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Travel tech start-up Smartvel names CCO

editor editor- June 14, 2019 21:25

Smartvel, a destination content technology provider, announced the appointment of Jacqueline Ulrich as  Chief Commercial Officer. (CCO) Jacqueline, Swedish raised in Spain, has more than 20 years of experience in ... Read More

Panda Xiang Xiang unite Japanese capital and Chinese city to promote tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 14, 2019 19:03

Dujiangyan city, Sichuan, China and Tokyo, Japan,  are closely linked thanks to Xiang Xiang, who was born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo in 2017, as well as her parents from the Dujiangyan base of the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas. ... Read More

UNWTO and Barça Innovation Hub launch global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), has announced the launch of the 1st ... Read More

Air China launches direct Rome-Hangzhou flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 01:09

A new Air China flight connecting Italian capital Rome with Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, was inaugurated at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci airport with an official ceremony. ... Read More

Bruegel meets street art in Brussels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 00:30

visit.brussels, together with the Brussels collective Farm Prod and with the support of the City of Brussels, has developed a “PARCOURS Street Art” tour honouring the great Flemish master Pieter ... Read More

India and Nepal: Reinforcing Tourism partnership

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 13, 2019 03:05

There is every reason for these two neighbors - India and Nepal - to boost tourism. Among those reasons are cultural, historic, and geographical factors, along with others. This was ... Read More

British Airways responds to demand for more flights from Italy to US

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 23:23

British Airways, thanks to its partnership with American Airlines, added three direct flights from Italy to its US offer: New York-Malpensa, New York-Rome Fiumicino, and Milan Malpensa-Miami. “In defining the ... Read More

W Hotels debuts newly reimagined three Atlanta hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:35

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide revealed major upgrades to each of the city’s three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta ... Read More

W Hotels: Updates in Atlanta

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:58

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide is excited to reveal upgrades to each of the city's three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and ... Read More

State of Beer @ the American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- June 8, 2019 20:04

Many museums have upped their game over the last few years, adding gourmet restaurants and boutique shopping (i.e., MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art); however, not many are offering visitors an ... Read More

Japanese craftsmanship town welcomes new Hotel Oriental Express

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 18:46

Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata started its operation on April 19. The hotel was founded upon the concepts of "a hotel that evokes the spirit of Kamata's unique history of ... 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

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

Autograph Collection to introduce 16 new hotels and resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 19:21

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International's dynamic portfolio of more than 170 independent hotels and resorts around the world, today announced plans to welcome 17 one-of-a-kind properties to its global portfolio ... Read More

Celebrate World Environment Day by being a more sustainable hotel guest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 18:10

With a growing concern over climate change, the environment is high on everyone’s agendas. But how can hotel guests be encouraged to be more sustainable? From plastic to pollution to ... Read More

European Tourism Ministers meet in Croatia to advance development, innovation and partnerships

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:07

Innovation, partnerships and managing rising tourist numbers have been top of the agenda at the 64th Meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Europe, held in Zagreb, ... Read More

Ibiza Nightlife Association demands Night Mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 08:17

Ibiza's Nightlife Association (Ocio de Ibiza) demands the imposition of the “Night Mayor” figure on the Island. Said figure currently exists in almost fifty cities around the world and has ... 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

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens two new hotels in the Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 19:40

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has just opened two hotels in the Maldives. Riu Atoll and Riu Palace Maldivas are 4- and 5-star hotels respectively and they are located ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:39

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson ... Read More

Are some cops in Brazil killers? Deadly massacre leave 11 dead in Wanda’s bar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 02:17

Parts of Brazil are dangerous to visit, among them Belem the capital city of the State of Para. Despite other reports, Vanda's Bar in Para, Brazil was not a place ... Read More

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 19:30

WeChat Pay and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol jointly launched Europe's first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport. The flagship exists of three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat Mini Program and WeChat Pay ... Read More

Driving intra-African connectivity and cooperation through Alliance and partnership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 10:00

The African Tourism Board is currently working hard to build partnerships within the aviation industry. "Seeing Africa as one destination is perfect for any airlines wanting to partner with us", ... Read More

FCM Travel Solutions accelerates global NDC technology drive with Amadeus and Sabre

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- May 14, 2019 10:17

The drive-by FCM Travel Solutions to lead the integration of a long-term digital NDC booking solution globally in the corporate sector has moved up a gear with technology partners Amadeus and ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 17:40

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence among tourists. According to the Minister, the measure was necessary ... Read More

Why to boycott Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts, Cesars Entertainment and Harrah’s

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 21:15

Tourism is everyone's business and the livelihood of an entire state can depend on this industry. The State of Nevada, Hawaii, Florida are good examples. eTurboNews article about warning against ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Spanish winery architect brings attention to Baigorri wines

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 27, 2019 20:30

There are wineries and then there is Baigorri (started in 2000), currently owned by Pedro Martinez Hernandez. This Rioja winery is an outstanding architectural achievement and engineering marvel, set in ... Read More

3rd edition of the “Days of Latvia” opens in Italy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 01:20

The 3rd edition of the "Days of Latvia" was launched in Rome, in the presence of the Baltic State President, Raimonds Vejonis. The promotional event for the trade interchange between ... Read More

Visa waiver leads to spike in bookings to Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 17:00

Brazil’s visa waiver policy announced in March is already generating positive results. Recent data from a study done by Amadeus Group shows a significant increase in the number of reservations ... 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

Drink like a New Yorker

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 20, 2019 21:04

If you live in New York, work in New York or are doing business in New York – there is only one appropriate drink to order…New York State wines. New ... Read More

Italian exhibition group launches key words for the 2020 tourism industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:01

Active food and wine tourism, the quality of life, the search for beauty and creativity: the combination of ingredients on which tourists increasingly base their choice of vacation will be ... 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

Brussels Tourism: A street art trail about Bruegel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 02:05

visit.brussels, in collaboration with the Brussels collective Farm Prod has been working on a street art trail to pay homage to the Flemish old master Pieter Bruegel right in the ... Read More

Bartlett commits J$300 million to strengthen Jamaica’s Community Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 22:41

Community Tourism island wide, will receive a major boost following the commitment of approximately J$300 million by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. The money will be disbursed to sixty ... Read More

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