Ryanair plane grounded in France

PARIS, 12 November 2018: The French civil aviation authority said at the weekend it had seized a Ryanair plane to get the Irish low-cost airline to repay illegal public aid, the latest in a string of troubles for the...

French hotels sue Airbnb

PARIS, 12 November 2018: The main trade group for French hotels has sued the home-sharing giant Airbnb, accusing it of unfair competition by "knowingly violating" rules imposed as part of a crackdown in one of the US giant's biggest...
MILAN, 9 November 2018: Italy's competition watchdog said on Wednesday it will begin legal proceedings against low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air for failing to suspend controversial charges for carry-on bags. The Antitrust Authority "decided to initiate proceedings for non-compliance"...
SYDNEY, 7 November 2018: A man has died after being mauled by a shark in the third such attack in two months at Whitsunday islands, a popular tourist site on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, authorities said Tuesday. Rescue workers said...
LONDON, 7 November 2018: Safety, easy visas, direct flights and sensitivity to the Chinese holiday calendar were citied as vital components to attract Chinese tourists. ForwardKeys presented the key takeaways during a presentation on Tuesday at the World Travel Market,...
LONDON, 7 November 2018: Strengthening cooperation between tourism players in both public and private sectors is the key to success according to a World Travel & Tourism Council global industry leaders’ panel hosted at the World Travel Market in...
LONDON, 7 November 2018: UK travellers for the second year running are the top source market for Hotelbeds, a popular global bed bank platform. Hotelbeds presented an update on the UK source market during the UK’s World Travel Market that...

Icelandair shares soar

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, 7 November 2018: Shares in Icelandair shot up more than 40%  on Monday after it announced it had acquired its fellow Iceland-based low-cost rival WOW Air. The two airlines have benefitted from the boom in travel to Iceland...

Webjet acquires DOTW

LONDON, 6 November 2018: Webjet confirmed in a press release issued Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire Dubai-based Destinations of The World. The acquisition will see DOTW joining a stable of travel brands including JacTravel, TotalStay, Sunhotels, Lots...
COLOMBO, 6 November 2018: A political crisis in Sri Lanka, where two prime ministers are fighting for power, is scaring away tourists and raising questions over foreign aid, ringing alarm bells for the economy as the currency slumps to...