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Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Kara Franker, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:55

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has announced the appointment of Kara Franker as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, effective immediately. Ms. Franker will lead ... 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

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

editor editor- June 13, 2019 00:52

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 million to 2.027 million. Overseas visitors increased by 6 percent in ... Read More

100 best outdoor dining restaurants in Canada named

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 18:44

As we approach the first day of summer, Canadians are looking for the perfect spots to soak up some sun. OpenTable, today named Canada's 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining. ... Read More

“Eid Season” in Saudi Arabia attracts 5 million visitors in 5 days

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 15:22

"Eid Season" in Saudi Arabia attracted 5 million visitors in 5 days. This year's season was featured by hosting more than 350 events and 900 shows in 90 cities across ... Read More

World Fusion Tours: African Tourism Board’s newest member

editor editor- June 10, 2019 23:54

The African Tourism Board (ATB) welcomed World Fusion Tours as its newest member. The Kigali-based tour operator recently won the World Travel Awards category for “Rwanda’s Leading Operator 2019.” “We ... Read More

Holiday Inn new marketing campaign is launched

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 19:41

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the launch of a global marketing campaign for the company's two largest brands, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. We're there, a new, unified communications ... Read More

Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat announces new leadership appointments

editor editor- June 7, 2019 23:39

Canyon Ranch today announced new hires for its forthcoming brand extension - Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat, opening in Woodside, California, in 2019. The new team consists of deeply-connected and wellness-minded ... Read More

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism hit $1.7 trillion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 15:31

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... 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

Travel Trends Index: Steady April growth, but international outlook alarms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 19:50

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But ... 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

Skynet? Facial recognition tech coming to airport near you

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:29

Facial recognition technology may be coming to an airport near you in a bid to cut lines and speed up airline passenger travel. Its detractors warn that facial recognition systems, ... Read More

Hilton: 200th hotel opening in the China market

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 19:13

Hilton ushered in a milestone in its China market development with the grand opening of its 200th hotel -- Canopy Chengdu. The Chinese market is a top priority for Hilton ... 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

ILTM: Three consumer archetypes driving wellness and luxury travel in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 20:05

At the forefront of luxury travel trends, International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia Pacific opened in Singapore. To mark the occasion, ILTM released its latest research identifying three consumer archetypes ... Read More

One of Italy’s most interesting tourist events: The Romantic Night

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 29, 2019 02:10

There is great excitement for the arrival of the fourth edition of the Romantic Night in the most beautiful villages of Italy, which will take place on Saturday, June 22, ... 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

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali appoints new F&B Director

editor editor- May 25, 2019 00:50

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali takes great pleasure to announce that Executive Chef, Mr. Manoj Rawat, has been appointed Director of Food & Beverage. After spending more than 20 ... Read More

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:20

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,800 ... Read More

Visiting the USA? Amarillo, Texas is getting ready with new hotel projects

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 08:06

Amarillo, Texas is a unique and history-rich area located where the southern plains meet the desert. Amarillo and the surrounding Panhandle area are a unique blend of two American eras. ... 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

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:56

Many tourists visiting Hawaii from June 10-21 do not know, that the biggest arts and the cultureal festival is hosted in the U.S. State bringing all nations of the Pacific ... Read More

‘Costly welcome party at citizens’ expense’: Refugees and migrants cost Germany €23 billion in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 00:45

Germany spent a record €23 billion ($25.65 billion) last year to integrate more than a million refugees at home and “fight the root causes of migration abroad,” according to German ... 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

San Francisco Marriott Marquis announces new Senior Sales Executive

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 21:04

San Francisco Marriott Marquis announced the appointment of Shawn Pace as the property’s new senior sales executive. A hospitality industry veteran with two decades of experience, Pace will be responsible ... Read More

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

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

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey published today. Survey Key Findings: • 19% of people would ... Read More

Italy Tourism pulls in nearly 40 billion in international traveler spend

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 14, 2019 23:43

The positive outcome in 2018  for Italy’s tourism shows an increase of almost 11%, with around 41.7 billion euros spent by international travelers compared to 39.1 billion euros in 2017, ... 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

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 17:40

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence among tourists. According to the Minister, the measure was necessary ... Read More

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

editor editor- May 8, 2019 21:22

What caused the big dip in international inbound travel in the United States this past March? Could it really have been due to a holiday? Travel to and within the ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and ... Read More

$140.6 billion in tourism spending driving California’s economy in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 00:45

For the ninth consecutive year, California's tourism economy flourished, contributing $140.6 billion in travel spending and supporting 1.16 million jobs across the Golden State. The numbers released today in Visit ... Read More

Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 19:15

“Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development” written by Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Around the world today tourism processes, tools, structures, systems and actors are being radically reviewed, ... Read More