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Jetstar Airbus captain on Singapore Phuket flight declares emergency

On Sunday afternoon a Jetstar Asia Airbus A320-232 made a U-Turn 20 minutes after take off in Singapore on a flight from Singapore to Phuket, Thailand.

Tourism on thin ice in Mauritius after Prime Minister switch

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

In 1984 Mauritius' president named veteran politician Sir Anerood Jugnauth as prime minister, after the 84-year old won a landslide victory taking nearly three-quarters of seats in parliament.

New York City’s design event of the week

© Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

Dozens of designers, journalists and others industry leaders spent the early hours of Thursday morning munching on gourmet pastries, sipping high-octane coffee and strolling through the dynamic ...

How travel can give a life new purposse

Maria G. Yates

In late 2015, my life took a turn. I became a widow, a title I despise by the way, mostly because of the reaction I receive - mostly from customer service personnel.

“Marital status?” ...

Hungarian tour bus crashes in Italy, sixteen killed

Sixteen people have been killed when a bus transporting Hungarian students crashed in northern Italy.

The bus was traveling from France to Hungary on Saturday when it crashed.

Lawless: Dubai tourism will continue to grow beyond 2020 target

Expo 2020 will prove to be a new foundation for growing tourism in Dubai, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) chairman Gerald Lawless.

"Free Europe": Ultra-right European nationalists converge in Germany

Ultra-right European leaders from France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands were meeting in the German city of Koblenz to discuss their visions of “a free Europe” aimed at dismantling the ...

Carlson Rezidor could make an entry into Kampala at the expense of Hilton

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

According to the latest reports, the hotel on Kampala's Nakasero Hill, long said to become the Kampala Hilton, is now being taken over by management of the Carlson Rezidor Group, very likely under ...

Italy performs well for Seychelles Tourism

Italy performed well with an increase in arrivals of 5% to Seychelles with a total of almost 23, 000 Italians visiting the archipelago in 2016.

Inaugural Martinhal Family Hotels luxury event set for March

Paul started the Ella`s Kitchen business from scratch, and today, it is a global business turning over more than £ 100 million.

Telegraph Show in London see Seychelles Tourism team presence

The Telegraph Travel Show’s return to Excel, London provided the consumer with various travel experiences through expert talks, advice hubs and numerous exhibitors.

Selous Game Reserve: Famous for tourism and elephant poaching

Apoliinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

Covering 50,000 square kilometers, Selous Game Reserve has badly hit by poaching, losing almost 2,500 elephants per year, WWF Tanzania Country Office said.

Creole Cabaret series celebrated in Seychelles

The local press and TV stations were invited for the presentation of the three artists selected for this year’s Creole Cabaret series at the Avani Seychelles Resort.

Lack of funds leads to more delays at Dar es Salaam airport

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Tanzania's Minister for Transport, Prof.

India tourists head to Golden Gate city

Anil Mathur, eTN India

A total of 25.1 million visitors came to San Francisco in 2016, a 2.3 percent increase over 2015.

Spending was recorded at $9.6 billion - 3.3 percent higher than in 2015.

New plans to keep Uzbekistan Airways flying to Pakistan

Uzbekistan Airways in 2013 suspended flight operations from Pakistan due to less load issue, but now a plan has been chalked out to keep smooth operation intact in future.

Seychelles Tourism closes year on a high note

Growth was recorded in several key emerging markets for Seychelles Tourism, such as China with 4%, and India, having surpassed the 10,000 mark finishing at 10,916 representing a 41% growth.

UNWTO Secretary General candidate: We are one tourism family

Last night at the Brazilian Embassy in Madrid, Marcio Favilla, Executive Director of the UNWTO, launched his candidacy to become UNWTO´s Secretary General, and Alain St Ange from the Seychelles ...

Seychelles Tourism delegation in Madrid for trade fair

Sustainable Tourism for Development was actually the leitmotif of this 37th staging of FITUR, where participating countries have been able to see the efforts the tourism industry are making to ...

Seychelles Tourism organizes activities ahead of Air Seychelles launch to Durban

On behalf of Air Seychelles, an event was attended by the airlines’ GM for Sales, Distribution and Corporate Affairs, Maja Gedosev, Head of International Sales, Cindy Vidot and Internal ...

Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new cruise ships for Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A.

New passenger train service between Nairobi and Mombasa to take just 4 1/2 hours

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Kenya will become the first country in Africa to receive brand new long-distance passenger trains in February of this year.

New York Yankee explores New Zealand's largest city

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), the economic growth agency for the Auckland region, has recently revealed that New York Yankees short stop Didi Gregorius has covered all ...

Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade celebrating 22nd year with most extensive performance line-up

Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the 2017 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade is celebrating its 22nd year with its most extensive performance line-up ...

Boeing responds to IAM filing second petition to unionize Boeing South Carolina

Boeing was notified today that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board a second time for a union election at the company's North ...

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