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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

Silent Earthquakes in Hospitality and the Erosion of Standards

Richard Adam Richard Adam- December 28, 2020 09:24

Since I can remember, there are these “The future of …..” type of thing conferences, publications and panel discussions. What is the future of hospitality and related? I don´t know. ... Read More

President Trump to impose Martial Law in the United States?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020 09:44

Cathryn Pikett from Kansas wants President Donald Trump to declare Martial law in the United States, so he can stay in power. It appears President Trump agrees with Cathryn. Cathryn ... Read More

Relying on Tourism is now unacceptable for Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 20, 2020 06:33

Amazing Thailand was the slogan for the Kingdom's visitors industry for many years bringing in $56.2 billion in tourism revenue last year alone. The Thai smile, thai food became the ... Read More

Peace Through Tourism: How Louis D’Amore spread the virus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2020 00:30

Louis D'Amore is a hero and was awarded this honor by World Tourism Network. Lous D'Amore is the president and founder of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. (IIPT) ... Read More

Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020 08:56

No one is allowed to openly talk about it in Madrid at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Zurab Pololikashvili, the secretary-general of the UN affiliated agency has competition. Pololikashvili did ... Read More

President-Elect Biden gale-force Intensity and Passion for Tourism seen by SKAL

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- November 9, 2020 05:46

History will show us the damage or otherwise, the Trump era has had on the hearts and soul of not only America but the world.  Andrew Wood is a contributor ... Read More

Chatter in Israel predicts Joe Biden will be the next US President

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 2, 2020 04:52

Will Joe Biden or Donald Trump make America great again? Not only the global travel and tourism industry can't wait for the US election to be over. According to a ... Read More

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020 16:29

The beaches, the hotels, the attractions in the Aloha State of Hawaii are about to welcome visitors back to its shores. On Thursday and after 7 months of sacrifices, frustration, ... Read More

Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 10, 2020 11:38

According to the Flight Safety Foundation getting on a plane is safe again. Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president, and CEO of the foundation joined Juergen Steinmetz from eTurboNews and chair of ... Read More

Hotel Management, COVID-19, Government/Politics and You

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- September 22, 2020 11:03

COVID-19 has become our worst nightmare or our brightest star, it all depends on the part of the economy you call home. If your revenue stream relies on success in ... Read More

Governments Stick It to Hotel, Travel and Tourism Industries

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- September 14, 2020 21:23

The hotel, travel and tourism industries have been hammered by COVID-19. As strategic partners in the tourism paradigm, hotel executives have seen investments in this sector decline by 59 percent ... Read More

Does Crime Take a Holiday?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- September 7, 2020 22:18

Watching more TV news than ever? Thinking the country is overrun with bad guys looting and destroying storefronts? Thanks to the current elected officials… you know them, they occupy buildings ... Read More

The Safer Tourism Seal adds Magic when Rediscovering Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 26, 2020 08:22

Magical Kenya became an even more magical travel destination today. Kenya became the first country in the world to be honored with the Safer Tourism Seal Najib Balala, a proud ... Read More

EU Travel Commission urges Governments to better coordinate recovery

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 13, 2020 10:11

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonized approach to lifting or reinstalling restrictions and safety measures, ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago Elections: The Absence of Observers

editor editor- August 6, 2020 21:24

Dear Editor, In light of the Trinidad and Tobago elections that will take place in a few days, I want to share my opinion. BRIEF REPORT on ICDN ZOOM public ... Read More

Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala is now a Wildlife Ranger

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020 22:31

World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and ... Read More

Comply or shut down: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism warns hotels and resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 21:08

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has warned that tourism entities that fail to comply with health and safety protocols designed to facilitate the phased reopening of the tourism ... Read More

Opening Hawaii Tourism early to save the Economy? A good idea?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2020 08:24

Hawaii Governor Ige announced last week the extension of his 14-day quarantine order for anyone arriving in the State of Hawaii. The order requires visitors and residents to stay in ... Read More

Digital Ambassadors: The Right Way and the Wrong Way

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 6, 2020 19:47

To ensure no one gets left behind as Singapore becomes more digitally connected, the government will be setting up a new digitalization office to double down on outreach efforts to ... Read More

Paradigm Shift in Core Competencies for Post-Covid-19 Recovery

Richard Adam Richard Adam- June 1, 2020 04:53

“Not again. Not another depressing COVID-19 business analysis!”. In case you reacted to the title in this way, this article is written for you. As a business veteran in the ... Read More

Trump Giving the Finger to WHO will kill not only Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2020 01:22

Pulling the United States of America out of the World Health Organization (WHO) is a shock not only to most Americans, but it's spitting in the face of  368,418 individuals ... Read More

From Aloha to Riots? The future of Tourism in Hawaii

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2020 06:22

A U.S. Military General rang the alarm bells for Hawaii today, warning of possible riots in the Aloha State. His message:Open up of face violence. No matter if you're employed ... Read More

Should Airline and Health officials learn from Pakistan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 11, 2020 07:06

Yesterday Authorities in Pakistan issued new regulations to assure the safe operation of their aviation sector. 1.Every aircraft will be disinfected in accordance with the procedures prescribed by PCAA at ... Read More

How will Asia Prepare for Recovery?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 8, 2020 01:41

How do we sensibly and effectively restart travel and tourism, the industry that employs 1 in 10 workers globally? This is a workforce that has been decimated by the COVID-19 ... Read More

Jamaica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2020 02:03

For the last few years we have heard much about the disparities and divides between generations—what they want, how they get their information, and how and why they travel. Gen ... Read More

Coronavirus may be a blessing for the Environment

The Media Line The Media Line- April 19, 2020 22:24

The streets are empty, the skies are quiet and in many places, the air is cleaner than it has been in years. Lockdown measures due to COVID-19  around the globe ... Read More

Travel and Tourism Predictions: What might the future hold?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 16, 2020 02:39

Skal International Bangkok President Andrew J. Wood gives his thoughts on what might be expected once the COVID-19 coronavirus starts to dissipate in this article on travel and tourism predictions. ... Read More

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Nature’s Wake-up Call to Mankind?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- April 13, 2020 22:31

Today, mankind has enabled technological and scientific progress to eradicate diseases, helped increase life expectancy, reduced starvation and extreme poverty, revolutionized transport and communications, explored other worlds in the universe, ... Read More

Hotels, Travel and Tourism: Adjusting to a New Reality

Kaushal Gandhi - FABgetaways Kaushal Gandhi - FABgetaways- April 9, 2020 03:29

Just over a month ago, before the coronavirus wave, many of us sat in our offices surrounded by colleagues, engaged in deep discussions about how best to leverage the increasing ... Read More

Why Relaunching Tourism can only be the last step after Bringing back the Economy?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 5, 2020 00:43

Comprehensive Research on the next 4 steps on how to defeat COVID-19 and relaunch your economy - The Hawaii Model In sharing this step by step manual on how to ... Read More

What is the State of Hawaii hiding on COVID19? Lt. Governor Green banned from talking?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2020 04:52

COVID19 is now spreading in the State of Hawaii and it turned deadly yesterday. The second-highest official in the State Lt. Governor Josh Green is also an emergency room doctor ... Read More

Could Cuba save Italy and the world from Coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020 18:59

While the first clinical test for a Coronavirus vaccine started in the United States today, Cuba may have already developed a successful medicine able to cure COVID-19. The western world ... Read More

Working in the Travel Industry during Coronavirus: Turning Overtourism to Undertourism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 16, 2020 15:43

Overtourism was a big talking point just a month ago. Today under tourism is the biggest threat to many travel and tourism-dependent economies. There is no doubt that people working ... Read More

Italy is not China but Must Change Pace with NATO Intervention

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 10, 2020 21:41

In news today, COVID-19 infections in Italy hit 10,149 - more than anywhere else in the world except for China. The number of deaths from the coronavirus rose in Italy ... Read More

How to show Tourism Resilience in the Face of Coronavirus?

David Beirman David Beirman- March 8, 2020 14:44

The travel and tourism industry cannot afford to not respond responsibly and positively to the growing fear of travel. If tourism leaders don't become proactive now, it means our jobs ... Read More