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Official from Dominica: This country has been devastated, we need support!

This statement explaining how Hurricane Maria impacted the island of Dominica was received by Hartley Henry, the Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica. It’s 4.30am and I just spoke with Prime Minister Skerrit via satellite phone.  He and family are fine.  Dominica is not!! There is tremendous loss of housing and public […]

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20 Sep, 2017

US Virgin Islands Hurricane Maria Update

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Wednesday morning and is expected to keep pounding the U.S. territory with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters say. TAKE COVER NOW! Treat these imminent extreme winds as if a tornado was approaching and move immediately to the safe room in your shelter. Take action now to protect […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Hurricane Maria is pounding our hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is taking a direct hit from a high-end category 4 hurricane this morning. Hurricane Maria makes landfall in US territory of Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 250km/h (155mph) Tourists are taking shelter in hotel ballrooms. Tweets read: “We need help in Puerto Rico, utility poles down everywhere I can see from […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Thailand to target more Japanese first timers and female visitors

Promoting more Japanese first timers and female visitors to Thailand will be a core theme of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s marketing presence at the Tourism Expo Japan 2017 (TEJ), the country’s largest trade event to be held between 21-24 September, 2017, in Tokyo. Formerly known as the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Tourism Expo, […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Visiting Mexico City ? Earthquake Update, US Embassy warning

Our thoughts are with Mexican people. Hope for as many survivors as possible. Stay strong Mexico City! Reports say there 248 dead and counting. There is no information on hotels in Mexico that collapsed or tourists injured. One hotel informed visitors about an Earthquake drill to ignore, when in fact the drill became reality: eTN Readers […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Sustainable tourism development in Africa: UN General Assembly discusses issue

The technical body of the African Union known as NEPAD is active at the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York. In 2016, 1235 million international tourists traveled around the world. Travel and tourism represent nine percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and one out of every 11 jobs. Africa’s aviation industry alone […]

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20 Sep, 2017

No money for your flight? Book Etihad and pay over time

Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the region to offer fully automated credit card Installment payment plans after partnering with PayFort, the leading online payment service provider in the Arab world. The initiative allows Etihad Airways to offer consumers who book directly via Etihad.com that range from three to 60 months. Seventeen of […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Frankfurt Airport Record: More than 220,000 Passengers on a Single Day

On September 15, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) exceeded the mark of 220,000 passengers on a single day for the first time in its history. Commenting on the new passenger record, Fraport’s Executive Director Operations, Anke Giesen, said: “It was only five years ago that we passed the 200,000 passenger mark for the first time. Now with […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Tianjin Airlines global website goes live

Tianjin Airlines global website goes live on Sep. 18th, 2017. The launch of global website will optimize the ticket booking experience. More importantly, it lays a solid foundation for Tianjin Airlines’ strategic internationalization. According to the director of global website of Tianjin Airlines, the global website covers 4 sub sites during the first stage, including […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Official Martinique Hurricane Maria update

As was the case with Hurricane Irma, the French island of Martinique did not experience a direct hit by this second powerful storm and was spared after yesterday’s close encounter with Hurricane Maria. Quoted by Reuters in a press briefing today in Paris, Jacques Witkowski, France’s head of civil protection and crisis response, said: “In […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Digitalizations in Hotels

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, addressed delegates at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai on Digitalization in Hotels yesterday. The conference presented a unique mix of critical industry insights and power networking in an interactive and inspirational programme. Speaking on whether digitalisation […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Scrap air taxes at London Heathrow

In a letter to Chancellor Phillip Hammond ahead of the upcoming Autumn budget, Heathrow urged the Government to scrap domestic Air Passenger Duty (‘APD’) on all UK flights after new research from Frontier Economics revealed that UK passengers are paying an extra £225 million in aviation tax on domestic flights compared to many of their […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Beijing to Brisbane: Air China

Air China will soon begin non-stop flights between Beijing and Brisbane from 11th December, 2017. The new route will provide a convenient connection between China’s bustling capital city and the sunny climate of the Southern Hemisphere, where passengers can experience adventure, and appreciate local art, culture and cuisine. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, and […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Deadly shooting in Waikiki: Hawaii Tourists feel uncomfortable

It’s where visitors find male and transvestite prostitutes, working along with other prostitutes. This alley is a place Waikiki drug dealers prefer. What happened in this alley over many years had been the downfall for many youth in this tourism island paradise. The alley was also the home of Fusion, a known LGBT dance bar, […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Auckland Islands, New Zealand

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Auckland Islands, New Zealand today. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.1 Date-Time • 20 Sep 2017 01:43:30 UTC • 20 Sep 2017 01:43:30 near epicenter Location 50.371S 162.550E Depth 10 km Distances • 598.5 km (371.1 mi) SW of Bluff, New Zealand • 615.7 km (381.7 mi) SW of Invercargill, New Zealand […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Auckland Islands, New Zealand : 6.1 earthquake

A strong 6.1 earthquake was measured an hour ago at 1.43 UTC in Auckland Islands, New Zealand region. The Auckland Islands are an archipelago of New Zealand, lying 465 kilometers south of the South Island The quake should not cause any significant damages or injuries, since the epic center was far away from populated regions: 598.5 […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Tourism Toastmasters Club starts in Nepal

Tourism Toastmasters Club marked its maiden meeting in presence of Toastmasters from various clubs and encouraging number of guests in hotel Annapurna today. Under the presidency of Pankaj Pradhananga, Director of Four Season Travel Pvt. Ltd, the club announced its founding ExCom members: Sargent At Arms : Sandipa Basnyat Treasurer : Shivaraj Rai Secretary : […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin on President Trump’s address to UN General Assembly

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today in response to President Donald J. Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly: “President Trump forcefully outlined a path forward for sovereign nations across the globe to unite and address the grave threats posed by rogue regimes while at the same time advancing […]

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20 Sep, 2017

Top 10 Canadian boating destinations to soak up the fall colors

Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of boat mileage left to enjoy outdoor adventures well into the fall season. Canada is home to a bounty of beautiful boating destinations to soak up the crisp, autumn air and take in the stunning backdrop of colourful fall foliage. Top 10 Fall Boating […]

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20 Sep, 2017

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