Tag: Kingdom

Le Méridien Hotels: European summer promotion

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:47

Le Méridien is an upscale, international hotel brand with a European perspective, formerly headquartered in France and in the United Kingdom. The brand was acquired by US-based Starwood Hotels & ... Read More

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:35

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant escalation in western activities against Iran after todays earlier attack ... 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

“Eid Season” in Saudi Arabia attracts 5 million visitors in 5 days

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 15:22

"Eid Season" in Saudi Arabia attracted 5 million visitors in 5 days. This year's season was featured by hosting more than 350 events and 900 shows in 90 cities across ... Read More

Ascot is Europe’s leading serviced apartment brand at world travel awards 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 09:00

The Ascott  has won Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2019 for its Citadines properties for the fourth year running, along with six other awards at this year’s World Travel Awards. ... Read More

10 most accessible cities in Europe named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:15

While many of us would love to travel the world, it’s not always easy for those with limited mobility and rely on assistance from others. Accessible travel is a hotly ... 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

Jetwing Symphony PLC set to launch new contemporary boutique hotel in Kandy

editor editor- June 6, 2019 21:35

As part of its luxury portfolio, Jetwing Symphony PLC, the investment arm of Jetwing, will launch Jetwing Kandy Gallery in the historical city of Kandy by the end of this ... Read More

Top 50 hotels: Nominees are unveiled

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:40

Travel network Virtuoso has revealed the 50 hotels and hospitality greats nominated for its coveted Best of the Best awards. The nominees are part of the industry-leading Virtuoso Hotels & ... Read More

Top holiday destinations for North American travelers

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:33

With the summer holidays coming , Agoda reveals Tokyo, London and Las Vegas continue to hold the top destination spots in 2019. Japan dominates Asia Pacific travelers' summer plans scooping ... Read More

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism hit $1.7 trillion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 15:31

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ... Read More

Tourism Authority of Thailand adopts simplified A-B-C Strategy

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 08:17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has adopted a simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to promote emerging tourist destinations by creating inter-linked, theme-related travel routes that better distribute visitor flows nationwide. TAT ... Read More

When overtourism spoils your travel plans: Go somewhere else!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2019 23:37

Have you heard that told joke?  Patient says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this with my arm.”  Doctor’s response is, “Then don’t do this.”  This is logic 101 that ... Read More

UNIGLOBE Travel recognizes top professionals and agencies worldwide

editor editor- June 4, 2019 21:22

UNIGLOBE Travel International has announced the 2019 recipients of its performance and service awards. Winners were announced at the organization’s Global Rendezvous in Vienna, Austria to an audience of travel ... Read More

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts: Innovative programming in celebration of Global Wellness Day

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 18:41

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® today debuts the innovative Global Wellness Day programming, which includes a variety of engaging, family-oriented health and wellness activities across the brand's properties worldwide. In celebration ... Read More

Brussels Airlines moved their Moscow route to a different airport

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 18:13

Sunday, 2nd June marked the launch of direct flights from Brussels to Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport via Brussels Airlines. Brussels Airlines said in a statement it was moving its Moscow route ... Read More

American travelers reduce budgets, still spend more than Europeans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 17:34

The results of GGA 19th annual Holiday Barometer were released today. This year’s barometer found that the number of Americans who indicated that they would be taking vacation this summer ... Read More

Laos capital welcomes China Tourism and Culture Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 00:52

The China Tourism and Culture Week, one of the important activities of the Visit Laos-China Year 2019, was inaugurated in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday. During the event, which will ... Read More

New GM appointed at Mandarin Oriential Macau

editor editor- May 30, 2019 22:04

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced the appointment of Christian Dolenc as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Macau. In his new position, Dolenc will oversee day-to-day hotel operations, leading the team ... Read More

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok announces new General Manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 18:40

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, the innovative new health retreat in downtown Bangkok, has announced the appointment of Bruno Huber as its new General Manager. A stunning sanctuary in the ... Read More

Tourism leader Karolin Troubetzkoy of St. Lucia receives Order of Merit from Germany

editor editor- May 27, 2019 20:25

Instituted in 1951 by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, the Order of Merit is awarded to individuals for achievements in the political, economic, social, or ... Read More

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa appoints new Representative for Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 16:35

As part of the plan to further develop and expand its business in Europe, Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Fiji has recently appointed Eva Huber as its new Sales & ... Read More

Airbus to exhibit at Canada’s global defense and security trade show

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 18:32

On May 29 and 30, at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Airbus will display a wide range of innovative products and services at Canada's premier global defence and security ... Read More

Catalan Tourist Board launches UK campaign to promote Year of Cultural Tourism 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 01:30

The Catalan Tourist Board is targeting UK consumers with a new campaign to drive awareness of its cultural product during the Year of Cultural Tourism 2019. The multi-channel campaign launching ... Read More

2019 Canadian Tulip Festival draws largest crowd in a decade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 20:52

Despite chilly weather and occasional showers, the 67th annual Canadian Tulip Festival drew crowds estimated at over 600,000 to the tulip beds in Commissioners Park. "Our returning of all Festival ... 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

The Kingdom of Eswatini Tourism Authority joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 01:32

The Eswatini Tourism Authority joined the African Tourism Board as an observer today. Under the leadership of CEO Linda Nxumalo. Eswatini is also known as Swaziland, a Kingdom in the southern ... Read More

Qatar Executive announces global expansion at EBACE

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 15:28

Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, is celebrating 10 years of success at EBACE with the announcement of plans to open new offices in Shanghai, ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:30

The city of Madrid climbs to third in the ranking of world congress cities, published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2018. This positioning is reinforced by ... 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

RIU Hotels and Preverisk Group working in partnership for hotel sustainability

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:55

RIU Hotels & Resorts is pursuing its commitment to hotel sustainability together with its partner company Preverisk Group (Gestión de Riesgos Ambientales S.L.), a company with more than 20 years ... Read More

Which island nation consumes the most champagne in Africa?

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 15, 2019 22:15

Drinking champagne is a must in several events organised by tourism establishments in Seychelles. The festive mood that the sea and sand brings also makes people in Seychelles - mostly ... Read More

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:21

Tourism is booming in Tel Aviv this week with hotels sold out, residents staying with relatives to rent their rooms and apartments for inflated rates - and almost every rate ... Read More