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.

Farewell Alitalia Airline: Hello Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA (ITA)
Airline News

Farewell Alitalia Airline: Hello Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA (ITA)

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

According to the Italian government decree signed on the evening of October 9 by the four ministers of Economy, Transport, ... Read More

Puglia Implements Extraordinary Tourism Plan
Italy travel news

Puglia Implements Extraordinary Tourism Plan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 9, 2020

The Puglia region, also known as Apulia, has implemented what it calls the Extraordinary Plan, "Let's take care of tourism ... Read More

What Does the Future Hold for Italy Tourism?
Italy travel news

What Does the Future Hold for Italy Tourism?

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

According to a recent survey conducted by the Italian Government Tourist Board known as ENIT, one third of Italians are ... Read More

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt
Cultural Travel News

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 3, 2020

The permanent exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, set up inside the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, is renewed as it ... Read More

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome
Tourism News

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome

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

The World Tourism Event (WTE) for World Heritage Sites took place in Rome, Italy, from September 24-26, 2020 bringing hope ... Read More

Italian Tour Operators Association Elects New President
Tourism News

Italian Tour Operators Association Elects New President

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

The Italian Tour Operators Association (ASTOI) has elected a new defender of the rights of its associated members. An assembly ... Read More

COVID-19 Concerns and Confusion Over Resuming School in Italy
Educational Travel News

COVID-19 Concerns and Confusion Over Resuming School in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 15, 2020

The main COVID-19 concerns getting attention in Italy are the lack of masks and a dispute regarding the detection of ... Read More

Alitalia abandons all flights from and to Milan
Airport news

Alitalia abandons all flights from and to Milan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 13, 2020

Alitalia discontinued all flights from Malpensa, the international airport in Milan. Alitalia will no longer fly from Milan due to ... Read More

Italy to Lose 36 Billion Euro Due to Pandemic
Breaking Travel News

Italy to Lose 36 Billion Euro Due to Pandemic

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

Italy to lose 36 billion - €36.7 billion to be precise – due to the loss from the Italian economy ... Read More

Italy COVID-19 Exit Far Away
Breaking Travel News

Italy COVID-19 Exit Far Away

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

Leap year 2020 confirmed the atavistic belief of a bringer of misfortune. Topping the list is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic ... Read More

New Genoa Bridge Inauguration in Memory of Lives Lost
Breaking Travel News

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
Cruise Industry News

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
Breaking Travel News

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
Breaking Travel News

“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
Airline News

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
Hotel & Resort News

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
Breaking Travel News

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
Airline News

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
Cultural Travel News

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
Breaking Travel News

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”
Airline News

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
Airline News

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?
Cultural Travel News

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
Turkey Travel News

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
Airline News

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
Cultural Travel News

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
Airline News

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
Cultural Travel News

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
Breaking Travel News

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?
Breaking Travel News

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
Breaking Travel News

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
Cultural Travel News

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
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
European travel news

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