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Carnival Cruise Line announces additional cruise cancellations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 19:04

Carnival's guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their option Read More

Hawaii hotels: December revenue, daily rate, and occupancy declined substantially

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 22:29

Last month Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide fell by 77.2 percent to $107.9 million, down from $472.6 million in December 2019 Read More

Pacific Princess is leaving Princess Cruises fleet

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 22:50

Pacific Princess sailed more than 1.6 Million nautical miles, 11 World Cruises and offered distinctive itineraries to sought-after destinations all over the world 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

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 22:59

Marriott International continues to strengthen its footprint, with several expected brand debuts across Asia Pacific Read More

Middle East hotels ready to capitalize on workation trend

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 15:38

‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads Read More

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 09:03

Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world. To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have taken the complete dose ... Read More

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2021 12:05

In a top-secret move by the World Tourism Organization, a dinner designed to bribe 34 countries was just added to the official UNWTO Election program yesterday. Spanish celebrity chef Dani ... 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

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 15:41

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 19:06

Estimated to cost $377 million, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is scheduled to be completed and hosting its first guests in the fall of 2022 Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 15:32

COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge financial impact on tourism globally, affecting all countries around the world, as well as airlines, travel operators and other hospitality providers in the sector Read More

IHG Owners Association announces new CEO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 15:16

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 23:46

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 22:26

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

British Virgin Islands helps pay for your private jet

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2021 21:27

Traveling on a private jet is out of reach for most people, but it's a safe way to travel. The British Islands will help to make it more affordable and ... Read More

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 22:18

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 21:39

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 18:57

Holland America Line announced the extension its pause of cruise operations for Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Canada/New England departures through April 30, 2021. Read More

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 04:51

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 23:53

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations in New Zealand to departures on and before 25 April, 2021 as the cruise line and the wider industry continue ... Read More

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

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 2, 2021 00:33

Walt Disney World Resort has a magical promise21 reasons outlined by Disney why to visit Disney World ResortsGet Excited for Even More Magic Later this YearClick here to read the full article Read More

Chinese hotels recovering much better than the rest of the world

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020 18:21

Coronavirus pandemic decimated global hospitality industry worldwide, but the speed of post-COVID-19 hotel performance recovery apparently depends on the location.  Data from hotel research firm STR showed that, from April to November, ... Read More

Profit plunge has hotel industry looking to brighter 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 16:08

As a fresh round of stricter COVID-related guidelines grip many parts of the world heading into the new year, the hotel industry is still feeling and reeling from the sting ... Read More

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2020 16:36

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family has confirmed. He died in a hospital in Neuilly, outside Paris. The fashion icon ... 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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 15:39

The French Dairy Board and the European Union, have once again proved its commitment to supporting the next generation of pastry chefs in the Middle East through the organization of ... 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

Viking marks float out of first expedition ship

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020 15:24

Viking today announced its first expedition ship – the 378-guest Viking Octantis – was "floated out," marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touches ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020 15:06

Royal Caribbean Group today announced the appointment of Amy C. McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott International, to its Board of Directors. Her appointment was effective as ... Read More

Four Seasons returns to Bangkok

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020 00:02

Rising above the majestic Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok's Creative District is an enclave of tiered buildings, connected at ground level by a series of indoor and ... 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