Tag: ferry

Les Escapades Seychelles 2019, another Successful Edition for the Destination

editor editor- June 13, 2019 21:38

Held from June 4, 2019 to June 6, 2019, the 16th Edition of the annual Roadshow - Escapades Seychelles received a notable success in the hexagon, as the beauties of ... Read More

Japan Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A350 XWB

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:09

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone ... Read More

‘America’s Favorite Town’ new hotel

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 19:53

 The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International,  welcomes the Beaufort Hotel to its portfolio of boutique and historic hotels that reflect their surrounding community. The brand's newest addition, situated on the idyllic Crystal ... Read More

Old City of Jerusalem tourist cable car project approved

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 19:46

Israel's National Infrastructure Committee has rejected a slew of petitions against the cable car to the Old City of Jerusalem and approved the project. Long in the making, the $55 ... Read More

Cornwall Airport Newquay comes closer to the Channel Islands

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 16:03

Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has extended its route network today and welcomed the arrival of Blue Islands’ new service to Jersey and Guernsey. As the franchise partner of Flybe commenced ... Read More

International cooperation between Seychelles and a Baltic Island: Minister Dogley visits German beach clean-up project

editor editor- May 23, 2019 22:39

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine; Didier Dogley, in the company of the Honorary Consul General for the Seychelles in Germany, Mr. Max Hunzinger, visited the ... Read More

Hudson River takes on another air crash

editor editor- May 15, 2019 20:04

The Hudson River in New York has witnessed another aviation crash – this time a helicopter. The chopper crashed at approximately 2:30 pm today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in a ... Read More

At least 55 people killed in Tigris river tourist ferry disaster near Iraq’s Mosul

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 15:33

At least 55 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in northern Iraq on Thursday, according to local officials. The boat was reportedly carrying ... Read More

Dead on Ethiopian Airlines: Sarah Auffret of Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 08:32

"I believe we do our best when we enjoy what we are doing." These were the words of Sarah Auffret, a famous member of the global travel and tourism industry who ... Read More

China invests €15 billion in world’s longest undersea rail tunnel between Finland and Estonia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 17:15

An ambitious train rail link, designed to connect the Finnish and Estonian capitals through the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, has attracted €15 billion ($17 billion) from China-owned Touchstone ... Read More

Nearly 100 passengers injured when jetfoil ferry collides with whale in Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 16:16

According to Japanese authorities, more than 80 people were injured after a jetfoil ferry incident in the East Sea on Saturday. Five people were hospitalized in critical condition. The vessel ... Read More

First Harper Hotel opens in Sumatra

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:11

Harper Palembang has opened its doors in January 2019 in Indonesia, becoming the first Harper hotel to open in Sumatra. Joining Aston Palembang Hotel & Conference Center and favehotel Palembang, Harper Palembang is gearing up to be the leading MICE ... Read More

Cornwall Airport Newquay announces Channel Islands link

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 21:08

Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has today announced that from 3 June regional operator Blue Islands, a franchise partner of Flybe, will commence a new service to Jersey and Guernsey. Flights ... Read More

American Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 17:05

American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft, MSN8647, departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ... Read More

Why Seychelles should be on everyone’s 2019 travel list

editor editor- January 7, 2019 22:45

Alain St.Ange shared his thoughts and expertise on why he believes Seychelles should be on everyone’s travel list for 2019. Read More

Koh Samui in Thailand ready for business again after Tropical Storm Pabuk

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 04:51

Tropical Storm Pabuk passed through the Gulf of Thailand on Friday.No casualties were reported on the popular tourist island of Koh Samui as the storm dissipated as it hit the ... Read More

Looking for unique food travel experiences? How about bugs & grubs?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 2, 2019 21:13

If you are looking for an adventuresome food travel, here are some of the top buggy wormy things to eat around the globe. Read More

Interview with a Seychelles Travel Pro: Mr Alan Mason

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:03

As a paradise in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles competes with many other island nations across the globe, from South East Asia to the Caribbean, as well as with nearby countries. ... Read More

Two Korean tourists in Northern Thailand dead after golfing accident

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2018 11:08

The two Korean couples arrived in Thailand on Christmas Eve for a holiday. Now the two men are dead after drowning in a golfing accident in Northern Thailand. When playing ... Read More

First ANA A380 rolls-out of paint shop with unique livery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2018 08:05

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle livery. ... Read More

PATA Forum set for Pattaya

editor editor- December 4, 2018 10:24

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organize the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 (PDMF 2019) in Pattaya, Thailand. Read More

Florida pilot completes record-setting solo around-the-world flight

editor editor- September 21, 2016 03:55

ADDISON, TX - West Palm Beach-based flight instructor Zheng “Julie" Wang landed her single piston-engine propeller aircraft at Addison Airport in Dallas, returning to the place from which she depart Read More

2015 US overseas visitation estimates released

editor editor- July 29, 2016 06:57

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Commerce, National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO), today announced the results of its 2015 Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT). Read More

Fatal boating accident off coast of Africa

editor editor- February 9, 2013 04:56

The Seychelles Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Culture have confirmed a boating accident occurred around 9:30 pm on Friday, February 8, in the channel ... Read More

Likoni ferry users brace for strike

editor editor- October 7, 2012 15:53

(eTN) - Although not formally on strike yet, Sunday’s operations of the Likoni ferry suffered major delays, when at one stage only one of the larger ferries was operated, causing ... Read More

Seychelles ferry boat sinks in a storm

editor editor- September 11, 2012 07:11

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - In what has been termed a miraculous escape amongst the maritime fraternity on the Seychelles, was the three man crew of the ferry boat “Le Cerf” ... Read More

Zanzibar ferry disaster culprits charged in court with murder

editor editor- January 24, 2012 11:18

(eTN) - Eleven people, including the captain, and some of his crew and staff in charge of load controlling and operations of the ill-fated ferry MV Spice Islander, which sank ... Read More

Ferry transport shortage prompts return of previously-banned ships in Tanzania

editor editor- October 4, 2011 06:22

(eTN) - Information was received from a source in Dar es Salaam that the Zanzibari maritime authorities have lifted the bans on two previously-grounded ships, one out of service for ... Read More

No new ferry for Zanzibar-Pemba route anytime soon

editor editor- September 28, 2011 05:54

According to the latest reports, Zanzibar government is reluctant to purchase a new, state of the art ferry to allow islanders travelling between Unguja and Pemba islands a safe means ... Read More

Ferry disaster in Zanzibar, Tanzania, kills hundreds including tourists

editor editor- September 10, 2011 18:53

(eTN) - News broke earlier today but took a while to confirm and fully ascertain, that a ferry with reportedly over 600 people on board between Unguja, commonly referred to ... Read More

North Korea plans to attract foreign tourists with ferry

editor editor- August 6, 2011 07:37

SEOUL - North Korea appears likely to use a ferry to try to attract foreign tourists, a source familiar with the issue said Friday, in what could be an attempt ... Read More

Uganda ferry grounding angers users

editor editor- August 20, 2010 00:35

UGANDA (eTN) - The MV Kalangala ferry in Uganda was taken out of service last week for what was described as routine maintenance and inspection, leaving many travelers stranded as ... Read More

Kenya ferry mishap raises fresh concerns

editor editor- July 30, 2010 02:00

(eTN) - A recent early morning incident involving one of the recently-commissioned new ferries for the Likoni channel crossing, has raised fresh concerns among ferry users. Read More

Kampala lake harbor ferry to return to service

editor editor- January 11, 2010 02:12

After a nearly 3-year repair and major maintenance period in Kisumu’s lake harbor dry dock, the rail ferry MV Uhuru will return to service, after the current inspection and certification ... Read More

Bangladesh capsized ferry death toll rises to 72

editor editor- November 30, 2009 13:32

DHAKA, Bangladesh – The death toll from the capsizing of a ferry over the weekend in southern Bangladesh rose Monday to 72 after rescuers recovered an additional 14 bodies. Read More

Philippine ferry carrying almost 1,000 capsizes, 9 dead, hundreds rescued

editor editor- September 7, 2009 10:01

Manila, Philippines – Passengers leapt into the dark sea and parents dropped children into life rafts when a ferry carrying nearly 1,000 people capsized in the middle of the night ... Read More