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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

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:06

There is not much known about tourism opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. The country is known as a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill its coffers. ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board exhibits alongside Dnata Travel at the ADIB Roadshow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 08:11

The Seychelles was prominently seen at the ADIB staff travel day roadshow event alongside Dnata Travel and seven other exhibitors on April 22, 23 & 25 2019. As Dnata Travel ... Read More

2019 Mekong Tourism Forum innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient town

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 16:10

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, this year's edition ... Read More

Arab Hotel Investment Conference is back: Why it’s so amazing

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- April 11, 2019 03:44

Last year, the move of the 14th Arab Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) from Dubai Jumeirah Madinat to the neighboring Emirate Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was a huge challenge. Ras Al ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join the Remuneration Committee. Ed Warner ... Read More

WOW Air shut down: Thousands stranded

editor editor- March 28, 2019 18:10

This is the email WOW Air passengers received after the airline shut down and flights were canceled: Dear WOW air guest, thank you for contacting us. We regret to announce ... Read More

Tourism Safety Portugal: Madeleine McCann Disappearance and Netflix Outrageous Revelation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 05:54

How much worse can it get for the Portugal travel and tourism industry? What can a beach destination do to regain a reputation as a safe place for visitors? A vacation ... Read More

No terror when tour bus exploded in Stockholm

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 11:37

Earlier Sunday a first suspected terror attack was reported in Stockholm, Sweden. A tourist bus exploded when it hit the top of the entrance of a tunnel. The bus had driven through ... Read More

Mortar shell found in US Embassy employee’s luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 18:15

Security at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport was shocked to find a mortar shell in the baggage of a US Embassy employee heading to New York. The eyebrow-raising discovery of “an object ... Read More

The Bachelor travels to Portugal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 21:30

Visit Portugal and Visit Algarve are host destinations in the next episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The episode will feature the breathtaking scenery of Portugal including visuals of the iconic ... 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

Whistleblower: Grand Canyon National Park tourists exposed to radiation for years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 18:29

According to Grand Canyon National Park employee, Park Service officials covered up the discovery of a cache of highly radioactive uranium that may have exposed employees and visitors to radiation ... Read More

3 distinctive hotel openings highlight growth of Olympia Companies

editor editor- February 15, 2019 00:27

The Olympia Companies has just come off a year of remarkable growth and development with the completion of three extraordinary new hotels: SOPHY Hyde Park in Chicago, IL; The Glen ... 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

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

71 years old French man to cross Atlantic in a barrel shaped capsule

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2018 08:33

Savin had worked on his vessel for months in the small shipyard of Ares on France's southwest coast. Savin is 71-year-old and from France. He set to sail across the ... Read More

More turbulence ahead: Increasingly difficult times for private jet travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018 16:25

PrivatAir filed for insolvency on December 5, 2018 – and while its focus was on charter rather than fractional ownership or jet cards, this news still sends a chill through ... 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

Guam Tourism controlled by United Airlines and Kim Jong-un

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2017 01:18

Yesterday, I traveled on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guam. The plane was almost empty, perhaps 15 passengers on board. Looking at reservation load and seat maps on ... Read More

PATA: Successful Youth Tourism Symposium on Guam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2016 12:07

Over 150 students, alumni, lecturers and industry professionals from Guam, overseas and the neighboring Pacific Islands participated at the PATA Youth Symposium 2016, held at the University of Guam Ca Read More

5 foods you must eat on Guam

editor editor- November 16, 2012 07:01

GUAM - One of the hardest questions I’ve been asked is, “What is your favorite food?” In my experience as a foodie, it’s really not that easy to pick just ... Read More

Luxury hotels in Hong Kong empty out as recession hits tourism

editor editor- April 7, 2009 05:33

Hong Kong - Luxury hotels in Hong Kong are seeing occupancy rates fall steeply as travellers seek cheaper accommodation because of the global economic slump, according to government figures released ... Read More

A fifth of the rooms in Beijing’s hotels are empty.

editor editor- August 14, 2008 03:32

But foreigners who may now want to fly to the capital, assuming they can get better room rates during the Olympics, are likely to be disappointed, even if they can ... Read More