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News and information on tourism boards, ministers of tourism and the public sector in the travel and tourism industry.

NASA Conducts Test for Moon Mission
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NASA Conducts Test for Moon Mission

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021

NASA conducted a hot fire Saturday of the core stage for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will ... Read More

The Chinese Virus: US State Department released a shocking fact sheet
Breaking Travel News

The Chinese Virus: US State Department released a shocking fact sheet

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021

COVID-19 may have been an experiment that went wrong in the development of a horrifying chemical weapon by the Chinese ... Read More

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people
Italy travel news

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its ... Read More

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol
India Travel News

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 16, 2021

The officers of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) are making an urgent appeal to the Minister of Civil ... Read More

Latin America: Spectator or actor in international organizations?
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Latin America: Spectator or actor in international organizations?

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 16, 2021

The unjustified advance of the date and the impossibility for many Ministers of Tourism to travel to Madrid, transfers the ... Read More

Africa is set to roll out its Single Passport this year
African Tourism Board News

Africa is set to roll out its Single Passport this year

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2021

African passport is the flagship project of the 2063 Agenda aiming to remove restrictions on Africans' ability to travel, work ... Read More

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

Saint Lucia hotels offering free COVID-19 testing to qualified guests
Saint Lucia travel news

Saint Lucia hotels offering free COVID-19 testing to qualified guests

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

Saint Lucia has multiple COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing options for departing visitors, citizens and residents Read More

Grenada launches new travel hotline
Grenada travel news

Grenada launches new travel hotline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

The hotline considered necessary by Grenada Tourism officials to assist travel agents, tour operators, visitors or returning nationals Read More

Anguilla Tourism: COVID-19 testing at the forefront of reopening strategy
Anguilla Travel News

Anguilla Tourism: COVID-19 testing at the forefront of reopening strategy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2021

Statement on CDC universal testing requirements by Anguilla's Hon. Minister of Tourism Haydn Hughes 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

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

Groups challenge Trump Administration’s latest assaults on Endangered Species Act in Hawaii
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Groups challenge Trump Administration’s latest assaults on Endangered Species Act in Hawaii

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

Trump administration issued two new regulations that strip vital protections from federal lands necessary for the conservation of threatened and ... 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

US DOT adopts new airline passenger protections
Aviation News

US DOT adopts new airline passenger protections

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

New regulations that apply to airlines bumping passengers and mishandling baggage announced 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

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate
Airline News

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate

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

With a risk-based, layered approach to health and safety throughout every aspect of travel, it’s possible to both protect public ... 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

World Tourism Network: New COVID-19 rules for US airlines not enough
Aviation News

World Tourism Network: New COVID-19 rules for US airlines not enough

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021

Arriving in the United States of America from a foreign country now means a mandatory COVID-19 test within 3 days ... 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

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says he will seek a second term
People in Travel & Tourism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says he will seek a second term

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

Secretary-General António Guterres informed the five permanent members of the Security Council that he was “available” to run for a ... Read More

Canada funds new COVID-19 safe voluntary isolation center in Waterloo, Ontario
Canada Travel News

Canada funds new COVID-19 safe voluntary isolation center in Waterloo, Ontario

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 ... Read More

Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau
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Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

During a very challenging 2020, Lisa successfully navigated the CVB through a pandemic that threatened the survival of area businesses ... 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

ETF: Discussion on slots ignores aviation workers’ main concerns
Aviation News

ETF: Discussion on slots ignores aviation workers’ main concerns

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

European aviation is in dire straits, and the current discussion on airport slots is doing little to address aviation workers’ ... Read More

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs
Saudi Arabia travel news

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

Saudi Arabia after opening this closed country has been developed as a source for out of the box, but realistic ... 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

Affordable Russian COVID vaccine expands to Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia
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Affordable Russian COVID vaccine expands to Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

The cost is $10.00, the efficiency rate 90%, and fully avoids severe cases of COVID-19. This vaccine was authorized in ... Read More

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