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Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 17:32

The Global Wine Tourism Organization integrates both public and private sectors to contribute to the socio-economic development of wine tourism destinations Read More

Eating locally is in: 2021 Best Cities for locavores named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 16:06

Eating locally is in — again. During the pandemic, Americans renewed their appetite for the “locavore” diet, which consists of food from local places like nearby gardens, farmers markets, and ... Read More

What is next for Malaysia Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 03:48

A panel discussion with tourism experts from Malaysia ended a month of launch events for the World Tourism Network this week. Organized by Rudolf Herrmann, head of the WTN Malaysia ... Read More

French Dairy Board honors Middle East pastry chefs of the future in Dubai

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 15:39

The French Dairy Board and the European Union, have once again proved its commitment to supporting the next generation of pastry chefs in the Middle East through the organization of ... Read More

CzechTourism announces new ‘Stories of Resilience’ content series

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020 15:57

Today, CzechTourism, the official tourism board of the Czech Republic, announced and released their new content series in North America titled: Stories of Resilience. This video series portrays local owners ... Read More

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Draws Close to 1 Million

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 16, 2020 04:38

The 2020 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival officially concluded yesterday. It was the first time the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) had adopted an “online + offline” format for ... Read More

2020’s Best Cities for Christmas in US named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 19:16

With Christmas celebrations constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic but overall holiday spending expected to increase compared to 2019, the travel experts today released a report on 2020’s Best Places for ... Read More

Global Wine Tourism Organization Circles: Inspiring new futures together

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 22:44

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Argentina, Matías Lammens andthe Director General of Tourism Policy of Greece, PanagiotaDionysopoulou, participated on Monday November 30 in the first roundtable organized by ... Read More

COVID-19 Prohibition: Wales bans alcohol in pubs and bars

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 30, 2020 16:02

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announced new anti-COVID-19 measures that would ban alcohol sales in Wales' pubs and bars, and require the establishments to close by 6pm. Only the takeaways ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: #backtohappy

Gianna Nolte - Sandals Gianna Nolte - Sandals- November 19, 2020 03:19

Those daydreams of catching a flight, sipping on tropical cocktails, sunbathing on white-sand beaches, and enjoying the luxuries of total privacy are finally coming true — and it all began ... Read More

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering food and beverages in Economy Class in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020 19:45

In the near future, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering g their customers a new range of services in Economy Class. Starting in spring 2021, passengers on short ... Read More

Americans’ holiday plans affected by COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020 18:45

The results of a recently conducted survey of 500 Americans to see how their holiday plans have been impacted by COVID-19, were announced today. The survey also gathered insights on ... Read More

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Unveils Line-Up of 34 Gastronomic Experiences

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 14, 2020 00:58

Hong Kong’s can-do spirit and love of life have not been dampened in any way by the pandemic, and this shows in the production of the Hong Kong Wine & ... Read More

Practical Solutions for Travel and Tourism in the Post COVID-19 Era

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2020 12:27

South Korea was the proud virtual venue for a high-level virtual event at the General Assembly of Amforth organized by Phillipe Francois, President of Amforht and Ambassador Yo-Shim DHO, Chairperson ... Read More

Italy bans Christmas markets over COVID-19 fears

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 22:30

Among the new rules in the latest Italian Government Decree of November 3, 2020, the one that divided Italy into red, orange and yellow areas, there is an explicit ban on ... Read More

Hong Kong Opens Globally with New 360° Virtual Reality

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 5, 2020 20:11

Right next to the city in Hong Kong, nature is closer than one might think. Shining a light on this perhaps unknown wonder, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has ... Read More

Are Saudi Arabia’s 2030 tourism aspirations too ambitious in new normal of COVID-19?

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020 15:30

Saudi Arabia claims it remains on track to reach its ambitious target of welcoming 100 million tourists annually by 2030. This would mean a near six-fold increase in tourist arrivals ... Read More

Indian hotelier chiefs: Paradigm shift in global hospitality trends but its only temporary

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 31, 2020 19:06

Key players in the Indian hotel market came together at a recent Industry awards event - they shared their experiences and spoke of the way forward. The key take-aways one ... Read More

Sandals Beaches and Resorts Halloween Sale

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 29, 2020 01:01

As it’s spooktacular gift for resort guests, Sandals Beaches and Resorts Halloween Sale offers a free romantic private candlelight dinner for two. Couples will be seated at a table specially ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines partners with USAID on in-flight meals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020 13:41

Today, Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals ... Read More

Delhi Restaurants Get Reprieve from COVID-19

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 8, 2020 16:14

It seems that years of sustained efforts on the part of Delhi restaurants and the hospitality industry are finally showing positive results, which will help with job creation and boost ... Read More

Ovolo Hotels in Australia and Hong Kong go vegetarian

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 1, 2020 10:00

Ovolo Hotels announced today, on World Vegetarian Day, that all of its restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong will go completely vegetarian for the next 365 days.  As ... Read More

Israel preparing to welcome Gulf visitors

The Media Line The Media Line- September 17, 2020 13:09

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in advanced stages of establishing direct aviation routes and concluding bilateral agreements for tourist visas, Israel’s Tourism Ministry has revealed. Only days ... Read More

Lufthansa Trachtencrew flights take off again this year

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020 16:02

Even if the Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place as usual this year, Lufthansa is holding on to the beautiful tradition of the Trachtencrew flights. As a tribute to the world-famous ... Read More

World’s largest Lindt Chocolate Shop and Museum opens in Zurich September 13

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020 23:13

The Lindt Home of Chocolate, a 65,000-square-foot museum complete with interactive exhibitions, the world's largest Lindt chocolate shop, a 'Chocolateria' and the world's largest chocolate fountain, will open its doors ... Read More

Aparium Hotel Group appoints new Culinary Director and Head Chefs

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 2, 2020 19:14

Aparium Hotel Group recently announced the appointment of Evan Sheridan as Corporate Culinary Director of the brand. Sheridan will oversee menu and program development across Aparium’s entire portfolio, currently eight ... Read More

Wine and Dine Now Also Available Virtually

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 31, 2020 08:46

Hong Kong is a city of wining and dining and is one of the most popular events in the City of Light, and this year it is going virtual. Organized ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda Inspires Travelers with Signature Cocktail “The Lift Off”

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 14, 2020 22:13

Jet off to sunny Antigua and Barbuda, with Antigua and Barbuda’s newest specialty cocktail, “The Lift Off.” With the ever-increasing popularity of virtual and socially distanced happy hours, The Antigua ... Read More

Restaurant survey: Consumers eager to dine-out

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 13, 2020 18:44

Fatigued by COVID-19 restrictions and cooking at home, consumers are anxious to dine at their favorite restaurants according to a new food and beverage study. The survey found that 59% ... Read More

A bucket list chocolate destination opens in Zurich

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 12, 2020 21:41

The highly anticipated Lindt Home of Chocolate, a 65,000-square-foot museum complete with the world's largest Lindt chocolate shop, will open its doors on September 13 in Kilchberg, Switzerland. This addition ... Read More

COVID-19: Pakistan Reopenings Announced

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- August 6, 2020 20:29

The National Coordination Committee (NCC) on COVID-19 has announced that Pakistan reopenings - tourist destinations and restaurant/hotels - will be opened in the country on August 8 while theaters/cinemas and ... Read More

Airbus converted into Turkey’s largest restaurant up for sale for $1.44 million

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020 00:58

An Airbus A340 passenger aircraft, converted into Turkey's largest airplane restaurant, is being offered for sale for 10,000,000 Turkish liras ($1.442 million), Istanbul real estate agency announced today. A long-range, ... Read More

The future of hotel Food & Beverage – post COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 21, 2020 16:20

The winds of change have never blown so fiercely – ripping and tearing through our communities, our businesses, and our lives – feeding on disruption in the midst of chaos ... Read More

Delta Air Lines reintroduces beverage service on domestic flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 30, 2020 22:44

Beginning July 2, Delta Air Lines' domestic First Class and Delta Comfort+ customers will begin to see complimentary beer and wine on all flights greater than 500 miles as Delta ... Read More

Delta Air Lines donates 1 million pounds of food to communities around world

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020 15:32

The COVID-19 crisis has created a number of opportunities for Delta Air Lines' people to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Since Delta has temporarily ... Read More

Nevis Mango Festival 2020 Launches Virtual Event

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 23, 2020 00:51

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) is pleased to announce  that this year’s annual Nevis Mango Festival 2020 will be held virtually in lieu of the traditional physical event on the ... Read More