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Gentilon: EU needs €1.5 trillion to recover from COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020 19:15

A mind-boggling €1.5 trillion ($ 1.63 trillion) would be needed to keep the European Union afloat and enable it to survive the COVID-19 pandemic devastating the continent, high EU official ... Read More

COVID-19 impact on US Travel & Tourism nine times worse than 9/11 attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020 18:43

The travel industry has lost a full third of all the jobs lost in the U.S. and is experiencing a total impact from coronavirus that is nine times greater than ... Read More

Airbus joins COVID-19 battle

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020 15:51

Airbus’ production and engineering teams in Mobile have teamed up with the University of South Alabama to produce 3D-printed, reusable face masks and mask tension release bands for medical personnel ... Read More

In troubled times, friends and allies must pull together

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 18, 2020 20:56

As the world is witnessing the increasing cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic spread and deaths in almost all the countries, all nations should pull their forces together with joint ... Read More

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Calls for Action from Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 18, 2020 20:29

The African governance and leadership enhancing organization, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, has endorsed the “Call for Action” from African and European leaders to address the need for strong and collective ... Read More

American Bus Task Force Launched for COVID-19 Recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 18, 2020 02:20

The American Bus Association (ABA) Task Force was launched as the association works to help its members with the next steps toward recovery after the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The American ... Read More

Waikiki Beach Closed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2020 01:45

Not only Waikiki Beach, but all the beaches Hawaii Tourism is so famous for among visitors are now officially closed.Waimea, Kaanapali, Hanalei, Kailua- Kona- all the famous names and famous ... Read More

Trump Administration Says US has Enough Coronavirus Tests

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 18, 2020 01:33

US Vice President Pence announced today that the states have enough COVID-19 coronavirus tests to be able to begin the first phase of reopening the American economy. "Our best scientists ... Read More

Air Canada makes protective face coverings mandatory

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2020 00:21

Following Transport Canada's directive today, Air Canada is making its recommended face-covering practice mandatory as an additional safeguard for its customers and crew. This requirement will apply to customers at ... Read More

Saint Martin Official update on COVID-19 response

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 17, 2020 22:30

The entire world is going through serious turmoil with an unprecedented health crisis. Every country is impacted. Patience and confinement seem to be the only appropriate response. As the President ... Read More

St. Kitts and Nevis Curfew Extended by Government

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 17, 2020 22:04

The St. Kitts and Nevis curfew was extended by the Government. There are currently 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. A total of ... Read More

Airline Professionals Association: Stimulus relief for airlines ‘great step forward’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2020 20:02

Aviation workers express sincere gratitude to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, the Department of the Treasury and to Congress for ... Read More

UNWTO: Words alone will not save jobs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2020 15:33

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has united behind the World Tourism Organization’s rallying cry for governments to “go beyond words” and begin taking decisive action to safeguard the millions of ... Read More

Read the original SOS letter to Congress on behalf of DMOs

editor editor- April 17, 2020 01:23

In an SOS letter to Congress, specifically Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) were brought into the spotlight with the letter urging support from the U.S. ... Read More

Official COVID-19 Statement: Barbados

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 17, 2020 01:22

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that the current curfew will be extended until midnight on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Prime ... Read More

Coronavirus Stats: The World’s New Daily Routine

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 16, 2020 20:35

Am I the only one that has made checking the daily COVID-19 Coronavirus stats one of the first things I do in the morning? It has gotten to the point ... Read More

Travel and Tourism Predictions: What might the future hold?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 16, 2020 02:39

Skal International Bangkok President Andrew J. Wood gives his thoughts on what might be expected once the COVID-19 coronavirus starts to dissipate in this article on travel and tourism predictions. ... Read More

New Yorkers ordered to wear masks in public ‘where social distancing not possible’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2020 23:07

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order, posted to Twitter today, that New Yorkers “MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social ... Read More

IPW is Cancelled Announces U.S. Travel Association

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 15, 2020 21:42

The U.S. Travel Association announced IPW is cancelled which was to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from May 30-June 3, 2020. The event is a travel industry marketplace that ... Read More

Nevis Mango and Food Festival 2020 Postponed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2020 16:24

The global community is in the grip of the COVID-19 virus, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, in accordance with the ... Read More

Are you waiting on your stimulus check?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 15, 2020 00:53

The U.S. Government signed a bill into law providing for a stimulus check for Americans to counteract the economic fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus. This stimulus package is known as ... Read More

America’s Food Supply: Safe During Pandemic?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 14, 2020 20:54

Smithfield Foods is the world’s largest pork processor, and on Sunday, the plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, shut down “until further notice.” The processing facility closed because of a ... Read More

IATA: COVID-19 puts over half of 2020 airline passenger revenues at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2020 15:48

The COVID-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by $314 billion in 2020, a 55% decline compared to 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated analysis, ... Read More

Sri Lanka Wildlife Parks: Post-COVID-19 Operations a New Start?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- April 14, 2020 02:41

The current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought tourism and leisure travel to its knees in Sri Lanka and around the world. With extended curfews and strict restrictions of movement, almost ... Read More

Trump COVID-19 Briefing: For Americans or Self Promotion?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 14, 2020 01:19

The daily President Trump COVID-19 briefing today, Monday, April 13, 2020, did not come across as a means to inform the American public about the latest developments in the battle against ... Read More

Coronavirus infection cases exceed two million worldwide

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2020 00:20

The global COVID-19 pandemic cases count topped two million, according to the latest update of the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, which put total infections globally at 2,019,320, with nearly 120,000 ... Read More

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Nature’s Wake-up Call to Mankind?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- April 13, 2020 22:31

Today, mankind has enabled technological and scientific progress to eradicate diseases, helped increase life expectancy, reduced starvation and extreme poverty, revolutionized transport and communications, explored other worlds in the universe, ... Read More

Singapore moves migrant workers to ‘accommodation vessels’ docked in restricted area

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2020 15:47

Singapore government officials announced plans to to house thousands of migrant workers in floating 'accommodation vessels' that are normally used for offshore and marine industry staff. Tens of thousands of ... Read More

After the Lockdown: Why Choose an All-inclusive Vacation?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020 23:59

One day this COVID-19 coronavirus will be behind us, and lockdowns will be lifted around the world. When it does, will travel be on your list of things to do? ... Read More

Hawaii Tourists Still Arriving in Hawaii Despite COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020 20:50

Yesterday, Thursday, April 9, 2020, 663 people arrived in Hawaii. Of those arriving to Hawaii tourists totaled 107 and there were 171 residents. Even though the number of passengers flying ... Read More

How to Properly Wash and Sanitize Your Face Masks

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020 02:49

During this COVID-19 pandemic, as we all make, purchase, and most importantly, strap on face masks before heading outside to complete our essential tasks, a logical question is: “How do ... Read More

African Development Bank to provide Response Facility for COVID-19 Pandemic

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 10, 2020 02:29

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has created a COVID-19 Response Facility to African countries targeting to assist the regional member states in fighting the pandemic. The US$10 billion Response ... Read More

Dominica COVID-19 Coronavirus Official Update on the nation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020 00:44

National Epidemiologist (Ag) in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr. Shulladin Ahmed, updated the nation on Dominica COVID 19 coronavirus statistics on April 8, 2020. The ... Read More

The Recovery of Tourism Must Begin Now

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- April 10, 2020 00:43

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently upgraded the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to the Caribbean Region to Very High. The projection is now that the impact of the ... Read More

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020 00:40

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships. “We are working with the cruise line industry to ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020 21:40

Hawaiian Airlines saw deep drops system-wide traffic statistics in the first quarter of 2020 specifically in March. Of course, this is due to restrictions on travel mandated by government in ... Read More