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News on travel and tourism organizations and associations. News includes updates on UNWTO, WTTC, ETOA, ICTP, African Tourism Board, ASTA, USTOA, PATA, South Pacific Tourism Organizations, DRV and many more.  

Grenada launches new travel hotline
Grenada travel news

Grenada launches new travel hotline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

The hotline considered necessary by Grenada Tourism officials to assist travel agents, tour operators, visitors or returning nationals Read More

Florida Keys Tourism: ‘Name’ COVID-19-fighting robot at Key West Airport
Travel Technology News

Florida Keys Tourism: ‘Name’ COVID-19-fighting robot at Key West Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

The robot emits high-intensity ultraviolet UV-C wavelength light designed to remove 99.9% of harmful airborne and surface pathogens including the ... Read More

Visit Plano announces new staff members
Travel Associations News

Visit Plano announces new staff members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

Visit Plano names Steve Yearwood new Association and SMERF Sales Manager and Olivia Woodward new Event Services Coordinator Read More

IGLTA Foundation introduces new 2021 Board officers
LGBTQ

IGLTA Foundation introduces new 2021 Board officers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021

The IGLTAF will remain focused on providing diverse market research for all members, mentoring new LGBTQ+ businesses and emerging destinations, ... Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?
Airline News

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP ... Read More

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate
Airline News

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

With a risk-based, layered approach to health and safety throughout every aspect of travel, it’s possible to both protect public ... Read More

AIANTA CEO appointed to National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council
People in Travel & Tourism

AIANTA CEO appointed to National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

The advisory panel will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to promote sustainable recreation and tourism within the ... Read More

New Vermont Lodging Association formed
Travel Associations News

New Vermont Lodging Association formed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

VLA's goals include retaining a professional and experienced lobbying firm to represent the Vermont lodging industry and serving as the ... Read More

Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau
Breaking Travel News

Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

During a very challenging 2020, Lisa successfully navigated the CVB through a pandemic that threatened the survival of area businesses ... Read More

US travel agency air ticket volume still down nearly 70%
Aviation News

US travel agency air ticket volume still down nearly 70%

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

ARC reports that airline ticket sales by US travel agencies are still in the red Read More

Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization
Wine News

Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

The Global Wine Tourism Organization integrates both public and private sectors to contribute to the socio-economic development of wine tourism ... Read More

Turks & Caicos Islands Tourism mourns the loss of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos Islands Tourism mourns the loss of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

Gordon 'Butch' Stewart made immeasurable contribution to Turks & Caicos Islands tourism through Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and ... Read More

Grenada Tourism mourns passing of Sandals Resorts founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
Grenada travel news

Grenada Tourism mourns passing of Sandals Resorts founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

The Ministry of Tourism and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) express sadness over news of the passing of Tourism business ... Read More

Tourism Malaysia announces new executive appointments
Malaysia travel news

Tourism Malaysia announces new executive appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2021

Tourism Malaysia today announced several new appointments in management, in an effort to strengthen the organizational structure, so as to ... Read More

International Congress and Convention Association announces new team structure
Meeting Industry News

International Congress and Convention Association announces new team structure

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global association for the international meetings industry, is privileged to announce the appointment ... Read More

US Travel mourns passing of Disney’s Richard Bates
People in Travel & Tourism

US Travel mourns passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates, longtime senior ... Read More

World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump
Travel Associations News

World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021

The World Tourism Network passed the flame of hope from country to country at its New Years' party today listening ... Read More

What is next for Malaysia Tourism?
Malaysia travel news

What is next for Malaysia Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021

A panel discussion with tourism experts from Malaysia ended a month of launch events for the World Tourism Network this ... Read More

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021
Travel Associations News

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us ... Read More

International Nightlife Association warns about spike in illegal New Year’s Eve parties
Cultural Travel News

International Nightlife Association warns about spike in illegal New Year’s Eve parties

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020

While nightlife business owners and clubbers should be getting ready for the most important night of the year, New Year’s ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!
LGBTQ

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize ... Read More

Travel insurers: COVID-19 jab may become mandatory for Europe trip
European travel news

Travel insurers: COVID-19 jab may become mandatory for Europe trip

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

Some European travel insurers warned that while COVID-19 vaccination is not currently needed to purchase a travel insurance policy for ... Read More

ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies still in the red
Aviation News

ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies still in the red

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals down 37% in November 2020
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii vacation rentals down 37% in November 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

In November 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 555,000 unit nights (-34.5%) and monthly demand was ... Read More

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Hospitality Industry News

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

As governors and state public health agencies begin to finalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for the next 1b phase, the American ... Read More

Sports Events and Tourism Association praises passing of Pandemic Relief Package
Sports Travel News

Sports Events and Tourism Association praises passing of Pandemic Relief Package

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

Sports Events and Tourism Association (Sports ETA) issued the following statement on the Congressional passing of the Pandemic Relief Package: ... Read More

Travel to the Healthiest Spot of Earth
Jordan travel news

Travel to the Healthiest Spot of Earth

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 22, 2020

World Tourism Network (WTN) is a new initiative that emerged out of a rebuilding.travel discussion that started back in March ... Read More

European Tourism Association declares climate emergency
European travel news

European Tourism Association declares climate emergency

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020

The European Tourism Association (ETOA) and its partners are planning for a sustainable future and have declared a Climate Emergency. ... Read More

US travel agencies’ air ticket sales still down nearly 70%
Aviation News

US travel agencies’ air ticket sales still down nearly 70%

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... Read More

Istanbul Airport awarded 5-Star rating
Airport news

Istanbul Airport awarded 5-Star rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020

Rising firmly in the global aviation scene with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technology and high-level travel experience it ... Read More

WTTC and World Economic Forum promote sustainable growth in Travel & Tourism
Breaking Travel News

WTTC and World Economic Forum promote sustainable growth in Travel & Tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Economic Forum, today announce a reinforced partnership to promote the ... Read More

SITE and SITE Foundation announce new leadership for 2021
Breaking Travel News

SITE and SITE Foundation announce new leadership for 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020

Today, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) announced its leadership line-up for 2021, welcoming 4 new directors to the SITE ... Read More

ARC: US travel agency air ticket sales slow down in November
Aviation News

ARC: US travel agency air ticket sales slow down in November

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today released data showing net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totaling nearly $1.2 billion in November ... Read More

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