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Italy orders new restrictions to stop the COVID-19 pandemic

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 21, 2020 00:11

New restrictions across Italy to counter and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus have been adopted tonight with an order signed by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza. "It ... Read More

“We are disappointed”: MSC Cruises cancels Cuba from MSC Armonia itinerary

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:19

MSC Cruises has updated the routes in relation to the changes imposed by Mr Trump administration in the US-Cuba regulations which prevent all cruise ships from traveling from the United ... Read More

Seychelles efforts for a sustainable destination in the forefront

editor editor- June 7, 2019 21:18

The destination joins the rest of the world to celebrate world environment day, a time us to reflect on sustainable tourism and how Seychelles as a destination is actively advocating ... Read More

7 new technologies that will rock the future of air travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 16:57

Air travel technology is changing at a rapid pace –– what can we expect to see in the near future? Air travel experts invite you for a sneak peek of ... Read More

Trump’s regime rolls out new Cuba travel restrictions , bans educational, cultural trips

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 00:25

US Government announced new extensive restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens, effectively banning most of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that ... Read More

Travel to Cuba becoming more difficult: Center for Responsible Travel responds

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 23:00

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, eliminating the people-to-people travel category that allowed organized group ... Read More

Sonesta Hotels announces its new credit card

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:09

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, ... Read More

China warns students planning to study in US to ‘strengthen risk assessment’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 23:45

The government of China warned its citizens on Monday of the risk in planning to study abroad at an American university, advising them to prepare for additional challenges in applying ... Read More

Sustainability Report published by Qatar Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:01

Qatar Airways Group today published its Sustainability Report 18 (covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018), detailing its development and progress in this crucial area. The report ... Read More

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 16:15

India has lifted all the restrictions that were imposed on air traffic back in February over the surge in hostilities with Pakistan. The move is apparently a signal to Islamabad ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism

editor editor- May 18, 2019 01:10

Pakistan is promoting religious pluralism by easing visa restrictions and promoting religious tourism to support religious inclusivity. This was explained by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed ... Read More

Driving intra-African connectivity and cooperation through Alliance and partnership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 10:00

The African Tourism Board is currently working hard to build partnerships within the aviation industry. "Seeing Africa as one destination is perfect for any airlines wanting to partner with us", ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 22:02

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers may continue to fly below ... Read More

Russia ready to ease visa requirements for Japanese visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 02:31

Moscow is ready for further steps to ease visa requirements for Japanese visitors, speaker of the Russian Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko said. She urged the ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Do I need a VPN on my phone when traveling abroad?

editor editor- May 14, 2019 20:10

The internet has quickly become an essential component of human civilization, and it is more of a necessity now. The global users of the internet are estimated to be at ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019 20:04

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane looking a total wreck because of the anxiety of getting ... Read More

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 19:35

Tunisia has recorded an 18 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first four months of this year, compared to the same period last year. According to the Ministry of ... Read More

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:40

Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban on all forms of face coverings. The measure is aimed at ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

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

New US Cuban sanctions target tourism, remittances and banking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 01:16

The US is targeting Cuba with additional sanctions, including restricting travel to the island nation, limiting remittances, and sanctioning additional entities, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. US ... Read More

Centara launches Grand Beach sale at luxurious resorts in Thailand and Maldives

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:22

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched the Grand Beach Sale - an enticing new promotion that offers generous discounts at its stunning collection of Centara Grand ... Read More

Things first-time travelers to Jordan should know

editor editor- March 19, 2019 20:14

Award-winning Canadian novelist, Colin McAdam, once said, “The best advice I heard before going to Jordan was ‘don’t read anything about it’.” It is indeed true because however much you ... Read More

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts launches voice bookings with ‘Google Assistant’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 17:11

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched an innovative option enabling guests to book rooms through voice commands thanks to an integration with Google Assistant. This is a major step forward ... Read More

U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2019 05:34

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message ... Read More

Boeing suspends all deliveries of 737 MAX jets to customers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 00:07

Boeing Company has halted deliveries of all ill-fated Boeing 737 MAX jets to customers after the aircraft type was grounded around the world following the deadly crash in Ethiopia. The ... Read More

Global average airline ticket price expected to drop by April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 16:30

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct ... Read More

What Abu Dhabi Airports will show at Saudi International Airshow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 07:05

Abu Dhabi Airports is participating in the inaugural edition of the Saudi International Air Show, held between March 12 – 14 at Thumamah Airport, Riyadh, showcasing its role within the ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC – what you need to know

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 16:30

Some of the fastest growing economies in the world can be found in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In recent years, with a construction and investment boom ... Read More

FAA restricts drone operations over DOJ and DOD facilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 17:03

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § ... Read More

IATA: Healthy airline passenger demand continued in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 18:31

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017. ... Read More

Putin: Russia will keep moving towards lifting restrictions for tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 18:25

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, short-term visa-free entry for foreigners and electronic visas is the way to go for Russia if it wants to become a tourist haven. But ... Read More

IATA’s chief speaks at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 16:20

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO addressed the CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha, Qatar today: It is a great pleasure to be here in Qatar ... Read More