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China Aircraft Leasing: Pegasus gets two Airbus A320

China Aircraft Leasing: Pegasus gets two Airbus A320

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited has delivered two new Airbus A320 aircraft to Turkey’s low-cost airline, Pegasus Airlines, its first customer in Europe, based on the lease ...

Another Uber text messaging class action

Travel Law Another Uber text messaging class action

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the complaint in Johnson v.

Birth place of Lord Rama: Tourist destination

Birth place of Lord Rama: Tourist destination

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, 150 kms from Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh, is being promoted as a tourism destination, with a day-long tour and walk.

East Africa Tourism Platform: Push comes to shove for common tourist visa

East Africa Tourism Platform: Push comes to shove for common tourist visa

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

Last Friday, yet another meeting of the East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP) took place, this time in Arusha, as a follow-up of the Kigali meeting in early February.

Brexit: The view from Gibraltar if Britain votes to leave the EU

Brexit: The view from Gibraltar if Britain votes to leave the EU

Rita Payne, special to eTN

The tiny British overseas British territory of Gibraltar, on the edge of the Mediterranean, is worried about the consequences if Britain votes to leave the European Union in the referendum on ...

Tanzania tourism stakeholders up in arms over VAT

Tanzania tourism stakeholders up in arms over VAT

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

Professor Maghembe, Tanzania's Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, imposed a Value Added Tax (VAT), and tourism stakeholders are up in arms, who claim that this Value Added Tax will be ...

Zambia Ministry of Tourism: Killing of 2,000 hippo suspended

Zambia Ministry of Tourism: Killing of 2,000 hippo suspended

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

A cull to eliminate as many as 2,000 hippo has been suspended after the Born Free Foundation and other conservation NGOs - locally, regionally, and internationally - appealed to the Zambian ...

Precision Air flight declares emergency: Engine on fire

Precision Air flight declares emergency: Engine on fire

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

A textbook reaction by two pilots on a Precision Air ATR 72-500 saved the day when one of the two engines reportedly showed signs of a fire on take-off from the main Zanzibari island of Unguja to ...

Morroco makes history: Surpasses 10 million tourists

Morroco makes history: Surpasses 10 million tourists

Morocco Ministry of Tourism

RABAT, Morocco – "In 2013, for the first time in the history of Morocco, we have surpassed 10 million tourists, while domestic tourism has developed significantly, generating a turnover of 33 ...

Screening and bag checks - San Francisco Pride Celebration tightens security

Screening and bag checks - San Francisco Pride Celebration tightens security

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - There will be security screening and metal detectors at all points of entry for the 2016 San Francisco Pride Celebration and festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from ...

Seychelles to unveil monument on anniversary of independence

Honoring Seychelles College and Regina Mundi Convent Seychelles to unveil monument on anniversary of independence

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The initiative of a monument was first mooted with the formation of the Regina Mundi Convent and Seychelles College (RMSC) Alumni following a get-together of former students of these institutions ...

NASA Administrator Bolden and Transportation Secretary Foxx to announce new technology at Charlotte International Airport

NASA Administrator Bolden and Transportation Secretary Foxx to announce new technology at Charlotte International Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - NASA and the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) will hold a ribbon-cutting and news conference at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina on Friday, ...

Study: Irrational thinking is driving EU Referendum result

Study: Irrational thinking is driving EU Referendum result

LONDON, England - New research from 'The Online Privacy Foundation' shows that a voter's ability to think rationally about the evidence for leaving or remaining in the EU depends on whether or not ...

Lufthansa to launch nonstop Silicon Valley-Frankfurt service

Lufthansa to launch nonstop Silicon Valley-Frankfurt service

SAN JOSE, CA - On Friday, July 1, the representatives of Lufthansa Group, City of San José, and Silicon Valley’s business leadership - Rose Herrera, Vice Mayor, City of San José, Jens Bischof, ...

Aspen Security Forum releases 2016 agenda

Aspen Security Forum releases 2016 agenda

WASHINGTON, DC - More than 80 leading experts will discuss the most critical questions about national and homeland security at the seventh annual Aspen Security Forum, presented by the Aspen ...

TIME Unlimited Tours from New Zealand wins World Legacy Award

TIME Unlimited Tours from New Zealand wins World Legacy Award

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BERLIN, Germany - TIME Unlimited Tours was one of 5 winners and the only one from Australasia out of 150 entries, representing 51 countries and 6 continents from around the world.

Premier Traveler celebrates winning airlines with an eye on new developments

Premier Traveler celebrates winning airlines with an eye on new developments

Premier Traveler

NEW YORK, New York - Released this week, the June-July 2016 issue of Premier Traveler Worldwide Magazine includes a multi-page re-cap of the magazine’s Best of 2015 Awards, which were voted on ...

Smart Government: New FAA rules reject Federal preemption of State drone laws

Smart Government: New FAA rules reject Federal preemption of State drone laws

WASHINGTON, DC - Smart Government reported today that the FAA released its long-awaited final rules for small UASs (unmanned aircraft systems) or drones.

FAA proposes $78,000 penalty against Amazon

FAA proposes $78,000 penalty against Amazon

ATLANTA, GA – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $78,000 civil penalty against Amazon, Inc, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials ...

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas to soar with NetJets

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas to soar with NetJets

COLUMBUS, OH - When two of today’s musical superstars decided to launch a 35-stop national tour, there was only one choice for their air travel needs: NetJets, a proud sponsor of Demi Lovato’s ...

Puerto Rico Tourism launches 'Seals of Approval'

Puerto Rico Tourism launches 'Seals of Approval'

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I Rivera Rocafort, announced the company’s initiative to grant seals of approval to hotels and ...

Washington, DC announces special events during US Travel Association's IPW 2017

Washington, DC announces special events during US Travel Association's IPW 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - Destination DC (DDC), announced plans today for an incredible lineup of special events to showcase DC during the US Travel Association's IPW 2017, which will be held in the ...

EVA Air upgrades inflight and on-ground amenities for Royal Laurel Class travel

EVA Air upgrades inflight and on-ground amenities for Royal Laurel Class travel

TAIPEI, Taiwan - EVA Air has announced enhanced inflight and on-ground amenities for hassle-free Business Class travel to more than 60 international destinations.

Bookmakers: Punters vote in favor of 'Remain' in UK EU Referendum

Bookmakers: Punters vote in favor of 'Remain' in UK EU Referendum

MANCHESTER, England - Bookmakers Betfred report that punters are voting in favor of remain in Thursday's EU Referendum.

Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

MIAMI, FL - Researchers attempting the world's largest-ever survey of shark populations have reached their first 100 reefs, collecting exciting footage along the way.

Etihad Airways sweeps top honors at Adam Smith Awards in London

Etihad Airways sweeps top honors at Adam Smith Awards in London

ABU DHABI, UAE – Following a string of recent awards for its funding activities and treasury practice, Etihad Airways swept top honors at the Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards in London.

UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development

UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development

MADRID, Spain - UNWTO will work with the Government of Ukraine to support the development of its tourism sector.

Emirates’ milestone 80th A380 touches down in Vienna

Emirates’ milestone 80th A380 touches down in Vienna

VIENNA, Austria and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Vienna Airport was a place of celebration today as Emirates’ milestone 80th A380 aircraft made a star appearance, flying in direct from the ...

Airport presents public viewings of Euro 2016 matches on giant screen

Airport presents public viewings of Euro 2016 matches on giant screen

MUNICH, Germany - After the huge success of the outdoor viewing events for the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2012, Munich Airport is again creating an authentic stadium experience for this year's ...

Happiness Index: World’s happiest, best paid and most optimistic travel professionals

Happiness Index: World’s happiest, best paid and most optimistic travel professionals

LONDON, England – North Americans are the world’s happiest, most satisfied and motivated travel professionals, and enjoy the best work balance and remuneration among their global counterparts. ...

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