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Nepal: Every 6 tourists create one job

Nepal: Every 6 tourists create one job

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Every six tourists create one job in Nepal and the tourism industry provides poor communities better access to revenues generated by the tourism market, said the Tourism ...

Hard Rock International issues statement regarding Hard Rock Cafe Cancun

Hard Rock International issues statement regarding Hard Rock Cafe Cancun

ORLANDO, FL and CANCUN, Mexico - Hard Rock Cafe Cancun, which is not part of the Hard Rock International portfolio, and operating illegally as an unauthorized cafe, was closed last night by local ...

Tourist fined €600 for stubbing out cigarette on the beach

Tourist fined €600 for stubbing out cigarette on the beach

Smokers might want to be extra cautious next time they visit Sardinia's pristine coastline.

Spain: 36.3 million foreign visitors so far

Spain: 36.3 million foreign visitors so far

MADRID, Spain - Spain has received a total of 36.3 million of international tourists up to July according to data published on Friday by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

Greece: Tourist arrivals by road to surpass 5-million mark

Greece: Tourist arrivals by road to surpass 5-million mark

ATHENS, Greece - Greek tourism arrivals by road are expected to surpass the 5-million mark for the first time ever this year, according to industry data.

Colombia: $1.5 million investment to boost tourism in the country

Colombia: $1.5 million investment to boost tourism in the country

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia’s government will invest almost $1.5 million to partner with airlines and private companies in order to increase tourism in the country, which already jumped 7.34% in ...

Turkey becomes one of world's top medical tourism destinations

Turkey becomes one of world's top medical tourism destinations

ANKARA, Turkey - In recent years Turkey has increased its profile as a destination for medical tourism, becoming the sixth most visited country in the world for that purpose, according to the ...

Vienna residents not happy with tourist buses

Vienna residents not happy with tourist buses

VIENNA, Austria - A group of concerned residents in Vienna’s trendy 2nd district are complaining about the number of double decker tourist buses travelling through the area, saying that they are ...

World Economic Forum’s Espen Barth Eide appointed as UN Special Envoy to Cyprus

World Economic Forum’s Espen Barth Eide appointed as UN Special Envoy to Cyprus

GENEVA, Switzerland – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the World Economic Forum’s Espen Barth Eide as the new Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on ...

France President Francois Hollande in Reunion Island

Head of State applauds tourism development on the island France President Francois Hollande in Reunion Island

France President Francois Hollande arrived this Thursday, August 21, 2014, on Reunion Island.

India’s ministers push for increased role of tourism in the country

India’s ministers push for increased role of tourism in the country

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) – India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has emphasized the role of tourism in creating jobs for the country.

Cote Nord magazine launches My Authentic Island photo contest

Cote Nord magazine launches My Authentic Island photo contest

From August 18 to October 10, 2014, “Cote Nord,” magazine is organizing a photo contest on the theme of “My Authentic Island.” The photo contest for the Vanilla Islands is open to all ...

Frankfurt Airport ranks first in “Focus Money Germany” survey

Frankfurt Airport ranks first in “Focus Money Germany” survey

More and more passengers are pleased by Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and the services being offered to travelers from around the globe.

SLS Las Vegas debuts as first major resort opening in several years

SLS Las Vegas debuts as first major resort opening in several years

LAS VEGAS, NV - After years in the making, SLS Las Vegas, the lifestyle-driven resort by global hospitality leader sbe, will open its doors at midnight as the first major casino resort debuting in ...

Hawaii earns top ranking in national report on progress in open data

Hawaii earns top ranking in national report on progress in open data

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The State of Hawaii is ranked among the top states for progress in open data in a new report (datainnovation.org/2014-open-data.pdf) published this week by the Center for Data ...

Academy of Gastronomy & Tourism opens in Domenican Republic

Academy of Gastronomy & Tourism opens in Domenican Republic

The Dominican Academy of Gastronomy and Tourism was constituted on August 18, 2014, as a non-profitable institution aimed at showing and preserving the gastronomic traditions of the country, as ...

Chinese firm to invest $1 billion in Antigua mega-resort development

Chinese firm to invest $1 billion in Antigua mega-resort development

Chinese company Yida International Investment Group will invest approximately $1 billion in a mega-resort development on Antigua, to be built on 1,600 acres previously owned by disgraced US ...

IT&CM India Inaugural Association day openes to a full house

IT&CM India Inaugural Association day openes to a full house

IT&CM’s Inaugural Association day opened to a full house of delegates, whom were in attendance at the event’s first educational session.

Herald Square to welcome new Hyatt

Herald Square to welcome new Hyatt

NEW YORK, NY - Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Chesapeake Lodging today revealed the anticipated October 2014 opening of the Hyatt Herald Square New York.

Cathay Pacific launches flights between Boston and Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific launches flights between Boston and Hong Kong

BOSTON, MA - Cathay Pacific Airways today announced at a joint press conference at the Massachusetts State House with Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, Richard Davey, President and CEO of ...

SAS secures financing of 4 Airbus A330-300 Enhanced

SAS secures financing of 4 Airbus A330-300 Enhanced

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - SAS has today secured financing of 4 Airbus A330-300 Enhanced through the signing of a sale and leaseback agreement with the Chinese bank Bocomm.

Iceland volcano may erupt, cause major travel impacts

Iceland volcano may erupt, cause major travel impacts

The Bardarbunga volcano could be counting down toward an eruption with possible impacts on millions of people.

New Orleans remains home of the ESSENCE Festival

New Orleans remains home of the ESSENCE Festival

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Today, ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks announced an extended agreement with the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans to host the ESSENCE Festival ...

Full marathon race to take place in Yokohama in March 2015

Full marathon race to take place in Yokohama in March 2015

YOKOHAMA, Japan - The Yokohama Marathon, which has a history of 33 years, will transform into a much-awaited full marathon race on March 15, 2015.

NASA picks top Earth data challenge ideas, opens call for climate apps

NASA picks top Earth data challenge ideas, opens call for climate apps

WASHINGTON, DC - NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data.

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