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Issue N° 580 - October 27, 2014


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airBaltic launches flights between Vilnius and Amsterdam

airBaltic_Vilnius-Amsterdam_1Vilnius Today airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Vilnius and Amsterdam. The flight, which will operate three times a week, offers convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Vilnius via Amsterdam to the rest of the world, and linking …

Emirates Welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates Delivery Dinner and Events 2014 rDUBAI, U.A.E.,29th October 2014: Emirates celebrated another milestone on Wednesday with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest, long-range twin engine commercial aircraft.

The Boeing 777-300ER forms the backbone of the Emirates fleet with the aircraft …

Emirates Opens New Customer Contact Centre in Budapest

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Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and Laszlo Szabo – Deputy Minister and Parliamentary State Secretary – Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially open Emirates’ new Customer Contact Centre in Budapest.

Centre represents multi-million dollar investment, supports

UNICEF, Finnair and Amadeus partner to enable traveller donations towards ‚ÄúSchools for Asia‚ÄĚ initiative

UNICEF-Finnair-Amadeus agreement photoTravellers buying tickets on finnair.com will be able to donate from one to ten euros

Donations will be channelled to UNICEF programme in aid of the disadvantaged children in Asia

Vilvoorde, Belgium, 27 Octobre, 2014: Finnair, UNICEF, the United Nations

airBaltic launches flights between Tallinn and Paris

airBaltic_Tallinn_Paris_1Tallinn. Today airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Tallinn and Paris. The flight, which will operate four times a week, offers convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Tallinn via Paris to the rest of the world, and

airBaltic – Four New Routes and Improved Service in Winter

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Riga. On October 26, the Latvian airline airBaltic entered the winter season with four new routes and improved service throughout the Baltic States, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle

Brussels Airlines launches six new destinations next summer season

A-319BATakeOff0267Friday 24 October, 2014 ‚ÄĒ¬†Brussels Airlines expands its network for summer 2015, adding no less than six new destinations: St-Petersburg, Dubrovnik, Calvi, Lourdes, Olbia and Billund. Tickets are available starting from 69 euro return. The flight frequencies of Tel …

Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2014/2015: Airlines Expand Number of Seats Offered

francfortFRA‚Äôs Global Network:¬† 98 Passenger Airlines Serve 250 Destinations in 105 Countries ‚Äst Lufthansa Offers New Service to Marrakesh ‚Äď Qatar Airways to Fly First Airbus A350 on the Frankfurt Route ‚Äď Airlines Increasingly Use Modern Low-noise Aircraft at Frankfurt

Icelandair returns to Orlando International Airport

OrlandoIcelandair will resume services to Orlando International Airport (MCO)¬†starting September 4th 2015. The airline is also adding an extra weekly flight to the sunny destination taking the service up to¬†four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and …

Brussels Airlines launches unique lounge concept at Brussels Airport

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¬†Today Brussels Airlines inaugurates¬† ‚ÄúThe Loft‚ÄĚ at Brussels Airport, a new business lounge centered around comfort, technology, design and Belgian gastronomy. With this new lounge concept, for which Brussels Airlines has cooperated with top brands …

Travel trade website takes off supporting BMI Regional growth

BMI regional aIMG_8641FIN3Agents can ‚Äėfly‚Äô to the top of the class with bmi regional‚Äôs new trade site

20th October 2014:¬† bmi regional has launched its first-ever website purely for the travel trade. The information-packed website is designed to meet the needs of …

TUI Group continues growth strategy

TUI-headquartersTUI continues to consistently implement its growth programme in the hotel and cruise segment. The expansion of Riu hotels in Mauritius announced in the summer will now be followed by the further expansion of the Robinson Club portfolio. The Robinson

Seeing the Places of History ‚Äď Berlin: 25 Years Later

Berliners and visitors alike to become part of the commemoration
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Berlin, 2014¬†Stand right on the spots where history was made: that‚Äôs on the agenda for those coming to Germany‚Äôs reunited capital 7‚Äď9 November to mark the 25th anniversary of …

Deception and Cover-Ups

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Even 25 years after the fall of the Wall, there are many unanswered questions and some fates remain unknown. Especially the communist state’s cover-up strategies that forged information are very painful for relatives of the Wall’s victims to …

American Airlines and Jetstar Japan announce codeshare agreement

0507_MGMT_american_630x4206873273455_2b1e4bcdf6_zNew codeshare agreement on Jetstar Japan flights will enhance American’s network across Japan

American Airlines customers will have greater access to domestic Japanese destinations starting on October¬†22, 2014, thanks to a new¬†codeshare agreement between American and¬†Jetstar Japan.…

United Airlines, Hertz Upgrade Partnership and Elevate Perks for a Richer Travel Experience

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Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty to become United’s exclusive car rental partners

MileagePlus Premiers, select cardmembers eligible for Hertz elite status

MileagePlus members eligible for higher award miles on rentals

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 ‚Äď United Airlines announced the airline is expanding

UIA offers 22% discount to mark the airline`s Birthday

10In November 2013 Ukraine International turns 22. To mark the occasion the airline is pleased to offer passengers exclusive 22% discount for travel within the period of Winter 2014/2015 Schedule.

To take part in the promotion, a passenger needs to

Tourism leaders discuss threat to Europe as World’s n¬į 1 destination

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etclogoBrussels, 22nd October 2014. Tourism represents a major socio-economic activity in the EU with a wide-ranging impact on growth, employment and social development. Its total contribution to the EU’s economy is 9% of GDP and 10% of the

Aer Lingus set for mobile strategy take off with Advanced Air Approvals

air-iphone-bAer Lingus is implementing Advanced Air Approvals, a suite of mobile apps from Advanced Business Solutions, to support its investment in digital processes and to drive further efficiencies in procurement. The anticipated go-live is December 2014.

By interfacing with Aer …

Accor offers to transfer management of its Central European operations to Orbis

accorAs part of the process to reorganize its Central and Eastern European operations, Accor today submitted an offer to Orbis, a public company listed in Warsaw and 52.7% held by Accor, which would reinforce their existing partnership to make the

Khiri Travel Wins ‘Best Tourism Company’ Award

NTTClogo-1Khiri Travel¬†Thailand has won the 16th Annual NTCC (Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce) Business Award for ‘Best Tourism Company.’

The award was announced at the 2014 NTCC Business Awards presentation dinner at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, Bangkok, …

Hilton Worldwide Enters Myanmar With First Hilton Hotel In Capital City

Lobby2_HiRes_FPNAY PYI TAW, Myanmar and MCLEAN, Va. -Hilton Worldwide¬†today made its debut in Myanmar with the opening of¬†Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city. Set amid lush tropical landscaped gardens, the 202-key Hilton Nay …

FCS Cargo Terminal at Frankfurt Airport Implements Innovative LED Lighting Technology to Enhance Work Environment and Save Energy

FCS invests in LED Lighting at FRAFraport Cargo Services (FCS) invests in new lighting system

FRA ‚Äď While focusing on professional and efficient cargo handling services for its customers, Fraport Cargo Services GmbH (FCS) ‚Äď a wholly-owned subsidiary of¬† Fraport AG ‚Äď also remains dedicated to …

American Airlines Cargo, US Airways Cargo officially combine under single air waybill

american_airlinesAmerican_Airlines_Group_LogoFORT WORTH, Texas ‚Äď American Airlines and US Airways have reached a significant milestone in their merger today as the Cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill. The new entity currently brings in more than $800 million each year

The Warwick Barsey Hotel has been revamped

Hotel BARSEY BrusselsThe Warwick Barsey Hotel got a brand new look that can appeal the organizers of seminars and incentive in Brussels and beyond Belgium’s borders!

The 99-room boutique hotel is a place where hospitality is synonymous with bespoke. The atmosphere of …

Babylon Warwick Hotel, Baghdad has opened its doors

Babylon Main Pool 10From 29 September 2014, Warwick International Hotels Group (WIH) counts a new landmark hotel in its portfolio with the Babylon Warwick Hotel, Baghdad in Iraq.

The 300 rooms Babylon Warwick Hotel will benefit from the Group’s recognized experience in managing

Berlin advertises itself with worldwide image film

mur-de-berlin-conrad-schumann_pics_809Joint campaign by visitBerlin and be Berlin will run until 9 November

Berlin, 20 October 2014¬†Starting today, Berlin will have its own image spot¬†broadcast worldwide by international broadcaster CNN. This joint campaign by¬†visitBerlin¬†and¬†be¬†Berlin¬†will …

Mesures supplémentaires prises à Brussels Airport contre Ebola

7fc598be41fe5ab45f3742400496cBrussels Airport se dit satisfait des nouvelles mesures prises par le SPF Santé Publique à titre de prévention contre le virus Ebola. Tous les passagers arrivant à Brussels Airport en provenance des pays touchés par l’épidémie d’Ebola feront l’objet de

New partnership brings 30 Brazilian buyers to London to buy Europe

20-city-fair-2012etoaThis year’s¬†Global European Marketplace (GEM)¬†will be boosted by a delegation of leading Brazilian tour operators.

GEM, ETOA’s flagship B2B networking event, showcases the very best of European tourism product to international buyers during a day of scheduled business …

Medical tourism: Trends and Forecasts

Medical-TourismThere is no exact statistics on the global market of medical tourism. Therefore, forecasts of experts regarding long-term growth in the number of medical tourists by 2017, have a very wide range – from 500 thousand to 10 million. Experts …

HUNGARY: Spa tourism: Case study of Hévíz published

Heviz Thernal Lake2The Tourism Observatory for Health Wellness and Spa has issued a case study of the Hungarian spa town of H√©v√≠z, ‚ÄúHot springs, tourism and economic impacts‚ÄĚ.

Health tourism is the one and only industry in H√©v√≠z. The thermal lake of …