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Qatar Airways announces near term expansion of Airbus A380 routes

Qatar Airways announces near term expansion of Airbus A380 routes

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

With Airbus A380 deliveries to Qatar Airways (QR) now progressively rolling out, the airline announced further plans to add another frequency to its flight schedule.

Sri Lanka Tourism Director featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

Director Hiran Cooray Sri Lanka Tourism Director featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

STOWE, Vermont – Hiran Cooray, Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and Chairman, Jetwing Hotels Ltd., will be a featured speaker at this year’s International Institute for Peace ...

Fly Dubai performs maiden flights

Fly Dubai performs maiden flights

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

Long-awaited flights launched yesterday by flydubai, strengthening direct links between two destinations.

American Airlines and Jetstar Japan announce codeshare agreement

American Airlines and Jetstar Japan announce codeshare agreement

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines customers will have greater access to domestic Japanese destinations starting on October 22, 2014, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between American and ...

Ebola: UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines

Ebola: UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines

NEW YORK, NY - Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General's appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United ...

TAME Airlines launches Quito-Fort Lauderdale service

TAME Airlines launches Quito-Fort Lauderdale service

QUITO, Ecuador - TAME Airlines, one of Ecuador's premiere airlines, launched a new service between Quito, Ecuador and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) beginning October 17, ...

UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2014

UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2014

The United Nations World Tourism Organization released its program for the World Travel Market in London next month.

Five-year Forecast Shows Improved Outlook for Air Cargo

Five-year Forecast Shows Improved Outlook for Air Cargo

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate ...

First ever Indian Arts Festival feeds the senses on Reunion Island

New tourism draw for Reunion First ever Indian Arts Festival feeds the senses on Reunion Island

SAINT PAUL, Reunion Island – In its premier edition, Reunion Island’s Indian Arts Festival officially kicked off today with a colorful start at Teat de Plein Air in Saint Gilles with a program ...

The night I got rescued with my BlackBerry from a Colombian jungle

The night I got rescued with my BlackBerry from a Colombian jungle

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

With all the hullabaloo with BlackBerry going out of business because of the two major “telephone” manufacturers dominating sales because of their adolescents - and wanna-be adolescents - ...

Rwanda turns the tables on Europe’s and America’s anti-Africa Ebola measures

Rwanda turns the tables on Europe’s and America’s anti-Africa Ebola measures

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

Rwanda has with immediate effect introduced new rules for visitors from America and Spain coming to the country.

BA to operate Denver-London route with four-class Boeing 747

British Airways BA to operate Denver-London route with four-class Boeing 747

LONDON, England - British Airways today announced that customers in Denver will soon be able to enjoy British Airways’ new First class cabin.

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korea tourism: the 5 Ks

Korean Tourism is launching a new campaign that will highlight five ‘Ks from Korean culture that appeal to travelers: K-Food, K-Wave, K-Spirit, K-Place and K-Style.

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

HSMAI Americas names Otto as HSMAI Brazil Chapter Managing Director

McLEAN, Virginia – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Americas has named Gabriela Otto as Managing Director of the HSMAI Brazil Chapter.

Gonzalo delivers drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

Gonzalo delivers drenching rain, strong wind to Europe

On Friday, Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda as a Category 2 hurricane bringing wind gusts over 160 kph (100 mph) to the island.

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in August

IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in August

IATA released it's assessment of premium and economy travel for August 2014

Key points in the report are:

The travel industry’s fastest-growing sector

WYSTC 2014 CONFERENCE The travel industry’s fastest-growing sector

One of the key themes underpinning a leading travel event, was the sheer power of this up a coming growing travel sector.

Qatar Airways names first Airbus A350XWB destination

Airline passengers scramble to get on first flight Qatar Airways names first Airbus A350XWB destination

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

There will no doubt be a scramble of passengers to be on the first flight of Qatar Airways (QR), now that the airline has confirmed that they will begin commercial operations with the world’s ...

Next Hot Model UK photoshoot in Seychelles a raving success

Next Hot Model UK photoshoot in Seychelles a raving success

The two winners from the Next Hot Model UK – 2014 were in Seychelles recently for their professional photoshoot.

China contributes $6 million to fight against Ebola

China contributes $6 million to fight against Ebola

BEIJING, China - he Government of the People's Republic of China has contributed US$6 million to the United Nations World Food Program's (WFP) emergency operation to assist 1 .3 million people ...

Foodie Travel: Local specialties to satisfy your taste buds

Foodie Travel: Local specialties to satisfy your taste buds

TORONTO, Canada - Food not only sustains us, but it can also have a significant impact on how we enjoy, and remember our vacations.

Preempting Ebola Zimbabwe style

Preempting Ebola Zimbabwe style

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

HARARE, Zimbabwe (eTN) – The country’s Ministry of Health and Child Care has reportedly embarked on a nationwide campaign “to teach people about the Ebola virus.” This latest development ...

Luxury train takes tourists from Budapest to Tehran

Luxury train takes tourists from Budapest to Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran - On October 15, a luxury train left Budapest with 70 passengers onboard for a first-time trip through the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan with a final destination of Tehran.

Global business aviation: 4 percent annual growth over next decade

Global business aviation: 4 percent annual growth over next decade

ORLANDO, FL - In its 23rd annual Business Aviation Outlook, Honeywell is forecasting up to 9,450 new business jet deliveries worth $280 billion from 2014 to 2024.

Ebola: UN to consult West African governments on coordinating global crisis response

Ebola: UN to consult West African governments on coordinating global crisis response

NEW YORK, NY - The United Nations and Governments of countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola outbreak in West Africa have agreed to ensure that the UN system adopts ...

Sanganai tourism expo gets rave reviews from exhibitors despite some buyers pulling out due to Ebola scare

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Sanganai travel and tourism show Sanganai tourism expo gets rave reviews from exhibitors despite some buyers pulling out due to Ebola scare

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

HARARE, Zimbabwe (eTN) - There are conflicting reports concerning the number of buyers that are currently in attendance for this year’s edition of Zimbabwe’s annually held Sanganai World ...

Lufthansa pulls the plug on Abu Dhabi flight

Lufthansa pulls the plug on Abu Dhabi flight

FRANKFURT, Germany - German airline Lufthansa yesterday announced that it will pull the plug on its once-daily flights between Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi due to competition from its Gulf rival ...

JAL and American Airlines expand codeshare on Brazil routes

JAL and American Airlines expand codeshare on Brazil routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) and American Airlines (AA) have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation starting October 26, 2014, resulting in an increase in the number of JAL codeshare flights ...

Ebola and pets: What are the risks?

Ebola and pets: What are the risks?

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people?

Seychelles announces details of flights to and from Paris

Seychelles announces details of flights to and from Paris

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, led a one-day working visit to Paris to meet with French tour operators and members of the press.

Family of missing British journalist marks five years in limbo

Family of missing British journalist marks five years in limbo

LONDON, England - The family of a missing British journalist,Michael Dixon, will on Saturday (18 October) mark five years since he vanished in Costa Rica.

eTN 2.0: Video report of the 2014 Sanganai World Tourism Expo

eTN 2.0: Video report of the 2014 Sanganai World Tourism Expo

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

HARARE, Zimbabwe (eTN) – Due to technical challenges, my live report of Day Two of this year’s edition of the Sanganai World Tourism Expo has been delayed.

BREAKING NEWS:  Harare hosts 2014 Sanganai World Tourism Expo

BREAKING NEWS: Harare hosts 2014 Sanganai World Tourism Expo

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

HARARE, Zimbabwe (eTN) – The capital city of Zimbabwe is currently playing host to some 111 exhibitors and 80 buyers from around the world, including neighboring countries such as Zambia, ...

Ebola 2014 equals SARS 2003

Ebola 2014 equals SARS 2003

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

As the mainstream media cranks up its coverage of the Ebola virus “outbreak,” I can’t help but recognize some familiar elements at play. We have been here before a few times.

UN chief: Need for urgent global action as Ebola continues deadly rampage

UN chief: Need for urgent global action as Ebola continues deadly rampage

UN chief stresses need for urgent global action as Ebola continues deadly rampage

Airlines with best in-flight food options named

Airlines with best in-flight food options named

How many times have you been ravenous and eagerly anticipating your food during a draining long-haul flight, only to be greeted with a pile of tasteless mush when it finally arrives?

British Airways to introduce 787 Dreamliner to Montreal

British Airways to introduce 787 Dreamliner to Montreal

LONDON, England - British Airways today announced that from March 29, 2015, Montreal will be served by the airline’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, marking the first scheduled Dreamliner ...

Ebola: from local outbreak to global epidemic

Ebola: from local outbreak to global epidemic

What started as an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has evolved into a world-wide threat, with the first European case having been reported in Spain.

UN on Ebola: Things will get worse before they improve

UN on Ebola: Things will get worse before they improve

The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, ...

IATA: Forecast Reveals Fast-Growing Airline Markets of the Future

IATA: Forecast Reveals Fast-Growing Airline Markets of the Future

Geneva – the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034.

Hotel overcharges: the mini-bar and Wi-Fi access

Travel Law Hotel overcharges: the mini-bar and Wi-Fi access

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This week we complete our review of hotel overcharges, fees and add-ons by focusing on the hotel mini-bar and Wi-Fi access.

Special preview of Sydney's International Convention Centre

Special preview of Sydney's International Convention Centre

“Decision makers and selected IMEX attendees have received a special preview of ICC Sydney’s developing brand and new website today, and we are delighted with the response,” said Mr.

Hilton announces launch of new hotel brand

Hilton announces launch of new hotel brand

Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new lifestyle hotel brand, Canopy by Hilton, at the company's Global Partnership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Dependence, anxiety over mobile devices among travelers revealed

Unplugged No More Dependence, anxiety over mobile devices among travelers revealed

BELLEVUE, WA - The results of the 2014 Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index, a global study of mobile-device-related behavior and preferences among travelers in North America, South America, Europe ...

IATA and Travel Capitalist Ventures launch NDC Innovation Fund

IATA and Travel Capitalist Ventures launch NDC Innovation Fund

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with Travel Capitalist Ventures, a leading travel-focused investment firm, to create the NDC Innovation Fund.

HSMAI and Duetto release white paper on open hotel pricing

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International HSMAI and Duetto release white paper on open hotel pricing

McLEAN, Virginia – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Duetto have released a white paper titled “Opening the Doors to New Revenue.”

Seychelles Tourism Minister leads Paris visit on Friday: all in a day's work

Seychelles Tourism Minister leads Paris visit on Friday: all in a day's work

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, is flying out of Seychelles on Thursday evening enroute to Paris. The Minister will be leading a delegation made up of ...

Indian carrier to buy 250 A320neo aircraft

Indian carrier to buy 250 A320neo aircraft

India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo and its Co-Founders, Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

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