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Africa wildlife and nature conservation icon passes away

Africa wildlife and nature conservation icon passes away

Africa wildlife and nature conservation icon passes away

From Germany to Africa, Professor Dr. Markus Borner had spent about 4 decades working on wildlife conservation and nature in Tanzania, East Africa, and the rest of Africa. A report from Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) confirmed that the famous German conservationist passed away on January 10 of this year, leaving behind an everlasting legend on […]

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22 Jan, 2020

Centara taps hospitality industry veteran for key Revenue and Distribution Management role

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Centara taps hospitality industry veteran for key Revenue and Distribution Management role

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has expanded its executive management team with the recent appointment of an experienced hotel industry professional. Stefan Wolf, a German national with over 25 years of experience with leading regional and global hospitality brands, has joined the company as Corporate Director of Revenue & Distribution, overseeing and […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Boeing: Ungrounding of 737 MAX will begin in mid-2020

Boeing: Ungrounding of 737 MAX will begin in mid-2020

Boeing: Ungrounding of 737 MAX will begin in mid-2020

Boeing Company today issued the following statement on the status of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft: As we have emphasized, the FAA and other global regulators will determine when Boeing 737 MAX returns to service. However, in order to help our customers and suppliers plan their operations, we periodically provide them with our best estimate of […]

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21 Jan, 2020

FlyersRights: Boeing stock finally catching up with reality

FlyersRights: Boeing stock finally catching up with reality

FlyersRights: Boeing stock finally catching up with reality

Boeing stock will continue to be under great pressure due to serious safety problems with the 737 MAX, the 777X, the 787, and even older 737 jetliners, predicts Paul Hudson, President of the largest airliner passenger organization and long time member of the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee dealing with aviation safety. “Boeing leadership is […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Sandals & Beaches Resorts Launch Layaway & Playaway Program

Sandals & Beaches Resorts Launch Layaway & Playaway Program

Sandals & Beaches Resorts Launch Layaway & Playaway Program

The Luxury Included® resort company is excited to announce their new Layaway & Playaway program, a no fees and no interest payment plan designed to break up the cost into three to 24 installments until the Sandals or Beaches vacation is paid in full. Sandals and Beaches are committed to making the all-inclusive vacation experience […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Sandals Resorts International Kicks Off a New Decade with 11 Prestigious Awards

Sandals Resorts International Kicks Off a New Decade with 11 Prestigious Awards

Sandals Resorts International Kicks Off a New Decade with 11 Prestigious Awards

Sandals Resorts International received 11 prestigious awards last night at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean Gala Ceremony held at the beautiful Sandals Royal Bahamian, reaffirming its position as the undisputed all-inclusive leader in the Caribbean. The World Travel Awards™ is known globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence across the travel and […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Global Tourism Resilience Center presents $100k to Bahamas

Global Tourism Resilience Center presents $100k to Bahamas

Global Tourism Resilience Center presents $100k to Bahamas

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) presented a $100,000 check to the Minister of Tourism of the Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief. The check was the effort of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the GTRCMC. This contribution to provide relief demonstrates the Centre’s commitment to assisting tourism-dependent states that […]

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21 Jan, 2020

John Manderfeld to retire Marin Management Hotel Management

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John Manderfeld to retire Marin Management Hotel Management

Marin Management, Inc., a California-based hotel management company, has announced that its founder and president, John Manderfeld, will retire effective Aug. 31 after more than 50 years in the hospitality industry. Manderfeld will continue in an advisory role after his official retirement and will work closely with Hogan Hospitality’s leadership team during the transition. A […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Ultra long-haul: South African Airways flies new A350 from New York to Johannesburg

Ultra long-haul: South African Airways flies new A350 from New York to Johannesburg

Ultra long-haul: South African Airways flies new A350 from New York to Johannesburg

South African Airways (SAA) has introduced the most technology-advanced aircraft available for international ultra long-haul travel with the launch of its new Airbus A350-900 on nonstop flights between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport starting January 20, 2020. The A350-900 aircraft will be featured on SAA’s service on […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Airbus adds A321 production capabilities in Toulouse

Airbus adds A321 production capabilities in Toulouse

Airbus adds A321 production capabilities in Toulouse

Following its strategy to keep its overall production system at the leading edge of technology and to increase industrial capacity and flexibility, Airbus has decided to create new A321 production capabilities at its site in Toulouse. By mid-2022 the current A380 Lagardère facility in Toulouse will accommodate a digitally-enabled A321 line as a step to […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Wings Travel Management Appoints Senior Vice President Global Business Development

Wings Travel Management Appoints Senior Vice President Global Business Development

Wings Travel Management Appoints Senior Vice President Global Business Development

Wings Travel Management, a leading independent global travel management company providing business travel services to clients in the finance, construction, security, energy and marine sectors, has appointed Chris Martin to the newly-created role of Senior Vice President – Global Business Development. Martin joined the company in 2017 as Vice President Business Development for the Americas, […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Minister Bartlett to attend Caribbean Travel Market in Bahamas

Minister Bartlett to attend Caribbean Travel Market in Bahamas

Minister Bartlett to attend Caribbean Travel Market in Bahamas

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Hon Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday to attend the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Baha Mar, Bahamas. While there, he will participate in several business meetings and will form a part of a panel on a forum entitled “Caribbean Tourism Pulse: 2020 and Beyond”. Caribbean Travel Marketplace is the largest Tourism Marketing […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Serbia and Kosovo relaunch direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina

Serbia and Kosovo relaunch direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina

Serbia and Kosovo relaunch direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina

Direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina were suspended after the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo, which broke away from Serbia and ultimately declared independence in 2008. Two decades after a bloody conflict, Serbia and breakaway Kosovo have restored direct flights between their capitals. The re-established air link between Serbia’s capital Belgrade and Kosovo’s capital Pristina takes […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Routes and African Airlines Association to drive growth for Africa aviation market

Routes and African Airlines Association to drive growth for Africa aviation market

Routes and African Airlines Association to drive growth for Africa aviation market

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) sees AFRAA, the leading trade Association for African airlines and Routes, the organiser of the leading route development events for the industry, work together to stimulate new air services and champion the African aviation industry. […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Aeroflot took off from Teheran as well and around the same time as Ukraine International flight PS752 was scheduled to leave for Kyiv. In a statement obtained by eTurboNews, Ukraine International Airlines admitted […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Why Japan is the most popular destination for Chinese tourists?

Why Japan is the most popular destination for Chinese tourists?

Why Japan is the most popular destination for Chinese tourists?

Japan ranked first on the list of popular overseas destinations for Chinese tourists in 2019, taking the top spot from Thailand. More travelers from China are planning their trips to the neighboring country, encouraged by a simplified visa application and expansion of direct flights. Visa applications increase 28 percent year on year. Among those, the […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Mercure Vung Tau Resort: A first in Vietnam

Mercure Vung Tau Resort: A first in Vietnam

On the beachfront of Nghinh Phong Cape in southern Vietnam’s Bien Hoa Province, Accor’s Mercure Vung Tau Resort offers the perfect weekend getaway with its breathtaking scenery and charming landscape. 0 guestrooms, the seaside resort offers a choice of room categories including family suites, all equipped with rain showers, mini-bars, in-room safes and modern guest amenities. […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Four Seasons in Vancouver not up to standard: Forced to close

Four Seasons in Vancouver not up to standard: Forced to close

Four Seasons in Vancouver not up to standard: Forced to close

The 370-room  Four Seasons Hotel opened in 1976, and since then has hosted countless celebrities, politicians and business leaders. The decision to close the hotel followed a 2017 lawsuit by Cadillac Fairview alleging the Four Seasons was not keeping the hotel furnished and equipped up to the standard of a typical first-class luxury hotel. Four […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Hornblower Group Partners with Reserve with Google

Hornblower Group Partners with Reserve with Google

Hornblower Group Partners with Reserve with Google

Hornblower Encore Studio, a visionary studio tasked with reshaping the guest travel experience, founded by Hornblower Group, is proud to announce the launch of a new booking option in partnership with Reserve with Google. With the first integration ever across J.P. Morgan, Reserve with Google, and Google Pay, the Encore Studio engineers have made it possible […]

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21 Jan, 2020

5 Travel Trends for 2020

5 Travel Trends for 2020

5 Travel Trends for 2020

The new decade brings fresh trends for travel, exciting new destinations, and a growing consciousness around planning purposeful holidays. 2020 will see travelers seeking environmentally responsible, self-transformative, and culturally impactful experiences. We look at how innovative tourism operators are aligning with global trends and using travel domain names to drive awareness of their unique travel […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji Partners with THIRDHOME Adventures

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji Partners with THIRDHOME Adventures

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji Partners with THIRDHOME Adventures

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji, the premier eco-luxury resort in the South Pacific, introduces a new partnership with THIRDHOME Adventures, where guests can experience a week-long immersive cultural encounter with the resort’s namesake and diplomat for the environment, Jean-Michel Cousteau. Committed to long term preservation of its island home, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort implemented this program as […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Ukrainian Airlines: Class action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on PF752 over Iran. Who is responsible?  Who has to pay? The Iranian Government, Ukraine International Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot, and/or the U.S. Government. Record compensation for the families of airline […]

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21 Jan, 2020

Sheraton Park Hotel Anaheim challenges: Taconic Capital takes over

SHERATON PARK HOTEL AT THE ANAHEIM RESORT EMBARKS ON A NEW ERA WITH RECENT ACQUISITION

Sheraton Park Hotel Anaheim challenges: Taconic Capital takes over

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort has been acquired by Taconic Capital Advisors L.P.(“Taconic Capital”). Anaheim is the home of Disneyland in California and recently hosted POW WOW for the U.S. Travel Association. Anaheim is a major tourism hotspot in California and many different brands of hotels are competing for visitors. Among them is […]

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20 Jan, 2020

Accor goes ALL in for Australian Open 2020 with new loyalty campaign

Accor goes ALL in for Australian Open 2020 with new loyalty campaign

Accor goes ALL in for Australian Open 2020 with new loyalty campaign

Now in its fifth year as Official Partner of the Australian Open, Accor is using one of the world’s greatest sporting events to launch a new campaign around its innovative lifestyle loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless. The group has launched a multi-platform advertising campaign to showcase its new lifestyle loyalty program, which delivers […]

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20 Jan, 2020

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt Mgahinga National Park

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya’s first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To commemorate this milestone, the centenarian chose to celebrate it in the company of the endangered mountain gorillas in the jungles of Mt. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, located in South Western Uganda. Accompanied by his family, […]

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20 Jan, 2020

Visit California driving tourism thrust with India movies and films

Visit California driving tourism thrust with India movies and films

Visit California driving tourism thrust with India movies and films

California, the Golden State of the USA known for its many diverse attractions, is exploring a new thrust area in India. This push is to make inroads into the vibrant film and movie world, which has attracted the attention of other countries in recent years, with evident success. To show that the state is serious […]

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20 Jan, 2020

37 fastest-growing ‘last-minute’ travel destinations in 2020

37 fastest-growing ‘last-minute’ travel destinations in 2020

37 fastest-growing ‘last-minute’ travel destinations in 2020

Travel experts crunched the numbers on over 150,000 last-minute flight searches to determine the best places for last-minute travel in the year 2020. They looked at the flight search share of destinations searched in the first week of 2019 and compared it to the first week of 2020. This analysis resulted in a list of […]

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20 Jan, 2020