Author: Harry S. Johnson

mmHarry S. Johnson has been working in the travel industry for 20 years. He started his travel career as a flight attendant for Alitalia, and today, has been working for TravelNewsGroup as an editor for the last 8 years. Harry is an avid globetrotting traveler.

Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica’s tourism sector is critical to Jamaica’s economic recovery from the negative effects ... Read More

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant  for security upgrades
Cruise Industry News

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant for security upgrades

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $908,015 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal ... Read More

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque
Cultural Travel News

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Turkish government announced that Istanbul's world-famous tourist attraction will be turned into a mosque, citing today's court decision. Turkish court ... Read More

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel
Airport news

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

With the lifting of quarantine restrictions today, London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a Guide to Contactless Travel, providing key ... Read More

Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries
Airline News

Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Russian authorities have finalized a list of 13 countries Russian Federation can resume air connections with at the initial stage ... Read More

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
Responsible Tourism News

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain ... Read More

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced two important moves within its global leadership team as part of the company's broader efforts ... Read More

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%
Airline News

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.  today reported June 2020 operational results. Aeromexico's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), decreased ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service
Transportation News

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Due to an increase in demand resulting from the progressive deconfinement implemented by public health authorities in Québec and Ontario, ... Read More

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds
Airport news

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

After years of continuous traffic growth, the global spread of the coronavirus has caused passenger numbers at Munich Airport to ... Read More

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels
Responsible Tourism News

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the ... Read More

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors
Bahamas travel news

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas HealthVisa application and present a ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines flights to ... Read More

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally
Airline News

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

China and the US jostle to lead the world in domestic flights as air travel slowly resumes following a relaxation ... Read More

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery
Responsible Tourism News

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Summer travel unarguably looks different this summer, and the latest travel industry report sheds light on the emerging priorities and ... Read More

Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens
Breaking Travel News

Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Chinese government officials announced today that China will impose visa restrictions on US citizens who have engaged in “egregious” behavior ... Read More

Americans could be inspired by European creative social distancing ideas
European travel news

Americans could be inspired by European creative social distancing ideas

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic in Europe has caused different countries to find creative ways to implement social distancing. Even after European countries ... Read More

Airbus: 36 commercial aircraft deliveries in June, versus 24 in May
Airline News

Airbus: 36 commercial aircraft deliveries in June, versus 24 in May

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Airbus delivered 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020, representing a slight increase compared to 24 in May and 14 in ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service
Airline News

Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lock-down and its opening ... Read More

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3
Airline News

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel ... Read More

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch UAE-Egypt flights on July 14
Airline News

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch UAE-Egypt flights on July 14

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will launch direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt on July 14. ... Read More

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis
Hotel & Resort News

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Two upscale properties in Dubai under the management of Dusit International – namely dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai, and Dusit Princess ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo’s International Terminal returns to full operations July 27
Airport news

Moscow Sheremetyevo’s International Terminal returns to full operations July 27

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport's international terminal—Terminal D—will resume full operations at 00:00 Moscow time on July 27, 2020. The trains ... Read More

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors
Responsible Tourism News

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Guadaloupe, Grenada, Montserrat, ... Read More

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative
Travel Destination

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the ‘PHL Health Pledge’, a new initiative to increase awareness of the ... Read More

Dominican Republic opened its borders for international tourists
Dominican Republic travel news

Dominican Republic opened its borders for international tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) opened its borders for international tourists on 1 July 2020 at ... Read More

“Art Needs No Roof” in Vilnius
Cultural Travel News

“Art Needs No Roof” in Vilnius

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Lithuanian capital Vilnius has come up with yet another innovative solution for the post-pandemic social and cultural life. The city ... Read More

Caribbean Airlines re-starts Jamaica-based operations
Airline News

Caribbean Airlines re-starts Jamaica-based operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Caribbean Airlines has re-started commercial operations from its Jamaica hub into the USA and Canada. Daily flights to/from Kingston and ... Read More

Dominica Hilton resort approved for Citizenship by Investment
Hotel & Resort News

Dominica Hilton resort approved for Citizenship by Investment

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Tranquility Beach Resort in the Commonwealth of Dominica announced on Friday that it prepares to open between the end of ... Read More

Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 with 43 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at New York's ... Read More

IATA: Willingness to travel tempered by COVID-19 concerns
Airline News

IATA: Willingness to travel tempered by COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over ... Read More

10 strategies that 25 leading airlines use to increase passenger confidence
Airline News

10 strategies that 25 leading airlines use to increase passenger confidence

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

New survey of 25 of the world’s leading airlines in June 2020 has identified 10 key strategies that are boosting ... Read More

Brazilian President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
People in Travel & Tourism

Brazilian President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has revealed live on television he has tested positive for COVID-19. The bombshell revelation was ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to enter Nepal and Bhutan, expands in India
Hotel & Resort News

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to enter Nepal and Bhutan, expands in India

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts today unveiled plans to open its first hotels in Nepal and Bhutan, while also announcing the ... Read More

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