Tourism News

British Airways To Resume Flights To Iran

February 3, 2016

British Airways To Resume Flights To Iran

British Airways will resume direct flights from London to Tehran from July, renewing links with the Iranian capital after sanctions were lifted.


Flights Hit By Brazilian Airline Crew Strike

February 3, 2016

Flights Hit By Brazilian Airline Crew Strike

Brazilian airline pilots and cabin crew halted work for two hours on Wednesday in a pay dispute, delaying flights across the country days before the start of the carnival holiday season.


Strike Grounds Most Pakistan Air Flights

February 3, 2016

Strike Grounds Most Pakistan Air Flights

Most Pakistan International Airlines flights were grounded on Wednesday as striking employees disrupted operations to protest against a government plan to sell the flag carrier.


Delta Software Outage Delays Boarding

February 2, 2016

Delta Software Outage Delays Boarding

Delta Air Lines delayed boarding for about two dozen flights on Tuesday as a result of a brief outage in software that powers ground operations, a spokesman said.


Ryanair To Cut Some Italian Routes

February 2, 2016

Ryanair To Cut Some Italian Routes

Ryanair said it will cut routes and jobs in Italy later this year as a result of a 40 percent increase in passenger departure taxes.



WHO Says Zika Virus An International Emergency

February 1, 2016

WHO Says Zika Virus An International Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of suspected cases of birth defects in Brazil.


Dubai Bookings Undiminished By Hotel Fire

January 31, 2016

Dubai Bookings Undiminished By Hotel Fire

Bookings in Dubai's tourism industry are looking strong for the first quarter of this year despite the fire which swept through a hotel on New Year's Eve, the head of the emirate's tourism department said.


More Airlines Offer Refunds Over Zika Fears

January 28, 2016

More Airlines Offer Refunds Over Zika Fears

Lufthansa, British Airways and JetBlue are the latest international carriers to offer rebooking or refunds for tickets to areas affected by the Zika virus, as concerns mount about the swift spread of the mosquito-borne disease.


Travel Industry Faces Growing Concern Over Zika

January 27, 2016

Travel Industry Faces Growing Concern Over Zika

Airlines, hotels and cruise operators serving Latin America and the Caribbean are facing growing concern over travel to countries potentially affected by the Zika virus after the WHO warned of its likely spread to most of the Americas.


Algeria Suspends Flights To Libya

January 27, 2016

Algeria Suspends Flights To Libya

Algeria has suspended flights to Tripoli, a few days after it detained hundreds of Moroccans trying to travel to Libya having arrived in the capital Algiers.