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

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is ... Read More

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

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

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

The government of Germany announced that the current coronavirus lockdown will be extended until the middle of next month due ... Read More

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

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

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

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

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Dubai moved to be a model in countering the COVID-19 virus with vaccination centers, a massive stimulus package and comprehensive ... Read More

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization re-elected Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia.. Read More

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate
Aviation News

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

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

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
European travel news

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the ... Read More

The Future of Travel to Thailand
Breaking Travel News

The Future of Travel to Thailand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine this week for emergency use in the ... Read More

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

The controversial dinner last night to bribe for Zurab Pololikashvili re-election for UNWTO Secretary General has raised eyebrows all over ... Read More

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world. To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be ... Read More

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions
African Tourism Board News

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of ... Read More

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia
Breaking Travel News

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

The powerful earthquake in West Sulawesi Indonesia left 78 people dead. This number may go up. Many are homeless. Authorities ... Read More

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!
Breaking Travel News

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

My house is three minutes walk from the White House for 30 years. I welcomed visitors from every continent. I ... Read More

NASA Conducts Test for Moon Mission
Breaking Travel News

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
Hawaii relevant global news

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

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