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Experts analyze terrorism bombing of Nigerian bus terminal

Experts analyze terrorism bombing of Nigerian bus terminal

SAN JOSE, CA - During the morning rush hour on April 14, a car bomb containing an estimated 500-800 pounds of explosives blew up at the Nyanya District bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, ...

Whale Sharks return to Cancun

Whale Sharks return to Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico - The annual summer migration of the ocean's largest fish, the Whale Shark, begins May 15, 2014 near Cancun, Mexico.

Orlando sets new US record with 59 million visitors

Orlando sets new US record with 59 million visitors

ORLANDO, FL - Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel announced that Orlando welcomed 59 million visitors in calendar year 2013, setting an all-time record for U.S. destinations.

Five ways to stay happy this summer

Five ways to stay happy this summer

NEW DELHI, India - With the sun burning bright and a persistent hot dry wind, there is hardly a place in the city where you can take refuge.

Hawaiian Airlines San Jose - Maui: Unnoticed passenger lucky to survive

Hawaiian Airlines San Jose - Maui: Unnoticed passenger lucky to survive

Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Maui had an un-noiced 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip ...

Qatar 2022 world cup: Number of stadiums reduced

Qatar 2022 world cup: Number of stadiums reduced

Qatar, which holds the world’s third-largest natural-gas reserves, plans to spend more than $200 billion on new infrastructure before hosting the sporting event, including $34 billion on a rail ...

Pakistan journalist shot three times in Karachi

Pakistan journalist shot three times in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan - Hamid Mir, a Pakistani journalist and television anchor, was shot and injured in Karachi, Pakistan. Police said he got three bullets including one to his stomach.

Chinese students arrested in Russia for illegally organizing tourist groups

Chinese students arrested in Russia for illegally organizing tourist groups

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Dozens of Chinese students were detained in St. Petersburg, Russia for illegally organizing tourist groups, Sina reports.

South African golf icon made Reunion Island Tourism Ambassador

South African golf icon made Reunion Island Tourism Ambassador

Well-known South African golfer O’Brian Barber is once again visiting Reunion Island for the ongoing World Amateur Golf Audi Reunion which is taking place over Easter weekend until April 21 at ...

Another ivory haul nabbed in Kenya

Another ivory haul nabbed in Kenya

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

Last Thursday security services in Nairobi seized 131 tusks and arrested two suspects when their lorry broke down.

Egypt welcomes 26,000 tourists on Easter Sunday

Egypt welcomes 26,000 tourists on Easter Sunday

CAIRO, Egypt - Around of 26,000 tourists arrived at Egypt's various airports from international destinations Sunday to celebrate Easter and the spring festival (Sham El-Nasim), reported ...

Kyoto opens promotional office in Dubai

Kyoto opens promotional office in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Kyoto City has opened a promotional office in Dubai to encourage Gulf nationals and residents to visit Japan’s ancient capital for holidays and leisure.

African countries urged not to overtax airline industry

African countries urged not to overtax airline industry

African countries have been advised to cast their nets wider when seeking to raise revenue instead of imposing high taxes on services and commodities crucial to the survival of the aviation ...

First funicular launched on Vietnam's tourist mountain near Danang

First funicular launched on Vietnam's tourist mountain near Danang

DANANG, Vietnam - Vietnam's first inclined tramway has opened on Ba Na Mountain, some 46 kilometers southwest of the central city of Danang.

South African tourism hosts celebrities at Le Bernardin

South African tourism hosts celebrities at Le Bernardin

It has been many years since I was in Cape Town, South Africa, conducting primary research for my doctorate in International Business.

Malaysia Air plane makes emergency landing after landing gear scare

Malaysia Air plane makes emergency landing after landing gear scare

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore flight MH192 made a safe landing in Kuala Lumpur after it was forced to make an air turnback after the “aircraft’s right-hand ...

Zambia Tourism Minister leads delegation to Seychelles carnival this week

Zambia Tourism Minister leads delegation to Seychelles carnival this week

Confirmation has now been received that Minister Jean Kapata, the Zambian Minister responsible for Tourism and the Arts, will be leading her delegation to the 2014 edition of the Carnaval ...

Another global hotel brand comes to Rwanda

Another global hotel brand comes to Rwanda

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

Kigali’s “Grand ol’ Dame” of the hospitality industry, the Hotel des Mille Collines, will from mid-2014 come under Kempinski management, it was confirmed over the weekend.

Antarctica becoming a hip new vacation destination

Antarctica becoming a hip new vacation destination

As the sun sets and the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain, tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation ...

Saudi tourists flock to Oman

Saudi tourists flock to Oman

MUSCAT, Oman - More than 17,000 Saudi tourists visited neighboring Oman last year, placing the country among leading destinations for the Kingdom’s residents.

Director General of Mozambique Tourism arrives in Seychelles ahead of Carnival starting Friday

Director General of Mozambique Tourism arrives in Seychelles ahead of Carnival starting Friday

Mr. Hiuane Abacar, the Director General of the Mozambique Tourism Authority, arrived in Seychelles on Sunday evening by the Air Seychelles flight coming from South Africa. Mr.

Angola carrier to start frequent direct flights between Harare and Luanda

Angola carrier to start frequent direct flights between Harare and Luanda

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Angola’s national carrier, Linhas Aereas de Angola (Taag), plans to introduce frequent direct flights between Harare and Luanda on the back of increased business between the ...

Kingfisher ordered to pay outstanding salaries to pilots

Kingfisher ordered to pay outstanding salaries to pilots

NEW DELHI, India - The Delhi High Court has directed the grounded Kingfisher Airlines to pay the outstanding salaries of three of its ex-pilots who had moved the court over non-payment of ...

Hainan Air launches direct Beijing-Boston service

Hainan Air launches direct Beijing-Boston service

BOSTON, MA - On June 20 Hainan Airlines will officially start its direct service between Beijing and Boston, now the largest US market without any direct flights to China.

Yemeni travel agents honored by Emirates

Yemeni travel agents honored by Emirates

SANA'A, Yemen - Emirates airline has honored last week at Sheba hotel , 18 travel agents and three top agents: Murjan Travel & Tourism in third place, Falcon Travel & Tourism in second ...

Haiti tourism up 20 percent

Haiti tourism up 20 percent

According to the latest report of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) regarding the number of tourist arrivals, Haiti recorded in 2013, a growth of over 20%.

Superyachts - new darlings of NZ luxury tourism sector

Superyachts - new darlings of NZ luxury tourism sector

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - A new partnership between tourism agencies and the marine industry aims to double spending by wealthy superyacht owners and their crew to $190 million a year.

Pros and cons of Chinese ethnic tourism

Pros and cons of Chinese ethnic tourism

ZHOUXI, China -- Marching in dragon dances, cheering on buffalo fights, singing folk songs with villagers, an enamored traveler ticked off the sights during a three-week tour of Chinese ethnic ...

British tourist killed in Malaysia bus crash

British tourist killed in Malaysia bus crash

PEKAN, Malaysia - A double-decker bus ferrying foreign tourists plunged into a 15-metre slope at an oil palm plantation along Jalan Kuantan-Segamat near the Felda Chini junction today.

Lagos Nigeria sees tourism as latest economic driver

Lagos Nigeria sees tourism as latest economic driver

Tourism in Lagos, Nigeria is ready to take its place as a potential powerful economic driver

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