Author: Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy

Mario is a veteran in the travel industry. His experience extends worldwide since 1960 when at the age of 21 he started exploring Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Mario has seen the World Tourism develop up to date and witnessed the destruction of the root/testimony of the past of a good number of countries in favor of modernity/progress. During the last 20 years Mario's travel experience has concentrated in South East Asia and of late included the Indian Sub Continent. Part of Mario's work experience includes multi activities in the Civil Aviation field concluded after organizing the kik off of for Malaysia Singapore Airlines in Italy as an Institutor and continued for 16 years in the role of Sales /Marketing Manager Italy for Singapore Airlines after the split of the two governments in October 1972. Mario's official Journalist license is by the "National Order of Journalists Rome, Italy in 1977.

New Genoa Bridge Inauguration in Memory of Lives Lost
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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration in Memory of Lives Lost

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 4, 2020

A heavy rain followed by a rainbow, the Italian anthem, and the reading of the 43 names of the victims ... Read More

Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism
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Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2020

Fiavet (the Italian Federation of Travel Agents) declared its support for cruise tourism - an important sector of the Italian ... Read More

Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau Announces New Board
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Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau Announces New Board

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2020

Stefano Fiori is the new President of the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau. This month, the offices were designated in ... Read More

“Space” is the Keyword for Seaside Tourism
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“Space” is the Keyword for Seaside Tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 31, 2020

The trend for summers  and seaside tourism is taking the form of gazebos. The space in which the day passes, ... Read More

Definitive Take-off of Alitalia as Public Capital Company
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Definitive Take-off of Alitalia as Public Capital Company

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 30, 2020

The definitive take-off of Alitalia (AZ) as a public capital company, Extrema Ratio (last solution), is pending EU Placet (approval) ... Read More

Hotels in Italy: The Restart That is Not There
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Hotels in Italy: The Restart That is Not There

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 28, 2020

"The storm of COVID-19 is still ongoing and continues to scourge the Italian hospitality system." With these words, the President ... Read More

Italian Travel Agents Protest: Demand Tourism Decree
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Italian Travel Agents Protest: Demand Tourism Decree

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 24, 2020

Italian travel agents protest and demand a tourism decree by August 10 which resulted in a meeting that lasted about ... Read More

Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos
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Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 23, 2020

Over 100,000 passengers on the ground, 600 flights canceled, airports across Europe in chaos. This is the disastrous outcome that ... Read More

Farewell Morricone: Italy Composer of the Century
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Farewell Morricone: Italy Composer of the Century

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

The National Cinema Museum of Turin in Italy is paying tribute to Maestro Ennio Morricone by proposing the diffusion of ... Read More

Italian Tourism Without USA and Russia Loses Luxury Customers
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Italian Tourism Without USA and Russia Loses Luxury Customers

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 7, 2020

The European Union (EU) opened tourist borders to non-Schengen flights but left Italian tourism without USA and Russia, while in ... Read More

Ryanair COVID-19 Refunds Out of the “Ghost Airlines System”
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Ryanair COVID-19 Refunds Out of the “Ghost Airlines System”

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 7, 2020

The airline confirmed that it is making rapid progress in processing Ryanair COVID-19 refunds for customers whose flights cancelled during ... Read More

ENAC Hand Luggage Ban Onboard Contested by Ryanair
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ENAC Hand Luggage Ban Onboard Contested by Ryanair

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 7, 2020

There are more gatherings for everyone and more places to fly. But the new Italian Civil Aviation Authority ENAC hand ... Read More

Will Verona Arena Summer Festival Attract Tourists Amidst COVID-19?
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Will Verona Arena Summer Festival Attract Tourists Amidst COVID-19?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 4, 2020

In the heart of music and with a prestigious all-Italian cast, on the inaugural evening of July 25 and with ... Read More

ReTurkey: Turkey introduces ‘Safe Tourism’ program
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ReTurkey: Turkey introduces ‘Safe Tourism’ program

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 30, 2020

Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, called a meeting with the ambassadors of the top tourism source ... Read More

Tayaran Jet Airline Ready for Take Off
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Tayaran Jet Airline Ready for Take Off

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 27, 2020

The connections to Bologna from Catania, Palermo, and Comiso operated by Tayaran Jet, an Italian-owned Bulgarian carrier that has chosen ... Read More

Return to Italian Art and Nature After COVID-19
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Return to Italian Art and Nature After COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 27, 2020

The National Environment of Italy (FAI) days are back on June 27 and 28, marking a return to Italian art ... Read More

Ryanair CEO Contests Alitalia 3 Billion Euro Funding
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Ryanair CEO Contests Alitalia 3 Billion Euro Funding

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 12, 2020

CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, returned to invite the Italy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Paola De Micheli, to set ... Read More

Sicilian Opera Choir: Reason Enough to Visit Italy
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Sicilian Opera Choir: Reason Enough to Visit Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 6, 2020

The Sicilian Opera Choir of Italy, winner of the International Opera Awards in 2017, is a reality that has established ... Read More

Digital Ambassadors: The Right Way and the Wrong Way
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Digital Ambassadors: The Right Way and the Wrong Way

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 6, 2020

To ensure no one gets left behind as Singapore becomes more digitally connected, the government will be setting up a ... Read More

Lampedusa Tourism Operators Send Loud Alarm Cry
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Lampedusa Tourism Operators Send Loud Alarm Cry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 5, 2020

The first charters from Milan and Bologna scheduled on the island of Lampedusa (Sicily, Italy) have been cancelled, and the ... Read More

Italy Welcomes Regional Travel But is No One Welcoming Italy?
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Italy Welcomes Regional Travel But is No One Welcoming Italy?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 2, 2020

From June 3, Italy welcomes regional travel, and Italians shall gain freedom of travel between regions. There will be no ... Read More

TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence
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TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2020

From October 14-16, 2020 in the Rimini Exhibition Center, the 57th TTG Travel Experience will kick off  business for exhibitors, ... Read More

Indian Catholics: New Citizenship Law is Unconstitutional
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Indian Catholics: New Citizenship Law is Unconstitutional

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 27, 2020

An interesting report by Ms. I. Piro, editor of the Vatican City, informed regarding Indian Catholics: “About 30,000 faithful have ... Read More

About Restarting Italy: Concerns of Independent Hotel Managers
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About Restarting Italy: Concerns of Independent Hotel Managers

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

Over 200 independent hotel managers are raising the white flag and launching a united alarm cry to Minister Mibact Dario ... Read More

EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism
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EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

Ezio A. Indiani, President of the largest and most important European association of luxury hotel managers, together with the National ... Read More

“Caritas”: Street art that highlights the tragedy of our days
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“Caritas”: Street art that highlights the tragedy of our days

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

On the walls of Milan, the contemporary pop-artist AleXsandro Palombo unveils "Caritas" - the new series of awareness-raising artworks in ... Read More

Verona Arena Mourns the Loss of Master Ezio Bosso
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Verona Arena Mourns the Loss of Master Ezio Bosso

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 16, 2020

The tragic and premature death of Master Ezio Bosso has shocked the world, and the whole Verona Arena Foundation has ... Read More

Pope Francis Aids Lebanon Youth: Sends $200,000 for Scholarships
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Pope Francis Aids Lebanon Youth: Sends $200,000 for Scholarships

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 16, 2020

Pope Francis arranged for an extraordinary intervention for Lebanon affected by "a serious crisis" and poverty, thinking in particular of ... Read More

Italian Government Tourist Board Update on Effects of COVID-19
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Italian Government Tourist Board Update on Effects of COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 16, 2020

This week's ENIT bulletin (Agenzia nazionale del turismo, known in English as the Italian Government Tourist Board) returns a new ... Read More

Beautiful Villages in Europe: After COVID-19, will you go?
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Beautiful Villages in Europe: After COVID-19, will you go?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 21, 2020

Tellaro in the province of La Spezia is one of the most poetic villages in Liguria in Northern Italy and ... Read More

Trapped in Rome: eTN Journalist Mario Masciullo will answer your online questions
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Trapped in Rome: eTN Journalist Mario Masciullo will answer your online questions

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 6, 2020

Mario Masciullo has been a journalist working with eTurboNews for almost 20 years. Mario is a native Italian and usually ... Read More

President of EU Commission extends olive branch to Italy
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President of EU Commission extends olive branch to Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 4, 2020

The President of the European Commission (EU) Ursula von der Leyen called for a common response against the COVID-19 coronavirus ... Read More

Gesture of Goodwill from Family-run Hotel During COVID-19
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Gesture of Goodwill from Family-run Hotel During COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 2, 2020

In a gesture of goodwill by a family-run hotel business, a property in Rome, Italy, is making their rooms available ... Read More

Rome Tribute to Raphael: Celebrating 500-year anniversary
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Rome Tribute to Raphael: Celebrating 500-year anniversary

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 2, 2020

Over 200 works to celebrate Raffaelo Sanzio, 500 years after the death of this supreme Renaissance artist, a Rome tribute ... Read More

European Council Coronavirus Response: Endangering Italy’s Permanence in the EU
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European Council Coronavirus Response: Endangering Italy’s Permanence in the EU

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 30, 2020

Was Europe supposed to end on March 26, 2020? The northern countries, led by Germany and Holland, closed their doors ... Read More

Italy PM Issue New Decree Shutting Down More of the Country
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Italy PM Issue New Decree Shutting Down More of the Country

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 24, 2020

Italy Prime Minister Conte announced new measures against the COVID-19 coronavirus that will last from March 23 until April 3. ... Read More

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