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Helping tourists discover ‘life-changing places and world-changing people’

As responsible tourism grows, with large international organisations like the UN declaring 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the Adventure Trade Travel Association ...

Italian State Tourism signs MOU to boost tourists from China

Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy

"It is a deal that fits perfectly in the spirit of the new ENIT strategic plan.

Increased demand among leisure travelers for cruise vacations in 2017

Today, Travel Leaders Group released its travel survey data specific to the cruise industry, which together with real-time current booking data indicates increased demand among leisure travelers ...

International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development UN IY2017: Echoing the “S” word

Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group

The opportunity for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development (IY2017), its legacy, is in the embedding of not just the message of sustainability in the context of tourism for ...

Seychelles Tourism on the road in South Africa

The Oakfield Expo is dubbed the Gauteng’s favorite bridal show where high-quality exhibitors attend, and couples get to meet South Africa’s leading wedding specialists in the beautiful and ...

Hong Kong remains top city destination in the world

Despite falling arrivals, Hong Kong remained the top city destination in the world for the seventh consecutive year, with 26.7 million international visitors in 2015.

Tourism Authority of Thailand TAT celebrates Namaste Thailand Cultural Festival in India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

A festival will be held in the Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi, where artists and craftsmen will showcase “made in Thailand” products, which are expected to boost trade and relations between ...

Ambassador of France to India: Tourism will continue to grow

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Alexandre Ziegler, the Ambassador of France to India, said in New Delhi on February 24 that everywhere he went in India, he saw French tourists.

UNWTO panel to discuss equitable partnerships between indigenous and non-indigenous stakeholders

As one of the most thriving economic activities, tourism is well placed to contribute to indigenous people in improving their livelihoods.

Seychelles’ Dubai office welcomes visitors to Dubai travel and tourism event

This is the second year that the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB’s) office in Dubai took part in the Jeddah International Travel & Tourism 2017 (JTTX7) consumer event.

Direct flights set between Kigali and Mumbai

Anil Mathur, eTN India

RwandAir will start direct flights between Kigali and Mumbai in April of this year, as an outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed during the visit of Indian Vice President ...

London extends its lead over New York and Tokyo as world's most innovative city

London extended its lead over New York and a resurgent Tokyo to be named the world's most innovative city in 2016-2017 in the 10th annual Innovation Cities Index, released by global innovation ...

Norwegian Air reveals ten €95 US-UK routes

Low cost airline Norwegian Air has revealed 10 new non-stop routes between the US and the UK and Ireland which will cost under (€95) $100 one-way.

Embraer Phenom 300 is the world's most delivered business jet for fourth year in a row

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers ...

2017 Star Rating Awards: 59th list of worldwide Star Rating recipients unveiled

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 59th list of worldwide Star Rating recipients, continuing its exceedingly selective approach for recognizing the world's finest properties and rewarding ...

Lufthansa Group carriers are offering plenty of new summer holiday destinations

The airlines in the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines – will be an even more attractive option for holidaymakers ...

Imposing tax for online travel transactions: What’s the law say?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

“Like many other communities in this state and elsewhere, the City of San Diego (San Diego) has adopted an ordinance imposing a tax on visitors for the privilege of occupancy in hotels within ...

Korean Air first in Korea to operate Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Korean Air today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

Revised Trump Travel Ban stalled

Although the Trump administration plans to basically put out the same travel ban policy with the exception of some changes that it hopes will make it legally tolerant, it is not ready to release a ...

Destination Seychelles: Topping travel lists in the US

Seychelles, an island paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, topped Travel & Leisure’s list of Best Islands in Africa & the Middle East in 2016, and that’s not all.

Aeromexico flies from San Jose to Guadalajara

Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) airline and passenger growth continues with Aeromexico’s announcement today of nonstop service between San José and Guadalajara (GDL) to begin ...

Madame Tussauds brings KONG: Skull Island to NYC and London

Madame Tussauds have partnered with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.

World's first China-built cruise ships to join Carnival fleet in 2023

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that its cruise joint venture in China has signed a new memorandum of agreement (MOA) to order the ...

Report: Luxury hotel market to reach $20,442 million by 2022

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Luxury Hotel Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022", the luxury hotel market was valued at ...

First All-in-One Contactless Mobile Point of Sale Device for the Airline Industry

ECR Retail Systems (ECR), the leading London-based MPoS specialist, has developed and launched the ECRGo2, the industry's first fully-certified, all-in-one contactless, handheld mobile point of ...

Business travelers vulnerable to malicious cyber and physical information security threats

As reports of corporate information theft continue to rise and cybercrime is predicted to cost business between $2.1 trillioni in 2019 to $6 trillionii by 2021, one area of particular concern is ...

Aeromexico's Board of Directors considering Delta Air Lines' tender offer

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. reports that its Board of Directors held a meeting, and after receiving the opinion of its Audit Committee and the opinion of Morgan Stanley & Co.

Hainan Airlines flies nonstop from Los Angeles to Chengdu and Chongqing, China

Hainan Airlines today announced it will launch new nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, and to Chongqing, both with two flights ...

Airberlin flies to the North Pole for the 10th time

Fascinating snow landscapes and untouched nature – airberlin is now offering the world's only flight to the North Pole for the 10th time.

Innovation, technology and sustainability - pillars of Smart Destinations

Over three days (15-17 February) more than 100 speakers from 20 countries convened in Murcia, Spain to present solutions and experiences for ‘smart destinations’.

US Supreme Court hands down anti-airline consumer protection ruling Achieving uniformity for airline passenger claims

The intent and purpose of the Montreal Convention was to clarify, harmonize, and achieve uniformity of rules governing claims arising from international air transportation.

Montréal and Shanghai sign tourism memorandum of understanding

While Minister of Tourism Julie Boulet is leading a tourism mission to China, Tourisme Montréal and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration have announced the signing of a memorandum of ...

Dusit International names new VPs of Sales and Marketing departments

Global hospitality company Dusit International today announced the appointment of Ms Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk as Vice President Sales, and Mr Michael Leong as Vice President Marketing, effective ...

The tenacity of tea tastings

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

Bring up the topic of TEA at a cocktail or dinner party – and you can almost be certain the conversation will quickly draw to a close.

VietJet Air adds connection between Vietnam and India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

For the first time, Vietnam had a strong presence at the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) event that was held from February 15-17 in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.

Las Vegas aims to attract tourists from India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority would like to bring in more people who come to visit friends and relatives from India who have settled in the USA.

Princess Cruises announces fourth ship to debut Medallion Class Ocean Vacations

Princess Cruises announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season.

Formal launch: Brand USA and India cooperation

Anil Mathur, eTN India

On February 16, Brand USA kicked off a formal launch of the US-India travel and tourism partnership for the year 2017.

Third member of 787 Dreamliner rolls out

"What's happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story," said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO.

Juneyao Airlines orders five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines announced today the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices.

eRevMax processed $2.1 billion worth of reservation revenue in 2016

eRevMax has reported today that it has processed $2.1 billion worth of reservation revenue for its hotel clients in 2016.

100 ways to trace your Irish ancestors

The very idea of undertaking Irish ancestral research can seem like a formidable and arduous task but now one publication is successfully helping thousands across the US to trace and embrace their ...

2 million British tourists came to Tenerife in 2016

Official figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation show that the largest of the Canary Islands welcomed a total of 2,049,093 visitors from the UK last year – a 16.1% upsurge compared ...

Oregon Tourism scheming to attract Indian tourists

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Todd Davidson, CEO of the Oregon Tourism Commission, was in India to spread a message and told this correspondent that adventure, hiking, natural beauty, and public beaches were some reasons to ...

Success of Nepal Tourism Summit spreads to Europe

Under the leadership of Nepal Tourism Board CEO Deepak Raj Joshi and the Nepal Ministry of Tourism, 13 tour operators and tourism experts in Germany will go on the road and visit Duesseldorf on ...

Vision of Eco-Friendly Marathon in Seychelles a huge success

Seychelles’ honorary consul in South Korea Dong Chang Jeong approached the Seychelles government 9 years ago with his vision for a Seychelles marathon that would encourage a healthy lifestyle, ...

German tourism personality "King Johnny" endorses St.Ange for SG of the UNWTO

Johnny Rohregger, the “King of Travel” as he is known in the tourism and travel world, has come out to endorse Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles candidate for the position of Secretary General of ...

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