Tag: agencies

Beirut Airport expansion: Curing crowds and a system failure

editor editor- June 15, 2019 02:26

Last summer, Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport made headlines when passengers were stuck in lines for hours on end as the crowd grew larger and larger when the facility suffered ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 08:05

National Security Operatives  in Ghana completed an operation which successfully rescued the two Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region. The operation was conducted in the early hours of ... Read More

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Traveler photos, license plate images taken in data breach

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 23:04

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a data breach it learned about last month that exposed the photos of travelers and vehicles traveling in and out of the United ... Read More

‘Creating common ground’ – Hamburg hosts hat-trick of international industry events

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 18:10

Planners from across the world experienced Hamburg first hand as part of a series of fam trips and events held recently in the city. Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB) hosted a ... Read More

Tourism Enthusiasts Protest Possible Giveaway Of Murchison Falls For Dam Construction By Ugandan Government

Jonathan Benaiah Jonathan Benaiah- June 9, 2019 20:40

Last week on Friday, many Ugandans especially those in the tourism and conservation circles were shocked when an advert appeared in the national newspaper by the Electricity Regulatory Authority(ERA) in ... Read More

Re-defining “undocumented”: TSA allows illegal immigrants board flights without any ID

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 18:45

US Transportation Security Administration has brought a new meaning to the term "undocumented" by permitting illegal aliens to fly domestically, without ANY legal ID papers, for months, according to a ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

UNIGLOBE Travel recognizes top professionals and agencies worldwide

editor editor- June 4, 2019 21:22

UNIGLOBE Travel International has announced the 2019 recipients of its performance and service awards. Winners were announced at the organization’s Global Rendezvous in Vienna, Austria to an audience of travel ... Read More

Chinese travelers ‘harassed’: Beijing issues US travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:26

China has issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the US, citing reports that trade war tensions have seen Washington using its powers to “harass” Chinese travelers. The ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

Great Wall Hero 2019: Global Marketing Campaign Introduction

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 18:44

Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau  organized the Global Promotional Event of "Great Wall Hero 2019"at Guirui Theater of Beijing Horticultural Expo. Guests included the Director-General of Beijing Municipal Culture ... Read More

Visit Nepal 2020 brought two of their best to Vienna last night

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 03:11

Visit Nepal 2020 is the new Nepal Tourism Board Campaign that was introduced last night in the Austrian Capital Vienna. The Nepal Tourism Board under the leadership of Mr. Diwakar ... Read More

Global Rescue joins African Tourism Board with a simple mission

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 01:37

Global Rescue joined the African Tourism Board showing emphasis on their medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services to the African continent.  Global Rescue is the world’s leader ... Read More

Moscow mayor: New city-wide facial recognition system “would be only rivaled by China”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:45

The Mayor of Moscow said on Thursday that Russian capital’s authorities plan to create a large-scale facial recognition system comprising more than 200,000 CCTV cameras in the city. The facial ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board and its partners meet premium Tour Operators in China

editor editor- May 30, 2019 21:05

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organized the first-ever joint high-end sales call in China from the May 6-14, 2019. The delegation headed by STB representative on the Chinese soil, Jean-Luc ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosts Belgian Travel Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 16:04

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) inaugurated the first edition of the Belgian Travel Summit (BTS) taking place until June 1 in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett lauds Seaga as icon, champion of the people

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 23:02

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has lauded the work of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon Edward Phillip George Seaga, who passed away today, on his 89th birthday. Minister ... Read More

Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019 21:58

Art Cities Exchange (ACE) 2019 will see the presence of 90 international buyers from the leisure, luxury, and MICE sectors from Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, the UAE, and ... Read More

Innovative Mediterranean tourism endeavor: The Sistina project

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019 20:47

Fourteen tourist itineraries, 4 product lines, and the Grandtourupmed.eu platform - these are the credentials of the Sistina Project, an acronym for System for Innovative Tourism in the Upper Mediterranean, ... Read More

Dubai to host second edition of World Tolerance Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 16:15

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Institute for Tolerance in Dubai ... Read More

African Tourism Board President will speak at the IATA Regional Aviation Forum in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 06:16

The African Tourism Board knows the importance of connectivity for the growing travel and tourism industry to the continent.  African Tourism Board objective is to sell Africa as a shared ... Read More

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:10

Vietnam Airlines should work to ensure safe and competitive services while operating flights to Russia. "Traveling between Vietnam and Russia is now more important than ever before when they are ... Read More

Global luxury travel brands confirm increasing business at ILTM Latin America 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 20:05

ILTM Latin America 2019 confirmed a dynamic outbound Brazilian and Latin America luxury travel market last week (14 – 17 May) when 400 global luxury tourism brands met with 400 ... Read More

4000 tourism leaders will meet at Uzakrota Travel Summit Istanbul

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 18:10

Uzakrota Travel Summit, an important international tourism sector event, will be organized for the 6th time in Istanbul. The Summit will take place at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus in Istanbul ... Read More

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:19

The next edition of FITUR, organised by IFEMA, will take place at Feria de Madrid from the 22 to 26 January 2020, and is looking to once again become the ... Read More

Embraer Praetor 600 now triple-certified by EASA and FAA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 00:20

Embraer announced today that the company's new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and by the FAA (Federal Aviation ... Read More

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:40

As part of Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s ever-evolving efforts to ensure a healthier and greener earth, the team is proud to announce their involvement in the Young Pacific Leaders’ ... Read More

One third of travelers report Generation Alpha influences family travel decisions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 17:15

Family vacation planning is no longer an activity just for the adults, according to new custom research. For more than 8 in 10 travelers around the world, planning a family ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist ... Read More

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 16:45

US states are rushing to become Real-ID compliant in response to federal legislation, which set new, more stringent minimum standards for identification that will be accepted at airport security stations. ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

Mayor Liccardo commissions San José International Airport’s new fleet of all-electric buses

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 23:07

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo today led the commissioning of Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) brand-new fleet of 10 battery-electric, zero-emission buses that will transport passengers and their luggage ... Read More

Tourism and Spying for the U.S. Government: A Recruiter Explains

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

Travel, Tourism and spying has been in the spotlight a number of times. "Convincing a Russian to work as a spy for the United States Government is like finding a ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: State human trafficking laws for the lodging industry

editor editor- May 1, 2019 21:04

To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA, with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), today issued ... Read More

What attracts younger Muslim travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 09:10

Gulf hospitality operators looking to increase their share of the growing halal tourism market should diversify and digitize their offerings to suit younger generations of Muslim travelers, according to experts ... Read More