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Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50 1

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Workers’ Pension Bill to be debated May 21

Jamaica Tourism Workers’ Pension Bill to be debated May 21

editor editor- May 10, 2019 00:19 0

The long-awaited Jamaica Tourism Workers' Pension Bill is one step closer to becoming a reality. This as Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says ... Read More

Airbus: Limited or no aerospace experience? No problem!

Airbus: Limited or no aerospace experience? No problem!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 20:20 0

Airbus has launched two new hiring programs designed to employ applicants with little-to-no aviation or aerospace experience. The two programs, FlightPath9 and Fast Track, are ... Read More

Washington Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Washington Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 00:12 0

As the hospitality industry ramps up hiring for peak tourism season in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed May as Careers in Hospitality Month. To ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019 02:58 0

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals ... Read More

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association welcomes new leadership

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association welcomes new leadership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 20:25 0

The Board of Directors of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry L. Rupert as the ... Read More

Thailand:  Songkran 2019 increased tourism revenue

Thailand: Songkran 2019 increased tourism revenue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 05:25 0

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that tourism revenue earned from international visitor arrivals to Thailand and domestic trips during the 2019 Songkran ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

Guam Visitors Bureau Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:22 0

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, the youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today named as the 2019 PATA Face of the ... Read More

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association welcomes new leadership

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association welcomes new leadership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 15:55 0

The Board of Directors of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry L. Rupert as the ... Read More

Drink like a New Yorker

Drink like a New Yorker

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 20, 2019 21:04 0

If you live in New York, work in New York or are doing business in New York – there is only one appropriate drink to ... Read More

NY drinks NY wines: History and hybrids

NY drinks NY wines: History and hybrids

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 13, 2019 21:05 0

New York Wines: Disaster in the Beginning Historians have documented the fact that grapes were first introduced to New York by the Dutch (1647-1664); sadly, ... Read More

At least three people die jumping from Bangkok skyscraper to escape hotel fire

At least three people die jumping from Bangkok skyscraper to escape hotel fire

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 14:11 0

A 57-floor hotel and shopping building has gone up in flames in Bangkok, Thailand. At least three people have died jumping to escape the fire, ... Read More

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 12:14 0

African Tourism Board, (ATB)  has travel and security on its top agenda when attracting visitors to the continent. At the upcoming ATB Launch on April 11, ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive sits on Tourism Panel at the sixth Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Dubai

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive sits on Tourism Panel at the sixth Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:35 0

Seychelles was bestowed with high honours as the destination was represented at the Tourism Panel at the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress from March 27 to ... Read More

Major tourism attraction to be developed around birthplace of Jimmy Cliff

Major tourism attraction to be developed around birthplace of Jimmy Cliff

editor editor- March 29, 2019 21:43 0

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has indicated plans to fully develop the community of Somerton in St. James, where cultural icon Jimmy Cliff was ... Read More

 Iranians open homes to travelers stranded by floods

 Iranians open homes to travelers stranded by floods

editor editor- March 27, 2019 22:16 0

As dramatic videos of deadly floods leaving behind destroyed vehicles and other damage circulate on Iranian social media networks, ordinary Iranians are doing what they ... Read More

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

editor editor- March 25, 2019 20:46 0

The official launch of the newly-founded African Tourism Board is only two weeks away, and the U.S.-based interim Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz explained the organization's ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44 0

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There ... Read More

Nevis rolls out the red carpet

Nevis rolls out the red carpet

editor editor- March 22, 2019 20:14 0

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Nevis as part of Caribbean tour One of the gems of the Caribbean rolled out ... Read More

New ministry-level leadership in British Virgin Islands tourism

New ministry-level leadership in British Virgin Islands tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 19:15 0

The British Virgin Islands has new leadership in the pivotal Tourism sector with the recent election of Premier and Minister responsible for Tourism, Hon. Andrew ... Read More

10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil

10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:53 0

At least 10 people were killed in a school shooting in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, law enforcement has confirmed. The suspects are believed to be ... Read More

‘Unnecessary and potentially damaging’: TSA union opposes Atlanta Airport legislation

‘Unnecessary and potentially damaging’: TSA union opposes Atlanta Airport legislation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 00:20 0

Yesterday, over the opposition of the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta community groups, and the nation's largest federal employee union, the Georgia State Senate voted to ... Read More

CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism

CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 5, 2019 20:58 0

Pilar Laguana, an international tourism veteran, is now in charge of the Guam Visitors Bureau. She thinks out of the box, she has a global ... Read More

Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign

Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 20:30 0

The Committee for Israel, a national pro-Israel organization, launched an ad campaign today condemning Airbnb for its recent anti-Semitic decision to forbid Jewish, but not ... Read More

TAT welcomed Elite Weddings and Honeymoon specialists to visit HuaHin at the iconic Centara Grand Huahin

TAT welcomed Elite Weddings and Honeymoon specialists to visit HuaHin at the iconic Centara Grand Huahin

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- February 28, 2019 20:01 0

Hua Hin, Thailand, 18 February 2019: The beautiful resort town Hua Hin was honoured for the first time to welcome buyers, specialising in the weddings ... Read More

Arkansas Tourism: Ark Tank wins

Arkansas Tourism: Ark Tank wins

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:13 0

The first Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition developed by Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas at Winrock International, concluded today after four finalists ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

editor editor- February 27, 2019 02:04 0

Camille Fergusson, the executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has been elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors ... Read More

New exhibitions tell story of St Helena’s pioneering role in ending slavery

New exhibitions tell story of St Helena’s pioneering role in ending slavery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 20:15 0

Two new exhibitions opening in 2019 on the south Atlantic island of St Helena will celebrate 200 years since children born into slavery on the ... Read More

Boeing appoints former US ambassador as director

Boeing appoints former US ambassador as director

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 14:02 0

The Boeing Company board of directors has nominated Nikki Randhawa Haley to be elected as a director at the company's annual meeting of shareholders on April 29. Haley ... Read More

Latest hotel property in Adrian Zecha’s new group

Latest hotel property in Adrian Zecha’s new group

editor editor- February 20, 2019 02:03 0

An historic 122-room boutique hotel on the south bank of the fabled Perfume River in the one-time imperial capital of Vietnam officially observed its emergence ... Read More

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