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Leading Hotels of the World names new President and Chief Executive Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019 15:48

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd (LHW) announced today that the Executive Committee, comprised of seven LHW hoteliers, has appointed Shannon Knapp as the next President & Chief Executive ... Read More

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

The Arena di Verona mourns the passing of Maestro Franco Zeffirelli

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 15, 2019 18:20

The tragic news of the death of Maestro Zeffirelli, creator of dreams, arrived today in the Arena di Verona Foundation, while definitive preparations are underway for the rehearsal of his ... Read More

Tit for tat: India slaps high tariffs on 28 US products effective Sunday

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 17:10

Indian government announced that it will impose higher tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds, apples and walnuts, tomorrow, in response to Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New ... Read More

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de Janeiro, police launched tear gas ... Read More

San Jose International Airport celebrates opening of additional boarding gates

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:20

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) reached an important milestone yesterday in commissioning a $58 million Interim Gates Facility, which was designed and constructed to support current and near-term passenger ... Read More

Travel tech start-up Smartvel names CCO

editor editor- June 14, 2019 21:25

Smartvel, a destination content technology provider, announced the appointment of Jacqueline Ulrich as  Chief Commercial Officer. (CCO) Jacqueline, Swedish raised in Spain, has more than 20 years of experience in ... Read More

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

Four Seasons expands in Bay Area with second hotel in San Francisco

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 18:30

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, has been selected by an affiliate of Westbrook Partners, a privately-owned, fully integrated real estate investment management company, to ... Read More

Benchmark names new Global Account Manager-Southwest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 17:55

Benchmark has named Linda Maurer Global Account Manager-Southwest, a newly created position designed to develop and grow Benchmark’s group sales success in the regional southwest. Eric Gavin, chief sales officer, ... Read More

Air Canada unveils Maple Leaf Lounge Express at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 16:39

Air Canada today unveiled another convenient way for premium customers to work or relax prior to their flight with the Maple Leaf Lounge Express, located in the Toronto Pearson International ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Abu Dhabi–Rome route

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 15:28

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has celebrated the introduction of its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, on daily services to Rome, with a ... Read More

African Tourism Board and Africa Tourism Association join forces to support World to Africa’ Tourism Conference in Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 22:24

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa’ Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in partnership with South Africa Tourism. ATA's conference is ... 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

Le Méridien Hotels: European summer promotion

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:47

Le Méridien is an upscale, international hotel brand with a European perspective, formerly headquartered in France and in the United Kingdom. The brand was acquired by US-based Starwood Hotels & ... 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

First GrandStay Hotel opened in Oregon

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:22

Oregon is welcoming the first GrandStay Hotel opened in that picturesque state.  GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, the franchisor for GrandStay Hotels, announced the expansion of its brand to Oregon earlier as well. Read More

Rixos Premium Dubai JBR hosted 2nd Middle East Chef Excellence Awards

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 19:42

The Hozpitality Group's 2nd Middle East Chef Excellence Awards, held on 12th June 2019 at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR. After receiving over 68,500 votes, the winners for Popular Choice categories ... Read More

Fairmont Hotels: Honeybees and responsible tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 19:28

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, to develop responsible tourism and sound environmental practices, has announced the next evolution of its Bee Sustainable programming with the launch of a new interactive digital ... 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

Benchmark announces new Vice President, Revenue Management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:35

Benchmark has named Priya Chandnani vice president, revenue management. Greg Champion, president and COO, made the announcement. “It is with extreme pleasure that I welcome Priya to our company,” said ... Read More

Airbus: Albatross is inspiring next generation of aircraft wings

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:29

Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model airplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionize aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ ... Read More

Brazil’s GOL launches flights to Cabo Frio in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:20

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil's domestic airline, announces the expansion of its flight operations to the city of Cabo Frio in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The new ... Read More

Embraer takes to the Paris Air Show the multi-mission Airlift KC-390

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:02

Embraer will take to the 53rd edition of Paris Air Show International, in France, the first KC-390 multi-mission airlift configured to operate with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft, ... 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

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

Hilton Garden Inn Panama City re-opens after major renovation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 20:36

The 111-room Hilton Garden Inn Panama City is putting the final touches on their multimillion-dollar renovation following damage sustained from Hurricane Michael in October of 2018. After nine months revamping ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... Read More

WestJet – buy business, get gold

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:34

"Buy Business, get Gold" giving guests the opportunity to become a WestJet Rewards Gold member before they fly until February 29, 2020 with the booking of a round-trip Business cabin ... 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

Cambria Hotels opens new hotel in Charleston

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 18:47

The expansion of the Cambria Hotels is continued in South Carolina with opening of the Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview. Representatives from the hotel brand franchisor Choice Hotels International, Inc. Inspiration for ... Read More

Gulfstream G600 to make International Paris Air Show debut

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 18:00

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G600 will make its first appearance at the International Paris Air Show June 17 through 23, joining the Gulfstream G280, Gulfstream ... Read More

Four Seasons announces new hotel and private residences in Minneapolis

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 16:36

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, in partnership with United Properties, a leading commercial property development and investment company in Minnesota and Colorado, today announced ... Read More

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition gets ready to launch

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 15:40

The Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) finalized the form and content of the 2019 edition of the exhibition, which will be held ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... 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