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Turkish Airlines passengers fleeing from TK 726 in Kathmandu

Turkish Airlines issues an official statement on Kathmandu incident - read it in full Turkish Airlines passengers fleeing from TK 726 in Kathmandu

Turkish Airlines’ made an official statement regarding the incident of Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Kathmandu flight (TK 726).

Tourism future hanging in the balance for Burundi

Tourism future hanging in the balance for Burundi

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

As ITB 2015 kicks off today in Berlin, regular visitors to the Africa halls will notice that Burundi, the smallest economy in East Africa and the least-developed tourism country in the region, ...

PATA launches new microsite for knowledge sharing and resources on sustainability

PATA launches new microsite for knowledge sharing and resources on sustainability

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today launched its new microsite, sustain.pata.org.

PATA acts to help drive higher yield from China outbound market

PATA acts to help drive higher yield from China outbound market

With over 100 million mainland Chinese now traveling outbound annually across the globe, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has established a partnership with China Ready & Accredited ...

Interview: What is the difference between US Travel and Brand USA?

Brand USA’s travel and tourism activities: Interview with Tom Garzilli, Senior VP of Global Marketing Interview: What is the difference between US Travel and Brand USA?

(eTN) – In a continuing report of an interview eTN had the chance to conduct with Tom Garzilli, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Brand USA, he talks about what Brand USA does and how ...

Would you give up a year of shopping so you could travel instead?

Would you give up a year of shopping so you could travel instead?

SINGAPORE – Are travelers prepared to forgo all shopping for one year in order to keep travelling?

 GHM appoints new general manager at The Chedi Andermatt

GHM appoints new general manager at The Chedi Andermatt

SINGAPORE - A little more than a year after The Chedi Andermatt’s remarkable debut, the hotel’s management company, GHM, has named a permanent replacement to the pre-opening/launch general ...

China integral to Club Med’s goal of attaining global leadership

China integral to Club Med’s goal of attaining global leadership

By Ritesh Gupta

A mushrooming travel market, and a proven travel product – such blend is attractive for any new business venture.

Day 2 summary: 18th International Hotel Investment Forum

Day 2 summary: 18th International Hotel Investment Forum

BERLIN, Germany - The second day of the 18th International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), opened with President and Chief Executive Officer, Questex, Kerry Gumas presenting Ecole hôtelière de ...

Identifying users and their intent – two of the biggest challenges in digital ad domain

Identifying users and their intent – two of the biggest challenges in digital ad domain

By Ritesh Gupta

Is advertising technology on the verge on touching a point where the intent of a traveler can be accurately assessed in order to offer a marketing message with laser-sharp precision?

From Berlin to Paris – there is no let up to market Reunion Island

From Berlin to Paris – there is no let up to market Reunion Island

ITB 2015 is getting underway today in Berlin, and Reunion Island’s team, led by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), will no doubt make waves in their quest to attract ever more visitors to the ...

Burn ivory burn

KENYA AFFIRMS CONSERVATION MEASURES Burn ivory burn

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

Coinciding with the start of the world’s greatest tourism consumer and trade show, ITB 2015 in Berlin, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has set 15 tons of ivory alight in an effort to remind ...

Seatrade launches Seatrade Cruise Asia

Seatrade launches Seatrade Cruise Asia

LONDON, England - Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and the Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention have combined to create the world's largest annual cruise industry event purely focused on Asia - ...

Boeing, Silk Way West announce order for three 747-8 Freighters

Boeing, Silk Way West announce order for three 747-8 Freighters

BAKU, Azerbaijan - Boeing and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West today announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices.

India ready to host Global Exhibition on Tourism

GET India India ready to host Global Exhibition on Tourism

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India is getting ready to host the Global Exhibition on Tourism, GET India, from April 23 to 25, 2015, at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

Westin Hotels continues to lead healthy hotel revolution

Westin Hotels continues to lead healthy hotel revolution

STAMFORD, CT - Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Biggest ever youth and student travel program at ITB

WYSE Travel Confederation Biggest ever youth and student travel program at ITB

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation will host 15 thought-provoking sessions at ITB Berlin this week to provide the latest insight into a range of topics of interest ...

Dominica Film Challenge gets underway

Dominica Film Challenge gets underway

The Dominica Film Challenge, a Discover Dominica organized event is underway, with six teams of the most talented videographers from around the world, traversing the island.

JTB Chairman calls for more investment in Montego Bay

JTB Chairman calls for more investment in Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - The business community in Montego Bay has been challenged to invest in the resort city to rescue it from decline.

IIPT proud to have Coca-Cola South Africa as Title Sponsor of World Symposium

IIPT proud to have Coca-Cola South Africa as Title Sponsor of World Symposium

STOWE, Vermont, USA –IIPT was most proud to have Coca-Cola South Africa as a title sponsor of its World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, ...

Global Business Travel Association relieved DHS shutdown averted

Global Business Travel Association relieved DHS shutdown averted

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Today, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of this fiscal year, ensuring that the agency will continue to operate ...

Raytheon presents 3rd annual Air Traffic Controller of the Year award

Raytheon presents 3rd annual Air Traffic Controller of the Year award

TEWKSBURY, MA - Raytheon Company announced today that Matthew (Matt) Tucker has been awarded the 3rd annual Raytheon Air Traffic Controller of the Year award.

Board directors stepping down and stepping in at GuestLogix

Board directors stepping down and stepping in at GuestLogix

TORONTO, ONTARIO - GuestLogix Inc. today announced that Leo Desrochers has resigned as a Director of the Corporation.

Snow, ice storm cancel hundreds of flights in US Midwest

Snow, ice storm cancel hundreds of flights in US Midwest

As another winter storm ramps up, snow and ice pummeled the Midwest and will continue to spread into the Northeast throughout Tuesday.

Canadians search for sun after back-to-back freezing winters

Canadians search for sun after back-to-back freezing winters

TORONTO, Canada - Travelzoo Inc, a global Internet media company, today reported double-digit increases in February website and mobile searches for warm-weather destinations compared with the same ...

eTN readers' networking event a great success

Global Niche Travel & Tourism eTN readers' networking event a great success

(eTN) - eTurboNews, in cooperation with MICE Middle East, concluded a readers’ networking event, “Global Niche Travel & Tourism,” at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) buyer and seller registrations open

South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) buyer and seller registrations open

FIJI - Over 80 tourism buyers and sellers are expected to participate at the 2nd South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) which will be held on June 19 and 20, 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and ...

Voters oppose increase in airport tax

Voters oppose increase in airport tax

WASHINGTON, DC - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, today released the findings of a nationwide survey showing voters overwhelmingly oppose an ...

Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015

UN World Tourism Organization Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015

In his ITB 2015 opening address, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai highlighted how new technologies are changing society and shaping the tourism sector, shifting ...

Air Lease Corporation announces lease placement of two Boeing 787-9s with Air Tahiti Nui

Air Lease Corporation announces lease placement of two Boeing 787-9s with Air Tahiti Nui

LOS ANGELES, CA - Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Air Tahiti Nui.

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