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ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 02:20

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, have officially launched new ... Read More

A push for market liberalization in the Caribbean

Seth Miller Seth Miller- June 12, 2019 23:05

Can cooperation and market liberalization beat out protectionist interests in the Caribbean? The 2019 Caribavia conference wasted little time in bringing that question to the forefront. With representatives from airlines, ... Read More

Fire started by Indian fighter jet shuts down Goa International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 16:15

India's Dabolim Goa International Airport was shut down as firefighters battled a runway fire on Saturday. The blaze started after an Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet dropped its fuel tank ... Read More

Timbers Resorts appoints Sean McLaughlin chief financial officer

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:24

Timbers Resorts, the leading developer and operator of luxury boutique properties around the globe, announces today the appointment of esteemed finance and strategy professional, Sean McLaughlin, as the company's new ... 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

Tasting wines, blind

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- May 25, 2019 20:04

Tasting Blind Wine industry professionals (i.e., winemakers, writers, sommeliers, researchers, educators, buyers, sellers, importers, sales managers) have many ways to spend their days: Harvesting grapes, meeting with customers, researching trends, ... Read More

Drury Hotel guests: Review your credit card statements for unauthorized charges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:27

The Drury Hotels operates a chain of mid-scale limited service hotels under the brands Drury Inn and Suites, Drury Inn, Drury Suites, Drury Plaza Hotel, and Pear Tree Inn. As ... Read More

F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse east of Los Angeles

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 02:03

A fully armed F-16 fighter plane has crashed at March Air Reserve Base outside Riverside, California, damaging a nearby warehouse. The pilot ejected safely. Firefighters in Riverside County, east of ... Read More

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2019 Early ... Read More

RIU Hotels and Preverisk Group working in partnership for hotel sustainability

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:55

RIU Hotels & Resorts is pursuing its commitment to hotel sustainability together with its partner company Preverisk Group (Gestión de Riesgos Ambientales S.L.), a company with more than 20 years ... Read More

Tourisme Montréal celebrates its 100th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 23:20

Tourisme Montréal kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations this morning. The organization was founded on October 8, 1919 by the Automobile Club of Canada with support from a handful of ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

editor editor- May 9, 2019 22:39

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations to grow their businesses. EscapeMaker.com, a guide to ... Read More

Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa opens tomorrow alongside ATM

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:55

More than 300 aviation and airport professionals will be heading to the first CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa (MEIA) conference which gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday 30 April). The two-day ... Read More

40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 17:05

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019 and ... 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

Dubai Runway closure: What is means for travel to or from DXB

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 07:32

With the Southern Runway revamp starting tomorrow at Dubai International Airport, Emirates has been working hard to implement measures to further maximise operational efficiencies at DXB and deliver a seamless ... Read More

Airbus names Julie Kitcher EVP Communications and Corporate Affairs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:35

Airbus has appointed Julie Kitcher as Executive Vice-President Communications and Corporate Affairs, effective immediately. In this role, she joins the Airbus Executive Committee leading all external and internal communication activities, ... 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

Taiwanese spy targets Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida with malicious software

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 21:34

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is a luxury property and travel club owned by U.S. President Trump. The resort was the possible scene of an attempted spy attack on the United ... Read More

UNESCO, African Union and Ethiopia Role Model on World Press Freedom?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 09:15

Ethiopian Airlines, has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019. This conference ... Read More

About the African Tourism Board: Top important according to an African American Tourism Expert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 05:28

Drew Barrett, a Chicago based African American tourism expert and consultant, thinks the newly founded African Tourism Board(ATB) is very important and potentially valuable to the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. ATB will ... Read More

New Delhi welcomes new Qatar Visa Center

editor editor- March 27, 2019 23:33

At the new Qatar Visa Center in New Delhi, India, work visa applicants for the State of Qatar will be able to sign on work contracts digitally, enroll their biometrics, ... Read More

Brand USA Board of Directors approves committee assignments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:45

On Wednesday, March 13, members of the Brand USA board of directors convened for a quarterly meeting in Washington, DC where they welcomed newly appointed and reappointed members and approved ... Read More

African Development Bank and Sophia University in Japan sign MOU to build capacity

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:24

The African Development Bank and Sophia University in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity development within the two institutions for their mutual benefit and the entire ... Read More

Fraport opens training center at Ljubljana Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:05

On March 6, Fraport AG inaugurated a €6 million training center for the Fraport Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia. This new training facility will allow the Fraport ... Read More

Outdoor Expo 2019 at Bologna celebrates adventure and sports tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 5, 2019 01:30

After the success of the first edition, with 30,000 visitors, the second edition of Outdoor Expo from March 1-3, 2019 was successfully renewed. Organized by BolognaFiere, the event animated by ... Read More

European Union and Qatar finally signed a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:19

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialed today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will ... Read More

Delta Air Lines names new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 18:15

Delta Air Lines announced today that upon John E. “Ned” Walker’s retirement on May 1, Tim Mapes will assume the role of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, leading the company’s ... Read More

Quirkiest airport and hotel car parks around the world: Meet the Cheesegrater!

editor editor- February 26, 2019 23:04

For those who appreciate architectural wonders that transform the ordinary into something rather extraordinary, the award-winning airport parking operator and retailer Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has collated a list ... Read More

FAA makes major drone ID marking change

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 15:30

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. ... Read More

EU warns diplomats: Brussels flooded with Russian and Chinese spies

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 9, 2019 16:17

Western diplomats in Brussels must watch where they go for meals and pastimes because the city is crawling with hundreds of Russian and Chinese agents, the EU security services warned. ... Read More

Dominica: Strong 4th quarter performance signals tourism recovery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 18:25

The months of October to December 2018 produced arrivals of 22,178 from all source markets to Dominica, representing 35.3 % of total stay-over arrivals for the year which stood at ... Read More

Why travel insurance? VisitorsCoverage on National Plan for Vacation Day

editor editor- January 28, 2019 16:04

Global travel insurance provider urges travelers to always secure travel insurance when planning for vacation and holidays Read More

Dominique Leroux joins Infare as Vice President of Marketing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019 20:04

Infare, the airfare pricing intelligence company, is positioning itself for further growth with the appointment of Dominique Leroux as Vice President of Marketing. Dominique brings with her extensive marketing experience ... Read More

South Asia Tourism finds prominent footing in world economy

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 24, 2019 01:16

A just-released UN report, provides facts and figures to show the importance of South Asia Tourism. Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019 06:57

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed out the growing ties, trade and business links between the ... Read More