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.  

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors
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Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of ... Read More

UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery
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UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors ... Read More

US Travel praises bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act
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US Travel praises bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the ... Read More

UNWTO delegation in Brussels for talks with EU leaders
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UNWTO delegation in Brussels for talks with EU leaders

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has led a high-level delegation to Brussels for a series of meetings ... Read More

9 in 10 voters: Congress must pass new COVID relief bill to help distressed businesses
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9 in 10 voters: Congress must pass new COVID relief bill to help distressed businesses

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

Americans are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on all aspects of the economy, and 90 percent support ... Read More

ACI and IATA urge airline industry-wide support to underpin recovery
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ACI and IATA urge airline industry-wide support to underpin recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use ... Read More

Dominica launches ‘Safe in Nature’ program for visitors
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Dominica launches ‘Safe in Nature’ program for visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

Dominica has launched Safe in Nature, a program geared at providing a safe experience to visitors from major tourism markets ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view
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Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020

Rebuilding.travel, a global platform for tourism leaders in 120 countries, invited Maribel Rodriguez, Vice President of the World Travel and ... Read More

Florida Keys Tourism Development Director elected to Destinations Florida Board
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Florida Keys Tourism Development Director elected to Destinations Florida Board

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

The director of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the destination management office for the Florida Keys & Key West, ... Read More

How the travel and tourism industry can survive Coronavirus
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How the travel and tourism industry can survive Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2020

In a historic first, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan ... Read More

DOT refuses air travel mask mandate as President Trump travels to Walter Reed
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DOT refuses air travel mask mandate as President Trump travels to Walter Reed

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

Minutes before President Trump departed by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical Center for hospitalization following his COVID diagnosis, on October ... Read More

G20 tourism leaders intensify efforts towards sustainable recovery
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G20 tourism leaders intensify efforts towards sustainable recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

Tourism Ministers of the G20 nations have committed to stepping up their efforts to place sustainability and inclusion at the ... Read More

Seattle Tourism wants locals to “Do Something”
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Seattle Tourism wants locals to “Do Something”

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

Visit Seattle and the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) have announced the launch of a new King County campaign ... Read More

WTTC, G20, Saudi Arabia to rescue and relaunch tourism
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WTTC, G20, Saudi Arabia to rescue and relaunch tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 6, 2020

"We are making history today!" This is the message by a shining star in the travel and tourism industry. Today ... Read More

U.S. Travel: Extremely disappointed with COVID-19 relief talks ending
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U.S. Travel: Extremely disappointed with COVID-19 relief talks ending

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 6, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the White House ending coronavirus relief negotiations: ... Read More

UNWTO and IATA sign agreement to restore confidence in international aviation
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UNWTO and IATA sign agreement to restore confidence in international aviation

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 6, 2020

Ahead of the G20 summit of the world’s largest economies, which includes a dedicated tourism segment, the World Tourism Organization ... Read More

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Dusit International partner  to promote sustainable tourism
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Tourism Authority of Thailand and Dusit International partner to promote sustainable tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, recently partnered with silent live concert specialists Sounds of ... Read More

Tourism Minister inaugurates new Uganda Tourism Board Directors
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Tourism Minister inaugurates new Uganda Tourism Board Directors

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 30, 2020

Uganda's Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Col. (Rtd) Tom R. Butime  today inaugurated the 4th Board of Directors ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: St. Thomas being targeted for tourism development
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Minister Bartlett: St. Thomas being targeted for tourism development

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

Jamaica's Ministry of Tourism will be taking strategic steps to facilitate the development of tourism in St. Thomas and the ... Read More

UNWTO and FAO work together on developing rural tourism
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UNWTO and FAO work together on developing rural tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 29, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a Memorandum ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals plunged 97.6 percent in August
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Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals plunged 97.6 percent in August

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic considerably impacted visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in August 2020. Visitor arrivals dropped 97.6 percent compared ... Read More

Jamaica pursues wellness-focused tourism initiative
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Jamaica pursues wellness-focused tourism initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

As the sun rises on the morning of October 2, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White and members of the ... Read More

World Tourism Day message from Caribbean Tourism Organization
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World Tourism Day message from Caribbean Tourism Organization

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 25, 2020

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, joins the global community in celebrating World Tourism Day 2020 ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Tourism Awareness Week to place emphasis on rural development
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Minister Bartlett: Tourism Awareness Week to place emphasis on rural development

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awareness about the transformative impact ... Read More

Unions condemn Ryanair CEO’s bonus pay in the time of mass layoffs
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Unions condemn Ryanair CEO’s bonus pay in the time of mass layoffs

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemn the shareholders’ decision to pay out ... Read More

Flyers Rights objecting to FAA’s proposed Boeing 737 MAX changes
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Flyers Rights objecting to FAA’s proposed Boeing 737 MAX changes

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger organization, submitted comments criticizing FAA’s proposed fixes for the Boeing 737 MAX as inadequate and ... Read More

PATA Gold Awards 2020 winners announced
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PATA Gold Awards 2020 winners announced

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced the winners of the PATA Gold Awards 2020. Proudly supported and sponsored ... Read More

UNWTO launches comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker
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UNWTO launches comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a ... Read More

US Travel: Small businesses in grave peril unless Washington acts
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US Travel: Small businesses in grave peril unless Washington acts

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 23, 2020

More than half (55%) of all small travel businesses in the U.S. are at risk of either taking longer than ... Read More

Hotels, restaurants, tourism and trekking businesses re-opening in Pokhara
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Hotels, restaurants, tourism and trekking businesses re-opening in Pokhara

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020

Pokhara Tourism Council, the umbrella organization of the institutions working for the development, promotion and protection of tourism in Pokhara, ... Read More

Cologne Tourist Board issues new Visit Cologne guide
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Cologne Tourist Board issues new Visit Cologne guide

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020

The Cologne Tourist Board’s new compact Visit Cologne guide offers Cologne visitors and residents useful information and recommendations that make ... Read More

IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing before departure
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IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing before departure

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic ... Read More

Travelport announces new Chief Marketing Officer
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Travelport announces new Chief Marketing Officer

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

Travelport today announced it has appointed Jennifer Catto as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Jennifer is an award-winning marketing executive, ... Read More

Lufthansa Supervisory Board extends contract of Harry Hohmeister ahead of schedule
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Lufthansa Supervisory Board extends contract of Harry Hohmeister ahead of schedule

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided in a meeting today to extend the contract with Harry Hohmeister (56) ... Read More

2020 PATA Youth Symposium: Empowering youths for the future
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2020 PATA Youth Symposium: Empowering youths for the future

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘The Future of Travel’, will take place alongside the first-ever Virtual PATA ... Read More

UNWTO backs strong, united plan for global tourism
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UNWTO backs strong, united plan for global tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in-person and virtually for its 112th session. This was ... Read More