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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.

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale
Airline News

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 15, 2021

Alitalia airline is being sold off bit by bit, one piece at a time. Steps being taken include what is ... Read More

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed
Italy travel news

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 12, 2021

There seems to be enough vaccine to go around for now, but at the rate they are being administered, how ... Read More

COVID Vaccine: Allergic Reaction Trigger
Health News

COVID Vaccine: Allergic Reaction Trigger

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 29, 2020

According to a report by the Italian daily, Il Corriere della Sera, there are compounds present in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and ... Read More

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Cultural Travel News

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020

On the 747th anniversary of his death, the most important Sufi mystic and poet in the world, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, ... Read More

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites
Cultural Travel News

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020

The Veneto Region is responsible for governing a territory that today boasts 8 World Heritage sites. It has long been ... Read More

Is Italy Heading for a Third Lockdown?
Italy travel news

Is Italy Heading for a Third Lockdown?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 16, 2020

Italy's latent risk of entering the third phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is reminiscent of a disoriented flock being misled ... Read More

Using the Pandemic for Musical Inspiration
Cultural Travel News

Using the Pandemic for Musical Inspiration

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

The COVID-19 pandemic became a source of inspiration for Maestro Roberto De Simone, a great Neapolitan musical composer, writer, and ... Read More

Skål Special Awards 2020 Honors Antonio Percario
Travel Award News

Skål Special Awards 2020 Honors Antonio Percario

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

During the Annual General Assembly of Skål International, held virtually for the first time in its history, the organization presented ... Read More

Italy Tourism Trade Associations Outraged with Government Recovery Plan
Italy travel news

Italy Tourism Trade Associations Outraged with Government Recovery Plan

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

The government contribution to the tourism sector outrages the Italy tourism trade associations following the recent approval of the draft ... Read More

Italy Prime Minister Presents New Holiday Restrictions
Italy travel news

Italy Prime Minister Presents New Holiday Restrictions

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 5, 2020

After exhausting talks with Presidents of the Italian regions and various political parties in order to reach a consensus to ... Read More

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

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

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 25, 2020

“Many Italians will no longer be next Christmas. Discussing dinners and parties with 600-700 deaths a day is really out ... Read More

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural
LGBTQ

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 21, 2020

The first green mural paying homage to the LGBT+ movement was inaugurated in Rome on a large wall courtesy of ... Read More

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done
Italy travel news

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 19, 2020

In-depth investigations conducted by the “Noi denounce” Committee on the structural-organizational inadequacies of the Italian government in managing the first ... Read More

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19
Italy travel news

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 14, 2020

The first tolls of the 2025 Jubilee in Rome were heard as the city is in a full COVID-19 emergency. ... Read More

Yes to Italian Sex Shops But No to Travel Agencies?
Italy travel news

Yes to Italian Sex Shops But No to Travel Agencies?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 12, 2020

FIAVET (Federazione Italiana Associazioni Imprese Viaggi E Turismo), the Italian Federation of Travel and Tourism Associations, sent out an alarming ... Read More

Archaeological Tourism: UNESCO Site Hosts Mediterranean Exchange
Cultural Travel News

Archaeological Tourism: UNESCO Site Hosts Mediterranean Exchange

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020

The 23rd edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism will be held inside the ancient city of Paestum (Salerno, ... Read More

Italian Civil Aviation Authority reminds airlines to respect passengers’ rights
Aviation News

Italian Civil Aviation Authority reminds airlines to respect passengers’ rights

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020

Following the enactment of the latest Decree on COVID-19 (dpcm) on November 3, ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) called on ... Read More

Italian Tourism: Christmas holidays frozen
Breaking Travel News

Italian Tourism: Christmas holidays frozen

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Italian Tourism sector's budget is in the "red". Italy lost 49.5 million new arrivals and 153.5  million night stays in 5 ... Read More

New cultural commitments enrich the beautiful land of Sicily
Italy travel news

New cultural commitments enrich the beautiful land of Sicily

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

The Selinunte Archaeological Park reopens just one month after the fire that devastated the Mediterranean scrub and the trees of ... Read More

Italy bans Christmas markets over COVID-19 fears
Italy travel news

Italy bans Christmas markets over COVID-19 fears

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Among the new rules in the latest Italian Government Decree of November 3, 2020, the one that divided Italy into red, ... Read More

Italian Railway Financial Crisis Caused by New COVID-19 Wave
Italy travel news

Italian Railway Financial Crisis Caused by New COVID-19 Wave

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Trenitalia will reduce the Frecciarossa frequencies in 28 Italian railway destinations because of the latest restrictions introduced by the most-recent ... Read More

China Bans Italians from Entry
Italy travel news

China Bans Italians from Entry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Due to the current spread of COVID-19 in Italy, China bans Italians temporarily from entry for citizens residing in Italy ... Read More

Second Italy COVID-19 Wave Divides Country into Zones
Italy travel news

Second Italy COVID-19 Wave Divides Country into Zones

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 5, 2020

A new Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) was signed by Italy Prime Minister G. Conte due to the second Italy COVID-19 ... Read More

Total lockdown: Italy is approaching “Scenario 4”
Breaking Travel News

Total lockdown: Italy is approaching “Scenario 4”

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 31, 2020

Italy is increasingly marred by social uprisings in some Italian cities, in which groups of terrorists, extremists and COVID-19 deniers ... Read More

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced
Sports Travel News

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020

The next appointment for the most important mountain bike race in the world to be held at Elba Island in ... Read More

Journey of Prem Rawat: Champion of World Peace
Cultural Travel News

Journey of Prem Rawat: Champion of World Peace

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020

The Senate of the Republic of Italy hosted Prem Rawat for the fourth time at a conference organized by Senator ... Read More

COVID-19 Contagion Curve Increases in Italy
Italy travel news

COVID-19 Contagion Curve Increases in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020

While it seems that doctors have found a fairly effective treatment system for COVID-19, so far in Italy the use ... Read More

Italian Tourism Showing Courage and Confidence
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Italian Tourism Showing Courage and Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 23, 2020

Dynamic, busy, safe: the 57th edition of the TTG Travel Experience was inaugurated at Rimini Expo Centre in Italy along ... Read More

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

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

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

According to the Italian government decree signed on the evening of October 9 by the four ministers of Economy, Transport, ... Read More

Puglia Implements Extraordinary Tourism Plan
Italy travel news

Puglia Implements Extraordinary Tourism Plan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 9, 2020

The Puglia region, also known as Apulia, has implemented what it calls the Extraordinary Plan, "Let's take care of tourism ... Read More

What Does the Future Hold for Italy Tourism?
Italy travel news

What Does the Future Hold for Italy Tourism?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 7, 2020

According to a recent survey conducted by the Italian Government Tourist Board known as ENIT, one third of Italians are ... Read More

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt
Cultural Travel News

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 3, 2020

The permanent exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, set up inside the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, is renewed as it ... Read More

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome
Tourism News

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 28, 2020

The World Tourism Event (WTE) for World Heritage Sites took place in Rome, Italy, from September 24-26, 2020 bringing hope ... Read More

Italian Tour Operators Association Elects New President
Tourism News

Italian Tour Operators Association Elects New President

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 28, 2020

The Italian Tour Operators Association (ASTOI) has elected a new defender of the rights of its associated members. An assembly ... Read More

COVID-19 Concerns and Confusion Over Resuming School in Italy
Educational Travel News

COVID-19 Concerns and Confusion Over Resuming School in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 15, 2020

The main COVID-19 concerns getting attention in Italy are the lack of masks and a dispute regarding the detection of ... Read More

Alitalia abandons all flights from and to Milan
Airport news

Alitalia abandons all flights from and to Milan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 13, 2020

Alitalia discontinued all flights from Malpensa, the international airport in Milan. Alitalia will no longer fly from Milan due to ... Read More

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