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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 21:13 0

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

Dallas Fort Worth Airport and American Airlines announce plans for new terminal F

Dallas Fort Worth Airport and American Airlines announce plans for new terminal F

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 23:45 0

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport and American Airlines have announced plans to develop a sixth terminal, providing a long-term commitment from the airline and ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30 0

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott ... Read More

Mayor Liccardo commissions San José International Airport’s new fleet of all-electric buses

Mayor Liccardo commissions San José International Airport’s new fleet of all-electric buses

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 23:07 0

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo today led the commissioning of Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) brand-new fleet of 10 battery-electric, zero-emission buses that will ... Read More

Russia’s Saint Petersburg introduces ‘tourist tax’

Russia’s Saint Petersburg introduces ‘tourist tax’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 17:15 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the introduction of a tourist tax on foreign visitors in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of state made a statement ... Read More

28 killed in Portugal bus crash, many German tourists

28 killed in Portugal bus crash, many German tourists

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:19 0

A bus reported to be carrying tourists, including many from Germany, crashed on the island of Madeira in Portugal, killing at least 28. Filipe Sousa, ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48 0

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon ... Read More

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

editor editor- April 4, 2019 00:49 2

The list of Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, and now even companies, expanding globally as well, is growing every day in support of a boycott of ... Read More

WTTC Summit Opened in Seville: Spain’s president says not to build walls

WTTC Summit Opened in Seville: Spain’s president says not to build walls

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 08:48 2

This morning the World Travel and Tourism Council Summit 2019 opened in Seville, Spain. A line up of top tourism leaders in the private industry together ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05 2

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April ... 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

Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation

Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 20:09 0

Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation", opening event today was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, ... Read More

Tel Aviv Mayor hosts delegations from countries participating in 2019 Eurovision Contest

Tel Aviv Mayor hosts delegations from countries participating in 2019 Eurovision Contest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 16:42 0

Ron Huldai, the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo hosted the Heads of Delegation of the 41 countries participating in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Mayor of ... Read More

Italy travel: Destination Baia and Latina steps into the video limelight

Italy travel: Destination Baia and Latina steps into the video limelight

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 21, 2019 02:03 0

In 2017,  “The Year of the  Borghi” was celebrated in Italy. According to the directive of the former Minister, Dario Franceschini, the initiative was created ... Read More

Strong interest in Guam grows at travel fair in Malaysia

Strong interest in Guam grows at travel fair in Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2019 08:43 0

Guam continues to generate strong interest in Malaysia and was one of the newer and popular destinations featured at the country’s top consumer travel fair. ... Read More

Three killed in Utrecht terrorist attack, Turkish suspect on the run

Three killed in Utrecht terrorist attack, Turkish suspect on the run

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 15:02 0

The mayor of Utrecht has confirmed that three people have been killed in the shooting. Dutch police have identified a 37-year-old Turkish man as the ... Read More

John Q. Hammons: Master hotel developer and builder

John Q. Hammons: Master hotel developer and builder

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- March 16, 2019 18:25 0

One of the great hoteliers/developers of our time, John Q. Hammons developed 200 hotel properties in 40 states. But mere statistics hide the essence of ... Read More

Williamsburg Tourism Council selects Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Williamsburg Tourism Council selects Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 19:32 0

The Williamsburg Tourism Council (WTC) is pleased to announce that Vicki Cimino has been selected as their new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. After a 5-month ... Read More

City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court

City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 22:35 0

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the City of Santa Monica's Home-Sharing Ordinance in the face of a challenge brought by Airbnb and ... Read More

1 million visitors and US$800 million earned in 9 weeks

1 million visitors and US$800 million earned in 9 weeks

editor editor- March 12, 2019 20:15 0

With visitor arrivals for the first nine weeks of this year exceeding one million and Jamaica being the first Caribbean destination to achieve this result, ... Read More

Alaska Airlines flies nonstop to Everett’s Paine Field from Silicon Valley’s Airport

Alaska Airlines flies nonstop to Everett’s Paine Field from Silicon Valley’s Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 19:10 0

Alaska Airlines today launched nonstop service to Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) in Everett, Washington from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Paine Field is ... Read More

Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class, seven new destinations at ITB Berlin 2019

Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class, seven new destinations at ITB Berlin 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 22:10 0

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, revealed the airline’s new Economy Class experience and announced seven upcoming additions to its ... Read More

Seattle Celebrates Record-Breaking Tourism Season with More Than 40 Million Visitors in 2018

Seattle Celebrates Record-Breaking Tourism Season with More Than 40 Million Visitors in 2018

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:11 0

Seattle and King Country saw record visitor volume, expenditures, tax contributions and travel-related employment for Seattle and King County in 2018 for the ninth year ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

editor editor- March 2, 2019 02:11 0

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today unveiled a US$2.83 billion operating budget, - 8.6 percent higher than last year, which is the equivalent of an additional ... Read More

German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs to open ITB Berlin 2019

German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs to open ITB Berlin 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 20:20 0

Numerous celebrity figures will be present at the opening ceremony of ITB Berlin. This year, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier will ... Read More

UNWTO global gastronomy tourism event: Job creation, entrepreneurship and development

UNWTO global gastronomy tourism event: Job creation, entrepreneurship and development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 16:20 2

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are co-organizing the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, on 2-3 May 2019 ... Read More

Jamaica  Prime Minister Andrew Holness breaks ground for Closed Harbour Beach Park

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness breaks ground for Closed Harbour Beach Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2019 13:44 0

Construction of the highly anticipated Closed Harbour Beach Park in Montego Bay will begin following the official groundbreaking by Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew ... Read More

United Airlines taps industry veteran for senior role

United Airlines taps industry veteran for senior role

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 17:05 0

United Airlines today named transportation industry veteran Robert S. Rivkin senior vice president and general counsel. For the last three decades, Rivkin has drawn on ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Of back doors and scoundrels?

Alitalia airline: Of back doors and scoundrels?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2019 01:37 6

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio, meeting the unions at Mise, (Ministry of Economic Development) outlined the account of the ... Read More

Amsterdam’s mayor: Sex workers are not ‘tourist attraction’

Amsterdam’s mayor: Sex workers are not ‘tourist attraction’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 18:35 0

The mayor of Amsterdam has intensified her crusade to change the city's seedy image, criticizing visitors who flock to its red-light district for treating prostitutes ... Read More

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