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World Tourism Network panel includes HE Sheikha Mai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2020 05:41

Yesterday the World Tourism Network invited Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahrain to its high-level launch panel. If she was elected to become the next Secretary-General for ... Read More

Bahrain’s UNWTO Candidate Supports Accessible Travel for All

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 1, 2020 09:10

World Tourism Network started its launch celebration today. The newly formed organization with more than 1000 members and observers in 122 countries put aside an entire month to celebrate. It ... Read More

Attending ITB? How to cope with Coronavirus? What about you?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 18, 2020 07:38

Safertourism, PATA, and ATB will be setting trends over breakfast during ITB with Dr. Peter Tarlow - AND you are invited. Hungry? The travel and tourism Industry shows resilience. ITB ... Read More

Travel Agencies and Advisors: Specialize for Success

editor editor- February 3, 2020 21:06

Consumers now have more options than ever to book their holidays. The travel industry is changing rapidly and even long-standing industry giants aren’t immune to the shift in consumer behavior. ... Read More

A World-Changing Handshake at OTM Mumbai

editor editor- January 31, 2020 04:26

A World-Changing Handshake: Tourism Ministers from Greece and India set to meet and inaugurate the leading travel show in Asia-Pacific, OTM Mumbai Mumbai, 31 January 2020: The Tourism Minister of ... Read More

Heathrow announces appointments set to transform assistance experience

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020 16:57

Heathrow has announced that disability campaigner, Helen Dolphin MBE, and the experienced equality and inclusion regulator, Keith Richards, have both been named as new co-chairs of the Heathrow Access Advisory ... Read More

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 20, 2020 23:15

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya's first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To commemorate this milestone, the centenarian chose to celebrate it in ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020 09:49

Vacationing in Kenya! This is a favorite for American travelers and big business for the Kenya Tourism Industry. Witness to this is the Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report for 2019. ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport Sees Decline in Traffic: Strike is the reason

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 13, 2019 07:31

The strikes negatively impacted FRA's passenger volume - Most of Fraport's Group airports worldwide report traffic growth. In November 2019, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed almost 5.1 million passengers - representing ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: Nude Beaches and Topless in Jamaica

George Taylor George Taylor- November 24, 2019 21:15

Sandals Resorts and a clothing-optional vacation in Jamaica is not a combination many visitors would think about when booking an all-inclusive holiday to the Caribbean. For naturists looking to enjoy ... Read More

Best hospitality business to work with a disability?

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- October 4, 2019 20:25

Now in its fourth year, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) Leading Disability Employer Seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is ... Read More

Fly Basic Economy: Bidding system for toilet use on airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 3, 2019 01:15

Searching for the cheapest airfare and best airlines and finding a basic economy class airfare on American, United, Delta, and other airlines have one clear advantage: The advantage is the ... Read More

10 most accessible cities in Europe named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:15

While many of us would love to travel the world, it’s not always easy for those with limited mobility and rely on assistance from others. Accessible travel is a hotly ... Read More

VISIT FLORIDA launches accessibility travel hub

editor editor- April 5, 2019 00:52

In an effort to promote the Sunshine State as a top destination for special needs travel, VISIT FLORIDA launched a travel hub that features a range of resources for travelers ... Read More

Why eTN joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization this week?

editor editor- July 29, 2018 00:15

Today, eTN Corporation officially joined the tourism development agency, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), as a member. Read More

Blue Flag teams up with ENAT to promote Beaches, Marinas and Boat-based activities for All

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 22, 2018 23:37

The Foundation for Environmental Education, through its Blue Flag certification, long recognised as the global benchmark for sustainable beaches, marinas and boat-based activities around the world, has signed an agreement ... Read More

Winners of 2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards announced

editor editor- June 13, 2018 01:37

Six toiiets popular with tourists around the world have officially been crowned and are ascending their thrones for 2018 in the Toilet Tourism Awards. Winners include a James Bond themed ... Read More

Palladium Hotel earns Certified Autism Center designation

editor editor- April 30, 2018 19:25

Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa is the latest destination to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC) to help ensure guests and families with children who have autism have ... Read More

When tourists have to go… to the toilet: Flushing out the best

editor editor- April 14, 2018 01:19

Let’s talk toilets. The 2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards want to flush out the best. Yes, there really are awards for that. After many years analyzing tourism trends, the awards ... Read More

Nepal commits to accessible tourism initiatives

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 10, 2018 09:38

The recently concluded International Conference on Accessible Adventure (ICAA) 2018 at Pokhara heralds a new chapter in diversifying the enormous potential that Nepal’s tourism industry harbours. Worldwide the market potential ... Read More

Autism Awareness Month and what Qatar Airways is doing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2018 21:18

Qatar Airways today announced a series of initiatives and special events to take place throughout the month of April as part of Autism Awareness Month. Qatar Airways continues its successful collaboration ... Read More

Nepal welcomes conference on accessible tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2018 16:16

A conference on accessible tourism the first in Nepal scheduled to be held on March 29, 2018, will seek to promote accessible holidays for the differently-abled and people with physical ... Read More

ITB Berlin: UNWTO says no, ICTP says yes on child protection through tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 1, 2018 00:44

Sexual exploitation of children through tourism, human trafficking of children because of tourism - these are sad realities in today's visitor industry. Leading stakeholders in the aviation and hospitality world ... Read More

Life as a Hawaii snowbird

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- February 24, 2018 22:08

On the mainland, when the groundhog sees his shadow, there are six more weeks of winter on the horizon. In Hawaii, when the flamingo sees his shadow, there are six ... Read More

Premier event for adults 50 and over

editor editor- February 22, 2018 23:50

Las Vegas Review-Journal hosts its first-ever Travel Festival in conjunction with the Agewell Expo on Saturday, April 14. The Travel Festival will feature destinations, cruise lines, hotels, casino resorts, tours, ... Read More

Are Coaches Catering More For People With Limited Mobility?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 5, 2017 05:14

Coach trips can be a whole bundle of fun, taking you to unique locations that you really don’t feel comfortable driving to yourself. But, for people with limited mobility, a ... Read More

VistEngland and VisitScotland launch new accessibility guides website

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 19, 2017 09:12

VisitEngland and VisitScotland are today launching a website for tourism businesses to produce accessibility guides.  The guides are a new way for tourism operators to increase business, by providing potential ... Read More

Cebu Pacific invests in facilities for Persons with Reduced Mobility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 5, 2017 10:04

Cebu Pacific (CEB), is set to roll-out Disabled Passenger Lifts (DPLs) in key airports in the Philippines. The DPLs which would allow Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRMs) an easier and ... Read More