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Brazilian agency to promote innovative action at World Travel Market Latin America

Brazilian agency to promote innovative action at World Travel Market Latin America

Embratur and Braztoa are this year promoting a Hosted Buyers’ program (invited international buyers) at WTM Latin America, the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry, which ...

American Airlines' chief Doug Parker announced as featured speaker at GBTA event

American Airlines' chief Doug Parker announced as featured speaker at GBTA event

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines Group and American ...

Final countdown to East Africa premier hotel conference

Final countdown to East Africa premier hotel conference

Slujan Events, the organizers of HOSEA 2014 and the Kenya Hospitality Trade Fair, the two running in parallel from May 14-16 inclusive, have given further updates on the upcoming symposium, ...

Red carpet event for Europe travel awards coming this fall

Red carpet event for Europe travel awards coming this fall

LONDON, England – A red-carpet evening is being held in partnership with the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, and ...

World Travel & Tourism Summit heads to Spain

World Travel & Tourism Summit heads to Spain

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit, one of the biggest annual gatherings of travel and tourism leaders, will be held on April 15-16, 2015 and is to be hosted by Ministerio ...

Despite detractors, I will remain focused says Nigeria Tourism Director General

Despite detractors, I will remain focused says Nigeria Tourism Director General

By Lucky George, eTN Nigeria Correspondent

NIGERIA (eTN) - Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo, Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), has said that she would remain focused despite all distractions in the course of ...

ASTA names new VP of Communications

ASTA names new VP of Communications

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Michels has taken on the role of Vice President of Communications, effective immediately.

Airtel CEO in Seychelles leaves for a bigger posting

Airtel CEO in Seychelles leaves for a bigger posting

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture rallied together to bid farewell to Mr. Vikram Sinha, the outgoing CEO of Airtel Seychelles.

WTM Africa puts responsible tourism in the spotlight

WTM Africa puts responsible tourism in the spotlight

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa will bring wider issues of responsible tourism to the forefront during its leading event program at the inaugural show.

Record attendance expected at Routes Europe

Aviation event for airlines, airports and tourism professionals Record attendance expected at Routes Europe

This year Routes Europe expects a record attendance of over 1,100 aviation professionals from airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss new air services to, from and within the entire ...

3-day travel event to generate USD175 million

3-day travel event to generate USD175 million

The Travel Tech Show at World Travel Market (WTM) 2013 will generate more than £100m (close to US$175 million) in business deals for its exhibitors from its debut event.

Achim Lenders joins Starwood as VP, Global Food and Beverage

Achim Lenders joins Starwood as VP, Global Food and Beverage

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced that Achim Lenders, an industry veteran with 30 years of experience, has joined the company as Vice President, Global ...

Anthony Kaufman appointed Senior VP of Asia Operations for Princess Cruises

Anthony Kaufman appointed Senior VP of Asia Operations for Princess Cruises

SINGAPORE – Anthony Kaufman has been appointed by Carnival plc to the new position of senior vice president, Asia operations for the Princess Cruises brand.

Princess Cruises fills new executive position for Asia operations

Princess Cruises fills new executive position for Asia operations

SINGAPORE – Anthony Kaufman has been appointed by Carnival plc to the new position of Senior Vice President, Asia Operations, for the Princess Cruises brand.

Change of guard for head of Rwanda Tourism Department

Change of guard for head of Rwanda Tourism Department

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

After 4 years at the helm of the Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Department, Rica Rwigamba has left the organization as Ambassador Karitanyi was appointed last Friday by the ...

Air France CEO to open Routes Europe Strategy Summit

Air France CEO to open Routes Europe Strategy Summit

One of the highlights of this year’s Routes Europe Strategy Summit will be the keynote address from Frederic Gagey Chairman & CEO of Air France.

Digital tourism a hot topic at upcoming SA conference

Digital tourism a hot topic at upcoming SA conference

The World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference – Cape Town, which takes place during the inaugural WTM Africa on Friday, May 2, will debate the crucial impact of mobile on the tourism industry ...

Enhanced features optimize online experience at EIBTM website

Enhanced features optimize online experience at EIBTM website

Last year eibtm.com received over 1.56 million web page views and with the new platform and optimized SEO, this is expected to increase even further, adding even more value to EIBTM exhibitors ...

Nyalandu sacks Tanzania Tourism Board CEO

Nyalandu sacks Tanzania Tourism Board CEO

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Tanzania’s new Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, swung the axe again when in a surprise move he sacked the Chief Executive of the Tanzania Tourist Board, Dr.

Gujarat Travel Mart is back on

India travel trade fair rescheduled Gujarat Travel Mart is back on

The Gujarat Travel Mart has been rescheduled, originally slated for March 27-29.

Four Seasons announces promotion of Christopher Norton to Executive Vice President

Four Seasons announces promotion of Christopher Norton to Executive Vice President

TORONTO, Canada - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, announces the promotion of Christopher Norton to the newly created role of Executive Vice ...

Hong Kong's Marco Polo names new manager

Hotel Executives in Asia Hong Kong's Marco Polo names new manager

HONG KONG – A German national who graduated from The Hotel School of Lausanne (Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne) in Switzerland and is the holder of an Ivey Executive MBA from Western Ontario ...

African Airline Association announces 3rd aviation convention

African Airline Association announces 3rd aviation convention

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The African Airline Association, headquartered in Nairobi, has announced that from May 4-6 this year they will hold the 3rd Aviation Suppliers and Stakeholders Convention at the Safari Park Hotel ...

Gujarat Travel Mart 2014 postponed

Gujarat Travel Mart 2014 postponed

The fourth edition of Gujarat Travel Mart, organized by the Department of Tourism, government of Gujarat, India, Department of Tourism has been postponed.

Main domestic tourism exhibition in Kenya just days away

Main domestic tourism exhibition in Kenya just days away

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Kenya’s main domestic tourism exhibition, the Sarit Centre Getaway Expo is set to go underway on March 26 and will run until March 30 inclusive.

Tourism veteran rejoins Brazil Tourism Office in New York

Tourism veteran rejoins Brazil Tourism Office in New York

NEW YORK, New York – The Brazilian Tourism Board (EMBRATUR) has appointed Miguel Jeronimo as account manager at the East Coast Office, based in New York City. Mr.

World Travel Market pumps over USD815 million into the industry

World Travel Market pumps over USD815 million into the industry

Independent analysis by Fusion Communications of the World Travel Market (WTM) 2013 Europe & Mediterranean and UK & Ireland regions reveals that £494m (over US$815 million) of contracts ...

Boeing commercial airplanes customer support & services leader to retire

Boeing commercial airplanes customer support & services leader to retire

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing announced today that Lou Mancini, who has served as the leader for Boeing's commercial airplane customer support and after-market products and services, will retire from the ...

Faith Travel Association names first director

Faith Travel Association names first director

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Z. Allen Abbott, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Faith Travel Association.

Choice Hotels names Monte Koch to Board of Directors

Choice Hotels names Monte Koch to Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced today that Monte Koch has been appointed to its board of directors.

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