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Tanzania’s wildlife parks turn sixty

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 13, 2019 19:28

Famous German conservationist Professor Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael made a milestone development in the conservation of wildlife in Tanzania, producing a film documentary and a popular book with ... Read More

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... Read More

How sustainable of a hotel guest are you?

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:30

With a growing concern over climate change, the environment is high on everyone’s agendas. But how can hotel guests be encouraged to be more sustainable? From plastic to pollution to ... Read More

Nearly 100 people killed in Mali’s Sunday massacre

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 15:10

An overnight attack on Sunday targeting an ethnic Dogon village in Mali left 95 people dead, local mayor Moulaye Guindo told Reuters. “Armed men, apparently Fulanis, fired at the population ... Read More

120,000-year-old fossilized prehistoric whale bone found at Oceanside Beach Resorts in California

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:26

After the groundbreaking of Oceanside’s two beachfront resorts marked a milestone for this Southern California city’s tourism industry. The project is the largest beachfront development on the San Diego coastline ... Read More

Choice Hotels corporate travel focus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:04

Choice Hotels International, Inc. will launch a new nationwide advertising campaign June 17 that reinforces its commitment to welcoming both business and leisure travelers. "We're proud of our history as ... Read More

“Summer of Shark” with Princess Cruises

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 18:47

Coming to life again this summer and in celebration of Discovery Channel's Shark Week, television's longest running must-see summer event airing Sunday, July 28-Sunday, August 4, Princess Cruises will once ... Read More

Winemaker of the Year Award winner announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 23:09

Winemaker Richard Batchelor of Washington's Maryhill Winery earned the 2019 Winemaker of the Year trophy at the annual Indy International Wine Competition, held May 22-23 at Purdue University. The award ... Read More

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2019 22:20

With June’s arrival, tourism professionals should have begun to think about the summer months. In much of the world, these coming months are high season. These can also be months ... Read More

Celebrate World Environment Day by being a more sustainable hotel guest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 18:10

With a growing concern over climate change, the environment is high on everyone’s agendas. But how can hotel guests be encouraged to be more sustainable? From plastic to pollution to ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

‘Extreme vetting’: US visa applicants now required to submit their social media history

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 17:55

The United States Department of State has begun requiring temporary visitors and those seeking permanent residence to submit five years’ worth of their social media history, warning those who attempt ... Read More

Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:01

Wyndham Destinations  launches new club brand identities, and shakes up timeshare with urban resort openings and evolution across the company. Wyndham Destinations is leading the evolution of the industry by ... Read More

United Airlines begins operations at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Eastern Concourse on June 2

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 18:02

This weekend United customers traveling through New York-LaGuardia Airport will experience new gates on the Terminal B Eastern Concourse, following the first phase of the $4 billion, 1.3-million-square-foot redevelopment project ... Read More

Largest aircraft PDP financing project in global aviation in Asia signed

editor editor- May 28, 2019 20:03

A total of 17 banks were involved in the syndicated loan in the amount of US$840 million to finance part of Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) for new CALC aircraft orders. CALC ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities ... Read More

Warsaw is about to turn into a Nepal Summit and you could be part of it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:31

Polish outbound tourism is growing, and the Nepal Tourism Board knows this and wants to welcome Polish visitors to their Himalayan country. Yesterday a delegation of top tourism officials from ... Read More

Russian airline passenger snaps, goes on rampage, fights with fellow travelers, dies

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 17:50

A plane flying from Moscow to Simferopol was forced to return after one of the passengers snapped, assaulting fellow travelers and crew. The rowdy passenger was injured in the rampage ... Read More

2019 Canadian Tulip Festival draws largest crowd in a decade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 20:52

Despite chilly weather and occasional showers, the 67th annual Canadian Tulip Festival drew crowds estimated at over 600,000 to the tulip beds in Commissioners Park. "Our returning of all Festival ... Read More

Four Seasons redefines Los Cabos

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 23:54

Set against the majestic backdrop of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains on the East Cape of the Baja California Peninsula, the all-new Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa ... Read More

Global luxury travel brands confirm increasing business at ILTM Latin America 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 20:05

ILTM Latin America 2019 confirmed a dynamic outbound Brazilian and Latin America luxury travel market last week (14 – 17 May) when 400 global luxury tourism brands met with 400 ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

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

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 countries who host international congresses. Last year, Colombia hosted 147 ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Good-bye for now to Saint Lucia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 20:31

Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow just finished his first fact-finding assignment on the Island of Saint Lucia. He says: "Today we bring our Saint Lucia journey to an end.  It ... Read More

Driving intra-African connectivity and cooperation through Alliance and partnership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 10:00

The African Tourism Board is currently working hard to build partnerships within the aviation industry. "Seeing Africa as one destination is perfect for any airlines wanting to partner with us", ... Read More

Khiri Travel announces executive changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 02:00

Asian DMC, Khiri Travel has announced senior executive changes. Effective 1 July, Herman Hoven will become the new Chief Executive Officer of Khiri Travel. Hoven is currently General Manager of ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 14, 2019 20:15

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country’s commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a ‘tourism paradise’, a copycat of Paris, in their bid ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that South Africa endured one of ... 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

Airbus: Limited or no aerospace experience? No problem!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 20:20

Airbus has launched two new hiring programs designed to employ applicants with little-to-no aviation or aerospace experience. The two programs, FlightPath9 and Fast Track, are intended to train participants for ... Read More

Pedaling for a purpose? United Airlines assists AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:38

United Airlines announced today it is offering an airfare discount and free checked bikes for customers flying to ride in the AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. ... Read More

Caribbean citizenship by investment: Dominica’s five-star resort launches new opportunities in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 18:15

During an event held recently at Dubai's One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel, Caribbean hotel developers GEMS Holdings Limited presented The Residences at Secret Bay, a Caribbean citizenship by investment (CBI) opportunity ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

Record turn-out for Centara World Masters 2019 as golf tourism continues to soar in Thailand

editor editor- May 2, 2019 02:00

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has revealed that a record number of competitors from around the world will compete at this year’s Centara World Masters Golf Championship, ... Read More

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- May 2, 2019 01:25

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced a series of significant changes for The Championships 2019 and beyond. In the buildup to the official start of the Championships ... Read More

Allegiant announces new Senior Vice President, Flight Crew Operations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 22:48

Allegiant has announced that Tracy Tulle has been appointed to the role of senior vice president, flight crew operations. Tulle, an industry veteran who has led Allegiant's in-flight services since ... Read More

FlyArystan: The world’s newest low fare airline

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 08:47

FlyArystan, the world’s newest low fare, high-quality airline from Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana, takes to the skies today, for its first revenue flights from Almaty International Airport. The airline ... Read More