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Sri Lanka's August Tourist Arrivals Up 18.7 Pct

September 4, 2015

Sri Lanka's August Tourist Arrivals Up 18.7 Pct

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka jumped 18.7 percent year-on-year in August, with the number of foreign visitors increasing for the 76th straight month since the near three-decade civil war ended in 2009.


Awaiting US Avalanche, Cubans Hit The Beach

September 1, 2015

Awaiting US Avalanche, Cubans Hit The Beach

Cubans are flocking to the beach in record numbers before a possible end to the US travel ban that would open the gates to American tourists and bump up prices.


Al Tayyar Travel Group Founder To Quit

August 30, 2015

The founder of Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel Group will resign as vice-chairman and managing director from September 1.


United To Change Scheduling To Reduce Delays

August 28, 2015

United To Change Scheduling To Reduce Delays

United Airlines will change the way it schedules flights and use new technology to tackle the delays and cancellations that have hurt its competitiveness.


Australia Clears Qantas, China Eastern Alliance

August 21, 2015

Australia Clears Qantas, China Eastern Alliance

The Australian regulator, the ACCC, reversed an earlier decision and cleared a code-sharing deal between Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines after the carriers agreed to increase flights between their countries by a fifth.



Spain Heading For Record Tourism Year

August 21, 2015

Spain Heading For Record Tourism Year

The number of tourists arriving in Spain jumped 6.3 percent in July from a year earlier, reaching a record high as a weaker euro and security fears in competing resorts attracted more visitors to its shores.


Mauritius Tourism Earnings Down In First Half

August 21, 2015

Mauritius Tourism Earnings Down In First Half

Tourism revenue in Mauritius fell by 3.5 percent in the first half of the year as earnings per tourist dropped.


France Set For Record Tourist Numbers

August 20, 2015

France Set For Record Tourist Numbers

France is on course to receive a record number of tourists this year, helping boost sector revenue by about 4 percent, minister for foreign affairs and tourism Laurent Fabius said.


No Decision On Resuming Commercial Travel To Cuba

August 18, 2015

No Decision On Resuming Commercial Travel To Cuba

The US State Department said there is no timeline for reestablishing US commercial air travel to Cuba, following media reports that Washington was working to begin scheduled flights between the two countries as soon as December.


TUI Could Divest Non-Core Brands - Report

August 16, 2015

TUI Could Divest Non-Core Brands - Report

TUI is considering a spin-off of its non-core assets, which have turnover of about EUR€3 billion (USD$3.33 billion), according to a newspaper report.