Tag: director general

Indian Director General of Tourism to travel fraternity: Use our own resources

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 22, 2019 21:15

The Indian travel fraternity should make greater use of its own revamped website developed by the Ministry of Tourism. This was the suggestion made yesterday by Mrs. Meenakshi Sharma, Director ... Read More

ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 02:20

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, have officially launched new ... Read More

AFRAA and IATA share common aviation vision

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 12, 2019 00:04

AFRAA and IATA share a common vision – the development of a safe, secure and sustainable aviation industry in Africa that facilitates business, trade, and tourism and contributes positively to ... Read More

IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2019 09:10

Nominations for the awards were adjudicated by a panel of four judges: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International; Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council; Mark ... Read More

IATA Resolution calls for Implementation of Global Carbon Offsetting Scheme

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 7, 2019 05:25

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and ... Read More

Qatar Airways recognized for its commitment to preventing illegal endangered wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 15:01

Qatar Airways is today celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) ... Read More

Winners of IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 05:09

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in three categories: Inspirational Role Model: Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO, Flybe High Flyer Award: ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 07:06

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ... Read More

Carsten Spohr New IATA Board Chairman

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 06:42

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Lufthansa Group Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Spohr, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a ... 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

ICAO: CAA International to strengthen aviation safety oversight in Sierra Leone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 15:39

CAA International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), is to assist the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) to strengthen its regulatory oversight ... Read More

Arena di Verona Opera Foundation in New York for Festival

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 30, 2019 01:56

A few days after the success of Shanghai, the targeted marketing action of the Arena Foundation for the promotion of the Opera Festival Arena continued in New York. At the ... Read More

Aviation leaders assemble in Seoul for IATA’s 75th Annual General Meeting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 19:40

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Seoul, Republic of Korea, for the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) ... 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

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

Tourism leader Karolin Troubetzkoy of St. Lucia receives Order of Merit from Germany

editor editor- May 27, 2019 20:25

Instituted in 1951 by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, the Order of Merit is awarded to individuals for achievements in the political, economic, social, or ... Read More

Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 16:10

The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. Led by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT) ... Read More

IATA: March passenger demand growth slows on later Easter holiday

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 18:25

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same ... Read More

India Tourism: Fore! on the golf course

editor editor- April 30, 2019 23:38

During a presentation by the Ministry of Tourism at the Indian golf & Turf Expo (IGTE), Mr. Venkatesan Dhattareyan, Deputy Director General at Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, India, greatly ... Read More

Proud Emirates Revealed: The Emirates Pavilion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 16:54

Emirates, Premier Partner and the Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, today unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultramodern pavilion for the 6 month mega-event. The Emirates ... Read More

What airport is now busier than mega-hubs Frankfurt and Dallas Fort Worth?

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:24

This airport has now become the world's 12th busiest airport, moving up four places from the 16th spot in 2017. According to the preliminary world airport traffic rankings for 2018 ... Read More

IATA Report: Aviation continues to deliver solid

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:04

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018. This was the slowest ... Read More

Air freight demand still spiraling down

editor editor- April 3, 2019 22:51

For the fourth consecutive month, global air freight performance has reported a negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April 3 and 4. WTTC members are the ... Read More

IATA announces judges for Diversity and Inclusion Awards

editor editor- March 29, 2019 03:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards as: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International Gloria ... Read More

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

editor editor- March 19, 2019 21:21

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx - STRONG Universal Network, about the development of “Plan For Our Kids” and the signature “African Earth Lung” ... Read More

States must develop friendly policies to encourage India film tourism

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 14, 2019 00:23

On day 2 at the 20th edition of FICCI FRAMES, the global media and entertainment convention, the event started with a session titled “Shoot at site.” The participants in the ... Read More

European policymakers praise Qatar Airways all-female flight

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

Qatar Airways celebrated a landmark flight on Sunday 10 March as its scheduled service from Brussels to Doha was operated by a crew made up entirely of 15 women. The ... Read More

IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 10:11

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable ... Read More

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 00:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the ... Read More

IATA: 2019 starts on a positive note for passenger demand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 15:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2019 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% compared to January 2018. This was the ... Read More

Tanzania and Rwanda tour operators join forces to promote tourism in both countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 21:28

Tour operators in Tanzania and Rwanda have agreed to jointly market the two countries as complementary destinations in their latest efforts to offer the tourists expansive adventure space. The Tanzania ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism response to U.S. Travel Advisory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019 20:25

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is aware of the recent update to the U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas reported also on eTurboNews earlier today. Joy Jibrilu, Director General ... Read More

IATA urges government-airline industry dialogue in Mexico

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 20:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mexico to work closely with the air transport industry as it develops airport infrastructure to meet growing demand for ... Read More

IATA: Cooperation key to keeping aviation secure & doubling passenger demand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 15:20

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast ... Read More

Helicopter crash in Nepal: tourism minister on board

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 27, 2019 09:32

A helicopter carrying six persons including Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari has crashed in Pathibhara, Taplejung on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs. ... Read More