Travel News

Expedia's Second-Quarter Profit Surges

July 30, 2015

Expedia's Second-Quarter Profit Surges

Expedia posted a second-quarter profit of USD$449.6 million and announced a larger dividend as travel bookings grew.


Kenya Air Says Tourism Slump May Have Bottomed Out

July 30, 2015

Kenya Air Says Tourism Slump May Have Bottomed Out

Kenya Airways sank deeper into the red in the year to March, but chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze said the tourism slump that sparked the losses may have bottomed out.


Thai Airways To Cut Jobs, Stop US Flights

July 27, 2015

Thai Airways To Cut Jobs, Stop US Flights

Thai Airways plans to cut 1,401 jobs through voluntary retirement this year and suspend its loss-making flights to Los Angeles and Rome as it pushes ahead with a restructuring plan.


Senate Committee Seeks To Change Cuba Travel Rules

July 23, 2015

Senate Committee Seeks To Change Cuba Travel Rules

A US Senate committee has approved amendments that would end restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba and ease some trade barriers.


Thomas Cook, Club Med To Strengthen Ties

July 21, 2015

Thomas Cook, Club Med To Strengthen Ties

British travel company Thomas Cook and France-based Club Méditerranée said they would look at sharing flights as part of a new plan underpinned by their common Chinese shareholder Fosun.



American To Resume Caracas-JFK Flights

July 13, 2015

American To Resume Caracas-JFK Flights

American Airlines said it will restart its Caracas-New York route on December 17, even though it has not repatriated more than half a billion dollars in revenue trapped in Venezuela as a result of currency controls.


Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Up 8.9 Pct In H1

July 10, 2015

Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Up 8.9 Pct In H1

The number of tourists visiting Mauritius rose 8.9 percent in the first half of 2015 from the same period last year, with more arrivals from Asia, official figures showed.


UK Warns Against Travel To Tunisia

July 9, 2015

UK Warns Against Travel To Tunisia

Britain's Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia, telling Britons to leave the North African country and warning that further terrorist attacks were "highly likely" there.


Greek Crisis Hits Last-Minute Travel Bookings

July 8, 2015

Greek Crisis Hits Last-Minute Travel Bookings

Greece's debt crisis has hit tourism, with last-minute bookings falling sharply, although the impact on the industry may be limited because the flare-up has come late in the season when most summer holidays are already booked.


Qantas To Restart SFO Flights After Regulatory Approval

July 8, 2015

Qantas To Restart SFO Flights After Regulatory Approval

Qantas will resume flights between Sydney and San Francisco after Australian authorities gave interim approval for an expanded codeshare arrangement with American Airlines.