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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.  

Caribbean Tourism up last year, but future looks challenging

editor editor- January 23, 2020

The latest data which analyzes global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals ... Read More

Brand USA marketing campaigns recognized as best-in-class

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020

Brand USA’s innovative marketing campaigns and new video streaming network were recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International ... Read More

Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience Centre hands over $100,000 to Bahamas

editor editor- January 22, 2020

The Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre on Tuesday donated US$100,000 to the Bahamas. The funds will assist ... Read More

National Plan for Vacation Day

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 22, 2020

America has a growing "vacation deprivation" problem: American workers left 768 million unused vacation days on the table in 2018, ... Read More

King of Spain signals strong support for UNWTO’s tourism ambitions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a special gala dinner in Madrid ... Read More

U.S. Travel Industry on impeachment of President Trump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Trump slump does not apply to tourism to Tennessee. The impeachment of President Donald Trump has helped tourism in ... Read More

FITUR: Spanish travelers heading to America in record numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Spanish travelers are heading to America in record numbers.  The Americas became the most important long-haul destination, which attracts 53% ... Read More

Korea-Spain Visit Years are trending: FITUR will show why

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Korea has become one of the trendiest tourist destinations in the world. Spanish visitors love trendy destinations, and they love ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Center presents $100k to Bahamas

editor editor- January 21, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) presented a $100,000 check to the Minister of Tourism of the ... Read More

European pilots: Flying in hostile airspace costs lives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

Europe’s pilots are shocked and deeply saddened by the shooting down of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 in Iran and the ... Read More

IMEX Group launches ‘NATURE’ Talking Point

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

The IMEX Group today announced that the theme of its fourth Talking Point will address the power and importance of ... Read More

Routes and African Airlines Association to drive growth for Africa aviation market

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ... Read More

Why did tempers flare at IATO meeting?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 20, 2020

Generally, the IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators) meetings which are held almost every month, are well organized with the ... Read More

Saint Lucia Tourism: 400K stay-over arrivals in 40th year of independence

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

The latest figures indicate that Saint Lucia has surpassed all previous records set with regards to stay-over arrivals. For the ... Read More

ITB BookAwards 2020 winners announced

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

Every year, ITB Berlin honors the latest and most interesting specialist travel publications from Germany and abroad. The presentation of ... Read More

San Diego Tourism Authority announces new President and CEO

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

The San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) today announces that the board of directors has appointed Julie Coker to the position ... Read More

US Travel: Enhancements coming to 2020 IPW in Las Vegas

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

Guided by interviews and focus group discussions with a task force of dozens of U.S. exhibitors, international buyers and media ... Read More

Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB appoints new Vice President

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) welcomes Mike Sophia as Vice President of Sports Business Development. In ... Read More

ITB Berlin: Strong upward trend in India’s outbound travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

The strong growth in outbound trips from India continued seamlessly again into 2019. In particular, destinations within Asia benefited from ... Read More

Curaçao Tourist Board partners with AFC Ajax

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

The Dutch soccer team Ajax and the Curaçao Tourist Board have reached an agreement to work together as partners, starting ... Read More

Saint Lucia names Goodwill and Brand Ambassadors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

The Government of Saint Lucia has announced the names of twelve Saint Lucians appointed as Goodwill Ambassadors and nine as ... Read More

Road trip Bangkok to Phuket: The Great Southern Thailand Adventure

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 16, 2020

I needed to attend a meeting in Phuket and had time to visit and explore. We decided to drive and ... Read More

ATM to launch inaugural in-destination forum Arival Dubai @ ATM

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2020

Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of in-destination ... Read More

ITB Berlin: Contrasting travel trends on American continent

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2020

Two divergent travel trends marked the American continent. In the first eight months of 2019 outbound travel from North America ... Read More

Azerbaijan reports jump in tourist arrivals from Middle East and North Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

Bookings to Azerbaijan from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have increased by 155% in the last four ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainability, innovation and accessibility at FITUR 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will place innovation and sustainability at the top of the agenda as it returns to ... Read More

Belize Tourism: Half million in overnight visitor arrivals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

It is with great pleasure that the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announces that 2019 was a year of milestone achievement ... Read More

Punta Cana hotels: Promise seal assures tourist safety in Dominican Republic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

Punta Cana Hotel Consortium issued the following statement regarding tourist safety and security in the Dominican Republic: We are pleased ... Read More

Tourism CEO calls for industry-wide carbon labeling

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

A new study has broken down full holiday CO2 emissions for the first time – revealing some important key findings ... Read More

US Travel mourns passing of ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

US Travel President and CEO Roger Dow released the following statement on the passing of American Society of Association Executives ... Read More

Emergency declared by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issued an urgent call to action on emerging global disruptions that may ... Read More

International Hospitality Association Names New Italy President

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 11, 2020

During the 45th International Congress in London, Danilo Guerrini was elected President of the Italy delegation of Relais & Châteaux, ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism startups focus on innovation and sustainability

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected the finalists of the 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative that the ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

Vacationing in Kenya! This is a favorite for American travelers and big business for the Kenya Tourism Industry. Witness to ... Read More

African Tourism Board is now a non profit company with Aloha

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

African Tourism Board was approved by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa to become a Non-Profit Company. ... Read More

Donuts Inc. partners with United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

Donuts Inc. and the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) are excited to announce a new partnership to include ... Read More