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eTN introduces CitybreakT – the most successful revenue generation platform

eTN introduces CitybreakT – the most successful revenue generation platform

Since 1999, CitybreakT ( www.visit.com ) has been the leading ecommerce and marketing platform for tourism and travel companies, allowing ...

Dynamic Airways ready to restart flight to Guyana

Dynamic Airways ready to restart flight to Guyana

GREENSBORO, NC - Dynamic Airways, a US airline based in Greensboro, NC, is ready to restart its service from New York, NY (JFK) to Georgetown, Guyana (GEO).

Dar to Dubai: 19 times a week

Airline flights Dar to Dubai: 19 times a week

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

When earlier this week Emirates upped their daily flights from Dubai to Dar es Salaam to twelve a week, it followed hot on the heels of the inaugural flight by “cousins” flydubai, which also ...

Southwest Airlines donates leather LUV Seat products in Kenya

Southwest Airlines donates leather LUV Seat products in Kenya

DALLAS­­, TX - Southwest Airlines today announced the distribution of products made in Kenya and the US as part of its global upcycling initiative LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose.

ICTP President to moderate IIPT panel at World Travel Market

ICTP President to moderate IIPT panel at World Travel Market

STOWE, Vermont, USA – Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), will be the moderator at this year’s IIPT World Travel Market event, ...

WTA shows solidarity for Caribbean

WTA shows solidarity for Caribbean

In a move to support the island of Anguilla in its recovery from Hurricane Gonzalo, and in a show of solidarity, World Travel Awards will host its Grand Final on the island.

Hilton signs agreement for major expansion in China

Hilton signs agreement for major expansion in China

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced an exclusive license agreement with Plateno Hotels Group, one of China’s leading hospitality groups, to rapidly launch and develop the Hampton by ...

International tourism shows continued strength

International tourism shows continued strength

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% during the first eight months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Uber lawsuits: Competitors allege unfair competition and false advertising

Travel Law Uber lawsuits: Competitors allege unfair competition and false advertising

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

As we noted in last week’s article Uber’s success and growing popularity worldwide has generated both acceptance and encouragement in some countries and States and fierce opposition from the ...

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards by Diversey Care 2014

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards by Diversey Care 2014

During the Opening Ceremony of the 75th Skål World Congress held at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City, Mrs.

Pegasus celebrates second anniversary of Dubai flights

Pegasus celebrates second anniversary of Dubai flights

ANKARA, Turkey - Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier with a rapidly expanding network and affordable fares, is celebrating its second year of flights to Dubai after launching the ...

Ban: The only way to stop Ebola is at its source

Ban: The only way to stop Ebola is at its source

NEW YORK, NY - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency ...

Tourism veteran will handle US East Coast for Brazilian Tourism Board

Tourism veteran will handle US East Coast for Brazilian Tourism Board

NEW YORK, New York – The Brazilian Tourism Board (EMBRATUR) has appointed Miguel Jeronimo as account manager at the East Coast Office, based in NYC. Mr.

Celebrity Cruises takes European vacations to new heights

Celebrity Cruises takes European vacations to new heights

MIAMI, FL - On the heels of the successful launch of "Celebrity Explorations" – unique vacations that pair ocean cruises with rich destination experiences on land – is the introduction of ...

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events

The eighth edition of the UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit will gather Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate the key issues around ...

Qantas and Melbourne Airport join with IATA and ACI to pilot Smart Security

Qantas and Melbourne Airport join with IATA and ACI to pilot Smart Security

Geneva/Montreal - Australia’s Melbourne Airport, Qantas Airways, Airports Council International (ACI), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement to work together ...

PATA CEO featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

"Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations " PATA CEO featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

STOWE, Vermont, USA – Martin Craigs, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), will be a featured speaker at this year’s IIPT World Travel Market (WTM) event “Cultivating Sustainable ...

IATA launches Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit

IATA launches Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit which helps the air transport industry, including airlines, airports and air ...

Hyatt ranked one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces

Hyatt ranked one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that Hyatt has been named one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®.

Ebola: UN envoy presents ‘robust' recovery plan

Ebola: UN envoy presents ‘robust' recovery plan

NEW YORK, NY - The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has wrapped up his visits to the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak as part of the ...

Disney Cruise Line reveals ports and itineraries for early 2016

Disney Cruise Line reveals ports and itineraries for early 2016

CELEBRATION, FL - Disney Cruise Line introduces two popular Caribbean destinations - Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique - into the lineup of favorite tropical itineraries for early ...

Selfie obsession spans across the globe

Selfie obsession spans across the globe

NEW YORK, NY - When is the last time you took a selfie? According to a new survey conducted by Travelzoo Inc.

Approval  of Swiss Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

World Health Organization welcomes approval of experimental Ebola vaccine Approval of Swiss Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne ...

New SKAL World president elected

New SKAL World president elected

The new president of SKAL International is from Turkey.
Salih Cene was elected to lead SKAL for the next year.

Top ten food trends that will flavor the foodscape in 2015

Revealed: Cutting-edge culinary trends for the year ahead Top ten food trends that will flavor the foodscape in 2015

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified its top ten culinary trends that will stand out on restaurant menus, expand onto grocery shelves, and attract consumer attention across the US in 2015.

First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe

Tourism accessibility in heritage cities First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe

To promote the importance of universal accessibility in tourism, UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino will jointly organize the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in ...

Wanna get some plastic surgery done? Head to Thailand!

Medical Tourism Wanna get some plastic surgery done? Head to Thailand!

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A new report is claiming that the Thailand medical tourism industry has been growing as a result of the quality hospitals in Thailand that are staffed by qualified doctors and state-of-the-art ...

Are you ready to butt in (or is it butN)?

Social Media War: Are you ready to butt in (or is it butN)?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A new social networking site has been launched in Europe, and it is called butN.

Filipino food among top in culinary trends list in 2015

Filipino food among top in culinary trends list in 2015

By eTN Staff Writer

Colorado-based Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified its top ten culinary trends that will stand out on restaurant menus, expand onto grocery shelves, and attract consumer attention across the ...

Sabre and South African Airways sign new agreement

Sabre and South African Airways sign new agreement

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Sabre Corporation and South African Airways have signed a new multi-year agreement to make the carrier's airfares and inventory available in the Sabre global ...

Ebola and human error - a proactive approach for medical professionals

Ebola and human error - a proactive approach for medical professionals

As the Ebola situation continues to evolve in North America, the Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. (PPI) and the international not-for-profit Human Performance Association, Inc.

Supersonic passenger planes without windows: Beat the sound from London to New York?

Passenger airplanes of the future: Forget the windows Supersonic passenger planes without windows: Beat the sound from London to New York?

The entire inner surface of the fuselage would be covered with high-definition, flexible displays, which would be used to conceal cabin utilities.

 Rwanda Head of Tourism to be featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

Amb. Yamina Karitanyi to speak at WTM Rwanda Head of Tourism to be featured on IIPT panel at World Travel Market

STOWE, Vermont, USA – Amb Yamina Karitanyi, Head of Tourism and Conservation, Rwanda, will be a featured speaker at this year’s International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) World ...

Survey: Holiday friendships don't last

Survey: Holiday friendships don't last

They may be forged in a pina colada-fuelled, sun-drenched atmosphere but holiday friendships rarely last beyond the end of the trip, according to new research.

UFTAA announces recently reshuffled board

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations UFTAA announces recently reshuffled board

The Board of the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) meeting in Paris has reshuffled its board to comply with the statutes which were amended and approved during the ...

HSBC throwing its weight behind Virgin Atlantic's biofuel flights

HSBC throwing its weight behind Virgin Atlantic's biofuel flights

New Zealand-founded LanzaTech's quest to commercialise its biofuel has taken another step with one of the world's biggest banks throwing its weight behind Virgin Atlantic's plan to use it in its ...

Celebrating the UN Charter while recalling existing challenges

World Tourism Organization only UN agency with permanent headquarters in Spain Celebrating the UN Charter while recalling existing challenges

Every October 24, UN Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the United Nations United Nations while recalling the immense challenges that remain pending on the international ...

Reunion Island Tourism uses “the scents of paradise” to market the island in Germany

Reunion Island Tourism uses “the scents of paradise” to market the island in Germany

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is, before the end of the month, sending 700 fragrance boxes to travel agents across Germany to draw attention to the exotic French Indian Ocean island under their ...

Combatting Fear-Bola: Anxiety expert cautions against Ebola hysteria

Combatting Fear-Bola: Anxiety expert cautions against Ebola hysteria

EDMONDS, WA - The irrational fears surrounding Ebola has given way to what mental and behavioral health specialist Dr. Gregory Jantz believes is a much more widespread problem: Fear-bola.

Ebola survey reveals 26 percent would reconsider traveling

Ebola survey reveals 26 percent would reconsider traveling

LONDON, England - Over a quarter of travellers say that the Ebola outbreak would make them reconsider their travel plans according to a ground-breaking new collaborative survey - studying the ...

Virgin America and China Airlines launch codeshare flights

Virgin America and China Airlines launch codeshare flights

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Virgin America today announced the implementation of a codeshare arrangement with China Airlines that will offer customers seamless bookings and travel between Taipei, Taiwan, ...

Reunion Island Tourism welcomes travel agents from China, France & Switzerland

Reunion Island Tourism welcomes travel agents from China, France & Switzerland

Vanilla Islands Organization founder member, Reunion Island, continues to promote the French Indian Ocean island through regular fam trips for travel agents and tour operators from key source ...

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, ...

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