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Seychelles Tourism Board attending ILTM Asia-Pacific Fair

editor editor- June 10, 2019 21:31

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) participated in the ILTM Asia – Pacific trade fair with a 4.5 sq. metres stand. The exhibition was held in Singapore from May 27, 2019 ... Read More

ILTM Asia Pacific 2019 confirmed as premier ‘one stop’ opportunity to meet region’s top decision making agents

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 15:45

With Asia Pacific continuing to dominate the world’s high net worth population, the second edition of ILTM Asia Pacific - which took place place in Singapore, 27 – 30 May ... Read More

Trump Hotels™ identifies luxury meetings trends

editor editor- June 4, 2019 01:27

Trump Hotels™, the luxury brand of five-star hotels and resorts known for its exceptionally designed properties in iconic locations, shares insights on luxury corporate and incentive meetings and details how ... 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

South African Ground Transportation Kwela Fleet takes active role in African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 20:39

One of South Africa largest and most established ground transportation operators, Kwela Fleet Management based in Pretoria, South Africa joined the African Tourism Board. Kwela Fleet was established in Pretoria ... Read More

Air Partner’s Travel division celebrates 20th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:49

The Travel division of Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is this month celebrating 20 years of organizing flights for groups travelling on scheduled airlines. During this time, ... Read More

Private jet bookings soar ahead of all-English European football finals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 15:06

UK private jet charter operator is reporting a surge in requests and bookings ahead of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals, more than doubling its average monthly activity ... Read More

China Air Transport Association: 737 MAX fiasco to cost Chinese airlines $579 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019 16:45

The China Air Transport Association (CATA) said it estimates losses at Chinese airlines caused by the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft will reach around 4 billion yuan ($579.32 million) ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 22:02

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers may continue to fly below ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for airport infrastructure

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:19

US Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. ... Read More

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- May 2, 2019 01:25

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced a series of significant changes for The Championships 2019 and beyond. In the buildup to the official start of the Championships ... Read More

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 19:04

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air crash, American Airlines shutting up whistleblowers, loose debris damaging the wiring at a Boeing 787 factory, economic loss claimed not to use simulator training for Boeing ... Read More

Philadelphia hotel room supply increases 10.9% in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 21:20

The East Coast city of Philadelphia is experiencing a hotel expansion, with numerous new hotels opening in the city and several properties under construction. By the end of 2019, the ... Read More

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association’s research shows membership’s rising impact

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 18:59

Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announce the results of independent research revealing the make-up of the organization’s growing membership and its projected financial and industry impact. The ... Read More

Shangri-La issues statement: Attack on the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo Table One Restaurant

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 20:11

An explosion took place in Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s Table One Restaurant on Easter Sunday during Easter Brunch at 9.05 am. As reported on eTurboNews on Sunday the veteran chef was ... Read More

Hua Hin historic sightseeing tram tour visits Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

editor editor- April 10, 2019 03:36

Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Tourism Authority of Thailand invites all locals and tourist to Hua Hin for a free sightseeing journey aboard a 30-seated electric tram through Hua Hin’s historic lanes ... Read More

WTTC Summit 2019 Seville: The Untold Story

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 04:25

The World Travel and Tourism Council just finished their annual summit 2019 in the Spanish City of Seville last Friday. A record number of delegates listened to presentations from fellow top ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive sits on Tourism Panel at the sixth Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:35

Seychelles was bestowed with high honours as the destination was represented at the Tourism Panel at the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress from March 27 to 29 2019, held in Dubai’s ... Read More

How fast things can get lost… and found again at Frankfurt Airport

editor editor- March 29, 2019 18:29

New online search function speeds up processes in the Lost & Found Office at Frankfurt Airport Fiddlesticks! The family has just settled into their seats in the plane and are ... Read More

EU and Airbus cite US for inaction that could cost billions

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:45

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has rejected every single United States argument whereas it has taken all EU legal points on board. In addition, the WTO highest court ... Read More

Five challenges confronting Meetings Industry in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 18:01

Tight meeting budgets, time pressures, organizational issues, a lack of creativity from hotels, increasingly complex and costly mandates in catering, a need for more dynamic and enriching experiences and resistance ... Read More

Exhibiting at IMEX? Scam warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 19:15

IMEX is one of the most established trade show for the Meetings and Incentive industry. Started by Ray Bloom IMEX is known as the prime MICE trade show every year ... Read More

What’s trending in the cruise industry?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 19:40

CruiseTrends report for the month of March 2019 was released today. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel for March 2019. Most Popular Cruise Lines ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts and TUI: A safety concern for German travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 22:09

RIU Hotels & Resorts just bought 10 million Euros in the form of 1.1 million shares in TUI AG, holding now a stake of 3.56%. TUI Group is headquartered in ... Read More

FAA restricts drone operations over DOJ and DOD facilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 17:03

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § ... Read More

CruiseTrends report: What’s trending in cruise industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 17:15

CruiseTrends report for the month of February 2019 was released today. The report details a picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel for February 2019. The CruiseTrends report for ... Read More

Oneworld unveils major benefits for customers and airlines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 17:30

The CEOs of oneworld member airlines today met in London to unveil a radical transformation of the global alliance as it marks the 20th anniversary of its launch. The moves ... Read More

Top meeting trends for 2019 revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 20:26

The speed of life and business is laser fast today, communication devices intrude constantly, and lifestyles have adjusted accordingly. This includes when in meeting environments. But we’ve also learned that ... 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

Russia: Visa-free entry for foreign visitors with ‘Fan IDs’ ends December 31

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 22:50

The Russian Interior Ministry announced that a visa-free entry to Russia for the foreign visitors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches ends on December 31, 2018. "In accordance with ... Read More

Indonesian Authorities warned after Tsunami killed hundreds: Stay off the beaches!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2018 09:10

In Indonesia, The Sunda Strait tsunami killed at least 281 people and injured more than 1,016 others.  The volcano Anak Krakatau, which lies roughly halfway between Java and Sumatra, has ... Read More

Thailand Tourism Safety Image in question?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 10:53

A conflict between FIFA, Australia, and Bahrain on a human rights and an asylum case for involving a pro football star Hakeem AlAraibi wanted by his home country Bahrain may ... Read More

Associated Luxury Hotels International expands global convention portfolio

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 09:05

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), which serves as the global sales force for more than 250 luxury independent hotels, has increased its domestic and international footprint with the addition of ... Read More

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