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. […]


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 […]


ATM 2019: Germany to showcase tourism offering in Dubai

The German National Tourist Board has announced it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Participants from Germany include the Hotel Palace Berlin; Frankfurt Tourist & Congress Board; Baden-Baden Tourism Board; the State Tourist Board South-West Germany (Baden-Württemberg Tourismus); and the Black Forest Highlands (Hochschwarzwald Tourismus). Partners covering local tourist boards, luxury hotels, […]


Ethiopian Airlines pilots unable to stop Boeing 737 Max crash

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max nosedived several times before it came down in a fatal crash last month, a preliminary report has found. There were no survivors following the incident shortly after take-off. Pilots “repeatedly” followed procedures recommended by Boeing before the crash, according to the first official report into the disaster. Flight ET302 crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing […]


Boeing says 737 Max will be safest plane ever on return to skies

Boeing has insisted safety is at the core of its activities in response to the preliminary report into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The report, published by the by the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau, suggested the Boeing 737 Max involved nosedived several times before it came down last month. All 157 people on board were killed during the incident shortly […]


Boeing 737 MAX’s disasters could impair global Artificial Intelligence development

Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new technologies actively being pushed by the world’s top tech firms. All Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes operated by global carriers were grounded earlier this month after an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crashed shortly after take-off, taking […]

UK brexit

Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure from within her own party either to resign or to set a date for stepping down as a way to build support for her Brexit agreement with the European Union, British media reported Sunday. Senior Conservative Party figures were urging May to recognize her weakened political position and leave the prime minister’s post. However, there was no indication […]


Gaza rocket attack: At least 7 injured, including 2 infants

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring at least seven people, including two infants, and leveling the structure, officials said. The attack triggered air raid sirens at approximately 5:20 a.m. throughout the Sharon and Emek Hefer regions north of Tel Aviv, the army said. According to the military, the […]


Hotels, Airlines and Cruise Brands Using Premium Content to Build Loyalty

In recent years, airlines have raced to outdo each other with over-the-top and exclusive lounges, filled with unlimited snacks, innovative cuisine, top-shelf booze, game rooms with billiards tables, meditation studios, salons, and more. Among the best of the best is The Pier at Hong Kong International, where Cathay Pacific business class passengers can enjoy yoga classes, wonton noodle soup, and […]


Air Canada adjusts schedule following the grounding of Boeing 737-MAX

Air Canada said today that it has adjusted its schedule through to April 30 to cover 98 per cent of its planned flying following Transport Canada’s closure of Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations. In compliance with the safety notice, Air Canada has grounded its 24 737 MAX aircraft and Boeing has advised that deliveries of its 737 […]