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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
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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

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

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

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

Jamaica Tourism Minister names Special COVID Task Force
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Jamaica Tourism Minister names Special COVID Task Force

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

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has named a special COVID task force to spearhead efforts to boost Jamaica’s COVID-19 testing ... Read More

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate
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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

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

Qatar Airways earns APEX Health Safety Diamond Standard status
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Qatar Airways earns APEX Health Safety Diamond Standard status

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

Qatar Airways has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s COVID-19 hygiene and ... Read More

Belize receives Safe Travels Stamp
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Belize receives Safe Travels Stamp

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

Belize joins an esteemed group of destinations that have achieved this recognition, including Dubai, Mexican Caribbean, Barcelona, Jamaica, Mauritius and ... Read More

United Airlines receives hospital-grade certification for cleaning and safety
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United Airlines receives hospital-grade certification for cleaning and safety

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

Recognition from APEX and SimpliFlying underscores that United will continue to innovate and raise the standard when it comes to ... Read More

Hemingway look-alikes urge COVID-19 safety for Florida Keys Tourism
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Hemingway look-alikes urge COVID-19 safety for Florida Keys Tourism

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

Florida Keys tourism council’s ongoing “Play It Safe” video series promote personal responsibility and health protective measures to combat COVID-19 ... 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

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

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

WHO: No back to normal in 2021
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WHO: No back to normal in 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

A return to normalcy won't be possible until herd immunity is achieved worldwide -- a goal that is unlikely in ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies
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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

Thailand to receive 63 million doses of COVID vaccine from China
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Thailand to receive 63 million doses of COVID vaccine from China

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 10, 2021

Thailand released a plan to get all its citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 In addition illegal workers from Cambodia, Laos, and ... Read More

WestJet slashes capacity over ‘rushed government testing regime’
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WestJet slashes capacity over ‘rushed government testing regime’

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

WestJet Group to stand down equivalent of 1,000 employees and reduce capacity by a third Read More

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

Minimum contact: Germany extends lockdown until end of January
Germany Travel News

Minimum contact: Germany extends lockdown until end of January

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel today announced that German nationwide COVID-19 lockdown is being extended at least until the end of ... Read More

Eating locally is in: 2021 Best Cities for locavores named
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Eating locally is in: 2021 Best Cities for locavores named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

Eating locally is in — again. During the pandemic, Americans renewed their appetite for the “locavore” diet, which consists of ... Read More

Egypt wants to have tourism come back, but safely
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Egypt wants to have tourism come back, but safely

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021

In Egypt out of 1,200 hotels, 700 have licenses to operate under current health restrictions due to COVID-19 Read More

England goes on nationwide lockdown as new COVID-19 cases soar
UK Travel News

England goes on nationwide lockdown as new COVID-19 cases soar

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 4, 2021

Describing the move as part of "a great national effort to fight COVID," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that ... Read More

Russia considering issuing ‘vaccine passports’ for international travel
Russia travel news

Russia considering issuing ‘vaccine passports’ for international travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 4, 2021

Russia considering issuing new form of travel document for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 |Russia vaccinates its citizens ... Read More

Seychelles Records First COVID-19 death
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Records First COVID-19 death

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021

Sidney Vincent Pilay becomes first fatality in Seychelles of COVID-19People in Seychelles alarmedList of countries left with no COVID-19 death ... Read More

Cuba updates entry requirements for foreign visitors
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Cuba updates entry requirements for foreign visitors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021

Starting from January 10, all foreign tourists traveling to Cuba will required to have a certificate of a negative test ... Read More

Bangkok tightens COVID-19 restrictions
Thailand travel news

Bangkok tightens COVID-19 restrictions

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021

Bangkok city authorities have tightened COVID-19 quarantine restrictions due to the coronavirus, banning the activities of entertainment venues, local media ... Read More

UNICEF on the future of children in this world
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UNICEF on the future of children in this world

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 1, 2021

Fiji welcomed the first baby of the new year and the United States the last one.UNICEF estimates an 84-year average life expectancy ... Read More

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021
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World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us ... Read More

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