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Cuba and Norway help US and EU win stronger shark finning ban

Cuba and Norway help US and EU win stronger shark finning ban

VARADERO, Cuba - In a rare vote, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) has adopted a proposal for a stronger shark finning ban by an overwhelming margin, despite objections from ...

Hotwire: Fax scam targets travelers

Hotwire: Fax scam targets travelers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Hotwire is notifying consumers of a scam targeting potential travelers by fax solicitation.

New Yorkers experience colorful Guizhou at Times Square event

Guizhou Tourism Targets New York New Yorkers experience colorful Guizhou at Times Square event

NEW YORK, NY - In today's globalized world, there are not many places on Earth left unscathed from swarms of tourists and the same international companies typically found in every other major ...

UN chief urges leadership group to act swiftly in advancing climate resiliency

UN chief urges leadership group to act swiftly in advancing climate resiliency

NEW YORK, NY - Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks at the inaugural meeting of the Leadership Group of Climate Resilience Initiative, in New York, today:

EU pushes for further tightening of wildlife trade rules at global summit

EU pushes for further tightening of wildlife trade rules at global summit

BRUSSELS, Belgium - On 24th September, representatives of 182 countries and the EU will gather at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES ...

Strong earthquake rocks Mindanao, Philippines

Strong earthquake rocks Mindanao, Philippines

TAGUM CITY, Philippines – A strong, magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook several areas of southern and central Mindanao, Philippines around 6:53am Saturday, September 24, the US Geological Services ...

Asia's World City gears up for world-class sporting events

Asia's World City gears up for world-class sporting events

HONG KONG - Starting the end of September and into mid-October 2016, Hong Kong will be home to various world-class sporting competitions.

Hyatt announces sale of Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the UK

Hyatt announces sale of Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the UK

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has sold Hyatt Regency Birmingham for approximately £38.6 million to an affiliate of Bin Otaiba Investment Group.

Message by Jamaica's Tourism Minister to mark 2016 Tourism Awareness Week

Message by Jamaica's Tourism Minister to mark 2016 Tourism Awareness Week

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett issued the following National Message for Tourism Awareness Week 2016, which runs from September 25 to October 1 under the theme ...

FAA dedicates new Tucson Airport air control tower

FAA dedicates new Tucson Airport air control tower

TUCSON, AZ – FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new, environmentally friendly air traffic control tower at Tucson International ...

Hilton welcomes The Gates Hotel South Beach – A DoubleTree by Hilton

Hilton welcomes The Gates Hotel South Beach – A DoubleTree by Hilton

MIAMI BEACH, FL & MCLEAN, VA - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 13 market-leading brands, today announces the opening of The Gates Hotel South Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton.

Seychelles marks Tourism Day with forum: Bridge between Africa and Asia

Seychelles marks Tourism Day with forum: Bridge between Africa and Asia

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has invited 8 prominent tourism personalities as panelists at a forum to be held next week as part of activities to mark this year’s Tourism Week.

Silicon Valley’s airport receives $15.3 million in federal grants for perimeter security

Silicon Valley’s airport receives $15.3 million in federal grants for perimeter security

SAN JOSE, CA - – Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) was awarded two federal grants totaling $15.3 million this week to fund perimeter fencing technology upgrades and the rehabilitation ...

Jamaica's Tourism Ministry kick-starts Tourism Awareness Week 2016

Jamaica's Tourism Ministry kick-starts Tourism Awareness Week 2016

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - The Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will officially mark the start of Tourism Awareness Week 2016 with a Thanksgiving Service at the Trumpet Call ...

Winners of Global Youth Travel Awards 2016 announced in Belgrade

Winners of Global Youth Travel Awards 2016 announced in Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia - Leaders of the the youth, student and educational travel industry celebrated at the Global Youth Travel Awards 2016.

Seychelles going green with new ban

Seychelles going green with new ban

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles is saying goodbye to plastic bags that blow in the wind. Plastic plates, cups, and forks are also soon to be a thing of the past.

Qatar Airways: Next stop - Seychelles

Qatar Airways: Next stop - Seychelles

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

New airline connections equal new opportunities for Seychelles.

Korean carrier increases Japan service

Korean carrier increases Japan service

SEOUL, Korea - Korean carrier Jin Air announced Japan service expansion, with flight frequencies and additional capacity being added.

Aeromexico announces new Monterrey-Detroit route

Aeromexico announces new Monterrey-Detroit route

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - AeroMexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico based in Mexico City, will offer service from Monterrey, Mexico to Detroit, MI on January 10, 2017.

Air India to launch Delhi-Madrid service

Air India to launch Delhi-Madrid service

NEW DELHI, India - Air India, the national flag carrier and the third largest airline in India, announced plans to launch a new Delhi, India - Madrid, Spain route on December 1, 2016.

Egypt: 162 bodies recovered after boat sinking in the Mediterranean

Egypt: 162 bodies recovered after boat sinking in the Mediterranean

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian rescue workers have pulled out from the Mediterranean Sea the bodies of more than a hundred refugees whose boat recently capsized near the coast of Egypt.

Benchmark Hospitality and Gemstone Hotels unveil new company

Benchmark Hospitality and Gemstone Hotels unveil new company

THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), TX - Following a landmark merger of Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, the collective company has launched an expanded organization and ...

‘Best Business Hotel Brand in the World’ named

‘Best Business Hotel Brand in the World’ named

HONG KONG – Hyatt's premium Grand Hyatt brand has been named the ‘Best Business Hotel Brand in the World’ at the prestigious Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2016.

WYSTC 2016: Changes and challenges in marketing volunteer travel

WYSTC 2016: Changes and challenges in marketing volunteer travel

BELGRADE, Serbia - Today at WYSTC 2016 a panel of industry experts debated as to the future of volunteering overseas.

Carnival Corporation to order cruise ship built in China

Carnival Corporation to order cruise ship built in China

Carnival Corporation & plc , the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that its cruise joint venture in China has signed a non-binding memorandum of agreement (MOA) to order ...

Nairobi taxi price war to a boiling point

Nairobi taxi price war to a boiling point

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

Nairobi cab users are presently enjoying low fares as the giants on the market, led by UBER, Little Cabs backed by Safaricom, Taxify, and others are now joined by Mondo Ride which has also lowered ...

Air Canada to launch nonstop Montreal-Shanghai flights

Air Canada to launch nonstop Montreal-Shanghai flights

Air Canada today announced the introduction of daily year-round flights from Montreal to Shanghai, China, beginning February 16, 2017.

Maldives welcomes French tourists with open arms

Visit Maldives Year 2016: It shows in Paris playing out at Top Resa Tourism trade show Maldives welcomes French tourists with open arms

At the heart of the tourism capital Paris, IFTM Top Resa was a must go also for Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Florence major MICE event brings 4000 delegates and sold out hotels to Italy

Florence major MICE event brings 4000 delegates and sold out hotels to Italy

10 simultaneous sessions, 4,000 square meters of exhibition, 5,500 room nights booked, 93 sponsors, 5,800 box lunches booked, 350 speakers, and more than 4n000 participants attending: these are ...

JATA Tourism Expo Tokyo: Busy first trade day, LGBT a big NO this year

JATA Tourism Expo Tokyo: Busy first trade day, LGBT a big NO this year

The first day open to travel professionals is ongoing at the JATA Tourism Expo at Tokyo Big Sight and is in full swing.

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