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Minister: Whole Russia can be tax-free for foreign visitors by end of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:00

Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov today said that the tax-free system can be extended to all Russian regions by 2019 year-end. "As far as decisions already taken ... Read More

Taichung Shopping Festival opens doors in Taiwan and offers grand prizes

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:22

The city of Taichung is launching its first carnival - 2019 Taichung Shopping Festival - from July 10 to August 18, offering visitors discounts, free service and generous awards. Tourists are ... Read More

2019 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Development Conference to focus on climate risk, other pressing issues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 16:42

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), in partnership with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA), will be providing a platform for the region to address some of the ... Read More

Chinese tourism to US plummets as Trump’s trade war rages on

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 01:01

Number of tourists from China to the United States dropped for the first time in 15 years, despite that the total outbound trips of Chinese tourists rose significantly. Data released ... Read More

Hard Rock International honors legendary Freddie Mercury

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 00:40

Hard Rock International announced a continuation of its partnership with The Mercury Phoenix Trust, a UK charity created in memory of Freddie Mercury by Queen band members Brian May and ... 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

No iPhone, no KFC, no Disneyland: Chinese firm bans workers from buying US goods, travel to USA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:30

As the US-China trade dispute gets uglier by the day some Chinese corporations seem intent to respond to Washington pressure by fair means or foul. The Jinggang Motor Vehicle Inspection ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019 20:04

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane looking a total wreck because of the anxiety of getting ... Read More

WISeKey, WISeCoin AG and SUNx – Strong Universal Network – sign partnership

editor editor- May 3, 2019 00:41

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey “) (SIX: WIHN), a leading global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT company, WISeCoin AG and the SUNx - Strong Universal Network, announced today a partnership to jointly develop a special ... Read More

Wharf Hotels announces new executive appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 16:03

Wharf Hotels has appointed Roger Shing as Group Director Purchasing, strengthening its purchasing power with Roger as a respected new member of its robust Finance division. Spearheading the group’s procurement ... Read More

Delta Air Lines offsets most carbon emissions for over 300K customers on Earth Day

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 15:10

In celebration of Earth Day today, Delta is offsetting the emissions of all domestic leisure and business travel into and out of New York, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham and ... Read More

Ailing Avianca’s plan to sell airport slots might be rejected

editor editor- April 8, 2019 21:12

Avianca is the fourth largest airline in Brazil, and it has been in judicial recovery since December of last year with debts of approximately R$500 million. A new plan approved ... Read More

The Internet knows you are planning a vacation and will charge you more

editor editor- April 5, 2019 01:05

People are starting to plan their summer vacation, and for many, the planning process itself is the beginning of a well-deserved rest. However, it does cause frustration when after a ... Read More

Centara Privilege Club: Centara launches all-new exclusive lifestyle benefits program

editor editor- April 4, 2019 20:59

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator and one of the region’s most innovative hospitality brands, is launching “Centara Privilege Club”, a brand new benefits program that offers exclusive ... Read More

Air freight demand still spiraling down

editor editor- April 3, 2019 22:51

For the fourth consecutive month, global air freight performance has reported a negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) ... Read More

Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

editor editor- March 22, 2019 21:32

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is focusing on three key sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s recently announced 2019 Sustainability Plan: eliminating single-use plastic products; reducing ... Read More

Tourism Linkages Speed Networking event yields over $630 million in contracts for local entrepreneurs

editor editor- March 21, 2019 22:12

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday revealed that his Ministry’s Tourism Linkages Speed Networking event has resulted in local Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) negotiating contracts valued at ... Read More

Pierre Dominique Prümm joins Fraport Executive Board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:30

In its meeting today (Thursday, March 14), Fraport AG’s supervisory board appointed Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm to the company’s executive board, effective July 2019. Prümm will take over board responsibility ... Read More

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 00:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the ... Read More

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open at Disneyland Resort and at Walt Disney World Resort

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 00:10

In anticipation of high guest interest, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products announced today it will open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge ahead of schedule at Disneyland Park in California on May ... Read More

Travelport Digital and BCD Travel extend long-standing partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 19:08

Travelport announced today that it has renewed its long-standing partnership with BCD Travel. With this new agreement, Travelport Digital will continue to collaborate on BCD Travel’s digital traveler engagement solution, ... Read More

First Brexit airline casualty: flybmi left all passengers stranded

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2019 05:27

Airlines need to plan the exit from the EU in Britain, but with the current impossible and unpredictable situation for airlines to plan ahead, the first casualty is in flybmi. ... Read More

China Southern Airlines and Emirates sign codeshare agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 17:10

Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines and UAE's Emirates airline have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress on a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new ... Read More

A Record £3.4 Billion in Travel Industry Deals at WTM London

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 5, 2019 09:04

WTM London 2018, the event where ideas arrive, will generate a record £3.4 billion in travel and tourism industry deals, surpassing the figure of £3.1 billion from WTM London 2017. ... Read More

Finnish travelers support renewable jet fuel

editor editor- February 5, 2019 02:05

A recent public debate of flight-related emissions has had an effect on Finnish consumers. Of all respondents, 50 percent said that they are aware of emissions resulting from air travel, ... Read More

Hotels preparing for Chinese New Year travel rush

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 15:53

Chinese New Year, commonly known as Lunar New Year, is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually ... Read More

Unique hotels lead to successful guest experiences

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 26, 2019 20:03

The contemporary traveler sees a hotel more than just a place to sleep and take a shower. The hotel has become part of the travel experience and sometimes an important ... Read More

Did Sri Lankan turtle whisperer receive a message days before the tsunami?

editor editor- January 13, 2019 01:29

“I saw the sea rushing in, sweeping away houses, animals and people and causing destruction,” said the turtle whisperer on the tsunami. Read More

ECPAT-USA expanding anti-human trafficking training to new areas of travel industry

editor editor- January 9, 2019 22:36

New anti-human trafficking training is designed for travel management professionals, corporate travel managers, and those in the meeting and events industry. Read More

Hôtel Martinez: Art Deco combined with sustainable luxury

editor editor- January 9, 2019 20:35

Green Globe recently recertified the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes in acknowledgement of its ongoing commitment to sustainable management and operations. Read More

IATA Pay: Latest trend in paying for airline tickets?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2019 09:12

IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for consumers when purchasing a ticket directly from an airline website. It is made possible by the European ... Read More

Asia thumps New York fashion

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 22, 2018 21:04

According to the Business of Fashion Report (McKinsey & Company 2017), “The West will no longer be the global stronghold for fashion sales.” Read More

Young, self-made and female: Chinese women spearheading global luxury spending

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2018 19:10

Modern wealth in Asia appears to be increasingly young, self-created and… female, according to a Julius Baer report. The bank says that women, especially from China, account for the lion’s ... Read More

Travel stylishly: Jewelry for the executive on the move

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 15, 2018 20:04

Recognizing and acknowledging a new reality, jewelry designers are incorporating the active lifestyle of travel into their jewelry. Read More