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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Germany loves Japan – and it shows in Duesseldorf

Germany loves Japan – and it shows in Duesseldorf - The German city of Düsseldorf is not only known for its Carnival, for the longest bar in the world, but also for its friendship with Japan After a two year break the river promenade in Duesseldorf on the Rina river celebreated the friendship between Germany and Japan. For decades Duesseldorf has a large expat community […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Occitanie Formed: Dynamic Wine with an Interesting History

Occitanie Formed: Dynamic Wine with an Interesting History - Languedoc-Roussillon Wines Today, Languedoc wines are considered to be among the most interesting and dynamic wines in the world and are noted for subtlety and complexity. The area produces lots of wine, exceeding production of Bordeaux, Australia, South Africa and Chile combined, representing about one-third of the French volume output that equals approximately three billion […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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President Biden, actor Morgan Freeman among 936 Americans banned by Russia

President Biden, actor Morgan Freeman among 936 Americans banned by Russia - The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation today published a list of 936 Americans accused by Russian government of ‘anti-Russian activities’ and banned from entering the country. The list includes US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Vice President Kamala Harris and actor Morgan Freeman, among other US nationals. “In response to the […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Over 120,000 people gather in Brussels for Belgian Pride 2022

Over 120,000 people gather in Brussels for Belgian Pride 2022 - After a two-year absence, Belgian Pride was making its long-awaited comeback this year. More than 120,000 participated in the Belgian Pride Parade. The streets of the capital were decked out in the colors of the rainbow. It was an opportunity for those taking part to share their message and their demands in a joyful and […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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WHO: Monkeypox spread could accelerate in the summer

WHO: Monkeypox spread could accelerate in the summer - The World Health Organization’s (WHO) top European official warned that the spread of the monkeypox virus could “accelerate” on the continent in the summertime. “As we enter the summer season… with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission [of monkeypox] could accelerate,” said WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Dt. Hans Kluge. Europe should […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Friday, May 20, 2022

India Tour Operators Lay Out Plan for Tourism Revival

India Tour Operators Lay Out Plan for Tourism Revival - As per directives from the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Hon. Narendra Modi, a 2-member delegation from the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) comprised of Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President, and Mr. Ravi Gosai, Vice President, met with the Hon. Tourism Minister, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, yesterday in his office in the presence of Mrs. […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Huge fire shuts down Geneva International Airport

Huge fire shuts down Geneva International Airport - Switzerland’s Geneva International Airport (GVA) was forced to suspend all landings on Friday afternoon, due to a massive fire at a nearby building. The fire broke out at a reception facility for asylum-seekers that was under construction and a thick black smoke spread over the Switzerland’s second-busiest airport. While all the landings have been suspended, the departures from Geneva Airport were left to the pilots’ discretion. “Due to a fire at the edge of the runway, landings and take-offs have […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Canadians asked for their input on WestJet’s Sunwing bid

Canadians asked for their input on WestJet’s Sunwing bid - On April 8, 2022, WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Sunwing Travel Group notified the Minister of Transport that WestJet proposes to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines. This notification was in accordance with the mergers and acquisitions provisions of the Canada Transportation Act. The Minister of Transport has determined that the transaction raises public interest considerations related to national transportation. As such, a public interest assessment of the proposed transaction will be conducted with input from the Commissioner of Competition, who will assess […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Pegasus Airlines names new Chief Commercial Officer

Pegasus Airlines names new Chief Commercial Officer - Onur Dedeköylü, who has been working as Senior Vice President for Marketing at Pegasus Airlines since 2010 and has made significant contributions to the company’s ancillary product management, digital transformation and to building the Pegasus brand, has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer. Onur Dedeköylü will manage the Commercial division, consisting of the sales, network planning, marketing, revenue management and pricing, guest experience and cargo departments. Onur Dedeköylü is a graduate of Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University and holds an MBA […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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China orders its senior officials to dump their foreign assets

China orders its senior officials to dump their foreign assets - The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has reportedly issued a decree for the party’s senior officials strongly advising them to refrain from buying any foreign holdings. In a bid to insulate China‘s top officials from the sanctions, like those slapped by the West on Russia over its aggression in Ukraine, the new policy will block promotions for CCP elites who have significant assets abroad. The restriction will apply not only to assets held directly and indirectly by high party functionaries themselves, but […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

The New Immersive Experience in Cincinnati

The New Immersive Experience in Cincinnati -  Entertainment producer Exhibition Hub together with Fever, the leading entertainment discovery platform, have today announced that Van Gogh: The Immersive Experiencewill debut at 18 West Fourth Street early next month. Located in one of Cincinnati’s most iconic buildings, this spacious area right in the heart of the city, is almost as old as Vincent van Gogh! Constructed in 1860, when the artist was only 7 years old, the venue began its life as the Fifth Bank Building. It soon became Fifth Third Bank, […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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World’s best and worst airports for business class travelers

World’s best and worst airports for business class travelers - While flying business class is something that many travelers will never get to experience, it can make for a nice treat for a special occasion. But which airports offer the best experience for business class travelers? New airline industry study has ranked the top global airports for business class travel, based on factors such as number of lounges, number of destinations served, percentage of on-time flights and airport rating to reveal the best (& worst) airports for business class travel […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

SATTE 2022 Opens to Amazing Response

SATTE 2022 Opens to Amazing Response - The much-awaited travel show, SATTE, opened today, May 18, 2022, signifying a resurgence in the COVID-hit travel and tourism industry. This is the 29th edition of SATTE where many industry and government leaders have graced the opening along with Saudi being one of the major participants for the first time, giving a fresh lift after some liberalized steps to see that travel gets a boost. Informa Markets in India, India B2B exhibition organizer, launched the star-studded SATTE 2022 at the […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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New nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town

New nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town - United Airlines announced today it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for three weekly nonstop flights between Washington, D.C. and Cape Town, South Africa. If approved, United’s flights will become the first nonstop service ever between Washington D.C. and South Africa’s legislative capital, Cape Town. This long-overdue route will benefit important government-to-government connections and increase communication and commerce with a region that has strong cultural ties to South Africa. United Airlines‘ proposed service would begin Nov. 17, 2022, and operate on 787-9 aircraft, maximized to […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Low-cost airlines will emerge from pandemic stronger than ever

Low-cost airlines will emerge from pandemic stronger than ever - Rising living costs and increased airfares will lead to passengers, who may traditionally prefer to stay loyal to national flag carriers, booking with low-cost airlines. Ryanair’s plans to increase its capacity to above pre-pandemic levels shows that the low-cost airlines segment will emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever. With the rising fuel costs, air fares are increasing to cover operational overheads. Whilst the low-cost sector is as much affected by these as full-service carriers (FSCs), the typically young age of […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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New flights from New York JFK to Naples and Sicily

New flights from New York JFK to Naples and Sicily - EasyJet and Neos have announced a partnership to enhance connections from JFK to some of the most attractive destinations in southern Italy. Effective June 16, Neos passengers departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport can connect seamlessly in Milan to easyJet flights onward to Catania, Naples and Palermo. On check-in in New York, passengers will receive boarding passes to Milan and onward, and their luggage will be checked through to their ultimate destination, As a result of the partnership, Neos and easyJet […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Meet the new PATA Executive Board

Meet the new PATA Executive Board - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the ratification of the new PATA Executive Board. Peter Semone has been formally endorsed as the Chair of the Association’s Executive Board and replaces Soon-Hwa Wong who was elected Chair in October 2020. During his appointment, Mr. Semone said, “Today, we are emerging from the most severe crisis to hit our community since PATA was founded in 1951. The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought unprecedented devastation on tourism destinations and businesses across Asia […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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IMEX in Frankfurt Returns with a Flourish

IMEX in Frankfurt Returns with a Flourish - With just two weeks until IMEX in Frankfurt, over 2,800 buyers from across the world – spanning agencies, corporates, independents and associations – are busy building their show schedules and making appointments to meet and do business with an international roster of suppliers for the first time in three years. Exhibitors from 90+ countries will be represented at the show, taking place May 31 – June 2. This includes a large number of Asian destinations – Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan and […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Skål International Usa Announces Its National Industry Leadership Award Recipients

Skål International Usa Announces Its National Industry Leadership Award Recipients - Skål International USA, held its 2022 North American Skål Congress (NASC) from May 13-15th in Orlando, Florida. During the event, Anthony Melchiorri of the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, a world-renowned hospitality industry expert and business fixer; along with Glenn Haussman, the hospitality industry’s #1 global social media influencer, and publisher of novacancynews.com, were honored with the Skål USA National Industry Leader Award, the organization’s highest award, which has only been given out twice before. Together, Glenn and Anthony host the #1 Hospitality Broadcast in the industry, No Vacancy Live!, a […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Ryanair CEO: Airfares will soar this summer

Ryanair CEO: Airfares will soar this summer - According to Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary, the cost of flying this summer will reach a “single-digit percent” high above pre-pandemic levels. European holidaymakers will face higher airfares due to “demand for the beaches of Europe” during the summer vacation months, O’Leary warned. Ryanair chief also pointed to the war of aggression waged by Russia in Ukraine and its impact on the price of fuel this summer season. An expected economic downturn, an inflexible post-Brexit labor market in the UK and […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Monday, May 16, 2022

Japanese ambassadors to visit Guam during tourism month

Japanese ambassadors to visit Guam during tourism month - As part of the tourism month celebration, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will be welcoming a group of Japanese ambassadors to assist with recovery efforts in the Japanese market from May 17 -22, 2022. The ambassadors were selected through GVB’s #HereWeGuam contest in Japan out of a pool of more than 500 participants. The first wave of ambassadors flew to Guam in February and participated in optional tours that featured marine sports, hiking, wellness, shopping, and restaurants. This next group […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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West Australia will spend $31 Million on Tourism Events

West Australia will spend $31 Million on Tourism Events - The Government of Western Australia has handed down its 2022-23 State Budget, announcing an increase of $31 million in funding for tourism events. This includes $20 million for a new Major Events Fund of which $5 million has been allocated for hosting business events. This funding is additional to the $15 million Reconnect WA package announced in December 2021. The boost in funding comes at a pivotal time for Western Australia’s business events industry, which is poised to experience a […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Sri Lanka ponders on privatizing its insolvent SriLankan Airlines

Sri Lanka ponders on privatizing its insolvent SriLankan Airlines - Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced today that he is planning to propose a new national special relief budget that would replace the development-oriented budget approved earlier. Wickremesinghe has been appointed by Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as new prime minister last Thursday in a bid to thwart the island nation’s political and economic crisis. According to PM Wickremesinghe, the newly proposed budget would re-direct funds previously slated for infrastructure development to public welfare instead. Privatizing the […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Oman Air Transforms Staff Travel with New Software

Oman Air Transforms Staff Travel with New Software - Oman Air has partnered with IBS Software to fully digitalize its staff travel program, delivering a highly configurable, self-service platform for employees to book and manage complex leisure travel, annual leave travel and duty travel policies. Award-winning Oman Air overhauled its on-premise legacy system with IBS Software’s SaaS-based iFly Staff platform to enable self-service for its employees to easily manage their travel needs. The system has also significantly extended usability, allowing users access via any browser or any Android or […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Italian Exhibition Group: Business is booming now

Italian Exhibition Group: Business is booming now - IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, a company listed on Euronext Milan, closed the first three months of 2022 brilliantly. Just recently, in fact, IEG’s Board of Directors approved an interim management report at 31st March 2022 that exceeded expectations. Revenues amounted to EUR 38 million, an increase of EUR 35.6 million compared to the first quarter of 2021 during which events had only taken place in digital format due to the pandemic. According to Corrado Peraboni, CEO of IEG: “The […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Tourism in the UAE bright under the new Ruler, His Highness Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Tourism in the UAE bright under the new Ruler, His Highness Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan - His Highness Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan became the third president of the United Arab Emirates after becoming the ruler of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). After the death of Sheikh Khalifa on Friday, May 13, 2022, Mohamed became the ruler of Abu Dhabi,[ and he was elected President of the United Arab Emirates the next day, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 His Highness was born on March 11, 1961, colloquially known by his initials as MBZ. He is seen as the driving force […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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New Condor nonstop Frankfurt to Phoenix and Portland flights

New Condor nonstop Frankfurt to Phoenix and Portland flights - Stopped before the pandemic and resumed as of May 21 is CONDOR German Airlines’ non-stop flight from Frankfurt to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Arizona, USA. Scottdale, the desert, boating, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona is now only a non-stop flight away from Germany. Timely for the expected busy summer holiday season Condor scheduled service every Thursday and Saturday to the Grand Canyon State. The CONDOR Boeing 767-300 is offering seats in three classes: Economy, Premium Economy, and Business Class. […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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SKAL World President introduces a new Tourism Leadership for Generation Z and Industry 4.0

SKAL World President introduces a new Tourism Leadership for Generation Z and Industry 4.0 - Skal World President Burcin Turkkan addressed the Skal USA National Convention (NASC) held  May 13-16 in Orlando, Florida, USA. 120 SKAL members attended, including Orlando Mayor Jerry Demings, CVB president, and CEO Cassandra Matte, pictured below. Anthony Melchiorri and Glen Haussmann were the winners of the Skal USA National Leadership Awards SKAL World President, Burcin Turkkan, who is also American, delivered this address. Good Morning Everyone Skal USA President Richard Scinta Skal USA President Marc Rheaume Skal International VP Juan Steta […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine cost Egypt $7 billion

Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine cost Egypt $7 billion - According to Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, Russia’s war of aggression launched against Ukraine has sent prices for vital produce soaring, having posed enormous challenges to the Egyptian economy. “In May 2021, the price of a barrel of oil was $67, now it has reached $112, while a ton of wheat cost $270 a year ago, now we pay for the same volumes based on a price of $435 per ton,” Madbouly explained. Prime Minister said that the country’s economy has […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News
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