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CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

Member governments of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and leaders from entities that generate business to the region meet ... Read More

Is Hawaii Tourism Nearing a Tipping Point? Paradise in big trouble?

Is Hawaii Tourism Nearing a Tipping Point? Paradise in big trouble?

Tourism in Hawaii may be on a collision course, facing a train wreck.  "Despite a string of record visitor ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai made the African Tourism Board a better place in the world

Dr. Taleb Rifai made the African Tourism Board a better place in the world

"Whatever our business in life may be, let us always remember that our core business is, and will always ... Read More

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn  had his PR team providing a self-made interview on Thailand’s ... Read More

African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles

African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles

Talking Tourism, the African Tourism Board was the talking points on the Seychelles Television "Good Morning Seychelles' (Bonzour Sesel) ... Read More

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

The African Tourism Board welcomes Kahuzi Biega National Park as a new member. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a ... Read More

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

The Corporate Maldives blog recently published an interesting analysis of how tourism leaders in the Indian Ocean Island Republic ... Read More

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx - STRONG Universal Network, about the development ... Read More

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to ... Read More

12 is better than one: The importance of partnerships in impact work

12 is better than one: The importance of partnerships in impact work

Paul Vallee is Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance. He is responsible for the successful delivery of the ... Read More

The Future of MICE: Interview with IMEX CEO Carina Bauer

The Future of MICE: Interview with IMEX CEO Carina Bauer

CEO of the IMEX Group Carina Bauer graduated from Oxford University, UK, in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1998, ... Read More

UNWTO chief: Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

UNWTO chief: Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations ... Read More

SUNx & Ingle International Announce SDG-17 Climate Resilience Partnership

SUNx & Ingle International Announce SDG-17 Climate Resilience Partnership

A Climate Resilience partnership, focussed on creating 100,000 Strong Climate Champions by 2030 was announced today at COP 24 ... Read More

Visiting Jerusalem: Shabbat Shalom from a city that nourishes both body and soul

Visiting Jerusalem: Shabbat Shalom from a city that nourishes both body and soul

"A cold rain fell all day Friday here in Jerusalem, yet we turned the dreariness of the day into ... Read More

When history meets tourism: 2018 The Year of Troy

When history meets tourism: 2018 The Year of Troy

There are over 17,000 sites scattered throughout Turkey, helping to boost the country's tourism offerings. Read More

Goa Tourism returns to Italy

Goa Tourism returns to Italy

Two years after its first presence in Milan and Rome, Goa Tourism has returned to Italy to present the ... Read More

INTERVIEW: eTN speaks with India Tourism Minister

INTERVIEW: eTN speaks with India Tourism Minister

The tourism industry in India is growing rapidly. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calculated that tourism generated ... Read More

Zacatecas Tourism: A “Happy Place” charms European visitors

Zacatecas Tourism: A “Happy Place” charms European visitors

It was a first for Top Resa to welcome Zacatecas as a destination showcasing their tourism product. The Hon. ... Read More

When is Lombok ready to welcome visitors again after the earthquake?

When is Lombok ready to welcome visitors again after the earthquake?

Holiday paradise Lombok, the neighbor island for Bali is recovering from two devastating earthquakes. The goal is to bring ... Read More

Australia on Club Med Radar

Australia on Club Med Radar

“Probably five years ago the answer would have been “no”, but we are on the lookout. We are seeing ... Read More

World’s largest car rental provider asked: “Is bigger better?”

World’s largest car rental provider asked: “Is bigger better?”

Enterprise Holdings – which owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car – was founded in ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority in trouble? Governor Ige talks story with Frank Haas

Hawaii Tourism Authority in trouble? Governor Ige talks story with Frank Haas

On Friday Frank Haas had a conversation with Hawaii Governor Ige in the Governor's office. The elections in Hawaii ... Read More

Creating a Balanced Tourism Industry

Creating a Balanced Tourism Industry

Find ways to spend the least but give the most value.  For example, many governments see tourism as an easy industry to ... Read More

Tourism Minister: Brazil needs to change business environment

Tourism Minister: Brazil needs to change business environment

Recently in São Paulo, during the Investe Turismo Segurança Jurídica Gera Empregos (Invest Tourism Legal Security Generates Jobs) Seminar, ... Read More

Arrest warrant issued for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority CEO Karikoga Kaseke

Arrest warrant issued for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority CEO Karikoga Kaseke

The CEO of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Karikoga Kaseke earlier this month attended the ITB travel trade show in ... Read More

A Tourism Success story for Bulgaria: FRAPORT’s CEO revealed to eTN the secret

A Tourism Success story for Bulgaria: FRAPORT’s CEO revealed to eTN the secret

Tourism to Bulgaria is big and the reason Burgas and Varna airport. The secret is FRAPORT. Ulrich Heppe is ... Read More

Tourism leader wants American Tourism to be great again after President Trump State of the Union Address

Tourism leader wants American Tourism to be great again after President Trump State of the Union Address

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners wants America to be great again in travel and tourism. Tonights State of ... Read More

Interview with John Pinzon, Marketing Director of Putumayo.Travel

Interview with John Pinzon, Marketing Director of Putumayo.Travel

Interview with John Pinzon, Marketing Director of Putumayo.Travel Read More

Interview with founders of Welcome To Travel

Interview with founders of Welcome To Travel

Interview with founders of Welcome To Travel - Adam Ogle and Darryl Newby Read More

Destination Indonesia on the rise in Italy

Destination Indonesia on the rise in Italy

Destination Indonesia on the rise in Italy Read More

Donald Trump warned tourism industry of total destruction: I am an expert on tourism

Donald Trump warned tourism industry of total destruction: I am an expert on tourism

The Scottish Tourism industry was in trouble according to Donald Trump. "I am an expert on tourism", said current ... Read More

Watch! Last interview with Taleb Rifai as UNWTO Secretary General includes a wish for tourism

Watch! Last interview with Taleb Rifai as UNWTO Secretary General includes a wish for tourism

Dr. Taleb Rifai is about to leave Madrid on a one-way ticket home to Amman, Jordan. This is the last ... Read More

Interview with Chhetup Tamang, CEO and founder of Treknepal.travel

Interview with Chhetup Tamang, CEO and founder of Treknepal.travel

Interview with Chhetup Tamang, CEO and founder of Treknepal.travel Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General Elect Zurab Pololikashvili has a message for Azerbaijan

UNWTO Secretary-General Elect Zurab Pololikashvili has a message for Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan was a big supporter getting Zurab Pololikashvil elected as the next UNWTO Secretary-General. Therefore it's not surprising he is giving ... Read More

The long march started with a small step

The long march started with a small step

Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Co-founder SUNx, discussed the urgent need for the tourism industry to tackle climate change Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister delivers address at UNWTO conference opening

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister delivers address at UNWTO conference opening

The Caribbean remains the most tourism-dependent region in the world Read More