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Caesars Palace launches 50th anniversary celebration with 50 day countdown

Caesars Palace launches 50th anniversary celebration with 50 day countdown

LAS VEGAS, NV - The 50th anniversary celebration is officially underway at the world-renowned Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

UK heritage organizations urge preservation of Princeton Battlefield

UK heritage organizations urge preservation of Princeton Battlefield

PRINCETON, NJ - In letters to the Institute for Advanced Study, two respected British military heritage organizations joined the chorus of voices opposing plans by the Institute to build faculty ...

France Minister applauds partnership with Zambia

France Minister applauds partnership with Zambia

Zambia Tourism

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s Ambassador to France, His Excellency Humphrey Chibanda and staff at the Mission in Paris, on Monday, June 21, 2016, Dr.

Third political force gathers momentum in Seychelles

Third political force gathers momentum in Seychelles

eTN Staff

Barry Laine FCIM, FInst SMM, MCMI, MBSCH, recently published an article on the need for a Third Political Force in a local newspaper in Seychelles and forwarded it for publication.

Brand USA 'Market the Welcome' campaign launched at Louisiana's busiest airport

Brand USA 'Market the Welcome' campaign launched at Louisiana's busiest airport

WASHINGTON, DC - Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, in partnership with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, and ...

Sheraton unveils first new-build Sheraton Grand property in China’s Hangzhou

Sheraton unveils first new-build Sheraton Grand property in China’s Hangzhou

HANGZHOU, China - Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, today announced the opening of Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel, located in the heart ...

Royal Palms Resort and Spa to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Royal Palms Resort and Spa to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a wholly owned subsidiary has entered into an agreement to purchase the 119-room Royal Palms Resort and Spa.

Southwest Airlines wears its Heart on its sleeve

Southwest Airlines wears its Heart on its sleeve

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines Co is bringing the Heart of their Employees front and center with the announcement of the carrier's first-ever Employee-designed uniforms and Boeing 737-800 ...

Nazarbayev: Astana International Financial Center will be based on EXPO-2017 infrstructure

Nazarbayev: Astana International Financial Center will be based on EXPO-2017 infrstructure

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev is confident that businessmen will be interested in the international financial center to be created in Astana based on the ...

Portugal hosts Optimist World Championship 2016

Portugal hosts Optimist World Championship 2016

LISBON, Portugal - This year Vilamoura will provide the backdrop for the Optimist World Championship, the largest sailing competition in the beginner's category.

US Department of Transportation partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge

US Department of Transportation partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge

WASHINGTON, DC - US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DC Solar Solutions, the largest manufacturer of mobile solar technology in the US, has become a partner in the US ...

Airplane etiquette: What would you do?

Airplane etiquette: What would you do?

PLYMOUTH, MN - As summertime temperatures begin to rise, air travel passengers' patience tends to wane – which can lead to uncomfortable situations and potentially unruly behavior, particularly ...

A Plateosaurus at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Belgium

A Plateosaurus at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Belgium

BRUSSELS, Belgium - From May 2016, with the support of the Brussels Capital region, the Museum of Natural Sciences will host, in the form of a permanent loan, an authentic fossilised Plateosaurus ...

Insights into Chinese outbound market at PATAcademy-HCD

Insights into Chinese outbound market at PATAcademy-HCD

BANGKOK, Thailand - The 6th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘100+ million Chinese Outbound Travelers – Learn how to increase your market share’, successfully ended on Wednesday, June 15, ...

Istanbul New Airport sets standards

Istanbul New Airport sets standards

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Airports are complex organizations. They have to coordinate the movements of airplanes, passengers, and baggage. Security aspects also play a central role.

ClubHotel Riu Papayas in Playa del Inglés reopens after complete renovation

ClubHotel Riu Papayas in Playa del Inglés reopens after complete renovation

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain - RIU Hotels & Resorts reopens one of its most emblematic hotels in Playa del Inglés, in Gran Canaria—the Riu Papayas— after merging it with the Riu Flamingo to ...

Budapest Airport boosts Bulgarian links

Budapest Airport boosts Bulgarian links

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Having already exceeded four million passengers in 2016, Budapest Airport is showing early signs of surpassing latest forecasts predicting 11.1 million passengers by ...

Solar Impulse takes off from New York City

Solar Impulse takes off from New York City

NEW YORK CITY, NY - Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early this morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and prove that an efficient energy future is ...

1st quarter 2016 US airline financial data released

1st quarter 2016 US airline financial data released

WASHINGTON, DC - US scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2016, down from $7.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 and virtually ...

Jews visit Arab towns for Ramadan: We live side by side but not together

Jews visit Arab towns for Ramadan: We live side by side but not together

Linda Gradstein, The MediaLine

The dozen Israeli Jews make their way along the stalls of the “Ramadan” market, looking at the hummus, olives, fruit, pastries and other special treats for the daily “iftar,” or breakfast ...

East Africa as single tourist destination

East Africa as single tourist destination

Apolinary Tairo, eTN Tanzania

Famous for mountain gorilla and spectacular mountain scenery, Rwanda is set to host the annual Africa Travel Association (ATA) Congress to be taking place in Rwanda’s sprawling city of Kigali ...

Tourist vessels caught in storm, 15 children dead - no life vests

Tourist vessels caught in storm, 15 children dead - no life vests

Forty-seven children and 4 adults were onboard on a tourist vessel from a summer camp and were caught in a storm on a lake in Karelia, northwest Russia. All the children appear to be from ...

Tourist boats capsize in Russia killing 13 children

Tourist boats capsize in Russia killing 13 children

PETROZAVODSK, Russia - 13 children and one adult have died after three tourist vessels were caught in a lake storm in Karelia, northwest Russia.

6.3 earthquake rocks Vanuatu and New Caledonia

6.3 earthquake rocks Vanuatu and New Caledonia

A 6.3 strong earthquake was measured at 9:47 am UTC time in the Pacific Ocean, 112 km or 69 miles south of Isangel, Vanuatu, or 217 km (134 miles) east of We, New Caledonia.

Shanghai Wanda Hotels: Some background

Shanghai Wanda Hotels: Some background

Wanda Hotels & Resorts made its grand debut in Shanghai with its flagship hotel, Wanda Reign on the Bund, opened on June 18, 2016.

Health crisis: Global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine running low

Health crisis: Global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine running low

The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely-populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the United Nations health ...

Plan B: Oman looks at tourism as oil revenues drop

Plan B: Oman looks at tourism as oil revenues drop

MUSCAT, Oman - Tourism certainly has the potential of taking over the burden of powering Oman’s economy and replacing its dependence on income from oil.

Zambia tourism gets ready to showcase country’s attractions

Zambia tourism gets ready to showcase country’s attractions

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

The Chief Executive of Zambia Tourism, Mr. Felix Siame Chaila, has confirmed that the second edition of the Zambia Travel Expo, in short ZATEX, will take place later this month from June 27-29. ...

British visitor dies in Cyprus

British visitor dies in Cyprus

GEROSKIPOU, Cyprus - The body of a 70-year-old British tourist has been found floating in the water at a beach near Geroskipou.

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