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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

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

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

Caribbean Tourism Organization honors Noel Mignott with Special Recognition Award

editor editor- June 7, 2019 21:19

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has recognized President & CEO of the PM Group, Noel Mignott, for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen regional tourism to the Caribbean, and for his ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies, but more still to be done

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

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report ... 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

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 23:30

The European Parliament is about to say yes to travel and tourism, and after today's election, new trends may be set in European Tourism Policies. The bars for tourism are ... Read More

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:19

The next edition of FITUR, organised by IFEMA, will take place at Feria de Madrid from the 22 to 26 January 2020, and is looking to once again become the ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:32

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the European Parliament. Elena Kountoura was ... Read More

African Tourism Board breaks barriers: SA Deputy Tourism Minister and students in Pretoria smiling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 02:42

The South African Deputy Minister of Tourism, Honorable Elizabeth Thabethe in partnership with  African Tourism Board represented by Vice president Cuthbert Ncube, took an initiative to bring back African pride ... Read More

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2019 05:34

The inaugural Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference will open in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Ma 30-31. It will focus on investment in tourism in Bulgaria and Southeast Europe. The Tourism Sustainability Conference will ... Read More

Gen Z and millennial travelers are looking for experiential travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 18:30

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along the partner participating companies have offered the diverse tourism products and services to the travellers and the tour operators / travel agents of the Middle ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International reveals impressive global expansion plans at ATM 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 19:01

Swiss-Belhotel International has concluded four successful days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development ... Read More

The complex definition of the new Alitalia airline drags on

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 26, 2019 03:52

With the definitive go-ahead for the growth decree, the Italy Council of Ministers added a further element to the complex definition of the new Alitalia airline. The approved text, in ... Read More

Sudan Tourism Industry: ATB President St. Ange wants Africa to stand by Sudan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 21:48

People in Sudan are tasting freedom for the first time. It will be impossible to go back and tourism is a way to eventually rebuild the confidence and economy of ... Read More

Hugh Riley retires as Secretary General of Caribbean Tourism Organization

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 16:00

Caribbean Tourism Organization, region’s tourism development agency, is to begin the search for a new Secretary General to replace the departing Hugh Riley. Riley, who was appointed to the top ... Read More

African Tourism Board President St.Ange: African Tourism is together here

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 03:35

The new president of the African Tourism Board is not a newcomer in the African travel and tourism industry. Alain St. Ange was the minister of Tourism for Seychelles and prior ... Read More

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to analyze sector’s potential

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 20:10

The countdown begins for the 5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held on 2 and 3 May in Donostia-San Sebastián, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and ... Read More

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum: Next stop Durban

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:47

Themed “Stimulating intra-Africa Travel through thought leadership,” the 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) is the only Pan-African public-private tourism leadership dialogue platform that is convened, led, and hosted by ... Read More

Keeping Alitalia airline afloat: 900 million euro bridge loan conversion

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 11, 2019 04:06

Italy’s last council of ministers have approved a new decree law with 11 new rules presented by the Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio. Among these, at the last ... Read More

Gleam of hope for tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019 23:05

On March 27, all roads led to Mombasa, Kenya, for a joint business meeting organized by Uganda and Kenya and the two Presidents of both countries actually attended. The meeting ... Read More

Seychelles represented at first Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:23

The first Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa was held in Santa Maria, Sal Island in Cabo Verde, from the March 27 to 29, 2019. The aim ... Read More

WTTC Summit 2019 Seville: The Untold Story

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 04:25

The World Travel and Tourism Council just finished their annual summit 2019 in the Spanish City of Seville last Friday. A record number of delegates listened to presentations from fellow top ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: President Obama was a disappointment for many

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 20:29

U.S. President Barak Obama was the most expected speaker at the ongoing World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) summit in Seville today. More than 1500 CEOs, association presidents, ministers of ... Read More

IMEX Policy Forum puts future city development front and center

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 16:01

Policy makers from national and regional governments worldwide will explore The Business of Placemaking with leading business events industry professionals at this year’s IMEX Policy Forum. This year the annual ... Read More

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism Board (ATB) is about to be ... Read More

Bots, A.I, wearables and VR to create billion-dollar savings in the tourism industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 07:12

The impact of disruptive technologies on the tourism industry is set to create multi-billion dollar savings through the use of IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence (A.I), Virtual Reality (VR) and wearable ... Read More

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Cape Town at WTM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2019 06:13

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an ... Read More

Save the date: 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 15:03

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) will co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 2-3 May 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Center ... Read More

Why is sustainable tourism important in Iceland?

editor editor- March 9, 2019 01:45

The First Lady of Iceland, Mrs. Eliza Jean Reid, was honored by the Institute of South Asian Woman (ISAW) during the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany. Mrs. Reid ... Read More

Seychelles present at 25th Edition of International Mediterranean Tourism Market

editor editor- March 8, 2019 20:20

Destination Seychelles makes a first footprint on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea as the Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Mr. Didier Dogley met with ... Read More

Visit Nepal 2020 Launch to Honor the Life of a Tourism Hero

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 06:53

Nepal is known as a country of beauty and resilience when it comes to the travel and tourism industry. Nepal is also known to have some of the most dedicated ... Read More

Seychelles to take over Berlin in a tropical storm as strong tourism delegation hits ITB in March

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:04

Destination Seychelles will have a strong presence in the German capital, Berlin, as a 42 strong member delegation gets ready to attend the 53rd edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 05:49

Maldives investigators found $1 million in former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives. Abdulla Yameen Abdul ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More