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Jakarta tells tourists: Please dress appropriately

Jakarta tells tourists: Please dress appropriately

The Thousand Islands regency administration in Jakarta has asked that tourists “dress modestly” when visiting.

Potential tourism giant finally takes aim at world markets

Potential tourism giant finally takes aim at world markets

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

Like it happened in neighboring Kenya, this African country is now also reveling in the global spotlight after also welcoming its first sitting US President.

The next big thing in Texas: Space tourism center

The next big thing in Texas: Space tourism center

Everything is bigger in Texas, right? So what a perfect location for a space tourism center, aptly named Spaceport Houston.

Thai bus crash sends tourists to hospital

Thai bus crash sends tourists to hospital

At around 12:00 noon local time today, Sunday, July 26, 2015, on Bypass road in Phuket, Thailand, a bus flipped over, injuring 17 tourists from China.

Body of second missing tourist found in New Zealand

Body of second missing tourist found in New Zealand

Two Montreal University students caught a bus earlier this month on a Tuesday in order to walk the Kepler Track in Fiordland National Park in New Zealand.

Humanitarian missions on motorcycles in India

Award-winning adventure travel company launches new relief rides Humanitarian missions on motorcycles in India

Relief Riders International, award-winning humanitarian-based adventure travel company, is excited to announce its latest initiative, motorcycle relief rides.

Silicon Valley of India presents best at upcoming travel mart

Silicon Valley of India presents best at upcoming travel mart

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Delegates at the upcoming Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart in Bengaluru, India, from September 6 to 9 can expect to be treated to the best of culture and cuisine of the region, ...

President Obama’s parting words to Kenya

Tourism industry bids a fond farewell to US leader President Obama’s parting words to Kenya

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

Magical Kenya got a massive boost to its tourism industry from US President Barrack Obama, when prior to his departure for Ethiopia he expressed his intent to return to the country after leaving ...

Doubts remain about US airlines' long-term profitability

Doubts remain about US airlines' long-term profitability

NEW YORK, NY - Major US airlines are facing a boon thanks to lower fuel prices and enjoying record profits, but doubts remain as to whether the industry can reach long-term profitable levels.

Seychelles President tells Praslin small businesses: Continue to innovate

Not only tourism is boosting economy Seychelles President tells Praslin small businesses: Continue to innovate

Seychelles President James Michel visited several businesses on Praslin island in the district of Baie Ste.

Ethiopian announces increased frequency to Seychelles

Tourism Minister St.Ange boards flight for joint working visit to Israel Ethiopian announces increased frequency to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that effective September 16, 2015, it will increase its services to the Seychelles to 4 flights per week.

Egypt: Inbound tourism up 16.5 percent

Egypt: Inbound tourism up 16.5 percent

CAIRO, Egypt - The number of tourists visiting Egypt increased by 16.5 percent in May 2015 compared with the same period last year, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and ...

American tourists hurt in Peru bus crash

American tourists hurt in Peru bus crash

LIMA, Peru — East Texas college students are among at least 15 foreign tourists hurt after their bus crashed in Peru.

European Schengen tourist and business visas harder for Ukrainians to get

European Schengen tourist and business visas harder for Ukrainians to get

According to the Canadian based Global Research organization visas issued to Ukrainian citizen to travel to the European Union for tourism and business became sometimes an impossible task.

South Africa: New visa rules hurting international arrivals

South Africa: New visa rules hurting international arrivals

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Effects of the requirement for unabridged birth certificates and biometric visas were already driving down international air arrivals to South Africa, with the Asia ...

Jazeera Palace Hotel: 13 killed, 20 injured after suicide attack

Jazeera Palace Hotel: 13 killed, 20 injured after suicide attack

Located 300m from the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Somalia, the Jazeera Palace Hotel officers a wide variety of exceptional hotel services including conference rooms and 70 stylish guest ...

Corporations spending more at restaurants

Corporations spending more at restaurants

ATLANTA, GA - Dinova LLC reported today that overall restaurant spending by its corporate clients grew 3.3 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2015, enhancing restaurant revenue and ...

Shots fired: Attempted terror attack on Tour de France today?

Shots fired: Attempted terror attack on Tour de France today?

The Tour de France is the kind of high-profile tourism and sports event that would make it an ideal target for terrorists. Paris has been on maximum security alert since the Charlie Hebdo ...

Eid-Al-Fitr: It meant 291,518  paying passengers for Etihad Airways

Eid-Al-Fitr: It meant 291,518 paying passengers for Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has experienced one of the busiest travel periods in the history of the airline with 291,518 guests flying across its global network during Eid-Al-Fitr, an increase of 12 percent on ...

Squabbles over land and lack of money halt Juba Airport expansion in South Sudan

Squabbles over land and lack of money halt Juba Airport expansion in South Sudan

South Sudan’s central government and the state government of Central Equatoria are at each other’s throats over the lack of progress to reconstruct, modernize and expand the international ...

Passenger attempted to set a Shenzhen Airlines  plane on fire

Passenger attempted to set a Shenzhen Airlines plane on fire

Chinese state media reported an airline passenger attempted to set a fire on board a Shenzhen Airlines flight using gasoline and a cigarette lighter, but was restrained by passengers and crew ...

Tourism outdoor paradise turns into an inferno nightmare in California

Tourism outdoor paradise turns into an inferno nightmare in California

Nevada County also known as California Gold Country, including Nevada City in particular, has been listed among the top 10 travel destinations by Lonely Planet.

Unconscious: German chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed during cultural tourism performance

Unconscious: German chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed during cultural tourism performance

According to information received by the German national newspaper, Bild, German Chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed at a coffee break Saturday night in the German city of Bayreuth.

Kenya Tourism Board's wise decision to put advertising deal with CNN on hold

Kenya Tourism Board's wise decision to put advertising deal with CNN on hold

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

KENYA - hotbeds of terror? Creating a problem and later charging to correct it may not be the best way to sell PR or advertising services.

Non stop flights Kenya-USA: An Obama and Kenyatta aviation tourism focus

Non stop flights Kenya-USA: An Obama and Kenyatta aviation tourism focus

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

While on a visit to Kenya, discussions between Presidents Obama and President Kenyatta were also focusing on the establishment of direct if not nonstop flights between the two countries, something ...

Ukrainian, Russian and French tourists in Crimea - like visitors to the French Riviera

Ukrainian, Russian and French tourists in Crimea - like visitors to the French Riviera

It's still a travel and tourist destination, and important for the tourism industry both in Russia and Ukraine.

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas on fire: People running!

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas on fire: People running!

LATEST UPDATE: Clark County fire spokeswoman Sandra Baker said Saturday afternoon that initial reports indicate the blaze at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel has been put out.

La Digue island is ready to receive its August 15 celebrations

La Digue island is ready to receive its August 15 celebrations

This message comes from La Digue island in the Seychelles which says it is ready to receive its August 15 celebrations.

Mandalay - Yangoon Air Bagan flight skidded off the runway on landing

Mandalay - Yangoon Air Bagan flight skidded off the runway on landing

An Air Bagan ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop, passenger jet from Myanmar skidded off the runway on landing during heavy rain at Yangon International Airport. One passenger was injured.

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