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Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi launch provides much-needed low-cost competition

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 17:47

Wizz Air’s launch will certainly disrupt the market, offering competitive fares and opening up underserved destinations Read More

Domestic Tourism Drive in Nigeria Bayelsa State

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 20:40

With COVID-19 attacking every country and every travel and tourism destination, the answer for many is Domestic Tourism. In Bayelsa, a State in Southern Nigeria, this potentila was discussed and ... Read More

Boeing commits to deliver commercial planes ready to fly on 100% sustainable fuels

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 16:15

Sustainable aviation fuels are proven, used every day, and have the most immediate and greatest potential to reduce carbon emissions in the near and long term Read More

Turkmenistan Airlines places first order with Airbus

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:21

Turkmenistan Airlines becomes new Airbus customer with order of two A330-200 aircraft Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister officially launches Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 23:30

Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre has been officially launched by founder and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 22:09

Africa stands behind Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board. The ATB chief was recently tested positive for the COVID-19 and is fighting to recover. Read More

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021 00:45

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to tourists attending meetings and conferences. By providing more venues, the ... Read More

The Future of Travel to Thailand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 09:41

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine this week for emergency use in the country.  Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Elevates “Travel With Confidence” Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 01:27

Sandals Resorts International has announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 testing beginning January 26 to all registered guests across its Sandals and Beaches Resorts on-resort prior to their departure. This ... Read More

Marriott International to open 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 22:59

Marriott International continues to strengthen its footprint, with several expected brand debuts across Asia Pacific Read More

Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 18, 2021 21:30

Beginning on a grand note, Seychelles Islands shows off its wonders in Switzerland, as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launches a two-week advertising campaign in the European nation- a second ... Read More

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 03:56

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations in a UNWTO Election dinner is shameful ... Read More

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 01:13

The powerful earthquake in West Sulawesi Indonesia left 78 people dead. This number may go up. Many are homeless. Authorities are trying to get a handle on the unfolding situation. Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal with new Kathmandu hotel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 17:35

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continues growth in sub-Indian continent with launch of Ramada Encore by Wyndham brand Read More

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021 03:49

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed by two former UNWTO Secretary Generals and hundreds of tourism ... Read More

Staying at a Marriott for good

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 08:52

This project by Marriott will add close to 4,200 residential and offictel units in Vietnam, positioned to meet the increasing demand for distinct premium lifestyle offerings Read More

Koh Lani in the Gulf of Thailand orders all tourists to leave

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 05:06

Koh Lani is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. It's a popular tour destination from Pattaya. On Sunday the 100 tourists on this beautiful beach paradise were ordered ... Read More

Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 4, 2021 07:27

Uganda New Years celebrationNile Bridge in Uganda close the city of JinjaThe Nile River The new year 2021 celebrations in Uganda were ushered in by an illuminated Source of the ... Read More

UNICEF on the future of children in this world

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 1, 2021 23:25

Fiji welcomed the first baby of the new year and the United States the last one.UNICEF estimates an 84-year average life expectancy for the 140 million children it projects will be born ... Read More

JetBlue rings in the New Year with new Airbus A220-300 jet

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020 21:52

JetBlue today announced it has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, marking the start of a new era for the airline's fleet. The aircraft – tail N3008J ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport opens reconstructed Runway-1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 18:02

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport commissioned its newly reconstructed runway one (Runway-1) on December 24th in a ceremony that featured a parade of airfield equipment. With the commissioning of Runway-1, which ... Read More

Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort officially opens

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 15:11

Circa Resort & Casino – downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort – has officially opened its 777-room hotel tower and rooftop lounge, Legacy Club. Paying tribute to Vintage Vegas through its design ... Read More

The virus that shut down the world

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2020 21:13

Over the past 12 months, COVID-19 has deepened those inequalities, a view highlighted in February, by the UN's labour-focused agency, ILO, which declared that the two billion people working in ... Read More

Chorus Aviation delivers two Airbus A220-300 aircraft to airBaltic

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020 15:15

Chorus Aviation Inc. announced today the delivery of two new Airbus A220-300 aircraft to airBaltic of Latvia. The aircraft (MSNs 55094 and 55095) are the final two of five units ... Read More

Alaska Airlines ups Boeing 737 MAX orders and options to 120 jets

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 19:25

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737-9 airplanes, building on its original order and an agreement last month to acquire new 737-9s through lease. ... Read More

San José International Airport eases travel for people with disabilities

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 01:23

Officials at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) today introduce the Sunflower Lanyard Program in conjunction with the California State Council on Developmental Disability (SCDD). The Sunflower Lanyard program allows ... Read More

Airbus delivers first A330neo jet to Uganda Airlines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 17:35

Uganda Airlines, the country’s  flag-carrier, has taken delivery of its first A330neo, the latest version of the most popular widebody airliner. It is the first Airbus aircraft delivered to Uganda ... 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

Escaping Coronavirus: North Korea Tourist Resort wants Chinese Visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020 06:19

According to North Korea, there has been not even one Coronavirus case in this isolated country. This claim disputed by many outside experts. A major outbreak in North Korea could ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett welcomes new Chukka $2M nature adventure park

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020 21:45

Jamaica’s attractions sub-sector has received a major boost with the addition of a new nature adventure park in Sandy Bay, Lucea, at a cost of over US$2 million by Chukka ... Read More

Air Greenland places Christmas order for Airbus A330neo

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020 15:05

Air Greenland, the flag-carrier for Greenland, is the latest airline to order Airbus’ next generation A330neo widebody aircraft.The new A330-800 will replace the airline’s ageing Airbus A330-200ceo to secure operations ... Read More

Four Seasons returns to Bangkok

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020 00:02

Rising above the majestic Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok's Creative District is an enclave of tiered buildings, connected at ground level by a series of indoor and ... Read More

Vaccine politics and tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020 22:31

Tourism before the pandemic Over the past several decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth and diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world (UNWTO, 2019).  ... Read More