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50 Resorts in Mexico are Technically Bankrupt

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 03:37

When a hotel is for sale during a crisis like COVID-19 they are technically bankrupt. In Mexicos resort cities Los Cabos, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Acapulco , Cuernavaca, Bahía de Banderas ... Read More

Southwest Airlines bans emotional support animals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 23:50

Effective March 1, 2021, Southwest Airlines will accept only trained service dogs for travel and will no longer transport emotional support animals Read More

Ireland Level 5 Lockdown: What it means?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 25, 2021 23:03

Ireland is about to enter Level 5 Lockdown, what effectively means almost a complete travel ban. Read More

Carnival Cruise Line releases additional plans on fleet deployment

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 22:58

Carnival Cruise Line is adapting its plans as circumstances evolve and is able to confirm alternatives, Read More

United Airlines’ new technology to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions burden

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 22:32

'Travel-Ready Center' gives customers a personalized, step-by-step guide of what is needed for their trip Read More

Alaska Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 21:48

Alaska's first Boeing 737-9 is scheduled to enter passenger service on March 1 with daily roundtrip flights between Seattle and San Diego, and Seattle and Los Angeles Read More

Dubai’s decision to halt live entertainment highlights stop-start risks for tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 18:17

The restrictions are a significant effort by the government of a major global tourism destination to safeguard against the risks presented by COVID-19 Read More

ARC: US air ticket sales numbers still low

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 18:01

US consolidated airline ticketing volume variances still low compared to the same period in 2019 Read More

Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi launch provides much-needed low-cost competition

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 17:47

Wizz Air’s launch will certainly disrupt the market, offering competitive fares and opening up underserved destinations Read More

Israel closes Ben Gurion Airport, halts all passenger flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 16:01

Israel will make exceptions only for cargo flights, emergency aircraft and airliners crossing Israeli airspace without landing Read More

Lufthansa: Fresh, sustainable and high quality

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 15:31

Lufthansa announces partnership with dean&david and Dallmayr for new catering concept Read More

Qatar Airways expands its Africa network

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 15:21

Qatar Airways increases its Cape Town, Casablanca, Durban, Johannesburg, Maputo and Tunis frequencies Read More

Best Mask: What Masks are killing Americans? Cotton, Fabric, Surgical, KN95, N95, FFP-2?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 21:57

The big lie by CDC and WHO about masks may add tremendously to the number of people getting killed around the globe every single day. When will the US Government ... Read More

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 EU 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