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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977). He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is ... Read More

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Dubai moved to be a model in countering the COVID-19 virus with vaccination centers, a massive stimulus package and comprehensive ... Read More

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization re-elected Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia.. Read More

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021
European travel news

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the ... Read More

The Future of Travel to Thailand
Breaking Travel News

The Future of Travel to Thailand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine this week for emergency use in the ... Read More

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

The controversial dinner last night to bribe for Zurab Pololikashvili re-election for UNWTO Secretary General has raised eyebrows all over ... Read More

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world. To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Airport news

Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Massive passenger slump recorded at Frankfurt Airport and Fraport’s Group airports worldwide – Relatively low decline in FRA’s cargo volumes Read More

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions
African Tourism Board News

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of ... Read More

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia
Breaking Travel News

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

The powerful earthquake in West Sulawesi Indonesia left 78 people dead. This number may go up. Many are homeless. Authorities ... Read More

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!
Breaking Travel News

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

My house is three minutes walk from the White House for 30 years. I welcomed visitors from every continent. I ... Read More

NASA Conducts Test for Moon Mission
Breaking Travel News

NASA Conducts Test for Moon Mission

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021

NASA conducted a hot fire Saturday of the core stage for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will ... Read More

The Chinese Virus: US State Department released a shocking fact sheet
Breaking Travel News

The Chinese Virus: US State Department released a shocking fact sheet

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021

COVID-19 may have been an experiment that went wrong in the development of a horrifying chemical weapon by the Chinese ... Read More

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2021

In a top-secret move by the World Tourism Organization, a dinner designed to bribe 34 countries was just added to ... Read More

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan
UK Travel News

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2021

COVID 19 is growing a new strains are emerging. The third one now in Brazil. This P1 version was already ... Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?
Airline News

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP ... Read More

WHO: No back to normal in 2021
Health News

WHO: No back to normal in 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

A return to normalcy won't be possible until herd immunity is achieved worldwide -- a goal that is unlikely in ... Read More

Armed and Dangerous: US Protesters Planning Attacks?
Breaking Travel News

Armed and Dangerous: US Protesters Planning Attacks?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

The Parler Social Media Network, a social media that welcomes right-wing messages and claims it's about "Free Speech" is down. ... Read More

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs
Saudi Arabia travel news

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

Saudi Arabia after opening this closed country has been developed as a source for out of the box, but realistic ... Read More

Affordable Russian COVID vaccine expands to Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia
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Affordable Russian COVID vaccine expands to Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

The cost is $10.00, the efficiency rate 90%, and fully avoids severe cases of COVID-19. This vaccine was authorized in ... Read More

British Virgin Islands helps pay for your private jet
Aviation News

British Virgin Islands helps pay for your private jet

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2021

Traveling on a private jet is out of reach for most people, but it's a safe way to travel. The ... Read More

Passenger Plane Crash in Indonesia
Airport news

Passenger Plane Crash in Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2021

62 passengers and crew are assumed dead after Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 a 737-500 (classic narrow-body airline jet) disappeared on ... Read More

Trump lost, but UNWTO election fraud by Georgia candidate may succeed
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Trump lost, but UNWTO election fraud by Georgia candidate may succeed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2021

US President Donald Trump and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili have something in common. The urge to stay in power no ... Read More

Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany
International Visitor News

Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

The US or UK Passport only gives access to 75 countries visa free. This is bringing the value of the ... Read More

Staying at a Marriott for good
Hospitality Industry News

Staying at a Marriott for good

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

This project by Marriott will add close to 4,200 residential and offictel units in Vietnam, positioned to meet the increasing ... Read More

Koh Lani in the Gulf of Thailand orders all tourists to leave
Breaking Travel News

Koh Lani in the Gulf of Thailand orders all tourists to leave

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

Koh Lani is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. It's a popular tour destination from Pattaya. On Sunday ... Read More

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts
Hospitality Industry News

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

Hospitality Industry: Aspirating smoke detection enhances safety, eases Inspection and maintenance. The answer is how to optimize smoke detectors. Read More

In Memory of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Resorts
Jamaica travel news

In Memory of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021

The World Tourism Network mourns the death of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, A Tourism Visionary and founder of Sandals Resorts was ... Read More

Taleb Rifai thanks Carlos Vogeler for urging leadership changes at  UNWTO
Breaking Travel News

Taleb Rifai thanks Carlos Vogeler for urging leadership changes at UNWTO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021

WTN Decency for the UNWTO Campaign continues with only 24 out of 35 member states responding. It appears the world ... Read More

Egypt wants to have tourism come back, but safely
African Tourism Board News

Egypt wants to have tourism come back, but safely

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021

In Egypt out of 1,200 hotels, 700 have licenses to operate under current health restrictions due to COVID-19 Read More

21 Incredible Reasons to Replace UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab  Pololikashvili
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

21 Incredible Reasons to Replace UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021

Today former UNWTO Executive Director for many years, Mr. Carlos Vogeler gave 21 Important Reasons which make it necessary to ... Read More

Seychelles Records First COVID-19 death
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Records First COVID-19 death

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021

Sidney Vincent Pilay becomes first fatality in Seychelles of COVID-19People in Seychelles alarmedList of countries left with no COVID-19 death ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai is the new Secretary-General
People in Travel & Tourism

Dr. Taleb Rifai is the new Secretary-General

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021

World Tourism Forum Institute appoints new Secretary-General | Former UNWTO SG Dr. Taleb Rifai accept the position of Secretary-General of ... Read More

This Premium Economy Class is only available for upgrades
Airline News

This Premium Economy Class is only available for upgrades

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021

New flights from Dubai to LondonPremium Economy Class only available as an Upgrade on EmiratesEmirates introduced A380 Emirates has announced ... Read More

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia resume passenger flights
Airline News

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia resume passenger flights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021

PIA resumes flights to Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia reopens travelNew strain of COVID-19 virus in Saudi Arabia The Pakistan International Airlines ... Read More

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