Tag: In February

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

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

Brand USA unveils new marketing initiatives at IPW 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 16:30

Brand USA kicked off IPW 2019 by outlining innovative marketing plans all aimed at promoting the United States as a premier travel destination. For Brand USA, the U.S. Travel Association's ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 22:06

 HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility at the Ottawa station Launch of New Fleet Replacement program with Siemens Canada Appointment of three VIA Rail board members ... Read More

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 16:15

India has lifted all the restrictions that were imposed on air traffic back in February over the surge in hostilities with Pakistan. The move is apparently a signal to Islamabad ... Read More

Goodbye travel trade show, hello AI travel festival

editor editor- May 31, 2019 02:11

The world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered luxury travel trade festival is in the works. It is a bold new event concept from Private Luxury Events (UK-based) that waves goodbye to ... 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

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 23:30

The European Parliament is about to say yes to travel and tourism, and after today's election, new trends may be set in European Tourism Policies. The bars for tourism are ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Air India axes loss-making Mumbai-New York direct flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 22:20

India's troubled national flag carrier announced its decision to discontinue their direct service between Mumbai and New York, due to 'poor demand.' According to the Air India officials, Mumbai-New York ... Read More

Airbus celebrates delivery of its 12,000th aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 17:05

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft ever in its 50-year history. The aircraft was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines. ... Read More

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport set for major expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:05

Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport is set to significantly grow after Israel's Transportation Ministry approved expansion plans worth NIS 3 billion ($840 million) to cope with growing demand. In 2018, almost ... Read More

Princess Cruises launches largest Australia & New Zealand deployment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:08

Princess Cruises has announced its largest Australia and New Zealand cruise season ever offered sailing towards some of the world’s most dramatic destinations during the cruise line’s October 2020 to ... 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

IATA: March passenger demand growth slows on later Easter holiday

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 18:25

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same ... Read More

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:50

A Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots were attempting to land as ... Read More

Eurovision Song Contest in Israel: A terror target for Islamic Jihads?

The Media Line The Media Line- May 5, 2019 05:01

The Eurovision Song Contest, a massively popular annual competition, a major travel and tourism event, is set to take place in Tel Aviv from May 12 to 18. It draws ... Read More

Embraer delivers 22 jets in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 18:20

Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3;) delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), of which 11 were commercial aircraft and 11 were executive jets (8 ... Read More

Cyprus receives luxury hotel boost as it eyes premium segment growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 20:00

Cyprus’ increasing hotel and resort portfolio is expected to grow by 1,634 rooms this year, with seven new luxury hotels due to open across the idyllic Mediterranean island before the ... Read More

UAE visitor numbers to Finland increased by 20.6% in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:20

Finland welcomed almost 12,000 tourists from the UAE in 2018 revealed Visit Finland, the Finnish tourist authority, as it returned to Arabian Travel Market with a unique campaign aimed specifically ... Read More

Hotel del Coronado: One of the most popular beach resorts in the US

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- April 27, 2019 21:30

The renowned Hotel del Coronado is a grand example of elegant Victorian architecture providing one of the most beautiful and popular beach resorts in the United States. The Del was ... Read More

African Tourism Board: Greg Bakunzi of Red Rock Initiative makes Rwanda Tourism proud

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 05:46

Red Rocks Cultural Center in Rwanda founder Greg Bakunzi today was appointed as the latest board member of the African Tourism Board. He is a star in African Tourism with a ... Read More

Thomas Cook selling its travel business: Chinese investment fund interested

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 22, 2019 22:01

Thomas Cook is the world’s oldest tour operator and was founded in Market Harborough in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook. It started off with organized railway outings for members of ... Read More

Zero: Boeing receives no commercial orders for its troubled 737 MAX aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 19:50

Boeing did not win any commercial orders for its 737 MAX jet in March following a second deadly crash involving the plane. It is the first time in seven years ... Read More

A Japanese castle, Sanjuro the cat, and a remarkable recovery in tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 07:02

Bitchū Matsuyama Castle, also known as Takahashi Castle, is a castle located in Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. It is not to be confused with Matsuyama Castle in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. ... Read More

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019 03:03

Wildlife is the leading tourist attraction and source of tourist revenue in Africa other than rich historical and cultural heritage the continent has been endowed with. Wildlife photographic safaris attract ... Read More

IATA Report: Aviation continues to deliver solid

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:04

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018. This was the slowest ... Read More

Air freight demand still spiraling down

editor editor- April 3, 2019 22:51

For the fourth consecutive month, global air freight performance has reported a negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) ... Read More

2nd annual Africa Business and MICE Tourism Master Class to be held in Johannesburg this June

editor editor- April 3, 2019 21:05

The 2nd edition of the Africa Business and MICE Master Class will be held in Johannesburg at the BDO South Africa offices from June 10-12, 2019. The African Tourism Board ... Read More

Pope Francis appoints Tanzanian prelate to represent the Vatican in New Zealand

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 3, 2019 02:46

Pope Francis has appointed the Tanzanian born prelate, Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to the countries of the Pacific Ocean. The Pontiff had ... 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

Why are Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds so popular?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 06:03

Mobile games have taken over the video game market in recent years. All the popular games are launched in different platforms including mobile applications. PUBG is a game that almost ... Read More

UNESCO, African Union and Ethiopia Role Model on World Press Freedom?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 09:15

Ethiopian Airlines, has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019. This conference ... Read More

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:29

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.39 billion in February 2019, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to February 20181, according to preliminary statistics released today by ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii hotels’ occupancy, revenue down in February 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 19:55

In February 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported decreases in both average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to February 2018. According ... Read More