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Inertia by governments is putting Europe’s tourism industry at risk

Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism Inertia by governments is putting Europe’s tourism industry at risk

The tourism industry today calls on European Tourism Ministers to support the adoption of the European Commission's visa package proposal and recommend its swift adoption or risk Europe losing its ...

EIBTM: Sponsor for the  Meetings Leadership Summit

EIBTM: Sponsor for the Meetings Leadership Summit

Pacific World, the global DMC and Event Management organization, is once again confirmed as the official partner to this year’s EIBTM which is expected to attract some 17,000 meetings industry ...

Canadian company develops 60-second Ebola testing kit

Canadian company develops 60-second Ebola testing kit

BioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease diagnostic tests, has successfully developed a pre-clinical prototype diagnostic test for the rapid detection of antibodies to ...

Asia Pacific to account for 40% of global business travel spend in 2014

Asia Pacific to account for 40% of global business travel spend in 2014

Global business travel spend is expected to reach a record US$1.18 trillion by 2014, with nearly 40% coming from Asia Pacific.

New Hamad International Airport (HIA) Doha passenger and cargo traffic situation

New Hamad International Airport (HIA) Doha passenger and cargo traffic situation

DOHA, Qatar - Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s new world-class gateway to the world, today announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at Doha ...

Boeing Delivers Emirates' 100th 777-300ER

Boeing Delivers Emirates' 100th 777-300ER

Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline's 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the ...

Air Astana launches winter schedule

Air Astana launches winter schedule

Kazakhstan-based Air Astana has launched its winter schedule, which will be effective until March 28, 2015.

Zambia's President died in London. His famous words: "I am allergic to corruption"

A sad day for Zambia: "The passing on of our beloved President" Zambia's President died in London. His famous words: "I am allergic to corruption"

Zambian President Michael Sata died last night in a London hospital. He was 77. His death comes just days after Zambia celebrated the 50th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom.

The Asian Millennial Workforce and the Travel Industry

The Asian Millennial Workforce and the Travel Industry

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today released the findings of its commissioned research on “The Asian Millennial Workforce and the Travel Industry,” which found that only 39 percent of ...

Guam and beyond to Shanghai - new air service launched

Guam and beyond to Shanghai - new air service launched

Fiscal Year 2014 was a record-breaking year in visitor arrivals for the US territory Guam, recording over 1.3 million visitors for the second consecutive year and a 40% jump in arrivals from China ...

Performing arts in Uzbekistan: Tourists must see the theater of historical costumes

Performing arts in Uzbekistan: Tourists must see the theater of historical costumes

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

Autumn is always breathtaking in Uzbekistan, offering an awesome and spectacular range of natural colors.

PATA CEO featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

"Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations " PATA CEO featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

STOWE, Vermont, USA – Martin Craigs, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), will be a featured speaker at this year’s IIPT World Travel Market (WTM) event “Cultivating Sustainable ...

Hotel History: The opening of the current Waldorf-Astoria

Hotel History: The opening of the current Waldorf-Astoria

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS

In 1931, the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opened at Park Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets under Lucius Boomer's direction.

Irish budget airline opens third Scottish base in Glasgow

Irish budget airline opens third Scottish base in Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland - Budget airline Ryanair has announced the opening of its third Scottish base in Glasgow.

Fiji unveils ambitious tourism plan

Fiji unveils ambitious tourism plan

SUVA, Fiji - Fiji government unveiled an ambitious plan to develop tourism into a $2 billion industry in the next few years and the creation of an additional 9,800 jobs.

Bulgaria expects 5% increase in winter touristm

Bulgaria expects 5% increase in winter touristm

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria's Deputy Economy Minister Branimir Botev expects a 4.5% - 5% increase of tourists in the winter season compared to last year.

"Victory" at any cost: Aeroflot hellbent on launching budget airline

"Victory" at any cost: Aeroflot hellbent on launching budget airline

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia's national carrier Aeroflot will name its new low-cost airline Pobeda, or Victory, a symbol of defiance against Western sanctions over Ukraine that grounded the budget ...

Whale watch with guaranteed sightings

Whale watch with guaranteed sightings

MA'ALAEA, Hawaii - You just never know if when you book that whale watching tour if you are really going to see a whale. But what if you were guaranteed to see a whale?

JAL iBeacon and Smartwatch win Future Travel Experience Award

JAL iBeacon and Smartwatch win Future Travel Experience Award

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) received the Future Travel Experience (FTE) award in "Best Initiative at the Gate" category at Future Travel Experience Global 2014.

David Beckham raises a toast to travelers in Cannes

David Beckham raises a toast to travelers in Cannes

CANNES, France - David Beckham, partner with Diageo in its new HAIG CLUB whisky, raised a toast to global travelers when he flew into Cannes today for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2014, ...

IATA launches Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit

IATA launches Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit which helps the air transport industry, including airlines, airports and air ...

Reunion Island’s next Mega Mascarun scheduled for June 2015

Reunion Island’s next Mega Mascarun scheduled for June 2015

Few events will help to promote Reunion Island’s adventure destination status more than the annual Mascarun, staged by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) for participants from the tourism and travel ...

Tanzania low-cost airline signs deal with Chinese digital distributor

Tanzania low-cost airline signs deal with Chinese digital distributor

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

A Tanzania-based low-cost airline just announced a major distribution deal with Chinese company Qunar, aimed at attracting more Chinese travelers who are either planning to come to or are already ...

Joburg Shopping Festival is here!

Tourists join locals in annual Joburg shopping event Joburg Shopping Festival is here!

Feed your shopping addiction at the Joburg Shopping Festival from October 30, 2014 to November 2, 2014.

India press and travel trade experience Trinidad and Tobago

India press and travel trade experience Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago recently played host to a group of Indian journalists, travel agents and tour operators in an effort to increase the number of tourist arrivals from India.

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