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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Routes Americas 2022 to be held in San Antonio

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 15:30

Routes Americas will return to the US in 2022, with San Antonio in Texas selected as the host of the 15th annual route development forum following a competitive bidding process. ... Read More

Africa Tourism Day Lines Up World Tourism Gurus

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 25, 2020 03:05

Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Dr. Taleb Rifai and the former Minister for Tourism of Seychelles Alain St. Ange are among the prominent personalities ... Read More

Key Personalities Lined Up for First Africa Tourism Day

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 17, 2020 03:57

Prominent and key personalities are all set to speak during the forthcoming and first Africa Tourism Day (ATD) event to chart out strategies, plans, initiatives and the way forward targeting ... Read More

Shanxi Shows Its New Charm of Cultural and Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2020 07:48

The China International Travel Mart 2020 (CITM 2020), co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Civil Aviation Administration of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, will kick off at ... Read More

The Comeback Kid of the Year for 2021 MICE industry

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 13, 2020 21:46

2020 will probably go into the history books as one of the least favorite years of many, but the 2021 MICE industry may be the comeback kid of the year. ... Read More

Practical Solutions for Travel and Tourism in the Post COVID-19 Era

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2020 12:27

South Korea was the proud virtual venue for a high-level virtual event at the General Assembly of Amforth organized by Phillipe Francois, President of Amforht and Ambassador Yo-Shim DHO, Chairperson ... Read More

International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) to shine a light

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 6, 2020 07:10

The annual global tourism investment summit in London, held in partnership with World Travel Market (WTM) will take place from 9 – 11 November 2020 and will focus on “Invest, ... Read More

Sandals Foundation: Favorite Responsible Travel Foundation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 4, 2020 02:32

The outstanding work of the Sandals Foundation to develop Caribbean communities and inspire hope in the lives of the region’s people has once again been recognized as it was named ... 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

ITB Berlin is canceled again: What is next for tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 28, 2020 21:19

ITB Berlin 2021 is canceled. This is the second ITB not taking place. This is setting shockwaves for the global travel and tourism industry. It could also mean the end ... 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

This Convention center was generating a profit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 26, 2020 03:14

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has today released its Annual Performance Review revealing delegates attending events at the venue generated $510 million in direct expenditure for New South Wales ... Read More

Messe Berlin has a new CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020 10:37

In the midst of the greatest trade fair crisis of all time, Messe Berlin in Germany has appointed a new CEO. In January, Martin Ecknig takes over from Christian Göke, ... 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

PATA Elects New Secretary/Treasurer

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 14, 2020 17:12

Explore Himalaya President and the former Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter (2013-2018), Suman Pandey, has been elected the Secretary/Treasurer of PATA. Pandey, who was representing Nepal, ... Read More

Davos goes Bürgenstock: World Economic Forum Style

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- October 14, 2020 15:22

It came as a big surprise to everyone in Davos - The World Economic Forum (WEF). Yes, the WEF 2021 will be hosted at Bürgenstock, 500 meters above Lake Lucerne ... Read More

IMEX Group & MEET GERMANY cooperation in times of changes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2020 20:18

In times of change, thinking outside the box is crucial and agile, joint action is becoming increasingly important. Following this principle, the IMEX Group and MEET GERMANY have announced cooperation ... Read More

China Holds First Live Green Event Since COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- October 2, 2020 16:29

The demand for green technologies is constantly growing in China, as evidenced clearly at the 16th edition of the sector’s largest expo, Chengdu International Environmental Protection Expo (CDEPE),the first green ... Read More

US Travel announces new dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 30, 2020 11:34

The U.S. Travel Association today announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person event held in Las Vegas from September 18-22, 2021. The ... Read More

Meet 16 Tourism Heroes rebuilding travel on World Tourism Day

editor editor- September 27, 2020 18:03

Today is World Tourism Day 2020. The global travel and tourism industry is under attack due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Millions s of jobs are in danger or already eliminated.  ... Read More

Hannover Messe in big trouble! The end for Germanys Meeting Industry?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2020 09:19

A bankruptcy of such a giant leader in the MICE industry would create shockwaves in the meeting and incentive industry. 2 million visitors, 37,000 exhibitors, 3.5 sqm of display space, ... Read More

UNWTO Social Distancing Policy and Masks are a big NO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2020 21:27

The UNWTO Executive Council met last week in Georgia. This was a controversial session not only because the event was conducted in Secretary-General Pololikashvil's home country Georgia, but with a ... Read More

SKAL online event gets biggest attendance in AGM history

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 21, 2020 19:27

The Skål Asia AGM which due to the Covid-19 pandemic was without a home, instead the 49th SAA AGM was conducted online and turned out to be the highest attended ... Read More