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Hard Rock International issues statement regarding Hard Rock Cafe Cancun

Hard Rock International issues statement regarding Hard Rock Cafe Cancun

ORLANDO, FL and CANCUN, Mexico - Hard Rock Cafe Cancun, which is not part of the Hard Rock International portfolio, and operating illegally as an unauthorized cafe, was closed last night by local ...

France President Francois Hollande in Reunion Island

Head of State applauds tourism development on the island France President Francois Hollande in Reunion Island

France President Francois Hollande arrived this Thursday, August 21, 2014, on Reunion Island.

Chinese firm to invest $1 billion in Antigua mega-resort development

Chinese firm to invest $1 billion in Antigua mega-resort development

Chinese company Yida International Investment Group will invest approximately $1 billion in a mega-resort development on Antigua, to be built on 1,600 acres previously owned by disgraced US ...

Cathay Pacific launches flights between Boston and Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific launches flights between Boston and Hong Kong

BOSTON, MA - Cathay Pacific Airways today announced at a joint press conference at the Massachusetts State House with Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, Richard Davey, President and CEO of ...

Global Transportation Price Index released

Global Transportation Price Index released

GoEuro has presented its Worldwide Transportation Price Index findings. These are based on the train, bus and flight information across five continents.

The best: Melbourne, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Cape Town, Vancouver, Berlin, Singapore, Houston, Chicago, Dubai

The best: Melbourne, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Cape Town, Vancouver, Berlin, Singapore, Houston, Chicago, Dubai

Proving that innovation knows no boundaries, six BestCities partners feature on Business Insider’s 2014 list of the ‘18 Most Innovative Cities in the World’ and all eleven partners are ...

Dangerous student tours: The return of the Chinese tick

TRAVEL LAW: Avoiding Dangerous Vacations Update Dangerous student tours: The return of the Chinese tick

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Last week our annual article, Avoiding Dangerous Vacations 2014 [eTN (8/5/2014)], identified 323 locales in which a travel accident or criminal or terrorist activity had reportedly taken place ...

Munich sees Arab summer

Along with the rain, Arab tourists flood the streets of Munich Munich sees Arab summer

By Elisabeth Lang, eTN Germany Correspondent

Munich is experiencing a strange summer with pretty cool and unusual temperatures, which seem to be attracting more Arab travelers from the Gulf region than ever before.

International Civil Aviation Organization creates Aircraft Tracking Task Force

International Civil Aviation Organization creates Aircraft Tracking Task Force

Following last month's loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over a part of Ukraine that has seen fighting between nationalist and separatist troops, the International Civil ...

US State Department updates its travel warning to Mexico

US State Department updates its travel warning to Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC - The US State Department has updated its travel warning to Mexico due to threats to safety and security.

Too soon to say a Gulf Coast hurricane but development possible in Caribbean

Too soon to say a Gulf Coast hurricane but development possible in Caribbean

While it is too early to say for sure that a hurricane will hit the Gulf coast before the end of August, there may be a threat for the United States and Caribbean islands from the Atlantic in the ...

We're all going on a smartphone vacation

We're all going on a smartphone vacation

ATLANTA, GA - Forget the sunscreen, magazines and guide books, new research released today by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reveals that of more than 10,000 travelers across 13 countries ...

Strong Australian contingent attending WYSE Travel Confederation

World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation in Dublin Strong Australian contingent attending WYSE Travel Confederation

Early indications reveal that a strong contingent of Australian delegates will be attending this September’s World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation (WYSTC 2014) in ...

Emirates SkyCargo to launch freighter service to Basel

Emirates SkyCargo to launch freighter service to Basel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to further strengthen trade lanes between Switzerland and its worldwide network with the introduction of ...

Atlantic versus Eastern Pacific: Lopsided hurricane season to continue

Atlantic versus Eastern Pacific: Lopsided hurricane season to continue

As of August 19, 2014, there have been six times the number of named tropical systems in the Eastern Pacific Basin compared to the Atlantic Basin: 12 versus 2.

IATA assessment:  Premium and economy airline travel in June.

IATA assessment: Premium and economy airline travel in June.

IATA released its recent assessment of premium and economy travel in June.

Key points:

Top jazz musicians to heat up Crystal Serenity Fall/Winter cruise

Top jazz musicians to heat up Crystal Serenity Fall/Winter cruise

HONG KONG – November 30 is the first of 11 Jazz days aboard Crystal Cruises’ Jazz-themed voyage sailing through the Panama Canal and Central America.

World Tourism Organization issues statement on Ebola and travel

World Tourism Organization issues statement on Ebola and travel

On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the ...

Qatar Airways to ramp up flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Qatar Airways to ramp up flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is responding to the increased demand for its services to Istanbul by announcing an addition of three weekly flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport making the ...

Latin American cities becoming more popular with US travelers

Latin American cities becoming more popular with US travelers

DALLAS, TX - As beach vacations dwindle and the summer comes to a close, the most popular destinations for travelers in the first half of 2014 were identified with insights from the Hotel Price ...

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces new European hotels

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces new European hotels

ARLINGTON, VA - Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading US-based global hotel management company – announces eight new hotels recently opened or signed in growing European and CIS ...

National Library and Archives of Iran added to tourist itineraries

National Library and Archives of Iran added to tourist itineraries

TEHRAN, Iran - The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) has been added to the list of places tourists can visit on their journeys to Iran.

Philippines wants Omani tourists

Philippines wants Omani tourists

MUSCAT, Oman - The Philippine Embassy in Muscat has said that representatives of two well-established Filipino travel and tour companies (CCT.168 Travel & Tours and Profil Holidays - Tours ...

Qatar Airways upgrades Bucharest-Sofia route to daily service

Qatar Airways upgrades Bucharest-Sofia route to daily service

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has further strengthened its commitment to the Bucharest and Sofia routes by announcing an increase in flight frequency to the popular destinations in Eastern ...

The photo that sums up the woes of flying a US carrier

The photo that sums up the woes of flying a US carrier

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

When it comes to United States carriers’ economics, I just don’t get it.

Virgin America flight attendants to join TWU

Virgin America flight attendants to join TWU

By eTN Staff Writer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, is celebrating the decision by around 900 flight attendants at Virgin America to be represented by a union.

 What’s troubling United Airlines? A flight attendant’s response

What’s troubling United Airlines? A flight attendant’s response

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Of the responses that I received from the article, “What’s troubling United Airlines?" , there were a ...

New rules for evidence in UAE abuse cases

New rules for evidence in UAE abuse cases

By Samihah Zaman, gulfnews.com

ABU DHABI: Police officials and investigators across the country will now follow a unified set of guidelines when collecting and processing evidence in cases of abuse, the UAE Ministry of Interior ...

TCEB and Thai Airways team up to bring “dream meeting” initiative

TCEB and Thai Airways team up to bring “dream meeting” initiative

By eTN Staff Writer

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Thai Airways International (THAI) presented a new interactive online activity, “Dream Meeting” which unveils Thailand’s inspirational ...

Las Vegas is a thriving destination for sex tourists

Tourism: Sex in Sin City Las Vegas is a thriving destination for sex tourists

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A Las Vegas taxi driver once told me that the number one club in the United States is Spearmint Rhino, a strip club located near the center of Nevada's tourism center - the Las Vegas Strip.

SISHA, the anti-trafficking organization finally unravels

SISHA, the anti-trafficking organization finally unravels

By penhpal.com

Steve Morrish, Executive Director of the Australian-registered NGO SISHA, is facing serious trouble, and it’s all self-inflicted.

Bali as a sports destination

Bali as a sports destination

By balisdiscovery.com

Beritabali.com reports that in the near future Bali will own an international sports stadium to be built on a 7-hectare lot at a cost of Rp. 1 trillion (US$87 million).

The Seychelles introduces visa requirements for visitors from West Africa

The Seychelles introduces visa requirements for visitors from West Africa

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa correspondent

Tourism officials from the Indian Ocean destination, the Seychelles, have with “immediate effect introduced visa requirements for visitors from West Africa and have listed a number of countries, ...

Travel brands need to get creative with social media

Travel brands need to get creative with social media

With the meteoric rise of social media, the marketing world has changed forever.

Delta expanding its service to Mexico

Delta expanding its service to Mexico

ATLANTA, GA - Good news for business travelers headed south of the border: Delta is expanding its service to Mexico from Minneapolis/St.

Colombia celebrates third anniversary of Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Colombia celebrates third anniversary of Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

With the three-year mark of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Proexport Colombia announced today that 2013 was a year of record growth in the two countries' trade relationship, with ...

Ebola: UN health agency seeks to allay fears about air travel

Ebola: UN health agency seeks to allay fears about air travel

NEW YORK, NY - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today sought to allay fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sending out a social ...

US citizen international travel up seven percent

US citizen international travel up seven percent

WASHINGTON, DC - US citizen outbound totaled 14.3 million travelers for first quarter, up seven percent.

March 2014/2013 YTD Comparisons

Over US$33,000 stolen from deceased passengers of missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370

Over US$33,000 stolen from deceased passengers of missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370

Adding even more mystery to the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, it has been discovered that over US$33,000 has been stolen from passenger bank accounts that died in the ill-fated flight ...

ArrivalGuides announces new partnerships with Travelport and TravelSky

ArrivalGuides announces new partnerships with Travelport and TravelSky

ArrivalGuides is the world’s largest distributor of destination content, placing the content of over 600 destinations in front of the eyes of 500 million travelers, through their global digital ...

Hotels: Providing a sense of home across the world – listening to the leaders

Insights into Tourism Branding Hotels: Providing a sense of home across the world – listening to the leaders

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group/eTN

Radisson, Red Carnation, Ritz Carlton, Conrad, Hilton, Hyatt, Park Inn, Intercontinental.

Aeromexico announces fourth weekly flight fetween Merida and Miami

Aeromexico announces fourth weekly flight fetween Merida and Miami

MERIDA, Mexico - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced the operation of its fourth weekly flight between Merida and Miami, as of November 8th this year, reiterating its goal to further ...

Passenger Choice Awards finalists announced for 2014

Passenger Choice Awards finalists announced for 2014

NEW YORK, NY – The passengers have spoken! The 2013-2014 cycle of the Passenger Choice Awards officially ended in June, and the finalists have been selected.

Airbus A350 XWB completes its Route Proving world tour

Airbus A350 XWB completes its Route Proving world tour

Airbus A350 XWB completed its Route Proving world tour and is on track towards Type Certification in Q3 this year.

Going for a private walk, recognized and your headshot shared - thanks to a satellite

Going for a private walk, recognized and your headshot shared - thanks to a satellite

Walking on the street, minding your own business, your face recognized by a satellite and shared with authorities, friends and enemies, or on the Internet. Is this a scary scenario or a good ...

Portuguese speaking countries unite by tourism and friendship

Portuguese speaking countries unite by tourism and friendship

Speaking Portuguese- a bond in travel and tourism.

When travel accidents involve animals

Travel Law When travel accidents involve animals

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Last week [Travel Law eTN (August 6, 2014)] we examined the US DOT’s recent re-definition of an “animal” within the context of the transportation of baggage and cargo on commercial aircraft ...

New Delhi meeting between India and Seychelles a tourism success

New Delhi meeting between India and Seychelles a tourism success

It was at the end of last week that Shri Kulraj Mishra, the Indian Honorable Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, welcomed Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for ...

Travel Index of India publicizes Mahatma Gandhi Award to Seychelles Tourism Minister

Travel Index of India publicizes Mahatma Gandhi Award to Seychelles Tourism Minister

Alain St.Ange, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Seychelles, receives the Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of the government of India

LAN inaugurated Dreamliner service between Miami and Santiago, Chile

LAN inaugurated Dreamliner service between Miami and Santiago, Chile

Over the past weekend, LAN Airlines inaugurated 787 Dreamliner service at Miami International Airport (MIA).

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