PARIS (eTN) - Over the last few weeks, rumors and false information on a possible conversion of Air France-KLM short/medium-haul network into a low-cost operation abounded so much that the ...
During the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, eTurboNews met with Mr. Nayef Al Fayez, director general of the Jordan Tourism Board and had this exclusive interview.
The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) believes that the 2012 London Olympics will cause considerable damage to the city’s tourism industry and that the event could cost the British ...
Bruno Matheu, executive vice president of marketing, revenue, and network management for Air France-KLM gave an exclusive interview to eTurboNews explaining the reason behind the launch of a ...
The economic crisis has shifted priorities for many hotel companies, but Accor Asia Pacific sees opportunities out of the current economic turmoil.
At the recent General Assembly of United Nations World Tourism Organization in Kazakhstan this month, eTN publisher Juergen T.
eTN: How is the current situation when it comes to tourism in Costa Rica?
Despite the global economic crisis, Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says a record number of Canadian tourists are expected to visit Jamaica this winter.
eTN caught up with Walter Mzembi, Minister of Hospitality and Tourism for Zimbabwe, at the recently concluded United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly, which was held in Astana, ...
At the recent UNWTO General Assembly in Kazakhstan, eTN's publisher Juergen Thomas Steinmetz had the opportunity to speak with Mamata Bako Djaouga, Minister of Handicrafts and Tourism for Benin in ...
If the Minister of Hospitality and Tourism for Zimbabwe, Walter Mzembi, has his way, going forward, tourism will be contributing 15 percent to the gross domestic product by 2012.
eTN: Kenya Airways (KQ) just suffered from a strike, even though the industrial court had specifically prohibited the union from going ahead with such action.
It has been ten years now since Luzi Matzig, one of the most prominent personalities in Asian tourism, created his own tour operation.
MANILA (eTN) - As international air passenger traffic in the Philippines dips in the 1st half of 2009 due to the slump in world economies, Cebu Pacific Air not only bucks the trend, but remains ...
ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - Professional Hotel Managers Association (POYD) president Volkan Şimşek, who is also the general coordinator for Majesty Hotels, has said that many hotels in Turkey are ...
Speaking to journalists attending the launch of Turkish Airline’s (THY) first flight to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, THY chairman Candan Karlıtekin said the Turkish flag carrier is ...
Nok Air seems to finally have found its position and is ready to cooperate with its main shareholder, Thai Airways, Nok Air’s CEO, Patee Sarasin, told eTN in an exclusive interview.
If you want to do business in Africa, don’t go there! At least not until you’ve attended the 2009 US-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC in late September.
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In the last five years, the number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited public and private hospitals around the world has increased by nearly 1,000 percent.
Rwanda's tourism sector has of late being in the news as it seeks to reposition its offerings owing to a number of outcomes.
As Turkish Airlines celebrates its 20th anniversary of presence in the Thai market, the airline’s CEO, Dr. Temel Kotil, gave an insight of the future of the national Turkish carrier.
East Africa correspondent Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H.
Great, I thought, just what the world needs - another virtual human who will not understand my question and send me off down the wrong road in my search for an answer.
The Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act has been opposed by the cruise industry for years, but after the valiant efforts of Senator John Kerry and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, the International ...
Inspired by the book, The Ugly American, Rob Jackson decided in the 8th grade that, as Americans, "We can do better." After 28 years with the US State Department, Rob talked at length with ...
This is a transcript of an Radio Interview with eTN's partner TravelTalkRadio host Sandy Dhuyvette and Kevin Maguire, President of the National Business Travel Association.
Alitalia reducing its presence in the Milan market is viewed by German carrier Lufthansa as one of the best opportunities to further gain its market shares in Europe.
Rosette Rugamba is the deputy CEO of the Rwanda Development Board and head of the Rwanda Office for Tourism and National Parks (ORTPN ).
Is Wallop Bhukkanasut the right man for Thai Airways International (THAI)? Khun Wallop left the airline at the end of 2006 as executive vice president of Marketing and Sales to go into ...
Highly-acclaimed author and travel attorney, Alexander Anolik, has defended the travel industry and travelers for decades.
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s ninth Global Summit on Travel and Tourism, held last month in Florianopolis (in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil), was a success not only in terms of ...
He is arguably the highest-profile gay man in Hawaii.
eTN chats with Alain St. Ange, Seychelles head of delegation to the Fifth Africa Asia Business Forum presently taking place in Kampala, Uganda.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - The economic crisis has a strong impact on airlines activity according to the latest forecasts issued by IATA during its annual conference in Kuala Lumpur.
United Nations World Tourism Organization affiliated offices (Osaka and Korea) were recently audited with regards to the various programs that are using the UNTWO logo.
Taleb Rifai is the ad interim secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
The former tourism minister of Thailand, Weerasak Kowsurat, is now the chairman of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
We want to welcome Ken Carver.
South Korea’s Oh Jee-chul, the president and CEO of the Korea Tourism Organization, has the backing of his government in his bid to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations World ...
Accor is Asia and the Pacific region’s largest hotel group with a portfolio of 374 hotels and 72,431 rooms in 16 countries.
Celebrating its first anniversary of its Lyon base, Easyjet presence has unveiled ambitious expansion plans in France’s second largest city.
Among European air carriers, Swiss is one of the few to look at the immediate future with relative optimism.
(Questions for Skal International's current president, Hulya Aslantas. She tackles issues ranging from the economy to current social issues involving tourism.
Berlin Tourismus Marketing (BTM) new head Burkhard Kieker tells to eTN why Berlin should be more resilient than other European cities to the current economic recession.
There were murmurs within the industry that Green Globe International was having a bit of an affliction within in own organization.
(Questions for William A. Maloney, chief executive officer of the American Society of Travel Agents)
All Nippon Airways puts all its hopes into new runways at Tokyo airports.
Last year, the Pacific Asia Travel Association came under fire, resulting to the early departure of its then chief executive, Peter de Jong.
Hawaii tourism experienced its worst December on record since 9/11, new figures have revealed. According to recently-released figures, hotels in Hawaii saw a dip in hotel occupancy to 60.9 ...
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