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Passenger plane collides with truck

Passenger plane collides with truck

MAGADAN, Russia - Russian Aurora airline has cancelled Magadan-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok flight today, after its plane was damaged at Magadan airport in a collision with a delivery truck.

BestCities charts a strategic course for their future

BestCities charts a strategic course for their future

Fourteen years of providing the meetings industry with the world’s best professional practices and service, BestCities Global Alliance is now looking to a productive future with a review of ...

Ebola update for travelers to and from Africa

BREAKING NEWS: Ebola update for travelers to and from Africa

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

New reports are claiming that South African Airways has put into effect new “procedures for travel between South Africa and countries classified as Ebola high-risk areas.”

Kora National Park to become a lion sanctuary

Kora National Park to become a lion sanctuary

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa correspondent

When George Adamson’s life was celebrated at Kora National Park, where he spent much of his late adult life continuing the work started with his late wife Joy, good news was told to those ...

Live in California?  You might have to think twice next time you pour a bucket of water over yourself or anyone

Ice Bucket Challenge: Not for Californians? Live in California? You might have to think twice next time you pour a bucket of water over yourself or anyone

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Live in California? You might have to think twice next time you pour a bucket of water over yourself or anyone

Over 400 teargas shells fired at protesters storming Parliament House

BREAKING NEWS in Islamabad: Over 400 teargas shells fired at protesters storming Parliament House

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, Matiullah Khan, Sajid Ali Khan and Muhammad Asad

Updates:
Poly Clinic Hospital spokesman says Not a single casualty yet, no severe injuries yes shelling injuries, many policeman injured as well!

 Malaysia Airlines says no disruption to current service, unveils billion-dollar recovery plan

Malaysia Tourism Crisis Update: Malaysia Airlines says no disruption to current service, unveils billion-dollar recovery plan

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Local reports in Malaysia are reporting that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has said it does not plan on interrupting service following the recent tragedies the airline is currently facing.

Disney’s Aulani celebrates “momentous” third year

Disney’s Hawaii Tourism Connection: Disney’s Aulani celebrates “momentous” third year

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Disney’s Hawaii property, Aulani, which is located on Oahu’s westside, celebrated its third-year anniversary yesterday.

Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister to the Indian community: Thank you!

Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister to the Indian community: Thank you!

By eTN Staff Writer

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, addressed a reception at the Asian Fusion Restaurant at Au Cap and said thank you to the Seychellois Indian Community who supported ...

UN health agency identifies countries at risk for spread of Ebola

UN health agency identifies countries at risk for spread of Ebola

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola virus disease, adding that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, ...

UN invites private sector to help the Pacific’s unbanked access financial services

New UNDP/UNCDF facility offers US$ five million in grants UN invites private sector to help the Pacific’s unbanked access financial services

APIA, Samoa – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today launched a new funding facility, inviting financial service providers to develop new ...

Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

UN response roadmap on Ebola Virus Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much ...

Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate airline's first 787 Dreamliner delivery

Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate airline's first 787 Dreamliner delivery

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and Xiamen Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.

Delta to fly nonstop from Salt Lake City to Mexico City

Delta to fly nonstop from Salt Lake City to Mexico City

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Delta Air Lines will launch new daily nonstop service from Salt Lake City International Airport to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, starting on Dec. 20, ...

Tourism’s importance in a world in crisis

Tourism’s importance in a world in crisis

By Peter Tarlow

The last three months have not been easy ones. Politically the world has seen some of its greatest threats since the end of World War II.

Avis announces new partnership with SriLankan Airlines

Avis announces new partnership with SriLankan Airlines

SINGAPORE - Avis, today announced a new partnership agreement with SriLankan Airlines the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance.

Middle East airline announces flight schedule for Uganda

More flight options for tourists Middle East airline announces flight schedule for Uganda

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

Fly Dubai has announced that besides Entebbe in Uganda they will combine the daily flights between Dubai and Uganda with onward connections to Kigali, three times a week and Bujumbura, the latter ...

Boeing, Silk Way Airlines celebrate delivery of two 747-8s

Boeing, Silk Way Airlines celebrate delivery of two 747-8s

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's two 747-8 Freighters. The first airplane delivered last week and the second airplane delivered today.

UK advises against all but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia

UK advises against all but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia

LONDON, England - The UK has changed its travel advice to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to these countries.

Japan Airlines to add up to 27 Embraer E-Jets to its fleet

Japan Airlines to add up to 27 Embraer E-Jets to its fleet

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - Embraer SA has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional ...

Top ten airlines from the holistic safety profiles are ...

ATRA releases the 2014 Airline Holistic safety rating Top ten airlines from the holistic safety profiles are ...

The independent Swiss rating agency "Air Transport Rating Agency" (ATRA) is releasing the 2014 holistic safety rating for commercial airlines.

World Health Organization (WHO)  statement

Roadmap in response to Ebola World Health Organization (WHO) statement

GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) is today issuing a "roadmap" to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa.

Fighter jets escort diverted plane

Two tourists to blame Fighter jets escort diverted plane

A flight that was en route to Manzanillo, Cuba, had to be escorted by fighter jets to make a landing in Toronto, Canada. Two tourists were to blame.

Dangerous student tours: The Chinese tick case

Travel Law Dangerous student tours: The Chinese tick case

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In Dangerous Student Tours: The Chinese Tick Case [Part I] [eTN (8/20/2014)] we discussed the tragic story of Cara Munn, who while a boarding student at The Hotchkiss School [the School], ...

Travel and tourism businesses inspiring sustainability

Travel and tourism businesses inspiring sustainability

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is launching its 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards program today and is calling for applications from all travel and tourism companies, who are setting ...

Boeing celebrates delivery of Royal Jordanian's first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing celebrates delivery of Royal Jordanian's first 787 Dreamliner

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and Royal Jordanian today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.

PATA and TripAdvisor enhance strategic partnership

PATA and TripAdvisor enhance strategic partnership

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the extension of its strategic partnership with TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, offering ...

IATA appoints Director of Safety

IATA appoints Director of Safety

MONTREAL, Canada - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as Director of Safety.

Who are the Asian millennial travelers driving the next wave of tourism growth?

Who are the Asian millennial travelers driving the next wave of tourism growth?

JAKARTA, Indonesia - As a preview to Asia's premier travel and tourism week, TravelRave 2014, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) held a panel session in Jakarta yesterday with key industry thought ...

British Airways extends ban on flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia

British Airways extends ban on flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia

LONDON, England - British Airways has extended a ban on flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the current situation in these countries with the Ebola Virus.

Top 5 reasons why vacations are vital to well-being

Top 5 reasons why vacations are vital to well-being

LAS VEGAS, NV - Labor Day is fast approaching, but there's still time for the 63% of Americans who won't be taking vacation this year (according to travel intelligence company Skift) to make ...

Rail passenger numbers rise across the globe

Rail passenger numbers rise across the globe

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Travel and purchasing patterns of rail users globally are extremely dynamic in nature.

New hospitality and tourism COO named by Starwood

New hospitality and tourism COO named by Starwood

STAMFORD, Connecticut – Starwood’s leadership team just signed up a new member to lead the financial area of its hospitality and tourism efforts.

Hurricane Cristobal to cruise near Bermuda

Hurricane Cristobal to cruise near Bermuda

While Hurricane Cristobal will track east of the United States this week, it will spread rough surf along much of the Atlantic coast and will have some direct impact on Bermuda.

Guam Visitors Bureau sponsors photo contest

Guam Visitors Bureau sponsors photo contest

TUMON BAY, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is sponsoring a photo contest called "#GuamRays: Shoot a Selfie in Shades" to promote Guam's sun and fun.

World Economic Forum recognizes 24 leading technology pioneers

World Economic Forum recognizes 24 leading technology pioneers

NEW YORK, USA - Celebrating the power of technology and innovation, the World Economic Forum announced today the selection of 24 companies at the forefront of their industries.

Fashionable Chinese travelers can celebrate Golden Week holidays in style

Fashionable Chinese travelers can celebrate Golden Week holidays in style

Fashionable Chinese travelers to Europe can celebrate the China national October Golden Week holidays in style with exclusive offers and complementary gifts from McArthurGlen Designer Outlets, ...

Marie remains powerful hurricane, big waves to hit

Marie remains powerful hurricane, big waves to hit

Hurricane Marie rapidly intensified into a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday and became the strongest tropical system in years in the eastern Pacific.

US Virgin Islands to host annual bridal event

US Virgin Islands to host annual bridal event

US VIRGIN ISLANDS - The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism will host the second annual Bridal Educational Symposium November 18-19, 2014 at the Renaissance Carambola Resort on St Croix.

President Hollande opens Mayotte Airport's new terminal

President Hollande opens Mayotte Airport's new terminal

MONTREAL, Canada - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that François Hollande, the President of France, officially opened Mayotte Airport's new terminal alongside Youssef Sabeh, Senior ...

The guilty US airline is…

United States Tourism According to US Carriers The guilty US airline is…

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

I have been asked to respond to the online comments to my article, “The photo that sums up the woes of flying a US ...

The truth about United Airlines’ refuels stops in SFO

The truth about United Airlines’ refuels stops in SFO

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Here is yet another insider response to the article, “What’s troubling United Airlines?" .

M6.6 earthquake strikes 67 miles away from Chile's capital city of Santiago

M6.6 earthquake strikes 67 miles away from Chile's capital city of Santiago

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has hit 18 kilometers away from Hacienda La Calera, Chile, at 2014-08-23 22:32:23 UTC.

Human trafficking into the UK: Where does the journey really end?

Human trafficking into the UK: Where does the journey really end?

By responsibletradeworldwide.com

Recent headlines have pointed to a new low for human trafficking.

Sex in Sin City:  Where sex tourists go for “instant sex” in Las Vegas

Sex in Sin City: Where sex tourists go for “instant sex” in Las Vegas

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Those who do not enjoy “the chase,” Las Vegas’ sex tourism does offer sex tourists a risqué alternative to bars/clubbing.

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.

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