Tag: election

Is Hong Kong Tourism ready to come back strong? HK Election brings calm…

editor editor- November 27, 2019 20:58

A welcoming trend for Hong Kong and its travel and tourism industry is that it has been calm and peaceful since Friday, November 22, as most Hong Kong citizens were ... Read More

Agra Tourism: Facing the challenge of change

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 10, 2019 20:30

It is said that there are two kinds of people in the world - those who have seen the Taj Mahal in Agra, and those who want to. Clearly, everyone ... Read More

Canada’s opposition leader vows to stop ‘illegal border crossings’ from US

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 20:05

Andrew Scheer, head of Canada’s opposition Conservative Party, has said he wants to stop illegal border crossings from the US by revisiting the two countries’ refugee agreement. The opposition leader ... Read More

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 23:30

The European Parliament is about to say yes to travel and tourism, and after today's election, new trends may be set in European Tourism Policies. The bars for tourism are ... Read More

ICCA UK & Ireland members stridently confident and upbeat about political challenges

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:50

Venue and destination members of the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter voiced positive attitudes and commitment to the challenges of Brexit and ongoing political uncertainty in the UK during the ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 09:39

Currently, the 64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala. Thursday was the first day. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with leaders of the Guatemala Tourism ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that South Africa endured one of ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:32

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the European Parliament. Elena Kountoura was ... Read More

Air Canada announces election of directors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 23:35

Air Canada announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 25, 2019 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual ... Read More

New One Seychelles Party wants Alain St. Ange for President

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:58

The launch of the "One Seychelles" Political Party was held on Friday the 26th April and Alain St.Ange, the island's former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was ... Read More

Date set for the opening of the Vatican secret archives

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 12, 2019 22:41

On March 2, 2020, Pope Francis will open the secret archives of the pontificate of Pius XII on the Second World War. The announcement during the audience to the staff ... Read More

Guillaume Faury formally appointed Airbus Chief Executive Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:59

Airbus SE shareholders passed all resolutions at its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), including the appointment of Guillaume Faury as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for three ... Read More

U.S. Travel Targets ad campaigns at top policymakers

editor editor- March 28, 2019 18:27

The U.S. Travel Association continues to put a huge premium on creative engagement with political leaders to ensure key industry priorities are top of mind for lawmakers even when they ... Read More

Marriott International appoints new member to Board of Directors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 01:17

The Board of Directors of Marriott International, Inc. said today it has appointed Margaret M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corporation, as an independent director of the company, ... Read More

New ministry-level leadership in British Virgin Islands tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 19:15

The British Virgin Islands has new leadership in the pivotal Tourism sector with the recent election of Premier and Minister responsible for Tourism, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie and Territorial At-Large ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari among dead: What happened?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 13:52

The Government of Nepal issued a statement on the crash of an Air Dynasty helicopter that killed Nepal Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari  today together with 6 more, including the ... Read More

U.S. Travel welcomes Destination DC Chief as National Chair

editor editor- February 21, 2019 21:35

The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday announced the election of Elliott L. Ferguson II, president and CEO of Destination DC, as its new national chair. Ferguson, who served on the ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 05:49

Maldives investigators found $1 million in former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives. Abdulla Yameen Abdul ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

South African Tourism’s Travel Indaba: Not just yet

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 02:05

Following South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State Of The Nation Address last night, February 7, South Africa Tourism has announced that the 2019 edition of Africa’s Travel Indaba will be ... Read More

Reunion and Madagascar Presidents discuss regional cooperation

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 29, 2019 01:44

A meeting took place between the President of the Réunion Region, Didier Robert, and the new President of the Republic of Madagascar, His Excellency Andry Rajoelina. On official travel to ... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 07:57

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans where President Trump will speak on Monday. ... Read More

US quits UNESCO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 1, 2019 17:20

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), citing "anti-Israel bias" persisting within the UN agency. The US decision took effect late Monday, ... Read More

Madagascar newly elected president always believed in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:15

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has always believed in tourism as a key industry for Madagascar and for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. Read More

Bangladesh Election Fear: Empty hotels in high tourist season

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2018 07:19

The peak season for Bangladesh tourism is now, but Bangladesh tourists spots like Cox's Bazar are deserted. The Asian country's tourism sector has been hit hard due to the prevailing ... Read More

Mexico’s Puebla governor and her husband die in Christmas Eve helicopter crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 25, 2018 03:32

The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a former governor and senator, died in a helicopter crash on Christmas eve, Mexican authorities have confirmed. Governor Martha ... Read More

6 people killed in Democratic Republic of Congo plane crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018 15:35

A Russian-made plane with 23 people were onboard crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gomair’s An-26 plane, which had been chartered by the Independent National Electoral Commission of the ... Read More

Perth Region Tourism Organization announces new chair

editor editor- December 18, 2018 02:57

Perth Region Tourism Organization Inc. (PRTO) today elected Meade to replace outgoing Chair Longley Read More

Late President Bush lived the Aloha Spirit: A Testimonial by a Democratic Party Activist from Hawaii

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 6, 2018 21:50

Marsha Rose Joyner is the host for ThinkTeck Hawaii and a Hawaiian political activist for many years.  She remembers when electors met in their respective state capitols on December 19, 1988 to ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018 07:58

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for ... Read More

Who is the new PATA Executive Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2018 03:43

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elected a new PATA Executive Board . Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University ... Read More

PATA Board: A new Executive Board elected and Sarah Mathews is the chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2017 08:47

Who is on the new PATA Executive Board?  Today it was made official  The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor ... Read More

2016 PATA Executive Board: The vote is in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2016 16:49

At the PATA Aannual Summit at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Guam today, the new 2016 PATA Executive Board was voted in. Here are the results: Chairman: Andrew Jones, Sanctuary ... Read More