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Malta Luxury Product Continues to Expand

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 22:17

Malta, an archipelago located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has been acclaimed for its luxurious accommodations, warm climate, and 7,000 years of history. Visitors can enjoy the new ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals outrunning standard hotels

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 20:55

With more tourists arriving in Hawaii ever since the state changed travel rules back on October 15, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has been tracking where these holiday makers are staying. ... Read More

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association announces new President

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 02:48

The new President of the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is taking over during a challenging time in the tourism sector. He and the GHTA Board and committees have committed ... Read More

Hawaii hotels: December revenue, daily rate, and occupancy declined substantially

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 22:29

Last month Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide fell by 77.2 percent to $107.9 million, down from $472.6 million in December 2019 Read More

State of the Hotel Industry 2021: Business travel not expected to return until 2024

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:58

COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to hospitality industry workforce, which is down nearly 4 million jobs compared to the same time in 2019 Read More

Hawaii Castle Hospitality Group announced new roles for two leadership team members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:32

Castle Hospitality Group recently announced new roles for two of its leadership team members: Renette Carpio, Director of Condominium Administration Carpio has been named Director of Condominium Administration and will ... 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

ECPAT-USA report: Human Trafficking Laws for Lodging Industry

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 20, 2021 03:34

An updated ECPAT-USA report details laws in all 50 states and 23 US territories, counties, and cities for the lodging industry. Read More

Accor sets ambitious lineup for 2021 new hotel openings

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 22:43

Accor looks forward to a bounty of new properties and new beginnings around the world Read More

The Sandals legacy continues

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 22:38

Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the resort company's Executive Chairman, continuing the Sandals legacy. Stewart becomes just the second Chairman in the company’s 40-year history. He ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Executive Chairman of SRI

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 21:32

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended heartfelt congratulations to renowned hotelier, Adam Stewart, on his appointment as Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), following the recent passing of ... 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

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 22:59

Marriott International continues to strengthen its footprint, with several expected brand debuts across Asia Pacific Read More

Middle East hotels ready to capitalize on workation trend

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 15:38

‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads 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

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021 21:56

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, the world’s leading all-inclusive resort company, died at the age ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia names new Hotel Manager

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 15:49

Lasvigne joined Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia in 2017 as part of the pre-opening team Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal with new Kathmandu hotel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 17:35

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continues growth in sub-Indian continent with launch of Ramada Encore by Wyndham brand Read More

New Vermont Lodging Association formed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 23:30

VLA's goals include retaining a professional and experienced lobbying firm to represent the Vermont lodging industry and serving as the spokesperson for the industry Read More

What’s new in the Islands of The Bahamas in 2021

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 12, 2021 21:07

The Islands of The Bahamas are kicking off the New Year with new hotel opening, continued reopenings and increased airlift from major international markets, giving travelers plenty of reasons to ... Read More

Salt Lake City convention hotel on track for fall 2022 opening

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 19:06

Estimated to cost $377 million, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is scheduled to be completed and hosting its first guests in the fall of 2022 Read More

COVID-19 pandemic has cost global tourism industry $935 billion

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 15:32

COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge financial impact on tourism globally, affecting all countries around the world, as well as airlines, travel operators and other hospitality providers in the sector Read More

IHG Owners Association announces new CEO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 15:16

John Muehlbauer Appointed Chief Executive Officer of the IHG Owners Association Read More

New dual General Manager appointed at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Miami Beach

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 23:46

Jacqueline “Jackie” Volkart has been named GM of Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes unveils $30 million renovation and redesign

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

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes will also be renovating its beautiful sprawling pool and cabanas and the luxe Ritz-Carton Club Lounge Read More

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 9, 2021 21:52

Spain is known for sunshine, beaches and beautiful blue skies. Today Filomena changed this scene to 30 hour of snow fall. It's a snowstorm Madrid hasn't seen for 50 years. ... Read More

Fisher Island Hotel History

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- January 9, 2021 20:50

Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, Fisher Island off South Florida, was sold for development in the 1960s. A black construction laborer, Dana ... Read More

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021 19:52

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch and Sandals Resorts are synonymous with all-inclusive travel, but perhaps ... Read More

MGM Resorts International names new Chief Financial Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 22:34

MGM Resorts International announces appointment of gaming and hospitality executive Jonathan Halkyard its new CFO. Read More

Koh Lani in the Gulf of Thailand orders all tourists to leave

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 05:06

Koh Lani is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. It's a popular tour destination from Pattaya. On Sunday the 100 tourists on this beautiful beach paradise were ordered ... Read More

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 04:51

Hospitality Industry: Aspirating smoke detection enhances safety, eases Inspection and maintenance. The answer is how to optimize smoke detectors. Read More

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 6, 2021 04:09

What makes COVID-19 different from previous diseases in the speed and reach of the virus and the extent of the contagion beyond the traveler to the destination? Tourism is about ... Read More

Egypt wants to have tourism come back, but safely

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021 07:34

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