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Not just one, but two new airports for Djibouti

Not just one, but two new airports for Djibouti

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

Djibouti’s President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, two days ago laid the foundation stones for two new airports aimed to boost the infrastructure and connectivity of the country.

Queen Mary 2's port call to Oman’s tourist status

Queen Mary 2's port call to Oman’s tourist status

Muscat: One of the world's largest cruise liners, Queen Mary 2, will visit Oman on Tuesday, according to the cruise liner's local spokesman.

South Korea targets Middle Eastern health tourists

South Korea targets Middle Eastern health tourists

SEOUL, Korea - The rapidly growing medical tourism industry in South Korea is putting its focus on Middle Eastern health tourists after it turned out that the latter are the heaviest spenders on ...

eTN to support South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) as media partner

eTN to support South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) as media partner

ETurboNews (eTN) announced it will support the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) as a media partner.

Russia's VIM Airlines files for bankruptcy

Russia's VIM Airlines files for bankruptcy

MOSCOW, Russia - VIM Airlines (NN, Moscow Domodedovo) is the latest Russian carrier to be targeted by the country's financial institutions over unpaid debts.

Avalanche kills six in French Alps

Avalanche kills six in French Alps

Six experienced skiers have been killed in one of the deadliest avalanches in recent years in the French Alps.

Jeddah tourism up 70 percent

Jeddah tourism up 70 percent

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The influx of tourists to Jeddah has increased by 70 percent with the festivals and activities drawing huge crowds to the historical city.

Tuesday blizzard to bring NYC, Boston to a standstill

600 flights cancelled on Delta Airlines alone Tuesday blizzard to bring NYC, Boston to a standstill

Delta Airlines already confirmed to have cancelled 600 flights on Monday due to this developing storm.

Tourist trapped on a cliff rescued by Irish Coast Guard

Tourist trapped on a cliff rescued by Irish Coast Guard

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Coast Guard was involved in the rescue of a tourist this afternoon who became trapped on a cliff edge on Howth Head.

Greek authorities still searching for 12 Turkish tourists

Greek authorities still searching for 12 Turkish tourists

ATHENS, Greece - Despite an ongoing “search and rescue” operation that continued through Saturday, Greek authorities have been unable to find any trace of the 12 Turkish tourists that called ...

CPJ welcomes release of six Eritrean journalists

CPJ welcomes release of six Eritrean journalists

NEW YORK, NY - Six Eritrean journalists who worked for the government-controlled station Radio Bana have been released from jail,according to Eritrean journalists in exile who spoke to the ...

Miguel joins stellar cast for Tobago Jazz Experience

Miguel joins stellar cast for Tobago Jazz Experience

American singer and songwriter Miguel has been added to an already stellar cast of international artistes for the Tobago Jazz Experience 2015.

Troika issues statement on South Sudan peace negotiations

Troika issues statement on South Sudan peace negotiations

LONDON, England - Joint Statement by the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway on South Sudan Peace Negotiations:

India recognizes Seychelles Tourism Minister & the Tourism Board CEO

India recognizes Seychelles Tourism Minister & the Tourism Board CEO

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was in India as the Chief Guest at the 34th International Congress of the NRIs, was on Sunday, January 25, honored ...

What's on in Antigua and Barbuda in early 2015

What's on in Antigua and Barbuda in early 2015

ST JOHN'S, Antigua - Antigua and Barbuda’s three hundred and sixty five gorgeous white sandy beaches are what dreams are made of, and with some of the biggest and best events in the Caribbean, ...

Dubai-based Select Group acquires Radisson Blu Hotel Birmingham

Dubai-based Select Group acquires Radisson Blu Hotel Birmingham

LONDON, England - Royal Gulf Ltd, part of Select Group, announced today that it has acquired the centrally located, fully operational Birmingham based Radisson Blu Hotel managed by Rezidor Hotel ...

Qatar Airways named 'Best Economy Long-Haul Experience'

Qatar Airways named 'Best Economy Long-Haul Experience'

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways was named “Best Economy Long-Haul Experience” by SKIFT, a recognised leader in world travel trends and information.

Where is our $317 million Delta Leisure Resorts?

Where is our $317 million Delta Leisure Resorts?

By Lucky Onoriode George, eTN Nigeria Correspondent

Some years ago, the Delta State Government, Nigeria, unveiled what it called, "Delta Leisure Resorts," a tourism and leisure facility to be built at Oleri and Ogwashi-Uku in Udu and Aniocha South ...

Attack on a hotel to protest Obama's visit and the growth on tourism to India

Attack on a hotel to protest Obama's visit and the growth on tourism to India

Protesting the arrival of US President Barack Obama in India and the development of increased tourism to the country, a hotel owned by a government undertaking in North Kerala’s Wayanad ...

Former CNN Larry King now working for a terror network?

Former CNN Larry King now working for a terror network?

Former CNN Talk show host Larry King had interviewed every sitting US president, heads of state from around the globe, and many celebrities on CNN.

Listen to the sound of the symphony: You never heard and watched anything like this before

World Economic Forum Lucern closing Listen to the sound of the symphony: You never heard and watched anything like this before

A city symphony of its own original kind. The World Economic Forum ends in Davos, Switzerland leaving challenges in economy, climate change and conflict.

Zambia ruling party wins presidential election

Zambia should diversify the economy away from copper to tourism Zambia ruling party wins presidential election

Zambia’s president must diversify the economy away from copper to tourism, hydropower, agriculture and other sectors to better the lives of Zambians.

Kenya - Tanzania tourism "war" - officials agreed to meet in February

Kenya - Tanzania tourism "war" - officials agreed to meet in February

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

Following recent "countermeasures" taken in December last year when Kenyan authorities stopped Tanzanian-registered tour vehicles from entering the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), a ...

UN: Statement attributable to the spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ukraine

UN: Statement attributable to the spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ukraine

"The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemns today's rocket attack on the city of Mariupol, which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left over one hundred ...

Libya to Germany now on Volatile Libya

Libya to Germany now on Volatile Libya

Commercial flights from Libya to mainland Europe resumed after more than six months, on Saturday with "Volatile Libya," a Libyan airline taking off to Germany.

Bomb threat in Atlanta involving Delta Airlines and Southwest

Bomb threat in Atlanta involving Delta Airlines and Southwest

Several reporters are pointing to tweets saying that they are the source of the bomb threat scare at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Atlanta.

Tanzania bans circulation of a leading regional newspaper

Tanzania: Suppression of the freedom of expression Tanzania bans circulation of a leading regional newspaper

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

In its continued campaign to suppress and muzzle the freedom of expression ahead of the forthcoming general election, Tanzania’s government has banned circulation of the leading regional weekly, ...

Seychelles in the run for Venice Biennale 2015... the Olympics of the Arts

Seychelles in the run for Venice Biennale 2015... the Olympics of the Arts

Seychelles is racing a marathon to meet the running cost of €50,000 which will enable the country to take part in the first time ever Venice Biennale, the world’s leading contemporary art ...

Ars et Natura alle Seychelles: Art exhibition dedicated to Seychelles in Rome

Ars et Natura alle Seychelles: Art exhibition dedicated to Seychelles in Rome

The association Ars et Natura, in close collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board Rome Office in Italy, is promoting an artistic-scientific project to promote and preserve the precious ...

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