Rwanda: Next host of the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting

Commonwealth Tourism will put Rwanda on a glbal platform. Branding as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda has been chosen the next host of the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting the forthcoming two years. Honoured to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in 2020, Rwanda will be

Doha to Muscat flights booming after Dubai and Abu Dhabi flights disappeared

Going to Qatar Airways and searching for DXB or AUH there are no airports foind. After Qatar Airways was forced to cancel all flights from Doha to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the airline has been looking for ways to increas frequency elsewhere in the Gulf region to allow passengers to connect to their extensive global […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: A first one for Singapore Airlines

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Singapore Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the first 787-10 airplane, the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family and a jet that will set a new global standard for fuel efficiency. About 3,000 people marked the milestone at Boeing’s facility in North Charleston, South Carolina where the latest 787 model is […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

Firearms on airplanes? Read the petition

Passengers cannot bring a gun or ammunition in carry-on luggage unless the passenger is law enforcement. But TSA regulations do permit passengers to bring guns and ammunition in checked baggage, as long as TSA is notified ahead of time and the gun is packed in a separate container and unloaded. FlyersRights.org submitted a petition but […]Click on the headline to read the full

Child rape by tourists: UNWTO’s surprise at ITB Berlin may not be without victims

The activities of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection are co-ordinated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretariat and monitored by an Executive Committee established in November 2000. At least members of this executive committee thought this was the case. The World Tourism Network on Child Protection is an open-ended network featuring […]Click on the headline to read the full

Indonesia.travel: LGBT visitors in Indonesia may soon face prison time and caning

Indonesia’s travel and tourism industry wants visitors that are straight, married, and are traveling with a spouse of the opposite gender. For decades Indonesia has been on the top of the list for LGBT tourists from all over the world. They better think twice before making plans to book their next holiday to Indonesia. Vacationing […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

Sour relations? UNWTO, the new Zimbabwe tourism minister and Walter Mzembi

Zimbabwe and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) relations are set for major improvement with the global body pledging to host another high profile event in the country in 2019, the Zimbabwe Broadcast Corporation (ZBC) said in a report published yesterday. It’s hard to understand what “major improvements” the ZBC is referring to. It […] Click to read the full article Sour relations? UNWTO,

Africa’s first masterclass reveals dynamic line-up of experts

Africa Tourism Partners, a member of TravelMarketingNetwork has unveiled a dynamic line-up of renowned experts for its forthcoming Africa MICE Masterclass scheduled to take from 20 to 23 February 2018 at Emperors Palace, near O.R, Tambo Airport in Gauteng, South Africa. This professional development course, which focuses on Africa‘s MICE industry practitioners, offers a comprehensive […] Click to read the full article Africa’s first masterclass reveals dynamic line-up of experts

Giant Panda Bears are hungry like babies: Caught on video in Chengdu, China

A must to see when visiting Chengdu, China are the Panda Bears. You find pictures of them anywhere, but seeing with your own eyes is an eyeopening exprience. Attending the UNWTO General Assembly I had a chance to listen to Stephen Kaufer, CEO of trip advisor. Stephen attended the General Assembly in Chengdu, China and […] The post Giant Panda Bears are hungry like babies: Caught on video in Chengdu, China appeared first

To the new UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili: Congratulations!

Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia was confirmed as UNWTO Secretary General at the General Assembly today. The confirmation was not elected by secret vote. Dr. Walter Mzembi from Zimbabwe was the first to congratulate him and committed his support. Mr.Pololikashvil said this was a vote of friendship, and thanked Taleb Rifai for his work and […] The post To the new UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili: Congratulations! appeared first on eTurboNews (eTN). Breaking news click here

Finland Tourism: The Symphony of Extremes: Born from Finnish DNA

To honor the 100th Anniversary of the country’s independence, Visit Finland has launched an exciting new campaign: The Symphony of Extremes — Born from Finnish DNA. As Finland is a nation of vast extremes, not only in its weather and seasons, but in its peoples’ adventurous lifestyles and taste for both ‘headbanging’ metal and classical music […] The post Finland Tourism: The Symphony of Extremes: Born from Finnish DNA appeared first on eTurboNews (eTN). Breaking news click here

Leaders unite to stop global sexual exploitation of children through travel and tourism

A combination of weak  child protection systems, cheap international travel,  and growing access to the internet is thwarting efforts to counter the sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industries, a conference on the issue in Madrid this week concluded. Hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the meeting of international […

Etihad Airways confirms suspending all flights from Abu Dhabi, UAE to Doha, Qatar as of Tuesday

A spokesperson for Etihad Airways confirmed to eTurboNews, from the morning of 6 June 2017, Etihad Airways will suspend all flights to and from Doha until further notice. The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart as EY399 at 02:45 (local time) on 6 June. The last flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi […] The post Etihad Airways confirms suspending all flights from Abu Dhabi, UAE to Doha, Qatar as of Tuesday appeared first on eTurboNews (eTN).