MADRID, 19 January 2018: Global international tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of...
LONDON, 18 January 2018: Implementation of biometric technology to facilitate secure borders is the single biggest opportunity for the travel and tourism sector in 2018, according to World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), president and CEO, Gloria Guevara Manzo. Guevara...
OSLO, 19 January 2018: All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport. Avinor, the public operator...

Airbus overtakes Boeing

PARIS, 16 January 2018: European aerospace giant Airbus overtook arch-rival Boeing in terms of aircraft orders last year, but warned that it could cease making its A380 jet if it does not receive any more orders for the supersize...
GENEVA, 15 January 2018: Airlines are heading for a robust performance inĀ 2018 based on positive November data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA released details of global passenger traffic results for November 2017 showing continued robust demand. Revenue passenger...
ANKARA, 15 January 2018: A passenger plane late Saturday skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed. The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly...
PARIS, 15 January 2018: The Air France-KLM group on Saturday denied it had made an offer for ailing airline Alitalia, a day after Italy's industry minister listed it among three bidders. Alitalia, struggling to compete with low-cost European rivals, went...
ROME, 12 January 2018: Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy. Rajoy, speaking late Wednesday, said 82 million people...

Cyprus to sprout mega casino

NICOSIA, Cyprus, 11 January 2018: A casino complex billed as the largest of its kind in Europe is scheduled to begin operations in Cyprus by 2021, giving a major boost to the economy, officials said Tuesday. Macau's Melco International and...
FRANKFURT, 10 January 2018: German airline group Lufthansa said, Monday, it plans to hire more than 8,000 people in 2018, the latest step in a relentless push for growth at one of Europe's largest carriers. Taking into account workers leaving...