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VP Plaza España becomes official Davis Cup sponsor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 19:19

–VP Plaza España Design, a five-star luxury hotel located on Plaza de España on Gran Via, announces its official partnership with the Davis Cup Madrid Finals taking place from November ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... 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

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... Read More

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 9, 2019 19:10

It is a cool 98 degrees today.  For this part of the desert this is cool and it reminds us of Shavuot of the miseries of our forty years in Sinai. ... Read More

Tourism Authority of Thailand adopts simplified A-B-C Strategy

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 08:17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has adopted a simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to promote emerging tourist destinations by creating inter-linked, theme-related travel routes that better distribute visitor flows nationwide. TAT ... Read More

When overtourism spoils your travel plans: Go somewhere else!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2019 23:37

Have you heard that told joke?  Patient says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this with my arm.”  Doctor’s response is, “Then don’t do this.”  This is logic 101 that ... Read More

Treehouse Hotels: New brand from Starwood Capital Group

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 19:50

Hotel visionary Barry Sternlicht, and Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, founder of W Hotels, has once again worked his magic to re-invent the hotel experience. Sternlicht has already ... 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

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

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2019 22:20

With June’s arrival, tourism professionals should have begun to think about the summer months. In much of the world, these coming months are high season. These can also be months ... 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

‘Extreme vetting’: US visa applicants now required to submit their social media history

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 17:55

The United States Department of State has begun requiring temporary visitors and those seeking permanent residence to submit five years’ worth of their social media history, warning those who attempt ... Read More

2019 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Development Conference to focus on climate risk, other pressing issues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 16:42

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), in partnership with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA), will be providing a platform for the region to address some of the ... 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

ILTM Asia Pacific 2019: Luxury travel ‘mindstyle’ shifts from indulgence and status to health and wellness

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 18:15

Travel brands must significantly upgrade their health & wellness proposition to better connect with the new mindstyle of luxury travelers in Asia Pacific (APAC). Plant-based dining, MediSpa and digital detoxing ... Read More

750,000 EU nationals apply for UK residence ahead of Brexit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 17:15

Britain has received 750,000 applications from EU citizens seeking to settle in the UK in the first four months of 2019, with Poles leading the way, according to official data. ... 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

Canopy by Hilton : First in Africa set for CapeTown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 06:48

Hilton ( announced the signing of a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s largest REIT, to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand.  The 150 guestroom ... Read More

Kaanapali Beach in Maui compared with other dangerous beaches after deadly shark attack

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 21:43

"Aloha from the Maui Visitors Bureau. The office is now closed in observance of the holiday." This is the recording anyone hears today when calling the Maui Visitors Burea. The ... Read More

Asian Millionaire 2019: Reasons to travel shift from status to personal growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 20:01

Adding further weight to several pieces of research commissioned by ILTM Asia Pacific and presented during its annual event in Singapore this week, the behaviour of the Asian millionaire traveler; ... Read More

LB Alliance joins African Tourism Board: Some Unsolicited Advice

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 22:00

Chiriga Moore, founder and owner of LB Alliance in San Francisco, California joined the African Tourism Board today. Moore said:  "Increased Tourism by members of the African Diaspora has birthed travel ... Read More

Frankfurt’s diverse tourism portfolio beckons Gulf visitors ahead of summer season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 16:15

Frankfurt, the second most frequented city in Germany by GCC tourists, is promoting its myriad of tourist attractions, shopping facilities, cultural festivals and medical clinics to attract holidaymakers from the ... Read More

New lawsuits filed against Boeing in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:35

Additional wrongful death lawsuits in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, were filed in Chicago, IL, in the deaths of Virginia Chimenti, originally ... Read More

Are some cops in Brazil killers? Deadly massacre leave 11 dead in Wanda’s bar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 02:17

Parts of Brazil are dangerous to visit, among them Belem the capital city of the State of Para. Despite other reports, Vanda's Bar in Para, Brazil was not a place ... 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

Simba, the happiest safari company from Tanzania joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 09:39

African Tourism Board today added Simba Safaris a family owned Safari and Tour company from Tanzania to its rapidly growing list of members. Simba Safaris is also a giant in ... Read More

Etihad Airways extends free two-night Abu Dhabi getaway offer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 18:15

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, announced it is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the ... 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

Seychelles intensifies its media presence in the GCC region

editor editor- May 13, 2019 22:24

The latest media spree from the Seychelles did not go unnoticed as the head of delegation Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley and the Seychelles Tourism ... Read More

Dusit International announces its first Dusit Thani branded hotel in Vietnam

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 17:50

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Vietnam-based property developer Hoi An Royal Group to operate Dusit Thani Hoi ... Read More

Off-the-beaten-track Thai destinations experiencing explosive Airbnb growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 17:10

New data released today highlights how the Airbnb community is helping grow tourism in off-the-beaten-track destinations across Thailand and the Asia Pacific, and helping spread the benefits of tourism beyond ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019 20:04

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane looking a total wreck because of the anxiety of getting ... Read More

U.S. Transportation Secretary announces Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 01:05

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced that it is soliciting nominees for a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee, in accordance with ... Read More

American Airlines adds flights to the South

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 00:40

Winter begins in just 226 days, but don’t worry — American Airlines has you covered with more ways than ever to get somewhere warm. Two new destinations will join the ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

editor editor- May 9, 2019 22:39

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations to grow their businesses. EscapeMaker.com, a guide to ... Read More