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EasyJet holidays bans animal attractions

EasyJet holidays has updated its animal welfare policy, ditching all tours that include animal-based attractions. Animal welfare is a key […]

TRAVEL NEWS in a Nutshell

Political: ROMANIA & BULGARIA will partially join the Schengen zone on March 31. This includes arrivals by air and sea […]

Travel News in a nutshell

Travel Ndews from around the World

New Bali Tourist Tax Will Go Live Next Week

Starting on Feb. 14, all inbound foreign tourists will be required to pay Bali’s new tourist tax. The tax, which […]


Crossing the desert is set to become much more stylish with the announcement that Saudi Arabia will be launching its […]

Beirut – FLIGHTS

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has cancelled flights to and from Beirut on Wednesday due to the security situation in […]

Venice Combats Overtourism: Caps Tour Group Sizes and Bans Loudspeakers

Venice authorities are limiting the size of large guided tour groups. Over the weekend, the municipal government approved a measure […]

Iceland volcanic eruption ‘imminent’

Iceland has declared a state of emergency with an ‘imminent’ threat of a major volcanic eruption. It ‘could obliterate the entire town […]

Minor Hotels to debut in Paris with three NH Hotels

Thailand based hotel group Minor Hotels announced its upcoming debut in the French capital with a trio of four-star Paris hotels. The […]


COP28 will convene in the UAE in November 2023. COP28 UAE brings the world together at a critical moment for global […]

PASTA DAY, October 25th

Carb lovers of the world, behold: October 25 is World Pasta Day. People have been eating pasta since at least […]

ETIAS Visas to Europe

ETIAS, European Travel Information and Authorisation System, will become operational in 2024, according to official EU sources. Visa-free visitors to […]

SITA partners with Volocopter on digital infrastructure for vertiports

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), and SITA, the world’s leading IT provider to the air transport industry, […]

Virgin Atlantic Joins Delta, Air France-KLM in SkyTeam Alliance

It seems like almost a no-brainer, since the airline is 49 percent owned by Delta Air Lines. But on March […]

The Mukaab: Saudi Arabia Announces Plans for the “World’s Largest Inner City Building”

Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia has built a reputation for challenging the boundaries of urban design with projects […]

13 Feb. 2023: STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to exceed the visa official stay in the UAE

With IMMEDIATE EFFECT: It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to exceed the visa official stay in the UAE.

Nice Carnival 2023: King of World Treasures

from February 10 to 26, 2023 Nice Carnival is one of the biggest carnivals in the world! Every year thousands […]

Managing Travel’s New Complexity

…. For the travel industry, that environment includes a heightened global commitment to dealing with climate change. It includes the […]

TSA Reveals The 10 Most Unusual Things They Seized From Passengers This Year

TSA reveals 10 most unusual things seized from passengers in 2022

EXPLAINED: How does France’s domestic flight ban really work?

France’s decision to ban short-haul domestic flights for environmental reasons was a world first that made headlines around the globe […]

How strikes will hit travel between France and the UK this Christmas

Planes, trains, ferries and even roads look set to be affected by UK strike action, while French rail and airline […]

BA scraps long haul flights for summer

British Airways is axing flights on three key long haul routes for the summer as it continues to ground dozens […]

The QUEEN’s Platinum Jubilee

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 […]

KLM facing ‘greenwashing’ lawsuit

Netherlands airline KLM is being targeted in the first major ‘greenwashing’ legal challenge in aviation. An environmental group plans to […]


There are still hundreds of so-called ‘ghost flights’ taking off from UK airports each month. Between October and December 2021, […]


The gender-neutral ‘X’ designation is finally becoming a third standard option on US passports. It is available without medical documentation, […]


EASYJET Easter flight cancellations are set to drag on for days. EasyJet says it will likely have to cancel more […]


What is the Cradle of Humankind? The Cradle of Humankind (originally known as Cradle of Mankind) is an area in South […]


What is Earthship? An Earthship is a style of architecture developed in the late 20th century to early 21st century […]

Valentine’s Day: ROSES & Figures

Did you Know Who is the Biggest Flower Exporter in the World? The NETHERLANDS: The Dutch auctions provide about 60% […]

5G Developping Story

Despite an announcement by AT&T and Verizon that they would pause the 5G rollout near airports, several airlines still cancelled […]


WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The chief executives of major U.S. passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an […]


AIR FRANCE – KLM Air France-KLM hikes fares for sustainable flights:As from the beginning of 2022, French regulations will require […]

AIR FRANCE Flight using used COOKING OIL

Air France #AF342 A350-900 is partially using used cooking oil as fuel from Paris to Montreal.At 3:40 p.m. today (18 May 2021), […]


from the States to Latin America; from Europe to Asia… RUSSIA: Spice Up Your Champagne. Write a wish down on […]

Egypt: Grand opening for Luxor’s “Avenue of the Sphinxes”

Egypt officially opened a road lined with hundreds of 3,000-year-old sphinx statues in an evening ceremony at Karnak Temple featuring […]


Monuments historiques et spectacles vivantsLe président du Comité des Jeux olympiques, Tony Estanguet parle d’un “projet participatif ouvert avec des […]




HOLLAND Partial lockdown in the Netherlands is set to last three weeks. Restaurants, bars and essential shops must by 8 […]

Taste of Paris Sep. 2021

ASTE OF PARIS 2021.50 Chefs, Various Culinary Creations at Max. 12 Euro.A four day festival where you can sample some […]

Alitalia Final Call

Following Alitalia’s cease of operations on October 15, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) will replace the state-owned airline and will start […]


Air France #AF342 A350-900 is partially using used cooking oil as fuel from Paris to Montreal.At 3:40 p.m. today (18 […]


Some Hotels (Marriott International, Omni, Pullman, Others) are partnering with Tech Providers to offer New Hybrid Meeting Solutions. During the […]

The Deal: Cyprus-Greece &.. Accords letting people with vaccine certificates travel

Accords between Greece, Cyprus and Israel allowing citizens with Covid-19 vaccination certificates to travel unimpeded between the three countries have […]

What to Expect from Travel in 2021

In Brief: For Lebanese Travellers, settlement in Cash (Green Bills). For other: 1. Prices to Zigzag 2. Health & Vaccination […]


VACCINE PASSPORTS This week, Zurab Pololikashvili, the secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, called for the global […]

Passengers arriving to Lebanon Must:

Please do kindly read the circular below:

Tourism Has a Responsibility in Preserving Worldwide Monuments and Landmarks and …

As far as the travel world goes, there was little to nothing good that came out of the pandemic in […]

5 Early Indicators of the COVID-19 Vaccine’s Impact on Air Travel

Here’s what to know about flying after a vaccine is approved. A COVID-19 vaccine, from both Pfizer and Moderna, proven […]

Global Travel Restrictions Update (15 Oct. 2020)

Please click on the link to watch the video and stay tuned.

IATA: Airlines will lose USD77 billion in second half of this year

IATA has warned more airlines will collapse over the coming months. Even by the end of this year, passenger traffic […]

Travel associations across Europe call for tests to replace quarantine

Twenty five tourism bodies and unions across Europe have joined forces to call for testing to replace quarantine restrictions to […]

Half of business travel staff could lose their jobs next month, warns BTA

Business travel association BTA has warned the latest coronavirus restrictions will be a ‘fatal blow’ for the business travel sector […]


The tragic explosion in Beirut affected local businesses from essential services to restaurants, fashion and even the arts – shattering […]

Stay Informed, Customers Responsibilities during Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19: Pre-Flight Instructions at Airport & Post-Flight & Confinement upon Arrival: Due to the continuous updates and procedural revisions imposed […]

Lebanon Blast

Dear Friends & Partners, Our hearts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones in the apocalyptic blast of […]

Wizz Air Looks to Middle East for Further Expansion

by Patrick Whyte, Skift, – Jan 29, 2020 8:15 am Wizz Air is looking east rather than west for further expansion in […]

Hotels Are Confused by Rise of Legal Marijuana: Opportunity or Liability?

By Nancy Trejos, Skift – Jan 28, 2020 2:30 am The legalization of marijuana in many states is becoming an […]

Airlines slashing flights to China

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Airlines based in North America, Europe and Asia are canceling flights to China as authorities there seek […]

The Dawn of Pilotless Planes

The concept of pilotless commercial jet flight has been bandied about for years. But while the technology has been there, […]

The most ambitious infrastructure plan in world history – China will change tourism for ever

I personally believe that it is a very interesting Article that goes deeper than Tourism. Please read & be in […]

Volcanic ash cloud causes flight disruption

Manila’s main airport was forced to close temporarily earlier today due to an ash cloud from a volcano, which authorities […]

Pilots fury as Flybe ‘asks Government for emergency bailout’

Pilots have reacted angrily to media reports that Flybe’s owners are holding secret talks with the UK government to prevent […]

PARIS, Shopping Addresses & Quotes

Fancy shopping? There is more to the Capital of Luxury. Outlets, small shops and flea markets also coexist in the […]

How Airlines & Airports use our Data (from Security to Flight itself)

Since opening in October 2017, Singapore Changi International Airport’s Terminal 4 has stood apart from the rest of the award-winning airport’s […]

You could be fined 450$ for sitting on the Spanish Steps

Did you Know? Officials in Italy are sick of slow-moving tourists looking for a place to sit on public monuments. […]

Amsterdam to increase City Taxes

Amsterdam has been plagued by overtourism, with 18 million annual visitors descending on its 867,000 residents. The authorities have taken […]

World Tourism Day

Happy World Tourism Day. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27 since […]

Airelles Chateau de Versailles

For anyone who wants to feel like a modern day Marie Antoinette The Palace of Versailles has long served as […]

Le Mur des Je t’aime, Paris

What could be more romantic than a Parisian wall declaring love in over 250 languages? Designed by Frédéric Baron and […]

Emirates Biometric Boarding

Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric […]

Google Maps Timeline Feature

Open your Google Maps and click the menu in the top left corner. See the “Your Timeline” link? If you’re anything like […]

Journees du Patrimoine, SEP. 21-22, FRANCE

PARIS & ILE-DE-FRANCE: SEPTEMBER 21st & 22nd 2019, JOURNEES DU PATRIMOINE 2019 European Heritage Days are the occasion to visit […]

Rainbow Trail

(CNN) — An airplane speeds through the clouds, a trail of technicolor contrails following behind, illuminating the sky in dazzling rainbow […]

Romania Facts & Figures

Surface: 238,391 km2 roughly the same size as the United Kingdom. The Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, is the […]

“2” Take a Pledge 2 Be a Responsible Tourist “2”

…Some entire countries e.g. Switzerland and Kazakhstan, Austrian Alps have warmed by 2C. The percentage of the globe exceeded 2C. […]

US NEWS: Impact of Boeing 737 Max cancellation on USA Air Fares

This year’s peak holiday travel season—from Thanksgiving through Christmas—might just be messier than usual. That’s because of the additional delays […]

Norwegian Air, make-or-break financial moment

Norwegian Air Shuttle is once again facing a make-or-break financial moment. The low-cost airline’s major cash shortage has it looking […]

Aigle Azur

The French airline Aigle Azur has announced that it will file for bankruptcy and enter into receivership. This is following […]

Aerophobia – Fear of Flying & 10 Expert Strategies

If you or someone you know struggles with fear of flying, these 10 expert strategies will help ensure a comfortable, […]

FAA ban on MacBook Pro Laptops

The ban affects 15-inch MacBook Pros whose batteries were recalled by Apple in June due to potential fire risk. Your […]

Travel Alert: Italy

C 23 Sep STRIKE – Some Alitalia personnel will be on strike September 23 from 00:01 to 24:00. Please check […]

Travel Alert: Strikes in France

16 Sep PROTEST – Paris – Pilots and flight attendants from across France are being urged to take part in […]

Best Restaurants in Paris

The France of the imagination remains undimmed. The romantic boulevards and cobbled streets of Paris. The sparkling waters of the […]

New Taxes in Lebanon Effective 01 Aug 2019

Directorate General of Civil Aviation Circular No. 25/2 & No. 26/2, Law 64 has amended the LB tax for tickets […]

Louvre Museum Notice

Due to the renovation of the Salle des Etats, the Mona Lisa is displayed to the Galerie Médicis (at room […]

Dubai: Renewable Energy, Virtual Skydiving, Start-up Funds, Water Taxis

Live in a renewable energy-powered home For a climate of year-round sunshine Dubai has been relatively slow to embrace the […]

BA & LH cancel flights to Cairo

Two airlines cancel flights to Cairo after Britain warns of ‘heightened risk of terrorism’ British Airways and Lufthansa canceled all […]

Milan Linate Airport Closure: July 27 till October 27th 2019

Due to the closure of Milan Linate airport, which will stop operations for runway maintenance works from 27 July – […]


Greenland: ‘The melt is winning this game’ Is the climate change a dreadful drastic reality? or Hoax. Share your opinion […]

Re-routing Flights

Global airlines including British Airways, Qantas, KLM and Singapore Airlines are re-routing flights to avoid parts of Iran-controlled airspace, and […]

Cruise Lines Halt Travel to Cuba following US New Travel Policies

June 5th: Just one day after the U.S. government announced it would no longer allow Americans to travel to Cuba […]

Great Quote from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Tear down walls of ignorance and narrow-mindedness, for nothing has to stay as it is. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during […]

Revamping Alitalia & Beyond

A group of Alitalia pilot and cabin crew unions said they would strike June 24, delaying a planned walk out […]

China_US Trade War

In other trade news, the game of brinkmanship between the US and China keeps escalating, and it looks like China […]

Beijing Daxing International Airport, the World’s Largest Airport

Beijing now has 2 civilian airports: Beijing Capital International Airport (3 terminals, the 2nd busiest airport in the world, 2nd only […]

Paris: the 72 Million Euro plan to create the largest garden

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who’s declared a war on the city’s pollution, this week announced plans to transform the bridgeway […]

What you need to know if you own a Huawei phone

Google has severed business ties with Huawei, in a stunning move that could threaten the smartphone maker’s global ambitions. The U.S. tech […]

Singapore Airport

World’s best airport has new $1 billion shopping, entertainment hub with indoor waterfall. Singapore Changi Airport, ranked the No. 1 airport in […]

France: Pilots Union Strike will not take place May 14-19

Le Parisien reported that the main pilots union in France, SNPL, has called off a strike scheduled for May 14-19 […]

Cyprus Airways signs interline agreement with Qatar Airways

The agreement, which came into effect in November, will enable Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel from Doha to any Cyprus […]

Cyprus Airways and Blue Air Extend Codeshare Agreement

Cyprus Airways and Blue Air have agreed to extend their codeshare partnership, which was launched in December 2018. More specifically, […]

Jakarta, Might-be the former Capital of Indonesia

Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta because it’s one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. Source: or or […]

May 1st Labor Day & Demonstrations in France

1:38pm, 30 April 2019: Latest update: Summary – Large-scale protests linked to the yellow vest movement (as well as other […]

Emirates Airlines: 5 Awards

Emirates named Best Airline Worldwide, sweeps up five awards at Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2019 The airline was also […]

Airlines Expected to Raise Fares This Summer

April 17th 2019 Experts believe the recent grounding of the troubled Boeing 737 Max along with other factors has the potential to […]

Milan Linate Airport, Strike & beyond

AIRPORT – Milan Linate Airport – Milan Linate airport is to close from July 27 until Oct 27, 2019, to […]

Qatar Airways to Sudan

FLIGHT DELAY – Due to commercial reasons, all Qatar Airways flights to/from Khartoum, Sudan will be temporarily suspended effective March […]

BA suspends Saudi flights

British Airways has today suspended flights to Saudi Arabia because of “heightened security concerns in the region”. The suspension, until […]

Lufthansa Strike

Deutsche Lufthansa AG will cancel at least 414 flights due to a strike on Tuesday by security staff at eight […]

Paris Updates Dec 8th 2018

Some Parisian sites may be closed today (Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Garnier Opera House, Orsay Museum etc..) as well as […]

Portugal won the World’s Leading Destination (“Oscar” in Tourism)

You need more than your fingers on both hands to count all the awards received by Portuguese institutions and companies […]

Coffee Conversation: 8 words from Shakespeare that the Business World still uses Today

Four hundred years after the Bard’s death, we’re still using the same words he gave us to get stuff done […]

Coffee Conversation

Bird blues Remember that cute little blue bird from the movie “Rio?” Sadly a new study says the Spix’s macaw […]

International Tourism Arrivals Hit Record High in 2017

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:05 am Press Release: UN News The latest edition of its Tourism Highlights, published on Monday, shows international […]

View of Aviation in 2018 From 30,000 Feet

Did you know that demand for both passenger and freight traffic grew favorably compared to the year before? Passenger comfortably […]

Bali, Mt Agung erupts again

Mt Agung erupts again, forcing airport closure and flight cancellations Mount Agung in Bali erupted and emitted smoke up to […]

Editor’s Note A few weeks ago, AccorHotels gained quite a bit of attention when it confirmed it had an interest […]

Alitalia Strike, 08 June 2018

Due to Air Traffic Controllers Strike called on 8 June 2018, Alitalia flights might be delayed or cancelled.

Air France Strike 22 May

STRIKE – Public-sector workers have called their own day of strikes and demonstrations on May 22 to denounce salaries that […]

Earth Day

We can ALL make a difference. It only takes Just Few Simple Steps & Awareness \

Airline Action Plans on Thursday April 12th

1). Kuwait Airways, the country’s national carrier, has announced it will cease all flights to Beirut starting Thur Apr 12, […]

Europe air traffic control agency warns airlines about possible air strikes into Syria

Air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch […]

Air France Strike

Air France unions called for a new round of strikes on April 17, 18, 23 and 24 after management again […]

Air France Strike April 7, 10, 11

Air France staff will go on a strike on April 7, 10 and 11. Link:

Strikes in France

Further strikes by Air France staff after unions announced 2 more days of industrial action. April 3 and 7 in […]

Coffee Culture in Italy

You can’t leave Italy without trying… A coffee at a traditional Italian bar. Coffee has become as much a symbol […]

Air Italy, Europe Newest Airline

A rebrand of Meridiana promises cheaper flights from the U.S. to Italy, as soon as this summer. The Italian airline […]

Emirates A 380 in Lebanon, one-off flight

Mark your Calendar: March 29th 2018 For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate […]

Travel Alert: Alitalia, Feb 26

STRIKE – A union representing Alitalia staff, including pilots and cabin crew, has called a 24-hour nationwide strike on Mon.Feb.26.Contact […]

Travel Alert: Air France 22 Feb

STRIKE – Unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground staff for Air France have called a one-day strike for 22 […]

2018: Year of the Dog

Today is Chinese New Year and marks the start of the Year of the Dog – one of the 12 […]

Travel Alert: London City Airport is closed

12-Feb: London City Airport is closed and all flights cancelled after WWII bomb is found in King George V dock. […]