During the first eight months of the year outbound trips from Germany increased by a further two per cent – Trips to Turkey were in demand – Above-average growth in city breaks – Increase in rail as well as air travel – ITB Berlin to publish Germany’s latest outbound travel trends from the World Travel Monitor® by IPK International
Despite Germany’s already high volume in outbound trips, the figures have grown by a further two per cent. Following a slump in recent years, trips from Germany to Turkey recorded double-digit growth. According to the latest findings of the World Travel Monitor® by IPK International, at eight per cent city breaks were the growth driver in the holiday travel market.

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Condor to introduce Business Class on short- and medium-haul routes in summer 2020 and expand its Economy Class fare range.
Condor is introducing a Business Class on short- and medium-haul flights at the start of the 2020 summer flight schedule. In addition to the usual outstanding Condor service, guests in Business Class will enjoy lounge access before their flight, a free middle seat in the front rows of the aircraft, free drinks and menu options, additional hand luggage and checked baggage, free sports baggage and many other advantages.

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ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60, 1% controlling stake in BON Hotels
With the announcement, today of the acquisition of BON Hotels by ONOMO Hotels (www.OnomoHotel.com), the hospitality industry on the African continent is set for a major shake-up. ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60, 1% controlling stake in BON Hotels.“ONOMO is consolidating the African hospitality market and will continue to strengthen its pan-African presence. The acquisition deal establishes ONOMO as a key player in the Nigerian market and will reinforce our presence in Southern Africa,” says ONOMO Chairman, Julien Ruggieri.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of $29.3 billion in 2020, improved over a net profit of $25.9 billion expected in 2019 (revised downward from a $28 billion forecast in June). If achieved, 2020 will mark the industry’s 11th consecutive year in the black.

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At the end of September this year, Chengdu has increased its total international air routes to a total of 124, keeping first place in the central and western regions, bringing great changes to the tourism market in southwestern China.
Mr Wang Min, Deputy Director-General of Chengdu Municipal Tourism Administration had made the above announcement during the official opening of the 7th Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE) 2019, held at the Century City New International Exhibition Center. Apart from the Deputy Director of Chengdu Culture, Radio and TV, Press & Publication Bureau;division chief of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Expositions and vice-chairman of Sichuan Provincial Tourism Association were also amongst those that graced the opening ceremony.

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Summer 2020: Condor is flying from Frankfurt to Edmonton (Canada) and
opens up long-haul flights from Munich for booking.Germany’s most popular holiday airline expands route network from Frankfurt / Munich to Cancun,
Halifax, Punta Cana and Seattle. New from Frankfurt: every Monday and Thursday non-stop to Edmonton (Canada). Long-haul from Munich again: Cancun (Mexico), Halifax (Canada), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) and Seattle (USA.). Back in the schedule from Frankfurt: New Orleans (Wed/Sat), Barbados (Sat), Tobago (Sat). New design: Condor logo back in the aircraft tail for trademark reasons

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