Events
Sustainability focus at EIBTM 2013

Sustainability focus at EIBTM 2013

EIBTM, the global event for the meetings and events industry, has announced that the Sustainability Stand Award will feature again this year as part of a wider strategy to encourage exhibitors to take a sustainable approach to

Aviation News
Qatar Airwawes adds new African route

Qatar Airwawes adds new African route

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is set to begin three-flights-a-week to Ethiopia’s capital and largest city, Addis Ababa, on September 18, 2013.  The new service from Doha to Addis Ababa

Aviation News
Qatar Airways has upgraded its capacity on its Istanbul – Doha route

Qatar Airways has upgraded its capacity on its Istanbul – Doha route

Qatar Airways, the Doha-based carrier, has upgraded its capacity on its Istanbul - Doha route, with an Airbus A330 aircraft. As of 1 July, the introduction of the new wide-body aircraft results in an increased

Aviation News
Emirates to Expand Presence in Eastern Europe with Launch of Kiev

Emirates to Expand Presence in Eastern Europe with Launch of Kiev

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, unveiled new expansion plans for Eastern Europe today, with the launch of daily services to Kyiv Boryspil International Airport in Kiev from 16th January 2014, marking its

Hotels & Resorts
Marriott International unveils Arabic language website

Marriott International unveils Arabic language website

Arabic speaking customers worldwide can now access a host of online functions and important hotel information through the new Arabic website from Marriott International. The new portal allows Arab customers to search for hotel rooms

Aviation News
Air China connects Houston and Beijing with new nonstop service

Air China connects Houston and Beijing with new nonstop service

The inaugural flight of AirChina from Beijing, CA 995, arrived to a Texas-sized welcome which included a traditional water cannon salute. With the launch of the nonstop service, Houston becomes Air China's fifth gateway in North America,

Events
Don’t miss the fifth annual HTNG Asia-Pacific Conference, in Hong Kong 23-25 July 2013

Don’t miss the fifth annual HTNG Asia-Pacific Conference, in Hong Kong 23-25 July 2013

HTNG Asia-Pacific Conference is excited to also extend this invitation to hoteliers who are members of the China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA), with whom HTNG recently announced a partnership. With the partnership of the CHTA, selling technology into

Hotels & Resorts
Accor Announces Opening of Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, Thailand

Accor Announces Opening of Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, Thailand

Pullman, the Accor Group's upscale international brand, is inaugurating the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach. It is the fifteenth resort in its portfolio, the fifth Pullman in Thailand, and nestled in Naithon Beach, one of

Hotels & Resorts
China is The Future of Tourism

China is The Future of Tourism

The U.S. lodging market may be going gangbusters, but it seems that China is grabbing many of the headlines these days. Between the incredible bounty of new development and its rising middle class, China is

Hotels & Resorts
Le Royal Monceau in Paris awarded ‘palace’ status

Le Royal Monceau in Paris awarded ‘palace’ status

There’s yet more change afoot for luxury hotels in Paris with the announcement that the Raffles property Le Royal Monceau has been granted an official ‘Palace Distinction’. Although hotels in France use a version of the one- to

Tourism News
All-Inclusive not always cheaper

All-Inclusive not always cheaper

With everything you can eat and drink thrown in, all-inclusive deals are promoted as the most economic way of enjoying your holiday. But they may not always be such good value, according to a survey. Bed

Railway News
Moscow – Kazan to become Russia’s first high-speed rail line

Moscow – Kazan to become Russia’s first high-speed rail line

Project documentation of the Moscow - Kazan high-speed rail line wil be completed by the first quarter of 2015, according to recent statements of Russia’s Ministry of Transport. The volume of investments in the implementation

Aviation News
South Korea Orders Airlines To Step Up Pilot Training

South Korea Orders Airlines To Step Up Pilot Training

South Korea's Asiana Airlines will be subject of a three-week government investigation after one of its passenger jets crash landed in San Francisco, officials said Monday. The transport ministry also ordered all South Korean airlines

Tourism News
Dubai beach gets Blue Flag certification

Dubai beach gets Blue Flag certification

Dubai has taken a step towards seaside ecotourism and joined the international Blue Flag program that guarantees conformity to stringent environmental standards. On the coast that holds some of Dubai's loveliest resorts, the Jumeriah and

Aviation News
Beijing International Airport is the world’s most delayed airport

Beijing International Airport is the world’s most delayed airport

Air passengers in China experience the world's most disrupted travel plans, according to a report which names two of the country's major airports and its leading airlines among the most delayed. Beijing International Airport is