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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies from cancer

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who cast himself as a "21st century socialist" and foe of the United States, died from cancer, said vice-president Nicolas Maduro.

President Morsi invited to open Egypt’s tourism forum

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's Coalition to Support Tourism (CST) has invited President Mohamed Morsi to open an upcoming three-day conference – from 11 to 13 March – devoted to tourism promotion, accordi

ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and Chief Executive Officer

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – ASTA announced today that it had appointed Zane Kerby as the Society’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 19.

Ferio Pugliese appointed to the position of President, WestJet Encore

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced the appointment of Ferio Pugliese to the position of President, WestJet Encore, and Executive Vice-President, WestJet effective immediately.

UNWTO praises President Obama for tourism growth in USA

LONDON, UK - When asked by eTN today at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UNWTO’s Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, praised President Obama for supporting tourism despite an uncertain economy.

Island Air appoints new President, CFO

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Island Air is pleased to announce the appointment of Les Murashige as President, and Lesley Kaneshiro as Chief Financial Officer.

US President Barrack Obama views Seychelles as steadfast ally

President Barrack Obama has said this week that Seychelles is an example to the world in its commitment to the democratic process and is one of the United States’ “most steadfast allies” in the

President Obama issues travel and tourism progress report

The Obama Administration today issued a comprehensive travel and tourism progress report on the goals set forth in the President's Executive Order announced earlier this year.

Airbus appoints new President and CEO

Following the appointment by the EADS Board of Directors, Fabrice Bregier (50), previously Airbus Chief Operating Officer, has taken over as Airbus President and CEO.

Centara President Gerd Steeb retires

Gerd Steeb, President of Centara Hotels & Resorts, will retire from the company on February 23 after almost 22 years of service.

Nigeria’s president tours Kano after deadly bombings

LAGOS, Nigeria - - Nigeria's president toured his nation's second largest city Sunday after blasts there killed at least 157 people, and left the police headquarters and other government buildings in

Government lifts ban on spas in tourist resorts and hotels

The government in the Maldives has lifted a nationwide ban on spas and massage parlors, revoking a circular sent by the Tourism Ministry last week which ordered spas to cease operations.

New York Cruise Lines appoints new President and CEO

NEW YORK - New York Cruise Lines, parent company of internationally celebrated tourism companies Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht today announced the appointments of Gus Mark

Travelport names Gordon Wilson as President and CEO

ATLANTA - Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing and business services for the global travel industry, today names Gordon Wilson as President and Chief Executive Off

Uganda’s old president becomes new president again

UGANDA (eTN) - All roads were leading to the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds today, as President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni took his oath of office for another term of 5 years.

SA president, tourism back Cape Town Jazz Festival

The Cape Town Jazz Festival, which takes place on 25 and 26 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, has received the backing of the President of South Africa, Mr.Jacob Zuma and SA Tour

Seychelles President appoints Civil Aviation Authority board

Seychelles President Mr. James Michel has appointed this week the Board of Directors of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority for a period of two years, with effect from January 24, 2011.

Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific welcomes new president

SINGAPORE - Carlson announced today that Simon Barlow has been appointed president of Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific.

Air Transport Association names Nicholas E. Calio President and CEO

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today announced that it has named Nicholas E.

SCTA president: Tourism job opportunities will reach out to citizens

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of SCTA, recently pointed out that job opportunities in the tourism sector will reach citizens each in his place and not vice vers

Seychelles President on official visit to the Vatican

Seychelles President James Michel has attended an audience with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, at the Holy See in Vatican City.

Seychelles minister and Emirates airline president meet

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean Paul Adam, accompanied by the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mr. Alain St.Ange, met with Mr.

Seychelles President announces new Tourism Board deputy CEO

VICTORIA, Mahé - The Office the President has today announced the appointment of Mrs.

President Obama calls for air safety upgrades

LOS ANGELES, California - The Obama Administration is proposing a "robust investment" in the development of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen ATC system - a satellite-based air traff

Seychelles President on official visit to Spain

President James Michel traveled to Spain today to undertake a 2-day official visit at the invitation of HE Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain.

Seychelles president meets with Chinese National People’s Congress Vice Chairperson

SEYCHELLES - President James Michel has met with the Vice Chairperson of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Mrs. Chen Zhili.

President Obama pushes 50 billion dollar transportation plan

WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama spent his Labor Day pushing a new US$50 billion vision for revamping America’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.