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Etihad Airways and Swae to launch artificial intelligence-powered crowd-sourcing platform

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 16:15

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and Swae, a startup based in Vancouver, have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full ... 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

Fraport Annual General Meeting: Shareholders to receive dividend of €2.00 per share

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 14:40

At Fraport AG’s regular Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, 99.97 percent of the shareholders approved the recommended dividend of €2.00 per share. Thus, the dividend for fiscal year 2018 will ... 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

Her Art Here: United Airlines unveils aircraft paint job designs by female artists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 15:16

Today United Airlines revealed the two winning designs, selected through a combination of official judging and public voting, for Her Art Here, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift ... Read More

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 23:56

WestJet Airlines Ltd. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement that provides for its acquisition in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Onex Corporation and ... Read More

Air Canada announces election of directors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 23:35

Air Canada announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 25, 2019 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual ... Read More

Voting opens for 5th annual World Spa Awards

editor editor- April 30, 2019 20:48

The international voting window for the World Spa Awards 2019 – the spa and wellness sector’s most trusted annual awards program – is now open. Spa industry professionals – senior ... Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers to vote on possible strike tomorrow

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 00:20

UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers will vote Friday on whether to authorize a strike at Hilton Hawaiian Village — world’s largest Hilton, and the largest hotel in Hawaii — ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:22

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, the youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... Read More

Arkansas Tourism: Ark Tank wins

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:13

The first Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition developed by Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas at Winrock International, concluded today after four finalists presented their business ideas at ... Read More

Connect, learn, grow at Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 World Tourism Forum Lucerne

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 18, 2019 22:26

Martin Barth, the Head of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) has confirmed that for the 4th time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) is organizing the Start-Up Innovation Camp in ... Read More

St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport vying for “Most Scenic Airport Landings” crown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019 00:15

Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has been shortlisted for 2019 “Most Scenic Airport Landings” poll. An independent panel of travel industry experts and influencers curated this year’s shortlist of 32 ... Read More

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation finalize purchase agreement for Jazz Aviation

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

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Inc., parent company of Jazz Aviation LP, today confirmed that all conditions have been met and the previously announced amendment and extension of the Capacity ... Read More

World Travel Awards voting opens for Middle East

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 15:30

Travel industry professionals and consumers from around the world are invited to cast their votes for the organizations in the Middle East that they consider to be the very best ... 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

Congress Prague scores travel and tourism award

editor editor- January 22, 2019 20:28

The new Congress Prague website awarded as one of the best digital projects of the Czech Travel & Tourism industry. Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019 21:44

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board of the Asian Eco-Tourism Network. Read More

Southwest Airlines reaches Tentative Agreement with Teamsters

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 22:13

Southwest Airlines and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union that represents Southwest's Material Specialists, today announced that a Tentative Agreement has been reached. "This Tentative Agreement gives our Material ... Read More

Heathrow reaches record 80 million milestone

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2019 07:59

A record 80 million passengers travelled through the UK’s only hub airport in 2018, up 2.7% on last year, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. ... Read More

New York City Town Hall stars Mayor DeBlasio

editor editor- December 31, 2018 20:04

It is not a surprise that politics has morphed into an entertainment vehicle. The people who populate the White House could easily be mistaken for participants in reality tv and ... Read More

Mekong Tourism launches new visual storytelling campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018 19:26

The “Mekong From Above” aerial photo and video contest, the first of its kind in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), provides an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers to compete ... Read More

Saint Lucia nominated for 4 WTA Caribbean Travel Awards

editor editor- December 14, 2018 12:05

Fresh off its coronation as the 2018 World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, Saint Lucia has been nominated for four new tourism industry awards. Read More

Revealed: Why travel to Guam if you’re a woman

editor editor- August 7, 2018 23:21

The Guam Visitors Bureau has announced that Guam was selected as one of the world’s top safety destinations in 2018 for female travelers. Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018 07:58

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for ... Read More

Who is the new PATA Executive Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2018 03:43

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elected a new PATA Executive Board . Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University ... Read More

PATA Board: A new Executive Board elected and Sarah Mathews is the chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2017 08:47

Who is on the new PATA Executive Board?  Today it was made official  The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor ... Read More

Happy 4th of July but not so happy in Guam, where America starts the day

editor editor- July 4, 2013 11:20

There are 180,000 proud Americans currently celebrating US Independence Day in Guam, USA. Read More

New Kenya constitution takes effect on August 27

editor editor- August 12, 2010 02:54

(eTN) - The administration in Kenya has set Friday, August 27 as the day when the new constitution will be signed into effect by President Mwai Kibaki during a grand ... Read More

Ten percent rise in World Travel Awards voting registrations

editor editor- September 15, 2009 03:48

More than 183,000 registrations to vote have been made online since the 2009 voting got underway five months ago, 16,000 more than 2008. Read More