Tag: world war

Marriott International opens second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 19:48

Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton (Four-Points.Marriott.com) hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. The original ... Read More

Hotel History: Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo known for opulence, famous guests, and the military

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- June 8, 2019 21:04

Shepheard’s Hotel history goes back 178 years when it was originally built by Englishman Samuel Shepheard in Cairo. It was originally named the “Hotel des Anglais” (English Hotel). Shepheard co-owned ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 22:06

 HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility at the Ottawa station Launch of New Fleet Replacement program with Siemens Canada Appointment of three VIA Rail board members ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... Read More

International cooperation between Seychelles and a Baltic Island: Minister Dogley visits German beach clean-up project

editor editor- May 23, 2019 22:39

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine; Didier Dogley, in the company of the Honorary Consul General for the Seychelles in Germany, Mr. Max Hunzinger, visited the ... 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

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

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Malta, where Game of Thrones all began, plays host to the 5th Annual Valletta Film Festival

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 15:30

Malta, the first location for Season One of  Game of Thrones, plays host to the annual  Valletta Film Festival (VFF), June 14-23, presented by the Film Grain Foundation. This year ... Read More

Date set for the opening of the Vatican secret archives

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 12, 2019 22:41

On March 2, 2020, Pope Francis will open the secret archives of the pontificate of Pius XII on the Second World War. The announcement during the audience to the staff ... Read More

Lennox Hotels to opens its first US property this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:41

A new modern hotel, combining contemporary design with original Art Deco design, is on the horizon in South Florida hotspot, Miami Beach. Lennox Hotel Miami Beach will be a bold ... Read More

John Q. Hammons: Master hotel developer and builder

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- March 16, 2019 18:25

One of the great hoteliers/developers of our time, John Q. Hammons developed 200 hotel properties in 40 states. But mere statistics hide the essence of Mr. Hammons special development techniques. ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019 03:48

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no better time than now to plan your summer beach escape. ... Read More

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:43

The U.S. National Park Service issued a statement on the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It reads: Over the past 10 months, National Park Service staff and partners ... Read More

Japan buys small island for US jets’ landing practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2019 14:57

Japan is spending $150 million to allow US Navy pilots practice aircraft carrier landings on a small Mageshima Island, but nearby residents, who were never given a chance to debate ... Read More

DNA, Dark Skies, Spiritual Inspiration: 2019 most interesting cruise trends

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 21:05

After intensive research and polling of thousands of travelers, the experts, who are both knowledgeable and current about cruise trends and what constitutes a memorable cruise for passengers, project the ... Read More

Hotel history: Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- December 22, 2018 22:04

Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was a pioneering American woman architect and interior designer whose distinct architectural knowledge was steeped in the culture and landscape of the Southwest. Read More

US Government Shut Down: What it means for Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 22, 2018 05:33

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and ... Read More

Late President Bush lived the Aloha Spirit: A Testimonial by a Democratic Party Activist from Hawaii

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 6, 2018 21:50

Marsha Rose Joyner is the host for ThinkTeck Hawaii and a Hawaiian political activist for many years.  She remembers when electors met in their respective state capitols on December 19, 1988 to ... Read More

Historic Des Moines hotel reimagined with modern nod to its storied past

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 07:05

Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, has announced the official reopening of The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel following a multi-million dollar renovation. This anticipated reopening further reinforces the brand's ... Read More

Massive poppy art installation a must-see in Munich for Remembrance Day

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- November 10, 2018 12:04

This Sunday marks the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918, marking the end of World War I. A “Never Again” art installation of 3,500 poppies will take ... Read More

100th commemoration of the SMS Cormoran at sea now online

editor editor- July 5, 2017 03:53

On April 7, 2017, Guam commemorated the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the German vessel SMS Cormoran II, the same day the United States entered World War I and ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau: First tourism office ever to receive highest export award in US

editor editor- May 30, 2017 03:10

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the Guam Visitors Bureau with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, DC, May 22. The President’s “E” ... Read More

Guam holds seaside memorial for the SMS Cormoran II

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 29, 2017 01:19

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) was joined by local and international dignitaries to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. ... Read More

Guam remembers the SMS Cormoran II at Sea

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 29, 2017 00:23

Guam has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II, a historic ship where the first shot fired by the US took place in World War ... Read More

Guam commemorates the SMS Cormoran II

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 28, 2017 23:44

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) concluded a two-week series of commemoration to honor the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The German ship spent two and ... Read More

US National Park Service to host history series of sunken Cormoran in Guam

editor editor- April 6, 2017 05:45

Dr. Bill Jeffery will give a lecture in Guam about a marine archaeology program on Wednesday, April 5. The lecture focuses specifically on the SMS Cormoran II. Read More

Commemorating the SMS Cormoran II: The Lecture Series

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 5, 2017 14:15

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II on April 7, 1917. A series of special events has been scheduled ... Read More

Herbert T. Ward finds his passion aboard the Cormoran

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 3, 2017 16:39

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The ship has a unique story that ... Read More

The history of the SMS Cormoran II

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2017 12:17

Tamuning, Guam – On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. Read More

Guam’s local dive shops commemorate 100th anniversary of the Cormoran

editor editor- March 28, 2017 06:51

During WWII, Guam was captured from the US by the Japanese Imperial Army and occupied for two and a half years. Read More

Guam’s beach bucket list

editor editor- March 25, 2017 07:52

When visiting a tropical paradise, it just makes logical sense that a beach, or many of them, will be on a tourist’s to do list. Read More

Guam to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of SMS Cormoran Scuttling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2017 16:02

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. Read More