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VP Plaza España becomes official Davis Cup sponsor

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

–VP Plaza España Design, a five-star luxury hotel located on Plaza de España on Gran Via, announces its official partnership with the Davis Cup Madrid Finals taking place from November ... Read More

Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:06

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence. Discontent over sexism and workplace ... 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

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

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

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

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

Uber is bringing flying taxis to Melbourne next year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 17:30

Uber announced plans to launch trials of its flying cars next year in Melbourne, Australia. The city is the third flagged by Uber for the new taxi service, while it ... Read More

Barbados Tourism launches summer campaign in US and Canada

editor editor- June 12, 2019 02:06

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has officially launched its summer campaign for 2019: “Brilliant Barbados Fly into Savings.” The promotion, which will run in both the US and Canada between ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... Read More

Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:13

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' preferences, behaviours, and pet peeves. And while we all have ... Read More

Meetings and hospitality dealing with profound changes, from mergers to demographics

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:31

“Over 5,000 associations are headquartered in the Greater DC area. They are a significant segment of the meetings industry, making major contributions to the American economy and to its political, ... Read More

Heathrow becomes world’s first Sustainable Fish Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:50

Sustain – the alliance for better food and farming – has crowned Heathrow the world’s first Sustainable Fish Airport. The award is the outcome of an airport-wide initiative, involving all ... Read More

Caribbean tourism records robust 12% growth in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:06

Spurred on by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, ... Read More

World’s largest luxury cruise company spewing air pollution to the extreme

editor editor- June 7, 2019 01:18

The world’s largest luxury cruise operator, Carnival Corporation, emitted more pollution in the form of nearly 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOX) around European coasts than did all 260 million ... Read More

Heathrow Airport invests £50 million in new CT security equipment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 20:35

Heathrow has announced the rollout of new computed tomography (CT) security equipment throughout the airport over the next few years. When fully deployed, the 3D equipment could end the need ... Read More

India’s new Tourism Minister vows to fulfill Modi’s vision of ‘New India’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 01:12

Immediately after becoming India's new Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel said his ministry will work to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a 'New India' by investing in strengthening ... Read More

Treehouse Hotels: New brand from Starwood Capital Group

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 19:50

Hotel visionary Barry Sternlicht, and Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, founder of W Hotels, has once again worked his magic to re-invent the hotel experience. Sternlicht has already ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies, but more still to be done

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 16:20

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Window or aisle? Where most people prefer to sit on a plane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 18:35

When it comes to where you sit on a plane, location matters. So, which is it? Window seat, aisle seat or even the middle seat? Thomas Cook Airlines decided to ... Read More

Houston Pop-Up Hotel is announced by WhyHotel

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 01:10

WhyHotel announced plans to launch a new pop-up hotel in Houston, Texas. It is the company's first location outside of the east coast. The pop-up is scheduled to begin accepting ... Read More

Sierra Foothills: Wine roads of California

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 00:10

California has many wine regions, including some of the world's most famous destinations. But hidden among even the high-profile appellations are the wine roads less traveled featuring stunning rural scenery, ... Read More

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2019 22:20

With June’s arrival, tourism professionals should have begun to think about the summer months. In much of the world, these coming months are high season. These can also be months ... Read More

UNWTO: Local residents remain largely positive to urban tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 14:19

A global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS shows a positive picture of local residents’ perceptions towards urban tourism. Looking at 15 countries worldwide, the research ... Read More

‘Premium Tap Water’ brand for tourists is named

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 08:02

Inspired by Iceland launch Kranavatn, a premium tap water 'brand' aimed to encourage travellers to tackle plastic waste and ‘drink responsibly’ by bringing a reusable water bottle on their travels ... 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

Vietjet launches direct Bali flight from Ho Chi Minh City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 19:35

Vietjet officially launched its newest direct route, Ho Chi Minh City – Bali, connecting the largest city in Vietnam to one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations just in ... Read More

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 17:15

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx, ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

Centara kicks off 36th anniversary with epic 36-day global celebration

editor editor- May 30, 2019 21:04

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is marking its 36th anniversary milestone with a 36-day worldwide customer-focused celebration tied to the company’s 1983 founding. On this occasion, it ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:46

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics ... Read More

2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations in US named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 16:00

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, 2019 Best & Worst Cities for Staycations report was released today. To identify the best spots ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities ... Read More

Ibiza Nightlife Association demands Night Mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 08:17

Ibiza's Nightlife Association (Ocio de Ibiza) demands the imposition of the “Night Mayor” figure on the Island. Said figure currently exists in almost fifty cities around the world and has ... Read More

ICC Sydney Celebrates National Reconciliation Week

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 06:53

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is celebrating the contributions and achievements of Australia’s First Nations people this National Reconciliation Week, which commemorates the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and ... Read More