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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

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal with new Kathmandu hotel
Hotel & Resort News

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal with new Kathmandu hotel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

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

New Vermont Lodging Association formed
Travel Associations News

New Vermont Lodging Association formed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

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

Belize receives Safe Travels Stamp
Belize travel news

Belize receives Safe Travels Stamp

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

Belize joins an esteemed group of destinations that have achieved this recognition, including Dubai, Mexican Caribbean, Barcelona, Jamaica, Mauritius and ... Read More

COVID-19 pandemic has cost global tourism industry $935 billion
Hospitality Industry News

COVID-19 pandemic has cost global tourism industry $935 billion

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge financial impact on tourism globally, affecting all countries around the world, as well as ... Read More

IHG Owners Association announces new CEO
Hospitality Industry News

IHG Owners Association announces new CEO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

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
People in Travel & Tourism

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

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

Community Tourism Mourns
Caribbean News

Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch ... Read More

Massive avalanche kills three people at Russian Arctic ski resort
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Massive avalanche kills three people at Russian Arctic ski resort

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

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
Grenada travel news

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021

The Ministry of Tourism and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) express sadness over news of the passing of Tourism business ... Read More

MGM Resorts International names new Chief Financial Officer
People in Travel & Tourism

MGM Resorts International names new Chief Financial Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

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
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

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
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line extends pause in cruise operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

Holland America Line announced the extension its pause of cruise operations for Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and ... Read More

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?

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

What makes COVID-19 different from previous diseases in the speed and reach of the virus and the extent of the ... Read More

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

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

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

It is with great sadness that the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has learned of the death of Jamaican and Caribbean ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister mourns the passing of tourism icon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
People in Travel & Tourism

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

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

Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep sadness at the passing of tourism stalwart Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart. “Butch was ... Read More

Chinese hotels recovering much better than the rest of the world
Hospitality Industry News

Chinese hotels recovering much better than the rest of the world

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic decimated global hospitality industry worldwide, but the speed of post-COVID-19 hotel performance recovery apparently depends on the location.  ... Read More

Timeshare fraud victims re-targeted by new criminal organizations
Breaking Travel News

Timeshare fraud victims re-targeted by new criminal organizations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020

Consumer protection organizations are appalled as fake law firms actively target previous consumer fraud victims by illegally buying data from ... Read More

Profit plunge has hotel industry looking to brighter 2021
Hospitality Industry News

Profit plunge has hotel industry looking to brighter 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020

As a fresh round of stricter COVID-related guidelines grip many parts of the world heading into the new year, the ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!
LGBTQ

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize ... Read More

Travel insurers: COVID-19 jab may become mandatory for Europe trip
European travel news

Travel insurers: COVID-19 jab may become mandatory for Europe trip

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

Some European travel insurers warned that while COVID-19 vaccination is not currently needed to purchase a travel insurance policy for ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020

More than 10,000 children experienced a little more joy this holiday season with brand-new toys and games donated by the ... Read More

Hawaii Visitors Down 77 Percent
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Visitors Down 77 Percent

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020

Hawaii visitors are down as the industry continues to feel significant impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, ... Read More

Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort officially opens
Hotel & Resort News

Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort officially opens

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020

Circa Resort & Casino – downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort – has officially opened its 777-room hotel tower and rooftop lounge, ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Announces Expansion to Curaçao
Curacao travel news

Sandals Resorts Announces Expansion to Curaçao

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 25, 2020

Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the world's leading all-inclusive company, announced today the signing of an agreement that will bring Sandals® Resorts to ... Read More

Thailand continues to reopen for travelers slowly and safely
Thailand travel news

Thailand continues to reopen for travelers slowly and safely

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020

Thailand's tourism sector continues to safely and slowly reopen welcoming international travelers to the country with special tourist initiatives, while ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group today announced the appointment of Amy C. McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott ... Read More

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Hospitality Industry News

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

As governors and state public health agencies begin to finalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for the next 1b phase, the American ... Read More

Marriott International announces COVID-19 testing availability
Hotel & Resort News

Marriott International announces COVID-19 testing availability

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020

As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence and provide exceptional experiences and solutions for meeting professionals and attendees, ... Read More

Four Seasons returns to Bangkok
Hotel & Resort News

Four Seasons returns to Bangkok

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020

Rising above the majestic Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok's Creative District is an enclave of tiered buildings, ... Read More

Global tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall 72%
Breaking Travel News

Global tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall 72%

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and ... Read More

Vaccine politics and tourism
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Vaccine politics and tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020

Tourism before the pandemic Over the past several decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth and diversification to become one of ... Read More

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