Vienna’s 2020 Tourism has announced their strategy to turn over €1 Billion in the hospitality sector, plus some 18 million bed/nights by the year 2020. The Vienna Tourism Board is setting its sights high based on the news thematic, “Global.Smart.Premium” according to the news.
One of Europe’s most interesting and original tourism promotions, this year’s sixth edition or “Bartering Week” is organized annually to promote Italian B&Bs. Participants get to stay at great Italian accommodations, while paying in any way they can. Put on by www.bed-and-breakfast.it, this wonderfully unique bartering idea is inspired by the site’s virtual marketplace, which […]
Fall and winter shed a different light on the European continent and every destination. From the changing colors, to the famous Christmas markets, Eurail destinations are often best observed from a train. For customers of Eurail that are searching for warm weather destintation to get away from the snow, the company also offers discounted passes to the south of Europe.
Today low cost airline champ Ryanair has paired with Amadeus via the latter’s light tickeing technology, to offer customers more choice and value.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the signing of InterContinental® Lisbon and Crowne Plaza® Porto. Both hotels will be run from agreements between Hotelgal SA, a subsidiary of Global Hotels & Resorts, and IHG. InterContinental Lisbon is to open in a few weeks, while Park Atlantic Hotel Porto is to become Crown Plaza Porto later this Autumn.
Dunkin’ Donuts just announced a special deal for coffee lovers in Europe. September 29th , all participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the continent will give guests a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase.
This winter, AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, is adding more destinations and frequencies to its existing network. AEGEAN announces the operation of nine additional international flights from Athens, (compared to winter 2013), contributing thus significantly to the development of tourism and the extension of the tourist season.
Enterprise software giant SAP has announced their acquisition of management tech company Concur for a reported $8.3 billion. The deal is expected to finalize Q4 of this year.
Aeroflot and Russia’s largest international hotel operator have partnered for an international guest rewards program. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the leading international hotel operator in Russia, CIS and Baltics, and Aeroflot, Russias biggest airline, announced the Aeroflot Bonus frequent flyer program.
Priceline has just released its 2014 Tourist Report Card revealing the latest bits on “blending with the locals.” While most tourists think they blend in well with the people who play host to their travel excursions, the same cliche “touristy look” is still prevalent.
Ski season is just around the corner in Europe. And with the coming of the Swiss Alps sparking Winter world famous Gstaad is extending their “SuperPass” to include even more kilometers of slopes this year.
Travelport announced today having a renewal of its multi-year content agreement with with Alitalia, Italy’s leading airline. This reneweal enables some 67,000 Travelport-connected agents worldwide to list all of Alitalia’s fares and inventory, including web fares, and ancillary offerings.