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Read the original SOS letter to Congress on behalf of DMOs

editor editor- April 17, 2020 01:23

In an SOS letter to Congress, specifically Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) were brought into the spotlight with the letter urging support from the U.S. ... 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

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 9, 2019 19:10

It is a cool 98 degrees today.  For this part of the desert this is cool and it reminds us of Shavuot of the miseries of our forty years in Sinai. ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Ralph Nader, aviation stakeholders to discuss dangers of aircraft maintenance outsourcing at Washington, DC event

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:15

The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today confirmed the agenda for a June 4 Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 8:30 am to 1:00 ... Read More

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 23:30

The European Parliament is about to say yes to travel and tourism, and after today's election, new trends may be set in European Tourism Policies. The bars for tourism are ... Read More

Drury Hotel guests: Review your credit card statements for unauthorized charges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:27

The Drury Hotels operates a chain of mid-scale limited service hotels under the brands Drury Inn and Suites, Drury Inn, Drury Suites, Drury Plaza Hotel, and Pear Tree Inn. As ... 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

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and ... Read More

UNWTO hopes to work with African Tourism Board

editor editor- May 15, 2019 02:45

African Tourism Board (ATB) Vice President Cuthbert Ncube recently joined ATB from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where he served as a Regional Vice Chair and Board member. He ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:32

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the European Parliament. Elena Kountoura was ... Read More

The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off

editor editor- May 4, 2019 01:15

The Modern Honolulu recently notified 78 workers—nearly 30% of the workers at the hotel—that they will be laid off within the next 30 days. Federal charges assert that The Modern ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 00:14

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of ... Read More

Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:24

Sri Lanka is safer than ever now. This is a message by the management of Jetwing Hotels Ltd. - Jetwing Travels (Pvt) Ltd. - to the global travel and tourism ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO declares Africa one tourist destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 05:16

The newly appointed CEO for the African Tourism Board, Ms. Doris Woerfel from Pretoria, South Africa, issued her initial welcome message to ATB members today. She shared her vision for ... Read More

Bomb threat triggers Kiev International Airport evacuation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 15:14

More than 1,000 airline passengers were evacuated at Kiev International Airport (Zhuliany) on Tuesday due to a bomb threat, media reports say. The decision was made at noon after the ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

American Airlines to keep its Boeing 737 MAX jets grounded until August

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2019 15:50

American Airlines has chosen to keep its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX grounded until at least August 19, even if it means canceling 115 flights a day in summer season, ... Read More

UK Foreign Office urged to update UAE travel warnings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 13:20

British legal group Detained in Dubai has urged the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to update its UAE travel warnings to UK tourists in an open letter penned by ... Read More

Qatar Airways: Investment in Air Italy fully compliant with US-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:45

Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing as a matter of urgency. Qatar Airways holds a 49 ... Read More

FAA Cairo Advisory: Avoid flying into, out of and over the Sinai Peninsula

editor editor- March 30, 2019 19:24

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory for flight operations in Cairo in the Sinai Peninsula area due to potential extremist and militant attacks involving anti-aircraft weapons. This ... Read More

Jet Airways leader gives in to pressure to quit

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 25, 2019 21:35

In a major, although not unexpected development, Jet Airways founder and chairman, Naresh Goyal, and his wife, Anita, have resigned from the board. The pioneer aviation leader, who founded the ... Read More

Indonesian national airline Garuda cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 16:30

Indonesia’s flag carrier Garuda has announced the cancellation of its multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in less than ... Read More

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg finally is trying to get the record straight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2019 02:14

One of the largest companies in the United States is responsible for tens of thousands of jobs and has been under serious attack by the global aviation industry after 2 ... Read More

It is wine time: Meet the new competition

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- March 16, 2019 18:43

APVSA Introduces Wine-Entrepreneurs to Global Markets The Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America (APVSA), headquartered in Montreal, Canada, provides assistance to European wine and spirits ... Read More

Ebix offers to buy India’s largest corporate travel exchange

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 19:05

Ebix, Inc. today announced that it has sent a letter to the Board of Yatra Online, Inc., outlining its offer to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Yatra Online ... Read More

FAA urged to immediately ground all Boeing 737 Max in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2019 18:41

After the second deadly airline crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States (FAA) was urged today to immediately ground all 737 Max 8 ... Read More

‘Unnecessary and potentially damaging’: TSA union opposes Atlanta Airport legislation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 00:20

Yesterday, over the opposition of the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta community groups, and the nation's largest federal employee union, the Georgia State Senate voted to pass SB 131 – the ... Read More

IGLTA, Queer Destinations and Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism to promote LGBTQ+tourism in Mexico

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 21:28

Within the 53rd edition of the ITB international travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) and Queer Destinations (QD) signed a Letter of Intent with ... Read More

New Asian and Latin American membership for Joint Meetings Industry Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 19:07

SACEOS – the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers - and ACCCLATAM, the Association of Convention Centers of the Caribbean and Latin America - are the latest ... Read More

Shocking statement by Southwest Airlines Pilots Association: A to B safely or not at all

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:45

Today, Captain Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, issued a communication to the nearly 10,000 pilots represented by the association. In his communication, he provided additional context and ... Read More

Mexico closes most of its tourist offices abroad

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 26, 2019 01:56

The Consejo de Promoción Turistica de México, the main public body for Mexican tourism, is closing all of its 21 international offices. Much of the available budget - about 290 ... Read More

First Brexit airline casualty: flybmi left all passengers stranded

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2019 05:27

Airlines need to plan the exit from the EU in Britain, but with the current impossible and unpredictable situation for airlines to plan ahead, the first casualty is in flybmi. ... Read More

Trump Hotels: Faring well or bidding farewell?

editor editor- February 16, 2019 01:53

Ever since Trump became President of the United States, how have his hotels been doing? Many feared he would use his political position to advance his business endeavors. As far ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

Southwest Airlines: We hide our compliance issues under the Warrior Spirit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019 22:52

Just yesterday, eTurboNews reported about Boeing being speechless about the question of safety when flying on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 to Honolulu. Today, the Transport Workers of America union ... Read More