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Ryanair-ITA challenge: Big airport slots at stake

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 27, 2021 23:19

Irish low-cost carrier is interested in the slots at Milan Linate and Rome Fiumicino airports Read More

UK international travel facing a bleak future over next few months

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 27, 2021 22:57

Fear of quarantine requirements is the main factor deterring people from traveling, followed closely by travel restrictions Read More

European pilots endorse EASA’s Airworthiness Directive on Boeing 737 MAX

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 27, 2021 15:19

Airworthiness Directive concludes a meaningful and thorough Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service process Read More

The Netherlands, a Kingdom on Fire due to COVID19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 23:01

Known as the most liberal country in the world, Dutch citizens are worried about freedoms are taking away from them. The Netherlands in a State of Chaos after protesters vandalized ... Read More

Award to recognize best European rail tourism campaigns launched

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 19:45

European Travel Commission and Eurail launch rail tourism award as part of 2021 European Year of Rail Read More

“Travel safely” via Frankfurt Airport: TÜV Quality Seal reconfirmed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 18:08

Comprehensive measures to protect against infection adjusted to the continuing pandemic situation at Frankfurt Airport Read More

WTTC gets desperate and has a point

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 07:50

WTTC is the true leader in today's travel and tourism industry. Leaders however have obligations. WTTC obligation is to the largest travel and tourism industry members - and they are ... Read More

Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi launch provides much-needed low-cost competition

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 17:47

Wizz Air’s launch will certainly disrupt the market, offering competitive fares and opening up underserved destinations Read More

Best Mask: 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 may add tremendously to the number of people getting killed around the globe every single day. When will the US Government ... 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

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

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

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

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

Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 16:02

Polar explorers on board will make it one of the most unique flights in Lufthansa's history 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

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

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

The government of Germany announced that the current coronavirus lockdown will be extended until the middle of next month due to a potential massive surge in new COVID-19 cases because ... Read More

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 19:54

Boeing 737 MAX was universally banned from taking to the skies after two deadly accidents in late 2018 and early 2019 Read More

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 15:11

Pan-European mutually recognized vaccination certificate would be an important step towards giving governments the confidence to safely open their borders Read More

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 09:49

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the previous research wave 52% of Europeans plan to travel in ... Read More

British Airways most mentioned airline on Twitter in Q4 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 23:44

British flag carrier was the most mentioned airline among influencer conversations on Twitter in Fourth Quarter of 2020 Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 21:52

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

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 03:56

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations in a UNWTO Election dinner is shameful ... Read More

Air France certified with COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 16, 2021 16:17

Air France rolls out the strictest health and hygiene measures both on the ground and on board to ensure a completely safe trip Read More