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Why Chinese tourists travel to Hawaii, Guam or Saipan

Why Chinese tourists travel to Hawaii, Guam or Saipan

United States Pacific Islands are new hot destinations for the lucrative Chinese outbound travel market.

Gulf Air increases services to Kuwait

Gulf Air increases services to Kuwait

MANAMA, Kingdom of Bahrain - The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, will increase its flights between Bahrain and Kuwait from 40 to 42 flights per week.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi  Airport taxis - new kiosks mean less queuing

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport taxis - new kiosks mean less queuing

The shake up of the taxi services at Suvarnabhumi Airport, recently started by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), is nearly complete with eight state-of-the-art queue management ...

ANA Holdings firms up order for A320neo Family

ANA Holdings firms up order for A320neo Family

ANA Holdings has firmed up an order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft (seven A320neo and 23 A321neo). The initial agreement was announced in March 2014.

Avios: Partnership with sustainable tourism charity

Travel Foundation Avios: Partnership with sustainable tourism charity

Avios, the global travel rewards currency (www.avios.com) is teaming up with sustainable tourism charity, the Travel Foundation, to become ...

Russian investigators on MH 17 crash site

Are Kiev authorities trying to destroy evidence on the MH 17 crash site? Russian investigators on MH 17 crash site

Russian investigators are to visit the MH17 crash site as Ukraine suspends military operations in the east for a day.

Joburg proud to host City of 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC)

Johannesburg, South Africa tourism and conference city Joburg proud to host City of 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC)

Joburg is thrilled to be welcoming one of the world’s most prestigious and spectacular floral shows to the city during Tourism Month – the 21st World Orchid Conference & Exhibition, taking ...

Boeing, All Nippon Airways finalize order for 40 widebody airplanes

ANA renews long-haul fleet with 777X, 787-9, 777-300ER Boeing, All Nippon Airways finalize order for 40 widebody airplanes

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) – as part of the airline's ...

Abacus appoints GM for Hong Kong

Abacus appoints GM for Hong Kong

Abacus, the region’s leading travel solutions provider, today announced that Agatha Lee is to lead the company’s Hong Kong operations as the new General Manager, as Winnie Lau steps down from ...

Ethiopian Airlines soon to launch a new sustainable tourism policy

Ethiopian Airlines soon to launch a new sustainable tourism policy

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

The presentation of a first complete draft of a new sustainable tourism policy for Ethiopia is now just weeks away and stakeholders are meeting in Addis Ababa since yesterday for a broad ...

GHM Appoints New General Management in Bali

GHM Appoints New General Management in Bali

Two seasoned general managers from far-flung GHM properties are each steering for new appointments on the Island of the Gods this month.

Princess Cruises to add new ship to fleet

Line’s Third “Royal Princess” Class Vessel to be Delivered in 2017 Princess Cruises to add new ship to fleet

Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service ...

Don’t ever use the words “bomb” or “gun” on or near commercial aircraft

Travel Law Don’t ever use the words “bomb” or “gun” on or near commercial aircraft

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

(eTN) - As we noted in Unruly airline passengers (eTN April 10, 2014) the pilots of commercial aircraft have the right and responsibility to deny boarding to and/or remove disruptive passengers ...

Hong Kong Tourism Board says to Indians: Hold my hand

Hong Kong Tourism Board says to Indians: Hold my hand

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

A unique campaign by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has won the PATA gold award in the marketing category.

Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again

Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again

By Cindy Tilney

A second elephant has been butchered for its tusks by poachers in Parfuri, northern Kruger National Park, 10 km in from the Mozambican and Zimbabwean borders.

Reunion Island Tourism takes their destination marketing to Berlin

Reunion Island Tourism takes their destination marketing to Berlin

After organizing treasure hunts in Frankfurt and Munich earlier in July, Reunion Island Tourism’s (IRT) office has now come to Berlin, the German capital, where a major campaign took place over ...

Loyalty programs make holiday dreams come true

Loyalty programs make holiday dreams come true

ATLANTA, GA - According to new research released today by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), 62% of global travelers said that it felt like a dream come true when redeeming points from their ...

Preparations underway for inaugural Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart

Preparations underway for inaugural Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The inaugural edition of the Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2014 will be held in Bhopal, India, from October 17 to 19.

All is on the right track for the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta in the Seychelles

New tourism event in Seychelles All is on the right track for the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta in the Seychelles

The team working on the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta to be held on September 5 to 7 in the Seychelles are putting the final touches to the three-day event.

Local media lift Uganda Civil Aviation Authority smokescreen

Travel, Tourism, and airlines in Uganda Local media lift Uganda Civil Aviation Authority smokescreen

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

“They used our professional relationship to feed us information. On first sight it looked ok, but when digging deeper, we found a lot of inconsistencies in their stories.

Princess Cruises to add new ship to fleet

Princess Cruises to add new ship to fleet

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Today Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, ...

Dallas ranked as one of top five US travel destinations

Dallas ranked as one of top five US travel destinations

DALLAS, TX - The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau (Dallas CVB) is proud to announce Dallas has been recognized as a top US destination ranking third by the Destination Marketing Association ...

Rare North Korean pro-wrestling event open to curious tourists

Rare North Korean pro-wrestling event open to curious tourists

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Japanese politician and pro-wrestler Kanji “Antonio” Inoki’s Pyongyang wrestling event is open to tourists who wish to travel to the isolated country to watch a ...

Montauk and East Hampton are NY's most expensive destinations

Montauk and East Hampton are NY's most expensive destinations

Two destinations along the eastern end of Long Island’s South Shore have proven themselves to be the most expensive in New York this summer.

Emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport

Emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK, NY - An American Eagle plane, carrying 44 passengers and three crew members, made ​​an emergency landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport after the smoke was detected in the ...

Skal International Orlando makes headlines

Skal International Orlando makes headlines

ORLANDO, Florida - Skal International Orlando, the second largest Skal Club in the United States and ranked fourth among the top 10 in the world, has been hard at work making headlines in 2014. ...

Kenya Airways announces measures regarding ebola outbreak in West Africa

Kenya Airways announces measures regarding ebola outbreak in West Africa

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

Kenya Airways has taken steps to reassure passengers flying with them regarding the outbreak of ebola in West Africa as concerns by the general public rose to new levels.

India will welcome a tourism-led delegation this weekend

India will welcome a tourism-led delegation this weekend

A twenty-plus delegation from the Seychelles tourism and business community are traveling to Delhi and Mumbai this weekend for different meetings that are set to help position the islands as a ...

Ebola is deadly: Threat to the British travel and tourism industry?

Ebola is deadly: Threat to the British travel and tourism industry?

The UK Department of Health has reassured the public that they are not at risk, and that it has the resources to diagnose people with symptoms of Ebola within 24 hours.

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