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Passengers at the piano

High notes at Frankfurt Airport Passengers at the piano

A surprising melodious sound has been emanating from Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) Terminal 1, Departures Hall B, since last Friday. In contrast to the usual sounds of P.A.

Nürburgring scandal: Finance minister sentenced to prison

Nürburgring scandal: Finance minister sentenced to prison

The German Nürburgring . with the famous Formula One is a major travel and tourism event

Jeju, Korea: 9 dead, 287 tourists missing, most students 16-17 years old

Jeju, Korea: 9 dead, 287 tourists missing, most students 16-17 years old

One day after the ferry disaster sending a blow to the travel and tourism industry in Korea's holiday island Jeju, 287 passengers, mostly students, are still missing.

Budget Airlines: Added value for a smaller travel budget

Budget Airlines: Added value for a smaller travel budget

Low cost airlines opened up the Skies over Asia and other parts of the world for millions.

The highest region on Earth: Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa opens

The highest region on Earth: Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa opens

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts brings its world renowned hospitality from the heart to the highest region on earth

Airline told to pay off money owed if it wants to fly to Saudi Arabia

Airline told to pay off money owed if it wants to fly to Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Saudi Arabia’s aviation authorities have warned Pakistan’s national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), that all their flights will be cancelled if ...

Swaziland off EU aviation blacklist

Swaziland off EU aviation blacklist

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

Following the removal from the notorious EU aviation blacklist of Mauritania, Swaziland has also been taken off the ban list, allowing airlines from that country to apply for traffic rights to any ...

Virgin Australia launches Extra Legroom seats, pre-paid bags in Sabre

Virgin Australia launches Extra Legroom seats, pre-paid bags in Sabre

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre is now selling Virgin Australia's Extra Legroom Seats, pre-paid bags and unaccompanied traveler ancillaries in the Sabre global distribution system.

Ol Pejeta goes high tech to fight poaching

Ol Pejeta goes high tech to fight poaching

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

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, arguably Kenya’s most complete wilderness experience all wrapped in one place, where the big five roam the sprawling 90,000+ acres conservancy, with both Mt.

Sabre announces pricing of initial public offering

Sabre announces pricing of initial public offering

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre Corporation ("Sabre"), a leading technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry, today announced that it has priced its initial public offering of ...

Tommy Hilfiger buys Miami Beach hotel

Tommy Hilfiger buys Miami Beach hotel

NEW YORK, NY - The Raleigh Group, the luxury hospitality group founded by designer and entrepreneur Mr. Tommy Hilfiger, announced the purchase of The Raleigh Hotel, Miami Beach.

ASEAN Secretary General compliments Seychelles Carnival 2014

Locals and Tourists will be attending in droves ASEAN Secretary General compliments Seychelles Carnival 2014

Special Envoy of Seychelles for ASEAN, Nico Barito, called on the ASEAN Secretariat on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 for a courtesy visit to the Secretary General Mr.

Riyadh Travel Fair opens amid high expectations among industry players

Riyadh Travel Fair opens amid high expectations among industry players

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF), a significant annual event where the leading travel and tourism companies from around the world gathers with exhibitors representing tourist ...

Royal Caribbean to homeport its newest ship in China

Royal Caribbean to homeport its newest ship in China

MIAMI, FL - Royal Caribbean International today announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company's most innovative ...

Seychelles calls for multi-sectarian meeting to address tourism issues

Seychelles calls for multi-sectarian meeting to address tourism issues

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has echoed for a multi-sectarian meeting with government authorities, destination management companies, tourism establishments, and airline companies ...

Leading conservationist shot in Virunga National Park

Leading conservationist shot in Virunga National Park

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

Sad news reached from a source in Goma that Emmanuel de Merode, Chief Park Warden for the Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo, was ambushed in his car this morning and then shot and seriously ...

Where to sue: Internet transactions – read those hyperlinked terms

Where to sue: Internet transactions – read those hyperlinked terms

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In our article Where To Sue: Part 2 [ETN April 3, 2014] we discussed the enforceability of forum selection and mandatory arbitration clauses in cruise passenger tickets, hotel registers and tour ...

Tourism - the missing link in the rhino poaching debate

Tourism - the missing link in the rhino poaching debate

By Sharon van Wyk

Tourism’s role in combatting the scourge of rhino and elephant poaching was touched on briefly at last week's international conference on the risks of legalizing trade in rhino horn but did not ...

Bentota Beach Hotel welcomes Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Bentota Beach Hotel welcomes Sinhala and Tamil New Year

LOS ANGELES, California - April 14 marked the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar, and millions of people in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Reunion, and Mauritius were celebrating ...

Record-breaking numbers of international press flying to Seychelles

Record-breaking numbers of international press flying to Seychelles

The 2014 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles that is this year being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, and South Africa KwaZulu Natal, ...

10 highest-rated green hotels in US announced

10 highest-rated green hotels in US announced

NEWTON, MA - TripAdvisor today announced the 10 highest-rated GreenLeaders hotels in the US and the results of its eco-travel survey of more than 2,100 US respondents.

Colombia reaching out for business travelers

Colombia reaching out for business travelers

BOGOTA, Colombia - As new destinations in Latin America develop their appeal for both leisure and business travel, different nations are reaching out for new kinds of visitors.

Hawaiian Airlines says Ni Hao! to Beijing

Hawaiian Airlines says Ni Hao! to Beijing

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines has reached a new milestone today as it launched three-times weekly non-stop service to Beijing, the latest addition to its expanded international network and ...

Pegasus launches Bahrain flights

Pegasus launches Bahrain flights

LONDON, England – Pegasus Airlines continues to rapidly expand its network and as of 12 June 2014 will operate flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to the Kingdom of Bahrain, located in the ...

SWISS becomes world's first certified "allergy-friendly" airline

SWISS becomes world's first certified "allergy-friendly" airline

ZURICH AIRPORT, Switzerland - In May, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., (SWISS), will introduce a number of ground/ inflight products designed to enhance the air travel experience for allergy ...

Spring snow to spread over Minneapolis, Duluth

Spring snow to spread over Minneapolis, Duluth

A mid-April snowstorm will focus on the northern Plains and Upper Midwest through Thursday, spreading snow from the Dakotas to Ontario.

Aeromexico increases capacity from London Heathrow to Mexico City

Aeromexico increases capacity from London Heathrow to Mexico City

LONDON, England - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced that starting April 2014 it will incorporate Boeing 787 to its three weekly flights from London Heathrow Terminal 4 to Mexico City. ...

WestJet is brand of the year - again

WestJet is brand of the year - again

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced that WestJet Airlines and WestJet Vacations received the highest equity scores among airline and vacation package supplier brands included in the 2013 ...

Digital souvenirs from the road: Marriott launches new app

Digital souvenirs from the road: Marriott launches new app

BETHESDA, MD - JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the launch of CUR8, an experience-oriented app that allows guests to share their favorite travel moments through digital ...

Five destinations that are changing the meaning of "Green City"

Five destinations that are changing the meaning of "Green City"

DALLAS, TX - With Earth Day approaching, many Americans will take the opportunity to appreciate nature and the great outdoors.

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