Tag: April

Minister: Whole Russia can be tax-free for foreign visitors by end of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:00

Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov today said that the tax-free system can be extended to all Russian regions by 2019 year-end. "As far as decisions already taken ... Read More

Four countries, 4 days, 1 destination: Seychelles Eastern European Roadshow 2019

editor editor- June 13, 2019 21:25

On May 27, 2019, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) set off for its annual Seychelles Dedicated Roadshow in Central and Eastern Europe. The event lasted for 4 days during which ... Read More

Rixos Premium Dubai JBR hosted 2nd Middle East Chef Excellence Awards

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 19:42

The Hozpitality Group's 2nd Middle East Chef Excellence Awards, held on 12th June 2019 at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR. After receiving over 68,500 votes, the winners for Popular Choice categories ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 16:15

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a 100-percent tax, with carbonated drinks subject to a 50-percent levy. ... Read More

Carnival Corporation: Panama Canal sailings

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:00

Carnival Corporation brands have 26 ships and over 70 voyages scheduled to sail tourists to the Panama Canal. Six of Carnival Corporation's global cruise line brands will sail partially or ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... Read More

First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 00:05

A man, riding his electric scooter, was killed after collided with a truck in Paris today. The 25-year-old was riding the scooter in the busy Goutte d'Or neighborhood in the ... Read More

Is this Hard Rock Hotel Cafe slowly poisoning guests?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 21:05

It may not be safe to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Punta Cana. "We are too busy to respond," a spokesperson of the Zimmerman Agency, a PR agency ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:54

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade ... Read More

100 best outdoor dining restaurants in Canada named

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 18:44

As we approach the first day of summer, Canadians are looking for the perfect spots to soak up some sun. OpenTable, today named Canada's 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining. ... Read More

Tourists from Maldives love to travel to India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:02

Maldives, India and Sri Lanka are neighbors. The Maldives relies on tourism as an export, but  Maldives citizens also love to travel. When they do India has become the fastest ... Read More

Air Europa announces new Malaga-Tel Aviv service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 22:20

Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A.U. (Air Europa), third largest airline in Spain after Iberia and Vueling, announced plans to launch flights between Tel Aviv and Malaga, starting on April 2, ... Read More

United, Southwest and Delta: New nonstop flights to Southern California

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:40

The expansion of air service at Ontario International Airport (ONT), in Southern California, continues today with the United Airlines nonstop flights serving Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). ONT now reaches ... Read More

Days Hotel by Wyndham comes to New Zealand

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 18:54

Days Inn by Wyndham came to New Zealand with the opening of a new landmark hotel, Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton. The addition bolsters the Company's presence in ... Read More

Japanese craftsmanship town welcomes new Hotel Oriental Express

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 18:46

Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata started its operation on April 19. The hotel was founded upon the concepts of "a hotel that evokes the spirit of Kamata's unique history of ... Read More

Trump’s regime rolls out new Cuba travel restrictions , bans educational, cultural trips

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 00:25

US Government announced new extensive restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens, effectively banning most of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that ... Read More

Volaris: 28% passenger growth and 88% load factor in May 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 19:38

Volaris is the low-cost airline operating in Mexico, the United States and Central America, reported May 2019 and preliminary year to date traffic results. In May 2019, capacity measured by ... Read More

FAA breaks ground for new Air Traffic Control Tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 15:35

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new Air Traffic Control Tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) at Piedmont Triad ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

Are you still wearing extra clothes to avoid baggage fees?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 21:37

Passengers who don extra clothes to avoid fees charged for overweight baggage is not an acceptable practice according to 42% of respondents to a survey conducted by The GO Group, ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Steady April growth, but international outlook alarms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 19:50

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But ... Read More

Friendliest Travel Country on Earth Joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 3, 2019 05:16

Uganda is the latest country joining the African Tourism Board as a member. For Ugandans welcoming all nationalities is an intrinsic part of the culture, and residents are quick to ... Read More

Sustainability Report published by Qatar Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:01

Qatar Airways Group today published its Sustainability Report 18 (covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018), detailing its development and progress in this crucial area. The report ... Read More

Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 15:15

Occupancy levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa surged to 78.2 percent in April, but it was not enough to prevent profit levels falling for an eighth ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:46

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics ... Read More

Russian visitors are coming to Asia Pacific in record numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2019 05:01

It’s a boom time for Russian arrivals in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, thanks to a doubling in seat capacity on direct flights from Russia to selected APAC destinations. Total international arrivals ... Read More

Tivoli exhibition open to tourists this summer: Eva vs. Eva

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 30, 2019 02:37

At Villa d'Este in Tivoli, an exhibition was inaugurated and dedicated to the dual value of the feminine in the Western imagination, entitled Eva vs. Eva. The event is organized ... Read More

20 people killed, 31 injured in fiery Mexico bus crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:30

A crash involving a bus and a tractor-trailer in Mexico's eastern state of Veracruz on Wednesday left 20 people dead, the local government said. The bus was traveling from Mexico ... Read More

IATA: Air cargo demand continues negative 2019 trend

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 19:05

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:55

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued to weaken across all departments, according to the latest data ... Read More

Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:53

“Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy.” That is the latest evaluation after a research company analysed over 17 million flight booking transactions a day. But what is behind this assessment? ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:07

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April ... Read More

American Airlines launches new nonstop flight from New York’s JFK to St. Kitts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 23:35

Continuing to expand upon a successful airline-destination partnership, American Airlines will fly a second weekly nonstop flight from New York’s John F. K International Airport (JFK) to St. Kitts on ... Read More

UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 16:01

Hotels in the UK suffered their largest margin of year-on-year profit decline since late 2016, as ancillary revenues fell and costs soared in April, according to the latest data tracking ... Read More

AfCFTA: World’s largest free trade zone launches in Africa this week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 17:20

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will come into force on Thursday. It will be the largest free trade agreement by population that the world has seen since the ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... Read More