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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.

A scary diary from a cruise on Norwegian Jade

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020

Connor Joyce was a passenger on the Norwegian Jade cruise ship. It was not an everyday cruise, but a scary ... Read More

How Airlines could stop the spread of COVID19 on a plane? Invest $1!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020

How can a passenger be protected from Coronavirus on a plane? The answer: Don't use the airline toilet or go ... Read More

What happened to human rights in the United States of America?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020

Should Julian Assange be extradited to the USA. He is facing 17 new charges relating to the Espionage Act of 1917 in ... Read More

PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy appeal on COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 20, 2020

PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy is calling for some messages of kindness for China during the time of COVID-19. PATA ... Read More

Mass shooting ongoing in Germany

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020

Hanau is a large town in the German State of Hessen, 18 miles east of Frankfurt am Main and is ... Read More

Stay with me! Iran 40 days after remains Xenophobic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020

In 2008 it was the hope of an initiative by this publication to get Iranians motivated with the idea for ... Read More

Tourists love Pompeii restoration

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020

Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once ... Read More

The most powerful Shiva temples in the world

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020

In India Temples are famous religious and spiritual places, but also big business for travel and tourism. The Shivoham Shiva ... Read More

FCM appoints new Director for Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020

FCM Travel Solutions, a travel management company, has announced the appointment of Joanne Taylor as Director of Account Management Asia. ... Read More

Coronavirus: Travel and tourism is winning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 18, 2020

Take a deep breath visitor! After days of depressing tourism, good time tourism is again on the immediate horizon. Travelers ... Read More

Launch of Tourism Satellite Account for Saint Lucia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 18, 2020

St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association CEO Noorani M. Azeez today announced the launch of the Tourism Satellite Account for ... Read More

Airline loaded with Coronavirus passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Welcome to Kalitta Air flight from Tokyo Haneda to Kelly Field, an air force base located in San Antonio, Texas, ... Read More

Where and how Germans will travel in the future?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Where will Germans travel in the future? How will Germans travel in the next 20 years? Europeans have big travel ... Read More

Airbus 320 evacuated in Duesseldorf

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Known as a reliable, cheap airline, but safe is Pegasus Airlines. After a recent incident in Istanbul where a Pegasus ... Read More

Villa de Pranako opens in Old Bangkok

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Thailand based Unicorn Hospitality, t has announced that Villa de Pranakorn, its elegant new luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic ... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line on their way out?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Coronavirus and Corporate Greed cannot be the only justification for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to continue ripping off customers. ... Read More

A nightmare of a cruise ends for 355 Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

A cruise of a lifetime became a nightmare for 355 American travelers when Coronavirus broke out onboard early February. Japanese ... Read More

Where to travel during Coronavirus? List of countries and destinations

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

Coronavirus also is known as Covid-19 has become the biggest enemy in the global travel and tourism industry, but the virus ... Read More

Why Hong Kong Tourism should be booming?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

There may not be a better dime every to explore Hong Kong this time, but the connection to China as ... Read More

Overtourism not coronavirus: AIRBNB worry in Europe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

At the same time, tourism leaders everywhere in the world have sleepless nights over coronavirus to stop tourism in their ... Read More

Coronavirus cured in 8 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

What travel destinations are safe from Coronavirus?The virus had put a noticeable dent on the travel industry, even though most ... Read More

Siem Reap welcomes Chinese Tourists with open arms

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

China Tourism officials feel the world is ganging up against Chinese tourists and make travel a nightmare for many. Chinese ... Read More

Returning to Beijing? 14 days quarantine ordered

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

More than 20 million people live in the Capital City of Beijing. Experts say this decision by Chinese authorities in ... Read More

New web service in the automobile business

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

A new internationally-oriented English language website will place the editorial focus on automotive marketing with a special emphasis on live ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority official statement on Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is the State agency in Hawaii in charge of the largest industry, travel and tourism wants ... Read More

Coronavirus: Hilton Hawaii relocates guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

The Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is a popular oceanfront property on a popular Waikiki Beach stretch. The ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO leaves Kenya with a smile

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

Kenya Tourism with the support of the African Tourism Board may play a leading role in initiating and advancing pilot ... Read More

Shock for Hawaii Tourism: Coronavirus arrived in Waikiki

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Today Hawaii Governor Ige and Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO Chris Tatum moved Hawaii kamaainas and its visitors in ... Read More

BVI Now: Tourism goes high tech

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission has announced the launch of BVI Now, an app available for free ... Read More

Banyan Tree illa is good news for Bahamas Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Fly Away to the Bahamas will be the new slogan also for Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. This is good ... Read More

Why travel to Africa is safe during coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Get away from the cold is what the experts on coronavirus are recommending. Where in the world is summer right ... Read More

Coronavirus: Hilton mass closing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Hilton has closed about 150 of its hotels in China totaling 33,000 rooms. The reason is the coronavirus. This may ... Read More

Almaty to Mumbai on Air Astana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, will launch services between Almaty and India’s commercial center, Mumbai on 1st June 2020. Flights will ... Read More

Messe Berlin: Why ITB Berlin will take place?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Will ITB Berlin 2020 take place as scheduled from March 4-8, 2020? Messe Berlin is showing tourism resilience and says: ... Read More

Tourism stopped in North Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Coronavirus made one of the most closed-off countries in the world, North Korea completely closed. North Korea has stopped airline flights ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport Starts the Year with Passenger Decline

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

In January 2020, some 4.6 million passengers traveled through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – a decline of 0.7 percent compared to ... Read More