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Uganda safe, no Zika says Ministry of Health

Uganda safe, no Zika says Ministry of Health

There is no Zika virus infection or threat in Uganda, the Ministry of Health has said in an official statement. To date, there is no single record of Zika in Uganda.

South Pacific Tourism: We love Chinese visitors

South Pacific Tourism: We love Chinese visitors

The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) issued a press statement to extend its best wishes for a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year to all Chinese nationals and disaspora.

Israel to open consulate office in Tanzania’s capital

Israel to open consulate office in Tanzania’s capital

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

TANZANIA (eTN) - Israel is set to open a consulate office in Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam to coordinate and process visas and other travel permits for the Tanzanians applying to ...

Expedia sees a bright future in China

Expedia sees a bright future in China

ChinaTravelNews

Expedia, after selling its stake in eLong last year, is re-building its presence in China. So how is the group charting their map in China?

Countdown to European Meeting & Events Conference (EMEC) 2016 in Copenhagen

Countdown to European Meeting & Events Conference (EMEC) 2016 in Copenhagen

Elisabeth Lang, special to eTN

The long-awaited Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meeting & Events Conference (EMEC) 2016 is scheduled for February 6-9, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.

US Travel campaign highlights economic impact of presidential primaries

US Travel campaign highlights economic impact of presidential primaries

WASHINGTON, DC - Early primary state voters hear constantly about how presidential aspirants will create jobs.

Parque del Agua recertified by Green Globe for outstanding sustainability

Parque del Agua recertified by Green Globe for outstanding sustainability

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Parque del Agua recently received its recertification by Green Globe attaining an outstanding compliance score of 88%.

Airlines for America praises FAA Reauthorization Bill

Airlines for America praises FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, today applauded the introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation ...

Westin brings wellness & dynamic design to downtown Nashville

Westin brings wellness & dynamic design to downtown Nashville

STAMFORD, CT - Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, today announced that the highly-anticipated Westin Nashville will open its doors this Fall 2016 in ...

Airbnb and TripAdvisor join Consumer Technology Association

Airbnb and TripAdvisor join Consumer Technology Association

ARLINGTON, VA - The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) – today announced sharing economy pioneer Airbnb and the world’s largest ...

Grammy award winner set to make Malta debut

Grammy award winner set to make Malta debut

Malta Tourism Authority

“I am super excited to be coming to Malta for the 10th anniversary of Isle of MTV. Can't wait to celebrate with you all,” said Jess Glynne, commenting on her upcoming performance on Malta.

Volaris: Strong market demand drives passenger traffic growth of 32 percent

Volaris: Strong market demand drives passenger traffic growth of 32 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports January 2016 preliminary traffic results.

Six Flags water park thrills coming to Oaxtepec, Mexico

Six Flags water park thrills coming to Oaxtepec, Mexico

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced that its public bid to open and operate a water park in Mexico has been ...

FAO Food Price Index starts 2016 dropping to nearly 7-year low

FAO Food Price Index starts 2016 dropping to nearly 7-year low

ROME, Italy - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular.

DFW Board of Directors elects officers, swears in new Board member

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport DFW Board of Directors elects officers, swears in new Board member

DFW AIRPORT, TX - The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board of Directors elected Board officers and swore in a new member for the coming year at its February Board meeting.

Flight Attendants applaud FCC, DOT working together to ensure secure communications onboard commercial aircraft

Flight Attendants applaud FCC, DOT working together to ensure secure communications onboard commercial aircraft

WASHINGTON, DC - US aviation and communication regulators announced Friday that they will work together to ensure safe and secure communications onboard commercial aircraft.

IATA: Demand for air travel in 2015 strongest in five years

IATA: Demand for air travel in 2015 strongest in five years

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for ...

TDC’s Carnival Visitor Guides program to assist locals and tourists

TDC’s Carnival Visitor Guides program to assist locals and tourists

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Travelers to the City of Port of Spain now have the opportunity to explore a wealth of Carnival activities with the assistance of Tourism Visitor Guides, strategically ...

Zambia Tourism Board calls for reduced air fares to boost tourist arrivals

Zambia Tourism Board calls for reduced air fares to boost tourist arrivals

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia - Zambia Tourism Board has called for reduced air fares into Livingstone to boost tourist arrivals.

Georgia: Wellness Resort complex opened

Georgia: Wellness Resort complex opened

The Bioli Wellness Resort complex has been opened at an altitude of 1,200 meters in Kojori recreational area, Tbilisi in the country of Georgia.

Tech-forward Aloft brand launches in Sarasota

Tech-forward Aloft brand launches in Sarasota

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced that its innovative Aloft® brand has launched in Sarasota, Florida.

Ultra-Luxury St. Regis brand debuts in Indonesia’s thriving capital

Ultra-Luxury St. Regis brand debuts in Indonesia’s thriving capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced today that the company has reached a management agreement with Rajawali Property Group to open The St.

British Virgin Islands celebrates romance

Love's Little Secrets campaign British Virgin Islands celebrates romance

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is excited to launch its Love's Little Secrets campaign and ...

IATA and Harris Corporation develop SkyFusion

Improving air traffic management (ATM) efficiency IATA and Harris Corporation develop SkyFusion

MONTREAL, Canada – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Harris Corporation are stepping up efforts to improve air traffic management (ATM) efficiency with a new collaboration ...

World Tourism Forum in Istanbul: We want happy passengers and employees

World Tourism Forum in Istanbul: We want happy passengers and employees

Today the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul opened at the new Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Center-ICEC.

Hotels in Istanbul and Cappadocia: Blending Europe with the East

Hotels in Istanbul and Cappadocia: Blending Europe with the East

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

Istanbul

Travel law: Uber tips class action certified

Travel law: Uber tips class action certified

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the certification of a class action, Ehret v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 14-cv-00113-EMC (N.D. Cal.

Princess Cruises names captain of its next new ship

Princess Cruises names captain of its next new ship

Princess Cruises

SINGAPORE – A new captain and relief captain have been named to Princess Cruises to lead its next new cruise ship.

Majority of Americans and Canadians expect to see a cure for cancer in their lifetime

Majority of Americans and Canadians expect to see a cure for cancer in their lifetime

NEW YORK, NY - Nearly six in 10 Americans (57%) and Canadians (59%) expect to see a cure for cancer in their lifetime.

AUVSI to host Unmanned Systems Europe Conference in Brussels

AUVSI to host Unmanned Systems Europe Conference in Brussels

ARLINGTON, VA - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host its annual Unmanned Systems Europe Conference at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel March 22 and 23 to advance ...

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