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The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 05:30

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is a sad day, and not an evaluation of Mr. Zurab's ... Read More

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 00:50

My house is three minutes walk from the White House for 30 years. I welcomed visitors from every continent. I just came back from a walk. My city is quiet, ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation introduces new 2021 Board officers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021 17:57

The IGLTAF will remain focused on providing diverse market research for all members, mentoring new LGBTQ+ businesses and emerging destinations, and delivering quality educational programing for ‘new normal’ industry trends Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021 21:19

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP for Etihad Airways is now leading the Aviation Interest Group ... Read More

21 Incredible Reasons to Replace UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021 05:44

Today former UNWTO Executive Director for many years, Mr. Carlos Vogeler gave 21 Important Reasons which make it necessary to have a different UNWTO SecretariatCarlos Vogeler, former UNWTO Executive Director ... Read More

UNICEF on the future of children in this world

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 1, 2021 23:25

Fiji welcomed the first baby of the new year and the United States the last one.UNICEF estimates an 84-year average life expectancy for the 140 million children it projects will be born ... Read More

World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 04:40

The World Tourism Network passed the flame of hope from country to country at its New Years' party today listening to incredible stories told by tour guides. Tour guides are ... Read More

A new deadly COVID virus attacks Southern California and Colorado

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020 07:50

The founder of the World Tourism Network is calling for an immediate stop for flights from and to California. The new, potentially more contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified ... Read More

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020 04:55

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us in the sector, we do not need short-term fixes, we ... Read More

Love to travel? Invitation to the 2020/21 WTN New Year Party

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2020 01:28

Bring your pots and pans! Share Hopes, Dreams, and Miracles! The World Tourism Network in cooperation with eTurboNews is inviting travel industry professionals and anyone who loves to travel to ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020 15:59

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize and reward select accommodations, destinations, and transportation companies worldwide. These ... Read More

Silent Earthquakes in Hospitality and the Erosion of Standards

Richard Adam Richard Adam- December 28, 2020 09:24

Since I can remember, there are these “The future of …..” type of thing conferences, publications and panel discussions. What is the future of hospitality and related? I don´t know. ... 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

Restore Decency in the UNWTO Election: Sign the WTN petition

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 12, 2020 09:22

The World Tourism Network today launched the "WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election" campaign. World Tourism Network is asking its members and travel industry stakeholders to support the following ... Read More

Peace Through Tourism: How Louis D’Amore spread the virus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2020 00:30

Louis D'Amore is a hero and was awarded this honor by World Tourism Network. Lous D'Amore is the president and founder of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. (IIPT) ... Read More

World Tourism Network Launch: Just Amazing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2020 02:24

This month is the launch of the World Tourism Network (WTN). Born from the popular rebuilding.travel discussion, World Tourism Network is the long-overdue voice of small- and medium-sized travel and ... Read More

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 21, 2020 20:45

The first green mural paying homage to the LGBT+ movement was inaugurated in Rome on a large wall courtesy of the Armellini State Industrial Technical Institute (ITIS) in Largo Beato ... Read More

Visiting Hawaii no longer possible for Americans?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020 02:28

Japanese and Canadians are in the process to select Hawaii again as a holiday destination. Visitors from Taiwan and South Korea may be welcomed back to Hawaii beaches, but fellow ... Read More

List of 230 Airlines safe to fly and not to fly during the epidemic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2020 09:28

The Safest Travel Score to operate an airline during the COVID-19 crisis is 5.0, the worst score in the world is 0.1. No airline out of 230 made the best ... Read More

The biggest threat yet for European Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 10, 2020 10:02

A new surge in Covid-19 cases and the reintroduction of travel restrictions have halted European tourism recovery with international tourist arrivals to Europe down 68% halfway through the year relative to ... Read More

Emirates CEO predicts Global Aviation: You are part of it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 3, 2020 06:12

Sir Tim Clark is ready to share is vision, how will the aviation industry will be shaping and look like in 2025? “The pandemic is a glitch,” said Sir Tim ... Read More

Chatter in Israel predicts Joe Biden will be the next US President

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 2, 2020 04:52

Will Joe Biden or Donald Trump make America great again? Not only the global travel and tourism industry can't wait for the US election to be over. According to a ... 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

World Tourism Network (WTN) is your voice in a new Travel Industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 28, 2020 10:04

A new organization for the travel and tourism industry has been making headlines. The World Tourism Network (WTN) already established a strong base of known leaders including 24 tourism ministers ... Read More

Hawaii DOT hiding facts in regards to COVID-19 safety loophole

editor editor- October 27, 2020 08:14

Hawaii reopened for tourism almost two weeks ago. Passengers can arrive and avoid a 14-day quarantine with a valid COVID-19 test. The State of Hawaii invested millions in putting a ... Read More

LGBTQ Travel during COVID-19 : A trillion Dollar business

editor editor- October 26, 2020 03:57

The LGBTQ Travel and Tourism Industry has more than 1 trillion buying power in the United States alone. In 1992, two friends, Thomas Roth and David Paisley, marketing and social ... Read More

World Tourism Network (WTN): The alternative voice for the global travel industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020 06:54

World Tourism Network (WTN) is the long-overdue voice of small and medium-size travel and tourism businesses around the world. By uniting our efforts, we bring to the forefront the needs ... 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

Wheels Up partners with International LGBTQ+ Travel Association

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020 15:56

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association announced today that Wheels Up has become its first global partner in the private aviation sector. Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, is ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020 00:41

Traveling to Waikiki? Outspoken Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has an urgent message for you. Caldwell told eTurboNews he will be meeting this afternoon with John de Fries, CEO of the ... Read More

Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020 18:22

"We know from recent experience, the anguish and damage that occur when Hawaii is not properly prepared with flexible pragmatic planning and execution", says Dale Evans, CEO of Charley's Taxi. ... Read More

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2020 19:56

Pamala Taylor is native Hawaiian. She loves visitors, and she loves her job at family owned SunIsland Hawaii, listen to the podcast The Aloha State as of yesterday is welcoming ... Read More

Alarm bells 12 hours away from reopening Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020 11:41

Hawaii is 12 hours away from reopening tourism. Today the State recorded 10 dead and 101 new cases of COVID-19. Tourism leaders think it's time to take a change facing ... Read More

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020 16:29

The beaches, the hotels, the attractions in the Aloha State of Hawaii are about to welcome visitors back to its shores. On Thursday and after 7 months of sacrifices, frustration, ... Read More

COVID-19 depression? How Travel to Nepal could help

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 11, 2020 15:16

Tourism to Nepal can mean a lot more than climbing Mout Everest in Nepal. One out of three people in the United States experiencing mental issues during the ongoing COVID-19 ... Read More

Travel Industry United in the Presidential Election

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020 20:23

The United States is not the only country in the world getting ready for a big election where US citizens are deciding between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as the ... Read More