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“Buddha in Central Asia” - an interview with Indian travel writer Sunita Dwivedi

“Buddha in Central Asia” - an interview with Indian travel writer Sunita Dwivedi

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

Sunita Dwivedi is a successful writer, and her book “The Buddhist Heritage Sites of India,” published in 2005 had a foreword by The Dalai Lama.

New passenger transit facility opens at Birmingham Airport

World Routes New passenger transit facility opens at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport has announced the completion of a new purpose-built transit and transfer facility, providing passengers with the UK’s fastest and most efficient option for onward connecting ...

Connectivity: The value of aviation

World Routes speaks with Angela Gittens of ACI World Connectivity: The value of aviation

Ahead of the official World Routes program, The HUB from routesonline.com spoke to Angela Gittens, director general, ACI World to discover her views on the aviation industry, how ACI is working to ...

Titan Airways triples Airbus A320 fleet

World Routes Titan Airways triples Airbus A320 fleet

UK charter and airline sub-charter specialist, Titan Airways, is tripling the size of its Airbus fleet with the introduction of two further Airbus A320 airliners, its commercial director, Alastair ...

World Routes interview with Southwest Airlines VP

World Routes interview with Southwest Airlines VP

Southwest Airlines’ vice president for network planning and performance, Andrew Watterson, reveals to World Routes' sister magazine, Routes News, what travelers can look forward to in the coming ...

Reaching any point in Asia with just one stop

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TONY FERNANDES, AIRASIA GROUP CEO Reaching any point in Asia with just one stop

By James Lee, in Tokyo

AirAsia is today Asia’s biggest player in the low-cost airlines business with eight affiliates. Do you still have dreams?

Exclusive interview with GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa

Green landscape, flowers, luxury and smiling faces welcome Exclusive interview with GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa

By Motaz Othman, eTN Middle East Correspondent

DUBAI (eTN) - The Ritz-Carlton always impressed me, and I have had the chance to stay at different Ritz-Carlton hotels in Sharm El Sheikh, Istanbul, and Doha.

United we prosper, divided we disappear

Interview of Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General of SAARC United we prosper, divided we disappear

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN US Correspondent in Pakistan & Chief Editor, Dispatch News Desk

“United we prosper, divided we disappear.

Khaplu and north of Pakistan needs tourists to come and help them

Khaplu and north of Pakistan needs tourists to come and help them

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

I have known Muhammad Iqbal Balti, owner of Baltistan Tours Pakistan from the extreme north of Khaplu Valley since 1983 when I started my career as a tourist guide.

Slovenia Tourism feels the love in London

eTN 2.0 Slovenia Tourism feels the love in London

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Slovenia Tourism Board once again made a valiant effort in this year’s edition of the World Travel Market (WTM), which was held earlier this month in London.

The “big daddy” of tourism organizations speaks

eTN 2.0: Tourism Leaders The “big daddy” of tourism organizations speaks

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

The global travel and tourism industry cannot contend that Geoffrey Lipman is an industry luminary who has held key positions in some of the biggest trade organizations today.

Interview with Khalfan Said Alshueili, Readiness GM for Oman Airports Management Co.

Interview with Khalfan Said Alshueili, Readiness GM for Oman Airports Management Co.

Q) Which key new air services have you attracted in the past 12 months among your airport portfolio and how will these meet with your development plans for the future?

Centara keeping up with demand: upgrades popular Krabi resort

Exclusive Interview with Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi GM Centara keeping up with demand: upgrades popular Krabi resort

The increasing profile of Krabi as a tourism destination has led to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi carrying out a complete upgrade of its 192 rooms and villas.

Bologna to host 3rd annual Airport Leadership & Change Management Forum & Exhibition

Bologna to host 3rd annual Airport Leadership & Change Management Forum & Exhibition

ITALY - Following the success of the events in Dublin and London, the third annual Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum & Exhibition will take place at the Royal Hotel Carlton in ...

Indradev Curpen of Mauritius talks with Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange

Exclusive interview Indradev Curpen of Mauritius talks with Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange

Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles tells Indradev CURPEN, the known journalist from Mauritius, that: “It is only through togetherness that we will make our region more visible.”

White in the winter, warm in summer, fresh in spring and colorful in autumn

Liechtenstein tourism White in the winter, warm in summer, fresh in spring and colorful in autumn

By Motaz Othman, eTN Correspondent, reporting from Liechenstein

(eTN) - It was always an interest for me to visit and to know more about the Liechtenstein, as a country I heard a lot of. I know its known to have beautiful landscapes and attractions.

Creation of World Islamic Tourism Council to be announced during the World Islamic Tourism Mart in Kuala Lumpur

Exclusive interview Creation of World Islamic Tourism Council to be announced during the World Islamic Tourism Mart in Kuala Lumpur

By Motaz Othman, eTN Correspondent, Middle East

(eTN) - In an inclusive interview at the Malaysia stand during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, H.E.

Wellbeing and happiness are key goals for ICTP

International Coalition for Tourism Partners Wellbeing and happiness are key goals for ICTP

ITB Berlin News talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), and a veteran of the travel and tourism industry, formerly in leadership ...

ITB a market dynamo for the global travel industry

Inspiring Tourism Professionals ITB a market dynamo for the global travel industry

By Gary Smith

At ITB Berlin 2013, not only TOs unveil their strategies. But they also come to find growth and niche markets, seek information on exploring new markets and ideas for innovative sales ...

Interview with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Exclusive one-on-one with Mr. Alain St.Ange Interview with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) – Hot of the press, published here is an interview held with the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, at his offices in Victoria, the capital of Seychelles.

The case for Canada: emotional engagement helps drive customers to purchase

Interview with Canadian Tourism Commission’s Manager for Social Media The case for Canada: emotional engagement helps drive customers to purchase

Canada is a vast and beautiful country, but why go there when you could go to California or the Caribbean?

Winter tourists flock to Dubai for a sunnier Christmas

Dubai records higher influx of tourists Winter tourists flock to Dubai for a sunnier Christmas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Even as Dubai’s denizens flew out over the weekend to make it home for the holidays, a new airline survey reveals that the city recorded a higher influx of ...

Caryn Seidman-Becker, President and Co-Founder of CLEAR, joins TravelTalkRADIO to discuss the Future of Travel using CLEAR Techn

CLEAR airport security in less than 5 minutes Caryn Seidman-Becker, President and Co-Founder of CLEAR, joins TravelTalkRADIO to discuss the Future of Travel using CLEAR Techn

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Airports around the country are getting Clear.

Hotels used as Prisons Back in the Day become Popular

A new phenomenon in the travel industry - Former Prisons Transform into Modern Day Hotels Hotels used as Prisons Back in the Day become Popular

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Nicole Hockin, well known Travel Blogger and travel contributor joins Sandy to bring some Halloween treats to our audiences.

History has been made with the new policies on border crossing between Pakistan and India.

New policies on border crossing between paskistan and India History has been made with the new policies on border crossing between Pakistan and India.

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

History has been made with the new policies on border crossing between Pakistan and India.

The Motor Coach Industry embraces drivers and guides

The marriage between a bus driver and tour guide is the key to success. The Motor Coach Industry embraces drivers and guides

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Silverado Stage's Director of International Sales, Jim Federman, along with Ted Bravos, President of International Tour Managemet Institute (ITMI), discuss the growth and benefits of using the ...

Author Rick Antonson Joins TravelTalkRADIO

A mustang ride on good old route 66. Author Rick Antonson Joins TravelTalkRADIO

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Rick Antonson, author of Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving America’s Main Street tells us some stories on this adventure through the famous road.

Author of Dancing in the Foutain, Karen McCann, is perfect example of Bi-Global living

Author of Dancing in the Fountain Karen McCann joins Sandy On TravelTalkRADIO to share her story Author of Dancing in the Foutain, Karen McCann, is perfect example of Bi-Global living

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Author of Dancing in the Fountain Karen McCann joins Sandy Dhuyvetter on TravelTalkRADIO to share her story on how a simple vacations’ stay turned in to picking up and adding a home half way ...

Ted Bravos talks about ITMI's commitment to the Tour Guides

Ted Bravos joins Sandy to talk about ITMI's commitment to the Tour Guides and Tour Managers who graduate from the Institute. Ted Bravos talks about ITMI's commitment to the Tour Guides

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

We are excited to announce that the International Tour Management Institute will be signing The Code Conduct to fight against Human Trafficking.

Sabre-Holdings signs The Code of Conduct

Sabre-Holdings promises to educate on Human Trafficking Awareness and help survivors in their journey forward. Sabre-Holdings signs The Code of Conduct

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Sam Gilliland joins Sandy Dhuyvetter to talk about the Sabre-Holdings culture of giving back.

Author Harvey Gould joins radio host Sandy Dhuyvetter to talk about a life changing love affair with Ireland.

Harvey Gould, was handed one of those unexpected life changing challenges that included a blood disease and a possible death sentence. Author Harvey Gould joins radio host Sandy Dhuyvetter to talk about a life changing love affair with Ireland.

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Author Harvey Gould joins Sandy to talk about a life changing love affair with Ireland.

Worldwide Emergency Medical Assistance for Travelers at Affordable Pricing

Evacuation Services for every family, company and business traveler Worldwide Emergency Medical Assistance for Travelers at Affordable Pricing

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Patrice Shilling, Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner for Private JetMD, joins Sandy Dhuyvetter on TravelTalkRADIO to talk about how Worldwide Emergency Medical Assistance and Evacuation ...

Airline Ambassadors International Human Trafficking Training Team  Educates  Sabre Holdings Employees

Training part of broader Sabre event to sign the ECPAT Code of Conduct and launch of initiative to combat human trafficking Airline Ambassadors International Human Trafficking Training Team Educates Sabre Holdings Employees

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

SOUTHLAKE, Texas October 01, 2012 -2012 – Airline Ambassadors International Human Trafficking Training team trained nearly 400 employees of Sabre Holdings directly before a brief ceremony where ...

Mexico City is the safest city in Mexico, tourism minister claims

Safest City in Mexico Mexico City is the safest city in Mexico, tourism minister claims

By Nelson Alcantara, Editor-in-Chief

The below interview with Mexico City Tourism Minister Carlos Mackinley Grohmann was conducted during the third edition of the Fair International de Turismo de las Americas (International Tourism ...

Exclusive interview with Juergen Thomas Steinmetz

Publisher of eTurboNews and Chairman of the International Council of Tourism Partners Exclusive interview with Juergen Thomas Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since a teenager in Germany, first as a travel agent and now as a publisher for one of the world’s most ...

Perhaps the coolest hotel on the planet

Introducing the aloft hotel to San Francisco International Airport Perhaps the coolest hotel on the planet

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

San Francisco Airport recently welcomed back in rare form Starwoods 62nd property.

Don’t go there without this Moscow attorney

Russia is Risky Don’t go there without this Moscow attorney

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

There are dozens of reasons for hotel, travel and tourism investors, tour operators, and travel agents to look to Russia and other Eastern European countries for growth and expansion ...

Creating a buzz: social is made for building relationships with guests

Executive Interview Creating a buzz: social is made for building relationships with guests

By Pamela Whitby

There are countless things a social media community manager in a multinational chain has to think about.

Travel Trade Gazette MENA Luxury Magazine looks at Seychelles through the eyes of Alain St.Ange

the island's Minister for Tourism and Culture Travel Trade Gazette MENA Luxury Magazine looks at Seychelles through the eyes of Alain St.Ange

A rare insight into Seychelles tourism was expressed by the country’s popular Minister for Tourism & Culture, the Hon. Alain St.Ange.

Trust International looks to leverage new channels to extend coverage for hotel clients

proliferation of online booking channels a boon Trust International looks to leverage new channels to extend coverage for hotel clients

Following the proven success of its high-profile partnerships with Google’s Hotel Finder and Room Key, hotel central reservation system (CRS) vendor, Trust International, is looking out for ...

Richard Bangs talks about why Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is the leading adventure film festival.

Father of Modern Day Adventure Travel joins Sandy to discuss best film festival for adventure travelers Richard Bangs talks about why Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is the leading adventure film festival.

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Richard Bangs joins Sandy Dhuyvetter on TravelTalkRADIO to talk about the annual film festival at the Banff Center this coming Oct and Nov.

Italian Blue Panorama returns to Seychelles International soon after take-off

aircraft immediately cleared for emergency return Italian Blue Panorama returns to Seychelles International soon after take-off

An Italian Blue Panorama B757-200 aircraft with 130 passengers and 8 crew on board landed safely at Seychelles International Airport Pointe Larue after it was declared an emergency 18 minutes ...

Consummate World Traveler, Richard Bangs joins Sandy on TravelTalkRADIO

The Father of Modern Adventure Travel - PBS filmmaker, author and co founder of Expedia, Sobek Mountain Travel and more, shares his latest adventures with Sandy Dhuyvetter Consummate World Traveler, Richard Bangs joins Sandy on TravelTalkRADIO

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, executive producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO

Richard Bangs joins Sandy Dhuyvetter to discuss his latest travels to Northern Ireland.

eTN speaks with Tanzania’s prominent business executive and frequent air traveler about airline business in Africa

EXECUTIVE TALK with Sir andy chande eTN speaks with Tanzania’s prominent business executive and frequent air traveler about airline business in Africa

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) – Ahead of the crucial aviation and airline’s executive gathering, Routes Africa 2012, which is scheduled to take place at the mid-Indian Ocean island of Seychelles this weekend ...

International Council of Tourism Partners Chairman on TravelTalkRADIO

Interview with Professor Geoffrey Lipman International Council of Tourism Partners Chairman on TravelTalkRADIO

Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and host of TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO, recently had the chance to speak with Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Chairman of the International Council of ...

eTN speaks with Chairman of Precisionair on air transport situation in Africa

Executive Talk eTN speaks with Chairman of Precisionair on air transport situation in Africa

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - While aviation and airline professionals are set for the seventh edition of the Routes Africa 2012 Forum in the mid-Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles, eTN spoke to Mr.

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