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Hong Kong government forced to shelf China extradition bill amid huge street protests

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

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader, has announced that her government is suspending the plans to introduce a controversial extradition bill, caving to popular opposition that saw mass street protests ... Read More

The rising city of eco-tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 18:53

The city of Daegu is celebrating '2020-the year of Tourism in Daegu and Gyeongbuk' by creating the new brand 'Natural Daegu' to promote its tourism resources for domestic and international tourists. Natural ... Read More

Direct Shenzhen-Manila flights from Philippines low-cost airline

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:58

Low-cost Philippines airline, Cebu Pacific, will commence direct flights between Shenzen in China and Manila. The new route is in line with the carrier’s plans to expand its route network ... Read More

Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:52

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number of billionaires and publishers knwon to be critical to the ... 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

33rd Hong Kong International Tourism Expo draws nearly 700 exhibitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 19:35

Hong Kong will host the 33rd Hong Kong International Tourism Expo (ITE) from June 13 to 16. The major travel industry trade event will attracting around 680 exhibitors from 56 ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:55

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued to weaken across all departments, according to the latest data ... Read More

International cooperation between Seychelles and a Baltic Island: Minister Dogley visits German beach clean-up project

editor editor- May 23, 2019 22:39

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine; Didier Dogley, in the company of the Honorary Consul General for the Seychelles in Germany, Mr. Max Hunzinger, visited the ... Read More

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 23:11

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). The slots will be ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 14, 2019 20:15

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country’s commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a ‘tourism paradise’, a copycat of Paris, in their bid ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

Comores and Mozambique in dire need of assistance after deadly Cyclone Kenneth

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 27, 2019 08:01

Cyclone Kenneth raged Mozambique and the Indian Ocean Island Country Comoros today. Tourists took shelter at Comores airport and Ibo Fort in Mozambique. Thousands were left without access to shelters. On ... Read More

Strike: Scandinavian Airlines SAS about to refuse 70,000+ passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 09:17

More than 70,000 passengers may get stranded today flying through, from or to airports in Scandinavia. This is a social media post by SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson.  "Despite intensive negotiations and ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism: Out with the old, in with the new

editor editor- April 25, 2019 00:44

“Since our inception last July, we hit the ground running to accelerate the tourism economy,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “This brand campaign follows a strong publicity ... Read More

Hainan Airlines announces nonstop Beijing-Oslo service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 16:30

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (Hainan Airlines) plans to formally launch nonstop service between Beijing and Oslo on May 15. This will be the first direct route between mainland China ... Read More

North Korea abandoning tourism? Test fires weapon

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:43

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today witnessed the test-firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon. The Korean Central News Agency said Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the ... Read More

The perplexing search for purplicious luggage and the perils of windmills

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- April 12, 2019 22:43

April is Stress Awareness Month, but it is also National Humor Month, so I thought I’d go out on a limb and talk about something that stresses a travel bargain’s ... Read More

Marriott has a 2020 vision when it comes to expansion in Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 14:54

From the 15th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia, Marriott International  today announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision -- an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end ... Read More

Hainan Airlines launches nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris, France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 01:01

Hainan Airlines will launch nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris on March 24, its fourth nonstop route from mainland China to Paris following Xi'an-Paris, Chongqing-Paris and Shenzhen-Paris. The once ... Read More

Starbucks Hawaii: Rotten food from the garbage and warm leftover coffee

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 05:06

Starbucks is not the only one to blame when human decency in America is under attack. Pearlridge Mall on the island of Oahu is the second largest shopping mall in ... Read More

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 07:26

The WTTC Annual Summit is only weeks away and the World Travel and Tourism Council is working hard pumping out positive reports on participating countries prior to the event in ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Chinese traveling overseas: 150 million in 2018 did it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 12:03

A total of 149.72 million outbound trips were made by Chinese tourists in 2018, up 14.7 percent from the previous year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced, Trend reported ... Read More

Challenging start to 2019 for hotels in mainland Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 17:30

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell by 9.1 percent year-over-year in January—the largest margin of decline in this measure since August 2016—as revenues dropped and costs escalated, ... Read More

Hainan Airlines launched Shenzhen-Tel Aviv non-stop service

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:27

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. ("Hainan Airlines") launched its non-stop service between Shenzhen and Tel Aviv on February 22, 2019. The route, with two round trip flights weekly on Mondays ... Read More

Southwest wants to give Hawaiian Airlines a run for its money

editor editor- March 2, 2019 01:40

Southwest Airlines is about to give Hawaiian Airlines a literal run for its money as it plans to lay a claim on the Aloha State’s inter-island market. According to Southwest’s ... Read More

The Bachelor travels to Portugal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 21:30

Visit Portugal and Visit Algarve are host destinations in the next episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The episode will feature the breathtaking scenery of Portugal including visuals of the iconic ... Read More

Qatar Airways hosts exclusive fashion show on board Qatar Executive G650 jet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 19:22

To celebrate this year’s Doha Jewelry and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), Qatar Airways hosted a stylish fashion show on board its state-of-the-art G650 private jet. The event showcased the exquisite jewelry ... Read More

United Airlines to serve Tokyo Haneda Airport from six leading US hubs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 22:25

United Airlines announced today it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for a total of six daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) from ... Read More

Hawaii nonprofits agree to restore coastal lands

editor editor- February 19, 2019 23:15

The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) announced its 2019 recipients of the Community Restoration Partnership (CRP) grants, totaling more than $1.4 million to fund the protection and restoration of Hawaii’s coastal ... Read More

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- February 18, 2019 04:55

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to foster sustainable tourism in Myanmar, as Keith Lyons discovers. One of ... Read More

Top international destinations for Chinese travelers during Chinese New Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 20:28

Travel experts today revealed the top international destinations for Chinese travelers during the seven day Chinese New Year holiday period that started this Monday, February 4th. According to booking data ... Read More

Flying to Hawaii unsafe on a B737-800? Boeing declines to comment

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019 00:58

Is it safe flying a Southwest Airline B737-800 aircraft from North America to Hawaii? This is a question many experts are asking these days. A Boeing spokesperson responded: "We are ... Read More

King Shaka Airport in Durban witnesses double-digit growth

editor editor- February 1, 2019 01:22

King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in Durban ended 2018 on a record high by growing international passenger numbers by 13% in December. This, together with strong domestic passenger growth of ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal: Record 16 million passengers last year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 00:28

TAP carried a total of 15.8 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 1.5 million over 2017, registering a growth of 10.4 percent over the previous year, well above the ... Read More

German parliament discuss the future of Selous – largest wildlife park in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 29, 2019 02:36

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing a critical challenge to its survival ... Read More

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