Category: Feature

Armed opposers of Chinese investments in Pakistan stormed five star hotel

Armed opposers of Chinese investments in Pakistan stormed five star hotel

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 11, 2019

Three gunmen have stormed the five-star hotel Pearl-Continental Hotel Gwadain un the Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least one person, officials say. A hotel spokesman ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?

Would you travel nude or naked?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane looking a total wreck because ... Read More

Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack

Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack

Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Gunshots were heard as a group of armed gunmen stormed a private five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port-city of Gwadar, officials confirmed. At least ... Read More

Degrees of 521 Pakistan Airlines employees found to be fake

Degrees of 521 Pakistan Airlines employees found to be fake

editor- May 11, 2019

by Mati-Ullah, Online Editor, DND The Pakistan Minister for the Aviation Division, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, has told the National Assembly that 609 degrees of employees ... Read More

Why to boycott Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts, Cesars Entertainment and Harrah’s

Why to boycott Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts, Cesars Entertainment and Harrah’s

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019

Tourism is everyone's business and the livelihood of an entire state can depend on this industry. The State of Nevada, Hawaii, Florida are good examples. ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association ... Read More

London Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway

London Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019

Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway sent passenger numbers soaring, securing the airport its 30th month of consecutive growth Figures reveal ... Read More

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia may have enough serving as the deputy secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He started his job only in ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued no tsunami warning though ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

editor- May 9, 2019

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations to grow their ... Read More

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019

According to the European Travel Commission's latest quarterly report, "European Tourism - Trends & Prospects 2019", Europe kicked off 2019 on a positive note following ... Read More

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

A Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the ... Read More

US tourism to Cuba doubles after Trump’s “full and complete embargo” threats

US tourism to Cuba doubles after Trump’s “full and complete embargo” threats

Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019

Despite Trump administration’s pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a “full and complete embargo”, US tourists have been flocking to the country in record ... Read More

US travel jobs outpace manufacturing, health care in opportunity and future wages

US travel jobs outpace manufacturing, health care in opportunity and future wages

Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019

Travel industry jobs lead to higher wages and a permanent foothold for financial success, outpacing compensation in both manufacturing and health care, according to the ... Read More

African Tourism Board breaks barriers: SA Deputy Tourism Minister and students in Pretoria smiling

African Tourism Board breaks barriers: SA Deputy Tourism Minister and students in Pretoria smiling

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019

The South African Deputy Minister of Tourism, Honorable Elizabeth Thabethe in partnership with  African Tourism Board represented by Vice president Cuthbert Ncube, took an initiative ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the ... Read More

Russia’s second largest Superjet 100 operator drops the plane, cancels new purchase

Russia’s second largest Superjet 100 operator drops the plane, cancels new purchase

Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019

Russian regional carrier Yamal Airlines has announced its decision to cancel a planned purchase of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, a day after one of ... Read More

Warren Buffett: ‘I will never hesitate to fly on a 737 MAX’

Warren Buffett: ‘I will never hesitate to fly on a 737 MAX’

Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019

The third-richest man in the world, Warren Buffett, believes aircraft have never been safer and would still travel on the troubled Boeing 737 MAX, which ... Read More

Qatari tourism official: ‘No visas for enemies!’ Qatar’s government: ‘It’s not so!’

Qatari tourism official: ‘No visas for enemies!’ Qatar’s government: ‘It’s not so!’

Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019

Doha will not grant visas to those it considers “enemies,” a Qatari tourism official said in reference to Egyptians seeking to enter the country. Akbar ... Read More

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2019

The inaugural Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference will open in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Ma 30-31. It will focus on investment in tourism in Bulgaria and ... Read More

MGM Resort Las Vegas Visitor Warning: Don’t drink the Smart Water !

MGM Resort Las Vegas Visitor Warning: Don’t drink the Smart Water !

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019

MGM Hotels and Resorts are setting trends for Las Vegas biggest industry: The travel, tourism, and the gambling industry. When a trendsetter like MGM become ... Read More

Burning Superjet-100 plane crash-lands at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Burning Superjet-100 plane crash-lands at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019

Russian pilots landed a flaming Superjet-100 aircraft at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, after an in-flight emergency forced a crash landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkwBukD3nQs Aeroflot Flight SU1492 declared an ... Read More

Eurovision Song Contest in Israel: A terror target for Islamic Jihads?

Eurovision Song Contest in Israel: A terror target for Islamic Jihads?

The Media Line- May 5, 2019

The Eurovision Song Contest, a massively popular annual competition, a major travel and tourism event, is set to take place in Tel Aviv from May ... Read More

South Africa Tourism Ministry and African Tourism Board Officials meet and agree with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa Tourism Ministry and African Tourism Board Officials meet and agree with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019

African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube today at Indaba in Durban met with the Honorable Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Republic of South ... Read More

Spain’s secret: Txakoli wines

Spain’s secret: Txakoli wines

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- May 4, 2019

The first mention of Txakoli (pronounced cha-ko-lee) wines dates back to 1520. The wine was locally consumed and rarely enjoyed beyond Basque Country borders. Historically, ... Read More

Bubonic plague: Russia’s Tourism Agency issues Mongolia travel warning

Bubonic plague: Russia’s Tourism Agency issues Mongolia travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019

Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism has issued a special warning to tourists traveling to Mongolia after two fatal cases of bubonic plague were confirmed in ... Read More

Famous Delhi holy site bans tourists after ‘vulgar’ dancing video goes viral

Famous Delhi holy site bans tourists after ‘vulgar’ dancing video goes viral

Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019

The Jama Masjid mosque has banned tourists after a viral video emerged of girls dancing inside the famous Delhi holy site. The viral video filmed ... Read More

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power ... Read More

African Tourism Board and Durban ICC: Working together on Sustainable Development Goals

African Tourism Board and Durban ICC: Working together on Sustainable Development Goals

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019

At the ongoing Indaba travel industry trade show in Durban, African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube met with Lindiwe Rakharebe, the Chief Executive Officer of ... Read More

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