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How travel can give a life new purposse

Maria G. Yates

In late 2015, my life took a turn. I became a widow, a title I despise by the way, mostly because of the reaction I receive - mostly from customer service personnel.

“Marital status?” ...

Italy performs well for Seychelles Tourism

Italy performed well with an increase in arrivals of 5% to Seychelles with a total of almost 23, 000 Italians visiting the archipelago in 2016.

Telegraph Show in London see Seychelles Tourism team presence

The Telegraph Travel Show’s return to Excel, London provided the consumer with various travel experiences through expert talks, advice hubs and numerous exhibitors.

UNWTO Secretary General candidate: We are one tourism family

Last night at the Brazilian Embassy in Madrid, Marcio Favilla, Executive Director of the UNWTO, launched his candidacy to become UNWTO´s Secretary General, and Alain St Ange from the Seychelles ...

Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new cruise ships for Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A.

INVESTOUR 2017 convenes more than 20 African Ministers of Tourism at FITUR

INVESTOUR, a unique platform for tourism businesses from Africa and Europe to meet has convened more than 20 African Ministers of Tourism at FITUR, the Spanish Tourism Fair.

loop 2017 - perfect chance for international luxury tourism suppliers to enter German market

Only few peoples in the world are said to be as keen travelers as the Germans.

UNWTO begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the event celebrating the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, organized by the World Tourism Organization ...

Zimbabwe Tourism Minister pledges renewal and reform if elected UNWTO Secretary General

"In a very real sense, my candidature – Africa’s candidature – is premised on a commitment to bring about renewal and reform of our organization.

Dr. Mzembi makes emotional case in bid for UNWTO Secretary General

Your Excellencies; Honorable Ministers; Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Corps; a very special salutation to His Excellency, Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO; UNWTO ...

International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 kicks off at FITUR, Madrid

Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

Tanzania Tourism looking for tourists from Israel

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

Tanzania President John Magufuli had expressed his intention to open a Tanzania embassy in Tel Aviv in a letter he addressed to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his official visit ...

Emirates strengthens flights between Dubai and Nairobi

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Kenya Tourism is expecting to receive a welcomed boost when Dubai’s Emirates airline increases its flights this summer.

Minister Mzembi makes run for UNWTO Secretary General official

Although he has been campaigning for several months now, today Zimbabwe's Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Walter Mzembi, made the official announcement at FITUR.

Alain St.Ange presents Statement of Intent to UNWTO

On the first day of Fitur in Madrid, the leading international tourism fair in Spain, Alain St.Ange—former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine—presented his ...

Airberlin offers 84 nonstop flights from Berlin and Dusseldorf to eight US destinations

airberlin is continuing to expand its market leadership in Berlin-Tegel and is offering more flights to Miami and New York (JFK) in the coming summer schedule.

13th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

Guanajuato’s State Ministry of Tourism (Mexico), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium), Govardhan Ecovillage (India) and Dutch Travel Trade Association (Netherlands) were the winners of 13th ...

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association IGLTA named for FITUR Gay Tourism Award

“Argentina is a leader in LGBT rights in Latin America and a top LGBT travel destination, so we are very pleased to align ourselves more closely with the chamber of commerce,” said IGLTA ...

Poland on Kenya Tourism’s radar

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Poland has been on the horizon of the Kenya Tourism Board for some time now. It is a member country of the European Union, and visitor numbers have risen steadily for in particular the Kenya ...

Summer can’t start soon enough, and Air India is ready

Air India is adding 2 long-haul flights into Europe and North America courtesy of hub connections with Star Alliance partners SAS Scandinavian and United Airlines.

XOJET partners with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

XOJET, the leader in on-demand private jet charter services, today announced its first global hotel partnership with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the award-winning owner and operator of some of ...

Finnair to launch first non-charter service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Mexico Tourism Board announced the first direct nonstop flight from Helsinki to Puerto Vallarta between November 19, 2017 and March 18, 2018.

Studying abroad? How about adding to the experience with more travel?

Ah, the student life. Is there anything better than combining work and play by studying abroad? How about adding to the experience with more travel.

Southwest Airlines announces new international services

Southwest Airlines today announced new flights throughout its previously published schedule that bring San Diego Customers the carrier's 31st destination available through nonstop service, San ...

What do travel and tourism have in common with books?

Anil Mathur, eTN India

If you represent Abu Dhabi tourism, travel and tourism go hand in hand with books.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines continue US expansion

Mardiks Public Relations has been hired by Thomas Cook Group Airlines to launch new routes to Europe from the US for two of the company’s carriers, Condor Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines.

Seychelles former Tourism Minister filing official papers for UNWTO SG

It is a busy and exciting time at FITUR, as candidates for the Secretary General position for the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) make their announcements for candidacy and file their ...

Rumor confirmed: Gloria Guevara from Mexico enters race for UNWTO Secretary General

Former Secretary of Tourism for Mexico, Gloria Guevara, has tossed her hat in the ring for the position of the next Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association endorses Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Secretary General

The decision to support Alain St.Ange was taken at the last Executive Board Meeting of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) following a resolution taken at their Executive ...

NASA and NOAA: 2016 was warmest year on record

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

What will this year's tourism trends be?

HotelsPro, a technology and hotel reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals and a brand of the world's leading travel and accommodation supplier MetGlobal Group of ...

Wyndham Worldwide: Corporate Social Responsibility important driver of company's success

The Wyndham Worldwide 2015-2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report reflects the Company's holistic integration of CSR into its business and how CSR continues to be an important driver of ...

"Little Emperor Cutie" acts as a friendship messenger on his global tour

Chinese New Year, known as the Spring Festival, is undoubtedly the grandest tradition of China.

UNWTO will recognize and focus sustainable tourism in 2017 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Today at FITUR in Madrid the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development was officially opened with an all-star participation.

Will new aircraft solve Jambojet’s operational problems?

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Over the festive season, Jambojet had serious operational problems when one of their two Q400s went out of service and a replacement aircraft could not be procured in time.

Seven new destinations for Ethiopian Airlines in 2017

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Over the next six months, Ethiopian Airlines will add seven new destinations in what will make 2017 probably a record year of new cities served out of Addis Ababa.

Spain’s destination-appeal creates new opportunities for Spanish travelers

International outbound flights from Spain were up by 2.7% last year, and the biggest increase was in departures to Asia Pacific countries, a trend that looks like continuing into 2017, according ...

Japan International Cooperation Agency and UNWTO join forces in the area of sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at providing a framework for joint action in the area of ...

WTTC: Maximising contribution of travel & tourism to sustainable development around the world

Today, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its “Declaration for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” expressing the organisation’s full ...

UNWTO: Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges.

United Airlines: Goodbye jumbo jet

Following its rival, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines is taking its 747s out of service by the end of 2017.

This iconic jumbo jet is going to be retired and replaced with the new ...

Croatia Airlines sells Heathrow slots for $19.5 million

In flip-flopping reports from Croatia Airlines, slots up for sale and then not up for sale at Heathrow Airport, were finally sold.

'Geo-politics' dominates WEF attendee tweets leading into Davos

The topic of 'geo-politics' has dominated the Twitter accounts of World Economic Forum (WEF) participants attending this year's Annual Meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland from 17-20 January ...

inspiring business leadership rewarded with tourism award

Following a rigorous 3-phase judging, which includes an onsite evaluation, Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the 17th World Travel ...

International Nightlife Association: More safety measures needed in nightlife venues worldwide

On behalf of the International Nightlife Association we strongly condemn the BPM Festival shooting occurred at Blue Parrot club in Cancun (Mexico).

Queen Mary 2 named Best Luxury Cruise Ship

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 was named "Best Luxury Cruise Ship" in the 2016 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

New Assistant Director at India Tourism Office London named

India’s Ministry of Tourism has welcomed the appointment of Mr C. Gangadhar as Assistant Director at India Tourism Office London.

CNN, eTurboNews, UNWTO, IATA and ATAG formed partnership to market tourism destinations Tourism Destinations and the CNN Task Group: How eTN fits in?

Tourism Destinations had reached out to the CNN Task Group for guidance for more than five years to market their emerging or established travel and tourism destinations to the world.

Excitement builds over World Tourism Organization’s top post

Not all candidates for the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General post have laid out their plans yet, and some have not mentioned their educational and practical qualifications, ...

Cheap hotels: No ladies of the night and no Most Wanted posters

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

No, this hotel group is not frequented by “little ladies of the night,” and no – the lobby does not have the “most wanted” posters on the wall; the global hotel brand is Meininger Hotels ...

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