Tag: divided

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

Dark Tourism: South Korea using massacre to lure tourists

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 7, 2019 02:11

What is often referred to as dark tourism is now a hopeful light in terms of tourism for South Korea. The Korean War took place between North Korea and South ... Read More

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 17:15

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx, ... Read More

Rome’s Circo Maximo takes visitors on a cutting-edge tour

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 25, 2019 02:34

Opening to the public is an innovative project of enhancement in augmented reality and virtual reality of one of the most significant places in the history of the city of ... Read More

Wharf Hotels to open Niccolo Suzhou in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 15:08

Suzhou, fondly known as China’s Venice of the East, will take center stage as the city’s newest iconic landmark with the launch of a new, contemporary chic hotel, Niccolo Suzhou, ... Read More

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:35

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive in the development and execution of its multi-year advocacy strategy. A ... Read More

This May Puerto Vallarta is the land of celebration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 15:27

Puerto Vallarta is always finding reasons to celebrate and this May is no different. For the month of May Puerto Vallarta will be celebrating everything from local culture to Pride ... Read More

Spanish winery architect brings attention to Baigorri wines

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 27, 2019 20:30

There are wineries and then there is Baigorri (started in 2000), currently owned by Pedro Martinez Hernandez. This Rioja winery is an outstanding architectural achievement and engineering marvel, set in ... Read More

Dusit International makes its grand debut in Qatar

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 18:00

With a view to capture major market share in Qatar’s hospitality sector, Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, is set to make its Qatar debut ... Read More

Ideal ocean cruise ship: Ship sizes and what they mean for your cruise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 01:35

Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens, and knowing the differences is key to planning your ... Read More

Italian exhibition group launches key words for the 2020 tourism industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:01

Active food and wine tourism, the quality of life, the search for beauty and creativity: the combination of ingredients on which tourists increasingly base their choice of vacation will be ... Read More

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 04:06

The African Tourism Board welcomes Kahuzi Biega National Park as a new member. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in the eastern Democratic Republic of ... Read More

Central Park: Not in New York – In Dusit Bangkok!

editor editor- April 3, 2019 02:35

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited and Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) have officially revealed the details of their collaboration to create a new city landmark and transform Bangkok’s major ... Read More

The Kingdom of Eswatini Tourism Authority Teams up with African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 31, 2019 06:13

The Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland joined the African Tourism Board as its latest member. The Honorable Minister of Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs Moses Vilakati will ... Read More

Alitalia airline: The ongoing medley

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 20, 2019 21:57

The journey of Gianfranco Battisti, CEO of Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS), to the United States would have borne its first fruits in the definition of the new company for ... Read More

The pulse of Brexit Britain captured by Martin Parr

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- March 20, 2019 01:05

With Britain deeply divided over Brexit, an exhibition by one of the country’s best-known and celebrated photographers, Martin Parr, vividly captures images which help one to understand what makes the ... Read More

MICE travelers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam to Thailand grow

editor editor- March 7, 2019 02:11

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) - Business is fine tuning its marketing strategy in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) with a tactical campaign to attract more ... Read More

UK hotel profits drop due to rising costs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 22:15

Despite a 3.4-percent year-over-year increase in RevPAR in January, profit per room at UK hotels dropped by 2.6 percent due to rising costs, according to the latest full-service hotels tracking ... Read More

Corendon Boeing 747 lands in hotel garden

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

After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Badhoevedorp, the Corendon Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel. There the plane will be ... Read More

1989-2019: Baptized by Thai monks KLM Boeing 747 landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Hotel garden

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019 19:34

A Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel this morning. There the plane will be converted into a 5D-experience about the 747 and the history ... Read More

2018 second consecutive year of large gains for European hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 21:20

Hotels in Europe suffered a 2.7-percent year-on-year decline in profit per room in December, yet still, annual GOPPAR rose 9.2 percent, marking a second consecutive year of large gains, according ... Read More

14 artworks will light up the city during Bright Brussels, Festival of Light 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2019 22:30

From 14 to 17 February, Bright Brussels, Festival of Light will showcase the historic heart of Brussels. Large-scale lighting installations designed by national and international artists will draw all eyes ... 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

Brazil president: I’d rather have a dead son than a gay son

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2019 06:08

Rio may no longer be a pink destination. How will the future of the traveling #LGBTQ world change if they took a stance against growing anti-gay leaders of Brazil? The ... Read More

Hôtel de Berri celebrates ‘Art De Vivre’ in the City of Light

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 16:08

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the grand opening of Hôtel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris. Owned by the Dokhan family, Hôtel de Berri ... Read More

Five Spanish hotel companies continue commitment to future of young Dominicans

editor editor- December 5, 2018 16:46

On December 3, there was a graduation ceremony for 48 Dominican students who participated in the fourth class of the Chance project. Read More

Corporate travel buyers divided over new United

editor editor- May 11, 2010 06:07

Corporate travel buyers are divided as to how the planned merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines will affect their travel programs, though a clear majority said U.S. Read More