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  • Brain Health Supplements: Now Stopping Dementia?
    One of the most significant benefits of brain health supplements is that they can help improve cognitive function and memory. Some brain health supplements contain a number of nutrients that aid the brain.
  • Caldolor Approved for Pre-Surgery Pain Relief
    A non-narcotic pain reliever may now be administered just prior to surgery to enable patients to wake up from their procedure in significantly less pain.
  • Oral Contraceptive Now Gets Approval
    Mayne Pharma Group Limited and Mithra Pharmaceuticals, SA (Euronext Brussels: MITRA) announced the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the novel combined oral contraceptive NEXTSTELLIS® (14.2 mg of estetrol and 3 mg drospirenone tablets). Mayne Pharma anticipates the commercial launch of NEXTSTELLIS by mid-2022 supported by healthcare professional market education from January 2022.
  • China and Africa Strong Cooperation Against COVID-19
    China will provide an additional one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa, carry out 10 projects on poverty alleviation and agriculture, and conduct more programs with Africa in various areas, announced President Xi Jinping on Monday when addressing the opening ceremony of the meeting via video link.
  • WTN Urgent Call for OECD States to Compensate the African Tourism Industry
    The recent isolation of Southern African countries due to the newly-detected Omicron variant of the Coronavirus has members of the African Travel and Tourism Industry frustrated and angry.
  • Water on Earth: Did It Really Come From Space Dust?
    An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of water on Earth, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing to an unlikely culprit – the Sun.
  • Airlines: The Best and The Worst
    A study analyzing passenger experiences conducted by Bounce for factors such as service, meals, comfort, and entertainment, as well as the number of complaints and maximum baggage allowance, reveals the best – and the worst – airlines in the USA and around the world.
  • Uganda Airlines New Inflight Menu: Grasshoppers?
    Following a bizarre incident onboard Uganda Airlines flight UR 446 bound for Dubai on Friday, November 26, 2021, where one passenger was caught on camera hawking grasshoppers in polythene bags, the airline has been forced to make a statement on the incident.
  • Japan Now Closed to All Except Citizens
    While Africa is getting upset at the UK and Europe in general as well as the United States for closing their borders to Southern African countries, Israel and now Japan is going a step further and closing to all foreign countries.
  • New flights from Antigua to Barbados and Providenciales on interCaribbean Airways now
    Flights are scheduled to begin operations from the week of December 17, 2021 in time for the holiday season and making Antigua more connected with the region than ever before.
  • The Queen replaced with a first new President
    Sandra Mason is the current governor-general of Barbados, a position she was appointed to in 2017 and has served for almost three years. She will be appointed as the first President President of Barbados after she launched a campaign in 2020 to make Barbados a Republic, declaring that “Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State.”
  • Qatar Airways gears up for FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021
    As this will be the first ever FIFA Arab Cup, Qatar will showcase the best of pan-Arab football.
  • Minister Bartlett Heads to Important UNWTO General Assembly
    Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, departed the island yesterday to attend the twenty-fourth session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly, which will take place in Madrid, Spain, from November 30 to December 3, 2021.
  • New Guyana to Barbados flights on InterCaribbean
    InterCaribbean expects to connect Georgetown to additional Caribbean points in the very near future to deliver on a truly connected Caribbean with InterCaribbean Airways.
  • WestJet Group announces new interim President and CEO
    Harry Taylor led WestJet’s inaugural U.S. bond issue, negotiated the purchase of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing MAX aircraft, and was instrumental in the sale of WestJet to Onex.
  • Best Tips to Ensure a Safe and Happy Trip
    You might enjoy visiting places where you can truly be anonymous; it’s almost like you’re someone else for a week or two. Traveling to new places always brings more energy and positivity to us. It’s like the much-needed therapy, an escape from mundane troubles.
  • Jamaica Imposes New Travel Restrictions on African Countries
    Jamaica has, with immediate effect, imposed restrictions on travelers from a number of African countries, following the emergence of the new variant of concern for the SARS-CoV-2, initially identified as B.1.1.529.
  • Four people killed, 19 injured in savage Istanbul storm
    Istanbul has been battling severe weather since the early hours of Monday, with social media filled with terrifying videos of wind-shorn roofs, wrecked buildings, fallen trees, overturned cars, and flying debris.
  • WestJet names new Executive VP and Chief Loyalty Officer
    Schuster has over 19 years of loyalty experience, including six years as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Velocity Frequent Flyer, Virgin Australia’s loyalty program.
  • A couple fleeing new Dutch quarantine arrested on flight to Spain
    The Netherlands is on high alert after over a dozen cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant were discovered among airline passengers – before all 27 EU member states agreed to temporarily ban travel from seven southern African nations on Friday.
  • Ethiopian Airlines and IDC set to launch new Zambia Airways
    Ethiopian has 45 percent stake in the joint venture while Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) retains 55 percent, the shareholders have contributed USD30 million in capital towards the establishment of the airline.
  • COVID-19 quarantine hotel set on fire in Australia
    Police arrested a 31-year-old woman, who reportedly lit a fire underneath her bed, setting fire to a hotel where she and her two children were ordered to quarantine for fourteen days.
  • Spies Now Admitted to the UNWTO General Assembly in Madrid
    UNWTO delegates attending the General Assembly November 30- December 2, should not expect to see the blue and white eTN logo and eTN reporters’ handing out business cards, because officially this publication is banned from attending.
  • When to Restart Flights to South Africa? A New Discussion Above Tourism Just Started
    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon. They discussed the challenges posed globally by the new COVID-19 variant, and ways to work together to deal with it and reopen international travel.
  • A new World Tourism Barometer Report from Another World?
    After a weak first half of 2021, international tourism rebounded during the Northern Hemisphere summer season, boosting results in the third quarter of the year, especially in Europe. 
  • Canada Health Minister Urgent Statement on the new Spread of COVID Variant Omicron
    The Canadian Minister of Health Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos made an important announcement on the spread of the new COVID Omicron varient in Canada.
  • Wines – Chenin Blanc Warning: From Yummy to Yucky
    Chenin Blanc is a neglected grape. Why? Because it is more challenging than Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc to grow and make into wine. The grape demands an almost perfect combination of soil and weather, and it is a challenge for the winemaker to balance oak and other flavor-enhancing options.
  • What we know about COVID-19 Omicron: The President Explains
    A transcript of President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the South African Nation on the progress in the effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic was issued today.
  • 7.5 Earthquake in Northern Peru
    Two earthquakes struck Peru this Sunday, but fortunately did not cause any major injuries or casualties. Damages recorded in the remote Amazon region are mostly structural.
  • Stephen Asiimwe to lead Uganda Private Tourism Sector
    The Board of Directors of the Uganda Private Sector Foundation announces the appointment of Mr. Stephen Asiimwe, as its new Executive Director. He replaces the late Mr. Gideon Badagawa who passed away in June this year.
  • How to Travel With the New COVID Strain Omicron?
    World Tourism Network President Dr. Peter Tarlow, who is also the chaplain for the College Station, Texas Police Department, and an expert on travel & tourism safety and security, has advice for the world of tourism: This is no time to panic, but this is a time to use your brains. This advice comes two days after the world was woken up by another strain of the Coronavirus, known as Omicron, or technically the B.1.1.529 variant.
  • South Africa Response to New Imposed Travel Restrictions
    The South African government has noted the announcements by several countries to institute temporary travel restrictions on South Africa and other countries in the region.
  • Canada Now Shuts Down Travel to South African Countries Due to Omicron
    Public health authorities in South Africa have confirmed that a new COVID-19 variant of concern (B.1.1.529) has been detected in that country. Over the past 24 hours, this variant – named Omicron by the World Health Organization — has also been detected in other countries. At this time, the variant has not been detected in Canada.
  • Canada to Offer New Self-Isolation Sites from COVID-19
    The Government of Canada is working with partners to protect the health and safety of Canadians and Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada. Self-isolation is one of the most effective ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • LATAM Airlines Group Now Files Plan of Reorganization Out of Chapter 11
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the United States today announced the filing of a Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”), which reflects the path forward for the group to exit Chapter 11 in compliance with both U.S. and Chilean law. The Plan is accompanied by a Restructuring Support Agreement (the “RSA”) with the Parent Ad Hoc Group, which is the largest unsecured creditor group in these Chapter 11 cases, and certain of LATAM’s shareholders.
  • Cancer and COVID Research: The Role of Cytokines
    Following the inspiring opening speech, “Future Perspective of Cancer Immunotherapy,” delivered by Nobel Prize and Tang Prize laureate Prof. Tasuku Honjo at the 14th Asia Pacific Federation of Pharmacologist Conference (APFP) on November 26, the 2020 Tang Prize Laureate’s Lecture for Biopharmaceutical Science, co-organized by the Tang Prize Foundation and The Pharmacological Society in Taiwan, took place at the 14th APFP at 1:30 p.m. (GMT+8) on November 27.
  • Seychelles New Travel Measures Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant
    Visitors from South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe are not permitted entry into Seychelles effective today Saturday, November 27, 2021, until further notice, the Seychelles Ministry of Health has announced. No cases of variant B.1.1.529 have been detected in Seychelles, the local authorities confirm.
  • Qatar Airways Immediately Stops Flights from Five African Countries
    With the new COVID-19 Omicron variant surging across Southern Africa, Qatar Airways will no longer be accepting passengers traveling from five Southern African countries in its global network with immediate effect.
  • Netherlands goes into a new lockdown
    Despite 85% of the country’s adult population being vaccinated, the surge in the Netherlands is said to be the worst in Western Europe.
  • New COVID-19 Omicron strain is in UK, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Czech Republic now
    All 27 EU member states agreed to temporarily halt air travel from seven southern African nations. The UK, US and Canada have also imposed similar restrictions.
  • UNWTO General Assembly Postponement Urged: WTO is Indefinitely Postponed!
    The other WTO has just postponed its major ministerial Conference on commerce, planned from November 30th in Geneva, because of the risk which may come from the new COVID variant. Will UNWTO follow? The Honorary Secretary-General, the World Tourism Network and the African Tourism Board are urging UNWTO to follow WTO.
  • New CDC Guidelines for Americans on the Omicron Covid Variant B.1.1.529
    The United States Center for Desease Control issued a statement on the new Omicron strain of the Coronavirus known as B.1.1.529
  • Jamaica Announces New Air Services from Stockholm to Montego Bay
    The Jamaica Tourist Board is delighted to announce that VING, operated by Sunclass Airlines, will be returning to the destination with direct flights from Stockholm, Sweden to Jamaica. The fortnightly flying program will start November 2022 and run through to March 2023 as part of the winter season program 2022/23. VING will operate a total of 9 rotations for winter 2022/23 with 373 seats on each flight, on its Airbus A330-900neo.
  • Veteran Birder Herbert Byaruhanga New President of Uganda Tourism Association
    Veteran birder Herbert Byaruhanga was elected president of the Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) on November 20 for the years 2022/23 at the Annual General Meeting held at Hotel Africana in Kampala.
  • IATO Welcomes Resumption of International Flight Operations But Wants More
    The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has expressed gratitude to the government for taking the decision for resumption of regular international flight operations from December 15, 2021.
  • Iberia Advance Passenger Information Through New Partnership
    Travel industry distributors can connect from today to Iberia through the Kyte API and access its air fares and ancillary services.
  • African Tourism Board Keeps Uniting: Now in Rwanda
    The Chairman of the African Tourism Board (ATB), Mr. Cuthbert Ncube, addressed a gala dinner attended by ministers of tourism, ambassadors, and chairpersons of various tourism boards along with more than 3,000 tourism professionals who participated during Rwanda Tourism week.
  • A New Virus Nightmare? WTN Calls for Global Vaccine Mandate and Equality in Distribution
    South Africa is in a state of shock and anger after the detection of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus. Overnight, a travel and tourism industry looking forward to a brighter light at the end of the tunnel, went back into the dark age with borders closing, flights cancelling, and an unknown virus strain threatening public health and livelihoods.
  • Jamaica Now Targets 3 Million Cruise Visitors by 2025
    Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that in a bid to boost the tourism sector, Jamaica will be targeting three million cruise ship visitors by 2025.
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai Urgent Call to UNWTO Member Countries Responding to the Executive Council in a New Open Letter
    Dr. Taleb Rifai, former Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), responds today to the President of the UNWTO Executive Council in regard to the upcoming secret vote to confirm or not confirm the current Secretary General of UNWTO.
  • IATA: 12-month validity of EU COVID Certificate would protect tourism recovery
    Discriminating among vaccines that have been approved by the WHO is a waste of resources and an unnecessary barrier to people’s freedom to travel.

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