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Getting Beyond COVID-19: Press Releases are Not the Answer
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Getting Beyond COVID-19: Press Releases are Not the Answer

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 16, 2020

Barriers to a reboot of the hotel, travel and tourism industry grow daily. Why? Perhaps the industry cannot gain traction ... Read More

Official Statement from Turks and Caicos Tourism Minister
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Official Statement from Turks and Caicos Tourism Minister

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 16, 2020

Honorable Ralph Higgs, Minister of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands, announced an update to travel requirements to the ... Read More

OTDYKH Leisure 2020 Moscow will take place as scheduled
Breaking Travel News

OTDYKH Leisure 2020 Moscow will take place as scheduled

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 16, 2020

The OTDYKH Expo announced that the OTDYKH Leisure Fair 2020 will go ahead as planned from September 8-10. Event organizers ... Read More

Malta Presents 4 Live Summer 2020 Music Festivals
Malta travel news

Malta Presents 4 Live Summer 2020 Music Festivals

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 16, 2020

This summer music fans will get the chance to bask in the Mediterranean sunshine as Malta plays host to four ... Read More

Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over ... Read More

Jamaica South Coast Open to Tourists
Travel Destination

Jamaica South Coast Open to Tourists

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

The Jamaica South Coast is now open to tourists following the launch of a South Coast Resilient Corridor, which runs ... Read More

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River
Cruise Industry News

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Viking today announced it will launch a new ship next summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruise tour. Currently under ... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors
Cruise Industry News

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. today announced the appointment of Scott Dahnke to its Board of Directors as a new ... Read More

United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion
Airline News

United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2020

United Airlines was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for disability ... Read More

Thai tourist companies create health & safety standards ahead of tourism restart
Breaking Travel News

Thai tourist companies create health & safety standards ahead of tourism restart

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

As the world has seen the almost complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in ... Read More

Budapest Airport: Accelerated re-growth of passenger traffic
Airport news

Budapest Airport: Accelerated re-growth of passenger traffic

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

As passenger figures at Budapest Airport begin to grow week by week, the airline development team have reason to celebrate ... Read More

FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan
Airline News

FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not ... Read More

Airport news

New measures at London Heathrow to reduce risk for passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

London Heathrow airport unveils further measures that reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 at the airport. The UK’s ... Read More

Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings
Hawaii Travel News

Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

The travel and tourism industry is on life support. Even giant companies are struggling to keep the light on. Hundreds ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

Persons struggling to cope with COVID-19 related issues can now seek online help at the Sweet Water Foundation. The helpline ... Read More

Turkish Airlines returning to Russia
Airline News

Turkish Airlines returning to Russia

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, announced that is is planning to resume flights to six cities ... Read More

Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

US President Donald Trump announced the signing of the 'Hong Kong Autonomy Act' and an executive order ending all preferential ... Read More

Right-wing group blasts Trump for caving to ‘special interest pressure’ on foreign student visas
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Right-wing group blasts Trump for caving to ‘special interest pressure’ on foreign student visas

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding the Trump ... Read More

International Nightlife Association fights to keep nightlife in Barcelona Beachfront
Cultural Travel News

International Nightlife Association fights to keep nightlife in Barcelona Beachfront

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

While nightlife in Spain is slowly returning after being closed for over 3 months, some nightlife venues in Barcelona have ... Read More

UNWTO seeks to further tourism’s contribution to sustainable development
Responsible Tourism News

UNWTO seeks to further tourism’s contribution to sustainable development

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the launch of a new Startup Competition as it looks to identify innovators ... Read More

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year
USA Travel News

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly impact travel in the United States and throughout the world, ... Read More

Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Thai authorities today announced tightening of rules and regulations for foreigners' entry into the country. Thailand has been without confirmed ... Read More

Delta Air Lines: COVID-19 pandemic has truly staggering impact on business
Airline News

Delta Air Lines: COVID-19 pandemic has truly staggering impact on business

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the June quarter 2020 and outlined its continued response to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Emirates to expand its network to 58 cities by mid-August
Airline News

Emirates to expand its network to 58 cities by mid-August

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

  Dubai's Emirates airline has announced that it will expand its network to 58 cities by mid-August, including 20 destinations ... Read More

The Bahamas Announces Travel Requirements
Breaking Travel News

The Bahamas Announces Travel Requirements

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 14, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has issued clear guidelines for those wishing to visit. Step by step, here ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority on Governor Maintaining Mandatory Quarantine
Breaking Travel News

Hawaii Tourism Authority on Governor Maintaining Mandatory Quarantine

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 14, 2020

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced this afternoon that after meeting with the 4 county mayors and officials from the Department ... Read More

Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included
Breaking Travel News

Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

The Florida Keys closed for tourism on March 22 at 6 pm and was closed for 72 days, and then ... Read More

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway
Airport news

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Brisbane Airport’s new runway was opened today with a celebration of Queensland’s rich aviation history. Three vintage aircraft the first ... Read More

Canada’s WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying
Airline News

Canada’s WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

WestJet today released its updated August schedule featuring more than 200 daily flights to 48 destinations across Canada, the United ... Read More

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions and Channel Islands
Airline News

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions and Channel Islands

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, and Blue Islands, the growing Channel-Islands based airline, have formed an extensive partnership to ... Read More

No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement
Breaking Travel News

No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

No visitors are allowed to the Aloha State without observing a two-week quarantine. This status was now officially extended for ... Read More

Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth
Travel News

Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

COVID-19 continues to weigh on travel demand, with a drop in passenger numbers of over 95% compared to the start ... Read More

California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike
Travel Safety & Emergencies

California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 13, 2020

Noting an alarming spike in coronavirus cases across the State of California, Governor Newsom today dimmed the economic reopening switch ... Read More

Centara offers sneak preview of Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin
Hotel & Resort News

Centara offers sneak preview of Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin

editor editor- July 13, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, releases first details of its debut hotel in Cha-Am – Centra by ... Read More

Lisbon’s ‘Renda Segura’ program could be problematic for Airbnb if successful
Hospitality Industry News

Lisbon’s ‘Renda Segura’ program could be problematic for Airbnb if successful

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Following the recent announcement from Lisbon’s Mayor pledging to ‘get rid of Airbnb’ once the coronavirus pandemic is over by ... Read More

UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands
Breaking Travel News

UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the ... Read More

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