Airbnb to create a fund to support tourism in Europe

create a fund to support tourism in Europe

The apartment rental site Airbnb announced on Thursday the creation of a fund of 5 million euros to support tourism in Europe. This envelope will be “dedicated to promoting people-centered tourism” and can be used by “organizations – NGOs, charities, various local initiatives – seeking financial support to launch innovative projects”, Airbnb said in a statement. The site of hiring of lodgings raises the concern of the hoteliers who accuse it of unfair competition. Several major cities, including Paris, are taking initiatives to combat illegal tourist furnished rental that contributes…

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Tourists flee Darjeeling for fear of violence

Tourists flee Darjeeling for fear

Thousands of tourists fled Monday from the Darjeeling Indian mountain resort, fearing violence in a wave of separatist agitation. Hundreds of soldiers and policemen patrolled the streets of this steep city of West Bengal built in a landscape of tea plantations while panicked travelers made their sacks. “As of Sunday, 7,000 tourists had left Darjeeling,” said Pradip Lama, head of the tourism association of Darjeeling travel agents. Nearly 70% of bookings have been canceled. The Gorkhas, a Nepalese ethnic group, have been campaigning for decades to pull out the region…

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Air traffic in Paris airports up 2.8%

Air traffic in Paris airports

Paris airport traffic was up 2.8% in May, driven by growth in international movements, particularly in Asia-Pacific and North America, their ADP Group manager said on Tuesday. Paris-Charles de Gaulle welcomed 8.8 million passengers (+ 3.7%) and Paris-Orly 2.8 million (+ 0.8%), according to a statement from the group that the Easter holidays of Paris region took place from April 1 to 17 in 2017, when they were held from April 23 to May 8 in 2016. International traffic (excluding Europe) increased by 4% as a result of growth in…

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ADM Removes Ads from a Traveler Compensation Service

ADM Removes Ads from a Traveler

A company that helps travelers receive compensation in the event of flight delay, allowing them to receive up to $ 1,700 from airlines, has seen its ads removed by Aéroports de Montréal (ADM). The volenretard.ca firm denounces an unacceptable maneuver on the part of the airport manager to prevent passengers from being informed of the financial compensation provided for by international laws. ADM, for its part, maintains that the messages do not correspond to its ethical criteria concerning advertising. According to Bell Media, the airport’s poster campaign manager, it was…

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Air Canada requests direct flight from Montreal to Beirut

Air Canada requests direct flight

Air Canada argues that Beirut is currently “at the top of the list” of new destinations it is studying. No direct flights to Lebanon are permitted in North America, but European countries such as France, Germany and Great Britain allow direct flights to Lebanon. PHOTO BRYAN DENTON, ARCHIVES THE NEW YORK TIMES SHARING FROM THE SAME AUTHOR Air Canada requests direct flight from Montreal to Beirut CA of Radio-Canada: Colm Feore on the committee of experts Air Canada: first in North America, thanks to Disney Radio-Canada: Ottawa wants more members…

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