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Déjà vu: Hawaii to spend a half million to bring back inter-island ferry

Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2016 0

The Hawaii State Department of Transportation received a US$500,000 grant from the federal Maritime Administration to hire consultants to explore potential routes and boats for ... Read More

First 2017 terror attack on tourism: 35 dead and climbing in Istanbul

Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2016 0

A terror attack on the travel and tourism industry is unfolding in Istanbul, Turkey, at one of its most popular nightclubs in the Ortakoy area. ... Read More

Indonesian airline’s top officials quit after drunk pilot allowed into cockpit

Global Editor- December 31, 2016 0

Low-cost Indonesian airline Citilink found itself in hot water after it emerged that one of its pilots had passed a pre-flight check despite being heavily ... Read More

Boutique hotels: From boring to sensational

Elinor Garely - eTN Tourism Executives editor in chief- December 31, 2016 0

Despite a relative slowdown in the global economy, boutique hotels appear to be outperforming competing corporate chains. New investors as well as established hotel operators ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda end the year with record high

Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2016 0

Tourism arrivals to Antigua and Barbuda from the US have been strong throughout the year, with double-digit growth month over month. And just to punctuate ... Read More

Happy 18th Birthday Nepal Tourism Board

eturbonews- December 31, 2016 0

Nepal Tourism Board celebrated its 18th Anniversary on Dec. 31, 2016, in an intimate program attended by officials from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & ... Read More

Rail strike, thick fog wreak havoc on New Year travel in UK

Global Editor- December 31, 2016 0

New Year travelers in Britain are facing major disruptions as rail services in southern England were hit by a fresh strike and dozens of flights ... Read More

Alitalia to cancel, reduce number of European operations

Global Editor- December 31, 2016 0

Italian flag carrier Alitalia announced that it will adjust a number of European operations effective February 1, 2017. These adjustments will result in number of ... Read More

Italy: Christmas is over, sell the presents!

Global Editor- December 31, 2016 0

While Italians have spent over €3 billion on Christmas gifts this year, many are willing to sell what they got from Santa and buy what ... Read More

Delta Air Lines plans A330 service on Hawaii-Japan routes

Global Editor- December 31, 2016 0

Delta Air Lines is planning to replace Boeing 767 currently used on Honolulu – Nagoya Chubu and Honolulu – Osaka Kansai routes with Airbus A330-300 ... Read More

80 people injured in Australian music festival stampede

Global Editor- December 31, 2016 0

The Falls Festival in Australia will continue despite a horrific stampede that left some 80 people injured, of whom 20 were taken to hospital for ... Read More

Explosives have no place at civilian airports

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- December 30, 2016 0

Reports are emerging over the reason for the closure of Khartoum International Airport on Thursday evening, which caused delays of both inbound and outbound flights. ... Read More

European capitals beef up security ahead of New Year festivities

Global Editor- December 30, 2016 0

Government authorities in major European capitals have stepped up security over the fears of terror attacks ahead of New Year celebration, erecting concrete blockades in ... Read More

“Immediate and severe” travel warning issued for Israeli tourists in India

Global Editor- December 30, 2016 0

Israel today issued an "immediate and severe" travel warning for Israeli tourists in India, citing an immediate threat of attack on tourist targets during New ... Read More

Himalayas to welcome inaugural Travel Mart 2017

Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 30, 2016 0

Nepal, gateway to the Himalayas, is hosting the Himalayan Travel Mart 2017 from June 1 to 4 in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. The event will be ... Read More

Indians scramble to cash their savings before large notes become worthless

Global Editor- December 30, 2016 0

Indians have lined up outside banks across the country today to cash their savings, after large bills were pulled out of circulation by the government ... Read More

Spanish PM: Catalonia independence vote “is not going anywhere”

Global Editor- December 30, 2016 0

"It is not possible to hold a referendum that will do away with national sovereignty and the equality of Spaniards," said Spanish Prime Minister Mariano ... Read More

Saudi Arabia and Iran to discuss resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians

Global Editor- December 30, 2016 0

According to the latest reports, Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to discuss the resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians, a process that has been halted ... Read More

Bad weather affects Kenya Airways flights to Dubai and Europe

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- December 30, 2016 0

When the weather gets that bad and visibility falls below accepted industry standards for landing and taking off, airlines are often delaying or cancelling flights, ... Read More

Air China introduces “Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim” in Europe and the Americas

Global Editor- December 30, 2016 0

Starting January 1, 2017, passengers who fly on Air China's flights departing from Europe and the Americas for Chinese cities with a transit in Beijing ... Read More

Lufthansa welcomes fifth A320neo into its fleet

Global Editor- December 30, 2016 0

Yesterday evening, on 29 December, Lufthansa took delivery of anotherA320neo from Airbus. This means that, five aircraft of this model have been delivered to Lufthansa ... Read More

Air China: Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim

eturbonews- December 29, 2016 0

Starting January 1, 2017, passengers who fly on Air China's flights departing from Europe and the Americas for Chinese cities with a transit in Beijing can ... Read More

Low cost airline: They should be sued

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- December 29, 2016 0

They should be sued for the damage they caused to our travel plans' ranted a regular contributor of information from Kenya, who had been booked ... Read More

Uganda: Call to Kill Elephants

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- December 29, 2016 0

Uganda's Acholi Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Acana II has come under severe criticism for threatening to kill elephant which stray from national parks and ... Read More

Air Seychelles: 550,000 passengers and counting

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- December 29, 2016 0

Air Seychelles has earlier today flown its 550,000th guest, marking a new passenger milestone for the Seychelles flag carrier and surpassing its 2015 total passenger ... Read More

CALC to lease one Airbus A321neo to Hawaiian Airlines

Global Editor- December 29, 2016 0

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease agreement ... Read More

Generation destination: Modern kids clock up air miles on foreign adventures

Global Editor- December 29, 2016 0

Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport, has revealed that today’s kids are a generation of tiny travelers, visiting more countries, clocking up more air miles ... Read More

Seychelles Founding President: About our new minister of tourism

Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2016 0

So, it is now public knowledge that Alain St. Ange has resigned as Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Port Marine and that President Faure ... Read More

Russian officials: No explosion on board the ill-fated Tu-154

Global Editor- December 29, 2016 0

Russian officials have ruled out the possibility of an explosion on board a military plane which recently crashed into the sea. On Thursday, General Lieutenant ... Read More

Census Bureau projects US and world populations on New Year’s Day

Global Editor- December 29, 2016 0

The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census ... Read More