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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

Airbus: Albatross is inspiring next generation of aircraft wings

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:29

Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model airplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionize aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ ... Read More

One Country, One People, One Seychelles: Tourism but no militarization

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 22, 2019 04:24

This presentation is about Seychelles, the people, our hopes and our dreams.  It is from the people and for the people and about our heritage.  It is about our families, ... Read More

Carsten Spohr: Lufthansa Group focuses on high-quality, responsible growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 22:30

"Lufthansa Group has become even stronger, more efficient and more modern," says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. "We are Europe’s number one." As in ... Read More

Ideal ocean cruise ship: Ship sizes and what they mean for your cruise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 01:35

Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens, and knowing the differences is key to planning your ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

editor editor- February 27, 2019 02:04

Camille Fergusson, the executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has been elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director, the ... Read More

Can you be a student and a full-time traveller?

editor editor- February 26, 2019 17:30

It would be worthwhile to clarify that life in travel is not a goal that is mandatory for all. In other words, if you do not want to travel, and ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister heads to Israel and Malta for tourism forums

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2019 17:35

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday to participate in the Annual International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM 2019) in Tel-Aviv, Israel, which begins tomorrow. The International Mediterranean ... Read More

United Airlines picks GoJet to fly its new Bombardier CRJ550 planes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 22:05

GoJet announced that United Airlines has selected it to fly Bombardier's new model aircraft, the CRJ550. GoJet and United Airlines have executed a letter of agreement for a deal to ... Read More

12 is better than one: The importance of partnerships in impact work

editor editor- February 5, 2019 01:32

Paul Vallee is Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance. He is responsible for the successful delivery of the alliance’s strategic plan, performance monitoring, and overseeing its operations. Paul is ... Read More

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation finalize purchase agreement for Jazz Aviation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 19:10

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Inc., parent company of Jazz Aviation LP, today confirmed that all conditions have been met and the previously announced amendment and extension of the Capacity ... Read More

Small- and Medium-sized Businesses are Vital Sources of Stability

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 30, 2019 12:38

With a record-breaking 4.31 million travelers visiting Jamaica in 2018, the island nation’s tourism industry is poised to boost its rate of growth by expanding investments in small- and medium-sized ... Read More

Ghana beefs up leisure tourism

editor editor- January 29, 2019 21:16

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 66.5% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2017 (GHC6, 854.3mn) compared with 33.5% ... Read More

Global Investment in Aviation Summit to reshape aviation investment landscape

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2019 07:09

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is holding the Global Investment in Aviation Summit on 28-29 January 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. GCAA will host more than ... Read More

FITUR beats the record for participation in its most international edition yet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 17:25

From 23 to 27 January, Madrid will once again become the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism Fair, organized by IFEMA. This year’s ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 17:25

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark ... Read More

Lufthansa and Fraport Extend Ground Handling Partnership at Frankfurt Airport

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 20, 2018 09:39

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is entrusting Fraport AG Ground Services with the provision of ground handling services to all Lufthansa aircraft at Frankfurt Airport for another seven years. On Thursday (December ... Read More

RIU confirm commitment to Canary Islands with new hotel purchase

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2018 15:20

RIU Hotels & Resorts has completed its purchase of Hotel Riu Buena Vista, located in southern Tenerife, with spectacular views of the Atlantic from its outstanding location in Costa Adeje. ... Read More

IATA: Airlines heading for a decade in the black

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 06:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be $35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the $32.3 billion expected net profit in 2018 ... Read More

Lufthansa Supervisory Board expands Executive Board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 05:22

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has laid the foundations for improving the operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines. With the addition of the new Airline ... Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018 07:58

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for ... Read More

Who is the new PATA Executive Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2018 03:43

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elected a new PATA Executive Board . Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University ... Read More

Minister: Domestic unrest, turmoil in Syria do not affect tourism in Lebanon

editor editor- June 7, 2012 05:01

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's tourism minister said the crucial summer tourism season would not be badly damaged by growing domestic unrest and turmoil in neighbouring Syria, and forecast revenues this Read More

Drug trafficking greatest threat to Latin American countries today

editor editor- September 24, 2011 04:09

Costa Rica and El Salvador, two countries highly affected by drug-related violence in recent years, have urged the United Nations to help fight drug cartels and organized crime, and called ... Read More

Egypt’s tourism industry longs for stability

editor editor- July 27, 2011 07:00

The weekend's attack on protesters in Abbassiya is the latest setback for the country's tourism sector. Read More

UN calls on Lebanon and Israel to consolidate stability

editor editor- March 10, 2011 02:14

Lebanon’s paralysis over forming a government has prevented progress in implementing some of its key obligations in the United Nations resolution that ended the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah Read More

Advisory by US Dept. of State cites stability in Kurdistan region of Iraq

editor editor- June 18, 2009 06:04

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) today lauded the US Department of State's updated guidelines for travel to Iraq, affirming the relative safety and security of the Kurdistan region. Read More