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‘Super Power’ artwork on display at Heathrow Airport
Airline News

‘Super Power’ artwork on display at Heathrow Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

A canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas has appeared at Heathrow as part of an initiative to raise awareness of neuro-developmental ... Read More

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

Meetings and hospitality dealing with profound changes, from mergers to demographics
Meeting Industry News

Meetings and hospitality dealing with profound changes, from mergers to demographics

editor editor- June 11, 2019

“Over 5,000 associations are headquartered in the Greater DC area. They are a significant segment of the meetings industry, making ... Read More

Marriott International opens second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania
Hotel & Resort News

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

SB Architects Unveils Seven New Hospitality Projects  in North America and Mexico
Hotel & Resort News

SB Architects Unveils Seven New Hospitality Projects  in North America and Mexico

editor editor- June 4, 2019

Full-service global architecture firm, SB Architects, has been breaking ground in hotel, residential and mixed-use design for almost 60 years, ... Read More

Autograph Collection to introduce 16 new hotels and resorts
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Autograph Collection to introduce 16 new hotels and resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International's dynamic portfolio of more than 170 independent hotels and resorts around the world, today announced ... Read More

Hodges Ward Elliott appoints new Hotel Group President
People in Travel & Tourism

Hodges Ward Elliott appoints new Hotel Group President

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019

Hodges Ward Elliott, an independent hotel brokerage and investment-banking firm, with offices in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and London, ... Read More

Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts
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Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019

Wyndham Destinations  launches new club brand identities, and shakes up timeshare with urban resort openings and evolution across the company. ... Read More

Benchmark appoints new Vice President of Business Development
People in Travel & Tourism

Benchmark appoints new Vice President of Business Development

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019

Benchmark has appointed Mitch Garrett vice president of business development. Jarrad Evans, senior vice president, business development & strategy, made ... Read More

Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy
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Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019

“Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy.” That is the latest evaluation after a research company analysed over 17 million flight ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer
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Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New ... Read More

Ibiza Nightlife Association demands Night Mayor
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Ibiza Nightlife Association demands Night Mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019

Ibiza's Nightlife Association (Ocio de Ibiza) demands the imposition of the “Night Mayor” figure on the Island. Said figure currently ... Read More

Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award
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Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019

Kai Hattendorf, President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced the winner of the 2019 JMIC Unity Award ... Read More

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura
Travel News

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019

The European Parliament is about to say yes to travel and tourism, and after today's election, new trends may be ... Read More

Lufthansa Group’s help alliance launches in the Americas
Responsible Tourism News

Lufthansa Group’s help alliance launches in the Americas

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019

Today, the Lufthansa Group officially launched help alliance Americas as a sub-organization of its long-standing aid organization, help alliance worldwide. ... Read More

Bold action by London Heathrow to reduce vehicle emissions
Airline News

Bold action by London Heathrow to reduce vehicle emissions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019

London Heathrow has announced it is getting ready to introduce a set of tough new measures to protect local air ... Read More

European pilots: Before Boeing’s MAX returns, we need answers and transparency
Airline News

European pilots: Before Boeing’s MAX returns, we need answers and transparency

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019

Regulators from across the globe are meeting today in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the ... Read More

Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board
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Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) with members in 9 African Countries joined the African Tourism ... Read More

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

mm Alain St.Ange- May 22, 2019

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

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London
Airline News

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

Heathrow announced today the appointment of Val Shawcross as Chair of the Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF), an independent group ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism
Meeting Industry News

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

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

Ovolo Hotels launches new pet-friendly “V.I.Pooch”program
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Ovolo Hotels launches new pet-friendly “V.I.Pooch”program

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019

Ovolo Hotels, the independent, design-led hotel collection in Hong Kong and Australia, has launched a brand-new V.I.Pooch program to welcome ... Read More

Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert appointed to Board of Directors of Carlson Inc.
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Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert appointed to Board of Directors of Carlson Inc.

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

Carlson Inc., an international travel management company and private investment firm, announces the appointments of Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later
Airline News

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will ... Read More

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex
Airline News

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019

WestJet Airlines Ltd. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement that provides for its acquisition in an all-cash ... Read More

Off-the-beaten-track Thai destinations experiencing explosive Airbnb growth
Travel Destination

Off-the-beaten-track Thai destinations experiencing explosive Airbnb growth

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019

New data released today highlights how the Airbnb community is helping grow tourism in off-the-beaten-track destinations across Thailand and the ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?
Fashion News

Would you travel nude or naked?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists
Travel Destination

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable
Hotel & Resort News

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio ... Read More

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
Airport news

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air crash, American Airlines shutting up whistleblowers, loose debris damaging the wiring at a Boeing 787 factory, ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace
Travel Destination

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market
Tourism News

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its ... Read More

The World Travel Award goes to Shaza
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The World Travel Award goes to Shaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019

Shaza, a unique luxury hotel brand inspired by the cultures of the Silk Route, walked off with no less than ... Read More

Unique forum on Thailand, The Greatest Story in Global Tourism HiSTORY
Tourism News

Unique forum on Thailand, The Greatest Story in Global Tourism HiSTORY

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019

The upcoming 60th anniversary of both Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International, the two founding pillars of Thai ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray
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Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is ... Read More

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association’s research shows membership’s rising impact
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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association’s research shows membership’s rising impact

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019

Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announce the results of independent research revealing the make-up of the organization’s ... Read More