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Heart of the House: Marriott launches new social platform

Heart of the House: Marriott launches new social platform

BETHESDA, MD - Marriott International, Inc launched "Heart of the House" today, giving consumers an insider's look at the world's favorite travel company.

Trends Report challenges hotel brands to build 'Trust Capital'

Trends Report challenges hotel brands to build 'Trust Capital'

"Trust Capital" is now the "4th C" of organizational value - alongside Human, Financial and Intellectual Capital - and a key factor for consumers in making brand choices.

Canada expands immigration in 2015 - Canadian visa expert reports

Canada expands immigration in 2015 - Canadian visa expert reports

2015 is going to be a year with a very high demand for immigration to Canada due to a large number of attractive migration programs that exist in Canada, and especially because of the new Express ...

The new Alitalia reveals 4 simple secrets of future success

Result of the first Etihad - Alitalia Board Meeting disclosed The new Alitalia reveals 4 simple secrets of future success

After the first Board meeting for the new Alitalia, the airline called for a press conference today in Rome. The development plans for a new Alitalia was introduced.

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in November

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in November

Growth in international air passengers rose 3.6% in November compared to a year ago, showing no improvement on October’s performance (a 3.7% increase).

Travel tech in focus at ATM as online bookings grow to 31%

YouGov survey of 22,600 MENA residents reveals regional online bookings grow to 31% up 10% year-on-year Travel tech in focus at ATM as online bookings grow to 31%

Technology in the travel industry will come into focus at Arabian Travel Market this year, with the four-day event set to highlight tech growth within the industry, as online travel bookings in ...

WTM 2014 Conference and Events sees a record 17,000 attendees

WTM 2014 Conference and Events sees a record 17,000 attendees

World Travel Market 2014’s Conference and Event program experienced a 4.5% increase smashing through the 17,000 barrier for the first time.

iPhones can be turned on remotely to spy on you

iPhones can be turned on remotely to spy on you

The latest leak by the whistleblower, Edward Snowden, showed the British security agency GCHQ has been storing thousands of emails from journalists working for the world’s biggest news ...

Dubai business events honor Al Safeer Congress Ambassadors

Dubai business events honor Al Safeer Congress Ambassadors

Twenty eight high-profile individuals and organizations were honored by Dubai’s government yesterday for their ongoing efforts to attract and host international conferences in the city, further ...

Marriott expects to reach one million room openings in development In 2015

Marriott expects to reach one million room openings in development In 2015

Continuing its trajectory of rapid global growth and creating opportunity, Marriott International, Inc.

Seattle's growth continues

$197 Million 4-Star Luxury Hotel at Southport On Lake Washington, Seattle Seattle's growth continues

SECO Development, Inc., the developer behind the progressive mixed-use projects in Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, and Mercer Island in Washington state, has joined with MulvannyG2 Architecture, ranked ...

Fuel prices remain high in Uganda

No reprieve for tour operators Fuel prices remain high in Uganda

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

While everywhere in the East African region is enjoying lower crude oil prices translated to lower prices at the pumps, this does not seem to be happening in Uganda.

Hotel doorman wins trip to the 2015 Grammy Awards

Hotel doorman wins trip to the 2015 Grammy Awards

MACAO – If you win a Rock Star competition, wouldn’t it be perfectly natural to go to the Grammy Awards? Of course it would be!

Delta flight evacuated at JFK after alleged bomb threat

Delta flight evacuated at JFK after alleged bomb threat

NEW YORK, NY - Delta flight set to take off from JFK to Tel Aviv has been evacuated at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after a bomb threat was called in on Monday evening.

Scam artists destroying image of Thai tourism

Scam artists destroying image of Thai tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - Reports of foreign tourists being ripped off by locals are destroying the image of the Thai tourism industry, and environmental activists continue pushing the authorities to ...

Czech Republic welcomed record number of tourists in 2014

Czech Republic welcomed record number of tourists in 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — A record 8.08 million foreign tourists visited the Czech Republic last year, a year-on-year increase of 3 percent, according to an estimate issued by consulting company ...

Korean Air heiress denies conspiring with airline execs in 'nut-rage' coverup

Korean Air heiress denies conspiring with airline execs in 'nut-rage' coverup

SEOUL, Korea - The eldest daughter of the chairman of Korean Air has denied conspiring with airline executives to force flight attendants to lie about her first class outburst over the way she was ...

Britain waives airside transit visa for Ugandans

AFTER EXODUS BY TRAVELERS Britain waives airside transit visa for Ugandans

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

Britain appears to have finally responded to counter the trend by Ugandan travelers destined for Canada, the United States, and other third countries, to avoid flying via Heathrow and evade the ...

China removes senior tourism official for 'discipline and law violations'

China removes senior tourism official for 'discipline and law violations'

BEIJING, China - Huo Ke, deputy director of the China National Tourism Administration, has been removed from post for suspected "serious discipline and law violations."

Taiwan mulls opening Kaohsiung military academy to Chinese visitors

Taiwan mulls opening Kaohsiung military academy to Chinese visitors

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday said it is considering whether to open a military academy in Kaohsiung to Chinese tourists after an opposition lawmaker made ...

From 'Go Goa' to 'No Goa' - what happened?

From 'Go Goa' to 'No Goa' - what happened?

PANAJI, India - Even as the 'season' draws to a close, Goan tourism can't seem to fathom what hit it.

A golden jubilee of distinguished service to Africa’s tourism industry

A golden jubilee of distinguished service to Africa’s tourism industry

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

Reaching the half century milestone in any career in this day and age is no mean achievement, and staying in the same industry for a full 50 years is almost unheard of.

Airline goes for extra yardage for Super Bowl

Super Bowl tickets Airline goes for extra yardage for Super Bowl

CHICAGO, Illinois – United Airlines has added more flights for football fans on top of regularly-scheduled service to Phoenix from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, and ...

Seychelles to get its new music stadium

Seychelles to get its new music stadium

For the past 10 years, the Seychelles’ community of artists have been asking for a music stadium for expression of all forms of arts.

White Lodging names new Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

White Lodging names new Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

MERRILLVILLE, Indiana - White Lodging is pleased to announce a new Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Full Service Hotels has been appointed.

Seychelles Tourism officials congratulate new head Mauritius MTPA

Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority Seychelles Tourism officials congratulate new head Mauritius MTPA

Alain St.Ange has said to the press that he welcomes the appointment of Robert Desvaux as the new head of the Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority (MTPA).

Know your limit: Drinking and driving rules differ around the globe

Know your limit: Drinking and driving rules differ around the globe

As holiday season rolls on, travellers are being reminded that drink driving laws across the world are by no means the same.

Proflight cuts fares on removal of jet fuel duty

Five percent drop on ticket prices across-the-board Proflight cuts fares on removal of jet fuel duty

LUSAKA, Zambia – Proflight Zambia has welcomed the removal of 5 percent customs duty on aviation fuel and passed this on to passengers by cutting fares across the board.

Ebola scare at Moscow airport

Ebola scare at Moscow airport

MOSCOW, Russia - According to reports, passengers are being held on board of the plane at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport because of one passenger who is suspected of having Ebola virus.

Seychelles tourism ministry continues to develop personalized ties with visiting cruise ships

Seychelles tourism ministry continues to develop personalized ties with visiting cruise ships

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, continues to discuss possibilities for the country to develop closer partnership with the luxury cruise liners, and last week he ...

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