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Most dangerous US National Parks named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 17:52

From accidental falls to drowning and even attacks by wild animals - US national parks can be dangerous places to visit 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

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

Vaccination: 80%-97% of Africa is in Trouble and so is Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2021 08:11

What is terrible news for Africa is good news by the World Health Organization. Africa is getting the vaccine, but 90 Million doses will only take care of 3% of ... 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

The newly appointed ICAO Secretary-General is the right man at the right place at the right time

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2021 04:17

The future of the aviation industry has big challenges. A new Secretary-General for the international body assigned to regulate aviation will have a challenging position. Read More

Vaccine, Tourism, Politics: A Realistic View by a Minister, who is Resilient and a Hero

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2021 07:56

Organization in charge of global tourism like UNWTO had been criticized to act helpless in addressing the global COVID-19 crisis the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre takes the ... Read More

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 19:06

With a risk-based, layered approach to health and safety throughout every aspect of travel, it’s possible to both protect public health and allow travel to safely resume Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- January 11, 2021 01:12

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size fits all COVID policies. He explained why Jamaica as a ... Read More

A new Travel Option: Crossing the border pushing a railroad trolley

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2021 04:16

No gas, no electricity or steam needed. This form of transportation is environmental friendly and passngers become the engine. Read More

Qatar Airways receives 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 15:13

Qatar Airways kept flying throughout COVID-19, taking over 3.1 million people home since the start of the pandemic Read More

Auckland, New Zealand in Lockdown: Airlines alerted

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2021 22:18

New Zealand has been the international standard in fighting COVID-19 - and the country is doing it again Read More

GOL Linhas Aéreas: 20 years in the air

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 18:29

Brazil's largest domestic airline opened up access to air travel for millions of Brazilians, with more than 500 million customers transported on 4.2 million flights in past two decades 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

Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 16:02

Polar explorers on board will make it one of the most unique flights in Lufthansa's history Read More

Canada announces further restrictions on international travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 30, 2021 00:17

Canada introduces new rules on international travel, in addition to the multi-layered approach on COVID-19 already in place Read More

Grenada launches new travel hotline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 22:33

The hotline considered necessary by Grenada Tourism officials to assist travel agents, tour operators, visitors or returning nationals Read More

Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 4, 2021 07:27

Uganda New Years celebrationNile Bridge in Uganda close the city of JinjaThe Nile River The new year 2021 celebrations in Uganda were ushered in by an illuminated Source of the ... 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

Skal International Executive Board: New 2021 leadership

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 28, 2021 01:20

The 2021 Skal International Executive Board met for the first time in a virtual meeting to kick start 2021 with a new set of goals. Read More

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 16:01

IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination Read More

Jamaica increases COVID-19 testing capacity

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 29, 2021 21:32

With both the United States and Canada instituting stricter travel requirements, Jamaica is preparing to meet the demands by increasing COVID-19 testing options. Read More

Saint Lucia hotels offering free COVID-19 testing to qualified guests

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 22:48

Saint Lucia has multiple COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing options for departing visitors, citizens and residents Read More

US Travel lauds confirmation of Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 19:30

Secretary Blinken’s long experience and vast expertise will be major assets as the U.S. tends to its international ties and its standing on the global stage Read More

EU to Italian Air Transport: Renounce Alitalia!

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 28, 2021 00:53

Although Italia Air Transport likes the idea of keeping the recognizable Alitalia brand, it may have to renounce its acquisition in order to be able to access the 3 billion ... Read More

Breeze Airways takes delivery of Embraer E190 aircraft

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 2, 2021 22:13

The founder of JetBlue, WestJet, Azul, and Morris Air took delivery of 15 new aircraft for his newest airline endeavor - Breeze Airways. Read More

Etihad Guest offers more flexibility during COVID-19 pandemic

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 15:21

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty program of Etihad Airways,  concluded 2020 with a positive outlook following a series of corporate social responsibility activations and member initiatives. During 2020, the program ... Read More

Canada funds new COVID-19 safe voluntary isolation center in Waterloo, Ontario

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 22:53

The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Self-isolation is one of the most effective ways ... Read More

UAE helps countries with COVID testing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2021 07:59

UAE has been seen as one of the most advanced countries in healthcare and safety when it comes to COVID-19 Read More

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2021 05:14

COVID 19 is growing a new strains are emerging. The third one now in Brazil. This P1 version was already detected by travelers arriving in Japan. UK is closing inbound ... Read More