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Palestinian application referred to UN membership committee

The President of the Security Council today referred Palestine’s application to become a United Nations Member State to the committee that deals with the admission of new members.

Abuja Carnival Committee organizes stakeholders’ meeting

(eTN) - Ahead of the 6th edition of the Abuja Carnival being held from November 27-30, the Carnival Management Committee organized a stakeholders meeting in Abuja on Thursday, July 15, 2010.

Crisis committee set up in Greece after thousands of tourist cancellations

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has set up a crisis unit for tourism after nearly 20,000 hotel booking cancellations in Athens alone after protests against government austerity measures, an official said on

Parliamentary committee directs Kenya Airports Authority to be redone

The shenanigans of outgoing Kenya Airports Authority’s CEO George Muhoho have now reached parliament in Nairobi.

Tourism Concern strengthens council committee

Campaigning charity, Tourism Concern, has announced the appointment of four new members of its council, strengthening the expertise within the organization.

Tourism will experience downturn over the next six months

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt / MADRID, Spain – In the face of the global economic downturn, international tourism will experience less and probably negative growth over the next six to nine months, alongs

Responding to economic downtown, UNWTO launches “Tourism Resilience Committee”

LONDON, UK – A new UNWTO Resilience Committee was announced at a Tourism Ministers Summit held to consider how to respond to the turbulent economy and stay on course with the climate and poverty age

Former Accor UK, Ltd. CFO joins Accor Worldwide executive committee

DALLAS, TX - On September 1, Gilles Pelisson, director and chief executive officer of Accor Worldwide, announced the addition of four executives to the Accor executive committee.

HTA announces vice chair and committee assignments

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) board of directors, led by chairperson Kelvin Bloom, has announced the election of Sharon Weiner to serve as its vice chair.

A congressional committee says flight delays cost $12B to passengers, $19B...

NEW YORK - Domestic flight delays cost the industry and passengers $40.7 billion in 2007, according to the Joint Economic Committee from the House and Senate, which released a report Thursday.As part of this overall cost from the delays, passengers lost an estimated $12 billion worth of time that would otherwise have been spent on business and play, said the committee report.

Iran to host 2nd meeting of WTO Committee on Tourism Ethics

Director general for planning of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said that Iran will play host to 2nd meeting of World Tourism Organization (WTO) Committee on Tourism Ethics.