eTN publisher warns journalists planning to fly on Turkish Airlines and cancels partnership with ACE MICE


Travel to Turkey and on Turkish Airlines is a security concern for eTurboNews Publisher Juergen Steinmetz. eTurboNews announced the immediate cancellation of their media partnership with ACE MICE Turkish Airlines tourism trade show event at ICC Istanbul Congress Center 21-23 February 2018. eTN will no longer exhibit or attend the Turkish Tradeshow.

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz was on his way to Honolulu airport this morning to start his long journey to Istanbul when very disturbing news came in from Turkey and Turkish Airlines. This news caused the immediate termination of any cooperation with Star Alliance Member Turkish Airlines and the ACE MICE event.

Steinmetz said: “eTurboNews canceled the agreement with ACE MICE and Turkish Airlines due to a breach of contract and serious security concerns for myself and our publication.I urgently suggest for any journalist attending the event or flying on Turkish Airlines to be extra cautious at this time.

eTN reached out to Turkish Airlines in Istanbul, to the Ministry of Tourism and the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC, but was unable to get a response at this time. eTN will update readers in due time.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.