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Swiss Space Tourism: A ticket to ride for US$100

editor editor- June 14, 2019 21:47

Boris Otter, future space tourist, is creating a federation of astronaut enthusiasts: an extraordinary opportunity where 5 winning individuals will receive a ticket for space in one of the first ... Read More

U.S. DOT launches Port Infrastructure Development Program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:32

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Conrad Bali announces completion of rejuvenation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 19:13

Conrad Bali, a beachfront resort on the southern coast of Bali, today announced the launch of its 85 newly-renovated expanded Deluxe rooms that boast incredible Indian Ocean views, expansive lagoon ... Read More

Cash-strapped NASA to allow private tourism to International Space Station

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

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been forced to take on some extra work to pay the bills: playing host to private tourists aboard the International Space Station. ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 22:04

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was introduced by Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Bill Cassidy, ... Read More

$840 million in DOT infrastructure grants to 381 US airports announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 18:28

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $840 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total ... Read More

FAA has $6 million in matching funds available for new UAS test site partnerships

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:57

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will partner with qualified commercial companies who can match the agency’s $6 million pledge to perform vital drone integration safety work at ... Read More

Okanagan Tourism in British Columbia preparing for summer crisis management

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:23

This tourist region in British Colombia, Canada is known as the Okanagan is a region It's known for its wineries and fruit orchards. The main city of Kelowna, on the ... Read More

New partnership to focus on sustainable tourism in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:15

Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network ... Read More

Hard Rock International honors legendary Freddie Mercury

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 00:40

Hard Rock International announced a continuation of its partnership with The Mercury Phoenix Trust, a UK charity created in memory of Freddie Mercury by Queen band members Brian May and ... 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

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

Airport in Maui opens mega car rental facility

editor editor- May 17, 2019 23:17

A new $340 million multilevel Consolidated Rent-A-Car (CONRAC) in the Kahului Airport on Maui in Hawaii houses all major rental car companies in one spot and connects passengers with the ... Read More

Funds from the sale of Thomas Cook airlines have potential to provide capital for new destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:01

Following the release of Thomas Cook Group Half Year Results 2019, Johanna-Bonhill Smith, Associate Analyst for Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, offers her view: “A whopping loss of £1.4bn for ... Read More

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana celebrates seventeenth anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:10

Over the past 17 years, Air Astana has grown to become Central Asia’s leading carrier, with a reputation for the highest standards of safety, service excellence, innovation and a modern ... Read More

Simba, the happiest safari company from Tanzania joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 09:39

African Tourism Board today added Simba Safaris a family owned Safari and Tour company from Tanzania to its rapidly growing list of members. Simba Safaris is also a giant in ... Read More

$1.3 million in scholarships awarded to hospitality students

editor editor- May 15, 2019 01:18

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), today announced that it is awarding $1.3 million in scholarships ... Read More

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 23:56

WestJet Airlines Ltd. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement that provides for its acquisition in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Onex Corporation and ... Read More

Pedaling for a purpose? United Airlines assists AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:38

United Airlines announced today it is offering an airfare discount and free checked bikes for customers flying to ride in the AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. ... Read More

Caribbean citizenship by investment: Dominica’s five-star resort launches new opportunities in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 18:15

During an event held recently at Dubai's One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel, Caribbean hotel developers GEMS Holdings Limited presented The Residences at Secret Bay, a Caribbean citizenship by investment (CBI) opportunity ... Read More

Côte d’Ivoire seeks African Development Bank’s support for $5.8 billion tourism plan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 20:15

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development ... Read More

Air New Zealand contributes $1 million to native forestry offsets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 18:50

Air New Zealand and its customers have purchased more than NZD$1 million worth of carbon offsets from permanent New Zealand native forestry projects through the airline’s voluntary carbon offsetting program, ... Read More

Public generosity called upon to “Swim for a Cause” – A Seychelles Open Water Challenge initiative

editor editor- April 26, 2019 20:22

With only 15 days to go until Beau Vallon Beach, reignites the sparks from the first FINA events held on our shores in 2018. The excitement is mounting, as the ... Read More

Hamburg Tourism wins international medical conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 20:00

Hamburg has won the bid to host the 2022 conference of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (ISHCSF). In September 2022, about 500 specialists will travel to ... Read More

Myth-Mania: Stories of men, heroes and indigenous world at MarTa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 19:30

The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MarTa) celebrated the return of important finds back home. Myth-Mania, rediscovered stories of men and heroes, speaks of objects taken from necropolises by grave ... Read More

How Emirates is supporting and preserving biodiversity

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:51

Taking its environmental responsibilities seriously and championing wildlife conservation across different corners of the planet, the Emirates Group is playing its part to support and preserve biodiversity. The Dubai Desert ... Read More

No surprises: New York, London and Tokyo top the list of world’s 15 richest cities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2019 19:00

Boston, Calgary, Perth and Macau – all associated with material wealth – have failed to make this list of the 15 richest cities in the world, compiled by market research ... Read More

New team member at The Pod Hotels

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:46

The Pod Hotels is striving to address the rapidly-increasing demand for affordable lifestyle hotels targeted at progressive-minded and budget-conscious travelers who are creative and ambitious and who maintain high expectations ... Read More

India’s Jet Airways halts all international and domestic operations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 15:05

One of India's major airlines, Jet Airways, has announced it is temporarily halting flight operations on Wednesday after the carrier failed to secure the “critical interim funding” necessary for the ... Read More

BD Hotels plans rapid expansion, hires Head Of Acquisitions & Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:14

BD Hotels today announces the appointment of Rani Gharbie as the Head of Acquisitions & Development for The Pod Hotels, BD Hotel’s highly profitable micro-hotel concept. The Pod Hotels currently ... Read More

Aloft Kuala Lumpur has a new GM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 14:50

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral welcomes Rubel Miah, as its newly appointed General Manager. Rubel joins the sassy 4-star Hotel with 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry with a ... Read More

Death for gay guests at Beverly Hills Hotel or Hotel Bel‑Air? Dorchester Collection issues a statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 00:34

The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air are part of the Dorchester Collection group and upscale 5-star accommodation in Beverly Hills 2 miles from West Hollywood, known to be the Gayest ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join the Remuneration Committee. Ed Warner ... Read More

misterb&b expands to LGBTQ hotels

editor editor- March 29, 2019 22:29

misterb&b, short-term rental marketplace dedicated to the Gay community, has launched a Wefunder campaign to give guests, hosts, and the public the opportunity to invest in the company to help ... 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