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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

Wyndham Garden enters Philippines with first hotel in Quezon City

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

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 properties worldwide, is bringing a fresh approach to hospitality in the Philippines with the launch of the ... Read More

Holland America’s Westerdam explores eight Asian countries in 2019-20 Season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 20:07

The cosmopolitan cities and rich traditions of the Far East unfold for guests on Holland America Line's Westerdam when the ship embarks on its 2019-20 season in Asia. From September ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel brings special offers to Arabian Travel Market

editor editor- April 25, 2019 00:23

Swiss-Belhotel International has created exciting packages for wholesalers and tour operators that will be launched at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place in Dubai from April 28 to May ... 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

Korean Air: No more peanuts

editor editor- April 1, 2019 21:55

Korean Air has made the decision to remove peanuts from its food offerings after the recent incident involving 2 teenagers who were taken off their flight from flight KE621 to ... Read More

Thailand hospitality company ready to open 2 hotels in the Philippines

editor editor- March 28, 2019 01:59

Dusit International of Thailand is set to expand its presence in the Philippines this month with two hotels opening over two days in Mactan and Davao. On March 29, 2019, ... Read More

Korean Air abandons teens in South Korea

editor editor- March 28, 2019 00:47

Two unaccompanied teenage minors, ages 15 and 16, were left stranded in South Korea after being booted from their flight from Seoul to the Philippines before takeoff. The sons of ... Read More

Cebu Pacific airline to fly Shanghai – Cebu 

editor editor- March 26, 2019 20:57

The Philippines air carrier, Cebu Pacific, will begin regular flights between Shanghai and Cebu starting April 15, 2019 as it boosts its route network from key tourism markets in North ... Read More

Gambling is big business in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 26, 2019 02:22

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino tourism is such a big ... Read More

Puerto Princesa City in Philippines worried about Chinese Tourists and illegal gambling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 08:45

Puerto Princesa is a popular tourist city with many beach resorts and seafood restaurants. It has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines.  The ... Read More

Strong interest in Guam grows at travel fair in Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2019 08:43

Guam continues to generate strong interest in Malaysia and was one of the newer and popular destinations featured at the country’s top consumer travel fair. The Malaysian Association of Tour ... 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

Tokyo named Asia’s Best “Bleisure” City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 02:15

As corporate travel booms across Asia-Pacific, the concept of bleisure is gaining traction, spurring the region's cities to better integrate opportunities for leisure amid busy business trips. The 2019 bleisure ... Read More

All Nippon Airways takes stake in Philippine Airlines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 23, 2019 18:20

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is planning further rapid expansion of its international operation over the next few months as it launches services to Hanoi, New Delhi and Phnom Penh and adds ... Read More

Philippines targets 8.2 million tourists in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 22:35

The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign visitors in 2018, and the Philippine Department of Tourism saying it is aiming for 8.2 million this year. The department has vowed to break last ... Read More

Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian Airlines announce codeshare agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2019 19:15

Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian Airline have announced a new codeshare partnership to provide customers with greater access to key leisure and business destinations in North Africa, Europe, Canada, Asia ... 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

Deadly landslides kill at least five people in Philippines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2018 17:35

Days of monsoon rains have triggered landslides in two provinces in the Philippines that killed at least five people, officials said on Saturday. Four more people were missing. Landslides buried ... Read More

US issues travel advisory for Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 20:22

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the aviation security at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) does not maintain and carry out effective security, consistent with the ... Read More

PATA honors Chapters and Student Chapters in Langkawi, Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2018 19:09

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday, September 15 during the PATA Board Dinner and ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

PATA Youth Symposium inspires the next generation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2018 09:55

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students' Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia ... Read More

PATA: Inspiring the tourism leaders of tomorrow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 3, 2018 08:25

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 on Wednesday, September 12 at the ... Read More

A great day for Guam: All time record in tourism arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2017 05:32

Governor Eddie Baza of the US Territory Guam together with the Guam Visitors Bureau today have a proud day. Another best! Great job to the Guam Visitors Bureau and its industry ... Read More

Guam tourism: Same threat different day and Guam’s beaches are busy today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2017 07:13

North Korea wants to attack US military establishments in Guam, USA. Guam, home to about 6,000 US troops, is strategically located midway between the Korean Peninsula and the South China ... Read More

Guam holds seaside memorial for the SMS Cormoran II

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 29, 2017 01:19

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) was joined by local and international dignitaries to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. ... Read More

Guam remembers the SMS Cormoran II at Sea

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 29, 2017 00:23

Guam has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II, a historic ship where the first shot fired by the US took place in World War ... Read More

Guam commemorates the SMS Cormoran II

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 28, 2017 23:44

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) concluded a two-week series of commemoration to honor the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The German ship spent two and ... Read More

Saipan: Could be another island in the Philippines, except it isn’t

editor editor- February 17, 2017 07:35

Despite being only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide, Saipan has been hot property since it was colonized by the Spanish in the mid-1500’s. Read More

Cebu Pacific breaks 10 million mark in passenger volume

editor editor- July 28, 2016 07:59

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines' carrier, Cebu Pacific, flew over 10 million passengers from January to June this year, an increase of 9% over the same period in 2015. Read More

Dusit International introduces new eco-friendly amenity for guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 27, 2016 09:33

Dusit International has teamed up with PressReader to offer unlimited access to over 5,000 leading publications and magazines worldwide to its valued guests. Read More

CNMI: U.S. Immigration rules about to destroy tourism on a remote Island territory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2016 05:00

Yes, it's part of the United States of America, but it's 10 time hours and more than 20 hours travel time away from the U.S. Capital Washington DC. Read More

Filipino tourist arrivals in Guam up 125%

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2016 19:23

The only low-cost carrier operating between the Philippines and Guam, Cebu Pacific, is encouraged by recent statistics from the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) indicating that the Philippines is one of ... Read More

Cebu Pacific approved for UAE, Russia and Taiwan flights

editor editor- December 23, 2015 00:13

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), in a recently concluded board meeting, granted additional entitlements to Cebu Pacific for international routes from Manila to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from v Read More

Typhoon Koppu bringing life-threatening flooding, winds to Philippines

editor editor- October 17, 2015 04:00

Typhoon Koppu will put lives and property across Luzon Island of the Philippines in danger through early next week. Read More