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Coronavirus in Italy: Extraordinary safety measures put in place

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 24, 2020

The first weekend of the rapid spread of Coronavirus in Italy activated the security system that involved all health institutions ... Read More

Hong Kong pumps $130 million in exhibition and convention industry hurt by coronavirus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2020

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the ... Read More

Coronavirus in South Korea: Busan reports 22 cases

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020

22 new cases of COVID 2019 cases are reported from Busan, Republic of Korea. At the same time, China only ... Read More

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, ... Read More

Lebanon reducing flights to Iran due to Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

Lebanon is reducing flights from Beirut to Teheran and other Cities with confirmed cases of coronavirus. Two Iranian airlines, Iran ... Read More

Milan and Venice on high alert for Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

A scenario where COVID-19 could spread in two major Italian Cities and travel destinations, namely Milan and Venice would turn ... Read More

Italy reports 34 cases of coronavirus infection

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2020

The sudden breakout of coronavirus in Italy has claimed new victim in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. According to ... Read More

Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2020

Nine countries called for travel restrictions to Japan, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu said during a press conference in Tokyo. ... Read More

Coronavirus Hot Spots: On Cruise Ships and Airplanes

editor editor- February 21, 2020

Despite a two-week quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that ended Wednesday in Japan, a growing number of coronavirus ... Read More

IATA: Coronavirus could cost global airlines $30 billion in lost revenue

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2020

Global airlines could lose almost $30 billion in revenue due to a rapid decrease in travel demand, caused by coronavirus ... Read More

Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are scheduled to be held between July 24 and August 9 and the ... Read More

IATA: Coronavirus cuts demand and revenues

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak ... Read More

The (Un)usual Suspect of Bat-origin Novel Coronavirus

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- February 19, 2020

A recent study identifies the novel coronavirus responsible for the pneumonia epidemic in the Hubei province of China—the bat-origin virus ... Read More

Chinese coronavirus epidemic can cost Russian tourism $455 million

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2020

China is the largest single source of tourists to Russia. In 2019, 1.5 million Chinese visitors traveled to Russian Federation. ... Read More

Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

Russian officials announced that all Chinese citizens will be banned from entering Russian Federation effective February 20, 2020, amid coronavirus ... Read More

Attending ITB? How to cope with Coronavirus? What about you?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 18, 2020

Safertourism, PATA, and ATB will be setting trends over breakfast during ITB with Dr. Peter Tarlow - AND you are ... Read More

Coronavirus: Travel and tourism is winning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 18, 2020

Take a deep breath visitor! After days of depressing tourism, good time tourism is again on the immediate horizon. Travelers ... Read More

Airline loaded with Coronavirus passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Welcome to Kalitta Air flight from Tokyo Haneda to Kelly Field, an air force base located in San Antonio, Texas, ... Read More

Macau re-opens casinos after halting operations over coronavirus scare

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

Macau government has told casino operators that they have 30 days to return to full business, after authorities imposed a ... Read More

Where to travel during Coronavirus? List of countries and destinations

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

Coronavirus also is known as Covid-19 has become the biggest enemy in the global travel and tourism industry, but the virus ... Read More

Overtourism not coronavirus: AIRBNB worry in Europe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

At the same time, tourism leaders everywhere in the world have sleepless nights over coronavirus to stop tourism in their ... Read More

Coronavirus cured in 8 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

What travel destinations are safe from Coronavirus?The virus had put a noticeable dent on the travel industry, even though most ... Read More

First coronavirus death in Europe: Chinese tourist dies in Paris hospital

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus at a Paris hospital, marking the first death confirmed outside of Asia and the ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority official statement on Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is the State agency in Hawaii in charge of the largest industry, travel and tourism wants ... Read More

Coronavirus: Hilton Hawaii relocates guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

The Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is a popular oceanfront property on a popular Waikiki Beach stretch. The ... Read More

Shock for Hawaii Tourism: Coronavirus arrived in Waikiki

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Today Hawaii Governor Ige and Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO Chris Tatum moved Hawaii kamaainas and its visitors in ... Read More

Cost of Coronavirus: Is life really priceless?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- February 14, 2020

It's not a very happy valentine's day for 63,859 people suffering under coronavirus in at this time in China. 1380 ... Read More

Why travel to Africa is safe during coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Get away from the cold is what the experts on coronavirus are recommending. Where in the world is summer right ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises: Aggressive steps taken to minimize coronavirus risk

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd commented on the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak today: As has been widely reported, China and other countries are ... Read More

Coronavirus travel setback spreads beyond China

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

The travel setback caused by the coronavirus outbreak has now spread beyond China, with other parts of the Asia Pacific ... Read More

Japan confirms its first coronavirus death

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

Japan's Health Minister Katsunobu Kato made an announcement today, confirming that a woman in her 80s, living in the Kanagawa ... Read More

Coronavirus: Hilton mass closing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Hilton has closed about 150 of its hotels in China totaling 33,000 rooms. The reason is the coronavirus. This may ... Read More

Coronavirus Fear Causing Major Global Event Shutdowns

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- February 13, 2020

The coronavirus is continuing to have an impact on the meetings and events industry, causing exhibitors to pull out of ... Read More

Coronavirus: Coordinated Response in the Caribbean

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 12, 2020

There are no cases of coronavirus in the Caribbean, and the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) wants ... Read More

Greed over Coronavirus: Norwegian Cruise Line

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 11, 2020

Last week, eTurboNews reported about a Maui woman losing thousands of Dollars paid to Norwegian Cruise Line when coronavirus forced ... Read More

China and ASEAN foreign ministers to hold coronavirus emergency meeting in Laos

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China are planning to hold an emergency conference, which would take place ... Read More