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Air Seychelles goes tit for tat with Air Mauritius

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 12, 2019 01:20

As soon as Air Mauritius confirmed it would begin flights between the Mauritius capital of Port Louis and Mahe in Seychelles, Air Seychelles responded with its own enticement. Beginning July ... Read More

Are you still wearing extra clothes to avoid baggage fees?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 21:37

Passengers who don extra clothes to avoid fees charged for overweight baggage is not an acceptable practice according to 42% of respondents to a survey conducted by The GO Group, ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... 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

Studying abroad will become easier by 2021

editor editor- May 21, 2019 23:15

It's a goal that many students set for their education: To study abroad. However, for many, it is a daunting task. However, the benefits of studying abroad often outweigh the ... Read More

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

editor editor- May 14, 2019 22:41

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. Within the top 10 airports in major US cities, each airport ... Read More

Jamaica Minister Hon. Bartlett: Tourism success held up by dedicated workers

editor editor- May 11, 2019 00:02

The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressed the state of his country’s tourism in the following article written by him: We cannot highlight enough the fact that the ... 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

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have been one of the main ... Read More

The next big thing in global tourism

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:24

Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the ... Read More

Canadian tourist falls to his death from Chiang Mai zipline after safety locks brake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 15:45

A visitor from Canada fell to his death from a zipline in the northern province of Chiang Mai on Saturday. Thai rescue officials said the 25-year-old tourist died while riding ... Read More

Visitors to Walter E. Washington Convention Center encouraged to ask Alexa

editor editor- April 10, 2019 02:47

Through a strategic partnership between Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and Volara, the voice hub for the hospitality industry, visitors to the ... Read More

Heathrow zaps the airport with speedy Wi-Fi

editor editor- April 5, 2019 02:45

Heathrow has launched a fast speed Wi-Fi service at the airport. In partnership with Boingo, passengers at all Heathrow terminals are now able to enjoy the new Wi-Fi experience with ... Read More

FlyersRights files lawsuit against US DOT for not enforcing flight delay compensation

editor editor- March 29, 2019 00:12

FlyersRights.org has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Transportation (DOT) in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over its refusal to enforce the Montreal Convention mandate that airlines ... Read More

Aviation Safety: Fatigue management

editor editor- March 28, 2019 22:16

In aviation operations, managing fatigue is important because it diminishes an individual’s ability to perform almost all operational tasks. This clearly has implications for operational efficiency, but in situations where individuals are undertaking ... Read More

Is there a right way to take a Staycation?

editor editor- March 25, 2019 22:19

Can you really not go anywhere and call it a vacation? Even more importantly, can you take time off, stay at home or go away, and unplug from the office? ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... Read More

ICAO experts agree on global measures towards sustainable aviation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 18:56

Global measures to address aviation’s environmental impact were agreed at a meeting of the two hundred and fifty experts of ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), which concluded last ... Read More

Visiting Mauritius: What is the best way to rent a car in Mauritius?

editor editor- March 14, 2019 04:14

Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, welcomes visitors with its exotic beaches and fine hotels. It is a great destination for holidays and relaxation. As Mark Twain said: ... Read More

Munich tops European airports in CDP climate protection rankings

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:13

Munich Airport has been recognized for its effective climate change efforts by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organization that supports companies and cities with the disclosure of environmental ... Read More

IATA urges government-airline industry dialogue in Mexico

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 20:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mexico to work closely with the air transport industry as it develops airport infrastructure to meet growing demand for ... Read More

Brazilian Carnivals: What, when, where and how

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 18:30

1. Is there just one ‘carnival’ or are there several? Where are they? Carnival is a holiday in Brazil – this year it will go from Friday, March 1st to ... Read More

Livist Resorts Group unveils first Petchabun in Thailand luxury designer boutique resort

editor editor- February 26, 2019 22:04

Livist Resorts Group, owned by the D Living Properties Co., Ltd. Revealed its first property Livist Design Resort Pechabun, the first 5-star luxury urban design boutique resort to be opened ... Read More

National Limousine Association releases Passenger Bill of Rights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 14:09

The non-profit National Limousine Association (NLA), responsible for and dedicated to representing the interests of the private driver transportation industry, today published revisions to the organization's Passenger Bill of Rights ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Of back doors and scoundrels?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2019 01:37

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio, meeting the unions at Mise, (Ministry of Economic Development) outlined the account of the new company, AZ, and declared, ... Read More

IATA’s chief speaks at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 16:20

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO addressed the CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha, Qatar today: It is a great pleasure to be here in Qatar ... Read More

In Amsterdam, tourism growth is not the enemy, bad management is

editor editor- February 1, 2019 04:59

As former Secretary General of the UNWTO, the specialized agency of the UN mandated with promoting healthy and sustainable tourism, I am watching with concern some of the emerging trends ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Nice Palais De La Méditerranée has been Green Globe Certified for the second consecutive year

editor editor- January 31, 2019 21:29

With its strong commitment to the environment, the local community and the well-being of its employees, Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée has been rewarded for the second consecutive ... Read More

UNWTO: Citizens recognize positive impact of tourism sector

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019 19:45

According to the first ever global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS, 47% of respondents think ‘they live in cities with a high number of tourists’. ... Read More

IBTM Arabia 2019: The Middle East – changing perceptions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 15:03

From ancient holy land, to oil rich nation, to its latest incarnation as an innovative and open business events hub, Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market ... Read More

Is a Banyan Tree Hotel destroying the last left rainforest in Singapore?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2019 07:15

While it may be best known as a financial hub with skyscraper type buildings, tropical Singapore is still home to a rainforest and wildlife, from monkeys to pangolins – also ... Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019 21:05

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files Read More

Interview with a Seychelles Travel Pro: Mr Alan Mason

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:03

As a paradise in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles competes with many other island nations across the globe, from South East Asia to the Caribbean, as well as with nearby countries. ... Read More

American Beverage Institute: Come to Utah for vacation, leave on probation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 21:10

The American Beverage Institute, a national restaurant group feels the tourism industry is getting hurt in not allowing visitors to drink more than 2 beers and driving a car. The ... Read More

Traffic chaos in Rome against new rules on tourist buses

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 24, 2018 19:47

Approximately 200 vehicles parked under the Campidoglio blocked the center of Rome to protest against the new bus plan restriction. Read More