Tag: disruption

How is the Effect of Renewed Competition between Airbus and Boeing ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:53

The revival of competition between Boeing and Airbus is expected to result in record delivery of the highly popular narrow-body platforms and a 9.4% year-on-year growth in production. Boeing and Airbus will produce more than ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:35

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant escalation in western activities against Iran after todays earlier attack ... 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

Summer Travel Chaos: AirHelp predicts millions of flight delays

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 20:38

AirHelp offers valuable information to passengers who are planning air travel, such as information about which airlines have the best success rate when it comes to being on time. Choosing ... Read More

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 23:35

Chinese carrier, China Eastern Airlines, has requested compensation from the US aerospace giant Boeing over financial damages the carrier had to sustain over the compulsory grounding and suspended delivery of ... 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

United Airlines launches new safety video featuring Spider-Man

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 16:30

Beginning June 1, United Airlines will launch its latest inflight safety demonstration video featuring Spider-Man in an entertaining mini-drama film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM0H9rbqusw In addition to the safety video, United's broader promotional ... Read More

Best & Worst Airlines and Airports of 2019 revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 17:17

Today AirHelp announced the results of its annual AirHelp Score which rates global airlines and airports. First launched in 2015, AirHelp Score is the most comprehensive data-based evaluation of airlines ... Read More

SAS back in business with better pay

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 08:55

SAS and their pilots reached an agreement. Frequent travelers in Northern Europe are are pleased to see the seven days walk out ended. The seven-day walkout saw more than two ... Read More

Comprehensive learning program delivers ‘creative collisions’ at IMEX in Frankfurt

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 17:45

‘Everyone has the potential to think creatively. Children are able to think of more than 60 new solutions per day in response to a problem. As we get older, this ... Read More

Personalize and remove friction for customers, Gulf travel companies told

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 20:10

Gulf-based travel and hospitality companies that use disruptive technologies to boost personalization and remove friction for customers are likely to become future market leaders, according to experts speaking at Arabian ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market 2019 opens tomorrow in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 17:15

ETurboNews ready to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market where hospitality professionals from every corner of the world will gather in Dubai tomorrow (Sunday, April 28) for the opening of Arabian ... Read More

Arabian Travel Week launches in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 09:40

Reed Travel Exhibitions will launch Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows – during the 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which opens its doors ... Read More

US airlines wrongfully reject over 25% of their passengers’ compensation claims

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 15:24

Consumer rights advocacy group released the results of a new study showing that United States airlines wrongfully reject more than 25% of compensation claims, indicating that more than one in ... Read More

Qatar Airways partners with Rolls-Royce to trial its Virtual Reality training tool

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 16:02

Qatar Airways is proud to be the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality training tool. Recognized for its ongoing commitment to innovation, Qatar Airways is the first airline ... Read More

The Great Move: Turkish Airlines moves to Istanbul Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 17:15

The biggest logistical operation in the world aviation history was held between 5 and 6 April 2019. In a total of 33 hours, 12 hours earlier than expected, all airlines ... Read More

Arab Hotel Investment Conference is back: Why it’s so amazing

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- April 11, 2019 03:44

Last year, the move of the 14th Arab Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) from Dubai Jumeirah Madinat to the neighboring Emirate Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was a huge challenge. Ras Al ... Read More

Boeing CEO: Safety is our responsibility, and we own it

editor editor- April 5, 2019 20:58

Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg issued the following statement in response to its 737 Max software, production: As we work closely with customers and global regulators to return the 737 ... Read More

What smart travelers know

editor editor- April 5, 2019 02:56

A record-breaking number of Americans are traveling, but most are unprepared for the journey - more than 90% of US travelers don't know their rights, according to AirHelp, advocate for ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines has a statement on preliminary crash report

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:06

Ethiopian Airlines had a tragic year so far, but it appears without fault to the carrier. The preliminary report about ET 302 crash on March 10 came in and the ... 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

Bots, A.I, wearables and VR to create billion-dollar savings in the tourism industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 07:12

The impact of disruptive technologies on the tourism industry is set to create multi-billion dollar savings through the use of IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence (A.I), Virtual Reality (VR) and wearable ... Read More

WestJet suspends 2019 financial guidance over Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 19:23

Today WestJet announced that following Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until further notice, the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary grounding order and Boeing's decision ... Read More

Lufthansa Group renews its partnership with Amadeus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2019 16:26

The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have announced an agreement to renew their longstanding technology partnership. Through the deal, Amadeus’ Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) will continue to provide Lufthansa, Austrian ... Read More

American Airlines resumes Miami-Antigua service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 02:31

The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism and Investment along with the country’s Tourism Authority has announced the resumption of service by American Airlines to and from Miami following the ... Read More

B737-Max: United Airlines expects no impact on passengers

editor editor- March 13, 2019 21:38

United Airlines was operating two versions of the Boeing 737 family -  the Boeing 737-800 and 900 and the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9. The 737-800s are not the ... Read More

Bartlett named PATWA’s Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism

editor editor- March 7, 2019 23:11

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett was today awarded the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism in Berlin Germany. “The award for ... Read More

Tourism to become a US$50 billion industry in India

editor editor- March 7, 2019 02:09

Technology and tourism were in focus at a meeting held on March 6 organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), during which speakers highlighted the present and ... Read More

World’s most “punctual” airlines (the results are sad)

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 20:25

Any passenger planning on boarding a long-haul flight, which includes any flight that requires five or more hours of travel time, should brace themselves for delays and disruptions. A new ... Read More

India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference brings industry experts together

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 1, 2019 01:14

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology inaugurated the 9th India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) supported by National Assessment & Accreditation Council, as well ... Read More

US airports with most flight delays and cancelations revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 19:30

Planning a trip for the spring, or recently experienced a flight disruption that delayed your trip? If you are flying out of one of these major airports, there is a ... Read More

Shocking statement by Southwest Airlines Pilots Association: A to B safely or not at all

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:45

Today, Captain Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, issued a communication to the nearly 10,000 pilots represented by the association. In his communication, he provided additional context and ... Read More

European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 20:25

According to the European Travel Commission's latest report "European Tourism -Trends & Prospects 2018", Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a 6% upswing in international tourist ... Read More

Jamaica takes the lead on Global Tourism Resilience Management

editor editor- February 8, 2019 19:57

Resilience is everybody’s business. All policymakers in the Caribbean must be concerned about the resilience of their national sectors amid a wide range of constantly evolving threats facing the region.  ... Read More

EU airline passenger law: “Lazy” stereotype holds true for American travelers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 20:30

More than 90 percent of U.S. travelers do not know their rights when it comes to airline compensation, and of those that do, it takes them a long time to ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 22:25

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which was officially launched in Jamaica last week. In a brief ... Read More