Write and win cash

September 22, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 22 September 2017: Bangkok-based, Travel Impact Newswire, marked the United Nations International Day of Peace, 21 September, by launching an essay competition that focuses on how tourism can contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The Olive Tree Awards essay competition claims to be the first of its kind in the global tourism industry.

Young people, under the age of 30,  are invited to submit essays of up to 1,200 words on how travel and tourism can advance the cause of the UN SDGs and meet the targets by 2030. Read more

Air Berlin has cash to stay aloft

June 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

BERLIN, 16 June 2017: Struggling German airline Air Berlin insisted, Wednesday, that it has sufficient cash to stay solvent despite suffering heavy losses and a string of flight cancellations.

“Insolvency is not an issue for us. We have sufficient liquidity and a reliable partner, Etihad, which has pledged its support through to October 2018,” a spokeswoman from the airline told AFP.

The Berlin-based airline booked losses amounting to 1.2 billion euros (USD1.3 billion) for the last two years, and depends on cash infusions from key shareholder Etihad for survival. Read more

MH370 search in closing phase

January 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

PARIS, 9 January 2017: A French background check of passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared in 2014, has found no cause for suspicion, concurring sources told AFP on Friday.

France has opened its own investigation into the disappearance because four French nationals were among the 227 passengers and 12 crew aboard the flight.

The investigators and three examining magistrates met with relatives of the four on Thursday to brief them on progress. Read more