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Airbus to participate in the Critical Communications World exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 22:45

Airbus will be showcasing its next-generation communication developments for mission and business critical use at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2019, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 18 to 20 ... Read More

AFRAA and IATA share common aviation vision

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 12, 2019 00:04

AFRAA and IATA share a common vision – the development of a safe, secure and sustainable aviation industry in Africa that facilitates business, trade, and tourism and contributes positively to ... Read More

Airbus partners with United Airlines to manage aircraft data

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 15:41

United Airlines has become the latest US airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage Skywise to ... Read More

Airbus will mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 18:11

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and ... Read More

Virginia Tourism toasts 50 Years of Love

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 01:25

The Virginia Tourism Corporation today marked the 50th anniversary of their brand Virginia is For Lovers® during a press conference at U.S Travel’s IPW 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Window or aisle? Where most people prefer to sit on a plane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 18:35

When it comes to where you sit on a plane, location matters. So, which is it? Window seat, aisle seat or even the middle seat? Thomas Cook Airlines decided to ... Read More

American Airlines adds second weekly service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 00:35

American Airlines (AA) will be adding a second weekly service from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Argyle International Airport (SVD). This was confirmed by AA Manager for the ... Read More

Kid-Friendly taxi app offer rides for Orlando visitors to theme parks, Disney, Kennedy Space Center and more

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 21:11

Parents who fear traveling with car seats when calling a taxi from Orlando International Airport now have a new option with the Kidmoto app, a startup car transportation service that ... Read More

Sustainability Report published by Qatar Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:01

Qatar Airways Group today published its Sustainability Report 18 (covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018), detailing its development and progress in this crucial area. The report ... Read More

Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop

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

Occupancy levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa surged to 78.2 percent in April, but it was not enough to prevent profit levels falling for an eighth ... Read More

Scoot gets first-of-its-kind permit to operate ebikes in Santiago, Chile

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 22:38

Scoot, the original shared electric vehicle company, is launching their new shared ebike in the Las Condes district of Santiago, Chile. At a joint press event this weekend, Mayor Joaquin ... 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

Airbnb now available in Arabic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 16:45

Airbnb announced that its global accommodation and experiences platform will be available in Arabic to enable its growing community across the Middle East and North Africa region to access an ... Read More

Fly-in Lodge set to take helicopter skiing to a new level In Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 09:04

Northern Escape, Canada's leading heli-skiing operator is launching a new, luxurious remote lodge for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. The new Northern Escape Lodge is strategically situated on a pristine 50-acre ... 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

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Good-bye for now to Saint Lucia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 20:31

Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow just finished his first fact-finding assignment on the Island of Saint Lucia. He says: "Today we bring our Saint Lucia journey to an end.  It ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019 01:22

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership to help promote and empower Thai hospitality entrepreneurs — starting ... Read More

Thomas Cook India and Mastercard partner for ‘Priceless Cities’ experience

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 01:43

Tapping into the evolving aspiration of Indian travelers, Mastercard and Thomas Cook India today announced their partnership to bring, for the first time, Mastercard’s global ‘Priceless Cities’ program for outbound ... Read More

5 Money-Saving Tips While Traveling

editor editor- May 16, 2019 19:45

Now that you’ve done your research on your next destination for your trip, it is time to gear up and travel. While you are traveling, hotel booking charges and food ... Read More

Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 07:05

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the signing of a MOU to ... 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

New Artisan Village part of Tourism Inclusive Growth Strategy

editor editor- May 10, 2019 21:15

Jamaia Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the artisan village being constructed at Hampden Wharf in Trelawny forms part of the overall inclusive growth strategy to increase earnings among ... Read More

Mauritius Minister of Tourism on the China Challenge

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 9, 2019 01:13

Anil Gayan, Minister of Tourism on Wednesday, delivered this speech on what he called the “China challenge.” It was during a brainstorming session held last month held at Hennessy Park ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

Côte d’Ivoire seeks African Development Bank’s support for $5.8 billion tourism plan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 20:15

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development ... Read More

Sietse Nabben named General Manager at Hotel Hendricks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 19:32

With over twenty years in the hospitality industry, Sietse Nabben brings his unique experiences and accomplishments to Midtown’s newest hotspot, Hotel Hendricks. As a native of the Netherlands, Nabben spent ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 22:19

African Tourism Board Safety and Security expert Dr. Peter Tarlow reminded all ATB members, security incidents around the world once again underline the need for African nations to promote and provide ... Read More

First and Foremost to launch real-time link between ME hotels and tour operators at ATM

editor editor- April 23, 2019 21:20

Dubai-based hospitality and travel group company First and Foremost Travel Connections, is launching a dynamic B2B hotel booking system at Arabian Travel Market 2019, having recently signed a partnership agreement ... Read More

SBC Travel Group announces new Chief Digital Officer

editor editor- April 18, 2019 21:51

SBC Travel Group, a technology company, has officially appointed Chief Digital Officer Anthoney Jayasekera. He steps into this role with more than 18 years of experience within the hospitality sector, ... Read More

India’s Jet Airways halts all international and domestic operations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 15:05

One of India's major airlines, Jet Airways, has announced it is temporarily halting flight operations on Wednesday after the carrier failed to secure the “critical interim funding” necessary for the ... Read More

The next big thing in global tourism

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:24

Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the ... Read More

Qatar Airways: Investment in Air Italy fully compliant with US-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:45

Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing as a matter of urgency. Qatar Airways holds a 49 ... Read More

Visitors to Walter E. Washington Convention Center encouraged to ask Alexa

editor editor- April 10, 2019 02:47

Through a strategic partnership between Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and Volara, the voice hub for the hospitality industry, visitors to the ... Read More