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

COVID pushing 2021 events to 2022: AIME cancelled

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 26, 2021 02:35

The CEO of Talk2 Media & Events, Matt Pearce, organizer, announced the Asian Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event for 2021 - AIME - cancelled. He said, “The Business Events industry ... Read More

India Tourism: Change at the top

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 26, 2021 02:15

The Ministry of Tourism for the Government of India announced a new Secretary has been named. Arvind Singh will step into the position beginning February 1, 2021. Read More

Carnival Cruise Line releases additional plans on fleet deployment

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 22:58

Carnival Cruise Line is adapting its plans as circumstances evolve and is able to confirm alternatives, Read More

Malta Luxury Product Continues to Expand

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 22:17

Malta, an archipelago located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has been acclaimed for its luxurious accommodations, warm climate, and 7,000 years of history. Visitors can enjoy the new ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals outrunning standard hotels

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 20:55

With more tourists arriving in Hawaii ever since the state changed travel rules back on October 15, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has been tracking where these holiday makers are staying. ... Read More

New findings of early man at tourist site Olduvai Gorge

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 23, 2021 21:15

Olduvai Gorge is a key tourist site where visitors can learn about human evolution and prehistory. The site and new museum attract local and international tourists to visit and experience ... Read More

Sunwing Airlines and pilots reach tentative agreement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 21:03

The Unifor 7378 Sunwing Pilot collective agreement expired on November 30, 2020, and it was announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with Sunwing Airlines which operates out of ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Line announces additional cruise cancellations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 19:04

Carnival's guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their option 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

Cyprus re-opens borders for foreign tourists on March 1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 23:33

Tourists will be able to visit Cyprus without quarantine restrictions if upon arrival they do not have a positive test result for COVID-19 Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines adjust mask requirement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:35

Lufthansa Group airlines had already introduced a requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board their flights in May of last year Read More

FlyersRights praises Biden’s air travel mask executive order

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:03

Reasonable masking rules, social distancing, and COVID-19 testing measures are necessary for air travel 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

Ayurveda Tourism: The right time for healing is now

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 22, 2021 02:28

The Government of India is pushing for Ayurveda Tourism which focuses on healing and wellness as the absolute right time to be promoted considering the global health issues due to ... Read More

State of the Hotel Industry 2021: Business travel not expected to return until 2024

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:58

COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to hospitality industry workforce, which is down nearly 4 million jobs compared to the same time in 2019 Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister officially launches Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 23:30

Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre has been officially launched by founder and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. ... Read More

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 19:38

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming discussion with industry leaders to talk about a way forward. Read More

Qatar Airways to resume Atlanta services in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:33

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

United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 02:12

United Airlines announced today its 2020 financial results along with recovery plans for 2021. The airline has used cost savings, liquidity funding, and cash burn to get through 2020 which ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints BRANDit as India Representative

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 00:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) appointed BRANDit as its official representative in India. Nominated to be the face of the beautiful 115-island destination in the Indian subcontinent, the BRANDit team ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:11

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

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 18:47

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

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 15:40

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

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021 00:45

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to tourists attending meetings and conferences. By providing more venues, the ... Read More

The Sandals legacy continues

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 22:38

Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the resort company's Executive Chairman, continuing the Sandals legacy. Stewart becomes just the second Chairman in the company’s 40-year history. He ... 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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 19:54

Boeing 737 MAX was universally banned from taking to the skies after two deadly accidents in late 2018 and early 2019 Read More

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 19:41

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

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 19:27

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 18:57

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021 Read More