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UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2021

In a top-secret move by the World Tourism Organization, a dinner designed to bribe 34 countries was just added to ... 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

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises

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

Four Holland America Line's ships span Europe on itineraries ranging from seven to 21 days 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

British Virgin Islands helps pay for your private jet
Aviation News

British Virgin Islands helps pay for your private jet

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2021

Traveling on a private jet is out of reach for most people, but it's a safe way to travel. The ... Read More

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021

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

Carnival Cruise Line notifies guests of cruise cancellations, offers future cruise credit or full refund Read More

Princess Cruises extends operations pause through May 14, 2021
Cruise Industry News

Princess Cruises extends operations pause through May 14, 2021

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

Princess Cruises extending the pause of guest cruise vacations on ships sailing through mid-May Read More

Holland America Line extends pause in cruise operations
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line extends pause in cruise operations

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

Holland America Line announced the extension its pause of cruise operations for Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and ... 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

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause
Cruise Industry News

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations in New Zealand to departures on and before 25 April, ... Read More

Walt Disney World Resort is accepting visitors back for so many reasons
Travel Destination

Walt Disney World Resort is accepting visitors back for so many reasons

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 2, 2021

Walt Disney World Resort has a magical promise21 reasons outlined by Disney why to visit Disney World ResortsGet Excited for Even ... 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

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98
Fashion News

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2020

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family has confirmed. He died ... 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

French Dairy Board honors Middle East pastry chefs of the future in Dubai
Culinary Travel News

French Dairy Board honors Middle East pastry chefs of the future in Dubai

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

The French Dairy Board and the European Union, have once again proved its commitment to supporting the next generation of ... 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

Viking marks float out of first expedition ship
Cruise Industry News

Viking marks float out of first expedition ship

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

Viking today announced its first expedition ship – the 378-guest Viking Octantis – was "floated out," marking a major construction ... 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

Four Seasons returns to Bangkok
Hotel & Resort News

Four Seasons returns to Bangkok

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020

Rising above the majestic Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok's Creative District is an enclave of tiered buildings, ... Read More

Centara Unveils New Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach
Thailand travel news

Centara Unveils New Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 17, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has debuted its COSI brand in southwest Thailand with the opening of ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Elevates All-Inclusive Portfolio
Jamaica travel news

Sandals Resorts Elevates All-Inclusive Portfolio

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 17, 2020

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 ... Read More

Rove La Mer Beach: New hotel opens in Dubai
Breaking Travel News

Rove La Mer Beach: New hotel opens in Dubai

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020

Rove La Mer Beach, a brand-new hotel, opened its doors on the sunny shores of Dubai’s iconic La Mer beachfront, ... Read More

New leadership team named for Hyatt Place Hyatt House Tampa
Hotel & Resort News

New leadership team named for Hyatt Place Hyatt House Tampa

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020

HRI Lodging announces the appointment of Patrick J. Sorge as General Manager and Arsen Khodosov as Director of Sales and ... Read More

TIME opens Onyx Hotel Apartments in Dubai
Hotel & Resort News

TIME opens Onyx Hotel Apartments in Dubai

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels Management has officially taken over the management of the Onyx Hotel Apartments in Al Qusais, Dubai, its ... Read More

Ring in the New Year in Thailand with Centara
Thailand travel news

Ring in the New Year in Thailand with Centara

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 10, 2020

The end of the year is nearly upon us, so gather your family and friends and celebrate in style with ... Read More

Xisha Islands cruises resume in South China Sea
Cruise Industry News

Xisha Islands cruises resume in South China Sea

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020

The Nanhai Dream cruise ship with over 280 passengers on board left Hainan's Sanya today, marking the resumption of the ... Read More

Accor announces 2021 new hotels opening in Australia and New Zealand
Hotel & Resort News

Accor announces 2021 new hotels opening in Australia and New Zealand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020

From the launch of the Mövenpick brand in Australia, to the first internationally recognized five-star hotel to be built in ... Read More

WTTC has a friend in Bahrain in the fight for Tourism Survival
Travel Associations News

WTTC has a friend in Bahrain in the fight for Tourism Survival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2020

The new magic word to aid in global Travel & Tourism’s fight for survival  is called SSTJ. WTTC says SSTJ ... Read More

Marriott to debut first AC Hotel in the Dominican Republic
Hotel & Resort News

Marriott to debut first AC Hotel in the Dominican Republic

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 8, 2020

Marriott,  together with investment firm EGI Business Group, adds to its growing portfolio in  Latin America with the introduction of ... Read More

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