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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.

COVID pushing 2021 events to 2022: AIME cancelled

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 26, 2021 02:35

The CEO of Talk2 Media & Events, Matt Pearce, organizer, announced the Asian Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event for 2021 - AIME - cancelled. He said, “The Business Events industry ... Read More

Malta Luxury Product Continues to Expand

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 22:17

Malta, an archipelago located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has been acclaimed for its luxurious accommodations, warm climate, and 7,000 years of history. Visitors can enjoy the new ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals outrunning standard hotels

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 20:55

With more tourists arriving in Hawaii ever since the state changed travel rules back on October 15, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has been tracking where these holiday makers are staying. ... Read More

Sunwing Airlines and pilots reach tentative agreement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 21:03

The Unifor 7378 Sunwing Pilot collective agreement expired on November 30, 2020, and it was announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with Sunwing Airlines which operates out of ... Read More

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association announces new President

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 02:48

The new President of the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is taking over during a challenging time in the tourism sector. He and the GHTA Board and committees have committed ... 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

United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 02:12

United Airlines announced today its 2020 financial results along with recovery plans for 2021. The airline has used cost savings, liquidity funding, and cash burn to get through 2020 which ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 00:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) appointed BRANDit as its official representative in India. Nominated to be the face of the beautiful 115-island destination in the Indian subcontinent, the BRANDit team ... Read More

Biden applauded for swift executive orders on climate

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 00:37

Oil Change International said Joe Biden’s inauguration marks the end of the disastrous Trump administration especially for climate change. The company is hopeful this will also mean the end of ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: Human Trafficking Laws for Lodging Industry

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 20, 2021 03:34

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

The Sandals legacy continues

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 22:38

Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the resort company's Executive Chairman, continuing the Sandals legacy. Stewart becomes just the second Chairman in the company’s 40-year history. He ... Read More

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

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 21:32

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended heartfelt congratulations to renowned hotelier, Adam Stewart, on his appointment as Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), following the recent passing of ... Read More

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 02:30

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stomp out hope of reactivating events that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Its latest victim is the Airport Council International ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 01:27

Sandals Resorts International has announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 testing beginning January 26 to all registered guests across its Sandals and Beaches Resorts on-resort prior to their departure. This ... Read More

Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 18, 2021 21:30

Beginning on a grand note, Seychelles Islands shows off its wonders in Switzerland, as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launches a two-week advertising campaign in the European nation- a second ... Read More

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021 21:56

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, the world’s leading all-inclusive resort company, died at the age ... Read More

U.S. Travel Praises President-elect Biden’s Emergency Relief Plan

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021 01:46

“Accelerating the distribution of vaccines is the key to getting travel back to normal, and we applaud President-elect Biden’s emphasis on a robust federal leadership role to get as many ... Read More

Quick-witted Wheel of Fortune contestant wins featured trip to Nevis

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 21:38

The Nevis Tourism Authority hit the ground running to kickstart its marketing efforts for 2021 by being featured on Wheel of Fortune for December 30, 2020. A marvelous trip to ... Read More

Belize and Costa Rica respond to new CDC requirement for US travel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 02:53

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to accelerate in the America, the US CDC has instituted a new protocol for everyone enterting the country. All travelers will now be required ... Read More

The Bahamas poised to seamlessly integrate new CDC order into existing protocols

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 00:09

Yesterday, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all air passengers flying to the U.S. from a foreign country will be required to show proof of ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister names Special COVID Task Force

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 13, 2021 21:35

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has named a special COVID task force to spearhead efforts to boost Jamaica’s COVID-19 testing capacity, in light of the growing demand for such tests, ... Read More

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travelers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 13, 2021 01:09

With comprehensive COVID-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travelers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus. The vaccine program is ... Read More

What’s new in the Islands of The Bahamas in 2021

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 12, 2021 21:07

The Islands of The Bahamas are kicking off the New Year with new hotel opening, continued reopenings and increased airlift from major international markets, giving travelers plenty of reasons to ... Read More

National COVID-19 Immunization Campaign begins in Seychelles

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 11, 2021 21:44

Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for travelers, leaps towards immunization as the country launched its national COVID-19 Immunization Campaign on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Being the first country ... Read More

IMEX cancelled once again

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 11, 2021 21:12

IMEX Frankfurt scheduled for May 25-27, 2021, has officially been cancelled as announced by the IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom and CEO Carina Bauer. Read More

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021 19:52

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch and Sandals Resorts are synonymous with all-inclusive travel, but perhaps ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Announces Restructuring in Operations

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 8, 2021 21:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) announces various changes to its overseas operation given the ongoing pandemic and its economic impact on the country.  On the Chinese market, the STB offices ... Read More

Cook Islands – Niue Travel Bubble could start this month

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 8, 2021 01:33

Just over 2 weeks after the announcement of a travel bubble between the two island nations of the Cook Islands and Niue, officials say the start of this travel bubble ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board staff movement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 7, 2021 01:11

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB's) Management and Board would like to inform all its partners and stakeholders of the retirement of Ms. Monette Rose Director for Italy, Turkey, Israel, and ... Read More

Tourism Minister lobbies for new Jamaica Youth Ambassador

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 6, 2021 00:10

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that actor Michael Rainey, Jr., best known for his role as Tariq St. Patrick on Starz network's hit drama series Power, is an ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister mourns death of Harry Maragh

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 5, 2021 23:41

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed condolences to the family and loved-ones of the late Harriat “Harry” Maragh, past president of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and ... Read More

Seychelles New Safety Measures Announced

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 4, 2021 23:20

Seychelles authorities announced new safety measures on Sunday, January 3, 2020, with the aim to curb the spread of COVID-19 within the community.  The Seychelles International Airport will remain open for ... Read More

Introducing Ideation + H: New Boutique Hospitality Asset Management and Consulting Firm

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 4, 2021 21:41

Pamela Malkani is pleased to announce the formation of ideation + h as of January 1, 2021.The new boutique hospitality asset management and consulting firm will oversee a portfolio of ... Read More

SpaceX Dragon to Execute Ultimate Cargo Services

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 4, 2021 20:51

21st resupply services mission for NASA |5,200 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo |Live broadcast |Click here to read this full premium article free | An upgraded SpaceX Dragon ... Read More

Aeromexico Airline and Pilots Union Still At Odds

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 1, 2021 03:08

Aeromexico airline and pilots union, Asociación Sindical de Pilotos Aviadores de Mexico (ASPA) which represents Mexican pilots, are still at odds over current negotiations. Agreement is necessary in order for ... Read More

Jamaica: The True Meaning of Tourism Resilience

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 31, 2020 21:38

As we reflect on the year that was 2020, we cannot deny that the year has been one of trials and tests for international tourism, perhaps more so than any ... Read More