Tag: fees

“We are disappointed”: MSC Cruises cancels Cuba from MSC Armonia itinerary

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:19

MSC Cruises has updated the routes in relation to the changes imposed by Mr Trump administration in the US-Cuba regulations which prevent all cruise ships from traveling from the United ... 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

Agra Tourism: Facing the challenge of change

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 10, 2019 20:30

It is said that there are two kinds of people in the world - those who have seen the Taj Mahal in Agra, and those who want to. Clearly, everyone ... 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

Sonesta Hotels announces its new credit card

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:09

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and ... Read More

Uber and Lyft say no to local authority

editor editor- May 20, 2019 20:49

When local transportation in US cities becomes congested, noisy, or has safety concerns, they are able to manage their roads and the vehicles using them, whether they be vehicles being ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

editor editor- May 17, 2019 22:17

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made next week with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Sri ... 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

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

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

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey published today. Survey Key Findings: • 19% of people would ... 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

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala $60 M Flyover project

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 15, 2019 06:45

Preliminary works on the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading project (KFCRUP), has commenced. According to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the project contractor, Shimizu-Konoike JV started work early ... Read More

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 21:38

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media club now has more than 90 journalists and publications as ... Read More

Why to boycott Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts, Cesars Entertainment and Harrah’s

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 21:15

Tourism is everyone's business and the livelihood of an entire state can depend on this industry. The State of Nevada, Hawaii, Florida are good examples. eTurboNews article about warning against ... Read More

Stuttgart Airport promotes electric aircraft and electricity-based fuels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 23:15

At Stuttgart Airport, new charges for take-off and landing come into effect July 1st, 2019. The new regulations actively encourage the expansion of the route network and the use of ... Read More

MGM Resort Las Vegas Visitor Warning: Don’t drink the Smart Water !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 23:55

MGM Hotels and Resorts are setting trends for Las Vegas biggest industry: The travel, tourism, and the gambling industry. When a trendsetter like MGM become rogue, it can affect every ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 00:14

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of ... 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

African Tourism Board CEO declares Africa one tourist destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 05:16

The newly appointed CEO for the African Tourism Board, Ms. Doris Woerfel from Pretoria, South Africa, issued her initial welcome message to ATB members today. She shared her vision for ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns to Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:16

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 and a ... Read More

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:45

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the recipients of the sixth annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH), ... Read More

What smart travelers know

editor editor- April 5, 2019 02:56

A record-breaking number of Americans are traveling, but most are unprepared for the journey - more than 90% of US travelers don't know their rights, according to AirHelp, advocate for ... Read More

Cable Car to be introduced on Mount Kilimanjaro, amid protest

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- April 4, 2019 16:09

A cable car is to be rolled out on Mount Kilimanjaro by a foreign company to improve access and boost tourism, amid strong protest from key local industry players. Overlooking ... Read More

UK Civil Aviation Authority issues warning to Hajj travelers

editor editor- April 3, 2019 18:09

With over 25,000 British Muslims expected to make the Hajj pilgrimage this August, the UK Civil Aviation Authority is launching a campaign to ensure that this often once in a ... Read More

Peacock Aviation taking legal action against Gambia carrier

Lucky Onoriode George - eTN Nigeria Lucky Onoriode George - eTN Nigeria- March 29, 2019 20:21

Nigerian Peacock Aviation company that worked as General Sales Agency (GSA) for the Gambian Mid Africa Aviation Company Ltd. that traded in Nigeria under the name Fly Mid Africa has ... Read More

ATM Report: 63% of Dubai Airport passengers were in transit during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 08:56

More than 63% of the 89 million passengers who passed through Dubai airport in 2018 were in transit with just 8% of these passengers leaving the airport to explore the ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Aéroports de Montréal: Record number of travelers at Montréal-Trudeau

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 01:30

Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) today announced its operating results for the year ended December 31, 2018. A record number of travelers were welcomed at Montréal-Trudeau, leading to a strong 7.0% ... Read More

FlyersRights asking DOT to regulate airline change fees

editor editor- March 23, 2019 00:35

When Congress deregulated airline prices, routes, and schedules in 1978, Congress preserved the DOT’s responsibility to ensure that international prices and fees remained “reasonable.” This little-known provision of U.S. law ... Read More

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism Board (ATB) is about to be ... Read More

Allegiant Airlines’ ancillary revenue initiatives among most innovative in the world

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 16:38

Allegiant is based in Las Vegas, but it has never relied upon the notion of “luck” as part of its business strategy. The airline was born in 1997 and immediately ... Read More

U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2019 05:34

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message ... Read More

New maps show how congestion is pushing US cities farther apart

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 17:15

The U.S. Travel Association released a series of maps outlining the country's surface congestion problems in conjunction with the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee's Wednesday hearing, titled "Aligning Federal Surface ... Read More

Boeing Max 8 banned in Europe but still safe in USA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 17:36

America First over safety first may be the mode of operation at Boeing and the United States government. Today, one of the closest allies of the US, the United Kingdom ... Read More

Global average airline ticket price expected to drop by April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 16:30

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct ... Read More