Tag: People

China – Tajikistan Tourism: Presidents agreed to improve cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2019 02:59

Tourism was on the agenda, when Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks Saturday, agreeing to further deepen the two countries' comprehensive strategic partnership for common ... Read More

Pope Francesco Bergoglio addresses climate emergency

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 15, 2019 21:04

At the Casina Pio IV, the Pontiff Pope Francesco Bergoglio met with participants of the meeting promoted by the Department for the Service of Integral Human Development with leaders of ... Read More

Bird shared electric scooter program launches in Chicago

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 19:25

Today, June 15, 2019, Bird's shared electric scooter fleet lands on the streets of Chicago as part of the city-run pilot program. The founder of the shared electric scooter movement, ... Read More

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

Panda Xiang Xiang unite Japanese capital and Chinese city to promote tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 14, 2019 19:03

Dujiangyan city, Sichuan, China and Tokyo, Japan,  are closely linked thanks to Xiang Xiang, who was born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo in 2017, as well as her parents from the Dujiangyan base of the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas. ... Read More

UNWTO and Barça Innovation Hub launch global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), has announced the launch of the 1st ... Read More

Spain’s first outdoor skydiving simulator opens in Malaga

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 15:45

The acting Mayor of Campillos Francisco Guerrero, the acting Councillor for Sports Miguel Ángel Herrera, Deputy Mayor Maria Antonia Dominguez, the Director of Fly4Real, Rubio Carmona Antonio and Fly4Real’s Managing ... Read More

Bruegel meets street art in Brussels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 00:30

visit.brussels, together with the Brussels collective Farm Prod and with the support of the City of Brussels, has developed a “PARCOURS Street Art” tour honouring the great Flemish master Pieter ... 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

Four countries, 4 days, 1 destination: Seychelles Eastern European Roadshow 2019

editor editor- June 13, 2019 21:25

On May 27, 2019, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) set off for its annual Seychelles Dedicated Roadshow in Central and Eastern Europe. The event lasted for 4 days during which ... Read More

WestJet Dreamliner: Refreshed on-board experience and elevated amenities

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 21:05

Following the successful launch of WestJet's Dreamliners from Calgary to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin, guests travelling across WestJet's global network can now experience the airline's elevated amenities and on-board ... Read More

World’s largest steam locomotive is returning to the rails

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:32

The 150th anniversary celebration of the transcontinental railroad's completion isn't over yet. Union Pacific is just gathering steam following its May 9 ceremony in Ogden, Utah, commemorating the anniversary. The newly restored Big Boy ... Read More

Imagine Peace Campaign aims to educate youth against violent practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:40

In the lead up to the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, IIPT’s 2012 Olympic Truce Peace Ambassador Victor Mutanga is launching a global peace campaign. Needed now more ... Read More

Tanzania’s wildlife parks turn sixty

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 13, 2019 19:28

Famous German conservationist Professor Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael made a milestone development in the conservation of wildlife in Tanzania, producing a film documentary and a popular book with ... Read More

Dead whale highlights major faults with octopus fishing industry in False Bay

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:20

Another dead 12-metre Bryde’s whale was found in False Bay near Cape Town last week after becoming entangled in octopus trap ropes. The traps have been in use by a ... Read More

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

Second largest airport in the world about to open

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 19:02

The new Beijing Daxing International Airport completed its first test flights of passenger planes in May 2019. The airport's construction is expected to be completed  on June 30 and flight ... Read More

Minister Bartlett addresses global tourism leaders at 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:42

As a part of a panel of the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), held on Tuesday, June 11 in New York City, Minister of Tourism, Honorable Minister Edmund ... Read More

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism cites Sandals Resorts as good corporate citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:14

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ... Read More

Qatar welcomes more visitors with new electronic visitor authorization system

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:55

Qatar Airways welcomes even more visitors from around the world to Qatar with the new electronic visitor authorization system, launched recently by Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar ... Read More

‘Super Power’ artwork on display at Heathrow Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:14

A canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas has appeared at Heathrow as part of an initiative to raise awareness of neuro-developmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:35

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant escalation in western activities against Iran after todays earlier attack ... Read More

Chernobyl: The nuclear disaster, the TV show, the disrespect

editor editor- June 13, 2019 03:10

Instagrammers are flocking to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant ever since the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl" aired, and the creator of the series is not happy. Craig Mazin, the show creator ... Read More

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

editor editor- June 13, 2019 00:52

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 million to 2.027 million. Overseas visitors increased by 6 percent in ... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City: First year anniversary weekend

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 20:43

On June 28, 2019, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is excited to kick off their anniversary weekend celebrating their first year with a parade, spectacular shows and the ... Read More

Best and worst airports in the world: In the same city

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 18:39

First ever Fodor's Travel Awards cover categories important to today's modern traveler, including foodie airports, best booze cruises, and biggest social media travel influencers. The awards, chosen by the Fodor's ... Read More

Uber is bringing flying taxis to Melbourne next year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 17:30

Uber announced plans to launch trials of its flying cars next year in Melbourne, Australia. The city is the third flagged by Uber for the new taxi service, while it ... Read More

Participative tourism: International Greeters Association created in Brussels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 15:32

Greeters are local people who give tourists an unusual, original and personal insight into their city or neighborhood, in a friendly and welcoming way. This idea is a perfect example ... Read More

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

Seychelles highlighted in Reunion Senior Trade Fair

editor editor- June 11, 2019 23:02

The destination was featured in Reunion’s 3rd edition of the distinguished Senior Trade Fair held in Reunion between May 31 to June 2, 2019. The Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) participation ... Read More

Venice says no to big cruise ships

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:52

A giant cruise ship passed through the San Marco Basin, in Venice, interrupting the start of the Vogalonga, a non-competitive regatta of rowing boats that has reached its 45th edition. ... Read More

Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:13

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' preferences, behaviours, and pet peeves. And while we all have ... Read More

Hangzhou House in LA

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 18:35

"Hangzhou House in LA" is an immersive activity held in Los Angeles on June 3rd by Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV and Tourism. In Pasadena, Tim Clancy and his wife Samantha Chen from Hangzhou acted as the hosts of a house ... 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

Wharf Hotels appoints new General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:52

Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Adriano Vences as General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel. After spearheading the success of the first Niccolo ... Read More

How sustainable of a hotel guest are you?

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:30

With a growing concern over climate change, the environment is high on everyone’s agendas. But how can hotel guests be encouraged to be more sustainable? From plastic to pollution to ... Read More