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China – Tajikistan Tourism: Presidents agreed to improve cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2019 02:59

Tourism was on the agenda, when Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks Saturday, agreeing to further deepen the two countries' comprehensive strategic partnership for common ... Read More

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

ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 02:20

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, have officially launched new ... Read More

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

‘Super Power’ artwork on display at Heathrow Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:14

A canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas has appeared at Heathrow as part of an initiative to raise awareness of neuro-developmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia ... 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

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:53

Louisville's Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the Fairness Campaign all came together ... 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

United Airlines names new Senior Vice President of United Express

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 15:38

United Airlines today named Sarah Murphy senior vice president of United Express, where she will oversee the carrier's extensive regional network, product, customer service, operations and strategy. Murphy most recently ... Read More

Timbers Resorts appoints Sean McLaughlin chief financial officer

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:24

Timbers Resorts, the leading developer and operator of luxury boutique properties around the globe, announces today the appointment of esteemed finance and strategy professional, Sean McLaughlin, as the company's new ... Read More

Travel to Cuba becoming more difficult: Center for Responsible Travel responds

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 23:00

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, eliminating the people-to-people travel category that allowed organized group ... 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

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

China warns students planning to study in US to ‘strengthen risk assessment’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 23:45

The government of China warned its citizens on Monday of the risk in planning to study abroad at an American university, advising them to prepare for additional challenges in applying ... 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

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

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:01

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and beyond were hitting the streets for South Korea's Gay Pride ... Read More

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 16:15

India has lifted all the restrictions that were imposed on air traffic back in February over the surge in hostilities with Pakistan. The move is apparently a signal to Islamabad ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Crestline Hotels & Resorts names new Executive Vice President, CFO & CIO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:35

James Carroll, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC, announces the appointment of Edward Hoganson as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Investment Officer for the ... Read More

Swoop: Cabin crew have right to choose their representation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 23:50

Swoop, a Canadian ultra low-cost airline owned by WestJet, today issued the following statement from President Steven Greenway regarding the application for certification by the Canadian Union of Public Employees ... Read More

Turkish Airlines wants to increase tourism to Palestine

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 09:48

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly encouraged Muslims to visit Jerusalem, particularly in light of the US moving its embassy to the city. Turkish Airlines Vice-President for Sales Muhammed ... Read More

WestJet expands European network with Barcelona flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019 15:36

WestJet opened greater access to both Europe and Canada with its inaugural flight between Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). The airline's new route is its first ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:10

Vietnam Airlines should work to ensure safe and competitive services while operating flights to Russia. "Traveling between Vietnam and Russia is now more important than ever before when they are ... Read More

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 21, 2019 21:45

This is the title of the study day that was held at the Vatican Museums at the end of the restoration of the famous tapestry preserved today in the Pinacoteca ... Read More

Anita Mendiratta recognized by IIPT on United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:13

Today, the 16th of May, is recognized globally as United Nations’ International Day of Living Together in Peace. It’s a day for “mobilizing those in the international community to promote ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. However, there is a dark ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens trade relations in Pune, Bangalore and Chandigarh through workshops

editor editor- May 16, 2019 19:58

Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) successfully conducted a series of workshops in 3 major cities in India between February and May, to provide training for potential travel trade partners and equip ... Read More

Funds from the sale of Thomas Cook airlines have potential to provide capital for new destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:01

Following the release of Thomas Cook Group Half Year Results 2019, Johanna-Bonhill Smith, Associate Analyst for Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, offers her view: “A whopping loss of £1.4bn for ... Read More

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:35

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive in the development and execution of its multi-year advocacy strategy. A ... Read More

Which island nation consumes the most champagne in Africa?

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 15, 2019 22:15

Drinking champagne is a must in several events organised by tourism establishments in Seychelles. The festive mood that the sea and sand brings also makes people in Seychelles - mostly ... Read More

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala $60 M Flyover project

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 15, 2019 06:45

Preliminary works on the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading project (KFCRUP), has commenced. According to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the project contractor, Shimizu-Konoike JV started work early ... 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

FCM Travel Solutions accelerates global NDC technology drive with Amadeus and Sabre

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- May 14, 2019 10:17

The drive-by FCM Travel Solutions to lead the integration of a long-term digital NDC booking solution globally in the corporate sector has moved up a gear with technology partners Amadeus and ... Read More

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 23:56

WestJet Airlines Ltd. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement that provides for its acquisition in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Onex Corporation and ... Read More