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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 01:55 0

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

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 00:30 0

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

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08 0

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

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 23:56 0

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

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 17:10 0

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

Would you travel nude or naked?

Would you travel nude or naked?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019 20:04 2

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

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 17:40 0

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

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40 0

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

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 19:04 0

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air crash, American Airlines shutting up whistleblowers, loose debris damaging the wiring at a Boeing 787 factory, economic loss claimed not to ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20 0

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just ... Read More

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10 0

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound ... Read More

The World Travel Award goes to Shaza

The World Travel Award goes to Shaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:48 0

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

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 17:05 0

The upcoming 60th anniversary of both Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International, the two founding pillars of Thai tourism, in 2020 will be ... Read More

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15 0

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

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 18:59 0

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

African Tourism Board CEO declares Africa one tourist destination

African Tourism Board CEO declares Africa one tourist destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 05:16 0

The newly appointed CEO for the African Tourism Board, Ms. Doris Woerfel from Pretoria, South Africa, issued her initial welcome message to ATB members today. ... Read More

First and Foremost to launch real-time link between ME hotels and tour operators at ATM

First and Foremost to launch real-time link between ME hotels and tour operators at ATM

editor editor- April 23, 2019 21:20 0

Dubai-based hospitality and travel group company First and Foremost Travel Connections, is launching a dynamic B2B hotel booking system at Arabian Travel Market 2019, having ... Read More

Key West welcomes visitors to its annual island-wide Pride festivities

Key West welcomes visitors to its annual island-wide Pride festivities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 18:06 0

Renowned for its “One Human Family” philosophy of unity and equality, Key West is to welcome visitors to its annual Pride festivities Wednesday through Sunday, ... Read More

The Landmark Bangkok appoints SKAL member Francis Zimmerman as a new GM

The Landmark Bangkok appoints SKAL member Francis Zimmerman as a new GM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 06:07 0

Francis Zimmerman has recently joined the Landmark Bangkok Hotel as General Manager having previously overseen operations and business development for Next Story Group as Managing ... Read More

Brexit has not deterred business travelers in the UK

Brexit has not deterred business travelers in the UK

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 16:25 0

UK’s 2018 Hotels Market Report shows that the UK regional capitals are performing strongly with overall room nights booked growing by 8% across the top ... Read More

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

editor editor- April 15, 2019 21:15 2

A report released on behalf of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) calls on state and local government leaders to reject Airbnb’s future pursuit of ... Read More

IMEX to deliver surprise and creativity with new Discovery Zone

IMEX to deliver surprise and creativity with new Discovery Zone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 14:20 0

Holograms, robots, magic, music and art are among the surprises set to inspire and delight attendees at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 21- 23 May. ... Read More

Indian Hotels Company launches new hotel brand

Indian Hotels Company launches new hotel brand

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- April 12, 2019 15:50 4

In a development expected by the industry for a while, the IHCL, known for the Taj brand, launched a new brand on April 12, SeleQtions. ... Read More

Benchmark appoints new Regional Director of Revenue Management

Benchmark appoints new Regional Director of Revenue Management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 17:05 0

Benchmark has appointed Michael Botha regional director of revenue management. Eric Gavin, Benchmark’s chief sales officer, made the announcement. “I am very pleased to welcome ... Read More

Guillaume Faury formally appointed Airbus Chief Executive Officer

Guillaume Faury formally appointed Airbus Chief Executive Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:59 0

Airbus SE shareholders passed all resolutions at its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), including the appointment of Guillaume Faury as an Executive Member of the ... Read More

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: WTTC makes the 2019 announcement

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: WTTC makes the 2019 announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:40 0

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 2019 leaders in sustainable tourism at the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The ... Read More

African Tourism Board : First three source markets revealed

African Tourism Board : First three source markets revealed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 07:41 0

The African Tourism Board is active in promoting the African Continent as one destination in the United States, Israel, and India. ATB invited three PR ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01 0

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join ... Read More

NY Visit: Creative approaches to traditional spaces

NY Visit: Creative approaches to traditional spaces

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- March 30, 2019 21:23 0

Architectural Digest Home Design Show Delivers 40,000 people (approximately) attended the AD Home Design Show earlier this month. Architects, interior designers, retailers and wholesalers, students ... Read More

UNESCO, African Union and Ethiopia Role Model on World Press Freedom?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 09:15 0

Ethiopian Airlines, has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from ... Read More

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