Chinese New Year travel was 69.3% down in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 15:13

Whilst the drop in travel was extremely severe, it was not as bad as had been expected just 8 days earlier, when bookings for Golden Week travel were 85.3% behind ... Read More

Prague Airport assumes management of several services

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 14:53

It is Prague Airport’s goal to increase their quality and gain the opportunity to respond to potential changes in a more flexible manner Read More

The 50 most Deadliest COVID-19 Countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 1, 2021 05:31

The countries with the most COVID-19 infections are not necessary also the deadliest countries. This list compares the number based on 1 million population, so it can be easily compared. Read More

United States Address to the People of Tanzania on COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 1, 2021 04:59

Tanzania was urged by the US to review evidence on COVID-19 shots. The Unites States urged Tanzania on Friday to review evidence on the drugs, saying they work and are ... Read More

Akel Beltaji, a Giant in Tourism lost his Battle with COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2021 20:49

Akel Beltaj was the mayor of Amman, the Minister of Tourism of Jordan, a big supporter for the Climate Change issue, and a global voice for decency and tourism. CORONAVIRUS ... Read More

FAA to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2021 19:27

The Federal Aviation Administration in the United States puts it trust into the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Read More

UAE helps countries with COVID testing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2021 07:59

UAE has been seen as one of the most advanced countries in healthcare and safety when it comes to COVID-19 Read More

NDC: Helping or hindering travel industry recovery?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 27, 2021 19:46

Designed to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations and travelers, the New Distribution Capability (NDC) is to be a new standard that will allow airlines to personalize ... Read More

US Travel: COVID Relief Bill helps, but more is needed

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 27, 2021 19:13

Given the severity of the impact on the travel and tourism industry, more work remains to provide critical recovery and stimulus measures to safely restore our industry Read More

Geological Tourism: New tourist product in East Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- February 27, 2021 19:12

Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) management is now developing tourist lodges and other visitor service facilities in the Geopark to attract more tourists, both foreign and local visitor Read More

The newly appointed ICAO Secretary-General is the right man at the right place at the right time

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2021 04:17

The future of the aviation industry has big challenges. A new Secretary-General for the international body assigned to regulate aviation will have a challenging position. Read More

A new Travel Option: Crossing the border pushing a railroad trolley

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2021 04:16

No gas, no electricity or steam needed. This form of transportation is environmental friendly and passngers become the engine. Read More

Pattaya area quarantine urged by Mayor to boost tourism

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 27, 2021 03:06

Pattaya City is proposing to be designated as a safe bubble in order to push tourism into the spotlight and break open its doors from the COVID-19 lockdown. Read More

Uganda Tourism agencies merge in latest government spin

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 27, 2021 01:49

For the third time in just about as many years, the Government of Uganda has come full circle on their decision to merge departments and agencies. Read More

Flagship Aviation Services awarded Denver International Airport contract

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 23:46

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed passenger perceptions of air travel, the airport services landscape, and facilities services all over the world Read More

Travel and Tourism hiring will be low in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 23:03

2021 job additions in the travel and tourism will be low compared to the pre-COVID-19 hiring trend as the sector reels under stress of new strains emerging. Read More

Delta and LATAM receive final approval for Brazil Joint Venture agreement

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 22:30

This ruling reinforces the benefits of this type of agreement for travelers and enables us to advance in our commitment to delivering greater and better connectivity between South America and ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board’s Annual GCC Roadshow Goes Virtual

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 26, 2021 21:36

As the whole world shifts into the digital age, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) follows, continuing its mission to establish and foster stronger relationships with the travel trade partner by ... Read More

FAA: Experienced air traffic controllers wanted

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 19:42

The announcement is open to candidates who have maintained at least 52 consecutive weeks of air traffic control experience involving the full-time active separation of air traffic Read More

2020: Difficult year for Cologne Tourism

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 18:57

The downturn in tourism has been drastic, and its effects on the entire sector have been extreme. Nonetheless, things could have turned out even worse for Cologne. Read More

EU blacklists four Caribbean territories, Saint Lucia delisted

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 16:08

The list includes jurisdictions worldwide that either have not engaged in a constructive dialogue with the EU on tax governance or have failed to deliver on their commitments to implement ... Read More

IAG’s leisure brands well equipped to capture pent-up travel demand

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 15:50

Transatlantic flying has virtually been non-existent since March 2020, and its recovery will be vital for IAG Read More

Wildlife animal markets: Ticking time bombs for virus pandemics

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 26, 2021 02:45

The Thai Ministry of Public Health will be collaborating with the Ministry of Environment and its Department of National Parks to closely inspect Chatuchak animal market. It has been proven ... Read More

U.S. bill to bring back millions of travel jobs

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 26, 2021 01:35

Tax relief in the form of credits and deductions are the foundation of a bipartisan bill designed to aid the travel industry as it struggles to move beyond the effects ... Read More

Re-strategizing Tourism through festivals, food and culture

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 26, 2021 01:05

Even as vaccines are being administered and there is hope for the return of travel and tourism post COVID-19, the strategies to build the industry back is a challenge in ... Read More

St. Eustatius is the home of the Caribbean’s first planetarium

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 23:52

This is an educational project spearheaded by Jaap Vreling and Mr. Ishmael Berkel. Jaap teaches at the University of Amsterdam and was part of the Dutch Research Group of Astronomy ... Read More

Statue Cruises to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 23:24

Under new 3-year temporary concession contract, Statue Cruises will continue to provide ferry service operations for guests to the iconic New York City attractions Read More

Harnessing the power of culture and creativity in global tourism recovery

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 22:44

Over 60 travel and tourism organizations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement Read More

Nose or Rectal? The new Anal COVID Test for travelers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2021 22:11

Many countries require a COVID test upon arrival. So far it meant a swab into your nose. The new more accurate version is to insert this swab into your anus. ... Read More

Malta: A Mediterranean Destination Filled with Authenticity and Curated Exclusive Experiences

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 25, 2021 22:03

Malta, an archipelago located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has been acclaimed for its luxurious accommodations, warm climate, and 7,000 years of history. A visit to Malta is ... Read More

Emirates and Dubai Health Authority create seamless travelers’ digital COVID-19 records verification

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 21:48

Dubai to become one of the world’s first cities to implement digital verification of passenger medical records relating to COVID-19 testing and vaccination Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister calls for fair and united approach needed in global distribution of vaccines

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 25, 2021 20:57

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has called for a fair and united approach to the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, amid growing criticism worldwide, that advanced countries are hoarding ... Read More

India puts social media companies on a short leash

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 17:56

Indian government announces new draconian rules for Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies operating in the country Read More

Lufthansa Group: Leisure travel program is stronger than ever

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:52

Effective vaccines, comprehensive testing services and strict hygiene concepts of airports and airlines are good prerequisites for the resumption, this summer, of long-awaited vacations Read More