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UNWTO Secretary General race: Marcio Favilla De Paula from Brazil speaks out

eTN publisher, Juergen Steinmetz, sat down with Marcio Favilla De Paula for a discussion on the sidelines of ITB Berlin last week about his candidacy for the United Nations World Tourism ...

Wine tourism: Keeping it kosher

© Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, (a division of eTN Publishing)

“Kosher wine is growing double the pace of general market wine consumption with an average price per bottle of $20+ due to growing consumer demand and industry accolades,” says Jay Buchsbaum, ...

Colombia and Armenia entering the race for UNWTO Secretary General

According to confidential and reliable eTN sources, Jaime Alberto Cabal Sancelemnte entered the race to become the next UNWTO Secretary General.

Showing of support at ITB for Alain St.Ange, candidate for UNWTO Secretary General

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, and now candidate for the post of Secretary General (SG) for the United National World Tourism ...

Abu Dhabi students fall in love with Seychelles

After her first trip to the stunning islands of Seychelles, one of the teachers at Al Yasat school in Abu Dhabi, Sara Al-Zu’bi, fell in love with the islands and wanted to share her experience ...

Commercial airline industry's 2016 safety performance data released

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2016 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.

HotelsPro announced “Global Travel Statistics for 2016”

HotelsPro announced its “Global Travel Statistics for 2016” today.

Air Partner sells two B737-700s for Kenya Airways

Air Partner’s Aircraft Remarketing division (formerly Cabot Aviation) is pleased to announce that it has arranged the sale of two B737-700 aircraft on behalf of Kenya Airways.

Seychelles holidays beneath the waves promoted in Italy

The European Diving Show (Eudi) is largely attended by groups from the tourism and fishing industry including didactics, tour operators, diving centers, and aficionados of the underwater ...

UNIGLOBE members benefit from cutting-edge technology

UNIGLOBE agency members operating across 60+ countries around the globe will benefit from a new agreement through joint marketing initiatives and access to cutting-edge customer facing technology ...

Korean UNWTO candidate makes her case on why she should be elected as the next Secretary General

Ambassador Dho Young-shim from the Republic of Korea, together with her running mate, Carlos Vogeler from Spain, made their case as to why they should be elected to become the new Secretary ...

Cathay Pacific increases San Francisco - Hong Kong frequency

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced four additional non-stop flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong, using the new Airbus A350-900, featuring a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as ...

Silk Road destinations committed to sustainable tourism

The 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin on 8 March 2017 focused on how to foster sustainable tourism development along the Silk Road.

Hotel resort fees: Must they be mandatory? Where’s the transparency?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

“Resort fees are per-room, per-night, mandatory fees charged by some hotels.

Seychelles Tourism brings paradise to Travel & Adventure Show in San Diego

Seychelles Tourism participated in a trade and consumer show that took place at the San Diego Convention Center in the state of California, from March 4 to 5.

Air Europa to fly new Dreamliner from Madrid to Havana

Air Europa, is celebrating the arrival of its sixth ‘Dreamliner’ Boeing 787-8 and commencing today has utilised the brand new aircraft on its daily Madrid to Havana route.

Global Tourism Conference set to be held in Jamaica with new prestigious partner

Speaking at the first press briefing for global media, which was jointly held by the Jamaica Tourism Ministry and the UNWTO in Germany today (March 7, 2017), UNWTO Secretary General, Mr.

Dr. Mzembi detours through Madrid to deliver official paperwork for SG UNWTO post

Although the deadline for the deposit of papers to run for the Secretary General post of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is midnight on 11 March 2017, Dr.

Marriott International: Growth vision in Europe post Starwood acquisition

Following a historic year for the company in 2016, Marriott International, Inc.

PATA Asia Pacific visitor forecasts 2017-2021

For several decades the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published forecasts of international visitor demand across a range of destinations within the Asia Pacific region.

Travel Trends Index: Record international travel in January

Despite some fears to the contrary, international inbound travel to the US posted strong growth in January 2017, according to the US Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

Transparency International: One in four people in Asia Pacific paying bribes

Approximately 900 million - or just over one in four - people living in 16 countries in Asia Pacific, including some of its biggest economies are estimated to have paid a bribe to access public ...

Márcio Favilla Lucca de Paula officially now competing for UNWTO Secretary General

Mr. Marcio Favilla Lucca de Paula is currently Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) based in Madrid, Spain.

Did the revised executive order signed by Trump do enough for US travel?

Did the revised executive order signed by US President Donald Trump do enough to mollify the prospective traveler from Canada, Europe, or elsewhere around the world who may have been put off by ...

IATA: Solid start for air cargo in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.9% in January 2017 compared ...

American travel to Islamic countries collapses in wake of Trump ban

US bookings for travel to the Middle East collapsed in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban, according to ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analyzing 16 million flight ...

Nigerians urged to reschedule all "non-urgent trips" to the United States

Nigeria has advised against any non-urgent travel to the United States after several citizens with valid visas had been denied entry, a presidential aide said on Monday.

American citizens abroad warned about terror threats

The State Department has renewed its global terrorism warning for American citizens abroad, urging them to stay vigilant in public places and boost their security awareness.

Choice Hotels appoints Dominic Dragisich as Chief Financial Officer

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, has appointed Dominic E. Dragisich to the position of chief financial officer, commencing March 6, ...

Seychelles Tourism team on its way to ITB Berlin

A Seychelles delegation headed by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, is on its way to ITB Berlin.

Flu season: Ways for travelers to protect themselves from springtime bugs

Compared to recent years, the 2016-2017 flu season, now at its peak, is shaping up to be relatively severe. In the US, the flu hospitalization rate was 29.4 per 100,000 people the week of Feb.

loop shows the prospects of the luxury travel industry

In a few days. the luxury travel fair loop opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main. From March 26-29, 2017, Frankfurt will transform into a mecca for the international luxury tourism industry.

March 2017 CruiseTrends Report released

CruiseTrends report for the month of March 2017 was released today.

UNWTO appoints King Simeon II ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Simeon II received from the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the certificate accrediting him as an ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for ...

Alaska Airlines awarded slots to serve Mexico City from California

The US Department of Transportation has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines coveted slots at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego with ...

Italy workshop: Seychelles showcases the islands as ideal honeymoon spot

Honeymoons are still a very important segment in the core business of the travel agencies in Italy and has not decreased during the economic crisis of the past years.

Great interest shown in Seychelles at Italian travel roadshow

Promotional material and manuals were distributed and presentations of the destination were delivered to agents in small groups by a Seychelles Tourism delegation where a lot of interest was shown ...

Chinese consumers have more negative view of US after Trump's first month as President

41.2% of Chinese consumers have a more negative view of the US following Trump's first month as President.

Budapest Airport announces new link to Marrakech

Continuing the expansion of its route network, Budapest Airport announces another development today with the welcome addition of Ryanair’s new link to Marrakech.

France-Morocco: Passenger tries to enter cockpit

The Moroccan police stated that a man had gone to an airplane toilet and then tried to make his way to the cockpit. He was described as having “mental troubles.”

Thailand Tourism expands Visa Waiver Program

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Likely to have a major impact in pushing arrival numbers up for Thailand which in recent years has suffered of some significant wobbles over political developments, the Kingdom of Thailand made a ...

Because you work for the FAA, can airline rules be ignored?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In the El-Zoobi case, the Court noted that “On March 18, 2012, plaintiff was a passenger on United Airlines flight 897 from Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. to China.

UNIGLOBE earns excellent ratings in satisfaction survey

Annually in October, participating UNIGLOBE travel management companies (TMCs) worldwide ask clients to complete surveys rating service quality on a scale of one to five, with one being poor and ...

Seychelles vies for its fair share of the China market

A workshop was hosted on Monday at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort whereby the trade was given an overview of the Guangdong Province and how Seychelles can get its fair share from this market.

Trump fears British public backlash, puts UK visit on hold

US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May will put a temporary hold on his UK state visit planned for later this year hoping the British public’s negative sentiments against ...

Federation Of Gay Games announces 2022 Gay Games XI shortlist bid cities

The 2022 Gay Games XI host city shortlist vote by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly took place 28 February 2017, one year after the bid process was announced.

Rising number of air travelers to boost demand for car rental services

As per the recent research report, the worldwide car rental market, which offered an opportunity of US$87.07 bn in 2015, will be rising at a CAGR of 14.40% during the period from 2014 to 2024 and ...

At this year's Japan Week, H.I.S. establishes Japan as an affordable destination

Every year thousands of Japanophiles flock to Japan Week at Grand Central Station, an event where passerby can sample Japan's food, products, and culture, with many presenters and vendors coming ...

Future international standard on accessible tourism for all

From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an ...

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