Tag: Pacific

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

OLS Hotels & Resorts names John Dailey Hawaii Director of Sales

OLS Hotels & Resorts names John Dailey Hawaii Director of Sales

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 00:06 0

OLS Hotels & Resorts, a hotel management company of 23 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., announced the newest addition to its Hawaii team, Director ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00 0

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during ... Read More

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

editor editor- March 19, 2019 21:21 0

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx - STRONG Universal Network, about the development of “Plan For Our Kids” and ... Read More

Taiwan’s STARLUX Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Taiwan’s STARLUX Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 15:30 0

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans ... 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

Cardiac Arrest took PATA Life Member: Alwin Zecha, Founder Pacific Leisure Group

Cardiac Arrest took PATA Life Member: Alwin Zecha, Founder Pacific Leisure Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 04:08 0

The funeral of Alwin Zecha, chairman and founder of Pacific Leisure Group, was held at Saturday at Rangsit Methodist Church and Crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand ... Read More

Double Deadly Terror Attack in New Zealand: “There is blood everywhere”

Double Deadly Terror Attack in New Zealand: “There is blood everywhere”

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 03:08 1

"I'm still in shock at the news coming from Christchurch today. To any Muslims, both in New Zealand and around the world I am sorry. ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019 03:48 0

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no better time than now to ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42 0

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, ... Read More

WTTC: African tourism sector booming

WTTC: African tourism sector booming

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 10:17 2

Travel & Tourism in Africa is booming, growing 5.6% in 2018 compared to the global average of 3.9% and the broader African economy rate of ... Read More

World Bank announces Air Transport Annual Report

World Bank announces Air Transport Annual Report

editor editor- March 12, 2019 21:13 0

The 14th edition of the World Bank Group (WBG) Air Transport Annual Report, which outlines the support that is given to emerging and developing countries ... Read More

IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 10:11 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the ... Read More

BHMA Hotels and Resorts appoints industry expert

BHMA Hotels and Resorts appoints industry expert

editor editor- March 12, 2019 02:06 0

BHMA Hotels and Resorts, an international hotel management company wholly owned by the ASX listed Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), is pleased to announce the ... Read More

PROUD Experiences exceeds expectations: Sold out

PROUD Experiences exceeds expectations: Sold out

editor editor- March 11, 2019 21:43 0

Exhibit space for the second edition of PROUD Experiences has sold out more than 3 months ahead of the show, exceeding all expectations and marking ... Read More

ILTM Asia Pacific creating business playgrounds for international luxury travel brands

ILTM Asia Pacific creating business playgrounds for international luxury travel brands

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 20:03 0

In its second year, ILTM Asia Pacific is gearing up to be the international and Asia Pacific business event for the luxury travel industry. A ... Read More

Ebix offers to buy India’s largest corporate travel exchange

Ebix offers to buy India’s largest corporate travel exchange

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 19:05 0

Ebix, Inc. today announced that it has sent a letter to the Board of Yatra Online, Inc., outlining its offer to acquire 100% of the ... Read More

Air Partner announces new offices in Houston and Singapore

Air Partner announces new offices in Houston and Singapore

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 21:05 0

Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, announced the opening of two new offices in Houston, Texas, U.S., and Singapore, as it further extends ... Read More

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

editor editor- March 8, 2019 21:04 0

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), member of the Global DMC Network by JTB Group, received the Travelife Partner award last month in recognition ... Read More

Four Seasons Pop Down is coming to Hong Kong

Four Seasons Pop Down is coming to Hong Kong

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 02:09 0

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced that Four Seasons Pop Down Hong Kong, the fourth in a global series of immersive events, will arrive in ... Read More

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 00:30 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in ... Read More

Bartlett named PATWA’s Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism

Bartlett named PATWA’s Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism

editor editor- March 7, 2019 23:11 1

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett was today awarded the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism in ... Read More

Airbus delivers 49 aircraft to 33 customers in February

Airbus delivers 49 aircraft to 33 customers in February

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 22:10 0

Airbus booked an order in February for four A220s - the newest addition to Airbus'single-aisle jetliner product line - and delivered 49 single-aisle and wide-body ... Read More

Bardiya National Park gets Sustainable Destination Award at ITB

Bardiya National Park gets Sustainable Destination Award at ITB

editor editor- March 7, 2019 21:25 0

Bardiya National Park has been awarded as the best Sustainable Destinations in “Asia-Pacific” category of Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards 2019. Amidst a grand ceremony ... Read More

Jamaica is PATWA’s Destination of the Year

Jamaica is PATWA’s Destination of the Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:05 0

Jamaica was today presented with the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) International Travel Award for Destination of the Year, in Berlin, Germany. Speaking at ... Read More

IATA: 2019 starts on a positive note for passenger demand

IATA: 2019 starts on a positive note for passenger demand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 15:10 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2019 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% compared to ... Read More

The new Hawaii of Africa

The new Hawaii of Africa

editor editor- March 6, 2019 23:10 0

It’s not in the Pacific Ocean. It’s in the Atlantic Ocean. It is called Sierra Leone. With 212 miles (360 kilometers) of North Atlantic Ocean ... Read More

International travel outperforming economic growth

International travel outperforming economic growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 17:20 0

In 2018, the number of outbound trips increased by 5.5 percent, resulting in 1.4 billion international trips. Hence, once again tourism is a key growth ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett to address delegates at ITB Berlin

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett to address delegates at ITB Berlin

editor editor- March 5, 2019 23:50 0

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett departs the island today to participate in the International Tourism Bourse (ITB), in Berlin, Germany, where he has been ... 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

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