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Preempting Ebola Zimbabwe style

Preempting Ebola Zimbabwe style

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

HARARE, Zimbabwe (eTN) – The country’s Ministry of Health and Child Care has reportedly embarked on a nationwide campaign “to teach people about the Ebola virus.” This latest development ...

Measles: Latest  threat for tourists on a Jetstar flight

Measles: Latest threat for tourists on a Jetstar flight

Ebola in West Africa, Yellow Fever fear in Los Angeles, and now measles on a Jetstar aircraft carrying tourists from Indonesia home to Brisbane, Australia.

Tourists missing after boat accident in Thailand

Tourists missing after boat accident in Thailand

For tourists to Thailand the islands of Phi Phi and Phuket are a paradise.

Avianca and Etihad Airways Cargo cooperaion

Avianca and Etihad Airways Cargo cooperaion

Etihad Cargo, the freighter division of Etihad Airways based in Abu Dhabi, will partner with Avianca Cargo, the cargo division of leading Latin American carrier Avianca, based in Colombia, through ...

Is Germany trying to influence the Dutch investigation on downed MH17?

Is Germany trying to influence the Dutch investigation on downed MH17?

BND is the German version of the CIA. Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine. All 288 onboard died.

Hawaii Tourism: Ana Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Hawaii Tourism: Ana Downgraded to Tropical Storm

The National Weather Service in the United States has downgraded Hurricane Ana to a Tropical Storm. Kauai County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch.

Chinese tourists scandalize Taipei restaurant

Chinese tourists scandalize Taipei restaurant

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A family of Chinese tourists, who it is said came to Taiwan as part of a tour with a substantially higher price tag than is typical for tour groups from China, stunned staff and ...

"Hong Kong carrier" defined

"Hong Kong carrier" defined

HONG KONG - The government has finally given a clearer definition of what it means to be a "Hong Kong carrier", which may put an end to proposed budget carrier Jetstar Hong Kong's two-year wait ...

Luxury train takes tourists from Budapest to Tehran

Luxury train takes tourists from Budapest to Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran - On October 15, a luxury train left Budapest with 70 passengers onboard for a first-time trip through the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan with a final destination of Tehran.

South Korea's international air traffic up 9.1 percent

South Korea's international air traffic up 9.1 percent

SEOUL, Korea - South Korea's international airline traffic rose 9.1 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter, partly on a rise in the number of flights to and from China, the government ...

Grounded: Lufthansa pilot union calls an official strike

Grounded: Lufthansa pilot union calls an official strike

COLOGNE, Germany - Once again Lufthansa passengers will suffer as, at very short notice, the airlines pilot union has called an official strike. The dispute is mainly over retirement ...

Heathrow Airport Holdings sells its interest in regional airports

Heathrow Airport Holdings sells its interest in regional airports

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has agreed to sell its 100% interest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to a consortium formed by Ferrovial of Spain and Australia’s Macquarie for ...

Pharaon: Lebanon remains one of top medical tourism destinations

Pharaon: Lebanon remains one of top medical tourism destinations

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Despite the volatile security situation, Lebanon remains one of the top destinations for people seeking medical care in the eastern world, Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon said ...

Kurdish peace bid boosts tourism in eastern Turkey

Kurdish peace bid boosts tourism in eastern Turkey

The Kurdish peace process has helped boost the tourist flow to eastern and southeastern Turkish provinces that were roiled by violence in previous years, a report issued by Turkey’s top tourism ...

Low load factors lead to decision to scrap Little Red

Low load factors lead to decision to scrap Little Red

LONDON, England - Virgin Atlantic's UK domestic airline, which will be scrapped after failing to attract enough customers, was flying planes that were barely a third full earlier this year.

Culinary battle in Kampala

Fight for the foodie travelers Culinary battle in Kampala

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

A culinary “battle” between Kampala’s leading hotels have certainly improved the options of eating out in Uganda’s capital city, and regular theme nights are now attracting renewed ...

Kenya Airways now operates the youngest fleet in Africa

Kenya Airways now operates the youngest fleet in Africa

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

Kenya Airways yesterday reached a new milestone, when a brand new B737-8HX Sky Interior arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the late afternoon.

Destination Europe travel fair draws 5000 visitors in Jakarta

Destination Europe travel fair draws 5000 visitors in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia - More than 5,000 visitors attended the Destination Europe Travel and Cultural Fair at Balai Kartini, South Jakarta, on Saturday, highlighting the attractiveness of Europe to ...

Global business aviation: 4 percent annual growth over next decade

Global business aviation: 4 percent annual growth over next decade

ORLANDO, FL - In its 23rd annual Business Aviation Outlook, Honeywell is forecasting up to 9,450 new business jet deliveries worth $280 billion from 2014 to 2024.

Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal renovation is now complete

Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal renovation is now complete

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica – The multi-million dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal is now complete and already visitors and local tourism interests are benefiting from the work done ...

Shoukry: Arab tourism to Egypt up 400 percent

Shoukry: Arab tourism to Egypt up 400 percent

CAIRO, Egypt - Inbound tourism from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan grew by 400% in the last three months according to the Tourism Activation Authority’s (TAA) head of International Tourism ...

Tenerife flash-floods leave one dead, thousands trapped

Tenerife flash-floods leave one dead, thousands trapped

Thousands of tourists holidaying in Tenerife have been caught in flash-flooding on the island.

UB40 performs at Seychelles’ newest hotel on Eden Island

UB40 performs at Seychelles’ newest hotel on Eden Island

UB40 thrilled local Seychellois, VIP guests, celebrities, and international media at a once-off gig for the grand opening of Seychelles’ newest hotel.

Russian tourist assaulted, robbed in Goa

Russian tourist assaulted, robbed in Goa

PANAJI, India - A 23-year-old Russian woman was molested, beaten up and robbed at Baga beach, one of Goa's most popular beaches, police said Sunday.

CLIA commends Carnival on smooth return to port of Carnival Magic

CLIA commends Carnival on smooth return to port of Carnival Magic

WASHINGTON, DC - Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO, Christine Duffy, issued the following statement today regarding the successful disembarkation of a passenger on ...

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