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Viking's ships take 10 categories at 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards

After another year of impressive travel industry awards, Viking Ocean Cruises this week received a new set of accolades from Cruise Critic.

2017 Spring Break: Travel trends and destinationa

Spring Break season is right around the corner and Americans will be taking off on trips throughout the US and Caribbean in search of sprawling beaches, lively nightlife, and inspiring culture. ...

500 foreign hotel stars will shine over Frankfurt in March 2017

One hundred hoteliers from international five-star hotels will turn Frankfurt am Main (Germany) into a pictorial sea of stars from 26th to 29th of March 2017.

African web-based travel company keen to engage UK

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

One of Africa's largest online travel companies, which already operates commercial offices in Nigeria and Ghana as well as service outlets in Dubai and the UK, will launch its office in the UK, ...

International Coalition of Tourism Partners President addresses EFMD Conference

In a session with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc; UN Advisor Jeffrey Sachs; and Per Cramer, Dean of Gothenburg Business School, International Coalition of Tourism Partners President ...

Travel Law When malicious software attacks hotel data

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In the Dugas case, the Court noted that “Plaintiff alleges that as a ‘member in the hotel chain’s rewards program’, he has frequented the spa at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina ...

Westminster Kennel Club's "Best in Show" winner invited to sail on Queen Mary 2

Cunard, the only line to carry pets across the Atlantic, presented Rumor, the Westminster Kennel Club's Best in Show winner, with an invitation to sail on a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 ...

Private islands rank “Number One” on cruisers’ to-do lists

Nothing says luxury quite like an exclusive experience, and with their pristine beaches, aquamarine waters and a variety of adventures both in the water and on the shore, a visit to a cruise ...

2017 world's best cruise ships named

Cruise Critic today announced the winners of the 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards, based on ratings and reviews collected during a 12-month period.

Airlines must meet demands of mobile-first passengers in 2017

Despite profit projections of $35.6 billion in 2016, airlines must shift focus to the revenue and profit potential emerging from mobile commerce, according to the latest monthly industry brief ...

Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

Korea’s Madam Ambassador Dho goes back to visit “Thank You Small Libraries”

One hundred and eighty (180) TYSLs (Thank You Small Libraries) have been established around the world to date.

Japan continues aggressive promotion in India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

In anticipation of increased visitors from India, Yoshiaki Kinugasa, Manager of International Sales for the Hotel Universal Port in Osaka, Japan, said that they were adding 400 more rooms to the ...

Garuda Indonesia airline signs MOU with Russia’s Business Council

A meeting, which took place at Garuda Indonesia Office, Jakarta, specifically addressed a new direct flight route from Jakarta to Moscow in the form of memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Norway's Widerøe will be first airline to receive Embraer E190-E2 jet

Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will be the first airline in the world to receive the brand-new E190-E2 jet, the first member of the E-Jets E2, the second generation of the ...

Carnival Cruise Line granted approval to expand sailings to Cuba

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that Cuba has granted approval for its Carnival Cruise Line brand to begin sailing to Cuba starting in ...

Milan Bergamo Airport links with Tel Aviv

Milan Bergamo Airport’s route network development continues with the significant announcement of the Italian gateway’s new airline partner, Arkia Israeli Airlines’ link to Tel Aviv.

ICTP in Zimbabwe Tourism in Zimbabwe, together with the International Coalition of Tourism Partners

With close to 1000 key tourism stakeholders and destinations in 153 countries, the International Coalition of Tourism Partners has been a force for Green Growth PLUS Quality EQUALS Business.

Physically handi-able support candidate for UNWTO SG

A lot has been said about discrimination in the world of tourism for a long time, but hearing Gilbert Lamory, the Vice President responsible for Development for GIHP (Groupement pour l'insertion ...

Delta Air Lines to buy more shares of Grupo Aeroméxico

Delta Air Lines today launched a cash tender offer through the Mexican Stock Exchange to acquire up to an additional 32 percent of the outstanding capital stock of Grupo Aeroméxico S.A.B. de ...

TAP Portugal adds new service to Abidjan, Ivory Coast

TAP Portugal will commence five weekly flights to Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, starting July 17th this year.

Qatar Airways flies into Skopje

Qatar Airways today confirmed the start date of its long-awaited scheduled direct service to Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, with four-weekly flights beginning 17 July 2017.

UNWTO will elect new Secretary General in 2017 UNWTO Secretary General Election: How it works?

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and ...

Strong tourist arrivals from India in Austria

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Austria is listing several reasons for the expected rise in Indian arrivals to see Tirol, Vienna, Salsburg, and other attractions like Swarovski, where Indian designer Manish Arora will be in ...

Riding the rails: Start your bucket list!

Maria G. Yates

Join Maria Yates as she takes us on several top train journeys around the globe. Read the descriptions and look at the pictures, then choose which rail - or rails - you would want to ride.

Bordeaux: Wine tourism at its tastiest!

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

Bordeaux has been producing wine since the 8th century. We can thank the Romans for introducing wine to Bordeaux where it was produced for local drinking.

Trump will not go forward to the Supreme Court

President Trump and his staff are contemplating writing a new executive order.

Trump says new travel policy announcement coming

President Trump said today that he will make a new policy announcement as soon as next week in response to the appeals court ruling blocking his travel ban.

The Walt Disney Company announces an increase in its interest in Euro Disney

Today The Walt Disney Company announced that it will acquire through one of its subsidiaries 90% of Kingdom Holding Company's shares in Euro Disney S.C.A.

Squeezy Jet? More seats, less personal space on board major airlines

According to recent research by air intelligence company OAG, airlines are now fitting between 7% – 8% more seats into their aircraft than they were initially design to carry, potentially ...

Lufthansa: First official Airbus A350-900 scheduled flight from Munich to Delhi takes off

After being the star at many events in Toulouse, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg - the moment has finally arrived: Today the Lufthansa A350-900 starts its regular scheduled service from Munich to ...

The State of the Airline Industry according to IATA's financial monitor

The state of the airline industry was laid out by IATA, the International Air Transport Association Financial Monitor report for January 2017

Viajes El Corte Inglés commits to Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Viajes El Corte Inglés in Spain has signed the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, a key element of tourism enterprises’ efforts in the field of corporate ...

air berlin and Lufthansa: Two enemies become partners when money talks

Today was the Kick-off: airberlin started their wet-lease deal with their strongest rival, the Lufthansa Group.

Jamaica aiming for increased cruise traffic

“We have been working very hard to improve and increase the capacity of the country’s cruise industry. The results of which have been spectacular.

Seychelles Gooners make presences known at Emirates Stadium

The Arsenal Football Club at Emirates Stadium permits its supporters who call themselves “Gooners” to fix banners to the upper tier Balconies of the stadium.

U.S. Travel Association: We agree with the Appeals Court ruling

"We agree with the court that there are significant interests at stake here. We add to that list of interest the millions of jobs supported by travel across America," said U.S.

Trump Travel Ban will not be reinstated, rules appeals court

In what has become a ping-pong tournament of suits, rulings, and appeals, today the 9th U.S.

Former President of Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands endorses St.Ange for UNWTO SG

Alain St.Ange has welcomed this latest endorsement from across the Indian Ocean in his run for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

UK and India anticipate tourism surge with new pact

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Lord Ahmad, visiting UK Minister, and Ashok Raju, Indian Civil Aviation Minister, signed a pact, which removes curbs on additional scheduled flights from cities like Chennai and Kolkata.

Redesigned Association Day puts emphasis on peer to peer education & networking

IMEX Association Day, the annual event exclusively for association professionals, will feature a new, extensively researched and redesigned program when it takes place the day before the IMEX in ...

AccorHotels consolidates leadership in luxury private rental market

AccorHotels announced it has begun exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of 100% of Travel Keys, one of the leading players in the private vacation rental market.

Where the perfect holiday is waiting for you this year

Do you dream of a holiday where you can just sit back and where everyone picks up your wishes in a silent and courteous way without you saying a word?

Carnival Horizon to offer four-day "long weekend" cruises from New York

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the new Carnival Horizon will offer a series of four-day Bermuda cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018, part of the ship's inaugural season that ...

Anita Mendiratta, CNN TASK GROUP, used Seychelles Min. Alain St.Ange as case study, today a UNWTO Secretary General candidate

Travel Law Uber vs. Lyft: The battle rages on

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article, we discuss the case of Wallen v. St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, 2016 WL 5846825 (E.D. Mo.

Seychelles strengthens tourism strategy on Turkish market

Seychelles was being represented in Turkey by the country's Tourism Board's regional manager for Italy, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Malta & Cyprus, Monette Rose, and senior executive Amia ...

UK tourism to Maldives up 9.8 percent

Visit Maldives has announced an increase in visitor arrivals from the UK, with the 2016 figures revealing a 9.8% increase in UK tourists during the year, equating to 101,843 UK tourists visiting ...

Lufthansa offers FlyingLab to passengers on flight to New York Fashion Week

Fashion and technology is the theme of the second Lufthansa FlyingLab on 8 February 2017. During the course of flight no.

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