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“Travel safely” via Frankfurt Airport: TÜV Quality Seal reconfirmed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 18:08

Comprehensive measures to protect against infection adjusted to the continuing pandemic situation at Frankfurt Airport Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica boosts COVID-19 testing capacity to meet increased demand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 21:47

All visitors who come to Jamaica will be able to access approved testing arrangements to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their respective countries for re-entry Read More

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 09:03

Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world. To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have taken the complete dose ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 08:58

Massive passenger slump recorded at Frankfurt Airport and Fraport’s Group airports worldwide – Relatively low decline in FRA’s cargo volumes Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021 21:19

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP for Etihad Airways is now leading the Aviation Interest Group ... Read More

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma recertification

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 18:20

IATA’s pharma certificate awarded for exemplary handling of temperature-sensitive goods at Frankfurt Airport Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 00:45

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

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister mourns the passing of tourism icon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 18:18

Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep sadness at the passing of tourism stalwart Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart. “Butch was truly an icon and innovator, philanthropist and perhaps the greatest marketer ... Read More

Seychelles Records First COVID-19 death

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021 04:09

Sidney Vincent Pilay becomes first fatality in Seychelles of COVID-19People in Seychelles alarmedList of countries left with no COVID-19 death With 297 total cases since COVID-19 erupted early in 2020, ... Read More

World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 04:40

The World Tourism Network passed the flame of hope from country to country at its New Years' party today listening to incredible stories told by tour guides. Tour guides are ... Read More

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020 04:55

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us in the sector, we do not need short-term fixes, we ... Read More

Jamaica ‘Next Big Thing’ for Nigerian tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 23:26

Jamaica is being hailed as “the next big thing” for Nigerian tourists by that country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Geoffrey Onyeama, following the arrival of the first non-stop flight from ... Read More

Fraport issues RFP for a sports/multi-functional hall at Frankfurt Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 15:28

Fraport is to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to assess market interest in the construction of a sports/multi-functional hall on a vacant plot of land at Frankfurt Airport. The ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett welcomes new Chukka $2M nature adventure park

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020 21:45

Jamaica’s attractions sub-sector has received a major boost with the addition of a new nature adventure park in Sandy Bay, Lucea, at a cost of over US$2 million by Chukka ... Read More

Tourism Hero Rebuilds One Tourism Community at a time – virtually

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2020 06:28

World Tourism Network last week honored Robin Richman of Steppin Out Adventure, in Chicago, USA to enter the Hall of Tourism Heroes. Tour guides in from Tanzania to Bhutan and ... Read More

Restore Decency in the UNWTO Election: Sign the WTN petition

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 12, 2020 09:22

The World Tourism Network today launched the "WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election" campaign. World Tourism Network is asking its members and travel industry stakeholders to support the following ... Read More

Major decline in passenger traffic continues at Frankfurt Airport in November 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 11, 2020 19:05

In November 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served 656,420 passengers, representing an 87.0 percent decrease compared to the same month last year. FRA’s cumulative traffic during the January-to-November 2020 period fell ... Read More

Worst in US history: COVID-19 surpasses WWII and 9/11

George Taylor George Taylor- December 4, 2020 00:05

407,316 Americans died in World War II. 282,405 Americans died so far because of COVID-19, with 2,492 reported just today. 2977 vanished on September 11, 2001, in the terror attack ... Read More

Evidence: Wearing masks saves lives

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- November 29, 2020 20:04

 Ontario's doctors say that wearing a mask or other face covering is one of the easiest and most effective things everyone can do to stop the spread of COVID and ... Read More

Minister Bartlett lauds JHTA’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020 19:20

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) for their new COVID-19 Ambassador Program and has given his assurance that the Ministry of ... Read More

Lufthansa Group to be first to implement Star Alliance biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020 15:55

Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer program customers ... Read More

Why Andong is the Capital of the Korean Spirit and Cultural Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2020 21:25

Andong City in the Republic of Korea is a city of festivals, culture and tourism. The Mayor of this city is Mr. Young-Sae Kweon. He was the host of the ... Read More

Minister Bartlett remembers Canadian Tourism icon Edith Baxter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 6, 2020 19:18

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep regret at the passing of long-time friend and industry colleague Edith Baxter, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Canadian publishing group Baxter Media. ... Read More

International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) to shine a light

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 6, 2020 07:10

The annual global tourism investment summit in London, held in partnership with World Travel Market (WTM) will take place from 9 – 11 November 2020 and will focus on “Invest, ... Read More

African Tourism Board Birthday Party with Aloha

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 4, 2020 22:22

Tomorrow, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is celebrating its two-year anniversary after its soft launch during the 2018 World Travel Market (WTM) in London with a promising future to shape ... Read More

Fraport Group: Revenue and profit fall sharply amid COVID-19 pandemic in first nine months of 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 4, 2020 16:17

During the first nine months of 2020, Fraport AG’s financial performance was severely impacted by the Covid-19 global pandemic. The Group’s revenue declined by more than a half in the ... Read More

Fraport Group Nine Months Revenue and Profit Fall Sharply

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 4, 2020 06:31

A total of €280 million earmarked for measures to reduce personnel costs – Adjusted operating result (EBITDA) remains positive, backed by cost-saving measures – Frankfurt Airport’s passenger decline expected to ... Read More

Emirates CEO predicts Global Aviation: You are part of it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 3, 2020 06:12

Sir Tim Clark is ready to share is vision, how will the aviation industry will be shaping and look like in 2025? “The pandemic is a glitch,” said Sir Tim ... Read More

Richard Quest still on his Seychelles Quest!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 31, 2020 19:25

After a successful visit on the island destination in February of this year, CNN’s renowned anchor and international business correspondent Richard Quest is back in Seychelles for about ten days. ... Read More

The Islands Of The Bahamas announces updated travel and entry protocols

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 31, 2020 18:44

The Islands of The Bahamas today announced streamlined entry protocols that will enable visitors to better and more seamlessly enjoy The Bahamas vacation experience. Effective 1 November 2020, The Bahamas ... Read More

U.S. Election Determines Future of Travel to Cuba by Americans

editor editor- October 31, 2020 00:48

In the view of the US/Cuba Travel Network, the US election on November 3 is an inescapable watershed for US travel advisors, tour operators, cruise companies and airlines that wish ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett breaks ground for iconic shopping experience

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020 19:13

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett yesterday lead in breaking ground at The Shoppes at Rose Hall, signaling the start of the development of Montego Bay’s most iconic shopping ... Read More

World Tourism Network (WTN) is your voice in a new Travel Industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 28, 2020 10:04

A new organization for the travel and tourism industry has been making headlines. The World Tourism Network (WTN) already established a strong base of known leaders including 24 tourism ministers ... Read More

World Tourism Network (WTN): The alternative voice for the global travel industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020 06:54

World Tourism Network (WTN) is the long-overdue voice of small and medium-size travel and tourism businesses around the world. By uniting our efforts, we bring to the forefront the needs ... Read More

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020 15:58

Fraport AG has successfully placed a promissory note with six tranches and a total volume of €250 million with investors. Originally, an issue volume of only €150 million with terms of ... Read More