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Legal battle looms large as Lamu curfew extended

Legal battle looms large as Lamu curfew extended

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

The stage appears set for a major legal showdown between the Law Society of Kenya, representing the people and businesses of Lamu town, and Kenya’s top cop David Kimaiyo, after the curfew for ...

Indian government’s gift to tourists: Electronic visa

Likely to be launched by end of October Indian government’s gift to tourists: Electronic visa

By Vikram Sing Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

There are about 30 countries including the US, Japan, and South Korea, where the electronic visa facility will be extended first while Germany, Israel, and Russia are under consideration.

Precision Air retains IOSA certification

Precision Air retains IOSA certification

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

Precision Air, a private airline quoted on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, has just completed the auditing process to retain the coveted IOSA Certification, IATA’s seal of quality for ...

Reunion Island Tourism welcomes travel agents from China, France & Switzerland

Reunion Island Tourism welcomes travel agents from China, France & Switzerland

Vanilla Islands Organization founder member, Reunion Island, continues to promote the French Indian Ocean island through regular fam trips for travel agents and tour operators from key source ...

Weakening yen, relaxed visa restrictions bring 10 million visitors to Japan

Weakening yen, relaxed visa restrictions bring 10 million visitors to Japan

TOKYO, Japan - Over 10 million foreigners are believed to have visited Japan so far this year, amid a weakening yen and relaxed visa restrictions for some nationals.

Dubai rolls out domestic medical tourism pacakges

Dubai rolls out domestic medical tourism pacakges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has rolled out the first phase of the medical tourism pacakges which caters to the domestic market.

Rosewood Beijing opens today

Rosewood Beijing opens today

HONG KONG - Rosewood Beijing opens today, signaling the presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® ultra-luxury brand in Asia.

Rwanda seeks investors for lucrative projects worth $23 billion

Rwanda seeks investors for lucrative projects worth $23 billion

KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda is seeking international investors to tap into 15 bankable projects worth $22.93 billion to boost its economy.

Hyatt announces groundbreaking for fourth hotel in Puerto Rico

Hyatt announces groundbreaking for fourth hotel in Puerto Rico

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation, PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting today announced the groundbreaking for Puerto Rico’s fourth Hyatt-branded select service hotel, the $29.7 ...

Qatar Airways announces near term expansion of Airbus A380 routes

Qatar Airways announces near term expansion of Airbus A380 routes

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

With Airbus A380 deliveries to Qatar Airways (QR) now progressively rolling out, the airline announced further plans to add another frequency to its flight schedule.

Travel booking website partners with UNICEF on child protection

Travel booking website partners with UNICEF on child protection

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

A partnership has been announced between UNICEF and Africa’s leading Internet booking portal to raise funds to advance child protection.

Sri Lanka Tourism Director featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

Director Hiran Cooray Sri Lanka Tourism Director featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

STOWE, Vermont – Hiran Cooray, Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and Chairman, Jetwing Hotels Ltd., will be a featured speaker at this year’s International Institute for Peace ...

Chapman Freeborn announces appointment of new US president

Chapman Freeborn announces appointment of new US president

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is delighted to announce the promotion of Darren Banham to the position of president of its US business.

Fly Dubai performs maiden flights

Fly Dubai performs maiden flights

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

Long-awaited flights launched yesterday by flydubai, strengthening direct links between two destinations.

Virtual tour of UK/Ireland region to be travel event’s industry first

Virtual tour of UK/Ireland region to be travel event’s industry first

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has linked up with US-based VPiX to produce an interactive 360-degree tour of the UK and Ireland region which will be used to ...

Seychelles Festival Kreol detailed on radio

Seychelles Festival Kreol detailed on radio

As the end of October approaches only one thing comes to the minds of the Creole population, and this is the Festival Kreol in Seychelles, as this unique festival is about to be in full bloom once ...

Corinthia Hotel London recognized as a top hotel in Europe

Corinthia Hotel London recognized as a top hotel in Europe

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Corinthia Hotel London recognized as the twenty-fourth of the top twenty-five hotels in Europe, ...

Seychelles joins in the colorful Diwali celebrations

Indians, Seychellois and tourists celebrate Seychelles joins in the colorful Diwali celebrations

A large crowd of Indians and Seychellois alike gathered at the Seychelles swimming pool complex at Roche Caiman last Saturday evening for the annual Diwali, the Festival of Light.

Kensington Tours appoints travel industry veteran

Kensington Tours appoints travel industry veteran

WILMINGTON, Delaware – Kensington Tours (www.kensingtontours.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new ...

Fi Asia 2014 -- bigger, better, busier

Fi Asia 2014 -- bigger, better, busier

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Food industry leaders flocked to Fi Asia 2014 at the Jakarta Internal Expo, for three days in search of ingredients, inspiration, education and non-stop networking.

Southwest Airlines reaches agreement with machinist union

Southwest Airlines reaches agreement with machinist union

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), representing the carrier's approximately 6,000 Customer Service Agents and Customer ...

Continued strong growth for international travel to US projected

Continued strong growth for international travel to US projected

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Commerce (DOC) projects international travel to the United States will continue to experience strong growth through 2019, based on the National Travel and ...

FLY Leasing purchases three new Boeing 737-800s

FLY Leasing purchases three new Boeing 737-800s

DUBLIN, Ireland - FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced that it has signed agreements with a leading Asian airline to purchase and lease back ...

Vanilla Islands: Countdown to Festival Kreol of Seychelles

Vanilla Islands: Countdown to Festival Kreol of Seychelles

Victoria, capital of the Creole world and the island of Mahé, which was equipped with an institute insuring the promotion of this warm islander identity, welcomes the 29th Festival Kreol ...

Alaska Airlines bringing more Hawaii to its San Diego customers

Alaska Airlines bringing more Hawaii to its San Diego customers

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines is bringing more Hawaii to its customers in San Diego with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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