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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

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism cites Sandals Resorts as good corporate citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:14

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ... Read More

WestJet – buy business, get gold

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:34

"Buy Business, get Gold" giving guests the opportunity to become a WestJet Rewards Gold member before they fly until February 29, 2020 with the booking of a round-trip Business cabin ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... 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

Want a head or foot massage? Take an Indian train

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 17:30

Indian Railways have added a refreshing new perk for some travelers tired from long journeys: head and foot massages. Not everyone is thrilled at the prospect, though, with critics weighing ... Read More

10 most accessible cities in Europe named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:15

While many of us would love to travel the world, it’s not always easy for those with limited mobility and rely on assistance from others. Accessible travel is a hotly ... Read More

Sonesta Hotels announces its new credit card

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:09

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, ... Read More

Hilton: 200th hotel opening in the China market

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 19:13

Hilton ushered in a milestone in its China market development with the grand opening of its 200th hotel -- Canopy Chengdu. The Chinese market is a top priority for Hilton ... Read More

Another safety blow for Boeing: 737 MAX and NG’s “improperly manufactured parts” need replacement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 16:45

Boeing 737 MAX and NG manufacturer revealed that some aircraft parts were improperly manufactured and would need replacement dealing yet another safety issue blow to troubled aircraft. Up to 148 ... Read More

ILTM Asia Pacific 2019: Luxury travel ‘mindstyle’ shifts from indulgence and status to health and wellness

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 18:15

Travel brands must significantly upgrade their health & wellness proposition to better connect with the new mindstyle of luxury travelers in Asia Pacific (APAC). Plant-based dining, MediSpa and digital detoxing ... Read More

Egyptian President orders tourist attractions’ upgrades to “reflect history and civilization of Egypt”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 00:36

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered upgrading tourist attractions nationwide, in a way that reflects the history and civilization of the country. This happened during the Sisi’s meeting with Prime ... Read More

Tanzania’s oldest beach hotel to undergo major facelift before upgrading to 5-star status

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 20, 2019 20:00

Indian Ocean’s Kunduchi Beach Hotel in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam will undergo a major facelift to upgrade it into a Five Star beach hotel, banking to its prime position ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

Uber’s new ‘Quiet Mode’ service protects passengers from talkative drivers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 18:30

Premium units of US ride-hailing company Uber are now offering a new service that allows their high-end clientele to ask for minimal conversation during the journey. The “Quiet Mode” feature, ... Read More

Jamaica Minister Hon. Bartlett: Tourism success held up by dedicated workers

editor editor- May 11, 2019 00:02

The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressed the state of his country’s tourism in the following article written by him: We cannot highlight enough the fact that the ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels 50 ranking has overtaken Marriott’s, ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel brings special offers to Arabian Travel Market

editor editor- April 25, 2019 00:23

Swiss-Belhotel International has created exciting packages for wholesalers and tour operators that will be launched at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place in Dubai from April 28 to May ... Read More

Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina opens at the end of April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 19:19

Dusit International has signed a Franchise Agreement with Al Masar Hotel Management LLC, to upgrade the former Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to the Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina. Located at ... Read More

Heathrow zaps the airport with speedy Wi-Fi

editor editor- April 5, 2019 02:45

Heathrow has launched a fast speed Wi-Fi service at the airport. In partnership with Boingo, passengers at all Heathrow terminals are now able to enjoy the new Wi-Fi experience with ... Read More

Emirates flying travelers to Zagreb this summer

editor editor- April 2, 2019 17:48

Zagreb is a city with a rich history and culture and is known for its 18th century architecture. It is a major draw for tourists in the summer, and to ... Read More

Grange Pen to get a J$960 million infrastructural upgrade

editor editor- March 30, 2019 20:30

The Jamaica Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is investing a little under $J1 billion for the Resort Squatter Settlements Upgrade Project for the community of Grange Pen in St. James. The ... Read More

Destinations need new resources to tackle the “invisible burden” of tourism

editor editor- March 26, 2019 00:42

A report published today by the Travel Foundation, Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise and EplerWood International describes how destinations must uncover and account for tourism’s hidden costs, referred ... Read More

Pilots frantic search for fix while Boeing Max8 went down

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 07:30

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air most likely have the same deadly scenario accordsidng to a report Reuters today reported about the 31-year-old Lions' Air captain was at the controls of ... Read More

How Independent Hotels Make Big Money on Chinese FIT Travelers: The Mini Program

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 00:29

Compass Edge knows there is a good reason why independent hotels selling rooms to Chinese travelers should have a "Mini Program" on WeChat. Only 10% of more than a billion ... Read More

Pierre Dominique Prümm joins Fraport Executive Board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:30

In its meeting today (Thursday, March 14), Fraport AG’s supervisory board appointed Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm to the company’s executive board, effective July 2019. Prümm will take over board responsibility ... Read More

European Union and Qatar finally signed a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:19

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialed today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will ... Read More

Making air travel affordable and accessible to the common man

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 1, 2019 02:16

Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Mr. Suresh Prabhu, today advised state government to board the “Udan” regional connectivity scheme to give a fillip to intra-regional and inter-regional ... Read More

Minister: Egypt’s tourism had a leap in 2017 and large boom in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 02:20

Speaking at a press conference with the board of the Egyptian Tourism Federation on Monday, Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat praised the country's tourism sector as one of the fastest ... Read More

United Airlines adds over 1,600 new premium seats to 250 aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 16:07

United Airlines today announced the next step in its commitment to making more customers more comfortable by adding more than 1,600 United Polaris® business class and United First seats to ... Read More

Rotana Hotels & Resorts returns to Babylon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:10

Rotana Hotels & Resorts and Al Ibaa Company have signed a hotel management agreement to operate a five-star hotel in Baghdad. Rotana will manage Baghdad’s famous Babylon Hotel under its ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines expands its cockpit team with expat pilots

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 23:04

Turkey's Pegasus airline, continues to expand both its fleet, with new environmentally friendly aircraft coming into operation in 2019, and its cockpit teams, in line with the increasing size of ... Read More

Iconic Samui resort to benefit from major renewal project

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 21, 2019 06:59

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announced it will completely upgrade and refurbish one of its most popular properties, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, starting this June. The ... Read More

The Future of MICE: Interview with IMEX CEO Carina Bauer

Frank Tetzel Frank Tetzel- January 18, 2019 07:54

CEO of the IMEX Group Carina Bauer graduated from Oxford University, UK, in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1998, Carina began her career in retail and catering – setting up ... Read More

Romance is in the air for Valentine’s Day at five luxury Corinthia Hotels

editor editor- January 11, 2019 20:17

Corinthia Hotels' collection of five-star properties aim to make Valentine's Day a day and night to remember. Read More

Centara Invites Guests to Experience the “Best in Travel” in the Indian Ocean in 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 05:35

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, is inviting guests to experience the “Best in Travel” in the Indian Ocean in 2019, with a choice of three stunning resorts ... Read More