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Declared open:  Carnaval International de Victoria

The World of carnivals parties in the Seychelles this weekend Declared open: Carnaval International de Victoria

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent and eTN Publisher Juergen T Steinmetz

One of the smallest island republic welcomes the big and small countries of the world this weekend.From Brazil to Duesseldorf to China - it's party time in paradise.

Did you get your free Starbucks coffee today?

Did you get your free Starbucks coffee today?

From Argentina to Vietnam, be they residents, visitors, or tourists, someone is always on their way to a Starbucks to grab a cup of coffee at any one of the 21,878 stores around the globe.

Journalists and wildlife activists threatened over use of false statistics

Journalists and wildlife activists threatened over use of false statistics

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

A “Statistics Bill” and one dealing with “Cybercrimes” recently passed the Tanzanian parliament which aim to severely punish the publication of statistics and data seen or perceived by the ...

Travel weather: Rain to bypass much of US Northeast this weekend

Travel weather: Rain to bypass much of US Northeast this weekend

Rain will bypass a large part of the Northeast this weekend as one storm with chilly air lingers across the north and another storm with rain slices by to the south.

American Airlines Group reports record Q1 2015 profit

American Airlines Group reports record Q1 2015 profit

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines Group Inc today reported its first quarter 2015 results.

In the Beginning: Venice about to launch art exhibition

In the Beginning: Venice about to launch art exhibition

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY - The Holy See (Vatican) will participate this year for the second time at the Biennale d’Arte di Venezia (Biennial Art Exhibition of Venice), with a Pavilion inspired by the New ...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosts trade show to boost US outbound tourism

Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosts trade show to boost US outbound tourism

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Long celebrated for its culinary, art, culture, and outdoor adventures, Taiwan has been selected as one of the "20 places you should see in 2015" in National Geographic ...

Ritz-Carlton brings its brand of timeless luxury to Jeddah

Ritz-Carlton brings its brand of timeless luxury to Jeddah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, will open its second hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah late summer with The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah.

Ambassador pushes for joint tourism between India and Nepal

Ambassador pushes for joint tourism between India and Nepal

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India and Nepal, two major Himalayan countries, enjoy open borders and should be marketed jointly in the international markets to reap the benefits of tourism for their ...

Mobile hotel bookings gaining traction among Canadian travelers

Mobile hotel bookings gaining traction among Canadian travelers

TORONTO, Canada - Booking travel "on the go" is a rapidly-growing trend in Canada and around the world with a reported one in four global transactions being booked on a mobile device across the ...

Economic turmoil in Kyrgyzstan deepens after Prime Minister Otorbayev resigns

Economic turmoil in Kyrgyzstan deepens after Prime Minister Otorbayev resigns

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - The resignation of Kyrgyz Prime Minister Dzhoomart Otorbayev has further exposed the fragile political and economic conditions in the country.

Government of Canada launches new Ports Asset Transfer Program

Government of Canada launches new Ports Asset Transfer Program

OTTAWA, Canada - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced a new Government of Canada program to facilitate the transfer of 50 Transport Canada-owned port facilities to ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts joins the White House’s UpSkill America program

Starwood Hotels & Resorts joins the White House’s UpSkill America program

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has a rich history of identifying talented entry-level associates and cultivating their skills into increasingly challenging ...

New head honcho at African Travel

New head honcho at African Travel

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – African Travel, Inc.'s current President, Jim Holden, had previously announced his plans to resign effective in July.

Implementation of indicators in the advancement of a sustainable tourism industry

Implementation of indicators in the advancement of a sustainable tourism industry

Recent research has proven that increasing numbers of today’s tourists are concerned with environmental and social responsibility in the management practices of their chosen destinations.

WTM Latin America celebrates enormous success of its third edition

WTM Latin America celebrates enormous success of its third edition

World Travel Market Latin America 2015, which hosted the 43rd Braztoa Business Event is firmly established as the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry after a phenomenal 21% ...

Wynn Resorts stockholders elect ALL Wynn Resorts director nominees at annual meeting

Wynn Resorts stockholders elect ALL Wynn Resorts director nominees at annual meeting

LAS VEGAS, NV - Wynn Resorts, Limited today announced that, based on the preliminary vote count provided by its proxy solicitor, D.F.

OneJet expands network

OneJet expands network

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OneJet today announced that it will expand its network of nonstop air travel service with the addition of two routes beginning in May: Nonstop service from Milwaukee's General ...

NYC hotel owners reiterate support for gay rights, gay marriage and equality for all

NYC hotel owners reiterate support for gay rights, gay marriage and equality for all

NEW YORK, NY - Two prominent gay NYC hoteliers Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass have come out with a strong statement following their meeting with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas this week and in the ...

Airlines to Congress: Funding system for airports is working

Airlines to Congress: Funding system for airports is working

WASHINGTON, DC - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, testified today before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation ...

Questions asked of US BIG 3 airlines published  -  where are the answers?

Questions asked of US BIG 3 airlines published - where are the answers?

WASHINGTON, DC – OpenSkies.travel today reacted with surprise and concern that the BIG 3 US Airlines have requested "confidential treatment" of their entire submission in response to the ...

Expedia launches Apple Watch app

Expedia launches Apple Watch app

HONG KONG - Expedia today released the Expedia app for Apple Watch, providing a convenient new way for travelers to receive and access helpful trip information at a glance.

Delta Air Lines declares quarterly dividend

Delta Air Lines declares quarterly dividend

ATLANTA, GA - Delta Air Lines' Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share.

Seychelles Carnival: a platform to showcase cultures without shame & fear

Seychelles Carnival: a platform to showcase cultures without shame & fear

The Carnaval International de Victoria is a platform for the world to be able to showcase their cultures without shame and fear.

Corinthia London opens new David Collins Studio designed Garden Lounge

Corinthia London opens new David Collins Studio designed Garden Lounge

LONDON, England - The iconic Corinthia Hotel London has just launched an exciting new Garden Lounge in the heart of the hotel perfect for al fresco dining, small social gatherings and late night ...

London prepares for a Royal welcome

London prepares for a Royal welcome

LONDON, England - The world is once again buzzing with anticipation as London prepares to welcome the new royal baby in true British style.

Starwood app for Apple Watch unlocks new level of access

Starwood app for Apple Watch unlocks new level of access

Marrying high-tech and high-touch, the SPG app for Apple Watch is designed to anticipate and respond to the in-the-moment needs of guests from mobile check in, to opening their guest room door, to ...

THAI holds its annual general shareholders’ meeting

THAI holds its annual general shareholders’ meeting

BANGKOK, Thailand - Today (24 April 2015), at Air Force Convention Hall (Thongyai Building), Mr.

US Transportation Secretary Foxx announces LadderStep technical assistance program

US Transportation Secretary Foxx announces LadderStep technical assistance program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new technical assistance program – LadderSTEP – that will help seven cities foster sustainable economic ...

Dusseldorf Carnival and Notting Hill Carnivals arrived in Seychelles for the 2015 carnival

Dusseldorf Carnival and Notting Hill Carnivals arrived in Seychelles for the 2015 carnival

The two last delegations to arrive in Seychelles for the 2015 carnival are Notting Hill Carnival from the UK and the Dusseldorf Carnival from Germany.

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