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Dangerous student tours: The Chinese tick case

Travel Law Dangerous student tours: The Chinese tick case

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In Dangerous Student Tours: The Chinese Tick Case [Part I] [eTN (8/20/2014)] we discussed the tragic story of Cara Munn, who while a boarding student at The Hotchkiss School [the School], ...

Japan boy band concerts to generate millions for Hawaii tourism

Japan boy band concerts to generate millions for Hawaii tourism

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii tourism is happily standing by to welcome 15,000 Japanese tourists to the Aloha State as they hop commercial and charter flights and head to Oahu’s west shores to catch ...

Military government extends tourist length of stay in Thailand to 48 nationalities

Military government extends tourist length of stay in Thailand to 48 nationalities

By James Lee

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Thai military government wants to speed up Thailand’s tourism recovery.

Spain: International visitors spent €34.497 billion

Spain: International visitors spent €34.497 billion

MADRID, Spain - Foreign tourists spent 34.497 billion euros (45.536 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of this year, official figures indicated on Wednesday.

Rwanda moves to offer all public services online

Rwanda moves to offer all public services online

KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda has partnered with a local investor, Rwanda Online Platform Limited, to offer public services electronically.

Boeing and Russell Athletic give 787 carbon fiber new life

Boeing and Russell Athletic give 787 carbon fiber new life

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing and Russell Brands LLC announced today that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protective athletic ...

“Gourmet sightseeing trains” are Japan's newest hot trend

“Gourmet sightseeing trains” are Japan's newest hot trend

TOKYO, Japan - “Gourmet sightseeing trains” that run on local lines across the nation are a hot trend, allowing passengers to go sightseeing while dining on authentic dishes using locally ...

Born Free USA points the finger at country involved in almost every ivory bust

Born Free USA points the finger at country involved in almost every ivory bust

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

A new report compiled by the Born Free USA Foundation has brought with it a damning indictment of involvement by one country in particular in blood ivory smuggling and by prolongation in poaching ...

From intimate workshops to grand conferences, Southern Africa has the perfect meeting venue

Meetings and Conference Destinations in Southern Africa From intimate workshops to grand conferences, Southern Africa has the perfect meeting venue

Southern Africa has been stepping up visibility of its meetings and conferences industry, having venues galore for meeting planners to take advantage of, from the small and intimate training ...

Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport focus on simple eco-friendly actions

Joint tourism alliance hones in on eco-friendly travel Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport focus on simple eco-friendly actions

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport on its recent re-certification and commitment to minimize impacts on the environment.

Travel and tourism businesses inspiring sustainability

Travel and tourism businesses inspiring sustainability

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is launching its 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards program today and is calling for applications from all travel and tourism companies, who are setting ...

Two aircraft crashes – two very different outcomes

Airline crashes in africa Two aircraft crashes – two very different outcomes

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

A privately-owned light aircraft crashed earlier in the week when taking off from Manda Island, Lamu, when it apparently developed mechanical problems in the phase immediately after leaving the ...

Positioning tourism personalities as leaders of global tourism

Seychelles tourism executives emerge as tourism stars Positioning tourism personalities as leaders of global tourism

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, and Sherin Naiken, the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, are positioned on “Times Now” of India as leaders of the ...

Seattle rolls out the rainbow carpet for Zachary and Samuel

Seattle rolls out the rainbow carpet for Zachary and Samuel

SEATTLE, WA - When Zac Baker and Sam Busch, of St Paul, MN, got engaged last December, they didn't expect their marriage ceremony to be hosted by a city they'd never visited, or that its openly ...

US and Canadian landmarks light up in support of Stand Up To Cancer

US and Canadian landmarks light up in support of Stand Up To Cancer

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY - Our most iconic structures represent not only the heart of a city, but the soul of its people.

Kenya Civil Aviation gazettes airline application

Expansion of tourism in Africa Kenya Civil Aviation gazettes airline application

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

Although objections are expected to be filed from Kenyan airlines worried about competition, it is widely expected that the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) will grant an air service license ...

Conquering a small piece of the “Garden of Eden” on Seychelles' Praslin Island

Paradise tourism - a new niche Conquering a small piece of the “Garden of Eden” on Seychelles' Praslin Island

On the hill top of Anse Boudin, Marie Pierrani has built her own Heaven on Earth.

Beatles vs. Elvis: And America's favorite artist is...

Beatles vs. Elvis: And America's favorite artist is...

NEW YORK, NY - In 1964, four musicians from Liverpool appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Sabre reviewing strategic options for lastminute.com business unit

Sabre reviewing strategic options for lastminute.com business unit

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre Corporation announced today that it is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale, for its lastminute.com business unit.

Southwest Airlines introduces state-of-the-art Listening Center

Southwest Airlines introduces state-of-the-art Listening Center

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines last night unveiled a Listening Center devoted to engaging with Employees and Customers in real time.

Seattle ranks as most expensive Labor Day destination

Seattle ranks as most expensive Labor Day destination

SEATTLE, WA - Seattle is North America's most expensive destination for this upcoming Labor Day weekend, according to a new survey from TravelMag.com.

TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski joins Command Consulting Group

TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski joins Command Consulting Group

WASHINGTON, DC - Command Consulting Group (Command) announced today that John Halinski, who retired last Friday as Deputy Administrator at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has ...

Boeing celebrates delivery of Royal Jordanian's first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing celebrates delivery of Royal Jordanian's first 787 Dreamliner

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and Royal Jordanian today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.

US travel and tourism industry supports 7.6 million jobs

US travel and tourism industry supports 7.6 million jobs

WASHINGTON, DC - Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M Selig announced that total US travel and tourism-related employment increased to 7.6 million jobs in 2013, up 146,000 ...

Beach destinations spike in popularity for last-minute Labor Day travel

Beach destinations spike in popularity for last-minute Labor Day travel

DALLAS, TX - Labor Day travel is expected to reach its highest levels in six years and more Americans are searching for last-minute deals as the holiday weekend approaches.

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