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Amtrak invests $2.4 billion in Next-Gen high-speed trainsets, infrastructure upgrades

Amtrak invests $2.4 billion in Next-Gen high-speed trainsets, infrastructure upgrades

WASHINGTON, DC - Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak's premium Acela Express service.

Italy earthquake victims: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?

Italy earthquake victims: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?

Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

Opinion: ITALY (eTN) - Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

Precision Air sharply reduces operational losses

Precision Air sharply reduces operational losses

Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Precision Air Services earlier today reaffirmed its progress towards recovery, after it recorded a more than 50 percent drop in operating loss from TShs 53 billion to TShs 25 billion as per the ...

Jamaica capitalizes on success of Jamaica House 2016

Jamaica capitalizes on success of Jamaica House 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Over 20,000 visitors packed into Jamaica House 2016 during the staging of the recently concluded Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

FAA: Applying for a waiver under new drone rules

FAA: Applying for a waiver under new drone rules

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule effective August 29 – formally known as Part 107 – allows for some expanded operations based on technology ...

Luxury Brands set for official launch at IMEX America

Luxury Brands set for official launch at IMEX America

IMEX

Luxury Brands will officially launch its brand name selection of corporate gifts into the incentive travel, meetings and events industry at IMEX America in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Istanbul connects Europe and Asia now three times

Istanbul Tourism: Yavus Sultan Selim Bridge, the latest attraction for visitors and Turks Istanbul connects Europe and Asia now three times

Red balloons, a proud president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and foreign guests witnessed the opening of Yavus Sultan Selim Bridge in Istanbul on Friday.

Seychelles Chinese Pagoda: Newest place of worship and tourist must-see

Seychelles Chinese Pagoda: Newest place of worship and tourist must-see

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

It is now just over a week since Rose Mary Lee-Bluemner and Elizabeth Kimkoon of the Seychelles Chinese community called on Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to seek ...

76 percent of US business travelers would extend stay for right incentive

76 percent of US business travelers would extend stay for right incentive

CINCINNATI, OH - Three out of four US business travelers (76%) said they’d prolong a work-related trip for leisure if a hotel offered a discount or additional nights, according to COLLOQUY ...

Minister Bartlett launches $20 million tourism loan facility in Treasure Beach

Minister Bartlett launches $20 million tourism loan facility in Treasure Beach

TREASURE BEACH, South Coast, Jamaica - Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has launched a special $20 million revolving loan facility, financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), to ...

Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta

Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - You have a date with Puerto Vallarta from October 28th to November the 2nd.

New crop of concierges emerges at Westin Hotels & Resorts

New crop of concierges emerges at Westin Hotels & Resorts

NEW YORK, NY - Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc, today announced the expansion of its renowned concierge program in North America, underscoring the growing ...

NetJets lands at The Barclays

NetJets lands at The Barclays

COLUMBUS, OH - As part of NetJets’ long-term partnership with the PGA TOUR, there is a Citation Latitude mock on display at the 14th hole during the tournament for spectators to visit at The ...

Post-Brexit UK tourism gets £40M boost

Post-Brexit UK tourism gets £40M boost

LONDON, England - UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the allocation of a 40-million-pound fund for tourism projects across the country, pledging a boost in the UK's tourism industry after ...

Paramount Business Jets assists The Sato Project in arranging travel for rescued dogs

Paramount Business Jets assists The Sato Project in arranging travel for rescued dogs

LEESBURG, VA - Thirty-four stray dogs, rescued from one of Puerto Rico's most impoverished regions, will be granted new leases on life this weekend thanks to extensive coordination between The ...

Commercial flights between US and Cuba to relaunch on August 31

Commercial flights between US and Cuba to relaunch on August 31

NEW YORK, NY - The US carrier, JetBlue Airways, is scheduled to make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba next week, after more than half a century.

France's highest administrative authority suspends controversial burkini ban

France's highest administrative authority suspends controversial burkini ban

PARIS, France - France’s Council of State has suspended a controversial ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimsuit, known as burkini, which has stirred anger among Muslims and split government ...

Residential complexes, embassies evacuated after WWII bomb found in Berlin

Residential complexes, embassies evacuated after WWII bomb found in Berlin

BERLIN, Germany - In Berlin the construction worker found a WWII bomb on Gotland street near Bornholmer Straße and Schönhauser Allee.

Jetpack history was made again!

Jetpack history was made again!

DENVER, CO - August 23 will be remembered as a special day in jetpack history.

Princess Cruises debuts first original cast recording from a cruise line

Princess Cruises debuts first original cast recording from a cruise line

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Princess Cruises and DMI Soundtracks today announced the 14-track musical companion to the line's celebrated show, "Magic To Do," from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning ...

Another WestJet leader joins Wasaya

Another WestJet leader joins Wasaya

THUNDER BAY, ON, Canada - Wasaya is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Tinevez as Vice-President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

CALC announces share capital increase of HK$320 million

CALC announces share capital increase of HK$320 million

HONG KONG - China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, announced today that it has entered into subscription agreements with ...

Addis Ababa - Windhoek: Now nonstop on Ethiopian Airlines

Addis Ababa - Windhoek: Now nonstop on Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, is pleased to announce that it will commence services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, starting from October 4, ...

President of Kazakhstan pushes Expo 2017 in Poland and Serbia

President of Kazakhstan pushes Expo 2017 in Poland and Serbia

As part of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Chairman of the Board of the National Company Astana EXPO 2017, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, has visited Poland and Serbia in ...

Vacation begins at Frankfurt Airport: Rest and unwind in the new relaxation areas

Vacation begins at Frankfurt Airport: Rest and unwind in the new relaxation areas

Frankfurt Airport

You checked in your bags, went through the security check, and still have some time left until your departure? Or you are a transfer passenger looking to unwind between two flights?

Earthquake update from Myanmar by Destination Asia

Earthquake update from Myanmar by Destination Asia

Destination Asia, a major Thailand-based tour operator, updated eTN about the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck central Myanmar on Wednesday at 5:04 pm with the epicenter near Chauk, a small ...

Hong Kong Airlines signs codeshare agreement with Royal Brunei Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines signs codeshare agreement with Royal Brunei Airlines

The internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, Hong Kong Airlines, and Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), the national flag carrier of Brunei Darussalam, signed a codeshare agreement today to ...

East African community cycling challenge now well underway

East African community cycling challenge now well underway

Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

A month-long cycling tour across the five East African states is now well underway and over the next week or so set to return from Kenya to Uganda, where the 2.880 km race started on August 1.

International Conference on African Development on the way in Nairobi

International Conference on African Development on the way in Nairobi

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

The long-awaited Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development is getting underway tomorrow morning and Nairobi's international airport has been a beehive of activity as some 10,000 ...

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