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African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 01:39

Local cultural requirements may be the reason for three isolated cases of Ebola in Uganda. Even though the border region is a tourism transportation center, visitors are not in danger ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Person dies on Maui at famous Seven Sacred Pools

editor editor- June 1, 2019 01:15

An unidentified person died Thursday evening in the Pools of Oheo on the island of Maui in Hawaii. These famous pools are more commonly referred to as the Seven Sacred ... Read More

Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop

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

Occupancy levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa surged to 78.2 percent in April, but it was not enough to prevent profit levels falling for an eighth ... Read More

IATA: Air cargo demand continues negative 2019 trend

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 19:05

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:55

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued to weaken across all departments, according to the latest data ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:07

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April ... Read More

UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 16:01

Hotels in the UK suffered their largest margin of year-on-year profit decline since late 2016, as ancillary revenues fell and costs soared in April, according to the latest data tracking ... Read More

South African Tourists in Egypt attacked: Bomb exploded on tourist bus in Giza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 19:26

South African tourists visiting Cairo on an Egyptian tour were attacked and injured when a roadside exploded next to a bus of tourists, close to the Giza pyramids in Cairo. ... Read More

InterContinental Hotels Group launches new Atwell Suites brand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 16:01

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today revealed its new all-suites brand, Atwell Suites, to thousands of IHG owners and operators at its Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. The ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit will tackle emerging challenges to regional hotel markets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 18:36

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies addressing issues ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels 50 ranking has overtaken Marriott’s, ... Read More

IATA: March passenger demand growth slows on later Easter holiday

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

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same ... Read More

Senior tourist dies at Grand Canyon after fall

editor editor- April 24, 2019 21:06

A 70-year-old tourist fell to her death yesterday, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona. She is the second person to die at ... 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

France remains world’s top tourist destination despite ‘Yellow Vests’ nuisance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 17:52

According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, marking an increase of nine ... Read More

Canadian tourist falls to his death from Chiang Mai zipline after safety locks brake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 15:45

A visitor from Canada fell to his death from a zipline in the northern province of Chiang Mai on Saturday. Thai rescue officials said the 25-year-old tourist died while riding ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures March and First Quarter of 2019: Growth Trend Continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 12, 2019 08:08

Passenger traffic rises at Frankfurt Airport - Fraport's Group airports worldwide largely report positive performance In the first three months of 2019, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served almost 14.8 million passengers ... Read More

Air freight demand still spiraling down

editor editor- April 3, 2019 22:51

For the fourth consecutive month, global air freight performance has reported a negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) ... Read More

Tourist dies taking selfie at Grand Canyon

editor editor- April 1, 2019 21:56

In a tragic accident, a tourist from Hong Kong went over the edge at the Grand Canyon in Arionza as he was trying to take a selfie. He died after ... Read More

Reunion Island NRL viaduct: Now that’s a road trip!

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 18, 2019 21:56

"The new NRL 974 - the Didier Robert Highway as it is referred to across the island - is a secure road far from the danger of falling stones ... ... Read More

A solution for Climate Change? What about a Clean Energy Dividend?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2019 05:44

I believe there is an extremely simple way to whip climate change and I plan to set it out below.  It's wonderful to see children all over the world marching ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 00:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the ... Read More

Taiwan Tourism shares best locations for Pink Cherry Blossom Season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 22:25

Spring has arrived again, enchanting Taiwan with pink power once more. The pink dotted red cherry blossoms bring the touch of the spring season to Taiwan and the rain of ... Read More

Challenging start to 2019 for hotels in mainland Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 17:30

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell by 9.1 percent year-over-year in January—the largest margin of decline in this measure since August 2016—as revenues dropped and costs escalated, ... Read More

Brazilian Carnivals: What, when, where and how

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 18:30

1. Is there just one ‘carnival’ or are there several? Where are they? Carnival is a holiday in Brazil – this year it will go from Friday, March 1st to ... Read More

Pilot killed as two Indian Air Force jets collide mid-air at Bangalore air show

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 15:37

Two jets from the Indian Air Force’s Surya Kiran aerobatic team collided mid-air at the 12th edition of the Aero India Show in Bangalore on Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZeKe6s9xQ Terrifying footage shows ... Read More

India’s Millennials prefer non-traditional experiences over romance on Valentine’s Day

editor editor- February 12, 2019 23:11

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., an integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India, has witnessed a significant demand for Valentine’s Day, upwards of 27%. Valentine’s Day falling on ... Read More

Five airline passengers injured in Russian airport airstair collapse

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 17:30

Five people were injured as the airstair collapsed while passengers were boarding a flight from the Siberian city of Barnaul to Moscow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-X7py_oDhc CCTV camera footage shows people falling as ... Read More

“The urgency of the New Coastal Road” for Reunion Island makes news

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 02:03

February 5, 2019, a fall of about 500 kilos of rocks occurred at 3:50 pm on the Reunion main coastal road causing no injury. The roads on the mountain side ... Read More

Qatar Airways GCEO delivers keynote address at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 20:25

The first day of the CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit kicked off on Tuesday 5 February at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The summit, held under the ... Read More

Hundreds of people evacuated as Indonesia’s Mount Karangetang erupts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 15:20

An eruption of one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes sent lava and searing gas clouds out of the crater, causing villagers to flee the slopes, volcanology officials said on Tuesday. ... Read More

‘Bikini hiker’ freezes to death in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 16:25

Gigi Wu clearly had a passion for climbing. Dubbed the ‘Bikini hiker', she gained notoriety for scaling mountain while scantily clad. The 36-year-old ascended many of Taiwan’s tallest summits and ... Read More

Commercial demand helps European hotels’ profit growth in November

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 18:25

Demand from the commercial segment accounted for more than 40 percent of accommodated roomnights in November and helped fuel a 5.2-percent year-on-year increase in profit per room for hotels across ... Read More

Maritime industry law veteran speaks out about autistic man going overboard

editor editor- December 20, 2018 23:49

Veteran lawyer speaks out about autistic man that went overboard from Carnival Cruise ship. Read More