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Sandals Foundation partners with Jabez House Feed A Family Food Drive

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 28, 2021 00:32

Continuing Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s legacy of love, the Sandals Foundation has steadfastly kept marching and giving through storms, pandemics, and the passing of it’s founder. Taking up the helm is ... Read More

Wyndham announces seven new hotels for its namesake brand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 15:36

Uniting new hotels under the Wyndham name will help simplify the operations of the group's hotels Read More

50 Resorts in Mexico are Technically Bankrupt

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 03:37

When a hotel is for sale during a crisis like COVID-19 they are technically bankrupt. In Mexicos resort cities Los Cabos, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Acapulco , Cuernavaca, Bahía de Banderas ... 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 hotels: December revenue, daily rate, and occupancy declined substantially

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 22:29

Last month Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide fell by 77.2 percent to $107.9 million, down from $472.6 million in December 2019 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

Hawaii Castle Hospitality Group announced new roles for two leadership team members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:32

Castle Hospitality Group recently announced new roles for two of its leadership team members: Renette Carpio, Director of Condominium Administration Carpio has been named Director of Condominium Administration and will ... Read More

Accor sets ambitious lineup for 2021 new hotel openings

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 22:43

Accor looks forward to a bounty of new properties and new beginnings around the world 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

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 01:27

Sandals Resorts International has announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 testing beginning January 26 to all registered guests across its Sandals and Beaches Resorts on-resort prior to their departure. This ... Read More

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 22:59

Marriott International continues to strengthen its footprint, with several expected brand debuts across Asia Pacific Read More

Middle East hotels ready to capitalize on workation trend

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 15:38

‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads Read More

Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021 02:36

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect travelers perception of whether a destination is worthy of a ... Read More

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021 21:56

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, the world’s leading all-inclusive resort company, died at the age ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal with new Kathmandu hotel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 17:35

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continues growth in sub-Indian continent with launch of Ramada Encore by Wyndham brand Read More

New Vermont Lodging Association formed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 23:30

VLA's goals include retaining a professional and experienced lobbying firm to represent the Vermont lodging industry and serving as the spokesperson for the industry Read More

Belize receives Safe Travels Stamp

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 21:57

Belize joins an esteemed group of destinations that have achieved this recognition, including Dubai, Mexican Caribbean, Barcelona, Jamaica, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia, among others 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

IHG Owners Association announces new CEO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 15:16

John Muehlbauer Appointed Chief Executive Officer of the IHG Owners Association Read More

New dual General Manager appointed at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Miami Beach

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 23:46

Jacqueline “Jackie” Volkart has been named GM of Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour Read More

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021 19:52

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch and Sandals Resorts are synonymous with all-inclusive travel, but perhaps ... Read More

Massive avalanche kills three people at Russian Arctic ski resort

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 16:29

Avalanche covered an area of around 300 square meters, crushing several huts and killing three people including a child Read More

Grenada Tourism mourns passing of Sandals Resorts founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 00:12

The Ministry of Tourism and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) express sadness over news of the passing of Tourism business icon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD. Stewart, the ... Read More

MGM Resorts International names new Chief Financial Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 22:34

MGM Resorts International announces appointment of gaming and hospitality executive Jonathan Halkyard its new CFO. Read More

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 22:18

Carnival Cruise Line notifies guests of cruise cancellations, offers future cruise credit or full refund 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

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 6, 2021 04:09

What makes COVID-19 different from previous diseases in the speed and reach of the virus and the extent of the contagion beyond the traveler to the destination? Tourism is about ... Read More

CTO: Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s legacy will shape future generations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 22:18

It is with great sadness that the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has learned of the death of Jamaican and Caribbean hospitality icon, Gordon “Butch” Stewart. The CTO member countries, allied ... 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