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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
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

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation
People in Travel & Tourism

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia names new Hotel Manager
Hotel & Resort News

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia names new Hotel Manager

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

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
Hotel & Resort News

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal with new Kathmandu hotel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

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

New Vermont Lodging Association formed
Travel Associations News

New Vermont Lodging Association formed

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

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

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

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

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 12, 2021

The Islands of The Bahamas are kicking off the New Year with new hotel opening, continued reopenings and increased airlift ... Read More

Salt Lake City convention hotel on track for fall 2022 opening
Hotel & Resort News

Salt Lake City convention hotel on track for fall 2022 opening

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

Estimated to cost $377 million, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is scheduled to be completed and hosting its first guests ... Read More

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

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

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

COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge financial impact on tourism globally, affecting all countries around the world, as well as ... Read More

IHG Owners Association announces new CEO
Hospitality Industry News

IHG Owners Association announces new CEO

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

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
People in Travel & Tourism

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

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
Breaking Travel News

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

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

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971
Spain travel news

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 9, 2021

Spain is known for sunshine, beaches and beautiful blue skies. Today Filomena changed this scene to 30 hour of snow ... Read More

Fisher Island Hotel History
Hospitality Industry News

Fisher Island Hotel History

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

Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, Fisher Island off South Florida, was sold ... Read More

Community Tourism Mourns
Caribbean News

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch ... Read More

MGM Resorts International names new Chief Financial Officer
People in Travel & Tourism

MGM Resorts International names new Chief Financial Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

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
Breaking Travel News

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

Koh Lani is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. It's a popular tour destination from Pattaya. On Sunday ... Read More

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts
Hospitality Industry News

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

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?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?

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

What makes COVID-19 different from previous diseases in the speed and reach of the virus and the extent of the ... Read More

Egypt wants to have tourism come back, but safely
African Tourism Board News

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

Introducing Ideation + H: New Boutique Hospitality Asset Management and Consulting Firm
Hospitality Industry News

Introducing Ideation + H: New Boutique Hospitality Asset Management and Consulting Firm

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 4, 2021

Pamela Malkani is pleased to announce the formation of ideation + h as of January 1, 2021.The new boutique hospitality ... Read More

What is next for Malaysia Tourism?
Malaysia travel news

What is next for Malaysia Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021

A panel discussion with tourism experts from Malaysia ended a month of launch events for the World Tourism Network this ... Read More

Chinese hotels recovering much better than the rest of the world
Hospitality Industry News

Chinese hotels recovering much better than the rest of the world

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic decimated global hospitality industry worldwide, but the speed of post-COVID-19 hotel performance recovery apparently depends on the location.  ... Read More

Profit plunge has hotel industry looking to brighter 2021
Hospitality Industry News

Profit plunge has hotel industry looking to brighter 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020

As a fresh round of stricter COVID-related guidelines grip many parts of the world heading into the new year, the ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!
LGBTQ

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize ... Read More

Travel insurers: COVID-19 jab may become mandatory for Europe trip
European travel news

Travel insurers: COVID-19 jab may become mandatory for Europe trip

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

Some European travel insurers warned that while COVID-19 vaccination is not currently needed to purchase a travel insurance policy for ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020

More than 10,000 children experienced a little more joy this holiday season with brand-new toys and games donated by the ... Read More

Hawaii Visitors Down 77 Percent
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Visitors Down 77 Percent

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020

Hawaii visitors are down as the industry continues to feel significant impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, ... Read More

Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort officially opens
Hotel & Resort News

Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort officially opens

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020

Circa Resort & Casino – downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort – has officially opened its 777-room hotel tower and rooftop lounge, ... Read More

Silent Earthquakes in Hospitality and the Erosion of Standards
Hospitality Industry News

Silent Earthquakes in Hospitality and the Erosion of Standards

Richard Adam Richard Adam- December 28, 2020

Since I can remember, there are these “The future of …..” type of thing conferences, publications and panel discussions. What ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Announces Expansion to Curaçao
Curacao travel news

Sandals Resorts Announces Expansion to Curaçao

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 25, 2020

Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the world's leading all-inclusive company, announced today the signing of an agreement that will bring Sandals® Resorts to ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group today announced the appointment of Amy C. McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott ... Read More

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Hospitality Industry News

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

As governors and state public health agencies begin to finalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for the next 1b phase, the American ... Read More

Hawaii Hotels: Revenue Down 70 Percent in November
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Hawaii Hotels: Revenue Down 70 Percent in November

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 21, 2020

In November 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

Hotel History: Menger Hotel
Hotel & Resort News

Hotel History: Menger Hotel

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- December 19, 2020

The Menger Hotel, one of the most iconic and historically significant buildings in San Antonio, was constructed on Alamo Plaza ... Read More

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