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The 10 commandments of air travel

Delays, cancellations and destroyed travel plans: 2018 has been one of the worst years in terms of flight disruptions.

Ethiopian Airlines and EU to establish Ethio-European International Business School

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, and European Union Delegation to Ethiopia signed a letter...

Full visa liberalization for Chinese tourists will boost EU economy

Europe’s visa regimes are among the most restrictive in the world according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which estimated that 74%...

eTN ROAR: The truth about Euro skies

The European Commission found that the average fleet of British Airways is 12.9 years, Lufthansa [is] 11.2 and Etihad Airways is 4.9. It also focused on European Union airlines higher unit costs.

Ryanair: EU acting bizarrely

Ryanair has accused the EU of acting bizarrely and making decisions on a political and not a commercial basis.

UAE tourism to Italy to increase in 2013

ABU DHABI, UAE - The number of tourists from the UAE to Italy is expected to increase this year by 5-7 percent, Santino Adriano Berrino, president of the Italian Tourism Union – Foreign Branch, said

Ukraine streamlines Eurointegration laws

KYIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian parliament has adopted two laws bearing changes that are required by the action plan on visa liberalization with the EU.

New EU regulations on bus and coach passenger rights

SOFIA, Bulgaria - A new European Union regulation on bus and coach passenger rights came into effect on March 1, 2013, providing bus and coach travelers throughout the EU with new rights, the European

German MP: Germany wants to conclude association with Ukraine next year

KYIV, Ukraine - "The European way is wide open for Ukraine and Germany supports it," stated the spokesman on foreign policy for Germany's ruling Free Democratic Party (FDP) Rainer Stinner.

EU takes two steps forward and one step back on emissions...

“A very unexpected but very welcome development, which may now temporarily prevent a full scale trade war” is the response of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President and CEO, David Scowsil

African airlines exhale after EU suspends ETS

(eTN) - One of the world’s most contentious regulations, the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme, has been suspended for foreign airlines flying into EU airspace, at least until September nex

Iran to ban its tourists from visiting European Union countries

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament plans to ban Iranian tourists from visiting European Union countries as a counter-measure for EU sanctions against the Islamic state, state media reported Wednesday.

European Union expands punishing sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK, NY - The 27-member state EU adopted today additional sanctions that step up the already punishing measures against Iran's banking and energy sectors.

SWITCH Asia sponsors hoteliers to visit WTM in London

One of the key aspects of the ongoing EU SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project is to publicize the good work done by Sri Lankan hotels internationally towards energy and environmental conserva

Carbon tax talks between China and European Union stall

Beijing remains firm on its stance of settling the carbon tax dispute with the European Union through a multilateral approach, a Chinese official said.

IATA chief: EU bans on African carriers a misguided approach

Airlines have urged Western governments to do more to improve safety in Africa, and accused the European Union of failing to grasp the continent’s needs by banning dozens of carriers.

ETS comes under more pressure

(eTN) - While some countries appear to have been quietly threatening the EU to block any agreements in upcoming climate talks to show their active disagreement to EU negotiators, should Brussels not r

Emissions Trading Scheme comes under more fire

(eTN) - The European Union’s stubborn insistence of sticking to their hugely controversial Emissions Trading Scheme, or in short ETS, has raised opposition from literally around the world, paving th

The truth between the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and ICAO

The EU says, we are only pushing the EU Emissions Trading Scheme now because we have waited ten years for ICAO action.

Minister says suspend EU ETS for two years

Keynote address by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa, at the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) Aviation & Environment Summit 2012 in Geneva, March 21, 2012:

China axes Airbus orders to bully EU over airline emission tax

China has suspended the purchase of 10 more Airbus long-haul jets, raising the stakes in a row with the EU over an airline emission tax, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

EU weighs in with call for due process in the Maldives...

The President of the International Council of Tourism Partners (

WTTC head calls for EU to delay emissions trading scheme

Europe must not go it alone on aviation emissions trading; instead a global solution should be found, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today told the European Union.

IATA urges EU to rethink aviation policies

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The International Air Transport Association

China bans its carriers from EU Emissions Trading Scheme

China has "banned" all airlines in the country from joining the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) aimed at cutting carbon emissions.
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