Tag: facts

Canada announces new Heritage Lighthouse designations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 22:10

Canada's heritage places reflect the rich and varied heritage of the nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about Canada's diverse history. Today, Rodger Cuzner, Member of ... Read More

“Summer of Shark” with Princess Cruises

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 18:47

Coming to life again this summer and in celebration of Discovery Channel's Shark Week, television's longest running must-see summer event airing Sunday, July 28-Sunday, August 4, Princess Cruises will once ... Read More

Cosplaying and other cool things at Comic-Con

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:29

Although cosplaying is something which takes place across the world, from South Korea to Australia and even Belgium, it's arguably the USA which draws the biggest and best crowds due ... Read More

Asian Millionaire 2019: Reasons to travel shift from status to personal growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 20:01

Adding further weight to several pieces of research commissioned by ILTM Asia Pacific and presented during its annual event in Singapore this week, the behaviour of the Asian millionaire traveler; ... Read More

Canada explores new ways to reduce transportation pollution

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 15:40

Clean growth is essential for Canada's transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. The Government of Canada is ... Read More

Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 00:45

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid concerns that the ancient symbols have been misappropriated by neo-Nazi ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

Eat Like a Local Mexico City launches four new city food tours

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 15:31

Mexico City is perhaps most widely known in the culinary world for its low-key yet delicious street food, with staples such as tacos al pastor, pozole, tamales and quesadillas. Travelers ... Read More

Thomas Cook Failure: Who to trust and how to communicate

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 20, 2019 04:26

Thomas Cooks shares are effectively worth nothing right now. Thousands of British tourists looking forward to their holidays are not sure if they are really traveling anywhere. On Sunday the ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

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

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said civilian aircraft flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. However, there is a dark ... Read More

Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination

editor editor- May 15, 2019 00:00

Prague hosted a record number of conferences and congresses in 2018. Over 4,500 events took place in its collective accommodation establishments last year – that is more than a third of ... 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

New Visitor Experience: 90-minute Frankfurt airport tour

editor editor- May 3, 2019 00:08

The future Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport is one of the largest privately funded construction projects under way in Europe. Currently, the site comprises a huge excavated hole where the ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority finally under experienced leadership

editor editor- April 26, 2019 03:22

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not ... 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

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

The future of flight: UN aviation agency looking for new designs and concepts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 15:55

The United Nations (UN) International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has launched the Aviation Innovation Competitions and is looking for ideas, concepts, and prototypes from the next generation of aviation innovators. ... Read More

Luxury boutique cruise line launching coastal fleet

editor editor- April 11, 2019 01:02

Scheduled to begin full operations in November 2019, an explorer class vessel will serve three new destinations with year-round departures. The full announcement on vessel name, facts, destinations and itinerary ... Read More

Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association 

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- April 6, 2019 20:45

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a trade association that represents hotel owners. As of 2018, AAHOA has approximately 18,000 members who incredibly own about half the 50,000 ... Read More

American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 21:14

Not only leopards were roaming Queen Elizabeth National Park today, but criminals who kidnapped an elderly American tourist in the park today, and put the well-organized travel and tourism industry ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines stops attempt to confuse Boeing Max 8 investigation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2019 09:17

Are larger powers or Boeing behind a report published by the Washington Post based on something that happened in 2015 before the Boeing MAX 8 was in use, and now ... Read More

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg finally is trying to get the record straight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2019 02:14

One of the largest companies in the United States is responsible for tens of thousands of jobs and has been under serious attack by the global aviation industry after 2 ... Read More

Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 Crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 10:50

How safe is the brand new Boeing 737 Max 8? This a legitimate question to ask while search and rescue operations are in progress in Ethiopia after today's Ethiopian Airlines crash. Here ... Read More

Why is sustainable tourism important in Iceland?

editor editor- March 9, 2019 01:45

The First Lady of Iceland, Mrs. Eliza Jean Reid, was honored by the Institute of South Asian Woman (ISAW) during the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany. Mrs. Reid ... Read More

Visiting Japan? New guidebook reveals 101 great things such as fascinating toilet facts

editor editor- March 7, 2019 23:09

Written from over four decades visiting Japan, Mike Raggett’s “101 Great Things about Japan: Anime to Zen - observations on Japanese life and culture” adds quirk, personality and wit when ... Read More

Mongolian Tourism launches new interactive web platform at ITB Berlin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:10

Mongolia.travel, an interactive planning tool for travelers, was introduced for the first time at ITB Berlin, the largest tourism fair in the world. While Mongolia generates strong visions for most ... Read More

2019’s Best US Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 16:25

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.6 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, travel experts released "2019's Best Cities for St. Patrick's ... Read More

New Asian and Latin American membership for Joint Meetings Industry Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 19:07

SACEOS – the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers - and ACCCLATAM, the Association of Convention Centers of the Caribbean and Latin America - are the latest ... Read More

Elephant Mud Fun: Tourists can get down and dirty with friendly elephants at Bali Zoo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 21:25

Bali Zoo introduced a grand new intimate Elephant Mud Fun half-day attraction allowing guests to get down and dirty with the friendly Sumatran elephants while discovering their behavior from the ... 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

Las Vegas welcomes distinctive MICE space for special events

editor editor- February 19, 2019 23:21

For the first time, AREA15, Las Vegas’ new immersive entertainment, retail and dining destination opening this December, unveils 40,000 square feet of unique event space within a wholly reimagined world ... Read More

Working with meeting & convention planners

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 4, 2019 21:50

Meeting & Convention Planners (MCPs) play a vital part of the tourism industry.   Not only do they often decide what community will receive a lucrative convention but their opinions also ... Read More

Government of Canada invests $1 million in Charlevoix region tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019 19:15

The tourism sector is a major economic driver across Canada. It helps ensure sustainable growth and creates good jobs for middle-class families, both in urban centers like Montréal as well ... 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

Italy’s Matera inaugurated as European Capital of Culture 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 00:20

“This is an important day for Matera, for Italy for Europe, which demonstrates its ability to recognize and enhance its cultures”. With these words the President of the Italian Republic, ... Read More