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Gulf unites with new passport

Gulf Tourism Gulf unites with new passport

Adam Gonn l The Media Line for eTurboNews

(eTN) - In the latest move towards regional cooperation among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain – a Kuwaiti official this ...

Asian destinations keen on becoming gambling giants

Asia Gambling Asian destinations keen on becoming gambling giants

Yusof Sulaiman

(eTN) - With the announcement by Samak Sundaravej, incoming Thai prime minister who is planning to legalize gambling and build five casinos for domestic and foreign holidaymakers in the country's ...

Wolfgang East Africa report

East Africa Tourism Wolfgang East Africa report

Wolfgang H. Thome

EMIRATES OFFER UGANDANS A380 CONNECTIONS TO BIG APPLE
Starting in October this year, the daily Emirates flight out of Entebbe to Dubai will allow Ugandan travelers a first chance to fly the ...

Tourism responding to the challenge of climate change

Tourism & Climate Change Tourism responding to the challenge of climate change

Berlin/Madrid - The conference "Tourism - Responding to
Climate and Poverty Imperatives", held in the context of ITB 2008, focused on tourism's role in the global climate response in ...

Continued growth signalled for Travel & Tourism Industry

Travel & Tourism Industry Continued growth signalled for Travel & Tourism Industry

Berlin, GERMANY - World Travel & Tourism is expected to generate close to US$8 trillion in 2008, rising to approximately US$15 trillion over the next ten years, according to the latest Tourism ...

Farc frees four tourists in Colombia

Colombia Farc frees four tourists in Colombia

Left-wing Colombian rebels have freed four local tourists kidnapped in January, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Ana Maria Aldana, Cesar Hoyos, Hernando Martinez ...

Just 'Be Berlin', says German capital

New Slogan Aims To Change Reputation, Lure More Tourists Just 'Be Berlin', says German capital

BERLIN — In an effort to spice up its cosmopolitan reputation and stress its trendiness, Germany's capital has launched an image campaign centered around the English-phrased slogan "Be ...

Italian arrested in Cambodia

Sex Tourism Italian arrested in Cambodia

Rome, 6 March - Another Italian tourist was arrested in Cambodia a few days ago. The charge cited by Cambodian police is the sexual abuse of six children. F. C., 43, was arrested in Sihanoukville ...

Corpac Canada announces new premium airline service

Corporate Jet Air Corpac Canada announces new premium airline service

CALGARY, ALBERTA - Corpac Canada Ltd. of Calgary, introduces Corporate Jet Air, the brand name of their new premium business class airline service between Calgary and Toronto.

Tijuana tourism halved by kidnapping scares

Mexico Tijuana tourism halved by kidnapping scares

A wave of kidnappings in Mexico has halved the number of tourists visiting the country's most famous popular destination and left foreigners working in the country terrified for their families. ...

'Prisoners of War have more rights' than stranded airline passengers

Air Travel 'Prisoners of War have more rights' than stranded airline passengers

The New York State Airline Passenger Bill of Rights seeks to save fliers from a recurrent travel nightmare: being stranded on a crammed airplane for hours— breathing stagnant air, with no food, ...

Cuba power change will not influence tourism

Cuba Cuba power change will not influence tourism

eTN and travelatatinamerica.com

Since Fidel Castro announced that he has given up control over Cuba, many are asking the question: What will become of the island’s burgeoning tourism industry?

ITB Berlin cinches place as world’s largest travel trade show

ITB Berlin ITB Berlin cinches place as world’s largest travel trade show

Nelson Alcantara

BERLIN (eTN) - The ongoing transport workers strike in Germany has done very little to hinder this year’s edition of the world’s largest travel trade show, as the first day of ITB Berlin ...

Tourism this week in Latin America

latin America Tourism this week in Latin America

travelatlatinamerica.com

ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires registered high levels of occupancy in January and February
Hotel occupancy continues to register very high levels in Buenos Aires. According to a report from ...

The croc-curious tourist who (just) got away

Australia The croc-curious tourist who (just) got away

Crocodiles prove a stubborn exception to comfortably safe modern tourism, as one Israeli traveller in Australia's Northern territory found out.

"One minute I was leaning over the boat, ...

Guided tours along Golan Heights sewage system

Israeli Occupied Territories Guided tours along Golan Heights sewage system

Golan Regional Council decides region’s drainage system can potentially become a bonafide tourist attraction.

The Golan Heights with its verdant vista and breathtaking landscapes has ...

Trans-Atlantic flight arrives in London with just FIVE passengers on board

Airline Commits 'Eco-Crime' Trans-Atlantic flight arrives in London with just FIVE passengers on board

Furious environmental campaigners have hit out at an airline that sent a plane on a 4,000-mile journey with just five passengers on board.

With enough room to fit 245 passengers, the ...

Aussie tourists taken hostage on tourist bus in China

China Aussie tourists taken hostage on tourist bus in China

There is no indication a Chinese man who took 10 Australians hostage overnight chose to specifically target Australians, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says.

A man armed with explosives ...

Foreign women must be more careful, Goa chief says after girl’s ‘murder’

India Foreign women must be more careful, Goa chief says after girl’s ‘murder’

Women tourists who visit Goa, where a teenage British girl was found dead last month, cannot expect to wander wherever they please after midnight without fear of the possible consequences, the ...

Wallet-friendly business travel tips

Business Travel Wallet-friendly business travel tips

For the typical road warrior, who spends about $1,045 on airfare, hotel accommodations and car rental per trip, the cost of business travel is a necessary expense.

Saudis need NOC to travel to Pakistan

Saudis Trips To Pakistan Saudis need NOC to travel to Pakistan

LAHORE - Saudi Arabia has tightened rules for its nationals, requiring them to obtain approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before Pakistani visas are endorsed on their passports.

Profits surge 72 per cent at Hong Kong airline

Cathay Pacific Profits surge 72 per cent at Hong Kong airline

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific Wednesday announced a record-breaking 71.8 per cent increase in net profits of 901.9 million US dollars for 2007. The profits surge, which ...

Tourists advised against visiting Bali on Friday

Indonesia Tourists advised against visiting Bali on Friday

JAKARTA - Local and international tourists have been advised to refrain from visiting the Indonesian resort island of Bali this Friday during which native islanders would observe the Hindu's ...

As fewer Japanese visit, Hawaii officials look to China and South Korea for tourists

Hawaii As fewer Japanese visit, Hawaii officials look to China and South Korea for tourists

Hawaii, tourists, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

HONOLULU: Hawaii tourism officials are looking to China and South Korea to help offset continuing declines in the number of visitors from Japan, the state's largest source of foreign ...

All pilgrims' luggages have been transported back home - Medview Airline

Nigeria All pilgrims' luggages have been transported back home - Medview Airline

Medview Airlines has called on pilgrims who travelled to Saudi Arabia for the 2007 hajj with the ailine and are yet to claim their luggages to do so, as the luggages have since been transported ...

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