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‘Bleisure’ travel is on the rise

‘Bleisure’ travel is on the rise

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 19:40 0

As millennials make up a growing share of the workforce, they've begun to capitalize on a new, unofficial work perk. "Bleisure" travel – the trend ... Read More

Hotel history: The Grand on Mackinac Island still thriving after 132 years

Hotel history: The Grand on Mackinac Island still thriving after 132 years

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- February 2, 2019 20:04 0

The "Grand" as it is called on the island, is a historic coastal resort with a spectacular 660-foot long, three-story high porch. Below this covered ... Read More

India’s interim budget: Bust or boom for tourism?

India’s interim budget: Bust or boom for tourism?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 2, 2019 01:04 0

The interim budget presented today in India Parliament has elicited mixed reaction from industry leaders with the focus being on seeing how the proposals will ... Read More

How to do Hong Kong on the “Cheapo”

How to do Hong Kong on the “Cheapo”

editor editor- February 2, 2019 00:04 0

A new website shows how surprisingly affordable Hong Kong can be. The aptly-named "Hong Kong Cheapo" aims to debunk the myth that the city is ... Read More

China hotel chain expands into Indonesia

China hotel chain expands into Indonesia

editor editor- January 28, 2019 21:04 0

OYO chain of hotels and homes is seeing exponential growth in Indonesia in less than three months of its operations in the country. Launched in ... Read More

No Southwest Airlines flights for Hawaii travelers

No Southwest Airlines flights for Hawaii travelers

editor editor- January 24, 2019 19:26 0

The US government shutdown means there will be no budget flights for Hawaii travelers on Southwest Airlines. Read More

How Services like Airbnb and Skyscanner Changed the Attitude to Traveling

How Services like Airbnb and Skyscanner Changed the Attitude to Traveling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 07:39 0

Two decades ago, a simple traveler could hardly imagine buying cheap flights in a few clicks or staying at the world’s most authentic places affordably ... Read More

Record-setting year: Saint Lucia welcomes over 1.2 million visitors in 2018

Record-setting year: Saint Lucia welcomes over 1.2 million visitors in 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 16:25 0

Saint Lucia has recorded its best performance ever in visitor arrivals, as it welcomed 1,218,294 visitors in 2018. That number represents a 10.2% increase over ... Read More

Seychelles International Airways planning to start flying next year

Seychelles International Airways planning to start flying next year

mm Alain St.Ange- January 22, 2019 02:12 0

Seychelles International Airways will start operations next year linking Seychelles with non-stop direct flights to Europe and the Far East. Read More

A first in Vietnam: Gambling for locals in a casino resort

A first in Vietnam: Gambling for locals in a casino resort

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2019 06:48 0

How Vietnamese gambler can play for money in Vietnam The answer is Corona casino, which is part of Corona Resort & Casino on Phu Quoc ... Read More

Polish Tourism targets EU, USA and Asia with PLN 50 million campaign

Polish Tourism targets EU, USA and Asia with PLN 50 million campaign

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2019 20:15 0

Polish Tourism Organization (PTO) announced that the European Union countries, the United States and Asian countries are the main markets, where it will promote Poland ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda receives over one million visitors for 2018

Antigua and Barbuda receives over one million visitors for 2018

editor editor- January 18, 2019 19:07 0

Antigua and Barbuda welcomed over one million visitors to the destination in 2018. Read More

Swoop’s inaugural flight from Abbotsford lands in Puerto Vallarta

Swoop’s inaugural flight from Abbotsford lands in Puerto Vallarta

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2019 18:15 0

Today Swoop celebrates its inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Puerto Vallarta's Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Swoop flight WO600 departs ... Read More

Turkey introduced a passenger security tax

Turkey introduced a passenger security tax

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2019 09:05 0

Turkey has introduced an airline passenger security tax of 1,5€ applicable as from 1 January 2018 without any advance notification. In addition, the Turkish Tourism ... Read More

$108.5 million awarded for Port Canaveral new cruise terminal construction

$108.5 million awarded for Port Canaveral new cruise terminal construction

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019 00:39 0

The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved at a special meeting on Tuesday awarding Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction Inc. a $78.98 million contract ... Read More

Global travel retail market: Strategies and forecasts

Global travel retail market: Strategies and forecasts

editor editor- January 8, 2019 21:05 0

The global travel retail market was at US$ 63.59 billion in 2017 growing with a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period from 2018 to ... Read More

Japan introduces new tourist ‘departure tax’

Japan introduces new tourist ‘departure tax’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2019 17:25 0

Japan introduced new 'departure tax' for both, its own citizens and foreign visitors. The levy of 1,000 yen will be tied to the cost of ... Read More

Ryanair tells passengers to take bus after landing at wrong airport 480 miles away

Ryanair tells passengers to take bus after landing at wrong airport 480 miles away

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2019 16:54 0

Travelers trying to scape Britain for some winter sun were left stranded in a Romanian airport for about a day after their flight was 'diverted'. ... Read More

MGM Resorts International launches new program to reduce costs, improve efficiencies

MGM Resorts International launches new program to reduce costs, improve efficiencies

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 5, 2019 18:14 0

MGM Resorts International today announced a plan to further reduce costs, improve efficiencies and position the Company for growth. The Company expects to deliver annualized ... Read More

Goa: Where are the tourists?

Goa: Where are the tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 02:10 0

The beaches along Calangute in Goa, India saw hordes of low budget tourists this Holiday season. They created noise and garbage, empty beer bottles., but ... Read More

Interview with a Seychelles Travel Pro: Mr Alan Mason

Interview with a Seychelles Travel Pro: Mr Alan Mason

mm Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:03 0

As a paradise in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles competes with many other island nations across the globe, from South East Asia to the Caribbean, as ... Read More

Leaving Japan as a tourist: It will cost you!

Leaving Japan as a tourist: It will cost you!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 21:03 0

On Jan. 7, the Japanese government will introduce an international tourist tax. The tax of ¥1,000 (About $10) will be collected from every traveler when ... Read More

Greek Tourism puts its money where its mouth is

Greek Tourism puts its money where its mouth is

editor editor- December 29, 2018 00:59 0

Greek Tourism is contributing over 400 million euros to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help boost tourism in the country. Read More

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?

editor editor- December 28, 2018 01:05 0

The new President and CEO of the HTA, Chris Tatum, has his roots in Hawaii’s tourism. Read More

Air Asia sells 29 planes only to lease them back

Air Asia sells 29 planes only to lease them back

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 21:12 0

Air Asia is selling 29 planes – Airbus’ A320-200ceo and A320neo to Castlelake. Castlelake will lease the same aircraft back to the Malaysia based budget airline ... Read More

Welcome to Montego Bay sign: Thumbs up or thumbs down?

Welcome to Montego Bay sign: Thumbs up or thumbs down?

editor editor- December 18, 2018 22:16 0

Jamaica Minister of Tourism calls for review of Montego Bay tourism sign. Read More

Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 18, 2018 01:59 0

Fastjet airline officials said late last week that its flights would be canceled through the end of January. Read More

Japan Love Hotels come with mirrored ceilings, jacuzzi, and flavored rubbers

Japan Love Hotels come with mirrored ceilings, jacuzzi, and flavored rubbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 16, 2018 22:59 0

dult only hotels, like the Hawaiian themed Moana Hotel, are becoming popular all over Japan. They are called "Love Hotels" Other names are fashion hotels, ... Read More

Donald Trump escaped death in helicopter crash: FAA ok with 50 unnecessary fatalities?

Donald Trump escaped death in helicopter crash: FAA ok with 50 unnecessary fatalities?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2018 13:56 0

The U.S. President Donald Trump should be advised promptly that despite an alarming report about  U.S. helicopter safety issues, the industry is proposing another delay ... Read More

First Home Loan and tips to get it

First Home Loan and tips to get it

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2018 18:07 0

It is very satisfying to own a new home however it becomes really difficult to do so if the funds are not sufficient at the ... Read More

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