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The Netherlands, a Kingdom on Fire due to COVID19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 23:01

Known as the most liberal country in the world, Dutch citizens are worried about freedoms are taking away from them. The Netherlands in a State of Chaos after protesters vandalized ... Read More

Abu Dhabi announces updated list of ‘Green List’ destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 22:54

Inclusion in the list is subject to strict criteria of health and safety to ensure the well-being of the UAE community Read More

India to introduce COVID-19 vaccination certificates for tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 22:11

The vaccination certificate will help build confidence among people, making it easier for travelers to move around and revitalizing the tourism sector Read More

“Travel safely” via Frankfurt Airport: TÜV Quality Seal reconfirmed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 18:08

Comprehensive measures to protect against infection adjusted to the continuing pandemic situation at Frankfurt Airport Read More

Qatar Airways to trial IATA Travel Pass COVID-19 Digital Passport mobile app

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 15:10

Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the Middle East to begin trialing the ground-breaking IATA Travel Pass technology Read More

WTTC gets desperate and has a point

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 07:50

WTTC is the true leader in today's travel and tourism industry. Leaders however have obligations. WTTC obligation is to the largest travel and tourism industry members - and they are ... Read More

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

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

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

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

Lufthansa Group airlines adjust mask requirement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:35

Lufthansa Group airlines had already introduced a requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board their flights in May of last year Read More

Ayurveda Tourism: The right time for healing is now

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 22, 2021 02:28

The Government of India is pushing for Ayurveda Tourism which focuses on healing and wellness as the absolute right time to be promoted considering the global health issues due to ... 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

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 19:27

DCT Abu Dhabi’s Go Safe campaign underpins Abu Dhabi’s efforts to safely reopen its attractions for domestic and international visitors Read More

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 18:57

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021 Read More

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 16:01

IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination Read More

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 15:11

Pan-European mutually recognized vaccination certificate would be an important step towards giving governments the confidence to safely open their borders Read More

The Future of Travel to Thailand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 09:41

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

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 01:27

Sandals Resorts International has announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 testing beginning January 26 to all registered guests across its Sandals and Beaches Resorts on-resort prior to their departure. This ... Read More

Qatar Airways receives 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 15:13

Qatar Airways kept flying throughout COVID-19, taking over 3.1 million people home since the start of the pandemic Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021 04:05

COVID-19 may have been an experiment that went wrong in the development of a horrifying chemical weapon by the Chinese Government. In covering this up China may have contributed to ... Read More

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021 20:56

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its extension of the country’s state of emergency. Its President, Marina ... Read More

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 16, 2021 19:58

The officers of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) are making an urgent appeal to the Minister of Civil Aviation and Minister of Tourism to establish protocols for travelers ... Read More

Air France certified with COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 16, 2021 16:17

Air France rolls out the strictest health and hygiene measures both on the ground and on board to ensure a completely safe trip Read More

Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021 02:36

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect travelers perception of whether a destination is worthy of a ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 22:48

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