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Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:06

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence. Discontent over sexism and workplace ... 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

Uber is bringing flying taxis to Melbourne next year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 17:30

Uber announced plans to launch trials of its flying cars next year in Melbourne, Australia. The city is the third flagged by Uber for the new taxi service, while it ... Read More

Old City of Jerusalem tourist cable car project approved

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 19:46

Israel's National Infrastructure Committee has rejected a slew of petitions against the cable car to the Old City of Jerusalem and approved the project. Long in the making, the $55 ... Read More

Sonesta Hotels announces its new credit card

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:09

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, ... Read More

DFW Airport congratulate American Airlines and Qantas on approval of joint business agreement

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 00:59

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport looks forward to the strengthened ties between American Airlines and Qantas now that their joint business agreement has been tentatively approved Read More

China warns students planning to study in US to ‘strengthen risk assessment’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 23:45

The government of China warned its citizens on Monday of the risk in planning to study abroad at an American university, advising them to prepare for additional challenges in applying ... Read More

Finally! Boeing CEO admits failure to properly implement 737 MAX safety alert feature

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:10

Dennis Muilenburg, the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company, said his company failed to properly implement a safety alert feature on its 737 MAX aircraft, grounded ... Read More

Russian space tourism company to test-fly returnable capsule with dummy on board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:55

Russia’s CosmoCourse private space tourism company will send from one to six dummies for the first autonomous flight of a returnable capsule and equip it with sensors, CosmoCourse CEO said ... Read More

China Air Transport Association: 737 MAX fiasco to cost Chinese airlines $579 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019 16:45

The China Air Transport Association (CATA) said it estimates losses at Chinese airlines caused by the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft will reach around 4 billion yuan ($579.32 million) ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

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

ILGA-Europe has announced that Malta has been ranked the number one travel destination on the Europe Rainbow Index 2019 for the fourth year running. Out of a total of 49 ... Read More

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

editor editor- May 14, 2019 22:41

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. Within the top 10 airports in major US cities, each airport ... 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

EL AL Israel Airlines & Alaska Airlines announce new global partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 18:47

EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today expanded their commercial relationship to include a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. The agreement was signed by the CEOs of each airline at ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

editor editor- May 9, 2019 22:39

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations to grow their businesses. EscapeMaker.com, a guide to ... Read More

Air Canada announces election of directors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 23:35

Air Canada announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 25, 2019 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 00:14

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of ... Read More

Wiesbaden hosts 45th GTM Germany Travel MartTM

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 18:18

around 500 representatives from the international tourism industry from 51 countries will be in Wiesbaden for the 45th GTM Germany Travel MartTM from the 12th – 14th May. The GTM ... Read More

FAA issues travel advisory for Venezuela

editor editor- May 1, 2019 01:33

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a travel advisory for the territory and airspace of Venezuela due to increasing political instability and tensions in Venezuela and the ... Read More

United Airlines announces first-ever nonstop New York/Newark-Cape Town service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 15:23

United Airlines today announced tickets are now available for purchase for the first-ever nonstop service by a U.S. carrier between New York/Newark and Cape Town. United will begin three-times weekly ... Read More

Air Canada updates schedule due to ongoing grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 00:15

Air Canada said today that to provide customers greater certainty for their summer travel plans it has further adjusted its schedule through to August 1 and taken other measures, including ... Read More

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum returns to Greece

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 15:24

Now in its fifth year, the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) will return to Greece for the second year in succession this October. The event, hosted by ... Read More

Russia to replace its new passenger jet’s US engines with the Russian-made ones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 18:50

Russia’s first post-Soviet large domestic airliner, MC-21-300, has received two of the first 16 domestically-made engines to eventually replace American Pratt & Whitney engines that it currently uses. The Irkut ... Read More

Russia to use Fan-IDs (again) as visas for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 01:40

Upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, have passed on Monday a bill allowing foreign tourists with Fan-IDs to travel to Russia without entry visas for matches of ... Read More

Air Seychelles gets ready for delivery of their first Airbus A320NEO

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 22, 2019 23:17

Air Seychelles has over the past few months started to implement its training calendar in preparation for the delivery of the A320neo set for July 2019. Last week, key staff ... Read More

Tourism stakeholders presented with Destination 2023

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- April 17, 2019 13:07

Following the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 in May 2018, it was seen necessary that a concrete action plan to guide the Tourism sector ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines’ new plan to be like Emirates

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 16, 2019 23:48

In a bid to turn the loss making airline into a profitable venture, SriLankan Airlines has come up with a five-year strategic plan. Part of the plan will see them ... Read More

United Airlines plans nonstop service between New York/Newark and Cape Town

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 19:40

United Airlines today applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. United plans to ... Read More

Airbus appoints new Executive Committee

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:46

Airbus SE has appointed a new Executive Committee led by Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury, following approval from the Board of Directors. The changes are effective immediately. The Executive Committee ... Read More

Keeping Alitalia airline afloat: 900 million euro bridge loan conversion

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 11, 2019 04:06

Italy’s last council of ministers have approved a new decree law with 11 new rules presented by the Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio. Among these, at the last ... Read More

FAA issues emergency order: US Civil aviation for Libya

editor editor- April 6, 2019 19:48

The FAA is concerned about increased tensions associated with the current conflict for control of the capital, Tripoli. Libya National Army (LNA) forces have begun operations aimed at seizing control ... Read More

New LCC airline set to launch

editor editor- April 2, 2019 01:25

“With Board approval for this exciting new airline granted just six months ago, seats going on sale so swiftly is a remarkable achievement,” said Peter Foster, President and CEO of ... Read More

Shenyang EXPO begins third year with optimism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 07:13

hree major exhibitions since March 15th have very successfully launched the third year of operations at the Shenyang New World EXPO (“EXPO”). The combined attendance exceeded 124,000 visitors and two ... Read More

Aviation Safety: Fatigue management

editor editor- March 28, 2019 22:16

In aviation operations, managing fatigue is important because it diminishes an individual’s ability to perform almost all operational tasks. This clearly has implications for operational efficiency, but in situations where individuals are undertaking ... Read More

European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Approves Security Inspection Technology

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 04:03

Rapiscan® Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection technology, today announced that its 920CT checkpoint screening system has achieved C3 approval from the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) under its Common Evaluation Process ... Read More