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Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals down 98.9 percent in May
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals down 98.9 percent in May

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

In May 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 98.9 percent compared to a year ago due to the ... Read More

Grenada taking more cautious approach to re-opening its borders
Grenada travel news

Grenada taking more cautious approach to re-opening its borders

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced a more cautious approach to the reopening of the country’s borders. In ... Read More

Barbados reaches COVID-19 milestone, flights resume July 12
Barbados travel news

Barbados reaches COVID-19 milestone, flights resume July 12

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

On Friday, Prime Minister the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that Barbados has reached a milestone in its fight against ... Read More

Emirates adds Cairo, Tunis, Glasgow & Malé to its network
Airline News

Emirates adds Cairo, Tunis, Glasgow & Malé to its network

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

Emirates continues to add travel options for customers with the announcement that it will re-start passenger flights to Cairo (from ... Read More

UNWTO: Small Island Destinations’ tourism plummets
Tourism News

UNWTO: Small Island Destinations’ tourism plummets

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

Without strong support, the sudden and unexpected fall in tourism could devastate the economies of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), ... Read More

European flight bookings reveal ‘London has fallen’
European travel news

European flight bookings reveal ‘London has fallen’

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

Flight booking data shows London has fallen to the bottom of the top 10 most booked European cities, as border ... Read More

Best & worst cities for celebrating the 4th of July during COVID-19 pandemic
Tourism News

Best & worst cities for celebrating the 4th of July during COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

With the Fourth of July right around the corner amid the COVID-19 pandemic, travel experts conducted an in-depth analysis of ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: 50 percent of the fleet back in the air
Airline News

Lufthansa Group: 50 percent of the fleet back in the air

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

Due to the significant changes in the booking wishes of their passengers, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group are switching ... Read More

Dreaming of a Travel Safari? How to Calm an Agitated Elephant
Responsible Tourism News

Dreaming of a Travel Safari? How to Calm an Agitated Elephant

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 27, 2020

All serious wildlife enthusiasts have had, at one time or another, the experience of being charged down by an enraged ... Read More

EU re-opens borders to visitors from 18 countries, US and Russia not on the list
European travel news

EU re-opens borders to visitors from 18 countries, US and Russia not on the list

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

According to diplomatic sources, EU Committee of Permanent Representatives yesterday approved a draft list of 18 countries, to whom the ... Read More

No mask, no dice: Mandatory masks on for Las Vegas
Travel News

No mask, no dice: Mandatory masks on for Las Vegas

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

Vegas has always been – and will continue to be – a destination that represents adult freedom and the perfect ... Read More

Emphasis on wellness: Ethiopian Airlines pledges to protect health and safety of customers
Airline News

Emphasis on wellness: Ethiopian Airlines pledges to protect health and safety of customers

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

During the pandemic, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, was the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and airlift of ... Read More

‘Coronavirus-free’ Montenegro re-instates restriction after new COVID-19 spike
Montenegro travel news

‘Coronavirus-free’ Montenegro re-instates restriction after new COVID-19 spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

Montenegro, a picturesque Balkan country, popular with foreign tourists and famous for its rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow ... Read More

US outraged about EU travel ban against Americans
Breaking Travel News

US outraged about EU travel ban against Americans

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement in response ... Read More

US DOT Secretary urged to require airline refunds for travel disrupted by COVID-19
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

US DOT Secretary urged to require airline refunds for travel disrupted by COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

Consumer Reports called on US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao today to use her authority to require airlines to ... Read More

Sandals Resorts and Sandals Foundation: Empowering People
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Resorts and Sandals Foundation: Empowering People

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 26, 2020

Sandals Resorts International created Sandals Foundation, and it has this philosophy:? We have seen that when we invest in one ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority begins search for new President and CEO
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism Authority begins search for new President and CEO

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, announced today it is seeking a new President and Chief Executive ... Read More

Delta Air Lines employees support Georgia’s new hate crime law
Airline News

Delta Air Lines employees support Georgia’s new hate crime law

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

After advocacy by thousands of Georgians – including Delta Air Lines and its employees - Georgia has approved tough new ... Read More

Belize announces phased tourism re-opening plan
Belize travel news

Belize announces phased tourism re-opening plan

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

The Prime Minister of Belize made the official announcement that Belize's international airport (BZE), the Philip Goldson International Airport will ... Read More

Asia-Pacific hotels post monthly performance gains
Hospitality Industry News

Asia-Pacific hotels post monthly performance gains

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

Asia-Pacific hotels may have reached their bottom. Gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in May showed its first month-over-month ... Read More

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and UNWTO to boost tourism recovery
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and UNWTO to boost tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had a massive impact on many sectors of the global economy, with tourism being ... Read More

United Airlines resumes Shanghai flights from San Francisco
Airline News

United Airlines resumes Shanghai flights from San Francisco

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

United Airlines announced today it will resume service to China with twice-weekly flights?between San Francisco and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport ... Read More

COVID-19 case surge could derail Middle East hotel sector’s momentum
Breaking Travel News

COVID-19 case surge could derail Middle East hotel sector’s momentum

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

Like the rest of the world, the Middle East’s hotel industry fell off the cliff in March and sunk deeper ... Read More

US airlines pledge refunds for passengers denied boarding by airport temperature checks
Airline News

US airlines pledge refunds for passengers denied boarding by airport temperature checks

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

Today, Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for U.S. airlines, announced that its member carriers will voluntarily pledge ... Read More

COVID-19 and 4th of July: 78% of Americans will spend less money this year
USA Travel News

COVID-19 and 4th of July: 78% of Americans will spend less money this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

Over 78 percent of Americans will spend less money this Fourth of July compared to last year as the country ... Read More

Grenadian residents encouraged to play tourists in their own country
Grenada travel news

Grenadian residents encouraged to play tourists in their own country

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

Grenadian residents are being encouraged to be tourists in their own country and go out and explore their three-island destination ... Read More

US Travel does not like NY, NJ, CT new quarantine policy
Travel Safety & Emergencies

US Travel does not like NY, NJ, CT new quarantine policy

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the ... Read More

Lufthansa shareholders pave the way for stabilization measures
Airline News

Lufthansa shareholders pave the way for stabilization measures

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

Today, the shareholders of Deutsche Lufthansa AG voted in favor of accepting the capital measures and the participation of the ... Read More

After bottoming out, global hotel industry claws back
Hospitality Industry News

After bottoming out, global hotel industry claws back

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

Though the global hospitality industry is still in critical condition, it appears to be coming off life support and moving ... Read More

Ramada expands in Spain with two new hotel openings
Hotel & Resort News

Ramada expands in Spain with two new hotel openings

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with 9,300 hotels across 90 countries, today announced the expansion ... Read More

Staircases only: Eiffel Tower welcomes back tourists today
France Travel News

Staircases only: Eiffel Tower welcomes back tourists today

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

The most famous Paris landmark forced by COVID-19 pandemic into its longest period out of action since the Second World ... Read More

MGM Resorts International announces nationwide mask policy
Hotel & Resort News

MGM Resorts International announces nationwide mask policy

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

MGM Resorts International today announced that it will require masks for all guests and visitors inside public spaces at every ... Read More

Cayman Islands leaders provide updates on increased government services
Cayman Islands News

Cayman Islands leaders provide updates on increased government services

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

Cayman Islands leaders provided updates on increased government services that are now available to the Cayman Islands public, as well ... Read More

Saudi Tourism Authority launches Saudi Summer Campaign
Saudi Arabia travel news

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

36.8 million Americans expected to hit the road for Fourth of July
USA Travel News

36.8 million Americans expected to hit the road for Fourth of July

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

Americans are expected will take 36.8 million road trips over the Fourth of July weekend, making Independence Day the biggest ... Read More

70% of Americans support more economic stimulus for travel industry recovery
Tourism News

70% of Americans support more economic stimulus for travel industry recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

A new survey?commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that while Americans remain hesitant about traveling, they ... Read More

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