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Wolfgang H. Thome

CONGO, OH CONGO, THY PEOPLE AND NEIGHBOURS EVER GRIEVE

Pizza lockdown confuses tourist Those foreign microwaves, inscrutable they are.

(eTN) - Housekeeping staff at the Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook were called to help an American guest who complained she could not get her pizza out of the microwave.

It turned out she had ...

Vietnam welcomes year's 4 millionth foreign tourist

HANOI (eTN) - Vietnam on Thursday greeted its four-millionth visitor of the year, celebrating a milestone for the tourism sector as it is seeking to position itself as a leading Southeast Asian ...

Philippines 14 Abu Sayyaf rebels get life for tourist kidnappings

Camp Bagong Diwa (eTN) - A special court on Thursday handed life sentences to 14 militants from al-Qaeda linked terrorist group Abu Sayyaf for the 2001 kidnapping of 20 tourists in a beach resort ...

Tourist admits careless driving causing deaths

(eTN) - An Austrian tourist today admitted careless driving that killed four motorcyclists and injured two others in South Canterbury on Sunday.

Heike Schellnegger, 30, pleaded guilty to ...

Nepal Swiss tourist beaten up in Nepal for refusing to offer 'donation'

KATHMANDU (eTN) — Cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which is now part of a peace process ending its 10-year insurgency, beat up a Swiss tourist in western Nepal when the tourist ...

Indy Rakes In Tourist Dollars

(eTN) - New figures released on Thursday indicate that Indianapolis is rolling in dough from the tourist trade.

The numbers, from the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, ...

South Africa Country's Clean Tap Water Saves Tourists Cash

Pretoria (eTN) - Unlike other countries where tourists are advised to buy bottled water, with South Africa's high quality of tap water, tourists need their holiday cash on bottled water, writes ...

Travelport GDS Announces Launch of Travelport Cruise & Tour Industry Leading Web-Based Leisure Shopping and Booking Tool Available to Galileo- and Worldspan-Connected Agencies in USA

LANGLEY, England (TVLW) - Travelport GDS, one of the world's largest global distribution system (GDS) providers, today announced the launch of Travelport Cruise & Tour, a Web-based leisure ...

Airline RC Airline Using More Efficient Planes

(TVLW) - Despite strong sales, high fuel prices are forcing several major airlines to cut back the number of seats available. Frontier Airlines is trying to get ahead of the rising fuel costs, by ...

Scotland Glasgow's tourism group 'should be model for Scotland'

(TVLW) - GLASGOW'S success in forging a public-private partnership to boost tourism should be a model for the whole of Scotland, the new chief executive of the Scottish Tourism Forum (STF) said ...

Vietnam Vietnam to host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2009

HANOI (TVLW) - Vietnam has agreed to organize the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Forum (ATF) in capital Hanoi in 2009, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and ...

Airline United Opens Up East Coast With New Washington Service

CHICAGO (TVLW) - United Airlines today announced that it will serve nine new east coast cities from its hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport. Service between Dulles and Bradford, Pa.; ...

Brazil and Argentina eye tourists from the Emirates

(eTN) - The Brazilian Tourism Institute and the National Institute for Tourist Promotion of Argentina have signed an agreement for joint promotion of their tourist destinations in countries that ...

Pakistan Troops plan to secure tourist resorts

MINGORA (eTN) - Security forces have advanced further into areas of Swat vacated by militants and secured their stronghold of Khwazakhela, 27kms from here.

Local people said police have ...

Tourist takes blame for horrific crash

(eTN) - An Austrian tourist has admitted careless driving charges after a horrific south Canterbury crash, which killed four people.

The victims were all on a charity bike ride when they ...

Macau Macau launches probe into China tourist scuffle

HONG KONG (eTN) — The Macau government has launched an investigation into a three-way clash between a disgruntled tour group, their guide and police in the southern Chinese city, officials said ...

Uganda Tourists Not Affected By Ebola Outbreak

(eTN) - TOURISTS visiting the Rwenzori region are not at risk of catching Ebola, the Uganda Wildlife Authority executive director has said reports Geresom Musamali.

Moses Mapesa yesterday ...

Airlines and Pilots Oppose Lieberman-Warner Climate Change Bill

WASHINGTON (TVLW) - The Air Transport Association (ATA), the primary trade group representing U.S. airlines, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), the world's largest pilot union ...

Skinvisible Signs Marketing Agreement for India

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Skinvisible, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SKVI / www.skinvisible.com), is pleased to announce that it has signed a marketing ...

Puerto Rico’s booming tourism follows a curve quite different from the US Mainland

Hazel Heyer , eTN

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (eTN) - The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, fondly called the Island of Enchantment, is showing exponential growth in the tourism sector, since the government’s more active ...

Research firm explains how Airbus lost its dominant market position

eTN Staff writer

New York City-based research firm Basex, Inc. has issued a report claiming that Airbus' failure to share knowledge and collaborate among its multinational companies in recent years will cost the ...

With its spiritual tradition, 'the Sufi way' is an age-old alternative for radicals and modernists alike. Sufism may be powerful antidote to Islamic extremism

Jane Lampman | The Christian Science Monitor

Images of Islam have pervaded the news media in recent years, but one aspect of the faith has gotten little attention – Islamic spirituality. Yet thousands in America and millions in the Muslim ...

Climate change conference: How much of Asia will be left?

Yusof Sulaiman l eTN Asia/Pacific

Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island was struck by an 6.0 magnitude earthquake 11 AM yesterday while the United Nations conference on climate change was in session. Meteorologists said the quake did not ...

Korea Gaeseong Open to South Korean Tourists

Gaeseong (eTN) - A convoy of 10 South Korean buses drove into North Korea Wednesday across the heavily armed border to visit Gaeseong as part of a second tourism project between the two ...

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