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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

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

Seychelles trade partners up-to-date with new European regulations

editor editor- June 11, 2019 22:50

Mr. Julian Grupp, CEO of Seyvillas, facilitated the workshop, which aim at keeping the tourism professional abreast of the new practices on the European markets and was held on Tuesday ... Read More

“We are disappointed”: MSC Cruises cancels Cuba from MSC Armonia itinerary

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:19

MSC Cruises has updated the routes in relation to the changes imposed by Mr Trump administration in the US-Cuba regulations which prevent all cruise ships from traveling from the United ... Read More

Canada’s Wabusk Air banned from providing commercial air services

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 15:50

Transport Canada cancelled Wabusk Air’s Air Operator Certificate, which prohibits the company from providing commercial air services. Transport Canada took this serious safety action because of Wabusk Air’s demonstrated inability ... Read More

IATA Resolution calls for Implementation of Global Carbon Offsetting Scheme

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 7, 2019 05:25

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and ... Read More

Smart City Policy Group hosts first short-term rental regulations summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 02:15

Smart City Policy Group will host a first-of-its-kind short-term rental regulations conference - Smart City Policy Summit - on August 16, in Austin, Texas. The summit will feature attendees from ... Read More

Chinese travelers ‘harassed’: Beijing issues US travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:26

China has issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the US, citing reports that trade war tensions have seen Washington using its powers to “harass” Chinese travelers. The ... Read More

Transplant Tourism equals murder in some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 22:12

When the alternative is get an organ or die, it's human nature that people become desperate and become a transplant tourist, regardless of the desired outcome is legal, questionable or ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 07:06

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ... Read More

IATA sets trends for Global Aviation on Environment, Slots, Baggage Tracking, One ID and Disabled Passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 03:55

IATA's 75th Annual General Meeting in Seoul, South Korea passed five important resolutions setting the trend in the global aviation industry The International Air Transport Association (IATA) at their annual ... Read More

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 17:15

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx, ... Read More

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

editor editor- May 30, 2019 22:05

ECPAT-USA, the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation is pleased to once again honor ... Read More

Russia’s Prosecutor General: “Poor state of Russia’s aviation caused Superjet disaster”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 22:25

The recent catastrophic crash-landing of a Sukhoi Superjet-100 at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport was a result of the poor state of Russia’s aviation industry, with pilots lacking qualification and outdated safety ... Read More

Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:53

“Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy.” That is the latest evaluation after a research company analysed over 17 million flight booking transactions a day. But what is behind this assessment? ... Read More

Mexican Caribbean revolutionizes tourism through sustainable initiatives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 18:55

Boasting turquoise waters, lush wild jungle and historic Mayan architecture, the Mexican Caribbean has implemented revolutionary sustainable practices to maintain those natural riches, now reflected in the third annual Sustainable ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 18:33

Is Nepal a safe destination to travel after 11 people died climbing Mount Everest this season? The answer should be a certain yes. Nepal is so much more than climbing ... Read More

Canadian air travelers to benefit from new Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 19:45

Air travel is essential to Canada's economic growth and prosperity. Canadians, tourists and businesses all benefit from a safe, efficient and more transparent air industry. Buying tickets for air travel ... Read More

European Commission assesses Hyperloop regulatory needs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 01:15

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced today the presentation of the first finalized generic guideline for design, operation, and certification for Hyperloop systems to the Director of Land Transport at DG Move, ... Read More

Uber and Lyft say no to local authority

editor editor- May 20, 2019 20:49

When local transportation in US cities becomes congested, noisy, or has safety concerns, they are able to manage their roads and the vehicles using them, whether they be vehicles being ... 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

Do I need a VPN on my phone when traveling abroad?

editor editor- May 14, 2019 20:10

The internet has quickly become an essential component of human civilization, and it is more of a necessity now. The global users of the internet are estimated to be at ... Read More

Stuttgart Airport promotes electric aircraft and electricity-based fuels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 23:15

At Stuttgart Airport, new charges for take-off and landing come into effect July 1st, 2019. The new regulations actively encourage the expansion of the route network and the use of ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok to reaffirm status as Thailand’s leading MICE venue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 08:08

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is anticipating one of the strongest years to date for Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok, its flagship hotel and ... Read More

New Visitor Experience: 90-minute Frankfurt airport tour

editor editor- May 3, 2019 00:08

The future Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport is one of the largest privately funded construction projects under way in Europe. Currently, the site comprises a huge excavated hole where the ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: State human trafficking laws for the lodging industry

editor editor- May 1, 2019 21:04

To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA, with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), today issued ... Read More

Airbnb v. Hotels: Competing and benefiting in the sharing economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 15:13

Researchers from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University published new research which sheds new light on the impact Airbnb and similar “sharing economy” companies are having on ... Read More

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:40

Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban on all forms of face coverings. The measure is aimed at ... Read More

What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 15:45

On Wednesday, April 17, the Trump administration announced that it would be issuing new rules about non-family travel to Cuba. For those who have already planned such a trip - ... Read More

Japan’s first domestic passenger plane since 1960s to challenge Boeing and Airbus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 00:20

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, an aviation unit of Japanese industrial giant, is planning to start deliveries of Japan's first domestically-produced passenger plane since the 1960s as soon as next year. The ... Read More

The future of flight: UN aviation agency looking for new designs and concepts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 15:55

The United Nations (UN) International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has launched the Aviation Innovation Competitions and is looking for ideas, concepts, and prototypes from the next generation of aviation innovators. ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 16:30

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ban hidden cameras in Airbnbs and other short-term rentals, and ... Read More

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

editor editor- April 15, 2019 21:15

A report released on behalf of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) calls on state and local government leaders to reject Airbnb’s future pursuit of voluntary collection agreements (VCAs) and ... Read More

FAA issues emergency order: US Civil aviation for Libya

editor editor- April 6, 2019 19:48

The FAA is concerned about increased tensions associated with the current conflict for control of the capital, Tripoli. Libya National Army (LNA) forces have begun operations aimed at seizing control ... Read More

Easter School Holidays ring in busy travel season at Frankfurt Airport

editor editor- April 5, 2019 18:51

With the Easter holidays around the corner, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is preparing for this year’s first travel peak. Germany’s largest aviation hub expects to welcome up to 215,000 passengers daily ... Read More