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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

Saint Lucia hotels offering free COVID-19 testing to qualified guests
Saint Lucia travel news

Saint Lucia hotels offering free COVID-19 testing to qualified guests

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

Saint Lucia has multiple COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing options for departing visitors, citizens and residents Read More

Grenada launches new travel hotline
Grenada travel news

Grenada launches new travel hotline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

The hotline considered necessary by Grenada Tourism officials to assist travel agents, tour operators, visitors or returning nationals 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

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

Four Holland America Line's ships span Europe on itineraries ranging from seven to 21 days Read More

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights
Airline News

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

Delta Air puts Donald Trump supporters who heckled Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham on no-fly list Read More

Florida Keys Tourism: ‘Name’ COVID-19-fighting robot at Key West Airport
Travel Technology News

Florida Keys Tourism: ‘Name’ COVID-19-fighting robot at Key West Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

The robot emits high-intensity ultraviolet UV-C wavelength light designed to remove 99.9% of harmful airborne and surface pathogens including the ... Read More

Groups challenge Trump Administration’s latest assaults on Endangered Species Act in Hawaii
Hawaii relevant global news

Groups challenge Trump Administration’s latest assaults on Endangered Species Act in Hawaii

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

Trump administration issued two new regulations that strip vital protections from federal lands necessary for the conservation of threatened and ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation introduces new 2021 Board officers
LGBTQ

IGLTA Foundation introduces new 2021 Board officers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021

The IGLTAF will remain focused on providing diverse market research for all members, mentoring new LGBTQ+ businesses and emerging destinations, ... Read More

ABPCO releases 2021-22 member focused business plan
Breaking Travel News

ABPCO releases 2021-22 member focused business plan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers unveils new strategic plan Read More

US Black travelers more influenced by safety concerns & representation in marketing than European Black travelers
Responsible Tourism News

US Black travelers more influenced by safety concerns & representation in marketing than European Black travelers

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

The findings of this report, along with the sustained calls by Black travelers for diversity and equality, should be an ... Read More

US DOT adopts new airline passenger protections
Aviation News

US DOT adopts new airline passenger protections

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

New regulations that apply to airlines bumping passengers and mishandling baggage announced Read More

Munich Airport’s passenger numbers decline to 11.1 million
Airport news

Munich Airport’s passenger numbers decline to 11.1 million

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

Global travel restrictions have had a drastic effect on traffic development at Munich Airport Read More

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate
Airline News

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate

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

With a risk-based, layered approach to health and safety throughout every aspect of travel, it’s possible to both protect public ... Read More

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma recertification
Airport news

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma recertification

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

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
Jamaica travel news

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

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

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

Sabre and Jeju Air renew long-term distribution partnership
Aviation News

Sabre and Jeju Air renew long-term distribution partnership

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

Jeju Air and Sabre Corporation affirm long-term relationship as the carrier ramps up route resumption Read More

AIANTA CEO appointed to National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council
People in Travel & Tourism

AIANTA CEO appointed to National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council

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

The advisory panel will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to promote sustainable recreation and tourism within the ... Read More

Qatar Airways earns APEX Health Safety Diamond Standard status
Airline News

Qatar Airways earns APEX Health Safety Diamond Standard status

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

Qatar Airways has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s COVID-19 hygiene and ... 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

United Airlines receives hospital-grade certification for cleaning and safety
Airline News

United Airlines receives hospital-grade certification for cleaning and safety

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

Recognition from APEX and SimpliFlying underscores that United will continue to innovate and raise the standard when it comes to ... Read More

Hemingway look-alikes urge COVID-19 safety for Florida Keys Tourism
Travel Destination

Hemingway look-alikes urge COVID-19 safety for Florida Keys Tourism

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

Florida Keys tourism council’s ongoing “Play It Safe” video series promote personal responsibility and health protective measures to combat COVID-19 ... 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

Eight people dead, thousands stranded as huge snowstorm hits Japan
Japan travel news

Eight people dead, thousands stranded as huge snowstorm hits Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2021

During the worst of the snow, about 1,500 vehicles were stranded on the Hokuriku Expressway in Fukui Perfection Read More

Canada funds new COVID-19 safe voluntary isolation center in Waterloo, Ontario
Canada Travel News

Canada funds new COVID-19 safe voluntary isolation center in Waterloo, Ontario

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

The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 ... Read More

Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau
Breaking Travel News

Lisa Mize named executive director of Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

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

During a very challenging 2020, Lisa successfully navigated the CVB through a pandemic that threatened the survival of area businesses ... Read More

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