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

Ireland Level 5 Lockdown: What it means?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 25, 2021 23:03

Ireland is about to enter Level 5 Lockdown, what effectively means almost a complete travel ban. Read More

Dubai’s decision to halt live entertainment highlights stop-start risks for tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 18:17

The restrictions are a significant effort by the government of a major global tourism destination to safeguard against the risks presented by COVID-19 Read More

Israel closes Ben Gurion Airport, halts all passenger flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 16:01

Israel will make exceptions only for cargo flights, emergency aircraft and airliners crossing Israeli airspace without landing 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

Stop the Ungrounding of Boeing 737 Max in Europe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 20:29

Families of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Crash in March 2019 are united to stop the re-certification of the Boeing Max 737. The US Parliament is now getting involved Read More

Attack on Saudi Arabia: US Issues Statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 20:13

The United States strongly condemns the latest attack on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The State Department said in a press-release: "We are gathering more information, but it appears to have been ... 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

Mask optional: New trend in Spain and for UNWTO?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2021 07:52

Only the Egyptian minister of tourism actually traveled Madrid to attend the 113th Executive Council and voted for Zurab Pololikashvili at the Secretary General Election. The rest of the delegates ... 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

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica boosts COVID-19 testing capacity to meet increased demand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 21:47

All visitors who come to Jamaica will be able to access approved testing arrangements to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their respective countries for re-entry Read More

Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of Wildlife conservation gains

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:52

Unless African governments can maintain strong networks of community conservation areas, supporting thousands of jobs dedicated to wildlife conservation, protected wildlife areas face a difficult road to recovery Read More

FlyersRights praises Biden’s air travel mask executive order

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:03

Reasonable masking rules, social distancing, and COVID-19 testing measures are necessary for air travel Read More

National Plan for Vacation Day arrives not a moment too soon

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:37

More than six in 10 Americans report that they “desperately” need a vacation after trauma of COVID-19 pandemic Read More

President Biden signs executive order mandating masks on airline flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:20

Mandating masks during flights is an important first step to ensure airline passengers are protected from the risk of contracting COVID-19 Read More

President of Skål International Bangkok: An alternative to compulsory quarantine needed

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 22, 2021 16:14

I am very optimistic for our industry and the future of SKÅL International’s role as a leader in both the business and friendship of hospitality Read More

US Travel praises President Biden’s executive orders on travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 15:55

CDC testing requirement for international travelers should also pave the way to ease other travel restrictions, including those on the UK, the EU, and Brazil Read More

Tourism has a new Hero: Kornelia Ferizaj from Albania

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2021 07:53

The Hall of International Tourism Heroes is open by nomination only to recognize those that have shown extraordinary leadership, innovation, and actions. Tourism Heroes go the extra step. The Tourism ... Read More

ARC congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on their inauguration

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 00:20

Air travel will play a vital role in the US economic recovery and ARC applauds the bi-partisan actions to-date providing much-needed assistance to the travel industry Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister officially launches Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 23:30

Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre has been officially launched by founder and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. ... Read More

FAA declares Tampa Bay ‘No Drone Zone’ during Super Bowl LV

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:03

FAA will establish a Temporary Flight Restriction on game day prohibiting drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude Read More

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 19:38

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming discussion with industry leaders to talk about a way forward. 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

The Official Acceptance by the White House on behalf of the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 01:09

The following press release was received today by the US White House. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2020  ACCEPTANCE ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 00:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) appointed BRANDit as its official representative in India. Nominated to be the face of the beautiful 115-island destination in the Indian subcontinent, the BRANDit team ... Read More

Qatar participates in 113th Session of the Executive Council of UNWTO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:23

Qatar was represented at the UNWTO session by Qatar's ambassador to Spain Abdullah bin Ibrahim al-Hamar Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 22:09

Africa stands behind Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board. The ATB chief was recently tested positive for the COVID-19 and is fighting to recover. Read More

American hotel industry congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 19:07

US hoteliers look forward to working with President Biden and his Administration on key priorities, including comprehensive immigration reform, tax reform, and infrastructure investment Read More

US travel industry welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 18:26

US Travel congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration and welcomes their leadership in Washington 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

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 19:41

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