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

Moscow hotel occupancy rate highest in Europe

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 22:01

The ability of people to move freely within the country and almost complete lifting of restrictions allowed Moscow’s hotel market to recover faster than European capitals Read More

Uniglobe marks 40-year anniversary with optimism and future focus

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 3, 2021 20:05

Uniglobe, a leading travel management company for the global SME market, today kicks off its 40th anniversary with a series of #Uniglobe40Strong events to recognize four decades of business success ... Read More

Princess Cruises extends cruise pause on Southampton sailings

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 19:40

We share in our guests' disappointment over these cancelled voyages, and we appreciate the continued understanding and cooperation from our loyal guests and travel advisors Read More

Air Astana sees recovery after loss-making 2020

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 19:22

Whilst the devastating effect of the pandemic on international travel needs no elaboration, the airline is resilient Read More

Pandemic may allow VR to shake off ‘gimmick’ image in tourism

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 19:04

Spending considerably more time indoors with an abundance of spare time, combined with an urge to travel, the aspiring travelers have been turning to VR to fill a void that ... Read More

Lufthansa Supervisory Board announces personnel changes

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 18:18

The Chairman of the Executive Board of Fresenius has been a member of the Lufthansa Supervisory Board since April 2015 and has chaired the Audit Committee since January 2018 Read More

Veganism’s influence on the travel industry will grow

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 16:11

Servicing a traveler’s every need is going to be critical in post-pandemic recovery to both restore confidence and ensure satisfaction. Read More

Heathow CEO: Chancellor continues to ignore UK’s aviation sector

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 15:43

Failing to even mention aviation, let alone provide full business rates relief for airports in today’s Budget, is a missed opportunity to ensure the sector can play a key role ... Read More

6.9 Earthquake felt from Greece to Kosovo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2021 11:00

At 12.16 pm on Wednesday, 3 earthquakes hit the area 25 km from Tyrnavos in Greece. The strongest of the 3 measured 6.9. The quake was felt from the north ... Read More

Twinning: Skal Roma and Prague set the stage

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 3, 2021 02:29

Skal International Roma and Skal International Prague held a twinning ceremony at the historical headquarters of the Czech Club located at the magnificent Grand Hotel Bohemia. Read More

Democratic Republic of Congo apples to join East African Community

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 3, 2021 01:21

In a summit held over the weekend, the 6 EAC Heads of State considered the application by DRC to join one of fastest-growing regional economic communities and directed the Council ... Read More

Amazon quietly changes its ‘Hitler’s smirk’ app logo

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 23:52

It is not known when Amazon changed the logo, but social media users started to notice the change last week Read More

Russia: EU vaccine passport plan could lead to forced vaccination

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 23:26

It seems that the initiative runs counter to the rules of democracy because EU countries decided that vaccination would be voluntary Read More

FAA selects five airports to evaluate unmanned aircraft risks

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 22:51

The research will lead to the implementation of new technologies that will make airports safer for passengers and manned aircraft Read More

CDC requires airlines collect contact information from DRC and Guinea passengers

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 22:35

This order follows the February 2020 interim final rule that authorized CDC to require airlines and other aircraft operators to collect certain data from passengers before they board a flight ... Read More

Clean Air in Hotel Rooms: How and Why

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- March 2, 2021 22:16

In a World Tourism Network (WTN) event, Alan Wozniak of Pure Air, Juergen Steinmetz, and Dr. Peter Tarlow talk about the importance of clean air in hotel rooms especially during ... Read More

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