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Author: Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN

Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021 02:36

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect travelers perception of whether a destination is worthy of a ... Read More

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 6, 2021 04:09

What makes COVID-19 different from previous diseases in the speed and reach of the virus and the extent of the contagion beyond the traveler to the destination? Tourism is about ... Read More

Caribbean: Flaws in Paradise

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 18, 2020 03:43

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – James Michener Reality is Harsh There are at least ... Read More

Beach Tourism Unmasked: COVID-19

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 10, 2020 02:21

Tourism is an economic engine for many countries, and it has grown exponentially since the 1970s when less than 200 million people traveled outside their own country for a holiday; ... Read More

Ignorance, COVID-19 and Tourism

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 7, 2020 21:47

It is convenient to claim that the tourism industry has been brought to its knees because of COVID-19; however, the blame would be misplaced. The broader picture includes a confluence ... Read More

Airplanes: Part of the COVID-19 Problem

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 28, 2020 00:18

Since the beginning of COVID-19, many people have stopped flying! Why? The reasons are multiple and complex. Business travel has declined thanks to Zoom and other remote meeting options. International ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Trust – the Final Frontier

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 16, 2020 21:23

Lies are like candies in a candy store, they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Some lies are motivated by money and greed, other lies are ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Ethics and Lies

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 14, 2020 19:33

Lies are like candies in a candy store, they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Today, in the chaotic world of travel and tourism, ethics and ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 13, 2020 03:03

Lies are like candies in a candy store - they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Some lies are motivated by money and greed, other lies ... Read More

Tourism Impasse: Cannot Stop or Go

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 3, 2020 02:46

The hotel, travel and tourism industry contributed to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, most notably cruise lines and airlines; however large their role, these enterprises cannot be held accountable ... Read More

Tourism in a Time of Chaos

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 23, 2020 01:49

Chaos Theory Chaos is a term used to describe the world when nothing makes sense; when 2+2 does not equal 4, leaving us completely and totally confused. Sometimes the “butterfly ... Read More

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 13, 2020 15:53

Seasick A recent study of the global cruise industry and tourism crises revealed a systematic failure within the industry to understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to (and including) 2019, the ... Read More

Is Tourism open or closed? Your fault or their failure?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 5, 2020 19:40

Is Recovery Doable? The elected and appointed men and women working in Washington, DC, spend most of their time pointing fingers at each other, creating mayhem, dissention, confusion and ultimately ... Read More

Hotel Management, COVID-19, Government/Politics and You

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- September 22, 2020 11:03

COVID-19 has become our worst nightmare or our brightest star, it all depends on the part of the economy you call home. If your revenue stream relies on success in ... Read More

Governments Stick It to Hotel, Travel and Tourism Industries

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- September 14, 2020 21:23

The hotel, travel and tourism industries have been hammered by COVID-19. As strategic partners in the tourism paradigm, hotel executives have seen investments in this sector decline by 59 percent ... Read More

Does Crime Take a Holiday?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- September 7, 2020 22:18

Watching more TV news than ever? Thinking the country is overrun with bad guys looting and destroying storefronts? Thanks to the current elected officials… you know them, they occupy buildings ... Read More

Sea Sick: Is Cruising Still a Happy Business?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 23, 2020 20:47

The cruise industry before COVID-19 generated $134 billion in travel and tourism revenue prompting the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to paint a rosy future. This was before COVID-19. Before ... Read More

Will meetings return? Can hotels really open safely?… Or should we stay home?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 10, 2020 04:35

Tourism Encounters a New Paradigm Up to, and including the beginning of 2020, many professionals in the hotel, travel, and tourism industry would have agreed that “bigger is better.” Demand ... Read More

Why Tourism is part of the COVID-19 Problem?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 1, 2020 20:56

COVID-19 appeared first on the Chinese radar screen at the end of December 2019 and became part of the global dialogue at the beginning of 2020. The World Health Organization ... Read More

Covid 19 Dining Out Becomes a Dilemma

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 25, 2020 20:41

Life BC (Before Covid 19) Before Covid 19 dining out was a no-brainer; grabbing a pizza or making a reservation at the newest, trending restaurant – no problem. However, thanks to ... Read More

Getting Beyond COVID-19: Press Releases are Not the Answer

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 16, 2020 02:34

Barriers to a reboot of the hotel, travel and tourism industry grow daily. Why? Perhaps the industry cannot gain traction because industry leaders refuse to acknowledge the core issues that ... Read More

Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 10, 2020 21:28

Invisible But Deadly: COVID-19 When you can see it, there is no challenge to keeping surfaces clean and sanitized. Find dark particles on the desk top from construction, dust bunnies ... Read More

If Living is a Priority, Should You Cruise?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- June 23, 2020 23:29

Although it is hard for me to believe, each and every year approximately 30 million people spend time and a great deal of money ($150 billion yearly) on cruise ships, ... Read More

Hotels and Airlines Claim Deep Cleaning: What Does It Mean?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- June 13, 2020 20:11

Generation Clean We have gone through Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials; now the marketing focus is on deep cleaning with Generation Clean. People are intensely concerned with their ... Read More

Hotels and Travel Reimagined. Better? Perhaps. Certainly Different!

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- June 6, 2020 19:09

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste” Rahm Emanuel (American politician: adviser to U.S. President Bill Clinton; U.S. President Barack Obama, and former Mayor of Chicago). If ... Read More

Air in Hotels Can still be Deadly after Deep Cleaning

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 31, 2020 20:26

Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Hilton, Wyndham, Corinthia Hotels, and Resorts are getting ready to reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown. Sore already reopened. Trust me, management says when it comes to safety, ... Read More

WHO Has the Right Person for the Job

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 16, 2020 20:29

WHO Impacts My Life I developed a tiny cough over the weekend (although I have not wandered beyond the confines of my apartment elevator and laundry room). To be perfectly ... Read More

Donald Trump: How do I make him go away?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 8, 2020 01:10

It is almost 4 years since The Donald left Manhattan and took up residency in Washington, DC. As a New Yorker and real estate developer, he had no influence on ... Read More

In the Time of President Trump: Recognition of the Decider-in- Chief

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 4, 2020 17:09

It appears, in the short term, that decisions made by the men and women working at the White House have been made in favor of business. The Decider-in-Chief thinks that ... Read More

Should all Makeup be Halal Cosmetics?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- February 16, 2020 02:17

It was not until I was meandering down the Javits aisle at the recent In-Cosmetics event that I even thought about Halal cosmetics. Halal food markets are widely available in ... Read More

What to Wear When How

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 25, 2020 18:35

Many knew there were rules and guidelines for women executives that extended beyond the roles of leaders and managers. We may have been aware of the rules but preferred to ... Read More

Leading Israel in New York: Dani Dayan, Consul General

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 28, 2019 18:57

Have you wondered who represents the State of Israel in New York? The current Consul General is the Honorable Dani Dayan. He has held this position since August, 2016 after ... Read More

Tiffany Is On My 2020 Travel Schedule

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 30, 2019 18:43

My international travel plans for 2020 will include visits to all the Tiffany shops on the planet. This is going to be an interesting journey, because as of 2018, there ... Read More

Hotel rooms define the guest experience

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 23, 2019 20:15

Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931 A hotel room can be a very lonely place if the interior design, including the furniture, fixtures, walls/floor coverings, and window treatments are less than ... Read More

Sardinia: A lifestyle destination

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 2, 2019 20:15

On LinkedIn, I noticed an opportunity for travel writers to join a group to visit Olbia. I immediately replied, expressing my sincere interest in the destination, then waited (and waited) ... Read More

Truth on trial

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 26, 2019 21:04

The New York Chapter of The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recently considered TRUTH and put it on trial. The panel included media, marketing and education professionals who expressed ... Read More

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