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Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to have been...

PATA embraces adventure and spirituality in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 takes place in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India with 300 delegates from 28 countries in...

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what...

First-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress launched

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavor that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)...

FAA makes major drone ID marking change

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on...

Philippines targets 8.2 million tourists in 2019

The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign visitors in 2018, and the Philippine Department of Tourism saying it is aiming for 8.2 million this year. The...

Kenya confirms cruise ship terminal set for completion this year

The construction of the Sh350 million world-class cruise ship terminal at the Port of Mombasa is set to be completed in August next year. Tourism...

Permanent Secretary to lead team to re-image Negril

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith, to lead a team designated to...

Governors to welcome global business, government leaders to Washington

Dozens of the nation’s governors will join leaders from business, the nonprofit sector and global governments for the National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter...

US Transportation Secretary to award FAA Astronaut Wings to Virgin Galactic...

On Thursday, February 7, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao will pin FAA Astronaut Wings on Virgin Galactic’s Space ShipTwo test pilots Mark “Forger”...

Qatar Airways GCEO delivers keynote address at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory...

The first day of the CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit kicked off on Tuesday 5 February at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha,...

Mission to develop Tourism Satellite Account kick starts in Seychelles

Following an assessment of the national tourism statistical system of the Seychelles conducted in 2017 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) where...

Restaurant workers in Nepal consider strike

Hotel and Restaurant Unions in Kathmandu, Nepal are demanding a rollback on a decision to delete a 10% service charge on restaurant bills. The Restaurant and...

Berchtesgadener welcomes UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected Berchtesgaden, Germany as the venue for the 4th UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference on 2-5 March 2019....

In Amsterdam, tourism growth is not the enemy, bad management is

As former Secretary General of the UNWTO, the specialized agency of the UN mandated with promoting healthy and sustainable tourism, I am watching with...

Building Resilience of Caribbean SMTEs: OAS launches $500,000 project

The Organization of American States (OAS) has launched a US$500,000 project to assist the region’s small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) to build resilience...

Jamaica Tourism Minister calls for ongoing investments in tourism

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says tourism has to be sustained and this requires ongoing investment to improve existing products and develop new...

Anguilla named 2018 Luxury Destination of the Year

Anguilla is on a  winning streak, receiving accolades from travel professionals and ardent consumer fans alike. The latest is the 2018 Luxury Destination of...

Small- and Medium-sized Businesses are Vital Sources of Stability

With a record-breaking 4.31 million travelers visiting Jamaica in 2018, the island nation’s tourism industry is poised to boost its rate of growth by...

Incredible India honored at US travel show

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, participated as the “Presenting Partner” with a view to scale up its tourism promotional efforts in the...

Training for small tourism establishment owners and managers on La Digue

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) has organised a third training for Small Tourism Establishment Owners...

San Sebastian hosts UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed the Agreement for the holding of the 5th UNWTO World Forum...

Strike at Nairobi International airport to protest Kenya Airways

A Kenya workers union doesn't want Kenya Airways' taking over Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) will go on strike...

African Regional ports body appoints Col. Andre Ciseau of Seychelles as...

Andre Ciseau from Seychelles has been confirmed as the Secretary General of the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) headquartered in...

Heritage Foundation: Hong Kong is freest economy in the world

Hong Kong government welcomed the Heritage Foundation's high regard for Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the 25th consecutive year. In this year's...
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