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What is next for Malaysia Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 03:48

A panel discussion with tourism experts from Malaysia ended a month of launch events for the World Tourism Network this week. Organized by Rudolf Herrmann, head of the WTN Malaysia ... Read More

World Tourism Network wants Travel and Tourism on hold

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020 05:10

The World Tourism Network in alignment with the African Tourism Board (ATB)is urging the public to limit travel to essential business only. World Tourism Network issued a statement Sunday night ... Read More

Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020 08:56

No one is allowed to openly talk about it in Madrid at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Zurab Pololikashvili, the secretary-general of the UN affiliated agency has competition. Pololikashvili did ... Read More

The Happiest Man in Tourism is from Planet Happiness

editor editor- October 30, 2020 21:24

Paul Rogers from Planet Happiness understands the needs of destinations in terms of building back better; share information about our product offering; build synergies with destinations and other partners to ... Read More

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020 00:06

How can you smile behind a mask? Outrigger Hotels and Resorts may be a shining example to document how the Aloha Smile in Hawaii and the Amazing Thailand Smile is ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020 11:27

Rebuilding.travel, a global platform for tourism leaders in 120 countries, invited Maribel Rodriguez, Vice President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), today to explain how the travel and ... Read More

The future of Tourism in the Eyes a Hero who is also a Minister of Tourism

editor editor- September 27, 2020 16:25

It's World Tourism Day 2020. The Hon. Edmund Bartlett is the Minister of Tourism for the  Caribbean Island Nation of Jamaica.  Tourism is one of the most important currency earners ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board achievement today is a milestone in COVID-19 recovery

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2020 15:40

Today, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) can be proud. Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lilly Ajarova and Quality Assurance Officer Samora Semakula applied on August 24 for the Safer Tourism Seal ... Read More

Reopening Travel in Europe? Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA will let you know today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 21, 2020 16:43

Europe and North America are in the middle of a second spike when it comes to the Coronavirus. Economies are being destroyed, people's livelihoods have been trashed, and the travel ... Read More

Tourism and COVID in Nigeria: HE Alhaji Lai Mohammed addressed African Tourism Ministers

editor editor- September 4, 2020 04:33

Nigeria is the economic powerhouse in Africa and one of the largest countries on that continent. Tourism is only a small part of the overall economy, but music and fashion ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders

editor editor- August 12, 2020 21:27

The political and security situation in the Middle East has always been difficult, and with COVID-19 it has not become easier. "Everyone is on its own", said Dr. Taleb Rifai. ... Read More

Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020 00:33

The Florida Keys closed for tourism on March 22 at 6 pm and was closed for 72 days, and then it reopened on June 1. Locals like Stacey Mitchell, the ... Read More

PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020 03:36

Keep the Hawaii Visitors Industry closed after August 1 is a reasonable approach, said to Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, known as PATA. It takes ... Read More

Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020 00:57

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today arrived on a bicycle wearing shorts, a red and white shirt with a matching facemask. He met journalist for an open-air press-conference in Waikiki. It ... Read More

Getting Thailand’s travel and tourism industry back on it’s feet

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 24, 2020 15:23

Industry expert and respected marketeer David Barrett in discussion with Andrew J Wood on recovering from the impact of the coronavirus on Thailand’s formidable travel and tourism industry. 💠Q1. As ... Read More

Paradigm Shift in Core Competencies for Post-Covid-19 Recovery

Richard Adam Richard Adam- June 1, 2020 04:53

“Not again. Not another depressing COVID-19 business analysis!”. In case you reacted to the title in this way, this article is written for you. As a business veteran in the ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020 04:47

The new person in charge of Guam Tourism is  In the US Territory Guam former Governor Carl Guitierrez. Guitierrez was appointed as the interim president and CEO of the Guam ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board: We are Corona Safe now!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020 21:11

After 9 weeks of battling tirelessly the deadly Covid-19 worldwide pandemic, Seychelles- the small island holiday destination in the Indian Ocean with a population of less than a hundred thousand ... Read More

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins: What coordinated European Tourism Approach?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020 09:13

Tom Jenkins is the CEO of the European Tourism Association (ETOA), known as the trade association for better tourism in Europe. ETOA states on its website: "We work to enable ... Read More

COVID Organics from Africa cures Coronavirus and is available to the world

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2020 08:09

Travel, Tourism and Herbs are big business in Madagascar. The population of this African Island Country is more than 26 million people. Currently, no one in Madagascar died on Coronavirus, ... Read More

Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 10, 2020 21:04

Setting the agenda for the development of tourism in Africa, domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would make Africa a single destination, taking into account the rich ... Read More

Why ALOHA is more powerful than the Coronavirus itself?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2020 07:03

TheHawaiian AirlinesAirbus A330  received a heroes welcome today when it touched down at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu at 4:30 pm. The flight took off from Incheon Seoul ... Read More

Queen Elizabeth II explains Coronavirus Truth to British People: Transcript & Video

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 5, 2020 22:47

Hardly anything is ok in the United Kingdom. 47,806 cases of Coronavirus, including 5,903 new cases, 4934 British subjects died, today including 621 just today. This number may be very ... Read More

Could Coronavirus become the new normal for mankind? Three possible scenarios

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020 17:20

"The Conarvirus is here to stay until the end of the year," said Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, infectious diseases program leader at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee ... Read More

Seychelles and COVID-19: Future Uncertain

editor editor- March 11, 2020 02:15

The outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus are pushing local authorities in Seychelles to assess the economic impact especially on tourism which is the top pillar of the nation’s ... Read More

Zimbabwe: The way forward

Eric Tawanda Muzamhindo Eric Tawanda Muzamhindo- February 16, 2020 08:32

Zimbabwe is buffeted by lack of cohesion, lack of strategic planning, buffeted by inconsistencies, incapacitation to deal with the current problems, and as we speak we have a serious crisis ... Read More

How Tourism should Confront Coronavirus?

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 3, 2020 03:04

The travel and tourism industry depends on visitors being able to travel freely from one location to another.  When a health crisis occurs, especially one for which currently there is ... Read More

Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 1, 2020 08:37

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is rapidly emerging as a new and important to go organization for the global travel and tourism industry in times of challenges. ... Read More

Gloria Guevara (WTTC) on Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 30, 2020 23:49

Don't cancel flights yet, don't close your airports. This is the message by Travel and Tourism leaders like Gloria Guevara, President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council. ... Read More

Why Lufthansa Group is also guilty in Ukrainian crash in Iran?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2020 09:51

Also responsible for the Ukraine International Airlines crash may be Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Aeroflot to the parties responsible for the Ukraine International Airlines disaster in ... Read More

CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 28, 2019 16:03

Member governments of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and leaders from entities that generate business to the region meet in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 4 October for the first ... Read More

Is Hawaii Tourism Nearing a Tipping Point? Paradise in big trouble?

Scott Foster Scott Foster- August 20, 2019 04:52

Tourism in Hawaii may be on a collision course, facing a train wreck.  "Despite a string of record visitor arrivals to Hawaii now totaling almost ten million annually, Hawai‘i tourism ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai made the African Tourism Board a better place in the world

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- July 26, 2019 04:28

"Whatever our business in life may be, let us always remember that our core business is, and will always be, to make this world a better place." The person who ... Read More

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2019 05:49

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn  had his PR team providing a self-made interview on Thailand’s stand on protection of wildlife. The TAT release states: Q: What ... Read More

African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 11, 2019 09:03

Talking Tourism, the African Tourism Board was the talking points on the Seychelles Television "Good Morning Seychelles' (Bonzour Sesel) program with Barbara Hoareau. The very popular and loved "Good Morning ... Read More

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 04:06

The African Tourism Board welcomes Kahuzi Biega National Park as a new member. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in the eastern Democratic Republic of ... Read More