Category: International Travel News

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16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2019 16:26 0

An explosion targeting a tourist bus near a museum in the Giza pyramid complex has left at least 16 people injured, according to local authorities. ... Read More

Italian wines seduce New Yorkers

Italian wines seduce New Yorkers

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- May 18, 2019 20:04 0

“Wine is an Emotion” James Suckling, the noted wine critic, did not know that wine would become his passion during his college years; at Utah ... Read More

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 19:30 0

WeChat Pay and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol jointly launched Europe's first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport. The flagship exists of three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat ... Read More

Neste and Air BP bring sustainable aviation fuel to Caen airport in France

Neste and Air BP bring sustainable aviation fuel to Caen airport in France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 18:45 0

Neste and Air BP are supporting the business aviation sector’s Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative and helping drive its adoption with operators and aircraft ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45 0

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 16:45 0

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said civilian aircraft flying over the ... Read More

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

editor editor- May 18, 2019 00:19 0

by Apolónia Rodrigues, special to eTN The Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Award issued a Bronze prize in the Innovation category to Dark Sky® Alqueva. The ... Read More

Anita Mendiratta recognized by IIPT on United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace

Anita Mendiratta recognized by IIPT on United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:13 0

Today, the 16th of May, is recognized globally as United Nations’ International Day of Living Together in Peace. It’s a day for “mobilizing those in ... Read More

Start Me Up in June: Rolling Stones announce re-scheduled North American tour

Start Me Up in June: Rolling Stones announce re-scheduled North American tour

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 20:15 0

The Rolling Stones announced the rescheduling of their 2019 ‘No Filter’ North American tour in full. All the cities from the previous postponed shows are ... Read More

WestJet continues Dreamliner momentum with launch of Calgary-Paris flight

WestJet continues Dreamliner momentum with launch of Calgary-Paris flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 20:01 0

With the departure of flight 10, WestJet today became the only airline to operate a nonstop route between Paris and Calgary . The airline's newest ... Read More

Air Canada celebrates 25 years of service to Seoul, South Korea

Air Canada celebrates 25 years of service to Seoul, South Korea

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:38 0

Air Canada celebrated 25 years of nonstop service between Canada and Seoul, South Korea today. Prior to the departure of today's flight AC63 from YVR ... Read More

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:30 0

The city of Madrid climbs to third in the ranking of world congress cities, published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2018. ... Read More

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 18:15 2

Jamaica was yesterday selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) for the biennium 2019-2021. “Jamaica graciously ... Read More

Brussels hosts Brosella Festival 2019 on July 13 and 14

Brussels hosts Brosella Festival 2019 on July 13 and 14

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 17:49 0

Brussels' 43rd Brosella Festival takes place 13 and 14 July in the Osseghem Park in Laeken. The longest existing festival of Brussels gives its name ... Read More

Do Airbnb guests trust their hosts?

Do Airbnb guests trust their hosts?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 17:30 0

First impressions can go a long way. When it comes to owning and operating a vacation investment property like an Airbnb, the guest’s first impression ... Read More

Israel Hotels Association: Tourist stays up 9% in Q1 2019

Israel Hotels Association: Tourist stays up 9% in Q1 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:40 0

The Economic Research Department of the Israel Hotels Association published data for the first quarter of 2019 in hotels compared to the same period in ... Read More

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport set for major expansion

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport set for major expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:05 0

Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport is set to significantly grow after Israel's Transportation Ministry approved expansion plans worth NIS 3 billion ($840 million) to cope with ... Read More

Khiri Travel announces executive changes

Khiri Travel announces executive changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 02:00 0

Asian DMC, Khiri Travel has announced senior executive changes. Effective 1 July, Herman Hoven will become the new Chief Executive Officer of Khiri Travel. Hoven ... Read More

Thomas Cook India and Mastercard partner for ‘Priceless Cities’ experience

Thomas Cook India and Mastercard partner for ‘Priceless Cities’ experience

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 01:43 0

Tapping into the evolving aspiration of Indian travelers, Mastercard and Thomas Cook India today announced their partnership to bring, for the first time, Mastercard’s global ... Read More

Delta Air Lines to fly to Tokyo Haneda Airport from five U.S. cities

Delta Air Lines to fly to Tokyo Haneda Airport from five U.S. cities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 00:45 0

Delta will be serving Tokyo’s preferred airport under a preliminary decision announced May 16 by the Department of Transportation, with new slot pairs for flights ... Read More

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 23:11 0

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport ... Read More

Sands China celebrates 15th anniversary of Sands Macao

Sands China celebrates 15th anniversary of Sands Macao

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 20:30 0

Sands Macao celebrated its 15th anniversary with a ceremony at the hotel and entertainment complex's outdoor fountain Thursday – marking a decade and a half ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens trade relations in Pune, Bangalore and Chandigarh through workshops

Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens trade relations in Pune, Bangalore and Chandigarh through workshops

editor editor- May 16, 2019 19:58 0

Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) successfully conducted a series of workshops in 3 major cities in India between February and May, to provide training for potential ... Read More

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22 0

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination ... Read More

Montréal to welcome over 113,000 cruise passengers in 2019

Montréal to welcome over 113,000 cruise passengers in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:05 0

In 2019, 24 cruise ships representing 17 different companies will make 76 stops in the Port of Montréal. In total, they will bring more than ... Read More

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:40 0

As part of Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s ever-evolving efforts to ensure a healthier and greener earth, the team is proud to announce their involvement ... Read More

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30 0

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s ... Read More

Funds from the sale of Thomas Cook airlines have potential to provide capital for new destinations

Funds from the sale of Thomas Cook airlines have potential to provide capital for new destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:01 0

Following the release of Thomas Cook Group Half Year Results 2019, Johanna-Bonhill Smith, Associate Analyst for Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, offers her view: “A ... Read More

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 17:30 0

A campaign launched by Coca-Cola Norway aimed at celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has sparked accusations of political correctness gone mad, with some ... Read More

IMEX in Frankfurt’s five steps to igniting imagination and powering up business results

IMEX in Frankfurt’s five steps to igniting imagination and powering up business results

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 16:45 0

IMEX in Frankfurt returns on 21-23 May, bringing together business event professionals from around the world to meet and do business. Planners and exhibitors alike ... Read More

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