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JAL: Changes for flights to Ho Chi Minh City and North America

JAL: Changes for flights to Ho Chi Minh City and North America

JAL Group (JAL) announced today revised flight schedules from the second half of FY2014 in order to strengthen the airline's international network due to expected growth of demand on its North ...

Call for nominations: Don Brandon Air Travel Accessibility Leadership Award

Legacy of Don Juan Diego Tenorio Brandon Call for nominations: Don Brandon Air Travel Accessibility Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, DC - The Association for Airline Passenger Rights, (AAPR) today opened nominations for its inaugural "Don Brandon Air Travel Accessibility Leadership Award," which honors the legacy of ...

FAA lifts Tel Aviv flight ban for US carriers

US Carriers operate to Israel as scheduled- European Airlines operation still on hold FAA lifts Tel Aviv flight ban for US carriers

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

After careful evaluation, the Federal Aviation Administration (of the United States) has lifted the flight ban put in place two days ago for US carriers flying to Tel Aviv, Israel.

The piano has landed

Unusual site at Munich Airport The piano has landed

Many passengers and guests at Munich Airport witnessed a spectacular scene today when a pianist, borne on a "flying carpet," descended to the tarmac with his "Orange Piano" late this ...

UNWTO Silk Road Program joins China Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo

Propeling Silk Road tourism development UNWTO Silk Road Program joins China Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo

Held at the Quijang International Conference & Exhibition Centre from September 19-21, 2014, China Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo is attracting a lot of buzz for its first of its ...

Firmly establishing tourism in Ethiopia

Firmly establishing tourism in Ethiopia

The government of Ethiopia is currently implementing a number of strategic measures to further develop the country’s tourism sector, including investment in infrastructure and capacity building ...

HSMAI opens 2014 Adrian Awards competition for excellence in travel marketing

HSMAI opens 2014 Adrian Awards competition for excellence in travel marketing

McLEAN, Virginia – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 58th annual Adrian Awards, the world’s largest and most prestigious travel ...

Ethiopian Airlines being granted traffic rights brings relief and sympathy

Ethiopian Airlines being granted traffic rights brings relief and sympathy

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

When news broke yesterday that Ethiopian Airlines has been granted traffic rights to carry passengers and cargo between Entebbe and South Sudan’s capital Juba, effective August 1, reactions came ...

MH17 tweet met with overwhelming support on social media

Malaysia Airlines: Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong MH17 tweet met with overwhelming support on social media

Malaysia Airlines has posted a poignant message to Twitter - "Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong", featuring an image of two flight attendants holding hands.

Top 10 ice cream parlors in US named

Top 10 ice cream parlors in US named

The top 10 ice cream parlors in the US were named today.

Gazpromneft-Aero increases monthly refueling for Star Alliance in Russia

Gazpromneft-Aero increases monthly refueling for Star Alliance in Russia

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft's aviation fuel business, has increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50% since July 2014, ...

First global air ambulance program for Chinese travelers launched

Deer Jet Medical kicks off Global Air Ambulance Lifeguard Program First global air ambulance program for Chinese travelers launched

SHENZHEN, China - Whenever a medical emergency occurs, a Chinese traveling abroad only has to make one call to receive a medical evacuation and repatriation by a dedicated air ambulance jet safe ...

Gogo goes live on Japan Airlines

Gogo goes live on Japan Airlines

Gogo, a leading global aero communications service provider announced today that its inflight Internet service is now live onboard Japan Airlines.

Travel law: Getting on and off the “No-Fly List”

Travel law: Getting on and off the “No-Fly List”

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Recently we discussed what can and should be done to protect airline passengers from unruly passengers who may be disruptive or potentially dangerous.

Trans-boundary tourism experience across Angola, Botswana and Namibia

Travel to Southern Africa Trans-boundary tourism experience across Angola, Botswana and Namibia

There are many trans-boundary tourism experiences across the Southern Africa region, particularly, in the Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA).

Orbitz Worldwide joins the fight against human trafficking

Partnership with ECPAT-USA will combat child exploitation in travel and tourism Orbitz Worldwide joins the fight against human trafficking

CHICAGO, Illinois – Leading online travel company Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) today announced its commitment to fight commercial sexual exploitation of children by partnering with ECPAT-USA in ...

Lotte Duty Free unveils retail transformation at Guam A.B. Won Pat International Airport

$20M investment features local Guam products alongside renowned luxury brand lineup Lotte Duty Free unveils retail transformation at Guam A.B. Won Pat International Airport

TIYAN, Guam - Lotte Duty Free, Korea's largest duty free retailer, officially unveiled their new retail space at A.B. Won Pat International Airport in Guam today.

US travel ban on Israel extended

US travel ban on Israel extended

The US Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on US airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. The ban now runs through 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, July 24, ...

US Travel Association announces festive New Orleans as IPW host for 2016

International Pow Wow event US Travel Association announces festive New Orleans as IPW host for 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – IPW is the largest travel trade show in North America—a one-stop opportunity for US destinations, attractions and businesses to showcase themselves to thousands of influential ...

Seychelles’ Tourism Minister calls for support of tourism-relating projects

visits new seawater aquarium project Seychelles’ Tourism Minister calls for support of tourism-relating projects

The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, is calling for more support for investments in facilities planned to encourage tourists to the islands to spend more, and ...

AmaWaterways celebrates AmaSonata christening

AmaWaterways celebrates AmaSonata christening

AmaWaterways , the world's leading river cruise line, this week celebrated the christening of its new 164-passenger vessel AmaSonata.

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts launches Spa by JW

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts launches Spa by JW

BETHESDA, MD - JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is pleased to unveil Spa by JW.

International mega bio expo in South Korea to offer glimpse of future life

International mega bio expo in South Korea to offer glimpse of future life

CHEONGJU, South Korea - The upcoming international bio exposition inSouth Korea will provide visitors with a glimpse into the life that biotechnology will bring about, its organizers said ...

US rejects Russia's claims that Ukraine downed MH17

US rejects Russia's claims that Ukraine downed MH17

WASHINGTON, DC - The US believes that Ukraine's aircraft or air defense missiles could not knock Malaysian airliner Boeing 777, said US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf.

Hamas leader: No ceasefire with Israel

Hamas militant: My way or the highway Hamas leader: No ceasefire with Israel

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said that the truce with Israel is not possible until the blockade of the Gaza Strip is completely lifted.

US resident outbound travel market up since last year

International tourism data US resident outbound travel market up since last year

A new questionnaire was fielded in 2012 which provided additional passenger attributes and with the release of the 2013 data year-over-year comparisons are possible.

US Senate passes legislation to boost tourism

US Senate passes legislation to boost tourism

WASHINGTON, DC – US legislation that has passed the US Senate will reauthorize Brand USA and help attract international visitors.

Tourism in Seychelles - Minister meets senior officials to analyze tourism marketing

Tourism in Seychelles - Minister meets senior officials to analyze tourism marketing

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met with Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Tourism Board; Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism; and Benjamine Rose, the PS for ...

Lefay Resorts & SPA Lago di Garda living eco-sustainability

Lefay Resorts & SPA Lago di Garda living eco-sustainability

LOS ANGELES, California - Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is regarded as one of Italy’s foremost companies actively integrating business with sustainability.

MH 17: Cockpit voice recorder data downloaded

MH 17: Cockpit voice recorder data downloaded

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands - On Tuesday 22 July 2014 at 22:00 inKiev, Ukraine, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders (the 'black boxes') from the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 were taken ...

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