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Rwanda: Transition of a national forest into a national park.

Rwanda: Transition of a national forest into a national park.

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

GISHWATI BILL FINALLY REACHES THE RWANDAN PARLIAMENT

What we can’t ignore in tourism development

What we can’t ignore in tourism development

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai reveals the biggest drivers of tourism development and how they will impact communities for years to come in this Pacific Asia ...

Russia receives lowest global approval ratings, US highest

Gallup's report: Russia gets highest disapproval rating to date Russia receives lowest global approval ratings, US highest

WASHINGTON, DC - Russia in 2014 earned the lowest approval ratings globally for the eighth consecutive year and posted the highest disapproval ratings it has received to date.

Turkana Festival unites lake tribes in cultural celebration

Tourists can take tour packages to join in the festivities Turkana Festival unites lake tribes in cultural celebration

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

The town of Loiyangalani on Lake Turkana will again come into the spotlight this year when the 8th Turkana Festival kicks off on May 29 and runs until May 31.

When the locals discover Reunion Island they call it “alon bat kare

When the locals discover Reunion Island they call it “alon bat kare

It makes impressive reading when the domestic tourism campaign listed the participating localities and facilities as 32 hiking houses, 2 campsites, 137 B&Bs, 74 vacation rentals, 25 hotels, 2 ...

Russian Tourism: New logo wanted

Russian Tourism: New logo wanted

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia's Federal Tourism Ministry launched an open competition to design a new logo for Russia as the ruble's devaluation sparks hopes of a boom in domestic and international ...

World's largest most complete dinosaur skull for sale in Hong Kong

World's largest most complete dinosaur skull for sale in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Lung Wong (The Dragon King) is the fossilized skull of a maleTriceratops dinosaur that lived in the late Cretaceous period, approximately 65 million years ago.

Trenitalia activates Swiss paperless tickets

Easier travel from Italy to Switzerland Trenitalia activates Swiss paperless tickets

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

ITALY (eTN) - The purchasing of Eurocity rail tickets via a paperless procedure for train trips from Italy to Switzerland and vice versa is now active thanks to a new system introduced on the ...

Boma Hotels/Alpine Centre partnership: a marriage made in heaven

Tourism students now have more options Boma Hotels/Alpine Centre partnership: a marriage made in heaven

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

When the new Boma International Hospitality College opens its doors in a few weeks for the first time and launches their extensive Certificate and Diploma programs for students from Kenya and the ...

Star Wars, Disney Infinity play areas coming to Disney Dream

Star Wars, Disney Infinity play areas coming to Disney Dream

CELEBRATION, FL - Exciting new experiences await Disney Dream guests after spaces throughout the Disney Cruise Line vessel are transformed this fall.

Direct flights from US to Cuba offered online

Direct flights from US to Cuba offered online

CALABASAS, CA - First online US travel agency started offering direct flights between the United States and Cuba today.

The Tryall Club: Green leader in Jamaica and the Caribbean

The Tryall Club: Green leader in Jamaica and the Caribbean

LOS ANGELES, California - Since June 2010, The Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica has been a Green Globe Certified resort and ranks among the top Green Globe members in the Caribbean with a rating ...

International Luxury Hotel Association appoints Halekulani COO to its leadership board

International Luxury Hotel Association appoints Halekulani COO to its leadership board

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - The International Luxury Hotel Association, a non-profit professional association for the advancement of the practice and development of luxury hospitality worldwide, has ...

Ten most censored countries in the world named

Ten most censored countries in the world named

NEW YORK, NY - With journalists often facing a choice of life in exile or prison, and with even reporters for state-run outlets in fear of arrest, Eritrea secures its place as the most censored ...

Milan sees record-breaking numbers of visitors at Salone del Mobile

Milan sees record-breaking numbers of visitors at Salone del Mobile

By Elisabeth Lang, special to eTN, reporting from Milan

MILAN, Italy (eTN) - When Milan designer stores are open until late at night with hundreds of colorfully-dressed people queuing up late in the evening in order to get in - then you know it is time ...

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley bring Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley bring Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV - On Thursday, April 23, Elvis Presley's Graceland will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the first time in 40 years with the public opening of "Graceland ...

Libya condemns ISIS murder of Christians

Libya condemns ISIS murder of Christians

TRIPOLI, Libya - The government of Libya has strongly condemned the execution of Ethiopian Christians by ISIS-affiliated terrorists in Libya.

The world's only fire-proof hotel

The world's only fire-proof hotel

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS

The original Palmer House was built in 1871 by Potter Palmer who began his career as a bank clerk in upstate New York.

Tashkent to host International Tourism Fair: World Vacation 2015

Tashkent to host International Tourism Fair: World Vacation 2015

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Tashkent will host the International Uzbek Tourism Fair, “World Vacation 2015,” from April 27-28, 2015.

Asia needs long-term vision for a stable energy supply

Asia needs long-term vision for a stable energy supply

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Amid declining global oil prices and uncertainty around a possible deal to lift sanctions imposed on Iran, political and industry leaders told the World Economic Forum on ...

Cancun welcomes world's largest fish

Cancun welcomes world's largest fish

CANCUN, Mexico - Cancun is set to celebrate the next Whale Shark Festival, taking place 18th – 24th July on Isla Mujeres.

Brazil’s Momo King carnival group arrives in Seychelles for this weekend's Carnaval International de Victoria

Brazil’s Momo King carnival group arrives in Seychelles for this weekend's Carnaval International de Victoria

In 2014, Brazil’s Sao Paolo Samba School stood for a second year running on the podium as one of the best international floats.

Hilton brings Garden Inn brand to Hawaii

Hilton brings Garden Inn brand to Hawaii

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 US states.

Hyatt appoints Interim Chief Financial Officer

Hyatt appoints Interim Chief Financial Officer

CHICAGO, IL - Mark Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, today announced the selection of Atish Shah as Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial ...

Allied Pilots Association welcomes release of Gulf carriers' financial records

Allied Pilots Association welcomes release of Gulf carriers' financial records

FORT WORTH, TX - Allied Pilots Association President Capt Keith Wilson issued the following statement today regarding the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies’ release of financial records from ...

Why are the BIG 3 silent on consumer harm from Gulf carriers?

Why are the BIG 3 silent on consumer harm from Gulf carriers?

WASHINGTON, DC - US legacy airline CEOs are urging the US Government to implement an immediate freeze on further expansion of flights to the US by Gulf carriers and to request formal consultations ...

FAA seeks $142,750 civil penalty against GoJet Airlines

FAA seeks $142,750 civil penalty against GoJet Airlines

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a civil penalty of $142,750 against GoJet Airlines, LLC of Bridgeton, Mo., for allegedly ...

Choirs tune up for Ireland's biggest gospel music festival

Choirs tune up for Ireland's biggest gospel music festival

ENNIS, Ireland - With just a fortnight remaining, the final line-up of participants has been confirmed for the Gospel Rising Music Festival in Ennis, County Clare, which takes place this year from ...

ASEAN leaders launch Grow Asia to boost food security

ASEAN leaders launch Grow Asia to boost food security

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Leaders of business, government and other groups today launched the Grow Asia partnership to strengthen sustainable and inclusive agricultural development and food security ...

Strong governments key to boosting East Asia’s infrastructure pipeline

Strong governments key to boosting East Asia’s infrastructure pipeline

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Strong governments with robust and transparent infrastructure master plans and financial contributions from private industry are key to pumping East Asia’s infrastructure ...

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