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Jamaica Tourism Minister lauds Tourism Service Excellence finalists

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). […]


Seychelles eco-friendly tourism efforts put forward in Germany

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 […]

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Inca city welcomed biggest cruise ship ever

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


Lufthansa Group renews its partnership with Amadeus

The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have announced an agreement to renew their longstanding technology partnership. Through the deal, Amadeus’ Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) will continue to provide Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines with their IT systems for reservation, inventory and departure control. In addition, the Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are also expanding their partnership […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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Turkish Airlines prepares to complete move to new Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines will complete its move to the new Istanbul Airport in April. The process of moving to the new location began in October last year, with the final stage expected to take 45 hours and be completed just before midnight on April 6th. In order facilitate the operation, both the outgoing Atatürk Airport and incoming Istanbul Airport will be […]


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 […]