Tag: FIT

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... Read More

Wharf Hotels appoints new General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:52

Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Adriano Vences as General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel. After spearheading the success of the first Niccolo ... Read More

W Hotels debuts newly reimagined three Atlanta hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:35

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide revealed major upgrades to each of the city’s three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta ... Read More

Brave new world: Bizarre air travel ideas dreamt up by aviation industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:10

Dutch KLM recently unveiled its latest flight concept, the Flying V, designed to have passengers seated literally inside the wings of the plane. The cargo hold and the fuel tanks ... Read More

W Hotels: Updates in Atlanta

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:58

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide is excited to reveal upgrades to each of the city's three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and ... Read More

United Airlines names new Senior Vice President of United Express

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 15:38

United Airlines today named Sarah Murphy senior vice president of United Express, where she will oversee the carrier's extensive regional network, product, customer service, operations and strategy. Murphy most recently ... Read More

Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat announces new leadership appointments

editor editor- June 7, 2019 23:39

Canyon Ranch today announced new hires for its forthcoming brand extension - Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat, opening in Woodside, California, in 2019. The new team consists of deeply-connected and wellness-minded ... Read More

Aiden hotel opens first U.S. location

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 21:25

 Aiden by Best Western today opens doors in Austin, Texas. The first U.S. location for the company's modern, suburban boutique brand, Aiden by Best Western @ Austin City Hotel will ... Read More

First Thai boxing ring in five-star Bangkok hotel announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 18:29

Tapping into the global popularity of Thai boxing (Muay Thai), The St. Regis Bangkok has unveiled the first Thai boxing ring in a five-star Bangkok hotel. To coincide with the ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 07:06

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ... Read More

Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:01

Wyndham Destinations  launches new club brand identities, and shakes up timeshare with urban resort openings and evolution across the company. Wyndham Destinations is leading the evolution of the industry by ... Read More

Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:53

“Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy.” That is the latest evaluation after a research company analysed over 17 million flight booking transactions a day. But what is behind this assessment? ... Read More

Exploring America in a RV: Lifestyle travel for 15 million Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:33

An annual survey by the RV Industry Association finds that 88% of RV owners in the United States plan to use their RVs as much or more than they did ... Read More

Life of a student traveler

editor editor- May 21, 2019 21:46

As the world becomes more advanced in technology, the educational sector is evolving. From the way students are taught in colleges to the various approaches and options of learning, little ... Read More

RIU Hotels and Preverisk Group working in partnership for hotel sustainability

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:55

RIU Hotels & Resorts is pursuing its commitment to hotel sustainability together with its partner company Preverisk Group (Gestión de Riesgos Ambientales S.L.), a company with more than 20 years ... Read More

Teneo Hospitality Group names April Egloff Director of Sales Midwest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:03

Teneo Hospitality Group has appointed April Egloff as Director of Sales Midwest. Ms. Egloff will concentrate on the US Midwest region and comes to Teneo with an outstanding track record ... Read More

Iconic red Routemaster bus to feature at WTM London 2019

editor editor- May 14, 2019 23:28

An iconic red London bus will take centre stage in the UK & Ireland area of WTM London 2019. Buyers looking to include unique tours of the capital in their itineraries will ... Read More

Wyndham Garden enters Philippines with first hotel in Quezon City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 00:30

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 properties worldwide, is bringing a fresh approach to hospitality in the Philippines with the launch of the ... Read More

Vancouver Airport Authority announces new Chair

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 19:05

Vancouver Airport Authority's Board of Directors has elected Annalisa King , an award-winning business executive, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Annalisa replaces Mary Jordan , upon the end ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019 20:04

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane looking a total wreck because of the anxiety of getting ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

Strategic travel agreement between Singapore and India a step in the right direction

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 4, 2019 00:59

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) of Singapore and Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. to enhance Sentosa’s visibility and visitations with focus on product development ... Read More

Wharf Hotels announces new executive appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 16:03

Wharf Hotels has appointed Roger Shing as Group Director Purchasing, strengthening its purchasing power with Roger as a respected new member of its robust Finance division. Spearheading the group’s procurement ... 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

Portland welcomes Underground Donut Tour

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 20:10

Today, the Underground Donut Tour, Chicago's Original Donut Tour, is expanding beyond the Windy City to the City of Roses – Portland, OR. The Underground Donut Tour was founded nearly ... Read More

‘Stable genius’ Trump to Boeing: Add ‘some great features’ & rebrand 737 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 15:30

President Trump offered some unsolicited advice to aviation giant Boeing on how to tackle the problems with its Boeing 737 MAX model after worldwide grounding. The presidential wisdom fit into ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal cuts the ribbon for its first A321LR

editor editor- April 5, 2019 18:59

Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order, becoming the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet. The A321LR is ... 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

What is so different at W Bali when it opens in Ubud?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:34

W Hotels Worldwide,  what is part of Marriott International, today announced the signing of W Bali – Ubud, the brand's newest W Escape. W Bali – Ubud will redefine modern luxury ... Read More

Disney Parks: Just say no to ice… and smoking and large strollers

editor editor- March 29, 2019 20:09

As of May 1, 2019, no ice, no smoking, and no large strollers will be allowed at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, ... Read More

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 10:00

The Corporate Maldives blog recently published an interesting analysis of how tourism leaders in the Indian Ocean Island Republic think. The information sheds some light on what tourism professionals think, ... Read More

British Airways to serve Milan Bergamo Airport from London Gatwick

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 16:15

Milan Bergamo Airport has announced that from 1 September 2019, UK flag carrier and oneworld member, British Airways, will begin operations from the airport. As the airline confirms it will ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board participates in 2nd MICE Conclave and 7th Exotic Wedding Planning Conference

editor editor- March 16, 2019 18:02

Held at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel and Convention Centre from March 13-April 15, was the 2nd MICE Conclave and 7th Exotic Wedding Planning Conference, where only a few ... Read More

How Independent Hotels Make Big Money on Chinese FIT Travelers: The Mini Program

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 00:29

Compass Edge knows there is a good reason why independent hotels selling rooms to Chinese travelers should have a "Mini Program" on WeChat. Only 10% of more than a billion ... Read More

Williamsburg Tourism Council selects Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 19:32

The Williamsburg Tourism Council (WTC) is pleased to announce that Vicki Cimino has been selected as their new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. After a 5-month search, the WTC voted unanimously ... Read More