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Napolitano announces rule proposing permanent global entry program

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the publication of a Final rule that would establish Global Entry—a U.S.

Ukraine offers UN to create world’s grain reserve

KYIV, Ukraine -The Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Prysyazhnyuk informed that his country had initiated the creation of the world's grain reserve under the auspices of the Unite

Foras Tourism to launch virtual online travel platform

Foras Tourism, a unique initiative of the GCC-based travel industry, will launch an integrated, configurable and dynamic virtual online travel platform by August 2011.

Tourism minister announces initiative to tackle current crisis in Yemen

Yemen's Tourism Minister, Nabil Al-Fakeh, announced an initiative for President Ali Abdullah Saleh in which he urged him to hold presidential elections soon and in coincidence with parliamentary elect

Energy-efficiency initiative for tourism launched in New Zealand

The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have launched a new energy-efficiency initiative aimed at improving the environmental per

Zanzibar gets ready for Sauti Za Busara Festival 2011

(eTN) Performers from across the African continent and beyond are invited by the organizers of East Africa’s premier music, art, and culture festival,

Responsible Tourism Initiative champions safe sex in the Mother City

“Responsible tourism is more than just a catchword. There also has to be action.

Designer Brussels is offering a new contemporary look at the European...

Brussels’ business travel community and trade press gathered in the city’s The Dominican last night, May 6, for the official launch of Designer Brussels.

The business of full service exporting

People mostly think of exports as things that are packed in a 40′ container and sent out by ship.

UNWTO secretary general calls upon tourism sector to speak with one...

Working together to ensure that global policies are supportive of the sustainable growth of tourism and position travel and tourism as one industry speaking with one voice were some of the challenges

Disney team goes to South Africa

A team from Disney Institute will be in South Africa for the next four weeks, conducting a series of focus group sessions to evaluate the current customer service standards and delivery in the country

Scotland targets increased cruise ship traffic

Scotland's increasing popularity as a destination for cruise ships is in line for a further boost with the launch of an organization to promote and market its ports and many visitor attractions intern

Developing sustainability reporting guidelines for world airports

Denver International Airport is hosting the kick-off meeting of 10 international airports and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to establish sustainability guidelines for the aviation industry on

El Gouna gets set to drive Egypt’s green tourism initiative

The owners of El Gouna, one of Egypt’s top leisure resort towns, are looking forward to the initial results of a pioneering new scheme, The Green Star Hotel Initiative, to which they committed last

Federation of Tour Operators launches animal attraction initiative

Members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) have re-affirmed their long-standing commitment to improving animal welfare standards worldwide with the launch of an initiative which will see a deta