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Celebrating the UN Charter while recalling existing challenges

World Tourism Organization only UN agency with permanent headquarters in Spain Celebrating the UN Charter while recalling existing challenges

Every October 24, UN Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the United Nations United Nations while recalling the immense challenges that remain pending on the international ...

Reunion Island Tourism uses “the scents of paradise” to market the island in Germany

Reunion Island Tourism uses “the scents of paradise” to market the island in Germany

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is, before the end of the month, sending 700 fragrance boxes to travel agents across Germany to draw attention to the exotic French Indian Ocean island under their ...

Combatting Fear-Bola: Anxiety expert cautions against Ebola hysteria

Combatting Fear-Bola: Anxiety expert cautions against Ebola hysteria

EDMONDS, WA - The irrational fears surrounding Ebola has given way to what mental and behavioral health specialist Dr. Gregory Jantz believes is a much more widespread problem: Fear-bola.

Ebola survey reveals 26 percent would reconsider traveling

Ebola survey reveals 26 percent would reconsider traveling

LONDON, England - Over a quarter of travellers say that the Ebola outbreak would make them reconsider their travel plans according to a ground-breaking new collaborative survey - studying the ...

Virgin America and China Airlines launch codeshare flights

Virgin America and China Airlines launch codeshare flights

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Virgin America today announced the implementation of a codeshare arrangement with China Airlines that will offer customers seamless bookings and travel between Taipei, Taiwan, ...

Reunion Island Tourism welcomes travel agents from China, France & Switzerland

Reunion Island Tourism welcomes travel agents from China, France & Switzerland

Vanilla Islands Organization founder member, Reunion Island, continues to promote the French Indian Ocean island through regular fam trips for travel agents and tour operators from key source ...

Qatar Airways announces near term expansion of Airbus A380 routes

Qatar Airways announces near term expansion of Airbus A380 routes

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

With Airbus A380 deliveries to Qatar Airways (QR) now progressively rolling out, the airline announced further plans to add another frequency to its flight schedule.

Sri Lanka Tourism Director featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

Director Hiran Cooray Sri Lanka Tourism Director featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

STOWE, Vermont – Hiran Cooray, Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and Chairman, Jetwing Hotels Ltd., will be a featured speaker at this year’s International Institute for Peace ...

Fly Dubai performs maiden flights

Fly Dubai performs maiden flights

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

Long-awaited flights launched yesterday by flydubai, strengthening direct links between two destinations.

American Airlines and Jetstar Japan announce codeshare agreement

American Airlines and Jetstar Japan announce codeshare agreement

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines customers will have greater access to domestic Japanese destinations starting on October 22, 2014, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between American and ...

Ebola: UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines

Ebola: UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines

NEW YORK, NY - Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General's appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United ...

TAME Airlines launches Quito-Fort Lauderdale service

TAME Airlines launches Quito-Fort Lauderdale service

QUITO, Ecuador - TAME Airlines, one of Ecuador's premiere airlines, launched a new service between Quito, Ecuador and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) beginning October 17, ...

UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2014

UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2014

The United Nations World Tourism Organization released its program for the World Travel Market in London next month.

Five-year Forecast Shows Improved Outlook for Air Cargo

Five-year Forecast Shows Improved Outlook for Air Cargo

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate ...

First ever Indian Arts Festival feeds the senses on Reunion Island

New tourism draw for Reunion First ever Indian Arts Festival feeds the senses on Reunion Island

SAINT PAUL, Reunion Island – In its premier edition, Reunion Island’s Indian Arts Festival officially kicked off today with a colorful start at Teat de Plein Air in Saint Gilles with a program ...

The night I got rescued with my BlackBerry from a Colombian jungle

The night I got rescued with my BlackBerry from a Colombian jungle

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

With all the hullabaloo with BlackBerry going out of business because of the two major “telephone” manufacturers dominating sales because of their adolescents - and wanna-be adolescents - ...

Rwanda turns the tables on Europe’s and America’s anti-Africa Ebola measures

Rwanda turns the tables on Europe’s and America’s anti-Africa Ebola measures

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

Rwanda has with immediate effect introduced new rules for visitors from America and Spain coming to the country.

BA to operate Denver-London route with four-class Boeing 747

British Airways BA to operate Denver-London route with four-class Boeing 747

LONDON, England - British Airways today announced that customers in Denver will soon be able to enjoy British Airways’ new First class cabin.

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korean Tourism is launching a new campaign that will highlight five ‘Ks from Korean culture that appeal to travelers: K-Food, K-Wave, K-Spirit, K-Place and K-Style.

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

McLEAN, Virginia – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Americas has named Gabriela Otto as Managing Director of the HSMAI Brazil Chapter.

Gonzalo delivers drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

Gonzalo delivers drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

On Friday, Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda as a Category 2 hurricane bringing wind gusts over 160 kph (100 mph) to the island.

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in August

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in August

IATA released it's assessment of premium and economy travel for August 2014

Key points in the report are:

The travel industry’s fastest-growing sector

WYSTC 2014 CONFERENCE The travel industry’s fastest-growing sector

One of the key themes underpinning a leading travel event, was the sheer power of this up a coming growing travel sector.

Qatar Airways names first Airbus A350XWB destination

Airline passengers scramble to get on first flight Qatar Airways names first Airbus A350XWB destination

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

There will no doubt be a scramble of passengers to be on the first flight of Qatar Airways (QR), now that the airline has confirmed that they will begin commercial operations with the world’s ...

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