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African Tourism Board and Africa Tourism Association join forces to support World to Africa’ Tourism Conference in Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 22:24

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa’ Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in partnership with South Africa Tourism. ATA's conference is ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Tourism Enthusiasts Protest Possible Giveaway Of Murchison Falls For Dam Construction By Ugandan Government

Jonathan Benaiah Jonathan Benaiah- June 9, 2019 20:40

Last week on Friday, many Ugandans especially those in the tourism and conservation circles were shocked when an advert appeared in the national newspaper by the Electricity Regulatory Authority(ERA) in ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 22:04

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was introduced by Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Bill Cassidy, ... Read More

New India government urged to tackle employment through tourism

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 25, 2019 01:02

There is much hope and expectation from the just re-elected Modi Government in India. Industry leaders feel that the new government must give attention to rationalization of the goods and ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General on official visit to Italy, deepening partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 18:40

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has arrived in Rome to begin a first visit to Italy as head of the specialized agency of the United ... Read More

UNWTO launches Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019 10:12

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing interest in gastronomic tourism. The ... Read More

South Africa Tourism Ministry and African Tourism Board Officials meet and agree with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019 22:00

African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube today at Indaba in Durban met with the Honorable Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Republic of South Africa, Elizabeth Thabethe; Her Excellency ... Read More

South Africa Day 2019 celebrations in Bangkok

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 30, 2019 22:14

A stunning South Africa National Day celebration took place in the Thai capital at the Siam Kempinski 5 star hotel. H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Quinton Mitchell Doidge - Photo © AJ ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019 22:12

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka Tourism discusses measures taken to ensure the safety and ... Read More

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to analyze sector’s potential

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 20:10

The countdown begins for the 5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held on 2 and 3 May in Donostia-San Sebastián, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and ... Read More

Grange Pen to get a J$960 million infrastructural upgrade

editor editor- March 30, 2019 20:30

The Jamaica Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is investing a little under $J1 billion for the Resort Squatter Settlements Upgrade Project for the community of Grange Pen in St. James. The ... Read More

Ethiopia records biggest growth of Travel & Tourism in the world

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 15:30

Ethiopia’s Travel & Tourism economy grew by 48.6% in 2018, the largest of any country in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of ... Read More

Save the date: 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 15:03

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) will co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 2-3 May 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Center ... Read More

€1 in every €7 in Spain comes from tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 19:25

The Travel & Tourism sector contributed €1 in every €7, in the Spanish economy last year demonstrating the importance of the sector to the country. This comes in a year ... Read More

Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism announces new Executive Director

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 19:20

After an extensive search process, Brevard County has selected veteran Florida marketing executive Peter Cranis as its new head of tourism development. Following the confirmation of his appointment on Feb. ... Read More

President Barack Obama announced as keynote speaker for WTTC Global Summit 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 17:20

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama, will be a guest of honor and keynote speaker at its ... Read More

UNWTO global gastronomy tourism event: Job creation, entrepreneurship and development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 16:20

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are co-organizing the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, on 2-3 May 2019 in San Sebastián, Spain. The ... Read More

Travel & Tourism continues strong growth above global GDP

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:38

The global Travel & Tourism sector grew at 3.9% to contribute a record $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs to the world economy in 2018. For the eighth consecutive year, ... Read More

Jamaica Prime Minister welcomes new H10 Spanish hotel investment

editor editor- February 7, 2019 00:48

Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honorable Andrew Holness, has welcomed the new US$250 million (J$34 billion) investment from Spanish Hotel chain H10, which officially broke ground today in Coral ... Read More

San Sebastian hosts UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 19:32

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed the Agreement for the holding of the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastian, Spain ... Read More

PM, Bartlett welcome return of EP hotel model to Jamaica

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 29, 2019 14:43

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett have welcomed the return of the EP (European Plan) model of hotels as part of the expanding tourism ... Read More

Miami International Airport: 45 million passengers for the first time ever

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019 18:28

Miami International Airport passed the 45-million-passenger milestone for the first time ever in 2018, serving nearly one million more travelers than the previous year. The busiest U.S. airport for international ... 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

Guam supports President Obama’s Executive Order to improve travel and tourism

editor editor- January 21, 2012 02:41

TUMON, Guam - In a first for the US, President Barack Obama today announced a national strategy on travel and tourism to boost travel in the United States. Read More

Zanzibar focuses on tourism to boost its economy and job creation

editor editor- November 2, 2011 04:56

(eTN) – The Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar is looking at tourism as the isle’s leading economic sector and a leading employer to a half of the island's workforce. Read More

Investing in sustainable tourism will stimulate green economy and job creation

editor editor- February 23, 2011 02:59

Increased investment in sustainable tourism can boost the sector’s contribution to economic growth, development, and particularly job creation, while at the same time addressing major environmental Read More