U.S. Travel eager to work with Commerce Secretary Raimondo

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 2, 2021 20:42

In an overwhelming US Senate vote of 84-15, the now former Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, has been confirmed as the next Commerce Secretary. Read More

Saudi Arabia: No COVID-19 vaccination, no Hajj!

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 19:46

Last year’s rituals were limited to just 1,000 pilgrims who lived in Saudi Arabia Read More

Etihad Airways and Hub71 to boost global tech ecosystem at Abu Dhabi

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 18:48

Following the MOU signing, Etihad Airways will become the official airline partner of Hub71 which will offer more than 100 global startups within its tech community special rates and access ... Read More

IATA: January air cargo demand recovers to pre-COVID levels

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 18:16

Air cargo traffic is back to pre-crisis levels and that is some much-needed good news for the global economy Read More

From bad to worse: January air passenger demand plummets

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 17:53

Global standards to securely record test and vaccination data in formats that will be internationally recognized are urgently needed Read More

UAE hotels preparing for a V-shaped recovery

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 16:06

Arabian Travel Market Hotel Summit to discuss trends & key drivers for Middle East hotels in ‘new normal’ Read More

All-electric plane on its way to world record

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 2, 2021 03:24

Ahead of actual flight-testing, the all-electric Rolls Royce plane must first pass a taxiing test critical to the integration of the aircraft’s propulsion system. Read More

Fighting human trafficking during the pandemic age

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 2, 2021 02:32

Tourism security has traditionally been about protecting visitors from themselves, from other tourists, and from locals who seek to rob and or steal from them, commit fraud against them, or ... Read More

A Global Tourism Discussion African Style

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 2, 2021 01:38

Today, wtn.travel hosted an African Tourism Board meet and greet event of new members. The discussion also went behind the scenes to see what's new in African tourism. The meeting ... Read More

Eight in ten Americans miss in-person meetings and conventions

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 23:28

Americans shows eagerness to return to face-to-face business events as organizations demonstrate ability to meet safely and effectively Read More

Global hotel profit performance divides in new year

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 23:12

After the worst performing year on record, the hotel industry was ready for 2021, but resigned to the fact that a new year doesn’t mean things automatically get better Read More

Turks and Caicos Islands announces new Minister of Tourism

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 22:53

Tourism is the main economic driver for the Turks and Caicos Islands. I am committed to working to ensure the industry not only recovers, but also surpasses its current record ... Read More

Anguilla Tourist Board’s Jameel Rochester appointed to the position of Destination Experience Manager

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 22:41

Jameel Rochester has excelled in his previous capacity and demonstrated that he is more than ready to assume the increased responsibility that comes as the head of the division Read More

Thailand’s Tourism seeks to reopen country by July 1

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 22:30

The Open Thailand Safely campaign has laid out its arguments in a petition which will underpin a formal request to the Royal Thai Government to respond favorably to the rollout ... Read More

EU greenlights COVID vaccine passport – with reserve

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 1, 2021 20:50

A pass linked to immunization: it is a common goal but difficult to implement until vaccines are available for everyone. Read More

Sandals Royal Barbados: Impressive expansion in time for summer

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 1, 2021 20:13

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues its development in the Caribbean as Sandals Royal Barbados breaks ground on an exciting new expansion, just in time for the summer season. Set to premiere ... Read More

Glasgow Green: University of Glasgow unveils plan to cut business travel carbon emissions

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 18:45

University staff will be encouraged to avoid travel wherever possible, to choose public ground transport over flying, to consider their transport options during funding applications, and to maximize the outcomes ... Read More

US travel agency air ticket sales still in the red

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 18:28

US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume and other variances ending February 28, 2021These totals represent sales generated by U.S. travel agencies and processed through the ARC settlement systemResults are ... Read More

Top 10 trends impacting and transforming meetings in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 18:07

After many months of officing out of the home and connecting with colleagues and clients virtually, there is a yearning to come together, to reconnect, to rebuild the team and ... Read More

French President Sarkozy sentenced to three years in prison for corruption

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 15:55

Sarkozy was put on trial over accusations of trying to bribe Gilbert Azibert, a French magistrate, by offering him a well-paid job in Monaco in return for information about a ... Read More

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