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.

Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC
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Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

WTTC includes the wearing of a face mask as the new normal when traveling.  They are so convinced, that they ... Read More

Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America
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Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

960 passengers and crew dead. This would be the result if 6 fully booked Boeing 737 - Max 7 crashed ... Read More

The Future of Short Haul Travel in Europe looks bright
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The Future of Short Haul Travel in Europe looks bright

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends & Prospects”, the global health crisis has ... Read More

GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau
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GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez will remain as GVB President and CEO, ... Read More

COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand
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COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

The Kingdom of the Cook Island Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however ... Read More

Progress in Chapter 11 tranche financing for LATAM Airlines
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Progress in Chapter 11 tranche financing for LATAM Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (‘LATAM’) today presented the second tranche financing proposal to the Court of the Southern District of ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions
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Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell today introduced a “Fish to Dish” program to support O‘ahu’s critical fisheries infrastructure when a new record ... Read More

PATA joins with the Asian Development Bank to expand Crisis Resource Center
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PATA joins with the Asian Development Bank to expand Crisis Resource Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to expand its Crisis Resource Center ... Read More

Coronavirus lock down back in Melbourne, Australia
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Coronavirus lock down back in Melbourne, Australia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2020

Recently considered by Hawaii to be included in the first tourism bubble, coronavirus is back in Melbourne. Five million people ... Read More

Carnival will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday
Cruise Industry News

Carnival will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday of revisions to the delivery of its newest ... Read More

List of countries allowed to visit the United Kingdom, and list of countries not allowed
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List of countries allowed to visit the United Kingdom, and list of countries not allowed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

If you like to visit the United Kingdom you should better look at the list of countries allowed to do ... Read More

African hotel pipeline remains resilient despite unprecedented challenges
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African hotel pipeline remains resilient despite unprecedented challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

The African hospitality investment experts, Wayne Troughton shared unique insights in the first ‘Virtual Hotel Club’ held in early July, ... Read More

Domestic Tourism boom expected for New Zealand with renewed Auckland- Invercargill air service
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Domestic Tourism boom expected for New Zealand with renewed Auckland- Invercargill air service

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

Invercargill is a city near the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a gateway to wilderness areas including ... Read More

Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor
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Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today arrived on a bicycle wearing shorts, a red and white shirt with a matching facemask. ... Read More

Is Walt Disney World endangering children and parents when reopening in Orlando?
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Is Walt Disney World endangering children and parents when reopening in Orlando?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 5, 2020

How safe can this be? Social Distancing, masks, and hygiene will be the key to reopening Disney? This week, happy ... Read More

Red Rock Resort  President Richard Haskins died
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Red Rock Resort President Richard Haskins died

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 5, 2020

Red Rock Resorts and Station Casinos in Las Vegas announced Saturday afternoon that its president died earlier in the day ... Read More

Fort Lauderdale Tourism message of Aloha for Hawaii: Save lives!
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Fort Lauderdale Tourism message of Aloha for Hawaii: Save lives!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July from America!  Today is our Nation's birthday. Today Fort Lauderdale in Florida and the Island State ... Read More

Ecolog Announces Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility at Eindhoven Airport
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Ecolog Announces Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility at Eindhoven Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 3, 2020

Ecolog Deutschland, part of the Ecolog International Group, a leading global provider of integrated services, technology, environmental solutions, logistics, engineering ... Read More

Wait before booking your Hawaii vacation. New regulations may be in the pipeline
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Wait before booking your Hawaii vacation. New regulations may be in the pipeline

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 3, 2020

When asked by eTurboNews, Honolulu County Mayor Kirk Caldwell indicated he would consider a delay in allowing visitors from the ... Read More

Should Germans travel again to Africa?
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Should Germans travel again to Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 2, 2020

The German Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) has asked Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) to review the travel restrictions imposed ... Read More

Will travel and tourism reopen? A difficult truth revealed
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Will travel and tourism reopen? A difficult truth revealed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 1, 2020

COVID 19 has been forcing the global travel and tourism industry to its knees. Organizations including UNWTO, WTTC, ETOA, PATA, ... Read More

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?
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Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2020

Of course, a Safe Travels stamp of approval by WTTC is not a hoax. It's a brilliant and timely move ... Read More

Rebuilding.travel appoints Aleksandra Gardasevic Slavuljica as its regional president for Balkan
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Rebuilding.travel appoints Aleksandra Gardasevic Slavuljica as its regional president for Balkan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2020

Rebuilding.travel just appointed its first regional president. Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica, MBA from Montenegro was appointed as the organization's regional president for ... Read More

WTTC Safe Travels Stamp: A hoax?
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WTTC Safe Travels Stamp: A hoax?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2020

The Economy or health - what is more important? Tourism or Health, what is the best way forward? Gloria Guevara, ... Read More

First Buzz Digital Travel Expo raises the curtain
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First Buzz Digital Travel Expo raises the curtain

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2020

5 days, 24 hours, more than 600 exhibitors, top 50 keynote speakers – streaming in social media! BUZZ has created ... Read More

Presidential Candidate endorsed from Hawaii on Seychelles Independence Day
African Tourism Board News

Presidential Candidate endorsed from Hawaii on Seychelles Independence Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 28, 2020

Presidential Elections are upcoming later this year not only in the United States but also in the Republic of Seychelles. ... Read More

Flights from Frankfurt Resumed to Many Popular Destinations
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Flights from Frankfurt Resumed to Many Popular Destinations

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020

Next Friday the summer holidays kick off in Hesse and several other German states. Frankfurt Airport has prepared for the ... Read More

Increasing flight connections from Munich after Terminal 1 reopens
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Increasing flight connections from Munich after Terminal 1 reopens

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020

Terminal 1 at Munich Airport, where passenger operations were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, is set to open ... Read More

Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan
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Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020

Prioritizing the safety of island residents and travelers, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that the reopening of travel ... Read More

CDC: Obesity will put you at high risk to get severely ill from COVID-19
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CDC: Obesity will put you at high risk to get severely ill from COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 25, 2020

If you are overweight, you could die from COVID-19 more easily. The United States, Europe, and many other global regions ... Read More

Annual Air Transport Report and Forecast by the World Bank
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Annual Air Transport Report and Forecast by the World Bank

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 25, 2020

Download the complete 15th Air Transport Annual Report 2019 of the World Bank Group (WBG) complete with the outlook for ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Reopening for Visitors
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Hawaii Tourism Reopening for Visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 25, 2020

Visitors from everywhere in the world will receive a welcome with Aloha and open arms in the State of Hawaii ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel New Cooperation with Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre
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Rebuilding Travel New Cooperation with Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 24, 2020

Yesterday, Rebuilding Travel (rebuilding.travel) announced a cooperation MOU with the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and appointed its ... Read More

Central California earthquakes in progress
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Central California earthquakes in progress

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 24, 2020

Central California are rattled by earthquakes Wednesday morning. The first one was recorded at 10.40 am local time in Lone ... Read More

Is preventing Tourism in Hawaii unconstitutional?
Hawaii Travel News

Is preventing Tourism in Hawaii unconstitutional?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 24, 2020

US President Trump has been fighting to reopen the country for business.  The US Island State of Hawaii was able ... Read More

Tourism industry’s new campaign promotes Guam as a safe destination for visitor
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Tourism industry’s new campaign promotes Guam as a safe destination for visitor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 24, 2020

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has launched a new online campaign designed to reassure incoming visitors that Guam is a ... Read More

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