Category: Travel Associations News

News on travel and tourism organizations and associations. News includes updates on UNWTO, WTTC, ETOA, ICTP, African Tourism Board, ASTA, USTOA, PATA, South Pacific Tourism Organizations, DRV and many more.  

Saudi Tourism Authority launches Saudi Summer Campaign
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Saudi Tourism Authority launches Saudi Summer Campaign

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

The Saudi Tourism Authority?(STA) has unveiled a new campaign, called Saudi Summer, to encourage residents to explore the Kingdom this ... Read More

IATA proposes alternatives to COVID-19 qarantine
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IATA proposes alternatives to COVID-19 qarantine

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. IATA is promoting a ... Read More

Europe leads cautious restart of tourism
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Europe leads cautious restart of tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 23, 2020

Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a ... Read More

UNWTO: Need for responsibility, safety and security as travel restrictions are lifted
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UNWTO: Need for responsibility, safety and security as travel restrictions are lifted

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring ... Read More

Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism
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Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the ... Read More

US Governors and travel community hail passage of Great American Outdoors Act
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US Governors and travel community hail passage of Great American Outdoors Act

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

US Governors applaud the passage of S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act. This bipartisan legislation will help states to ... Read More

Travel spending in US predicted to plunge 45% this year
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Travel spending in US predicted to plunge 45% this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

Total travel spending in the U.S. is predicted to drop 45% by the end of this year, spurring renewed calls ... Read More

New President and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority named
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New President and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority named

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

Julie Coker has taken over as the new president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) as the ... Read More

Puerto Rico to resume in-bound tourism next month
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Puerto Rico to resume in-bound tourism next month

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020

As part of the Island’s responsible four-phased reopening plan, Puerto Rico announced it will formally reopen for in-bound tourism on ... Read More

Santa Barbara re-opens for leisure tourists
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Santa Barbara re-opens for leisure tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020

Beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 12, the Santa Barbara South Coast will reopen for leisure travel. Hotels, beaches, restaurants, bars, shops, ... Read More

Expedia closing multifamily business shows slow demand recovery in urban areas
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Expedia closing multifamily business shows slow demand recovery in urban areas

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 11, 2020

Following a recent announcement that Expedia Group has permanently closed its multifamily solutions business, travel industry analysts comment that the ... Read More

California hotels welcome travelers as state re-opens Friday
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California hotels welcome travelers as state re-opens Friday

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 11, 2020

Hotels throughout California will begin welcoming guests Friday as California counties lift travel bans for the first time since the ... Read More

Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran
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Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 10, 2020

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing ... Read More

Disney marketing veteran to lead Georgia Tourism Office
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Disney marketing veteran to lead Georgia Tourism Office

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 9, 2020

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Mark Jaronski, a 25-year travel and tourism industry leader and ... Read More

Travel intermediaries need transparency to restore consumer confidence
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Travel intermediaries need transparency to restore consumer confidence

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 9, 2020

Transparency will be the key to provide service to the future tourists. During this COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of future ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month
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Caribbean Tourism celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 8, 2020

From the very first Caribbean-American Heritage Month in 2006, the United States government has given official recognition to the great ... Read More

One Planet: UNWTO announces its new vision for global tourism
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One Planet: UNWTO announces its new vision for global tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2020

To mark World Environment Day, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Program led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces its ... Read More

Bahamas re-opens for international tourism on July 1
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Bahamas re-opens for international tourism on July 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 2, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, along with the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Committee, a group comprised of public ... Read More

IATA: Urgent implementation of ICAO COVID-19 guidelines needed
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IATA: Urgent implementation of ICAO COVID-19 guidelines needed

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 1, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for ... Read More

Tourisme Montréal looked back on 2019 at its 2020 Annual General Meeting
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Tourisme Montréal looked back on 2019 at its 2020 Annual General Meeting

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2020

Tourisme Montréal today held its Annual General Meeting, an event that fell during Tourism Week in Canada and 77 days ... Read More

WTM Portfolio reschedules global trade shows
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WTM Portfolio reschedules global trade shows

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020

Reed Travel Exhibitions has rescheduled the dates for the three spring global trade shows in its WTM Portfolio: WTM Latin ... Read More

UNWTO launches global guidelines to re-open tourism
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UNWTO launches global guidelines to re-open tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably ... Read More

Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Grenada and Carriacou are now welcoming registered yachts under new protocols. Yacht arrivals began in mainland Grenada on Wednesday May ... Read More

Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board
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Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Fraport AG’s Supervisory Board, in an extraordinary meeting today, elected Hessian finance minister Michael Boddenberg as their new chairman. ?Michael ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

In April 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported dramatic declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment
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IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) recently surveyed members of the LGBTQ+ community to gauge their attitudes toward leisure travel ... Read More

Having fun in Las Vegas will no longer be a sin
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Having fun in Las Vegas will no longer be a sin

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020

MGM Resort International CEO Bill Hornbuckle said: "We all know what we’ve gone through for the last 10 weeks. No ... Read More

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins: What coordinated European Tourism Approach?
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ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins: What coordinated European Tourism Approach?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020

Tom Jenkins is the CEO of the European Tourism Association (ETOA), known as the trade association for better tourism in ... Read More

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 recognize tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19
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WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 recognize tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

The World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to acknowledging those in travel and tourism who have taken remarkable steps ... Read More

Qatar sends message of hope and solidarity to the world
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Qatar sends message of hope and solidarity to the world

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has launched a global social media campaign under the hashtag #LoveQatar in order to promote ... Read More

IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start
Airline News

IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five ... Read More

US travel-related unemployment hits 51% just ahead of Memorial Day
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US travel-related unemployment hits 51% just ahead of Memorial Day

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

More than half of the 15.8 million travel-related jobs in the U.S. have disappeared since the outbreak of the COVID-19 ... Read More

IATA: Layered approach for airline industry re-start
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IATA: Layered approach for airline industry re-start

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed details of its proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for re-starting passenger flights ... Read More

CEO Schulte’s speech for Fraport AGM published in advance
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CEO Schulte’s speech for Fraport AGM published in advance

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2020

Today, Fraport AG published in advance the speech to be presented by executive board chairman (CEO) Dr. Stefan Schulte at ... Read More

Florida Keys Tourism unveils new campaign ahead of June 1 re-opening date
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Florida Keys Tourism unveils new campaign ahead of June 1 re-opening date

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council is easing into an advertising campaign to help restart the Florida Keys’ tourism-based economy ... Read More

How Excellence and Happiness are coming together during COVID-19
Tourism News

How Excellence and Happiness are coming together during COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

Planet Happiness?and the?World Center for Excellence for Destinations?(CED) have signed a partnership agreement focused on strengthening excellence in destination management ... Read More

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