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Uzbekistan presenting new products at FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair

Uzbekistan presenting new products at FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - The FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair will start on January 28 at Madrid where 9,107 companies from 165 countries including Uzbekistan are participating.

CPJ welcomes release of six Eritrean journalists

CPJ welcomes release of six Eritrean journalists

NEW YORK, NY - Six Eritrean journalists who worked for the government-controlled station Radio Bana have been released from jail,according to Eritrean journalists in exile who spoke to the ...

Troika issues statement on South Sudan peace negotiations

Troika issues statement on South Sudan peace negotiations

LONDON, England - Joint Statement by the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway on South Sudan Peace Negotiations:

India recognizes Seychelles Tourism Minister & the Tourism Board CEO

India recognizes Seychelles Tourism Minister & the Tourism Board CEO

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was in India as the Chief Guest at the 34th International Congress of the NRIs, was on Sunday, January 25, honored ...

Former CNN Larry King now working for a terror network?

Former CNN Larry King now working for a terror network?

Former CNN Talk show host Larry King had interviewed every sitting US president, heads of state from around the globe, and many celebrities on CNN.

The United Nations supports the Blue Economy concept and SIDS in the post 2015 development agenda

The United Nations supports the Blue Economy concept and SIDS in the post 2015 development agenda

The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Mr. Sam Kutesa, has paid a courtesy call on President Michel of the Seychelles this morning at State house. Mr.

Iraq’s PM Abadi makes urgent appeal for more military support to combat ISIS

Iraq’s PM Abadi makes urgent appeal for more military support to combat ISIS

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – Haidar Al Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, today made an urgent appeal to the international coalition to provide more arms, air strikes and military training to help ...

Bill and Melinda Gates say innovation and technology will drive sustainable future

Bill and Melinda Gates say innovation and technology will drive sustainable future

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – There is optimism for a sustainable future, where poverty is eradicated, disease eliminated and everyone has access to nutritious food and the opportunities ...

New flight link with Guangzhou to boost Reunion Island tourism

New flight link with Guangzhou to boost Reunion Island tourism

The close cooperation between members of the Vanilla Island organization members has brought yet more positive results for Reunion Island Tourism (IRT).

World Economic Forum recognized for good works

World Economic Forum recognized for good works

DAVOS KLOSTERS, Switzerland – An agreement was co-signed today in a small ceremony by Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss ...

China Premier offers guidance on China’s economic reform agenda

China Premier offers guidance on China’s economic reform agenda

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – During a dialogue with global business leaders, Premier Li explained that China’s reform priority was to balance the government-market relationship.

China’s richest man striving to serve 2 billion

China’s richest man striving to serve 2 billion

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – “I’ve been thinking how we can make Alibaba a global platform for small businesses around the world,” Jack Ma, Founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group told ...

Equality of opportunity a key factor in reducing poverty

Equality of opportunity a key factor in reducing poverty

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – “Excessive inequality is not good for sustainable growth,” Lagarde said, adding that inequality had worsened since the financial crisis.

World leaders say this is the year for global action on climate change

World leaders say this is the year for global action on climate change

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – The world is at a critical crossroads.

Are radio signals from space broadcasts by alien life?

Are radio signals from space broadcasts by alien life?

An unknown radio signal, which may have come from alien life or from a black hole or colliding neutron stars, has been picked up by astronomers live for the first time ever.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines moves to new terminal in Kenya

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines moves to new terminal in Kenya

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

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has completed their move from the former Unit 2, now Terminal 1C, to the brand new Terminal 1A, following partner airline Kenya Airways which had started the migration ...

Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa set to be held in Madrid

Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa set to be held in Madrid

Tourism is increasingly recognized as an important driver of socio-economic development in Africa, a region which has seen tourism demand jump from 26 million international tourists in 2000 to 56 ...

Singapore Airlines’ award-winning magazine credits Seychelles for its unique beauty

Singapore Airlines’ award-winning magazine credits Seychelles for its unique beauty

Seychelles is one of the destinations that is renowned for its beaches, clear seas, and unspoiled natural environment.

What will the global travel industry look like in 2025?

What will the global travel industry look like in 2025?

The travel industry is changing at its most rapid pace ever. Technology has continued to evolve and consumers have transformed the way they talk about, search for, book and experience travel.

Reed Exhibitions appoints new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions appoints new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel.

World Economic Forum: Managing migration will take political courage and leadership

World Economic Forum: Managing migration will take political courage and leadership

DAVOS-KLOSTERS Switzerland – Tackling the issue of migration will take political courage and leadership, together with policies to manage the movement of people across borders, according to a ...

UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and excellence in tourism

UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and excellence in tourism

MADRID, Spain - Tourism initiatives and scholars from around the world will once again be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the sector at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony to be held at the ...

Don't want skin cancer? Drink lots of coffee

Don't want skin cancer? Drink lots of coffee

Drinking coffee on a regular basis may protect individuals against malignant melanoma, a leading cause of skin-cancer death.

Scotland celebrates Burns Night on January 25

Scotland celebrates Burns Night on January 25

NEW YORK, NY - January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns.

Airbnb update: The case of the rent-controlled tenant

Travel Law Airbnb update: The case of the rent-controlled tenant

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we take a look at recent developments in New York City involving apartment owners and renters that have been using Airbnb vacation rental website.

Hilton Worldwide President & CEO to receive HSMAI Albert E. Koehl Award

Hilton Worldwide President & CEO to receive HSMAI Albert E. Koehl Award

McLEAN, Virginia – Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton Worldwide, has been selected as the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) Albert E.

Boeing, Thai Airways celebrate 75th direct airplane delivery

Boeing, Thai Airways celebrate 75th direct airplane delivery

EVERETT, WA - Boeing and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) celebrated the Thai flag-carrier's 75th direct delivery of a Boeing airplane.

Premier Li: No hard landing for China’s economy

Premier Li: No hard landing for China’s economy

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – China’s economy will not suffer a hard landing even as it braces itself for a further slowdown this year, Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China, ...

Luxemburg looks at Reunion Island tourism

Luxemburg looks at Reunion Island tourism

Vanilla Islands’ founder member, Reunion Island, just wrapped up another successful attendance at Luxemburg’s “Vakanz,” the Duchy’s primary international tourism fair.

Endutex invests 34 million euros in hotel sector in Portugal and Brazil

Endutex invests 34 million euros in hotel sector in Portugal and Brazil

LISBON, Portugal - Endutex is investing 34 million euros in the hotel sector in Portugal and Brazil. The investment includes the construction of five new Moov Hotels.

Routes aims for further growth in 2015

Organizers of world’s largest civil aviation event has record year Routes aims for further growth in 2015

2014 was another record year for Routes, part of UBM EMEA, with more delegates than ever before attending its World Routes and Regional Route Development Forums.

Seychelles features in leading Chinese magazine

Seychelles features in leading Chinese magazine

Phillippe Le Gall is the first resident ambassador of Seychelles in China.

World Travel Awards begins self-nomination process for Grand Tour 2015

World Travel Awards begins self-nomination process for Grand Tour 2015

LONDON - Leading travel, tourism and hospitality organizations from around the globe are being invited to participate in the World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2015.

Qatar Airways ups capacity on all routes to Italy, introduces double daily Madrid flight

Qatar Airways ups capacity on all routes to Italy, introduces double daily Madrid flight

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DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth in Europe with an increase in capacity on its flights to Italy, as well as the introduction of double-daily flights to Madrid.

Named: Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day

Named: Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day

After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable, personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio's action-packed comedy adventure and Academy Award®-nominated ...

Hard Rock International announces Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun

Hard Rock International announces Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun

ORLANDO, FL - Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands – announces Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun.

2016 European itineraries for newbuild ms Koningsdam revealed

2016 European itineraries for newbuild ms Koningsdam revealed

SEATTLE, WA - In summer 2016, Holland America Line's newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will debut a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises as part of the premium line's robust Europe season that ...

Routes Americas 2016 to take place in San Juan

Routes Americas 2016 to take place in San Juan

Puerto Rico, a US Commonwealth, was today announced as the Host destination for the 9th Routes Americas which will take place February 7-9, 2016 in San Juan.

American Airlines names new VP of International Revenue Management

American Airlines names new VP of International Revenue Management

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today promoted Vasu Raja to vice president – International Revenue Management.

Hotel WiFi Test ranks cities, countries, and world regions

Hotel WiFi Test ranks cities, countries, and world regions

NEW YORK, NY Hotel WiFi Test has released a new report that ranks cities, countries, and world regions by WiFi quality.

Trends Report challenges hotel brands to build 'Trust Capital'

Trends Report challenges hotel brands to build 'Trust Capital'

"Trust Capital" is now the "4th C" of organizational value - alongside Human, Financial and Intellectual Capital - and a key factor for consumers in making brand choices.

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in November

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in November

Growth in international air passengers rose 3.6% in November compared to a year ago, showing no improvement on October’s performance (a 3.7% increase).

iPhones can be turned on remotely to spy on you

iPhones can be turned on remotely to spy on you

The latest leak by the whistleblower, Edward Snowden, showed the British security agency GCHQ has been storing thousands of emails from journalists working for the world’s biggest news ...

Britain waives airside transit visa for Ugandans

AFTER EXODUS BY TRAVELERS Britain waives airside transit visa for Ugandans

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

Britain appears to have finally responded to counter the trend by Ugandan travelers destined for Canada, the United States, and other third countries, to avoid flying via Heathrow and evade the ...

Know your limit: Drinking and driving rules differ around the globe

Know your limit: Drinking and driving rules differ around the globe

As holiday season rolls on, travellers are being reminded that drink driving laws across the world are by no means the same.

UNWTO activities at FITUR 2015

UNWTO activities at FITUR 2015

Models of sustainable tourism production and consumption, the role of technology in accessible tourism for all, the future of tourism in the Middle East and North Africa, tourism investment in ...

Qatar Airways Cargo continuing its expansion in India

Qatar Airways Cargo continuing its expansion in India

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways Cargo is continuing its expansion program in India with the launch of the seventh freighter destination in the country.

Richard Ilett joins STG Aerospace as Chief Operating Officer

Richard Ilett joins STG Aerospace as Chief Operating Officer

Aircraft cabin lighting specialists, STG Aerospace, is delighted to announce that Richard Ilett has joined the company in the new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Servote: Guiding tourism and real estate investments

Servote: Guiding tourism and real estate investments

Servotel, guiding tourism and real estate investments in 43 countries around the world, helps bring Trump® International Hotel & Tower to Baku through their relationship with Azerbaijani ...

IATA: Airline Business Confidence Survey

IATA: Airline Business Confidence Survey

IATA released its latest business confidence survey of airlines CFOs and heads of cargo.

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