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Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries
Airline News

Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Russian authorities have finalized a list of 13 countries Russian Federation can resume air connections with at the initial stage ... Read More

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
Responsible Tourism News

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain ... Read More

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc?today announced two important moves within its global leadership team as part of the company's broader efforts ... Read More

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%
Airline News

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.? today reported June 2020 operational results. Aeromexico's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), decreased ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service
Transportation News

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Due to an increase in demand resulting from the progressive deconfinement implemented by public health authorities in Québec and Ontario, ... Read More

Jamaica Christmas in July Tradeshow Goes Virtual
Breaking Travel News

Jamaica Christmas in July Tradeshow Goes Virtual

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

One hundred and eighty three (183) manufacturers and artisans, have capitalized on the opportunity to display their locally-made corporate gift ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

The food and health needs of some 50 shut-ins and senior citizens in five adjoining Black River communities were recently ... Read More

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts
Hotel & Resort News

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched an exclusive offer for guests who want to unwind in ... Read More

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds
Airport news

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

After years of continuous traffic growth, the global spread of the coronavirus has caused passenger numbers at Munich Airport to ... Read More

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels
Responsible Tourism News

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the ... Read More

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together
Airline News

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2020

The three global airline alliances, collectively representing over fifty percent of the world’s air traffic, have come together to highlight ... Read More

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors
Bahamas travel news

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas HealthVisa application and present a ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines flights to ... Read More

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally
Airline News

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

China and the US jostle to lead the world in domestic flights as air travel slowly resumes following a relaxation ... Read More

GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau
Breaking Travel News

GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez will remain as GVB President and CEO, ... Read More

COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand
Breaking Travel News

COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

The Kingdom of the Cook Island Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however ... Read More

Progress in Chapter 11 tranche financing for LATAM Airlines
Breaking Travel News

Progress in Chapter 11 tranche financing for LATAM Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (‘LATAM’) today presented the second tranche financing proposal to the Court of the Southern District of ... Read More

United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing
Airline News

United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

Today, United Airlines informed operations leaders that half of the airline’s entire staff would be receiving notices of involuntary furloughs. ... Read More

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery
Responsible Tourism News

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Summer travel unarguably looks different this summer, and the latest travel industry report sheds light on the emerging priorities and ... Read More

Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens
Breaking Travel News

Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Chinese government officials announced today that China will impose visa restrictions on US citizens who have engaged in “egregious” behavior ... Read More

Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects
Breaking Travel News

Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020

Today, Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California, shared an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the perspective ... Read More

Anguilla Wins Best Island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Travel Award News

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

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020

The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year in a row, Anguilla is ... Read More

Americans could be inspired by European creative social distancing ideas
European travel news

Americans could be inspired by European creative social distancing ideas

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic in Europe has caused different countries to find creative ways to implement social distancing. Even after European countries ... Read More

Airbus: 36 commercial aircraft deliveries in June, versus 24 in May
Airline News

Airbus: 36 commercial aircraft deliveries in June, versus 24 in May

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Airbus delivered 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020, representing a slight increase compared to 24 in May and 14 in ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service
Airline News

Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lock-down and its opening ... Read More

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3
Airline News

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel ... Read More

Rwanda will re-open for commercial flights on August 1
Airport news

Rwanda will re-open for commercial flights on August 1

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 8, 2020

Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure issued official statement, announcing that the country's airports will re-open for scheduled commercial flight operations on ... Read More

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch UAE-Egypt flights on July 14
Airline News

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch UAE-Egypt flights on July 14

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will launch direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt on July 14. ... Read More

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis
Hotel & Resort News

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Two upscale properties in Dubai under the management of Dusit International – namely dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai, and Dusit Princess ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions
Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell today introduced a “Fish to Dish” program to support O‘ahu’s critical fisheries infrastructure when a new record ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo’s International Terminal returns to full operations July 27
Airport news

Moscow Sheremetyevo’s International Terminal returns to full operations July 27

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport's international terminal—Terminal D—will resume full operations at 00:00 Moscow time on July 27, 2020. The trains ... Read More

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors
Responsible Tourism News

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Guadaloupe, Grenada, Montserrat, ... Read More

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative
Travel Destination

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the ‘PHL Health Pledge’, a new initiative to increase awareness of the ... Read More

Dominican Republic opened its borders for international tourists
Dominican Republic travel news

Dominican Republic opened its borders for international tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) opened its borders for international tourists on 1 July 2020 at ... Read More

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