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  • Medical emergency triggers emergency landing of transatlantic jet

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    On 2nd December in the early hours of the morning, a certain medical emergency on board the flight of a transatlantic jet compelled the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Ireland.   The flight AB-7447 of Air Berlin was …

  • Underground CarTube might transform transportation system in London

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    After the idea of a straddling bus that glides over road full of cars, bike paths in the tube tunnels and high-speed Hyperloop transportation system, another futuristic idea of CarTube might change the face of the transport system in London. …

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  • Princess Cruises fined $40m for deliberately polluting the sea

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    The United States Department of Justice announced that Princess Cruise Lines has plead guilty to seven felony charges connected to the deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up.   Princess Cruises, one of 10 brands …

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines makes emergency landing in Pakistan

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    On Friday, Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing in Pakistan. This is due to the fact that its captain started suffering from health-related issues on a flight from India to Jeddah, according …

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Global Travel News

  • Family with political patronage holds Jet flight to ransom

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    A major inevitable mayhem occurred when Jet Airways flight 9W7083 scheduled from Mumbai to Bhopal was 'hijacked' by an 'influential' family. According to reports, there were close to 80 people travelling to Bhopal for a wedding. Seventeen out of those …

  • Magnificent Hoi An on BBC

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Photographer Rene Leen has published a photo series of the ancient city of Hoi An on BBC. Titled “A bewitching town drenched in yellow”, the series reflect a romantic and different Hoi An, bathing in a distinctive golden-yellow hue. Leen …

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  • Bai Tu Long National Park – natural treasure

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Formed on June 1, 2016, the park covers 15,783 hectares, of which forests and forest land make up 6,125 ha on more than 40 islands, and water surface accounts for 9,650 ha. The park is home to 1,909 species of …

  • Quan Lan Island offers peaceful stop for visitors

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Quan Lan is located in the Bai Tu Long National Park. There are many pristine beaches on the island, such as Son Hao, Quan Lan and Minh Chau, to name just a few. In Quan Lan beach, the water is …

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    EUROPE

  • Building Sustainability in European Tourism was the leading theme of the 2016 GS

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    The GSTC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece, took place on 23-24 November 2016, with 200 participants, including many GSTC members and GSTC Board members, coming from 16 countries. The event brought a rare opportunity of face-to-face discussions on the …

  • Lufthansa cancels 2000 flights as pilot strike enters second day

    Published on : Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Fliers were hit by a second day of mayhem as a walk-out by Lufthansa pilots led to the cancellation of almost 2,000 flights. Pilots representing the Vereinigung Cockpit union began the three-day strike – their 14th since early 2014 –Wednesday, …

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    AMERICA

  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Trump Selection of Wilbur Ross for Secretary of C

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Wilbur Ross to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce:   “The U.S. travel community welcomes the selection of Wilbur Ross as …

  • Travel Leaders React to Trump Selection of Elaine Chao as Secretary of

    Published on : Thursday, December 1, 2016

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation:   “The U.S. travel community heartily welcomes the selection of Elaine Chao …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Etihad Airways Wins ‘World’s Leading Airline’ Award

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Etihad Airways has once again collected the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. This marks the eighth consecutive year that the airline has received the prestigious accolade. Last night’s …

  • Etihad Aviation Group marks 45th UAE National Day

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    More than 2000 staff, their families and friends have joined a street festival at the home of Etihad Aviation Group as part of UAE National Day celebrations.   Etihad Airways’ guests are also in for a special National Day treat …

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    ASIA

  • China building Titanic replica

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    A century after 1,500 lives were lost on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, a brand new avatar of the ship is built in China.   Christened the New Titanic, the full-scale replica recently began construction in China’s …

  • Outbound travel in Asia looks positive for 2017

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    According to recent tourist data, Asians traveled more than ever this year mostly in regions within Asia, including beach holidays and international trips also shot up to double-digit growth. This sure holds a lot of expectation for 2017.   Outbound …

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  • Family with political patronage holds Jet flight to ransom

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    A major inevitable mayhem occurred when Jet Airways flight 9W7083 scheduled from Mumbai to Bhopal was 'hijacked' by an 'influential' family. According to reports, there were close to 80 people travelling to Bhopal for a wedding. Seventeen out of those …

  • Etihad Airways Wins ‘World’s Leading Airline’ Award

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Etihad Airways has once again collected the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. This marks the eighth consecutive year that the airline has received the prestigious accolade. Last night’s …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Dubai ready to welcome 157 cruise ships this season

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Dubai gets ready to welcome as many as 157 cruise ships this tourism season thereby well on its way to developing into a leading hub for cruise tourism. The season for cruise tourism commenced last October and is expected to …

  • Princess Cruises fined $40m for deliberately polluting the sea

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    The United States Department of Justice announced that Princess Cruise Lines has plead guilty to seven felony charges connected to the deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up.   Princess Cruises, one of 10 brands …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • New Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Colleyville, Texas

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Hilton’s Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Colleyville-DFW West. The 91-room hotel joins the family …

  • Fire compels North Austin hotel to be evacuated

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    A fire broke out on the third floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel that is located close to Interstate 35 in the region of North Austin. However, the fire officials of Austin said that the fire has already been extinguished. …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Magnificent Hoi An on BBC

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Photographer Rene Leen has published a photo series of the ancient city of Hoi An on BBC. Titled “A bewitching town drenched in yellow”, the series reflect a romantic and different Hoi An, bathing in a distinctive golden-yellow hue. Leen …

  • Bai Tu Long National Park – natural treasure

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Formed on June 1, 2016, the park covers 15,783 hectares, of which forests and forest land make up 6,125 ha on more than 40 islands, and water surface accounts for 9,650 ha. The park is home to 1,909 species of …

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