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UNWTO Secretary-General welcomes Japan’s support for tourism when meeting with Prime Minister Abe

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda ...

More comfort for Air Mauritius passengers

Air Mauritius is ready to begin service with its Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft starting this November.

Korean Air summer flights: More and bigger

Korean Air is updating its Boeing 747-400 air service for the summer.

Sichuan Airlines goes in the dark

Chinese visitors to Los Angeles have increased by at least 20% over the past 7 years, and these tourists have become a driving force of visitor spending in the city.

Privatization of Malagasy national airline revealed

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

There has been sustained speculation over the upcoming privatization exercise of the Malagasy national airline after seven carriers were shortlisted, Air Austral among them.

Tanzania safari: The essence of Africa

Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand

They had registered under the name of “The No. 1 Safari in the World.” A bold statement. I liked that. I was keen to find out...

World financial leaders failed to reach satisfactory conclusions on climate change and trade

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin regrets that a meeting of world financial leaders failed to reach satisfactory conclusions on climate change and trade.

Smurfs, United Nations and UNICEF team up for a happier, more peaceful world

Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello and Mandy Patinkin today threw their talent behind a United Nations effort to end extreme poverty, address inequality and protect the planet against climate change ...

Ethiopian pushes Chengdu launch forward

Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines is pushing the commencement of its Chengdu flights ahead to a sooner start date.

More flights to Johannesburg via LATAM Brasil

Johannesburg in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, with more than 3 million people calling this bustling metropolis home.

Oneworld alliance members Qatar Airways and Iberia sign new agreement

Qatar Airways and Iberia airline have announced a new codeshare agreement under the Oneworld alliance.

The codeshare partnership will touch on over 25 routes starting March 20.

Air France enhances routes to Costa Rica and South Africa

Air France, a member of skyteam, has announced it will be making changes to a couple of its routes this fall, subject to government approval.

New Barcelona-based airline ready for take-off

A new Barcelona-based air service provider, LEVEL revealed its planned schedule for its inaugural flights.

Minister of Tourism Armenia enters race for UNWTO Secretary General

The Hon.Vahan Martirosyan, minister of tourism for Armenia is the latest out of 7 candidates competing for the post of the UNWTO Secretary General.

Ethiopian alters schedule and aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines announced it has made changes to its Frankfurt and Mumbai routes.

Taipei Taoyuan Airport to see changes from EVA Air

Beginning October 29, EVA Air will change routes through Taipei Taoyuan International Airport for flights to Chicago O’Hare, New York JFK, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Rossiya Airlines sets summer schedule for Spain

Russian airline, Rossiya, is headquartered in Saint Petersburg with its hub at Pulkovo Airport and branches at Moscow Vnukovo International Airport, Rostov-on-Don Airport, and Orenburg Tsentralny ...

Silver Airways: Goodbye Cuba

Even though looser restrictions have made Cuba more accessible for Americans, travel to the island can still be confusing.

Cuba and summer service changes in the works for American Airlines

Summer time, and changes are in the works for American Airlines.

PATWA Summit for World Tourism & Aviation Leaders on Peace

PATWA believes the benefit that a vibrant tourism industry has on a nation's economy is only the tip of the iceberg, and that tourism should become the force on the promotion of world peace and ...

RCI adds over 170 new affiliated resorts in 2016

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2016.

Manila-Jeju Island: Philippine Airlines linking to South Korea

There are currently more than 90,000 South Koreans in the Philippines (as of a 2011 population report recorded by South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), and there are more than ...

Seychelles Tourism in the spotlight at ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin, which is said to be the world’s largest tourism trade fair, was held from March 8 to 12 in Germany, and Seychelles Tourism was there.

Romania to Jordan: Travel with TAROM airline increases

Romania is probably most well-known for its association with the legend of Dracula.

Lufthansa overhauls long-haul routes

Lufthansa is Germany’s largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, is the largest airline in Europe in terms of fleet size.

Mauritian tourism personality sends Letter of Endorsement for Alain St.Ange

In a Letter of Endorsement, Philippe Hitié, commonly known as Popo, and the Managing Director of destination management company (DMC) SummerTimes Group of Mauritius, says: “I believe that as a ...

250 iconic global landmarks and sites will 'go green' for St Patrick's celebrations

Over 250 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated green over the coming days - as part of Tourism Ireland's 2017 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of ...

EXPO-2017 goes on the road

A series of road shows across Asian, European and Middle Eastern countries has started.

Oman Air enhances flights from Muscat to Jakarta

Oman Air has announced it will increase its flight frequency between Muscat and Jakarta this summer.

Travel law: When insects invade hotel rooms

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In the James Case, the Court noted that “Plaintiff Michelle James was a guest at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City...after she and a friend...were provided with the free hotel room by the ...

Oman Air announces Muscat-Nairobi air service

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Oman Air is launching flights on March 27 via a Boeing B737-800NG that will leave Muscat every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 1450 hours local time and are scheduled to land in the ...

Trump's revised travel ban blocked again by federal judge in Hawaii

Just one day ahead of when the revised Trump Travel Ban was to take effect, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson granted a temporary restraining order against the ban, finding that the order ...

New York-Sao Paulo route changes for Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc is increasing its summer routes beyond what it initially planned for. Royal Air Maroc, also known as RAM, is the Moroccan national carrier, and the country's largest airline.

Frontier Airlines halts flight to Cuba

Frontier Airlines’ last flight to Cuba will take place onboard an Airbus A320 departing from Miami, Florida, on June 4 and landing in Havana, Cuba.

Romania’s flag carrier adds more flights to Spain

TAROM is Romania’s flag carrier and the oldest operating airline of the country. The Romanian airline, a member of skyteam, announced it is expanding its summer service to Spain.

Etihad introduces A380 on Abu Dhabi-Paris summer route

Paris will become Etihad Airways latest A380 long-haul destination following London, Sydney, New York and Melbourne.

Air Astana and Lufthansa enhanced their cooperation

Air Astana and Lufthansa have enhanced their cooperation with the signing of a codeshare agreement today.

Volaris airline grows Canada-Mexico flights

Volaris airline has scheduled a second service to Ontario, Canada, serving flights from Leon/Gyanajuato twice a week.

Norwegian airline proposes another Gatwick-JFK route

Norwegian airline is proposing a second daily London Gatwick-New York JFK route for the winter 2017/18 season, with plans to make it available year-round.

Passenger on international flight suffered horrific burns after headphones battery explodes and catches fire

A woman’s battery-operated headphones exploded on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, leaving her with a blackened face and singed hair.

Responsible tourism: A global commitment

The aim of a project titled “Responsible tourism, a global commitment” has been for tourism companies and trade associations to promote a tangible and lasting commitment to the ethical ...

Why does American Airlines link Guatemala with Chicago?

There have been a couple of waves of emigration from Guatemala to Chicago - in the early 1980s when many fled a particularly violent period during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, and in 1998 after ...

Linking Doha and Adelaide for the winter

Qatar Airways will increase operational frequency to daily for the winter season between Doha and Adelaide, on board a A350-900XWB aircraft.

Bahrain’s national carrier shows support of upcoming Skal Asian Congress

The Skal Asian Area Annual Congress will take place on May 12-15 at the Gulf hotel in Bahrain, and Gulf Air has stepped up and offered support to participants in the form of flight discounts.

UNIGLOBE Travel expands global network

Working globally to serve clients locally across more than 60 countries, UNIGLOBE Travel leverages current technologies and preferred vendor pricing to save clients time and money on business and ...

Summit kicks off in Dusseldorf eTN on the road with Nepal Tourism Board

Deepak R. Joshi, CEO of the Nepal Tourism Board, with Shradha Shrestha, responsible for Brand Promotion and Marketing, extended ITB Berlin to be on the road with eTN Publisher Juergen T.

Seychelles mentoring committee highly motivated to support college gradsuates

Members of the mentoring committee at Shannon College in Seychelles are highly motivated to make 2017 another year of successful outcomes, and they pledge to keep offering their support and ...

Aviation leaders from 131 countries attend world's largest air traffic management exhibition

The fifth annual World ATM Congress concluded Thursday, 9 March.

Experts, innovators and thought leaders lined up for PATA 2017

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse and dynamic line up of speakers and panelists to share their insights and knowledge at the one-day conference that forms an ...

Renaissance man of railways and hotels

Stanley Turkel, CMHS,

William Cornelius Van Horne was a renaissance man who was an amateur geologist, first-rate gardener, caricaturist, conjuror, mind reader, violinist, practical joker, gourmet and marathon poker ...

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