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United makes Hawaii travel easier with expanded COVID testing, pre-clearance program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 27, 2021 14:28

The new pre-clearance process will be in place for customers traveling on 110 of United's weekly flights to Hawaii Read More

Yucatan to US: Rapid COVID-19 tests for travelers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 27, 2021 03:05

An initiative that aims to facilitate transit of US-bound passengers who wish to visit the state of Yucatan or are already there has been instituted for travelers Flying from Meridia ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines reports $162.6 million dollar loss

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 27, 2021 01:41

As is the case for all airlines around the world, Hawaiian Airlines witnessed a huge loss of close to $163 million in the final quarter of 32020. Read More

WTN differs with WTTC on Rebuilding Travel and Reopening Tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 27, 2021 00:38

There is a good reason why Juergen Steinmetz, founder of the World Tourism Network (WTN) differs with Gloria Guevara CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) on how ... Read More

What vacation destinations are Americans searching for in 2021?

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 27, 2021 00:20

Italy, Mexico, and the Caribbean are amongst the most searched vacation destinations for Americans in 2021 according to new research Read More

The Netherlands, a Kingdom on Fire due to COVID19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 23:01

Known as the most liberal country in the world, Dutch citizens are worried about freedoms are taking away from them. The Netherlands in a State of Chaos after protesters vandalized ... Read More

Abu Dhabi announces updated list of ‘Green List’ destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 22:54

Inclusion in the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the well-being of the UAE community Read More

Destination DC launches new website

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 26, 2021 22:48

Visitation to Washington, DC in 2021 has inspired new and engaging content and immersive design at the official Washington tourism website. Read More

India to introduce COVID-19 vaccination certificates for tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 22:11

The vaccination certificate will help build confidence among people, making it easier for travelers to move around and revitalizing the tourism sector Read More

Award to recognize best European rail tourism campaigns launched

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 19:45

European Travel Commission and Eurail launch rail tourism award as part of 2021 European Year of Rail Read More

US Travel lauds confirmation of Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 19:30

Secretary Blinken’s long experience and vast expertise will be major assets as the U.S. tends to its international ties and its standing on the global stage Read More

US Travel praises confirmation of Treasury Secretary Yellen

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 19:21

Secretary Yellen will be a stabilizing influence at a time when investing in the country’s recovery will be absolutely crucial Read More

46% of Middle East luxury travelers plan to holiday abroad in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 18:33

The latest industry data analysis has revealed that 46% of luxury travelers in the Middle East, are planning to travel internationally at some stage during 2021. The survey also asked ... Read More

“Travel safely” via Frankfurt Airport: TÜV Quality Seal reconfirmed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 18:08

Comprehensive measures to protect against infection adjusted to the continuing pandemic situation at Frankfurt Airport Read More

Wyndham announces seven new hotels for its namesake brand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 15:36

Uniting new hotels under the Wyndham name will help simplify the operations of the group's hotels Read More

Qatar Airways to trial IATA Travel Pass COVID-19 Digital Passport mobile app

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 15:10

Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the Middle East to begin trialing the ground-breaking IATA Travel Pass technology Read More

Bangkok Air resumes more flights from Bangkok

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 08:20

angkok Airways announces the resumption of its direct services between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) – Trat and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) – Sukhothai routes, starting from 1 February 2021 onwards. Read More

LUX Chongzuo, Guangxi about to open

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 08:13

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with a stunning view of the majestic karst formations sits the luxurious LUX* Chongzuo, Guangxi Resort & Villas, Daxin County’s first international luxury resort. Read More

WTTC gets desperate and has a point

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 07:50

WTTC is the true leader in today's travel and tourism industry. Leaders however have obligations. WTTC obligation is to the largest travel and tourism industry members - and they are ... Read More

50 Resorts in Mexico are Technically Bankrupt

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 03:37

When a hotel is for sale during a crisis like COVID-19 they are technically bankrupt. In Mexicos resort cities Los Cabos, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Acapulco , Cuernavaca, Bahía de Banderas ... Read More

Is California giving up on COVID-19 protection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 03:22

Freeways in California remain empty, restaurants are closed, but the need for the economy to open is big. A slight ease in new infection rates is reason enough reason for ... Read More

COVID pushing 2021 events to 2022: AIME cancelled

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 26, 2021 02:35

The CEO of Talk2 Media & Events, Matt Pearce, organizer, announced the Asian Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event for 2021 - AIME - cancelled. He said, “The Business Events industry ... Read More

India Tourism: Change at the top

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 26, 2021 02:15

The Ministry of Tourism for the Government of India announced a new Secretary has been named. Arvind Singh will step into the position beginning February 1, 2021. Read More

Southwest Airlines bans emotional support animals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 23:50

Effective March 1, 2021, Southwest Airlines will accept only trained service dogs for travel and will no longer transport emotional support animals Read More

Ireland Level 5 Lockdown: What it means?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 25, 2021 23:03

Ireland is about to enter Level 5 Lockdown, what effectively means almost a complete travel ban. Read More

Carnival Cruise Line releases additional plans on fleet deployment

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 22:58

Carnival Cruise Line is adapting its plans as circumstances evolve and is able to confirm alternatives, Read More

United Airlines’ new technology to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions burden

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 22:32

'Travel-Ready Center' gives customers a personalized, step-by-step guide of what is needed for their trip Read More

Malta Luxury Product Continues to Expand

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 22:17

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. Visitors can enjoy the new ... Read More

Alaska Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 21:48

Alaska's first Boeing 737-9 is scheduled to enter passenger service on March 1 with daily roundtrip flights between Seattle and San Diego, and Seattle and Los Angeles Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals outrunning standard hotels

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 20:55

With more tourists arriving in Hawaii ever since the state changed travel rules back on October 15, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has been tracking where these holiday makers are staying. ... Read More

Dubai’s decision to halt live entertainment highlights stop-start risks for tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 18:17

The restrictions are a significant effort by the government of a major global tourism destination to safeguard against the risks presented by COVID-19 Read More

ARC: US air ticket sales numbers still low

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 18:01

US consolidated airline ticketing volume variances still low compared to the same period in 2019 Read More

Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi launch provides much-needed low-cost competition

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 17:47

Wizz Air’s launch will certainly disrupt the market, offering competitive fares and opening up underserved destinations Read More