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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

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 01:39

Local cultural requirements may be the reason for three isolated cases of Ebola in Uganda. Even though the border region is a tourism transportation center, visitors are not in danger ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... 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

Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:13

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' preferences, behaviours, and pet peeves. And while we all have ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board attending ILTM Asia-Pacific Fair

editor editor- June 10, 2019 21:31

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) participated in the ILTM Asia – Pacific trade fair with a 4.5 sq. metres stand. The exhibition was held in Singapore from May 27, 2019 ... Read More

Marriott International opens second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 19:48

Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton (Four-Points.Marriott.com) hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. The original ... Read More

Yichun: Picturesque city reveals its rich tourism resources

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 19:08

The annual event Jiangxi Tourism Industry Development Conference opened in Yichun City, Jiangxi province of China on June 5. It is an important platform for tourism cooperation of Jiangxi Province. ... Read More

Virginia Tourism toasts 50 Years of Love

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 01:25

The Virginia Tourism Corporation today marked the 50th anniversary of their brand Virginia is For Lovers® during a press conference at U.S Travel’s IPW 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. ... Read More

A short tourist season is saving the Ladakh environment

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 29, 2019 02:17

Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir in India, is perhaps one of the few places with many attractions, natural and man-made, which have not yet been inundated by the flow of ... 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

8.0 Earthquake has potential to be devastating in Peru

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:52

A potential devastating earthquake measuring  8.0 just shook Peru at 7.41 UTC time. However, the remoteness of the epic center and the late hour may play a role in minimizing ... Read More

African Tourism Board President message for Africa Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:02

African Tourism Board members yesterday with millions of fellow African Africa Day. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May ... Read More

Chances a tourist swallows a Rat Lungworm on a Hawaii vacation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2019 02:17

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority remains silent on the fact that 75% of slugs on the Island of Hawaii test positive for Rat Lung ... Read More

Ramadan vice squad: Malaysian officials go undercover to catch non-fasting Muslims

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 18:46

If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia - be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a photo of you and sent ... Read More

Museum of Ice Cream San Francisco launches Pride Celebration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 20:53

In honor of Pride, Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) San Francisco is throwing a dedicated celebration the entire month of June filled with exciting surprises for the community! This experience ... Read More

No iPhone, no KFC, no Disneyland: Chinese firm bans workers from buying US goods, travel to USA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:30

As the US-China trade dispute gets uglier by the day some Chinese corporations seem intent to respond to Washington pressure by fair means or foul. The Jinggang Motor Vehicle Inspection ... Read More

Western Europe key destination for Chinese gastronomy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 17:10

Due to a rich mix of cultures within Western Europe, each individual country is known for specific dishes, or entire cuisines. This attracts Chinese tourists who want a varied gastronomical ... 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

Brussels hosts Brosella Festival 2019 on July 13 and 14

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 17:49

Brussels' 43rd Brosella Festival takes place 13 and 14 July in the Osseghem Park in Laeken. The longest existing festival of Brussels gives its name and logo a new look, ... 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

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Marriott issues statement on health of President and CEO Arne Sorenson

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 19:52

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that President and CEO Arne Sorenson was diagnosed on Wednesday with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Sorenson, 60, received the diagnosis from a medical team at ... Read More

Lebanon crowned the most beautiful wedding destination in the Middle East

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 18:36

At an international event held in Dubai, Lebanon was crowned the most beautiful in the Middle East, as Chateau Rweiss won the international DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year ... Read More

Jaipur hotel scene: Vibrant, alive and growing

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 2, 2019 02:35

There is much optimism in the hospitality industry in Jaipur, which has become known as the “Pink City.” It is a key component of the popular golden triangle, with Agra ... Read More

Orlando welcomes a host of LGBTQ events from May and into June for Pride Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 19:55

Orlando, named the first-ever "City of the Year" by GayCites.com, promotes inclusivity with welcoming events, nightlife and activities. Orlando has also been named the world's top travel destination for summer ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International reveals impressive global expansion plans at ATM 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 19:01

Swiss-Belhotel International has concluded four successful days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development ... Read More

Warwick Hotels and Resorts has big expansion plans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 09:03

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR), a global hospitality company present in 25 countries around the world, announced its expansion plans today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) for the Middle ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

Two historic and cultural entities come together in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 26, 2019 21:28

The Accademia Teatro Alla Scala in Milan and the Donnafugata Theater in Ibla-Ragusa are two historic entities in the international limelight united in the enhancement of the opera and the ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 22:19

African Tourism Board Safety and Security expert Dr. Peter Tarlow reminded all ATB members, security incidents around the world once again underline the need for African nations to promote and provide ... Read More

Soap bars around the world get a new life from Red Lion Hotels

editor editor- April 22, 2019 23:43

Based on US market statistics, the combined hospitality segment produces close to 440 billion pounds of solid waste per year. A great amount of this waste is made up of ... Read More