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February 2015 US - International air passenger traffic up

February 2015 US - International air passenger traffic up

International non-stop air traffic to/from the US(1) totaled 30.1 million passengers for January and February 2015, a six percent increase over the same two months in 2014.

Seven people killed, hostages held at Mogadishu hotel

Seven people killed, hostages held at Mogadishu hotel

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Seven people have been killed in an attack on a hotel popular with government officials in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Lufthansa Group changes safety rules in response to crash

Lufthansa introduces "rule of two” for aircraft cockpits Lufthansa Group changes safety rules in response to crash

Different from what the Luftansa CEO said in a press conference a day ago, and a Lufthansa Media Relations spoke person told eTurboNews after our article on Wednesday mentioning the absence of ...

US travel community gratefully bids Senator Reid bon voyage

US travel community gratefully bids Senator Reid bon voyage

WASHINGTON, DC - US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon the announced retirement of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

Flight time between Middle East and Seychelles increases due to closure of Yemeni airspace

Flight time between Middle East and Seychelles increases due to closure of Yemeni airspace

Flights between Seychelles and the Middle East are currently taking a longer route to reach their destinations, due to closure of Yemeni airspace.

IAAF World Relays prepared for successful May launch in The Bahamas

IAAF World Relays prepared for successful May launch in The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – It is about to get faster in The Bahamas, when the IAFF World Relays will take place on May 2 and 3, 2015 in Nassau, Bahamas.

IATA statement on Germanwings 9525

IATA statement on Germanwings 9525

GENEVA, Switzerland - We are closely following developments in the investigation of the Germanwings 9525 tragedy. Safety is the top priority of everyone involved in the aviation industry.

Hong Kong leads the luxury travel charge at ILTM Asia

Hong Kong leads the luxury travel charge at ILTM Asia

SHANGHAI, China - ILTM Asia has revealed that the numbers of luxury travel agents from Hong Kong who will attend the 2015 event in Shanghai (1 – 4 June) are already significantly greater than ...

Germanwings co-pilot was hiding a medical condition

Germanwings co-pilot was hiding a medical condition

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Officials searching Andreas Lubitz’s apartment were seen leaving with several bags of evidence yesterday.

Egypt Air suspends flights

Egypt Air suspends flights

EgyptAir announced in a statement on Thursday that flights between Egypt and Yemen will be fully suspended until further notice.

Germany Tourism: Opening of Rhineland-Palatinate’s first national park

60 Years Rhine in Flames Germany Tourism: Opening of Rhineland-Palatinate’s first national park

Together with Saarland, the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate has created the very first Rhineland-Palatinate national park in Hunsrück.

Tourism: 7th wonder of Borneo

Tourism: 7th wonder of Borneo

For one night only, Sarawak industry members brought together over 40 potential corporate incentive clients for an interactive “Borneo Talk” program at the Hilton Sydney.

Jin Jiang International Hotels receives China Hotel Golden Horse Award

Jin Jiang International Hotels receives China Hotel Golden Horse Award

Jin Jiang International Hotels, China's leading hotel brand, received the award for "China's Most Promising Leader of National Hotel Brands" at the 15th China Hotel Golden Horse Award Ceremony, ...

Swiss International Hotel Nanchang: Sky Duan appointed to Hotel Manager

Swiss International Hotel Nanchang: Sky Duan appointed to Hotel Manager

Sky Duan joined Swiss International Hotels & Resorts in 2012 as the Corporate Director of Revenue & Distribution and was subsequently transferred in 2014 as Executive Assistant Manager to ...

Coordinator of East African Tourism Platform (EATP) steps down

Coordinator of East African Tourism Platform (EATP) steps down

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

Three years ago the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) was launched across the East African Community, amid some serious fanfare for that matter, and it was the first time that a regional ...

Jambojet takes delivery of first Bombardier Q400NextGen

Jambojet takes delivery of first Bombardier Q400NextGen

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

Jambojet, Kenya Airways’ in-house, low-cost carrier subsidiary, yesterday took delivery of their first Bombardier Q400NextGen aircraft, when it arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International ...

Bahamas lead 22nd annual World Travel Awards nominations

Position Cemented As Caribbean Destination of Choice Bahamas lead 22nd annual World Travel Awards nominations

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Islands Of The Bahamas are very excited to be nominated in 9 different categories in the 22nd World Travel Awards in the following categories: “Caribbean’s Leading ...

GOL: Domestic load factor reached 81 percent in 2015

GOL: Domestic load factor reached 81 percent in 2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, hereby announces its preliminary air traffic figures for February 2015.

New Israel sports tourism program launched

New Israel sports tourism program launched

NEW YORK, NY - Tee off into the 2nd Century, cycle and rappel through the pages of history, or sink that putt on one of the "holiest" places in the world, whatever your interest Israel Sports ...

Puerto Rico to welcome world’s largest cruise ships in 2016

Puerto Rico to welcome world’s largest cruise ships in 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Next year Puerto Rico will welcome the largest cruise ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, both from the Royal Caribbean line, as announced today ...

Airport in British Columbia, Canada  evacuated: Suspicious package

Airport in British Columbia, Canada evacuated: Suspicious package

A suspicious package has been discovered in the terminal building at Kamloops Airport, and RCMP are on scene this afternoon.

Volaris celebrates arrival at Bush Intercontinental

Volaris celebrates arrival at Bush Intercontinental

HOUSTON, TX - Volaris added to its expanding route network connecting Mexico and the United States this week when its first nonstop flight between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport ...

Foodie tourists head to Lamu, Malindi and Watamu for Easter weekend

Foodie tourists head to Lamu, Malindi and Watamu for Easter weekend

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

In Lamu, Malindi, and Watamu, it will be all about food on Easter weekend, and visitors to these destinations can expect to find a great variety of local dishes.

Learn to cook. Eat and drink in London

Learn to cook. Eat and drink in London

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

It is very true that London has a plethora of museums and galleries, concert venues and stadiums, restaurants, cafes, clubs and pubs; however, what may come under the radar screen is the ...

Habsburg Princess christens Uniworld's newest cruise ship, S.S. Maria Theresa

Habsburg Princess christens Uniworld's newest cruise ship, S.S. Maria Theresa

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands - Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest masterpiece, the exquisite S.S.

Airlines' new rule: No crew member to be left in cockpit alone

Airlines' new rule: No crew member to be left in cockpit alone

After the details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had locked himself in the cockpit and deliberated crashed the plane into the mountains, airlines around the world began ...

JAL Hotels to open rebranded "Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo" in October 2015

JAL Hotels to open rebranded "Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo" in October 2015

TOKYO, Japan - JAL Hotels Co, Ltd will open Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo in October 2015, by rebranding The Crest Hotel Tachikawa owned by the Tokyo Municipal Employee Benefit Union (OWNCO).

Promoting trade development of short-distance maritime transport in the Greater Caribbean

Promoting trade development of short-distance maritime transport in the Greater Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - As part of the initiative “Interconnectivity Improvement to Trade Facilitation and Short-Distance Maritime Transport in the Greater Caribbean,” which seeks ...

Uganda is safe and ready for tourism: Stephen Asiimwe posts on his facebook

Uganda is safe and ready for tourism: Stephen Asiimwe posts on his facebook

Stephen Asiimwe, head of the Uganda Tourism board responds to Wednesday night travel and tourism alerts issued by the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda to warn U.S. Citizens in Uganda.

ALPA Captain weighs in on Germanwings crash

ALPA Captain weighs in on Germanwings crash

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA – "We call on the worldwide media, the general public, and all interested parties to display patience while allowing the investigation of Germanwings Flight 9525 to ...

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