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Christmas at Frankfurt Airport: Gift cards, shopping, dining and much more

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019 16:45

During the weeks before Christmas, the terminals at Frankfurt Airport are incandescent with the glow of thousands of lights. Like every year, shops and restaurants invite guests to go on ... Read More

Seychelles’ tropical ambience spreads in Durban’s shopping mall

editor editor- October 4, 2019 20:16

The Seychelles Tourism Board South African office brought the lush Seychelles atmosphere to Durban shoppers, through a week-long exhibition in the Getaway Mall starting from Tuesday September 24th to Monday ... Read More

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg announces $22 million renovation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 23:00

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg has officially begun a $22 million renovation, with an expected completion date of August 2019. The property is elegantly updated to revitalize the guest experience from check-in ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... Read More

Carnival Corporation: Panama Canal sailings

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:00

Carnival Corporation brands have 26 ships and over 70 voyages scheduled to sail tourists to the Panama Canal. Six of Carnival Corporation's global cruise line brands will sail partially or ... Read More

Is this Hard Rock Hotel Cafe slowly poisoning guests?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 21:05

It may not be safe to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Punta Cana. "We are too busy to respond," a spokesperson of the Zimmerman Agency, a PR agency ... Read More

Choice Hotels Texas expansion

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:40

Choice Hotels has signed an agreement with Legacy Partners to develop five Sleep Inn hotels outside of Houston, Texas. The first hotel is slated to open in 2020. "With more ... Read More

Taichung Shopping Festival opens doors in Taiwan and offers grand prizes

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:22

The city of Taichung is launching its first carnival - 2019 Taichung Shopping Festival - from July 10 to August 18, offering visitors discounts, free service and generous awards. Tourists are ... Read More

State of Beer @ the American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- June 8, 2019 20:04

Many museums have upped their game over the last few years, adding gourmet restaurants and boutique shopping (i.e., MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art); however, not many are offering visitors an ... Read More

Holiday Inn Hotel to open near Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:40

Minister of Investments and Innovations in Moscow region Michael An, Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport Igor Borisov, and MC Sobor Development Company representative Julia Lukyanchuk have signed an agreement to ... Read More

Disney Cruise Line: Fall 2020 tropical destinations

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 21:50

In fall 2020, Disney Cruise Line will enchant guests of all ages with Halloween and winter holiday celebrations on sailings departing from New York, California, Texas and Florida. The 2020 fall season offers a range ... Read More

Aiden hotel opens first U.S. location

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 21:25

 Aiden by Best Western today opens doors in Austin, Texas. The first U.S. location for the company's modern, suburban boutique brand, Aiden by Best Western @ Austin City Hotel will ... Read More

Top holiday destinations for North American travelers

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:33

With the summer holidays coming , Agoda reveals Tokyo, London and Las Vegas continue to hold the top destination spots in 2019. Japan dominates Asia Pacific travelers' summer plans scooping ... 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

Red Roof® re-branding: Exclusive rewards and perks

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:33

Red Roof is amping up its successful loyalty program, Redicard™, re-branding it as RediRewards™ and adding a slew of enticing, intuitive, components that reward guests on every level. RediRewards™ invites ... Read More

Sonesta Hotels announces its new credit card

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:09

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, ... Read More

First Thai boxing ring in five-star Bangkok hotel announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 18:29

Tapping into the global popularity of Thai boxing (Muay Thai), The St. Regis Bangkok has unveiled the first Thai boxing ring in a five-star Bangkok hotel. To coincide with the ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

The InterContinental San Francisco Unveils Extensive Renovation Led by BraytonHughes Design Studios and EDG Design

editor editor- May 31, 2019 21:41

Two Bay Area-based design firms, BraytonHughes Design Studios and EDG Design, are pleased to unveil the updated design for the InterContinental San Francisco , the landmark South of Market San ... Read More

Tourists traveling to Tanzania: No plastic bags or face fines or imprisonment

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 31, 2019 21:34

Tourists and foreign visitors traveling to Tanzania are advised not to carry with them plastic bags on arrival at the major airports effective Saturday this week to avoid incursion by ... Read More

Traveling solo? Experience the Mediterranean this summer

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 20:20

A staggering 36 percent of respondents during a recent travel trends survey, conducted among a random group of 3,500 consumers nationwide, indicated they will take at least one solo vacation ... Read More

Centara kicks off 36th anniversary with epic 36-day global celebration

editor editor- May 30, 2019 21:04

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is marking its 36th anniversary milestone with a 36-day worldwide customer-focused celebration tied to the company’s 1983 founding. On this occasion, it ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:46

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics ... Read More

Qatar Airways inaugurates its third gateway to Morocco

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 16:38

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed on Wednesday at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco. Qatar Airways flight QR 1463, operated by a Boeing ... Read More

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok announces new General Manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 18:40

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, the innovative new health retreat in downtown Bangkok, has announced the appointment of Bruno Huber as its new General Manager. A stunning sanctuary in the ... 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

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... 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

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:40

Qatar Airways partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25 per cent discount on airfares for all flights to Doha as a final destination from ... Read More

Korea’s Busan to boost Culture Capital status with new entertainment venues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 17:50

Principal Korean port city Busan is set to further expand its arts and entertainment facilities over the next three years in response to growing demand for the coastal metropolis as ... Read More

Taiwan Tourism rustling up business in India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 18, 2019 22:04

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau in India organized a workshop in Delhi on May 16 to create awareness on the destination among Indian agents. The event was also attended by the ... Read More

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 19:30

WeChat Pay and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol jointly launched Europe's first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport. The flagship exists of three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat Mini Program and WeChat Pay ... 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

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

Best & Worst Airlines and Airports of 2019 revealed

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

Today AirHelp announced the results of its annual AirHelp Score which rates global airlines and airports. First launched in 2015, AirHelp Score is the most comprehensive data-based evaluation of airlines ... Read More