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Rumor confirmed: Gloria Guevara from Mexico enters race for UNWTO Secretary General

Former Secretary of Tourism for Mexico, Gloria Guevara, has tossed her hat in the ring for the position of the next Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association endorses Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Secretary General

The decision to support Alain St.Ange was taken at the last Executive Board Meeting of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) following a resolution taken at their Executive ...

NASA and NOAA: 2016 was warmest year on record

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

What will this year's tourism trends be?

HotelsPro, a technology and hotel reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals and a brand of the world's leading travel and accommodation supplier MetGlobal Group of ...

Wyndham Worldwide: Corporate Social Responsibility important driver of company's success

The Wyndham Worldwide 2015-2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report reflects the Company's holistic integration of CSR into its business and how CSR continues to be an important driver of ...

"Little Emperor Cutie" acts as a friendship messenger on his global tour

Chinese New Year, known as the Spring Festival, is undoubtedly the grandest tradition of China.

UNWTO will recognize and focus sustainable tourism in 2017 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Today at FITUR in Madrid the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development was officially opened with an all-star participation.

Will new aircraft solve Jambojet’s operational problems?

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Over the festive season, Jambojet had serious operational problems when one of their two Q400s went out of service and a replacement aircraft could not be procured in time.

Seven new destinations for Ethiopian Airlines in 2017

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Over the next six months, Ethiopian Airlines will add seven new destinations in what will make 2017 probably a record year of new cities served out of Addis Ababa.

Spain’s destination-appeal creates new opportunities for Spanish travelers

International outbound flights from Spain were up by 2.7% last year, and the biggest increase was in departures to Asia Pacific countries, a trend that looks like continuing into 2017, according ...

Japan International Cooperation Agency and UNWTO join forces in the area of sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at providing a framework for joint action in the area of ...

WTTC: Maximising contribution of travel & tourism to sustainable development around the world

Today, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its “Declaration for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” expressing the organisation’s full ...

UNWTO: Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges.

United Airlines: Goodbye jumbo jet

Following its rival, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines is taking its 747s out of service by the end of 2017.

This iconic jumbo jet is going to be retired and replaced with the new ...

Croatia Airlines sells Heathrow slots for $19.5 million

In flip-flopping reports from Croatia Airlines, slots up for sale and then not up for sale at Heathrow Airport, were finally sold.

'Geo-politics' dominates WEF attendee tweets leading into Davos

The topic of 'geo-politics' has dominated the Twitter accounts of World Economic Forum (WEF) participants attending this year's Annual Meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland from 17-20 January ...

inspiring business leadership rewarded with tourism award

Following a rigorous 3-phase judging, which includes an onsite evaluation, Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the 17th World Travel ...

International Nightlife Association: More safety measures needed in nightlife venues worldwide

On behalf of the International Nightlife Association we strongly condemn the BPM Festival shooting occurred at Blue Parrot club in Cancun (Mexico).

Queen Mary 2 named Best Luxury Cruise Ship

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 was named "Best Luxury Cruise Ship" in the 2016 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

New Assistant Director at India Tourism Office London named

India’s Ministry of Tourism has welcomed the appointment of Mr C. Gangadhar as Assistant Director at India Tourism Office London.

CNN, eTurboNews, UNWTO, IATA and ATAG formed partnership to market tourism destinations Tourism Destinations and the CNN Task Group: How eTN fits in?

Tourism Destinations had reached out to the CNN Task Group for guidance for more than five years to market their emerging or established travel and tourism destinations to the world.

Excitement builds over World Tourism Organization’s top post

Not all candidates for the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General post have laid out their plans yet, and some have not mentioned their educational and practical qualifications, ...

Cheap hotels: No ladies of the night and no Most Wanted posters

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

No, this hotel group is not frequented by “little ladies of the night,” and no – the lobby does not have the “most wanted” posters on the wall; the global hotel brand is Meininger Hotels ...

China warns Trump on “One-China” policy encroachment

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has stressed that its “One-China” policy is not negotiable and called on US President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge the “high sensitivity” of matters ...

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands endorses Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles for SG of UNWTO

The islands of the Indian Ocean (Comoros, Mayotte, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion and Seychelles) joined together many years ago to form a new Tourism Block named the Vanilla Islands.

Indian carrier to purchase up to 205 Boeing airplanes

Boeing and SpiceJet announced today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi.

India Tourism expecting more visitors from Japan

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) President, Ryoich Matsuyama, listed four reasons why more Indians are expected to visit Japan – the diversity of the seasons, nature, culture, and ...

Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles to lodge his documents for the position of UNWTO Secretary General at FITUR, Madrid

Alain St.Ange has confirmed he is a World Tourism Organisation Secretary General Candidate.

Passport Index launches new update

Passport Index, the real-time global ranking of the world's passports has announced a new update to its celebrated web service.

Carnival Corporation launches Seabourn Encore

Carnival Corporation & plc recently launched the Seabourn Encore, the first of three new ships that will enter service in 2017 across three of its 10 global cruise brands.

Asian airline commences nonstop flights between Hong Kong and Barcelona

With final government approval anticipated, Cathay Pacific airline is planning to offer nonstop service four times a week starting on July 2 of this year between Hong Kong and Barcelona.

Major hospitality development in India

Jin Jiang of China, which owns the Louvre, has a strong presence on many continents and in many countries, with over 4,300 hotels worldwide.

AECOM names new Managing Director – Aviation, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

Global infrastructure services company AECOM has hired Richard Gammon as Managing Director – Aviation, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA).

Qatar Airways to launch Las Vegas service in January 2018

In response to passenger demand, Qatar Airways has proudly announced it will commence four times weekly, non-stop service to Las Vegas, Nevada, starting 8 January 2018.

Travel Law Boating accident on state border: Who is liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article, we re-examine the case of In re: Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, 831 F. 3d 1264 (10th Cir.2016), rev’g 2014 WL 4270941 (D.

Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Mzembi visits Croatia and Serbia

The Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi has embarked on a European tour. In his capacity as the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister, he has so far visited Serbia and Croatia.

India and Rwanda seal a new deal

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

With investments by Indian companies in Rwanda, trade and tourism are expected to be the key beneficiaries when direct flights are launched between Kigali and Mumbai, using the airline's new ...

Leading US anti-trafficking policy organization screens SOLD, the movie

Based on true stories and adapted from the globally-acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick, SOLD is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty ...

Sustainable Tourism: Can you have too much of a good thing?

Geoffrey Lipman

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reflective of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, have been cleverly designed to galvanize regional, national, and local ...

Tourism plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity at FITUR

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

The annual FITUR event, scheduled to take place between January 18 to 22 in Madrid, will, among other things, be the launch pad for the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s Year of ...

Airlines are rapidly moving towards digitisation

The rapid growth of the global airline industry has been offset by falling cargo revenues and passenger yields, prompting airline companies to focus on enhancing their ancillary revenues.

Partnership offers direct pathway to a Private Pilot License in the UAE

Airways Aviation and Emirates Aviation Services have formed a partnership to offer a direct pathway to a Private Pilot License (PPL) in the UAE through to a Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) in ...

IATA: November 2016 shows strongest demand growth in nine months

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2016 showing the strongest demand growth in nine months.

Making the SUN shine on tourism

SUN centers and national nodes will become a new source of climate resilience facts, presentations, analytics, and innovation, with an emphasis on universities and national parks.

Jeju Air orders three Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft

Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order today for three Next-Generation 737-800s.

India tourism pushing for tourists to visit Abu Dhabi

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, and other bodies and properties, had gone all-out to see that the 63rd Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) convention went off very well.

Madrid to become twelfth member of BestCities Global Alliance

BestCities Global Alliance is cementing its reputation as the world’s leading convention tourism destination partnership, with the announcement that Madrid is set to become its twelfth member in ...

Air Transat adds Tel Aviv to its summer program

Air Transat is proud to announce that it will be offering direct flights from Montreal to Tel Aviv.

UAE’s Etihad declared one of 20 safest airlines in the world

An annual survey of over 400 global airlines has declared the UAE’s Etihad as one of the safest air carrier to fly with.

Guterres vows to fight sexual abuse carried out by UN peacekeeping forces

The new chief of the United Nations has vowed to combat sexual abuse by UN “peacekeepers” around the globe, declaring plans to devise a fresh "game-changing" approach to address the issue.

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