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3 people killed, 6 wounded in huge Madrid explosion
Travel Safety & Emergencies

3 people killed, 6 wounded in huge Madrid explosion

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021

The site of the explosion is not far from Puerta de Toledo, one of the city’s gates and a popular ... Read More

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

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

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021
European travel news

Europeans want to travel again in Spring 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the ... Read More

The Future of Travel to Thailand
Breaking Travel News

The Future of Travel to Thailand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine this week for emergency use in the ... Read More

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021

The controversial dinner last night to bribe for Zurab Pololikashvili re-election for UNWTO Secretary General has raised eyebrows all over ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program
Jamaica travel news

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021

Sandals Resorts International has announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 testing beginning January 26 to all registered guests across its ... Read More

Most dangerous US National Parks named
USA Travel News

Most dangerous US National Parks named

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

From accidental falls to drowning and even attacks by wild animals - US national parks can be dangerous places to ... Read More

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions
African Tourism Board News

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of ... Read More

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia
Breaking Travel News

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

The powerful earthquake in West Sulawesi Indonesia left 78 people dead. This number may go up. Many are homeless. Authorities ... Read More

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!
Breaking Travel News

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

My house is three minutes walk from the White House for 30 years. I welcomed visitors from every continent. I ... Read More

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people
Italy travel news

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its ... Read More

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol
India Travel News

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 16, 2021

The officers of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) are making an urgent appeal to the Minister of Civil ... Read More

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan
UK Travel News

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2021

COVID 19 is growing a new strains are emerging. The third one now in Brazil. This P1 version was already ... 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

Powerful earthquake strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia
Indonesia travel news

Powerful earthquake strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021

Strong Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Sulawesi, Indonesia today. Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.2Date-Time14 Jan 2021 18:28:18 UTC 15 Jan 2021 02:28:18 near ... Read More

Belize and Costa Rica respond to new CDC requirement for US travel
USA Travel News

Belize and Costa Rica respond to new CDC requirement for US travel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to accelerate in the America, the US CDC has instituted a new protocol for ... Read More

The Bahamas poised to seamlessly integrate new CDC order into existing protocols
Bahamas travel news

The Bahamas poised to seamlessly integrate new CDC order into existing protocols

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all air passengers flying to the U.S. from ... Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?
Airline News

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP ... Read More

Spain snowstorm: Extraordinary acts of ordinary people
Spain travel news

Spain snowstorm: Extraordinary acts of ordinary people

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 13, 2021

Spain is suffering the effects of a major snowstorm by the name of Filomena, bringing record-breaking low temperatures and mountains ... Read More

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travelers
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WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travelers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 13, 2021

With comprehensive COVID-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travelers, there should be no further requirements for ... 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

National COVID-19 Immunization Campaign begins in Seychelles
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National COVID-19 Immunization Campaign begins in Seychelles

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 11, 2021

Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for travelers, leaps towards immunization as the country launched its national COVID-19 Immunization ... Read More

WHO: No back to normal in 2021
Health News

WHO: No back to normal in 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

A return to normalcy won't be possible until herd immunity is achieved worldwide -- a goal that is unlikely in ... Read More

British Virgin Islands helps pay for your private jet
Aviation News

British Virgin Islands helps pay for your private jet

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2021

Traveling on a private jet is out of reach for most people, but it's a safe way to travel. The ... Read More

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971
Spain travel news

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 9, 2021

Spain is known for sunshine, beaches and beautiful blue skies. Today Filomena changed this scene to 30 hour of snow ... 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

Indonesian authorities confirm that Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 with 65 on board crashed into Jakarta Bay
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Indonesian authorities confirm that Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 with 65 on board crashed into Jakarta Bay

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

At least 65 people - 53 passengers, including 10 children, and 12 crewmembers were on board of crashed Indonesian Boeing ... Read More

Passenger Plane Crash in Indonesia
Airport news

Passenger Plane Crash in Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2021

62 passengers and crew are assumed dead after Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 a 737-500 (classic narrow-body airline jet) disappeared on ... Read More

Boeing charged with 737 Max fraud conspiracy, to pay over $2.5 billion in fines
Aviation News

Boeing charged with 737 Max fraud conspiracy, to pay over $2.5 billion in fines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021

Boeing will pay a total criminal monetary amount of over $2.5 billion, composed of a criminal monetary penalty of $243.6 ... Read More

Tokyo declares state of emergency after new COVID-19 cases soar
Japan travel news

Tokyo declares state of emergency after new COVID-19 cases soar

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021

State of emergency declared in greater Tokyo area as record number of new COVID-19 cases sparking fears Japan's hospitals will ... Read More

Koh Lani in the Gulf of Thailand orders all tourists to leave
Breaking Travel News

Koh Lani in the Gulf of Thailand orders all tourists to leave

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

Koh Lani is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. It's a popular tour destination from Pattaya. On Sunday ... Read More

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts
Hospitality Industry News

Optimizing Smoke Detection for hotels & resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

Hospitality Industry: Aspirating smoke detection enhances safety, eases Inspection and maintenance. The answer is how to optimize smoke detectors. 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

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