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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.


Turkey's 2015 Tourism Revenues Fall 8.3 Pct

January 29, 2016

Turkey's 2015 Tourism Revenues Fall 8.3 Pct

Tourism revenues in Turkey dropped by 14.3 percent to USD$6.57 billion in the final quarter of 2015, the Turkish Statistics Institute 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.


US Adds More Countries To Zika Travel Alert

January 25, 2016

US Adds More Countries To Zika Travel Alert

The US has extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Caribbean and Latin America.



NYC Tourism Hits Record High In 2015

January 24, 2016

NYC Tourism Hits Record High In 2015

The number of tourists visiting New York City rose to a record high in 2015, with nearly 60 million people visiting the biggest city in the United States.


Hong Kong Suffering From China Visitor Drop

January 20, 2016

Hong Kong Suffering From China Visitor Drop

Tour groups from mainland China to Hong Kong could shrink by two-thirds in the first half of this year, dealing another blow to retailers and an economy facing pressure from slowing growth in China.


Amadeus Wins EU Approval For Navitaire Takeover

January 19, 2016

Amadeus Wins EU Approval For Navitaire Takeover

Spanish travel technology company Amadeus secured unconditional European Union approval on Tuesday for its USD$830 million bid for US peer Navitaire after EU regulators said the deal would not harm competition.


French Hotels Count Cost Of Paris Attacks

January 19, 2016

French Hotels Count Cost Of Paris Attacks

The deadly attacks in Paris in November have cost French hoteliers an estimated EUR€270 million in lost revenue and could continue to have an impact on hotel occupancy rates.


LATAM Airlines To Deepen Ties With American, BA

January 14, 2016

LATAM Airlines To Deepen Ties With American, BA

LATAM Airlines said it had signed separate business agreements to deepen its ties with American Airlines and IAG's British Airways and Iberia.