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Maritime security the Seychelles way

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42 0

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its ... Read More

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:20 0

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. ... Read More

Canadian air travelers to benefit from new Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Canadian air travelers to benefit from new Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 19:45 0

Air travel is essential to Canada's economic growth and prosperity. Canadians, tourists and businesses all benefit from a safe, efficient and more transparent air industry. ... Read More

African Tourism Board President will speak at the IATA Regional Aviation Forum in Ghana

African Tourism Board President will speak at the IATA Regional Aviation Forum in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 06:16 0

The African Tourism Board knows the importance of connectivity for the growing travel and tourism industry to the continent.  African Tourism Board objective is to ... Read More

St.Maarten hosts International Caribbean Airlift conference

St.Maarten hosts International Caribbean Airlift conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 03:09 0

The 4th annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will be held June 11-13 on St.Maarten/St.Martin The conference is hosted by the tourism authorities of the two ... Read More

Catalan Tourist Board launches UK campaign to promote Year of Cultural Tourism 2019

Catalan Tourist Board launches UK campaign to promote Year of Cultural Tourism 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 01:30 0

The Catalan Tourist Board is targeting UK consumers with a new campaign to drive awareness of its cultural product during the Year of Cultural Tourism ... Read More

The Kingdom of Eswatini Tourism Authority joins African Tourism Board

The Kingdom of Eswatini Tourism Authority joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 01:32 0

The Eswatini Tourism Authority joined the African Tourism Board as an observer today. Under the leadership of CEO Linda Nxumalo. Eswatini is also known as Swaziland, ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05 0

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General on official visit to Italy, deepening  partnership

UNWTO Secretary-General on official visit to Italy, deepening partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 18:40 0

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has arrived in Rome to begin a first visit to Italy as head of the ... Read More

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

One Country, One People, One Seychelles: Tourism but no militarization

One Country, One People, One Seychelles: Tourism but no militarization

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 22, 2019 04:24 0

This presentation is about Seychelles, the people, our hopes and our dreams.  It is from the people and for the people and about our heritage.  ... 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

Maui & London: WestJet gives Calgary more Dreamliner

Maui & London: WestJet gives Calgary more Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 01:15 0

WestJet today revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will now fly between Calgary and Maui and will operate an additional day ... Read More

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 23:35 0

Chinese carrier, China Eastern Airlines, has requested compensation from the US aerospace giant Boeing over financial damages the carrier had to sustain over the compulsory ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 20:04 0

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 countries who host international congresses. ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism numbers and confidence on the rise

UNWTO: International tourism numbers and confidence on the rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 18:42 0

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter ... Read More

Western Europe key destination for Chinese gastronomy tourism

Western Europe key destination for Chinese gastronomy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 17:10 0

Due to a rich mix of cultures within Western Europe, each individual country is known for specific dishes, or entire cuisines. This attracts Chinese tourists ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35 0

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on ... Read More

Dallas Fort Worth Airport and American Airlines announce plans for new terminal F

Dallas Fort Worth Airport and American Airlines announce plans for new terminal F

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 23:45 0

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport and American Airlines have announced plans to develop a sixth terminal, providing a long-term commitment from the airline and ... 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

Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism  Observatory

Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 16:10 0

The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. Led by the ... Read More

Eat Like a Local Mexico City launches four new city food tours

Eat Like a Local Mexico City launches four new city food tours

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 15:31 0

Mexico City is perhaps most widely known in the culinary world for its low-key yet delicious street food, with staples such as tacos al pastor, ... Read More

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

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

WestJet continues Dreamliner momentum with launch of Calgary-Paris flight

WestJet continues Dreamliner momentum with launch of Calgary-Paris flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 20:01 0

With the departure of flight 10, WestJet today became the only airline to operate a nonstop route between Paris and Calgary . The airline's newest ... Read More

Israel Hotels Association: Tourist stays up 9% in Q1 2019

Israel Hotels Association: Tourist stays up 9% in Q1 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:40 0

The Economic Research Department of the Israel Hotels Association published data for the first quarter of 2019 in hotels compared to the same period in ... Read More

Driving intra-African connectivity and cooperation through Alliance and partnership

Driving intra-African connectivity and cooperation through Alliance and partnership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 10:00 0

The African Tourism Board is currently working hard to build partnerships within the aviation industry. "Seeing Africa as one destination is perfect for any airlines ... 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

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

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