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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

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

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

Ontario International Airport: Passenger volume up almost 7% in April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 20:35

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) climbed nearly 7% in April, continuing a trend of steady growth for the nation's fastest growing airport. According to data compiled by the ... Read More

Fly-in Lodge set to take helicopter skiing to a new level In Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 09:04

Northern Escape, Canada's leading heli-skiing operator is launching a new, luxurious remote lodge for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. The new Northern Escape Lodge is strategically situated on a pristine 50-acre ... Read More

Hotel History: “Keyed-up executives unwind at Sheraton”

editor editor- May 18, 2019 21:04

In 1965, the Sheraton Corporation of America, under the leadership of President Ernest Henderson, created a brilliant advertising campaign: “Keyed-up Executives Unwind at Sheraton.” It was broadly promoted all over ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens trade relations in Pune, Bangalore and Chandigarh through workshops

editor editor- May 16, 2019 19:58

Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) successfully conducted a series of workshops in 3 major cities in India between February and May, to provide training for potential travel trade partners and equip ... Read More

Vancouver Airport Authority announces new Chair

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 19:05

Vancouver Airport Authority's Board of Directors has elected Annalisa King , an award-winning business executive, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Annalisa replaces Mary Jordan , upon the end ... Read More

Air Transat launches nonstop service between Montreal and New Orleans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 22:03

Air Transat announced that it will add New Orleans, Louisiana, to its portfolio of fall and winter destinations. Beginning in November 2019 , the airline will offer two direct flights ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels 50 ranking has overtaken Marriott’s, ... 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

Hotelbeds: 43,000 unique hotel contracts across the Americas market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 19:20

Hotelbeds has confirmed, ahead of its MarketHub Americas event, it has 43,000 uniquely contracted hotels in the Americas region, including North, Central and South America. These figures are in part ... Read More

SITA: Tracking airline passenger bags drives 66% improvement in baggage delivery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 23:05

Airlines that are adding tracking at more points of the baggage journey are enjoying a huge improvement in bag delivery globally. The SITA 2019 Baggage IT Insights – officially launched ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive featured at third Esquire Podcast and Seychelles x Esquire Middle East Gentleman’s Evening

editor editor- April 16, 2019 22:45

Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Chief Executive, Mrs. Sherin Francis, came aboard to the Esquire Q&A Studio at Dubai Media City for the third Esquire podcast last April 11, 2019 to ... Read More

Plane spotted in California has the size of a football field

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 14, 2019 07:38

The world's largest airplane made its first test flight on Saturday in California. Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater ... Read More

Pride Group of Hotels unveils Pride Resort and Convention Centre Rajkot

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 14:50

The Pride Group of Hotels, which manages 14 Hotels and Resorts across India announced the inclusion of “Pride Resort and Convention Centre Rajkot” as the 15th property under the Pride ... Read More

19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 07:25

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its  Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, ... Read More

Istanbul New Airport: First flight was to Ankara and a proud Turkish Nation is celebrating

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 6, 2019 14:06

The Great Move to Istanbul Airport concluded. A proud city, a proud country and a proud airline are celebrating today in Turkey. Turkish Airlines says that 10,000 pieces of equipment ... Read More

Middle East visitors to Egypt to increase 50% by 2022, ATM report reveals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 07:03

Arrivals from the Middle East to Egypt are expected to increase 50% from 1.49 million in 2018 to 2.23 million in 2022 with visitors from Saudi Arabia driving this growth, ... Read More

Dubai – London Stansted now 2 times daily

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 10:17

Emirates today announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) starting 1st July, 2019. The additional flight means that Emirates customers will now ... Read More

Dubai welcomed almost 16 million international overnight visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 18:25

According to the latest data released today by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), Dubai hosted 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, marking a new high ... Read More

Corendon Boeing 747 lands in hotel garden

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2019 17:15

After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Badhoevedorp, the Corendon Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel. There the plane will be ... Read More

1989-2019: Baptized by Thai monks KLM Boeing 747 landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Hotel garden

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019 19:34

A Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel this morning. There the plane will be converted into a 5D-experience about the 747 and the history ... Read More

All about Whiskey

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 9, 2019 20:04

The world of whiskey extends well beyond smelling, sipping and tasting. To learn about the brown liquid in your glass you should speak with Lew Bryson, one of the world’s ... Read More

Four Seasons announces nine planned new hotel openings in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2019 02:52

The coming year will mark several significant new openings for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, with the debut of nine new hotels and resorts ... Read More

Flow from China will dominate Asia Pacific tourist arrivals in 2023

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 19:40

According to the latest edition of PATA's Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts, the Asia Pacific region is expected to enjoy a steady 5.5% average increase in international visitor arrivals (IVAs) per ... Read More

Kenya Airways to make daily flights to Seychelles as of February

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2019 07:51

Seychelles will be more accessible to the outside world starting February 6, 2019, as Kenya Airways introduces additional flights to its services, operating on a daily basis between the exotic ... Read More

Ottawa International Airport sets new passenger record

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2019 02:03

Ottawa International Airport announced that it has reached the 5 million passenger per year milestone. It officially happened on December 23rd, 2018. At year end, the airport served 5,110,801 passengers, ... Read More

Tourism’s “Invisible Burden”: Major new report

editor editor- January 10, 2019 22:37

A new report suggests that wherever it exists, tourism places an “invisible burden” on destinations and their residents. Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. Read More

South Australia’s celebrated culinary event debuts 2019 program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2018 23:15

South Australia, the gateway to world-renowned wine regions and restaurants, exceptional wildlife, and rugged outback, welcomes back the legendary culinary festival, Tasting Australia, the country’s pre-eminent eating and drinking festival, ... Read More

Quintana Roo Tourism Board honored for marketing excellence

editor editor- December 12, 2018 11:10

Quintana Roo Tourism Board was recognized as a 2018 Partner Award winner for the Destination Campaign of the Year in Latin America by Expedia Group Media Solutions. Read More

Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises Welcomes History-Making AIDAnova to Fleet

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 12, 2018 10:23

The world's largest leisure travel company's AIDA Cruises, Germany's leading cruise line, launches its newest ship, AIDAnova, which makes history as the world's first cruise vessel powered at sea and ... Read More

Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport has giant plans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 00:09

Ottawa’s Macdonald–Cartier International Airport is due for a 100 Million Dollar renovation.  The decision comes in response to several years of steady growth with the airport expected to surpass the ... Read More

World Travel Monitor: European outbound travel grows by five percent

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 06:30

Spain has been unable to maintain its strong growth of international visitors of recent years, while Turkey is attracting more holidaymakers again. Greece is also reporting rising visitor numbers. Following ... Read More

Air Cargo Cargo is a tough business

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 5, 2018 00:57

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the ... Read More