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Nairobi’s taxi drivers turn to violence to halt Uber

Nairobi’s taxi drivers turn to violence to halt Uber

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

Reports from Nairobi yesterday spoke of an outbreak of clashes between regular taxi drivers and drivers of Uber cabs in a turf war clearly getting out of hand.

Brand USA showcases best travel and tourism at India event

Brand USA showcases best travel and tourism at India event

Brand USA

A delegation of US suppliers and destinations from Brand USA attended the India SATTE event for the fourth consecutive year in New Delhi, held this year on January 29, 2016.

Airline war leads to better travel from East Africa to US capital

Airline war leads to better travel from East Africa to US capital

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

Travelers from Emirates’ three East Africa destinations - Entebbe, Nairobi, and Dar es Salaam - destined for Washington, DC, can now travel to the US capital on the world’s largest passenger ...

Nevada hoping to round up tourists from India

Nevada hoping to round up tourists from India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Nevada, a cowboy state of the US, has become the latest to try to get more visitors from India. A top team from Nevada, led by Lt.

Morocco to Kenya: Flights to begin soon

Casablanca to Nairobi travel Morocco to Kenya: Flights to begin soon

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

A twice-a-week service between Casablanca and Nairobi is now just two months away as Royal Air Maroc (RAM) intends to launch flights between Morocco and Kenya on March 31.

Principal issues facing the tourism industry

Principal issues facing the tourism industry

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow

Scholars of tourism know that the travel and tourism industry are far from static. New challenges seem to arise as quickly as mushrooms sprout up after a warm rain.

Hong Kong honors Indian travel agents

Hong Kong honors Indian travel agents

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Hong Kong expects to see a rise in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) market segment from India, coming to use the excellent convention facilities and ...

Turkish Airlines adds flights to South Sudan capital

Turkish Airlines adds flights to South Sudan capital

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

Turkish Airlines will, effective March 29 this year, add 3 flights a week to South Sudan’s capital Juba, operating via Entebbe every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America named

100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America named

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - As we celebrate love and romance in honor of Valentine's Day, OpenTable is pleased to announce the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2016.

Air Canada and CALDA reach new agreement for flight dispatchers

Air Canada and CALDA reach new agreement for flight dispatchers

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada and the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) today announced they have signed a new contract, subject to ratification, on collective agreement terms for ...

New Berlin Pass attractions spell big fun for younger sightseers

New Berlin Pass attractions spell big fun for younger sightseers

BERLIN, Germany - New additions to the popular Berlin Pass sightseeing card will make visiting the German capital fun for all the family - and for the kids in particular.

Saudia Los Angeles new offices inaugurated

Saudia Los Angeles new offices inaugurated

Saudia

Top executives of Saudia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, inaugurated the airlines’ new offices in Los Angeles today. H.E.

Japan luring tourists from India

Japan luring tourists from India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Japan is promoting travel to its country from India and other countries as well, with the highlight on the fact that Japan has 24 seasons, with 2 seasons every month.

Empire State Building announces winners of 2016 Valentine's Day Wedding contest

Empire State Building announces winners of 2016 Valentine's Day Wedding contest

NEW YORK, NY - Empire State Realty Trust, Inc announced today the 10 lucky couples who have been selected as winners of the Empire State Building (ESB) Valentine's Day Weddings contest.

Carnival's AIDA Cruises launches global casting call for entertainers

Carnival's AIDA Cruises launches global casting call for entertainers

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc today announced its German-based AIDA Cruises brand is planning a series of worldwide auditions in search of the 570 entertainers needed for the 24 ...

UN chief urges Africa's leaders to build on progress in human rights and women's empowerment

UN chief urges Africa's leaders to build on progress in human rights and women's empowerment

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Hailing vital commitments the African Union (AU) has made on human rights and women's rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the continent's ...

Delta Hotels joins Marriott Rewards

Delta Hotels joins Marriott Rewards

BETHESDA, MD - Marriott Rewards, Marriott International's loyalty program, is being expanded to include Delta Hotels and Resorts, giving its 54 million members even more choice and flexibility ...

Saudi Arabian Airlines welcomes new Dreamliners, new flight crews

Saudi Arabian Airlines welcomes new Dreamliners, new flight crews

The flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, is ready to welcome 2 new Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners this week, and with it, close to 300 new employees.

China and Seychelles agreement renewal to benefit tourism and culture

China and Seychelles agreement renewal to benefit tourism and culture

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

“We enjoy the great friendship and the mutual respect that your country has towards China.

GBTA: Satisfaction significantly higher for business travelers enrolled in TSA PreCheck

GBTA: Satisfaction significantly higher for business travelers enrolled in TSA PreCheck

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Business travelers who sign up for TSA PreCheck, to avoid the hassles and delays of the security screening process, are significantly more satisfied with air travel than their ...

Seattle Museum Month begins today

Seattle Museum Month begins today

SEATTLE, WA - Seattle's museums and hotels kicked off a region-wide travel program today with a flag-raising ceremony atop the Space Needle and a proclamation from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Finnair leases two A321 aircraft

Finnair leases two A321 aircraft

HELSINKI, Finland - Finnair has excercised an option, under the Letter of Intent signed with BOC Aviation Pte Ltd (“BOC Aviation”) on 30 December 2015, to lease a further two new Airbus ...

WHO declares Zika virus outbreak international emergency

WHO declares Zika virus outbreak international emergency

GENEVA, Switzerland - The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas is an "extraordinary event" and has declared the Zika virus a "public ...

Hilton Worldwide adds South Beach hotel to Curio Collection

Hilton Worldwide adds South Beach hotel to Curio Collection

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced that Vintro Hotel South Beach will join Curio – A Collection by Hilton, a global set of remarkable upscale and luxury hotels hand-picked for their ...

JetBlue to launch flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles

JetBlue to launch flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles

NEW YORK, NY - JetBlue today announced it is further expanding its presence between the Empire State and California by launching daily non-stop service between Buffalo Niagara International ...

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism announces new export training program

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism announces new export training program

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announces its new Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion -- Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP), which ...

Easiest places to retire overseas in 2016

Easiest places to retire overseas in 2016

New Annual Global Retirement Index, that lists the retirement destinations where expats can easily mix with the community, make friends with the locals, find existing expat networks, and quickly ...

Dubai airport remains world’s busiest with over 78 million international passengers

Dubai airport remains world’s busiest with over 78 million international passengers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai International saw through over 78 million passengers in 2015, more than enough to retain its title of the world’s busiest airport for international ...

New resource center for Zika virus information launched

New resource center for Zika virus information launched

RADNOR, PA – Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today announced a new resource center for Zika virus information.

Tourism boom: Cuba in desperate need of investors to develop tourism infrastructure

Tourism boom: Cuba in desperate need of investors to develop tourism infrastructure

Cuba is looking for investors to help stimulate an unprecedented tourism boom after the country improved ties with the United States.

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