Tag: Easter

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

editor editor- June 13, 2019 00:52

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 million to 2.027 million. Overseas visitors increased by 6 percent in ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... Read More

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

Volaris: 28% passenger growth and 88% load factor in May 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 19:38

Volaris is the low-cost airline operating in Mexico, the United States and Central America, reported May 2019 and preliminary year to date traffic results. In May 2019, capacity measured by ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Steady April growth, but international outlook alarms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 19:50

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But ... 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

Air Partner’s Travel division celebrates 20th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:49

The Travel division of Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is this month celebrating 20 years of organizing flights for groups travelling on scheduled airlines. During this time, ... Read More

UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 16:01

Hotels in the UK suffered their largest margin of year-on-year profit decline since late 2016, as ancillary revenues fell and costs soared in April, according to the latest data tracking ... Read More

Fraport AGM:  Well Positioned for the Future, Nationally and Internationally

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 08:01

Fraport AG's executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, struck a positive note at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) today: "We can look back on a very successful 2018.  Supported ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:16

Myanmar Tourist Police arrested a Sri Lankan man Thursday afternoon. The tourist from Sri Lanka is accused to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ... Read More

‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:40

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258 people. ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

editor editor- May 17, 2019 22:17

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made next week with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Sri ... Read More

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 17:30

A campaign launched by Coca-Cola Norway aimed at celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has sparked accusations of political correctness gone mad, with some even threatening to protest the ... Read More

Passenger volume climbs at Frankfurt and most of the Group airports

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 14, 2019 05:34

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than six million passengers in April 2019, a gain of 5.1 percent year-on-year. This noticeable increase can also be attributed to the Easter traffic, which ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 17:40

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence among tourists. According to the Minister, the measure was necessary ... Read More

London Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 08:40

Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway sent passenger numbers soaring, securing the airport its 30th month of consecutive growth Figures reveal the UK’s busiest airport welcomed ... Read More

Dubai Airports: Passenger numbers down 2.2% in first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 02:15

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed 22.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019, down 2.2 percent from the same period last year due largely to reduced flights and a shift ... Read More

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

editor editor- May 8, 2019 21:22

What caused the big dip in international inbound travel in the United States this past March? Could it really have been due to a holiday? Travel to and within the ... 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

FRAPORT: Revenue and earnings increase – Outlook confirmed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:02

The Fraport Group has successfully started off the new business year, achieving higher revenue and earnings in the first three months of 2019. Supported by solid passenger growth at Frankfurt ... Read More

Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:24

Sri Lanka is safer than ever now. This is a message by the management of Jetwing Hotels Ltd. - Jetwing Travels (Pvt) Ltd. - to the global travel and tourism ... Read More

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:40

Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban on all forms of face coverings. The measure is aimed at ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 16:25

A tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks of Easter Sunday. In the three days immediately after the bombings, cancellations of ... Read More

Explosions rock Sri Lankan town as police hunt for Islamic terrorists behind Easter bombings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 15:38

Three explosions have reportedly rocked a city on Sri Lanka’s eastern seaboard as the police and the army carry out searches targeting suspects from last weekend’s deadly bombings. The explosions ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

Shangri-La issues statement: Attack on the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo Table One Restaurant

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 20:11

An explosion took place in Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s Table One Restaurant on Easter Sunday during Easter Brunch at 9.05 am. As reported on eTurboNews on Sunday the veteran chef was ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

No Easter Travel for Palestinian Christians in Gaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 05:02

There are around 1,100 Palestinian Christians in Gaza, many of whom are descended from the earliest Christians in Palestine (where Christianity originated). For the first time, Israeli authorities denied all ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have been one of the main ... Read More

Sri Lanka: More attacks in progress, Internet off, Curfew ordered: European Union offers support and issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 10:12

The European Union High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini issued a statement after the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this morning At the end of Sunday, the attacks counted for ... Read More

Shangri La Hotel Colombo Veteran Chef killed with 160 people in 6 terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 08:06

Shangri La Colombo Veteran chef Shantha Mayadunne and her daughter are among 138 or more dead this morning at 6 deadly terror blasts on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.  Several ... Read More

Terror Attack on Shangri La, Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 06:19

The Shangri La Hotel Colombo, the Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Kochchikade and Negombo were targeted by terrorists today in Sri Lanka. This is another attack on the travel ... Read More

Top Easter season destinations for US travelers revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 22:20

Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom are among the most popular destinations for travelers in the U.S.1 this Easter period, according to analysis conducted by travel experts. As of 7 ... Read More

Princess Cruises returns to Tahiti in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:40

In 2020, Princess Cruises guests will enjoy the welcoming spirit and idyllic islands of French Polynesia when the cruise line returns to Tahiti with the intimate Pacific Princess, offering a ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures March and First Quarter of 2019: Growth Trend Continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 12, 2019 08:08

Passenger traffic rises at Frankfurt Airport - Fraport's Group airports worldwide largely report positive performance In the first three months of 2019, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served almost 14.8 million passengers ... Read More