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Official State Audit: Hawaii Tourism Authority Incompetent

 
“I am pleased Leslie H. Kondo, Hawaii State Auditor is now getting a taste of the modus operandi by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA),”…
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Chinese New Year: Global celebration of culture, customs and customers

 
“Kung Hei Fat Choy!”Across the globe over the period of February 16th to March 02nd, millions upon millions are seeing and saying these words…
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Why US Travel CEO Roger Dow is now Vice Chairman of Chinese World Tourism…

 
During the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, another organization – the World Tourism Alliance (WTA) – was born under the leadership of Dr. Li…

Marcelo Risi appointed at UNWTO: Senior Media Officer of Communications & Publications

Marcelo Risi is the new Senior Media Officer of Communications & Publications for the United…

Official State Audit: Hawaii Tourism Authority Incompetent

“I am pleased Leslie H. Kondo, Hawaii State Auditor is now getting a taste of…
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Prince Hotels to grace Tourism EXPO Japan

A leading international Japanese hotel chain that is always looking to the future will be exhibiting…
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Chinese New Year: Global celebration of culture, customs and customers

“Kung Hei Fat Choy!”Across the globe over the period of February 16th to March 02nd,…
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Hawaii hotels start the year off with a bang

“We anticipated January would be a good month for Hawaii’s hotels statewide given the additional…
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Inspira Santa Marta Hotel: Doing it right, globally and locally

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel leads Lisbon for sustainable luxury. Built to be an exemplar of…
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Premier event for adults 50 and over

Las Vegas Review-Journal hosts its first-ever Travel Festival in conjunction with the Agewell Expo on…

Landmark year: Heathrow posts results for the year ended 31 December 2017

Heathrow grew at its fastest rate in five years in 2017, helping Britain’s economy to…
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Why US Travel CEO Roger Dow is now Vice Chairman of Chinese World Tourism Alliance?

During the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, another organization – the World Tourism Alliance (WTA)…

Delta Air Lines service and support animal policy effective March 1, enhancements added

In January, Delta announced policy changes for those traveling with service and support animals to…

Air New Zealand and Adrian Grenier team up for new safety video

Hollywood environmentalist, actor, director and UN Environment Ambassador Adrian Grenier will star in Air New…

Tibet announces preferential policies for tourists

To promote winter tourism, the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has announced preferential policies for…

Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts debuts in Panama

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced the brand’s debut in Panama with the…

Illinois invites tourists to join its year-long Bicentennial Celebration

The US state of Illinois turns 200 years old in 2018 and is marking the…

IATA urges common principles to help aviation continue to deliver its benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the US government and industry stakeholders to agree…

ACL Airshop appoints Marc Terpstra as Board Advisor

ACL Airshop, a provider of products and services for the global air cargo industry, announced…

Parq Casino workers sign new collective agreement

Workers at the Parq Casino have ratified a new three-year contract that includes securing unionized…

Istanbul cabbie gets 10 years in prison for ripping off tourist

Istanbul taxi driver who bilked a Saudi tourist by taking him on an extended unneeded…

New exclusive lounge inaugurated at Maputo International Airport

First National Bank Mozambique (FNB) and National Aviation Services (NAS) recently inaugurated an exclusive, contemporary…

Etihad Airways, ISIS, Israel Defense Forces, and Australia: An aviation story unfolding

Cooperation between Etihad Airways, the Israel Defense Forces, Lebanon, Australia and their common enemy Islamic…

Benchmark names new Vice President and Managing Director for Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii

Benchmark has appointed Jerry Gibson vice president and managing director for Turtle Bay Resort, a…

The Rise of Midsize Cities: New research report looks at global meetings marketplace through new lens

A new research report examining ‘The Rise of Midsize Cities in the Meetings Industry’ in…

IATA on safety performance of the commercial airline industry

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the…

Corsair appoints GSA in Mali

The french airline CorsAir has chosen APG, to be its General Representative (GSA) in Mali….

Chennai edition of TTF concludes on a positive note

The opening event of TTF 2018 series, India’s biggest travel show network, concluded its first…

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Honors Two Decades of Wild Encounters

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22, with more…

“Ke Au Hawaii: the Year of the Hawaiian” honors the history, traditions, language and culture of Hawaiian people

On February 16, Governor Ige declared 2018 as “Ke Au Hawaii: the Year of the…

Copa Holdings reports net income of $100.8 million

Copa Holdings, S.A., today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17) and…
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Litigating travel law cases in an inconvenient forum

In this week’s article, we examine several cases involving the enforcement of forum selection clauses…
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Corinthia Hotel Budapest scoops MICE award

Corinthia Hotel Budapest has been recognized for its excellent facilities and service for the meetings,…
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Jamaica Minister takes tourism investments to Wall Street

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, today (February 21, 2018) visited the New York…
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Rockhouse: Educating and building community in West Negril, Jamaica

Originally developed in 1972, Rockhouse was one of the first hotels on Negril’s West End,…

World’s 2018 Best Beaches named

The winners of the Travelers’ Choice awards for Beaches were announced today. The gorgeous Grace…

Prince Albert II to commemorate birth of first US-born Princess of Monaco in New Orleans

A beautiful heiress born in New Orleans’ French Quarter in 1857 who married the Sovereign…

Doing the Galapagos right

Growing each year in popularity, the Galapagos Islands are a highly sought-after vacation destination. It…

Singapore to host Asia’s 50 Best Bars inaugural awards ceremony

Asia’s 50 Best Bars has chosen Singapore to host its inaugural awards ceremony, where the…

Louvre Abu Dhabi unveils radio-guided highway art gallery

To mark UAE Innovation Month, Louvre Abu Dhabi has unveiled its radio-guided Highway Gallery, which…

European Parliament criticized for blocking cartoon exhibition on Iran

AJC deplored the European Parliament for barring a cross-party group of EU lawmakers from hosting…

Choice Hotels to develop first Cambria hotel in Iowa

Choice Hotels International, Inc. has signed an agreement with Frontier Hospitality Group to develop the…

Qatar Airways’ A350-1000 touches down in Doha

Qatar Airways marked another global first today with the touchdown of the world’s first commercial…

Innovative rooftop garden debuts at Los Angeles Convention Center

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, revealed its new 9,500 square…

Flying together: Lufthansa extends partnership with Crane Protection Germany

The Lufthansa Group is continuing its successful cooperation with NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.). As a…

Saint Lucia tourism arrivals register record breaking increase for 2017

The 2017 tourism performance saw Saint Lucia breaking all records with total visitor arrivals climbing…

New ETOA partnership enhances the collaboration between Chinese and European tourism professionals

EUROPE ASIA GLOBAL LINK EXHIBITIONS (EAGLE), a recently established joint venture between Italian Exhibition Group…

The Peninsula Hotels partners with Hong Kong LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan

The Peninsula Hotels is delighted to announce a partnership with Hong Kong LPGA golfer Tiffany…

ACE of MICE Istanbul is now officially open

The Turkish travel and tourism market remains one of the largest in the region with…

Today is International Tourist Guide Day by World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations

Today is International Tourist Guide Day. This initiative by the World Federation of Tourist Guide…

Abu Dhabi to Rome now has a second daily flight on Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the addition…

Authentic Ayutthaya comes to life at Japanese Villages Virtual Reality Street Museum

S mart technology enriches history, offering unforgettable, immersive experiences in celebration of 130th anniversary of Thai-Japanese…

ACE of MICE is waving the eTurboNews flag at Istanbul Congress Center

The largest meeting and incentive trade show, ACE of MICE, was opened this morning in Istanbul,…
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Leopoli aims to boost tourism

Leopoli, or Lviv in the Ukrainian language, and also known as the mini Paris of…

Trouble in tourism paradise: Maldives to extend state of emergency by 30 days

The Maldives’ parliament on Tuesday approved the extension of the state of emergency by 30…

Grupo Aeromexico: Fourth quarter 2017 revenue up 12.1%

Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. today reported its unaudited consolidated results for the fourth quarter…
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First cohort of Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation pilot prepares for exams

As the Jamaica Ministry of Tourism seeks to raise the professional standard of workers in…

Zhou Dao Program: InterContinental Montréal extends warm welcome to visitors from China

The InterContinental Montréal is ready to kick off 2018, the year of tourism between China…

Best year ever for Canadian tourism!

Canada welcomed a record breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian…

eTN Short News: Southwest Airlines, Nintendo, Choice Hotels, Cambria Hotel

Southwest Airlines partners with Nintendo, celebrates adventure and travel by giving away 30 Nintendo Switch…

Visit California honors tourism destinations at the 2018 Poppy Awards

Visit California honored tourism destinations and attractions across California for excellence in tourism marketing at…

eTN Short News: Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has appointed Brent Stone director of food & beverage for Snow…

Olympics 1988 and 2018: South Korean tourists wanted in 162 countries

In 1988 in recognition of the Summer Olympics in the Republic of Korea, known as…

European airlines lead 2017 a la carte revenue estimate at $19.4 billion

Each year IdeaWorksCompany analyzes the ancillary revenue disclosures for airlines all over the world. …

M.I.C.E. in the bag’s walking meeting is a big hit in Florence

Villa il Garofalo, is a historical dwelling overlooking the city of Florence, formerly belonging to…

World’s tallest wooden skyscraper to be built in Tokyo

Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry plans to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper to mark its…

St. Kitts punches above its weight with “Highly Commended” award

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority won a coveted “Highly Commended” award in the Destination category…

Spirit Airlines continues Caribbean growth, adds new service to St. Croix

More crystal blue water, more palm trees, more toes in the sand and More Go…

Cunard to commemorate service of World War II veterans on July 20 Transatlantic crossing

In partnership with The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation, Cunard will again pay tribute to the forgotten…

Air Italy: Meridiana changes identity, launches new look

Meridiana, Italy’s long established privately owned airline, has announced an exciting new phase of growth…

Passenger train collides with tractor-trailer in Estonia, 9 injured

A tractor-trailer and an Elron passenger train collided at the Kulna crossing on the outskirts…

UNWTO: Tourism professionals to discuss mountain destinations hospitality models in Andorra

The 10th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism will take place…

Airbus delivers its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways

  Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at…

Lord Paul Deighton Chairman, London Heathrow Airport letter to the editor

Lord Paul Deighton, Chairman, London Heathrow Airport wrote this letter to our editor on expansion: Ahead…

Dubai to Lisbon on Emirates Airways now twice a day

Emirates today announced it will resume a second daily service to Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, from…
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Etihad Airport Services (EAS) rewarded

The ground handling arm of Etihad Airport Services (EAS), a division of Etihad Aviation Group,…

Will Australian Employers be Compelled to Increase Wages?

Across the western world, we’ve recently seen a drive to reduce the rate of corporation…

Netizens pick Batanes as the next Cebu Pacific destination

Last November 2017, the Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, launched a crowdsourcing campaign via Facebook….
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Night flight to Lisbon

A few years ago when I read Pascal Mercier’s book, “Night Train to Lisbon,” I…
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett to meet with diaspora in New York

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett will visit New York City tomorrow (February 20, 2018) to engage…

Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan

Carnival Fascination resumed its year-round schedule of seven-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juan this…

Southwest Airlines Cargo to go beyond borders

Southwest Airlines Co. announced today its intention to begin shipping cargo to select international destinations…

Students for Europe – Europe for students?

On 22 February, the ‘Eyes On Europe’ student association will organize an afternoon dedicated to…

United Airlines to start Boeing 737 MAX 9 service from Houston and Los Angeles

United Airlines today announced it has added its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX…

Cornwall Airport Newquay gets year-round sun

Ryanair, which operates three routes from Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN), has announced that its service…

Luxaviation UK adds Embraer Legacy 650 to fleet

Luxaviation UK, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing the addition of an Embraer Legacy…

Multi rotor commercial drone segment to record higher growth in Middle East UAV market

Several countries in the Middle East region are still recovering from slump in oil prices…

UNWTO: Supporting tourism development in Africa through better measurement

In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a…

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free congratulate Petra Kvitova on winning Total Open Women’s 2018 Tournament

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official airline and retail sponsor of the…

Airlines Reporting Corporation and British Airways successfully test enhanced settlement

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is pleased to announce the successful testing and implementation of enhancements…

Dubai’s spa inventory to increase by 10.7% CAGR to 2021

The number of 5-star hotel spas in Dubai is on track to increase by a…

Ian Wheeler is joining the board of Infare,

Travel technology executive Ian Wheeler is joining the board of Infare,a  provider of airfare intelligence…

Need a second citizenship? St Kitts and Nevis has it for sale

It’s not only a travel and tourism destination, it may be a destination for many…

How safe is Tanzania? Tanzanian girl student brutally shot dead in political chaos

Tourists may be safe in Tanzania or not?  Political chaos is taking over it seems…

Dubai – Bali – Auckland now on Emirates

Emirates today announced its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland…

Dimitris Manikis appointed new President and Managing Director Wyndham

Wyndham announced the appointment of Dimitris Manikis to the role of President and Managing Director…
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What is Hot in Phuket – the Road Trip Revisited

It was last year in October, we decided to repeat our successful road trip from…

Stacy Cox elected president of Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE)

Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of…

8th India International Hotel Travel & Tourism Research Conference

India International Hotel Travel and Tourism Research Conference, organized by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management…

First Hyperloop Route in India: Pune to Mumbai 25 minutes travel time

Virgin Hyperloop One today announced the Indian State of Maharashtra’s intent to build a hyperloop…

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands now under Mayotte leadership

The six islands of the Indian Ocean (Mayotte, Comoros, Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius and Seychelles) launched…

Minor Hotels appointment for Indian Ocean and South Africa

Minor Hotels has appointed Adam Beadon as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, based in…

Maldives, India and China: How deep is Maldives and tourism in trouble?

How much is the tourism paradise the Maldives Islands in trouble? While high spending tourists…

Iran Aseman Flight 3704 crashed in Semirom, Isfahan Province Iran

Iran Aseman Flight 3704 crashed today with 60 people on board. This Iranian plane with…

New law proposed on Turkish press freedom – really?

The Turkish government has proposed a bill to allow the country’s media authority to regulate…

Wuhan Tourism loves American Visitors and shined on New York Times Square

On February 16th, the first day of Chinese Dog Year, a new promotional film of…
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Experience Tili: Enjoy wines from Umbria, Italy

The Tili Winery is the perfect template for a winery experience as it provides the…
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Tourist favorite: 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally in India

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate…
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Donuts buys out .TRAVEL

Donuts Inc. announced this week that it has acquired the .TRAVEL domain name extension from…

Massive earthquake in England and Wales: For British standards

A 4.4  quake was felt over all of Wales, most of western England, as far…
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African Travel and Tourism Leadership Recognized: Ross Kennedy, CEO Africa Albida Tours

Africa is a complex tourism destination. For travelers accustomed to discovering Europe, Asia, and the…
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Only four days left to the annual meeting for global MICE community!

ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines will be opening its doors for the 5th…

Cayman Islands: 2018 arrivals off to a record-breaking start

Following 2017’s record-breaking year for air and cruise arrivals into the Cayman Islands, arrivals for…

Foreign volunteers assist travelers during China’s Spring Festival travel rush

At Zhengzhou East station, in the capital of Henan Province, an alarm buzzed after a…

Belize Tourism Board raises $59,934 for CTO Relief Fund

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in collaboration with tourism industry stakeholders, raised U.S. $59, 934.00…

Delhi welcomes South African Tourism roadshow

South African Tourism brought down a 60-member delegation for a 5-city roadshow to India, which…

18 killed in Nigerian market suicide bombing

Three suicide bombers killed at least 18 people in an attack on a crowded market…
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Powerful 7.2 earthquake shakes Central Mexico

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Central Mexico today at 23:39:42 UTC causing people to flee swaying…
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South Africa needs tourism to quench its thirst

The drought situation in South Africa is critical. International press coverage of the drought, and…
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Indian Chef pushes for food tourism

Well-known chef Manjit Singh Gill, President of the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations, is calling…
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (center) greets newly appointed Director of Tourism, Donovan White during a special welcome meeting at the Jamaica Tourist Board’s New Kingston office on February 16, 2018. Sharing in the moment are (from left), outgoing Acting Director of Tourism, Donnie Dawson; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith; and Senior Advisor/Strategist to the Tourism Minister, Delano Seiveright. During the meeting, the Minister announced that a tourism certification program for secondary students will officially be launched, with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on the 15th of March.

Jamaica Tourism to launch Tourism Certification Program for students

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says a tourism certification program for secondary students…

Brazil may establish large marine protected areas for diving ecotourism

Brazil is on the verge of changing marine conservation history in the South Atlantic. After…
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