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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

British Airways responds to demand for more flights from Italy to US

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 23:23

British Airways, thanks to its partnership with American Airlines, added three direct flights from Italy to its US offer: New York-Malpensa, New York-Rome Fiumicino, and Milan Malpensa-Miami. “In defining the ... Read More

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:02

The key theme of RCB's participation at SPIEF'2109, presented in various formats was "Politics and Business: Effective Interaction for Development of the Event Industry." "As part of implementing the national ... 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

Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019 21:58

Art Cities Exchange (ACE) 2019 will see the presence of 90 international buyers from the leisure, luxury, and MICE sectors from Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, the UAE, and ... Read More

Innovative Mediterranean tourism endeavor: The Sistina project

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019 20:47

Fourteen tourist itineraries, 4 product lines, and the Grandtourupmed.eu platform - these are the credentials of the Sistina Project, an acronym for System for Innovative Tourism in the Upper Mediterranean, ... 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

Catalan Tourist Board launches UK campaign to promote Year of Cultural Tourism 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 01:30

The Catalan Tourist Board is targeting UK consumers with a new campaign to drive awareness of its cultural product during the Year of Cultural Tourism 2019. The multi-channel campaign launching ... Read More

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 16:45

US states are rushing to become Real-ID compliant in response to federal legislation, which set new, more stringent minimum standards for identification that will be accepted at airport security stations. ... Read More

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 17:30

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, again celebrates the role of one of the most significant and vibrant industries in our country. Tourism, after all, is among ... Read More

Emirates renews its commitment to Seychelles at the Arabian Trade Fair in Dubai

editor editor- April 30, 2019 20:37

The partnership between Emirates and destination Seychelles continues to grow, as both parties signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), outlining joint activities to promote the island destination. A Memorandum of ... Read More

WestJet lands in Portland, Oregon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 01:15

Building on WestJet's position as Calgary's largest air carrier, the airline began its new nonstop flight between Portland International Airport (PDX) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) today. The new flight ... Read More

TIME Hotels to open five new properties across Middle East in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 16:35

TIME Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, is set to announce plans to open five new properties across the Middle East during 2019 – as it targets 35 ... Read More

Time Hotels to open five additional hotels in Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:47

TIME Hotels, an UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, is set to announce plans to open five new properties across the Middle East during 2019 – as it targets 35 ... Read More

No Easter Travel for Palestinian Christians in Gaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 05:02

There are around 1,100 Palestinian Christians in Gaza, many of whom are descended from the earliest Christians in Palestine (where Christianity originated). For the first time, Israeli authorities denied all ... Read More

Destination Florence CVB partners with City of Florence for international tourism promotion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 16:00

Destination Florence CVB is the new official partner of the City of Florence to promote the destination and better the quality of tourism. The Florence Municipality, The Florentine Chamber of ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive featured at third Esquire Podcast and Seychelles x Esquire Middle East Gentleman’s Evening

editor editor- April 16, 2019 22:45

Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Chief Executive, Mrs. Sherin Francis, came aboard to the Esquire Q&A Studio at Dubai Media City for the third Esquire podcast last April 11, 2019 to ... Read More

Marriott International official hotel sponsor of Brand USA United Stories international campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 20:05

Today, Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, announces Marriott International across the United States as the official hotel sponsor for United Stories. The sponsorship will help expand ... Read More

Sri Lankan agents show great interest towards destination at Seychelles Tourism Board Workshop 

editor editor- April 15, 2019 22:48

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) workshop held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Taj Hotels Resort in Colombo saw the participation of over 70 representatives from Travel Agencies including ... Read More

Marriott’s Arne M. Sorenson named 2019 CEO of the Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 16:16

Chief Executive magazine announced today that Arne M. Sorenson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, has been named 2019 Chief Executive of the Year by his peer ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, ... Read More

Marriott has a 2020 vision when it comes to expansion in Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 14:54

From the 15th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia, Marriott International  today announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision -- an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end ... Read More

Clarion Hotel The Hub: Choice Hotels announces opening of its largest hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 23:13

Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced the opening of the largest hotel in its portfolio – the Clarion Hotel The Hub in Oslo, Norway. The hotel offers 810 rooms, unique design, ... Read More

Seychelles eco-friendly tourism efforts put forward in Germany

editor editor- March 16, 2019 00:21

Environment conservation efforts being made by Seychelles, and how tourists can join in the initiatives, were the focus points of a press conference organized by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) ... Read More

For three days, Madrid was the capital of global air traffic management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 22:18

The seventh annual World ATM Congress, held at Feria de Madrid, concluded on Thursday, 14 March. The world's largest air traffic management (ATM) event attracted a record-breaking 9,573 registrants and ... Read More

Seychelles’ intensified presence makes successful impact during 2019 edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse, Berlin

editor editor- March 13, 2019 22:45

Announced by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Headquarters in February 2019, Seychelles’ delegation pull the spotlight on the destination at the 53rd edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) travel trade ... Read More

Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 20:30

The Committee for Israel, a national pro-Israel organization, launched an ad campaign today condemning Airbnb for its recent anti-Semitic decision to forbid Jewish, but not Arab, listings in the West ... Read More

WestJet launches inaugural flight between its Calgary hub and Atlanta

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 18:05

WestJet gas become the only airline connecting Calgarians non-stop to Atlanta, Ga. with its inaugural flight between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Atlanta is the ... Read More

Seychelles’ North Island to join internationally-renowned hospitality company’s luxury collection brand

editor editor- March 1, 2019 00:44

North Island management made a recent announcement, declaring the resort would be adding its name to the Marriott International’s properties in Seychelles after Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove. The operations would ... Read More

Nation’s governors convene in Washington for NGA Winter Meeting

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

Nearly all of the nation’s governors are joining more than 1,500 guests, including leaders from business, the nonprofit sector and governments around the world, for the National Governors Association’s 111th ... Read More

Marriott International partners with Manchester United

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 19:25

Marriott International and Manchester United today announced a multi-year marketing partnership, giving the 120 million members of the Marriott Bonvoy travel program exclusive opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime Manchester United football experiences ... Read More

Emirates links Phnom Penh and Bangkok with daily service from Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 21:06

Emirates will link Phnom Penh (PNH) and Bangkok (BKK) with its new daily service set to launch on June 1, 2019. The service from Dubai to Phnom Penh, via Bangkok, ... Read More

Governors to welcome global business, government leaders to Washington

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 17:28

Dozens of the nation’s governors will join leaders from business, the nonprofit sector and global governments for the National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting, a showcase for the best ... Read More

Airlines from 28 EU states and Qatar now have unlimited access to their respective territories

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 17:25

Today, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Mrs. Violeta Bulc, announced that the European Union and the State of Qatar have concluded negotiations for a landmark Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement. ... Read More

Reunion and Madagascar Presidents discuss regional cooperation

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 29, 2019 01:44

A meeting took place between the President of the Réunion Region, Didier Robert, and the new President of the Republic of Madagascar, His Excellency Andry Rajoelina. On official travel to ... Read More

Marriott trains 500,000 hotel workers to recognize the signs of human trafficking

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

Marriott International today announced that, as of this month, it has successfully trained 500,000 hotel workers to spot the signs of human trafficking in its hotels and how to respond ... Read More