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First ever Indian Arts Festival feeds the senses on Reunion Island

New tourism draw for Reunion First ever Indian Arts Festival feeds the senses on Reunion Island

SAINT PAUL, Reunion Island – In its premier edition, Reunion Island’s Indian Arts Festival officially kicked off today with a colorful start at Teat de Plein Air in Saint Gilles with a program ...

The night I got rescued with my BlackBerry from a Colombian jungle

The night I got rescued with my BlackBerry from a Colombian jungle

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

With all the hullabaloo with BlackBerry going out of business because of the two major “telephone” manufacturers dominating sales because of their adolescents - and wanna-be adolescents - ...

Hilton Worldwide celebrates 50th property in Greater China

Hilton Worldwide celebrates 50th property in Greater China

CHANGZHOU, China and MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Changzhou.

TUI to bring 2.2 million tourists to Greece

TUI to bring 2.2 million tourists to Greece

ATHENS, Greece - Leading European tour operator TUI will bring some 2.2 million tourists to Greece next year, in addition to getting the season off to an early start compared to other years and ...

Shanghai Free-Trade Zone to open first duty-free shop

Shanghai Free-Trade Zone to open first duty-free shop

SHANGHAI, China - The Shanghai Free-Trade Zone (FTZ), the first free-trade zone in mainland China, launched in October 2013 and allows visitors to purchase goods and commodities such as wine and ...

Tanzania environmentalists concerned about impact on tourism

Tanzania environmentalists concerned about impact on tourism

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

Environmentalists concerned over the destructive impact on the core tourism area of the Selous Game Reserve by plans to build a dam and hydroelectric power plant by the Rufiji (River) Basin ...

India to launch e-visa by the end of October

India to launch e-visa by the end of October

NEW DELHI, India - Government's gift to tourists — electronic visa — is likely to be launched by October-end.

Top 9 reasons to attend EITBM

Top 9 reasons to attend EITBM

Demand is high at EIBTM, so much so that event organizers are having to add spaces to accommodate requests.

Rwanda turns the tables on Europe’s and America’s anti-Africa Ebola measures

Rwanda turns the tables on Europe’s and America’s anti-Africa Ebola measures

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

Rwanda has with immediate effect introduced new rules for visitors from America and Spain coming to the country.

SA Airways taking North America Showcase to South Africa

SA Airways taking North America Showcase to South Africa

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, and South Africa-based event specialist On Show Solutions, have introduced a new ...

BA to operate Denver-London route with four-class Boeing 747

British Airways BA to operate Denver-London route with four-class Boeing 747

LONDON, England - British Airways today announced that customers in Denver will soon be able to enjoy British Airways’ new First class cabin.

Choice Hotels celebrates continued growth in 2014

Choice Hotels celebrates continued growth in 2014

PHOENIX, AZ - Momentum for new hotel development continues to build at Choice Hotels International, one of the world's leading hotel companies.

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korean Tourism is launching a new campaign that will highlight five ‘Ks from Korean culture that appeal to travelers: K-Food, K-Wave, K-Spirit, K-Place and K-Style.

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

McLEAN, Virginia – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Americas has named Gabriela Otto as Managing Director of the HSMAI Brazil Chapter.

Two new casinos open their doors in the center of Madrid

Gaming tourists drawn to Madrid Two new casinos open their doors in the center of Madrid

The leisure options in Madrid have increased since the end of 2013 with two new gaming venues in the center of the city.

Hawaii same-sex marriage law sidesteps lawsuit

Hawaii Tourism to benefit from Marriage Equality Hawaii same-sex marriage law sidesteps lawsuit

What is sure to remain a big tourism draw for the Aloha State is safe and sound – same sex marriage. A lawsuit by Natasha N.

Take time to enjoy South Korea’s sports during your travel experience

Take time to enjoy South Korea’s sports during your travel experience

Every country has its favorite pastimes, and South Korea is no exception.

A clean sweep – Jetwing Lagoon victorious at THASL Green Hotel Awards 2014

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka Awards A clean sweep – Jetwing Lagoon victorious at THASL Green Hotel Awards 2014

COLOMBO – In an unprecedented display of achievement and commitment, Jetwing dominated the THASL (The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka) Green Hotels Awards 2014, with Bawa masterpiece Jetwing ...

Green Globe leads sustainable tourism in Aruba

Green Globe leads sustainable tourism in Aruba

LOS ANGELES, California - At AMISTAD’s International Executive Forum: Leading Sustainable Tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean, Green Globe CEO Mr.

US citizen international travel up 11 percent

US citizen international travel up 11 percent

WASHINGTON,DC - US citizen outbound totaled 7.6 million travelers for the month and 40.2 million year-to-date.

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Pretoria Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 years of democracy

Pretoria Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 years of democracy

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the City of Tshwane, will host the annual Diplomatic Fair at the Union Buildings in ...

Official Champagne grand tasting returns to San Francisco

Official Champagne grand tasting returns to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Champagne region's annual official tasting in the United States kicks off today at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco.

Survey: Ebola scare is affecting travelers' confidence

Survey: Ebola scare is affecting travelers' confidence

DALLAS, TX – On Sunday Unicomm surveyed nearly 6,200 active travelers in six major metropolitan markets regarding the potential impact of the current Ebola occurrences as they relate to their ...

Fraport Cargo Services invests in new lighting system

Fraport Cargo Services invests in new lighting system

While focusing on professional and efficient cargo handling services for its customers, Fraport Cargo Services GmbH (FCS) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG – also remains dedicated to ...

Stars of Sandstone set for another world-class festival in 2015

Stars of Sandstone set for another world-class festival in 2015

The annual Stars of Sandstone Steam Heritage Festival is taking place from 2-12 April 2015.

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