Tag: Australian

World Fusion Tours: African Tourism Board’s newest member

editor editor- June 10, 2019 23:54

The African Tourism Board (ATB) welcomed World Fusion Tours as its newest member. The Kigali-based tour operator recently won the World Travel Awards category for “Rwanda’s Leading Operator 2019.” “We ... Read More

When overtourism spoils your travel plans: Go somewhere else!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2019 23:37

Have you heard that told joke?  Patient says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this with my arm.”  Doctor’s response is, “Then don’t do this.”  This is logic 101 that ... Read More

Four people killed, two wounded in Australia hotel shooting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 21:58

At least four people were killed and one injured in the hotel attack in the city of Darwin in northern Australia. The attack took place at five different locations across ... Read More

Seven tourists hiking Indian Himalayas missing after Avalanche

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:05

The Indian Himalaya Mountains are in the spotlight of tourism safety after seven tourists mountain climbing went missing last week. The missing visitors include two Americans, four Britons, and an ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

Kaanapali Beach in Maui compared with other dangerous beaches after deadly shark attack

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 21:43

"Aloha from the Maui Visitors Bureau. The office is now closed in observance of the holiday." This is the recording anyone hears today when calling the Maui Visitors Burea. The ... Read More

Japan National Tourism Organization & Princess Cruises host Ensemble Travel Group in lesser-known regions of Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 18:20

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has inaugurated a partnership with Princess Cruises, hosting some 140 of Ensemble Travel Group's top travel agents, suppliers and guests on a May 18-25 ... Read More

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort announces key new appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 23:05

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort has strengthened its commitment to talent development and innovation, announcing an ambitious team to guide the resort into a new era of luxury from July 1, ... Read More

Zambia wants African Tourism Board to implement inclusiveness approach

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 2, 2019 21:22

African Tourism Board (ATB) CEO Doris Woerfel and Cuthbert Ncube, the new Vice President of ATB, met with Mwabashike Nkulukus, the Marketing Director of the Zambia Tourism Agency, today at Indaba, the ... Read More

Two Australian Heroes killed when saving a tourist from drowning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 21:31

Tourism and Dairy are popular in  Port Campbell, a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Great Ocean Road, west of the Twelve Apostles, in the Shire ... Read More

Drink like a New Yorker

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 20, 2019 21:04

If you live in New York, work in New York or are doing business in New York – there is only one appropriate drink to order…New York State wines. New ... Read More

Solomon Islands dive operators to establish formal association

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 01:01

A major step forward for the future promotion and development of the Solomon Islands dive tourism sector, the destination’s main dive operators have agreed to combine resources to create a ... Read More

Genting Cruise Lines welcomes Explorer Dream to its fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 16:40

Genting Cruise Lines welcomed the third member of its Dream Cruises’ fleet with the christening and inaugural homeport deployment of Explorer Dream in Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal. Explorer Dream ... Read More

Wynn Resorts ends takeover talks with Australia’s Crown Resorts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2019 18:05

Wynn Resorts released the following statement today: "Following the premature disclosure of preliminary discussions, Wynn Resorts has terminated all discussions with Crown Resorts concerning any transaction." Shares of Melbourne-based Crown ... Read More

Gambling is big business in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 26, 2019 02:22

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino tourism is such a big ... Read More

Melbourne to welcome news hotels from Ormond Group in 2022

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 22:12

In 2022, Southeast Asian hospitality brand Ormond Group will introduce two new hotel concepts to Melbourne’s Central Business District in Victoria, Australia. Each taking residence in their own distinct tower ... Read More

Brazil announces visa-free entry for US, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 14:50

Brazil is open for you! The Brazilian Government announced that Brazil would allow visa-free entry for citizens of The United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, effective in 90 days (June ... Read More

North Queensland tourists are grounded with help of a beautiful Aboriginal model

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 06:13

Tourism North Queensland wants its visitors to feel grounded. A beautiful young and pure Australian lady made the cover of Vogue Australia and is now the face of Tourism North Queensland. ... Read More

A solution for Climate Change? What about a Clean Energy Dividend?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2019 05:44

I believe there is an extremely simple way to whip climate change and I plan to set it out below.  It's wonderful to see children all over the world marching ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Who is grounding controversial plane and who is not?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 18:25

The list of the carriers that are grounding the controversial Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and the countries that are banning it from their airspace is growing. The United Kingdom ... Read More

11 reasons why you should study abroad in Australia

editor editor- March 11, 2019 21:32

With 22,000 programs and over 1,100 education institutes, Australia is well equipped to offer a variety of study options to both local and international students. For several consecutive years, Australia's ... Read More

Women with altitude: Five times equality won in aviation during 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 15:32

To commemorate International Women’s Day five key developments for women in aviation last year are celebrated, as an industry historically dominated by men continues its journey to gender equality. It’s ... Read More

How the Malaysian People are now put in charge of Visit Malaysia 2020 ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019 10:25

Malaysia Truly Asia was one of the most successful campaigns in the global travel and tourism industry and created by an Australian branding company. Now the people of Malaysia are being ... Read More

QT Adelaide Hotel set for 2021 opening

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 20:20

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) today announced it has entered into a management agreement for its newest QT Hotels & Resorts property opening in Adelaide at 62 Currie St ... Read More

Vietnam detains, threatens to deport Trump and Kim Jong Un impersonators

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 23, 2019 17:15

Tensions are running high in the Vietnamese capital, where this year’s first meeting of the US President and North Korean dictator is set to take place next week. To lighten ... Read More

Vail Resorts to buy Falls Creek and Hotham ski resorts in Victoria, Australia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 23, 2019 02:20

Vail Resorts, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the ski fields at Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Hotham Alpine Resort in Victoria, Australia. Falls ... Read More

Elephant Mud Fun: Tourists can get down and dirty with friendly elephants at Bali Zoo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 21:25

Bali Zoo introduced a grand new intimate Elephant Mud Fun half-day attraction allowing guests to get down and dirty with the friendly Sumatran elephants while discovering their behavior from the ... Read More

Gulfstream G600 to make Australian Debut

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 18, 2019 04:20

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its newest aircraft, the class-leading, award-winning Gulfstream G600, will make its Australian debut at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition from Feb. 26 to ... Read More

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth returns to Australia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 18:15

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced that it’s second largest ship, Queen Elizabeth will return to Australia for an unparalleled 118 days over from November – February 2020-21 fully embracing ... Read More

Minister: South Africa wants more Chinese tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 17:25

South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom said that South Africa wants to attract more Chinese visitors and is striving to make their travel easier and more enjoyable. The Minister ... Read More

No entry to Australia for Saudi Women traveling without male guardian?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2019 20:59

Are Australian Border Force officers targeting Saudi Arabian women whom they suspect will apply for asylum? is Australia blocking asylum seeking Saudi Arabian women from entering the down under country? ... Read More

Hosting conferences in Darwin becoming a smart option

editor editor- January 30, 2019 00:52

For event organizers, recent events in Darwin have seen record numbers of attendance. Several events hosted at the Darwin Convention Centre in 2018 achieved their highest delegate numbers, seeing people ... Read More

Beverly Hills hosts annual Celebrate Tourism Breakfast

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 20:05

Yesterday, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) held a breakfast at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills for City business leaders, hoteliers and local government officials where future trends in ... Read More

Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 03:59

700 people could have died in the attack in Nairobi but didn't because of security measures in place and the immediate and effective response of authorities.  Thanks to steel doors ... Read More

Search for German Tourist from Cologne: Australian police gives up

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2019 20:46

Monika Billen, a German tourist from Cologne was on her dream trip exploring the Australian Outback. Last time anyone registered her was on New Year's day at 10.30 when she ... Read More

Human Rights Violation in New Zealand against Foreign Tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 02:27

In Hawaii, they call it Kamaaina Rates, in Indonesia hotel rates for locals, are highly discounted, but in New Zealand, such advantages are human rights violations under United Nations treaties. ... Read More