May 23, 2019
Venice

Visit San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

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A visit to Venice at some point in your life verges on the compulsory for European travellers, and even for those from further afield. The City of Bridges is one of the most famous destinations anywhere in the world, its celebrated canals firing the imaginations of generations of writers, cinematographers and holidaymakers. Indeed, its reputation has become something of a […]

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic heads for Mumbai following Jet Airways collapse

Asia

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, for the first time in four years. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, with the first service set to take off on October 27th. Virgin said the new flight will complement the airline’s long-established route between London and Delhi. The daily service will not only enhance a vital […]

Airbus

Airbus partners with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for electric aircraft research

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Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The deal was signed by Grazia Vittadini, chief technology officer with Airbus, and Göran Jansson, deputy president for strategy and ventures with Scandinavian Airlines. Collaboration will start in June and will continue until the end of 2020. Under the […]

British Airways

British Airways to return to Islamabad from next week

Destinations

British Airways will relaunch flights to Islamabad, Pakistan, from June 2nd. The three-per-week service will be operated on a three-class Boeing Dreamliner. The 787 is British Airways’ newest long-haul aircraft that is 20 per cent more fuel efficient than other aircraft and features larger windows, mood lighting and the latest inflight entertainment system. The airline has a number of Pakistani […]

scUber

Queensland launches scUber Great Barrier Reef submarine experience

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Authorities in Queensland have partnered with Uber to launch a new submarine experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Guests will be able to hail scUber, branded as the first rideshare submarine experience in the world, from Monday in order to head to the iconic Australian destination. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain exclusive access to the world’s largest […]

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Headlines

Airbus
Headlines

Airbus partners with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for electric aircraft research

Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The deal was signed by Grazia Vittadini, chief technology officer with Airbus, and Göran Jansson, deputy president for strategy and ventures with Scandinavian Airlines. Collaboration will start in June and will continue until the end of 2020. Under the […]

overtourism
Headlines

Research: What Local News Tells Us About Overtourism

Overtourism manifests itself differently in every locale, but most destinations recognize the importance of local sentiment in understanding the problem. To evaluate this aspect of overtourism, Skift Research constructed an index that analyzes the text of a large set of over 17,000 local media reports and measured the frequency of stories that indicate a negative press sentiment toward arriving tourists. […]

Advisor
Headlines

Travelers With Disabilities May Find Advantages in Using Travel Advisor Specialists

With one in four American adults classified as having a disability, travel advisors need to better understand these travelers. Being able to complete their bookings is not just a business necessity, it’s a legal requirement under the Americans With Disabilities Act, which demands equal treatment for travelers with disabilities. According to consultant and trainer Craig Kennedy of Disability Life Coaching, most travel […]

USA & Canada

Visa
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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 […]

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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 […]

Africa

Cape Town
Africa

United Airlines to launch Newark-Cape Town connection in December

United Airlines will launch a non-stop route between the United States and South Africa in December, with plans for a flight between Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Cape Town. Conveniently located right outside of Manhattan and ranked the sixth busiest international airport in the US, Newark International Airport provides fast and simplified access to the cultural and […]

Hilton
Africa

Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa opens in Morocco

Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa has opened its doors, marking the company’s third property in Morocco. With its upscale accommodations, beachfront location and range of leisure facilities, the resort is designed as an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. The 304-room Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa is located within a protected national park, offering direct access to […]

market
Africa

South Africa companies tap into Brazilian market

The Western Cape’s emerging export companies have identified possible business opportunities in Brazil and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) which can be explored to grow their businesses. The two businesses – Bayside Marine and Lantern Engineering which boast 100% black ownership- are showcasing their products and services at the Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition (LAAD) underway Rio de Janeiro, […]

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Asia

Virgin Atlantic
Asia

Virgin Atlantic heads for Mumbai following Jet Airways collapse

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, for the first time in four years. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, with the first service set to take off on October 27th. Virgin said the new flight will complement the airline’s long-established route between London and Delhi. The daily service will not only enhance a vital […]

Asia Singapore
Asia

Mice Show Asia set to debut in Singapore in October

Messe Berlin (Singapore) will be organising the inaugural Mice Show Asia 2019 in Singapore. The three-day business-to-business travel trade show will take place from October 16th-18th at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. Mice Show Asia is under ITB Asia’s umbrella of events. The new show will shine the spotlight on Asia’s meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions […]

Korean
Asia

Delta partner Korean Air launches Boston-Seoul connections

Korean Air has launched non-stop flights between Boston and Seoul. The first flight, operated as part of a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, was saluted by a water cannon on arrival and celebrated in speeches by airline and government officials. “Korean Air is the largest trans-Pacific airline and we’ve been eyeing Boston for a long time,” said the Korean […]

Europe

Emirates
Europe

Emirates launches daily A380 service to Glasgow, Scotland

Emirates has landed its first A380 in Glasgow, launching the first regular service of the aircraft to Scotland. A crowd of local fans gathered to witness the arrival of inaugural flight EK025 as it touched down on Glaswegian soil at 19:34 last night. The plane is the world’s largest passenger aircraft, with a wingspan of 79.8 metres – more than […]

Heathrow
Europe

Heathrow welcomes 6.5m passengers in March

Heathrow’s passenger numbers continued to climb in March, with over 6.5 million travellers passing through the airport. The figure marked the 29th consecutive month of growth for the south-east England airport. Notable spikes in the previous month included St Patricks and Mother’s Day, and suggest attitudes towards travel remain strong despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit. Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, […]

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 […]

Business

Galle Face
Business

Visit Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka

Driving through the streets of Colombo towards the seafront and the Galle Face Hotel it is abundantly clear that the Sri Lankan capital is in the midst of a breathless modernisation. Towering representatives of several international hospitality chains gaze down over a swathe of building projects and out over the enormous Chinese-funded extension to the city’s harbour – the Port City taking […]

casinos
Business

Gambling: Big business in tourism

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino tourism is such a big thing these days. Many countries have been developing big casinos in various regions within their bounds in order to get more tourists to come in. Obviously, a more robust tourism […]

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