Tag: public relations

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

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

Benchmark names new Director of Sales & Marketing, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 18:32

Benchmark has named Donna Esparza director of sales & marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Lake Arrowhead, California. Geoff Young, Benchmark’s ... Read More

Brussels Airlines moved their Moscow route to a different airport

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 18:13

Sunday, 2nd June marked the launch of direct flights from Brussels to Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport via Brussels Airlines. Brussels Airlines said in a statement it was moving its Moscow route ... Read More

Palo Alto Garden Court Hotel announces new Director of Sales and Marketing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 20:05

The Garden Court Hotel in downtown Palo Alto introduces Connie Villeta, an established sales and management professional, as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Villeta, a 15 year veteran ... Read More

Hotel Gwadar clearance operation completed: All terrorists killed

editor editor- May 13, 2019 22:36

Pakistan Security Forces have completed the clearance operation at the luxury Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel Gwadar. All three terrorists have been killed. The terrorists’ bodies are being held for identification, ... Read More

Former minister, two directors of tourism among recipients of CTO allied members awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 00:10

Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) allied membership at the Travel Industry Awards Dinner ... 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

ATM: Machine learning and AI will revolutionize the way GCC tourism firms do business

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 16:17

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the GCC’s hospitality and travel sectors, but regional operators must strike the right balance between high-tech ... Read More

Pittsburgh Tourism launches national marketing campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 22:26

VisitPITTSBURGH introduced a new national marketing campaign, Pull Up A Chair, You Are Welcomed Here, that promotes Pittsburgh as a welcoming city. The campaign rolls out nationally today and with ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO declares Africa one tourist destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 05:16

The newly appointed CEO for the African Tourism Board, Ms. Doris Woerfel from Pretoria, South Africa, issued her initial welcome message to ATB members today. She shared her vision for ... Read More

New sales leader at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC & Kimpton George Hotel

editor editor- April 19, 2019 01:50

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC and Kimpton George Hotel announced the hire of Katherine Saad-Loman as director of sales and marketing for both boutique hotels in Washington, DC. Saad-Loman brings ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

editor editor- April 11, 2019 20:32

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of communications and public relations. She begins work at HTA on ... Read More

Castle Resorts & Hotels names Jon Rasmussen new VP of Marketing

editor editor- April 2, 2019 22:30

Castle Resorts & Hotels has named Jon Rasmussen as vice president of marketing, where he will be responsible for spearheading the development and implementation of all marketing initiatives for one ... Read More

Ghana Tourism over Mining? Should Atewa Forest Reserve be a National Park?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 31, 2019 06:52

In Ghana, a Rocha Ghana and Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape (CCLA), both non-governmental organizations (NGOs), have urged the government to designate the Atewa Forest Reserve as a national park, ... Read More

Agoda appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

editor editor- March 29, 2019 02:17

  Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing digital travel companies, today announced the appointment of Ittai Chorev as its Chief Marketing Officer. Chorev, previously Vice President of Marketing at ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines stops attempt to confuse Boeing Max 8 investigation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2019 09:17

Are larger powers or Boeing behind a report published by the Washington Post based on something that happened in 2015 before the Boeing MAX 8 was in use, and now ... Read More

St. Kitts & Nevis records double-digit growth for first two months of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 19:01

Demand for St. Kitts & Nevis as a premier destination for travelers continues to rise, with air arrivals for the first two months of this year posting a year-to-date increase ... Read More

The Bahamas is enjoying historic visitor numbers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 16:48

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has heralded the highest number of international arrivals ever, resulting in record hotel occupancy levels. The Bahamas won numerous tourism industry awards and ... 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

St. Petersburg’s Expoforum to increase focus on international markets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 17:02

Expoforum, the newly built congress and exhibition center located in Russia’s historic imperial capital city St. Petersburg, is taking steps to increase its profile as a leading venue and destination ... Read More

Speed Dating Tourism Style @ Javits

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- March 9, 2019 20:04

Picture it – hundreds of small tables staffed by representatives of destinations, hotels, attractions – from Australia to Rwanda and from Indianapolis to Florida, talking for only 15 minutes with ... Read More

CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 5, 2019 20:58

Pilar Laguana, an international tourism veteran, is now in charge of the Guam Visitors Bureau. She thinks out of the box, she has a global mindset, and she is a ... Read More

CTO provides more opportunities for Caribbean nationals pursuing careers in tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 15:23

In an effort to provide more opportunities for Caribbean nationals pursuing higher education and careers in the tourism industry, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation has enhanced and expanded ... Read More

Seychelles tourism icon meets Mayotte President

editor editor- February 21, 2019 23:46

In the presence of the French Ambassador in Seychelles, H.E. Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, Alain St.Ange, Seychelles tourism icon, was introduced to H.E. Ibrahim Ramadani Soibahadine. Mayotte Island forms part of the ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 05:49

Maldives investigators found $1 million in former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives. Abdulla Yameen Abdul ... Read More

Sri Lanka’s Galle Face Hotel announces key executive appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 16:15

The Galle Face Hotel, opened in 1864 and one of the oldest hotels east of Suez, is gearing up for a strong future with the announcement of key appointments. “This ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda announces new Chairperson of the Tourism Authority Board of Directors and US Director of Tourism

editor editor- January 30, 2019 23:47

The Honorable Minister of Tourism and Investment Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Lorraine Headley-Raeburn as Chairperson of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) Board of ... Read More

Dubai Tourism drops PRO card fee for hotels, tour companies and event organizers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 16:22

Dubai Tourism has waived a mandatory requirement for hotel establishments, tourism companies and event organizers to obtain a Public Relations Officer (PRO) card prior to conducting industry transactions such as ... Read More

Dubai eliminates fee to promote tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 15:59

The PRO card was a mandatory requirement for conducting travel industry transactions in Dubai such as requests for permits and approvals for a range of tourism and travel-related activities and services. ... Read More

“Tour operator” fleeces US tourists of $20K, arrested by Uganda’s Tourism Police

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019 17:20

Tourism Police on the morning of Friday, January 25, arrested a quack tour operator who had fleeced a family of American tourists that had paid for a 15-day safari in ... Read More

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel names new Director of Sales & Marketing

editor editor- January 22, 2019 22:57

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel announced the appointment of Joyce Wong as Director of Sales & Marketing. Bringing Read More

World’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve announces new executive team

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 22:05

Phulay Bay, the world’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property, located in Krabi, Thailand, is pleased to announce its new executive team, Ruby Garcia as General Manager and Nathan Chilcott as Executive ... Read More

Mauritius Tourism appoints Saudi representative

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 14, 2019 22:46

Mauritius Tourism has appointed a tourism representative for the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) in Saudi Arabia. Read More

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 05:36

This past month marked the end of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter’s directorship for 2017 – 2018. For the past four years (two-year consecutive terms), Pilar Laguaña ... Read More