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First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking

First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and≈Executive Director Achim Steiner released the following statement after the UN General Assembly adopted its first-ever resolution on wildlife ...

Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change

Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change

The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community's collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security ...

US-International air passenger traffic up in June

US-International air passenger traffic up in June

International air traffic to/from the US totaled 100.7 million passengers through June 2015, a five percent increase over the first half of 2014.

Ethiopian Airlines interested in Seychelles tourism

Ethiopian Airlines interested in Seychelles tourism

Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, the MD of International Services at Ethiopian Airlines, made time on Friday morning of July 31 to be at Addis Ababa International Airport to meet Alain St.Ange, the ...

Seychelles Tourism Minister addresses travel trade in Tel Aviv

Seychelles Tourism Minister addresses travel trade in Tel Aviv

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was leading a tourism public-private sector delegation on a working visit to Israel on Wednesday, July 29, addressed ...

Almaty 2022 Bid Vice Chairman: "Thank you for allowing us opportunity to showcase our country to the world"

Almaty 2022 Bid Vice Chairman: "Thank you for allowing us opportunity to showcase our country to the world"

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Almaty 2022 Vice Chairman, Mr Andrey Kryukov, today expressed his pride in the hard work that the Almaty 2022 Bid Committee accomplished during its ...

Hong Kong Airlines to launch its first thrice-weekly service to Australia

Hong Kong Airlines to launch its first thrice-weekly service to Australia

HONG KONG, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Airlines will launch its first thrice-weekly service to Australia next year, commencing on 8 January 2016.

LAN launches flights from Santiago de Chile to Milan

LAN launches flights from Santiago de Chile to Milan

SANTIAGO, Chile - To strengthen connectivity with its international markets, today, LATAM Airlines Group began selling tickets for its Santiago – São Paulo – Milan service to be operated by ...

Canada airports expand visa-free travel to more cities in China

Canada airports expand visa-free travel to more cities in China

OTTAWA, Canada – "Expansion of visa-free travel to more cities in Asia is good not only for Canada's international hub airports but also for the wider airports community that can benefit from ...

Qatar Airways submits "White Paper" to US Government

Qatar Airways submits "White Paper" to US Government

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways has today submitted a 'White Paper' to the United States Government which fully refutes the subsidy allegations levelled against it by the Big 3 US carriers.

Hawaii Tourism Authority seeks marketers for Korea, China, Europe, Southeast Asia

Hawaii Tourism Authority seeks marketers for Korea, China, Europe, Southeast Asia

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, is releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for external destination marketing management and representation ...

World Tourism Day 2015: Billions of opportunities

World Tourism Day 2015: Billions of opportunities

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is very pleased to be launching this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) campaign, highlighting the transformative potential of one billion tourists.

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 to Aeromexico

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 to Aeromexico

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today announces the delivery of a third Boeing 737-800 to Aeromexico.

Cathay Pacific: Passengers on diverted flight flown to their intended destination

Cathay Pacific: Passengers on diverted flight flown to their intended destination

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific Airways confirms that passengers who were onboard Flight CX884 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on 29 July, which made a precautionary diversion to Shemya military airport ...

Starwood and Interconti merging?

Starwood and Interconti merging?

Are two of the largest hotel groups in the world - Starwood Hotels and Resorts and the Intercontinental Group - in talks about close cooperation or a merger?

Taxi of tomorrow has finally arrived: But is it too late?

Travel Law Taxi of tomorrow has finally arrived: But is it too late?

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In two earlier Travel Law articles [A Tale Of Two New Taxis (eturbonews.com (10/1/2014) and The Taxi Of Tomorrow Is Still In The Garage, eturbonews.com (5/6/2015)] we discussed New York City’s ...

Cathay Pacific update on diverted flight CX884

Cathay Pacific update on diverted flight CX884

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific is making special arrangements to help passengers affected by the precautionary diversion of flight CX884 to Shemya military airport in the Aleutians Island near Alaska ...

Cathay Pacific confirms flight CX884 emergency landing

Cathay Pacific confirms flight CX884 emergency landing

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific confirms that flight CX884 en route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today (which departed at 12.55 local time) made a precautionary diversion to Shemya military airport in ...

Global luxury hotels market expected to reach $195.27 billion

Global luxury hotels market expected to reach $195.27 billion

ALBANY, NY - According to "Luxury Hotels Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 - 2021" report, the global luxury hotels market was valued at $148.62 ...

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 found?

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 found?

Fragments of a wing washed up in the French island of Reunion could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared off the coast of Malaysia in March 2014, says French aviation ...

First certified conference venue in China announced

First certified conference venue in China announced

CHICAGO, IL - The International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) announces it has accepted into its membership the first IACC-certified conference venue in China.

Garuda Indonesia and CFM International announce partnership

Garuda Indonesia and CFM International announce partnership

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Garuda Indonesia and CFM International are pleased to announce the expansion of their long-term partnership, providing support for the airline's future fleet revitalization ...

First airline alliance offers premium economy round-the-world fares

First airline alliance offers premium economy round-the-world fares

11 member airlines of the largest airline alliance is now offering a dedicated premium economy cabin around-the-world fare.

Contract to promote New York to UK travelers up for grabs across the pond

Contract to promote New York to UK travelers up for grabs across the pond

NEW YORK, New York - New York’s Empire State Development is seeking a firm to support its travel and tourism activities across the pond.

Seychelles President sends condolences to India on passing of former President

Seychelles President sends condolences to India on passing of former President

Seychelles President James Michel has extended his sincerest condolences to the government and people of India following the passing of Dr.

Iran drops visa requirements to boost tourism

Iran drops visa requirements to boost tourism

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has revoked visa requirements for nationals of seven countries as part of its plans to boost tourism industry in the country.

Etihad CEO: Consumer choice, innovation crucial in airline industry

Etihad CEO: Consumer choice, innovation crucial in airline industry

Etihad Airways president and chief executive James Hogan has emphasised the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline ...

Hail damage forces Dreamliner to return to airport

Hail damage forces Dreamliner to return to airport

One of American Airlines’ new Boeing 787 Dreamliners was badly battered by hail on a flight from Beijing to Dallas Monday and had to turn back.

Should Beijing be anticipating repeat visitors in 2022?

Should Beijing be anticipating repeat visitors in 2022?

NEW YORK, NY - We're barely past the halfway mark for 2015, so thinking ahead to 2022 might be seen as a bit of a stretch – but that's just what the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in ...

Lufthansa signs up to Rich Content and Branding solution

Lufthansa signs up to Rich Content and Branding solution

LANGLEY, England - Travelport has today announced that Lufthansa is the latest participant in its Rich Content and Branding solution, the industry-leading merchandising technology for ...

Costa Cruises to build two Next-Generation cruise ships

Costa Cruises to build two Next-Generation cruise ships

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new cruise ships as part of an ...

Qatar Airways announces seventh African destination

Qatar Airways announces seventh African destination

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo will launch a new freighter service to Djibouti on 1 August, becoming the carrier’s seventh dedicated African freighter destination.

Chinese airline launches Xiamen-Amsterdam route

Chinese airline launches Xiamen-Amsterdam route

XIAMEN, China and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - On July 26, Xiamen Airlines officially launched the carrier's very first intercontinental route, the Xiamen-Amsterdam route.

Concur announces direct corporate partnership with Lufthansa

Concur announces direct corporate partnership with Lufthansa

ORLANDO, FL - Concur, the world's leading provider of expense management solutions and services, today announced a new partnership with Lufthansa to enable business travel bookings directly, while ...

Air Lease Corporation places new Boeing 737-800 with Air Vanuatu

Air Lease Corporation places new Boeing 737-800 with Air Vanuatu

LOS ANGELES, CA - Air Lease Corporation announced a long term lease agreement with Air Vanuatu, an international airline based in Port Vila, Vanuatu, for one new Boeing 737-800.

Beverly Hills welcomes India input

Beverly Hills welcomes India input

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Popular California tourist destination, Beverly Hills, appointed Sartha Global Marketing, led by Sheema Vohra, as the India Representative for the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Sri Lanka secures 53 million rupee Sapphire gems order from Milano Expo

Sri Lanka secures 53 million rupee Sapphire gems order from Milano Expo

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Commissioner General for Sri Lanka, for Expo 2015 Dr. Rohantha Athukorala announced that Sri Lanka has secured a Rs.

GBTA: Global business travel spending to hit $1.25 trillion

GBTA: Global business travel spending to hit $1.25 trillion

ORLANDO, FL - Despite recent economic turbulence, China business travel will increase by 61 percent over the next 5 years, from $261 billion in 2014 to $420 billion in 2019.

Worldhotels adds ten new hotels worldwide

Worldhotels adds ten new hotels worldwide

FRANKFURT, Germany - Worldhotels continues its global expansion: the international hotel group has welcomed 10 new properties in the second quarter of 2015 - and a total of 18 since the beginning ...

LOT announces new destinations, more frequencies to North America

LOT announces new destinations, more frequencies to North America

WARSAW, Poland - In the winter season 2016/2017, LOT Polish Airlines will enhance its presence in the US by increasing frequencies from New York and Chicago to Warsaw.

China Eastern and Delta solidify strategic partnership

China Eastern and Delta solidify strategic partnership

SHANGHAI, China and ATLANTA, GA - China Eastern Airlines and Delta Air Lines today signed an agreement to expand their partnership and better connect Delta's global network with China Eastern, one ...

Thai bus crash sends tourists to hospital

Thai bus crash sends tourists to hospital

At around 12:00 noon local time today, Sunday, July 26, 2015, on Bypass road in Phuket, Thailand, a bus flipped over, injuring 17 tourists from China.

Ethiopian announces increased frequency to Seychelles

Tourism Minister St.Ange boards flight for joint working visit to Israel Ethiopian announces increased frequency to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that effective September 16, 2015, it will increase its services to the Seychelles to 4 flights per week.

Non stop flights Kenya-USA: An Obama and Kenyatta aviation tourism focus

Non stop flights Kenya-USA: An Obama and Kenyatta aviation tourism focus

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

While on a visit to Kenya, discussions between Presidents Obama and President Kenyatta were also focusing on the establishment of direct if not nonstop flights between the two countries, something ...

Iran heats up as global tourist destination

Iran heats up as global tourist destination

HONG KONG – Iran is becoming an increasingly popular destination for global travellers, according to new research data released by the global travel search engine, Skyscanner.

National Press Club urges Ethiopian government to improve press freedom

National Press Club urges Ethiopian government to improve press freedom

WASHINGTON, DC - As President Barack Obama leaves for a trip to Ethiopia and Kenya today, the National Press Club urged the Ethiopian government to immediately release jailed journalists ...

Amnesty International urged to say no to decriminalization of sex industry

Amnesty International urged to say no to decriminalization of sex industry

NEW YORK, NY - More than 400 national and international women's rights groups, including the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), human rights advocates, medical doctors, actors and ...

What nationalities give the most generous hotel reviews?

What nationalities give the most generous hotel reviews?

One of the world's leading accommodation sites announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smarts survey, which shows the nationalities that give the best - and worst - hotel review ...

California Labor Commissioner: Former Uber driver was employee

Travel Law California Labor Commissioner: Former Uber driver was employee

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In the never-ending story: Uber lawsuits update, eturboews.com (4/16/2015) we examined the recent decision, O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 1069092 (N.D. Cal.

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