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Black Friday Shopping knife attack injures shoppers in The Hague

Black Friday shopping brought a record number of bargain shoppers, both visitors, and locals,  to the city center in The Hague, the Capital City of The Netherlands. A knife attack Friday night hurt several shoppers in The Hague. The attack happened on Grote Martstraat , one of the most important shopping areas in the center […]

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They dream of having fun in red light districts and look forward to erotic massage studios. There really isn’t anything wrong with that as long as the traveler pays heed to the dignity of the sex workers. The view of sex […]

KLM Agent in the Philippines saved American Traveler in Moscow and gets awarded twice

She was declared an eTN Heroe in July, and she just received the Customer Experience Award from KLM Dutch Airline in Amsterdam. Regina Fernandez Ortaleza is a shining example on how customer service can pay off not only for the customer when done well. A Philipino based KLM Call Center customer service agent made a […]

False hijacking alert triggers passenger evacuation at Amsterdam Schiphol airport

Dutch gendarmerie announced they were responding to a “suspicious situation” on board a parked aircraft at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening. According to NOS news, the plane’s captain had signalled by code that a hijacking attempt was underway, as passengers boarded. The captain of an airplane at the center of a massive police operation […]

Why? Netherlands’ first ‘transgender crosswalk’ leaves people scratching their heads

Netherlands’ city of Almere has claimed the unique (though quite dubious) ‘distinction’ of presenting the world with the first-ever ‘transgender’ crosswalk. A city outside of Amsterdam opened its tri-color pedestrian walkway in a show of support for transgender people. Purportedly the first of its kind, the crosswalk is painted pink for girls, blue for boys, […]

Copenhagen hosts annual BestCities Global Forum

BestCities Global Alliance will host senior international association executive delegates on a trip to the culture rich city of Copenhagen – one of the BestCities partners – to join a wide range of prestigious global associations in a landmark program centred on the theme of Exploring the Congress of the Future – Fortifying Impact at […]

The Netherlands wants to stop being ‘Holland’

The Dutch authorities will phase out marketing the country abroad as ‘Holland‘ and will begin to use the name ‘Netherlands‘, according to Amsterdam’s Adformatie. At present time, the Netherlands, for the most part, is presenting itself internationally as ‘Holland’. The Dutch authorities are planning to actively use the name ‘Netherlands’ at next year’s Olympic Games […]

Ottawa and The Hague CVB in close cooperation

Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau officials gathered yesterday to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will bring the two cities’ convention offering closer together over the coming years. The signing on Monday, which was part of an Ottawa mayoral mission to The Netherlands was celebrated at an event attended by […]

Ottawa Tourism and Hague Convention Bureau sign meetings and conference MOU

Senior representatives from Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau gathered yesterday to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will bring the two cities’ convention offering closer together over the coming years. The signing, which was part of an Ottawa mayoral mission to The Netherlands was celebrated at an event attended by […]

Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau reveal joint association and event marketing partnership

Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau today revealed their intention to sign a friendly memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at strengthening both cities’ offering to the global meetings and event industry. During an Ottawa Mayoral Mission to the Netherlands next week (September 16-20, 2019), His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa […]

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines orders two Boeing 777-300ER jets

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announced that the carrier has ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes as it continues to operate one of Europe’s most modern and efficient fleet. The order, valued at $751 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. […]

KLM loves Boeing 777-300ER and put $751 million behind it

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes as it continues to operate one of Europe’smost modern and efficient fleet. The order, valued at $751 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. “KLM is one of the world’s leading network […]

Law banning burqas and niqabs in public comes into force in the Netherlands

A new law that bans face-covering clothes on public transport, in government buildings and at health and education institutions has come into force in the Netherlands. The proscribed clothing includes the burqa and niqab, that Muslim women are forced to wear. The Netherlands is the latest European country to introduce such a ban, following the […]

How to find a prostitute in Amsterdam? Tourism and brothels

The Union for Dutch Sex workers doesn’t want to abandon one of the biggest tourist attractions in Amsterdam, the red light district and the famous windows where legal prostitution is a big earner for the tourism Euro. eTN reported on July 4, that Amsterdam’s prostitutes in brothel windows may soon be a thing of the […]

Skyteam a non-functioning Airline Alliance? Regina at KLM call center in Manila is the eTN Hero!

Aeroflot,  KLM, Delta Airlines have something in common. They are members of the 19 airline Skyteam alliance. The alliance operates nearly 14,500 daily flights to 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. “Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, we make your travels smooth and enjoyable.” is the statement on the Skyteam website. U.S. resident Liana Cemenski […]

Amsterdam will not host 2020 Eurovision

Amsterdam will not be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Amsterdam authorities will not submit a bid to hold an international Eurovision contest next year, because they could not find a suitable venue for the show. It was originally planned that the competition will take place at the Ziggo Dome indoor arena, but the […]

Amsterdam’s prostitutes in brothel windows may soon be a thing of the past

Amsterdam‘s first female mayor wants to protect the city’s world-famous legal prostitutes from crowds of unruly tourists – by restricting or banning the practice of displaying the sex workers in brothel windows. Mayor Femke Halsema, a liberal and well-known supporter of sex worker rights, has outlined a plan to overhaul city’s red-light district, which includes […]

From Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro with love: KLM’s first 787-10 Dreamliner lands at KIA

Royal Dutch Airline, KLM has deployed its first Dreamliner to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) direct from Amsterdam, offering a ray of hope to a Tanzania’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry. The new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, “Oranjebloesem” (Orange Blossom) registration PH-BKA, was delivered in Amsterdam on Sunday June 30, 2019 and its maiden scheduled flight was KIA […]

Amsterdam starts exploring use of drone technology

RAI Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff ArenA and the municipality of Amsterdam will jointly explore the added value and feasibility of a drone hub corridor. Places in the city where electrically powered unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) can take off and land. The reason for this is a European project on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and the fact […]

World Economic Forum launches passport-free Canada-Netherlands travel pilot

The World Economic Forum and the governments of the Netherlands and Canada launch the first pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries today at Montreal Airport. Known Traveler Digital Identity (KTDI) is the first platform to use a traveler-managed digital identity for international paperless travel. It will be integrated with partner systems and […]

KLM agreed to purchase 35 E195-E2 jets

Embraer announced today, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, KLM Cityhopper’s intention to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets, 15 firm orders with purchase rights for a further 20 aircraft of the same model. This intention, which still requires a Purchase Agreement, has a value of USD 2.48 billion based on Embraer’s current list prices. The order will be […]

UNIGLOBE Alliance Travel and UNIGLOBE Travel Partners-NJ named UNIGLOBE TMCs of the year

UNIGLOBE Travel International has announced a tie for its Travel Management Company (TMC) of the Year award. Tied for top spot are UNIGLOBE Alliance Travel in the Netherlands and UNIGLOBE Travel Partners – NJ in New Jersey, USA. The award is the most prestigious in the UNIGLOBE Travel network. Founder and chief executive U. Gary […]

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22-23 June 2020. This will be the third time that the Netherlands will host the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders (Following events held […]

Schiphol Airport: Do not travel during tomorrow’s public transport strike!

Due to the public transport strike no buses and trains will be running in the Netherlands. We expect high congestion on the roads to and from the airport. There is very limited train traffic between Hoofddorp, Schiphol, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Central Station. This train runs four times an hour. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol […]

Controversial Eurovision in Israel crowns The Netherland with Arcade by Duncan Laurence

The Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv Israel was a nonstop tourist party but not without controversy. Many were protesting against Israel’s settlement and occupation policies and human rights abuses. The winners of the contest The Netherlands Italy Russia Switzerland Norway Sweden Azerbaijan North Macedonia Australia Iceland Czech Republic Denmark Slovenia France Cyprus Malta Servia Albania […]

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

WeChat Pay and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol jointly launched Europe’s first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport. The flagship exists of three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat Mini Program and WeChat Pay in Store. As a result Chinese passengers could enjoy a series of seamless smart lifestyle experiences similar of those in China. With this partnership, Schiphol […]

Silicon Valley Tech executive becomes CTO for Bidroom hotel platform

Maurizio Tripi has joined the Board of Directors of Bidroom – the no-commission hotel platform – to speed up the company’s technology innovation as the new Chief Technology Officer. Scalability and flexibility are key for 2019 Using his 25 years of technology experience, Mr. Tripi is evolving the Bidroom platform with a rapid scale-up, keeping […]

Netherlands Tourism will stop promoting to attract visitors

Netherland Tourism, Spanish Tourism,  Hawaii Tourism has a common problem. Overtourism!  The world loves windmills, Amsterdam and tulips- but there is more to the Netherlands. The Dutch Tourism board will stop promoting the Netherlands as a holiday destination because its main attractions – the canals, tulips, and windmills – are becoming extremely overcrowded. In the […]

The Set Hotels announces key staffing changes

The Set Hotels, comprised of the Hôtel Lutetia in Paris, the Hotel Café Royal in London, and the Conservatorium in Amsterdam announced several key staff changes. Here are the comings and goings: Matthias Kaesweber, Vice President of Sales & Marketing is leaving The Set Hotels after three productive years to pursue other opportunities. During his time […]

Boston-Logan Airport: New international routes

The last 24 hours have brought 2 new international flights to Boston Logan International Airport, thanks to Delta joint venture partners KLM and Virgin Atlantic – setting the stage for a year of growth and expansion for Delta in the Northeast. Delta Air Lines and its partners KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and Korean Air will offer […]

Turkish suspect in Utrecht terrorist attack arrested

Utrecht’s police chief has confirmed that the 37-year-old Turkish suspect in the deadly shooting on a tram in the Netherlands has been arrested. Gökmen Tanis was arrested after a major manhunt following the shooting which authorities have confirmed killed three people and injured nine more. The terror threat level for Utrecht was reduced after the […]

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

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 suspect, who is still on the run, appealing to citizens to look out for him. Turkish-born Gökmen Tanis is now wanted in the Netherlands, according to national police that released […]

RAI Amsterdam and IBC show sign deal until 2021

RAI Amsterdam and its partners have signed a new three-year contract with the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show, the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). Since 1992, RAI Amsterdam has been welcoming this prestigious event, which attracts around 55,000 visitors a year. Companies from all over the world come together annually at RAI Amsterdam […]

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

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 like a tourist attraction. Calling their treatment “unpalatable” and “humiliating,” Femke Halsema told the Amsterdam daily, Het Parool, that growing tourism to the red-light district was making it increasingly difficult […]

Corendon Boeing 747 lands in hotel garden

After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Badhoevedorp, the Corendon Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel. There the plane will be converted into a 5D-experience about the 747 and the history of aviation later this year. De Boeing began its last journey from Schiphol Airport on […]

1989-2019: Baptized by Thai monks KLM Boeing 747 landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Hotel garden

A Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel this morning. There the plane will be converted into a 5D-experience about the 747 and the history of aviation later this year. After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Badhoevedorp, the  Boeing 747 has arrived. A Boeing 747 Jumbo […]