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What masks are killing Americans? Cotton, Fabric, Surgical, KN95, N95, FFP-2?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 21:57

The big lie by CDC and WHO about masks kills thousands of people every day. When will US Government stand up and face the American People with the sober truth. Read More

The safest mask to wear is deadly upsetting to Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 06:10

The US Government has a good reason to mislead its 332 million citizens against wearing KN95 and N95 masks. Europe however is now coming out with the truth. Read More

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

Sunwing Airlines and pilots reach tentative agreement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 21:03

The Unifor 7378 Sunwing Pilot collective agreement expired on November 30, 2020, and it was announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with Sunwing Airlines which operates out of ... Read More

Europe’s busiest airports named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 18:43

Most Western European airports experienced a decline in passenger traffic of 70% or more in 2020 Read More

Mask optional: New trend in Spain and for UNWTO?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2021 07:52

Only the Egyptian minister of tourism actually traveled Madrid to attend the 113th Executive Council and voted for Zurab Pololikashvili at the Secretary General Election. The rest of the delegates ... Read More

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association announces new President

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 02:48

The new President of the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is taking over during a challenging time in the tourism sector. He and the GHTA Board and committees have committed ... 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

Cyprus re-opens borders for foreign tourists on March 1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 23:33

Tourists will be able to visit Cyprus without quarantine restrictions if upon arrival they do not have a positive test result for COVID-19 Read More

Hawaii hotels: December revenue, daily rate, and occupancy declined substantially

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 22:29

Last month Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide fell by 77.2 percent to $107.9 million, down from $472.6 million in December 2019 Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica boosts COVID-19 testing capacity to meet increased demand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 21:47

All visitors who come to Jamaica will be able to access approved testing arrangements to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their respective countries for re-entry Read More

Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of Wildlife conservation gains

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:52

Unless African governments can maintain strong networks of community conservation areas, supporting thousands of jobs dedicated to wildlife conservation, protected wildlife areas face a difficult road to recovery Read More

National Plan for Vacation Day arrives not a moment too soon

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:37

More than six in 10 Americans report that they “desperately” need a vacation after trauma of COVID-19 pandemic Read More

President of Skål International Bangkok: An alternative to compulsory quarantine needed

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 22, 2021 16:14

I am very optimistic for our industry and the future of SKÅL International’s role as a leader in both the business and friendship of hospitality Read More

Tourism has a new Hero: Kornelia Ferizaj from Albania

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2021 07:53

The Hall of International Tourism Heroes is open by nomination only to recognize those that have shown extraordinary leadership, innovation, and actions. Tourism Heroes go the extra step. The Tourism ... 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

Jamaica Tourism Minister officially launches Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 23:30

Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre has been officially launched by founder and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. ... Read More

FAA declares Tampa Bay ‘No Drone Zone’ during Super Bowl LV

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:03

FAA will establish a Temporary Flight Restriction on game day prohibiting drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude Read More

Asia Pacific growth scenarios fragile and uneven to 2023

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 16:33

A return to near pre-COVID-19 levels of arrivals, while possible by 2023, appears now to be feasible, at least if conditions as they are now, abate quickly and permanently Read More

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan announces new low-fare destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:53

FlyArystan is Kazakhstan’s first Low Cost Carrier and the first LCC based in Eurasia Read More

Qatar Airways to resume Atlanta services in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:33

Qatar Airways Increases Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle frequencies Read More

Powerful earthquake strikes southern Philippines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:23

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned of aftershocks but said damage was not expected Read More

Professor Geoffrey Lipman knows this is a big day for Travel, Tourism, and Climate Change

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 07:31

What the difference one day can make. With the inauguration in the United States of America and President Biden bringing the country back into the Paris Climate Agreement, it will ... Read More

The Official Acceptance by the White House on behalf of the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 01:09

The following press release was received today by the US White House. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2020  ACCEPTANCE ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 00:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) appointed BRANDit as its official representative in India. Nominated to be the face of the beautiful 115-island destination in the Indian subcontinent, the BRANDit team ... Read More

Qatar participates in 113th Session of the Executive Council of UNWTO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:23

Qatar was represented at the UNWTO session by Qatar's ambassador to Spain Abdullah bin Ibrahim al-Hamar Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 22:09

Africa stands behind Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board. The ATB chief was recently tested positive for the COVID-19 and is fighting to recover. Read More

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 18:47

With ties between the UAE and Qatar restored, the restarting of passenger services between the two capitals will once again support the growth of trade and tourism between the two ... Read More

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 15:40

Resuming nonstop service between Munich and Singapore sends a very important signal, especially in these challenging times Read More

3 people killed, 6 wounded in huge Madrid explosion

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 15:31

The site of the explosion is not far from Puerta de Toledo, one of the city’s gates and a popular tourist attraction Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 05:30

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is a sad day, and not an evaluation of Mr. Zurab's ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: Human Trafficking Laws for Lodging Industry

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 20, 2021 03:34

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

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021 00:45

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to tourists attending meetings and conferences. By providing more venues, the ... Read More