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Tourists from Maldives love to travel to India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

Maldives, India and Sri Lanka are neighbors. The Maldives relies on tourism as an export, but  Maldives citizens also love ... Read More

ILTM Asia Pacific 2019 confirmed as premier ‘one stop’ opportunity to meet region’s top decision making agents

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019

With Asia Pacific continuing to dominate the world’s high net worth population, the second edition of ILTM Asia Pacific - ... Read More

Move Beyond: Cathay Pacific launches new digital brand

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Cathay Pacific celebrates today the start of a new journey with the purpose of moving people forward in life, through ... Read More

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019

The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?

mm 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 ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, the youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today named as the ... Read More

Vietjet launches Hong Kong-Phu Quoc route

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2019

New-age carrier Vietjet has officially launched Hong Kong - Phu Quoc route, making it the first airline to operate the ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett named PATWA advisor

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has accepted an invitation to become an advisor to international travel writers’ group — Pacific ... Read More

Wings Travel Management Appoints Chief Operating Officer: Asia Pacific based in Singapore

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019

Wings Travel Management , a leading global travel management company providing business travel services to clients in the finance, construction, security, ... Read More

Vietjet launches direct route between Hong Kong and Phu Quoc

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2019

Today in Hong Kong, Vietjet announced the commercial launch of a new route linking Hong Kong and Phu Quoc Island, ... Read More

Airbus received 58 orders for jets in March

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019

Airbus received orders for 58 jetliners in March – led by the A350 XWB widebody family in transactions that included ... Read More

Airbnb co-founder headed to Phillippines for travel summit

editor editor- March 27, 2019

“We are excited to be welcoming Mr. Nathan Blecharczyk to the PATA Annual Summit 2019. It is nearly impossible to ... Read More

Taiwan’s STARLUX Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five ... Read More

BHMA Hotels and Resorts appoints industry expert

editor editor- March 12, 2019

BHMA Hotels and Resorts, an international hotel management company wholly owned by the ASX listed Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), ... Read More

Germans travelers take off for Asia this Easter

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019

Hong Kong and China are the best-growing intercontinental destinations for Germans taking an Easter break this year. Flight bookings are ... Read More

United Airlines to serve Tokyo Haneda Airport from six leading US hubs

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019

United Airlines announced today it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for a total of ... Read More

European airlines lead 2018 a la carte revenue estimate at $22.5 billion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019

The latest airline industry report estimated airline a la carte revenue at $65 billion worldwide for 2018. Each year IdeaWorksCompany ... Read More

Trade war tensions and Kilauea volcano trims tourism from Asia to the US

editor editor- February 14, 2019

The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific region fell by 3.2%* last year, The ... Read More

Darwin Convention Centre GM leaves following record-breaking results

editor editor- February 8, 2019

Janet Hamilton is to leave her role as General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre following record-breaking results for the ... Read More

Kenya eyes Indian and Spanish tourists

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 24, 2019

Kenya has set its tourism marketing sights on India and Spain, seeking to attract the new markets in Asia and ... Read More

World-class luxury travel experiences to showcase at AIME 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced a series of premier global luxury travel exhibitors who will showcase ... Read More

Flow from China will dominate Asia Pacific tourist arrivals in 2023

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019

According to the latest edition of PATA's Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts, the Asia Pacific region is expected to enjoy a ... Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board ... Read More

Global travel retail market: Strategies and forecasts

editor editor- January 8, 2019

The global travel retail market was at US$ 63.59 billion in 2017 growing with a CAGR of 8.1% during the ... Read More

First Hilton property debuts in downtown Taipei

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 25, 2018

Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Taipei Zhongshan. This 14-storey, 106-room hotel is the latest addition to ... Read More

Air Kiribati splurges $243 million on new planes

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2018

Embraer has announced the signing of a contract with the Government of Kiribati, in partnership with their national airline, Air ... Read More

PATA honors Chapters and Student Chapters in Langkawi, Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Langkawi, Malaysia ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium inspires the next generation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2018

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students' Representative Council ... Read More

Winners announced: 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 18, 2018

See the full list of award winners. This year’s awards attracted 200 entries from 87 organisations and individuals worldwide. The ... Read More

Who is the new PATA Executive Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elected a new PATA Executive Board . Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau wins PATA Gold Award for Shop Guam e-Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 2, 2017

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) recently presented the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) with its distinguished PATA Gold award for ... Read More

PATA announces Grand and Gold Awards winners 2017

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 27, 2017

Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These ... Read More

PATA Board: A new Executive Board elected and Sarah Mathews is the chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2017

Who is on the new PATA Executive Board?  Today it was made official  The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election ... Read More

Asia Pacific air travel shows encouraging growth

editor editor- March 22, 2017

Figures show that from January to mid-March this year total Japanese outbound travel was up 4.1% when compared to 2016 ... Read More