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Stop the Ungrounding of Boeing 737 Max in Europe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 20:29

Families of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Crash in March 2019 are united to stop the re-certification of the Boeing Max 737. The US Parliament is now getting involved Read More

The safest mask to wear is deadly upsetting to Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 06:10

The US Government has a good reason to mislead its 332 million citizens against wearing KN95 and N95 masks. Europe however is now coming out with the truth. Read More

Carnival Cruise Line announces additional cruise cancellations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 19:04

Carnival's guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their option Read More

Europe’s busiest airports named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 18:43

Most Western European airports experienced a decline in passenger traffic of 70% or more in 2020 Read More

Boeing commits to deliver commercial planes ready to fly on 100% sustainable fuels

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 16:15

Sustainable aviation fuels are proven, used every day, and have the most immediate and greatest potential to reduce carbon emissions in the near and long term Read More

Mask optional: New trend in Spain and for UNWTO?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2021 07:52

Only the Egyptian minister of tourism actually traveled Madrid to attend the 113th Executive Council and voted for Zurab Pololikashvili at the Secretary General Election. The rest of the delegates ... Read More

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

Cyprus re-opens borders for foreign tourists on March 1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 23:33

Tourists will be able to visit Cyprus without quarantine restrictions if upon arrival they do not have a positive test result for COVID-19 Read More

Airbus unveils its helicopter Flightlab

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 23:15

Airbus Helicopters intends to pursue the testing of hybrid and electric propulsion technologies with its Flightlab demonstrator Read More

Hawaii hotels: December revenue, daily rate, and occupancy declined substantially

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 22:29

Last month Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide fell by 77.2 percent to $107.9 million, down from $472.6 million in December 2019 Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica boosts COVID-19 testing capacity to meet increased demand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 21:47

All visitors who come to Jamaica will be able to access approved testing arrangements to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their respective countries for re-entry Read More

Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of Wildlife conservation gains

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:52

Unless African governments can maintain strong networks of community conservation areas, supporting thousands of jobs dedicated to wildlife conservation, protected wildlife areas face a difficult road to recovery Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines adjust mask requirement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:35

Lufthansa Group airlines had already introduced a requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board their flights in May of last year Read More

Turkmenistan Airlines places first order with Airbus

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:21

Turkmenistan Airlines becomes new Airbus customer with order of two A330-200 aircraft Read More

FlyersRights praises Biden’s air travel mask executive order

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:03

Reasonable masking rules, social distancing, and COVID-19 testing measures are necessary for air travel Read More

National Plan for Vacation Day arrives not a moment too soon

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:37

More than six in 10 Americans report that they “desperately” need a vacation after trauma of COVID-19 pandemic Read More

President Biden signs executive order mandating masks on airline flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:20

Mandating masks during flights is an important first step to ensure airline passengers are protected from the risk of contracting COVID-19 Read More

President of Skål International Bangkok: An alternative to compulsory quarantine needed

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 22, 2021 16:14

I am very optimistic for our industry and the future of SKÅL International’s role as a leader in both the business and friendship of hospitality Read More

US Travel praises President Biden’s executive orders on travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 15:55

CDC testing requirement for international travelers should also pave the way to ease other travel restrictions, including those on the UK, the EU, and Brazil Read More

Tourism has a new Hero: Kornelia Ferizaj from Albania

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2021 07:53

The Hall of International Tourism Heroes is open by nomination only to recognize those that have shown extraordinary leadership, innovation, and actions. Tourism Heroes go the extra step. The Tourism ... Read More

ARC congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on their inauguration

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 00:20

Air travel will play a vital role in the US economic recovery and ARC applauds the bi-partisan actions to-date providing much-needed assistance to the travel industry Read More

State of the Hotel Industry 2021: Business travel not expected to return until 2024

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:58

COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to hospitality industry workforce, which is down nearly 4 million jobs compared to the same time in 2019 Read More

FAA declares Tampa Bay ‘No Drone Zone’ during Super Bowl LV

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:03

FAA will establish a Temporary Flight Restriction on game day prohibiting drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude Read More

Pacific Princess is leaving Princess Cruises fleet

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 22:50

Pacific Princess sailed more than 1.6 Million nautical miles, 11 World Cruises and offered distinctive itineraries to sought-after destinations all over the world Read More

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 19:38

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming discussion with industry leaders to talk about a way forward. Read More

Asia Pacific growth scenarios fragile and uneven to 2023

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 16:33

A return to near pre-COVID-19 levels of arrivals, while possible by 2023, appears now to be feasible, at least if conditions as they are now, abate quickly and permanently Read More

Qatar Airways signs expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 16:07

Qatar Airways continues where it left off in 2020, further expanding its strategic partnerships signing an expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia. The agreement will enhance connectivity between the two airlines’ ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan announces new low-fare destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:53

FlyArystan is Kazakhstan’s first Low Cost Carrier and the first LCC based in Eurasia Read More

Powerful earthquake strikes southern Philippines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:23

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned of aftershocks but said damage was not expected Read More

Professor Geoffrey Lipman knows this is a big day for Travel, Tourism, and Climate Change

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 07:31

What the difference one day can make. With the inauguration in the United States of America and President Biden bringing the country back into the Paris Climate Agreement, it will ... Read More

The Official Acceptance by the White House on behalf of the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 01:09

The following press release was received today by the US White House. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2020  ACCEPTANCE ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President ... Read More