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World Sustainable Development Forum welcomes Seychelles President

World Sustainable Development Forum welcomes Seychelles President

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The World Sustainable Development Forum was established informally in 2005 to function as a global platform for knowledge sharing and policy discourse aimed at advancing the achievement of ...

New calls in Chile, Peru and Guatemala set for Crystal 2017 World Cruise

New calls in Chile, Peru and Guatemala set for Crystal 2017 World Cruise

LOS ANGELES, CA - The world's most awarded luxury cruise line continues to explore the world in new ways, calling in new locales, even for its 22nd annual World Cruise in 2017.

Seychelles Tourism Board makes presence felt in Middle East market

Seychelles Tourism Board makes presence felt in Middle East market

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The Jeddah International Travel & Tourism Exhibition 2016 (JTTX6), a trade and consumer event, opened doors of good opportunities for exhibitors to provide their services and launch new ...

Baroness Anelay visits Nigeria

Baroness Anelay visits Nigeria

LONDON, England - Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay visited Nigeria to hold discussions on the protection of civilians in the fight against Boko Haram.

World’s most romantic retirement havens named

World’s most romantic retirement havens named

Valentine’s Day may be the most romantic day of the year, but it’s undeniable that some locations have a certain je ne sais quoi, which adds that something special to the occasion.

Fraport welcomes Lufthansa’s latest Airbus A320neo at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport welcomes Lufthansa’s latest Airbus A320neo at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport

Deutsche Lufthansa officially launched the world’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base.

The Holiday and Travel Show – London welcomes Seychelles

The Holiday and Travel Show – London welcomes Seychelles

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

From safaris to cruises, adventure holidays to rail journeys, Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show provided the ultimate in travel inspiration for 2016.

LIAT partners with Discover the World

LIAT partners with Discover the World

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has partnered for the first time with Discover the World to help the carrier reach key offline markets.

Trade surges at Heathrow

Trade surges at Heathrow

Welcoming a record 5.5 million passengers in January, Heathrow marked the airport’s best ever start of the year (+1% on January 2015).

Delta Air Lines passenger lands in custody

Travel Law Delta Air Lines passenger lands in custody

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine once again what happens when an airline passenger refuses to comply with instructions of airline personnel. In Land v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., Civil Action ...

Middle Eastern airline drops flights

Middle Eastern airline drops flights

Prof. Dr. Wofgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The latest search on this Middle Eastern airline’s website for flights to Kigali, and also to Kilimanjaro, a few minutes ago yielded nothing else but a pop up window which read:

Is tourism savvy enough to grab onto the Boomer market?

Is tourism savvy enough to grab onto the Boomer market?

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

More Babe Than Boomer. Marketers Miss the Mark

Unmanned aerial vehicles: Legal and safety issues in travel

Unmanned aerial vehicles: Legal and safety issues in travel

Sebina Muwanga, special to eTN

Any machine capable of flight without on-board human control is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

Seychelles welcomes Chinese passengers from Ethiopian Airlines charter

Seychelles welcomes Chinese passengers from Ethiopian Airlines charter

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Passengers from a charter Ethiopian Airlines flight from China were welcomed at the airport arrival by traditional dancers; invited guests of Mr.

2016 List of World's Top 300 Festivals announced

2016 List of World's Top 300 Festivals announced

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Fest300 announced today its annual list of the 300 most highly regarded festivals from around the globe.

Eilat (Israel) becomes Partner Region of MITT 2016

Eilat (Israel) becomes Partner Region of MITT 2016

EILAT, Israel - Eilat (Israel) has signed an agreement to become an official Partner Region of the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) 2016, the leading event in Russia to ...

Qatar Airways to showcase its latest generation aircraft at Singapore Airshow 2016

Qatar Airways to showcase its latest generation aircraft at Singapore Airshow 2016

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today announced it will be showcasing three state-of-the-art aircraft from its fast-growing fleet at the upcoming Singapore Airshow from 16 to 18 February 2016.

IATA Premium Traffic Monitor - December 2015

IATA Premium Traffic Monitor - December 2015

IATA released its assessment of premium and economy travel in December of 2015.

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US$45.3 billion Saudi tourism market banking on GCC visitors

US$45.3 billion Saudi tourism market banking on GCC visitors

Gulf countries are driving tourism receipts with visitor numbers up 25% year-on-year, with Saudi tourism companies are gearing up to showcase the Kingdom’s diversity at ATM 2016.

Thai ice sculptors joined 67th Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan

Thai ice sculptors joined 67th Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its ongoing support for the team of Thai ice sculptors to join the 43rd International Snow Sculpture Contest 2016, held during ...

IATA welcomes new CO2 emissions Standard for commercial aircraft

IATA welcomes new CO2 emissions Standard for commercial aircraft

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by representatives at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a CO2 efficiency ...

IACC Meeting Room of The Future

IACC Meeting Room of The Future

A dynamic new initiative from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) is set to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference room ...

Air India Express launches Dubai and Sharjah service from New Delhi

Air India Express launches Dubai and Sharjah service from New Delhi

NEW DELHI, India - Air India Express will introduce flight services to Dubai and Sharjah from New Delhi from May and also enhance connectivity to the Gulf region from Mumbai.

Princess Cruises debuts new livery design on Majestic Princess

Princess Cruises debuts new livery design on Majestic Princess

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Princess Cruises announced today that Majestic Princess, the first cruise ship built and designed specifically for the China market will also be the first ship in the fleet to ...

Impact of Zika virus on vacation travel

Impact of Zika virus on vacation travel

PLYMOUTH, MN - Today, Travel Leaders Group released detailed findings from a special survey of its agents conducted last week to gauge the impact of the Zika virus on vacation travel.

The Code welcomes newest member to combat child abuse and trafficking

The Code welcomes newest member to combat child abuse and trafficking

The Code

Global hospitality leader reinforces its commitment against the sexual exploitation of children alongside ECPAT USA by signing The Code of Conduct in the US during Human Trafficking Awareness ...

Los Angeles Tourism appoints representative in India

Los Angeles Tourism appoints representative in India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board has appointed Sartha Global Marketing its representative in India.

Uber and taxis: solutions for a peaceful coexistence

Uber and taxis: solutions for a peaceful coexistence

press release

With an anti-Uber show of force from taxi owners in the works for this Wednesday, an MEI Viewpoint published today describes the broad strokes of two reforms put in place recently in Australia, ...

UWNTO and China to co-host world tourism conference

UWNTO and China to co-host world tourism conference

BEIJING, China - The Chinese government and the United Nations' World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will co-host an international tourism conference in Beijing in May, an official announced on ...

UN agencies back Government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever

UN agencies back Government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever

NEW YORK, NY - After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the Government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has ...

HNA named Best Tourism Investment Group

HNA named Best Tourism Investment Group

ISTANBUL, Turkey - The 2016 World Tourism Forum Global Meeting and Awards Ceremony is being held at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Istanbul, Turkey from February 4-6, 2016 ...

Hainan Airlines to launch Calgary-Beijing route on June 30

Hainan Airlines to launch Calgary-Beijing route on June 30

CALGARY, Canada - Hainan Airlines plans to launch the first ever nonstop service from Calgary to Beijing, the capital of China.

Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister signs Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand

Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister signs Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in New Zealand's city of Auckland today along with her ...

China welcomes Seychelles tourism delegation

China welcomes Seychelles tourism delegation

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

A Seychelles tourism delegation was welcomed at the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development (BMCTD) by its Chairperson, Cao Pengcheng.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts ends 2015 on a high note

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts ends 2015 on a high note

BAAR, Switzerland - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MHR) ended 2015 on a high note, signing 12 new properties and expanding its portfolio by 15 percent.

Cheryl Martin to join World Economic Forum as head of Center for Global Industries

Cheryl Martin to join World Economic Forum as head of Center for Global Industries

GENEVA, Switzerland - Dr Cheryl Martin, a globally recognized expert in energy technology and innovation, will join the World Economic Forum as Head of the Center for Global Industries, the ...

U.S. Travel campaign highlights economic impact of presidential primaries

U.S. Travel campaign highlights economic impact of presidential primaries

Early primary state voters hear constantly about how presidential aspirants will create jobs.

AccorHotels Chairman & CEO champions HeForShe at Davos World Economic Forum

AccorHotels Chairman & CEO champions HeForShe at Davos World Economic Forum

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, was recently invited by the UN to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos as a Global Impact Champion.

Expedia sees a bright future in China

Expedia sees a bright future in China

ChinaTravelNews

Expedia, after selling its stake in eLong last year, is re-building its presence in China. So how is the group charting their map in China?

FAO Food Price Index starts 2016 dropping to nearly 7-year low

FAO Food Price Index starts 2016 dropping to nearly 7-year low

ROME, Italy - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular.

IATA: Demand for air travel in 2015 strongest in five years

IATA: Demand for air travel in 2015 strongest in five years

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for ...

IATA and Harris Corporation develop SkyFusion

Improving air traffic management (ATM) efficiency IATA and Harris Corporation develop SkyFusion

MONTREAL, Canada – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Harris Corporation are stepping up efforts to improve air traffic management (ATM) efficiency with a new collaboration ...

Travel law: Uber tips class action certified

Travel law: Uber tips class action certified

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the certification of a class action, Ehret v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 14-cv-00113-EMC (N.D. Cal.

Reunion Island Tourism gives Belgians a chance to preview their destination

Reunion Island Tourism gives Belgians a chance to preview their destination

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT)

For Belgians who have not chosen their next holiday destination yet, this is an opportunity to meet the Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) team and its local Belgian tourism partners ready to give stand ...

Look up! Keeping the personal connection in tourism

Look up! Keeping the personal connection in tourism

Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

He can’t take it anymore!

What is trending with consumers for ocean and river cruises?

What is trending with consumers for ocean and river cruises?

DETROIT, MI – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for the month of February 2016.

2016 Kidnap & Piracy Map released

2016 Kidnap & Piracy Map released

LONDON, England - Global risk and crisis management consultancy NYA International today releases its 2016 Kidnap and Piracy Map.

Qatar Airways becomes 'Exclusive Airline' of HBL Pakistan Super League cricket tournament

Qatar Airways becomes 'Exclusive Airline' of HBL Pakistan Super League cricket tournament

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today announced a long-term partnership with HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the Official Exclusive Airline of the tournament, which is emerging as one of the most ...

Hong Kong Airlines lands more flights in Queensland

Hong Kong Airlines lands more flights in Queensland

HONG KONG - Hong Kong Airlines announced to extend its flight service to Queensland from seasonal flight to year-round flight, commencing on 27 March 2016.

Saudia awarded for Service Excellence

Saudia awarded for Service Excellence

Saudia

Global Traveler Magazine presented Saudia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, with the Publisher’s Recognition Award for Service Excellence and Reliability in ceremonies held during the recent inauguration ...

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