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Asia Pacific one of the fastest growing online travel markets

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2017 0

Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to be one of the fastest growth markets for online travel this year, with China a significant growth contributor particularly ... Read More

Istanbul’s New Airport to Seek Envision Sustainability Verification

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2017 0

The İstanbul New Airport infrastructure project in Turkey aims to become the first and largest infrastructure project outside North America to obtain Envision® sustainability verification. ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines Completes the Acquisition

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2017 0

Hong Kong Airlines announced that the transaction of 51% shares of SATS HK Limited (“SATS HK”) has been completed today. The Company, through its wholly owned ... Read More

Lion trophy hunting: The death of Xanda in Zimbabwe

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

The death of Cecil’s son, Xanda at the hands of trophy hunters on 7 July is mired in confusion. He was shot just outside Zimbabwe’s ... Read More

Lion trophy hunting: The death of Xanda in Zimbabwe

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

The death of Cecil’s son, Xanda at the hands of trophy hunters on 7 July is mired in confusion. He was shot just outside Zimbabwe’s ... Read More

Photography exhibition showcases children born during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

When the Rwandan genocide reached its peak in 1994, it left in its wake many orphaned children – majority of them still too young to ... Read More

Elephant Hills Children’s Project : A new project

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2017 0

Another new project within Elephant Hills Children’s Project in Thailand started, this time at Wat Tham Wararam School, located just behind the curve, nearby their ... Read More

Anonymous UNWTO stakeholders call tourism organization rusted inside

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2017 0

UNWTO has been in the spotlight recently with the controversial election of the next Secretary General nominee. The confirmation needed at the UNWTO General Assembly ... Read More

eTN Hero: Takashi Kai, Assistant Manager, Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2017 0

Many of us traveling around the globe on business have travel stories to tell. We all have stories about complaints, funny interactions, and also many ... Read More

Tourism Minister inspects ongoing projects by the SNPA to improve visitors’ experience on Curieuse

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2017 0

The Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne recently visited Curieuse to have an appreciation of work being done by ... Read More

Korean Air: Building homes and lives in the Philippines

editor- July 31, 2017 0

Korean Air has again joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) to help build quality homes for local communities in need for the fifth ... Read More

First woman chair named to India Tourism Development Corporation

Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 31, 2017 0

Ms. Ravneet Kaur has been appointed the new chairperson and managing director of the public sector India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). She succeeds U. Narula ... Read More

USA is the second most expensive country for surf lessons in the world

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

The Surf Lesson Price Index has ranked American Surf Schools as the 2nd most expensive country in the world for a surf lesson at $85, ... Read More

Survey: Most travelers not deterred by negative airline incidents

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

While stories about unruly passengers, overly aggressive employees and security officials and other incidents on airlines seem to be on the rise, these will have ... Read More

Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 8 to flydubai

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Boeing and flydubai today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to ... Read More

US DOT announces $185.8 million in infrastructure grants to 62 airports

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $185.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to 62 ... Read More

Nice Airport employee punches easyJet passenger after a row over delayed flight

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Nice airport has launched an investigation after video was published online that appears to show a staff member punching a passenger holding a young child ... Read More

Leading tourism investment icon in Northern Tanzania passed away

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Prominent businessman and tourism industry icon in northern Tanzania, Mr. Faustine Meleo Mrema, has passed way in South Africa while under treatment on Sunday. Mr. ... Read More

Onyx CenterSource appoints Chief Commercial Officer

editor- July 31, 2017 0

Onyx CenterSource, a hotel commission payment and recovery services company, today announced the appointment of Don Kelly, a 25-year hospitality industry veteran, as chief commercial officer. Kelly will ... Read More

Largest global air partnership formed

Mario Masciullo- July 31, 2017 0

The largest airlines of three continents – America, Europe and Asia – have reached a commercial partnership that is likely to emerge in the coming ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister delivers keynote address at Invest Mobay

editor- July 31, 2017 0

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett (shown right in photo) responds to question from attendees at “Invest MoBay,” a breakfast forum hosted by the Montego ... Read More

Magical moments connect Dubai with seven destinations at ‘Unite with Tomorrowland’

Josephine DSilva- July 31, 2017 0

Dubai was among eight countries that simultaneously hosted the world’s largest electronic music festival, ‘UNITE with Tomorrowland’ held at the Dubai Festival City arena on ... Read More

Airbus appoints Luo Gang to lead new innovation center in China

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation center to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later ... Read More

Marriott announces new leadership team for Middle East and Africa

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Marriott International today announced the expansion and strengthening of its Sales and Marketing Leadership Team for Middle East and Africa. This bold new initiative comes ... Read More

Gazpromneft-Aero starts fueling Aeroflot flights in Seoul

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Gazpromneft-Aero, the jet fuel operator of Gazprom Neft, has started fueling Aeroflot’s regular flights in the Incheon International Airport, Seoul. Jet fuel supplies will exceed ... Read More

Dubai records outstanding 10.6% increase in tourism volume

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

A record total of 8.06 million international overnight tourists arrived in Dubai during the first six months of 2017, reflecting a stellar 10.6 percent increase ... Read More

Maldives’ new multi-island resort concept construction starts

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Mr. Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism, joined Chairman of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, Mr. Chutinant Bhirombhakdi; Director, Chairman of Executive Committee, Mr. Chayanin Debhakam, ... Read More

UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to measure sustainable tourism

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Nearly 1.000 experts from over 80 countries convened for three days (21-23 June) in Manila, The Philippines at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics ... Read More

Airberlin introduces new check-in deadlines

Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2017 0

Airberlin is introducing new check-in deadlines which become effective August 1st 2017. The check-in for short- and medium haul flights will be open until 45 ... Read More

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu becomes the Number 200 Hilton in Asia Pacific

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 30, 2017 0

Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, today announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Chengdu, the company’s 200th hotel in Asia Pacific. Located in Western China’s ... Read More