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Green Marine: Port Canaveral receives environmental excellence distinction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 22:30

Port Canaveral has received Green Marine certification a second time for advancing environmental excellence in maritime transportation and demonstrating “green” corporate leadership. The certification was presented to the Port at ... Read More

Tanzania tour operators want reforms to improve business landscape

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 19:18

Tanzania tour operators are upbeat at the news that the government would execute the reforms highlighted on the blueprint to improve business environment. Wilbard Chambulo, the Chairman of the Tanzania ... Read More

Transplant Tourism equals murder in some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 22:12

When the alternative is get an organ or die, it's human nature that people become desperate and become a transplant tourist, regardless of the desired outcome is legal, questionable or ... Read More

Tourism leader Karolin Troubetzkoy of St. Lucia receives Order of Merit from Germany

editor editor- May 27, 2019 20:25

Instituted in 1951 by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, the Order of Merit is awarded to individuals for achievements in the political, economic, social, or ... Read More

Air New Zealand contributes $1 million to native forestry offsets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 18:50

Air New Zealand and its customers have purchased more than NZD$1 million worth of carbon offsets from permanent New Zealand native forestry projects through the airline’s voluntary carbon offsetting program, ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: State human trafficking laws for the lodging industry

editor editor- May 1, 2019 21:04

To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA, with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), today issued ... Read More

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

editor editor- April 15, 2019 21:15

A report released on behalf of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) calls on state and local government leaders to reject Airbnb’s future pursuit of voluntary collection agreements (VCAs) and ... Read More

Any WOW Air reservation may not materialize: Airline has major problems

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 21:59

"Bummer that WOW Air is potentially going under - had a very flawless experience with them. But does this mean fewer tourists in Iceland?", a disappointed passenger posted to twitter. ... Read More

Cardiac Arrest took PATA Life Member: Alwin Zecha, Founder Pacific Leisure Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 04:08

The funeral of Alwin Zecha, chairman and founder of Pacific Leisure Group, was held at Saturday at Rangsit Methodist Church and Crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand The Travel and Tourism industry ... Read More

MGM Resorts International announces leadership changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 21:07

MGM Resorts International today announced changes to its leadership team and a streamlining of responsibilities to empower leaders to drive the Company's strategic direction and implement change as part of ... Read More

IATA’s chief speaks at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 16:20

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO addressed the CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha, Qatar today: It is a great pleasure to be here in Qatar ... Read More

Halal Internet? ‘Sharia-compliant’ web browser launched in Malaysia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 19:30

The world's first Sharia-compliant Internet service suite has been launched in Malaysia - along with browser, chat and sadaqah services. Malaysian startup SalamWeb seeks to create a Halal web-experience for ... Read More

Louvre 10.2 million, New York Metropolitan Museum 7.4 million visitors in 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2019 10:56

The “Heavenly Bodies” explored the links between fashion and the Catholic Church and attracted 1.7 million people to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum had a record ... Read More

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 3, 2019 01:03

There is little doubt that the tourism industry is facing some interesting and challenging times. Read More

JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports electrifying ground transportation fleets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 00:51

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will purchase 18 Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles for shuttle service at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport ... Read More

AIME’s Meeting Preferences Open

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2018 18:57

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced the launch of its meetings software for the 2019 event, which will carefully match 32 guaranteed pre-scheduled appointments (PSAs) between buyers ... Read More

PATA honors Chapters and Student Chapters in Langkawi, Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2018 19:09

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday, September 15 during the PATA Board Dinner and ... Read More

Raped by tourists: Children in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2018 12:27

Tourists rape children in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; it's a sad reality of the global travel and tourism industry. Silence ... Read More

Voluntary adrenalin rush in Zimbabwe

editor editor- September 17, 2010 05:51

ZIMBABWE (eTN) - Volunteer work in Zimbabwe is not for the faint-hearted, but it can certainly be rewarding. Read More

2,100 jobs to be cut by Delta through buyouts

editor editor- February 20, 2009 05:26

CHICAGO, IL - Delta Air Lines said today that it would grant voluntary buyouts to the more than 2,100 employees requesting them, but the number of job cuts could grow ... Read More

Voluntary safety programs should return to airlines

editor editor- December 24, 2008 03:17

ARLINGTON, VA - Airlines and pilot organizations should reinstate voluntary safety-reporting programs to ensure the highest possible level of protection for the traveling public, according to AIA pres Read More

Copa Airlines launches voluntary carbon offsetting program

editor editor- October 27, 2008 02:31

PANAMA CITY - Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, SA, launched a voluntary carbon offsetting program. Read More