The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced last week that an important countdown to 100% e-ticketing had begun. In 100 days the paper ticket gets put in a museum. On June 1, 2008 we will achieve 100% electronic ticketing, said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA's Director General and CEO.
The number of nights spent in hotels by tourists in 2007 was highest in Spain followed by France, Germany and the United Kingdom according to the latest European statistics. The former Eastern Europe countries however registered the highest growth rate.
The first flight by a commercial airline to be powered partly by biofuel is to take off from London.
Economic growth across the Euro zone will be lower in 2008 than estimated, while inflation will stay high, the European Commission has said. Brussels expects growth of 1.8% this year in the 15-nation Euro zone which is lower than its November estimate of 2.2%, and below the growth rate of 2.7% recorded in 2007.
The world's leading salmon producing company Marine Harvest described the emergency program to be implemented in Chile's farms, --sacking 25% of personnel--, as painful, but the only one that ensures the survival of the company.
The surge in oil prices this week to over 100 US dollars a barrel is part of a trend of higher oil prices driven largely by sustained growth in demand that is likely to have little effect on global growth, according to an International Monetary Fund spokesperson.
Norwegian production of salmon is highly intensive and with massive use of technology together with a quick response logistics web makes it the leading country in the industry world wide.
The British government will make new cuts in the number of Royal Navy patrols that protect British waters from illegal fishing, a move that conservationists warn could cause illegal fishing to skyrocket.
More and more companies are embracing environmentally-friendly policies and investors are pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into cleaner and renewable energies, according to a new publication released Wednesday by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP.
Details of a new deal for foreigners who want to take British citizenship are being announced by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. A Green Paper will propose that people who want to take UK nationality will have to prove a number of new requirements, and earn their citizenship.