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UNWTO Executive Council Election Result
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

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
Airline News

British Airways most mentioned airline on Twitter in Q4 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021

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
African Tourism Board News

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of ... Read More

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!
Breaking Travel News

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

My house is three minutes walk from the White House for 30 years. I welcomed visitors from every continent. I ... Read More

Wildlife conservation in style with a feel for African communities
Tanzania Travel and Tourism News

Wildlife conservation in style with a feel for African communities

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2021

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

Mausoleum of Augustus circa 28 BC reopens to the public
Italy travel news

Mausoleum of Augustus circa 28 BC reopens to the public

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021

The Mausoleum of Augustus is a funerary monument of the emperor Octavian Augustus. Construction began by his will in 29 ... Read More

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation
People in Travel & Tourism

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, ... Read More

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

The findings of this report, along with the sustained calls by Black travelers for diversity and equality, should be an ... Read More

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed ... Read More

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

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

Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization
Wine News

Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

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

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs
Saudi Arabia travel news

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

Saudi Arabia after opening this closed country has been developed as a source for out of the box, but realistic ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies
Aviation News

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

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size ... Read More

Fisher Island Hotel History
Hospitality Industry News

Fisher Island Hotel History

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

Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, Fisher Island off South Florida, was sold ... Read More

Community Tourism Mourns
Caribbean News

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch ... 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

Maximum penalties demanded for illegal party organizers
Cultural Travel News

Maximum penalties demanded for illegal party organizers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021

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

Staying at a Marriott for good
Hospitality Industry News

Staying at a Marriott for good

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

This project by Marriott will add close to 4,200 residential and offictel units in Vietnam, positioned to meet the increasing ... Read More

Tourism Minister lobbies for new Jamaica Youth Ambassador
Jamaica travel news

Tourism Minister lobbies for new Jamaica Youth Ambassador

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 6, 2021

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that actor Michael Rainey, Jr., best known for his role as Tariq St. ... Read More

Eating locally is in: 2021 Best Cities for locavores named
Culinary Travel News

Eating locally is in: 2021 Best Cities for locavores named

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

Eating locally is in — again. During the pandemic, Americans renewed their appetite for the “locavore” diet, which consists of ... Read More

Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style
Cultural Travel News

Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 4, 2021

Uganda New Years celebrationNile Bridge in Uganda close the city of JinjaThe Nile River The new year 2021 celebrations in ... Read More

Honolulu Upholding the Paris Climate Agreement
Cultural Travel News

Honolulu Upholding the Paris Climate Agreement

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

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced today the release of the City and County of Honolulu’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP), ... Read More

India Bids Farewell to Madame Tussauds
India Travel News

India Bids Farewell to Madame Tussauds

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 31, 2020

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

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

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

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

While nightlife business owners and clubbers should be getting ready for the most important night of the year, New Year’s ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism wraps up 2020 with dazzling fireworks shows
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi Tourism wraps up 2020 with dazzling fireworks shows

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

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a dazzling array of celebrations taking ... Read More

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98
Fashion News

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2020

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family has confirmed. He died ... Read More

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil kills more monkeys
Brazil travel news

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil kills more monkeys

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2020

Coronavirus is not the only worry in the Brazilian State of Paraná. Yellow fever is now an additional worry for ... Read More

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

YeonDeungHoe, a Korean traditional cultural festival in which participants light up lanterns to celebrate Buddha's Birthday, has become a UNESCO intangible cultural ... Read More

US Travel praising Coronavirus Relief package
Breaking Travel News

US Travel praising Coronavirus Relief package

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 22, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement praising the coronavirus relief legislation passed by Congress, ... Read More

Escaping Coronavirus: North Korea Tourist Resort wants Chinese Visitors
North Korea travel news

Escaping Coronavirus: North Korea Tourist Resort wants Chinese Visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020

According to North Korea, there has been not even one Coronavirus case in this isolated country. This claim disputed by ... Read More

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Cultural Travel News

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020

On the 747th anniversary of his death, the most important Sufi mystic and poet in the world, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, ... Read More

Uganda President Announces Birth of Baby Rhino
Cultural Travel News

Uganda President Announces Birth of Baby Rhino

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 19, 2020

Uganda President HE General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary welcomed its newest member to the Uganda rhino ... Read More

Rome Botticelle Says Goodbye
Italy travel news

Rome Botticelle Says Goodbye

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- December 19, 2020

The Rome Botticelle - the horse-drawn carriages which until a few decades ago were one of the most used means ... Read More

Disney announces new leadership structure for Asia Pacific Region
People in Travel & Tourism

Disney announces new leadership structure for Asia Pacific Region

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 19, 2020

Rebecca Campbell, Chairman, International Operations and Direct-to-Consumer for the Walt Disney Company (TWDC), today announced a new leadership structure for ... Read More

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites
Cultural Travel News

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020

The Veneto Region is responsible for governing a territory that today boasts 8 World Heritage sites. It has long been ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett welcomes new Chukka $2M nature adventure park
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett welcomes new Chukka $2M nature adventure park

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020

Jamaica’s attractions sub-sector has received a major boost with the addition of a new nature adventure park in Sandy Bay, ... Read More

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