Now accepting entries: World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

By eTN Editor Created 2 Mar 2015 – 11:36pm   Tourism businesses, organizations, initiatives and destinations across the industry are now being invited to submit themselves for consideration in the World Responsible Tourism 2015 awards at http://www.worldresponsibletourismawards.com/submissions [1] by Monday, April 6, 2015. Awards will be announced at World Travel Market (WTM) this November. The…

US Restaurant Performance Index remained elevated in January

By eTN Global Editor Created 27 Feb 2015 – 7:10pm   WASHINGTON, DC – Buoyed by higher same-store sales and traffic and a positive outlook among operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained elevated in January. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the…

Tourism + culture = identity, an essential equation

By eTN Editor Created 25 Feb 2015 – 2:12am Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group   “Culture has a direct role in securing one’s roots – it is a bond that dramatically leads to conservation, safeguarding tangible and intangible heritage” – HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Chairman of the Commission for Tourism and…

Seven ways geo-economics is changing the global economy

By eTN Managing Editor Created 26 Feb 2015 – 10:06am   The world is witnessing a rise in geo-economics, where the main global battlefield is economic rather than military. And with sanctions, competing trade regimes, currency and price manipulation increasingly taking the place of conventional warfare, the implication of these forces could be an unravelling…

Regional & sectoral perspectives driving peace through tourism

By eTN Editor Created 27 Feb 2015 – 11:08pm IIPT Conference in Johannesburg Bea Broda   L-R: Minister St.Ange & Mr. Geoffrey Lipman JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Minister of Tourism and Culture of Seychelles, Alain St. Ange, and President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), Geoffrey Lipman, spoke on a panel at the…

Global Wellness Institute & Scientific American Worldview hold roundtable on “Science of Wellness”

By eTN Editor Created 26 Feb 2015 – 11:45pm   New York, NY –The Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI) in partnership with Scientific American Worldview recently held an invitation-only roundtable on the topic of “The Science of Wellness: Hype or Hope?” Leaders from the medical, science, business, technology, research, media, workplace wellness and hotel/spa worlds gathered…

Long-haul travel sentiment stays strong

By eTN Global Editor Created 18 Feb 2015 – 7:41pm   BRUSSELS, Belgium – To best support the tourism sector facing uncertainties caused by threats of terrorism and Eurozone economic instability, the European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA) and the Eurail Group have jointly launched a new research initiative that monitors travel…