Tag: ports

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

U.S. DOT launches Port Infrastructure Development Program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:32

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. ... Read More

Green Marine: Port Canaveral receives environmental excellence distinction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 22:30

Port Canaveral has received Green Marine certification a second time for advancing environmental excellence in maritime transportation and demonstrating “green” corporate leadership. The certification was presented to the Port at ... Read More

Carnival Corporation: Panama Canal sailings

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:00

Carnival Corporation brands have 26 ships and over 70 voyages scheduled to sail tourists to the Panama Canal. Six of Carnival Corporation's global cruise line brands will sail partially or ... Read More

Baltimore/Washington International Airport orders 20 new shuttle buses

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 22:23

Maryland Department of Transportation has issued a new order of 15 forty-foot and five sixty-foot Xcelsior clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses. The buses, which will be operated by the Maryland ... Read More

Seabourn cruise line new interior design unveiled

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:36

Seabourn, a cruise line, is giving travelers yet another look at more stunningly designed guest suites on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, ... Read More

“We are disappointed”: MSC Cruises cancels Cuba from MSC Armonia itinerary

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:19

MSC Cruises has updated the routes in relation to the changes imposed by Mr Trump administration in the US-Cuba regulations which prevent all cruise ships from traveling from the United ... Read More

Princess Cruises photo contest results

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 18:27

From more than 13,000 images submitted by the public in the "Sea to Sky Princess Photo Contest," Princess Cruises today announced the grand-prize consumer winner and shared the images that embody discovery ... Read More

Seychelles’ Best recognized at World Travel Awards in Mauritius

editor editor- June 4, 2019 21:56

Seychelles’ best performing tourism related businesses have been recognized at the 26th Edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) in Mauritius  on June 1, 2019 in a ceremony held at ... Read More

Seychelles shines in all splendor as Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019 in Mauritius

editor editor- June 3, 2019 20:57

The continuous efforts of the destination in matters of ecology is once again saluted by the international tourism industry as Seychelles is crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019 ... Read More

Traveling solo? Experience the Mediterranean this summer

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 20:20

A staggering 36 percent of respondents during a recent travel trends survey, conducted among a random group of 3,500 consumers nationwide, indicated they will take at least one solo vacation ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

International cooperation between Seychelles and a Baltic Island: Minister Dogley visits German beach clean-up project

editor editor- May 23, 2019 22:39

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine; Didier Dogley, in the company of the Honorary Consul General for the Seychelles in Germany, Mr. Max Hunzinger, visited the ... Read More

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth kicks off inaugural season in Alaska

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 00:15

Luxury cruise line Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth kicked off the company’s return to Alaska today in their West Coast homeport of Vancouver, Canada. Queen Elizabeth will sail four ten-night roundtrip voyages ... Read More

Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line reach new 20-year agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:49

The Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ... Read More

Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:37

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) with members in 9 African Countries joined the African Tourism Board today. PMAESA is a non-profit intergovernmental body based in ... Read More

Japan National Tourism Organization & Princess Cruises host Ensemble Travel Group in lesser-known regions of Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 18:20

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has inaugurated a partnership with Princess Cruises, hosting some 140 of Ensemble Travel Group's top travel agents, suppliers and guests on a May 18-25 ... Read More

ATTES: Changing the Face of Africa together with the African Tourism Board

Dr. Darlington Muzeza Dr. Darlington Muzeza- May 14, 2019 01:49

The African Tourism Board is planning to partner with Africa’s Trade, Transport and Energy Summit  (ATTES) to make sure travel and tourism are not overlooked by the largest summit ever held in Africa. ... Read More

Seychelles intensifies its media presence in the GCC region

editor editor- May 13, 2019 22:24

The latest media spree from the Seychelles did not go unnoticed as the head of delegation Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley and the Seychelles Tourism ... Read More

Holland America’s Westerdam explores eight Asian countries in 2019-20 Season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 20:07

The cosmopolitan cities and rich traditions of the Far East unfold for guests on Holland America Line's Westerdam when the ship embarks on its 2019-20 season in Asia. From September ... Read More

CLIA: Taiwan shines as surprising hotspot for cruise industry in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 23:08

Cruise market is prospering in Asia, among which Taiwan shines as a surprising hotspot for the industry. According to CLIA survey, cruising has become the fastest growing leisure travel option ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue Flag awards including 566 Spanish ... Read More

Princess Cruises launches largest Australia & New Zealand deployment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:08

Princess Cruises has announced its largest Australia and New Zealand cruise season ever offered sailing towards some of the world’s most dramatic destinations during the cruise line’s October 2020 to ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board records successful participation at 2019 Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

editor editor- May 3, 2019 23:04

The Seychelles Islands was represented at the 26th edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), in Middle East's most popular travel trade event held from April 28 to May 1, ... Read More

Emirates renews its commitment to Seychelles at the Arabian Trade Fair in Dubai

editor editor- April 30, 2019 20:37

The partnership between Emirates and destination Seychelles continues to grow, as both parties signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), outlining joint activities to promote the island destination. A Memorandum of ... 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

Expression of interests launched for new carrying-capacity studies for La Digue, Mahe and Praslin

editor editor- April 24, 2019 20:04

The Seychelles Ministry for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine have recently launched 2 expression of interests for carrying capacity studies to be undertaken on La Digue as well as ... Read More

Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine visits Shannon College graduates

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 08:05

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Minister Didier Dogley accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune and the Director for Tourism Human Resource Development, Diana ... Read More

Ideal ocean cruise ship: Ship sizes and what they mean for your cruise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 01:35

Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens, and knowing the differences is key to planning your ... Read More

Disney Cruise Line and Captain Minnie Mouse inspire future female ship captains

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 23:55

With a collection of new initiatives, Disney Cruise Line is aiming to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry. The debut of Captain Minnie Mouse, new ... Read More

Tourism stakeholders presented with Destination 2023

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- April 17, 2019 13:07

Following the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 in May 2018, it was seen necessary that a concrete action plan to guide the Tourism sector ... Read More

Beach and Sea Safety guide now available for Seychelles visitors

editor editor- April 17, 2019 01:24

The Tourism Department proudly released the second edition of its Beach and Sea Safety guide during a Launch ceremony Officiated by Minister Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports ... Read More

Princess Cruises returns to Tahiti in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:40

In 2020, Princess Cruises guests will enjoy the welcoming spirit and idyllic islands of French Polynesia when the cruise line returns to Tahiti with the intimate Pacific Princess, offering a ... Read More

NY drinks NY wines: History and hybrids

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 13, 2019 21:05

New York Wines: Disaster in the Beginning Historians have documented the fact that grapes were first introduced to New York by the Dutch (1647-1664); sadly, the crops failed. A few ... Read More

Norwegian Sun returns to Port Canaveral  for second year of Cuba cruises

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 01:05

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sun returns to Port Canaveral today for a second season of popular cruises from the Port to Cuba, as well as excursions to the Bahamas. Starting Monday, ... Read More

Sea cruise 2019-2020: What is the Italian trend?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 12, 2019 00:24

Sea cruising in Italy is starting to grow again, aligning itself with the international trend. This is the message of the president of Cemar Agency Network of Genoa, who presented ... Read More