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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

Uber is bringing flying taxis to Melbourne next year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 17:30

Uber announced plans to launch trials of its flying cars next year in Melbourne, Australia. The city is the third flagged by Uber for the new taxi service, while it ... 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

Want a head or foot massage? Take an Indian train

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 17:30

Indian Railways have added a refreshing new perk for some travelers tired from long journeys: head and foot massages. Not everyone is thrilled at the prospect, though, with critics weighing ... Read More

Wines and sunsets: New train excursion in Colorado

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 21:40

 Travelers visiting the Alamosa area have a new option for a Friday or Saturday night activity: wine, food, history, scenery, service, and a chance to learn something new. The latest ... Read More

33rd Hong Kong International Tourism Expo draws nearly 700 exhibitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 19:35

Hong Kong will host the 33rd Hong Kong International Tourism Expo (ITE) from June 13 to 16. The major travel industry trade event will attracting around 680 exhibitors from 56 ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 22:06

 HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility at the Ottawa station Launch of New Fleet Replacement program with Siemens Canada Appointment of three VIA Rail board members ... Read More

Canada explores new ways to reduce transportation pollution

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 15:40

Clean growth is essential for Canada's transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. The Government of Canada is ... Read More

Bold action by London Heathrow to reduce vehicle emissions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 06:01

London Heathrow has announced it is getting ready to introduce a set of tough new measures to protect local air quality, reduce congestion and tackle emissions, as the airport continues ... Read More

Chinese CRRC exports Railway Vehicles for over 12 billion US Dollars

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 07:31

For decades, Chinese rail giant CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has been working on the way to go global. With CRRC products already used in over 20 countries and regions, and ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:37

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) with members in 9 African Countries joined the African Tourism Board today. PMAESA is a non-profit intergovernmental body based in ... Read More

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 21:13

Heathrow announced today the appointment of Val Shawcross as Chair of the Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF), an independent group established to help improve accessibility and public transport around the ... Read More

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

editor editor- May 14, 2019 22:41

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. Within the top 10 airports in major US cities, each airport ... Read More

The year of the airports: Travel to the hubs of the future

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 14, 2019 03:02

The year 2019 will be remembered as the year of the inaugurations of large and small strategic airports to satisfy an air demand that by 2035 will touch - according ... Read More

Emergency statement for tourists in Peru from PROMPERU

editor editor- May 11, 2019 01:47

In response to the farming strike announced for May 13, 2019 in Cusco, PROMPERU has issued the following information: On May 13, the services for the Trans-Andean - the railroad ... Read More

2019 Mekong Tourism Forum innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient town

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 16:10

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, this year's edition ... Read More

France remains world’s top tourist destination despite ‘Yellow Vests’ nuisance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 17:52

According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, marking an increase of nine ... Read More

Pride Group of Hotels unveils Pride Resort and Convention Centre Rajkot

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 14:50

The Pride Group of Hotels, which manages 14 Hotels and Resorts across India announced the inclusion of “Pride Resort and Convention Centre Rajkot” as the 15th property under the Pride ... Read More

Amtrak puts up $90 million into train tourism

editor editor- April 8, 2019 20:55

“By investing in the modernization of Baltimore Penn Station, Amtrak seeks to transform central Baltimore into a premier regional transportation hub that will provide new amenities and transit connections,” said ... Read More

Fraport and Deutsche Bahn to Test Artificial Intelligence at Frankfurt Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 08:56

The robotic head smiles at the passenger and greets them: “My name is FRAnny. How can I help you?” FRAnny is an expert on Frankfurt Airport, and is able to ... Read More

Travel Oregon’s “Only Slightly Exaggerated” campaign

editor editor- April 6, 2019 02:47

Inspired by the viral success of the "Only Slightly Exaggerated" campaign last spring, Travel Oregon is launching part two of the animated campaign that gives viewers a creative glimpse of ... Read More

Tourist dies taking selfie at Grand Canyon

editor editor- April 1, 2019 21:56

In a tragic accident, a tourist from Hong Kong went over the edge at the Grand Canyon in Arionza as he was trying to take a selfie. He died after ... Read More

Munich Airport reports 2018 net profit of 150 million euros

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 16:01

Munich Airport reported a successful 2018 operating year at its annual press conference in Munich today: The 3.8 percent increase in traffic to a total of 46.3 million passengers flying ... 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

Short Haul, Easy Travel & Lifetime Experiences is Nepals message to Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 05:34

Nepal successfully participated in the latest edition of the MATTA Fair held at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur from March 15-17, 2019. The fair was led by ... Read More

Bombardier appoints new Senior VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 00:27

Bombardier today announced the appointment of Steeve Robitaille as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bombardier Inc., effective May 1, 2019. Mr. Robitaille will succeed Daniel Desjardins who ... Read More

China invests €15 billion in world’s longest undersea rail tunnel between Finland and Estonia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 17:15

An ambitious train rail link, designed to connect the Finnish and Estonian capitals through the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, has attracted €15 billion ($17 billion) from China-owned Touchstone ... Read More

Tourism industry needs strategic plan to protect climate, reduce CO2 emissions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 23:20

Tourism accounts for ten percent of the global gross national product and is responsible for eight per cent of all CO2 emissions worldwide. “One could say that this is a ... Read More

Italian government to decide Turin-Lyon high-speed rail’s fate ‘by Friday’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 19:28

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said the government expected to take a decision by Friday over an Italy-France high-speed rail link causing tensions within the populist coalition. “The decision ... Read More

Connecting Africa: Rovos Rail set to introduce its first, East to West journey in Africa.

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 5, 2019 11:18

Come July this year, Rovos Rail is set to connect Africa from the Indian Ocean on the East to Atlantic Ocean in the West through its half-a month epic journey ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

editor editor- March 2, 2019 02:11

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today unveiled a US$2.83 billion operating budget, - 8.6 percent higher than last year, which is the equivalent of an additional $223 million. The proposed tax ... Read More

Improving safety for India rail

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 27, 2019 21:04

Indian Railways is taking steps to improve safety standards and services as it is also moving forward with providing faster trains. This was stated in Delhi on February 26 by ... Read More

Inferno: 25 people killed, 50 injured in Cairo’s Ramses Train Station blaze

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 18:36

According to Egyptian media, at least 25 people were killed and 50 injured after a train crash ignited a massive blaze at Cairo's main train station. The train hit a ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) rebrands

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:26

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the leading business to business event for the golf travel community, has re-launched in its 22nd year with a refreshed brand image and website, together ... Read More

Train station on fire Cairo: Blow to tourism in deadly fire

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 27, 2019 10:54

A majr fire at a train station killed more than 28 people and more than 50 injured in a Cairo train fire, according to a source in Egypt's Health Ministry. The state TV reported ... Read More

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