Airlines across Europe have been cleared to allow passengers' use of mobile phones and portable electronic devices (PEDs) throughout flights. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said there would be no restrictions in place from a safety perspective - a long-held reason for devices to be turned off or placed in airplane mode.
British Airways will be eliminating two direct flights between Buenos Aires and London beginning 31 March 2015, meaning the weekly schedule will be cut from seven to five flights, mainly because of a drop in the number of passengers.
Singapore Tourism Board (Destination of the Year), Copenhagen Malmo Port (Port of the Year), Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems (Supplier of the Year), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (Environmental Initiative), and Excursions Ltd (Innovative Shorex) were all honored last week as winners in the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsor Fidelio Cruise, presented at the Seatrade Med 2014 Party held at Barcelona's Gran Teatre Del Liceu.
Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.
New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that worldwide, cruise industry expenditures generated 117 billion dollars in total economic contributions, supporting the employment of 891,009 full-time equivalent employees with total wages of 38.47 billion.
International tourist numbers grew 4.6% in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, the World Tourism Organization said this week.
British Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK. It was one of a series of measures announced at an economic summit in London, attended by Chinese vice premier Ma Kai.
With technology that has never been used on cruise ships before, including high-tech “WOWband” bracelets and apps that put everything at passengers’ fingertips, Royal Caribbean’s 'Quantum of the Seas' has been dubbed “The World’s First Smart-ship.”
Magallanes Region economy (in the extreme south of Chile) received an injection of 220 million dollars from the 630.000 tourists that arrived by air, sea or land to the area during 2013, according to the latest release form the regional Tourism Office (Sernatur).
This year’s Bird Fair in Egleton, Rutland, had even more exhibitors than ever and was certainly worth Falkland Islands Holidays (FIH) attending, said Jenny Luxton of FIH who anticipated that the coming season is looking very busy based on the interest shown by visitors to the stands.