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Qatar participates in 113th Session of the Executive Council of UNWTO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:23

Qatar was represented at the UNWTO session by Qatar's ambassador to Spain Abdullah bin Ibrahim al-Hamar Read More

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021 00:45

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to tourists attending meetings and conferences. By providing more venues, the ... Read More

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 02:30

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stomp out hope of reactivating events that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Its latest victim is the Airport Council International ... Read More

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021 20:56

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its extension of the country’s state of emergency. Its President, Marina ... Read More

Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021 02:36

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect travelers perception of whether a destination is worthy of a ... Read More

ABPCO releases 2021-22 member focused business plan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 15:23

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers unveils new strategic plan 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

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travelers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 13, 2021 01:09

With comprehensive COVID-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travelers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus. The vaccine program is ... 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

IMEX cancelled once again

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 11, 2021 21:12

IMEX Frankfurt scheduled for May 25-27, 2021, has officially been cancelled as announced by the IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom and CEO Carina Bauer. Read More

Maximum penalties demanded for illegal party organizers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021 18:52

International Nightlife Association says Illegal gatherings only punish the industry and delay its reopening Read More

International Congress and Convention Association announces new team structure

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 15:47

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global association for the international meetings industry, is privileged to announce the appointment of a number of key roles cementing ICCA's commitment to ... 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

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

International Nightlife Association warns about spike in illegal New Year’s Eve parties

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 19:21

While nightlife business owners and clubbers should be getting ready for the most important night of the year, New Year’s Eve, most nightlife venue’s doors are currently shut and unable ... 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

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

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

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

Maharashtra Tourism: Mission Begin Again

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 26, 2020 19:01

“We wanted to build the hospitality industry as a core industry for the state. Likewise, with the event industry. Maharashtra has no dearth of talent and no dearth of audiences ... Read More

Vaccine politics and tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020 22:31

Tourism before the pandemic Over the past several decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth and diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world (UNWTO, 2019).  ... Read More

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Draws Close to 1 Million

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 16, 2020 04:38

The 2020 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival officially concluded yesterday. It was the first time the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) had adopted an “online + offline” format for ... Read More

Seychelles Guards Middle Eastern Ties

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 11, 2020 21:30

Seychelles strengthens its relationships with Middle Eastern travel trade partners through the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) participation in the first virtual Gulf Travel Show on November 23, 2020.  The two-day ... Read More

Thailand tourism industry meets, asks for opening of borders and skies

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 11, 2020 18:02

The two esteemed associations held their joint Annual SKÅL BANGKOK and PATA THAILAND CHAPTER 2020 Charity Christmas Lunch this week.  With over 130 of Thailand’s top travel and tourism executives ... Read More

World Tourism Network Highlights Mafia Island as Good Case Study

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 11, 2020 02:48

Celebrating the launch of the World Tourism Network (WTN) with a month of interesting events from all over the world, Mafia Island came into focus and the work it is ... Read More

US Travel announces cooperation with Connect Travel for IPW 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 10, 2020 19:37

The U.S. Travel Association announced Thursday that it will coordinate with the trade show company Connect Travel to co-locate several events around IPW 2021 (September 18-22 in Las Vegas) in ... Read More

World Tourism Network in 123 countries sets new trends: The Official Launch

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2020 03:49

Tourism has been rebuilding since March 8, 2020. On March 8, 2020 a small group of tourism leaders supported by this publication and PATA met at the Grand Hyatt Hotel ... Read More

The St. Regis San Francisco Among First Hotels and Resorts in the World to Achieve Health Security Verification

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 8, 2020 22:42

The St. Regis San Francisco, the city’s premier address for luxury accommodations, gracious service and timeless elegance is proud to announce that it is among the first hotels in the ... Read More

WTM London publishes a manifesto to guide policy-makers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 8, 2020 19:36

WTM London has declared its mission to work with governments and the private sector around the world to create a safer, smarter and greener travel and tourism industry. The event ... 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

UAE & Bahrain first to benefit from Israeli tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 17:45

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is expecting a huge influx of exhibitors and visitors from Israel and further afield, wanting to take full advantage of Israel’s participation in its first major ... Read More

Italian Tourist Board goes to the heart of international MICE market

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 22:24

The Italian Tourist Board (Enit) announces an exclusive year-long partnership with IBTM Events which includes: IBTM World Virtual 2020; IBTM Asia Pacific 2021; IBTM Americas 2021, and IBTM World 2021.  ... Read More

Andalusia is one of the most popular event destinations in Europe

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 01:03

Andalusia offers many possibilities for events. Andalusia, and in particular the region of Cadiz, is one of the most popular event destinations in Europe with its well-developed infrastructure. Andalusia with ... Read More

Global Wine Tourism Organization Circles: Inspiring new futures together

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 22:44

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Argentina, Matías Lammens andthe Director General of Tourism Policy of Greece, PanagiotaDionysopoulou, participated on Monday November 30 in the first roundtable organized by ... Read More

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau books first major 2021 meeting

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 22:32

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in partnership with the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), a GBAC accredited facility, has landed its first booking for 2021 as The ... Read More

International Congress and Convention Association releases Kaohsiung Protocol

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 15:54

The Kaohsiung Protocol is a significant legacy outcome of the 59th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress which brought together the entire global ICCA community to explore new ideas, ... Read More