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Pope Francesco Bergoglio addresses climate emergency

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 15, 2019 21:04

At the Casina Pio IV, the Pontiff Pope Francesco Bergoglio met with participants of the meeting promoted by the Department for the Service of Integral Human Development with leaders of ... Read More

Benchmark announces new Vice President, Revenue Management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:35

Benchmark has named Priya Chandnani vice president, revenue management. Greg Champion, president and COO, made the announcement. “It is with extreme pleasure that I welcome Priya to our company,” said ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

Best and worst airports in the world: In the same city

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 18:39

First ever Fodor's Travel Awards cover categories important to today's modern traveler, including foodie airports, best booze cruises, and biggest social media travel influencers. The awards, chosen by the Fodor's ... Read More

Is this Hard Rock Hotel Cafe slowly poisoning guests?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 21:05

It may not be safe to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Punta Cana. "We are too busy to respond," a spokesperson of the Zimmerman Agency, a PR agency ... Read More

World’s largest luxury cruise company spewing air pollution to the extreme

editor editor- June 7, 2019 01:18

The world’s largest luxury cruise operator, Carnival Corporation, emitted more pollution in the form of nearly 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOX) around European coasts than did all 260 million ... Read More

‘Extreme vetting’: US visa applicants now required to submit their social media history

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 17:55

The United States Department of State has begun requiring temporary visitors and those seeking permanent residence to submit five years’ worth of their social media history, warning those who attempt ... Read More

Fly-in Lodge set to take helicopter skiing to a new level In Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 09:04

Northern Escape, Canada's leading heli-skiing operator is launching a new, luxurious remote lodge for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. The new Northern Escape Lodge is strategically situated on a pristine 50-acre ... Read More

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:28

Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association ... Read More

Simba, the happiest safari company from Tanzania joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 09:39

African Tourism Board today added Simba Safaris a family owned Safari and Tour company from Tanzania to its rapidly growing list of members. Simba Safaris is also a giant in ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue Flag awards including 566 Spanish ... Read More

This May Puerto Vallarta is the land of celebration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 15:27

Puerto Vallarta is always finding reasons to celebrate and this May is no different. For the month of May Puerto Vallarta will be celebrating everything from local culture to Pride ... 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

WISeKey, WISeCoin AG and SUNx – Strong Universal Network – sign partnership

editor editor- May 3, 2019 00:41

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey “) (SIX: WIHN), a leading global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT company, WISeCoin AG and the SUNx - Strong Universal Network, announced today a partnership to jointly develop a special ... Read More

Sri Lanka: More attacks in progress, Internet off, Curfew ordered: European Union offers support and issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 10:12

The European Union High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini issued a statement after the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this morning At the end of Sunday, the attacks counted for ... 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

Drink like a New Yorker

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 20, 2019 21:04

If you live in New York, work in New York or are doing business in New York – there is only one appropriate drink to order…New York State wines. New ... Read More

FAA Cairo Advisory: Avoid flying into, out of and over the Sinai Peninsula

editor editor- March 30, 2019 19:24

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory for flight operations in Cairo in the Sinai Peninsula area due to potential extremist and militant attacks involving anti-aircraft weapons. This ... 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

The pulse of Brexit Britain captured by Martin Parr

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- March 20, 2019 01:05

With Britain deeply divided over Brexit, an exhibition by one of the country’s best-known and celebrated photographers, Martin Parr, vividly captures images which help one to understand what makes the ... Read More

Record travel insurance claims expected after grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 19:37

Travel insurance claims advocates at InsureMyTrip are gearing up for a record number of claims following the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets nationwide. "This is a very rare occurrence ... Read More

Upsurge in women travelers opting for adventure from India

editor editor- March 5, 2019 00:25

Pushing the limits by ascending further and diving deeper is now making Indian women travelers feel liberated. A recent report revealed that there has been a 32% year-on-year increase in ... Read More

A Plan For Our Kids: Climate Friendly Travel

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 3, 2019 23:45

Deep down, most people know, Travel & Tourism must respond to the eXistential challenge of Climate Change, must fully align with the Paris Agreement targets, and must play a leading ... Read More

Beating the winter blues in Puerto Vallarta

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 17:10

There’s no shame in looking for a sun-and-beach getaway in Puerto Vallarta and, with a comfortable 70-75 degrees average temperature for the upcoming spring months, it is the ideal place ... Read More

​World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 21:06

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. This weekend the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed her first sea trials in the fjords along the western ... Read More

Badass women dominating adventure travel

editor editor- February 22, 2019 02:59

In honor of International Women’s Day (IWD), Friday, March 8, 2019, these inspiring travel professionals are working to make outdoor travel a more balanced place for women around the world. ... Read More

CTO: Caribbean tourism is on the upswing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 21:30

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

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

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which was officially launched in Jamaica last week. In a brief ... Read More

World Animal Protection: Traffickers exploit Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 19:25

An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making commitments to tackle wildlife trafficking. The airline and its cargo ... Read More

Greece Tourism presents Attica wine & food experience

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 1, 2019 02:17

A new itinerary in the land of gods and heroes deepens visitors’ knowledge of the land’s nectar. It was a trip proposed by the Tourist Organization of the Attica Region ... 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

250 United Airlines passengers taken hostage in freezing temperature by Canadian Authorities

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2019 22:55

Are Americans are no longer welcome in Labrador, Canada? The Canadian Government has shown how a bureaucratic interpretation can create an international incident. Instead of showing hospitality Canadian authorities made the ... Read More

Canadians seem to care more about US air traffic safety than Trump does

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 23:16

Trump's government shutdown has left many US federal workers wondering when their next paycheck is going to arrive. With US President Donald Trump hell-bent on getting $5.7 billion funding for ... Read More

Hawaii Island has a new tourist hotspot in the making

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2019 09:20

Hawaii Island, also known as the Big Island of Hawaii welcomes a new tourism hotspot in the making. It'a new black sand beach located at Isaac Kepoʻokalani Hale Beach Park. The ... Read More

Into the Glacier: Unique Iceland tourist attraction

editor editor- January 9, 2019 23:31

The Ice Cave is situated on Langjökull in Iceland and is the second largest glacier and a unique tourist product. Read More