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LATAM, Venezuela reach agreement on the money owed

LATAM, Venezuela reach agreement on the money owed

SANTIAGO, Chile - Latin America's biggest airline, and Venezuela have reached an agreement to repatriate the funds owed to the carrier, LATAM officials said.

Tourist survives fall from hotel balcony

Tourist survives fall from hotel balcony

A 20-year-old Irish tourist miraculously survived a fall from the 3rd floor of a Spainish hotel balcony because of a tree.

Saudi Arabia: 14 million visitors in 2014

Saudi Arabia: 14 million visitors in 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Hamad Al AL-Sheikh, Vice President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) for Marketing and Programs, said that a number of foreign tourists who visited ...

ATRS releases 2014 airport benchmark study

ATRS releases 2014 airport benchmark study

BORDEAUX, France - The Air Transport Research Society released the results of its annual benchmarking study of commercial airports in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and North America.

Machinists union ratifies new contracts with American Airlines

Machinists union ratifies new contracts with American Airlines

FORT WORTH, TX - Mechanics and Related, Fleet Service, and Maintenance Training Specialists workgroups at US Airways, represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM), ratified ...

TEF finances $248 million lighting project for Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor

TEF finances $248 million lighting project for Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor is slated to be brightly lit at nights before the middle of next year, following the signing of a contract for a $248 million lighting ...

Comfort Suites Ontario Airport wins elite Hotel of the Year Award

Comfort Suites Ontario Airport wins elite Hotel of the Year Award

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc named the Comfort Suites Ontario Airport the winner of its 2014 Hotel of the Year Award, recognizing the hotel's commitment to providing an ...

Ukrainian lawyer: Kiev shows not much effort to assist OSCE on MH17

MH 17: Could slow Kiev response be a push to force west for military support? Ukrainian lawyer: Kiev shows not much effort to assist OSCE on MH17

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is in urgent need for assistance by authorities in charge of the East Ukrainian crash site for Malaysian Airlines MH 17.

Chinese independent travels to Taiwan: 10 cities added

Chinese independent travels to Taiwan: 10 cities added

Chinese authorities will allow residents of 10 more cities to visit Taiwan as independent travelers beginning Aug.

Secluded Dominican region basks in ecotourism boom

Secluded Dominican region basks in ecotourism boom

A boom in ecotourism has already made it the fastest-growing segment and the global tourism market’s most dynamic sector.

Tourism during Ramadan to Qatar: A true authentic Qatar visitors  experience

Tourism during Ramadan to Qatar: A true authentic Qatar visitors experience

To encourage the hospitality industry to boost their Ramadan activities this year and enhance the quality of their services, the Qatar Tourism Authority has launched a program to award the hotels ...

Malaysia Airlines retires MH17

Malaysia Airlines retires MH17

In light of the recent incident, the Malaysia Airlines’ Amsterdam (AMS) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL) service, MH17 flight number will be retired out of respect for the crew and passengers of the ...

Islamic Society of Seychelles special Iftar attended by high-level government officials

Islamic Society of Seychelles special Iftar attended by high-level government officials

The Islamic Society of Seychelles celebrated their Special IFTAR (Breaking of Fast) event at the Mosque & Islamic Centre of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, on Saturday, July 19, which ...

Tourists to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico  spent more than 23 million dollars

Tourists to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico spent more than 23 million dollars

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported on Saturday about a new study released by the National Park Service that shows visitors to the popular tourist attraction helped support more than 300 jobs in ...

13 "perks" of visiting the best beach of Puerto Rico on a holiday

Tourist in Puerto Rico: No need to know the local laws 13 "perks" of visiting the best beach of Puerto Rico on a holiday

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Puerto Rico hasn’t really made much noise of late. But, a recent article by Raul Colon (raulcolon.net) is begging to change this.

Puerto Vallarta welcomes double-digit increase in international arrivals

Puerto Vallarta welcomes double-digit increase in international arrivals

By eTN Staff Writer

International arrivals to Puerto Vallarta’s international airport (PVR) increased by 17% in the first 6 months of 2014 when compared to 2013 (GAP) and with new flight and additional frequencies ...

Where to go for best public viewing of Delta IV rocket launch on July 23

Where to go for best public viewing of Delta IV rocket launch on July 23

By eTN Staff Writer

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a “front row seat” to view the July 23 Delta IV rocket launch, which is scheduled for 7:03 p.m.

Death out of the question? Eating pure electrons rather than food

Death out of the question? Eating pure electrons rather than food

The ‘electric bacteria’ – as they have been dubbed by the team that discovered them – take energy from rocks and metal by feasting directly on their electrons.

Israel: Travel warnings against Turkey

Israel: Travel warnings against Turkey

Ironically a country that is in a state of war is issuing travel warnings for its citizens. Turkey is the receiver of these warnings.

Rapid expansion of Intercontinental Hotel Group in Abu Dhabi

Rapid expansion of Intercontinental Hotel Group in Abu Dhabi

The Intercontinental Group is building two new hotels in Abu Dhabi as part of its expansion in the UAE market, a company executive has said.

US FAA issues strongest aviation warnings for Ukraine, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

US FAA issues strongest aviation warnings for Ukraine, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

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

The US Federal Aviation Administration, in short FAA, has in their latest advisories and prohibition notices for US registered aircraft included Kenya as a potentially hostile region while ...

Air Transport Research Society: The winners are....

Air Transport Research Society: The winners are....

The Air Transport Research Society released the results of its annual benchmarking study of commercial airports in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and North America.

Kenya: Lamu tourism dealt another blow

Kenya: Lamu tourism dealt another blow

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

It came as no surprise when an official of the Lamu Tourism Association earlier this month pegged the downturn of tourist business in recent weeks at the staggering rate of between 85 and 90 ...

Precision Air seeks debt for equity swap with Tanzanian government

Precision Air seeks debt for equity swap with Tanzanian government

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

After Precision Air’s annual financial statements, released last week to shareholders and the general public, showed significant improvements over the previous year, information is emerging that ...

East African Community: Hotel grading and classification project postponed

East African Community: Hotel grading and classification project postponed

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

"Noble ideals but completely lacking focus, urgency and funding," was the instant response to a question asked when news emerged that the East African Community has now pushed the completion date ...

Boat building, tourism and fisheries - a winning combination for Sri Lanka

Boat building, tourism and fisheries - a winning combination for Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan boat building is very well developed and recognized both locally and internationally with a large number of not only fishing vessels but also large luxury boats being exported.

Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)  appointed new CEO: Sirili Akko

Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) appointed new CEO: Sirili Akko

By Adam Ihucha, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

TANZANIA (eTN) - The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) has unanimously appointed a 34-year-old, Sirili Akko, as its new chief executive officer.

Tunisia and tourism: Important industry but numbers are down

Tunisia and tourism: Important industry but numbers are down

The tourist arrivals into the North African country Tunisia from January to July 10, 2014 reached some 2.83 million tourists, registering a drop of -1.4% compared with the same period of 2013 and ...

France: Banned and authorized mass protests against Israel invasion of the Gaza strip

France: Banned and authorized mass protests against Israel invasion of the Gaza strip

Paris is one of the largest destination for tourists from all over the world. Tourists and locals were caught in unauthorized mass protests today.

Full list of all MH 17 passengers

Full list of all MH 17 passengers

Malaysia Airlines has released the full list of passengers on board flight MH 17 that died when the airline was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine.

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