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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.  

Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of Wildlife conservation gains

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:52

Unless African governments can maintain strong networks of community conservation areas, supporting thousands of jobs dedicated to wildlife conservation, protected wildlife areas face a difficult road to recovery Read More

President of Skål International Bangkok: An alternative to compulsory quarantine needed

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 22, 2021 16:14

I am very optimistic for our industry and the future of SKÅL International’s role as a leader in both the business and friendship of hospitality Read More

ARC congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on their inauguration

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 00:20

Air travel will play a vital role in the US economic recovery and ARC applauds the bi-partisan actions to-date providing much-needed assistance to the travel industry Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister officially launches Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 23:30

Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre has been officially launched by founder and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. ... Read More

Asia Pacific growth scenarios fragile and uneven to 2023

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 16:33

A return to near pre-COVID-19 levels of arrivals, while possible by 2023, appears now to be feasible, at least if conditions as they are now, abate quickly and permanently Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 19:07

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

US travel industry welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 18:26

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

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 18:57

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021 Read More

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 15:11

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

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 07:38

The controversial dinner last night to bribe for Zurab Pololikashvili re-election for UNWTO Secretary General has raised eyebrows all over the world. It's not clear who ended up attending the ... Read More

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 16, 2021 19:58

The officers of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) are making an urgent appeal to the Minister of Civil Aviation and Minister of Tourism to establish protocols for travelers ... Read More

Grenada launches new travel hotline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 22:33

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 19:38

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

Visit Plano announces new staff members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 18:25

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021 17:57

The IGLTAF will remain focused on providing diverse market research for all members, mentoring new LGBTQ+ businesses and emerging destinations, and delivering quality educational programing for ‘new normal’ industry trends Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021 21:19

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP for Etihad Airways is now leading the Aviation Interest Group ... Read More

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 19:06

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

AIANTA CEO appointed to National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 23:52

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

New Vermont Lodging Association formed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 23:30

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 21:43

During a very challenging 2020, Lisa successfully navigated the CVB through a pandemic that threatened the survival of area businesses and assisted in promoting the safety of our community to ... Read More

US travel agency air ticket volume still down nearly 70%

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 17:50

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

Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 17:32

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 00:30

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 00:12

The Ministry of Tourism and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) express sadness over news of the passing of Tourism business icon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD. Stewart, the ... Read More

Tourism Malaysia announces new executive appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2021 02:08

Tourism Malaysia today announced several new appointments in management, in an effort to strengthen the organizational structure, so as to achieve its strategic targets this year of revitalizing the country's ... Read More

International Congress and Convention Association announces new team structure

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 15:47

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global association for the international meetings industry, is privileged to announce the appointment of a number of key roles cementing ICCA's commitment to ... Read More

US Travel mourns passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021 19:58

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates, longtime senior vice president of government affairs for The Walt Disney Company: ... Read More

World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 04:40

The World Tourism Network passed the flame of hope from country to country at its New Years' party today listening to incredible stories told by tour guides. Tour guides are ... Read More

What is next for Malaysia Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 03:48

A panel discussion with tourism experts from Malaysia ended a month of launch events for the World Tourism Network this week. Organized by Rudolf Herrmann, head of the WTN Malaysia ... Read More

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020 04:55

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us in the sector, we do not need short-term fixes, we ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 19:21

While nightlife business owners and clubbers should be getting ready for the most important night of the year, New Year’s Eve, most nightlife venue’s doors are currently shut and unable ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020 15:59

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize and reward select accommodations, destinations, and transportation companies worldwide. These ... Read More