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Former US military base now a thriving Philippine airport

Routes World 2013 Former US military base now a thriving Philippine airport

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Some say that one's man's trash could be another man's treasure.

United Airlines customer service fiasco: the final chapter

Airline Passenger Rights United Airlines customer service fiasco: the final chapter

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Sometime during my documented exchange with a United Airlines’ customer service representative in Houston on May 19, 2012, the switch from being a customer who had a few questions, to a ...

United Airlines hell, first-class style

Airline Customer Service United Airlines hell, first-class style

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

For every United Airlines flight, United CEO Jeff Smisek offers a welcome video greeting to customers onboard. In that greeting, Smisek talks very highly of the company’s customer service ...

Nelson Alcantara unveils “I Come In Peace”

Thanksgiving Gift Nelson Alcantara unveils “I Come In Peace”

George Taylor, eTN Staff Writer

Travel journalist and destination critic Nelson Alcantara on Wednesday, November 23, unveiled a photo project called “I Come in Peace” through the famous networking site Facebook.

Jean Claude Baumgarten shares his Hainan dream

Lessons from Las Vegas: Baumgarten Takes on Hainan Tourism Jean Claude Baumgarten shares his Hainan dream

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Jean Claude Baumgarten has spent the last 11 years of his life as the leader of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Nelson Alcantara launches Project Ilocandia

Eco-Tourism in the Philippines Nelson Alcantara launches Project Ilocandia

eTN Staff Writer

Six lucky eco-tourists/adventure travelers will be given an opportunity to be hosted by eTN editor-in-chief Nelson Alcantara for the first-ever Project Ilocandia tour.

Nelson Alcantara breaks silence about San Diego beating

Domestic Violence Nelson Alcantara breaks silence about San Diego beating

It has been a little over a year since that tragic incident in San Diego.

Celeb chef Benet shares his Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Cuisine Celeb chef Benet shares his Puerto Rico

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Dining is an integral aspect of travel and tourism, how would you describe Puerto Rico’s cuisine?

Puerto Rico Tourism: It is what it isn’t

Counting Down the Ways Puerto Rico Does It Better Puerto Rico Tourism: It is what it isn’t

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) recently invited me to go on an American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) pre-conference familiarization trip.

The first lady of tourism speaks

Skal's First Lady The first lady of tourism speaks

Nelson Alcantara

(Questions for Skal International's current president, Hulya Aslantas. She tackles issues ranging from the economy to current social issues involving tourism.

ASTA takes on Delta Air Lines, plans on heading to Africa

American Society of Travel Agents ASTA takes on Delta Air Lines, plans on heading to Africa

Nelson Alcantara

(Questions for William A. Maloney, chief executive officer of the American Society of Travel Agents)

Executive Talk:  ETOA’s Jenkins candidly addresses tourism issues

European Tour Operators Association Executive Talk: ETOA’s Jenkins candidly addresses tourism issues

Nelson Alcantara

eTN: Let’s start with UK domestic tourism. It was all the hype last year. You were saying there wasn’t much need for advertising outside since the hotel rooms were being filled up.

Adventuring on Oahu’s North Shore

North Shore Oahu Adventuring on Oahu’s North Shore

Nelson Alcantara

Wherever I go, I get asked the very same question: Where are you from? A question whose answer elicits yet another question: Do you surf? “Well, I try to,” is normally my answer.

Former American Airlines executive tells US carriers: stop making excuses

US Carriers Versus Asian, European and Mid East Former American Airlines executive tells US carriers: stop making excuses

Nelson Alcantara

No matter what I suggest, the outcome can’t be worse than what has already happened, Robert Crandall said within the first minute of his keynote address at the recently-concluded Airline ...

Obama:  Hottest new tourist attraction, but where is Hawaii’s pitch?

Obaboom Obama: Hottest new tourist attraction, but where is Hawaii’s pitch?

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

LONDON (eTN) – The day after the United States proclaimed Barack Obama as its new president, headlines here in the British capital resonated the same message: America is cool again.

ETOA is to apples as WTM is to oranges

World Travel Market ETOA is to apples as WTM is to oranges

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

LONDON (eTN) – The rain poured inexorably yesterday all over London, but this has not dampened the spirit of thousands from around the world to flock to the ExCel Exhibition Center, where this ...

New era begins in Maldives amid challenges, but tourism is optimistic

Maldives New era begins in Maldives amid challenges, but tourism is optimistic

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

It is the rising sea level and finding new homes for Maldivians that are at the top of the agenda of the newly sworn in president of the Maldives.

Italians give Zimbabwe reason to celebrate its "independence"

Zimbabwe Italians give Zimbabwe reason to celebrate its "independence"

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

As Zimbabwe celebrated its Independence Day yesterday, the country’s tourism industry needs to realize one very important fact: that it’s tourism infrastructure is the envy of many African ...

Audio:  Q&A with Nelson Alcantara

Malaysia Tourism Audio: Q&A with Nelson Alcantara

Nelson Alcantara

Nelson Alcantara asks Malaysian Tourism Minister Azalina bin Othman Said what sets her apart from previous Malaysian tourism ministers.

New era in China-US tourism begins

US, China New era in China-US tourism begins

Nelson Alcantara

HONOLULU (eTN) - Signed in December 2007, the agreement between the United States and China to allow Chinese tour groups to visit the United States as leisure travelers was put into action this ...

Frangialli to finally step down as UN tourism chief

UNWTO Frangialli to finally step down as UN tourism chief

Nelson Alcantara

The United Nations World Tourism Organization secretary-general Francesco Frangialli has announced he is planning to leave his post as UN’s tourism chief earlier than expected.

‘Gay Travels in the Muslim World’ author speaks

Gay Travel ‘Gay Travels in the Muslim World’ author speaks

Nelson Alcantara

HONOLULU (eTN) - A few months ago, I was given a copy of a book to review called, “Gay Travels in the Muslim World.” Time constraints and job demands have hindered me from taking the time to ...

Turkish Airlines reports 260% profit increase

Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines reports 260% profit increase

Nelson Alcantara and Unal Basusta

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) – In the days when airlines are hardly staying in business because of skyrocketing fuel prices, one airline seems to have figured out a way to go the exact opposite and ...

Cruise Industry Demand high for cruising in 2007

Demand high for cruising in 2007
Nelson Alcantara

(eTN) - The cruise sector finished the year on a high note, judging by the success of Amadeus Waterways. According to an executive ...

Amadeus Waterways looks back at a successful year; expects 2008 to be even bigger

Cruise Industry Amadeus Waterways looks back at a successful year; expects 2008 to be even bigger

Nelson Alcantara

TravelWireNews exclusive interview with Kristin Karst, Amadeus Waterways vice president for Sales.

How has 2007 been for AW?

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