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Rebuilding Travel and tourism after the COVID-19 epidemic. Updates as they come in.

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group
Aviation News

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming ... Read More

Qatar Airways to resume Atlanta services in June
Airline News

Qatar Airways to resume Atlanta services in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021

Qatar Airways Increases Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle frequencies Read More

United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery
Airline News

United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021

United Airlines announced today its 2020 financial results along with recovery plans for 2021. The airline has used cost savings, ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative
Business Travel News

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) appointed BRANDit as its official representative in India. Nominated to be the face of the ... Read More

2021 Travel & Tourism revenues expected to be $200 billion less than in 2019
International Visitor News

2021 Travel & Tourism revenues expected to be $200 billion less than in 2019

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

Second wave of COVID-19 pandemic brought a new hit to travel and tourism businesses and slowed down the recovery of ... Read More

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha
Airline News

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

With ties between the UAE and Qatar restored, the restarting of passenger services between the two capitals will once again ... Read More

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore
Airline News

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

Resuming nonstop service between Munich and Singapore sends a very important signal, especially in these challenging times Read More

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau
Tanzania Travel and Tourism News

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to ... Read More

The Sandals legacy continues
Jamaica travel news

The Sandals legacy continues

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the resort company's Executive Chairman, continuing the Sandals legacy. Stewart becomes ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Executive Chairman of SRI
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Executive Chairman of SRI

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended heartfelt congratulations to renowned hotelier, Adam Stewart, on his appointment as Executive Chairman ... Read More

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week
European travel news

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Boeing 737 MAX was universally banned from taking to the skies after two deadly accidents in late 2018 and early ... Read More

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Dubai moved to be a model in countering the COVID-19 virus with vaccination centers, a massive stimulus package and comprehensive ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

DCT Abu Dhabi’s Go Safe campaign underpins Abu Dhabi’s efforts to safely reopen its attractions for domestic and international visitors Read More

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers
Airline News

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter ... Read More

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass
Airline News

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

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

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate
Aviation News

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021

Pan-European mutually recognized vaccination certificate would be an important step towards giving governments the confidence to safely open their borders Read More

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021
European travel news

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the ... Read More

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

The controversial dinner last night to bribe for Zurab Pololikashvili re-election for UNWTO Secretary General has raised eyebrows all over ... Read More

India skies in need of expansion
India Travel News

India skies in need of expansion

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 19, 2021

India must welcome increased air capacity in order for tourism to receive a much-need boost. To this end, a few ... Read More

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event
Airport news

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stomp out hope of reactivating events that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program
Jamaica travel news

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Sandals Resorts International has announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 testing beginning January 26 to all registered guests across its ... Read More

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub
Airport news

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub

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

New strain of COVID-19 threatens to deepen the crisis in the British aviation industry Read More

Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!
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Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 18, 2021

Beginning on a grand note, Seychelles Islands shows off its wonders in Switzerland, as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launches ... Read More

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people
Italy travel news

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its ... Read More

Mausoleum of Augustus circa 28 BC reopens to the public
Italy travel news

Mausoleum of Augustus circa 28 BC reopens to the public

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021

The Mausoleum of Augustus is a funerary monument of the emperor Octavian Augustus. Construction began by his will in 29 ... Read More

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol
India Travel News

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 16, 2021

The officers of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) are making an urgent appeal to the Minister of Civil ... 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

Air France certified with COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating
Airline News

Air France certified with COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 16, 2021

Air France rolls out the strictest health and hygiene measures both on the ground and on board to ensure a ... 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

Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness
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Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect ... 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

UNWTO election of Secretary General
Business Travel News

UNWTO election of Secretary General

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 15, 2021

The campaign for the UNWTO election of Secretary General (World Tourism Organization) is currently underway. Unfortunately, discussions linked to controversial ... Read More

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