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ITB Berlin publishes new results of the second COVID-19 study of IPK international

ITB Berlin publishes new results of the second COVID-19 study of IPK international – Germans were very satisfied with their outbound travel experiences in times of Corona – Increase in travel intentions abroad for the next 12 months – Travel …

  • South-east Asia is relying on travellers from China

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Chinese travellers are making a rush for South-east Asia, lured mostly by the cultural similarity and the wide variety of dining and leisure opportunities thereby boosting the regional tourism sector of this part of the world to a great extent. …

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  • American Eagle flight hits deer, makes emergency landing

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The authorities have stated that a flight of American Eagle had struck a deer while it was taking off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, compelling to make a turn around and interrupt a flight that had been travelling to Gulfport, …

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  • Cuba railway crash kills 6, leaves 49 wounded

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    At least six people have lost their lives and 49 others have been wounded when a passenger train had hit a locomotive that had been carrying sugarcane in the region of central Cuba.   As reported by the local media, …

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  • Orbitz Insider Index identifies top warm weather getaway deals for February

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The latest Orbitz Insider Index identifies the top 10 affordable warm weather destinations for travel during the month of February. Cities in Florida, California, Nevada, and Mexico are at the top of the list for Americans seeking a break from …

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  • Destin tourist populace estimated to be between 25,000 and 60,000

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The city Destin that is located in Florida has been witnessing an overwhelming number of tourists, so much that it is almost feeling ‘crowded’.   A study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that the permanent populace of …

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  • Bird-hit Delta plane makes emergency landing at Charlotte

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    A passenger plane of Delta Airlines that was travelling to Atlanta and had taken off around 9.20 a.m. was compelled to make an emergency landing at Charlotte-Douglas Airport after it struck some birds on early Friday morning.   This incident …

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  • Norwegian Air launches £69 flights to the US

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The budget airline Norwegian Air has launched bargain flights from the UK to New York costing just £69. The airline has unveiled direct flights from Edinburgh and Belfast to New York and Boston.   Flights from the USA to the …

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  • Airbnb acquires Tilt to promote group travel

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Airbnb has closed on its acquisition of Tilt, a startup for crowdfunding and peer-to-peer payments, in what sources describe as an acquihire.   Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky said that he wants to make it easier for groups of people …

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  • Low interest rates prompts rise in financing on European hotels, finds HVS lending survey

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Europe has seen an upturn in the availability of hotel financing due to low interest rates and strong performance, according to the annual European Hotel Lending Survey, published this week by brokerage and investment services specialist HVS Hodges Ward Elliott. …

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  • Hotel and mobile boost OTA online bookings

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    U.S. online travel agencies (OTAs) continue their upward climb and have increased their share of the total travel market. Bolstered mainly by hotel and mobile, OTA online bookings are now growing faster than suppliers’, which are on a downward trend. …

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  • Storm Doris claims one life and creates travel havoc across Britain

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Storm Doris has battered Britain and caused travel chaos across the country. Commuters have been struggling to make their way home on the evening of the storm.   Aircraft were grounded and trains were delayed as gusts of almost 60mph …

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  • Fareportal and Amadeus extend partnership to deliver improved travel distribution

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair and OneTravel, has entered into a new and extended distribution agreement with global travel technology company and long-time partner, Amadeus, as part of Fareportal’s ambitious plans to expand on a global level.   …

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  • Flybe plane crash lands at Amsterdam Schipol Airport

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    A Flybe passenger plane crash landed at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport after part of the aircraft’s undercarriage “collapsed”, after it battled fierce winds as Storm Doris battered the UK.   Terrifying footage shows the aircraft was caught in strong winds, and …

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  • Tourists continue to contribute generously to NZ economy

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The economy of New Zealand continues to get a boost thanks to the regional tourism industry of the country.   The tourism spending over the summer have continued rising in a many regions and it has resulted in increased employment …

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  • Flybe plane makes emergency landing after engine shut-down

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    A passenger plane of Flybe was compelled to make an emergency landing in Glasgow after the pilot had shut down the main engine of the aircraft as a ‘safety precaution’.   The flight from Glasgow to Birmingham was interrupted mid-air …

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  • Interview Opportunity at ITB Berlin 7th-9th March 2017

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    As Ras Al Khaimah becomes the UAE’s fastest growing tourism destination with 10.9% year-on-year growth in visitors in 2016, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has committed to further development of unique tourism products and events across the …

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  • Post Brexit British tourists exposed to US-style electronic visa scheme

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    The post Brexit effect continues as The EU is planning to adopt a US-style electronic travel permit scheme. It will be another step closer to create a new administrative hurdle for British tourists.   Immigration minister Robert Goodwill told Parliament …

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  • Chinese tourists improving in their manners says international tourism boards

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    The China National Tourism Administration, in one of its reports showed that major overseas tourism destinations are impressed with Chinese outbound tourists who have improved their manners in the past five years.   The survey interviewed 3,650 people from 10 …

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  • China overtakes UK as biggest source of foreign tourists to Boston

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Last year, an overwhelming number of Chinese tourists had arrived in Boston, overtaking UK as the biggest source of international visitors to Boston for the very first time, as per the initial estimates.   Next month, the local tourism officials …

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  • Singapore witnesses record tourism sector performance in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Both visitor arrivals and tourism receipts exceeded forecasts to hit historical highs in 2016. While visitor arrivals grew by 7.7 per cent to 16.4 million, tourism receipts rose even higher by 13.9 per cent to $24.8 billion. The strong tourism …

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