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High-speed transport and Internet for IBTM World connection means everything

High-speed transport and Internet for IBTM World connection means everything

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The journey to and from this year’s ibtm world in Barcelona is going to be as fast as the event’s high-speed Internet access with the opening of the onsite Metro Station at the Fira Gran ...

New direct connection from Frankfurt to Shenzhen

New direct connection from Frankfurt to Shenzhen

On May 21, Air China launched the first direct flight from Frankfurt to Shenzhen. With an Airbus A330, the route will be served three times a week.

London Heathrow airport wants to secure economic future of Britain

London Heathrow airport wants to secure economic future of Britain

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye today pledged to secure the economic future of families across all of Britain if the airport is allowed to expand.

NATAS president re-elected for 2nd term with new key officers

NATAS president re-elected for 2nd term with new key officers

At the keenly-contested and recently-concluded 37th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, its current ...

Peter Brun appointed as Chief Communications Officer for VFS Global

Peter Brun appointed as Chief Communications Officer for VFS Global

In line with the company’s ongoing growth and its further expansion plans, VFS Global has appointed Peter Brun, a senior communications and media professional, as Chief Communications Officer ...

American Express Global Business Travel Acquires  Finnish Corporate Travel Agency SMT

American Express Global Business Travel Acquires Finnish Corporate Travel Agency SMT

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire SMT, a travel management company (TMC) based in Finland and a subsidiary of Finnair.

Switzerland opens the world's longest train tunnel on June 1

Switzerland opens the world's longest train tunnel on June 1

Seventeen years ago saw the first blasting in the historic heartland of Switzerland of the longest train tunnel in the world.

Jamaica Tourism Minister:  Reduce import bill

Jamaica Tourism Minister: Reduce import bill

Jamaica Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has issued a charge to local agricultural suppliers to use the recently-released tourism demand study to help reduce the island’s import bill. ...

New GM: Moevenpick Hotel Enshi, China

New GM: Moevenpick Hotel Enshi, China

Swiss hotel-management company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed General Manager Anthony Quin to head the team at Mövenpick Hotel Enshi in Hubei province, China.

President Obama visit to Vietnam results in largest ever commercial airplane purchase

President Obama visit to Vietnam results in largest ever commercial airplane purchase

HANOI, Vietnam - Boeing and Vietjet finalized Vietnam's largest ever commercial airplane purchase. His Excellency Mr.

YOTEL breaks ground on first hotel in Dubai

YOTEL breaks ground on first hotel in Dubai

YOTEL, an affiliate company of Kuwait-listed IFA Hotels & Resorts KSCC, broke ground last week on their first property in the Middle East, expected to open in 2018.

Soon: First Hilton-branded hotel in Bali, Indonesia

Soon: First Hilton-branded hotel in Bali, Indonesia

Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with P.T. Caterison Sukses to manage and re-brand the Grand Nikko Bali as Hilton Bali.

Seychelles delegation attended the First World Conference on Tourism Development in Beijing China

Seychelles delegation attended the First World Conference on Tourism Development in Beijing China

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The Seychelles delegation headed by Sherin Naiken, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, attended the First World Conference on Tourism Development in the Peoples Great Hall of China, Beijing, on ...

Another African country opens doors to LGBT travelers

Minister: Seychelles welcomes tourists of any sexual orientation with open arms Another African country opens doors to LGBT travelers

The African tourism world became larger and more beautiful for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) travelers.

Kenya government to offer cheap loans for resort improvements

Kenya government to offer cheap loans for resort improvements

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

The Kenya coast hospitality industry will be given a financial break when new dedicated loan arrangements become available with lending at preferential interest rates.

UN Report: The Earth is not flat - it is urban

UN Report: The Earth is not flat - it is urban

While cities have emerged over the past 20 years as the world's economic platforms for production and innovation, helping millions escape poverty through better jobs and improved quality of life, ...

UN WHO: Zika on doorstep of Africa

UN WHO: Zika on doorstep of Africa

The United Nations health agency today confirmed that the Zika virus strain circulating in Cabo Verde, an island nation off the northwest coast of Africa, is the same as the one responsible for ...

UN chief: Saddened by EgyptAir flight crash

UN chief: Saddened by EgyptAir flight crash

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply saddened” by the crash of EgyptAir's flight MS804 yesterday, his spokesman said today in a statement.

African commission on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information

African commission on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights' (ACHPR) Chairperson, Commissioner Pansy Tlakula, today urged media organizations to push for implementation of the government-sanctioned ...

Africa yellow fever outbreak and the threat to travel and tourism

Africa yellow fever outbreak and the threat to travel and tourism

A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on January 20, 2016.

PATA UNWTO debate in Guam: Seychelles Minister VIP panel guest

PATA UNWTO debate in Guam: Seychelles Minister VIP panel guest

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

During the course of his visit to the US island of Guam as a VIP invited guest at the 2016 PATA Summit being hosted on the island at the Dusit Thani resort, Alain St.Ange, Seychelles Minister for ...

FESTPAC Opening: Guam becomes the center of the Blue Continent

Nations from the Pacific Ocean participated at FESTPAC opening today in Guam FESTPAC Opening: Guam becomes the center of the Blue Continent

The stadium was full. Thousands of spectators unable to get into the Guam stadium today watched the FESTPAC opening ceremony from giant screens outside the venue.

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands: A bridge between Africa and the Pacific Asia region?

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands: A bridge between Africa and the Pacific Asia region?

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Could the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands become the bridge between Africa and the Pacific and Asia region?

flynas increases Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi flights

Flynas and Etihad - a good combination? flynas increases Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi flights

The Saudi-based national airline, flynas, is increasing capacity between their home country and the UAE with new flights linking Abu Dhabi with Riyadh and Jeddah.

Qatar Airways at EBACE

Qatar Airways at EBACE

Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of award-winning Qatar Airways, will be exhibiting at Europe’s leading business aviation show EBACE, taking place from May 24-26 in Geneva, ...

Seychelles Tourism Minister and Guam Senator meet during PATA summit

Seychelles Tourism Minister and Guam Senator meet during PATA summit

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Founded in 1951, PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Organization) is a non-profit association internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of tourism to, from, and ...

Former British Prime Minister warns against Britain leaving EU

Former British Prime Minister warns against Britain leaving EU

LONDON, England - British ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned against Britain leaving the European Union, saying it "would send the wrong message about the UK".

Guam Tourism with FestPac puts the Blue Continent in the global spotlight

FestPac celebrating Pacific Island Cultures: Visitors to Guam in for a treat Guam Tourism with FestPac puts the Blue Continent in the global spotlight

The blue continent is in the spotlight of the world today, and the center is the American island of Guam. It's a cultural and tourism event only happening every 4 years and of a very special ...

At least ten killed in Iraq bomb attack

At least ten killed in Iraq bomb attack

BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least ten people were killed in a bomb attack Saturday in Iraq’s Salahuddin Province, north of the capital, Baghdad, security sources say.

India issues warnings of “severe heatwave”

India issues warnings of “severe heatwave”

NEW DELHI, India - Over 2,000 people died last year when India suffered one of its deadliest heatwaves.

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