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Happy New Year Thailand: 102 killed, 893 injured first 2 days of Songkran 2014

Happy New Year Thailand: 102 killed, 893 injured first 2 days of Songkran 2014

Songkran is a happy time for tourists visiting Thailand and locals alike. The Happy New Year in Thailand was not so happy for almost 1000 people in the land of smiles.

In the Spotlight:  Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya

eTN 2.0: Shooting the breeze with Dominique Ronge' In the Spotlight: Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya

eTN 2.0's Shooting the Breeze April episode features Dominique Ronge', General Manager of Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya. Get to know Mr. Ronge' and his Centara property via the above ...

Jet Airways Mumbai: Unconscious passenger left alone for three hours

Jet Airways Mumbai: Unconscious passenger left alone for three hours

This is a nightmare scenario and criminal conduct by Jet Airways that should not be left without consequences .

Ryan family’s VivaColombia planning major expansion drive

Ryan family’s VivaColombia planning major expansion drive

VivaColombia is planning a major expansion drive this year as the Ryanair model takes hold in South America’s third biggest aviation market.

Death toll rises as torrential rains hit Dar es Salaam

Death toll rises as torrential rains hit Dar es Salaam

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

Ongoing torrential rains have caused extensive flooding in Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam in recent days, likely to be worse than the 2011 situation which was the worst ever ...

Parastatal reform the ultimate test of how Kenya’s government views tourism

Parastatal reform the ultimate test of how Kenya’s government views tourism

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

The announcement last week that the envisaged mergers of Kenya’s parastatal bodies has been concluded, has sent shivers down the spines of many in the tourism industry, as the upcoming changes ...

Kenya Airport Authority blamed for failing to complete EIA requirements

Kenya Airport Authority blamed for failing to complete EIA requirements

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

While excavation works are already underway, after President Uhuru Kenyatta last December formally broke ground and launched the country’s most ambitious aviation infrastructure project ever ...

Flower tourism becomes all the rage with Chinese public

Flower tourism becomes all the rage with Chinese public

WUHAN, China - "People love flowers as they represent beauty," said Xiong Yuanbin of central China's Wuhan University. "The love for beauty is almost a human instinct."

Air India to purchase 3 Dremliners with $200 million loan

Air India to purchase 3 Dremliners with $200 million loan

NEW DELHI, India - For the first time, Indian banks have started evincing interest in financing aircraft purchase, with state-run Bank of India (BoI) extending a loan of $200 million to Air India ...

Analyst: Kenya must use social media to attract Chinese tourists

Analyst: Kenya must use social media to attract Chinese tourists

NAIROBI, Kenya - What can Kenya do to attract millions of Chinese tourists who leave their country each year to tour the world?

Guam International Marathon shatters records

Guam Visitors Bureau and Tourism welcome runners Guam International Marathon shatters records

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), along with Pacific Islands Club Guam and United Airlines, hosted the 2014 Guam International Marathon (GIM) yesterday, welcoming runners from around ...

Road travel in Tanzania: for better or for worse?

Tanzania conservationists sound the alarm Road travel in Tanzania: for better or for worse?

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

The announcement by the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROAD) Chief Executive Eng.

Majestic moments in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia travel log Majestic moments in Kuala Lumpur

By Jan Sevilla, eTN Correspondent

The hallucinogenic effect started to kick in – hard.

Seychelles Minister of Tourism calls on Emirates

Seychelles Minister of Tourism calls on Emirates

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has been continuing his “door-to-door” visits to DMCs (destination management companies) and airline offices.

Kenya Wildlife Service given 100 days to come up with results

Wildlife tourism under the microscope Kenya Wildlife Service given 100 days to come up with results

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

News has emerged that the Kenya Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources had formed an action team committee to put the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) back on track, and has given the team 100 ...

Travel and tourism gets things moving: Case study of Seychelles Minister

Travel and tourism gets things moving: Case study of Seychelles Minister

Anita Mendiratta of the CNN TASK GROUP published on April 11, 2014 the latest from CNN TASK: Travel & Tourism leaders close-up, this time a Minister of Tourism.

Mother: Airline lost daughter's passport, abandoned her at airport

Mother: Airline lost daughter's passport, abandoned her at airport

ABERDEEN, Scotland - A mother has claimed an airline staff "abandoned" her 12-year-old daughter alone at a busy airport and then lost her passport.

Convention tourism booming in Turkey

Convention tourism booming in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey has witnessed a significant rise in the number of international conventions taking place in the country over the last decade and convention tourism now accounts for a ...

Convoy of 40 limos transports hundreds of Chinese tourists in Dubai

Convoy of 40 limos transports hundreds of Chinese tourists in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Exotic limousines are always a head-turner in Dubai.

Three large tourism projects underway in Kurdistan

Three large tourism projects underway in Kurdistan

KURDISTAN - The foundation stones for three huge tourism projects will be laid in Kalar, Kifri and Khanaqin towns.

Tourism chief: Kashmir only place that does not need marketing

Tourism chief: Kashmir only place that does not need marketing

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India - Secretary of Tourism Zaffar Ahmad Bhat on Sunday said tourism sector has contributed seven percent to State’s GDP.

Thai tourism ministry ordered to help cheated tourists

Thai tourism ministry ordered to help cheated tourists

BANGKOK, Thailand - Deputy Prime Minister Yukhon Limlamthong has ordered the Tourism Ministry to help visitors who get cheated by travel agencies by lodging legal complaints on their behalf.

Chinese online travel industry may see more consolidation this year

Chinese online travel industry may see more consolidation this year

BEIJING, China - China's online travel industry may see more integration and acquisitions this year, driven by the giant Internet companies.

Zambia and Ghana aiming to boost tourist arrivals

Zambia and Ghana aiming to boost tourist arrivals

Zambia and Ghana are considering possibilities of signing a Memorandum of Understanding-MoU aimed at boosting tourist arrivals in both countries.

MH370 crisis had adverse impact on advertising revenue

MH370 crisis had adverse impact on advertising revenue

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, despite receiving a lot of attention worldwide and boosting the audience for the mass media, has however had an adverse impact on ...

Growth of global travel industry estimated at an impressive 5.4 percent

Growth of global travel industry estimated at an impressive 5.4 percent

The travel company Amadeus was recently commissioned to carry out a study into future growth within the industry and the results have been published by Oxford Economics.

Crystal Cruises releases Worldwide Cruise Atlas for 2015-2016

Crystal Cruises releases Worldwide Cruise Atlas for 2015-2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - Ever-innovative luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has released its comprehensive Worldwide Cruise Atlas for all of 2015 and early 2016, detailing the line's 72 luxury cruises ...

Second major earthquake within 24 hours in the Pacific Ring of Fire

Second major earthquake within 24 hours in the Pacific Ring of Fire

Late Sunday night, a second magnitude-7.4 quake within one day struck in the same area at a depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles), the USGS said.

Qantas: Australia trade minister will push for Dubai-based Emirates to take a major share

Qantas: Australia trade minister will push for Dubai-based Emirates to take a major share

Current ownership rules would rule out an investment in Qantas by Emirates, but money talks and has the Australian Minister of Trade and Investment going out of his way to encourage such in ...

Taiwan - China tourism: Taiwan's tourism sighs relief

Taiwan - China tourism: Taiwan's tourism sighs relief

The Taiwanese student movement made no significant impact on mainland China tourists, but it has affected delegations, said Hsu Kao-ching, secretary-general of the Travel Agent Association of ...

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