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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

Air traffic controllers wanted: FAA hiring nationwide

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 17:15

A window of opportunity is available to U.S. citizens interested in becoming air traffic controllers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is accepting applications nationwide from June 14-17. The job announcement ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... Read More

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:02

The key theme of RCB's participation at SPIEF'2109, presented in various formats was "Politics and Business: Effective Interaction for Development of the Event Industry." "As part of implementing the national ... 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

Celebrating PRIDE month: Guam’s first woman Governor signs first PRIDE Pledge

editor editor- June 10, 2019 22:07

In an historic first in the nation, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration of Guam signed a PRIDE Pledge, along with its cabinet members, pledging to support and maintain safe workplaces and ... 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

Qatar Airways celebrates opening of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 17:05

Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, was delighted and honoured to have played a full part in the much-anticipated celebrations at last night’s kick-off of the ... Read More

Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism launches ‘Sovereign’s Road’ project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 22:35

Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) and the governors of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Tver regions announced the signing of an agreement to develop the joint inter-regional tourism project "Sovereign's ... 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

Neste and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey sign joint sustainable fuel initiative MOU

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 22:23

Neste, a renewable fuels producer, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on its joint sustainable fuel initiative. The ... 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

Russian space tourism company to test-fly returnable capsule with dummy on board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:55

Russia’s CosmoCourse private space tourism company will send from one to six dummies for the first autonomous flight of a returnable capsule and equip it with sensors, CosmoCourse CEO said ... Read More

Thunder from Down Under: Australia’s hottest export strikes 10-year extension with MGM Resorts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 00:02

This summer, Australia's Thunder from Down Under — the longest-running and highest-grossing male revue in the history of Las Vegas — will bring the 'Ultimate Girls Night Outback' to a ... Read More

Largest aircraft PDP financing project in global aviation in Asia signed

editor editor- May 28, 2019 20:03

A total of 17 banks were involved in the syndicated loan in the amount of US$840 million to finance part of Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) for new CALC aircraft orders. CALC ... Read More

Performances Group and Knighthood Capital sign MOU to partner in Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 18:00

Performances Group and Knighthood Capital have signed a memorandum of understanding in which they have agreed to become strategic partners and collaborate in exploring projects of mutual interest in Francophone ... 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

AfCFTA: World’s largest free trade zone launches in Africa this week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 17:20

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will come into force on Thursday. It will be the largest free trade agreement by population that the world has seen since the ... Read More

Beachfront Cambria hotel breaks ground in Fort Lauderdale

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 19:35

Construction has begun on the Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. and developed by Hotel Motel Inc. The hotel will be within short walking distance ... Read More

Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines sign hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 16:40

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The MoU was signed by Grazia Vittadini, Chief ... Read More

Dusit International to manage deluxe hot springs resort in Wugongshan, China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 15:43

Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Jiangxi Honglv Real Estate Company Limited to manage Dusit Thani Hot Springs Resort Wugongshan, Jiangxi, the first internationally branded hot springs ... Read More

Israel Loves Africa: African Tourism Board and Rwanda Air Take Action

George Taylor George Taylor- May 20, 2019 05:06

African Tourism Board representative in Israel Mr. Dov Kalmann, has sent his congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Joseph Rutabana of Rwanda to Israel: “In the name of the African Tourism Board, ... Read More

Neste and Air BP bring sustainable aviation fuel to Caen airport in France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 18:45

Neste and Air BP are supporting the business aviation sector’s Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative and helping drive its adoption with operators and aircraft manufacturers. The European Business Aviation ... Read More

IMEX in Frankfurt’s five steps to igniting imagination and powering up business results

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

IMEX in Frankfurt returns on 21-23 May, bringing together business event professionals from around the world to meet and do business. Planners and exhibitors alike can also tap into the ... Read More

InterContinental Hotels Group launches new Atwell Suites brand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 16:01

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today revealed its new all-suites brand, Atwell Suites, to thousands of IHG owners and operators at its Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. The ... 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

TIME Hotels joins an elite club

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 19:05

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels has signed an agreement with Dubai-based Plan B Solutions, to offer its guests the opportunity of enrolling in the TIME Elite Club Membership. The cobranding loyalty program ... Read More

The year of the airports: Travel to the hubs of the future

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 14, 2019 03:02

The year 2019 will be remembered as the year of the inaugurations of large and small strategic airports to satisfy an air demand that by 2035 will touch - according ... Read More

EL AL Israel Airlines & Alaska Airlines announce new global partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 18:47

EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today expanded their commercial relationship to include a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. The agreement was signed by the CEOs of each airline at ... 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

Jamaica Minister Hon. Bartlett: Tourism success held up by dedicated workers

editor editor- May 11, 2019 00:02

The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressed the state of his country’s tourism in the following article written by him: We cannot highlight enough the fact that the ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during the 2019 Legislative Session. ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 00:54

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei ... Read More

Strategic travel agreement between Singapore and India a step in the right direction

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 4, 2019 00:59

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) of Singapore and Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. to enhance Sentosa’s visibility and visitations with focus on product development ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board records successful participation at 2019 Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

editor editor- May 3, 2019 23:04

The Seychelles Islands was represented at the 26th edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), in Middle East's most popular travel trade event held from April 28 to May 1, ... Read More

Embraer delivers 22 jets in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 18:20

Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3;) delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), of which 11 were commercial aircraft and 11 were executive jets (8 ... Read More