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Aeroflot again named world’s strongest airline brand by Brand Finance

Aeroflot has once again been named the world’s strongest airline brand by Brand Finance, the leading independent brand valuation consultancy.   The Russian flag carrier held onto its position at the top of this global ranking for the second year, …

Tourism Ireland welcomes growth of +7% in overseas visitors for January-March 2018

Commenting on figures published today by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for January to March 2018, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s figures from the CSO confirm that overseas visitor numbers increased by almost +7% in …

Direct from Hamburg Airport to New York again

Hamburg is once again directly connected with New York. United Airlines today resumed its seasonal intercontinental service from Hamburg Airport to New York – Newark. The airline operates the route with a daily service using a Boeing 757-200. The long-haul …

Ryanair To Open New Düsseldorf Base (No. 86)

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (26 Apr) announced that it will open a new base at Düsseldorf Airport from June, its 11th base in Germany and 86th in Europe, with 1 based aircraft, as it launched 2 new summer routes …

Groundbreaking partnership for sustainable cruise tourism in Schleswig-Holstein

The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Sea- port of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard the cruise ship “AIDAluna” to set out the ways in which they will …


  • Airbus and Audi Partner To Provide Air & Ground Urban Mobility Services

    Published on : Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Airbus and the German car manufacturer Audi have teamed up to develop real, near-term urban mobility solutions.   Beginning this summer, Airbus – through its on-demand helicopter platform Voom – will partner with Audi to deliver an end-to-end transportation service, …

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  • Technology boom can force EU to help in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 26, 2018

    The UNWTO and European Parliament on 1st March signed a contract putting technology at the heart of intensifying tourism co-operation. Aquarium Software, travel insurance tech specialist says that credit of technology is hoped to play and must be followed up …

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  • Boeing, German Aerospace Companies Partner for STH Heavy-Lift Helicopter Competition

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Boeing and ten German aerospace companies reached agreements today to partner on a range of business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook, a contender in Germany’s STH heavy-lift helicopter competition.   The agreements with AERO-Bildungs GmbH, Aircraft Philipp, CAE Elektronik GmbH, …

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  • Boeing Reports Strong First-Quarter Results; Raises Cash Flow and EPS Guidance

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The Boeing Company reported first-quarter revenue of $23.4 billion reflecting higher commercial deliveries and mix, defense contract volume and services growth (Table 1). GAAP earnings per share increased to $4.15 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* increased to $3.64 reflecting …

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  • Indian tour operators sample a flavour of Co Down

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Top Indian tour operators have been visiting Co Down, as part of a fact-finding trip to Northern Ireland.   The tour operators were invited here by Tourism Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism NI, to participate in the annual Meet the …

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  • From Cities to Slopes, Hilton Garden Inn Announces Expansion in Diverse Locations Around the World

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s award-winning, global upscale brand of hotels, announces the opening of four hotels in diverse locations across the U.S., as well as Turkey and Colombia. Each new property is unique to the local area, minutes away from …

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  • Airbus presents ‘Flight Lab’ BLADE test aircraft to EU Clean Sky partners at ILA

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Airbus showcased its ‘Flight Lab’ BLADE test aircraft to EU Clean Sky partners at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018. Representatives, pictured here with Airbus CEO Tom Enders, included members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, the German Government, …

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  • Bali wins three global tourism awards

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Bali, the Indonesian tourism hotspot, has won three awards in the just-held Global Destination Marketing Summit and World Culture and Tourism Forum in China’s Xian, according to a statement released by the Indonesian Tourism Ministry on Tuesday. The awards were …

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  • Dubai Tourism chief endorses visa-on-arrival for Indians

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The CEO of Dubai Tourism said that he would welcome Indians while supporting the idea of Indians being granted visa-on-arrival status to the emirate.   Asked which countries he would like to see Dubai open up to, Issam Kazim, CEO, …

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  • Airbus and Rolls-Royce sign UltraFan engine integration collaboration agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaboration agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan® demonstrator for flight testing. The integration solutions demonstration will be co-funded by Clean Sky 2, the European Union research programme focused on developing technology to reduce …

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  • The ixigo Skill for Amazon Alexa is Now Available in India

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Leading travel marketplace, ixigo has launched the ixigo skill for Amazon Alexa in India. The ability of this skill to understand and analyze almost any travel query hasrevolutionized travel planning. Travellers will now be able to take advantage of voice …

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  • Qatar Airways Steals The Limelight On The Opening Day Of Eurasia Airshow

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Qatar Airways was in the spotlight during the opening day at Eurasia Airshow, a new aviation industry event hosted for the first time in Antalya, Turkey. Visitors to the airshow were able to experience two of the airline’s aircraft, the …

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  • SAS launches new corporate program for SMEs

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    SME using this new program, SAS For Business, will find booking tickets with a discount simpler and more transparent. The program launches 1 June and will help make the travel experience easier from the moment a ticket is booked.   …

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  • Tourism Ireland leads sales mission to the US

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Tourism Ireland’s ‘Jump into Ireland’ sales blitz in the United States kicks off today (Monday, 23 April), taking in the cities of Boston, Chicago and Seattle. Over the coming days, Tourism Ireland – together with a delegation of 13 companies …

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  • AC Hotels By Marriott Welcomes First Property In Canada

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    AC Hotels by Marriott, a design-led European lifestyle hotel brand from Marriott International, debuted in Canada today, with the opening of AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville, offering unmistakable urban spirit and blending contemporary design with cosmopolitan sophistication. The AC Hotel Montréal …

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  • Emirates Holidays & Dubai Health Authority is all set to tap the Global Wellness Tourism Market

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Emirates Holidays, the tour operating wing of Emirates Airline and the Health Tourism Council of Dubai Health Authority work together on providing visitors a wide array tailor-made health and wellness vacations in Dubai, on the side-lines of the Arabian Travel …

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  • Tourism New Zealand expects double digit growth from India

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    From India, New Zealand is all set to double digit its growth in footfalls for 2018-19, which will assist in achieving the target of 1 lakh visitors before the time limit of 2023. To quote Steven Dixon, Tourism New Zealand …

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  • airBaltic Displays CS300 at 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The Latvian airline airBaltic together with Bombardier is participating in the global aerospace industry exhibition ILA Berlin from April 25 until April 27. As the launch operator of the aircraft airBaltic together with manufacturer Bombardier will present the most advanced commercial jet …

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  • VisitScotland: Outstanding adventures await

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Adventure seekers are being urged to visit the Outer Hebrides as part of a new campaign supported by the national tourism organisation.   Outer Hebrides Tourism has been awarded £15,000 as part of the VisitScotland Growth Fund to help drive …

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  • Boeing Reports Strong First-Quarter Results; Raises Cash Flow and EPS Guidance

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The Boeing Company reported first-quarter revenue of $23.4 billion reflecting higher commercial deliveries and mix, defense contract volume and services growth . GAAP earnings per share increased to $4.15 and core earnings per share * increased to $3.64 reflecting strong …

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