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Swedish Foreign Minister: Sweden is safe to visit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 17:10

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said that foreign citizens do not want to come to Sweden, since this country has a negative image abroad lately, due drastic increase in crime ... 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

Finland joins Nordic forefront in reducing emissions in aviation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 17:49

Finland’s incoming government has today introduced its Government Program which includes ambitious climate targets and a goal for carbon neutral Finland in 2035. As part of reducing transport-related emissions, the ... Read More

UNWTO: Local residents remain largely positive to urban tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 14:19

A global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS shows a positive picture of local residents’ perceptions towards urban tourism. Looking at 15 countries worldwide, the research ... Read More

Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 00:45

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid concerns that the ancient symbols have been misappropriated by neo-Nazi ... Read More

Controversial Eurovision in Israel crowns The Netherland with Arcade by Duncan Laurence

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:37

The Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv Israel was a nonstop tourist party but not without controversy. Many were protesting against Israel's settlement and occupation policies and human rights abuses. The ... 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

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:21

Tourism is booming in Tel Aviv this week with hotels sold out, residents staying with relatives to rent their rooms and apartments for inflated rates - and almost every rate ... Read More

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 21:38

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media club now has more than 90 journalists and publications as ... Read More

Strike: Scandinavian Airlines SAS about to refuse 70,000+ passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 09:17

More than 70,000 passengers may get stranded today flying through, from or to airports in Scandinavia. This is a social media post by SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson.  "Despite intensive negotiations and ... Read More

Neste and Air BP ready to deliver sustainable aviation fuel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 07:17

Neste, a products producer from wastes and residues, and Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have entered into an agreement to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to ... Read More

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum. That's ... Read More

Strange blue lights over the arctic stun travelers

editor editor- April 9, 2019 00:23

Travelers were stunned this weekend to spot strange blue lights appear in the Arctic skies. The blue lights appeared in two clear spots in the sky causing stargazers to look ... Read More

Summer Schedule 2019: Frankfurt Airport puts spring in its step

editor editor- March 26, 2019 20:07

New flight schedule to take effect on March 31 – Total flights expanding moderately Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continues to strengthen its status as Germany’s leading international aviation hub. Starting on March ... Read More

British Airways Pilots thought Edinburg was in Germany and landed in the wrong city

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 26, 2019 02:52

Passengers at London City Airport today boarded British Airways flight BA3281 assuming they would fly to Duesseldorf, Germany but were surprised when landing they saw a sign: Welcome to Edinburg ... Read More

Europeans travel to GCC in record numbers: 29% increase by 2023 expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 09:13

Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 29% over the period 2018 to 2023, driven by new and direct flight routes, a growing number of millennial and middle-class travellers ... Read More

No terror when tour bus exploded in Stockholm

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 11:37

Earlier Sunday a first suspected terror attack was reported in Stockholm, Sweden. A tourist bus exploded when it hit the top of the entrance of a tunnel. The bus had driven through ... Read More

Sweden proposing ambitious aviation greenhouse gas emission reduction target

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

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, a proposal for decarbonizing aviation in Sweden was announced today, on 4 March. The ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

The Seychelles Islands displayed at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 14, 2019 06:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board team in the Nordic Regions brought some sunshine to cold Finland as the Seychelles destination was represented at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019. The Matka ... Read More

“Doha Declaration” calls for review of existing aviation regulatory framework

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 17:35

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has welcomed the publication of the “Doha Declaration”, a manifesto that calls for a serious review of the existing ... Read More

All about Whiskey

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 9, 2019 20:04

The world of whiskey extends well beyond smelling, sipping and tasting. To learn about the brown liquid in your glass you should speak with Lew Bryson, one of the world’s ... Read More

EU airline passenger law: “Lazy” stereotype holds true for American travelers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 20:30

More than 90 percent of U.S. travelers do not know their rights when it comes to airline compensation, and of those that do, it takes them a long time to ... Read More

Qatar Airways GCEO delivers keynote address at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 20:25

The first day of the CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit kicked off on Tuesday 5 February at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The summit, held under the ... Read More

UNWTO: Citizens recognize positive impact of tourism sector

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019 19:45

According to the first ever global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS, 47% of respondents think ‘they live in cities with a high number of tourists’. ... 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

Qatar Airways celebrates the launch of its second Swedish gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 16:25

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ new direct service to Gothenburg, Sweden, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at ... Read More

Sweden turns into the world’s largest gourmet restaurant

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 19, 2019 18:15

To highlight healthy and natural food available in nature, Sweden, together with four Swedish Michelin-starred chefs, is launching The Edible Country - a 100-million-acre-DIY gourmet restaurant. The restaurant, with a ... Read More

Out of the Shadows Index: Child sex abuse and exploitation

editor editor- January 16, 2019 02:10

Approximately 200 million of the world's children experiencing child sex abuse each year, Read More

Dubai Runway Closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 09:02

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to ... Read More

Global travel retail market: Strategies and forecasts

editor editor- January 8, 2019 21:05

The global travel retail market was at US$ 63.59 billion in 2017 growing with a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. Read More

Centara’s COSI hotel in Samui wins Agoda Gold Circle award

editor editor- January 8, 2019 20:48

COSI is the innovative new lifestyle hotel brand from Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Read More

Art + Design. Wit, humor and WOW

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 5, 2019 19:29

In New York, thousands art connoisseurs, collectors, gallery owners (and their staff), interior designers converged on the Park Avenue Armory to raise money for charities. Read More

Centara’s COSI hotel in Samui wins Agoda Gold Circle award

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2019 05:33

Agoda, one of the most popular online reservation sites in Asia, has awarded COSI Samui Chaweng Beach its 2018 Gold Circle Award. The award recognises elite service, high-scoring peer-to-peer customer ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrate the launch of its third Vietnamese gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 16:10

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Da Nang, Vietnam, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at ... Read More

Qatar Airways CEO: Airline has rapid expansion plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 16:20

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media roundtable with global media to discuss the airline’s rapid expansion plans during Qatar’s annual Doha Forum ... Read More