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Long marches draw tourism attention

Long marches draw tourism attention

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

Tourism Uganda has in recent years notably stepped up its promotional campaigns around the annual Martyrs Day.

New GMs at Pan Pacific Perth and Pan Pacific Xiamen

New GMs at Pan Pacific Perth and Pan Pacific Xiamen

SINGAPORE - Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed new General Managers for two of its hotels in Australia and China.

Most terrifying walkway in the world set to open in July

Most terrifying walkway in the world set to open in July

If you are terrified of heights you would be advised to stay well away from China's latest attraction.

Starwood Capital Group acquires portfolio of fifty extended-stay hotels

Starwood Capital Group acquires portfolio of fifty extended-stay hotels

GREENWICH, CT - Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired a portfolio of fifty US economy extended-stay locations from Mount Kellett ...

Embraer Executive Jets sells Legacy 500 to Middle East Airlines

Embraer Executive Jets sells Legacy 500 to Middle East Airlines

GENEVA, Switzerland - Embraer Executive Jets today announced that Middle East Airlines – Airliban (MEA) has placed an order for one midsize Legacy 500 and an option for a second aircraft of the ...

National Press Club issues statement on Jason Rezaian case

National Press Club issues statement on Jason Rezaian case

WASHINGTON, DC - The following is a statement from John Hughes, President of the National Press Club, on the announcement by Iran of a trial for Jason Rezaian of the Washington Post.

Reunion Island Tourism “breathes fire” to exploit fire-spitting volcano

Reunion Island Tourism “breathes fire” to exploit fire-spitting volcano

Corsair was the first to bank on the second eruption this year of Reunion Island's active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise, when earlier in the week they launched a special “lava hot fare” ...

Belgrade, Bogota, Paris and The Hague shortlisted to host global youth summit

Belgrade, Bogota, Paris and The Hague shortlisted to host global youth summit

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia may be the first Latin-American country to host the largest youth Summit in the world.

2015 best restaurants in the US announced

2015 best restaurants in the US announced

NEW YORK, NY - Opinionated About Dining (OAD), the leading source of global restaurant rankings for devout diners, unveils the fourth edition of its annual top US restaurants selected by the ...

Japan's biggest clothing fair coming to Tokyo

Japan's biggest clothing fair coming to Tokyo

TOKYO, Japan - AFF-Tokyo 2015, Japan's biggest and most professional clothing and textiles fair, will take place at Sunshine City Culture Center from October 21-23.

One of the largest busts ever of blood ivory

Seizure represents over 900 dead elephant One of the largest busts ever of blood ivory

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

Nearly 1,800 tusks were confiscated yesterday by authorities in Singapore, making it one of the largest busts ever against global syndicates trading in blood ivory.

Embraer: Chinese airline orders 22 aircraft

Embraer: Chinese airline orders 22 aircraft

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - Embraer SA and China's Tianjin Airlines, a subsidiary of the HNA Group, have signed the final agreement for the sale of 22 aircraft.

First annual Vacation Commitment Summit hits NYC in June

First annual Vacation Commitment Summit hits NYC in June

SEATTLE, WA - Overwork is an epidemic in America. Last year 46% of the nation's work force did not take their paid vacation leave.

Haiti & Seychelles Tourism Ministers meet in Port-au-Prince

Haiti & Seychelles Tourism Ministers meet in Port-au-Prince

Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister for Tourism and Creative Industries of Haiti, and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met for bilateral ...

Paul Gauguin Cruises reveals new Cadiz to Lisbon itinerary

Paul Gauguin Cruises reveals new Cadiz to Lisbon itinerary

BELLEVUE, WA - Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, ...

Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran - Las Vegas festival announces lineup

Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran - Las Vegas festival announces lineup

LAS VEGAS, NV - Today, Life is Beautiful Festival announced the official artist lineup for the third edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival.

Stars gather for the 10th Annual National Memorial Day Parade

Stars gather for the 10th Annual National Memorial Day Parade

WASHINGTON, DC - The 2015 National Memorial Day Parade will be well-attended by celebrities, singers, and special guests who will pay tribute to those who put on the uniform of the U.S. ...

Beijing Union University signs MOU with Seychelles Tourism Academy

Beijing Union University signs MOU with Seychelles Tourism Academy

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) has signed for the first time a Memorandum of Understanding with a university in China, the Beijing Union University.

Buddhist Vesak activities show spirit of respect through diversity

Buddhist Vesak activities show spirit of respect through diversity

Vesak remains the most important day of the year for Buddhists. This is celebrated on the full moon day in May, to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing on of Lord Buddha.

Kenya Airways clears the air

African Airline sets the record straight Kenya Airways clears the air

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

Sections of the Kenyan social media have made it their favorite pastime to tear into Kenya Airways at every given opportunity in recent months.

Seychelles celebrates milestone in National Museum's history

Victoria's greatest tourist attraction Seychelles celebrates milestone in National Museum's history

The 2015 celebration of International Museum Day celebrated on May 18 is a double celebration for Seychelles.

Do not panic – this is a drill

Airport non-emergency for a change Do not panic – this is a drill

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

Several regular sources early yesterday morning were swift to pass information that “something is going on at JKIA [Jomo Kenyatta International Airport],” but upon further investigation and ...

Piton de la Fournaise: Second eruption of the year!

Reunion Island literally a tourism hot spot Piton de la Fournaise: Second eruption of the year!

The Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, has erupted for the second time this year, in the southeast of Reunion Island.

Aeroflot security dogs unit announces scientific breakthrough

Aeroflot security dogs unit announces scientific breakthrough

MOSCOW, Russia - Aeroflot reports breakthrough results of scientific research involving its security dogs unit.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna awarded Green Globe re-certification

Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna awarded Green Globe re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - The Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna is located directly on the beachfront of the Red Sea in Egypt.

FAA awards two new pilot pre-flight planning services contracts

FAA awards two new pilot pre-flight planning services contracts

WASHINGTON, DC - Pilots will be able to file flight plans and receive the latest weather information on-line, effective immediately, under two new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ...

Seychelles Tourism Board: A robust presence in the Arabian Travel Market

Seychelles Tourism Board: A robust presence in the Arabian Travel Market

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took part in the Arabian Travel Market from May 4-7, 2015 which was held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Antigua and Barbuda engages thousands of travel agents at new tradeshow

Antigua and Barbuda engages thousands of travel agents at new tradeshow

ST JOHN'S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) continue to focus on aggressively attracting new business from throughout ...

US travel agencies’ air ticket sales remain flat

US travel agencies’ air ticket sales remain flat

ARLINGTON, VA - Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold ...

Miami Beach: From tropical destination to hub for developers, investors and entrepreneurs

Miami Beach: From tropical destination to hub for developers, investors and entrepreneurs

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The upcoming Techweek in December 2015, a weeklong celebration of technology and innovation on Miami Beach (and other locations) with 12 events including a ...

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