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New CEO at Messe Berlin

New CEO at Messe Berlin

Dr. Christian Göke (47) will take over as the new Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin on 1 July 2013. He takes over the position from Raimund Hosch who is retiring. From 2000 to 2012

Aviation News
Finnair to Join BA and JAL Joint Business Agreement

Finnair to Join BA and JAL Joint Business Agreement

Finnair has unveiled its intention to join British Airways (BA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) in their joint business agreement. BA and JAL entered into a joint business arrangement in October 2012, providing their customers with

Tourism News
Hertz Launches New 24/7 Rental Service

Hertz Launches New 24/7 Rental Service

Hertz has launched a new rental service available any time, day or night. Hertz 24/7 allows customers to be able to rent a wide variety of vehicles near their home or work when need, and

Aviation News
Virgin Australia introduces frequent flier miles for pets

Virgin Australia introduces frequent flier miles for pets

On Monday, Virgin Australia announced that pets would now be included in the airline's Velocity frequent flier program. In a press release, the airline stated that two-legged frequent fliers would earn up to 300 points each time

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New easyJet hand luggage rules start

New easyJet hand luggage rules start

The budget carrier will only guarantee to store luggage in its overhead lockers that is 37 per cent smaller than the current limit. Passengers who travel with bags that are larger than the new size but

Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels Now Offers Mobile Check-in for Mobile Travelers

Marriott Hotels Now Offers Mobile Check-in for Mobile Travelers

In recognition of its increasingly connected mobile guests, Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International , is announcing plans to rollout mobile check-in at 325 hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Now launched at

Hotels & Resorts
IHG Opens its Second Hotel in Ecuador

IHG Opens its Second Hotel in Ecuador

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, today announced the opening of the 122-room Holiday Inn®  Hotel Guayaquil Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The seven-story new-build hotel is adjacent to the José Joaquín

Aviation News
Transaero Becomes Russia’s Largest Carrier on International Routes in May

Transaero Becomes Russia’s Largest Carrier on International Routes in May

According to the data released by the Transport Clearing House (Russia’s executive body of the Air Transport Settlement System), Transaero outperformed Russian airlines in May 2013 in terms of international passenger traffic, measured in Revenue

Aviation News
British Airways loosens rules on use of electronic devices

British Airways loosens rules on use of electronic devices

Passengers flying British Airways will be among the first to be able to check their email and call their loved ones to let them know they’ve arrived soon after their plane lands. The new relaxed

Tourism News
World’s biggest food fight to begin ticketing system

World’s biggest food fight to begin ticketing system

The world’s biggest tomato fight in Spain has implemented a ticketing system for the first time in its 68-year history in an effort to clamp down on the number of participants, which swelled to an

Casino
Sri Lanka leases out land for Packer-linked casino

Sri Lanka leases out land for Packer-linked casino

Sri Lanka has leased some prime real estate in the capital to a local casino operator who is expected to develop a $350 million entertainment complex with Australian gambling mogul James Packer, an official said

Tourism News
Rome and Paris Joint ‘Winners’ For Having The Rudest Cab Drivers

Rome and Paris Joint ‘Winners’ For Having The Rudest Cab Drivers

Paris and Rome may be hell to drive in but taking taxis in the two cities is hardly much better, according to a survey. Cabbies in the French and Italian capitals have been rated the rudest in a poll of British

Aviation News
GoAir Flight Attendants: Airline To Employ Only Lightweight Female Flight Attendants

GoAir Flight Attendants: Airline To Employ Only Lightweight Female Flight Attendants

Indian airline GoAir is--apparently--doing everything in its power to lighten its aircraft and improve fuel efficiency. Like (who else?) Ryanair before it, the airline has decided to only hire lightweight female flight attendants in the future, since males