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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

Will the United States Bomb Iran before Trump leaves?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021 04:45

FIRST: US President cut short his New Years VacationSECOND: Are Israel and Saudi Arabia pushing the US to attack Iran?THIRD: Iran warns the US Click here to read the full ... Read More

US Travel mourns passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021 19:58

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates, longtime senior vice president of government affairs for The Walt Disney Company: ... Read More

Countries where the new COVID-19 virus spreads out of control

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 2, 2021 02:56

33 Countries are currently spreading the new strain of the more infectious COVID-19 virus Turkey becomes the latest country where COVID-19 spreads with the new variantTravel blamed for the global ... Read More

Walt Disney World Resort is accepting visitors back for so many reasons

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 2, 2021 00:33

Walt Disney World Resort has a magical promise21 reasons outlined by Disney why to visit Disney World ResortsGet Excited for Even More Magic Later this YearClick here to read the full article Read More

UNICEF on the future of children in this world

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 1, 2021 23:25

Fiji welcomed the first baby of the new year and the United States the last one.UNICEF estimates an 84-year average life expectancy for the 140 million children it projects will be born ... Read More

AirAsia India Stakes Sold for $38 Million

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 30, 2020 22:51

Air India has been in the news recently regarding being sold by the government. Air India, headquartered in New Delhi, India, is the flag carrier airline of the country. It ... 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

Can a multi-cultural industry such as tourism be inclusive?

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 25, 2020 21:52

In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet the playwright places into the mouth of his leading character, Juliet, the declarative or rhetorical question: “What’s in a name? That which we ... Read More

How to re-enchant tourism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 6, 2020 20:50

With the now real potential for a vaccine we can begin to this about tourism post the pandemic.  After Covid-19 becomes a tragic chapter in the history of tourism industry ... Read More

Lockdown has Consequences: Example Israel

The Media Line The Media Line- September 14, 2020 08:31

Many businesses in Israel are seen at risk of closure from what is being described so far as the world’s only case of a second nationwide shutdown due to the ... Read More

The Perfect Storm for Private Jet Charters

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 8, 2020 09:02

The private jet market is facing unprecedented challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated an already fragile industry. The private jet charter market is down 33.8% in volume year-to-date and ... Read More

Not only Hilton quits New York Times Square

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 4, 2020 20:16

Times Square is the Center of the World. Millions hear this every year when the ball drops for New Years in New York. Hilton Times Square was originally built in 2000. ... Read More

Presentation, Transcript of the Brand USA Board Meeting setting a trend for reset and go

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 30, 2020 23:42

The Brand USA Board of Directors under the leadership of President & CEO Chris Thompson met yesterday to discuss how the United States Tourism Industry can navigate through the COVID-19 ... Read More

African hotel pipeline remains resilient despite unprecedented challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020 01:53

The African hospitality investment experts, Wayne Troughton shared unique insights in the first ‘Virtual Hotel Club’ held in early July, a dynamic and informal Pan-African platform for hospitality industry stakeholders ... Read More

Annual Air Transport Report and Forecast by the World Bank

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 25, 2020 04:03

Download the complete 15th Air Transport Annual Report 2019 of the World Bank Group (WBG) complete with the outlook for 2020 considering COVID 2019 from this article. It is a fascinating ... Read More

Tourism: Reality, Plans, Regulations in 217 countries: The Future of Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2020 01:37

A Global Review for Tourism report was released today. It looked at the measures of 217 destinations worldwide The research shows that 7 destinations have eased travel restrictions for international tourism ... Read More

Expert Plan released for Tourism Survival after Coronavirus

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 19, 2020 23:56

Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism has plenty of detailed expert recommendation for anyone planning to restart their destination or tourism business after Coronavirus. Dr. Tarlow published an article entitled “How ... Read More

Best Doctors in the US for Coronavirus? Montana best, New York worst

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020 00:22

Where are the best American Doctors if you get sick with Coronavirus? A leaked presentation reveals US hospitals are preparing for a major coronavirus outbreak. It estimates 96 million US ... 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

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020 03:05

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on PF752 over Iran. Who is responsible?  Who has to pay? ... Read More

Secret Escapes: Peter Pan Neverland

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- January 5, 2020 19:43

An Undercover Tourist and travel writer found Peter Pan Neverland. Looking for a secret escape?  You no longer have to go to Disney Park to find Peter Pan Neverland. A ... Read More