Tag: Passport

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

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:02

The key theme of RCB's participation at SPIEF'2109, presented in various formats was "Politics and Business: Effective Interaction for Development of the Event Industry." "As part of implementing the national ... Read More

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:53

Louisville's Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the Fairness Campaign all came together ... Read More

Disabled group stuck on plane at Manchester Airport

editor editor- June 8, 2019 02:21

Six disabled passengers were left on board a plane at Manchester Airport for an hour and a half waiting for help to arrive so they could disembark. OmniServ is the ... Read More

7 new technologies that will rock the future of air travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 16:57

Air travel technology is changing at a rapid pace –– what can we expect to see in the near future? Air travel experts invite you for a sneak peek of ... Read More

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 27, 2019 18:44

In a shocking development, Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita, were forced to deboard the aircraft they were on at Mumbai Airport from a Saturday flight that was scheduled to ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:16

Myanmar Tourist Police arrested a Sri Lankan man Thursday afternoon. The tourist from Sri Lanka is accused to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and ... Read More

Ireland: Slowdown in growth for international arrivals from 2018 to 2022

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

Growth rates for Ireland and international arrivals have decreased significantly with the Compound Annual Growth Rates (CAGR) nearly half the rate for the previous years from 8.1% in 2014 to ... Read More

Mauritius Minister of Tourism on the China Challenge

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 9, 2019 01:13

Anil Gayan, Minister of Tourism on Wednesday, delivered this speech on what he called the “China challenge.” It was during a brainstorming session held last month held at Hennessy Park ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have been one of the main ... Read More

The next big thing in global tourism

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:24

Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the ... Read More

Taiwanese spy targets Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida with malicious software

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 21:34

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is a luxury property and travel club owned by U.S. President Trump. The resort was the possible scene of an attempted spy attack on the United ... Read More

US Advisory for Democratic Republic of Congo: Reconsider travel

editor editor- March 22, 2019 23:41

The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory for the Democratic Republic of Congo advising that travel be reconsidered due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased ... Read More

How Independent Hotels Make Big Money on Chinese FIT Travelers: The Mini Program

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 00:29

Compass Edge knows there is a good reason why independent hotels selling rooms to Chinese travelers should have a "Mini Program" on WeChat. Only 10% of more than a billion ... Read More

Visiting Mauritius: What is the best way to rent a car in Mauritius?

editor editor- March 14, 2019 04:14

Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, welcomes visitors with its exotic beaches and fine hotels. It is a great destination for holidays and relaxation. As Mark Twain said: ... Read More

Brexit or no Brexit, UK Millennials will travel more in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 19:25

Adult British travelers under 40 intend to take 41 percent more vacations in 2019 (an extra two vacations per year on average) and additionally ramp up their vacation spend by ... Read More

Best honeymoon destinations for every zodiac sign in 2019

editor editor- March 5, 2019 20:25

Find the best honeymoon destinations for your zodiac sign in 2019 right here. There should be no difficulty finding the right location if you are guided by the stars. With ... Read More

China, USA & Germany are top 3 biggest global travel spenders

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 17:25

A recent study estimated the global expenditure on tourism to be just short of $1.5 trillion, with cheap flights and rising economies broadening the horizons of many. Whether you’re venturing ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Airports Set to Welcome Special Olympics Athletes and Visitors

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:23

Abu Dhabi Airports is ready to handle a significant influx of inbound traffic through Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) this weekend as athletes and visitors arrive in preparation for the ... Read More

Airline passengers pleased about automated passport control

editor editor- February 27, 2019 00:04

Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so. In 2018, 44 percent of passengers sailed ... Read More

30,000 flights won’t be able to land at Milan’s Airport Linate during Italy’s high summer season

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- February 26, 2019 00:18

Milan’s Airport Linate is not only very passenger friendly but also very easy to reach from Milan’s city center. There are three airports for Milan with Linate being the closest ... Read More

Indian passport rises in global passport power ranking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 19:27

Continuing to improve its rank on the global passport power ranking, Indian passport has become 10 ranks stronger in the last five years improving its position from 77 in 2015 ... Read More

Delta Air Lines climbs in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies rankings

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

Delta is one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies Worldwide for the second consecutive year – the only airline on the who's who of tech disruptors including Apple, Microsoft, Google ... Read More

Platov International becomes first ever five-star Russian airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019 19:20

One of the newest Russian airports, Platov International Airport in the city of Rostov-on-Don, has received the highest mark from the UK-based ranking organization Skytrax, becoming the first five-star Russian ... Read More

European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 20:25

According to the European Travel Commission's latest report "European Tourism -Trends & Prospects 2018", Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a 6% upswing in international tourist ... Read More

Thailand visa on arrival makes travel to the country smoother

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 15:28

The Thailand visa on arrival online or Thai eVOA was launched in November 2018 to make it easier for foreign travelers to visit the country. Since it was released, the ... Read More

WTTC and IBMATA promote biometric technology for safe, secure and seamless travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 16:35

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making ... Read More

How to visit the United States and return home with a U.S. Passport ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 11, 2019 02:55

Visit the United States and leave with a U.S. citizen. You Win USA, Star Baby Care, and USA Happy Baby Inc. — allegedly operated for decades in California. Orange County-based You Win ... Read More

Minister: South Africa wants more Chinese tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 17:25

South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom said that South Africa wants to attract more Chinese visitors and is striving to make their travel easier and more enjoyable. The Minister ... Read More

Flight disruptions and aviation chaos to continue in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 18:15

2018 turned out to be a very disruptive year for the aviation and travel industry when, for the first time, over 10 million passengers were eligible for compensation in accordance ... Read More

FBI arrests Islamic terrorist planning attack on the White House

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2019 03:51

A Georgia man, Hasher Jallal Taheb, accused of planning to use an anti-tank rocket and explosives to commit terrorist attacks on the White House and federal buildings in the Washington ... Read More

Travel & Tourism at the center of life for Matteo Pennacchi

editor editor- January 17, 2019 01:24

Travel & Tourism is what defines Matteo Pennacchi, an eclectic 47-year-old Italian traveler. Read More

Chicago sets new tourism record with over 57.6 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 19:32

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the city set a new tourism record, welcoming more than 57.6 million visitors in 2018 - a growth of 4.3% over the previous ... Read More

Africa’s travel and tourism: Impressive growth in the past year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2019 18:30

Africa hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016); according to a Hospitality Report published in ... Read More