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The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: Human Trafficking Laws for Lodging Industry
Human Rights News

ECPAT-USA report: Human Trafficking Laws for Lodging Industry

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 20, 2021

An updated ECPAT-USA report details laws in all 50 states and 23 US territories, counties, and cities for the lodging ... Read More

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau
Tanzania Travel and Tourism News

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to ... Read More

Germany extends lockdown, makes masks mandatory, warns of border closures
Germany Travel News

Germany extends lockdown, makes masks mandatory, warns of border closures

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

The government of Germany announced that the current coronavirus lockdown will be extended until the middle of next month due ... Read More

The Sandals legacy continues
Jamaica travel news

The Sandals legacy continues

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the resort company's Executive Chairman, continuing the Sandals legacy. Stewart becomes ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Executive Chairman of SRI
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Executive Chairman of SRI

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended heartfelt congratulations to renowned hotelier, Adam Stewart, on his appointment as Executive Chairman ... Read More

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Dubai moved to be a model in countering the COVID-19 virus with vaccination centers, a massive stimulus package and comprehensive ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

DCT Abu Dhabi’s Go Safe campaign underpins Abu Dhabi’s efforts to safely reopen its attractions for domestic and international visitors Read More

The Future of Travel to Thailand
Breaking Travel News

The Future of Travel to Thailand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine this week for emergency use in the ... Read More

India skies in need of expansion
India Travel News

India skies in need of expansion

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 19, 2021

India must welcome increased air capacity in order for tourism to receive a much-need boost. To this end, a few ... Read More

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event
Airport news

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stomp out hope of reactivating events that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program
Jamaica travel news

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Sandals Resorts International has announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 testing beginning January 26 to all registered guests across its ... Read More

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021
Hotel & Resort News

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021

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

Marriott International continues to strengthen its footprint, with several expected brand debuts across Asia Pacific Read More

American Airlines, United and Delta return to Bonaire this winter
Caribbean News

American Airlines, United and Delta return to Bonaire this winter

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

Bonaire welcomes back North American travelers with direct flight service set to resume from Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Newark Read More

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub
Airport news

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub

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

New strain of COVID-19 threatens to deepen the crisis in the British aviation industry Read More

Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!
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Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 18, 2021

Beginning on a grand note, Seychelles Islands shows off its wonders in Switzerland, as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launches ... Read More

Most dangerous US National Parks named
USA Travel News

Most dangerous US National Parks named

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

From accidental falls to drowning and even attacks by wild animals - US national parks can be dangerous places to ... Read More

Middle East hotels ready to capitalize on workation trend
Hospitality Industry News

Middle East hotels ready to capitalize on workation trend

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

‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads Read More

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world. To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Airport news

Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Massive passenger slump recorded at Frankfurt Airport and Fraport’s Group airports worldwide – Relatively low decline in FRA’s cargo volumes 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

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia
Breaking Travel News

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

The powerful earthquake in West Sulawesi Indonesia left 78 people dead. This number may go up. Many are homeless. Authorities ... 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

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people
Italy travel news

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

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

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its ... 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

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol
India Travel News

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 16, 2021

The officers of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) are making an urgent appeal to the Minister of Civil ... Read More

Africa is set to roll out its Single Passport this year
African Tourism Board News

Africa is set to roll out its Single Passport this year

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

African passport is the flagship project of the 2063 Agenda aiming to remove restrictions on Africans' ability to travel, work ... Read More

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2021

In a top-secret move by the World Tourism Organization, a dinner designed to bribe 34 countries was just added to ... Read More

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

Saint Lucia hotels offering free COVID-19 testing to qualified guests
Saint Lucia travel news

Saint Lucia hotels offering free COVID-19 testing to qualified guests

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

Saint Lucia has multiple COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing options for departing visitors, citizens and residents Read More

Grenada launches new travel hotline
Grenada travel news

Grenada launches new travel hotline

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

The hotline considered necessary by Grenada Tourism officials to assist travel agents, tour operators, visitors or returning nationals 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

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