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United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery
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United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021

United Airlines announced today its 2020 financial results along with recovery plans for 2021. The airline has used cost savings, ... Read More

The Official Acceptance by the White House on behalf of the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement
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The Official Acceptance by the White House on behalf of the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021

The following press release was received today by the US White House. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2020  ACCEPTANCE ON BEHALF ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative
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Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) appointed BRANDit as its official representative in India. Nominated to be the face of the ... Read More

Biden applauded for swift executive orders on climate
Responsible Tourism News

Biden applauded for swift executive orders on climate

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021

Oil Change International said Joe Biden’s inauguration marks the end of the disastrous Trump administration especially for climate change. The ... Read More

Hawaii Castle Hospitality Group announced new roles for two leadership team members
Breaking Travel News

Hawaii Castle Hospitality Group announced new roles for two leadership team members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

Castle Hospitality Group recently announced new roles for two of its leadership team members: Renette Carpio, Director of Condominium Administration ... Read More

Qatar participates in 113th Session of the Executive Council of UNWTO
Qatar Travel News

Qatar participates in 113th Session of the Executive Council of UNWTO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

Qatar was represented at the UNWTO session by Qatar's ambassador to Spain Abdullah bin Ibrahim al-Hamar Read More

2021 Travel & Tourism revenues expected to be $200 billion less than in 2019
International Visitor News

2021 Travel & Tourism revenues expected to be $200 billion less than in 2019

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

Second wave of COVID-19 pandemic brought a new hit to travel and tourism businesses and slowed down the recovery of ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19
African Tourism Board News

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021

Africa stands behind Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board. The ATB chief was recently tested positive for ... Read More

Norwegian Air’s exit from long-haul routes emphasizes flaws in business model
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Norwegian Air’s exit from long-haul routes emphasizes flaws in business model

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2021

The lack of a high-yielding cabin meant Norwegian Air could not generate sufficient profit, resulting in its exit from the ... Read More

American hotel industry congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
Hospitality Industry News

American hotel industry congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

US hoteliers look forward to working with President Biden and his Administration on key priorities, including comprehensive immigration reform, tax ... Read More

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha
Airline News

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

With ties between the UAE and Qatar restored, the restarting of passenger services between the two capitals will once again ... Read More

US travel industry welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

US travel industry welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

US Travel congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration and welcomes their leadership in Washington Read More

Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight
Airline News

Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

Polar explorers on board will make it one of the most unique flights in Lufthansa's history Read More

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore
Airline News

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

Resuming nonstop service between Munich and Singapore sends a very important signal, especially in these challenging times Read More

3 people killed, 6 wounded in huge Madrid explosion
Travel Safety & Emergencies

3 people killed, 6 wounded in huge Madrid explosion

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

The site of the explosion is not far from Puerta de Toledo, one of the city’s gates and a popular ... Read More

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: Human Trafficking Laws for Lodging Industry
Human Rights News

ECPAT-USA report: Human Trafficking Laws for Lodging Industry

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 20, 2021

An updated ECPAT-USA report details laws in all 50 states and 23 US territories, counties, and cities for the lodging ... Read More

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau
Tanzania Travel and Tourism News

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to ... Read More

Germany extends lockdown, makes masks mandatory, warns of border closures
Germany Travel News

Germany extends lockdown, makes masks mandatory, warns of border closures

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

The government of Germany announced that the current coronavirus lockdown will be extended until the middle of next month due ... Read More

Accor sets ambitious lineup for 2021 new hotel openings
Hotel & Resort News

Accor sets ambitious lineup for 2021 new hotel openings

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Accor looks forward to a bounty of new properties and new beginnings around the world Read More

The Sandals legacy continues
Jamaica travel news

The Sandals legacy continues

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the resort company's Executive Chairman, continuing the Sandals legacy. Stewart becomes ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Executive Chairman of SRI
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Executive Chairman of SRI

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended heartfelt congratulations to renowned hotelier, Adam Stewart, on his appointment as Executive Chairman ... Read More

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week
European travel news

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Boeing 737 MAX was universally banned from taking to the skies after two deadly accidents in late 2018 and early ... Read More

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Dubai moved to be a model in countering the COVID-19 virus with vaccination centers, a massive stimulus package and comprehensive ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

DCT Abu Dhabi’s Go Safe campaign underpins Abu Dhabi’s efforts to safely reopen its attractions for domestic and international visitors Read More

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers
Airline News

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter ... Read More

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization re-elected Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia.. Read More

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass
Airline News

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the ... Read More

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate
Aviation News

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Pan-European mutually recognized vaccination certificate would be an important step towards giving governments the confidence to safely open their borders Read More

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021
European travel news

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the ... Read More

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