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UK’s Steve King to break longest, continuous bore ride world record on Riau’s Kampar River

Best kept travel secret UK’s Steve King to break longest, continuous bore ride world record on Riau’s Kampar River

One of the world’s best kept secrets, it seems, is the amazing Bono, the huge roaring tidal waves that rush in more than 60 km up the wide Kampar River in the district of Palalawan in the ...

UNWTO research shows progress on visa policies

Asia, Pacific and Americas lead make visa requirements the easiest UNWTO research shows progress on visa policies

New UNWTO research on visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most “open” regions in terms of tourist visa requirements.

Green Globe recertifies sustainability of Palm Island Resort

Exclusive Grenadines private-island resort Green Globe recertifies sustainability of Palm Island Resort

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines.

ARTA continues to be the voice of independent travel agents

Association of Retail Travel Agents ARTA continues to be the voice of independent travel agents

From its roots in 1963, when a small, but vocal group of retail travel agents founded the first agent-only trade association, ARTA, the Association of Retail Travel Agents, continues to be the ...

SouthAmerica.travel celebrates 14 years as a leading South America tour operator

Expert Consultant for South America Travel SouthAmerica.travel celebrates 14 years as a leading South America tour operator

One of the leading South America tour operators, SouthAmerica.travel is now in its 14th year of business, and is flourishing now more than ever.

Heads of ICTP to attend Seychelles Carnival opening

International Coalition of Tourism Partners to attend Carnaval International de Victoria Heads of ICTP to attend Seychelles Carnival opening

It has now been confirmed that the President and the Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) are both flying to Seychelles to be present at the Official Opening Ceremony ...

Hawaiian Airlines pilots ratify narrow-body aircraft agreement

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines pilots ratify narrow-body aircraft agreement

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines pilots have ratified a tentative agreement reached earlier this month between the company and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) on new contract terms ...

Summit Hotel Properties adding to their presence in Louisiana

Acquisition of a Marriott-branded Portfolio of Five Hotels Summit Hotel Properties adding to their presence in Louisiana

Summit Hotel Properties announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of five Louisiana hotels (the “Louisiana portfolio”) containing an aggregate of 823 ...

Porter Airlines and Singapore Airlines begin new interline agreement

Porter Airlines and Singapore Airlines Porter Airlines and Singapore Airlines begin new interline agreement

TORONTO, Canada – Singapore Airlines and Porter Airlines have finalized an interline agreement that provides another travel option between Asia and Canada.

Can the Blue Lagoon National Park be saved?

Zambia wetland habitat Can the Blue Lagoon National Park be saved?

By Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

ZAMBIA (eTN) - After writing an article about the Blue Lagoon National Park, I was recently sent an article by the Blue Lagoon Trust.

JAL and Russia's S7 Airlines launch codeshare cooperation

Japan Airlines and S7 Airlines To Codeshare JAL and Russia's S7 Airlines launch codeshare cooperation

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) and S7 Airlines (S7), both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have entered a codeshare agreement with each other for the first time and will commence ...

China's first luxury cruise ship makes maiden voyage from Sanya

China's first luxury cruise ship "Henna" China's first luxury cruise ship makes maiden voyage from Sanya

SANYA, China - On January 26, 2013, the maiden voyage ceremony for mainland China's first luxury cruise ship "Henna" was held at Sanya Phoenix Island International Port, with the theme of ...

Let’s all pile on the 787

There are no bad guys here Let’s all pile on the 787

By Ron Kuhlmann, Aviation Journalist

It appears to be open season on Boeing, the FAA, the Japanese regulators, airlines, and anyone else who dares be part of the 787. Fair enough.

Jetlink subject to speculations over Fastjet link

possible joint venture Jetlink subject to speculations over Fastjet link

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Reports are emerging from Nairobi that Jetlink, a privately-owned airline based in Nairobi and grounded some months ago over South Sudan’s failure to permit repatriation of funds kept in ...

Hainan Airlines announces its newest American gateway: Chicago

Hainan Airlines to launch nonstop service from Chicago to Beijing Hainan Airlines announces its newest American gateway: Chicago

SEATTLE, Wash. - China's Hainan Airlines today announced it plans to begin nonstop service from Chicago to Beijing on September 3, 2013.

Seychelles tourism industry from Praslin and La Digue islands meet SHTA

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association Seychelles tourism industry from Praslin and La Digue islands meet SHTA

Members of the SHTA, the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association, from Praslin and La Digue islands met at a General Meeting at La Reserve Hotel on Praslin last Saturday.

American Airlines assists customers affected by Winter Storm Luna

American Airlines American Airlines assists customers affected by Winter Storm Luna

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines is offering customers flexibility to change their travel plans due to Winter Storm Luna.

3 highly anticipated new cruise ships for 2013

Cruise Holidays More Popular Than Ever 3 highly anticipated new cruise ships for 2013

LONDON, England - Cruise bookings rose by around five percent in 2012, and this growing holiday market is expected to continue to ride the crest of the popularity wave into 2013 and 2014.

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