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Brush fires rage in Hawaii

Brush fires rage in Hawaii

By Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor

Wahiawa is a small country town of around 18,000 residents that tourists pass through every day on their way to the famous North Shore in Hawaii.

Delta Air Lines bans shipment of animal trophies

Delta Air Lines bans shipment of animal trophies

Delta Air Lines issued the following statement today:

Second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opens in Guangzhou

Second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opens in Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China and McLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou - Science City in Guangdong province, China.

Uganda government reneges: How will Kalagala Falls tourism fare?

Uganda government reneges: How will Kalagala Falls tourism fare?

By Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda Correspondent

Will tourism development activities at Kalagala Falls be negatively affected now that the government of Uganda has reneged on the original deal to protect it?

Uzbekistan plans more rail to boost tourism

Uzbekistan plans more rail to boost tourism

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan has initiated work to lay down another railway track to further boost its already high-ranking tourism industry.

US travel professionals: Gulf airlines focused on best interests of American consumers

US travel professionals: Gulf airlines focused on best interests of American consumers

WASHINGTON, DC – OpenSkies.travel today released the results of a survey of 420 US travel industry professionals conducted online by the Business Travel Coalition.

Severe storms to precede midweek cooldown in US Northeast

Severe storms to precede midweek cooldown in US Northeast

A refreshing cooldown is set to arrive in the US Northeast towards the end of the week but not before a round of severe storms blast through.

Madrid, Paris, Berlin face another round of scorching heat

Madrid, Paris, Berlin face another round of scorching heat

Another round of scorching heat is impacting millions of people from Spain to Germany and Poland.

Belmond names new Chief Operating Officer

Belmond names new Chief Operating Officer

HAMILTON, Bermuda - Belmond Ltd, a global collection of 46 hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations, today announced the appointment of ...

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm

HONOLULU, Hawaii - As of this morning, Guillermo has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It is currently forecast to begin impacting the state on Wednesday, Aug.

Tourism, children and young adults: Protecting our traveling youth

Tourism, children and young adults: Protecting our traveling youth

By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow

What can we do to teach students and young people who are traveling abroad what they can do to stay out of trouble and to improve their safety?

US Conference of Mayors congratulates Obama Administration on Clean Power Plan

US Conference of Mayors congratulates Obama Administration on Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC - US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement on the Administration's Clean Power Plan:

Volaris ranked among world's top 100 airlines

Volaris ranked among world's top 100 airlines

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the most extensive route network servicing Mexico, US, and Central America, celebrates two consecutive years of being ranked ...

Marriott Vacation Club buys Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast

Marriott Vacation Club buys Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast

ORLANDO, FL - Marriott Vacation Club announced today that it has finalized the purchase of the iconic Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Gold Coast, Australia.

More China flights for Air Mauritius

More China flights for Air Mauritius

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

Air Mauritius has added a fourth destination in China, after already operating twice a week services to Beijing, thrice a week services to Shanghai, and a thrice a week service to Hong Kong.

US Airlines for Open Skies Coalition founded

US Airlines for Open Skies Coalition founded

WASHINGTON, DC – Commenting on today’s announcement about the founding of the US Airlines for Open Skies Coalition, Roger Dow, President and CEO of the US Travel Association said the ...

 Maldives a hit at Indian Bridal Fair VIVAHA

Maldives a hit at Indian Bridal Fair VIVAHA

The Vivaha Bride Fair, one of the most exclusive wedding exhibitions in India was held from 31 July to 2 Aug 2015 in New Delhi, India.

Hotel Okura Amsterdam balances people, planet, profit

Hotel Okura Amsterdam balances people, planet, profit

LOS ANGELES, California - The Hotel Okura Amsterdam, located in the heart of The Netherlands’ capital, is considered as one of the country’s most luxurious five-star hotels.

Seychelles President meets Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs

Seychelles President meets Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Seychelles President, James Michel, met with the Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Minoru Kiuchi, at State House this morning.

Turkish Airlines adds new route to Central Asia region

Turkish Airlines adds new route to Central Asia region

Turkish Airlines adds yet another city to its Far East network.

Cruise line doubles capacity on Columbia and Snake Rivers

Cruise line doubles capacity on Columbia and Snake Rivers

GUILFORD, CT – American Cruise Lines announced today the "Queen of the Mississippi" (to be renamed) will join the "Queen of the West" in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake ...

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils global deployment expansion

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils global deployment expansion

MIAMI, FL - Norwegian Cruise Line today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the brand's Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, bringing the world to guests who want to explore new sights ...

Baltimore to host National Urban League 2016 Annual Conference

Baltimore to host National Urban League 2016 Annual Conference

BALTIMORE, MD – The National Urban League, the nation’s oldest and largest community-based civil rights organization, has selected Baltimore, MD, as the host city for its 2016 Annual ...

Minister: Ancient temple to become world-class tourist destination

Minister: Ancient temple to become world-class tourist destination

GANPATIPULE, India - The famous beach temple of Ganpatipule in Maharashtra' Ratnagiri district will be revamped into a world class tourist destination, Tourism Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said on ...

“Women in leadership” top priority for hotel group

“Women in leadership” top priority for hotel group

Females in executive positions are currently a hot topic in South Africa as much as in the rest of the world.

Singapore-Indonesia partnership could boost tourism numbers

Singapore-Indonesia partnership could boost tourism numbers

SINGAPORE - With Indonesia recently expressing its desire to refresh its tourism sector, Singapore could stand to gain as the two countries explore a potential partnership to boost overall tourism ...

London commuters face another travel nightmare

London commuters face another travel nightmare

LONDON, England - Another strike will bring London Underground network to a halt this week after unions unanimously rejected an offer made on Friday by Tube bosses.

Carnival to host celebrity book-reading events aboard cruise ships

Carnival to host celebrity book-reading events aboard cruise ships

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Cruise Line and its partner Dr. Seuss Enterprises teamed up to celebrate the release of the new Dr.

Strong industry support for Seafood Expo Asia

Strong industry support for Seafood Expo Asia

HONG KONG - Seafood Exposition Asia will open its doors in 2 months and a growing number of exhibitors are confirming their intention to participate at the region's most prominent trade event for ...

Tourism body Visit Wales needs culture shift

Visit Wales Tourism body Visit Wales needs culture shift

By BBC Staff Writer

The promotion of tourism in Wales should be taken out of government hands and run by the industry itself, the Welsh Conservatives have said.

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