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Robbery, Italian style: Rome doubles tourist tax

Robbery, Italian style: Rome doubles tourist tax

ROME, Italy - A family of four staying at a 4-star Rome hotel for four nights must now pay €96 in local hotel tax; last week it would have been €48.

Greece ups its target for tourism arrivals and revenues

Greece ups its target for tourism arrivals and revenues

ATHENS, Greece - The latest data have allowed the Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises (SETE) to raise its target for tourism arrivals and revenues this year higher still.

Senegal provides WHO with details about Ebola outbreak

Senegal provides WHO with details about Ebola outbreak

GENEVA, Switzerland - On 30 August 2014, Senegal's Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs provided WHO with details about a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) announced in that country on 29 ...

Switzerland steps up aid to fight Ebola epidemic

Switzerland steps up aid to fight Ebola epidemic

BERN, Switzerland - Switzerland is stepping up its aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Foodie tourists: Man your chopsticks and forks!

Gourmet Festival in Bangkok Foodie tourists: Man your chopsticks and forks!

BANGKOK, Thailand – The much-anticipated gastronomic event returns to Thailand with a full line-up of seven master chefs from six countries as well as several winemakers and food experts from ...

Middle East airline inaugurates more European flights

Middle East airline inaugurates more European flights

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

New was welcomed not only by regular travelers, but by the tourism industry as well, when a Middle East airline announced it would reach more destinations in Europe.

Ethiopian Airlines commences Madrid service

Ethiopian Airlines commences Madrid service

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian Airlines on Monday commenced its new flights to Madrid, Spain, which has become the 10th European destination of the airliner.

Delhi welcomes its first holiday and travel show

Delhi welcomes its first holiday and travel show

DELHI, India – Delhi will host the inaugural Holiday and Travel Show (HATS) and will witness a participation of major Indian and global players.

Only direct air link between two East African countries launches

African aviation continues to expand Only direct air link between two East African countries launches

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

“We believe the launch of this route, the only direct air link between Uganda and Tanzania, will stimulate new business and tourism traffic in Uganda,” said Ed Winter, CEO and interim Chairman ...

Jakarta to host Food Ingredients Asia trade show for the third time

Jakarta to host Food Ingredients Asia trade show for the third time

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Food ingredients Asia (Fi Asia),Asia's biggest trade show and meeting in Food Ingredients industries, will be held in Jakarta for the third time.

New airport lounges in Africa make their million-dollar debut

African Aviation gets a bit more comfy New airport lounges in Africa make their million-dollar debut

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

It's getting pretty comfy out there for Kenya travelers and tourists.

Supranational Hotels targets emerging markets

Supranational Hotels targets emerging markets

LONDON, England - Supranational Hotels, one of the world’s largest hotel companies and leading provider of hotel distribution technologies, is actively targeting emerging markets to expand its ...

Emirates adds Frankfurt to its list of A380 destinations

Emirates adds Frankfurt to its list of A380 destinations

FRANKFURT/DUBAI – Emirates, a global connector and facilitator of vital trade links, today adds Frankfurt to its growing list of A380 destinations.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to ban shark fin in Asia Pacific hotels

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to ban shark fin in Asia Pacific hotels

SINGAPORE - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced that the company has joined the fight in reversing the rapid decline in the shark population and signaling its commitment towards ...

MGM Resorts President to present at Mizuho Investment Conference in Tokyo

MGM Resorts President to present at Mizuho Investment Conference in Tokyo

LAS VEGAS, NV - MGM Resorts International President, Bill Hornbuckle, will conduct a Company presentation Thursday, September 4th at the Mizuho Investment Conference in Tokyo.

International leisure sports festival kicks off in Chuncheon

International leisure sports festival kicks off in Chuncheon

CHUNCHEON, South Korea - The annual leisure sports festival started on Friday in this provincial city east ofSeoul with a qualifying match for an inline skating event.

NATO to drive business tourism in Wales

NATO to drive business tourism in Wales

“As we seek to drive more business tourism and increase the economic impact of such events, it is a real coup to be welcoming world leaders to this part of the country.

Seychelles Tourism Minister knows how to walk the talk

Seychelles Tourism Minister knows how to walk the talk

Since moving offices at Espace Building, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, has adopted a lead-by-example management approach.

Pakistan Army troops told not to take action against protesters

Pakistan Army troops told not to take action against protesters

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistan Army has instructions not to take any harsh action against protesters.

Serengeti plane crash kills all on board

Serengeti plane crash kills all on board

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

An aircraft had left Mwanza for a flight of just under 300 nautical miles, according to information sourced from aviation personnel at Kilimanjaro International Airport, at 1925 hours local East ...

Qatar Airways: B787 service to capital Vienna

Qatar Airways: B787 service to capital Vienna

VIENNA, Austria – Qatar Airways, the award-winning, five-star airline, has introduced its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to the Vienna route, starting September 1, 2014.

Eurail and Grimaldi Lines enhance their partnership

Eurail and Grimaldi Lines enhance their partnership

UTRECHT, Netherlands - Grimaldi Lines and Eurail have augmented their partnership, offering Eurail Pass travelers even deeper discounts on ferry crossings betweenSpain, Greece, Sicily and ...

Etihad Airways to screen all Ireland Final Live

Etihad Airways to screen all Ireland Final Live

Thousands of passengers flying with Etihad Airways on Sunday 7 September will be able to enjoy every moment of the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, ...

Worldwide Flight Services acquires Swissport's cargo business at Copenhagen Airport

Worldwide Flight Services acquires Swissport's cargo business at Copenhagen Airport

LONDON, England - Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed an agreement to acquire Swissport's cargo business at Copenhagen Airport, reinforcing its position as the largest independent cargo ...

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