Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire LOT Announces More Frequencies To North America And New Destinations In 2016 In the winter season 2016/2017, LOT Polish Airlines will enhance its presence in the US by increasing frequencies from New York and Chicago to Warsaw. The Polish carrier has also announced several new long-haul destinations from its Warsaw hub to Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:24:20 EST Carnival Corporation Signs Agreement with Port Authority of Barcelona to Build and Operate New Cruise Terminal in Europe's Largest Port Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced it has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Barcelona to invest more than 30 million euros to build and operate its second private cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona, which is used by seven of the company's 10 cruise line brands as both a destination and home port. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:03:30 EST New French Law Set to Radically Change Ground Transportation in France Last week the French government rushed through approval of the Macron Law, a bill designed to modernise France's economy, speed up growth and deregulate many industries, a move that is considered more 'business friendly'. As a result the travel industry will experience the opening up of long distance coach operations across the country. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:26:20 EST European Tourism Maintains a Firm Footing This Year According to the European Travel Commission Latest data confirm solid growth of the European tourism sector in 2015 driven by continued demand from both intra-regional and long-haul markets. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:41:31 EST Frankfurt Airport Traffic Figures - June and First Half 2015 Passenger Increase Continues at Frankfurt Airport - Traffic Records in June and First Half - Most of the Group Airports Report Growth Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:34:29 EST European Airports Report Strong Passenger Traffic in May Passenger traffic in the EU grew by a healthy +5.8%. Meanwhile, Non-EU airports posted a lower but improved rate of passenger traffic growth compared to previous months (+5.0%). Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:49:52 EST Finnair Traffic Performance in June 2015 Number of passengers grew by 5.7 per cent year‐on‐year Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:44:21 EST SAS Traffic Figures - June 2015 Total traffic (RPK) decreased by 5.2% - total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 2.2% Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:41:08 EST U.K. Staycation Searches Up 64% Following Heatwave Based on hotel searches made between Monday 29th June and Wednesday 1st July for all future travel, Bournemouth is the UK’s favourite seaside resort, followed by Blackpool, Brighton, Scarborough and Whitby. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:00:07 EST Lufthansa GDS Fee 'a Defining Moment for Travel' - Travel Weekly Lufthansa's imposition of a €16 fee on GDS bookings is 'a defining moment for travel', according to Advantage Travel Partnership corporate director Ken McLeod. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:16:53 EST Silversea Cruises Announces New Ship - the Silver Muse, Arriving Spring 2017 The new ultra-luxury ship is being built by Fincantieri and at 40,000 grt accommodates 596 guests, representing an exciting evolution of the Silver Spirit. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:19:43 EST UNWTO and the Turkic Council to Work Together on Tourism Development UNWTO and the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration in advancing tourism as a key driver of socio-economic growth and inclusive development (Madrid, Spain, 26 June 2015). Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12:21 EST U.K. 2015 Summer Travel Trends This year, Dubai is the most popular destination internationally, Edinburgh is now more expensive than London for a hotel stay, 37% of Brits are heading to Spain and the average one week hotel spend is £1036. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:36:00 EST Fox Rent-A-Car Continues Global Expansion into the United Kingdom Fox Rent-A-Car, the fourth largest car rental agency in the US continues the expansion of their International business with seven (7) new locations that are now open for reservations or opening soon in the United Kingdom. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:57:03 EST Airlines Look to the Promise of the 'internet of Things' Beacons first step to improve check-in, bag drop and collection Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:21:52 EST Western Europe Business Travel Spend On Solid Footing, Growth Expected in 2015 and 2016 Spain Surprises With Strong Business Travel Performance in 2014 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:17:29 EST TO DO! 2016 – International Contest Socially Responsible Tourism Announced Again Contest Socially Responsible Tourism is announced worldwide for the 21st time in 2015 by Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e. V. (Institute for Tourism and Development). Thu, 4 Jun 2015 09:30:09 EST Paul Gauguin Cruises Reveals New Cadiz To Lisbon Itinerary On M/v Tere Moana Departing from Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in Europe, The Moana sails the scenic Mediterranean coast of Spain, visiting Motril in the Andalucian province of Granada, then Malaga, Spain, capital of the sunny Costa del Sol. Next, is the British stronghold of Gibraltar en route to Portugal. Tue, 19 May 2015 19:12:58 EST Epteca CEO to Present Data-Centric Contextual Selling Strategies at Europe’s Foremost Airline Retail Event Bojan Jokic, CEO and co-founder of Epteca, will be a featured presenter at the upcoming Airline Retail Conference (ARC) taking place June 2-3, 2015 at Olympia Conference Centre in London. The presentation, titled 'Knowing Your Customer - Content & Context' will focus on the impact of using relevance, timing, technique, channel, and the customer decision journey that define a lucrative ancillary merchandising and selling strategy focused on the traveller. Mon, 18 May 2015 15:37:01 EST Nearly Half of U.K. Travelers Engaging With Travel on Both Their Pcs and Mobile Devices Study from Expedia Media Solutions and comScore Reveals Consumer Travel Decisions in a Multiscreen World and the Implications to Travel Brands and Advertisers Thu, 14 May 2015 09:23:20 EST