BRUSSELS, 14 February 2018: Europe welcomed 671 million international tourist arrivals in 2017, representing an 8% growth compared to 2016 (+2%). According to the latest European Travel Commission's "European Tourism 2017-Trends & Prospects", regional expansion was supported by economic growth...
MOSCOW, 13 February 2018: Investigators scoured the scene, Monday, after a passenger plane crashed near Moscow minutes after take-off, killing all 71 people on board, in one of Russia's worst-ever plane crashes. The site of the crash was enveloped in...
DOHA, 8 February 2018: Discover Qatar, the destination management subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced a new selection of pre-bookable city and desert tours for passengers transiting through Qatar. The Discover Qatar Transit Tours allow passengers with a transit time...

Seabourn adds new ship

SEATTLE, 8 February 2018: Following the commercial launch of the line's newest ship, this May, Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn, will offer 41 more sailings during the 2018 summer season. Across the fleet, four of Seabourn's five ships will visit more than...
RIO DE JANERIO, 8 February 2018: Imagine putting on the biggest show in town, pulling in hundreds of thousands of people, but still wondering if you'll be able to pay for things like loudspeakers. That's the odd situation facing Rio...
PARIS, 8 February 2018: Skiers swished down the hilly streets of Montmartre in Paris on Wednesday, taking advantage of heavy snowfall that otherwise spelled misery for thousands of travellers. Nearly 2,000 people in the Paris region had to spend Tuesday...

Flying peacock grounded

WASHINGTON, 6 February 2018: Major US airlines are clipping the wings of "emotional support animals" hoping to take flight with their owners over safety concerns, as a would-be peacock passenger created a social media tizzy. United Airlines last week turned...

ANA profits soar in 2017

TOKYO, 2 February 2018: Japanese giant All Nippon Airlines on Thursday posted record profits for the nine months to December thanks to solid demand, but stuck to its full-year forecast. Parent company ANA Holdings said net profits for the April-December...

Rival path to Everest peak

KATHMANDU, 2 February 2018: Poor regulation and overcrowding are pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world. Veteran climbing outfits, fed up with what they...
ABU DHABI, 1 February 2018: Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy for its international flights, except those bound for the US and Canada. It is essentially reverting to a weight based calculation, which was the standard in the...