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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 Chinese Virus: US State Department released a shocking fact sheet
Breaking Travel News

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021

COVID-19 may have been an experiment that went wrong in the development of a horrifying chemical weapon by the Chinese ... Read More

Latin America: Spectator or actor in international organizations?
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Latin America: Spectator or actor in international organizations?

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 16, 2021

The unjustified advance of the date and the impossibility for many Ministers of Tourism to travel to Madrid, transfers the ... Read More

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

Anguilla Tourism: COVID-19 testing at the forefront of reopening strategy
Anguilla Travel News

Anguilla Tourism: COVID-19 testing at the forefront of reopening strategy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2021

Statement on CDC universal testing requirements by Anguilla's Hon. Minister of Tourism Haydn Hughes Read More

WestJet announces retirement of Chief Operating Officer
Airline News

WestJet announces retirement of Chief Operating Officer

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

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

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia names new Hotel Manager
Hotel & Resort News

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia names new Hotel Manager

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

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
Airline News

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

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
Hawaii relevant global news

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

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

Visit Plano announces new staff members
Travel Associations News

Visit Plano announces new staff members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

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
LGBTQ

IGLTA Foundation introduces new 2021 Board officers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021

The IGLTAF will remain focused on providing diverse market research for all members, mentoring new LGBTQ+ businesses and emerging destinations, ... Read More

ABPCO releases 2021-22 member focused business plan
Breaking Travel News

ABPCO releases 2021-22 member focused business plan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers unveils new strategic plan Read More

US Black travelers more influenced by safety concerns & representation in marketing than European Black travelers
Responsible Tourism News

US Black travelers more influenced by safety concerns & representation in marketing than European Black travelers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

The findings of this report, along with the sustained calls by Black travelers for diversity and equality, should be an ... Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?
Airline News

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP ... Read More

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed ... Read More

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity – Minister Bartlett
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity – Minister Bartlett

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

Government of Jamaica and key partners are putting measures in place to boost the COVID-19 testing capacity locally Read More

AIANTA CEO appointed to National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council
People in Travel & Tourism

AIANTA CEO appointed to National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

The advisory panel will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to promote sustainable recreation and tourism within the ... Read More

New Vermont Lodging Association formed
Travel Associations News

New Vermont Lodging Association formed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

VLA's goals include retaining a professional and experienced lobbying firm to represent the Vermont lodging industry and serving as the ... Read More

Canada’s airline workers devastated by lack of direct financial aid to sector
Aviation News

Canada’s airline workers devastated by lack of direct financial aid to sector

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

Canada's Minister of Transport and the airlines urged to do whatever it takes to support Canadian aviation workers in the ... Read More

Jetcraft appoints Americas Sales Director
People in Travel & Tourism

Jetcraft appoints Americas Sales Director

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

Spangler will oversee Jetcraft’s strategic partnerships in the region, including Aerolineas Ejecutivas which operates as a Jetcraft authorized representative in ... Read More

Hemingway look-alikes urge COVID-19 safety for Florida Keys Tourism
Travel Destination

Hemingway look-alikes urge COVID-19 safety for Florida Keys Tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

Florida Keys tourism council’s ongoing “Play It Safe” video series promote personal responsibility and health protective measures to combat COVID-19 ... Read More

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says he will seek a second term
People in Travel & Tourism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says he will seek a second term

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

Secretary-General António Guterres informed the five permanent members of the Security Council that he was “available” to run for a ... 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

Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau
Breaking Travel News

Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

During a very challenging 2020, Lisa successfully navigated the CVB through a pandemic that threatened the survival of area businesses ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization
Wine News

Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

The Global Wine Tourism Organization integrates both public and private sectors to contribute to the socio-economic development of wine tourism ... Read More

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs
Saudi Arabia travel news

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

Saudi Arabia after opening this closed country has been developed as a source for out of the box, but realistic ... Read More

Thailand to receive 63 million doses of COVID vaccine from China
Health News

Thailand to receive 63 million doses of COVID vaccine from China

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 10, 2021

Thailand released a plan to get all its citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 In addition illegal workers from Cambodia, Laos, and ... Read More

Community Tourism Mourns
Caribbean News

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch ... Read More

Turks & Caicos Islands Tourism mourns the loss of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos Islands Tourism mourns the loss of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

Gordon 'Butch' Stewart made immeasurable contribution to Turks & Caicos Islands tourism through Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and ... Read More

Grenada Tourism mourns passing of Sandals Resorts founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
Grenada travel news

Grenada Tourism mourns passing of Sandals Resorts founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

The Ministry of Tourism and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) express sadness over news of the passing of Tourism business ... Read More

Belize Tourism Minister issues statement on passing of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
People in Travel & Tourism

Belize Tourism Minister issues statement on passing of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021

Belize joins the Caribbean and the rest of the world in paying tribute to the lifetime achievements of Mr. Gordon ... Read More

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