ACI World renews its commitment to the sustainable development of the aviation ecosystem at 31st WAGA

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:38:00 +0200

Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) announced as the 2022 ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition host.

Africa and the Middle East show signs of travel reactivation

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:31:00 +0200

While the total global inbound figure for international arrivals as of October 2021 sits at -77%, for Africa and the Middle East this figure is at – 68%. Furthermore, it is Sub-Saharan Africa that is showing the best year to date performance.

New report from WTTC and Group reveals the shift in traveller behaviours

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:26:00 +0200

International spending expected to rise 94% in 2022. Travellers headed to secondary destinations during 2021. Eight in 10 travellers will make sustainable travel a priority in the future.  

ERA brings Europe’s diverse aviation community back together

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:17:00 +0200

Representatives from across the European aviation community reunited in London this week as part of the eagerly-anticipated ERA Membership Conference.

Spain to become center of world tourism for three days

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:10:00 +0200

On 1 to 3 December, Madrid will host the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where the future of a strategic sector for many countries after the pandemic will be analysed, bearing in mind the commitment to a more inclusive and sustainable tourism.  

ACI World Annual General Assembly approves new Chair, Vice Chair, and Resolutions

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:05:00 +0200

Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni and Candace S. McGraw to lead ACI World Governing Board.

Iberia connects its inventory to the Kyte API

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:00:00 +0200

This agreement forms part of the mission of Kyte to offer advanced sales technology in the retail channel to airlines and, at the same time, help them to transform the way in which they fix prices and distribute their products to clients, both through the direct and indirect channels.

ACI World and International Transport Forum agree to enhanced cooperation

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:57:00 +0200

Arrangement will bring greater collaboration on important aviation policy topics.  

VisitPortugal has appointed VFS Global as it’s India Trade and Marketing Agency

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:52:00 +0200

VFS Global will assist VisitPortugal Office in New Delhi in building marketing and trade relations. Portugal becomes the fourth destination VFS Global represents in India.  

New ICAO/ACI training agreement to heighten airport safety, security and sustainability

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:47:00 +0200

Organizations achieving this dual recognition will gain access to a strong framework enabling them to strengthen organizational development of staff, and ultimately improving the competencies of airport professionals.  

Webjet Limited acquires Trip Ninja

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:43:00 +0200

Webjet intends to implement the Trip Ninja products into the Webjet OTA, as well as sell the products to other travel industry participants globally.

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany: Transaction process started

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:36:00 +0200

Several airlines offer numerous connections in passenger traffic, worldwide cargo connections are also in existence.

1st Session of World Heritage Journeys of Southern Africa Workshop

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:32:00 +0200

The training, which was attended by regional tourism authorities, museum curators and World Heritage Site Managers, was delivered online and centered around the UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Toolkit.  

Travayage appoints Intrepid Marketing & Communications as its India market representative

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:25:00 +0200

Intrepid Marketing and Communications will be introducing Travayage’s gamut of experiential products in Egypt among Indian travel trade.

Munich Airport and Lufthansa partially reopen satellite building

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:21:00 +0200

In taking this step, the airport and the airline will gain five additional aircraft parking positions right by the building, capacity for the special controls intended for US flights and five additional boarding gates.  

Situ adopts innovative location technology what3words

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:17:00 +0200

Three words on your booking confirmation will direct you right to the door of your serviced accommodation.

Turkish Airlines celebrates 88 Years in the sky, 70 years in the Middle East and 40 years in UAE

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:09:00 +0200

The first flight to Dubai was operated on 5th November 1983, while the Sharjah route was launched on 11th April 2019 with daily flights.

Winner of the European Young Chef Award 2021 announced

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:00:00 +0200

The jury especially acknowledged the high level of sustainability and innovation of the dish, that at the same time demonstrated a strong connection to the region. The surprising taste was also decisive for the dish to be selected as the winner.

Airports report continued carbon savings despite challenges of COVID-19 crisis

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:25:00 +0200

Worldwide carbon management standard for airports, Airport Carbon Accreditation, releases global and regional CO2 reduction results by accredited airports. The savings made are comparable to emissions from the full lifecycle of almost 5 million smartphones.  

Thanksgiving analysis: European destinations better positioned for the US market winter recovery

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:20:00 +0200

Based on that data the top five destinations in terms of recovery potential combining both air capacity and spontaneous demand are: the UK, Germany, Spain, France and Italy.  

Jamaica to establish Gastronomy Tourism corridors in Kingston

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:16:00 +0200

Bartlett made the announcement during the Jamaica Food and Drink Kitchen launch at the Progressive Plaza, located along Barbican Road, Kingston.   

STR: Canada hotel performance dipped in October

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:06:00 +0200

Among the provinces and territories, Nova Scotia recorded the highest October occupancy level (59.2%), which was 19.2% below the pre-pandemic comparable.

US travelers head to hotels at Thanksgiving

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:58:00 +0200

Pent-up travel demand was set to be released this holiday season, with more than half of Americans (59%) planning to stay away from home for at least one night before the end of the year.  

Dubai welcomes the return of the MEADFA Conference

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:54:00 +0200

The event was hosted by Dubai Duty Free, organiser of another memorable gala evening at the Jumeirah Creekside’s Secret Garden.

Paysafe integrates with IATA Financial Gateway to give airlines greater payments choice

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:43:00 +0200

International Air Transport Association’s airline and travel supplier members to access Paysafe solution spanning online payment processing and alternative payment methods.

Archaeological Museum in Lisbon re-designed, 2,500 years of history and vestiges of a city

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:31:00 +0200

In the middle of the city centre, not far from the Arco da Rua Augusta, the NARC offers an archaeological journey back into Lisbon's past. It is located beneath the Millennium bcp bank building.

From car bay to hotel room: 2021 SiteMinder Partner of the Year Awards spotlight industry transformation

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:22:00 +0200

The inaugural Awards also celebrated the first anniversary of the SiteMinder Partner Program.

Get-e launches ground transportation service in Barbados

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:14:00 +0200

The expansion into the Caribbean Island means Get-e now operates in more than 110 countries and comes following growing demand from airline customers in the region.

Russpass service has updated the website and introduced a mobile app

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:10:00 +0200

The updated application interface makes it easy to choose a travel destination. The cards located on the main page show the most popular routes.

Swan Hellenic confirms christening of SH Minerva

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:05:00 +0200

SH Minerva is scheduled to depart the shipyard early next week.  

WorldTracer celebrates 30 years of repatriating mishandled baggage

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:58:00 +0200

WorldTracer has helped over 200 million passengers in its 30 years.

ATPI bolsters global management team with internal appointments

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:53:00 +0200

Part of the ATPI team for 20 years, director of sales and operations UK, Katie Skitterall steps up to a global role as group commercial director with immediate effect.

On-demand workspace platform WIP to establish Northern Europe’s first digital nomad village with Tallink Hotels

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:48:00 +0200

The idea of Tallinn digital nomad village is based on the creation of a global network of on-demand workspaces that connect remote workers with local service providers.

Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel joins Anantara brand portfolio in Europe

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:43:00 +0200

Since its construction in 1894, the palatial building has acted as a gathering place for Hungarian intellectuals and is located on the sophisticated Erzsébet Krt boulevard on the Pest side of the Danube River.

Wego is an authorized Ticket Reseller for EXPO 2020

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:37:00 +0200

The campaign will run online until the 31st of March, where Wego provides the users with a range of tickets that they can book from through its application and website under the activities section.

Ryanair launches UK Summer 2022 Schedule

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:33:00 +0200

Having added 560 new routes and opened 14 bases throughout the last 12 months, Ryanair is now looking ahead to S’22 and the addition of 65 new B737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft to its fleet, which offer 4% more seats, 16% less fuel and a 40% reduction in noise emissions.

Booking Office 1869 in King's Cross is now open

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:29:00 +0200

Booking Office 1869 is now open, offering an exciting new drinking and dining destination in the heart of King's Cross. The bar and restaurant is open from 4pm on Tuesdays through to Saturdays, complete with late license and resident DJs.

Accor reaffirms its net-zero commitment and signs two new initiatives

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:23:00 +0200

On November 3rd, Accor and the 13 other members of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance announced a new Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality. In the same spirit, Accor signed the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism launched by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) on November 4.   

Sabre and Visit Oman ink strategic partnership to deliver exceptional travel experiences in Oman

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:16:00 +0200

The agreement will enable Visit Oman to leverage Sabre’s world-class technology solutions to further its vision to be Oman’s extensive travel booking gateway that connects the global travel-trade to unlimited discovery in Oman.  

Entertainment travel expert Lisa Liguori joins Equinox Travel as director

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:10:00 +0200

With over 20 years in travel management, her industry experience spans from handling budget-driven travel for emerging artists to servicing a multiple-party world tour for a high-profile band.

Keys to safely restoring global mobility: Simplicity, Predictability, Practicality

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:17:00 +0200

The industry’s vision to address the complexity is outlined in the newly released policy paper: From Restart to Recovery: A Blueprint for Simplifying Travel.

New Amadeus report highlights ‘psychologically important’ threshold for FX fees in travel

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:10:00 +0200

14% of global travelers say they have paid more than 10% of a flight’s total cost in FX fees, often resulting from opaque fees levied by financial intermediaries.

Urgent alignment and coordination of Member States’ health and travel policy responses required

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:05:00 +0200

Ahead of the approaching festive season, a broad group of key travel and tourism stakeholders, including ECTAA, is urging again Member States to better coordinate and align their health and travel policy responses to avoid re-imposing restrictions to the freedom of movement across Europe.  

31st ACI LAC/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition kicks off in person

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:01:00 +0200

New policy brief on modernizing global policy frameworks on airport charges released.

UFI announces themes for 2022 UFI Awards

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:52:00 +0200

UFI’s award scheme focuses on sharing best practices and highlighting innovative solutions developed and applied throughout the pandemic.  

Island Hospitality Management announces new developments ahead of 2022

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:47:00 +0200

Leading Third-Party Hotel Management Company Celebrates 35 Years with New Developments and Expansion.  

Health & Wellness Tourism key element in Blue Ocean strategy

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:40:00 +0200

The event is being staged by the Tourism Linkages Network (TLN), a division of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).

Caribbean Travel Marketplace returns to in-person format for 2022

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:35:00 +0200

Stakeholders to gather in person for the first major tourism meeting in the Caribbean in two years.  

Nieuw Statendam returns to South Florida cruising and marks Holland America Line’s fifth ship to reenter service

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:31:00 +0200

The ship marks the fifth Holland America Line vessel to reenter service, joining Rotterdam, Koningsdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam.

Yas Island’s Experience Hub and Yas Concierge triumph at International Customer Experience Awards

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:26:00 +0200

Destination recognised as a pioneer in delivering outstanding customer services and a leader in digital client experience.  

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