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Seychelles’ Dubai office welcomes visitors to Dubai travel and tourism event

This is the second year that the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB’s) office in Dubai took part in the Jeddah International Travel & Tourism 2017 (JTTX7) consumer event.

Direct flights set between Kigali and Mumbai

Anil Mathur, eTN India

RwandAir will start direct flights between Kigali and Mumbai in April of this year, as an outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed during the visit of Indian Vice President ...

London extends its lead over New York and Tokyo as world's most innovative city

London extended its lead over New York and a resurgent Tokyo to be named the world's most innovative city in 2016-2017 in the 10th annual Innovation Cities Index, released by global innovation ...

Norwegian Air reveals ten €95 US-UK routes

Low cost airline Norwegian Air has revealed 10 new non-stop routes between the US and the UK and Ireland which will cost under (€95) $100 one-way.

Embraer Phenom 300 is the world's most delivered business jet for fourth year in a row

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers ...

2017 Star Rating Awards: 59th list of worldwide Star Rating recipients unveiled

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 59th list of worldwide Star Rating recipients, continuing its exceedingly selective approach for recognizing the world's finest properties and rewarding ...

Lufthansa Group carriers are offering plenty of new summer holiday destinations

The airlines in the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines – will be an even more attractive option for holidaymakers ...

Imposing tax for online travel transactions: What’s the law say?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

“Like many other communities in this state and elsewhere, the City of San Diego (San Diego) has adopted an ordinance imposing a tax on visitors for the privilege of occupancy in hotels within ...

Korean Air first in Korea to operate Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Korean Air today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

Revised Trump Travel Ban stalled

Although the Trump administration plans to basically put out the same travel ban policy with the exception of some changes that it hopes will make it legally tolerant, it is not ready to release a ...

Destination Seychelles: Topping travel lists in the US

Seychelles, an island paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, topped Travel & Leisure’s list of Best Islands in Africa & the Middle East in 2016, and that’s not all.

Aeromexico flies from San Jose to Guadalajara

Mineta San JosĂ© International Airport’s (SJC) airline and passenger growth continues with Aeromexico’s announcement today of nonstop service between San JosĂ© and Guadalajara (GDL) to begin ...

Madame Tussauds brings KONG: Skull Island to NYC and London

Madame Tussauds have partnered with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.

World's first China-built cruise ships to join Carnival fleet in 2023

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that its cruise joint venture in China has signed a new memorandum of agreement (MOA) to order the ...

Report: Luxury hotel market to reach $20,442 million by 2022

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Luxury Hotel Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022", the luxury hotel market was valued at ...

First All-in-One Contactless Mobile Point of Sale Device for the Airline Industry

ECR Retail Systems (ECR), the leading London-based MPoS specialist, has developed and launched the ECRGo2, the industry's first fully-certified, all-in-one contactless, handheld mobile point of ...

Business travelers vulnerable to malicious cyber and physical information security threats

As reports of corporate information theft continue to rise and cybercrime is predicted to cost business between $2.1 trillioni in 2019 to $6 trillionii by 2021, one area of particular concern is ...

Aeromexico's Board of Directors considering Delta Air Lines' tender offer

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. reports that its Board of Directors held a meeting, and after receiving the opinion of its Audit Committee and the opinion of Morgan Stanley & Co.

Hainan Airlines flies nonstop from Los Angeles to Chengdu and Chongqing, China

Hainan Airlines today announced it will launch new nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, and to Chongqing, both with two flights ...

Airberlin flies to the North Pole for the 10th time

Fascinating snow landscapes and untouched nature – airberlin is now offering the world's only flight to the North Pole for the 10th time.

Innovation, technology and sustainability - pillars of Smart Destinations

Over three days (15-17 February) more than 100 speakers from 20 countries convened in Murcia, Spain to present solutions and experiences for ‘smart destinations’.

US Supreme Court hands down anti-airline consumer protection ruling Achieving uniformity for airline passenger claims

The intent and purpose of the Montreal Convention was to clarify, harmonize, and achieve uniformity of rules governing claims arising from international air transportation.

Montréal and Shanghai sign tourism memorandum of understanding

While Minister of Tourism Julie Boulet is leading a tourism mission to China, Tourisme Montréal and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration have announced the signing of a memorandum of ...

Dusit International names new VPs of Sales and Marketing departments

Global hospitality company Dusit International today announced the appointment of Ms Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk as Vice President Sales, and Mr Michael Leong as Vice President Marketing, effective ...

The tenacity of tea tastings

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

Bring up the topic of TEA at a cocktail or dinner party – and you can almost be certain the conversation will quickly draw to a close.

VietJet Air adds connection between Vietnam and India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

For the first time, Vietnam had a strong presence at the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) event that was held from February 15-17 in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.

Las Vegas aims to attract tourists from India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority would like to bring in more people who come to visit friends and relatives from India who have settled in the USA.

Princess Cruises announces fourth ship to debut Medallion Class Ocean Vacations

Princess Cruises announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season.

Formal launch: Brand USA and India cooperation

Anil Mathur, eTN India

On February 16, Brand USA kicked off a formal launch of the US-India travel and tourism partnership for the year 2017.

Third member of 787 Dreamliner rolls out

"What's happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story," said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO.

Juneyao Airlines orders five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines announced today the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices.

eRevMax processed $2.1 billion worth of reservation revenue in 2016

eRevMax has reported today that it has processed $2.1 billion worth of reservation revenue for its hotel clients in 2016.

100 ways to trace your Irish ancestors

The very idea of undertaking Irish ancestral research can seem like a formidable and arduous task but now one publication is successfully helping thousands across the US to trace and embrace their ...

2 million British tourists came to Tenerife in 2016

Official figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation show that the largest of the Canary Islands welcomed a total of 2,049,093 visitors from the UK last year – a 16.1% upsurge compared ...

Oregon Tourism scheming to attract Indian tourists

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Todd Davidson, CEO of the Oregon Tourism Commission, was in India to spread a message and told this correspondent that adventure, hiking, natural beauty, and public beaches were some reasons to ...

Success of Nepal Tourism Summit spreads to Europe

Under the leadership of Nepal Tourism Board CEO Deepak Raj Joshi and the Nepal Ministry of Tourism, 13 tour operators and tourism experts in Germany will go on the road and visit Duesseldorf on ...

Vision of Eco-Friendly Marathon in Seychelles a huge success

Seychelles’ honorary consul in South Korea Dong Chang Jeong approached the Seychelles government 9 years ago with his vision for a Seychelles marathon that would encourage a healthy lifestyle, ...

German tourism personality "King Johnny" endorses St.Ange for SG of the UNWTO

Johnny Rohregger, the “King of Travel” as he is known in the tourism and travel world, has come out to endorse Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles candidate for the position of Secretary General of ...

Viking's ships take 10 categories at 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards

After another year of impressive travel industry awards, Viking Ocean Cruises this week received a new set of accolades from Cruise Critic.

2017 Spring Break: Travel trends and destinationa

Spring Break season is right around the corner and Americans will be taking off on trips throughout the US and Caribbean in search of sprawling beaches, lively nightlife, and inspiring culture. ...

500 foreign hotel stars will shine over Frankfurt in March 2017

One hundred hoteliers from international five-star hotels will turn Frankfurt am Main (Germany) into a pictorial sea of stars from 26th to 29th of March 2017.

African web-based travel company keen to engage UK

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

One of Africa's largest online travel companies, which already operates commercial offices in Nigeria and Ghana as well as service outlets in Dubai and the UK, will launch its office in the UK, ...

International Coalition of Tourism Partners President addresses EFMD Conference

In a session with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc; UN Advisor Jeffrey Sachs; and Per Cramer, Dean of Gothenburg Business School, International Coalition of Tourism Partners President ...

Travel Law When malicious software attacks hotel data

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In the Dugas case, the Court noted that “Plaintiff alleges that as a ‘member in the hotel chain’s rewards program’, he has frequented the spa at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina ...

Westminster Kennel Club's "Best in Show" winner invited to sail on Queen Mary 2

Cunard, the only line to carry pets across the Atlantic, presented Rumor, the Westminster Kennel Club's Best in Show winner, with an invitation to sail on a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 ...

Private islands rank “Number One” on cruisers’ to-do lists

Nothing says luxury quite like an exclusive experience, and with their pristine beaches, aquamarine waters and a variety of adventures both in the water and on the shore, a visit to a cruise ...

2017 world's best cruise ships named

Cruise Critic today announced the winners of the 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards, based on ratings and reviews collected during a 12-month period.

Airlines must meet demands of mobile-first passengers in 2017

Despite profit projections of $35.6 billion in 2016, airlines must shift focus to the revenue and profit potential emerging from mobile commerce, according to the latest monthly industry brief ...

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