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Category: People in Travel & Tourism

People are the driving force in the travel and tourism industry. Executives, GM, Ministers, Leaders, ordinary travelers, etc. This story is about the people running travel and tourism, people that have a story to tell traveling the world and people who need to have a voice and about people that are the voice of travel and tourism.

The safest mask to wear is deadly upsetting to Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 06:10

The US Government has a good reason to mislead its 332 million citizens against wearing KN95 and N95 masks. Europe however is now coming out with the truth. Read More

Mask optional: New trend in Spain and for UNWTO?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2021 07:52

Only the Egyptian minister of tourism actually traveled Madrid to attend the 113th Executive Council and voted for Zurab Pololikashvili at the Secretary General Election. The rest of the delegates ... Read More

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association announces new President

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 02:48

The new President of the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is taking over during a challenging time in the tourism sector. He and the GHTA Board and committees have committed ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica boosts COVID-19 testing capacity to meet increased demand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 21:47

All visitors who come to Jamaica will be able to access approved testing arrangements to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their respective countries for re-entry Read More

National Plan for Vacation Day arrives not a moment too soon

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:37

More than six in 10 Americans report that they “desperately” need a vacation after trauma of COVID-19 pandemic Read More

President Biden signs executive order mandating masks on airline flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:20

Mandating masks during flights is an important first step to ensure airline passengers are protected from the risk of contracting COVID-19 Read More

President of Skål International Bangkok: An alternative to compulsory quarantine needed

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 22, 2021 16:14

I am very optimistic for our industry and the future of SKÅL International’s role as a leader in both the business and friendship of hospitality Read More

US Travel praises President Biden’s executive orders on travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 15:55

CDC testing requirement for international travelers should also pave the way to ease other travel restrictions, including those on the UK, the EU, and Brazil Read More

Tourism has a new Hero: Kornelia Ferizaj from Albania

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2021 07:53

The Hall of International Tourism Heroes is open by nomination only to recognize those that have shown extraordinary leadership, innovation, and actions. Tourism Heroes go the extra step. The Tourism ... Read More

ARC congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on their inauguration

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 00:20

Air travel will play a vital role in the US economic recovery and ARC applauds the bi-partisan actions to-date providing much-needed assistance to the travel industry Read More

Professor Geoffrey Lipman knows this is a big day for Travel, Tourism, and Climate Change

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 07:31

What the difference one day can make. With the inauguration in the United States of America and President Biden bringing the country back into the Paris Climate Agreement, it will ... Read More

The Official Acceptance by the White House on behalf of the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 01:09

The following press release was received today by the US White House. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2020  ACCEPTANCE ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President ... Read More

Hawaii Castle Hospitality Group announced new roles for two leadership team members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:32

Castle Hospitality Group recently announced new roles for two of its leadership team members: Renette Carpio, Director of Condominium Administration Carpio has been named Director of Condominium Administration and will ... Read More

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

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 22:09

Africa stands behind Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board. The ATB chief was recently tested positive for the COVID-19 and is fighting to recover. Read More

American hotel industry congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 19:07

US hoteliers look forward to working with President Biden and his Administration on key priorities, including comprehensive immigration reform, tax reform, and infrastructure investment Read More

US travel industry welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 18:26

US Travel congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration and welcomes their leadership in Washington 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

UNWTO Executive Council Election Result

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 17:50

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization re-elected Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia.. Read More

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 09:49

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the previous research wave 52% of Europeans plan to travel in ... Read More

The Chinese Virus: US State Department released a shocking fact sheet

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021 04:05

COVID-19 may have been an experiment that went wrong in the development of a horrifying chemical weapon by the Chinese Government. In covering this up China may have contributed to ... Read More

Latin America: Spectator or actor in international organizations?

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 16, 2021 18:56

The unjustified advance of the date and the impossibility for many Ministers of Tourism to travel to Madrid, transfers the representation of the member states to their ambassadors in the ... 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

WestJet announces retirement of Chief Operating Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 19:39

Captain Jeff Martin, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer announces his retirement Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia names new Hotel Manager

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 15:49

Lasvigne joined Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia in 2017 as part of the pre-opening team Read More

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 23:02

Delta Air puts Donald Trump supporters who heckled Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham on no-fly list Read More

Groups challenge Trump Administration’s latest assaults on Endangered Species Act in Hawaii

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 18:56

Trump administration issued two new regulations that strip vital protections from federal lands necessary for the conservation of threatened and endangered species Read More

Visit Plano announces new staff members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 18:25

Visit Plano names Steve Yearwood new Association and SMERF Sales Manager and Olivia Woodward new Event Services Coordinator 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