Travel News

All U.S. airlines resume nonstop flight service to Costa Rica and new service announcements

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:50:00 +0300

Costa Rica’s international airports, Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), reopened to all international tourists on Nov. 1, 2020.

Comply365 welcomes seasoned transportation executive to lead global sales

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:44:00 +0300

Sergio Ramos joins Comply365 as Chief Commercial Officer.

Jettly acquires former New York based

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0300

Jettly is expanding its online presence and book of business.

Budapest Airport brings back more destinations with Wizz Air

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:25:00 +0300

Continuing its redevelopment at Budapest, and confirming many frequency increases across its route map, by end-July Wizz Air will fly to 50 destinations, operating 148 weekly services which will offer almost 31,000 weekly seats from Hungary’s capital city.

HVMG continues to generate industry-leading revenue and operating results

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:19:00 +0300

In March, HVMG’s portfolio-wide GOP margin was 42.6% compared to the industry total of 30.9%.

Radisson Hotel Group unveils its second brand in Morocco - Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:59:00 +0300

Located in the heart of Casablanca’s vibrant and exclusive Gauthier district, one of the prominent corporate, financial and entertainment districts, Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle is just 2.5 km from the glistening La Corniche, the charming Old Medina, and Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world.

battleface launches new explorer travel insurance product in the U.S.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:48:00 +0300

battleface’s customer-focused approach of ‘don’t need, don’t buy’ is shifting the way travelers think about trip insurance, steering them away from the traditional one-size-fits-all packages that don’t work, and leading customers to save more by purchasing custom policies that include only the benefits they need.

Sabre partners with GOPASS Global to mitigate travel risks while increasing confidence to travel

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:39:00 +0300

GOPASS travel risk management capabilities are now available to travel agents across the globe.

Millennium Broadway Times Square New York returns to The MHR Fold

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:30:00 +0300

Millennium Broadway Times Square is located in Midtown Manhattan with Broadway and Times Square right outside its door.

Star Alliance, NEC and SITA sign teaming agreement

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:22:00 +0300

Passengers will soon be able to use their biometric ID as their boarding pass across a vast network of airlines and airports.

Travel retailers confirm plans to attend TFWA World Exhibition & Conference

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:10:00 +0300

Renowned brands and retailers joining the growing list of those intending to attend TFWA World Exhibition & Conference include Dubai Duty Free, Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Quintessential Brands in wine & spirits, and Rituals Cosmetics in perfumes & cosmetics.

Fraport Traffic Figures – May 2021: Frankfurt Airport passenger volume showing signs of recovery

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:02:00 +0300

Passenger numbers still well below pre-pandemic levels – Further strong rise in demand for cargo flights – Fraport’s Group airports worldwide witness modest upward trend.

Branching out along new neural pathways – the changing face of the congress industry

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:56:00 +0300

The upcoming EAN Congress will be held at the Austria Center Vienna from 19-22 June as a virtual event.

BARIG welcomes Joint Paper on the “Restart of Air Traffic”

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:51:00 +0300

“Important positive signal for the travel industry, aviation, and the people in Germany”. Joint work of the BMVI, BDL, BARIG, DRV, and other Federal Ministries.

Dominique Fehlmann to assume further leadership functions at SWISS

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:47:00 +0300

In addition to her existing duties as Head of Legal, Corporate Affairs & Compliance, Dominique Fehlmann (43) is to additionally head SWISS’s Business Development & Executive Office unit with effect from 15 June.

Holland America Line updates Summer 2021 Europe cruise schedule

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:39:00 +0300

Eurodam maintains recently announced Mediterranean season through October; Nieuw Statendam and Volendam cruises will be canceled; Rotterdam’s season shifted.

MIA and Asunción International Airport sign partnership agreement

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:35:00 +0300

Sister airports will promote increased passenger and cargo traffic.

Titan Travel appoints John Constable as Chief Executive Officer

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0300

John will join Titan on 21 June with both Andy Squirrell, Managing Director, and Steve Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer, reporting to him.

Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach announces new management team

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:21:00 +0300

David Morneau named General Manager of Oceanfront Resort.

Over half of Britons appreciate holidays in the UK more than ever before

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:08:00 +0300

A new report delves into how we have reached this watershed moment in the UK holiday sector.

FlyNAS launch direct flights between Saudi and Seychelles as from July 2021

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:05:00 +0300

FlyNAS will commence its nonstop flights operating three times a week from Jeddah, with fast connections to or from Riyadh and Dammam.

IITA commends administration for establishing working groups to reopen inbound travel

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0300

The International Inbound Travel Association (IITA) has been urging Congress to move forward with the Securing Access for Venue Equity (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2120) that would provide sorely needed funding for inbound operators.

More than 35K hotel partners sign Orbitz Pledge to provide LGBTQ-welcoming lodging

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:48:00 +0300

A recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the online travel provider finds that 58% of LGBTQIA Americans agree that they spend more time researching travel destinations and accommodations than cisgender or heterosexual travelers.

Midas Hospitality promotes two key executives

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:23:00 +0300

Leading hotel management firm reorganizes, prepares for companies’ future growth under newly appointed leadership.

EIC welcomes new certified meeting professionals

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:15:00 +0300

May class of 78 earn certification signifying excellence in events industry.

Gulf Air initiates direct flights between Larnaca and Athens

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:11:00 +0300

All tickets booked, including redemption tickets, on Gulf Air flights for travel starting from 10 May until 10 November 2021 are automatically covered with COVID-19 insurance at no extra cost.

Tenerife – epicentre for reopening of tourism and European connectivity, through Aviation Event

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:07:00 +0300

The presentation of Aviation-Event, which was being held for the first time outside of the usual circuit of European capitals, took place at the same hotel that will host the event, which also included the participation of the CEO of Turismo de Tenerife, David Pérez, along with the CEO of Aviation Event, Marcel Riwalsky, the owner of the German airline consultancy firm Bluearbre, Peter Baumgartner, and the CEO of SomonAir, Thomas Hallan.

Anuvu and Complex Networks bring short-form content to the skies and sea

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:03:00 +0300

Anuvu adapts to changing passenger preferences offering non-traditional video content on board.

ANIXE Insights: Travel bookings are booming with incredible momentum

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0300

More destinations open up for tourists by the day, and believe it or not some destinations are operating at over 75% capacity, however with COVID measures in place.

Mark Bryant has come aboard Scenic Group USA as Regional Sales Director

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:55:00 +0300

Bringing industry veteran Mark Bryant aboard as Eastern Regional Sales Director.

Travelers prefer booking directly with providers amid uncertainty, according to a GlobalData poll

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:45:00 +0300

Some OTAs such as have been slow to issue refunds, and the negative press received has not helped traveler confidence. In fact, in’s case, the UK Competition and Markets Authority threatened legal action unless it met a 14-day refund timeline.

Airline associations demand politicians to implement a consistent approach throughout Europe

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:39:00 +0300

Appeal of more than ten BARs to both national and European policymakers.

ICCA partners with GDS - Global Destination Sustainability

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:33:00 +0300

ICCA members worldwide can ensure they meet the increasing demands for sustainable events and develop innovative strategies that will help our industry drive the global sustainability movement.

UK’s first Black Asia and Minority Erthnic Travellers Survey

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0300

This research project aim to provide much-needed insights into the travel patterns, influences, circumstances and other factors influencing the decision making of UK BAME travellers.

EHMA schooses the Polish Pawel Llewtak as Hotel Manager of the Year 2021

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:25:00 +0300

Pawel Lewtak is Board Member at Syrena Hotels and General Manager at the Polonia Palace Hotel in Warsaw.

AAA adds Inspected Clean Enhancement to its Diamond Hotel Inspections

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:15:00 +0300

Travelers seeking independent validation of hotel cleanliness can turn to AAA for trusted travel information.

SITE Foundation released White Paper on the Future of Incentive Travel

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:11:00 +0300

Based on responses from a qualitative survey of 50 US corporate buyers, SITE Foundations sets out the future face of Incentive travel.

71% of travelers in the US & Europe to book a vacation rental in the next 18 months

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:04:00 +0300

Europ Assistance and its subsidiary Generali Global Assistance announce the international survey findings of the first Vacation Rental Barometer. Vacation Rentals are among the top choice above all other forms of accommodation for 78% of travelers, continuing even beyond the pandemic with 86% indicating they would book one in the next 18 months.

Bedsonline announces new enhancements to support its clients

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:58:00 +0300

Bedsonline demonstrates its commitment to continued service delivery for its clients by: Expanding its customer service team to manage the increased workload as travel recovery begins; Adding a new digital self-service Help Desk tool to help clients manage their most common enquiries more quickly and efficiently.

Helsinki Central railway station opens as a design hotel - Scandic Grand Central

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:47:00 +0300

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki is located in the old administrative buildings of the Helsinki Central railway station.

Javier Arévalo appointed CEO of Servantrip

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:44:00 +0300

Arévalo joins from Hotelbeds where he was Managing Director of the ancillary distribution business, Beyond the Bed. Servantrip founder and CEO Manuel Núñez hands over to Arévalo and takes on a new role as COO.

SiteMinder creates the new standard for modern hotel chains and groups to manage their distribution

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:39:00 +0300

With SiteMinder Multi-Property, hotel chains and groups can enter rate plans once and have the details disseminated across all their properties – a scale that is unmatched by other distribution technologies due to SiteMinder’s open connections to 1,000 property management systems, channel managers, booking channels and hotel applications.

Palladium Hotel Group appoints Stefany M. Jones ad Director of Retail Affairs in the North American market

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:32:00 +0300

Stefany M. Jones is a sales and marketing professional with over 18 years of experience in the travel agency industry specializing in account management, marketing and business development.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort announces cutting-edge health partnerships to establishe new standard of clean

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:28:00 +0300

Award-winning medical wellness resort partners with ActivePure Technology and Applied Silver Inc to introduce hi-tech safety measures at the resort.

Traxo & BTP Automation launch new hotel program management system

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:19:00 +0300

Traxo Partners with BTP Automation to Launch New Service for Corporate Travel Managers.

Avon Boating to increase sales at multiple touch points using Ticknovate’s live POS system

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:12:00 +0300

Ticknovate’s SaaS ticketing solution will be used to set up multiple products, pricing and promotions for Avon Boating.

Hyatt Centric brand debuts in North Carolina with Hyatt Centric SouthPark Charlotte

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:07:00 +0300

The 175-key hotel embraces the city’s rich history and inspires exploration for savvy travelers.

Introducing The GDS-Academy - Dynamic learning to inspire the regeneration of the tourism, meetings and events industry

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:01:00 +0300

The GDS-Academy offers education as open-enrolment online classes for professionals, and online/hybrid learning for organisations and destinations. 

TripActions expands further into Europe, new office to open in Dublin, Ireland

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:57:00 +0300

Located in critical tech hub, dedicated sales office to bolster continued European expansion.

This summer, it’s a staycation or Caribbean vacation

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:52:00 +0300

In travel terms, Europe, looks set for another disappointing summer, with the possible exception of Albania, at 73% of 2019 levels. Greece (49%), Serbia (38%), Iceland (35%) and Malta (35%) are currently set to outperform other regional mainstream destinations.