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Tsunami Warning for South Pacific Island Chain after 7.4 earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 15, 2019 23:30

A tsunami threat has been issued for Kermadec Islands.  Kermadec Islands, volcanic island group in the South Pacific Ocean, 600 mi (1,000 km) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand; they are ... Read More

Tit for tat: India slaps high tariffs on 28 US products effective Sunday

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 17:10

Indian government announced that it will impose higher tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds, apples and walnuts, tomorrow, in response to Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New ... Read More

Beirut Airport expansion: Curing crowds and a system failure

editor editor- June 15, 2019 02:26

Last summer, Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport made headlines when passengers were stuck in lines for hours on end as the crowd grew larger and larger when the facility suffered ... Read More

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

First GrandStay Hotel opened in Oregon

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:22

Oregon is welcoming the first GrandStay Hotel opened in that picturesque state.  GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, the franchisor for GrandStay Hotels, announced the expansion of its brand to Oregon earlier as well. Read More

Dead whale highlights major faults with octopus fishing industry in False Bay

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:20

Another dead 12-metre Bryde’s whale was found in False Bay near Cape Town last week after becoming entangled in octopus trap ropes. The traps have been in use by a ... Read More

Benchmark announces new Vice President, Revenue Management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:35

Benchmark has named Priya Chandnani vice president, revenue management. Greg Champion, president and COO, made the announcement. “It is with extreme pleasure that I welcome Priya to our company,” said ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... 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

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 08:05

National Security Operatives  in Ghana completed an operation which successfully rescued the two Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region. The operation was conducted in the early hours of ... Read More

Benchmark names new Director of Sales & Marketing, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 18:32

Benchmark has named Donna Esparza director of sales & marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Lake Arrowhead, California. Geoff Young, Benchmark’s ... Read More

W Hotels debuts newly reimagined three Atlanta hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:35

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide revealed major upgrades to each of the city’s three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta ... Read More

African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 11, 2019 09:03

Talking Tourism, the African Tourism Board was the talking points on the Seychelles Television "Good Morning Seychelles' (Bonzour Sesel) program with Barbara Hoareau. The very popular and loved "Good Morning ... Read More

Direct Shenzhen-Manila flights from Philippines low-cost airline

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:58

Low-cost Philippines airline, Cebu Pacific, will commence direct flights between Shenzen in China and Manila. The new route is in line with the carrier’s plans to expand its route network ... Read More

Lilium: Air taxis to service world’s major cities by 2025

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 22:04

According to the German aviation startup Lilium, air taxis will offer services in many major cities all over the world in the next six years or so. “We plan to ... Read More

United Airlines new innovating tool

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 19:07

United Airlines is introducing ConnectionSaver, a new tool dedicated to improving the experience for customers connecting from one United flight to the next. ConnectionSaver is powered by new technology that ... Read More

W Hotels: Updates in Atlanta

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:58

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide is excited to reveal upgrades to each of the city's three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and ... Read More

United Airlines’ new technology makes connecting the world easier than ever

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 18:08

Just in time for the busy summer travel season, United Airlines is introducing ConnectionSaver, a new tool dedicated to improving the experience for customers connecting from one United flight to ... Read More

Starboard Cruise Services names new President and CEO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 17:55

Starboard Cruise Services has named respected travel and cruise industry veteran Lisa Bauer its new President and Chief Executive Officer today. Earlier today, Toni Belloni, Group Managing Director of LVMH ... Read More

Benchmark names new Director of Culinary Operations, The Woodlands, TX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 20:05

Benchmark has named Olivier C. Gaupin director of culinary operations, a newly created position to further enhance Benchmark’s food and beverage positioning and expanding recognition. Patrick Berwald, vice president food ... Read More

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism hit $1.7 trillion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 15:31

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ... Read More

India’s new Tourism Minister vows to fulfill Modi’s vision of ‘New India’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 01:12

Immediately after becoming India's new Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel said his ministry will work to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a 'New India' by investing in strengthening ... Read More

President Clinton and Minster Bartlett discuss Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 03:37

Jamaica Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, met today with former United States President Bill Clinton at the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network ... Read More

Autograph Collection to introduce 16 new hotels and resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 19:21

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International's dynamic portfolio of more than 170 independent hotels and resorts around the world, today announced plans to welcome 17 one-of-a-kind properties to its global portfolio ... Read More

Finland joins Nordic forefront in reducing emissions in aviation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 17:49

Finland’s incoming government has today introduced its Government Program which includes ambitious climate targets and a goal for carbon neutral Finland in 2035. As part of reducing transport-related emissions, the ... Read More

Another safety blow for Boeing: 737 MAX and NG’s “improperly manufactured parts” need replacement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 16:45

Boeing 737 MAX and NG manufacturer revealed that some aircraft parts were improperly manufactured and would need replacement dealing yet another safety issue blow to troubled aircraft. Up to 148 ... 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

SkyTeam Announces Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, as Chair of its Alliance Board

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 1, 2019 21:37

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has announced Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, as the new chairperson of its alliance board. The appointment was endorsed today at a ... Read More

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 16:15

India has lifted all the restrictions that were imposed on air traffic back in February over the surge in hostilities with Pakistan. The move is apparently a signal to Islamabad ... Read More

Edmonton to Hamilton flight: Swoop’s new success

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 07:33

Swoop  flight from Edmonton to Hamilton earlier this week had one million passenger. William and Emily Burchat were surprised to be selected as the lucky recipients of a round-trip for ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Leaders are in Nepal

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:42

The Nepal Tourism Board under the leadership of their CEO Deepak Joshi is positioning the country as a global center for tourism resilience in Asia. A summit ongoing in a ... Read More

Trump slaps extra tariffs on EVERYTHING coming from Mexico over immigration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 00:16

US President Donald Trump announced that he would implement a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, until illegal immigration problem is resolved. A five percent tariff on ALL ... Read More

Finally! Boeing CEO admits failure to properly implement 737 MAX safety alert feature

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:10

Dennis Muilenburg, the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company, said his company failed to properly implement a safety alert feature on its 737 MAX aircraft, grounded ... Read More

Egyptian President orders tourist attractions’ upgrades to “reflect history and civilization of Egypt”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 00:36

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered upgrading tourist attractions nationwide, in a way that reflects the history and civilization of the country. This happened during the Sisi’s meeting with Prime ... Read More

Russian space tourism company to test-fly returnable capsule with dummy on board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:55

Russia’s CosmoCourse private space tourism company will send from one to six dummies for the first autonomous flight of a returnable capsule and equip it with sensors, CosmoCourse CEO said ... Read More