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On child sex tourism, Philippines is on it

On child sex tourism, Philippines is on it

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar (eTN) – Glyzelle Palomar, a 12-year-old girl from Manila, caught the attention of the world last week during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippine capital when she wept ...

Asia Pacific Airlines records healthy growth in 2014

Asia Pacific Airlines records healthy growth in 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Preliminary figures for the full calendar year 2014 released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed healthy growth in international air passenger ...

Seychelles musicians to get new outlet to sell their music albums

Seychelles musicians to get new outlet to sell their music albums

Musicians of Seychelles will have an outlet to sell their music albums, an announcement made by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, during a meeting recently with a group of ...

Chengdu Arts Troupe performing in the 2015 Seychelles - China Day Celebrations

Chengdu Arts Troupe performing in the 2015 Seychelles - China Day Celebrations

Seychelles will celebrate the second edition of its Seychelles - China Day Celebrations from February 13-15, and the main highlight this year will be a cultural performance by the Arts Troupe of ...

Survey found “Occupy Central” few negative impacts on travel

Survey found “Occupy Central” few negative impacts on travel

In an online survey conducted earlier this month on travel enthusiasts in Hong Kong, 81.7% of the respondents said “Occupy Central” did not affected their travel plans last Christmas, and 89% ...

2015 critical year for sustainable tourism

New GreenGrowth2050 Standard Gets GSTC Recognition 2015 critical year for sustainable tourism

By Professor Geoffrey Lipman, president, ICTP

2015 will be a year when global attention on green growth will intensify under the pressure of 3 Heads of State Summits to establish Sustainable Development Goals, Resilience Financing, and ...

What other airports can learn from Dubai

What other airports can learn from Dubai

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

Dubai International Airport, home hub to both Emirates and flydubai, has according to data seen overtaken London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) as the world’s largest international airport.

Cleanplant helps hotels and resorts achieve sustainability

Green Globe member offer Cleanplant helps hotels and resorts achieve sustainability

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe helps its members to become economically and ecologically sustainable, and its solution partner for clean energy, Cleanplant, exclusively provides members a ...

 Cebu Pacific Air marks 100M Trips, 100M Stories, 100M Juans

Cebu Pacific Air marks 100M Trips, 100M Stories, 100M Juans

MANILA, Philippines - Philippines' Cebu Pacific Air recently flew its 100 millionth passenger, Yelen Bontuyan, from Cebu to Manila, marking a major milestone in its 19-year airline history.

EU delegation issues statement in agreement with the EU heads of mission in Tanzania

EU delegation issues statement in agreement with the EU heads of mission in Tanzania

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The government decision of January 23rd to suspend the circulation of "The East African", a longestablished regional newspaper, gives rise to concerns about freedom of press in ...

WHO Executive Board appoints Dr Matshidiso Moeti as new Regional Director for Africa

WHO Executive Board appoints Dr Matshidiso Moeti as new Regional Director for Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland - The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 136th session, has appointed Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti as the new Regional Director for WHO's Africa Region.

It’s all about food as Reunion Island Tourism heads to Paris

Inaugural Overseas Gastronomy Exhibition It’s all about food as Reunion Island Tourism heads to Paris

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is heading to Paris, France, for the inaugural food show which will allow the island, a French region in the deep of the Indian Ocean, to present mainland France with ...

Russia and Iran mulling visa-free travel for businessmen, tourists

Russia and Iran mulling visa-free travel for businessmen, tourists

MOSCOW, Russia - Moscow and Tehran are considering creating a visa-free regime between the two countries for businessmen and tourists by signing a memorandum of understanding in 2015, Iranian ...

UBM and Interexpo enter into strategic partnership to organize beauty expo

UBM and Interexpo enter into strategic partnership to organize beauty expo

HONG KONG - UBM Asia announces today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd to organize Interexpo's annual Beauty Expo in Malaysia starting from the 2015 ...

LAX 2014 passenger volume breaks record

LAX 2014 passenger volume breaks record

LOS ANGELES, CA - Airport officials today announced record-setting numbers of both domestic and international passengers at LAX in 2014, resulting in a new record for total passenger volume.

New daily flights between Monterrey and Miami

Travel between Mexico and Florida New daily flights between Monterrey and Miami

MONTERREY, Mexico – Monterrey, Mexico, now serves 25 domestic and international destinations, including new routes to Torreon in Mexico, Tokyo in Asia, and Houston and New York City in the ...

eTN to support IIPT as media partner

International Institute for Peace Through Tourism eTN to support IIPT as media partner

ETurboNews (eTN) has long been a supporter of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), and we are pleased to be a media partner for its upcoming IIPT World Symposium event ...

Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority appoints overseas team

Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority appoints overseas team

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy, the Honorable Asot Michael has announced the appointment of tourism executives, ...

Sablan selected as Vice-Ranking Member for full Natural Resources Committee

Sablan selected as Vice-Ranking Member for full Natural Resources Committee

Washington, DC – The Democratic Caucus of the House Natural Resources Committee organized its membership today for the 114th US Congress and agreed to move Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho ...

Five foreigners including one American killed in hotel attack

Five foreigners including one American killed in hotel attack

In one of the worst assaults targeting foreigners since the 2011 civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, armed militants have attacked a luxury hotel in Tripoli, Libya, killing at least five ...

New Deputy Tourism Director for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

New Deputy Tourism Director for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Ron Maxwell has been named Deputy Tourism Director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria to support Magna Carta's 800th anniversary

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria to support Magna Carta's 800th anniversary

SOUTHAMPTON, England - A rare facsimile of arguably one of the most important documents in English history, the Magna Carta, will be going on display on board Cunard's flagship liner, Queen Mary 2 ...

STG Aerospace announces new Engineering Director

STG Aerospace announces new Engineering Director

Aircraft cabin lighting specialists, STG Aerospace, is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Thomas as Engineering Director.

On drugs perhaps, kidnapped no – Hawaii remains a safe tourism destination

On drugs perhaps, kidnapped no – Hawaii remains a safe tourism destination

HAWAII (eTN) - This story was widely publicized in the local, national, and international media.

Football stars heading for Tobago communities

Football stars heading for Tobago communities

TOBAGO - Local communities will host top former stars from the English Premier League this summer as part of a legacy program designed to create a lasting local impact from the British Airways ...

Flight cancellations from Storm Juno cost US economy $230 million

Flight cancellations from Storm Juno cost US economy $230 million

WASHINGTON, DC - Cancelled flights from the winter storm that struck the upper East Coast this week cost the US economy $230 million in passengers' lost activity, economists at the US Travel ...

India awards three Seychellois businessmen

India awards three Seychellois businessmen

K K Patel, the Chairman of Allied Builders Group of Companies; Narasimhan Ramani, the Chartered Accountant of Seychelles; and Pravin Darad, the MD of Allied Builders Seychelles, were awarded ...

Alaska Airlines names new VP of Marketing

Alaska Airlines names new VP of Marketing

SEATTLE, Washington - Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and branding programs.

New city destination ranking released

New city destination ranking released

CHICAGO, IL - Market Research Company Euromonitor International released today a new ranking of the top 100 city destinations in terms of international tourist arrivals for 2013.

Seychelles President Michel meets with Rotary District Governor and club presidents

Seychelles President Michel meets with Rotary District Governor and club presidents

Seychelles President James Michel met with the Rotary International District 9220 Governor, Mr. Alen Topsy, this morning at State House.

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