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News on travel and tourism organizations and associations. News includes updates on UNWTO, WTTC, ETOA, ICTP, African Tourism Board, ASTA, USTOA, PATA, South Pacific Tourism Organizations, DRV and many more.  

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs
Culinary Travel News

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The National Restaurant Association told US Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help ... Read More

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

Today, for the very first time, Deutsche Lufthansa AG invited its shareholders to a virtual Annual General Meeting. Given certain ... Read More

Continuity of passenger transport services is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic
Transportation News

Continuity of passenger transport services is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

UIC - the worldwide organization for the promotion of rail transport at a global level and collaborative development of the ... Read More

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification
Travel Associations News

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

The International Nightlife Association has launched specific measures for its members, that way, once the lockdown is lifted and venues ... Read More

National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates Spirit of Travel
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National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates Spirit of Travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will ... Read More

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow
Travel Safety & Emergencies

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow! The hashtag #TravelTomorrow encapsulates this message of solidarity and hope, through which ... Read More

African Heroes: Bellydancer, Popstar, Fashion Designer, a Tourism Dream Team, and a Swimmer
African Tourism Board News

African Heroes: Bellydancer, Popstar, Fashion Designer, a Tourism Dream Team, and a Swimmer

George Taylor George Taylor- April 4, 2020

The African Tourism Board has been in the front row while this emerging crisis is unfolding.SKAL, the largest travel industry ... Read More

Global nightlife industry fights COVID-19 pandemic
Cultural Travel News

Global nightlife industry fights COVID-19 pandemic

editor editor- April 3, 2020

Though it's Friday, for yet another weekend, most nightlife venues worldwide will not be able to open its doors, leaving ... Read More

How will airline bailouts affect passengers?
Airline News

How will airline bailouts affect passengers?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020

With most flights grounded and canceled due to the corona crisis, there is no doubt the aviation industry needs financial ... Read More

“Escape To Jamaica” Instagram Live series delivers a taste of the destination
Jamaica travel news

“Escape To Jamaica” Instagram Live series delivers a taste of the destination

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is using its digital platform to deliver a virtual care package to uplift and inspire ... Read More

UNWTO calls for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recovery
Travel Associations News

UNWTO calls for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recovery

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the ... Read More

African Tourism Board applauds United Bank of Africa
African Tourism Board News

African Tourism Board applauds United Bank of Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

The African Tourism Board, a pan-African international, intergovernmental organization founded with the vision to promote Africa's huge tourism assets as ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending increased to $1.46 billion in February 2020
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending increased to $1.46 billion in February 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020

In February 2020, flight cancellations to the Hawaiian Islands began due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The China market had ... Read More

Maldives stands up against resorts charging cancellation fees
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Maldives stands up against resorts charging cancellation fees

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2020

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) is a nonprofit organization that has been working in the last 14 ... Read More

Hawaii Vacation Packages during Coronavirus
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Vacation Packages during Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2020

Should you book your holiday to Hawaii during Coronavirus. It will be a different from any vacation to Hawaii you ... Read More

UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

UN chief Antonio Guterres is urging the heads of G20 countries to take joint action to assist developing nations deal ... Read More

ATOR chief: COVID-19 will not utterly shut down Russian tourism industry
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ATOR chief: COVID-19 will not utterly shut down Russian tourism industry

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

According to the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian tourism industry would not come ... Read More

Japan launches virtual tourist experiences for home-bound travelers
Japan travel news

Japan launches virtual tourist experiences for home-bound travelers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

While travelers worldwide are self-isolating, the Japan National Tourism Organization is encouraging people to satisfy their wanderlust remotely by providing ... Read More

IATA: Air cargo bottlenecks could put lives at risk
Airline News

IATA: Air cargo bottlenecks could put lives at risk

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members renewed their call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure ... Read More

UNWTO calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate tourism recovery
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UNWTO calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate tourism recovery

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization ... Read More

Sierra Leone Tourism Minister Pratt acted immediately to keep COVID-19 out
African Tourism Board News

Sierra Leone Tourism Minister Pratt acted immediately to keep COVID-19 out

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2020

In Sierra Leone, like it is true in the rest of the world, tourism is the most hurt industry when ... Read More

Coronavirus to cause 5.9 million travel-related job losses by May
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Coronavirus to cause 5.9 million travel-related job losses by May

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020

Revised projections show a worsening impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy: a loss of 5.9 million jobs by ... Read More

Impact of COVID-19 on the US Hotel Industry by State
Travel News

Impact of COVID-19 on the US Hotel Industry by State

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2020

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is raising the panic button today about the expected job loss and the collapse ... Read More

India Travel & Tourism Associations Plead with Government for Bailout
Tourism Investment News

India Travel & Tourism Associations Plead with Government for Bailout

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 21, 2020

The Chairman of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) & Hospitality Council, and Honorary Secretary of ... Read More

US airline CEOs urging swift Congress action on bipartisan aid package
Airline News

US airline CEOs urging swift Congress action on bipartisan aid package

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the U.S. airlines, today issued a letter from leading airline CEOs ... Read More

New Director of Tourism appointed for Turks & Caicos Islands
People in Travel & Tourism

New Director of Tourism appointed for Turks & Caicos Islands

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board has announced the appointment of Pamela Ewing as Director of Tourism. Minister of ... Read More

IATA thanks aviation regulators for flexibility, urges others to follow suit
Airline News

IATA thanks aviation regulators for flexibility, urges others to follow suit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew ... Read More

How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?
African Tourism Board News

How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 21, 2020

The COVID 19 Tourism Task Force for Africa was established by the African Tourism Board on Friday. With COVID-19 cases ... Read More

Jamaica to join UNWTO’s global effort to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on tourism
Airline News

Jamaica to join UNWTO’s global effort to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

Senior officials at Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism yesterday participated in a virtual meeting with the United Nations World Tourism Organization ... Read More

UNWTO convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee
Travel Associations News

UNWTO convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its ... Read More

The light at the end of the Covid 19 Tunnel
Travel News

The light at the end of the Covid 19 Tunnel

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman Prof. Geoffrey Lipman- March 20, 2020

“Let me start by making it clear that today and for the coming months every government and industry action must ... Read More

WTTC: Make crystal clear how tourism businesses can access funds
Breaking Travel News

WTTC: Make crystal clear how tourism businesses can access funds

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

A staggering one million jobs are being lost every day in the Travel & Tourism sector due to the sweeping ... Read More

Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020
Breaking Travel News

Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the cancellation of its premier event – The South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE), ... Read More

IATA urges vital emergency government support for airlines
Airline News

IATA urges vital emergency government support for airlines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to governments in Africa and the Middle East, as part of a ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation update on COVID-19
Bahamas travel news

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation update on COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with  all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute the Bahamas ... Read More

Nightlife industry to lose $271.6 billion due to COVID-19
Culinary Travel News

Nightlife industry to lose $271.6 billion due to COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

Due to the recent events related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the International Nightlife Association, member of the United Nation's World ... Read More