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AirAsia CEO: 'Report is rubbish, we're doing extremely well'

AirAsia CEO: 'Report is rubbish, we're doing extremely well'

HONG KONG - A catastrophic crash at his Indonesian airline, the relegation of his English football team, an embarrassing exit from Formula One motor racing, and now an attack on accounting ...

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

CANBERRA, Australia - Canberra Convention Bureau has appointed Michael Matthews as its new chief executive officer, starting from October 1, 2015.

Philippines vies to become global cruise destination

Philippines vies to become global cruise destination

MANILA, Philippines - Philippines' Department of Tourism is in talks with some of the biggest cruise companies in the world as it seeks to position the Philippines as a global cruise ship ...

Russian crisis to cost Turkey's tourism $2.5 billion, 20,000 jobs

Russian crisis to cost Turkey's tourism $2.5 billion, 20,000 jobs

ANKARA, Turkey - As the number of Russian visitors has dropped 30 percent, an economic cost of $2.5 billion has been forecasted, while 20,000 people in the Mediterranean province of Antalya are ...

China may merge major airlines' cargo businesses

China may merge major airlines' cargo businesses

BEIJING, China - China is studying the feasibility of merging the cargo businesses of the country's three major airlines–Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, Shanghai's ...

Iron Maiden frontman to help relaunch Djibouti flag carrier

Iron Maiden frontman to help relaunch Djibouti flag carrier

LONDON, England - The lead singer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden is helping to relaunch the former flag carrier of Djibouti.

American tourist drowns in Costa Rica

American tourist drowns in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The National Coast Guard Service recovered the body of a 52-year-old US tourist who drowned while swimming off Flamingo Beach, in the province of Guanacaste, the Teletica ...

Private plane crashes into house, three killed

Private plane crashes into house, three killed

PLAINVILLE, MA - Three people dead after a small private plane crashed into a home in Plainville, Massachusetts, on Sunday.

TAP Portugal now flying under new owners

TAP Portugal now flying under new owners

LISBON, Portugal - The sale of TAP Portugal has now been completed.

Great news for tourists in Greece - instead of fleeing it became THE place to visit

Great news for tourists in Greece - instead of fleeing it became THE place to visit

Mixed with all current panic related to Greeks possible default and exit out of the EURO Zone, there is some good news emerging for foreign tourists vacationing in that country.

Emirates introduces lock-in tariff

Emirates introduces lock-in tariff

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - For the first time a major long haul airline has introduced a lock-in tariff for prospective clients whilst planning their travel itinerary.

Pier First Class Lounge reopens at Hong Kong International Airport

Pier First Class Lounge reopens at Hong Kong International Airport

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific Airways has reopened The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following an extensive renovation.

Tunisia to arm tourist police, deploy hundreds more in hotels

Tunisia to arm tourist police, deploy hundreds more in hotels

TUNIS, Tunisia — The tourist police units will be armed while on duty inside and outside the tourist zones and units as of July 1, 2015.

Psychometric tests may become mandatory for Indian pilots

Psychometric tests may become mandatory for Indian pilots

NEW DELHI, India - The Directorate General of Civil Aviation may make it mandatory for airlines to conduct psychometric tests on pilots during recruitment and at regular intervals after hiring ...

After nearly a half century, Heathrow closes terminal

After nearly a half century, Heathrow closes terminal

At the time of its opening in 1968, Terminal 1 at Heathrow was the largest airport terminal in Europe.

Zainal Kling: Malaysia Airlines job cuts ‘divine will and decree’

Zainal Kling: Malaysia Airlines job cuts ‘divine will and decree’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The cut in 6,000 jobs under Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) rescue plan should be accepted as ‘divine will and decree’, said academician, Prof Datuk Dr Zainal Kling.

Africa’s number one event about all things flying

Africa’s number one event about all things flying

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

Now in its sixth year, this African aviation event has far exceeded the hopes of the organizers when looking back over the past years and has indeed established itself as Africa’s number one ...

Vietnam Airlines and its airports: Far off the mark

Skyteam promises fall by the wayside Vietnam Airlines and its airports: Far off the mark

By Luc Citrinot, special to eTN

On its global alliance website, Skyteam lures travelers with this offer: “Wherever a journey takes you, we aim to provide you with seamless connections and a hassle-free travel experience – ...

No tourist deaths in 1200 death toll due to heat wave

No tourist deaths in 1200 death toll due to heat wave

KARACHI, Pakistan – Even though the devastating heatwave that struck Sindh last weekend is slowly subsiding, still it continues to claim lives across the province especially in Karachi.

Brussels Airlines announces end of flights for this African tourist city

Brussels Airlines announces end of flights for this African tourist city

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

Friends of the famous “Savoir Vivre” in the air, which Brussels Airlines inherited from predecessor SABENA, will no doubt be disappointed about the news that the airline will cease operations ...

Barcelona: Financial benefits of tourism not worth the hassle

Barcelona: Financial benefits of tourism not worth the hassle

BARCELONA, Spain - First there were mutterings, then there were street protests, but now Barcelona is showing signs of “tourist phobia”, the city’s guides are warning.

Leipzig: Great city of culture and arts set in beautiful surroundings

Leipzig: Great city of culture and arts set in beautiful surroundings

A 70-minute train ride from Berlin, Leipzig is a buzzing city in the east of Germany.

Seychelles’ new music stadium brings happy tunes for tourism

Seychelles’ new music stadium brings happy tunes for tourism

A sum of R6.5 million has been allocated in the mid-year budget review for the construction of its first phase on the new music stadium in Victoria.

Major events turning Brazil into major sex-tourism destination

Major events turning Brazil into major sex-tourism destination

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Over 3,000 websites have emerged within last two years touting Brazil as a sex-tourism destination, and the situation has worsened with major events such as the 2014 World ...

Seychelles tourists will not want to miss this international video competition... oh, the prizes!

Seychelles tourists will not want to miss this international video competition... oh, the prizes!

The Seychelles Tourism Board is set to announce an upcoming, major international video competition on June 29, National Day.

Egypt's Tourism: Convening of Supreme Council only way to eliminate sector's problems

Egypt's Tourism: Convening of Supreme Council only way to eliminate sector's problems

CAIRO, Egypt - Despite the absence of the Supreme Council for Tourism, the Egyptian Federation of Tourism Chambers is preparing an agenda listing the obstacles that is preventing its launch.

U.S. Travel Warning: Is ISIS trying to ruin a perfect 4th of July holiday weekend?

U.S. Travel Warning: Is ISIS trying to ruin a perfect 4th of July holiday weekend?

Every year, the 4th of July is one of the biggest travel and tourism weekend in the United States of America.

Gulf airlines win support of Europe’s airports, travel bodies in subsidies row

Gulf airlines win support of Europe’s airports, travel bodies in subsidies row

The three major Gulf carriers have won the support of Europe’s airports and tourism boards in the ongoing row over subsidies, it was revealed at the weekend.

Cash only! What foreign tourists should expect in Greece

Cash only! What foreign tourists should expect in Greece

Foreign governments are urgently asking their citizend visiting Greece to bring cash.

Oman Air: More pilots wanted

Oman Air: More pilots wanted

MUSCAT, Oman - Following the graduation in March of 10 Omani cadet pilots, Oman Air is now recruiting more candidates from within the Sultanate, according to a statement from the airline.

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