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Author: Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy

Mario is a veteran in the travel industry. His experience extends worldwide since 1960 when at the age of 21 he started exploring Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Mario has seen the World Tourism develop up to date and witnessed the destruction of the root/testimony of the past of a good number of countries in favor of modernity/progress. During the last 20 years Mario's travel experience has concentrated in South East Asia and of late included the Indian Sub Continent. Part of Mario's work experience includes multi activities in the Civil Aviation field concluded after organizing the kik off of for Malaysia Singapore Airlines in Italy as an Institutor and continued for 16 years in the role of Sales /Marketing Manager Italy for Singapore Airlines after the split of the two governments in October 1972. Mario's official Journalist license is by the "National Order of Journalists Rome, Italy in 1977.

The island of Procida named Italy’s Capital of Culture

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 23, 2021 00:34

Forty-four cultural projects, 330 days of programming, 240 artists, 40 original works and 8 regenerated spaces: these are the numbers of a year that promises to be unforgettable for the ... Read More

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021 20:56

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its extension of the country’s state of emergency. Its President, Marina ... Read More

Mausoleum of Augustus circa 28 BC reopens to the public

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021 20:25

The Mausoleum of Augustus is a funerary monument of the emperor Octavian Augustus. Construction began by his will in 29 BC, when he had not yet become emperor. Building started ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 15, 2021 03:09

Alitalia airline is being sold off bit by bit, one piece at a time. Steps being taken include what is being called a Plan B, the aviation part, along with ... Read More

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 12, 2021 03:02

There seems to be enough vaccine to go around for now, but at the rate they are being administered, how long will it take to get everyone vaccinated? How can ... Read More

COVID Vaccine: Allergic Reaction Trigger

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 29, 2020 01:40

According to a report by the Italian daily, Il Corriere della Sera, there are compounds present in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food that may cause the COVID vaccine allergic reaction in ... Read More

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020 21:20

On the 747th anniversary of his death, the most important Sufi mystic and poet in the world, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, is commemorated during the "Seb-i Arus" ceremony held yesterday on ... Read More

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020 01:54

The Veneto Region is responsible for governing a territory that today boasts 8 World Heritage sites. It has long been engaged in an action to enhance its heritage excellence with ... Read More

Is Italy Heading for a Third Lockdown?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 16, 2020 21:29

Italy's latent risk of entering the third phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is reminiscent of a disoriented flock being misled by its shepherd and his dogs. The disobedience of a ... Read More

Using the Pandemic for Musical Inspiration

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020 20:43

The COVID-19 pandemic became a source of inspiration for Maestro Roberto De Simone, a great Neapolitan musical composer, writer, and playwright who conquered audiences of the world's leading opera houses ... Read More

Skål Special Awards 2020 Honors Antonio Percario

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020 20:12

During the Annual General Assembly of Skål International, held virtually for the first time in its history, the organization presented the Skål Special Awards 2020. Peter Morrison, 2020 President of ... Read More

Italy Tourism Trade Associations Outraged with Government Recovery Plan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020 19:53

The government contribution to the tourism sector outrages the Italy tourism trade associations following the recent approval of the draft by the Council of Ministers on the Recovery Plan. The ... Read More

Italy Prime Minister Presents New Holiday Restrictions

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 5, 2020 01:37

After exhausting talks with Presidents of the Italian regions and various political parties in order to reach a consensus to apply restrictive measures during the period that includes shopping, Christmas, ... Read More

Italy Minister: Many Italians Will No Longer Be Here Next Christmas

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 25, 2020 03:51

“Many Italians will no longer be next Christmas. Discussing dinners and parties with 600-700 deaths a day is really out of place." These are the words of Francesco Boccia, Italy ... Read More

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 21, 2020 20:45

The first green mural paying homage to the LGBT+ movement was inaugurated in Rome on a large wall courtesy of the Armellini State Industrial Technical Institute (ITIS) in Largo Beato ... Read More

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 19, 2020 00:34

In-depth investigations conducted by the “Noi denounce” Committee on the structural-organizational inadequacies of the Italian government in managing the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit hard the Lombardy ... Read More

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 14, 2020 20:00

The first tolls of the 2025 Jubilee in Rome were heard as the city is in a full COVID-19 emergency. Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Rome Government, hosted a ... Read More

Yes to Italian Sex Shops But No to Travel Agencies?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 12, 2020 01:34

FIAVET (Federazione Italiana Associazioni Imprese Viaggi E Turismo), the Italian Federation of Travel and Tourism Associations, sent out an alarming message to the Italian government: “Travel agencies are disappearing; they ... Read More

Archaeological Tourism: UNESCO Site Hosts Mediterranean Exchange

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020 02:42

The 23rd edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism will be held inside the ancient city of Paestum (Salerno, Italy), a UNESCO site since 1998. Once again, the Exhibition ... Read More

Italian Civil Aviation Authority reminds airlines to respect passengers’ rights

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020 00:14

Following the enactment of the latest Decree on COVID-19 (dpcm) on November 3, ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) called on all the airlines that operate flights to and from Italy ... Read More

Italian Tourism: Christmas holidays frozen

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 23:26

Italian Tourism sector's budget is in the "red". Italy lost 49.5 million new arrivals and 153.5  million night stays in 5 months. 10.5 million fewer Italians traveled abroad. In August and ... Read More

New cultural commitments enrich the beautiful land of Sicily

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 22:55

The Selinunte Archaeological Park reopens just one month after the fire that devastated the Mediterranean scrub and the trees of the Acropolis on September 26th. With highly urgent specialist interventions, ... Read More

Italy bans Christmas markets over COVID-19 fears

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 22:30

Among the new rules in the latest Italian Government Decree of November 3, 2020, the one that divided Italy into red, orange and yellow areas, there is an explicit ban on ... Read More

Italian Railway Financial Crisis Caused by New COVID-19 Wave

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 03:04

Trenitalia will reduce the Frecciarossa frequencies in 28 Italian railway destinations because of the latest restrictions introduced by the most-recent decree announced by Italy Prime Minister Conte which caused a ... Read More

China Bans Italians from Entry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 00:37

Due to the current spread of COVID-19 in Italy, China bans Italians temporarily from entry for citizens residing in Italy in possession of Chinese visas and residence permits "for work, ... Read More

Second Italy COVID-19 Wave Divides Country into Zones

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 5, 2020 02:51

A new Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) was signed by Italy Prime Minister G. Conte due to the second Italy COVID-19 wave. The news came after midnight on November 5, 2020, ... Read More

Total lockdown: Italy is approaching “Scenario 4”

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 31, 2020 16:40

Italy is increasingly marred by social uprisings in some Italian cities, in which groups of terrorists, extremists and COVID-19 deniers protest. Skyrocketing infections rate and rising tensions are bringing Italy ... Read More

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020 21:36

The next appointment for the most important mountain bike race in the world to be held at Elba Island in Tuscany, Italy, will take place on the occasion of the ... Read More

Journey of Prem Rawat: Champion of World Peace

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020 20:08

The Senate of the Republic of Italy hosted Prem Rawat for the fourth time at a conference organized by Senator Arnaldo Lomuti with the collaboration of Piero Scutari in the ... Read More

COVID-19 Contagion Curve Increases in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020 03:33

While it seems that doctors have found a fairly effective treatment system for COVID-19, so far in Italy the use of intensive care has been quite limited. Right now, the ... Read More

Italian Tourism Showing Courage and Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 23, 2020 03:08

Dynamic, busy, safe: the 57th edition of the TTG Travel Experience was inaugurated at Rimini Expo Centre in Italy along with the “Regeneration! by SIA” format and the 38th edition ... Read More

Farewell Alitalia Airline: Hello Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA (ITA)

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 12, 2020 16:12

According to the Italian government decree signed on the evening of October 9 by the four ministers of Economy, Transport, Economic Development, and Labor, the company statute, annexed to the ... Read More

Puglia Implements Extraordinary Tourism Plan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 9, 2020 16:53

The Puglia region, also known as Apulia, has implemented what it calls the Extraordinary Plan, "Let's take care of tourism in Puglia" Funding, with extensions and opportunities in this Italy ... Read More

What Does the Future Hold for Italy Tourism?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 7, 2020 15:42

According to a recent survey conducted by the Italian Government Tourist Board known as ENIT, one third of Italians are already looking forward to and planning for the Christmas holidays. ... Read More

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 3, 2020 10:28

The permanent exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, set up inside the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, is renewed as it is every year, and for this reason, launches a new ... Read More

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 28, 2020 16:50

The World Tourism Event (WTE) for World Heritage Sites took place in Rome, Italy, from September 24-26, 2020 bringing hope for a resumption of travel marts with physical encounters after ... Read More