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Seychelles Tourism Board CEO gives live TV interview in UK

Seychelles Tourism Board CEO gives live TV interview in UK

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s CEO, Sherin Naiken, completed the first day of several PR meetings and interviews in the United Kingdom, with a live interview on CNN’s Quest Means Business on ...

National Press Club statement on update on legal representation for Jason Rezaian

National Press Club statement on update on legal representation for Jason Rezaian

WASHINGTON, DC - Recently the National Press Club received the following statement from the family of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post Tehran Bureau Chief currently being held in prison in Iran. ...

Now accepting entries: World Responsible Tourism Awards

Now accepting entries: World Responsible Tourism Awards

Tourism businesses, organizations, initiatives and destinations across the industry are now being invited to submit themselves for consideration in the World Responsible Tourism 2015 awards at ...

Chanticleer Holdings appoints new VP to head development in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Chanticleer Holdings appoints new VP to head development in Europe, Middle East & Africa

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, USA – Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today the appointment of a new Vice ...

Former UNWTO top official Geoffrey Lipman joins Civic Resource Group International as Special Advisor, Global Travel & Tourism

Former UNWTO top official Geoffrey Lipman joins Civic Resource Group International as Special Advisor, Global Travel & Tourism

LOS ANGELES, California, USA - Civic Resource Group Int'l (CRG) today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Lipman as Special Advisor, Global Travel & Tourism.

Time is running out! ICTP president on Green Growth and Tourism

ICTP President Professor Geoffrey Lipman Joins Civic Resource Group Time is running out! ICTP president on Green Growth and Tourism

HAWAII, BRUSSELS, SEYCHELLES - Civic Resource Group Int’l (CRG) today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Lipman as Special Advisor, Global Travel & Tourism.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization conference conundrum

The United Nations World Tourism Organization conference conundrum

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), under Taleb Rifai as the secretary general, has done a commendable job in making good on his promise to “include everybody” by partnering ...

Seychelles heads to the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin

Seychelles heads to the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, are on their way to Berlin this week to head the Seychelles ...

Puglia’s tourism ambassadors: Olive oil, wine, cookies, and custard-filled pastries

“Feast Italy Salento My Love” tempts during ITB in Berlin Puglia’s tourism ambassadors: Olive oil, wine, cookies, and custard-filled pastries

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

After the success of Milan, “Italy Festa Salento My Love,” will also be held in Berlin during ITB.

Air New Zealand's trans-Pacific monopoly threatened by US carriers

Air New Zealand's trans-Pacific monopoly threatened by US carriers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Air New Zealand's valuable monopoly on non-stop flights between New Zealand and mainland North America appears increasingly under threat as American carriers consider ...

Starwood Capital Group completes sale of Groupe du Louvre and Louvre Hotels Group

Starwood Capital Group completes sale of Groupe du Louvre and Louvre Hotels Group

PARIS, France and SHANGHAI, China - Starwood Capital Group and Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd.

UN: Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi

UN: Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi

NEW YORK, NY - With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children's agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where ...

New report:  Customer service is king in today's marketplace

New report: Customer service is king in today's marketplace

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A new report has revealed that there’s “growing labor market demand for customer service experts” in the marketplace that is “driven by increasingly savvy customers.”

Tel Aviv wins top prize at “World Smart Cities”

Tel Aviv wins top prize at “World Smart Cities”

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

The New York office of the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced Friday, February 27, 2015, that the city of Tel Aviv won first prize at the World Smart Cities Awards, beating out 250 competing ...

From Lyon to Nantes: Reunion Island Tourism is on the move

From Lyon to Nantes: Reunion Island Tourism is on the move

No sooner is the tourism show in Lyon over, where Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) showcased the island’s many unique attractions, did the IRT, together with Mille Tours, move on to exhibit in the ...

Air Astana receives ATW 2015 Airline Market Leader Award

Air Astana receives ATW 2015 Airline Market Leader Award

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana celebrated the honour of being named Airline Market Leader of the Year at the 41st annual Air Transport World Awards at a ceremony in Washington DC on 25th February ...

Making a foreign travel website click in China

Making a foreign travel website click in China

By Ritesh Gupta

Garnering attention of a prospective traveler early in the booking funnel and converting them on the brand-owned website itself is the major objective of any travel e-commerce player.

Top Chinese marathoner promises to boost Seychelles Eco-friendly marathon

Marathoner becomes tourism ambassador Top Chinese marathoner promises to boost Seychelles Eco-friendly marathon

Sun Yingjie, a top retired Chinese marathoner, has described her experience in Seychelles as enriching, and promised to help the country to make its Eco-friendly Marathon one of the best.

Regional & sectoral perspectives driving peace through tourism

IIPT Conference in Johannesburg Regional & sectoral perspectives driving peace through tourism

By Bea Broda

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Minister of Tourism and Culture of Seychelles, Alain St.

ITB 2015 – Reunion Island’s window to the world

ITB 2015 – Reunion Island’s window to the world

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) industry representatives will be making an appearance in Berlin next week alongside other Vanilla Islands in an effort to attract more German visitors to the ...

Seychelles goes to Brunswick, Australia

Seychelles goes to Brunswick, Australia

Grace Barbe with Stella Savy, Darrell Belle, Sophie Morgan, and the Coco de Mer Choir will be performing on the Sunday, March 8, at 1 pm at the Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd.

Cruise ship “The World” receives Seychelles port call souvenir

Cruise ship “The World” receives Seychelles port call souvenir

“The World’s” captain, accompanied by the cruise ship's general manager and other senior officers, on Thursday welcomed Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and ...

Hilton Worldwide unveils the 2014 CEO Light & Warmth Award winners

Hilton Worldwide unveils the 2014 CEO Light & Warmth Award winners

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced that 12 Team Members at owned, managed and franchise properties have received the 2014 CEO Light & Warmth Award.

Transparency International calls for audit of Ebola funds in West Africa

Transparency International calls for audit of Ebola funds in West Africa

BERLIN, Germany - Transparency International today called on government authorities and the United Nations to undertake a comprehensive audit of all Ebola donations from internal and external ...

Magatte Wade appointed to Global Wellness Summit’s Board of Directors

Magatte Wade appointed to Global Wellness Summit’s Board of Directors

New York, NY - The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) today announced the appointment of Magatte Wade, a Senegalese entrepreneur named one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes and a Young ...

Starwood Capital Group, Melia acquire Spanish resorts through joint venture

Starwood Capital Group, Melia acquire Spanish resorts through joint venture

GREENWICH, CT and MALLORCA, Spain - Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, and leading Spanish hotel operator Melia Hotels International announced today that they have ...

Reunion Island Tourism exhibits at Lyon Salon CE

Reunion Island Tourism exhibits at Lyon Salon CE

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is once again present at the Lyon Salon CE, which has been taking place since yesterday and ends this evening.

Seychelles signs landmark debt buyback agreement with Paris Club

Debt-For-Climate Change Adaptation Initiative Seychelles signs landmark debt buyback agreement with Paris Club

Seychelles President James Michel announced today during his State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly that Seychelles’ efforts to combine marine conservation and liability management ...

Top meeting destinations and trends revealed

Top meeting destinations and trends revealed

Pacific World, the global DMC and event management organization, has released its first Annual Destination Index Special Report, providing corporate, association and agency planners with insights ...

UNWTO report identifies common criteria for 4 and 5 star hotels classification

UNWTO report identifies common criteria for 4 and 5 star hotels classification

The new UNWTO report Hotel Classification Systems: Recurrence of Criteria in 4 and 5 Star Hotels, identifies the common criteria among 4 and 5 star hotels, providing valuable insights for ...

When “free of charge” becomes “pay what you wish, but you must pay something”

Travel Law When “free of charge” becomes “pay what you wish, but you must pay something”

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

The New York City (the City) Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) is one of the world’s great art museums housing more than “1.5 million objects spanning five millennia in 2.4 million square ...

WYSE Travel Confederation and ITB Asia to co-host inaugural youth travel trade event

WYSE Travel Confederation and ITB Asia to co-host inaugural youth travel trade event

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and ITB Asia have partnered to launch WYSE Exchange Asia, an exclusive event for youth and student travel focused businesses ...

Kenyan and Finnish marathoners win Seychelles Eco-Friendly marathon

Kenyan and Finnish marathoners win Seychelles Eco-Friendly marathon

Taking 2 hours, 38 minutes, and 22 seconds, Shadrack Tanui from Kenya was the first to reach the finish line at the Seychelles Eco-Friendly marathon held on February 22.

UNWTO activities at ITB 2015

UNWTO activities at ITB 2015

The 5th Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting, community empowerment through tourism and creative industries, and the 30th meeting of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection are UN World Tourism ...

Cambodia’s deputy prime minister caught lying about tourism?

Exploitation of children through tourism, UNWTO, UNESCO and the Prime Minister's denial Cambodia’s deputy prime minister caught lying about tourism?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

The first-ever joint World Conference on Tourism and Culture by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ...

Starwood Asia Pacific continues growth momentum with new destinations and brand debuts

Starwood Asia Pacific continues growth momentum with new destinations and brand debuts

MELBOURNE, Australia – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc is set to continue its expansion momentum across Asia-Pacific backed by a strong pipeline and comprehensive guest and customer ...

Montenegro Airlines launches fresh talks with Etihad

Montenegro Airlines launches fresh talks with Etihad

Montenegro Airlines, which has been shortlisted for privatization this year, is eyeing closer ties with Etihad Airways and has recently launched fresh talks with the Emirati carrier.

Tourism + culture = identity, an essential equation

Tourism + culture = identity, an essential equation

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

“Culture has a direct role in securing one’s roots – it is a bond that dramatically leads to conservation, safeguarding tangible and intangible heritage” - HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin ...

Wanted in Paradise: Seychelles on BBC2 this Wednesday

Wanted in Paradise: Seychelles on BBC2 this Wednesday

Images of stunning Seychelles will beam across TV screens in the UK on Wednesday evening in the new BBC series “Wanted in Paradise.”

The Seychelles episode will be on at 19:00 on ...

Flight prices to most popular Spring Break travel destinations down from 2014

Flight prices to most popular Spring Break travel destinations down from 2014

BELLEVUE, WA - It's finally time to pack away the puffy coats and embrace Spring Break season, typically falling between the beginning of March and mid-April.

Flight attendant union continues to push for better air quality

Flight attendant union continues to push for better air quality

WASHINGTON, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is pushing for improved air quality in aircraft cabins to protect both the crew and the passengers.

Travel leaders welcome Peru to Global Entry program

Travel leaders welcome Peru to Global Entry program

WASHINGTON, DC - US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement Tuesday applauding Peru's inclusion in US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Global Entry ...

Qatar Airways strengthens codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways

Qatar Airways strengthens codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has strengthened its relationship with Bangkok Airways with the addition of further code-share routes.

Cebu Pacific airline sells aircraft to budget US carrier

Cebu Pacific airline sells aircraft to budget US carrier

MANILA, Philippines –Philippines airline, Cebu Pacific, has made a deal to sell six of its Airbus A319 aircraft to low-cost carrier Allegiant Air.

A million more people will take cruises in 2015

A million more people will take cruises in 2015

About 23 million travelers around the world will cruise in 2015 - with the majority sailing from North American ports, the Cruise Lines International Association reported last week.

Paul Gauguin Cruises announces 2016 voyages

Paul Gauguin Cruises announces 2016 voyages

BELLEVUE, WA - Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, ...

Tourism and culture ministers of Kingdom of Swaziland and Seychelles meet

Tourism and culture ministers of Kingdom of Swaziland and Seychelles meet

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, spent time with his two colleagues from the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Minister of Tourism, the Hon.

Art exhibition unveiled at Seychelles’ eighth eco-friendly marathon closing ceremony

Art exhibition unveiled at Seychelles’ eighth eco-friendly marathon closing ceremony

Seychelles' Designated Minister for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports, Vincent Meriton; Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange; Principal Secretary for Culture Benjamine ...

Choice Hotels International opens 478 hotels worldwide in 2014

Choice Hotels International opens 478 hotels worldwide in 2014

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc announced outstanding system growth with the opening of 478 domestic and international properties in 2014.

WTTC and eTurboNews join forces to highlight importance of sustainable future for Travel & Tourism

WTTC and eTurboNews join forces to highlight importance of sustainable future for Travel & Tourism

LONDON, England; HALEIWA, Hawaii - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced a collaboration with eTurboNews (eTN) to give sustainable tourism a boost by highlighting and ...

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