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Beirut Airport expansion: Curing crowds and a system failure

editor editor- June 15, 2019 02:26

Last summer, Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport made headlines when passengers were stuck in lines for hours on end as the crowd grew larger and larger when the facility suffered ... Read More

Minister: Whole Russia can be tax-free for foreign visitors by end of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:00

Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov today said that the tax-free system can be extended to all Russian regions by 2019 year-end. "As far as decisions already taken ... Read More

Bartlett to Attend 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:05

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in the 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council Meeting, during the period June 16 – 18, 2019 ... Read More

Canada announces new Heritage Lighthouse designations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 22:10

Canada's heritage places reflect the rich and varied heritage of the nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about Canada's diverse history. Today, Rodger Cuzner, Member of ... Read More

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

Minister Bartlett addresses global tourism leaders at 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:42

As a part of a panel of the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), held on Tuesday, June 11 in New York City, Minister of Tourism, Honorable Minister Edmund ... Read More

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism cites Sandals Resorts as good corporate citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:14

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

Ryanair acquires Malta Air

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 12, 2019 19:29

Ryanair Holdings has made arrangements for the acquisition of Malta Air, a Maltese start-up, in which Ryanair will transfer and increase its fleet of 6 Malta-based B737 aircraft. This investment ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... Read More

First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 00:05

A man, riding his electric scooter, was killed after collided with a truck in Paris today. The 25-year-old was riding the scooter in the busy Goutte d'Or neighborhood in the ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... Read More

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 22:16

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for the Republic of Ghana. This was in response to a ... Read More

St. Martin shines at CTO’s Caribbean Week in New York City

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:18

The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s, (CTO) Caribbean Week in New York is the largest regional tourism activity in North America. Artists, celebrity chefs,  investors and other strategic partners join government officials ... Read More

Tanzania tour operators want reforms to improve business landscape

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 19:18

Tanzania tour operators are upbeat at the news that the government would execute the reforms highlighted on the blueprint to improve business environment. Wilbard Chambulo, the Chairman of the Tanzania ... Read More

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... Read More

CTO’s Caribbean Week a monumental success for Antigua & Barbuda

editor editor- June 10, 2019 19:31

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) concluded a week of highly productive meetings and successful activations at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO’s) Caribbean Week in New York, from June ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: New AC Marriott Hotel to improve Kingston City tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 18:40

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the new 220-room AC Marriott Kingston Hotel scheduled to start taking guests on June 17 represents a game changing addition to Kingston's tourism ... Read More

Israeli tourism up 11.1% with 440,000 tourist entries in May

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 19:15

According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 440,000 tourist entries were recorded in May 2019, 11.1% more than May 2018 and 26.8% more than May 2017. In the period ... Read More

Holiday Inn Hotel to open near Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:40

Minister of Investments and Innovations in Moscow region Michael An, Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport Igor Borisov, and MC Sobor Development Company representative Julia Lukyanchuk have signed an agreement to ... Read More

Benchmark names new Director of Culinary Operations, The Woodlands, TX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 20:05

Benchmark has named Olivier C. Gaupin director of culinary operations, a newly created position to further enhance Benchmark’s food and beverage positioning and expanding recognition. Patrick Berwald, vice president food ... Read More

India’s new Tourism Minister vows to fulfill Modi’s vision of ‘New India’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 01:12

Immediately after becoming India's new Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel said his ministry will work to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a 'New India' by investing in strengthening ... Read More

Vancouver International Airport expansion updates

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:40

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated a major milestone with a steel topping ceremony for the expansion of the airport's International Terminal Building, known as Pier D. The event marked the ... Read More

Four people killed, two wounded in Australia hotel shooting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 21:58

At least four people were killed and one injured in the hotel attack in the city of Darwin in northern Australia. The attack took place at five different locations across ... Read More

Seychelles’ Best recognized at World Travel Awards in Mauritius

editor editor- June 4, 2019 21:56

Seychelles’ best performing tourism related businesses have been recognized at the 26th Edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) in Mauritius  on June 1, 2019 in a ceremony held at ... 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

Qatar Airways lands in Malta for the first time

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 15:17

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Malta landed at Malta International Airport on Tuesday 4 June 2019, marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway to Europe. Operated by ... Read More

President Clinton and Minster Bartlett discuss Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 03:37

Jamaica Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, met today with former United States President Bill Clinton at the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network ... Read More

Seychelles shines in all splendor as Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019 in Mauritius

editor editor- June 3, 2019 20:57

The continuous efforts of the destination in matters of ecology is once again saluted by the international tourism industry as Seychelles is crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019 ... Read More

‘Premium Tap Water’ brand for tourists is named

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 08:02

Inspired by Iceland launch Kranavatn, a premium tap water 'brand' aimed to encourage travellers to tackle plastic waste and ‘drink responsibly’ by bringing a reusable water bottle on their travels ... Read More

Bartlett Announces the Establishment of Four New Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 05:14

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says four Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres (GTRCM) will be opened in Japan, Malta, Nepal and Hong Kong, in an effort to build ... Read More

Laos capital welcomes China Tourism and Culture Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 00:52

The China Tourism and Culture Week, one of the important activities of the Visit Laos-China Year 2019, was inaugurated in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday. During the event, which will ... Read More

Canada’s opposition leader vows to stop ‘illegal border crossings’ from US

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 20:05

Andrew Scheer, head of Canada’s opposition Conservative Party, has said he wants to stop illegal border crossings from the US by revisiting the two countries’ refugee agreement. The opposition leader ... Read More

Vietjet launches direct Bali flight from Ho Chi Minh City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 19:35

Vietjet officially launched its newest direct route, Ho Chi Minh City – Bali, connecting the largest city in Vietnam to one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations just in ... Read More

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