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Champagne: Describes a Lifestyle

Champagne: Describes a Lifestyle

It may be politically incorrect, but judgements are made by wines selected, shoes worn, and hotels selected. And So ... Read More

Tanzania records increased number of wild animal attacks on humans

Tanzania records increased number of wild animal attacks on humans

Tanzania’s two-year anti-poaching program has registered mixed results with a spike of a quick increase in wildlife populations in ... Read More

‘Unprecedented’ monsoon kills at least 59 in northern India

‘Unprecedented’ monsoon kills at least 59 in northern India

At least 59 people have been killed this week alone after an “unprecedented” level of monsoon downpours in northern ... Read More

UK, Australia and Canada warn citizens about possible terror attacks in Myanmar

UK, Australia and Canada warn citizens about possible terror attacks in Myanmar

Great Britain, Australia and Canada joined the United States in advising their citizens about possible violent attacks in Myanmar. ... Read More

Pakistani PM’s plane makes emergency landing in New York’s JFK airport

Pakistani PM’s plane makes emergency landing in New York’s JFK airport

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has reportedly failed to return to his home country after the plane carrying ... Read More

CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

Member governments of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and leaders from entities that generate business to the region meet ... Read More

Russian Arctic National Park welcomes record 1306 visitors in 2019

Russian Arctic National Park welcomes record 1306 visitors in 2019

The Russian Arctic National Park, which is Russia’s northernmost and biggest nature reserve (8.8 million hectares), which unites the ... Read More

DFS Hawaii to lay off 165 due to dropping tourism numbers

DFS Hawaii to lay off 165 due to dropping tourism numbers

Due to Hawaii’s decreasing tourism numbers, around 165 layoffs are expected across 3 DFS Hawaii locations: the Daniel K. ... Read More

Russia to rename notorious Sukhoi Super Jet SSJ-100 as part of its upgrade

Russia to rename notorious Sukhoi Super Jet SSJ-100 as part of its upgrade

Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA) press service said on Friday that renaming of Sukhoi Super Jet - 100 (SSJ-100) ... Read More

MENA hotels’ profit-losing streak continues for 12th consecutive month

MENA hotels’ profit-losing streak continues for 12th consecutive month

August marked the 12th consecutive month of profit decline at hotels in the Middle East and North Africa, as ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica recovered all lost seats from Thomas Cook collapse

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica recovered all lost seats from Thomas Cook collapse

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica has recovered all the lost seats following Sunday’s collapse of ... Read More

Message by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett for World Tourism Day 2019

Message by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett for World Tourism Day 2019

My fellow tourism workers and stakeholders in the industry, today we join the world in celebrating World Tourism Day, ... Read More

ITIC joins in the celebrations marking the World Tourism Day

ITIC joins in the celebrations marking the World Tourism Day

The International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) chaired by Dr Taleb Rifai, former Secretary-General of UNWTO, wishes to join ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX safety not yet reassuring

Boeing 737 MAX safety not yet reassuring

Boeing remains to be in hot waters. After an unprecedented presentation by European Union Airline Safety Agency (EASA),? the ... Read More

Seychelles $100 gift to the world: Two weeks luxury Seychelles vacation

Seychelles $100 gift to the world: Two weeks luxury Seychelles vacation

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. ... Read More

NordStar and Swiss Air passenger jets narrowly avoid mid-air collision over Moscow

NordStar and Swiss Air passenger jets narrowly avoid mid-air collision over Moscow

NordStar and Swiss airlines' passenger planes nearly collided in Moscow airspace, according to media reports. A source in the ... Read More

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international visitors for the first time. Details of ... Read More

Delta and LATAM form the leading airline partnership in North and Latin America

Delta and LATAM form the leading airline partnership in North and Latin America

Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (LATAM) today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership ... Read More

$1.5 billion: Hawaii visitor spending up 6.3 percent in August 2019

$1.5 billion: Hawaii visitor spending up 6.3 percent in August 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.50 billion in August 2019, an increase of 6.3 percent ... Read More

PATA announces vision for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’

PATA announces vision for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’

In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced ... Read More

Millions of Americans could be affected by REAL ID deadline in 2020

Millions of Americans could be affected by REAL ID deadline in 2020

Almost three out of four Americans are unprepared for the October 1, 2020 deadline for full implementation of REAL ... Read More

World Tourism Day message from CTO Acting Secretary General

World Tourism Day message from CTO Acting Secretary General

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) joins the global community today in celebrating World Tourism Day 2019 under the theme, ... Read More

Shana Tova! Israel Tourism toasts to Rosh Hashanah with hotel openings, star-studded events and new adventures

Shana Tova! Israel Tourism toasts to Rosh Hashanah with hotel openings, star-studded events and new adventures

As Israel celebrates Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the year 5780 on the Hebrew calendar, the Israel Ministry of ... Read More

‘Big panic’: Strong earthquake strikes Istanbul

‘Big panic’: Strong earthquake strikes Istanbul

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 rocked in Istanbul, Turkey today, sending school children and residents into the streets and ... Read More

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the ... Read More

Hotel resort fee ban introduced in Congress

Hotel resort fee ban introduced in Congress

Consumer Reports urged lawmakers in Congress today to support legislation that would prohibit hotels from advertising the price of ... Read More

How citizen for sale fraud builds new resorts in Dominica

How citizen for sale fraud builds new resorts in Dominica

Citizen for sale is another dark and corrupt part of the travel and tourism industry. Governments around the world ... Read More

MazMillion launched: 2 week ultra luxury Seychelles experience for US$100

MazMillion launched: 2 week ultra luxury Seychelles experience for US$100

World Tourism Day in Seychelles? will be the first-day visitors can obtain tickets for Maz Millions at www.mazmillions.com The ... Read More

TUI AG: We are assessing ‘short-term impact’ of UK Thomas Cook’s collapse

TUI AG: We are assessing ‘short-term impact’ of UK Thomas Cook’s collapse

Europe's largest tourism group TUI AG announced today that it is assessing the short-term impact of British travel giant ... Read More

Russia’s Foreign Minister wants flights between Russia and Georgia to resume

Russia’s Foreign Minister wants flights between Russia and Georgia to resume

Resuming direct flights between Moscow and Georgia would be a right thing to do, because the majority of Georgian ... Read More

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