Tag: President Obama

What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 15:45

On Wednesday, April 17, the Trump administration announced that it would be issuing new rules about non-family travel to Cuba. For those who have already planned such a trip - ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: President Obama was a disappointment for many

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 20:29

U.S. President Barak Obama was the most expected speaker at the ongoing World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) summit in Seville today. More than 1500 CEOs, association presidents, ministers of ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Cologne says no to President Obama after WTTC Summit Seville

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 08:09

U.S. President Barak Obama is on a tourism trip. Today he is expected to be the star participant at the World Travel and Tourism Council Annual Summit 2019 in Seville, ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April 3 and 4. WTTC members are the ... Read More

Brunei Travel: Ready to be stoned to death? How will WTTC and UNWTO respond?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2019 04:12

Brunei is becoming a deadly place to visit starting April 3, specially if you are member of the LGBT Community. Next week the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will ... Read More

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism Board (ATB) is about to be ... Read More

Why the New Zealand mass murder is a United States Terror Problem?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 18:04

New Zealand tourism means unmatched beauty, adventurous, filled with eclectic animals, people concerned about the environment, and lots of sheep. This country was attacked twice yesterday by a white terrorist ... Read More

President Barack Obama announced as keynote speaker for WTTC Global Summit 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 17:20

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama, will be a guest of honor and keynote speaker at its ... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 07:57

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans where President Trump will speak on Monday. ... Read More

Brand USA hosts first-ever China MegaFam

editor editor- November 5, 2016 07:08

Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, in partnership with United Airlines, hosted its first-ever China familiarization tour (MegaFam). Read More

Do American Presidents fear African wild animals?

editor editor- June 17, 2013 03:19

(eTN) - Just a couple of weeks before US President Barack Obama lands in Africa for a week-long official visit, interesting stories and news about his historic visit to this ... Read More

Wildlife protectionists urge Obama to discuss elephant poaching in Africa

editor editor- June 12, 2013 07:20

TANZANIA (eTN) – The escalating crisis on the poaching of elephants and trade of bloody ivory from Africa is a priority issue in which US President Barack Obama should broach ... Read More

President Obama visit to Africa: a boom in tourism?

editor editor- June 8, 2013 02:45

TANZANIA (eTN) - With excitement and expectations to see a tourism boom in Africa, tourist stakeholders are looking at the official tour of the continent by US President Barack Obama ... Read More

Obama commended for signing bill rejecting EU Emissions Trading Scheme

editor editor- November 28, 2012 03:45

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended President Obama for signing S. Read More

Obama victory waves across Africa with leading newspaper headlines

editor editor- November 9, 2012 07:14

TANZANIA (eTN) - With leading headlines in bold, all Tanzanian daily newspapers published in their Thursday editions news about the re-election of Barack Obama looking for his final term as ... Read More

US President Barrack Obama views Seychelles as steadfast ally

editor editor- September 26, 2012 01:42

President Barrack Obama has said this week that Seychelles is an example to the world in its commitment to the democratic process and is one of the United States’ “most ... Read More

Working to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling travel and tourism exports

editor editor- September 14, 2012 09:24

WASHINGTON, DC - US Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today appointed four travel and tourism industry leaders to serve on the Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP) Board of Directors, includin Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau booth visited by US Secretary of Commerce

editor editor- May 7, 2012 06:53

TUMON, Guam - US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson visited the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) booth on the convention floor during the US Travel Association's 2012 International Pow Wow in ... Read More

Global Entry expands to Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, Charlotte airports

editor editor- March 6, 2012 03:30

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the initial expansion of the Global Entry program to four additional airports: Minneapolis - St. Read More

US Head Travel Exec predicts sunny future for travel

- January 30, 2012 08:34

Sandy welcomes Roger Dow, President and CEO of the US Travel Association to BusinessTravelRADIO by beginning her report that she has not seen Roger as happy for many years. Read More

Guam supports President Obama’s Executive Order to improve travel and tourism

editor editor- January 21, 2012 02:41

TUMON, Guam - In a first for the US, President Barack Obama today announced a national strategy on travel and tourism to boost travel in the United States. Read More

Head of Puerto Rico Tourism Company appointed to US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

editor editor- January 21, 2012 01:48

SAN JUAN, PR– US Commerce Secretary John Bryson today appointed Mario González-Lafuente, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB Read More

Statement from Gov. Lingle on President Obama’s plans to boost tourism

editor editor- January 21, 2012 01:37

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Former Governor Linda Lingle, candidate for Hawaii's U.S. Senate seat, released the following statement after President Obama announced a plan to boost tourism and travel. Read More

Obama’s executive order calls for 40 percent increase in travel visa processing

editor editor- January 20, 2012 09:01

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Citing the power of travel to fuel economic recovery and create jobs, President Barack Obama today ordered a series of initiatives targeted at increasing travel and tourism ... Read More

Travel industry facts: In advance of Obama’s speech at Disney World

editor editor- January 19, 2012 08:20

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The President will deliver remarks tomorrow, January 19, at Walt Disney World to unveil a national strategy to boost tourism and travel. Read More

Two in five Americans feel less secure financially in 2012

editor editor- January 5, 2012 05:03

NEW YORK, N.Y. - As the New Year dawns, it is a time when many look to the upcoming months full of optimism and hope. Read More

NTA continues to press for unrestricted travel from US to Cuba

editor editor- October 25, 2011 11:01

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, USA - NTA President Lisa Simon was the keynote speaker during a Friday video conference focused on the impact of the US travel ban to Cuba. Read More

President Obama declares Iraq war will be over by end of this year

editor editor- October 22, 2011 01:39

"After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over, Obama said, "The coming months will be a season of homecomings. Our troops in Iraq will definitely be home ... Read More

Air Transport Association opposes Obama’s proposed aviation taxes

editor editor- September 20, 2011 05:32

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. Read More

High-speed trains: A top Obama Administration priority, says US Transport Secretary LaHood

editor editor- May 19, 2011 00:58

LAS VEGAS (eTN) – In his remarks at the ongoing World Travel & Tourism Council’s eleventh Global Travel and Tourism Summit, currently being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United ... Read More

ATA applauds President Obama’s directive for further advanced biofuels development

editor editor- March 31, 2011 02:49

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. Read More

All-American feast for Chinese President Hu Jintao

editor editor- January 20, 2011 06:48

Top Chef Masters winners Rick Bayless and Marcus Samuelsson can keep their knives packed. Read More