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Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Kara Franker, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:55

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has announced the appointment of Kara Franker as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, effective immediately. Ms. Franker will lead ... Read More

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

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

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... 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

Is this Hard Rock Hotel Cafe slowly poisoning guests?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 21:05

It may not be safe to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Punta Cana. "We are too busy to respond," a spokesperson of the Zimmerman Agency, a PR agency ... Read More

Thomas Cook India reveals new wave of travel – father-child bonding tours

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:01

India’s travel and integrated travel-related financial services company is fostering family bonding through travel, with specific focus on Father-Child bonding tours, in a run up to Father’s Day. With an ... 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

Westin unveils new culinary program in celebration of Global Running Day

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 20:47

In celebration of Global Running Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts today unveils a new worldwide culinary program, elevating the brand's existing wellness offerings and helping travelers fuel their workouts, productivity ... Read More

$840 million in DOT infrastructure grants to 381 US airports announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 18:28

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $840 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

President Clinton and Minster Bartlett discuss Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 03:37

Jamaica Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, met today with former United States President Bill Clinton at the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network ... Read More

American Airlines adds second weekly service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 00:35

American Airlines (AA) will be adding a second weekly service from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Argyle International Airport (SVD). This was confirmed by AA Manager for the ... Read More

Bartlett Announces the Establishment of Four New Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 05:14

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says four Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres (GTRCM) will be opened in Japan, Malta, Nepal and Hong Kong, in an effort to build ... 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

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 17:15

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx, ... 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

Centara kicks off 36th anniversary with epic 36-day global celebration

editor editor- May 30, 2019 21:04

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is marking its 36th anniversary milestone with a 36-day worldwide customer-focused celebration tied to the company’s 1983 founding. On this occasion, it ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett to participate in inaugural Asian Resilience Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 15:27

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett is expected to participate in the first Asian Resilience Summit, being held in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 31, 2019. The Minister received this invitation ... Read More

Thunder from Down Under: Australia’s hottest export strikes 10-year extension with MGM Resorts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 00:02

This summer, Australia's Thunder from Down Under — the longest-running and highest-grossing male revue in the history of Las Vegas — will bring the 'Ultimate Girls Night Outback' to a ... Read More

Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019 21:58

Art Cities Exchange (ACE) 2019 will see the presence of 90 international buyers from the leisure, luxury, and MICE sectors from Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, the UAE, and ... Read More

100 Years of Hilton exhibition opens at the London Hilton on Park Lane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 18:05

The London Hilton on Park Lane, the first UK Hilton hotel, is opening an exhibition for guests and visitors as part of their 100 years of Hilton celebrations. The exhibition ... Read More

Fraport AGM:  Well Positioned for the Future, Nationally and Internationally

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 08:01

Fraport AG's executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, struck a positive note at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) today: "We can look back on a very successful 2018.  Supported ... Read More

Exploring America in a RV: Lifestyle travel for 15 million Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:33

An annual survey by the RV Industry Association finds that 88% of RV owners in the United States plan to use their RVs as much or more than they did ... Read More

Rothschild’s Dan Caesarea reborn as Israel’s most dynamic Mediterranean resort

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:11

The most dynamic "new" resort hotel on Israel's Mediterranean shore town of Caesarea was unveiled, combining elegance and luxury with frissons of the playfulness, style and sophistication evocative of Tel ... Read More

Hotel History: “Keyed-up executives unwind at Sheraton”

editor editor- May 18, 2019 21:04

In 1965, the Sheraton Corporation of America, under the leadership of President Ernest Henderson, created a brilliant advertising campaign: “Keyed-up Executives Unwind at Sheraton.” It was broadly promoted all over ... Read More

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport set for major expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:05

Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport is set to significantly grow after Israel's Transportation Ministry approved expansion plans worth NIS 3 billion ($840 million) to cope with growing demand. In 2018, almost ... 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

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

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

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey published today. Survey Key Findings: • 19% of people would ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during the 2019 Legislative Session. ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:32

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the European Parliament. Elena Kountoura was ... Read More

First women-only taxi service launched in Russia’s Chechnya

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 02:20

Russia’s mostly-Muslim Chechnya launched first women-only taxi service in its capital city of Grozny. The Mekhkari taxi service is supposed to become an alternative for Chechen women, who cannot travel ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

9 out of 10 travelers find idea of ‘unplugged’ family vacation appealing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 19:20

With National Travel & Tourism Week quickly approaching (May 5 – May 11) and summer right around the corner, vacations are definitely top of mind. New research from new Family ... Read More

Pride Hotels appoints new Associate Vice President, Pride Plaza Aerocity, New Delhi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 15:55

Pride Hotels announced the joining of Mohammad Shoeb to the post of Associate Vice President, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi. A Post Graduate Diploma holder in Tourism & Hotel ... Read More

Washington Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 00:12

As the hospitality industry ramps up hiring for peak tourism season in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed May as Careers in Hospitality Month. To recognize that, the Employment Security ... Read More