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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

Nepal Tourism: Set for 6th NewBiz Conclave & Awards

Nepal Tourism: Set for 6th NewBiz Conclave & Awards

All preparations are completed for the NewBiz Conclave & Awards program being held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at ... Read More

WTM London Welcomes Only the Finest Global Travel Buyers to Join 40th Edition

WTM London Welcomes Only the Finest Global Travel Buyers to Join 40th Edition

For the 40th Anniversary of WTM London, the Buyers’ Club program is being revamped to create a new and ... 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

Marriott Bay Area Business Council set for Torch Relay Benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Marriott Bay Area Business Council set for Torch Relay Benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

The St. Regis San Francisco is pleased to announce its support for the annual Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle ... 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

DMOs’ new challenge: Flattening the peaks

DMOs’ new challenge: Flattening the peaks

by Carl Ribaudo, President and Chief Strategist, SMG Consulting Destination marketers, flush with successes that often exceeded anyone’s expectations, ... 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

Powerful earthquake rocks Southern Chile

Powerful earthquake rocks Southern Chile

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has occurred in Los Lagos, Chile, about 610 miles (980 kilometers) south of the capital, ... Read More

Chinese passenger opens plane’s emergency exit to get some ‘fresh air’

Chinese passenger opens plane’s emergency exit to get some ‘fresh air’

One Chinese airline passenger took her quest for a 'breath of fresh air' a wee bit too far when ... 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

New York/New Jersey-themed art livery takes flight on United Airlines

New York/New Jersey-themed art livery takes flight on United Airlines

United Airlines has officially welcomed a one-of-a-kind livery to its fleet that was created by a New Jersey native ... 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

FAA updates DroneZone

FAA updates DroneZone

Upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) DroneZone now allows recreational flyers to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace ... 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

UNWTO an Iberia agree on Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO an Iberia agree on Sustainable Tourism

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the CEO of Iberia, Luis Gallego, have signed ... 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

China officially opens the largest air hub in the world

China officially opens the largest air hub in the world

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced the official opening of Beijing Daxing International Airport. The massive air hub is ... Read More

Azur Air plane with 344 on board makes hard landing in Russia, 49 passengers injured

Azur Air plane with 344 on board makes hard landing in Russia, 49 passengers injured

Forty nine passengers were injured as an Azur Air Boeing 767 jet with 344 people aboard made a hard ... Read More

Holland America Line returns to Tampa in 2020

Holland America Line returns to Tampa in 2020

Holland America Line is returning to Port Tampa Bay in 2020 with a full season of 18 Caribbean cruises ... Read More

Karnataka International Travel Expo reveals world-class destination

Karnataka International Travel Expo reveals world-class destination

The Government of Karnataka, Department of Tourism, and Karnataka Tourism Society Sk?l Club, along with the Karnataka Golf Association, ... Read More

Tourism Minister to participate in Fourth Jamaica Travel Market in London

Tourism Minister to participate in Fourth Jamaica Travel Market in London

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday to participate in the Jamaica Travel Market (JTM) at ... Read More

Seattle and Portland restaurant noise levels catch up to New York City and San Francisco

Seattle and Portland restaurant noise levels catch up to New York City and San Francisco

The results of a recent study of restaurant noise levels in Seattle and Portland show that the two Pacific ... Read More

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