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Abu Dhabi Tourism banks on Moslems, Jews and Christians praying to the same God

Abu Dhabi Tourism banks on Moslems, Jews and Christians praying to the same God

ArchiveJuergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2019 07:07

A Mosque, a Synagogue, and a Church will be built together in Abu Dhabi and will become neighbors to the Louvre museum allowing Moslems, Jews, and Christians to worship. Abu ... Read More

Will Montreal Airport Operations function after New Year?

Will Montreal Airport Operations function after New Year?

ArchiveJuergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2019 06:45

Swissport Canada issued a statement saying: ” We are surprised and disappointed with the outcome of today’s vote since we have answered the great majority of the union demands. The ... Read More

Kauai Helicopter Crash: Tourists’ Remains Not Identifiable

Kauai Helicopter Crash: Tourists’ Remains Not Identifiable

ArchiveEmily Hartly Emily Hartly- December 28, 2019 02:50

It has just been reported that island firefighters have recovered 6 sets of remains at the crash site of the Safari Helicopters chopper that initially went missing. There were 6 ... Read More

Sixth Chinese new C919 large passenger jet gets airborne

Sixth Chinese new C919 large passenger jet gets airborne

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2019 02:01

According to China’s civil aviation authorities, the sixth Chinese-produced large passenger C919 test jet completed its maiden flight today. Taking off at 10:15 a.m. at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the ... Read More

Disney World characters report groping and injury

Disney World characters report groping and injury

ArchiveEmily Hartly Emily Hartly- December 28, 2019 00:59

Walt Disney World – The Most Magical Place On Earth – has some serious allegations being made by park employees who donned the character suits of Minnie, Mickey, and Donald ... Read More

Ship crash shuts down Bosporus Strait

Ship crash shuts down Bosporus Strait

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 22:49

According to Istanbul port authorities, the Liberian-flagged container ship Songa Iridium ran aground in broad daylight some 25 minutes after it entered the Bosporus Strait. The container ship lost control ... Read More

Israel tourists target Africa for travel holidays

Israel tourists target Africa for travel holidays

ArchiveApolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 27, 2019 21:41

Israel tourists target Africa for travel holidays A group comprised of 455 Israel tourists arrived in Northern Tanzania last week for Christmas and New Year festivals. At the same time, ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Establish Nepal Tourism Resilience Centre

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Establish Nepal Tourism Resilience Centre

Archiveeditor editor- December 27, 2019 20:39

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Establish Nepal Tourism Resilience Centre Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced that the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) will, on January ... Read More

Baggage liability limits increase for airline passengers

Baggage liability limits increase for airline passengers

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 19:43

Starting December 28, 2019, limits of liability of the Montreal Convention will increase. Based on this rise, air passengers who travel internationally will now have the right to compensation for ... Read More

Cabo Verde Airlines: Lisbon airport Portway strike to disrupt operations

Cabo Verde Airlines: Lisbon airport Portway strike to disrupt operations

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 19:23

Cape Verdian Airlines Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) warns that, due to the ongoing strike of the Portway handler at Lisbon Airport, which will continue until December 29th, luggage delivery may ... Read More

Profit spurt ends for Middle East & North Africa hotels

Profit spurt ends for Middle East & North Africa hotels

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 18:25

Two consecutive months of profit growth gave way to a contraction in November for hotels in the Middle East & North Africa as GOPPAR declined 1.7% year-over-year, according to latest ... Read More

Leadership staff announced at new Hampton Inn & Suites outside Tampa

Leadership staff announced at new Hampton Inn & Suites outside Tampa

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 18:15

Commonwealth Hotels announced the hiring of two outstanding associates for the Tampa area's newest hotel. Leilani Martinez and Michelle Cardamone, two tenured industry leaders, are joining the Hampton Inn & ... Read More

Budapest Airport: 2019 targets smashed

Budapest Airport: 2019 targets smashed

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 17:15

Budapest Airport continued the seasonal celebrations today as its 16-millionth passenger walked through its doors, marking the highest-ever number of passengers served in the airport’s history. Driven by the dynamic ... Read More

Cabo Verde Airlines renews IATA Operational Safety Audit Program certification

Cabo Verde Airlines renews IATA Operational Safety Audit Program certification

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 16:45

Cape Verdian airline Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) has concluded the renewal of its IOSA certification. CVA has renewed, for the 7th consecutive time, the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Operational ... Read More

Russia and Qatar go visa-free

Russia and Qatar go visa-free

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 15:27

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the State of Qatar announced the signing of an agreement on the abolition of entry visa requirement for Russian and ... Read More

What is the best city to visit for New Years? Hong Kong, New York or Rio?

What is the best city to visit for New Years? Hong Kong, New York or Rio?

ArchiveJuergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2019 09:57

Hong Kong, New York and Rio had been selected as the three most exciting places to ring in the New Year. eTurboNews asked 1,000 randomly-picked travel industry professionals where they ... Read More

Dusit to open two new hotels in China

Dusit to open two new hotels in China

ArchiveJuergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2019 09:54

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, represented in China by Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, has signed a management agreement with Jiangxi Hot Spring River ... Read More

Skycop caught Ryanair and Passengers win in Lithuania

Skycop caught Ryanair and Passengers win in Lithuania

ArchiveJuergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2019 08:16

Lithuania based Žilvinas Alekna, the social media manager of Skycop is excited. he told eTurboNews that December 23 should be marked as the day when justice sent a Christmas gift to ... Read More

Passenger jet with 100 people crashed into a two story building

Passenger jet with 100 people crashed into a two story building

ArchiveJuergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2019 04:47

Bek Air Flight 2100 crashed. A Fokker 100 passenger jet operated by Bek Air crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakh City killing at least 14 and injuring many. ... Read More

Disneyland Resort hosts Rose Bowl Game-bound teams

Disneyland Resort hosts Rose Bowl Game-bound teams

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 00:58

The No. 6 Oregon Ducks and the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers have teams won berths in the 2020 Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual in Pasadena, California, and their first ... Read More

In Memoriam: The Boxing Day Tsunami of Thailand

In Memoriam: The Boxing Day Tsunami of Thailand

ArchiveAndrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 27, 2019 00:12

This is a personal refection by long-time Thailand resident Andrew J. Wood who recently visited the area in Thailand that was badly devastated by the tragic events on December 26, ... Read More

Dominica named the wellness destination of the future

Dominica named the wellness destination of the future

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 22:20

Dominica was named one of the top 20 tourism destinations of the future, in a recently published FDI Strategy ranking. Furthermore, it included Dominica in two specialism awards categories: 'Ecotourism' ... Read More

Another Top Executive Exits Boeing

Another Top Executive Exits Boeing

Archiveeditor editor- December 26, 2019 21:49

In the latest mishmash of executive comings and goings and legal suits and demands for reports, Boeing announced today that another top leader in the company is leaving. J. Michael ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Partners with Esquire Middle East Awards to Celebrate Industry’s Best

Seychelles Tourism Board Partners with Esquire Middle East Awards to Celebrate Industry’s Best

Archiveeditor editor- December 26, 2019 21:21

In line with its marketing strategy to increase the destination’s visibility, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) collaborated with ITP’s Esquire Middle East, the leading men’s magazine in the Middle East, ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitors spent $1.33 billion in Hawaii in November 2019

Hawaii Tourism: Visitors spent $1.33 billion in Hawaii in November 2019

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 19:25

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in November 2019, an increase of 3.4 percent compared to November 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by ... Read More

Star Air flies to Indore

Star Air flies to Indore

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 19:22

Star Air, after spreading its wings in eight Indian cities spanning across five Indian states is now on the verge of connecting one more state under its airline's operations. Financial ... Read More

Hozpitality Group is getting ready to welcome Dubai Expo 2020

Hozpitality Group is getting ready to welcome Dubai Expo 2020

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 19:12

Hozpitality Group plans to go BIG in 2020, the UAE based HR, PR, Marketing and Media platform is planning huge changes for the next year and decade. 2020 is a ... Read More

Deadly Christmas: Typhoon Phanfone kills 16 people in central Philippines

Deadly Christmas: Typhoon Phanfone kills 16 people in central Philippines

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 18:30

According to Philippine government officials, at least sixteen people were killed, when Typhoon Phanfone pounded the central Philippines with heavy rain and strong winds. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction ... Read More

Hilton opens three hotels in Dubai

Hilton opens three hotels in Dubai

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 18:10

Hilton announced the opening of three hotels at Al Seef – the bustling waterfront destination by Meraas, along the shore of Dubai Creek, in Dubai, under three of its brands. ... Read More

New General Manager named for Courtyard Cincinnati Airport hotel

New General Manager named for Courtyard Cincinnati Airport hotel

ArchiveChief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 17:40

Commonwealth Hotels is happy to announce the promotion of Todd Smith to the position of General Manager for the Courtyard Cincinnati Airport. Todd joins the Courtyard Cincinnati Airport team after ... Read More