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Russian annexation to have devastating impact on Crimea's tourism

Russian annexation to have devastating impact on Crimea's tourism

Russia’s annexation of Crimea stands to have a potentially devastating impact on the tourism industry, the peninsula’s economic engine.

Nicaragua earthquake did not affect tourist attractions, commercial flights

Nicaragua earthquake did not affect tourist attractions, commercial flights

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Tourist attractions and accommodations, as well as commercial flights, in Nicaragua continue to be in operation after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near the capital ...

Despite detractors, I will remain focused says Nigeria Tourism Director General

Despite detractors, I will remain focused says Nigeria Tourism Director General

By Lucky George, eTN Nigeria Correspondent

NIGERIA (eTN) - Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo, Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), has said that she would remain focused despite all distractions in the course of ...

Looking for an airline crew job?

Looking for an airline crew job?

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

If you are at least 21 years old, are fluent in English, have completed your secondary school education, and have an arm’s reach of at least 212 centimeters, you qualify to apply for an airline ...

Brazilian GOL OK'd to fly from Campinas to Santos Dumont and Miami

Brazilian GOL OK'd to fly from Campinas to Santos Dumont and Miami

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America has received authorization from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and ...

Travelers to Ssese Islands welcome new ferry

Travelers to Ssese Islands welcome new ferry

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

When MV Kalangala was withdrawn from service and sent to Mwanza for maintenance and repairs, few thought that several months would pass and the ship still not be ready to resume services between ...

Kenya Airways suffers runway mishap while landing in Dar es Salaam

Kenya Airways suffers runway mishap while landing in Dar es Salaam

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

Kenya Airways’ flight KQ 482 this afternoon, while landing in rainy conditions, suffered a runway excursion.

UNWTO Africa organizes training on Tourism and Policy Strategy

World Tourism Organization UNWTO Africa organizes training on Tourism and Policy Strategy

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the UNWTO Themis Foundation, and Cote d'Ivoire organized a training seminar on Tourism Policy and Strategy in Abidjan.

Reunion features in one of France’s leading magazines

Enticing French tourists to Reunion Island Reunion features in one of France’s leading magazines

“EDGAR,” the French bimonthly magazine with a print run of 45,000 copies, sent a team to Reunion Island to explore the attractions and sample the hospitality of leading resorts and ...

Layover in China turns Cathay Pacific flight into 34-hour nightmare

Layover in China turns Cathay Pacific flight into 34-hour nightmare

HONG KONG - An unscheduled 15-hour layover in China turned a 16-hour Cathay Pacific flight into a 34-hour nightmare.

2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show registration now open

2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show registration now open

PEMBROKE PINES, FL - Registration is now open for the 2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, taking place in St Maarten from October 6-10, 2014.

Fastjet launches special fares to support Tanzania's tourism industry

Fastjet, African aviation, Tanzania Fastjet launches special fares to support Tanzania's tourism industry

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

Tanzania’s LCC Fastjet earlier this week announced the introduction of a special fare for the South African market which will allow travel agents to package holidays to Tanzania’s national ...

Where to see it: Total lunar eclipse coming tax day eve in US

Where to see it: Total lunar eclipse coming tax day eve in US

The first total eclipse of the moon since December 2011 will be visible in North America, just in time to greet last-minute tax filers in the United States.

First Heritage Lighthouse designated in Quebec

First Heritage Lighthouse designated in Quebec

OTTAWA, Canada - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, designated Quebec's very first heritage lighthouse under Canada's ...

Waldorf Astoria coming to Beverly Hills

Waldorf Astoria coming to Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS, CA & MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide's Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today unveiled designs and announced the development of a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills.

Marriott Rewards ranks highest in overall customer satisfaction

Marriott Rewards ranks highest in overall customer satisfaction

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Marriott Rewards1 ranks highest among hotel loyalty/rewards programs with an overall customer satisfaction score of 707 on a 1,000 point scale, according to the inaugural ...

Legalization of marijuana brings tourism boom to Colorado

Legalization of marijuana brings tourism boom to Colorado

DALLAS, TX - Denver and the state of Colorado have seen a spike in travel interest since the sale of recreational marijuana was legalized to anyone 21 or older at the start of the year, according ...

GOL and TAP enter into a codeshare agreement

GOL and TAP enter into a codeshare agreement

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America announces that it has signed a contract to implement a codeshare and frequent ...

United Airlines sends students on a dream vacation to Disney World

United Airlines sends students on a dream vacation to Disney World

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines and the James R.

Full conference program announced for Seatrade Latin America

Full conference program announced for Seatrade Latin America

LONDON, England - Seatrade Communications is delighted to announce the full conference program for the Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention (2-3 September 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Building tourism destinations: Listening to the leaders

Building tourism destinations: Listening to the leaders

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN TASK Group

The global tourism community takes great pride in the ability of the sector to enhance the economic, social, environmental and ideological wellbeing of nations, enriching the lives of travellers ...

WTM Africa attracts exhibitors from across the globe and all categories of the travel industry

WTM Africa attracts exhibitors from across the globe and all categories of the travel industry

The inaugural World Travel Market (WTM) Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 2nd – 3rd May 2014 will be the leading B2B exhibition for Africa’s ...

4 multi-faceted ways that meta-search can, and must, help hotels take on the OTAs

In a guest column by HebsDigital’s Max Starkov, we hear why meta-search is far more than distribution channel 4 multi-faceted ways that meta-search can, and must, help hotels take on the OTAs

Meta-search is maturing and has a huge impact on how consumers purchase travel today. It should also have a big impact on how hotels market and price their product.

Report: Youth travel booking lead times

Report: Youth travel booking lead times

STAY (Safe Travel Accommodation for Youth) WYSE Association, the global trade body for the youth travel accommodation sector, has launched its seventh annual survey on youth travel accommodation ...

RETOSA: World Heritage sites abound in Southern Africa

Travel in Southern Africa RETOSA: World Heritage sites abound in Southern Africa

By Linda Hohnholz, eTN

Cultural tourism is fast becoming a major factor that motivates travelers to choose their destinations while on holiday, and so countries that are fortunate to have areas that are on the UNESCO ...

Indonesia’s general elections proceeded smoothly and peacefully

Indonesia’s general elections proceeded smoothly and peacefully

Wednesday, 9 April was a particularly quiet and peaceful day when over 130 million Indonesians went to cast their votes across the world’s largest archipelago of over 13,000 islands.

7.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea and felt in the Solomon Islands

7.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea and felt in the Solomon Islands

A very strong 7.3 earthquake hit the Western Pacific Ocean on April 11 at 6.07 pm local time, or April 10 07.22 UTC (London)

The location:
6.653°S 155.043°E depth=50.7km ...

Lost in translation: Hotel always is pleased to accept adultery

Lost in translation: Hotel always is pleased to accept adultery

By Elisabeth Lang, eTN International Correspondent

Beijing Hotel Brochure - Translated into English as only locals or computers can:

Signal received not from MH370 black box - does anyone really know?

Signal received not from MH370 black box - does anyone really know?

Australian leader Tony Abbott says authorities are confident that signals heard in the Indian Ocean are coming from the "black box" flight recorders of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

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