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14 Dec, 2017, 14:14 GMT Zugspitze: New Record-breaking Cable Car to the Top of Germany

The cable car's inaugural journey on December 21st 2017 will mark the beginning of a new era: one in which the state of the art cable car...


14 Dec, 2017, 13:31 GMT Hainan Receives Record One Million Inbound Visits in 2017

On December 6, the inbound visits received by Hainan International Tourism Island went beyond 1 million as UT725 Flight (Moscow - Sanya) landed at...


14 Dec, 2017, 09:27 GMT TOPHOTELPROJECTS: Motel 6 Parent Company and Expedia Agree on Loyalty Program Enrollment Deal

As more large hotel chains have invested their time, money and energy in launching their own direct-booking campaigns, online travel agency sites...


14 Dec, 2017, 01:00 GMT Chinese Theme Park Visitors Will Spend Four Times More on Food and Drink If Technology Is Improved Finds Omnico

68% of Chinese theme park visitors will spend up to four times more than normal on food and drink if they can use mobile phone apps to order in...


13 Dec, 2017, 13:00 GMT Upgraded Cape Town Pass Helps Save Time and Money as Visitors Flock to South Africa's 'Mother City'

With international visitor arrivals to Cape Town up by more than 25 per cent[*] and further growth expected, the revamped Cape Town Pass...


13 Dec, 2017, 12:58 GMT Friends of Zion Museum Awards President Trump in White House Ceremony

President Donald Trump received the Friends of Zion Award from Dr. Mike Evans founder of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem. The event...


13 Dec, 2017, 12:26 GMT TOPHOTELPROJECTS: Jumeirah Hotels to Start 2018 with Launch of a New Lifestyle Brand

The new year hasn't yet arrived, but it's already stacking up to be a consequential one for the hospitality industry, with a number of large...


13 Dec, 2017, 09:03 GMT InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong Recorded Repeated Wins of World's Leading Luxury Business Hotel

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong has again triumphed at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017 held in Vietnam,...


13 Dec, 2017, 07:00 GMT Priority Pass Unveils The World's Best Airport Lounges - and They're Not Where You'd Expect

Lounges in Jamaica, Estonia and Malta among those recognised in annual poll based on 72,000 ratings from Members A selection of the...


13 Dec, 2017, 07:00 GMT SATS Premier Lounge at Singapore Changi International wins Priority Pass 2017 Asia Pacific Airport Lounge of the Year Award

SATS Premier Lounge, Terminal 2 at Singapore Changi International has been awarded the Priority Pass Asia Pacific Airport Lounge of the Year...


12 Dec, 2017, 14:38 GMT Top Cruise Ships of 2017 Named by Cruise Critic

MSC Meraviglia is Best New Ship; Uniworld named Best River Cruise Line Cruise Critic, the world's largest cruise reviews site and online...


12 Dec, 2017, 12:08 GMT TOPHOTELPROJECTS: Africa Gets to Grips with the Effects of Airbnb

Accommodation sharing giant Airbnb is taking off in Africa. Its rapid growth into a market that has little precedent for such a service is...


12 Dec, 2017, 09:00 GMT Booking.com Expands Global Access to the Booking Assistant

Pilot version of Booking.com's new service and support chatbot is now widely available to English-language bookings, handling 30% of those...


12 Dec, 2017, 05:00 GMT Web Japan, Site for Spreading Information on Things Japanese, Announces Launch of Multilingual Versions

The Public Relations Office of Web Japan is pleased to announce that the website for spreading information on things Japanese has newly started...


11 Dec, 2017, 23:29 GMT tripgift.com Launches First eGift Card for Worldwide Hotels, Experiences, Cruises, Tours & Car Rental

Today tripgift.com has launched the first worldwide eGift card for Travel, Lifestyle Experiences and Digital Media with a unique choice of...


11 Dec, 2017, 12:00 GMT Global Medical Tourism Market Value to Reach US$160.8 billion by the End of 2025: Transparency Market Research

Exhibiting a remarkable growth over the last few years, the global medical tourism market is flocked by several large and small players, which has...


11 Dec, 2017, 11:57 GMT TOPHOTELPROJECTS: The Top 5 Most Instagrammed Hotels in the World

These days, everyone is a budding photographer or a designer. Instagram has given people an eye for design that they didn't know existed, and...


08 Dec, 2017, 21:31 GMT Weifang, Capital of Kites, Strives to be City of Industry, Culture, Dynamics and Quality

On November 26, a dozen or more mainstream journalists, including Xinhua News Agency, The People's Daily, Guangming Daily and China News Service,...


08 Dec, 2017, 17:59 GMT Greater St. Charles, IL CVB Spreads "Holiday Cheer"

Musical Artists Casely and the Jank Part of a Special Collaboration The Greater St. Charles Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau...


08 Dec, 2017, 17:48 GMT Louvre Abu Dhabi to Display Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism has announced that it has acquired Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece Salvator Mundi. The work, hailed...


08 Dec, 2017, 05:00 GMT "TAX REFUND COUNTER" Opens at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN on Nov. 29, 2017, to Enhance Convenience of Foreign Tourists

TOBU RAILWAY CO., LTD., TOBU TOWER SKYTREE CO., LTD. and TOBU TOWN SOLAMACHI CO., LTD. are jointly promoting their "Shitamachi (traditional old...


07 Dec, 2017, 17:11 GMT Costa Rica's Acclaimed Peninsula Papagayo Announces Plans To Develop Next Generation Of Environmentally Designed Luxury Oceanfront Villas Managed By Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts

Peninsula Papagayo's First New Residential Development In Over A Decade, The Eco-Chic Four Seasons Private Residences Prieta Bay Collection Is Part...


07 Dec, 2017, 15:33 GMT agoda to Accept UnionPay Card Payments across Desktop and Mobile

UnionPay International announced today the signing of a comprehensive cooperation agreement with agoda, one of the world's fastest-growing online...


07 Dec, 2017, 12:24 GMT TOPHOTELPROJECTS: Beach Destinations Drive Hospitality Growth in Latin America

A number of world famous beach destinations are driving the project pipeline in Latin America, according to information from the...


07 Dec, 2017, 06:34 GMT VFS Global Wins Contract to Process Norway Visa Applications in 39 Countries

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded VFS Global an extension to its global contract for visa processing services. The...