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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

Lufthansa Group airlines adjust mask requirement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:35

Lufthansa Group airlines had already introduced a requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board their flights in May of last year Read More

Turkmenistan Airlines places first order with Airbus

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:21

Turkmenistan Airlines becomes new Airbus customer with order of two A330-200 aircraft Read More

FlyersRights praises Biden’s air travel mask executive order

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:03

Reasonable masking rules, social distancing, and COVID-19 testing measures are necessary for air travel 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 Biden signs executive order mandating masks on airline flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:20

Mandating masks during flights is an important first step to ensure airline passengers are protected from the risk of contracting COVID-19 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

US Travel praises President Biden’s executive orders on travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 15:55

CDC testing requirement for international travelers should also pave the way to ease other travel restrictions, including those on the UK, the EU, and Brazil 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

ARC congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on their inauguration

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 00:20

Air travel will play a vital role in the US economic recovery and ARC applauds the bi-partisan actions to-date providing much-needed assistance to the travel industry Read More

State of the Hotel Industry 2021: Business travel not expected to return until 2024

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:58

COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to hospitality industry workforce, which is down nearly 4 million jobs compared to the same time in 2019 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

Pacific Princess is leaving Princess Cruises fleet

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 22:50

Pacific Princess sailed more than 1.6 Million nautical miles, 11 World Cruises and offered distinctive itineraries to sought-after destinations all over the world Read More

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 19:38

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming discussion with industry leaders to talk about a way forward. 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

Qatar Airways signs expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 16:07

Qatar Airways continues where it left off in 2020, further expanding its strategic partnerships signing an expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia. The agreement will enhance connectivity between the two airlines’ ... 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

United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 02:12

United Airlines announced today its 2020 financial results along with recovery plans for 2021. The airline has used cost savings, liquidity funding, and cash burn to get through 2020 which ... 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

Biden applauded for swift executive orders on climate

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 00:37

Oil Change International said Joe Biden’s inauguration marks the end of the disastrous Trump administration especially for climate change. The company is hopeful this will also mean the end of ... Read More

Hawaii Castle Hospitality Group announced new roles for two leadership team members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:32

Castle Hospitality Group recently announced new roles for two of its leadership team members: Renette Carpio, Director of Condominium Administration Carpio has been named Director of Condominium Administration and will ... 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

American hotel industry congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 19:07

US hoteliers look forward to working with President Biden and his Administration on key priorities, including comprehensive immigration reform, tax reform, and infrastructure investment 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

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