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Cyber attacks against airlines by terrorists - how real is this?

Cyber attacks against airlines by terrorists - how real is this?

LOT Polish Airlines last month was forced to cancel 10 flights and delay 12 others in response to an attack against computers issuing flight plans at Warsaw's Okecie Airport that overloaded its ...

Green future of flight: Battery-powered plastic plane?

Green future of flight: Battery-powered plastic plane?

LONDON, England - Battery-powered plastic aircraft without flight decks – could that be the clean, green future of flight?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the winner

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the winner

Air Transport Research Society released the results of its annual benchmarking study of commercial airports in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and North America.

Australian low-cost airline cancels Bali flights

Australian low-cost airline cancels Bali flights

MELBOURNE, Australia - Budget Australian airline Jetstar has cancelled Australian flights in and out of Bali after a volcanic eruption.

Air China launches third daily nonstop Los Angeles - Beijing service

Air China launches third daily nonstop Los Angeles - Beijing service

LOS ANGELES, CA - Air China officials and China-bound passengers at Tom Bradley International Terminal welcomed the arrival of the inaugural flight of the airline’s third daily nonstop service ...

IATA: Strong traffic growth continues in May

IATA: Strong traffic growth continues in May

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing strong demand growth compared to May 2014 for both domestic and ...

Airbus and Chinese partners agree on wide-body cooperation

Airbus and Chinese partners agree on wide-body cooperation

TOULOUSE, France - Airbus and its Chinese partners, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company Ltd.

WYSE Travel Confederation and Erasmus Student Network deepen cooperation

WYSE Travel Confederation and Erasmus Student Network deepen cooperation

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen the ...

El Nino to weaken drought in Pakistan, India

El Nino to weaken drought in Pakistan, India

While parts of India received torrential rainfall during June due to the monsoon, El Niño will reassert itself, causing the monsoon to weaken, over the upper part of the Indian Ocean and ...

LGBT Tourism expected to increase by 9 percent over next three years

LGBT Tourism expected to increase by 9 percent over next three years

The US Supreme Court Decision to legalise gay marriage is set to see the American economy benefit from an influx of 1.3 million LGBT tourists spending USD$4.25 billion over the next three years, ...

UNWTO Awards: Now accepting applications

UNWTO Awards: Now accepting applications

UNWTO has opened the call for applications for the 12th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.

ICPC: Sharks are not the nemesis of Internet

ICPC: Sharks are not the nemesis of Internet

LYMINGTON, United Kingdom - Last August 2014, a rediscovered YouTube video of a shark biting a subsea cable caused a media storm.

Mugged and assaulted on a stone bridge in Riga, Latvia: Is the tour operator liable?

Travel Law - plane hackers, sucidal pilots, liability Mugged and assaulted on a stone bridge in Riga, Latvia: Is the tour operator liable?

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we will examine the extent to which tour operators should be held liable for failing to investigate and advise their customers on the incidence of criminal activity in the desired ...

Qatar Airways celebrates first anniversary with Dallas/Fort Worth

Qatar Airways celebrates first anniversary with Dallas/Fort Worth

DALLAS, TX and FORT WORTH, TX- Today, Qatar Airways celebrates one full year of daily, non-stop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha, ...

South African Airways: 10 years of service between Washington and Africa

South African Airways: 10 years of service between Washington and Africa

WASHINGTON, DC - South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and the most awarded airline on the African continent, will celebrate 10 years of service to Washington, DC ...

IATA: Sluggish air cargo growth continues

IATA: Sluggish air cargo growth continues

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that growth continued to slow in May.

Germany’s Condor announces return of Munich - Mombasa flights

Germany’s Condor announces return of Munich - Mombasa flights

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

Condor, one of Germany’s main holiday charter airlines, has indicated that they will resume nonstop flights between Munich and Mombasa in July, over and above their existing flights from ...

Global business aircraft market recovers

Global business aircraft market recovers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - The global business aircraft market fell after the economic downturn in 2008, sustained only by sales in the heavy aircraft segment.

Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator tests

Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator tests

WASHINGTON, DC - Boeing and Embraer SA today announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve ...

NASA signs scientific and education agreements with Brazil

NASA signs scientific and education agreements with Brazil

WASHINGTON, DC - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) President José Raimundo Braga Coelho have signed agreements to further research into heliophysics and space ...

THE LIST! eTN's 5-star rated airlines, hotels, CVBs, tourism shops, destinations

eTurboNews launches THE LIST: eTN's 5-star Honest Travel and Tourism Awards THE LIST! eTN's 5-star rated airlines, hotels, CVBs, tourism shops, destinations

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA - eTurboNews (eTN), the leading global online publication with 230,000 readers involved in the travel and tourism industry plus 1.3 million travelers it reaches every day, ...

Ethiopian Airlines expands tourism ties to Cape Town

Ethiopian Airlines expands tourism ties to Cape Town

“The Cape Town city region has the potential to become an economic hub for Africa, but this requires building much better connectivity with the rest of our continent,” said Wesgro CEO Tim ...

US and Cuba embassies will reopen tomorrow

US and Cuba embassies will reopen tomorrow

It has been a long time coming. Over 50 years, in fact, since the US severed diplomatic ties and closed its doors to Cuba.

Qatar Airways increases frequencies to 12 popular destinations

Qatar Airways increases frequencies to 12 popular destinations

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced network frequency increases to multiple destinations across its global network.

Emirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegations

Emirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegations

WASHINGTON, DC - Emirates today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the "big three" US legacy carriers - Delta, United and ...

A330 expands its wide-body lead in China

A330 expands its wide-body lead in China

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed with Airbus a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for 45 A330 Family aircraft and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for options for 30 ...

Seychelles and Palau - a shared vision for the development of Small Island Developing States

Seychelles and Palau - a shared vision for the development of Small Island Developing States

Seychelles President James Michel welcomed Palauan President Tommy Esang Remengesau at State House this morning, where the two leaders discussed state affairs in a tête-à-tête meeting.

Travel Foundation names new trustee

Travel Foundation names new trustee

An eminent responsible tourism expert joined the Travel Foundation as a trustee last week, following unanimous approval from the board.

United Airlines employees show LGBT Pride throughout June

United Airlines employees show LGBT Pride throughout June

CHICAGO, IL – On the heels of the US Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, hundreds of United Airlines employees marched through the streets of Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco ...

Zerofuel airplane passes first critical point

Zerofuel airplane passes first critical point

By Linda Hohnholz, eTN

The only airplane in the world to actually create energy as it flies has just passed a critical stage in the longest and riskiest leg of its journey to circumnavigate the globe.

Where in the world can beer drinkers find bargains?

Cheapest world cities to buy beer named Where in the world can beer drinkers find bargains?

Krakow and Kiev are the cheapest cities in the world to buy beer, according to a survey of popular travel destinations, with the average bottle costing the equivalent of £1.07.

US-international air passenger traffic up five percent

US-international air passenger traffic up five percent

WASHINGTON, DC - International non-stop air traffic to/from the US totaled 81.7 million passengers through May 2015, a five percent increase over the May 2014 year-to-date period.

Skanska gets $60 million to renovate and expand Tampa International Airport

Skanska gets $60 million to renovate and expand Tampa International Airport

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden - Skanska has signed a supplemental contract to renovate and expand the Tampa International Airport (TPA) Main Terminal building in Tampa, Florida.

Americans ranked happiest with their time off

Americans ranked happiest with their time off

NEW YORK, NY - Coinciding with the beginning of summer and the vacation season, the latest GfK study examined satisfaction levels with amounts of leisure time around the world – and United ...

Etihad Airways signs new codeshare agreement with Pakistan International Airlines

Etihad Airways signs new codeshare agreement with Pakistan International Airlines

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have signed a codeshare agreement which will provide travelers with enhanced connections between the ...

UNWTO and the Turkic Council to work together on tourism development

UNWTO and the Turkic Council to work together on tourism development

UNWTO and the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration in advancing tourism as a key driver of ...

Gulf airlines win support of Europe’s airports, travel bodies in subsidies row

Gulf airlines win support of Europe’s airports, travel bodies in subsidies row

The three major Gulf carriers have won the support of Europe’s airports and tourism boards in the ongoing row over subsidies, it was revealed at the weekend.

Coral species adapting to climate change

Coral species adapting to climate change

In many parts of the world, coral reefs are declining fast due to pollution, warming seas, disease and storms. Tourists travel the world to enjoy remaining coral reefs.

Not in my name! Don't call terrorists Islamists

Muslims Call on 'OUTING' Extremists Not in my name! Don't call terrorists Islamists

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community calls on all Muslims to "out" extremists as the enemy of Islam and a threat to humanity.

UFTAA strongly condemns recent terrorist attacks

UFTAA strongly condemns recent terrorist attacks

UFTAA, The United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations, strongly condemns the recent attacks in various parts of the world undermining the goal of travel and tourism as an ambassador for ...

Qantas CEO: Hong Kong sent unwelcoming message to foreign investors

Qantas CEO: Hong Kong sent unwelcoming message to foreign investors

HONG KONG - This week's Hong Kong government ruling on Jetstar Hong Kong most certainly ends its dreams of a future as a local airline, but not to legal wrangles that may arise, nor to the ...

UN calls for surge in AIDS treatment to avoid 'catastrophic' resurgence of HIV

UN calls for surge in AIDS treatment to avoid 'catastrophic' resurgence of HIV

NEW YORK, NY - The world risks a deadly AIDS rebound unless the countries most affected by the virus expand access to antiretroviral treatments and boost their focus on stopping new infections, a ...

Viking Ocean Cruises celebrates float out of second ship

Viking Ocean Cruises celebrates float out of second ship

LOS ANGELES, CA - Viking Ocean Cruises today announced its second ship—the 930-passenger Viking Sea was "floated out," marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship ...

New frequent flyer collaboration with Air Seychelles and Air Berlin

New frequent flyer collaboration with Air Seychelles and Air Berlin

New frequent flyer collaboration with Air Seychelles

UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Sousse, Tunisia

UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Sousse, Tunisia

“Today our societies were attacked in three different continents showing that we face a truly global threat” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, strongly condemning the attacks in the ...

Oops...Russian Tourism ad in New York Times shows Latvia

Russia's Tourism Image Problem Oops...Russian Tourism ad in New York Times shows Latvia

RIGA, Latvia - While Russian state-sponsored media is not always renowned for its factual accuracy, using a picture of the wrong country on the front of an official advertising supplement in one ...

Coalition formed to preserve travel distribution channel choice

Coalition formed to preserve travel distribution channel choice

WASHINGTON, DC – The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today formally announced that in response to the Lufthansa Group’s (LHG) recently revealed policy to surcharge and discriminate against the ...

Martinique Tourism welcomes new flights from 3 major US gateways

Martinique Tourism welcomes new flights from 3 major US gateways

NEW YORK, NY - Martinique’s tourism development strategy took a major step forward with today’s announcement of the launch of new nonstop flights from three major gateways in the Northeastern ...

French Embassy sends tens of thousands of euros to Seychelles Tourism Academy

French Embassy sends tens of thousands of euros to Seychelles Tourism Academy

The French Embassy in Seychelles has disbursed a supplementary 23,000 euros for the Seychelles Tourism Academy in support of a linguistic accord between the two entities.

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