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New findings of early man at tourist site Olduvai Gorge

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 23, 2021 21:15

Olduvai Gorge is a key tourist site where visitors can learn about human evolution and prehistory. The site and new museum attract local and international tourists to visit and experience ... 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

Ayurveda Tourism: The right time for healing is now

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 22, 2021 02:28

The Government of India is pushing for Ayurveda Tourism which focuses on healing and wellness as the absolute right time to be promoted considering the global health issues due to ... Read More

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 17:50

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization re-elected Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia.. Read More

British Airways most mentioned airline on Twitter in Q4 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 23:44

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

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 03:56

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations in a UNWTO Election dinner is shameful ... Read More

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 00:50

My house is three minutes walk from the White House for 30 years. I welcomed visitors from every continent. I just came back from a walk. My city is quiet, ... Read More

Wildlife conservation in style with a feel for African communities

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2021 20:36

In Ngorongoro in Tanzania, local communities are benefiting directly from tourism gains accrued from over 600,000 tourists visiting the park every year. In a partnership, the animals and the communities ... Read More

Mausoleum of Augustus circa 28 BC reopens to the public

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021 20:25

The Mausoleum of Augustus is a funerary monument of the emperor Octavian Augustus. Construction began by his will in 29 BC, when he had not yet become emperor. Building started ... Read More

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021 21:56

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, the world’s leading all-inclusive resort company, died at the age ... Read More

US Black travelers more influenced by safety concerns & representation in marketing than European Black travelers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 22:54

The findings of this report, along with the sustained calls by Black travelers for diversity and equality, should be an impetus for the travel industry to make a long-needed change Read More

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021 03:49

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed by two former UNWTO Secretary Generals and hundreds of tourism ... Read More

Hemingway look-alikes urge COVID-19 safety for Florida Keys Tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 18:00

Florida Keys tourism council’s ongoing “Play It Safe” video series promote personal responsibility and health protective measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic Read More

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

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021 02:31

Saudi Arabia after opening this closed country has been developed as a source for out of the box, but realistic ideas. Presented by a Saudi Prince THE LINE is a ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- January 11, 2021 01:12

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size fits all COVID policies. He explained why Jamaica as a ... Read More

Fisher Island Hotel History

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- January 9, 2021 20:50

Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, Fisher Island off South Florida, was sold for development in the 1960s. A black construction laborer, Dana ... Read More

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021 19:52

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch and Sandals Resorts are synonymous with all-inclusive travel, but perhaps ... Read More

Park West Gallery names new Director, Shipboard Operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 18:59

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

Maximum penalties demanded for illegal party organizers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021 18:52

International Nightlife Association says Illegal gatherings only punish the industry and delay its reopening Read More

Staying at a Marriott for good

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 08:52

This project by Marriott will add close to 4,200 residential and offictel units in Vietnam, positioned to meet the increasing demand for distinct premium lifestyle offerings Read More

Tourism Minister lobbies for new Jamaica Youth Ambassador

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 6, 2021 00:10

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that actor Michael Rainey, Jr., best known for his role as Tariq St. Patrick on Starz network's hit drama series Power, is an ... 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

Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 4, 2021 07:27

Uganda New Years celebrationNile Bridge in Uganda close the city of JinjaThe Nile River The new year 2021 celebrations in Uganda were ushered in by an illuminated Source of the ... Read More

Honolulu Upholding the Paris Climate Agreement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 31, 2020 02:37

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced today the release of the City and County of Honolulu’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP), entitled “One Climate: One O‘ahu.” The CAP was developed in ... Read More

India Bids Farewell to Madame Tussauds

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 31, 2020 01:35

Madame Tussauds, the world famous wax museum, is closing up shop in Delhi, India, where it entered just 3 years ago in 2017. The popular museum is located in the ... Read More

International Nightlife Association warns about spike in illegal New Year’s Eve parties

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 19:21

While nightlife business owners and clubbers should be getting ready for the most important night of the year, New Year’s Eve, most nightlife venue’s doors are currently shut and unable ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism wraps up 2020 with dazzling fireworks shows

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 18:27

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a dazzling array of celebrations taking place in the UAE capital on New Year’s Eve, including ... Read More

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2020 16:36

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family has confirmed. He died in a hospital in Neuilly, outside Paris. The fashion icon ... Read More

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil kills more monkeys

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2020 06:13

Coronavirus is not the only worry in the Brazilian State of Paraná. Yellow fever is now an additional worry for Brazilian health authorities in this State bordering on Argentina and ... Read More

Korea’s lantern lighting festival becomes UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 15:50

YeonDeungHoe, a Korean traditional cultural festival in which participants light up lanterns to celebrate Buddha's Birthday, has become a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of Humanity. At the 15th session of the UNESCO ... Read More

US Travel praising Coronavirus Relief package

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 22, 2020 05:47

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement praising the coronavirus relief legislation passed by Congress, which contains numerous provisions championed by the struggling travel and tourism industry ... Read More

Escaping Coronavirus: North Korea Tourist Resort wants Chinese Visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020 06:19

According to North Korea, there has been not even one Coronavirus case in this isolated country. This claim disputed by many outside experts. A major outbreak in North Korea could ... Read More

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020 21:20

On the 747th anniversary of his death, the most important Sufi mystic and poet in the world, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, is commemorated during the "Seb-i Arus" ceremony held yesterday on ... Read More

Uganda President Announces Birth of Baby Rhino

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 19, 2020 21:15

Uganda President HE General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary welcomed its newest member to the Uganda rhino family last week. He said on his facebook wall: “Today ... Read More

Rome Botticelle Says Goodbye

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- December 19, 2020 20:50

The Rome Botticelle - the horse-drawn carriages which until a few decades ago were one of the most used means of mobility in the city - are now confined to ... Read More