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Bryan Zidar named Managing Director of Corporate Communications

Alaska Airlines management change Bryan Zidar named Managing Director of Corporate Communications

Bryan Zidar its new managing director of corporate communications for Alaska Airlines. Zidar will head up the company's public relations and employee communications efforts.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis

The Ebola outbreak, affecting Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, is unprecedented in scope – with more than 4,000 cases having been reported across the region and over 2,200 deaths.

Department of Environmental Affairs: Remove protection for elephants

Environment and tourism leaders in South Africa unable to enforce laws Department of Environmental Affairs: Remove protection for elephants

At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards, it became apparent that the ...

40th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Nuclear Society

40th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Nuclear Society

The Spanish Nuclear Society has chosen the Valencian venue to hold its 40th Annual Meeting, which coincides with the organization's 40th anniversary.

MICE Academy partners with RecertTrack

MICE Academy partners with RecertTrack

The MICE Academy which administers the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program, has created a partnership with the Associations and Meetings Professionals' Advancement Portal, powered by ...

Vigil: Murdered tourists in Thailand

Vigil: Murdered tourists in Thailand

On Koh Phangnan island in Thailand, a vigil was held today in memory of the British pair, David Miller and Hannah Witheridge, found murdered on Koh Tao yesterday morning.

Holy Island in Ireland sees tourism potential

Holy Island in Ireland sees tourism potential

Holy Island in Ireland has important links to Brian Ború and is known throughout East Clare as the “Jewel of the Lough." Still used as a burial ground, the ruins and buildings still standing on ...

Legs, head or bottom? Which body part wants airlines' attention the most?

Legs, head or bottom? Which body part wants airlines' attention the most?

Let’s face it. Airlines are packing passengers in like sardines. They are revamping their aircraft to fit more passengers, of course, because they can make more money that way.

Tourism growth in Africa is lagging

Tourism growth in Africa is lagging

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

The latest data available from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) show an increase in global travel by 5 percent. But one continent is lagging behind the global average this ...

Seychelles, The Saga of a Small Nation Navigating the Cross-Currents of a Big World

Seychelles, The Saga of a Small Nation Navigating the Cross-Currents of a Big World

In the presence of Seychelles President James Michel and Vice President Danny Faure, Mrs.

Uganda air service back on track

Entebbe – Dar es Salaam flights Uganda air service back on track

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

A fourth international destination out of Dar es Salaam will launch today, when one of Africa’s low-cost carriers makes its maiden flight to Entebbe in Uganda.

Reunion Island hosts travel journalists from Germany’s top 5 media houses

Reunion Island hosts travel journalists from Germany’s top 5 media houses

Der Spiegel, Die Frankfurter Allgemeine, Die Zeit, Die Presse, and Die Neue Zuericher Zeitung are awe-inspiring names in journalism, and their travel sections are generally considered to be on top ...

Amphawa Thailand: Swimming monkeys, floating markets, tree temples and fireflies

Unique tourist experiences Amphawa Thailand: Swimming monkeys, floating markets, tree temples and fireflies

By Andrew J. Wood

THAILAND (eTN) - British-born author Andrew Wood shares his Thailand travel secrets after almost a quarter of a century living in the “Land of smiles.”

And the India Travel Award goes to…

And the India Travel Award goes to…

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

India Travel Awards celebrated a glorious evening honoring the achievements of those behind the success of the travel and tourism industry at the maiden edition of the India Travel Awards – West ...

New low-cost airline weapon for Bangkok

New low-cost airline weapon for Bangkok

By James Lee

BANGKOK, Thailand – In early September, Don Mueang Airport suddenly took on the appearance of a fair. Balloons, giggling girls, the crippling flashlights of cameras.

Answering the mystery of why Maui’s Kahului Airport is named OGG

Tourists learn the answer to the Hawaii travel mystery Answering the mystery of why Maui’s Kahului Airport is named OGG

HONOLULU, Hawaii – All airports have them – those 3-letter abbreviations that somehow seem to make some sort of sense.

Which US state are India’s tourists heading to?

Which US state are India’s tourists heading to?

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Rich history, great monuments, good shopping, and excellent educational opportunities, coupled with an ideal location, are the factors which attract more and more Indians to ...

New airline terminal buzzing with fresh activity

New airline terminal buzzing with fresh activity

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

From an initial four ‘test flights’ a day a few weeks ago, the number of national airline departures now handled at the new Terminal 1A has risen to 28 and more are being shifted there as of ...

Playboy names 2014 Top 10 Party Schools

Playboy names 2014 Top 10 Party Schools

LOS ANGELES, CA - Playboy magazine today announced the release of its highly-anticipated Top Party Schools rankings.

Holland America reveals the name of new ship

Holland America reveals the name of new ship

SEATTLE, WA - Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam.

WestJet starts charging for first checked bag

WestJet starts charging for first checked bag

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on Econo fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S.

Flight Attendant and United Airlines announce Early Out Program

Flight Attendant and United Airlines announce Early Out Program

WASHINGTON, DC - United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today announced a one-time opportunity for Flight Attendants to voluntarily separate from the company with a ...

More dreamliners fill the skies

More dreamliners fill the skies

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

Routes across Africa which were in the past served by the aged B767s will now see the progressive introduction of the new B787 Dreamliners.

A taste of Reunion Island’s food and culture

A taste of Reunion Island’s food and culture

PressRelease: Food and culture are the windows into the stories of a destination.

Lack of tourist dollars pulling sector down

Lack of tourist dollars pulling sector down

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

The Kenya shilling yesterday reached a three-year low when the currency breached the crucial threshold of 89 to the US dollar, after sliding for the past few weeks already.

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