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Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport's Southern Runway in April and May 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 2 days ago

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Work beyond the conference room: A look at business travel trends for 2019

In 2018, Airbnb for Work grew exponentially, with a number of companies and business travellers making use of the travel solution offering, as such garnering insight into the way these business road warriors travel; where they go, where they prefer to stay and what they do when visiting a new city...

10 Jan 2019

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Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

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How to target LGBT travellers

Based on data from the Department of Commerce and Community Marketing Inc., the estimated annual economic impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travellers is over $75bn per year in the US alone...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Jan 2019

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Le Quartier Français completes refurbishment in Franschoek

Boutique hotel Le Quartier Français, part of the Leeu Collection located in Franschhoek, South Africa, has reopened after completing its refurbishment and expansion.

28 Dec 2018

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People travel more, spend less

The size of the travel retail market is slowly shrinking...

21 Dec 2018

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Study shows 44% of leisure travellers plan and book vacations at the last minute

While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of the world's travellers plan and book their trips a month or more in advance, a study by Hoffman York reveals that nearly half opt for last minute vacation booking...

14 Dec 2018

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Lufthansa extends business lounge at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa's business lounge expansion follows an increase in passenger numbers using the already two existing lounges in the area. Now, with the additional 1,100 square metres, seat capacity has increased by 40%...

13 Dec 2018

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First global gastronomy tourism startup competition launched

The gastronomic tourism sector is moving towards innovation and the diversification of its offerings. UNWTO, in collaboration Basque Culinary Center, has launched the first UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead gastronomic tourism sector transformation...

19 Oct 2018

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Uber doubles down on safety, launches Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers

Uber rolls out of new Safety Toolkit app across Europe, the Middle East and Africa...

18 Oct 2018

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WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019 applications are now open

The World Travel and Tourism Council calls on travel and tourism organisations to showcase their achievements by entering the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 5 Sep 2018

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Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 10 Aug 2018

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British Airways brings a real dining experience to SA air travel

British Airways has launched a new restaurant-style dining experience on all of its flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and London...

1 Aug 2018

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Overtourism: A growing global problem

The summer holidays are in full swing - and protests against overtourism have begun (yet again) in a number of popular European cities...

23 Jul 2018

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IATA results shows a growing demand in global passenger traffic for May

Global passenger traffic results reflect a 6.1% rise in May 2018 compared to that of 2017...

6 Jul 2018

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Top insights into the business of outbound travel

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

20 Jun 2018

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MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship

The Meraviglia class cruise ship will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on liquefied natural gas and will feature environmental technologies inclusive of advanced wastewater treatment system compliant with the world's most stringent regulatory standards...

15 Jun 2018

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TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 Jun 2018

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Marriott unveils its transformation plan for the Sheraton brand

"With our Sheraton transformation plan, we've put together all of the pieces of the equation to work cooperatively with our owners to set this iconic brand on a new, disciplined and successful path. We are ready, our vision is clear and the energy is robust for Sheraton."

7 Jun 2018

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IATA addresses travel restrictions, evolves Open Borders Strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to remove onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders.

6 Jun 2018

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