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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

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

Treehouse Hotels: New brand from Starwood Capital Group

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 19:50

Hotel visionary Barry Sternlicht, and Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, founder of W Hotels, has once again worked his magic to re-invent the hotel experience. Sternlicht has already ... Read More

Seven tourists hiking Indian Himalayas missing after Avalanche

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:05

The Indian Himalaya Mountains are in the spotlight of tourism safety after seven tourists mountain climbing went missing last week. The missing visitors include two Americans, four Britons, and an ... Read More

Maui Visitors Bureau’s hidden statement on hiking on Maui

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 21:19

Tourism is the biggest business in Hawaii.  Ocean activities and hiking are the most popular activities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Both are fun, unique and can be amazing. ... Read More

Kaanapali Beach in Maui compared with other dangerous beaches after deadly shark attack

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 21:43

"Aloha from the Maui Visitors Bureau. The office is now closed in observance of the holiday." This is the recording anyone hears today when calling the Maui Visitors Burea. The ... Read More

Boat sinks, many dead at Lake Mai-Ndombe in Inongo, Congo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 19:57

Tourists are not expected to be among the 30 dead in Western Congo, where 200 more are missing after a boat sank at Lake Mai-Ndombe in Inongo, Congo  Lake Mai-Ndombe ... Read More

Star Alliance launches Connection Service at Newark Liberty International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 18:45

The Star Alliance Connection Service is now available at Newark Liberty International Airport. This assists passengers with tight connections between two Star Alliance member airline flights. Dedicated Connection Service staff ... Read More

Qatar Airways launches ‘Quisine’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 21:15

Qatar Airways has revealed a new Economy Class on-board experience branded ‘Quisine’, designed to further elevate customers’ dining experience when they travel with the award-winning airline. To begin their dining ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... 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

Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 15:18

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently achieved another incredible milestone by reaching 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights. The engine powers a ... Read More

US tourists vanish in Dominican Republic between hotel and airport

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:42

American tourists, Orlando Moore, 43, and Portia Ravenelle, 32, were set to return to their Mount Vernon, New York, home on March 27, at the end of a vacation in ... Read More

How fast things can get lost… and found again at Frankfurt Airport

editor editor- March 29, 2019 18:29

New online search function speeds up processes in the Lost & Found Office at Frankfurt Airport Fiddlesticks! The family has just settled into their seats in the plane and are ... Read More

About the African Tourism Board: Top important according to an African American Tourism Expert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 05:28

Drew Barrett, a Chicago based African American tourism expert and consultant, thinks the newly founded African Tourism Board(ATB) is very important and potentially valuable to the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. ATB will ... Read More

Turkish Airlines Cargo carries Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces’ artifacts to Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 19:10

Turkish Cargo, the air cargo brand of Turkish Airlines that provides service to 124 countries, carried 186 historical artifacts, owned by Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces, to Tokyo, the capital of ... Read More

Tourism Safety Portugal: Madeleine McCann Disappearance and Netflix Outrageous Revelation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 05:54

How much worse can it get for the Portugal travel and tourism industry? What can a beach destination do to regain a reputation as a safe place for visitors? A vacation ... Read More

Search underway for missing plane heading from Tennessee to South Carolina

editor editor- March 15, 2019 20:18

Macon County Emergency Management agency reported that crews are searching for a plane that took off from Knoxville, Tennessee, but never reached its destination in Aiken, South Carolina. Macon County ... Read More

Speed Dating Tourism Style @ Javits

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- March 9, 2019 20:04

Picture it – hundreds of small tables staffed by representatives of destinations, hotels, attractions – from Australia to Rwanda and from Indianapolis to Florida, talking for only 15 minutes with ... Read More

Mortar shell found in US Embassy employee’s luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 18:15

Security at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport was shocked to find a mortar shell in the baggage of a US Embassy employee heading to New York. The eyebrow-raising discovery of “an object ... Read More

Vatel Mauritius on exploratory visit to Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 5, 2019 02:08

Renaud Azema has been given the responsiblity to spread the Vatel Brand Over the Indian Ocean and in the Southern Africa Region since 2014 by M. Sebban, the Founder and ... Read More

Helicopter crash in Nepal: tourism minister on board

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 27, 2019 09:32

A helicopter carrying six persons including Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari has crashed in Pathibhara, Taplejung on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs. ... Read More

Shocking statement by Southwest Airlines Pilots Association: A to B safely or not at all

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:45

Today, Captain Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, issued a communication to the nearly 10,000 pilots represented by the association. In his communication, he provided additional context and ... Read More

QT Adelaide Hotel set for 2021 opening

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 20:20

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) today announced it has entered into a management agreement for its newest QT Hotels & Resorts property opening in Adelaide at 62 Currie St ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts and TUI: A safety concern for German travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 22:09

RIU Hotels & Resorts just bought 10 million Euros in the form of 1.1 million shares in TUI AG, holding now a stake of 3.56%. TUI Group is headquartered in ... Read More

In celebration of Exotic Herbs Mayonnaise on Num Pang Sandwiches

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- February 16, 2019 21:04

It was an unusual invitation. The main event was an introduction to Exotic Herbs Mayo presented by Num Pang Kitchen and Sir Kensington’s. I had no idea what Num Pang ... Read More

Routehappy launches new codeshare UPAs with 5 Star Alliance airlines

editor editor- February 4, 2019 23:28

Routehappy by ATPCO, the industry standard for airline rich content, today announced the launch of new codeshare Universal Product Attributes (UPAs) on Travix-owned websites. Codeshare UPAs are now available for ... Read More

Travel Industry encourages Americans to #PlanForVacation

editor editor- January 29, 2019 18:49

Campaign and Hashtag Help Would-Be Vacationers Find Inspiration, Special Offers, Planning Tips 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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 28, 2019 00:35

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

Scores of people trapped by sludge, 200 missing after Brazilian dam collapse

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 22:10

Brazilian firefighters are searching for over 200 people missing after a dam at an iron ore mine collapsed. Scores of people were trapped by the river of sludge released when ... Read More

TSA Union: Government shutdown threatens aviation security!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 17:25

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "As the representative of the more than 45,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) who perform ... Read More

Why a Sri Lankan Airlines A330-200 is parked in Colombo with one engine missing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2019 06:18

A Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A330-200 has been parked at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport with one engine missing and is not moving. The Airline said in a statement that it ... Read More

One killed, one missing as Tropical Storm Pabuk batters Thailand’s southern coast

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 15:25

One person was killed as the first tropical storm to hit Thailand in three decades pounded its southern coast on Friday, flooding the roads, blowing tiles off roofs and uprooting ... Read More

Sri Lanka Political Turmoil to blame of tourism arrival shortfall

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 08:05

Sri Lanka did not reach its 2018 target in tourism arrivals Sri Lanka Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga blamed the political challenge in October. Read More

Homegrown properties: A solution for Seychelles shortage of hotel rooms?

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:08

According to a report by Alain St. Ange, the former minister of tourism for Seychelles, Seychelles is facing a difficult situation in its need for missing hotel rooms. Airlines are ... Read More

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