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Author: Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor

Linda Hohnholz has been writing and editing articles since the start of her working career. She has applied this innate passion to such places as Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University, the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, and now TravelNewsGroup.

Jamaica Tourism Minister calls for fair and united approach needed in global distribution of vaccines

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 25, 2021 20:57

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has called for a fair and united approach to the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, amid growing criticism worldwide, that advanced countries are hoarding ... Read More

IGLTA partners with Copenhagen 2021 supporting WorldPride and EuroGames

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 25, 2021 03:00

LGBTQ+ tourism and operators will be linked in with the upcoming Copenhagen 2021 through the extensive IGLTA+ Travel Association network. This event includes WorldPride and EuroGames that is taking place ... Read More

Sandals Emerald Bay reopens its doors

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 23:59

Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, has officially reopened its doors today, welcoming guests back with its warm Bahamian hospitality and enhanced health ... Read More

Hawaii returns favor to CDC: Lessons learned

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 23:18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance that has helped Hawai‘i to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, Hawai‘i returns the favor to the CDC ... Read More

Thai Airlines Association names inaugural President

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 22:16

Along with organizing the association meeting to discuss guidelines and measures to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 situation, the Thai Airlines Association appointed its inaugural President, Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, ... Read More

Australia Government handing out cash for events

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 03:05

Just like so many other countries around the world, the MICE industry has been suffering due to the impact of COVID-19. With barely any travel taking place and people for ... Read More

Sayaji Hotels appoints new GM

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 23, 2021 20:38

Sayaji Hotels Ltd. has appointed Mr. Amit Gera as the new General Manager Operations. An alumnus of IHM Shimla, Mr. Gera is a passionate hospitality professional with 20+ years of ... Read More

Chinese Travel and Tourism: Strong return

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 23, 2021 01:56

The Chinese people love to travel and shop, and that is making for strong tailwinds in the recovery of the tourism industry. Read More

Hawaii hotels remain severely impacted by COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 22, 2021 20:28

The monthly Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows the severe and continued effect of the coronavirus on hotels specifically and on tourism in general. Read More

President of Emirates Sir Tim Clark: Candid discussion during interesting times

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 20, 2021 20:26

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be front and center in the minds of everyone no matter what occupation or stage of life, and the effects around the globe vary from ... Read More

South Korea tourists on their way to Thailand under golf quarantine

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 20, 2021 02:01

If spending quarantine at a golf course seems palatable to you, then tourists may want to consider a trip to Thailand where a golf quarantine program has been established. Read More

Seychelles welcomes STORY and L’Escale onto its shores

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 19, 2021 21:31

The Seychelles Islands luxury segment expands as the tropical island destination welcomes STORY (Seychelles) and L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa two exclusive properties on Mahé.   Launched in January 2021, L’Escale ... Read More

Aviation and COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia: As seen by flyadeal CEO

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 19, 2021 03:42

For aviation in Saudi Arabia to take off, the country must allow more visitors and expand tourism while dealing with the coronavirus. Read More

Kidnapped in Jamaica: JetBlue plus Jamaica equals International Controversy

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 18, 2021 23:37

A former JetBlue Airways flight attendant claims she was “held hostage” – her words – in Jamaica in a dirty hotel room, because she tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO: The future of Africa Aviation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 18, 2021 02:08

In a candid conversation, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines talks about the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the current situation, and a way forward. Read More

Sandals Resorts makes it easy to rekindle romance

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 17, 2021 21:20

Just because Valentine’s Day is over, doesn’t mean couples can’t celebrate love 365 days a year! Sandals Resorts is inspiring couples to reignite play and passion every single day by ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Board to Boost City’s Recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 17, 2021 02:35

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today its first global fan-engagement program, “Hong Kong Super Fans,” to accelerate its promotional efforts as part of the post-COVID-19 tourism-recovery plan it ... Read More

Jetblue CEO Issues Apology to Jamaican Government and People of Jamaica

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 16, 2021 22:44

Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue Airways, Robin Hayes, issued a personal apology to the Jamaican Government and the people of Jamaica earlier today, following the recent controversial actions of one of ... Read More

No contaminated air warning sensors: FAA and EASA unconcerned?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 16, 2021 03:24

Despite knowing about the effect of “bleed air” filters for decades and the potential for contaminated passenger cabin, aviation regulators around the world such as the US Federal Aviation Administration ... Read More

Air Serbia and Swiss/Lufthansa airline executives: Leading an airline in 2021

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 16, 2021 01:32

As COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered around the world, the hope for the return of travel and tourism looms on the horizon. The first step to kick starting travel will ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister: Take Greater Advantage of Growing Rum Tourism Niche Market

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 15, 2021 21:14

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett is calling on private sector interests to take greater advantage of the growing rum tourism niche market in order to generate higher growth rates ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Chairs OAS Tourism Recovery Working Group Meeting

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 12, 2021 21:35

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday chaired the third meeting of a high-level Organization of American States (OAS) Working Group that is currently developing a tourism recovery action plan, ... Read More

Sandals Beaches and Resorts: Book and travel with confidence

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 12, 2021 02:36

Sandals Beaches and Resorts is thrilled to continue making travel as safe and stress-free as possible for guests with the extension of its Cancellation Protection Benefit and Travel Protection Plan - Insurance Is ... Read More

Spain Tourism getting ready to welcome Chinese outbound travelers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 11, 2021 03:04

The Spain Tourism Ministry is the first European tourism authority to facilitate a recovery program that caters to Chinese outbound travelers. Read More

New procedures for travelers to Dominica

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 11, 2021 01:37

Dominica is following the lead of other Caribbean countries who have tightened up on screening for COVID-19. Read More

Seychelles stars in German TV Show “The Dream Ship”

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 10, 2021 21:47

Sailing large, the German series “Dream Ship” hit the Indian Ocean destination, as the Seychelles Islands was featured on the popular German TV Show, “Das Traumschiff” as it is known ... Read More

From The Bahamas with Love: Virtual romance expo

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 10, 2021 20:59

The Bahamas, one of the world’s leading destinations for weddings and honeymoons, is gearing up to host two virtual events - From The Bahamas With Love - to showcase the ... Read More

Sao Paulo honors victims of COVID-19 with memorial

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 10, 2021 02:41

Inaugurated in Carmo Municipal Park, a memorial representing human resilience and solidarity has been installed in Sao Paulo. Read More

Marriott goes big in the Caribbean and Mexico: Jamaica’s Tourism Minister loves it

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 9, 2021 23:21

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett is pleased with Marriott and Sunwing Travel Groups and their trendsetting marketing deal which he believes will help in his nation’s travel and tourism industry recovery. Read More

“The Nevisian Kiss” on the Island of Love

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 9, 2021 21:06

To solidify Nevis’ position as the definitive “Island of Love,” the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) has introduced a specialty cocktail with aphrodisiac properties for Valentine’s Day. Inspired by Aphrodite, the ... Read More

Steps being taken to reset Jamaica Tourism sector

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 8, 2021 22:39

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed that steps are currently being taken to ‘reset’ the tourism sector to ensure that it benefits even more Jamaicans and fuels greater economic ... Read More

Hon. Edmund Bartlett meets with Executive Director of Integrity Commission

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 8, 2021 20:43

The Executive Director of the Integrity Commission, Greg Christie (see left in the photo), recently paid a courtesy call on Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett in his capacity as ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism’s Action Plan for Kauai

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 5, 2021 22:11

Nature, culture, community, and marketing are all part of Kauai island’s Destination Management Action Plan developed by islanders themselves along with the Visitors Bureau and published by the Hawaii Tourism ... Read More

Tourism Minister Meets With New Jamaica Heads of Mission

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 4, 2021 22:04

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, (seen second right in the photo) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith (seen left) paused for a photograph with (from ... Read More

What’s new in the islands of The Bahamas in February

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 4, 2021 21:23

The Bahamas appeals to travelers looking for a warm winter getaway in February as hotels and activities continue to reopen across the islands and resorts offer romantic Valentine’s Day escapes. ... Read More