Tag: innovations

UNWTO and Barça Innovation Hub launch global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), has announced the launch of the 1st ... Read More

Carnival Corporation: Panama Canal sailings

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:00

Carnival Corporation brands have 26 ships and over 70 voyages scheduled to sail tourists to the Panama Canal. Six of Carnival Corporation's global cruise line brands will sail partially or ... Read More

Gulfstream G600 to make International Paris Air Show debut

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 18:00

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G600 will make its first appearance at the International Paris Air Show June 17 through 23, joining the Gulfstream G280, Gulfstream ... Read More

Etihad Airways and Swae to launch artificial intelligence-powered crowd-sourcing platform

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 16:15

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and Swae, a startup based in Vancouver, have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:54

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade ... Read More

2019 Paris Air Show: Boeing to showcase innovation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:35

Boeing will showcase its broad range of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Paris Air Show, which runs June 17-23 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The company's ... Read More

Holiday Inn Hotel to open near Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:40

Minister of Investments and Innovations in Moscow region Michael An, Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport Igor Borisov, and MC Sobor Development Company representative Julia Lukyanchuk have signed an agreement to ... Read More

Choice Hotels corporate travel focus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:04

Choice Hotels International, Inc. will launch a new nationwide advertising campaign June 17 that reinforces its commitment to welcoming both business and leisure travelers. "We're proud of our history as ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 07:06

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ... Read More

2019 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Development Conference to focus on climate risk, other pressing issues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 16:42

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), in partnership with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA), will be providing a platform for the region to address some of the ... 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

Carnival Sunrise named by godmother Kelly Arison at Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 01:45

Following a $200 million dry dock that is already generating raves from guests sailing on its first cruises out of Norfolk, the transformed Carnival Sunrise was officially named today by ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines makes travel easier with upgraded mobile app

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 16:35

Customized with a suite of innovative features including document scanning, mobile wallet for boarding pass, localization and many more, Ethiopian Mobile Application places convenience at customers’ fingertips with enhanced functionality, ... Read More

IMEX in Frankfurt’s five steps to igniting imagination and powering up business results

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 16:45

IMEX in Frankfurt returns on 21-23 May, bringing together business event professionals from around the world to meet and do business. Planners and exhibitors alike can also tap into the ... Read More

Carsten Spohr: Lufthansa Group focuses on high-quality, responsible growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 22:30

"Lufthansa Group has become even stronger, more efficient and more modern," says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. "We are Europe’s number one." As in ... Read More

ATM: Machine learning and AI will revolutionize the way GCC tourism firms do business

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 16:17

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the GCC’s hospitality and travel sectors, but regional operators must strike the right balance between high-tech ... Read More

ATM to launch inaugural M.E. edition of Travel Forward in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 09:06

Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of industry innovations at the Middle East’s first ever edition of Travel ... Read More

Personalize and remove friction for customers, Gulf travel companies told

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 20:10

Gulf-based travel and hospitality companies that use disruptive technologies to boost personalization and remove friction for customers are likely to become future market leaders, according to experts speaking at Arabian ... 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

Arabian Travel Market Global Stage: Saudi Arabia Tourism Trends

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:52

Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector will be one of over 40 key travel and tourism trends under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage - as more than 100 ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:22

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, the youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most ... Read More

Arabian Travel Week launches in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 09:40

Reed Travel Exhibitions will launch Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows – during the 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which opens its doors ... Read More

IMEX to deliver surprise and creativity with new Discovery Zone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 14:20

Holograms, robots, magic, music and art are among the surprises set to inspire and delight attendees at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 21- 23 May. The show’s new Discovery Zone ... Read More

Arab Hotel Investment Conference is back: Why it’s so amazing

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- April 11, 2019 03:44

Last year, the move of the 14th Arab Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) from Dubai Jumeirah Madinat to the neighboring Emirate Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was a huge challenge. Ras Al ... Read More

Climate Resilience Program for Travel & Tourism announced at WTTC Global Summit

editor editor- April 3, 2019 22:52

Speaking today at the WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder and President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), a travel and tourism coalition of ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 05:26

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started a two-year contract with the Ministry of Tourism of Oman, ... Read More

American Airlines: New cabin, larger overhead luggage bins

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 09:02

American Airlines is starting scheduled flights with the first of its 100 new Airbus A321neo aircraft on order. These aircraft come equipped with an all-new cabin interior designed for enhanced ... Read More

National Research Council in Canada wants to improve air passenger experience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 09:00

From visiting friends and family to getting goods to market, Canadians, tourists, and businesses rely on a safe, secure aviation system. While safety is everyone's top priority in air travel, ... Read More

Princess Cruises And Fincantieri Sign Contracts For Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 19:30

Princess Cruises and Fincantieri announced today the signing of the final contracts for the construction of two next-generation 175,000-ton cruise ships, which will be the largest ships ever built so far ... Read More

Reunion Island NRL viaduct: Now that’s a road trip!

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 18, 2019 21:56

"The new NRL 974 - the Didier Robert Highway as it is referred to across the island - is a secure road far from the danger of falling stones ... ... Read More

IMEX Frankfurt: Education speakers include former monk, game developer and ‘tech geeks’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 15:41

What do a former monk, a game developer and a self-confessed ‘tech geek’ have in common? They’re all speakers at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 21 – 23 May. There ... Read More

11 reasons why you should study abroad in Australia

editor editor- March 11, 2019 21:32

With 22,000 programs and over 1,100 education institutes, Australia is well equipped to offer a variety of study options to both local and international students. For several consecutive years, Australia's ... Read More

Sheraton unveils new logo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 15:28

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International's global brand continues its transformation journey with a nod to its timeless pioneering legacy, as it unveils a new logo that pays homage to ... Read More

Largest online exhibition about inventions and discoveries launched today

editor editor- March 7, 2019 23:10

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Museum and Google Arts & Culture have partnered to bring the NIHF Museum experience to all corners of the world digitally. “Once Upon ... Read More

First Costa Cruises ship designed for Chinese market comes into service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 21:24

Yesterday, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, and of the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and ... Read More

India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference brings industry experts together

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 1, 2019 01:14

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology inaugurated the 9th India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) supported by National Assessment & Accreditation Council, as well ... Read More