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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

Qatar welcomes more visitors with new electronic visitor authorization system

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:55

Qatar Airways welcomes even more visitors from around the world to Qatar with the new electronic visitor authorization system, launched recently by Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia open doors at city’s tallest building

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 20:07

"The history and culture of Philadelphia are so often expressed in the characteristic storytelling of its art and architecture. Now, thanks to the vision of our partners at Comcast and ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts joins UN’s “Beat Air Pollution” program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 16:35

For World Environment Day, once again this year RIU Hotels & Resorts has joined the United Nations’ program #BeatAirPollution, in order to tackle one of the greatest environmental challenges of ... Read More

Wi-Fi, facial recognition, and more: China introduces ‘smart toilets’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 18:58

Wi-Fi, facial recognition and dynamic switching between male and female toilets. A number of "smart toilets" with these intelligent facilities are in service in east China's Jiangxi Province. In Nanchang ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

Qatar Airways recognized for its commitment to preventing illegal endangered wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 15:01

Qatar Airways is today celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... Read More

South African Airways and Alaska Airlines launch new interline agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 14:50

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Alaska Airlines, the fifth largest airline in the United States, announced today that they have established a new interline ... Read More

Chinese border officials to start checking content of tourists’ smartphones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 01:05

Russian Consulate General in Guangzhou warned Russian tourists about tightening control when entering China. Travelers may be asked to show the content of their smartphones. It clarifies that when a ... Read More

Exploring America in a RV: Lifestyle travel for 15 million Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:33

An annual survey by the RV Industry Association finds that 88% of RV owners in the United States plan to use their RVs as much or more than they did ... Read More

Places worth visiting to get inspired to study

editor editor- May 23, 2019 01:47

Sometimes, a student just needs to feel inspired. It happens when one is demotivated and not interested in studying anymore. A learner looks for free essays online in order not ... Read More

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

editor editor- May 18, 2019 00:19

by Apolónia Rodrigues, special to eTN The Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Award issued a Bronze prize in the Innovation category to Dark Sky® Alqueva. The CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award ... Read More

Tourism and Spying for the U.S. Government: A Recruiter Explains

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 01:15

Travel, Tourism and spying has been in the spotlight a number of times. "Convincing a Russian to work as a spy for the United States Government is like finding a ... Read More

TSA: New airport security scanner poses “privacy risks” to passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 23:07

US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is demanding modifications of a new airport security system because it poses “privacy risks” to passengers by showing too much of them on display, a ... Read More

Hainan Airlines announces nonstop Beijing-Oslo service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 16:30

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (Hainan Airlines) plans to formally launch nonstop service between Beijing and Oslo on May 15. This will be the first direct route between mainland China ... Read More

Easter School Holidays ring in busy travel season at Frankfurt Airport

editor editor- April 5, 2019 18:51

With the Easter holidays around the corner, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is preparing for this year’s first travel peak. Germany’s largest aviation hub expects to welcome up to 215,000 passengers daily ... Read More

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial Conference Tourism and Air Transport. ... Read More

Marriott Hotels brings TED Fellows Salon to Cape Town

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 15:30

Marriott Hotels in partnership with TED, hosted its first TED Fellows Salon in Cape Town, South Africa, sparking conversations around Africa’s beauty, rich heritage and innovative spirit. Held at the ... Read More

Brazil announces visa-free entry for US, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 14:50

Brazil is open for you! The Brazilian Government announced that Brazil would allow visa-free entry for citizens of The United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, effective in 90 days (June ... Read More

Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5 percent annually to 2023

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 22:20

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% between 2018 and 2023 to 3.5 million, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel ... Read More

Air China Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Russian Chukotka

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

The crew of Air China Boeing 777 reported that plane's fire alarm had been triggered during the flight, prompting the captain to make an emergency landing in Anadyr, the capital ... Read More

US DOT strengthens safety provisions for lithium batteries transported by aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 17:05

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), today issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) to enhance air ... Read More

Can you be a student and a full-time traveller?

editor editor- February 26, 2019 17:30

It would be worthwhile to clarify that life in travel is not a goal that is mandatory for all. In other words, if you do not want to travel, and ... Read More

How Qatar Airways Tackles Global Wildlife Crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 13:04

Qatar Airways has launched an industry-leading training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking. The bespoke e-learning package, developed by Qatar Airways to enhance employee awareness regarding the illegal trafficking ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts and TUI: A safety concern for German travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 22:09

RIU Hotels & Resorts just bought 10 million Euros in the form of 1.1 million shares in TUI AG, holding now a stake of 3.56%. TUI Group is headquartered in ... Read More

Thailand visa on arrival makes travel to the country smoother

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 15:28

The Thailand visa on arrival online or Thai eVOA was launched in November 2018 to make it easier for foreign travelers to visit the country. Since it was released, the ... Read More

IATA: Healthy airline passenger demand continued in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 18:31

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017. ... Read More

Putin: Russia will keep moving towards lifting restrictions for tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 18:25

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, short-term visa-free entry for foreigners and electronic visas is the way to go for Russia if it wants to become a tourist haven. But ... Read More

German Federal President stuck in Ethiopia after government plane breaks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2019 16:20

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's flight onboard the Airbus A340 was originally scheduled to depart Addis Ababa for the German capital at 12.30pm CET (11.30am GMT) on Wednesday, but his stay ... Read More

Qatar Executive world’s first commercial operator of Gulfstream G500 jet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 19:06

Qatar Executive announced that it is officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet. The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group received two brand-new ... Read More

Boeing tests NeXt flying car prototype to advance urban air mobility

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 22:30

Boeing yesterday successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company's urban air mobility efforts, utilized ... Read More

Hainan Airlines launches nonstop Shenzhen-Vancouver service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 16:05

Hainan Airlines plans to formally launch nonstop service between Shenzhen and Vancouver on January 28, with two flights weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. The service will be the first nonstop ... Read More

Hainan Airlines to Launch Dublin-Shenzhen Non-Stop Service on February 25

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 21, 2019 06:55

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. ("Hainan Airlines") plans to launch non-stop service between Shenzhen and Dublin on February 25, 2019. The route, with two round trip flights weekly on Mondays ... Read More

Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 21:45

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement ... Read More

Goa: Where are the tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 02:10

The beaches along Calangute in Goa, India saw hordes of low budget tourists this Holiday season. They created noise and garbage, empty beer bottles., but they didn't spend money. Read More