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Is California giving up on COVID-19 protection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 03:22

Freeways in California remain empty, restaurants are closed, but the need for the economy to open is big. A slight ease in new infection rates is reason enough reason for ... Read More

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

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

Norwegian Air’s exit from long-haul routes emphasizes flaws in business model

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2021 19:42

The lack of a high-yielding cabin meant Norwegian Air could not generate sufficient profit, resulting in its exit from the market 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

Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 18, 2021 21:30

Beginning on a grand note, Seychelles Islands shows off its wonders in Switzerland, as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launches a two-week advertising campaign in the European nation- a second ... 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

Quick-witted Wheel of Fortune contestant wins featured trip to Nevis

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 21:38

The Nevis Tourism Authority hit the ground running to kickstart its marketing efforts for 2021 by being featured on Wheel of Fortune for December 30, 2020. A marvelous trip to ... Read More

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

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 00:09

Yesterday, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all air passengers flying to the U.S. from a foreign country will be required to show proof of ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister names Special COVID Task Force

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 13, 2021 21:35

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has named a special COVID task force to spearhead efforts to boost Jamaica’s COVID-19 testing capacity, in light of the growing demand for such tests, ... Read More

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma recertification

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 18:20

IATA’s pharma certificate awarded for exemplary handling of temperature-sensitive goods at Frankfurt Airport Read More

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity – Minister Bartlett

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 00:45

Government of Jamaica and key partners are putting measures in place to boost the COVID-19 testing capacity locally 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

Seychelles Tourism Board Announces Restructuring in Operations

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 8, 2021 21:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) announces various changes to its overseas operation given the ongoing pandemic and its economic impact on the country.  On the Chinese market, the STB offices ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board staff movement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 7, 2021 01:11

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB's) Management and Board would like to inform all its partners and stakeholders of the retirement of Ms. Monette Rose Director for Italy, Turkey, Israel, and ... Read More

Tourism Minister lobbies for new Jamaica Youth Ambassador

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 6, 2021 00:10

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that actor Michael Rainey, Jr., best known for his role as Tariq St. Patrick on Starz network's hit drama series Power, is an ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister mourns death of Harry Maragh

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 5, 2021 23:41

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed condolences to the family and loved-ones of the late Harriat “Harry” Maragh, past president of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and ... Read More

Seychelles New Safety Measures Announced

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 4, 2021 23:20

Seychelles authorities announced new safety measures on Sunday, January 3, 2020, with the aim to curb the spread of COVID-19 within the community.  The Seychelles International Airport will remain open for ... Read More

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

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 4, 2021 21:41

Pamela Malkani is pleased to announce the formation of ideation + h as of January 1, 2021.The new boutique hospitality asset management and consulting firm will oversee a portfolio of ... Read More

Jamaica: The True Meaning of Tourism Resilience

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 31, 2020 21:38

As we reflect on the year that was 2020, we cannot deny that the year has been one of trials and tests for international tourism, perhaps more so than any ... Read More

Santa Arrives in The Bahamas for an Extended Stay on Stocking Island

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 30, 2020 20:51

This year has been long and taxing for everyone — even the world’s jolliest. As an essential worker, Santa’s annual duties this year came with the added pressure of spreading ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participates in Travel Open Day Virtual

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 29, 2020 20:23

From December 14-16, 2020, the Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participated to the first edition of the travel virtual fair Travel Open Day, an online event dedicated to the outbound tourism ... Read More

Renewed Jamaica-Nigeria Bilateral Talks

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 29, 2020 00:19

Tourism is expected to be a major item on the agenda of talks to take place soon in Abuja, Nigeria, aimed at formalizing a new Jamaica-Nigeria bilateral agreement between the ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020 21:18

More than 10,000 children experienced a little more joy this holiday season with brand-new toys and games donated by the Sandals Foundation in their annual Christmas Toy Drive. As the ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Announces Expansion to Curaçao

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 25, 2020 01:12

Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the world's leading all-inclusive company, announced today the signing of an agreement that will bring Sandals® Resorts to a brand-new destination, at the Santa Barbara Resort on the ... Read More

Seychelles authorities take steps to address new COVID-19 variant

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 24, 2020 22:15

Following this week's Safe Tourism Task Force meeting led by the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, the Public Health Authority has proposed new measures for ... Read More

Countries Open for Tourists at the Beginning of 2021

editor editor- December 24, 2020 20:34

The COVID-19 outbreak has canceled almost all trips and intercontinental flights. Most of the counties closed their borders and started lockdowns to stop the virus spread. Unfortunately, the quantity of ... Read More

Hong Kong COVID-19 Testing: Simple, Convenient and Free

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 22, 2020 21:37

Hong Kong is diligently working to make it as simple as possible for people to test for COVID-19 as they go about their days using public transportation. In developing procedures ... Read More

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Reflects on Difficult Year and Brighter Days

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 21, 2020 21:15

As 2020 comes to an end, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is once again reflecting on a remarkably historic and challenging year. After celebrating a record-breaking seven million ... Read More

The Islands of The Bahamas Swept the 2020 Travel Award Circuit

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 21, 2020 20:43

Despite an unprecedented year, The Bahamas continues to position itself as a leading Caribbean travel destination and received top accolades from consumer, trade and niche vertical award shows. With its ... Read More

Tourism and Culture Ministers Urge Everyone to Buy Jamaican This Christmas

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 18, 2020 02:16

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, have joined forces in calling on Jamaicans and other persons seeking gift items, to ... Read More

Centara Unveils New Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 17, 2020 21:36

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has debuted its COSI brand in southwest Thailand with the opening of COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach. Styled as “The Lifestyle Hotel for ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Elevates All-Inclusive Portfolio

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 17, 2020 20:55

Sandals Resorts International, the world's leading all-inclusive company, has officially unveiled the world's first-ever Swim-up Rondoval™ Suites and completely reimagined 112-room beachfront Dutch Village at its stunning Jamaican escape, Sandals ... Read More