Indian Association of Tour Operators elects new president in record turnout

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 6, 2021 20:38

The newly-elected Rajiv Mehra has been an active long-time IATO member holding key posts and overseeing convention registrations for many years Read More

First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Djibouti

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 6, 2021 20:17

Djibouti is the second country in the Middle East and North Africa region to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility. Read More

The benefits of vaccinating against COVID-19

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- March 6, 2021 19:44

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to say that wearing masks and social distancing help reduce the chance of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to ... Read More

Brits banned from holiday travel starting Monday

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 6, 2021 19:18

British home secretary Priti Patel said that going on holiday overseas was now illegal until the pandemic was under control and anyone caught trying to go on holiday will be ... Read More

Unruly Indian passenger forces Air France emergency landing in Bulgaria

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 6, 2021 17:00

Passenger's aggressive behavior forced the plane's captain to request an emergency landing in Bulgarian capital's airport Read More

Another strong earthquake strikes Kermadec Islands region

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 6, 2021 16:28

Another powerful earthquake rocked Kermadec Islands region today. Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.2Date-Time6 Mar 2021 12:05:23 UTC 7 Mar 2021 01:05:23 near epicenter Location28.336S 177.907WDepth10 kmDistances831.2 km (515.3 mi) SSW of �Ohonua, ... Read More

Midnight approaching on aviation: Who will turn into a pumpkin?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 6, 2021 02:58

A presentation by the Executive Chairman of the CAPA Centre for Aviation, Peter Harbison, called “Midnight's Approaching: Who's Going to Turn into a Pumpkin?” is a story of hope and ... Read More

First COVAX vaccines in Africa: Fair and equitable?

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- March 6, 2021 02:20

Are these single isolated cases of vaccines being received in Africa an outrageous fact considering that the majority of the countries still waiting to receive vaccines is African? Read More

Uganda rhino Nandi leaves behind a legacy for tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 5, 2021 20:59

In what was once a nearly extinct species, Nandi the rhino made her way from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida, USA, in 2006 to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and perpetuated ... Read More

Saint Lucia celebrates International Women’s Day

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 5, 2021 18:42

Saint Lucia, the only sovereign nation in the world to be named after a woman, pays tribute to inspiring women around the world on International Women's Day Read More

US Travel supports President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 5, 2021 18:27

American economic recovery is contingent on a robust recovery within the travel industry, which is why it will continue to need substantial relief for travel industry businesses Read More

US leisure and hospitality sector gains 355K jobs in February

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 5, 2021 16:18

Even with the progress made with vaccinations, it is far from clear when travel demand will be able to rebound on its ownLeisure and travel industry’s unemployment rate now stands ... Read More

FlyArystan launches international service from Turkistan to Istanbul

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 5, 2021 16:02

FlyArystan was the first airline to fly into the new Turkistan airport and it currently operates regular services from Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Atyrau Read More

easyJet CEO tells it like it is

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 5, 2021 02:11

When the buck stops here, and you are the here, how do you handle a ruthless entity like COVID-19 and all its ramifications on your airline that have been going ... Read More

CruiseTrends: Cruisers traveling together, based on multiple cabins requested

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 23:42

CruiseTrends report for the month of March 2021 released todayReport provides information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including most requested cruise ships, lines and travel dates for premium, ... Read More

The St. Regis Almasa opens in Egypt’s new administrative capital

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 23:10

True to the legacy of the iconic brand, The St. Regis Almasa is expected to encompass the hallmarks of the brand such as its rich traditions and rituals to bring ... Read More

Etihad Airways: Lower demand and flight capacity, 76% fewer passengers in 2020

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 22:41

COVID-19 shook the very foundation of the aviation industry, but Etihad stood firm and is ready to play a key role as the world returns to flying Read More

Hawaii Tsunami Watch canceled

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2021 22:20

There is no longer a tsunami threat for the US State of Hawaii after a 8.0 earthquake in the Pacific ocean earlier. Read More

Hawaii Tourism plans for Maui, Molokai and Lanai

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 4, 2021 22:13

As part of a community-based tourism plan, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has published an action plan to manage tourism in what is known as the Maui Nui which includes the ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel: Hear from Ministers, Tourism Leaders and ask questions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2021 22:06

Indonesia and Eswatini are taking a lead together with former UNWTO Secretary General, and leaders in 127 countries to rebuilding travel and tourism. Read More

Seychelles opens up to the world

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 4, 2021 21:40

  The Indian Ocean island destination Seychelles has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. Visitors ... Read More

Footage of Greece earthquake

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 4, 2021 20:23

The Greece army set up tents and meal counters at a nearby soccer field as local officials urged people to remain outside their homes until they could be inspected after ... Read More

PATA names its 2021 Face of the Future

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 18:27

Ms. Surayyal Hizmi is a lecturer at Lombok Tourism Polytechnic, having completed her Master’s Degree in 2017 in Applied Science with a major in Natural Resources Management Read More

Stuttgart Airport tests self-driving baggage tug

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 18:09

The development of autonomous ground handling equipment is considered particularly challenging Read More

North America business aviation demand recovers while Europe slumps

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 15:45

The US is starting to see an accelerated recovery from the winter pandemic, with both scheduled and business aviation activity opening up, and charter activity setting some new records, especially ... Read More

Earthquake off New Zealand’s North Island triggers tsunami warning

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 15:30

USGS issued a tsunami warning and said coastal inundation was expected on the east coast of the North Island from Cape Runaway to Tolaga Bay. Read More

Sudan first country in Middle East to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 4, 2021 03:08

Sudan has become first country in the Middle East and North Africa to receive the COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX Facility. Read More

Potential for India seaplane tourism enormous

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 4, 2021 02:16

India is currently undergoing a paradigm shift in civil aviation which includes setting up regulatory framework for seaplane operations. Read More

Uganda Tourism set to receive COVID-19 vaccine on March 5

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 4, 2021 01:15

The Uganda Ministry of Health is finalizing efforts to start COVID-19 vaccinations on March 10, 2021, after officially launching on March 8, with the tourism sector among priority sectors. Read More

World Health Organization advises against issuing COVID vaccine passports

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 22:51

WHO currently is not recommending issuing special certificates for people who received coronavirus vaccination Read More

Destination Weddings during COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 3, 2021 22:44

Whether or not there is a coronavirus rampaging around the globe, weddings still take center stage when it comes to celebrating a union of love. Nancy Barkley, founder and owner ... Read More