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Beirut Airport expansion: Curing crowds and a system failure

editor editor- June 15, 2019

Last summer, Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport made headlines when passengers were stuck in lines for hours on end as ... Read More

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed ... Read More

Bartlett to Attend 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in the 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive ... Read More

UNWTO and Barça Innovation Hub launch global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) and with the support of the Qatar National ... Read More

ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air ... Read More

25hours Hotel One Central in Dubai, debuting in 2020, appoints General Manager & F&B Manager

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

In spring 2020, the first 25hours Hotel Company hotel outside of Europe will open its doors. Chantel Moore is now ... Read More

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg announces $22 million renovation

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg has officially begun a $22 million renovation, with an expected completion date of August 2019. The property ... Read More

OLS Hotels & Resorts expands in Hawaii with Volcano House

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

OLS Hotels & Resorts, a hotel company with 24 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., announced that effective June 10, ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant ... Read More

Hilton Garden Inn Panama City re-opens after major renovation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019

The 111-room Hilton Garden Inn Panama City is putting the final touches on their multimillion-dollar renovation following damage sustained from ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of ... Read More

Baros named “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for seventh time

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019

Baros, the Maldivian-owned boutique island resort, has been awarded as the “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for the seventh consecutive ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country ... Read More

AFRAA and IATA share common aviation vision

mm Alain St.Ange- June 12, 2019

AFRAA and IATA share a common vision – the development of a safe, secure and sustainable aviation industry in Africa ... Read More

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for ... Read More

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

The key theme of RCB's participation at SPIEF'2109, presented in various formats was "Politics and Business: Effective Interaction for Development ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors ... Read More

Conrad Bali announces completion of rejuvenation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019

Conrad Bali, a beachfront resort on the southern coast of Bali, today announced the launch of its 85 newly-renovated expanded ... Read More

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on ... Read More

Wharf Hotels appoints new General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Adriano Vences as General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, a ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board attending ILTM Asia-Pacific Fair

editor editor- June 10, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) participated in the ILTM Asia – Pacific trade fair with a 4.5 sq. metres stand. ... Read More

Agra Tourism: Facing the challenge of change

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 10, 2019

It is said that there are two kinds of people in the world - those who have seen the Taj ... Read More

Marriott International opens second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019

Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton (Four-Points.Marriott.com) hotel in Tanzania, Four Points ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: New AC Marriott Hotel to improve Kingston City tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the new 220-room AC Marriott Kingston Hotel scheduled to start taking guests on ... Read More

IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2019

Nominations for the awards were adjudicated by a panel of four judges: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International; Gloria ... Read More

Best beach in Hawaii: Naked Surfing and Nude Boogie Boarding make tourists take their clothes off

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

Visiting Hawaii and wanted to take your clothes off?  Nude surfing and naked boogie boarding in Hawaii are popular on ... Read More

Hotel History: Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo known for opulence, famous guests, and the military

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- June 8, 2019

Shepheard’s Hotel history goes back 178 years when it was originally built by Englishman Samuel Shepheard in Cairo. It was ... Read More

Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat announces new leadership appointments

editor editor- June 7, 2019

Canyon Ranch today announced new hires for its forthcoming brand extension - Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat, opening in Woodside, California, ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organization honors Noel Mignott with Special Recognition Award

editor editor- June 7, 2019

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has recognized President & CEO of the PM Group, Noel Mignott, for his extraordinary efforts ... Read More

The St. Regis San Francisco’s Jacqueline Volkart honored as one of Bay Area’s most influential women in business

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019

The St. Regis San Francisco Hotel General Manager Jacqueline “Jackie” Volkart was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as ... Read More

17 passengers killed, 9 injured in Muscat-Dubai bus crash in UAE

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019

17 people were killed when a bus from Oman crashed in the United Arab Emirates, according to Dubai police. At ... Read More

IATA Resolution calls for Implementation of Global Carbon Offsetting Scheme

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 7, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue ... Read More

S Hotels & Resorts appoints General Managers for new resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019

S Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of two highly-skilled and experienced general managers for its two new resorts ... Read More

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism hit $1.7 trillion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous ... Read More