Tag: influx

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 9, 2019 19:10

It is a cool 98 degrees today.  For this part of the desert this is cool and it reminds us of Shavuot of the miseries of our forty years in Sinai. ... Read More

Seychelles history retraced through gastronomy: Hilton Seychelles welcomes top London chefs

editor editor- June 5, 2019 19:07

Announced in May by Hilton Seychelles the series of gastronomic events inspired by the famous 17th century pirate, Olivier Levasseur, dubbed ‘A Treasure Trail of Taste’ will be launched as ... Read More

A short tourist season is saving the Ladakh environment

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 29, 2019 02:17

Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir in India, is perhaps one of the few places with many attractions, natural and man-made, which have not yet been inundated by the flow of ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 14, 2019 20:15

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country’s commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a ‘tourism paradise’, a copycat of Paris, in their bid ... Read More

Malaysia’s Sabah welcomes over 1 million tourists in first quarter of 2019

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

About 1,033,871 tourists visited Sabah in the first three months of this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew. Liew, who is also State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister ... Read More

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 17:30

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, again celebrates the role of one of the most significant and vibrant industries in our country. Tourism, after all, is among ... Read More

Cyprus receives luxury hotel boost as it eyes premium segment growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 20:00

Cyprus’ increasing hotel and resort portfolio is expected to grow by 1,634 rooms this year, with seven new luxury hotels due to open across the idyllic Mediterranean island before the ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority finally under experienced leadership

editor editor- April 26, 2019 03:22

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not ... Read More

The next big thing in global tourism

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:24

Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the ... Read More

Dubai Runway closure: What is means for travel to or from DXB

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 07:32

With the Southern Runway revamp starting tomorrow at Dubai International Airport, Emirates has been working hard to implement measures to further maximise operational efficiencies at DXB and deliver a seamless ... Read More

Gambling is big business in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 26, 2019 02:22

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino tourism is such a big ... Read More

Visiting Japan? New guidebook reveals 101 great things such as fascinating toilet facts

editor editor- March 7, 2019 23:09

Written from over four decades visiting Japan, Mike Raggett’s “101 Great Things about Japan: Anime to Zen - observations on Japanese life and culture” adds quirk, personality and wit when ... Read More

Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5 percent annually to 2023

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 22:20

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% between 2018 and 2023 to 3.5 million, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Airports Set to Welcome Special Olympics Athletes and Visitors

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:23

Abu Dhabi Airports is ready to handle a significant influx of inbound traffic through Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) this weekend as athletes and visitors arrive in preparation for the ... Read More

De-icing an Air Transat A321 made 185 passengers sick

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 25, 2019 07:18

An airplane leaving from Quebec City's Jean Lesage airport was quickly evacuated today after passengers began to fall ill.  A dozen passengers received medical attention after they fell ill on an ... Read More

Did Sri Lankan turtle whisperer receive a message days before the tsunami?

editor editor- January 13, 2019 01:29

“I saw the sea rushing in, sweeping away houses, animals and people and causing destruction,” said the turtle whisperer on the tsunami. Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. Read More

Chinese visitors to GCC will increase 81% by 2022 says ATM report

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 19, 2018 08:08

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81% from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, according to data published ahead of ... Read More

Foreign tourists flock to Iran’s ancient Shiraz

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2017 19:15

Nearly 65 percent of hotels in Iran’s ancient city of Shiraz, the capital city of Fars Province, have been booked by foreign tourists for the last quarter of 2017 as ... Read More

Checking up on Guam’s Tourism 2020 Vision

editor editor- May 29, 2015 07:14

On February 4, 2014, Governor Eddie Calvo, along with officials from the Guam Visitors Bureau, Guam Economic Development Authority and Guam International Airport Authority, launched the Tourism 2020 p Read More

Icelanders starting to ask how many tourists the tiny nation can handle

editor editor- May 2, 2013 09:26

THINGVELLIR, Iceland — In Iceland's Thingvellir national park, a wooden bridge covers a crack in the paved road leading to the site where the world's oldest parliament was founded in ... Read More

New tourism destination representatives for Guam Visitors Bureau

editor editor- December 21, 2011 04:29

Ivy Alliance and AQ Communications are the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) tourism destination representatives in China. Read More

Refugees, immigrants from North Africa overrun Malta

editor editor- September 28, 2011 07:06

Malta has urged United Nations Member States to help the Mediterranean island country cope with an influx of refugees and other immigrants who have fled from the recent political upheaval ... Read More

Estonian resorts hoping to cash in on Russian tourists

editor editor- December 30, 2010 03:19

Resorts in northeastern Ida-Viru County report being nearly booked out as droves of tourists from St. Petersburg and Moscow head to Estonia for the New Year holidays. Read More

Jezzine prepares for influx of some 150,000 summer tourists

editor editor- July 24, 2008 03:54

JEZZINE - Jezzine's hotels will fully booked with visitors until the end of the year as the southern region will receive some 150,000 tourists, Saeed Abu Akl, president of Jezzine's ... Read More