Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Emirates Celebrates 5 Million Passengers In Beirut


EmiratesEmirates, the world’s largest international airline, celebrated its 5 million passenger mark at Beirut Rafic Al Hariri International Airport. The airline has been operating in Lebanon for more than 27 years and in celebration of this milestone, a handful of passengers were treated to Business Class upgrades to Dubai.


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Top airlines source additional revenues of €25 billion


planeThe world’s top 10 airlines has been capable of earning a combined $29.7 billion (€25.4 billion) from ancillary revenues last year, further emphasizing the significance of non-airfare income streams for the aviation sector.


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JetBlue founder buying 60 jets to setup a new U.S. start-up airline


JetBlueJetBlue founder is going to launch a new start-up airline and for this David Neeleman is buying 60 jets.


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Two planes forced into emergency landing at KCI triggering flight delays


DeltaTwo airplanes were compelled to opt for emergency landings at Kansas City International Airport on Monday afternoon as per airport officials, triggering closing of one runway and the probable delay of several flights.


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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Now World Cup fans can return to Russia without a visa till the end of this year


Now World Cup fans can return to RussiaVladimir Putin has delighted hundreds of thousands of football fans who visited Russia for the World Cup with the freedom to return to the world’s biggest country without a visa, any time before the end of the year.


Scotland all prepared to organize the first spaceport in the UK


Scotland first spaceport in the UKThe government has emphasized space as a major revenue source for Britain, with spaceports potentially making the UK not only the exclusive nation in Europe to introduce satellites, but simultaneously one of the first to make the most of the immense possibility of the commercial space age.


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World Bank approves sum of $60 million for funding Ghana’s energy and tourism sectors


World BankThe World Bank has approved a sum of $60 million for funding the Ghana Energy Sector Transformation Initiative Project and the Ghana Tourism Development Project.


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Annual whale watching festival on the Gold Coast


whale watching festivalEvery year in July and August, the arrival of the humpback whales is celebrated at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival, complete with concerts, street parades and displays. Further south, the Gold Coast is right in the middle of ‘humpback highway’ and offers a variety of tours to see whales in the wild.


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Despite travel restrictions, New York witnesses record number of tourists last year


New York record number of tourists last yearIn an expected turn of events in New York’s tourism sector amid concerns of travel restrictions, a record 62.8 million tourists visited the city last year. This was according to the reports published by the official tourism marketing organization of the city, NYC & Company.


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Sudden fall in pressure leads to emergency landing, 33 hospitalised


ryanairOn July 13, a Ryanair flight en route to Croatia from Ireland had to make an emergency landing after losing pressure, plummeting 27,000 feet and causing some passengers to bleed from their ears, Irish state broadcaster reported.


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Croatian economy goes up following World Cup success


Croatian economyThe Croatian football team’s unexpected success in Russia will strengthen Croatia as a brand, said Maja Vrataric, a PR expert from Grizli agency.


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Tourism supports around 21 million jobs in Africa


21 million jobs in AfricaThe African Union (AU) said that the tourism sector supports about 21 million jobs in Africa with value of over $160 million. It surpasses manufacturing and banking sectors taken together.


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World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation


World Tourism DayWorld Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development.


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Spotlight on the island of Ireland in Florida


REPRO FREE 14/07/2018, Hollywood, Florida, United States – Eight tourism companies from the island of Ireland travelled to Hollywood in Florida, to join Tourism Ireland at Global Travel Marketplace (GTM). PIC SHOWS: Ellen McNulty, Lynott Tours; Eoin McGrath, Culloden Estate & Spa; Lisa Marshall, Lough Eske Castle; Hillarie McGuinness, Tourism Ireland; and Mike Hawe, Isle Inn Tours, at GTM in Florida. Pic – Tourism Ireland (no repro fee) Further press info – SinĂ©ad Grace, Tourism Ireland 087 685 9027Eight tourism companies from the island of Ireland travelled to Hollywood in Florida, to join Tourism Ireland at the annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM).


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