Tag: profits

Q3 2019 ends on high note for UK hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019 16:15

The third quarter ended on a positive note for UK hotels as profit per available room increased on a year-over-year basis for the second consecutive month. The 1.6% YOY GOPPAR ... 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

Tanzania tour operators want reforms to improve business landscape

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 19:18

Tanzania tour operators are upbeat at the news that the government would execute the reforms highlighted on the blueprint to improve business environment. Wilbard Chambulo, the Chairman of the Tanzania ... Read More

Vancouver International Airport expansion updates

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:40

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated a major milestone with a steel topping ceremony for the expansion of the airport's International Terminal Building, known as Pier D. The event marked the ... 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

Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop

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

Occupancy levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa surged to 78.2 percent in April, but it was not enough to prevent profit levels falling for an eighth ... Read More

Hotel length-of-stays: Key global data findings

editor editor- May 31, 2019 01:43

A new Length-of-Stay (LOS) Strategy Report was released today, examining the rates of over 50,000 hotels globally, based on data derived from OTA Insight’s Rate Insight platform. The report provides ... Read More

Aviation leaders assemble in Seoul for IATA’s 75th Annual General Meeting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 19:40

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Seoul, Republic of Korea, for the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:55

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued to weaken across all departments, according to the latest data ... Read More

New lawsuits filed against Boeing in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:35

Additional wrongful death lawsuits in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, were filed in Chicago, IL, in the deaths of Virginia Chimenti, originally ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit will tackle emerging challenges to regional hotel markets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 18:36

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies addressing issues ... Read More

Union: WestJet sale leaves frontline staff exposed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:12

Unifor will continue to stand up for frontline WestJet workers as the airline is sold to Onex Corporation, a takeover specialist with a long history of cost cutting and restructuring ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

editor editor- May 9, 2019 22:39

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations to grow their businesses. EscapeMaker.com, a guide to ... Read More

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 17:15

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power Rogers & Smith LLP, on ... Read More

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- May 2, 2019 01:25

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced a series of significant changes for The Championships 2019 and beyond. In the buildup to the official start of the Championships ... Read More

Thomas Cook selling its travel business: Chinese investment fund interested

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 22, 2019 22:01

Thomas Cook is the world’s oldest tour operator and was founded in Market Harborough in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook. It started off with organized railway outings for members of ... Read More

No-show clients at Paris restaurants now must pay cancellation cash penalties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 18:00

Cafes and restaurants in the French capital have opted to follow the lead of hotels and guest-houses, and start charging their customers with cash penalties for late cancellation of reservations ... Read More

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: WTTC makes the 2019 announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:40

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 2019 leaders in sustainable tourism at the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The Awards, now in their 15th ... Read More

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 00:14

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome and uncomfortable for homeless people. Crime is not out of ... Read More

About the African Tourism Board: Top important according to an African American Tourism Expert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 05:28

Drew Barrett, a Chicago based African American tourism expert and consultant, thinks the newly founded African Tourism Board(ATB) is very important and potentially valuable to the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. ATB will ... Read More

FlyersRights asking DOT to regulate airline change fees

editor editor- March 23, 2019 00:35

When Congress deregulated airline prices, routes, and schedules in 1978, Congress preserved the DOT’s responsibility to ensure that international prices and fees remained “reasonable.” This little-known provision of U.S. law ... Read More

Alitalia airline: The ongoing medley

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 20, 2019 21:57

The journey of Gianfranco Battisti, CEO of Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS), to the United States would have borne its first fruits in the definition of the new company for ... Read More

Starbucks Hawaii: Rotten food from the garbage and warm leftover coffee

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 05:06

Starbucks is not the only one to blame when human decency in America is under attack. Pearlridge Mall on the island of Oahu is the second largest shopping mall in ... Read More

Boeing needs to show much more concern for safety and travelers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 16:56

Boeing's response to the recent tragedies is a case study of what not to do in crisis communications. A cardinal rule in crisis PR is to guide the narrative before ... Read More

UK hotel profits drop due to rising costs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 22:15

Despite a 3.4-percent year-over-year increase in RevPAR in January, profit per room at UK hotels dropped by 2.6 percent due to rising costs, according to the latest full-service hotels tracking ... Read More

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness breaks ground for Closed Harbour Beach Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2019 13:44

Construction of the highly anticipated Closed Harbour Beach Park in Montego Bay will begin following the official groundbreaking by Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness yesterday. The project, which ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino welcomes new General Manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 22:10

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriel Castrillon as general manager. A seasoned veteran of the Hyatt family, Castrillon brings more than ... Read More

eTN interview with Cuban Tourism Office Councilor: Major plans for island’s tourism revival

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2019 18:30

Launched in November 2018, Cuba's celebration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of San Cristobal de la Habana will end in November 2019. Its busy calendar includes art, culture, ... Read More

Farewell A380: Airbus announces the end of superjumbo production

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 17:25

European aerospace giant Airbus has announced Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021. The announcement came after Airbus' biggest customer, Emirates, reduced the number of orders for ... Read More

Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results, delivers on guidance

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 14, 2019 07:02

Strong 2018 performance, guidance delivered Revenues € 64 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion; Free Cash Flow Before M&A and Customer Financing € 2.9 billion EBIT (reported) € 5.0 billion; ... Read More

End of skiplagging? Lufthansa suing passenger for ditching last leg of flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 18:25

One of Europe’s major airlines and the largest one in Germany wants to recoup lost profits by taking a customer to Berlin-Mitte court, claiming the individual had no intention of ... Read More

Which brands rank high in travel loyalty?

editor editor- February 5, 2019 23:52

Consumer expectations increase annually on average by 25%. Which airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and credit card companies rank high on the loyalty scale? "Trust has become the connective tissue ... Read More

2018 second consecutive year of large gains for European hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 21:20

Hotels in Europe suffered a 2.7-percent year-on-year decline in profit per room in December, yet still, annual GOPPAR rose 9.2 percent, marking a second consecutive year of large gains, according ... Read More

In Amsterdam, tourism growth is not the enemy, bad management is

editor editor- February 1, 2019 04:59

As former Secretary General of the UNWTO, the specialized agency of the UN mandated with promoting healthy and sustainable tourism, I am watching with concern some of the emerging trends ... Read More

Bird species of the Seychelles celebrated in “Seychelles travel book – A Young Ornithologist’s Travel Journal”

editor editor- February 1, 2019 01:13

Aspiring ornithologist from Acquapendente, Francesco Barberini, aged 11 years old makes the headlines with his third book. The book came out on December 17, 2018 just a few months after ... Read More