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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

Naples Underground Route Reopens Despite COVID-19

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:40

Internationally renowned site has re-opened for visits from Monday to Friday by following all safety regulations, while Saturday and Sunday, they will remain closed, in line with all other museums ... Read More

How Americans can be better travelers in a post-pandemic world

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:12

Because of these worldwide lockdown measures, many Americans will have had to put a pause on holidays, but the travel experts are seeing blue skies despite the turbulence Read More

IGLTA partners with Copenhagen 2021 supporting WorldPride and EuroGames

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 25, 2021 03:00

LGBTQ+ tourism and operators will be linked in with the upcoming Copenhagen 2021 through the extensive IGLTA+ Travel Association network. This event includes WorldPride and EuroGames that is taking place ... Read More

Government and Tourism: Why the two must work together

Piriye Kiyaramo - special to eTN Piriye Kiyaramo - special to eTN- February 25, 2021 01:44

In planning, development, and promotion, it behooves a nation to have government involved every step of the way in the tourism product. Read More

US Ambassador has close encounter with rhino at Mkomazi National Park

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- February 25, 2021 00:40

The US Ambassador to Tanzania had a once-in-a-lifetime experience – for now anyway – when he visited Mkomazi National Park in Northern Tanzania. There he came face-to-face with a rare ... Read More

Sandals Emerald Bay reopens its doors

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 23:59

Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, has officially reopened its doors today, welcoming guests back with its warm Bahamian hospitality and enhanced health ... Read More

Hawaii returns favor to CDC: Lessons learned

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 23:18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance that has helped Hawai‘i to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, Hawai‘i returns the favor to the CDC ... Read More

One Year rebuilding.travel: Are your interests included?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2021 23:12

We are rebuilding the global travel and tourism industry. We are all in this together. There are new leaders, new people joining in, and you should be part of it. Read More

IATA: COVID-19 Travel Pass to launch by March

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 22:19

IATA expressed concerns that the ongoing global restrictions around COVID-19 are still hitting airlines, with its chief economist warning it will likely take longer than planned for companies to be ... Read More

Thai Airlines Association names inaugural President

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 22:16

Along with organizing the association meeting to discuss guidelines and measures to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 situation, the Thai Airlines Association appointed its inaugural President, Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, ... Read More

United Airlines names new member to its Board of Directors

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 19:44

When we began the search for a new board member, we were focused on finding a leader with both strong business acumen and a unique perspective that will help United ... Read More

Princess Cruises extends pause on 2021 Alaska, Pacific Coast and Canada & New England cruises

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 19:28

Princess Cruises continues to review and assess its operations as a result of the Canadian Transport Ministry's Interim Order that extends the closure of Canadian ports and waters to passenger ... Read More

Heathrow prepares for safe restart of travel and trade in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 18:53

We can be hopeful for 2021, with Britain on the cusp of becoming the first country in the world to safely resume international travel and trade at scale Read More

EU aviation and tourism urge coordinated COVID-19 measures to save jobs

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 16:16

The current patchwork of restrictions across Europe is causing confusion for Europe’s travel and tourism industries, and amongst its workers Read More

IATA: Airline COVID-19 cash burn continues

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 15:43

It’s the time to ask governments for their restart plan and to offer any support from airline industry that could help Read More

Vaccine, Tourism, Politics: A Realistic View by a Minister, who is Resilient and a Hero

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2021 07:56

Organization in charge of global tourism like UNWTO had been criticized to act helpless in addressing the global COVID-19 crisis the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre takes the ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism excited about Oahu opening further as of Thursday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2021 03:20

Not only the travel and tourism industry welcomes this move by Honolulu to move the island of Oahu from tier 2 to tier 3. Read More

Australia Government handing out cash for events

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 03:05

Just like so many other countries around the world, the MICE industry has been suffering due to the impact of COVID-19. With barely any travel taking place and people for ... Read More

A Life or Death Decision on COVID-19 is for Americans to follow German rules

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2021 01:37

A Mask is not a mask. Two masks are not doubling up. There is a life and death difference in wearing a N95 compared to a surgical mask or a ... Read More

Halifax’s first five-star hotel opens this summer

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 23, 2021 23:22

Designed by Nova Scotia’s celebrated architect Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd, Muir’s contemporary design honors traditional materials and craftsmanship. Read More

Vancouver Convention Center announces new Director of Facilities Management

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 23, 2021 22:49

Don joins the Convention Center with 15 years of leadership experience in facilities operations and maintenance, as well as an extensive technical background as a professional engineer Read More

Ukraine International Airlines resumes flights to Baku, Azerbaijan

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 23, 2021 22:30

Until the end of April, Ukraine International Airline plans to operate flights to Heydar Aliyev Airport on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Read More

Sayaji Hotels appoints new GM

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 23, 2021 20:38

Sayaji Hotels Ltd. has appointed Mr. Amit Gera as the new General Manager Operations. An alumnus of IHM Shimla, Mr. Gera is a passionate hospitality professional with 20+ years of ... Read More