Tag: January

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de Janeiro, police launched tear gas ... Read More

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

editor editor- June 13, 2019 00:52

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 million to 2.027 million. Overseas visitors increased by 6 percent in ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... 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

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

St. Martin shines at CTO’s Caribbean Week in New York City

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:18

The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s, (CTO) Caribbean Week in New York is the largest regional tourism activity in North America. Artists, celebrity chefs,  investors and other strategic partners join government officials ... Read More

Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie 10 millionth visitor

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:13

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has reached the 10 million mark in the number of visitors. The publicly accessible viewing-platform with stunning views over Hamburg and its port was opened in November ... Read More

Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:52

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number of billionaires and publishers knwon to be critical to the ... 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

Israeli tourism up 11.1% with 440,000 tourist entries in May

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 19:15

According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 440,000 tourist entries were recorded in May 2019, 11.1% more than May 2018 and 26.8% more than May 2017. In the period ... Read More

El Al’s subsidiary Sun d’Or launches Tel Aviv-Dubrovnik route

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 23:40

Sun d’Or, a fully owned subsidiary of Israel's national carrier El Al which uses the brand mainly for seasonal scheduled and charter services mostly to European destinations, is launching direct ... Read More

Caribbean tourism records robust 12% growth in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:06

Spurred on by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, ... Read More

Dark Tourism: South Korea using massacre to lure tourists

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 7, 2019 02:11

What is often referred to as dark tourism is now a hopeful light in terms of tourism for South Korea. The Korean War took place between North Korea and South ... Read More

India’s new Tourism Minister vows to fulfill Modi’s vision of ‘New India’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 01:12

Immediately after becoming India's new Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel said his ministry will work to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a 'New India' by investing in strengthening ... Read More

Trump’s regime rolls out new Cuba travel restrictions , bans educational, cultural trips

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 00:25

US Government announced new extensive restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens, effectively banning most of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that ... Read More

Hotel Bella Grace under new management

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 21:03

Hotel Bella Grace is situated in the historic Ansonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston, S.C. The 50-room luxury boutique hotel is an artistic blend of preservation and modernization, steps from the ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

750,000 EU nationals apply for UK residence ahead of Brexit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 17:15

Britain has received 750,000 applications from EU citizens seeking to settle in the UK in the first four months of 2019, with Poles leading the way, according to official data. ... Read More

IATA: Air cargo demand continues negative 2019 trend

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 19:05

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:55

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued to weaken across all departments, according to the latest data ... Read More

Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:53

“Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy.” That is the latest evaluation after a research company analysed over 17 million flight booking transactions a day. But what is behind this assessment? ... Read More

American Airlines launches new nonstop flight from New York’s JFK to St. Kitts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 23:35

Continuing to expand upon a successful airline-destination partnership, American Airlines will fly a second weekly nonstop flight from New York’s John F. K International Airport (JFK) to St. Kitts on ... 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

ExpressJet Airlines appoints new Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 20:45

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, this week welcomed Jonyt Meyer as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). This newly created role will support the development of a scalable ... Read More

Ontario International Airport: Passenger volume up almost 7% in April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 20:35

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) climbed nearly 7% in April, continuing a trend of steady growth for the nation's fastest growing airport. According to data compiled by the ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:16

Myanmar Tourist Police arrested a Sri Lankan man Thursday afternoon. The tourist from Sri Lanka is accused to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ... Read More

Visitors showed Anguilla the love this winter

editor editor- May 23, 2019 20:51

*Island Enjoys Record-Breaking Winter Season* Anguilla welcomed guests from around the world this winter, resulting in the island’s best winter season in over 27 years. Guests flocked to Anguilla in ... Read More

Airbnb now available in Arabic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 16:45

Airbnb announced that its global accommodation and experiences platform will be available in Arabic to enable its growing community across the Middle East and North Africa region to access an ... Read More

Israel welcomed over 405,000 visitors in April – 7% rise in tourist arrivals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 15:19

An analysis of the seasonally adjusted data provided by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics indicates that in the last three months (February – April 2019), 384,000 tourists arrived on average ... Read More

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 21, 2019 21:45

This is the title of the study day that was held at the Vatican Museums at the end of the restoration of the famous tapestry preserved today in the Pinacoteca ... Read More

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:19

The next edition of FITUR, organised by IFEMA, will take place at Feria de Madrid from the 22 to 26 January 2020, and is looking to once again become the ... Read More

Airbus celebrates delivery of its 12,000th aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 17:05

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft ever in its 50-year history. The aircraft was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines. ... Read More

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport set for major expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:05

Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport is set to significantly grow after Israel's Transportation Ministry approved expansion plans worth NIS 3 billion ($840 million) to cope with growing demand. In 2018, almost ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. However, there is a dark ... Read More

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination and promote healthy tourism - ... Read More

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 19:35

Tunisia has recorded an 18 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first four months of this year, compared to the same period last year. According to the Ministry of ... Read More