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Is it ok to still book with Thomas Cook Holidays?

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Is it ok to still book with Thomas Cook Holidays?

Thomas Cook is in big trouble. Book cheap holidays 2019 with Thomas Cook and you’ll get an incredible trip away. With a huge range of options, you can make sure that your holiday is exactly the way you want it to be. Get the most out of our All-Inclusive packages or enjoy a more independent […]

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Russia’s Irkutsk regional authorities move to restrict tourism on Lake Baikal

Russia’s Irkutsk regional authorities move to restrict tourism on Lake Baikal

Russia’s Irkutsk regional authorities move to restrict tourism on Lake Baikal

Local authorities in Russia‘s Irkutsk region have adopted new Rules for the organization of tourism and recreation in the central ecological zone of the Baikal natural territory, which will limit tourist activity in Lake Baikal. In accordance with the rules, 11 places will be allocated in the ecological zone where tourist areas will be created. […]

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Kuwait raises security alert level at all ports after Saudi attack

Kuwait raises security alert level at all ports after Saudi attack

Kuwait raises security alert level at all ports after Saudi attack

Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run KUNA news agency reported today, citing Trade and Industry Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan. “The decision emphasizes that all measures have to be taken to protect the vessels and the ports’ facilities,” it said. The announcement comes after two […]

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Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Hawaii is known for having some of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in the world — and it’s everyone’s responsibility to help keep them that way. A remote area on Hawaii Island’s southeast coast is littered with trash and marine debris carried by currents and trade winds. Items that frequently wash ashore include plastic […]

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Unbelievable what happens when you forget your boarding pass on Emirates

Unbelievable what happens when you forget your boarding pass on Emirates

Unbelievable what happens when you forget your boarding pass on Emirates

Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP). Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing […]

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Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

‘Area 51 raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended with a whimper instead of a bang, drawing only a few dozen enthusiasts for the much-anticipated ‘raid.’ Initially a mock Facebook event, “Storm Area 51” quickly became a phenomenon that garnered interest from hundreds of thousands […]

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FAA restricts flights over New York City during UN General Assembly

FAA restricts New York City flights during UN General Assembly

FAA restricts flights over New York City during UN General Assembly

General aviation pilots who are planning to fly in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area between September 21 and September 29 should check frequently and before every flight to make sure they are aware of the flight restrictions that will be in place for the 74thSession of the United Nations General Assembly. Knowing the rules […]

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Utah tour bus crash: 4 Chinese tourists dead, all others critically injured

Utah tour bus crash: 4 Chinese tourists dead, all others critically injured

Utah tour bus crash: 4 Chinese tourists dead, all others critically injured

The Utah state highway patrol reported that 4 people have died and all others on board were injured when a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park. It appears that the tour bus was carrying Chinese nationals. According to the highway patrol, 12-15 people suffered very critical injuries, and all people sustained some sort […]

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Bring it on: EU ready to slap US with tariffs over Airbus-Boeing row

Bring it on: EU ready to slap US with tariffs over Airbus-Boeing row

Bring it on: EU ready to slap US with tariffs over Airbus-Boeing row

The European Union is ready to impose retaliatory tariffs next year on US goods, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. They will be part of a long-running dispute over subsidies to plane makers Airbus and Boeing. “Trade wars are good for no one,” Le Maire told reporters Thursday when talking about the damage caused […]

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Puerto Rico says ‘thank you’ two years after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico says ‘thank you’ two years after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico says ‘thank you’ two years after Hurricane Maria

Today marks two years since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico’s tourism community wants to say THANK YOU to all the travelers who have helped Puerto Rico have a record-breaking year so far. With year-to-date tourism revenue and passenger arrivals at an all-time high, the tourism industry, currently one of Puerto Rico’s shining lights, and a […]

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Belarusian President to simplify EU visa facilitation for Belarus citizens

President of Belarus plans to simplify EU visa facilitation for Belarus citizens

Belarusian President to simplify EU visa facilitation for Belarus citizens

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko plans to sign an agreement with the European Union on visa facilitation. Registration of a Schengen visa will be cheaper for Belarusians from 60 to 35 euros. This was announced by the representative of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Anatoly Glaz. According to him, this decision was not easy for Alexander […]

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Brand USA hosts 13th annual U.S. – China Tourism Leadership Summit

Brand USA hosts 13th annual U.S. – China Tourism Leadership Summit

Brand USA hosts 13th annual U.S. – China Tourism Leadership Summit

Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, joined the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, to host the 13th annual U.S. – China Tourism Leadership Summit in Seattle, Washington, from September 18-20. The summit is the marquee opportunity to build and strengthen relationships between U.S. and Chinese […]

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WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards announce finalists

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards announce finalists

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards announce finalists

The WTM World Responsible Tourism Gold and Silver Award finalists have been announced for 2019. After an extensive process, the panel of expert judges have decided on 14 global businesses, destinations and organisations to receive the prestigious awards. The esteemed panel of industry professionals filtered through masses of applications to find the best of the […]

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How much money do Hawaii Hotel make per room night?

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How much money do Hawaii Hotel make per room night?

Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to August 2018. However, it should be noted that August 2018’s performance was impacted in part by concerns related to Hurricane Lane. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide […]

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PATA Travel Mart: Kazakhstan welcomes 1,200 Delegates

PATA Travel Mart: Kazakhstan welcomes 1,200 Delegates

PATA Travel Mart: Kazakhstan welcomes 1,200 Delegates

 PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019), generously hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company, has attracted over 1,200 delegates from 63 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 347 sellers from 180 organisations and 34 destinations, along with 252 buyers from 244 organisations and […]

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Edinburgh funding cuts brings BestCities departure

Edinburgh funding cuts brings BestCities departure

Edinburgh funding cuts brings BestCities departure

Edinburgh will be leaving BestCities Global Alliance at the end of the year, after extensive funding cuts from the public sector devastated Marketing Edinburgh. The organization is the destination’s crucial convention and visitors bureau (CVB), responsible for promoting the city to the world as a place to visit and hold events. The organisation was hit […]

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Bermuda is open for business following Hurricane Humberto

Bermuda is open for business following Hurricane Humberto

Bermuda is open for business following Hurricane Humberto

Last night, Hurricane Humberto, a category 3 storm, passed about 75 miles to the north of Bermuda, giving the island a healthy dose of wind and rain. But Bermudians have plenty of experience in dealing with weather events of this kind – more than four centuries’ worth of experience, in fact. As a result, damage […]

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Tourists per square mile: World’s most overcrowded cities

Tourists per square mile: World’s most overcrowded cities

Travel experts have analyzed the number of international visitors each year in some of the world’s most popular places to reveal the destinations with the highest number of tourists per square mile. Whether you’re looking for the tourist spots full of hustle and bustle, or are interested in exploring the streets like a true local, […]

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Launch of ‘Travalyst’ threatens companies which do not become more environmentally minded

Launch of ‘Travalyst’ threatens companies which do not become more environmentally minded

Launch of ‘Travalyst’ threatens companies which do not become more environmentally minded

Tourism related partners that do not get involved with ‘Travalyst’, or become more sustainability-focused, face losing credibility and missing out on future gains, says GlobalData. Formed by the Duke of Sussex alongside companies Ctrip, Skyscanner, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor, the adventurous global initiative seeks to ‘change the impact of travel, for good’. Environment, sustainability, and overtourism […]

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Ovolo Group CEO calls for hospitality industry assistance during trying times in Hong Kong

Ovolo Group CEO calls for hospitality industry assistance during trying times in Hong Kong

Ovolo Group CEO calls for hospitality industry assistance during trying times in Hong Kong

Ovolo Group’s founder & CEO, Girish Jhunjhnuwala, has called on the Hong Kong Government for assistance for the local hospitality industry given the current economic downturn in the region. The situation in Hong Kong has hit been felt across all corners of the city including the retail, aviation and financial sectors, with the tourism industry […]

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El Al Israel Airlines says goodbye to its Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet

El Al says goodbye to its Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet

El Al Israel Airlines says goodbye to its Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet

El Al Israel Airlines made the last flight of jumbo jets between Israel and the US after 48 years of operation. Last Saturday night marked the last time El Al’s 747 “jumbo” took off on New York’s LY008 flight to Ben Gurion Airport. Since 1971, a variety of jumbo jets have been operated by El […]

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Instability at Ryanair

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Instability at Ryanair

Ryanair is challenged by strikes in the UK and Spain, caught in failed mediation rounds in Ireland, left by the COO who was hired specifically to help with the transition to an unionized company and suing their own pilots for their decisions as union representatives. In this context, shareholders will be evaluating Ryanair’s actual progress on […]

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Emergency Sirens triggered in Hawaii : 911 not answering, Civil Defense unreachable

Emergency Sirens triggered in Hawaii : 911 not answering, Civil Defense unreachable

Tourists in Waikiki are running to hotels for safety Wednesday afternoon. Hawaii Civil defense sirens went off around 5.00 pm Hawaii time. It appears the entire Island of Oahu is under an undefined threat. 911 service and phone service to civil defense seems to be unavailable. A 911 call answered went to the U.S. mainland […]

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Belgrade launches joint Chinese-Serbian police patrols in tourist areas of Belgrade

Belgrade launches joint Chinese-Serbian police patrols in tourist areas of Belgrade

Belgrade launches joint Chinese-Serbian police patrols in tourist areas of Belgrade

The first joint patrol of Chinese and Serbian policemen was presented to the public in downtown Belgrade on Wednesday. The ceremony held on the main street of the Serbian capital was attended by Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, a delegation of China’s Ministry of Public Security, Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo, and dozens of […]

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Caribbean Tourism Organization donates $20,000 to the Bahamas for recovery efforts

Caribbean Tourism Organization donates $20,000 to the Bahamas for recovery efforts

Caribbean Tourism Organization donates $20,000 to the Bahamas for recovery efforts

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has made an initial monetary contribution to The Bahamas to assist with its recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month. The sum of US$20,000 – monies raised through the CTO Relief Fund (https://bit.ly/2klH17e) – has been transferred to the National […]

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World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

Just in time for the Oktoberfest in Munich, Lufthansa’s Trachten- crew is getting ready for takeoff. This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take off in Lufthansa’s flagship Airbus A380 for the first time. A total of 21 Lufthansa flight attendants will be trading their uniforms for traditional Bavarian garb. The first […]

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Royal Caribbean’s CEO to present at CTO’s Caribbean tourism outlook forum

Royal Caribbean’s CEO to present at CTO’s Caribbean tourism outlook forum

Royal Caribbean’s CEO to present at CTO’s Caribbean tourism outlook forum

Member governments of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will have a unique opportunity to sit face-to-face with the top executive of the world’s largest cruise brand in a special exchange organised by the CTO in Antigua and Barbuda next month. Michael Bayley, the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International (RCL), will engage Caribbean tourism […]

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LATAM Airlines reveals Star Wars-inspired aircraft

LATAM Airlines reveals Star Wars-inspired aircraft

LATAM Airlines reveals Star Wars-inspired aircraft

LATAM Airlines Group today unveiled the first image of its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-inspired aircraft, following the recent opening of the new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. LATAM Airlines Group will enable customers and fans to travel on an aircraft inspired by the stormtroopers of the First […]

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Travel to Cuba: Via Russia and Italy

Travel to Cuba: From Russian to Italy

Travel to Cuba: Via Russia and Italy

The successfully-concluded OTDYKH Expo in Russia saw the participation of Cuba as a country partner for this 2019 International Russian Travel Market. Cuba brought a wave of joy and lightheartedness to the event as only the Cubans know how to do. They created an attractive show with traditional music, dance, cooking and cocktails, the tropical […]

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FAA shuts down Nevada airspace ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ event

FAA shuts down Nevada airspace ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ event

FAA shuts down Nevada airspace ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ event

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned all aircraft, including emergency vehicles, from the airspace near Area 51 ahead of the ‘Storm Area 51 event’ scheduled for Friday. Everything from news helicopters to drones to private planes and even police vehicles have been barred from the airspace in anticipation of the viral event. The US […]

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