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Pakistan Troops plan to secure tourist resorts

MINGORA (eTN) - Security forces have advanced further into areas of Swat vacated by militants and secured their stronghold of Khwazakhela, 27kms from here.

Local people said police have ...

Macau Macau launches probe into China tourist scuffle

HONG KONG (eTN) — The Macau government has launched an investigation into a three-way clash between a disgruntled tour group, their guide and police in the southern Chinese city, officials said ...

Uganda Tourists Not Affected By Ebola Outbreak

(eTN) - TOURISTS visiting the Rwenzori region are not at risk of catching Ebola, the Uganda Wildlife Authority executive director has said reports Geresom Musamali.

Moses Mapesa yesterday ...

Korea Gaeseong Open to South Korean Tourists

Gaeseong (eTN) - A convoy of 10 South Korean buses drove into North Korea Wednesday across the heavily armed border to visit Gaeseong as part of a second tourism project between the two ...

Georgia, Atlanta Announce Airfare, Accommodations Giveaway to Shopper's Paradise

ATLANTA (TVLW) - Georgia Tourism and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau have teamed up with Delta Airlines and Embassy Suites to give away a "CityPass" weekend for two (

Cruise line plans day-stops in St Croix

Cruise Cruise line plans day-stops in St Croix

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (TVLW) - St. Croix is readying its brightly painted colonial buildings and centuries-old sugar mills to welcome cruise ship passengers to the U.S. island that has been ...

Edinburgh set to surge ahead as Smith leads fresh tourism drive

Scotland Edinburgh set to surge ahead as Smith leads fresh tourism drive

(TVLW) - NEW plans to turbo-charge Edinburgh's booming tourism economy during 2008 have been unveiled by the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG), which aims to outstrip the targeted national ...

New Vancouver-India flight will cut 10 hours off travel time

Airline New Vancouver-India flight will cut 10 hours off travel time

(TVLW) - Travellers to India will soon be able to choose a non-stop flight from Vancouver to New Delhi that will cut their travel time by as much as 10 hours.

The new service, to be ...

Industry can learn from Dubai, says WTTC boss

WTTC Industry can learn from Dubai, says WTTC boss

(TVLW) - The next WTTC summit in Dubai will examine issues of infrastructure, social responsibility and human resources, WTTC president Jean-Claude Baumgarten tells SHALU CHANDRAN in an exclusive ...

Thai mahouts eager for tourists

Thailand Thai mahouts eager for tourists

SURIN, Thailand (eTN) - Trudging the city streets with a hungry four-tonne elephant at your heels is not a job for everyone.

But add a cute baby, and tourists flock to pet and feed the ...

Delta Airline - Nigeria Wants U.S. to Reciprocate Gesture

Nigeria Delta Airline - Nigeria Wants U.S. to Reciprocate Gesture

(TVLW) - The Federal Government has urged the United States government to reciprocate its acceptance of its airlines to operate into Nigeria.

NEW STRATEGY IN BULGARIAN TOURISM: DISCOUNTS FOR BULGARIANS

Bulgaria NEW STRATEGY IN BULGARIAN TOURISM: DISCOUNTS FOR BULGARIANS

(eTN) - After years of trying to attract foreign tourists, hotel owners were now turning to Bulgarians as potential clients, Dnevnik daily said.

China Tourists, Police Scuffle in Macau

Macau China Tourists, Police Scuffle in Macau

(eTN) - Police armed with riot shields and batons were called in to subdue angry tourists from mainland China who clashed with tour guides in the tiny gambling enclave of Macau, police said ...

Philly International Airport Tops 'AXE's Best and Worst Airports to Make a Connection'

Philly International Airport Tops 'AXE's Best and Worst Airports to Make a Connection'

(TVLW) - The thought of flying during the holidays normally conjures up images of screaming kids with colds, cancelled flights and less-than-enthused flight attendants who keep bumping into your ...

UN rushes to help pregnant women in cyclone-affected Bangladesh

UN rushes to help pregnant women in cyclone-affected Bangladesh

By eTN Staff Writer

United Nations agency yesterday announced it is to provide aid to pregnant women affected in cyclone-hit areas in Bangladesh.

With some 30,000 babies expected to be born in the coming ...

The Bahamas models climate change experience through tourism satellite account

Developing tourism overseas for the Bahamas The Bahamas models climate change experience through tourism satellite account

By Hazel Heyer, eTN

Tourism will remain as one of the major pillars of economic and social development in the Bahamas. The industry drives the island to promote the financial services sector, e-business opportunities ...

New Year strike threat for airline travellers

New Year strike threat for airline travellers

(TVLW) - Airline passengers are facing the threat of a wave of strikes in the New Year because of union disputes over pay and pensions.

More than 3,000 cabin crew working for Virgin ...

Emirates Airline begins Houston-to-Dubai service

Airline Emirates Airline begins Houston-to-Dubai service

HOUSTON (TVLW) - Emirates Airline on Monday began nonstop service between Houston and Dubai, connecting the two international energy hubs.

Service aboard the new Boeing 777-200LR initially ...

"A casino will do good for Israel and will bring in a lot of money..."

Tourism minister gambles on Eilat casino "A casino will do good for Israel and will bring in a lot of money..."

(eTN) - Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, who recently launched the world's biggest gambling complex, may have given up on hopes of establishing a casino in Israel, but Tourism Minister Yitzhak ...

Malaysia drops Indonesian dances from tourism campaign following protests

Malaysia drops Indonesian dances from tourism campaign following protests

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - Malaysia will drop two dances that originated in Indonesia from its overseas tourism campaigns following protests from the neighboring country, officials and a ...

Disney Cruise Line Adds Two Eastern Caribbean Itineraries Amidst a Wave of New Choices for Guests in 2008 & 2009

Cruise Disney Cruise Line Adds Two Eastern Caribbean Itineraries Amidst a Wave of New Choices for Guests in 2008 & 2009

(TVLW) - Disney Cruise Line announced today two new eastern Caribbean itineraries for 2009 - giving guests more choices than ever before to explore the beautiful islands of the Caribbean - and ...

Cathay is betting on Chinese travel boom

Airlines Cathay is betting on Chinese travel boom

(TVLW) Cathay Pacific is betting on explosive growth in China as seventy new airports come on stream and the rising middle class bursts onto the global scene.

"You can find a stack of press ...

Polynesian Cultural Center Unveils 2008 Cultural Events Schedule

Hawaii Polynesian Cultural Center Unveils 2008 Cultural Events Schedule

La'ie, HI (eTN) – The Polynesian Cultural Center celebrates its 45th anniversary with a wide array of festivals and competitions that represent Polynesian cultures preserved and shared ...

Tourism reaps benefits from Palestinian-Israeli cooperation

Tourism reaps benefits from Palestinian-Israeli cooperation

By Rachelle Kliger l Medialine for eTurboNews

With prospects of a renewed peace process on the horizon, Israelis and Palestinians are hoping this will also bring better times for the tourism industry.

Palestinian and Israeli hotel ...

St. Ange’s Indian Ocean weekly report

Weekly Report from the Indian Ocean nations of Seychelles, Mauritius, La Reunion and Madagascar. St. Ange’s Indian Ocean weekly report

By Alain St.Ange l eTN Ambassador

Weekly Report from the Indian Ocean nations of Seychelles, Mauritius, La Reunion and Madagascar.

SEYCHELLES
SEYCHELLES VICE PRESIDENT BELMONT LED DELEGATION TO WORLD TRAVEL MARKET ...

Israel Ministry seeks 2.8 million tourists

(TVLW) - The Tourism Ministry today will present a work plan for 2008, including goals to bring 2.8 million visitors to Israel next year and up to 5 million tourists by 2012.

'Transplant tourist' defends trip

Medical tourism is here to stay. Now...transplant tourism? 'Transplant tourist' defends trip

(eTN) - A kidney patient who travelled to the Philippines to search for a live donor has defended his decision to become a so-called "transplant tourist".

Father-of-two Mark Schofield, 44, ...

Tourism Vital for Dubai

Dubai Tourism Vital for Dubai

(TVLW) - On Dec. 2, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated its 36th National Day after the completion of another year of successful progress in the development of its rapidly-growing ...

Turkmenistan to build Caspian tourist resort

Turkmenistan Turkmenistan to build Caspian tourist resort

TURKMENBASHI, Turkmenistan (TVLW) - Turkmenistan's leader inaugurated the construction of a $5 billion (2.4 billion pound) tourism complex on the Caspian coast on Monday, his latest gesture to ...

Chinese wild pigs get feisty with tourists

China Chinese wild pigs get feisty with tourists

BEIJING (eTN) — The eastern Chinese resort city of Hangzhou has ordered a cull of wild pigs blamed for scaring tourists and invading residential areas, official media here reported.

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