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Tourism industry in Nebraska sees $152.6 million loss

The travel and tourism industry in Nebraska has seen a huge loss in millions of dollars in revenue due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Now the tourism department is facing major challenges as it tries to recover. Nebraska Tourism Commission …

  • Emirates introduce moisturising pyjamas for First Class travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Emirates launched “the world’s first moisturising sleepwear for the skies” for those flying overnight.     The luxuries of First Class plane travel are getting a new dimension with the introduction of the moisturising pyjamas! Warm towels, champagne, beds, fancy …

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  • Enhanced accommodation features from TripAdvisor for travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    TripAdvisor announced additions to its subscription products, enabling accommodations and restaurants to attract, engage and influence customers. Developed to reflect the specific needs of accommodation and restaurant businesses, these new products allow subscribers to access industry-leading tools to help them …

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  • Expedia’s airplane etiquette study reveals in-flight behaviours

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Expedia.com released the results of the Airplane Etiquette Study, an examination of American conduct in mid-air. In particular, Airplane Etiquette identifies passenger behaviors that most infuriate fellow travelers. Out of all behaviors, including boozing, excessive chatting, undressing and inattentive parenting, …

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  • ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Digitalisation, demographic change, disruption, corporate social responsibility etc., what is behind the mega trends and the buzzwords of the MICE industry? How do they play out in practice? How effective and efficient are these developments? At the ITB MICE Day …

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  • China boasts of overwhelming number of outbound cruise travellers in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    For the very first time in the year 2016, China has witnessed an overwhelming number of outbound cruise ship travellers, as revealed by a report published by the China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) on Thursday.   A total …

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  • Third quarter U.S. domestic airfare decreased to $344

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The average domestic air fare decreased to $344 in the third quarter of 2016, down 8.8 percent from $377 in the third quarter of 2015, adjusted for inflation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported.   …

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  • Japan welcomes record number of foreign tourists in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The number of tourists to Japan from overseas had increased by 21.8% to about 24.04 million in 2016. And, their spending grew by 7.8% to $33 billion and both these figures represent all-time highs according to an official statement issued …

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  • Diversity training mandatory for Delta Airlines flight attendants

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Delta Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will begin providing members of its flight crews diversity training after the airline received heavy criticism after an involving prejudice in October 2016.   In the October incident passengers said they were discriminated …

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  • Series of tremors jolted Montereale in Italy

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Citizens and travellers at Montereale in Italy had to cope with consecutive strong tremors, where the initial magnitude was measured to be 5.3 on 18th January, Wednesday.     The US Geological Survey informed that the entire region, which was …

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  • Security tightened at Delhi airport after ‘terrorists spotted’ in army uniform

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The intelligence reports of India reported that seven terrorists have been spotted at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport. The security has been tightened following the report.     The Intelligence Bureau alert, which has originated from Amritsar, said: “Seven terrorists have …

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  • JetBlue becomes only airline with high speed Wi-Fi for inflight entertainment

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    JetBlue, the airline that changed in-flight entertainment forever when it first put live television at every seat, announced its latest onboard enhancement: always-free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate.     …

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  • U.S. National Park visits break record for third consecutive year

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such as Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from the overcrowded roads and trails …

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  • U.S. hotel industry to see major boom in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The U.S. hotel industry will see a healthy boom in 2017 with more 33,000 new rooms under the plan in the top 10 most active markets.   A research report from Lodging Econometrics showed that an estimated 8,612 new rooms …

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  • Thomson Airways flight makes emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    A plane of Thomson Airways was forced to make an emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport on account of a technical fault inside the aircraft.   The Thomson flight was travelling from the region of Tenerife.   And, the plane was …

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  • UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The agreement, undersigned by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and JICA Executive Senior Vice President, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, opens important opportunities of collaboration as JICA is one of the largest global donors in terms of international cooperation for development in tourism.   …

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  • ITB BookAwards 2017: the winners

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The winners of the ITB BookAwards 2017 have been decided upon. The focus of the Destination Awards is on Botswana, the Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 2017. Every year, the annual ITB Berlin BookAwards are being voted through an …

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  • Southern Rail commuter gets £2,400 refund after travel chaos

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    After facing huge travel disruption on the Southern Railway, a rail commuter on the southern route recently won a refund of £2,400 from the credit card provider, due to the little known ‘Consumer Credit Act’.     The act is …

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  • Will ‘fingerprint currency’ be the new wave in Japan travel industry?

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Japan has always been a loved travel destination choice amongst leisure as well as business travellers. Now the country is ready for an experimental try-out by introducing a system which could replace both cash and credit cards. As the footfalls …

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  • Hot air balloon near Dubai crash injures five tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    A hot air balloon crash close to Dubai ended up injuring five tourists and a pilot.   Currently, the pilot is undergoing medical treatment in a hospital since he has suffered burns after he was blasted in the face by …

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  • Hope ends for MH370 after two years of extensive hunt

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has ended in frustration and futility after three years. The crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.     The …

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