Tag: political

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

A push for market liberalization in the Caribbean

Seth Miller Seth Miller- June 12, 2019 23:05

Can cooperation and market liberalization beat out protectionist interests in the Caribbean? The 2019 Caribavia conference wasted little time in bringing that question to the forefront. With representatives from airlines, ... 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

Meetings and hospitality dealing with profound changes, from mergers to demographics

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:31

“Over 5,000 associations are headquartered in the Greater DC area. They are a significant segment of the meetings industry, making major contributions to the American economy and to its political, ... Read More

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 9, 2019 19:10

It is a cool 98 degrees today.  For this part of the desert this is cool and it reminds us of Shavuot of the miseries of our forty years in Sinai. ... Read More

Hotel History: Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo known for opulence, famous guests, and the military

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- June 8, 2019 21:04

Shepheard’s Hotel history goes back 178 years when it was originally built by Englishman Samuel Shepheard in Cairo. It was originally named the “Hotel des Anglais” (English Hotel). Shepheard co-owned ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Hotel Association of Los Angeles engages Veronica Perez to strengthen industry’s LA role

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:19

The Hotel Association of Los Angeles (HALA) announced today that it has selected Veronica Perez & Associates as its lobbying firm to deepen the hotel industry's relationships in Los Angeles ... Read More

Transplant Tourism equals murder in some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 22:12

When the alternative is get an organ or die, it's human nature that people become desperate and become a transplant tourist, regardless of the desired outcome is legal, questionable or ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... Read More

CTO: Authentic Caribbean experiences driving influences for travelers’ holiday plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 15:50

Today’s traveler demands a more authentic cultural experience and is exploring destinations that highlight artistic, musical, culinary, literary, social, religious and political attributes. Countries in tune with the trend will ... Read More

Russian visitors are coming to Asia Pacific in record numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2019 05:01

It’s a boom time for Russian arrivals in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, thanks to a doubling in seat capacity on direct flights from Russia to selected APAC destinations. Total international arrivals ... Read More

New partnership to focus on sustainable tourism in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:15

Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:07

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett lauds Seaga as icon, champion of the people

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 23:02

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has lauded the work of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon Edward Phillip George Seaga, who passed away today, on his 89th birthday. Minister ... Read More

Ibiza Nightlife Association demands Night Mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 08:17

Ibiza's Nightlife Association (Ocio de Ibiza) demands the imposition of the “Night Mayor” figure on the Island. Said figure currently exists in almost fifty cities around the world and has ... Read More

Tourism leader Karolin Troubetzkoy of St. Lucia receives Order of Merit from Germany

editor editor- May 27, 2019 20:25

Instituted in 1951 by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, the Order of Merit is awarded to individuals for achievements in the political, economic, social, or ... 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

African Tourism Board President will speak at the IATA Regional Aviation Forum in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 06:16

The African Tourism Board knows the importance of connectivity for the growing travel and tourism industry to the continent.  African Tourism Board objective is to sell Africa as a shared ... Read More

ICCA UK & Ireland members stridently confident and upbeat about political challenges

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:50

Venue and destination members of the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter voiced positive attitudes and commitment to the challenges of Brexit and ongoing political uncertainty in the UK during the ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

One Country, One People, One Seychelles: Tourism but no militarization

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 22, 2019 04:24

This presentation is about Seychelles, the people, our hopes and our dreams.  It is from the people and for the people and about our heritage.  It is about our families, ... Read More

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 21, 2019 21:45

This is the title of the study day that was held at the Vatican Museums at the end of the restoration of the famous tapestry preserved today in the Pinacoteca ... Read More

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 21:13

Heathrow announced today the appointment of Val Shawcross as Chair of the Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF), an independent group established to help improve accessibility and public transport around the ... Read More

‘Costly welcome party at citizens’ expense’: Refugees and migrants cost Germany €23 billion in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 00:45

Germany spent a record €23 billion ($25.65 billion) last year to integrate more than a million refugees at home and “fight the root causes of migration abroad,” according to German ... Read More

San Francisco Marriott Marquis announces new Senior Sales Executive

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 21:04

San Francisco Marriott Marquis announced the appointment of Shawn Pace as the property’s new senior sales executive. A hospitality industry veteran with two decades of experience, Pace will be responsible ... Read More

Italian wines seduce New Yorkers

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- May 18, 2019 20:04

“Wine is an Emotion” James Suckling, the noted wine critic, did not know that wine would become his passion during his college years; at Utah State University he studied political ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 16:45

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said civilian aircraft flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf ... 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

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 17:30

A campaign launched by Coca-Cola Norway aimed at celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has sparked accusations of political correctness gone mad, with some even threatening to protest the ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 16, 2019 08:46

Safe tourism is the goal of any well-established travel and tourism destination, and St. Lucia is a good example. Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow is currently on the tropical island ... Read More

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:35

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive in the development and execution of its multi-year advocacy strategy. A ... Read More

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:21

Tourism is booming in Tel Aviv this week with hotels sold out, residents staying with relatives to rent their rooms and apartments for inflated rates - and almost every rate ... Read More

Alitalia Airline rescue: All-out negotiations with Benettons

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 14, 2019 02:54

The plight of Alitalia Airline continues just as expected with negotiations for Alitalia by the Benetton Group ongoing, despite the denials of the case by both parties. "The plan sees ... Read More