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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

Germany extends lockdown, makes masks mandatory, warns of border closures
Germany Travel News

Germany extends lockdown, makes masks mandatory, warns of border closures

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

The government of Germany announced that the current coronavirus lockdown will be extended until the middle of next month due ... Read More

Accor sets ambitious lineup for 2021 new hotel openings
Hotel & Resort News

Accor sets ambitious lineup for 2021 new hotel openings

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Accor looks forward to a bounty of new properties and new beginnings around the world Read More

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week
European travel news

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Boeing 737 MAX was universally banned from taking to the skies after two deadly accidents in late 2018 and early ... 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

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

DCT Abu Dhabi’s Go Safe campaign underpins Abu Dhabi’s efforts to safely reopen its attractions for domestic and international visitors Read More

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers
Airline News

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter ... 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

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass
Airline News

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the ... Read More

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate
Aviation News

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Pan-European mutually recognized vaccination certificate would be an important step towards giving governments the confidence to safely open their borders 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

British Airways most mentioned airline on Twitter in Q4 2020
Airline News

British Airways most mentioned airline on Twitter in Q4 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

British flag carrier was the most mentioned airline among influencer conversations on Twitter in Fourth Quarter of 2020 Read More

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021
Hotel & Resort News

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

Marriott International continues to strengthen its footprint, with several expected brand debuts across Asia Pacific Read More

American Airlines, United and Delta return to Bonaire this winter
Caribbean News

American Airlines, United and Delta return to Bonaire this winter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

Bonaire welcomes back North American travelers with direct flight service set to resume from Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Newark Read More

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub
Airport news

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

New strain of COVID-19 threatens to deepen the crisis in the British aviation industry Read More

GOL Linhas Aéreas: 20 years in the air
Airline News

GOL Linhas Aéreas: 20 years in the air

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

Brazil's largest domestic airline opened up access to air travel for millions of Brazilians, with more than 500 million customers ... Read More

Most dangerous US National Parks named
USA Travel News

Most dangerous US National Parks named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

From accidental falls to drowning and even attacks by wild animals - US national parks can be dangerous places to ... Read More

Middle East hotels ready to capitalize on workation trend
Hospitality Industry News

Middle East hotels ready to capitalize on workation trend

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads Read More

Qatar Airways receives 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating
Airline News

Qatar Airways receives 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

Qatar Airways kept flying throughout COVID-19, taking over 3.1 million people home since the start of the pandemic 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

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