Category: Travel Associations News

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.  

Investments and education focus of UNWTO high-level visit to Tunisia
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Investments and education focus of UNWTO high-level visit to Tunisia

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met with H.E. Kais Saied, President of Tunisia, and his Prime ... Read More

EASA: Boeing 737 MAX could return to European skies ‘within weeks’
European travel news

EASA: Boeing 737 MAX could return to European skies ‘within weeks’

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX jet could be cleared within weeks to return to European skies after a nearly two-year grounding ... Read More

Global aviation industry agrees vital slot use relief
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Global aviation industry agrees vital slot use relief

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the ... Read More

IATA calls on governments to support industry move to Sustainable Aviation Fuel
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IATA calls on governments to support industry move to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as ... Read More

UNWTO Global Tourism Plastics Initiative welcomes 26 new signatories
Responsible Tourism News

UNWTO Global Tourism Plastics Initiative welcomes 26 new signatories

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global ... Read More

IATA: International air connectivity crisis threatens global economic recovery
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IATA: International air connectivity crisis threatens global economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data revealing that the COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on international ... Read More

IATA calls for governments to support safe and sustainable industry restart
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IATA calls for governments to support safe and sustainable industry restart

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution re-confirming the airlines’ unwavering commitment to ... Read More

JetBlue to host next IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston
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JetBlue to host next IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that JetBlue Airways will host the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting and World ... Read More

IATA AGM calls for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine
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IATA AGM calls for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders ... Read More

IATA announces leadership changes
Aviation News

IATA announces leadership changes

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced leadership changes approved by the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Robin Hayes, ... Read More

Future travel with family is a priority for Americans
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Future travel with family is a priority for Americans

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

As we approach the holiday season, American travelers have an abiding desire to travel, even as the country navigates the ... Read More

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely
Aviation News

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, ... Read More

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification
Airline News

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

As part of Air Canada’s commitment to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner, the airline recently undertook a rigorous ... Read More

African Diaspora Tourism Key for Africa
African Tourism Board News

African Diaspora Tourism Key for Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 21, 2020

Tourist companies, individuals, and organizations with passion on the continent’s tourist attractions and heritages are all set to celebrate for ... Read More

Prague Airport CEO elected Board Member of Airports Council International
Airport news

Prague Airport CEO elected Board Member of Airports Council International

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Chief Executive Officer of Prague Airport, Vaclav Rehor, was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Airports ... Read More

Destination Jamaica begins series of “Doctor Bird Sales Calls” across US
Jamaica travel news

Destination Jamaica begins series of “Doctor Bird Sales Calls” across US

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

As Jamaica continues on the road to recovery, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Sales team has kicked off an exciting ... Read More

Grenada Tourism Authority announces new Board of Directors
Grenada travel news

Grenada Tourism Authority announces new Board of Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new eleven-member board of directors, with tourism ... Read More

Do your part for public health if you choose to travel for the holidays
Responsible Tourism News

Do your part for public health if you choose to travel for the holidays

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

With tens of millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving next week despite spiking COVID-19 infection numbers nationwide, the ... Read More

UNWTO official visit to Brazil supports sustainable recovery of tourism
Brazil travel news

UNWTO official visit to Brazil supports sustainable recovery of tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has reaffirmed his commitment to working closely with the Government of Brazil ... Read More

Jost Lammers re-elected President of Airport Council International
Aviation News

Jost Lammers re-elected President of Airport Council International

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 18, 2020

Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport, has been re-elected President of the Airport Council International (ACI). Lammers has led the ... Read More

The Government of Saint Lucia enacts tourism levy
Saint Lucia travel news

The Government of Saint Lucia enacts tourism levy

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020

The Government of Saint Lucia following continued and extensive consultation over the past two years with key stakeholders in the ... Read More

St. Maarten Dutch and French Tourism Offices join forces
Sint Maarten travel news

St. Maarten Dutch and French Tourism Offices join forces

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020

The Office de Tourisme de Saint Martin and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau jointly created and launched a destination video ... Read More

Travel spending in US to plunge by nearly half this year
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Travel spending in US to plunge by nearly half this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020

Travel spending in the U.S. is expected to finish the year 45% down from 2019 levels, and will still not ... Read More

Key Personalities Lined Up for First Africa Tourism Day
African Tourism Board News

Key Personalities Lined Up for First Africa Tourism Day

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 17, 2020

Prominent and key personalities are all set to speak during the forthcoming and first Africa Tourism Day (ATD) event to ... Read More

ARC: US air ticket prices are historically low
Aviation News

ARC: US air ticket prices are historically low

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), in collaboration with Expedia.com, today released the 2021 Travel Trends Report, which analyzes extensive travel data ... Read More

Multi-Hazard Risk Management Guide for Caribbean Tourism released
Responsible Tourism News

Multi-Hazard Risk Management Guide for Caribbean Tourism released

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020

Caribbean tourism practitioners and policymakers in the public and private sectors now have a practical tool to help them prepare ... Read More

UNWTO launches Hospitality Challenge
Travel Associations News

UNWTO launches Hospitality Challenge

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020

In June 2020, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education launched the Hospitality Challenge. This was designed to identify ideas ... Read More

Africa Tourism Day set for grand celebration this month
African Tourism Board News

Africa Tourism Day set for grand celebration this month

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 11, 2020

Recognizing the position of the African continent in the world tourism map, the Africa Tourism Day will be celebrated for ... Read More

PATA: SMEs must leverage data and technology to ease COVID-19 pressures
Travel Associations News

PATA: SMEs must leverage data and technology to ease COVID-19 pressures

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 11, 2020

Digitalization and innovation are key for SMEs survival as the travel industry emerges from COVID-19’s impact according to a report ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organization non-government members elect new board
Travel Associations News

Caribbean Tourism Organization non-government members elect new board

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 10, 2020

A cadre of former Caribbean destination management officials has been elected to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) allied member board ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operator assumes chairmanship of African Travel and Tourism Association
Travel Associations News

Tanzanian tour operator assumes chairmanship of African Travel and Tourism Association

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- November 9, 2020

A Tanzanian, John Corse, has been unanimously elected the chairman of African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA). Mr. Corse is ... Read More

Skal International Goa named Skal Club Of The Year 2020
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Skal International Goa named Skal Club Of The Year 2020

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- November 5, 2020

The 81st  Skal  World Congress was held on 17th October  2020 where Skal International Goa ( 691 ) was announced ... Read More

IATA chief: No relief to passenger downturn in September
Aviation News

IATA chief: No relief to passenger downturn in September

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 4, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in September remained highly depressed.    Total demand (measured in ... Read More

Namibia first African nation visited by UNWTO since start of COVID-19 pandemic
Namibia travel news

Namibia first African nation visited by UNWTO since start of COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 4, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid a first visit to an African Member State since the ... Read More

CTO conducts first-ever regional tourism skills audit
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CTO conducts first-ever regional tourism skills audit

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with funding support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is to conduct its first-ever regional ... Read More

Iceland, Argentina, Turks and Caicos, Kazakhstan and Colombia adopt first global safety and hygiene stamp
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Iceland, Argentina, Turks and Caicos, Kazakhstan and Colombia adopt first global safety and hygiene stamp

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 2, 2020

Iceland, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Turks and Caicos are the latest major destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism ... Read More

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