March 18, 2019
Jamaica

Jamaica Tourism Minister lauds Tourism Service Excellence finalists

South America

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the contribution of the finalists who will vie for the coveted award of national champions in the Tourism Service Excellence Awards (TSEA) on March 30. The TSEA, which is in its sixth staging was created by the Ministry of Tourism, and is implemented annually by the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo). […]

tourism

Seychelles eco-friendly tourism efforts put forward in Germany

Seychelles

Environment conservation efforts being made by Seychelles, and how tourists can join in the initiatives, were the focus points of a press conference organized by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) during the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) fair that took place in Berlin, Germany. Held as part of the STB’s participation activities at the 53rd edition of travel trade show, the […]

cruise ship

Inca city welcomed biggest cruise ship ever

Destinations

Modernization works continue generating a positive impact on the Inca country’s tourism industry, and this includes cruises. Peru’s tourist city of Paracas welcomed the biggest cruise ship in the metropolis’ history at San Martin Port. It brought in over 3,900 passengers onboard the 330-meter long Royal Princess. “This figure will make a significant impact on the local tourism industry,” Terminal […]

Visa

U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

Top Stories

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message reads: Effective March 18, 2019, the United States will reduce the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals to three months with a single entry.  U.S. immigration law requires that U.S. visa […]

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Russia to debut MC-21 narrow-body passenger aircraft at MAKS 2019 Air Show

Europe

New Russian-made narrow-body jet, Irkut MC-21-300, with a passenger interior will make its public debut at this year’s Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2019), which runs from August 27 to September 1. The presentation will “visually demonstrate to potential customers and future passengers one of the most important competitive advantages of the Russian airliner – an increased level […]

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Headlines

Airlines
Headlines

Frontier Airlines mechanics ratify union contract with Teamsters

Frontier Airlines mechanics have voted to ratify their most recent contract with the Teamsters by a margin of 96 percent. The agreement will be in effect until March 2023. “We are thrilled that we were able to ratify such a great agreement for our members at Frontier Airlines,” said Steve Vairma, Local 455 Secretary-Treasurer. “Congratulations to everyone who worked so […]

Headlines

Boeing Max 8: Confusion Impacts On Business Travel

Following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft on Sunday, airspace administrators and airlines have moved to ground the aircraft. Check below for everything you need to know, including ways that corporations and travel management companies have responded to the crisis. We’ve also got the latest on Google’s new push into online hotel booking that will […]

Headlines

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

When Lufthansa Group reported its earnings on Thursday, it said that in December it sold 52 percent of its tickets directly. That represented the most significant share of direct sales in the company’s history, executives said. For full-year 2018, the number of bookings made through the websites and mobile apps of Lufthansa, Swiss, and Austrian, and by corporate customers and travel management companies using […]

USA & Canada

Visa
Top Stories

U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message reads: Effective March 18, 2019, the United States will reduce the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals to three months with a single entry.  U.S. immigration law requires that U.S. visa […]

Top Stories

Alaska Airlines flies nonstop to Everett’s Paine Field from Silicon Valley’s Airport

Alaska Airlines today launched nonstop service to Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) in Everett, Washington from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Paine Field is Alaska’s newest destination and the newest commercial service air terminal in the U.S. Located north of Seattle, Paine Field offers travelers in Western Washington an easier, and more convenient choice for travel. Learn more about […]

Top Stories

Kia Ora Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights to Vancouver, Auckland

Kia Ora Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights to Vancouver, Canada from Auckland Air Canada today announced the addition of new, non-stop, seasonal flights between Auckland and Vancouver, Canada.  Air Canada’s flights to Vancouver will operate four times weekly onboard the carrier’s state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft beginning December 14, 2019 until the end of March 2020, subject to […]

Africa

Africa

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Capetown at WTM

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an international team of experts will conduct an informative and enlightening meeting of African Tourism Board members. Ministers of Tourism and leaders of the African and international travel and tourism sector, along with exhibitors […]

South Africa
Africa

Green economy to grow South Africa economy

South Africans must look at waste from an economic perspective as the green economy of the waste sector has the potential to create jobs and empower Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), says President Cyril Ramaphosa. “This is a sector that has the potential to create 69 000 new jobs and empower more SMMEs and cooperatives. The chemicals industry, valued […]

Africa

Making South Africa clean and green

Government leaders from all three spheres of government, including Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Premiers, MECs and senior government officials, will today embark on various clean-up campaigns as part of the Good Green Deeds programme. This ground-breaking national initiative that seeks to change people’s attitudes and behaviours towards responsible management of waste will be officially launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Mdantsane […]

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Asia

Asia

Changi Airport to open £1bn Jewel facility in April

Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional tourist destination, will open its doors to the world on April 17th. Jewel will house aviation, travel-related and lifestyle facilities for international visitors to Singapore, as well as an extensive retail offering and unique play attractions. Comprising ten storeys and a total area of 137,000 square metres, all under a stunning glass and steel facade, […]

Asia

World Travel Awards: Abu Dhabi for Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019

World Travel Awards has revealed that its Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019 is set to take place on April 25th at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The park is the latest addition to Yas Island’s theme parks, joining Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. Attending the gala reception at Abu Dhabi’s newest tourist attraction […]

Europe

MC-21
Europe

Russia to debut MC-21 narrow-body passenger aircraft at MAKS 2019 Air Show

New Russian-made narrow-body jet, Irkut MC-21-300, with a passenger interior will make its public debut at this year’s Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2019), which runs from August 27 to September 1. The presentation will “visually demonstrate to potential customers and future passengers one of the most important competitive advantages of the Russian airliner – an increased level […]

british airways
Europe

British Airways reveals final centenary celebration livery

British Airways has revealed the fourth and final design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – a Boeing 747 painted in the Negus design. The 747-400, registration G-CIVB, entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport last Saturday where it is being repainted with the first version of the Negus livery which adorned the British […]

Europe

Skift Forum Europe Opening Event Will Be At Google’s UK Office

Admit it, one of the best parts about attending a conference is getting to explore the city you’re in. When you’re in conference sessions all day, you need a good balance of time to relax and unwind as well. Here at Skift, we’re obviously supporters of having a well-rounded conference experience, so that’s why we plan an opening night bash […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

first Asia Pacific market in Australia

Accor has chosen Australia as the first Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the US and bring its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to its shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018.  Coming to the Gold Coast in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso will be a fashionable playground for an […]

Australia & New Zealand

63 luxurious Suites opens

Leading the way for the medical tourism sector, Essence Suites Taringa’s 63 luxuriously appointed suites are situated directly above the Westside Private Hospital in Brisbane’s west. With the brand-new building now complete, the hotel forms part of the $65-million 10-storey development and is managed by Essence Apartments and Suites’ parent company UniLodge Australia. UniLodge CEO Tomas Johnsson said while the […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia win Pie Time Awards

Australia’s Best Tourism Destination marketing campaign was announced last night as ‘PIE TIME’ run by Destination Southern Highlands.  Taking out the gold award in the QANTAS Australian Tourism awards held at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, the award was the first Gold honour for the NSW Southern Highlands since the awards inception in 1985.   The Awards, showcasing the best outstanding customer […]

Business

business nigeria
Business

Group predicts more global business in Nigeria

An integrated creative company, Ogilvy Group, says digitalisation will birth emergence of more global companies in Nigeria’s business landscape. Abdussamad Abdurrahman, Media Manager, Ogilvy Nigeria, quoted Paul Donnell, the Chief Executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Ogilvy Group, as saying. Ogilvy is a WPP company listed on the American Stock Market (NASDAQ:WWPGY) with 131 offices in 83 countries. […]

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