Tag: extra

World’s largest steam locomotive is returning to the rails

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:32

The 150th anniversary celebration of the transcontinental railroad's completion isn't over yet. Union Pacific is just gathering steam following its May 9 ceremony in Ogden, Utah, commemorating the anniversary. The newly restored Big Boy ... Read More

WestJet – buy business, get gold

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:34

"Buy Business, get Gold" giving guests the opportunity to become a WestJet Rewards Gold member before they fly until February 29, 2020 with the booking of a round-trip Business cabin ... Read More

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

Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:13

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' preferences, behaviours, and pet peeves. And while we all have ... Read More

Brave new world: Bizarre air travel ideas dreamt up by aviation industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:10

Dutch KLM recently unveiled its latest flight concept, the Flying V, designed to have passengers seated literally inside the wings of the plane. The cargo hold and the fuel tanks ... Read More

UNIGLOBE Alliance Travel and UNIGLOBE Travel Partners-NJ named UNIGLOBE TMCs of the year

editor editor- June 10, 2019 21:10

UNIGLOBE Travel International has announced a tie for its Travel Management Company (TMC) of the Year award. Tied for top spot are UNIGLOBE Alliance Travel in the Netherlands and UNIGLOBE ... Read More

Cash-strapped NASA to allow private tourism to International Space Station

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 18:25

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been forced to take on some extra work to pay the bills: playing host to private tourists aboard the International Space Station. ... Read More

Disney Cruise Line: Fall 2020 tropical destinations

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 21:50

In fall 2020, Disney Cruise Line will enchant guests of all ages with Halloween and winter holiday celebrations on sailings departing from New York, California, Texas and Florida. The 2020 fall season offers a range ... Read More

Summer Travel Chaos: AirHelp predicts millions of flight delays

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 20:38

AirHelp offers valuable information to passengers who are planning air travel, such as information about which airlines have the best success rate when it comes to being on time. Choosing ... Read More

Are you still wearing extra clothes to avoid baggage fees?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 21:37

Passengers who don extra clothes to avoid fees charged for overweight baggage is not an acceptable practice according to 42% of respondents to a survey conducted by The GO Group, ... Read More

Window or aisle? Where most people prefer to sit on a plane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 18:35

When it comes to where you sit on a plane, location matters. So, which is it? Window seat, aisle seat or even the middle seat? Thomas Cook Airlines decided to ... Read More

Chinese travelers ‘harassed’: Beijing issues US travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:26

China has issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the US, citing reports that trade war tensions have seen Washington using its powers to “harass” Chinese travelers. The ... Read More

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2019 22:20

With June’s arrival, tourism professionals should have begun to think about the summer months. In much of the world, these coming months are high season. These can also be months ... Read More

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 17:15

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx, ... Read More

With 71 new jet deliveries, TAP Air Portugal launches new Chicago, San Francisco & Washington, DC flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 15:45

TAP Air Portugal just added the 100th aircraft to its fleet, an Airbus A330neo, as the carrier prepares to inaugurate service tomorrow from Chicago O’Hare, and later this month from ... Read More

Trump slaps extra tariffs on EVERYTHING coming from Mexico over immigration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 00:16

US President Donald Trump announced that he would implement a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, until illegal immigration problem is resolved. A five percent tariff on ALL ... Read More

ICAO: CAA International to strengthen aviation safety oversight in Sierra Leone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 15:39

CAA International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), is to assist the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) to strengthen its regulatory oversight ... Read More

Maui Visitors Bureau’s hidden statement on hiking on Maui

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 21:19

Tourism is the biggest business in Hawaii.  Ocean activities and hiking are the most popular activities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Both are fun, unique and can be amazing. ... Read More

American Airlines launches new nonstop flight from New York’s JFK to St. Kitts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 23:35

Continuing to expand upon a successful airline-destination partnership, American Airlines will fly a second weekly nonstop flight from New York’s John F. K International Airport (JFK) to St. Kitts on ... Read More

Schiphol Airport: Do not travel during tomorrow’s public transport strike!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 18:14

Due to the public transport strike no buses and trains will be running in the Netherlands. We expect high congestion on the roads to and from the airport. There is ... Read More

Airbus delivers first highly efficient A330neo to Delta Air Line

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

Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A330-900, one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order. With new fuel-efficient engines, aerodynamic improvements, and the advanced Airspace ... Read More

Maui & London: WestJet gives Calgary more Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 01:15

WestJet today revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will now fly between Calgary and Maui and will operate an additional day to London (Gatwick) this winter. ... Read More

Marriott International unveils first-ever longer stays category marketing campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 01:02

Marriott International today announced its first-ever longer stays category marketing campaign, "Room for Possibility," spotlighting the portfolio's brands that enable business travelers the freedom to maintain their lifestyles, uninterrupted on ... Read More

Four Seasons selects Airbus A321LR for aircruises

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 18:00

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has chosen the A321LR as its private jet for luxury worldwide travel, launching a new role for the Airbus corporate jet family. The aircraft will ... Read More

Hotel History: “Keyed-up executives unwind at Sheraton”

editor editor- May 18, 2019 21:04

In 1965, the Sheraton Corporation of America, under the leadership of President Ernest Henderson, created a brilliant advertising campaign: “Keyed-up Executives Unwind at Sheraton.” It was broadly promoted all over ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019 01:22

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership to help promote and empower Thai hospitality entrepreneurs — starting ... Read More

5 Money-Saving Tips While Traveling

editor editor- May 16, 2019 19:45

Now that you’ve done your research on your next destination for your trip, it is time to gear up and travel. While you are traveling, hotel booking charges and food ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

Uber’s new ‘Quiet Mode’ service protects passengers from talkative drivers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 18:30

Premium units of US ride-hailing company Uber are now offering a new service that allows their high-end clientele to ask for minimal conversation during the journey. The “Quiet Mode” feature, ... Read More

Can you take an iconic road trip in an electric vehicle?

editor editor- May 7, 2019 21:56

Electric vehicles (EVs). They need recharging just like a fossil-fuel car needs to stop in at a gas pump. But how easy (or difficult) is it to stop in for ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:24

Sri Lanka is safer than ever now. This is a message by the management of Jetwing Hotels Ltd. - Jetwing Travels (Pvt) Ltd. - to the global travel and tourism ... Read More

Air Canada updates schedule due to ongoing grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 00:15

Air Canada said today that to provide customers greater certainty for their summer travel plans it has further adjusted its schedule through to August 1 and taken other measures, including ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

10 travel tips to help you to get the most out of your summer vacation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 19:16

Summer is around the corner, and many travelers all over the world are busy planning their vacations. In an effort to help travelers enjoy their trip and get the most ... Read More

Airbus: ACJ319neo makes successful first flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:08

The ACJ319neo successfully completed a first flight lasting one hour and 55 min on 24th April 2019, beginning a short flight-test programme to verify its corporate jet features – such ... Read More