Month: July 2016

Wine Tourism – a growing tourism segment

The link between wine tourism and culture, history and lifestyle and the contribution of this segment to the development of the sector has been widely discussed during the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism held in the Kahketi region in Georgia. During two days (7-9 September) the event convened over 200 participants including policy…

Tuwaiq announces strategic business collaboration & affiliate agreement with Orlando Limo Tours

Tuwaiq, a leading travel agency which falls under by Al Basel Group of Companies, has announced a strategic business collaboration with Orlando Limo Tours, a leading executive, tailor-made transportation services provider based in Orlando, Florida. Per the terms of the agreement, the partnership will provide luxury travel and transportation solutions to companies as well as…

Strong demand growth returns in November says IATA

GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2016 showing the strongest demand growth in nine months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 7.6% compared to November 2015. Capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and load factor rose 0.8 percentage points to 78.9%. “Stronger demand…

FlightStats 2016 On-Time Performance Service Award winners

FlightStats, Inc, a leader in global flight information services, part of FlightGlobal, has released the winners for the 8th Annual Airline On-Time Performance Service Awards. The FlightStats team is in a unique position to provide this service award given our exceptional commitment to collecting and distributing real-time and historical flight information throughout the global travel…

Avis announces partnership with Aeroflot

LONDON – Avis Car Rental and Aeroflot have announced a partnership within the Aeroflot Bonus loyalty program. To celebrate this new alliance, all Aeroflot Bonus members who rent with Avis between May 4th and August 31st, 2016, will be awarded 6,000 air miles, depending on the length of rental period. Following this introductory offer, all…

Record growth at Cologne Bonn

Welcoming 1.6 million more passengers last year than in 2015, Cologne Bonn Airport experienced an exceptional 15% passenger traffic growth, resulting in a total of 11.9 million passengers travelling through the airport in 2016. Recording the best-ever year in terms of throughput in the history of the airport, Cologne Bonn rounded off 2016 recording new…

The Vencedor Award to be presented to SeaDream I

NEW YORK – Dream Luxury Cruises, a retail cruise organization located in Verona, New Jersey, will be presenting the second of their Vencedor awards to SeaDream I, the celebrated small cruise ship owned and operated by Sea Dream Yacht Club headquartered in Oslo, Norway.   The award for being the World’s Best Small Cruise Ship,…