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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.

About Restarting Italy: Concerns of Independent Hotel Managers
Travel Safety & Emergencies

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
Cultural Travel News

“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
Cultural Travel News

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
Hotel & Resort News

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

From Russia with love: 160 Russian doctors arrive in Italy to fight COVID-19
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From Russia with love: 160 Russian doctors arrive in Italy to fight COVID-19

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

The Russian anti-coronavirus mission, led by a general, arrived in Lombardy, Italy. As well as a team of 52 doctors ... Read More

Italy orders new restrictions to stop the COVID-19 pandemic
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Italy orders new restrictions to stop the COVID-19 pandemic

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

New restrictions across Italy to counter and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus have been adopted tonight with an ... Read More

Very bad news for Italian tourism
European travel news

Very bad news for Italian tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 18, 2020

From an early estimate, tourism in Italy will suffer significant damage which, only by May 31, will produce a negative ... Read More

Italy Prime Minister announces closure of all commercial activities
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Italy Prime Minister announces closure of all commercial activities

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

New measures against the COVID-19 coronavirus were announced by Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte entailing the closure of all commercial ... Read More

New Coronavirus treatment success in Italy is encouraging
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New Coronavirus treatment success in Italy is encouraging

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

The situation in Italy is dire when it comes to COVID-19. Authorities and science are doing the impossible to make ... Read More

Italy is not China but Must Change Pace with NATO Intervention
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Italy is not China but Must Change Pace with NATO Intervention

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 10, 2020

In news today, COVID-19 infections in Italy hit 10,149 - more than anywhere else in the world except for China. ... Read More

The whole of Italy now a Protected Red Zone of COVID-19
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The whole of Italy now a Protected Red Zone of COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 10, 2020

A new decree was announced by Italy President Conte at a press conference today, Monday, March 9, at 9 pm ... Read More

China President Xi Jinping: Italy has made our mistake but has not learned the lesson
Editorial

China President Xi Jinping: Italy has made our mistake but has not learned the lesson

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

The China perspective on the situation in Italy over the COVID-19 coronavirus is that Italy is making the same mistake ... Read More

Italy Prime Minister Stands Up for Government over COVID-19 coronavirus
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Italy Prime Minister Stands Up for Government over COVID-19 coronavirus

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

Devoted to the Italians, Italy Prime Minister (PM) Giuseppe Conte said in a TV press conference addressing the government's response ... Read More

Italy Coronavirus: Information epidemic “Infodemic” contributes to public health crisis
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Italy Coronavirus: Information epidemic “Infodemic” contributes to public health crisis

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

A disinformation campaign on Coronavirus COVID -19 implemented on social sites intervened with official news, creating confusion and damage in ... Read More

Italian Travel and Tourism Agents plead for help with COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Italian Travel and Tourism Agents plead for help with COVID-19

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

The president of the Federation of Italian Travel and Tourism Agents (FIAVET) Ivana Jelinic pleaded: “Tourism is in full crisis; ... Read More

Coronavirus in Italy: Extraordinary safety measures put in place
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Coronavirus in Italy: Extraordinary safety measures put in place

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

The first weekend of the rapid spread of Coronavirus in Italy activated the security system that involved all health institutions ... Read More

Sistine Chapel Event: Making a Better Tourism Attraction
Cultural Travel News

Sistine Chapel Event: Making a Better Tourism Attraction

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2020

On the occasion of the celebrations of the fifth centenary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520), the ... Read More

Italy reports 34 cases of coronavirus infection
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Italy reports 34 cases of coronavirus infection

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2020

The sudden breakout of coronavirus in Italy has claimed new victim in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. According to ... Read More

Egypt’s Tourism: Encouraging numbers from Milan BIT travel exhibition
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Egypt’s Tourism: Encouraging numbers from Milan BIT travel exhibition

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2020

Egyptian tourism has demonstrated its best at the last edition of the BIT (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo) travel exhibition in ... Read More

Visit USA Italy elects and names brand new President
Travel Associations News

Visit USA Italy elects and names brand new President

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2020

Elections were held for the renewal of the board of the Visit USA Italy association, resulting in new lifeblood for ... Read More

Alitalia-Etihad bankruptcy investigation closed: 21 suspects
Airline News

Alitalia-Etihad bankruptcy investigation closed: 21 suspects

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2020

The public prosecutor's office in Civitavecchi, Italy, closed the Alitalia-Etihad bankruptcy investigation into the Alitalia crack by contesting, for various ... Read More

Milan hosts 2020 IGLTA Annual Global Convention
LGBTQ

Milan hosts 2020 IGLTA Annual Global Convention

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2020

Fiera Milano and Sonders & Beach have renewed the partnership which provides for the creation of an area dedicated to ... Read More

Online Innovation Event: Man vs. Travel Technology
Travel Technology News

Online Innovation Event: Man vs. Travel Technology

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

The "Onlife" travel technology revolution arrives at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, Italy, on February 12 as BTO 2020 Travel Onlife ... Read More

Coronavirus Effect: Postpone but do not cancel events
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Coronavirus Effect: Postpone but do not cancel events

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 8, 2020

In the MICE industry, Italy and Rome have the right recipe for success: when the goal is Rome - it ... Read More

Roma Travel Show: First Tourism Exhibition in capital of Italy
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Roma Travel Show: First Tourism Exhibition in capital of Italy

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

The Travel Group has signed a partnership with the Roma Travel Show on the agenda at the Palazzo dei Congressi ... Read More

Btm 2020 tourism fair returns to Puglia in February
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Btm 2020 tourism fair returns to Puglia in February

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 29, 2020

Lecce Fiere will bring together the main players in the tourism sector, such as buyers and sellers, organizations, experts, tour ... Read More

Cortina announces ‘Carousel of the Dolomites’ for 2026 Winter Olympics
Italy travel news

Cortina announces ‘Carousel of the Dolomites’ for 2026 Winter Olympics

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

The governor of Italy's  Veneto region Luca Zaia and the mayor of Cortina Gian Pietro Ghedina announced the "Carousel of ... Read More

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