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Sri Lankan Airlines now making operational profits

Sri Lankan Airlines is now making operational profits and this trend would continue said Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe.

Record-setting 2010 highlights global warming trend

The year 2010 ranked as the warmest on record – together with 2005 and 1998 – according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which added that last year also witnessed a l

Self-immolation becomes horrific new trend in Arab world

The popular protests in Tunisia that have caused upheaval in the government were sparked by Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate, who set himself on fire in protest.

Capsule hotel trend catches on in China

SHANGHAI — Amid an explosion of leisure travel in China, the world's most populous country has followed Japan's lead in the capsule hotel market

Planes with fancy paint jobs generate buzz for airlines

Two decades ago, in a novel marketing ploy to promote travel to Seaworld of Texas, Southwest Airlines created " Shamu One," a Boeing 737 painted like Shamu the killer whale.

China: Imbuing tourist destinations with “cultural” content

JINAN - Tourists to a sacred mountain in east China's Shandong Province have a new attraction to see - a lights and drama extravaganza featuring China's largest LED screen.

First results of 2010 confirm upward trend in international tourism to...

International tourism is steadily gaining momentum in the US following an extremely challenging 2009.

Researchers: Genealogical tourism rapidly replacing days at the beach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Genealogical tourism, visiting where great-grandparents or grandparents once lived, is rapidly replacing days at the beach for vacation, U.S. researchers say.

Atlantic City bucks national tourism trend

An increase in some key tourism indicators in Atlantic City in 2008 bucked negative national trends and demonstrated that US travelers are seeking nearby, domestic vacation destinations that offer a f

PhoCusWright says online travel finally down

The recession is finally taking its toll on online travel, with a decline in revenues this year forecast by PhoCusWright, the travel industry research company.

A niche of a niche of a niche — and booming:...

The fast-growing cruise industry is nothing if not diverse -- and getting more so every day. The latest micro-trend, according to gaywired.com: Gay nude luxury cruises.

Layaway plans gain traction in travel industry

Longing for a vacation but can't quite afford it? Get ready for layaway—and some tough questions to go along with it.

United’s 2nd bag fee boost may spark airline trend

FORT WORTH, Texas - Do hefty checked-baggage fees have you packing light when you travel? You may need to pack even lighter.

Pet travel trend surges

In 2007, pet travel soared 33 percent to a record 20 million, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association.

Tourist industry in El Salvador maintains positive growth trend

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (August 11, 2008) - According to a report made public by the Ministry of Tourism through the Salvadorean Tourism Corporation (CORSATUR), El Salvador has received a significan

Southwest Airlines bucking the industry trend

DALLAS, Texas - Bucking the current industry trend to reduce capacity and flights, Southwest Airlines announced today that the carrier will utilize a brand new optimization model to add service in sel

Hotel industry creates tiny pod rooms

Forget a room with a view - or even much room. The latest development in the hotel industry has travelers bunking in tiny, sometimes windowless, quarters.

A Wave of matchups on deck for airlines?

The Delta-Northwest combination inching toward completion would create a new world leader, leapfrogging American Airlines and the Air France-KLM tandem in passenger traffic, but would also likely trigger a chain reaction of other deals, with unknown consequences for travelers.