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Iran claims Ukraine International Airlines Boeing ‘caught fire in flight’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

Iran Civil Aviation Organization announced that Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 jet 'had caught fire in flight' before crashing just ... Read More

New ‘Chief Pilot’ takes the helm at Munich Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

The handover of the top job at Munich Airport is now official: Following the retirement of Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the ... Read More

63 Canadians killed in US Iran standoff considered collateral damage?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2020

While Iranian missiles attack U.S. airbases in Iraq and the world was waiting for the United States to launch an ... Read More

Airbus to manufacture more planes in the US

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

Airbus announced today that, as part of its plan to produce 63 Airbus A320 Family aircraft per month in 2021, ... Read More

Donuts Inc. partners with United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

Donuts Inc. and the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) are excited to announce a new partnership to include ... Read More

What crisis? Russian tourists not canceling their Middle East trips

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

According to the Vice President of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian travelers are not calling off ... Read More

IATA: Stable passenger demand growth

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue ... Read More

Fraport receives climate certification for Frankfurt Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

Fraport AG has been systematically implementing stringent climate targets since 2008, when the airport operator first defined these goals. For ... Read More

Bus crash in Iran: 20 dead, 23 injured

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2020

A tourist bus overthrew in Mazandaran province, Iran 20 people were killed and 23 injured, according to?Iranian state television. Mazandaran ... Read More

Working in a Global Tourism Market

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 9, 2020

The start of the new decade is a good time to take a deep breath and reflect upon the many ... Read More

Top 10 most popular countries filmed by drone in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

As drones become more portable, travelers have taken their flying cameras around the world to capture our stunning planet from ... Read More

Transportation Safety Board of Canada issues statement on Ukrainian International Airlines Tehran crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) offers its condolences to the families and loved ones of the people who ... Read More

Aruba Convention Bureau announces new North America Regional Sales Director

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

The Aruba Convention Bureau (ACB) is pleased to announce that Robert Hayes has joined the team as Regional Sales Director ... Read More

Know Someone Who Wants to Study Tourism in Hawaii?

editor editor- January 8, 2020

Do you know of a high school senior who attends one of Hawaii’s public schools or a community college student, ... Read More

Riyadh prepares for the launch of the highly anticipated 2020 Railway Forum

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Under the Patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Saudi Railways Company ... Read More

Drug Policy Alliance Executive Steps Down to Join Human Rights Watch

editor editor- January 8, 2020

An award-winning author and human rights advocate with extensive international and domestic experience, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moren has led the Drug ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines official statement on Tehran crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Today, on January 08, 2020, a “Ukraine International Airlines” aircraft while operating flight PS752 from Tehran to Kyiv disappeared from ... Read More

Hiding something? Iran refuses to release crashed Ukrainian plane’s black box

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Iran announced that it will not release the 'black box' from the Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger jet, that crashed near ... Read More

Minister Bartlett says his Ministry is committed to increase of local goods consumed in hospitality industry

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the Agricultural Sector must be transformed to better meet the consumption requirements of ... Read More

Canadian Prime Minister issues statement on deadly Iran plane crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: "This morning, I ... Read More

How to travel safe in 2020? Do not panic

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 8, 2020

There are new realities this decade for travelers and the travel and tourism industry when it comes to safety and ... Read More

Millennials not happy with decline in airline customer service

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

With almost 83 million passengers flying on U.S. and foreign airlines serving the United States, it's no wonder that sentiments ... Read More

IATA: Air freight demand down

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne ... Read More

Cashless sky: Majority of airlines go cash-free

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Travel has come a long way since the days of traveler’s checks and queuing at traditional bureaux de change, and ... Read More

Warning: Pakistan and Indian citizens should not travel to Iraq

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

Pakistan's foreign office issued a travel warning for its nationals after Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in ... Read More

Ukrainian plane with 176 passengers on board crashed in Iran

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

A Ukrainian International Airline passenger plane with 176 passengers and crew on board crashed on Wednesday morning shortly after takeoff ... Read More

No US retaliation against Iran expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

So far so good! US military officials say the attack by Iran was on areas at the two bases that ... Read More

Iran threatens attack on Israel and UAE

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

Iran is warning that if there is retaliation for the two waves of attacks they launched today the 3rd wave ... Read More

What tops the list of travel risks for 2020?

editor editor- January 8, 2020

2020 appears to be shaping up to be a year for cautious travel. Several unsettling travel risks that have become ... Read More

Will travel for food: 2020 top Canadian travel trends revealed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

According to the 2020 Canadian Travel Trends Report - a study of 1,500 Canadians, three-quarters (73 percent) of Canadians plan ... Read More

Japan Tourism: 2019 foreign visitor numbers highest on record

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

In 2019, Japan enjoyed its highest foreign visitor numbers on record, rounding off a ten year period of growth in ... Read More

Tourism not harmed if people don’t panic after Iran attack on US

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

It is still too early to make a definite statement as to how the hostility in Iraq will impact tourism. ... Read More

War! US Base under attack in Iraq

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

Iran attacked a US base with ballistic missiles. Al Asad Airbase and Erbil northern Iraq US Forces are under attack ... Read More

Carnival to launch four new cruise ships in 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced it will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global ... Read More

What’s New in the Islands of The Bahamas this January

editor editor- January 7, 2020

The Islands Of The Bahamas are kicking off the New Year with increased airlift, exciting events and major award nominations. ... Read More

Korean Air appoints new leader for the Americas

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2020

The Korean Air Co., Ltd announced that Daniel Song has been appointed managing vice president and director of Korean Air’s ... Read More

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