Tag: Hotels

Koh Samui in Thailand ready for business again after Tropical Storm Pabuk

Koh Samui in Thailand ready for business again after Tropical Storm Pabuk

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 04:51 0

Tropical Storm Pabuk passed through the Gulf of Thailand on Friday.No casualties were reported on the popular tourist island of Koh Samui as the storm ... Read More

Tunisia Tourism back:  8.3 million visitors spending $1.4 billion

Tunisia Tourism back: 8.3 million visitors spending $1.4 billion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 01:29 0

European travelers love Tunisia, and it shows. Despite the U.S. having travel alerts in place, Europeans travel again to Tunisia. Tunis  Tourism receipts went up to ... Read More

Brave new world opens up for Young Tourism Ambassadors in Jaffna

Brave new world opens up for Young Tourism Ambassadors in Jaffna

editor editor- January 4, 2019 22:04 0

USAID and Jetwing Jaffna support the Tourism Skills Committee to showcase careers in tourism. Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019 21:05 0

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files Read More

Jamaica welcomes international expert on tourism security

Jamaica welcomes international expert on tourism security

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 16:20 0

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that highly regarded tourism security expert, Dr. Peter Tarlow, will arrive on the island on Sunday to ... Read More

Centara’s COSI hotel in Samui wins Agoda Gold Circle award

Centara’s COSI hotel in Samui wins Agoda Gold Circle award

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2019 05:33 0

Agoda, one of the most popular online reservation sites in Asia, has awarded COSI Samui Chaweng Beach its 2018 Gold Circle Award. The award recognises ... Read More

Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 4, 2019 04:13 0

Tanzania is now targeting China as a new and an upcoming lucrative tourist market source in South East Asia after the traditional tourist market sources ... Read More

Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia

Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 01:20 0

US Department of State issued Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Tunisia. The warning was issued due to increased risk of terrorist attacks ... Read More

NY court protects Airbnb and Homeaway from customer data violation

NY court protects Airbnb and Homeaway from customer data violation

editor editor- January 4, 2019 00:40 0

A home-sharing platform has at least two very good reasons to keep host and guest information private, whether as to these users’ identities, contact information, ... Read More

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 19:59 0

The U.S. State Department today issued a travel advisory for Indonesia. This advisory is asking American Tourists to reconsider travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua ... Read More

Up in flames: Maldives private island luxury resort burns, tourists evacuated

Up in flames: Maldives private island luxury resort burns, tourists evacuated

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 03:31 0

A top-notch ultra-luxury secluded private island resort in the Maldives was devastated by giant inferno that engulfed the property on Wednesday around 11 pm local ... Read More

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 3, 2019 01:03 0

There is little doubt that the tourism industry is facing some interesting and challenging times. Read More

New Year Spa days and stays at Corinthia Hotels

New Year Spa days and stays at Corinthia Hotels

editor editor- January 2, 2019 19:39 0

From London to Lisbon, tempting spa days and stays at Corinthia Hotels are the perfect antidote to winter and will work wonders for those wellness, health ... Read More

Goa: Where are the tourists?

Goa: Where are the tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 02:10 0

The beaches along Calangute in Goa, India saw hordes of low budget tourists this Holiday season. They created noise and garbage, empty beer bottles., but ... Read More

Snowbird travel stress decreased with driveaway service

Snowbird travel stress decreased with driveaway service

editor editor- January 1, 2019 00:35 0

Ever thought of the idea of visiting a destination, be it for holiday or work, and getting to drive your own car upon reaching the ... Read More

Interview with a Seychelles Travel Pro: Mr Alan Mason

Interview with a Seychelles Travel Pro: Mr Alan Mason

mm Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:03 0

As a paradise in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles competes with many other island nations across the globe, from South East Asia to the Caribbean, as ... Read More

Qatar tourism and real-estate expansion not slowing down despite blockade

Qatar tourism and real-estate expansion not slowing down despite blockade

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2018 04:49 0

There may be a blockade against Qatar set up by their neighbors, but it doesn't mean this oil-rich country isn't growing.  Read More

Taiwan Tourism ends 2018 year with 11 million tourist arrivals

Taiwan Tourism ends 2018 year with 11 million tourist arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2018 02:48 0

The 11 millionth tourist to visit Taiwan in2018 is a Japanese tourist. He arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on a flight from Kansai International ... Read More

Leaving Japan as a tourist: It will cost you!

Leaving Japan as a tourist: It will cost you!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 21:03 0

On Jan. 7, the Japanese government will introduce an international tourist tax. The tax of ¥1,000 (About $10) will be collected from every traveler when ... Read More

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe had record tourism over Christmas, but what is next?

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe had record tourism over Christmas, but what is next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 01:30 0

Resort hotels inVictoria Falls, Kariba, Nyanga and Vumba in Zimbabwe recorded occupancies above 90 percent from December 22 to December 26, with business slowing down ... Read More

Drop your luggage

Drop your luggage

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 29, 2018 20:04 0

The airlines do not care if we are going to be away from home for one hour or one year, baggage is evil and must ... Read More

Bangladesh Election Fear: Empty hotels in high tourist season

Bangladesh Election Fear: Empty hotels in high tourist season

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2018 07:19 0

The peak season for Bangladesh tourism is now, but Bangladesh tourists spots like Cox's Bazar are deserted. The Asian country's tourism sector has been hit ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism leader partners with FITUR 2019

Caribbean Tourism leader partners with FITUR 2019

editor editor- December 28, 2018 23:17 0

The country, a tourism leader in the Caribbean, with 6.2 million tourists in 2017, will have a large showcase to promote the destination, adding its ... Read More

China’s up-and-coming tourist destination welcomes new Hilton hotel

China’s up-and-coming tourist destination welcomes new Hilton hotel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 17:10 0

Hilton Garden Inn today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Sanya, on Hainan Island. Hilton Garden Inn Sanya is owned by Sanya MEIHAOLEE Hotel ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending ‘nearly flat’ in November

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending ‘nearly flat’ in November

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 19:15 0

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.29 billion in November 2018, which was nearly flat (-0.3%) compared to November 2017, according to ... Read More

Sleep Inn hotel brand continues its expansion

Sleep Inn hotel brand continues its expansion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 17:05 0

Choice Hotels International, Inc. continues to expand the footprint of its proven midscale Sleep Inn brand with the opening of an 82-room, four-story hotel in ... Read More

American Hotel & Lodging Association welcomes Washington State Appeals Court ruling

American Hotel & Lodging Association welcomes Washington State Appeals Court ruling

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2018 20:03 0

The Washington State Court of Appeals on Monday invalidated Seattle Initiative 124, a ballot measure passed in 2016 affecting hotel employees and guests. In American ... Read More

Dusit International launches exclusive island retreat in Philippines

Dusit International launches exclusive island retreat in Philippines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2018 17:10 0

Dusit International has marked the launch of The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit, an exclusive island retreat in the Davao Gulf, ... Read More

Pullman Bangkok King Power welcomes new General Manager

Pullman Bangkok King Power welcomes new General Manager

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2018 16:10 0

Pullman Bangkok King Power has recently been appointed the new General Manager Jérôme Denis Stubert. He has over 35 years’ experience within the hospitality industry ... Read More

Chinese Visitors arrival to Egypt promising

Chinese Visitors arrival to Egypt promising

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 26, 2018 08:25 0

The Red Sea resorts in Egypt have been working hard recently on attracting the Chinese tourists, said Abdullah in an exclusive interview with Xinhua news ... Read More

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