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First 242-tonne A330-300 is delivered to Delta Air Lines

First 242-tonne A330-300 is delivered to Delta Air Lines

The first 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330-300 was delivered today to Delta Air Lines.

UNWTO: International Convention on Tourism Ethics

UNWTO: International Convention on Tourism Ethics

The transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention was the main focus of the 15th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Rovinj, Croatia, 26-27 ...

Sabre appoints Jeff Fullmer as GM of the Americas

Sabre appoints Jeff Fullmer as GM of the Americas

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) today announced it has appointed Jeff Fullmer as Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Americas for the company's Airline Solutions business.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun GM appointed: Alexandre de Brouwer

Hyatt Ziva Cancun GM appointed: Alexandre de Brouwer

Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of
Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., today announced the appointment of

Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 for the Greater Caribbean Region

Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 for the Greater Caribbean Region

World leaders, government officials, non-governmental experts and disaster management practitioners gathered in Sendai City, Japan in March of this year for the United Nations World Conference on ...

Starwood Hotels and Resorts: Sheraton Yangon Hotel

Starwood Hotels and Resorts: Sheraton Yangon Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Barbados Tourism: Double digit growth

Barbados Tourism: Double digit growth

Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of 2015 to reach 171,471 long stay arrivals.

Heathrow: Scotland’s Global Gateway

Heathrow: Scotland’s Global Gateway

Scotland will benefit from increased flight frequency, more freight capacity for exporters, more competition between airlines and lower fares for passengers with Heathrow expansion, according to a ...

6th Brussels Comic Strip Festival

6th Brussels Comic Strip Festival

From 4 to 6 September 2015, Brussels Park (Parc de Bruxelles, Warandepark) will host the 6th edition of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival. Last year, the event attracted 100,000 visitors.

Newly appointed Board Memberf for National Arts Council

Newly appointed Board Memberf for National Arts Council

Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture for the Republic of the Seychelles has announced the appointment of the new Board for the National Arts Council (NAC) which takes ...

airberlin further expands its services to the Caribbean

airberlin further expands its services to the Caribbean

Who doesn't dream of holidaying under palm trees? airberlin makes this possible, departing 30 times a week from Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich for white sandy beaches.

European Chain Hotels: Barcelona and Brussels take the lead

European Chain Hotels: Barcelona and Brussels take the lead

Both Barcelona and Brussels hoteliers reported significant year-on-year increases in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) of 30.5% and 34.7% respectively, according to the latest ...

Meet the new African hotel brand SUN 101

Meet the new African hotel brand SUN 101

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Sun Africa Hotels has branched out into hotel management with a new brand named ‘SUN 101’. The hotel group, managed on behalf of the owners by Mr.

Air China to Launch Beijing-Montreal Flights

Star Alliance carriers to expand network between China and Canada Air China to Launch Beijing-Montreal Flights

Air China and Air Canada said today they are preparing for the launch of non-stop flights between Beijing and Montreal that will create the first transpacific direct link between Asia and Montreal ...

European Destination of Excellence Award

European Destination of Excellence Award

Fáilte Ireland has announced The Burren Food Trail as the Irish winner of this year’s European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) award.

Proflight adds star power to 2015 Zambia Travel Expo

Proflight adds star power to 2015 Zambia Travel Expo

Proflight Zambia’s participation in the 2015 Zambia Travel Expo (ZATEX) has given the event an extra boost with the airline’s Fly5 brand ambassadors gracing the event.

Aviation Industry Heads to Bahrain

Aviation Industry Heads to Bahrain

The inaugural Routes Middle East & Africa will open this weekend in Manama, capital city of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair 2015 to take place 11-14 June

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair 2015 to take place 11-14 June

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining hands with NCC Exhibition Organiser to hold the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair 2015 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok ...

International Visitor Arrivals to 25 Asia Pacific destinations

International Visitor Arrivals to 25 Asia Pacific destinations

International Visitor Arrivals to 25 Asia Pacific destinations that have released first quarter 2015 data show a combined inbound total of more than 101 million.

Etihad Airways equals profit: New annual results released

Etihad Airways equals profit: New annual results released

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, achieved its strongest financial results to date in 2014, posting a net profit of US$ 73 million on total revenues of US$ 7.6 ...

SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour riders discover Reunion Island

Enjoying tourism attractions while cycling SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour riders discover Reunion Island

The more than 1,500 cyclists who responded to the call of SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour, which took place Sunday, May 3, 2015, did not know where they were headed!

Malaysia Airlines: Sacrificing Europe and the Kangaroo Route?

Malaysia Airlines: Sacrificing Europe and the Kangaroo Route?

By Luc Citrinot

BANGKOK, Thailand - The severe restructuring of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) which aims to create a totally new entity “like a start-up,” to quote MAS CEO Christoph Mueller to Reuters, will have ...

Kenya airport misses the mark

Kenya airport misses the mark

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

The results of the April 2015 audit about Kenya’s quest to achieve the coveted FAA Cat I certification for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have now appeared in the public domain as KAA’s ...

Did Kampala Executive Aviation acquire KAFTC’s assets?

Did Kampala Executive Aviation acquire KAFTC’s assets?

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

A Kajjansi-based aviation source yesterday evening confirmed a much speculated over acquisition which further consolidates Uganda’s airline sector.

Global Wellness Day - a Turkish Initiative

Global Wellness Day - a Turkish Initiative

Six Senses Spas are proud to announce its support of the Global Wellness Day, an initiative introduced in 2012 by Turkey.

Nairobi Airport still not good enough for CAT 1 as required by the U.S.

No direct flights USA- Kenya due to Kenya Airport Security rating Nairobi Airport still not good enough for CAT 1 as required by the U.S.

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

The results of the April 2015 audit about Kenya’s quest to achieve the coveted FAA Cat I certification for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have now appeared in the public domain as KAA’s ...

Johannesburg tourism announces Soweto Fashion Week

Johannesburg tourism announces Soweto Fashion Week

Johannesburg tourism is happy to announce that the May edition of Stephen Manzini’s Soweto Fashion Week is upon us - May 27-30, 2015 at the Soweto Theatre in Bolani Road - and the City of ...

Travel Law: Automatic monthly renewal billing – responsible business practice?

Travel Law: Automatic monthly renewal billing – responsible business practice?

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we take a look at a potentially deceptive and misleading billing practice which may be used by retailers generally, and by travel sellers in particular.

New Swiss-Kenyan hospitality college commences courses

New Swiss-Kenyan hospitality college commences courses

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

As the Kenya Red Cross Society completes its first fifty years of service to the nation, the organization can put another feather in its already richly decorated cap.

Israeli path to peace: Entrepreneurship

Israeli path to peace: Entrepreneurship

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

Former US Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, said, "Governments can create the climate for economic growth... [but] only the private sector can produce a peace that will endure.”

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