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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.

MH17 versus Iran Air 655 - a different kind of view

MH17 versus Iran Air 655 - a different kind of view

Canadian non-profit research organization "Global Research" published this story comparing Iran Air 655 with MH 17. ETN is publishing this article with a "different view" without further editing. ...

MH17: Exclusive interview with East Ukrainian witness

Rebel leader: Kiev is not sending enough help for MH17 crash site MH17: Exclusive interview with East Ukrainian witness

Reports from the MH17 crash site say decomposing bodies remain strewn over a 20 km radius as rebels fire on investigators, blocking them from the scene.

Sierra Leona Tourism Minister on Ebola outbreak to media: Don't scare tourists away

Sierra Leona Tourism Minister on Ebola outbreak to media: Don't scare tourists away

The Sierra Leone Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Honorable Peter Bayuku Konteh, has on Thursday, July 17, during the government weekly press briefing hosted in the Ministry of ...

A song for Malaysia tourism

A song for Malaysia tourism

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

This is a special year for Malaysia, as the country has designated it as a banner year for tourism via the campaign Visit Malaysia 2014.

Air travel: Dogs now decide on airport security in Orlando, Florida

Tourists better like dogs when passing through TSA airport security Air travel: Dogs now decide on airport security in Orlando, Florida

Let dogs judge you walking through a fast track at TSA airline security in Orlando. There will not be racial profiling in any way - guaranteed. Sue the dogs if you don't like to be sniffed.

Two tour busses collide in Dresden: 9 dead, 40 injured

Two tour busses collide in Dresden: 9 dead, 40 injured

A tour bus accident in the Saxony capital Dresden in Germany killed nine visitors early Saturday morning. 40 passengers were injured.

Ukrainian separatists agree on security zone to be established on MH 17 crash site

Demands of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSZE) finally heard Ukrainian separatists agree on security zone to be established on MH 17 crash site

In tweets received by a French press agency, the Ukraine and East Ukrainian separatist rebels agree to establish a security zone around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight #MH17.

MH 17 whistleblower: A man of courage and determination committed to the truth?

Air traffic controller accused Ukrainian military downing Malaysia Airlines flight 17 MH 17 whistleblower: A man of courage and determination committed to the truth?

He has been called a man of courage and determination committed to the truth. Others say, he is not real and made up by the Russian propaganda machine.

ZImbabwe - Indonesia  tourism cooperation

ZImbabwe - Indonesia tourism cooperation

Increasing number of tourists from Indonesians are on safari in Zimbabwe.

Seychelles National Assembly Member Hon. De Commarmond calls on Tourism Minister to discuss tourism sites in his constituency

Seychelles National Assembly Member Hon. De Commarmond calls on Tourism Minister to discuss tourism sites in his constituency

The Honorable Charles De Commarmond, the elected member of the Seychelles National Assembly for Cascade, called on Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and ...

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