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Tourism Ethiopia joins African Tourism Board

Tourism Ethiopia joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 08:58 0

Today Tourism Ethiopia joined the African Tourism Board as an observer. Tourism Ethiopia (TE) is a national organization under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; ... Read More

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:28 0

Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join ... Read More

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 19:30 0

WeChat Pay and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol jointly launched Europe's first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport. The flagship exists of three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019 01:22 0

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership to help promote and empower ... Read More

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

editor editor- May 18, 2019 00:19 0

by Apolónia Rodrigues, special to eTN The Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Award issued a Bronze prize in the Innovation category to Dark Sky® Alqueva. The ... 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

Anita Mendiratta recognized by IIPT on United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace

Anita Mendiratta recognized by IIPT on United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:13 0

Today, the 16th of May, is recognized globally as United Nations’ International Day of Living Together in Peace. It’s a day for “mobilizing those in ... 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

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

Sands China celebrates 15th anniversary of Sands Macao

Sands China celebrates 15th anniversary of Sands Macao

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 20:30 0

Sands Macao celebrated its 15th anniversary with a ceremony at the hotel and entertainment complex's outdoor fountain Thursday – marking a decade and a half ... Read More

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22 0

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination ... Read More

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:40 0

As part of Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s ever-evolving efforts to ensure a healthier and greener earth, the team is proud to announce their involvement ... Read More

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30 0

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s ... Read More

Funds from the sale of Thomas Cook airlines have potential to provide capital for new destinations

Funds from the sale of Thomas Cook airlines have potential to provide capital for new destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:01 0

Following the release of Thomas Cook Group Half Year Results 2019, Johanna-Bonhill Smith, Associate Analyst for Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, offers her view: “A ... Read More

Simba, the happiest safari company from Tanzania joins African Tourism Board

Simba, the happiest safari company from Tanzania joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 09:39 0

African Tourism Board today added Simba Safaris a family owned Safari and Tour company from Tanzania to its rapidly growing list of members. Simba Safaris ... Read More

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:35 0

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive in the development and execution of ... Read More

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:20 0

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey published today. Survey Key Findings: ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for airport infrastructure

US Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for airport infrastructure

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:19 0

US Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all ... Read More

InterContinental Hotels Group launches new Atwell Suites brand

InterContinental Hotels Group launches new Atwell Suites brand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 16:01 0

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today revealed its new all-suites brand, Atwell Suites, to thousands of IHG owners and operators at its Americas Investors & Leadership ... Read More

Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels

Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 07:05 0

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the ... 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

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala  $60 M Flyover project

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala $60 M Flyover project

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 15, 2019 06:45 0

Preliminary works on the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading project (KFCRUP), has commenced. According to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the project contractor, ... 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

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 14, 2019 20:15 0

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country’s commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a ‘tourism paradise’, a copycat ... 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

UNWTO launches Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

UNWTO launches Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019 10:12 0

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing ... Read More

Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn

Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019 08:14 0

Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) will be opening in the upcoming months. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, ... Read More

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