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Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:53

Louisville's Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the Fairness Campaign all came together ... Read More

Benchmark names new Director of Sales & Marketing, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 18:32

Benchmark has named Donna Esparza director of sales & marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Lake Arrowhead, California. Geoff Young, Benchmark’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

Travel Trends Index: Steady April growth, but international outlook alarms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 19:50

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But ... Read More

Seven tourists drown as Danube sightseeing boat collides with another ship, sinks in Budapest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:10

A tourist boat with dozens of people on board has collided with another vessel and capsized on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary. There were at least 34 people on ... Read More

Places worth visiting to get inspired to study

editor editor- May 23, 2019 01:47

Sometimes, a student just needs to feel inspired. It happens when one is demotivated and not interested in studying anymore. A learner looks for free essays online in order not ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism numbers and confidence on the rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 18:42

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter of 2019. Though at a ... Read More

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

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

ILGA-Europe has announced that Malta has been ranked the number one travel destination on the Europe Rainbow Index 2019 for the fourth year running. Out of a total of 49 ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that South Africa endured one of ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels 50 ranking has overtaken Marriott’s, ... Read More

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

editor editor- May 8, 2019 21:22

What caused the big dip in international inbound travel in the United States this past March? Could it really have been due to a holiday? Travel to and within the ... 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

Indian Tourism booming by the trillions

editor editor- April 30, 2019 01:10

A new report shows that the systematic growth, maintenance, and sustainable development of tourism destinations for India, as well as focus on promoting the emerging avenues of tourism, will be ... Read More

Delta Air Lines offsets most carbon emissions for over 300K customers on Earth Day

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 15:10

In celebration of Earth Day today, Delta is offsetting the emissions of all domestic leisure and business travel into and out of New York, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham and ... Read More

Air freight demand still spiraling down

editor editor- April 3, 2019 22:51

For the fourth consecutive month, global air freight performance has reported a negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: International and domestic travel growth projected to dwindle

editor editor- April 2, 2019 21:19

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in February, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). However, the predictive Leading Travel Index (LTI) continues ... Read More

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

editor editor- March 29, 2019 02:41

United Airlines today announced that for the eighth consecutive year, it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a premier benchmarking survey ... Read More

International Happiness Day: How Abu Dhabi Airports celebrates

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 07:08

In celebration of International Happiness Day on March 20, Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the results of the Abu Dhabi Airport’s “happiness index” for 2018. The company’s happiness indicator revealed ... Read More

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 00:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the ... Read More

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 16:40

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 109th straight month of overall ... Read More

Tokyo named Asia’s Best “Bleisure” City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 02:15

As corporate travel booms across Asia-Pacific, the concept of bleisure is gaining traction, spurring the region's cities to better integrate opportunities for leisure amid busy business trips. The 2019 bleisure ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

Indian passport rises in global passport power ranking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 19:27

Continuing to improve its rank on the global passport power ranking, Indian passport has become 10 ranks stronger in the last five years improving its position from 77 in 2015 ... Read More

Trump Hotels: Faring well or bidding farewell?

editor editor- February 16, 2019 01:53

Ever since Trump became President of the United States, how have his hotels been doing? Many feared he would use his political position to advance his business endeavors. As far ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:20

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 108th straight month of overall ... Read More

Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?

editor editor- January 31, 2019 22:36

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect ... Read More

Heritage Foundation: Hong Kong is freest economy in the world

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019 18:20

Hong Kong government welcomed the Heritage Foundation's high regard for Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the 25th consecutive year. In this year's Index of Economic Freedom report, ... Read More

IBTM Arabia 2019: The Middle East – changing perceptions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 15:03

From ancient holy land, to oil rich nation, to its latest incarnation as an innovative and open business events hub, Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 17:25

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark ... Read More

Out of the Shadows Index: Child sex abuse and exploitation

editor editor- January 16, 2019 02:10

Approximately 200 million of the world's children experiencing child sex abuse each year, Read More

Latin America outperforms North America in tourism growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 17:25

With five percent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas has shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of 5 percent. In contrast to the previous year, where ... Read More

International inbound travel expected to peter out

editor editor- January 8, 2019 18:16

The growth of both international and domestic travel are projected to decelerate in the first few months of 2019. Read More

African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passport

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:50

The AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport. Read More

Aviation Ministers will be attending Global Investment in Aviation Summit GIAS2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2018 07:25

The first edition of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS 2019) will kick off in Dubai with the participation of the largest ever gathering of aviation ministers and heads ... Read More

Monterey County working towards sustainability

editor editor- December 28, 2018 23:15

Monterey County Tourism is addressing plastics and measuring sustainability progress as critical steps. Read More