Tag: Euro

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

American travelers reduce budgets, still spend more than Europeans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 17:34

The results of GGA 19th annual Holiday Barometer were released today. This year’s barometer found that the number of Americans who indicated that they would be taking vacation this summer ... Read More

Fraport Annual General Meeting: Shareholders to receive dividend of €2.00 per share

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 14:40

At Fraport AG’s regular Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, 99.97 percent of the shareholders approved the recommended dividend of €2.00 per share. Thus, the dividend for fiscal year 2018 will ... 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

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination and promote healthy tourism - ... Read More

Italian Exhibition Group ends first quarter on an upswing

editor editor- May 15, 2019 01:31

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is growing in every sector. The rises on 2017 were confirmed recently by the 2018 financial statement figures, with double-digit growth: 10.8 million euros net ... Read More

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:11

According to the European Travel Commission's latest quarterly report, "European Tourism - Trends & Prospects 2019", Europe kicked off 2019 on a positive note following an impressive 6% growth in ... Read More

Italian Tourist Tax receipts in Italy: A record for 2019

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 6, 2019 21:17

The Italy City Tourist Tax for the year 2019 is foreseen to reach a new record of 600 million euro. This result is estimated by a study made by Federalberghi ... Read More

Hamburg Tourism wins international medical conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 20:00

Hamburg has won the bid to host the 2022 conference of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (ISHCSF). In September 2022, about 500 specialists will travel to ... Read More

Lufthansa makes dedicated staff look bad: The eTN Hero is Patricia Dzai of Swissport Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 23:52

"My personal hero today is Ms. Patricia Dzai. Patricia works for Swissport in Johannesburg, South Africa," said eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz. Swissport is one of the largest aviation ground-handling agencies ... Read More

Russia to use Fan-IDs (again) as visas for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 01:40

Upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, have passed on Monday a bill allowing foreign tourists with Fan-IDs to travel to Russia without entry visas for matches of ... Read More

Star struck: Half of world’s star rated hotels located in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 17:35

Half of the world's star rated hotels are located in Europe. The latest numbers show that there are 402.933 star rated hotels worldwide, of which 204.151 are located in Europe. ... Read More

Keeping Alitalia airline afloat: 900 million euro bridge loan conversion

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 11, 2019 04:06

Italy’s last council of ministers have approved a new decree law with 11 new rules presented by the Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio. Among these, at the last ... 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

Hyatt Regency Cologne says no to President Obama after WTTC Summit Seville

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 08:09

U.S. President Barak Obama is on a tourism trip. Today he is expected to be the star participant at the World Travel and Tourism Council Annual Summit 2019 in Seville, ... Read More

The Iconic Transformation of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:16

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo in the heart of the Monaco playground for the world’s rich and famous founded in 1864 was turned into a modern age hotel, piece by piece and ... Read More

Travel industry building for more sustainable future this Earth Day and beyond

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 16:01

A day to promote environmental awareness and bring attention to the protection of the planet, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. Earth Day is an ... Read More

Mass Panic during Disneyland Paris “Terror Attack” Today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 09:07

It was a busy and exciting weekend for Disneyland in Paris, France. Terror, shots, and a mass panic was on the list of uncalled adventures today. Disneyland Paris, originally Euro ... Read More

Munich Airport reports 2018 net profit of 150 million euros

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 16:01

Munich Airport reported a successful 2018 operating year at its annual press conference in Munich today: The 3.8 percent increase in traffic to a total of 46.3 million passengers flying ... Read More

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

editor editor- March 19, 2019 21:21

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx - STRONG Universal Network, about the development of “Plan For Our Kids” and the signature “African Earth Lung” ... Read More

Visiting Mauritius: What is the best way to rent a car in Mauritius?

editor editor- March 14, 2019 04:14

Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, welcomes visitors with its exotic beaches and fine hotels. It is a great destination for holidays and relaxation. As Mark Twain said: ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board accentuates its efforts towards Singaporean agents

editor editor- March 12, 2019 19:25

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) in its ongoing marketing strategy to bring the Seychelles products close to the agents has conducted an aggressive meeting spree in February 2019 in Singapore. ... Read More

Italian government to decide Turin-Lyon high-speed rail’s fate ‘by Friday’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 19:28

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said the government expected to take a decision by Friday over an Italy-France high-speed rail link causing tensions within the populist coalition. “The decision ... Read More

The Future of Mountain Tourism: Sustainability and Innovation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:36

The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing ... Read More

European Commission: Critical flaws in airline employment practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 15:34

A long-awaited wake-up call to EU Member States and an Expert Group are the two essential elements of the EU Commission’s new plan to prevent social abuses in aviation. Published ... 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

Cologne’s meeting market passes 50,000-event threshold

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 01:25

Cologne’s meeting market has passed the 50,000-event threshold for the first time. A total of 52,747 events (conventions, congresses and other events, +6.5 percent) with 4.3 million participants (+8.5 percent) ... Read More

Cologne Tourism: Moderate growth at a high level in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 15:16

Moderate growth at a high level: that’s a short summary of Cologne’s successful tourism year 2018. After very positive growth in 2017 and a weaker trade fair year due to ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Of back doors and scoundrels?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2019 01:37

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio, meeting the unions at Mise, (Ministry of Economic Development) outlined the account of the new company, AZ, and declared, ... Read More

Forex Trading In 2019: The Next Big Thing

editor editor- February 20, 2019 20:04

The global currency market has witnessed a number of big events in 2018. New opportunities have been unlocked for the investors. Last year, Sterling made the biggest headline story with ... Read More

European Parliament and Commission urged to move towards integrated European tourism policy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 16:25

The European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs and the World Travel & Tourism Council have today declared the urgent need for a genuine recognition of the importance of tourism. ... Read More

European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 20:25

According to the European Travel Commission's latest report "European Tourism -Trends & Prospects 2018", Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a 6% upswing in international tourist ... Read More

Sir Albert Hotel awarded Green Globe Gold

editor editor- February 6, 2019 21:14

Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam is a sophisticated destination located right in the heart of the capital’s De Pijp district. Green Globe awarded Sir Albert Gold status in January this year, ... Read More

Another German Airline bankrupt

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 5, 2019 09:26

On Monday Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH, its sister maintenance company Germania Technik Brandenburg GmbH as well as Germania Flugdienste GmbH filed for insolvency in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Flight operations are terminated. Germania’s employees have ... Read More

Berchtesgadener welcomes UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 16:25

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected Berchtesgaden, Germany as the venue for the 4th UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference on 2-5 March 2019. The event is being organized jointly ... Read More

Officially open: Ilan and Asaf Ramon Airport in Israel

editor editor- January 24, 2019 21:34

Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport in Israel opened on January 21, 2019. Read More