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Pilot killed during practice for New York Air Show

Pilot killed during practice for New York Air Show

A pilot has reportedly died after his plane crashed while he was practicing for the New York Air Show.

Irish town named world’s friendliest city

Irish town named world’s friendliest city

DUBLIN, Ireland - The old cliché of the welcoming Irish has been reinforced by a new travel survey which places three Irish cities in the top four for global friendliness.

Public-private Uganda tourism cooperation

Uganda Wildlife Authority and tour operators boosting gorilla tracking permit sales Public-private Uganda tourism cooperation

By Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda Correspondent

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) have today, August 28, 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation aimed at boosting ...

Seychelles founding President to write foreword for India PM’s biography

Seychelles founding President to write foreword for India PM’s biography

It is reported from the office of Seychelles' founding President Sir James R. Mancham, that Sir James has accepted the invitation of the Honorable Dr. Adish C.

New satellite will aid in-flight connectivity for airline passengers

New satellite will aid in-flight connectivity for airline passengers

LONDON, England - British satellite operator Inmarsat today launched its third Global Xpress satellite as it looks to expand its next-generation network.

UK-based Henley signs $100 million deal for five new WaterWalk hotel apartments

UK-based Henley signs $100 million deal for five new WaterWalk hotel apartments

WICHITA, KS - UK-based private equity real estate firm, Henley, has joined forces with WaterWalk Hotel Apartments, Jack DeBoer’s fifth national brand, to construct and open five WaterWalk ...

Seychelles is a key strategic partner for India

President Michel of Seychelles meets with Prime Minister Modi of India Seychelles is a key strategic partner for India

Seychelles President James Michel met with the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, at Hyderbad House in New Delhi, during his third state visit to India.

Man smuggles crocodile on plane in his workboot

Man smuggles crocodile on plane in his workboot

BRISBANE, Australia - A man has been prosecuted after smuggling a crocodile onto a flight in a shoe.

FAA to rise to the Cloud

FAA to rise to the Cloud

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration will soon be floating in the Cloud and benefiting from advanced computing solutions through a partnership with leading companies in the Cloud ...

World class Michelin chefs coming to Sofitel SO Bangkok

4th So Amazing Chefs 2015 World class Michelin chefs coming to Sofitel SO Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Michelin stars are aligning for a gastronomic spectacular at Sofitel SO Bangkok, with the urban design hotel confirmed to gather 12 renowned chefs from around the world for ...

MSC Splendida sails into Dublin for its final visit of 2015

MSC Splendida sails into Dublin for its final visit of 2015

DUBLIN, Ireland - MSC Splendida, a cruise ship so long it has to reverse into Dublin Port, is set for its final visit of 2015 tomorrow.

Another massive jump in air service for Telluride

Another massive jump in air service for Telluride

TELLURIDE, CO - Coming off a record 2014-15 winter season, Telluride is set to raise air service to unprecedented levels again for Winter 2015-16.

Korean hotel group announces ownership of iconic Manhattan property

Korean hotel group announces ownership of iconic Manhattan property

NEW YORK, NY - LOTTE Hotels & Resorts, a Korea-based owner and operator of luxury hotels, announced today the relaunch of The New York Palace, an iconic luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan, as ...

FAA releases smartphone app for unmanned aircraft users

FAA releases smartphone app for unmanned aircraft users

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released the beta version of a new smartphone application called “B4UFLY” for testing by up to 1,000 unmanned aircraft ...

TAM Airlines launches Brasilia-Punta Cana flight

TAM Airlines launches Brasilia-Punta Cana flight

TAM Airlines has just announced its newest international destination. Beginning in December, the carrier will operate service between Brasilia, Brazil, and Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic.

Jin Jiang International Hotels to hold roadshow in Japan in October

Jin Jiang International Hotels to hold roadshow in Japan in October

SHANGHAI, China - Jin Jiang International Hotels plans to hold the 2015 roadshow in Japan between October 15th and 17th , in a move to enhance the visibility of the brands owned by Jin Jiang ...

50 years SKAL Hawaii Club membership: Peter Fithian has a magical story to tell

50 years SKAL Hawaii Club membership: Peter Fithian has a magical story to tell

This is a remarkable story of business with Aloha in Hawaii.

Climate finance readiness in Africa

Climate finance readiness in Africa

The newly-established Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) has approved its first two projects in the past month.

Hotel guests preference? Free Wi-Fi or free breakfast?

Hotel guests preference? Free Wi-Fi or free breakfast?

One of the world's leading accommodation sites announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smarts survey, which shows travelers prefer free in-room Wi-Fi to free breakfast.

Etihad appoints new VP for Australia and Asia Pacific

Etihad appoints new VP for Australia and Asia Pacific

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr. Lindsay White to the new position of Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific.

New GM at Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore

New GM at Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore

SINGAPORE - Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of a new General Manager of Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore.

Court rules: USD1 million or life in prison for poaching

Court rules: USD1 million or life in prison for poaching

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

A magistrate’s court in Narok, a town seen as the springboard to the Masai Mara Game Reserve with a string of conservancies around it, has handed down the toughest sentence yet on two Kenyan men ...

Boeing 777X team reaches significant design milestone

Boeing 777X team reaches significant design milestone

EVERETT, WA - Boeing announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed.

Tradition of Hawaii's paniolo honored at 2015 Tourism Legacy Awards

Tradition of Hawaii's paniolo honored at 2015 Tourism Legacy Awards

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, honored the unique tradition of paniolo, Hawaiian cowboys, at its Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon today during the ...

Jazz reaches tentative agreement with its flight attendants

Jazz reaches tentative agreement with its flight attendants

HALIFAX, Canada - Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc, announced today that a new tentative agreement has been reached with its approximately 820 flight attendants represented by ...

Violent crime rate in US unchanged, property crime down in 2014

Violent crime rate in US unchanged, property crime down in 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - The violent crime rate did not change significantly in 2014 compared to 2013, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.

Villa Zolitude in Phuket appoints new General Manager

Villa Zolitude in Phuket appoints new General Manager

PHUKET, Thailand - Villa Zolitude Resort & Spa, a new latitude of hideaway, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jitsak Lim-Pakornkul as General Manager.

Ortenia - sustainable living in the heart of Slovenia

Ortenia - sustainable living in the heart of Slovenia

LOS ANGELES, California - In the southeastern part of Slovenia, where the River Sotla flows through a valley beneath the Kozjansko hills, just a few kilometers from the border with Croatia, lies ...

Survey: Americans would much rather exercise than eat right

Survey: Americans would much rather exercise than eat right

BOSTON, MA - Americans are doing a great job at the gym but a mediocre job at the dinner table.

Choice Hotels announces expansion of Cambria hotels & suites

Choice Hotels announces expansion of Cambria hotels & suites

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partners Ceres Development and Orlean Enterprises, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites ...

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