Tag: wave

Chernobyl: The nuclear disaster, the TV show, the disrespect

editor editor- June 13, 2019 03:10

Instagrammers are flocking to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant ever since the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl" aired, and the creator of the series is not happy. Craig Mazin, the show creator ... Read More

Thomas Cook India reveals new wave of travel – father-child bonding tours

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:01

India’s travel and integrated travel-related financial services company is fostering family bonding through travel, with specific focus on Father-Child bonding tours, in a run up to Father’s Day. With an ... Read More

Seychelles efforts for a sustainable destination in the forefront

editor editor- June 7, 2019 21:18

The destination joins the rest of the world to celebrate world environment day, a time us to reflect on sustainable tourism and how Seychelles as a destination is actively advocating ... Read More

United, Southwest and Delta: New nonstop flights to Southern California

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:40

The expansion of air service at Ontario International Airport (ONT), in Southern California, continues today with the United Airlines nonstop flights serving Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). ONT now reaches ... Read More

Inns of Monterey celebrates summer

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 23:19

John Steinbeck so aptly said, "Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased." In honor of his spirit of travel, Inns of Monterey provide the ... 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

Kaanapali Beach in Maui compared with other dangerous beaches after deadly shark attack

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 21:43

"Aloha from the Maui Visitors Bureau. The office is now closed in observance of the holiday." This is the recording anyone hears today when calling the Maui Visitors Burea. The ... Read More

Montreal Gay Village shines as LGBTQ and contemporary art beacon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 18:15

Today, the Business Development Corporation (SDC) for the Montreal Village and the Ville-Marie borough, alongside Robert Beaudry, City Councilor for the Saint-Jacques District and member of the City of Montréal's ... Read More

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 19:35

Tunisia has recorded an 18 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first four months of this year, compared to the same period last year. According to the Ministry of ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Orlando welcomes a host of LGBTQ events from May and into June for Pride Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 19:55

Orlando, named the first-ever "City of the Year" by GayCites.com, promotes inclusivity with welcoming events, nightlife and activities. Orlando has also been named the world's top travel destination for summer ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 16:25

A tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks of Easter Sunday. In the three days immediately after the bombings, cancellations of ... Read More

Beach Vacation: What you do if a shark is about to attack?

editor editor- April 24, 2019 00:48

Shark attack! The United States is the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to bloody encounters between people and sharks. It's especially true in regions where tourism ... Read More

Thomas Cook selling its travel business: Chinese investment fund interested

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 22, 2019 22:01

Thomas Cook is the world’s oldest tour operator and was founded in Market Harborough in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook. It started off with organized railway outings for members of ... 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

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

‘Most Nationalities in a Swimming Pool’: Yas Waterworld earns Guinness World Records title

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 15:10

Following an initiative held by the World's Leading Waterpark to celebrate the Year of Tolerance, which took place on Friday April 12, Yas Waterworld succeeded in its attempt to grab ... Read More

Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

editor editor- April 10, 2019 01:30

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John ... Read More

Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association 

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- April 6, 2019 20:45

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a trade association that represents hotel owners. As of 2018, AAHOA has approximately 18,000 members who incredibly own about half the 50,000 ... Read More

What is so different at W Bali when it opens in Ubud?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:34

W Hotels Worldwide,  what is part of Marriott International, today announced the signing of W Bali – Ubud, the brand's newest W Escape. W Bali – Ubud will redefine modern luxury ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April 3 and 4. WTTC members are the ... Read More

Iran Tourism: What about hitchhiking as a woman?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 15:32

There is no war in Iran, the country is generally safe, and the living standards are comparable to those of Europe. The architecture is gorgeous, the landscapes diverse and the ... Read More

BAME Women in Travel initiative to assist ethnic minority women in travel and tourism industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 19:15

Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women though employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, will launch ‘BAME Women in Travel’ at a Royal Society of ... Read More

From Kurt Cobain to Soundgarden: Morrison Hotel Gallery kicks off Grunge Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 23:15

Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain! In honor of what would have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthday, Morrison Hotel Gallery is announcing its next exhibition: Grunge - The Rise of a Generation, ... Read More

Texaco Jamaica endorses Global Resilience Centre

editor editor- February 19, 2019 21:33

Texaco Jamaica has pledged its full backing of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) that was launched in January in Montego Bay. The announcement was made today ... Read More

Iberostar announces 7 new hotel openings in 2019

editor editor- January 31, 2019 02:07

Last year proved crucial in the consolidation of Iberostar’s positioning strategy, with the hotel chain making major progress in this area. Iberostar Group’s turnover for 2018 surpassed 3 billion dollars, ... Read More

Cruise tourism benefits Western Cape

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 28, 2019 21:19

The MS Queen Elizabeth and the MSC Musica luxury cruise liners docked at Cape Town harbour on Friday, January 18, bringing a wave of economic opportunities to the city’s shores ... Read More

UNWTO: Citizens recognize positive impact of tourism sector

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019 19:45

According to the first ever global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS, 47% of respondents think ‘they live in cities with a high number of tourists’. ... Read More

Americans now opting for travel before house, marriage, kids

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 17:25

30 and 40-somethings are giving ‘early retirement’ a completely new meaning! With more disposable income, flexible hours and retirement looking very different today than it used to, the next generation ... Read More

Did Sri Lankan turtle whisperer receive a message days before the tsunami?

editor editor- January 13, 2019 01:29

“I saw the sea rushing in, sweeping away houses, animals and people and causing destruction,” said the turtle whisperer on the tsunami. Read More

Hawaii Island has a new tourist hotspot in the making

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2019 09:20

Hawaii Island, also known as the Big Island of Hawaii welcomes a new tourism hotspot in the making. It'a new black sand beach located at Isaac Kepoʻokalani Hale Beach Park. The ... Read More

$108.5 million awarded for Port Canaveral new cruise terminal construction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019 00:39

The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved at a special meeting on Tuesday awarding Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction Inc. a $78.98 million contract for the Port’s Cruise Terminal ... Read More

Ryanair tells passengers to take bus after landing at wrong airport 480 miles away

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2019 16:54

Travelers trying to scape Britain for some winter sun were left stranded in a Romanian airport for about a day after their flight was 'diverted'. The passengers hoping for quick ... Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019 21:05

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files Read More

Another tsunami heading to Indonesia? New cracks

editor editor- January 3, 2019 02:15

Indonesia's latest tsunami is raising questions about the growth of the country's tourism industry. Read More