Turkish Airlines to set up base in Rotterdam

Turkish Airlines will open a second base in the Netherlands at ‘Rotterdam The Hague Airport’. As of 4 March seven employees of Turkish Airlines will be stationed in Rotterdam to handle the new regular services between Rotterdam and home base Istanbul.  Turkish Airlines has taken a well-advised decision to set up a base in Rotterdam. General … Continue reading Turkish Airlines to set up base in Rotterdam

British Airways to fly Rotterdam-London City

British Airways will - due to growing demand - open a new route between Rotterdam The Hague Airport and London City Airport in March 2014. The new service will see a Saab SF-2000 turboprop aircraft (leased from Eastern Airways) fly up and down five times a day. The 50-passenger Saab SF-2000 will be replaced from … Continue reading British Airways to fly Rotterdam-London City

Google Flights is the ultimate traveller’s tool

By Arnout Nuijt If you are a frequent flyer you may have struggled more than once to find the information you wanted on the net when booking your next trip. Try for instance to find out from what airports you can fly to Perugia for that short holiday in Umbria. You would have to search … Continue reading Google Flights is the ultimate traveller’s tool

Africa tourism set for high growth, new jobs, and more investment than other regions

Sub Saharan Africa’s tourism industry is set to spur more economic growth for the continent and directly employ 6.7 million people by 2021, according to a new World Bank report. The report—Tourism in Africa: Harnessing Tourism for Growth and Improved Livelihoods—says that tourism accounted directly or indirectly for one in every 20 jobs in Sub … Continue reading Africa tourism set for high growth, new jobs, and more investment than other regions

Weekend Break in Ouro Preto

By Arnout Nuijt When you are in Brazil’s third economic center, Belo Horizonte, and you have a weekend to spare, there is a range of old colonial towns to visit. One of the most famous is Ouro Preto, or Black Gold, a historic mining center and former capital of Minas Gerais. Once nicknamed Vila Rica … Continue reading Weekend Break in Ouro Preto

City Brief: Sao Paulo

By Arnout Nuijt Writing a City Brief about Brazil’s biggest city, its economic powerhouse and home of the country’s cultural, business and political elite, is not easy. São Paulo is simply to big to grasp, as is its impact on Brazil, South America and, no doubt, the rest of the world. The economic heart of … Continue reading City Brief: Sao Paulo

City Brief: Rio de Janeiro

By Arnout Nuijt Rio de Janeiro may be on paper Brazil’s second urban and economic center after Sao Paulo, to many - and not just its inhabitants - the city is number one. With its 6,3 million cariocas (and no less than 12,6 million people in the metropolitan area), Rio is the capital of the … Continue reading City Brief: Rio de Janeiro

What should we do with the Benelux?

By Arnout Nuijt On the last day of the previous year an interesting bit of news floated around in the Low Countries, but it may have been lost in the loud bangs of the New Year’s Eve celebrations. According to Luc Willems, deputy secretary-general of the Benelux Union, the Benelux would like to see a … Continue reading What should we do with the Benelux?

Cape Verde’s Unique Aviation Opportunity

By Arnout Nuijt While the Cape Verde government recently announced the creation of a (government staffed) working group that has to find ways to attract more and cheaper flights to the country, two other aviation related news items - involving national carrier TACV - are worth mentioning. Firstly the Cape Verde press reported that TACV … Continue reading Cape Verde’s Unique Aviation Opportunity