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Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness
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Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect ... Read More

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

Four Holland America Line's ships span Europe on itineraries ranging from seven to 21 days Read More

Park West Gallery names new Director, Shipboard Operations
Cruise Industry News

Park West Gallery names new Director, Shipboard Operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

Mandi Romine will manage Park West's partnerships within the cruise line industry and oversee operations, compliance, and more Read More

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line notifies guests of cruise cancellations, offers future cruise credit or full refund Read More

Princess Cruises extends operations pause through May 14, 2021
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Princess Cruises extends operations pause through May 14, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

Princess Cruises extending the pause of guest cruise vacations on ships sailing through mid-May Read More

Holland America Line extends pause in cruise operations
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line extends pause in cruise operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

Holland America Line announced the extension its pause of cruise operations for Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and ... Read More

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 6, 2021

What makes COVID-19 different from previous diseases in the speed and reach of the virus and the extent of the ... Read More

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause
Cruise Industry News

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations in New Zealand to departures on and before 25 April, ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!
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2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize ... Read More

Viking marks float out of first expedition ship
Cruise Industry News

Viking marks float out of first expedition ship

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020

Viking today announced its first expedition ship – the 378-guest Viking Octantis – was "floated out," marking a major construction ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group today announced the appointment of Amy C. McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott ... Read More

Vaccine politics and tourism
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Vaccine politics and tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020

Tourism before the pandemic Over the past several decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth and diversification to become one of ... Read More

Xisha Islands cruises resume in South China Sea
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Xisha Islands cruises resume in South China Sea

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020

The Nanhai Dream cruise ship with over 280 passengers on board left Hainan's Sanya today, marking the resumption of the ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Chair Airline and Cruise Recovery Group
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Chair Airline and Cruise Recovery Group

editor editor- December 9, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, the Honorable Edmund Bartlett, will chair the Working Group on Accelerating the Recovery of the Airline and ... Read More

Qatar Airways’ Discover Qatar launches first cruise
Cruise Industry News

Qatar Airways’ Discover Qatar launches first cruise

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020

Discover Qatar, the destination management subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the launch of its very first expedition cruise series, ... Read More

CruiseTrends report: Cruising in December 2020
Cruise Industry News

CruiseTrends report: Cruising in December 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020

CruiseTrends report for the month of December 2020 was released today. This report details a picture of trends in consumer behavior ... Read More

Hurtigruten Norway announces new CEO
Cruise Industry News

Hurtigruten Norway announces new CEO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020

Hurtigruten Group has appointed Hedda Felin CEO of Hurtigruten Norway, where she will take the helm of Hurtigruten’s iconic coastal ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Line updates guests on itinerary cancellations
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruise Line updates guests on itinerary cancellations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line is informing guests and travel agents that it has cancelled select itineraries for specific operations in 2021, ... Read More

Live From Broadway: Norwegian Cruise Line reunites Broadway stars for EMBARK NCL Spotlight episode
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Live From Broadway: Norwegian Cruise Line reunites Broadway stars for EMBARK NCL Spotlight episode

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line showcases its continued commitment to the performing arts community with its  second "EMBARK NCL Spotlight" episode, "Live ... Read More

Cruise industry to lose $19.6 billion in revenue due to COVID-19
Cruise Industry News

Cruise industry to lose $19.6 billion in revenue due to COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Not many industries have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak as the cruise industry. Cruise line revenues practically disappeared since ... Read More

Cruise Confidence Survey: 87% of US travelers open to cruising
Cruise Industry News

Cruise Confidence Survey: 87% of US travelers open to cruising

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020

The results of the latest US cruise customer survey were announced today. The new poll of 3,602 US respondents reveals ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Trust – the Final Frontier
Tourism News

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Trust – the Final Frontier

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 16, 2020

Lies are like candies in a candy store, they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Some ... Read More

Seychelles Updates Travel Conditions
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Updates Travel Conditions

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 13, 2020

Seychelles updates travel conditions providing guidelines for entry into the country which are in force as of November 12, 2020 ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism
Travel News

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 13, 2020

Lies are like candies in a candy store - they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. ... Read More

Carnival and Royal Caribbean lose $4.1 billion  in Q3
Cruise Industry News

Carnival and Royal Caribbean lose $4.1 billion in Q3

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 11, 2020

According to its Q3 2020 earnings report, Carnival Corporation suffered a $2.9 billion loss during the period. Its revenue dropped ... Read More

Grenada preparing for gradual reopening of cruise industry in 2021
Grenada travel news

Grenada preparing for gradual reopening of cruise industry in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 9, 2020

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is continuing to implement key strategic cruise business actions in preparation for the safe and ... Read More

UNWTO and IMO call for safe resumption of cruise ship operations
Cruise Industry News

UNWTO and IMO call for safe resumption of cruise ship operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020

In a joint statement issued today, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the ... Read More

St. Kitts and Nevis: New Travel Requirements
Cruise Industry News

St. Kitts and Nevis: New Travel Requirements

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 5, 2020

St. Kitts and Nevis is now officially welcoming visitors to its shores. Today, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister ... Read More

Carnival Corporation’s North American brands extend pause in cruise operations
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation’s North American brands extend pause in cruise operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that its North American cruise line brands will extend their existing pause in operations, suspending cruise ... Read More

Most popular cruise lines for November 2020 named
Cruise Industry News

Most popular cruise lines for November 2020 named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020

CruiseTrends report for the month of November 2020 was released today. The report details a picture of trends in consumer behavior for ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Sees Cruise Ships on the Recovering Horizon
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Tourism Sees Cruise Ships on the Recovering Horizon

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 31, 2020

Buoyed by the success of the resilient corridor in safeguarding Jamaica’s tourism against the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), discussions have begun ... Read More

CLIA Statement: Conditional Sailing Order
Cruise Industry News

CLIA Statement: Conditional Sailing Order

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 31, 2020

 Cruise Lines International Association has issued the following statement in response to the CDC's "Framework for Conditional Sailing Order." Guided ... Read More

U.S. Election Determines Future of Travel to Cuba by Americans
Cruise Industry News

U.S. Election Determines Future of Travel to Cuba by Americans

editor editor- October 31, 2020

In the view of the US/Cuba Travel Network, the US election on November 3 is an inescapable watershed for US ... Read More

CDC issues framework for resuming safe cruise ship operations
Breaking Travel News

CDC issues framework for resuming safe cruise ship operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased ... Read More

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