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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

Helicopter crashes into midtown Manhattan building, one person killed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 19:01

The helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a midtown Manhattan 54-story office building on New York's 7th avenue, north of the Theater District and Times Square, just before 2pm. One ... Read More

Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 17:00

As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur. In case of on-board medical emergencies, the ... 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

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett to participate in inaugural Asian Resilience Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 15:27

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett is expected to participate in the first Asian Resilience Summit, being held in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 31, 2019. The Minister received this invitation ... Read More

Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO: Vigilance needed to tackle human trafficking

editor editor- May 28, 2019 22:12

As summer unofficially begins, so will travel across the world. Also on the rise will be human trafficking, a global problem that is being addressed by a recent study of ... Read More

China Air Transport Association: 737 MAX fiasco to cost Chinese airlines $579 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019 16:45

The China Air Transport Association (CATA) said it estimates losses at Chinese airlines caused by the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft will reach around 4 billion yuan ($579.32 million) ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... 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

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. However, there is a dark ... Read More

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2019 Early ... Read More

Jamaica Global Resilience Centre to open in October

editor editor- May 8, 2019 23:04

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is scheduled to open by the first week in October at a newly refurbished J$27 ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

China announces Great Wall “emergency repair” over next 5 years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 01:35

China's government has formulated an emergency work plan to repair dilapidated sections of the Great Wall in the next five years, according to the municipal cultural heritage authorities. The work ... Read More

How Emirates is supporting and preserving biodiversity

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:51

Taking its environmental responsibilities seriously and championing wildlife conservation across different corners of the planet, the Emirates Group is playing its part to support and preserve biodiversity. The Dubai Desert ... Read More

GCC produces 1.8 million overnight stays in Germany during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 07:23

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced that it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at the Dubai ... Read More

Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association 

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- April 6, 2019 20:45

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a trade association that represents hotel owners. As of 2018, AAHOA has approximately 18,000 members who incredibly own about half the 50,000 ... Read More

FAA: New video on the growing field of commercial space travel

editor editor- April 6, 2019 00:43

More and more U.S. citizens and companies want to know about the exciting and growing field of commercial space transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now has a new video ... Read More

Safety our top priority: American Airlines reassures customers after 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 19:33

American Airlines has sent a message to all of it's customers, reassuring them that yesterday's grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX jets does not affect carrier's operations and reconfirmed that ... Read More

Canada the latest country to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 17:30

Canada is the latest state to join the growing list of countries that grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Canada today officially grounded all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Who is grounding controversial plane and who is not?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 18:25

The list of the carriers that are grounding the controversial Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and the countries that are banning it from their airspace is growing. The United Kingdom ... Read More

Scorpion stings passenger on Air Transat flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 23:30

As if flying wasn’t stressful enough, a Canadian student’s story of being stung by a stowaway scorpion mid-flight is adding a whole new dimension to air travel anxiety. Those with ... Read More

International travel outperforming economic growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 17:20

In 2018, the number of outbound trips increased by 5.5 percent, resulting in 1.4 billion international trips. Hence, once again tourism is a key growth driver of the global economy, ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) rebrands

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:26

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the leading business to business event for the golf travel community, has re-launched in its 22nd year with a refreshed brand image and website, together ... Read More

Six Tenerife-born parrots in danger of extinction reintroduced to Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 16:08

The six specimens of Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) born in the Loro Parque Foundation's facilities and moved last August to Brazil for their reinsertion in nature have already managed to ... Read More

eTN interview with Cuban Tourism Office Councilor: Major plans for island’s tourism revival

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2019 18:30

Launched in November 2018, Cuba's celebration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of San Cristobal de la Habana will end in November 2019. Its busy calendar includes art, culture, ... Read More

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

editor editor- February 16, 2019 02:38

The U.S. Travel Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, today issued a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisory for Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions with some areas having ... Read More

Ugandan conservationists capture rare footage of elusive giant pangolin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 18:15

Conservationists from Chester Zoo have captured ‘momentous’ video footage of the elusive giant pangolin at Ziwa Rhino Ranch in Uganda – part of an ongoing pioneering study that is revealing ... Read More

Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results, delivers on guidance

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 14, 2019 07:02

Strong 2018 performance, guidance delivered Revenues € 64 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion; Free Cash Flow Before M&A and Customer Financing € 2.9 billion EBIT (reported) € 5.0 billion; ... Read More

Rats on the rise in Barbados: Ministry steps in

editor editor- February 13, 2019 02:34

The rat population is on the rise in Barbados, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness has stepped in and allocated BBD $155,000 to address the issue. It has established ... Read More

First UNWTO/ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 01:15

As recalled in the Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism: Hand in Hand for Sustainability, signed on March 18, 2013, and in the Medellín Statement on Tourism and Air Transport ... Read More

Africa’s top 10 tech start-ups selected for new Airbus Bizlab program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2019 16:10

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have announced the top 10 African tech start-ups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator program. They ... Read More

Latin America outperforms North America in tourism growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 17:25

With five percent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas has shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of 5 percent. In contrast to the previous year, where ... Read More

Popular tourist beaches in Hawaii closed due to bacteria

editor editor- January 11, 2019 00:39

High bacteria levels in ocean water have caused the closing of three Hawaii tourist beaches in the Aloha State. Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority protecting lions, communities and tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 8, 2019 00:21

Experiential tourism was introduced in Uganda to allow visitors to actively participate in monitoring animals that live in the park using tracking devices. Read More

Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 01:20

US Department of State issued Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Tunisia. The warning was issued due to increased risk of terrorist attacks against foreign and domestic targets ... Read More

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