraft type

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:09

ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines , to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with over 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark. ... Read More

Fairmont Hotels: Honeybees and responsible tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 19:28

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, to develop responsible tourism and sound environmental practices, has announced the next evolution of its Bee Sustainable programming with the launch of a new interactive digital ... Read More

Tanzania’s wildlife parks turn sixty

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 13, 2019 19:28

Famous German conservationist Professor Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael made a milestone development in the conservation of wildlife in Tanzania, producing a film documentary and a popular book with ... Read More

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

Emaar Hospitality Group presents new upscale lifestyle hotel in Dubai

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 18:47

Vida Emirates Hills is an upscale lifestyle hotel  in the heart of the tranquil Emirates Hills neighbourhood has resented by Emaar Hospitality Group. The hotel is set in walking distance ... 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

Moscow Domodedovo Airport opens new entry to the multilevel car parking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 16:35

Moscow Domodedovo Airport launched an additional entry to the multilevel car parking (Р2) from the flyover. Drivers can access P2 regardless of the way they have entered the landside. The ... Read More

‘Super Power’ artwork on display at Heathrow Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:14

A canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas has appeared at Heathrow as part of an initiative to raise awareness of neuro-developmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia ... Read More

Japan Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A350 XWB

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:09

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

Airbus: Albatross is inspiring next generation of aircraft wings

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:29

Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model airplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionize aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

editor editor- June 13, 2019 00:52

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 million to 2.027 million. Overseas visitors increased by 6 percent in ... Read More

Brazil’s GOL launches flights to Cabo Frio in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:20

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil's domestic airline, announces the expansion of its flight operations to the city of Cabo Frio in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The new ... Read More

Embraer takes to the Paris Air Show the multi-mission Airlift KC-390

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:02

Embraer will take to the 53rd edition of Paris Air Show International, in France, the first KC-390 multi-mission airlift configured to operate with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft, ... Read More

Airbus to participate in the Critical Communications World exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 22:45

Airbus will be showcasing its next-generation communication developments for mission and business critical use at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2019, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 18 to 20 ... Read More

Green Marine: Port Canaveral receives environmental excellence distinction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 22:30

Port Canaveral has received Green Marine certification a second time for advancing environmental excellence in maritime transportation and demonstrating “green” corporate leadership. The certification was presented to the Port at ... Read More

Summer Daze Malta set for another iconic Music Festival

editor editor- June 12, 2019 21:19

Some of the world’s biggest pop acts and DJs are locked in for the second ever edition of Summer Daze Malta. The newly expanded event will take place on August ... Read More