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Carlos Vogeler joins Global Wine Tourism Organization

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 17:32

The Global Wine Tourism Organization integrates both public and private sectors to contribute to the socio-economic development of wine tourism destinations Read More

Love to travel? Invitation to the 2020/21 WTN New Year Party

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2020 01:28

Bring your pots and pans! Share Hopes, Dreams, and Miracles! The World Tourism Network in cooperation with eTurboNews is inviting travel industry professionals and anyone who loves to travel to ... Read More

Global Wine Tourism Organization Circles: Inspiring new futures together

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 22:44

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Argentina, Matías Lammens andthe Director General of Tourism Policy of Greece, PanagiotaDionysopoulou, participated on Monday November 30 in the first roundtable organized by ... Read More

Flyers Rights to FAA: Break secrecy pact with Boeing, release 737 MAX documents

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020 21:53

FlyersRights.org has filed a motion for Summary Judgment in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the FAA. (Flyers Rights Education Fund v. FAA, (D.D.C. CV-19-3749 (CKK)). It seeks ... Read More

Madame Tussauds Berlin: Dump Trump, make America great again

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020 21:57

Madame Tussauds Berlin Wax Museum placed a figure of a current US President Donald Trump in a garbage dumpster ahead of the US presidential election. Prior to this, the figure ... Read More

Hidden Gems of Malta

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 23, 2020 11:56

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta has established itself as a flourishing wine scene. Maltese vintages are not as renowned for wine production as its Mediterranean neighbors but ... Read More

Lufthansa Trachtencrew flights take off again this year

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020 16:02

Even if the Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place as usual this year, Lufthansa is holding on to the beautiful tradition of the Trachtencrew flights. As a tribute to the world-famous ... Read More

Wine and Dine Now Also Available Virtually

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 31, 2020 08:46

Hong Kong is a city of wining and dining and is one of the most popular events in the City of Light, and this year it is going virtual. Organized ... Read More

The future of hotel Food & Beverage – post COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 21, 2020 16:20

The winds of change have never blown so fiercely – ripping and tearing through our communities, our businesses, and our lives – feeding on disruption in the midst of chaos ... Read More

Should Germans travel again to Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 2, 2020 08:12

The German Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) has asked Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) to review the travel restrictions imposed on African countries due to the corona pandemic. Development Minister ... Read More

Two Spanish venues first in the world recognized as “Sanitized Venues”

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 11, 2020 17:12

Marina Beach Club in Valencia and Disco Tropics in Lloret de Mar (Girona) are the first two venues in Spain and in the world to have passed all the requirements ... Read More

Minister President of Bavaria: This year’s Oktoberfest ‘unlikely’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2020 15:44

Markus Soeder, Minister President of of the southern German Free State of Bavaria , said today that due to COVID-19 pandemic, it is 'unlikely' that annual Oktoberfest will take place ... Read More

Stuck at home during COVID-19 pandemic America gets cooking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2020 19:39

Americans ordered to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are being forced to find new ways to fulfill their daily responsibilities and occupy their free time. A new study ... Read More

The Answer is Brunello: The Grape Is?

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 11, 2020 19:58

Sangiovese in the Vineyard? Brunello (brown one) in the Glass Sangiovese is considered one of the most widely planted grape varieties in Italy (one in every 10 vines). You will ... Read More

You are Elegant and Sophisticated? Pour Bordeaux into Your Glass!

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- March 28, 2020 20:14

Bordeaux Winemakers Started Early Bordeaux, formerly known as Burdigala, dates back to the 3rd century when the Celtic tribes decided to settle in a beautiful spot, located on the western ... Read More

Amazon cuts off Hawaii from hand sanitizer: Whiskey Distillery and former US Marine takes action

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020 05:52

Amazon, eBay, and many other mail order companies refuse to accept orders from Hawaii when it comes to shipping of urgently needed hand sanitizer. In some cases, such products can ... Read More

South African Wine Adventures

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- March 21, 2020 21:06

Initial Quest The 17th century marks the beginning of the wine industry in South Africa. The year was 1655 when the first grapes were planted by a Dutch settler. The ... Read More

New! How buzz.travel will keep your travel business active during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2020 06:19

What is the new buzz.travel? Do you like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin? Are you ready for virtual meetings and discussions? World Travel Nation is now buzz.travel  and includes all of it and ... Read More

Lugana, Italy: Wines Waiting in the Wings

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- March 14, 2020 19:06

Lugana, located in the vinicultural region of northern Italy, sits at the southern end of Lake Garda. Lugana, derived from the Latin Lacus Lucanus (lake in the woods) is noted ... Read More

One Woman. Many Wines

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- March 7, 2020 23:06

Lia Tolaini Banville and her father, Pier Luigi Tolaini, started importing wines from Italy 16 years ago (2004), expanding the operation in 2016 to include wines from France, Germany and ... Read More

Vinitaly: Another Conference Bites the Coronavirus COVID-19 Dust

editor editor- March 6, 2020 01:21

Due to increasing concerns over the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, event organizer Veronafiere announced today the Vinitaly Italian wine conference will be postponed. The event that was scheduled for April 19–22 ... Read More

The French Vineyards of Occitanie

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 29, 2020 21:21

Occitanie is considered one of the newest French wine regions and it is located only 2 hours from Barcelona. The name for the region references a large southern European realm ... Read More

Monterey County Wines: Where Wine-making is a Family Affair

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 22, 2020 18:59

What is there to know about Monterey County? First of all, it is in California… always a good starting point for a discussion of wine. When we drill down in ... Read More

Attending ITB? How to cope with Coronavirus? What about you?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 18, 2020 07:38

Safertourism, PATA, and ATB will be setting trends over breakfast during ITB with Dr. Peter Tarlow - AND you are invited. Hungry? The travel and tourism Industry shows resilience. ITB ... Read More

Delicious Wines in Australia

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 8, 2020 19:05

Looking for an easy and delicious way to explore Australia?  May I suggest getting a wine glass, reading my notes, and discovering the wonders of Australia by sipping a few ... Read More

A Big Deal for Wine Partisans

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 1, 2020 19:31

If you grow grapes, make wine, drink wine, sell wine, are a wine educator, wine writer, or have anything at all to do with the wine industry, then it is ... Read More

Spanish hoteliers to buy more local products in Jamaica

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020 15:34

Spanish Hotel interests this morning, while noting the importance of quality, good pricing and consistency, committed to expand their purchasing and support for local products and services as Jamaica’s tourism ... Read More

Welcome to the 2016 Grands Crus Classes of Saint Emilion

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- January 18, 2020 18:47

Louis XIV paid tribute to the wines of Saint Emilion – declaring “Saint Emilion, nectar of the gods.” Separate. Better? Saint Emilion Grand Crus wines were not included in the ... Read More

Introducing Nizza DOCG, Italy

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- January 11, 2020 18:43

Learning by Sipping What I did not know about Nizza DOCG before I attended the Master Class in Manhattan would fill at least one book (more likely two). First of ... Read More

Hundreds of Wines Showcased at Lincoln Center

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- January 4, 2020 19:12

Winebow named the event the Vintners’ Harvest, but it really was an opportunity for wine makers in the Winebow portfolio to audition their collections at the David H. Koch Theater, ... Read More

700 New Hotel Restaurants and Bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 25, 2019 15:28

A new study released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels. ... Read More

World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 18, 2019 19:20

Just in time for the Oktoberfest in Munich, Lufthansa’s Trachten- crew is getting ready for takeoff. This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take off in Lufthansa’s ... Read More

Top Ten Dining Trends for 2020 announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 9, 2019 17:02

2020 Top Dining Trends report was release today. The report is based on the current and upcoming trends observed by executive chefs and culinary experts at luxury hotels, resorts and ... Read More

Everything in White-and-Blue: Frankfurt Airport Is Celebrating Oktoberfest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 5, 2019 17:05

A piece of Bavaria is coming to Frankfurt Airport! This year again, the spirit of Germany’s best-known popular festival will also come alive in the shops and restaurants of the ... Read More

New Yorkers Discover French Roses

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- August 17, 2019 20:02

Picture this: It is a late on a summer afternoon; you are relaxing with friends on the terrace of your Manhattan penthouse. The weather is hot, humid, damp, rainy, definitely ... Read More

Cognac Begins with Grapes. Apples Become Calvados

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- August 3, 2019 21:30

Not All Grapes Become Wine Have you ever considered an alternative path for grapes; one that leads to something other than wine? Are you ready to acknowledge that not all ... Read More