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UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2021

In a top-secret move by the World Tourism Organization, a dinner designed to bribe 34 countries was just added to ... Read More

Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness
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Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect ... Read More

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation
People in Travel & Tourism

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, ... Read More

UNWTO election of Secretary General
Business Travel News

UNWTO election of Secretary General

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 15, 2021

The campaign for the UNWTO election of Secretary General (World Tourism Organization) is currently underway. Unfortunately, discussions linked to controversial ... Read More

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan
UK Travel News

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2021

COVID 19 is growing a new strains are emerging. The third one now in Brazil. This P1 version was already ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale
Airline News

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 15, 2021

Alitalia airline is being sold off bit by bit, one piece at a time. Steps being taken include what is ... Read More

U.S. Travel Praises President-elect Biden’s Emergency Relief Plan
USA Travel News

U.S. Travel Praises President-elect Biden’s Emergency Relief Plan

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021

“Accelerating the distribution of vaccines is the key to getting travel back to normal, and we applaud President-elect Biden’s emphasis ... Read More

Italy and the election of UNWTO Secretary General
Breaking Travel News

Italy and the election of UNWTO Secretary General

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 14, 2021

On January 19, 2021, the Executive Council of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) should appoint the next UNWTO Secretary General, ... Read More

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights
Airline News

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

Delta Air puts Donald Trump supporters who heckled Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham on no-fly list Read More

Belize and Costa Rica respond to new CDC requirement for US travel
USA Travel News

Belize and Costa Rica respond to new CDC requirement for US travel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to accelerate in the America, the US CDC has instituted a new protocol for ... Read More

Who are the dictators? Governments, social media or both?
Uganda travel news

Who are the dictators? Governments, social media or both?

editor editor- January 14, 2021

Despite the fact that social media platforms are considered private companies, in Uganda, its President has stopped Facebook from operating. ... Read More

The Bahamas poised to seamlessly integrate new CDC order into existing protocols
Bahamas travel news

The Bahamas poised to seamlessly integrate new CDC order into existing protocols

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all air passengers flying to the U.S. from ... Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?
Airline News

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP ... Read More

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma recertification
Airport news

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma recertification

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

IATA’s pharma certificate awarded for exemplary handling of temperature-sensitive goods at Frankfurt Airport Read More

Spain snowstorm: Extraordinary acts of ordinary people
Spain travel news

Spain snowstorm: Extraordinary acts of ordinary people

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 13, 2021

Spain is suffering the effects of a major snowstorm by the name of Filomena, bringing record-breaking low temperatures and mountains ... Read More

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed ... Read More

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travelers
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WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travelers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 13, 2021

With comprehensive COVID-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travelers, there should be no further requirements for ... Read More

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity – Minister Bartlett
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity – Minister Bartlett

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

Government of Jamaica and key partners are putting measures in place to boost the COVID-19 testing capacity locally Read More

Americans’ top post-COVID travel destinations revealed
USA Travel News

Americans’ top post-COVID travel destinations revealed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

American travelers are not just ruminating, but planning post-COVID domestic and long haul leisure travel Read More

COVID-19 pandemic has cost global tourism industry $935 billion
Hospitality Industry News

COVID-19 pandemic has cost global tourism industry $935 billion

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge financial impact on tourism globally, affecting all countries around the world, as well as ... Read More

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed
Italy travel news

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 12, 2021

There seems to be enough vaccine to go around for now, but at the rate they are being administered, how ... Read More

National COVID-19 Immunization Campaign begins in Seychelles
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National COVID-19 Immunization Campaign begins in Seychelles

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 11, 2021

Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for travelers, leaps towards immunization as the country launched its national COVID-19 Immunization ... Read More

IMEX cancelled once again
Meeting Industry News

IMEX cancelled once again

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 11, 2021

IMEX Frankfurt scheduled for May 25-27, 2021, has officially been cancelled as announced by the IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom ... Read More

Armed and Dangerous: US Protesters Planning Attacks?
Breaking Travel News

Armed and Dangerous: US Protesters Planning Attacks?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

The Parler Social Media Network, a social media that welcomes right-wing messages and claims it's about "Free Speech" is down. ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies
Aviation News

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- January 11, 2021

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size ... Read More

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971
Spain travel news

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 9, 2021

Spain is known for sunshine, beaches and beautiful blue skies. Today Filomena changed this scene to 30 hour of snow ... Read More

Fisher Island Hotel History
Hospitality Industry News

Fisher Island Hotel History

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- January 9, 2021

Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, Fisher Island off South Florida, was sold ... Read More

Massive avalanche kills three people at Russian Arctic ski resort
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Massive avalanche kills three people at Russian Arctic ski resort

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

Avalanche covered an area of around 300 square meters, crushing several huts and killing three people including a child Read More

Indonesian authorities confirm that Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 with 65 on board crashed into Jakarta Bay
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Indonesian authorities confirm that Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 with 65 on board crashed into Jakarta Bay

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

At least 65 people - 53 passengers, including 10 children, and 12 crewmembers were on board of crashed Indonesian Boeing ... Read More

Maximum penalties demanded for illegal party organizers
Cultural Travel News

Maximum penalties demanded for illegal party organizers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021

International Nightlife Association says Illegal gatherings only punish the industry and delay its reopening Read More

Trump lost, but UNWTO election fraud by Georgia candidate may succeed
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Trump lost, but UNWTO election fraud by Georgia candidate may succeed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2021

US President Donald Trump and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili have something in common. The urge to stay in power no ... Read More

Boeing charged with 737 Max fraud conspiracy, to pay over $2.5 billion in fines
Aviation News

Boeing charged with 737 Max fraud conspiracy, to pay over $2.5 billion in fines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021

Boeing will pay a total criminal monetary amount of over $2.5 billion, composed of a criminal monetary penalty of $243.6 ... Read More

Tokyo declares state of emergency after new COVID-19 cases soar
Japan travel news

Tokyo declares state of emergency after new COVID-19 cases soar

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021

State of emergency declared in greater Tokyo area as record number of new COVID-19 cases sparking fears Japan's hospitals will ... Read More

Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany
International Visitor News

Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

The US or UK Passport only gives access to 75 countries visa free. This is bringing the value of the ... Read More

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