• Jetstar’s Gold coast-Wuhan Service Off to a Flying Start

    Jetstar has this morning welcomed its first nonstop flight from mainland China to Australia.   The low fares airline’s inaugural Wuhan-Gold Coast service landed at Gold Coast Airport with more than 300 Chinese visitors onboard to mark a strong start …

  • Newest Boeing 777F Delivery takes Emirates SkyCargo Freighter Fleet to 15

    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, welcomes the arrival of its newest Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, bringing the total number of dedicated cargo aircraft in its fleet to 15, including two Boeing 747-400Fs and 13 Boeing 777Fs.   Its …

  • Hilton Worldwide Announces Agreement For Hilton Awassa Resort & Spa, Ethiopia

    As the hospitality industry converges on Addis Ababa for the African Hotel Investment Forum 2015 (AHIF), Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Sunshine Business PLC for the upscale Hilton Awassa Resort & Spa, Ethiopia which …

  • Southwest pays $120m for two Dallas gates

    Southwest Airlines is so hell bent on strengthening its control over Dallas Love Field that it is paying United Airlines $120 million to control two more gates at the airport near downtown.   Southwest revealed the deal Monday during a court hearing …

  • Irish food tourism travels to Italy to lure travellers

    The four Irish finalists of the 2015 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) Awards joined Fáilte Ireland to demonstrate Ireland’s food appeal to the Italian media at the EXPO Milan.   The Burren Food Trail, the So Sligo Food Trail, the Cong Food …

  • South Africa tourism falters in current financial year

    A comparison between June 2014 and June 2015 shows that, with the exception of France, the number of tourists decreased for all the other nine countries which topped as originating geographies, according to data released by Statistics SA on Monday.   China …

  • Spring comes early Family Day weekend with Porter’s seasonal service to Myrtle Beach

    Spring comes early for Family Day weekend as Porter Airlines resumes seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, beginning February 11, 2016.     The short flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport makes Myrtle Beach an ideal destination for a taste …

  • Premier Shinzo Abe promotes Japan in NYC

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wanted people to know more about his country and have more exchanges with Japanese people.   Abe made the comments at a seminar organized at a New York hotel by the Japan National Tourism Organization to …

  • Hurricane Joaquin likely to hit East Coast by weekend

    Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 1 storm with wind speed at 80 mph, is forecast to grow in strength over the next two days and could track near the East Coast by the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. However, forecasters are still divided …

  • CruiseOne Outpaces Industry in Franchisee Satisfaction

    For five years in row, home-based travel franchise CruiseOne, which is part of World Travel Holdings, has participated in Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction Survey and each year has consistently outpaced the Travel & Hospitality Index in franchise owner satisfaction. …

  • Tourism publishers launch networking event

    An innovative and promising networking event for the travel and hospitality industry began recently in Bangkok by the publishers of TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific, which is part of theTravelDailyNews Media Network with three daily news     The “Easy & Busy” Thailand MeetUp, as it is called, …

  • Thai tourism players recognised, awarded in glitzy ceremony

    In a ritzy ceremony at the Impact Muang Thong Thani, 117 Thai enterprises were conferred the kingdom’s top tourism awards recognising their contribution to upgrading the quality, professionalism and service of Thailand’s largest foreign exchange generating economic sector.     The vast majority of …

  • Gulf Air and Bahrain Polytechnic Sign MOU

    Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, and Bahrain Polytechnic recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide the tertiary education institute’s Information Technology students and graduates with the opportunity to perform final year industry projects and obtain valuable …

  • Marriott International Recognized as One of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women

    Marriott International, has been named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women 2015 by Fortune.com and the Great Place to Work® Institute. Companies were selected based on responses from over 135,000 women nationally on issues such as fairness of …

  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Offers Steep Discounts for Canadians in 2016, Helping Travelers Dinged by the Declining Loonie

    The Myrtle Beach Area CVB today announced that, in light of the weakening Canadian dollar, the Myrtle Beach area will help Canadians “make up” the difference by offering at least 30 percent discounts – and in some cases up to …

  • Four Points Crosses 200th Hotel Milestone in Dynamic Markets around the World

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, today announced that its booming Four Points brand has crossed the 200th hotel milestone worldwide, fueled by unprecedented demand in dynamic destinations across the globe. Boasting the largest pipeline in the Starwood Hotels & Resorts …

  • Wyndham Hotel Group Bolsters Development Team with the Appointment of Chip Ohlsson as Chief Development Officer

    With a continued focus on growing its footprint and brands, Wyndham Hotel Group strengthens its development team with the addition of Chip Ohlsson as executive vice president and chief development officer, North America. A seasoned hospitality veteran, Ohlsson brings to …

  • Meeting Venues At Des Moines Marriott Downtown Earn Accolades From Prominent Publications

    Making business a pleasure, Des Moines Marriott Downtown has been honored by two prominent publications for hosting exceptional meetings and conferences.   Meetings Focus, a premier meeting planner resource for information on facilities, sustainable gatherings and technology, has included the …

  • Travel Community Lauds Senate Introduction of Bipartisan JOLT Act

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate introduction of the JOLT Act, which would expand and enhance numerous programs that address the security, efficiency and volume of inbound international travel:   U.S. …

  • Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Loyalty

    Ryan Butz has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of loyalty, overseeing Mileage Plan, Alaska Airlines Credit Card program and customer communications.   “Ryan comes with extensive customer relationship management experience from Verizon, T-Mobile and Microsoft.  He’s a strong leader …


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