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Award to recognize best European rail tourism campaigns launched

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 19:45

European Travel Commission and Eurail launch rail tourism award as part of 2021 European Year of Rail 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

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 9, 2021 21:52

Spain is known for sunshine, beaches and beautiful blue skies. Today Filomena changed this scene to 30 hour of snow fall. It's a snowstorm Madrid hasn't seen for 50 years. ... Read More

Global tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall 72%

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020 23:18

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the COVID-19 virus, all contributing ... Read More

Amtrak adds new digital payment options

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 8, 2020 18:53

To enhance the customer experience, Amtrak is now offering new digital payment options on the Amtrak mobile app and Amtrak.com, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal. "We know every minute ... Read More

Thanksgiving holiday will not offer instant boost for US domestic tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020 18:20

87% of US respondents in the latest travel industry survey in November said they are concerned about restrictions on socializing with friends and family. This is particularly significant on the ... Read More

Do your part for public health if you choose to travel for the holidays

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020 19:39

With tens of millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving next week despite spiking COVID-19 infection numbers nationwide, the U.S. Travel Association on Thursday released an update to its ... Read More

Tourist hotspots glimmer in Europe’s travel gloom

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020 18:03

The latest edition of the Quarterly Barometer reveals that Europe’s most resilient destinations in the face of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic are leisure hotspots. As at 27th October, total inbound ... Read More

Dutch train crash-lands on top of giant whale tail sculpture

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020 22:43

A wayward metro train has crashed through the stop barrier at the De Akkers metro station in the Dutch city of Spijkenisse, only to be saved from plunging to the ... Read More

Rail travel likely to boom post COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020 19:45

International rail travel offers an ‘environmentally friendly’ alternative to flying and as the second wave of COVID-19 approaches, it may experience a boom post-pandemic. Tourists are likely to favor destinations ... Read More