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Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board

Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:37 0

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) with members in 9 African Countries joined the African Tourism Board today. PMAESA is a ... Read More

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:13 0

The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May 9 with 383 delegates from ... Read More

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 21:13 0

Heathrow announced today the appointment of Val Shawcross as Chair of the Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF), an independent group established to help improve accessibility ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14 0

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. ... 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

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

editor editor- May 17, 2019 22:17 0

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made next week with the Sri Lanka ... Read More

Jamaica to host first ever global Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management Summit in 2020

Jamaica to host first ever global Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management Summit in 2020

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:55 0

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will be hosting an international conference on Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management next year ... 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

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 09:39 0

Currently, the 64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala. Thursday was the first day. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26 0

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. ... 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

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials ... Read More

Statutory consultation on Heathrow Airport expansion

Statutory consultation on Heathrow Airport expansion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 07:01 0

London Heathrow has announced that its statutory 12 and a half-week consultation on its expansion plans will launch on the 18th of June. This step is ... Read More

UNWTO hopes to work with African Tourism Board

UNWTO hopes to work with African Tourism Board

editor editor- May 15, 2019 02:45 0

African Tourism Board (ATB) Vice President Cuthbert Ncube recently joined ATB from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where he served as a Regional Vice ... Read More

Is Jamaica Minister Bartlett about to Chair UNWTO Commission for the Americas?

Is Jamaica Minister Bartlett about to Chair UNWTO Commission for the Americas?

editor editor- May 15, 2019 00:46 0

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, departs the island today, to attend the 64th Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission ... Read More

FCM Travel Solutions accelerates global NDC technology drive with Amadeus and Sabre

FCM Travel Solutions accelerates global NDC technology drive with Amadeus and Sabre

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- May 14, 2019 10:17 0

The drive-by FCM Travel Solutions to lead the integration of a long-term digital NDC booking solution globally in the corporate sector has moved up a gear ... Read More

Alitalia Airline rescue: All-out negotiations with Benettons

Alitalia Airline rescue: All-out negotiations with Benettons

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 14, 2019 02:54 0

The plight of Alitalia Airline continues just as expected with negotiations for Alitalia by the Benetton Group ongoing, despite the denials of the case by ... Read More

Ireland: Slowdown in growth for international arrivals from 2018 to 2022

Ireland: Slowdown in growth for international arrivals from 2018 to 2022

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 20:20 0

Growth rates for Ireland and international arrivals have decreased significantly with the Compound Annual Growth Rates (CAGR) nearly half the rate for the previous years ... Read More

Vancouver Airport Authority announces new Chair

Vancouver Airport Authority announces new Chair

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 19:05 0

Vancouver Airport Authority's Board of Directors has elected Annalisa King , an award-winning business executive, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Annalisa replaces Mary ... Read More

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 21:38 0

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media club now has more than ... Read More

Praia de Santa Maria: Cabo Verde new livery landed

Praia de Santa Maria: Cabo Verde new livery landed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 03:58 0

The 'Praia de Santa Maria' arrived from Boston to the Nelson Mandela Airport in Capem Verde last Friday night carrying 134 passengers on board. “Praia ... Read More

PATA launches report exploring the current state of food waste in Asia Pacific tourism and hospitality

PATA launches report exploring the current state of food waste in Asia Pacific tourism and hospitality

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 08:38 0

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the release of a food waste report titled, “BUFFET: Building an Understanding For Food Excess in ... Read More

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 02:42 0

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia may have enough serving as the deputy secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He started his job only in ... Read More

Westminster venue adds to its events team

Westminster venue adds to its events team

editor editor- May 9, 2019 01:06 0

“I am delighted to be working alongside such an experienced team. Church House Westminster is a versatile London venue accommodating a wide variety of events ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:32 0

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the ... Read More

FRAPORT: Revenue and earnings increase – Outlook confirmed

FRAPORT: Revenue and earnings increase – Outlook confirmed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:02 0

The Fraport Group has successfully started off the new business year, achieving higher revenue and earnings in the first three months of 2019. Supported by ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30 0

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 00:54 0

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14 0

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism ... Read More

Hotelbeds: 43,000 unique hotel contracts across the Americas market

Hotelbeds: 43,000 unique hotel contracts across the Americas market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 19:20 0

Hotelbeds has confirmed, ahead of its MarketHub Americas event, it has 43,000 uniquely contracted hotels in the Americas region, including North, Central and South America. ... Read More

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