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Seychelles Carnival – the golden touch

GRAND PARADE THE GRANDEST YET Seychelles Carnival – the golden touch

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

It was a perfect day in Victoria, Seychelles’ capital city, when the parade of the Carnaval International de Victoria went underway at 3 pm sharp.

UK holidaymakes furious over Spain "sneaking through" new tourist tax

UK holidaymakes furious over Spain "sneaking through" new tourist tax

LONDON, England - British holidaymakers have been left furious after being told they could be charged up to ÂŁ70 for taking a break in countries like Majorca and Ibiza this summer.

Jordan: Medical tourism down 30 percent

Jordan: Medical tourism down 30 percent

AMMAN, Jordan — The number of Libyan and Yemeni visitors to Jordan for medical tourism has dropped by almost 80 percent over the first quarter of this year, a sector leader said on Saturday.

Airline fires pilot for forcing flight attendant to sit with him in cockpit

Airline fires pilot for forcing flight attendant to sit with him in cockpit

NEW DELHI, India - The SpiceJet airline has sacked one of his pilots for allegedly asking the chief flight attendant of the flight to sit with him in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 flight.

Turkish Airlines continues to expand in Saudi Arabia

Turkish Airlines continues to expand in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Turkish Airlines, the national carrier and the best airline of Europe for the fifth consecutive years, continues to expand in Saudi Arabia as well by adding new routes, as ...

Yes, it’s true: Canadians love bacon

A sandwich worthy of a travel road trip Yes, it’s true: Canadians love bacon

Maria G. Yates

And why not—it’s a fatty, crispy, salty, comfort food.

Iranian women defying absurd "law" to show solidarity with Western tourists

Iranian women defying absurd "law" to show solidarity with Western tourists

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian women are risking punishment by taking pictures without their hijabs as part of a growing online campaign against the “oppressive law” and in show of solidarity with ...

Minister: Indian visitors among Malaysia's top tourist draws

Minister: Indian visitors among Malaysia's top tourist draws

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Visitors from India were among Malaysia's top tourist draws last year, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz.

Carnival Corporation to sail to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuban-born passengers

Carnival Corporation to sail to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuban-born passengers

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will sail as planned from the US to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuba-born passengers, for the company's week-long voyages to ...

New Zealand Tourism wins Amway China's $50 million business incentive

New Zealand Tourism wins Amway China's $50 million business incentive

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today confirmed that Amway China has chosen Queenstown for its 2018 Leadership Seminar.

United Arab Emirates to pump $4 billion into Egypt's economy

United Arab Emirates to pump $4 billion into Egypt's economy

CAIRO, Egypt - The United Arab Emirates has pledged to provide $4 billion in aid for Egypt to prop up its economy.

Rendez-vous Canada 2016: Ambitious together

Montreal hosts the world for Rendez-vous Canada 2016 Rendez-vous Canada 2016: Ambitious together

VANCOUVER, Canada - The 40th Annual Rendez-vous Canada (RVC), Canada's premier tourism marketplace, will take place from April 24-27, 2016 in Montreal, Québec.

Dubai: Biggest theme park in the region is on track for October opening

Dubai: Biggest theme park in the region is on track for October opening

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - It’s only been two years in the making, but Motiongate Dubai’s development is on schedule; it will open its doors as the biggest theme park in the region this ...

Hamad International Airport to host 12th Airport Council International Asia Pacific event

Hamad International Airport to host 12th Airport Council International Asia Pacific event

DOHA, Qatar - Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced today that it will host the 12th Airport Council International Asia Pacific Regional Assemble Conference and Exhibition, which will be ...

Seychelles Carnival: A United Nations Gathering of Cultures

Seychelles Carnival: A United Nations Gathering of Cultures

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Uniting Seychelles music with foreign beats surely demonstrated that the country’s carnival does spread the message of unity and that Seychelles is indeed the meeting place for cultures of the ...

Best so far as Victoria erupts in carnival sounds

Best so far as Victoria erupts in carnival sounds

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

“This was the best opening I have seen, and I have seen them all,” a fellow journalist said when the lights in the Stade Popiler went on again after the opening act of the 2016 Carnival ...

Los Angeles intensifies efforts to boost India tourist arrivals

Los Angeles intensifies efforts to boost India tourist arrivals

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Los Angeles, that exotic and popular destination in the United States, is intensifying its efforts to boost arrivals from India, which stood at about 99,000 in 2015, making it the ...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau launches "Best of Taste Taiwan" in North America

Taiwan Tourism Bureau launches "Best of Taste Taiwan" in North America

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has launched its "Best of Taste Taiwan" campaign in North America, which will run through June 2016.

Seychelles Carnival in full swing

Seychelles Carnival in full swing

Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

As the annual Seychelles Carnival, aka Carnaval International de Victoria, is getting into gear - the official opening ceremony will be held tomorrow night at the Stade Popiler in the presence of ...

Los Angeles Convention Center towers to be lit purple to honor Prince

Los Angeles Convention Center towers to be lit purple to honor Prince

LOS ANGELES, CA - To celebrate music legend Prince, AEG Facilities-managed Los Angeles Convention Center will light its West and South Hall Towers purple to honor the music icon. The L.A.

Celebrating heritage – an integral part of Seychelles culture

Celebrating heritage – an integral part of Seychelles culture

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

Coming to the Seychelles always allows for a lot more exploration and discovery than “just the carnival” which in itself of course has become a brand of its own and is no doubt the ...

WestJet supporting development of Canadian-made sustainable aviation biofuel

WestJet supporting development of Canadian-made sustainable aviation biofuel

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western ...

Virgin America postpones 2016 Annual Meeting given proposed merger with Alaska Air Group

Virgin America postpones 2016 Annual Meeting given proposed merger with Alaska Air Group

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Virgin America Inc today announced that its Board of Directors has postponed the airline's 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders during the pendency of its proposed merger with ...

Malta’s visiting Artist in Residence donates 50 percent of proceeds from sale of paintings

Malta’s visiting Artist in Residence donates 50 percent of proceeds from sale of paintings

Malta Tourism Authority

VALLETTA, Malta – “It has always been an honor and privilege for me to be an artist in the community, and to be a part of it.” These are the words of Malta’s visiting Artist in Residence ...

SPAM Museum opens in Austin, Minnesota

SPAM Museum opens in Austin, Minnesota

AUSTIN, MN - Hormel Foods Corporation has announced the opening of its SPAM Museum in downtown Austin, Minnesota.

Finnair secures financing for its fourth A350 aircraft

Finnair secures financing for its fourth A350 aircraft

HELSINKI, Finland - Today, Finnair has secured financing for its fourth Airbus A350-900 XWB, delivered in March 2016.

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 to Thai Lion Air

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 to Thai Lion Air

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Thai Lion Air.

Tourisme Montréal kicks off a promising summer tourist season

Tourisme Montréal kicks off a promising summer tourist season

MONTRÉAL, Canada - Tourisme Montréal, in collaboration with its industry members, kicked off the 2016 summer tourist season this morning at the annual spring tourism fair.

Air Canada marks Earth Day with employee, community events

Air Canada marks Earth Day with employee, community events

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada announced today it is celebrating Earth Day with employee and community events to highlight its commitment to the environment and its continuing efforts to reduce its ...

Sauti Za Busara set to return in 2017

Sauti Za Busara set to return in 2017

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

The organizers of one of Africa's foremost music and performing arts festivals, Sauti Za Busara, have given the clearest indication yet that after a gap year, due to lack of funding and ...

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