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Issue N° 589 - March 24, 2015


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Germanwings Airbus Carrying 150 Crashes in French Alps

UYEOd7DH_400x400725906-000_dv1852251A German passenger jet has crashed in the French Alps with all 150 passengers and crew feared dead.

The Airbus A320, operated by the budget airline Germanwings, was en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when it vanished from radar screens …

Dubrovnik Airport 2014/2015

dubrovnikdubrovnikairport-jpgThe largest turnover in the fifty-two year history of Dubrovnik Airport was achieved in 2014. – 86% of passenger traffic is generated during the summer season (from the beginning of April to the end of September) – in 2014 the

Europa-Park viert 40ste verjaardag met uitgebreid feest-programma

Poseidon_1,3 MBEuropa-Park viert in 2015 zijn 40ste verjaardag. Met de onlangs ontvangen award voor ‘beste attractiepark ter wereld’ kan dit jubileumjaar niet mooier beginnen. Meer dan 100 miljoen mensen hebben de afgelopen vier decennia Europa-Park bezocht en daarvoor wil het park

Ryanair launches winter 2015 schedule

Ryan-AirCalendrier-RyanairRyanair, Europe’s favourite airline, has just launched its Winter 2015 schedule (3 months earlier than 2014) with more routes, additional flights and improved schedules.

Ryanair customers can now choose from over 1,600 routes across its European network, while enjoying

Outrigger Mauritius Announces ‘Better Than Ever’ First Anniversary Package

OMR_Beach-Experience_600x297PHUKET, THAILAND – The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has launched a ‘Better Than Ever’ rate and six dining and spa enhancements to celebrate its 1st anniversary since opening on 17 April 2014.

Each guest is guaranteed the Best Available Rate

Brussels Airlines and Moulinsart create unique Tintin aircraft

BrusselsAirlines-Rackham-005Two Belgian companies join forces to show the best of Belgium to the world.

Friday, March 13, 2015 — Today Brussels Airlines and Moulinsart unveiled something never seen before: an Airbus A320 with a livery inspired by the Belgian cartoon …

Iberia Boosts Marrakesh Services

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The Iberia Group is beefing up its services from Madrid to Morocco’s legendary imperial city, Marrakesh.Starting on 1st April, it will operate one daily Madrid-Marrakesh return flight, using Airbus A320s and A321s, with 170 and 200 seats, respectively. These …

Austrian Airlines Focuses on Tourist Destinations in 2015

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  • New destinations: Menorca, Mauritius, Miami and Odessa
  • Expanded frequency to North America
  • Austrian myHoliday increases holiday offers, remains the market leader for Greece

 

Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers an extensive offering of about 130 destinations in 58 countries during …

De nouveaux projets renforcent l’image de la destination touristique du Littoral

lelittoralwesttoerPlusieurs projets seront présentés au Littoral tout au long de l’année 2015. « Les saveurs du Littoral » rend hommage aux produits frais de la mer du Nord. Grâce à leur « Pass Côte » ultra avantageux, petits et grands

Hotelbeds’ summer bookings confirm momentum of the global tourism industry

Hotelbeds ITB15-bReservations for the 2015 summer season have increased by 22% at a global level, with Spain, the United States and Greece registering the highest demand

 Europe, as an incoming destination, shows the strongest growth with a 32% increase in comparison

The new Brussels Card goes virtual!

jpg_32349visit.brussels and the Brussels Museums Council are giving the Brussels Card a makeover! In order to ensure that visitors are best able to discover the museums and vibrant culture of the European capital, they will now have a choice between

Fitness and wellness venues in Frankfurt Rhine-Main

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Bad Bad HomburgGood health and good living!

Health and wellbeing have a long-standing tradition in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region. In times long gone, great kings of men travelled to the spas of the Rhine-Main area to recuperate from their ails. Centuries later,

British Airways App Set to be a First on New Apple Watch

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March, 2015: British Airways is set to be one of the first companies to have a specially developed app on the new Apple Watch when it launches on April 24.

There will be two elements to the app to make …

New Connections Agreement between Vueling and American Airlines Will Bring More Long-Haul Traffic to Barcelona Airport

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  • American Airlines passengers will benefit from Vueling’s 140 destinations in Europe, the Middle East. and Africa, via Barcelona.
  • The two airlines will help increase long-haul passenger traffic in El Prat, making Barcelona a major gateway to Europe.
  • The agreement enables

Une année très active et instructive pour le personnel navigant d’Emirates

01---Group-Medical-TrainingFormation médicale de groupe : l’appareil Tempus IC envoie les données médicales collectées dans l’avion vers le MedLink, une station basée au sol

 

 

Un investissement de 73 millions AED pour la formation du personnel et plus de 245 

La Corse destination printanière

corse-port-ajaccioParmi les 10 meilleures destinations printanières, la Corse se trouve toujours en tête du classement. C’est à cette saison que l’île de Beauté est la plus jolie, avec ses splendides fleurs à peine écloses, sa végétation verdoyante et ses températures

Walibi Belgium à la veille de sa 40ème saison

image002Wavre, 19 mars 2015 – Alors que les travaux pour la nouvelle attraction, première mondiale, commencent doucement, Walibi Belgium prépare aussi d’arrache-pied sa 40ieme saison. Cette saison anniversaire amène avec elle son lot de surprises pour les visiteurs.  Au programme …

AIR CORSICA : toute la Corse au départ de Liège !

air-corsica-vol-supp_1Dès le 10 Mai prochain et pour toute la saison d’été, la compagnie régulière n°1,  AIR CORSICA reliera 4 fois par semaine, en 1h40,  la Belgique à la Corse depuis Liège-Airport.

logo-air-corsicaCes vols directs seront effectués en Airbus A320, avec …

Les secrets de l’Afrique du Sud dévoilés

Table Mountain - view from landingL’équipage de British Airways partage ses meilleurs conseils et les endroits à visiter !

Forte de ses deux vols journaliers vers Johannesburg et Cape Town et grâce au nouvel A380 desservant Johannesburg avec à son bord 22 membres d’équipage, nombreuses

MSC Cruises onthult de naam van het eerste schip in de nieuwe Seaside klasse

32691_MSC_Seaside_StillShots_03[1]De hernieuwde focus van MSC Cruises op de Amerikaanse markt wordt ook weerspiegeld in de inhuldiging van de onlangs gerenoveerde en uitgebreide speciale ligplaats voor MSC Cruises en terminal op PortMiami.

MSC Cruises, het grootste particuliere cruisebedrijf in de wereld, …

New routes of the Slovenian national carrier Adria Airways

adria-jpgThis year, Slovenia expects more visitors from Germany and Sweden, as the Slovenian national carrier Adria Airways introduces two new routes from Ljubljana to Berlin and Stockholm at the end of M316365_10150281836552671_67938122670_8413504_7735749_narch 2015. With more than 181 flights per …

Long haul arrivals in Europe rested on the shoulders of Asia & Oceania markets during fourth quarter of 2014

42The new results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys highlight that 2014 international arrivals increased by 3.2% compared to 2013 driven by long-haul markets and more particularly Asia and Middle East.

During the …

UIA launches international flights from/to Odessa

5Within the period of Summer 2015 Schedule Ukraine International will be operating non-stop scheduled flights from/to Odessa to/from Vilnius, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Istanbul, providing passengers with more travel opportunities. Tickets are already available.

The new UIA international

Amadeus Benelux up in the air

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Travel technology player takes off on Benelux blog, Twitter and LinkedIn

Vilvoorde, Belgium, 19 March, 2015: Amadeus Benelux, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announces the launch of dedicated Benelux social media channels.

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