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Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana celebrates seventeenth anniversary

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana celebrates seventeenth anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:10 0

Over the past 17 years, Air Astana has grown to become Central Asia’s leading carrier, with a reputation for the highest standards of safety, service ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50 1

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association ... Read More

FRAPORT: Revenue and earnings increase – Outlook confirmed

FRAPORT: Revenue and earnings increase – Outlook confirmed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:02 0

The Fraport Group has successfully started off the new business year, achieving higher revenue and earnings in the first three months of 2019. Supported by ... 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

$140.6 billion in tourism spending driving California’s economy in 2018

$140.6 billion in tourism spending driving California’s economy in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 00:45 0

For the ninth consecutive year, California's tourism economy flourished, contributing $140.6 billion in travel spending and supporting 1.16 million jobs across the Golden State. The ... Read More

MGM Resort Las Vegas Visitor Warning: Don’t drink the Smart Water !

MGM Resort Las Vegas Visitor Warning: Don’t drink the Smart Water !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 23:55 1

MGM Hotels and Resorts are setting trends for Las Vegas biggest industry: The travel, tourism, and the gambling industry. When a trendsetter like MGM become ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019 02:58 0

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals ... Read More

Drink like a New Yorker

Drink like a New Yorker

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 20, 2019 21:04 0

If you live in New York, work in New York or are doing business in New York – there is only one appropriate drink to ... Read More

Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 18:00 3

Africa’s vast aviation potential as the continent continues to increase airline frequency to the GCC will be explored at the Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India ... 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

Oxford Economics: Brand USA’s marketing initiatives drove record international visitor spending

Oxford Economics: Brand USA’s marketing initiatives drove record international visitor spending

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 18:35 0

Today, Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announced that a study by Oxford Economics shows Brand USA’s marketing efforts are generating ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit  returns to Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns to Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:16 0

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups ... Read More

Gleam of hope for tourism

Gleam of hope for tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019 23:05 0

On March 27, all roads led to Mombasa, Kenya, for a joint business meeting organized by Uganda and Kenya and the two Presidents of both ... Read More

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47 0

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00 0

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, ... Read More

Aéroports de Montréal: Record number of travelers at Montréal-Trudeau

Aéroports de Montréal: Record number of travelers at Montréal-Trudeau

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 01:30 0

Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) today announced its operating results for the year ended December 31, 2018. A record number of travelers were welcomed at Montréal-Trudeau, ... Read More

Munich Airport reports 2018 net profit of 150 million euros

Munich Airport reports 2018 net profit of 150 million euros

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 16:01 0

Munich Airport reported a successful 2018 operating year at its annual press conference in Munich today: The 3.8 percent increase in traffic to a total ... Read More

A solution for Climate Change? What about a Clean Energy Dividend?

A solution for Climate Change? What about a Clean Energy Dividend?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2019 05:44 0

I believe there is an extremely simple way to whip climate change and I plan to set it out below.  It's wonderful to see children ... Read More

Air Canada suspends 2019 Financial Guidance over Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Air Canada suspends 2019 Financial Guidance over Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 17:13 0

Air Canada announced today that, following Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until further notice, the Federal Aviation Administration's ... Read More

ICTP meets on the sidelines of ITB in Berlin

ICTP meets on the sidelines of ITB in Berlin

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 12, 2019 01:37 0

Three of the four founding members of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) - Juergen Steinmetz, Alain St.Ange, and Geoffey Lipman - met as ... Read More

East Africa set for joint Regional Tourism Marketing drive at ITB

East Africa set for joint Regional Tourism Marketing drive at ITB

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 18:30 0

Looking to market the East African tourism, a delegation of five officials from the East African Community (EAC) Headquarters is participating the International Tourism Fair ... Read More

PGA National Resort & Spa: Huge crowds for PGA TOUR Honda Classic

PGA National Resort & Spa: Huge crowds for PGA TOUR Honda Classic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 16:05 0

PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination – welcomed 204,487 spectators over seven days of glorious weather for ... Read More

Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism announces new Executive Director

Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism announces new Executive Director

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 19:20 0

After an extensive search process, Brevard County has selected veteran Florida marketing executive Peter Cranis as its new head of tourism development. Following the confirmation ... 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

Making air travel affordable and accessible to the common man

Making air travel affordable and accessible to the common man

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 1, 2019 02:16 0

Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Mr. Suresh Prabhu, today advised state government to board the “Udan” regional connectivity scheme to give a ... Read More

Government of Tanzania plan to rebrand the Tourist Board

Government of Tanzania plan to rebrand the Tourist Board

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- February 27, 2019 13:08 0

Tanzanian government is planning to re-brand the Tanzania Tourist Board as to equip it with better working tools and strategies for more and vibrant tourism ... Read More

Air Seychelles to operate seasonal flights to Antananarivo

Air Seychelles to operate seasonal flights to Antananarivo

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 18, 2019 21:14 0

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has today announced that it will operate seasonal flights between Seychelles and the capital of ... Read More

Trump Hotels: Faring well or bidding farewell?

Trump Hotels: Faring well or bidding farewell?

editor editor- February 16, 2019 01:53 0

Ever since Trump became President of the United States, how have his hotels been doing? Many feared he would use his political position to advance ... Read More

Farewell A380: Airbus announces the end of superjumbo production

Farewell A380: Airbus announces the end of superjumbo production

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 17:25 0

European aerospace giant Airbus has announced Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021. The announcement came after Airbus' biggest customer, Emirates, reduced ... Read More

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