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  • United Airlines flight makes an emergency landing at SFO

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    A United Airlines flight 863 made a safe emergency landing at 12:35 a.m. It was headed to Sydney when it had to turn around and come back to SFO.     The passengers say one of the engines caught fire …

  • Ryanair pilots to go on two more strikes

    Published on : Friday, July 13, 2018

    In a new twist Ryanair passengers will be facing further disruption to their travel plans this month after the airline’s directly employed Irish pilots announced two more 24-hour strikes.   A number of pilots picketed Dublin Airport Thursday. The Irish …

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  • Rwanda to open Gishwati-Mukura National park for visitors next year

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Rwanda will open the Gishwati-Mukura National park to visitors next year for further expanding the country’s tourism offerings. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said that the plans for the official launch are in its advanced stages. The idea for transforming …

  • Airbnb says that astro-tourism is the next big thing in travel

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Airbnb has flagged astro-tourism as the next big thing in travel. The home-sharing app has said that strong growth has been indicated in travel linked to astronomical events and to destinations known for star gazing. Last year, more than 50,000 …

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  • ETIAS gets nod by European Parliament, pre-screening for visa exempt nationals

    Published on : Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Under the new rule supported by the parliament, the European Union has adopted a new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) which will exempt third-country nationals from travelling to the Schengen area after getting an authorisation.       …

  • Tourism prospering as Britain’s weather temperature soars high

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    Britain’s temperature is soaring high, making the fourth successive hottest day of the year. The blue skies and warm weather are expected to last into the weekend. For this tourism is rising. Millions of tourists and weekenders have been enjoying …

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    AMERICA

  • U.S. airlines are designing smaller bathrooms to enlarge passenger space

    Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    U.S. airlines are increasingly diminishing the size of bathrooms to expand passenger space.     As labor costs rise and fuel prices surge, most of the airlines are taking advantage of robust travel demand to squeeze as many passengers as …

  • U.S. Treasury Dept. sanctioned sales agent for banned Iranian airline

    Published on : Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    The Treasury Department of United States of America has announced the sanctions of Mahan Travel and Tourism Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based sales agent for Mahan Air, an Iranian airline which is already under U.S. sanctions in connection with Iran’s alleged …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai features the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle, breaks Guinness record

    Published on : Monday, July 9, 2018

    The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and the Dubai Government announced that Dubai was now the home to world’s largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area and has set a new Guinness World Record.     To honour the UAE’s founding …

  • UAE hotels experiences healthy rates in occupancy

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    Hotels all over UAE keeps on enjoying healthy occupancy rates, regardless of challenging market conditions, experts informed.   As per the April 2018 MENA Hotel Benchmark Survey Report by EY, maximum internationally branded four and five star hotels all over …

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  • HKIA Records Steady Traffic Growth in First Half of 2018

    Published on : Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced that all three traffic categories saw steady growth in the first half of 2018. From January to June of this year, HKIA handled 36.9 million passengers and 2.5 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, …

  • Turkish Airlines continues its growth trend without slowing down

    Published on : Sunday, July 15, 2018

     Turkish Airlines, that announced the results of June 2018 passenger and cargo traffic, achieved the highest rate of Load Factor (LF) in the first six months of its history with a brilliant performance of 80.4%. The double-digit growth that the …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Cruise tourism facilitates Belize visitor numbers

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

     Tourism arrivals to Belize continue to soar a ground-breaking level and showed an upward trend as per the latest statistics for the middle of 2018.     A double digit increase was registered in June for overnight tourism for the …

  • Princess Cruises partners with Scientific Games Corporation to boost casino tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Princess Cruises announced it will be offering the cruise line’s largest hosted slot tournament with the highest cash and prizes ever offered through a partnership with Scientific Games Corporation. The MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion will be available on hundreds …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Rwanda to open Gishwati-Mukura National park for visitors next year

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Rwanda will open the Gishwati-Mukura National park to visitors next year for further expanding the country’s tourism offerings. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said that the plans for the official launch are in its advanced stages. The idea for transforming …

  • Airbnb says that astro-tourism is the next big thing in travel

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Airbnb has flagged astro-tourism as the next big thing in travel. The home-sharing app has said that strong growth has been indicated in travel linked to astronomical events and to destinations known for star gazing. Last year, more than 50,000 …

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