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Qatar Airways earns APEX Health Safety Diamond Standard status

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 22:30

Qatar Airways has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards Read More

World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 04:40

The World Tourism Network passed the flame of hope from country to country at its New Years' party today listening to incredible stories told by tour guides. Tour guides are ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020 15:59

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize and reward select accommodations, destinations, and transportation companies worldwide. These ... Read More

Saudi Arabian Airlines ranked a Five-Star Global Airline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 00:20

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia has been ranked a Five-Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). The APEX Official Airline Ratings™ ... Read More

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Reflects on Difficult Year and Brighter Days

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 21, 2020 21:15

As 2020 comes to an end, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is once again reflecting on a remarkably historic and challenging year. After celebrating a record-breaking seven million ... Read More

The Islands of The Bahamas Swept the 2020 Travel Award Circuit

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 21, 2020 20:43

Despite an unprecedented year, The Bahamas continues to position itself as a leading Caribbean travel destination and received top accolades from consumer, trade and niche vertical award shows. With its ... Read More

Istanbul Airport awarded 5-Star rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020 18:53

Rising firmly in the global aviation scene with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technology and high-level travel experience it offers, Istanbul Airport was deemed worthy of the "5-Star Airport" ... Read More

Istanbul Airport awarded 5-star COVID-19 rating

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

Rising firmly in the global aviation scene with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technology and high-level travel experience it offers, Istanbul Airport was deemed worthy of the "5-Star Airport" ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Wins Platinum Award

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 15, 2020 03:06

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has received a second international marketing award for its “Your Space in the Sun” digital marketing campaign, created as part of the destination marketing ... Read More

Skål Special Awards 2020 Honors Antonio Percario

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020 20:12

During the Annual General Assembly of Skål International, held virtually for the first time in its history, the organization presented the Skål Special Awards 2020. Peter Morrison, 2020 President of ... Read More

World Tourism Network in 123 countries sets new trends: The Official Launch

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2020 03:49

Tourism has been rebuilding since March 8, 2020. On March 8, 2020 a small group of tourism leaders supported by this publication and PATA met at the Grand Hyatt Hotel ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: 2nd Annual Stewart Family Philanthropic Award Announced

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 8, 2020 02:18

Father-and-son Caribbean hospitality leaders and devout philanthropists, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman & Founder of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), and Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of SRI, have made it their personal ... Read More

Tanzania Named Most Fascinating African Destination

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 5, 2020 19:59

Participants at the first Africa Tourism Day held on November 26 in Nigeria voted Tanzania as the most exciting and fascinating tourist destination in Africa. Participants of the first exciting ... Read More

Sandals Resorts International Wins Big at 2020 World Travel Awards

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 2, 2020 01:38

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced that the company has received four prestigious awards at the 27th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final on November 27, 2020. Most notably, Sandals Resorts International ... Read More

Jamaica Wins Top Accolades at World Travel Awards 2020

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 1, 2020 02:24

Efforts by various government ministries and tourism partners to introduce robust COVID-19 health and safety protocols to facilitate the safe re-opening of the tourism sector continue to bear fruit as ... Read More

The Seychelles Islands crowned WTA’s World’s Most Romantic Destination

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 27, 2020 20:07

Revered for its mesmerizing beauty, the Seychelles Islands has been awarded the World’s Most Romantic Destination for 2020 in the Grand Final of the World Travel Award.   The pristine paradise ... Read More

What’s New in the Islands of The Bahamas this Winter

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 24, 2020 20:21

It’s Better in The Bahamas this winter as the country welcomes international visitors to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. From hotel reopenings with exciting deals to the Bahama Out ... Read More

How Eswatini just became a Safer Tourism Destination?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 15, 2020 20:58

Today the Eswatini Tourism Authority was awarded with the Safer Tourism Seal by World Tourism Network (WTN) The Seal is based on the WTTC Safe Travel Stamps awarded to Eswatini ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett Wins Gusi Peace Prize

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 13, 2020 21:29

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, was yesterday awarded the prestigious Gusi Peace prize from the Gusi Foundation of Manila, Philippines. “I’m greatly honored to be considered by the esteemed ... Read More

Seychelles Sweeps Sustainable Tourism Destination Award

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 10, 2020 20:57

For the second consecutive year, Seychelles receives the honor of being crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination for the 27th annual World Travel Awards. This year’s coronation propels once ... Read More

Centra by Centara Maris Resorts Jomtien Won Hotel of The Year Award 2020

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 5, 2020 23:54

Ms.Natha Kittiaksorn (3rd from right in the photo), Deputy CEO of Major Development Public Company Limited (MJD) and Mr.Chaiphun Thongsuthum (3rd from left) General Manager, Centra by Centara Maris Resorts ... Read More

First Tourism Hero from Malaysia recognized has a German connection

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020 21:33

World Tourism Network today confirmed Mr. Rudolf Herrmann from Penang, Malaysia as the latest tourism hero. Mr. Herrmann is now joining the International Hall of Tourism Heroes with 18 members ... Read More

US Travel Association Hall of Leaders announces 2020 inductees

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020 15:28

Travel industry leaders Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, and Ernest Wooden Jr., former president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, ... Read More

Skål International Elections and Awards 2020 Results

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 21, 2020 01:17

During the virtual Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, Skål International Elections took place and delegates voted their new Executive Board for 2021: •             Vice President Bill ... Read More

Centara Grand Hua Hin Wins Asia’s Best Family Hotel Award

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 20, 2020 23:57

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin was recognized among the top luxury hotels and resorts in Asia as one of the “Best Family Hotels” in the first-ever Smart ... Read More

A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020 02:34

Agnes Mucuha is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents in Nairobi, and she is now a tourism hero and was added to www.heroes.travel . She ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Receive 9 Diving Awards

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020 15:41

Sandals® and Beaches® Resorts, home to some of the best all-inclusive dive resorts in the Caribbean, has taken the plunge into October with the early announcement of nine accolades from Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2021 Readers Choice ... Read More

Malta Capital Valletta: Top 5 World Best Small Cities Award

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 9, 2020 11:30

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 with Valletta, Malta’s Capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ranked #5 in the World Best Small Cities ... Read More

Praslin Business Association Congratulates Alain St.Ange on International Tourism Hero Award

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 8, 2020 11:08

The Office of The Chairman of Praslin Business Association (PBA) on behalf of its members extended a merited congratulations to Mr. Alain St.Ange on the occasion of receiving the “International ... Read More

PATA Gold Awards 2020 winners announced

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020 08:50

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced the winners of the PATA Gold Awards 2020. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) for the last ... Read More

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association recognizes best tribal destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020 05:59

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) recognized the best tribal destinations and tourism industry leaders at its annual Enough Good People Industry Awards program. The awardees were announced ... Read More

UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai among top 10% of global attractions

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 9, 2020 21:47

The Vallée de Mai wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2020, based on 2019 Traveller reviews. This latest recognition builds on past achievements as bestowed by TripAdvisor and other ... Read More

Centara Dominates Family Hotels Category in Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 21, 2020 03:26

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, wins big at the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards by Tripadvisor, with five of its hotels ranking in the Top 10 Hotels for ... Read More

Anguilla Wins Best Island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020 20:38

The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year in a row, Anguilla is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s ... Read More

Lufthansa Group has the best innovation teams in Germany

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 19, 2020 16:20

Lufthansa Group has been awarded the “Best Digital Lab Award 2020” twice. The award was presented to Lufthansa Innovation Hub and Eurowings Digital by Capital and Infront Consulting. The honor ... Read More

WTM Latin America in the Running for Esteemed Events Award

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 9, 2020 21:38

WTM Latin America – the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry – has been shortlisted by the AEO Excellence Awards in the category of Best International Show ... Read More