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Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:41

The good news, there has never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. It's true when it comes to travel specials available. Sri Lanka is safe, but to relate ... Read More

Thomas Cook India and Mastercard partner for ‘Priceless Cities’ experience

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 01:43

Tapping into the evolving aspiration of Indian travelers, Mastercard and Thomas Cook India today announced their partnership to bring, for the first time, Mastercard’s global ‘Priceless Cities’ program for outbound ... Read More

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana celebrates seventeenth anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:10

Over the past 17 years, Air Astana has grown to become Central Asia’s leading carrier, with a reputation for the highest standards of safety, service excellence, innovation and a modern ... Read More

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- May 2, 2019 01:25

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced a series of significant changes for The Championships 2019 and beyond. In the buildup to the official start of the Championships ... Read More

New One Seychelles Party wants Alain St. Ange for President

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:58

The launch of the "One Seychelles" Political Party was held on Friday the 26th April and Alain St.Ange, the island's former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was ... Read More

Indian travelers expected to spend $136 billion by 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 02:12

The Indian traveler has come of age, spending approximately $94 billion in 2018, on around 2 billion domestic and international trips, helping the Indian travel and tourism industry achieve unprecedented ... Read More

How does India travel? Let us count the 94 billion ways

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- April 17, 2019 22:47

Bain & Company and Google India are together launching a report on “How Does India Travel.” According to the report, the Indian traveler has come of age, spending approximately $94 ... Read More

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial Conference Tourism and Air Transport. ... Read More

New Delhi welcomes new Qatar Visa Center

editor editor- March 27, 2019 23:33

At the new Qatar Visa Center in New Delhi, India, work visa applicants for the State of Qatar will be able to sign on work contracts digitally, enroll their biometrics, ... Read More

Lufthansa Group renews its partnership with Amadeus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2019 16:26

The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have announced an agreement to renew their longstanding technology partnership. Through the deal, Amadeus’ Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) will continue to provide Lufthansa, Austrian ... Read More

India launches National Common Mobility Card for seamless travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 16:15

National Common Mobility Card 'One Nation, One Card' for transport mobility was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Ahmedabad. The Indigenous Automatic Fare Collection System ... Read More

Onyx CenterSource Launches Breakthrough Hospitality Business Insights Platform

editor editor- March 4, 2019 21:45

Onyx CenterSource today introduced a full suite of analytic data services designed to assist its clients across the industry in boosting earnings by optimizing their distribution strategies. Onyx’s new analytic ... Read More

Finnish travelers support renewable jet fuel

editor editor- February 5, 2019 02:05

A recent public debate of flight-related emissions has had an effect on Finnish consumers. Of all respondents, 50 percent said that they are aware of emissions resulting from air travel, ... Read More

How citizens of Singapore can replace paper currency with these popular credit cards

editor editor- January 29, 2019 19:20

Currency is the lifeline of every country. It comes with various forms and utility. Let us take a look at the future of currency. The journey of paper currency started ... Read More

Hotels preparing for Chinese New Year travel rush

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 15:53

Chinese New Year, commonly known as Lunar New Year, is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines says Airbus aircraft not right for them

editor editor- January 19, 2019 19:35

SriLankan Airlines said in a statement that it "wishes to clarify its position with regard to the utilization of one of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft. 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

United Airlines re-launches updated app for United MileagePlus members

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

United Airlines is introducing the relaunch of the United MileagePlus X app today. The updated app offers United MileagePlus members a unique opportunity to earn award miles for everyday purchases. ... Read More

IATA Pay: Latest trend in paying for airline tickets?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2019 09:12

IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for consumers when purchasing a ticket directly from an airline website. It is made possible by the European ... Read More

Pakistan Foreign Minister: The next big thing is tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2018 06:56

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan was projected to be the next big thing in international tourism. “Following exchange rate adjustments, our exports have been picking pace, increasing ... Read More

Air Canada’s acquisition of Aeroplan loyalty business clears regulatory requirements

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2018 16:10

Air Canada today announced that the acquisition of Aimia Inc.'s Aeroplan loyalty business has cleared regulatory requirements, following the receipt of the required confirmation under the Canada Transportation Act and ... Read More

First in travel industry to receive IATA Financial Gateway Solution Provider Certification

editor editor- December 20, 2018 22:35

IFG is an omni-channel payment aggregation platform that allows airlines to manage and optimize their different sales payment processes through a single global connection. Read More

Princess Cruises welcomes Alipay and WeChat Pay

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 00:20

Princess Cruises today announced that Chinese guests onboard Ruby Princess have the option to utilize both Alipay and WeChat Pay payment options while shopping in the boutiques. This makes Princess ... Read More

Amadeus and Points help airlines unlock greater economics from loyalty programs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2018 07:05

At a time when travelers are more discerning than ever, it can be a challenge for airlines to retain their loyalty. The right loyalty program not only results in repeat ... Read More

Southwest Airlines and Travelport renewed agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 24, 2018 13:12

Leading travel commerce platform, announced today that Southwest Airlines Co. has agreed to renew its long-standing partnership with Travelport. The new multi-year contract gives Travelport-connected travel agencies continued access to search ... Read More

Kingfisher to resume payment of staff salaries

editor editor- April 4, 2012 07:54

MUMBAI, India - Kingfisher Airlines will resume payment of staff salaries starting this week after tax authorities unfroze its bank accounts, the airline's chairman and managing director, liquor baron Read More

Uganda tourism payments in default

editor editor- May 13, 2010 01:33

Sad news emerged over the weekend when parliamentary committee investigations and inquiries revealed the ongoing default in subscription payments by Uganda for key international tourism and conservati Read More

Agoda partners with Carte Bleue to give members more payment options

editor editor- November 26, 2009 00:51

Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com, today announced a partnership with Carte Bleue, offering Agoda’s French members an additional method of secure online purch Read More

Airlines warned on limits for lost bag payments

editor editor- October 12, 2009 04:32

WASHINGTON — Airlines shouldn't be too cheap when it comes to helping customers whose bags are lost. Read More

Caution: supplier payments during the liquidity crisis

editor editor- June 17, 2009 05:11

With today's economic challenges, and particularly the reduced availability of credit, some suppliers and tour companies may be unable to meet short-term financial obligations. Read More

Taiwan to give out subsidies to Japanese tourists

editor editor- October 15, 2008 04:40

Taipei -Taiwan plans to pay subsidies to group-tour Japanese visitors to stem a decrease in their number. Read More

UATP helps Acculynk connect to airlines

editor editor- August 20, 2008 04:36

WASHINGTON, DC (August 19, 2008) - Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) has partnered with Acculynk to enable the use of PIN debit cards for online purchases for the travel industry. Read More

Frontier Airlines keeping all 70 planes in fleet

editor editor- June 12, 2008 03:31

NEW YORK - Frontier Airlines said Wednesday it will keep all 70 planes in its fleet and is making payments to stay current on leases and financing agreements. Read More