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SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour riders discover Reunion Island

Enjoying tourism attractions while cycling SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour riders discover Reunion Island

The more than 1,500 cyclists who responded to the call of SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour, which took place Sunday, May 3, 2015, did not know where they were headed!

Malaysia Airlines: Sacrificing Europe and the Kangaroo Route?

Malaysia Airlines: Sacrificing Europe and the Kangaroo Route?

By Luc Citrinot

BANGKOK, Thailand - The severe restructuring of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) which aims to create a totally new entity “like a start-up,” to quote MAS CEO Christoph Mueller to Reuters, will have ...

Kenya airport misses the mark

Kenya airport misses the mark

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

The results of the April 2015 audit about Kenya’s quest to achieve the coveted FAA Cat I certification for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have now appeared in the public domain as KAA’s ...

Did Kampala Executive Aviation acquire KAFTC’s assets?

Did Kampala Executive Aviation acquire KAFTC’s assets?

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

A Kajjansi-based aviation source yesterday evening confirmed a much speculated over acquisition which further consolidates Uganda’s airline sector.

Global Wellness Day - a Turkish Initiative

Global Wellness Day - a Turkish Initiative

Six Senses Spas are proud to announce its support of the Global Wellness Day, an initiative introduced in 2012 by Turkey.

Nairobi Airport still not good enough for CAT 1 as required by the U.S.

No direct flights USA- Kenya due to Kenya Airport Security rating Nairobi Airport still not good enough for CAT 1 as required by the U.S.

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

The results of the April 2015 audit about Kenya’s quest to achieve the coveted FAA Cat I certification for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have now appeared in the public domain as KAA’s ...

Johannesburg tourism announces Soweto Fashion Week

Johannesburg tourism announces Soweto Fashion Week

Johannesburg tourism is happy to announce that the May edition of Stephen Manzini’s Soweto Fashion Week is upon us - May 27-30, 2015 at the Soweto Theatre in Bolani Road - and the City of ...

Travel Law: Automatic monthly renewal billing – responsible business practice?

Travel Law: Automatic monthly renewal billing – responsible business practice?

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we take a look at a potentially deceptive and misleading billing practice which may be used by retailers generally, and by travel sellers in particular.

New Swiss-Kenyan hospitality college commences courses

New Swiss-Kenyan hospitality college commences courses

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

As the Kenya Red Cross Society completes its first fifty years of service to the nation, the organization can put another feather in its already richly decorated cap.

Israeli path to peace: Entrepreneurship

Israeli path to peace: Entrepreneurship

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

Former US Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, said, "Governments can create the climate for economic growth... [but] only the private sector can produce a peace that will endure.”

Phuket Skal Club reaches out to children of Nepal

Phuket Skal Club reaches out to children of Nepal

Following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the global response (the worldwide community donated more than US$14 billion in humanitarian aid), the Skal International Phuket Club, whose members were ...

Beijing Week at Expo Milano 2015 will open on May 30

Beijing Week at Expo Milano 2015 will open on May 30

BEIJING, China - The remarkable Expo Milano 2015 will be held from May 1st to October 31st in Milan, Italy.

Cost of hotels in Berlin skyrockets for UEFA Champions League Final

Cost of hotels in Berlin skyrockets for UEFA Champions League Final

Fans of Juventus and Barcelona planning a trip to Berlin for next month’s UEFA Champions League Final can expect to pay premium prices for their accommodation.

Hilton opens first hotel in Yunnan, China

Hilton opens first hotel in Yunnan, China

YUXI, China - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake, bringing Hilton's world-class hospitality to picturesque Yunnan Province for the first time.

Etihad and impact on US economy: Data is surprising

Etihad and impact on US economy: Data is surprising

“Open Skies is good for competition and good for the consumer, but most of all, today’s report shows it is also good for the American economy,” said Mr.

Jazz reaches new tentative agreement with its dispatchers

Jazz reaches new tentative agreement with its dispatchers

HALIFAX, Canada - Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc, announced today that a new tentative agreement has been reached with the Canadian Air Line Dispatchers Association ...

PATA CEO Challenge 2015 joins forces with TripAdvisor

PATA CEO Challenge 2015 joins forces with TripAdvisor

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is looking for new and emerging destinations to take part in the PATA CEO Challenge 2015 for an opportunity to win one of two ...

World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal

World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal

ROME, Italy - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition ...

Hawaii tourist attraction damaged

Hawaii tourist attraction damaged

HONOLULU, Hawaii - This morning at around 7:45 am, a US naval ship collided with the dock of a national park attraction in Honolulu, Hawaii, famous for bringing in over 5,000 tourists every day to ...

South African Airways expands West Africa network, connects Washington, DC & Accra, Ghana

South African Airways expands West Africa network, connects Washington, DC & Accra, Ghana

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra's Kotoka ...

UN: Tanzania cholera epidemic improving but ‘significant challenges' remain

UN: Tanzania cholera epidemic improving but ‘significant challenges' remain

NEW YORK, NY - United Nations-backed containment measures aimed at stemming the deadly cholera epidemic in western Tanzania's Lake Tanganyika region appear to be working, the Organization's ...

Accor promotes gender equity for women in Thailand and across Asia Pacific

Accor promotes gender equity for women in Thailand and across Asia Pacific

One month after International Women’s Day, Accor celebrates the success of its Women at Accor Generation (WAAG) program, with news that another 20 women were put into Hotel Manager or General ...

Hertz names new executives to take care of customers

Hertz names new executives to take care of customers

ESTERO, Florida - The Hertz Corporation today announced that a new Vice President, Customer Experience, and Vice President, Customer Care and Contact Centers have been appointed.

Seychelles joins the world in celebrating first Yoga Day

Seychelles joins the world in celebrating first Yoga Day

Seychelles will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate for the first time the International Day of Yoga on June 21 this year.

Utah boasts most expensive hotel in the world

Utah boasts most expensive hotel in the world

NEW YORK, NY - The most expensive hotel in the world is located in Utah, according to a recent survey from Luxury-Hotels.com.

Hampton by Hilton launches Framing Memories Campaign

Hampton by Hilton launches Framing Memories Campaign

MCLEAN, VA - Beginning May 21 through June 19, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand with more than 2,000 mid-priced hotels, is launching Framing Memories, a campaign designed to ...

Connecting with Seychelles means connecting with Africa

Connecting with Seychelles means connecting with Africa

The Africa Prosperity Conference brings together the members of the African Chambers of Commerce and business associations.

FAA to fine FedEx $58, 600 for alleged hazardous material violations

FAA to fine FedEx $58, 600 for alleged hazardous material violations

ATLANTA, GA — The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $58,600 civil penalty against FedEx Corp.

Helsinki latest city to introduce Leisure Pass Group sightseeing card technology

Helsinki latest city to introduce Leisure Pass Group sightseeing card technology

HELSINKI, Finland - Helsinki has become the 15th city to introduce the Leisure Pass Operating System (LPOS) as the management platform for its city sightseeing card.

Corinthia Hotel London wins prestigious US and UK awards

Corinthia Hotel London wins prestigious US and UK awards

The five-star Corinthia Hotel in London continues to gather prestigious awards and establish itself among the city’s finest hotels.

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