Stealing boredom from hotel suites

By eTN Editor Created 9 Jul 2015 – 1:53am Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing) The current state of hotel suites is downright dismal. C-suite executives, politicians and government dignitaries spend thousands of dollars or euros a night on suites that are banal. Hotel interior designers and hotel executives…

Not safe for tourism? 42,000 people shot dead in Brazil

By eTN Managing Editor Created 15 May 2015 – 5:53pm   Brazil had become a favorite destination for travel and tourism. Airlines from far away places like the Gulf region and Turkey started new services to Sao Paulo or Rio De Janeiro. Brazil had been the venue for major global sports events, despite 42,000 people…

The changing landscape of who owns what in Indonesia

15 May 2015 Authors: Richard Carney, ANU; and Natasha Hamilton-Hart, University of Auckland The financial and political crises of 1998 brought about significant changes in Indonesia’s corporate landscape. The proportion of Indonesian firms with political connections remains relatively high but is declining, as modes of political engagement are becoming increasingly varied.   A comparison of…

Latest ICCA rating confirms Joburg as a top MICE destination

By eTN Managing Editor Created 11 May 2015 – 9:17am ICCA rankings are announced annually by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), based on the number of rotating international association meetings hosted in a particular destination. ICCA now is one of the most prominent organizations in the world of international meetings. It is the…

What consumers want in 2015?

By eTN Global Editor Created 11 May 2015 – 11:35pm SINGAPORE – Shoppers around the world now expect omnichannel, multi-screen experiences from brands and retailers, with the average global consumer using a total of five devices when making a purchase – a significant increase from the 2.8 devices reported in 2014. This is according to…

Important summary: World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2015

Apr 28, 2015 Selected Google banner below is independent from this eTN Article: Talents, innovation and sustainable development: walk the talk! 450 senior executives, leaders and experts from the global travel and tourism industry attended the 4th World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2015. They were joined by tourism ministers, ambassadors, university professors, Next Generation representatives and…

Americans: Where do they travel to – and how many?

Apr 28, 2015 Selected Google banner below is independent from this eTN Article: The International Trade Administration of the United States Government is an information service from the National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO). According to numbers released today by NTTO, US citizen outbound totaled 9.6 million travelers for the first two months, up nine…