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Bartlett to Attend 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting

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

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in the 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council Meeting, during the period June 16 – 18, 2019 ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:35

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant escalation in western activities against Iran after todays earlier attack ... Read More

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

Etihad Airways and Swae to launch artificial intelligence-powered crowd-sourcing platform

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 16:15

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and Swae, a startup based in Vancouver, have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full ... Read More

Conrad Bali announces completion of rejuvenation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 19:13

Conrad Bali, a beachfront resort on the southern coast of Bali, today announced the launch of its 85 newly-renovated expanded Deluxe rooms that boast incredible Indian Ocean views, expansive lagoon ... Read More

Meetings and hospitality dealing with profound changes, from mergers to demographics

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:31

“Over 5,000 associations are headquartered in the Greater DC area. They are a significant segment of the meetings industry, making major contributions to the American economy and to its political, ... 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

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

Choice Hotels corporate travel focus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:04

Choice Hotels International, Inc. will launch a new nationwide advertising campaign June 17 that reinforces its commitment to welcoming both business and leisure travelers. "We're proud of our history as ... Read More

Smart City Policy Group hosts first short-term rental regulations summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 02:15

Smart City Policy Group will host a first-of-its-kind short-term rental regulations conference - Smart City Policy Summit - on August 16, in Austin, Texas. The summit will feature attendees from ... 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

United Airlines: Most eco-friendly commercial flight

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 21:31

United Airlines made history today – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history ... Read More

Hahn Air Lines launches dedicated website for flight operations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 16:02

The German scheduled and executive charter airline, Hahn Air Lines, today introduced a dedicated website showcasing information about its scheduled routes as well as its business aviation operations. Until now, ... Read More

Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association finds marketeer diamond in the rough

editor editor- June 5, 2019 01:27

Saint Lucia’s principal tourism private sector agency, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), is working to nurture entrepreneurship in Saint Lucia. The Association, which is responsible for facilitating ... Read More

Boots on the Ground With Global Rescue: Fail To Prepare, Prepare To Fail

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 15:22

Founded in 2004, GlobalRescue is the world leader in travel risk mitigation, security, crisis management, medical evacuation and disaster rescue. Global Rescue goes into action when its members require help fast. ... Read More

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019 02:16

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of the best. This is the 26th Wrld Tavel Awards organized ... Read More

CTO: Authentic Caribbean experiences driving influences for travelers’ holiday plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 15:50

Today’s traveler demands a more authentic cultural experience and is exploring destinations that highlight artistic, musical, culinary, literary, social, religious and political attributes. Countries in tune with the trend will ... Read More

New partnership to focus on sustainable tourism in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:15

Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network ... Read More

European hotels’ profits down for a fifth consecutive month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:55

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell for a fifth consecutive month in April, as revenue levels continued to weaken across all departments, according to the latest data ... 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

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

UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 16:01

Hotels in the UK suffered their largest margin of year-on-year profit decline since late 2016, as ancillary revenues fell and costs soared in April, according to the latest data tracking ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 18:33

Is Nepal a safe destination to travel after 11 people died climbing Mount Everest this season? The answer should be a certain yes. Nepal is so much more than climbing ... Read More

Air New Zealand to add Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 00:18

Boeing and Star Alliance member Air New Zealand today announced the airline plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model to its world-class fleet with a commitment to buy eight ... 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

Airbus to exhibit at Canada’s global defense and security trade show

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 18:32

On May 29 and 30, at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Airbus will display a wide range of innovative products and services at Canada's premier global defence and security ... Read More

Canada explores new ways to reduce transportation pollution

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 15:40

Clean growth is essential for Canada's transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. The Government of Canada is ... Read More

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:10

Vietnam Airlines should work to ensure safe and competitive services while operating flights to Russia. "Traveling between Vietnam and Russia is now more important than ever before when they are ... Read More

St.Maarten hosts International Caribbean Airlift conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 03:09

The 4th annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will be held June 11-13 on St.Maarten/St.Martin The conference is hosted by the tourism authorities of the two sides of the island, and ... Read More

2019 Canadian Tulip Festival draws largest crowd in a decade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 20:52

Despite chilly weather and occasional showers, the 67th annual Canadian Tulip Festival drew crowds estimated at over 600,000 to the tulip beds in Commissioners Park. "Our returning of all Festival ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion 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

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

Jamaica to host first ever global Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management Summit in 2020

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:55

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will be hosting an international conference on Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management next year in Montego Bay. The Minister ... Read More

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 18:15

Jamaica was yesterday selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) for the biennium 2019-2021. “Jamaica graciously accepts the position of Chairman ... Read More

Driving intra-African connectivity and cooperation through Alliance and partnership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 10:00

The African Tourism Board is currently working hard to build partnerships within the aviation industry. "Seeing Africa as one destination is perfect for any airlines wanting to partner with us", ... Read More