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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

Marriott International opens second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 19:48

Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton (Four-Points.Marriott.com) hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. The original ... Read More

Hotel History: Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo known for opulence, famous guests, and the military

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- June 8, 2019 21:04

Shepheard’s Hotel history goes back 178 years when it was originally built by Englishman Samuel Shepheard in Cairo. It was originally named the “Hotel des Anglais” (English Hotel). Shepheard co-owned ... 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

Luxury Cruising: Silversea celebrates silver jubilee

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:44

Silversea Cruises serves 25 years as a luxury cruise line. Silversea has unlocked the authentic beauty of the world for almost half a million guests on approximately 4,100 voyages. Silversea's ... Read More

The Luxury Collection opens its first hotel in the English countryside

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:35

The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the opening of The Langley, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire. Located just outside of London in the heart of Buckinghamshire's ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 22:06

 HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility at the Ottawa station Launch of New Fleet Replacement program with Siemens Canada Appointment of three VIA Rail board members ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

Egyptian President orders tourist attractions’ upgrades to “reflect history and civilization of Egypt”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 00:36

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered upgrading tourist attractions nationwide, in a way that reflects the history and civilization of the country. This happened during the Sisi’s meeting with Prime ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... 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

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

Miami Air International crash in Jacksonville: Statement from Pilot Unio

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 04:02

The president of the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, Captain Daniel C. Wells, released the following statement regarding the Miami Air International Flight 293 incident Friday evening in Jacksonville. Teamsters ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Ideal ocean cruise ship: Ship sizes and what they mean for your cruise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 01:35

Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens, and knowing the differences is key to planning your ... Read More

XS, S, M, L or XL: What is your ideal river ship size?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 15:45

All those with the hearts of wanderers will appreciate the appeal of a river cruise; an experience rich in culture, made possible by ability to disembark and re-embark at leisure, ... Read More

“Best Worscht in Town” brings a currywurst buffet to Frankfurt Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 13:14

rankfurt Airport is about to gain yet another culinary highlight: “Best Worscht in Town”, a German fast food chain that has achieved cult status, is opening its first airport restaurant. ... Read More

Lennox Hotels to opens its first US property this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:41

A new modern hotel, combining contemporary design with original Art Deco design, is on the horizon in South Florida hotspot, Miami Beach. Lennox Hotel Miami Beach will be a bold ... Read More

Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

editor editor- April 10, 2019 01:30

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John ... Read More

Jordan sets itself up for European MICE audience

editor editor- April 8, 2019 21:11

Jordan, a country which is sheltered from the troubles of the region, is safe to travel in and around, independently or in a group. The country is presenting itself to ... Read More

Radisson Hotel expanding in South Asia

editor editor- April 6, 2019 00:03

With the support of hotel company Jin Jiang, Radisson Hotel Group is positioning itself in South Asia at the Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) 2019. With the recent appointment ... Read More

Aviation Safety: Fatigue management

editor editor- March 28, 2019 22:16

In aviation operations, managing fatigue is important because it diminishes an individual’s ability to perform almost all operational tasks. This clearly has implications for operational efficiency, but in situations where individuals are undertaking ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... Read More

Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

editor editor- March 22, 2019 21:32

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is focusing on three key sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s recently announced 2019 Sustainability Plan: eliminating single-use plastic products; reducing ... Read More

Turkish Airlines Cargo carries Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces’ artifacts to Japan

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

Turkish Cargo, the air cargo brand of Turkish Airlines that provides service to 124 countries, carried 186 historical artifacts, owned by Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces, to Tokyo, the capital of ... Read More

Why Travel to Madrid? 40 Years of Diversity and Tolerance: Just Watch it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 19:08

Germany and the rest of the world agrees. Madrid is the city of tolerance and diversity. According to a prestigious award received on the sideline of the recently concluded ITB ... Read More

John Q. Hammons: Master hotel developer and builder

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- March 16, 2019 18:25

One of the great hoteliers/developers of our time, John Q. Hammons developed 200 hotel properties in 40 states. But mere statistics hide the essence of Mr. Hammons special development techniques. ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019 03:48

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no better time than now to plan your summer beach escape. ... Read More

World Bank announces Air Transport Annual Report

editor editor- March 12, 2019 21:13

The 14th edition of the World Bank Group (WBG) Air Transport Annual Report, which outlines the support that is given to emerging and developing countries in air transportation has made ... Read More

King of Jordan Abdullah II to receive the Lamp of Peace of St. Francis in Assisi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 23:10

His Majesty the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, will visit, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen of Jordan, Rania, at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy on March ... 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

Krakow hosts 3rd International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 16:05

The 3rd International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages "100th birthday of Karol Wojtyla - Saint John Paul II" will take place in Krakow, from 6th to 10th November 2019. ... Read More

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:43

The U.S. National Park Service issued a statement on the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It reads: Over the past 10 months, National Park Service staff and partners ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

editor editor- February 27, 2019 02:04

Camille Fergusson, the executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has been elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director, the ... Read More

U.S. Travel welcomes Destination DC Chief as National Chair

editor editor- February 21, 2019 21:35

The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday announced the election of Elliott L. Ferguson II, president and CEO of Destination DC, as its new national chair. Ferguson, who served on the ... Read More

IATA: Airline industry showing continuing safety improvements

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 17:32

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in ... Read More