Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was presented to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, during his recent official visit to Portugal. Among the initiatives to celebrate the Year, Portugal is promoting the rehabilitation of historical buildings in the interior of the country and routes through…


Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants releases 3rd Annual Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast

Cocktails with a culinary twist, the “nose to tail” movement, South American and Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, and re-imagined childhood desserts are among the top trends according to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ 2017 Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast, released in November 2016. The third annual trend report offers a glimpse into the innovative flavours and unique sips…


Jeppesen to optimize planning for more than 5,000 Avianca crew members

ENGLEWOOD, COLO. – Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, has agreed to a new four-year service agreement with Avianca, the flagship airline of Colombia. Jeppesen will provide Crew Pairing and Crew Rostering services to optimize crew planning operations for the airline’s 5,000-plus crew members based in Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Costa Rica, Honduras, Ecuador and Guatemala. Jeppesen…


International wellness tourism growing much faster than domestic

WTM LONDON 2016 – LONDON – REPORT: The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) recently reported that global wellness tourism revenues grew an impressive 14% from 2013-2105 (to $563 billion), more than twice as fast as overall tourism (6.9%*) – while also projecting that this “unstoppable” travel category would grow another 37.5%, to $808 billion, by year…


Honduran connectivity continues to fly: Construction of the new Palmerola Airport begins

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS – Investments in Honduran airline industries continue to flourish as construction of yet another international airport begins. Located in the city of Comayagua, around 50 miles northwest of Tegucigalpa, the International Airport of Palmerola, expects to increase connectivity domestically throughout Honduras, while providing another transition point for international travelers. The airport will cost…


FairMedOnline expands into global medical tourism and acquires Caremondo

SINGAPORE – FairMedOnline, a digital healthcare company based in Singapore offering neutral medical second opinions for patients across the world, acquires the international medical tourism platform Caremondo. The deal enables FairMedOnline to continue its expansion course into the fast-growing global medical tourism market. Caremondo is a full-service global platform for high-quality medical travel. It allows…

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