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Black Friday in Chicago turns deadly at a Nordstrom department store

Choose Chicago - or better not? Foreign tourists witnessed fatal shooting in a downtown Chicago mall Black Friday in Chicago turns deadly at a Nordstrom department store

Chicago, the windy city wants tourists to Choose Chicago, but the city remains the murder capital of the United States. Dozens of people get killed every week.

Rail and Air Travel in Germany: Strike or no strike - it remains an open question

Rail and Air Travel in Germany: Strike or no strike - it remains an open question

Traveling on Lufthansa is turning into a game of luck these days. The same counts relying on DB, the German railroad for transportation.

New GM at Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort

New GM at Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort

Mr. Youssef El Khomri, Executive General Manager of Mercure and ibis Erawan is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr.

Flight attendant fired after risque pictures appear in magazine

Flight attendant fired after risque pictures appear in magazine

Turkish Airline, which recently came under fire for banning lipstick, fired a stewardess after bosses found racy pictures she did for an Italian magazine.

Competition heats up in luxury air travel segment

Competition heats up in luxury air travel segment

SINGAPORE - Keen competition in the luxury air travel segment is seeing an 'arms race' in first class flight, with big commercial airlines overhauling their premium products to expand their suite ...

India announces long-awaited easing of border controls

India announces long-awaited easing of border controls

NEW DELHI, India ― Tourists travelling to India from 43 countries including the US will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi announced yesterday a ...

25.5 million tourists expected to travel to Thailand in 2015

25.5 million tourists expected to travel to Thailand in 2015

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand expects around 25.5 million tourists next year, an increase of 2 per cent on the number of visitors this year, the government said on Friday, amid easing political ...

Macau: Package tourism from the mainland up 75 percent

Macau: Package tourism from the mainland up 75 percent

MACAU - The number of package tourists visiting Macau rose to 1.12 million last month, 56 percent more than a year earlier.

Calling on Canadian government to alleviate tourism labor shortage

Calling on Canadian government to alleviate tourism labor shortage

By Peter Johansen, special to eTN

OTTAWA, CANADA - The Canadian government must implement a number of changes in job training and immigration policy if a severe labor shortage in the tourism industry is to be averted over the next ...

Kenya’s tourism private sector getting restless

Kenya’s tourism private sector getting restless

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

There is outright disenchantment being displayed by the tourism fraternity, many of whom hold the ministry directly responsible for the worsening state of the industry in Kenya.

Happy Holidays Detroit!

Your next travel destination Happy Holidays Detroit!

By Maria G. Yates

Detroit is bursting with construction. With it comes a “look-forward” view and a sense of optimism. Buildings, grand Victorian architecture, are being saved from wrecking balls.

Internationally-recognised Guyanese personalities appointed Tourism Ambassadors

Internationally-recognised Guyanese personalities appointed Tourism Ambassadors

Guyana’s 2014 Tourism Awards ceremony heralded the official beginning of the Ambassador Program, which saw popular Guyanese figures being appointed as Tourism Ambassadors for the country.

Community tourism pioneer to conduct full-day workshop at IIPT World Symposium

Diana McIntyre Pike to Speak at Symposium in Ekurhuleni, South Africa Community tourism pioneer to conduct full-day workshop at IIPT World Symposium

STOWE, Vermont – IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore announced today that community tourism pioneer, Diana McIntyre Pike, President/Founder of Countrystyle Community Tourism ...

Travel industry raises record-breaking amount for Just a Drop

Travel industry raises record-breaking amount for Just a Drop

Just a Drop ran a very popular “Use Water, Give Water” initiative from its giant tap stand at World Travel Market (WTM) this year, thanks to the creativity of SOUK.

Garnadt leads Lufthansa Cargo

Garnadt leads Lufthansa Cargo

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

A small group of reporters chatted over coffee and scrambled eggs in the penthouse suite of a west side hotel recently, waiting for the arrival of Lufthansa Cargo’s new Chairman and CEO.

Anastasiades calls for investigation into Cyprus Airways bidding

Anastasiades calls for investigation into Cyprus Airways bidding

NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday called for an investigation into the Cyprus Airways bidding process, saying he will resign if it is found that he influenced the ...

Terrible year: Malaysia Airlines' net loss rose 53 percent

Terrible year: Malaysia Airlines' net loss rose 53 percent

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines says its loss widened last quarter and has apologised for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year. ...

Official: Tourism within Commonwealth of Independent States is flat

Official: Tourism within Commonwealth of Independent States is flat

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Tourism within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) lags behind its true potential, but some encouraging trends have emerged, Chairman of the CIS Tourism ...

Club Med reports growth in North America, stable worldwide 2014 results

Club Med reports growth in North America, stable worldwide 2014 results

MIAMI, FL - Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of Club Med North America comments on the fiscal 2014 results as a reflection of Club Med's consistent success in the U.S. saying:

Spain: More tourists spending less

Spain: More tourists spending less

MADRID, Spain - According to the tourist expenditure survey EGATUR, foreign tourists spent €56.374 billion in Spain in the first ten months of 2014, an increase of 7% compared to the same period ...

Jin Jiang International Hotels awarded Best Global Communications Award

Jin Jiang International Hotels awarded Best Global Communications Award

SHANGHAI, China - On the afternoon of 27 November, Jin Jiang International Hotels was honored with the award for "Best Global Communications" during the annual PRNA 2014 Summit held this year in ...

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

NEW YORK, NY - As the young and young-at-heart enter Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy's Herald Square, the World's Largest Store, they are suddenly transported into a fantasy world of ...

Galaxy Macau honors travel industry professionals at gala dinner

Galaxy Macau honors travel industry professionals at gala dinner

MACAU - In the regional tourism industry, Galaxy Macau™ is known for its palatial resort experience filled with "World Class, Asian Heart".On Nov.

Air Asia: Flights to Honolulu, Hawaii on the horizon?

Air Asia: Flights to Honolulu, Hawaii on the horizon?

AirAsia X is the Malaysia-based budget airline carrier and is now eying to add the US Aloha State of Hawaii to its network. Such a Honolulu route would open up new ASEAN tourist markets for ...

Tanzania statement on relocation of Maasai tribesmen to establish a tourism hunting ground

Tanzania statement on relocation of Maasai tribesmen to establish a tourism hunting ground

Earlier this month eTN referred to reports by British media about Tanzania ordering 40,000 Maasai tribesmen to leave their homeland after going back on their promise not to turn their land into a ...

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