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Author: Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977). He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

Global Tourism Plastic Initiative launched

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Travel Foundation has today announced its commitment to tackle plastic pollution as part of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, ... Read More

U.S. Travel Industry on impeachment of President Trump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Trump slump does not apply to tourism to Tennessee. The impeachment of President Donald Trump has helped tourism in ... Read More

FITUR: Spanish travelers heading to America in record numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Spanish travelers are heading to America in record numbers.  The Americas became the most important long-haul destination, which attracts 53% ... Read More

Korea-Spain Visit Years are trending: FITUR will show why

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Korea has become one of the trendiest tourist destinations in the world. Spanish visitors love trendy destinations, and they love ... Read More

The biggest urban music beach festival in the world

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Ghana Tourism Authority, on behalf of the Government of Ghana, and Event Horizon, Organisers of the Afro-Nation Festival, on ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar ... Read More

Why Japan is the most popular destination for Chinese tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Japan ranked first on the list of popular overseas destinations for Chinese tourists in 2019, taking the top spot from ... Read More

Mercure Vung Tau Resort: A first in Vietnam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

On the beachfront of Nghinh Phong Cape in southern Vietnam's Bien Hoa Province, Accor's Mercure Vung Tau Resort offers the perfect ... Read More

Four Seasons in Vancouver not up to standard: Forced to close

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

The 370-room  Four Seasons Hotel opened in 1976, and since then has hosted countless celebrities, politicians and business leaders. The ... Read More

War in Germany? Cologne is being evacuated

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Did Brexit cause a war between Germany and Britain? Guests are fleeing the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cologne. German Federal ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on ... Read More

Who will be the next CEO for Nepal Tourism Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Deepak Raj Joshi, the Current Chief Executive Officer of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) ws unable to make it among ... Read More

How to make money on American Travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Americans love to travel the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. According to the latest report by World Travel Monitor ... Read More

What is the new Google Cloud and Lufthansa partnership?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Google Cloud today announced that Lufthansa Group, the world's largest aviation group in terms of revenue, has selected Google Cloud ... Read More

Aeroflot move to Sheremetyevo’s new Terminal C

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Aeroflot today began phasing in operation of international flights from the new Terminal C at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The ... Read More

Xi’an extends a global invitation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

The Spring Festival is the grandest traditional festival in China. In Xi'an, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, ... Read More

Are visitors in Waikiki really safe? The answer is simple…

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

How safe are visitors in Hawaii when staying as a tourist in Waikiki? The answer remains very simple. Two police ... Read More

What should the online furniture websites have for the best deals?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

It is undeniably true that shopping for your furniture has to be done when you go downtown to the furniture ... Read More

Cape Town Safety: Is Cape Town safe for visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

To make Cape Town safe is a big concern for leaders in South Africa. To make Cape Town safe for ... Read More

Deadly shooting in Waikiki close to Kapiolani Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

Thousands of tourists walk, take their bicycle and drive through Kapiolani Park to get to the Diamond Head State Park, ... Read More

Australian Tourism is facing the biggest challenge in living memory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

"Australian tourism is facing its biggest challenge in living memory." These words came from Prime Minister Scott Morrison today. In ... Read More

Halekulani Hotel or Halepuna by Halekulani Hotel: What is the difference?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2020

Halekulani Hotel  - the famous 5 stars Waikiki Beach Resort, and legendary luxury hotel trademark in the Hawaii hotel and ... Read More

Washington (IAD) to Newark (EWR) every hour on United Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2020

Flying from Washington to New York is entering a new era. United Airlines today announced a new hourly shuttle service ... Read More

Hotel Operator goes all out in Indonesia and Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2020

Hotel Management Japan Co. Ltd. (HMJ), a prominent hotel operator that manages some of Japan's renowned hotels such as the ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General close friend Mussalim Afandiyev quit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020

According to eTN sources, Mussalim Afandiyev surprisingly quit his high paying job at UNWTO after a falling out with Secretary-General ... Read More

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts appoints GM in Vietnam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Brice Borin as the General Manager of Mӧvenpick Resort Cam Ranh in Khanh Hoa ... Read More

Where to find love for less than $50 in Bangkok?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020

The Garden of Love can be found at a Mövenpick Hotel. Bangkok always has been known as a city of ... Read More

Landmark Cathedral burned down in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020

A landmark of the country and also a tourist attraction in Malabo,  the Capital city of Equatorial Guinea burned down ... Read More

Indian Ocean destination on sale: Beaches, culture, luxury resorts included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2020

Traveling to Sri Lanka is definitely an excellent choice when selecting a tropical travel destination with a lot of culture ... Read More

Emirates new reach to the Chinese market: MOU signed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2020

Emirates today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trip.com Group. The agreement was signed in ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures 2019: More than 70.5 Million Passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2020

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served more than 70.5 million passengers in 2019 - achieving a new all-time record by exceeding the ... Read More

Dr. Walter Mzembi leader of the new People’s Party in Zimbabwe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Zimbabwe former Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister Dr. Walter Mzembi has been appointed interim leader of the newly formed People's ... Read More

World-Class Indonesian Travel Destination invites investors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

From its beautiful white sandy beach to its clear blue waters, an array of color and underwater life, plus 28 ... Read More

How a full service airline partner with a budget carrier?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

EasyJet is known as a nontraditional budget airline with cheap airfares and simple or no service. Etihad is known as ... Read More

Will tourism make a Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting possible?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Tourism may be the key to renewed talks between North and South Korea. North Korea recently opened a new mountain ... Read More

Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Gorilla trekking in Africa is by far an unusual wildlife experience, something we consider a bucket-list adventure. Africa is home ... Read More