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Sports Events and Tourism Association praises passing of Pandemic Relief Package

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 18:18

Sports Events and Tourism Association (Sports ETA) issued the following statement on the Congressional passing of the Pandemic Relief Package: “We applaud the work of Congress in passing the latest ... 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

Hard Rock International launches Hard Rock Digital

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020 23:21

Hard Rock International (HRI), a global leader in hospitality and entertainment, today announced the launch of Hard Rock Digital as part of its ongoing commitment to innovation and diversification of ... Read More

Tokyo Olympics set to refund almost one fifth of all tickets sold

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 18:59

Tokyo Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Games' organizers to postpone the event. The Games' officials vowed to ... Read More

Qatar Airways reveals first bespoke FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020 18:13

Qatar Airways, Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, today unveiled a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery, to mark two years to go ... Read More

Istanbul ready for Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020 15:15

The highly anticipated Istanbul leg of Formula 1, which is closely followed by motorsports fans and is considered the largest event in the world in its field, will take place ... Read More

The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens on November 21

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020 22:44

Tishman Speyer announced today that The Rink at Rockefeller Center, the most famous ice skating rink in the world, will open for the 2020/21 season on Saturday, November 21st at ... Read More

Dominican Republic Seeks to Increase Tourism Through Baseball

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 29, 2020 02:43

Few would question the Dominican Republic’s love for baseball. What is less known is how the Dominican Republic during the dark years of Nazi Germany attempted to save hundreds of ... Read More

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020 21:36

The next appointment for the most important mountain bike race in the world to be held at Elba Island in Tuscany, Italy, will take place on the occasion of the ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Sets Record

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 24, 2020 21:27

Uganda Wildlife Authority long distance teenage sensation, Jacob Kiplimo, bagged the Gold medal at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon in Gdynia, Poland, this past week on October 17, 2020. ... Read More

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020 05:56

The Portuguese Football Federation GOIH ComB announced that Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19. The soccer star, 35, is currently on national team duty with ... Read More

New York City named one of world’s top ten best walking cities

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020 08:40

One of the best ways of exploring a new city is by ditching the car and strolling along the streets, taking in the sights and discovering hidden gems you may ... Read More

Philadelphia 2026 World Cup bid gets boost from star athletes

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020 05:56

Philadelphia Soccer 2026, Philadelphia’s civic committee overseeing the region’s bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2026™, today announced that Carli Lloyd, forward for the U.S. Women’s National Team and ... Read More

UFC Fight Island returns to Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020 05:50

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, have announced that Return to UFC Fight Island, the ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Bags Gold

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 12, 2020 19:57

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) cheered on as its own Jacob Kiplimo won the 5000-meter International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) 2020 Ostrava Golden Spike World Athletics meet in the Czech Republic. ... Read More

Travel Partnership Corporation Announces Creation of .Travel SmartConnect

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 10, 2020 22:39

Since 2005, .Travel has been the exclusive domain name extension for the travel and tourism industry. Small and medium size travel companies globally have embraced and promoted their .Travel domains, ... Read More

Successful Indian Premier League could help rebuild confidence in UAE tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020 18:51

Major sporting events have had to be cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 – one of which was the The Indian Premier League (IPL) that was rescheduled to September. However, ... Read More

Barbados cancels annual Run Barbados series this year

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 26, 2020 00:43

In keeping with the global ongoing efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Run Barbados series ... Read More

Abu Dhabi tourist attraction breaks two Guinness World Records titles

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 18, 2020 18:51

CLYMB Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two Guinness World Records titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announces Virtual Golf Shootout on YouTube

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 14, 2020 00:54

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announced Monday, the launch of a first-of-its kind virtual Closest to the Pin golf shootout. This unique competition will feature LPGA Tour professionals and golf ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Invests in Community Youth Center

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 13, 2020 02:23

The basketball and multi-purpose playing courts at Buckfield Playfield, located in the heart of Ocho Rios in Jamaica, have received a major facelift and renovations to better serve residents across ... Read More

LOCALiQ Series Announces Season-ending Event in Bahamas

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 4, 2020 19:55

The PGA TOUR announced Tuesday that the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas will be the host site of the LOCALiQ Series Championship, the season-ending event of ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020 15:29

Reed Travel Exhibitions, the exhibition organizers behind IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) has confirmed that IGTM 2020 (due to take place 19th – 22nd October 2020) at Celtic Manor Wales ... Read More

Budapest Airport’s charity runway race to go ahead

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020 16:52

The annual charity race ‘Runway Run’, organised on Budapest Airport’s runway, will be held for the eighth time this year. Runway I will be closed for the duration of the ... Read More

COVID-19 Kills Ironman Kona

editor editor- July 25, 2020 02:57

The Ironman Kona World Championships have been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. Originally, it was held in February on Oahu but moved to Kailua-Kona on the Hawaii Island in ... Read More

US Tourism Outlook 2020-2023: US Travel is in deep trouble!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 21, 2020 22:34

The United States Travel and Tourism industry is in deep trouble.  Brand USA today updated the US travel and tourism industry about the latest trends due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ... Read More

Tokyo Olympics organizers: Postponed Games will keep same venues and schedules

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020 19:39

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games organizers announced today that all venues and the schedule of competitions for the postponed event will be unchanged and Tokyo Olympic Games will be staged as ... Read More

World Surf League cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 17, 2020 15:38

The World Surf League (WSL) today announced major updates and changes to its Tours and Competitions, as well as the cancellation of the 2020 Championship Tour (CT) season due to ... Read More

Virtual Gozo Half Marathon in the Mediterranean Archipelago of Malta?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 2, 2020 01:50

Malta’s charming sister island of Gozo is one of the Mediterranean islands that make up the Maltese archipelago. Gozo Half Marathon’s team has collectively volunteered time to keep raising the ... Read More

Puerto Rico golf courses and resorts re-open

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 29, 2020 00:49

Many of Puerto Rico's 18 golf courses have reopened, as recently announced by Gov. Wanda Vázquez. Caution, patience, and discipline have been staples of the Island's proactive edicts designed to ... Read More

Belize State of Emergency: Official Statement of Prime Minister

editor editor- April 24, 2020 23:55

The Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow delivered an address to the citizens of Belize on the current Belize state of emergency because of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the way forward: My ... Read More

‘No choice’ but to cancel: Tour de France would be a disaster, expert warns

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2020 16:31

After French president Emmanuel Macron banned all large public gatherings in the country until at least July 11, the legendary annual cycling race, Tour de France, was pushed back to ... Read More

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020 22:58

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee officials announced today that the exhibition of the Olympic Flame will be closed. The exhibition was scheduled to remain on display in Fukushima until the end ... Read More

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled over coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020 18:47

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced today that the 134th Wimbledon Championships that was due to take place from June 29 to July 12, 2020, will instead now ... Read More

Parks Canada tells visitors to stay home

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020 22:30

Parks Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and employees. Despite the suspension of visitor services and closure of facilities on March 19, 2020, high ... Read More