June 19, 2019
Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB

Destinations

Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL representative director and chairman, Yoshiharu Ueki, and Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer. Altogether JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 […]

Jamaica

Jamaica minister of tourism promotes destination

South America

As part of an ongoing goal of generating greater global awareness and increasing visitor arrivals, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris earlier this week to meet with France’s major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which […]

Dubai

Rove at the Park expands mid-sector accommodation options

Asia

Rove Hotels has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai, Rove at the Park, in Dubai Parks & Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. The large property has 579 comfortably sized rooms and interconnecting family rooms, making it an ideal choice for families and groups. Guests at Dubai Parks & Resorts can access more than 100 fun […]

Aloft

Aloft Dublin City takes brand into Ireland for first time

Europe

Marriott International has announced the official opening of the design-led Aloft Dublin City, the first Aloft hotel to open in Ireland. The hotel is located in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties, one of the capital’s most dynamic quarters. The Liberties is rich with heritage, formerly a trading site of textiles; fast forward and this rejuvenated district is the thriving […]

AlbatrossOne

Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

Destinations

Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts. Known as AlbatrossOne, the remote-controlled aircraft has already taken its first flights to […]

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Headlines

Botswana
Headlines

Botswana scraps anti-gay laws in landmark decision

Botswana‘s High Court ruled Tuesday in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, handing down a landmark verdict greeted with joy by gay rights campaigners. Under the country’s 1965 penal code, homosexuality is punishable by a jail term of up to seven years. But Judge Michael Elburu declared it was time to “set aside” the “provisions of a Victorian era” and ordered the laws be amended. In […]

china
Headlines

Chinese travelers ‘harassed’: Beijing issues US travel warning

China has issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the US, citing reports that trade war tensions have seen Washington using its powers to “harass” Chinese travelers. The travel alert follows a Monday warning issued by Beijing to Chinese students hoping to study in US universities. They were told to expect extra hurdles when it came to getting […]

Emirates
Headlines

Emirates brings Airbus A380 to Muscat route

Emirates brings Airbus A380 to Muscat route Emirates is gearing up for a big summer in Muscat with the deployment of double daily A380 flights from tomorrow. The airline will operate the A380 on EK862/863 and EK864/865 to and from Muscat International Airport. Muscat will become Emirates’ shortest scheduled A380 flight, flying a distance of 340 kilometres each way. The […]

USA & Canada

Barometer
Top Stories

American travelers reduce budgets, still spend more than Europeans

The results of GGA 19th annual Holiday Barometer were released today. This year’s barometer found that the number of Americans who indicated that they would be taking vacation this summer held steady at 68 percent equal to the number of respondents in Brazil (68%) and five points higher than the number of European respondents (63%). There were several interesting differences […]

Ontario
Top Stories

Ontario International Airport: Passenger volume up almost 7% in April

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) climbed nearly 7% in April, continuing a trend of steady growth for the nation’s fastest growing airport. According to data compiled by the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA), almost 445,000 airline passengers traveled through the Inland Empire airport last month, an increase of 6.9% over April last year. From January through April, ONT […]

Africa

Visa
Africa

US Student Visa Ban on Nigerians Is Fake News –American Embassy

The United States Mission in Nigeria has dismissed viral news which said the embassy is no longer issuing student visa to Nigerians. Distancing itself from the story it described as “fake news”, the embassy tweeted on its verified Twitter handle, @USEmbassyAbuja, saying, “#FakeNews Alert! Be advised, reports of Student Visa ban for Nigerians is false. If you have seen such […]

Magashi
Africa

Wilderness Safaris welcomes Magashi camp in Rwanda

Wilderness Safaris has opened its new camp, Magashi, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga in the north-east of Rwanda’s wildlife-rich Akagera National Park. Launched in partnership with conservation non-profit African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board, both of which manage the national park, Magashi offers journeys to this remarkable location. “We are thrilled with our elegant new camp, which is looking incredible […]

Seychelles
Africa

first for Africa: Seychelles seeks proposals for floating utility-scale solar energy system

Seychelles has launched a call for proposals for the installation of Africa’s first utility-scale Floating Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system, an official of the energy commission said. The call was released last week to eight bidders that were selected in the first phase of the project. Proposals will be evaluated against a set of technical and financial criteria and the best-evaluated bidder will […]

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Asia

Dubai
Asia

Rove at the Park expands mid-sector accommodation options

Rove Hotels has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai, Rove at the Park, in Dubai Parks & Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. The large property has 579 comfortably sized rooms and interconnecting family rooms, making it an ideal choice for families and groups. Guests at Dubai Parks & Resorts can access more than 100 fun […]

Seera
Asia

Dubai Tourism signs Seera partnership to woo Saudi guests

The Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing and Seera (previously Al Tayyar Travel Group) have signed a strategic partnership agreement which will see both entities unite to further strengthen travel demand from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the emirate. Seera is one of the leading providers of travel services in the Middle East and north Africa and is […]

British Airways
Asia

British Airways returns to Islamabad for first time in ten years

British Airways has landed in to Islamabad as it begins its first service between the UK and Pakistan in ten years. Crowds greeted the aircraft in Islamabad as both the Union Flag and Pakistan’s national flag were waved from the cockpit roof hatch. British Airways has officially opened an office in Islamabad for the airline’s local dedicated team, which is […]

Europe

Aloft
Europe

Aloft Dublin City takes brand into Ireland for first time

Marriott International has announced the official opening of the design-led Aloft Dublin City, the first Aloft hotel to open in Ireland. The hotel is located in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties, one of the capital’s most dynamic quarters. The Liberties is rich with heritage, formerly a trading site of textiles; fast forward and this rejuvenated district is the thriving […]

SAS
Europe

SAS to launch Newquay-Copenhagen connection this summer

Scandinavian Airlines will launch direct flights this summer from Newquay to Copenhagen. Taking off twice a week in each direction on a Monday and Friday between June 21st-August 19th, flights will operate on a 90-seat regional jet. Ideal for south-west England residents looking for an easy Scandinavian city summer escape, the new route brings Denmark’s capital within under a two-hour […]

Saga
Europe

Saga celebrates Spirit of Adventure keel laying

Saga has marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship for the British market, Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 999-passenger ship will set sail in summer 2020 and the keel laying marked the official start of construction. A commemorative coin stamped with Spirit of Adventure’s name, keel-laying date […]

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 […]

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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