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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.

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

Hyatt in Kerala, India appoints Director of Sales

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Nishanth Nair has been appointed as the Cluster Director of Sales of Hyatt Regency Thrissur and Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. ... Read More

Appointment: Marriott Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Marriott International announces the appointment of Bart Buiring to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Marriott International Asia Pacific based ... Read More

Are you crazy for visiting Australia ? Why SKAL says no

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Are you planning to visit Australia? Is it dangerous to travel to Australia?   SKAL wants you to visit Down Under ... Read More

A decade at LHR: 15 million airline passengers stronger

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Since 2010, Heathrow has welcomed an additional 15 million passengers - an increase of 18% over the course of the ... Read More

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and tourism in Australia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region’s World Heritage areas are home to Australia’s two Indigenous cultures, which can be ... Read More

Etihad and Gulf Air inked new partnership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Etihad Guest, the loyalty program for Etihad Airways, has inked a new partnership with Gulf Air, the national carrier of ... Read More

How ITB China 2020 wants to boost association buyer attendance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

ITB China, the largest B2B exclusive travel trade show in China, has announced a partnership with the China Business Exhibition ... Read More

Emergency declared by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issued an urgent call to action on emerging global disruptions that may ... Read More

Volcanic Tsunami Warning: Manila airport closed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is closed until further notice. The largest airport in the Philippines closed Sunday night at ... Read More

Seychelles role in USA Iran peace talks?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Why Seychelles is the most powerful country in Africa? The Republic of Seychelles has less than 100,000 citizens but remains ... Read More

Canadian Transportation Safety investigators to travel to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has obtained visas for its two investigators to travel to the Islamic Republic ... Read More

Non-stop from Düsseldorf to Caribbean and Mexico

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

TUI Fly Deutschland, formerly TUI Fly has, after lengthy consideration, decided to launch long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliners flights from Düsseldorf ... Read More

Cruising to Jamaica? Visitors should get ready for an extra safe experience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Tourism is an important export industry for Jamaica. It explains why the country has been putting substantial resources in keeping ... Read More

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the ... Read More

Why Lufthansa Group is also guilty in Ukrainian crash in Iran?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2020

Also responsible for the Ukraine International Airlines crash may be Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Aeroflot to ... Read More

How Switzerland may have just prevented World War 3?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2020

The United States and Iran were on the brink of war this week. A war between Iran and the U.S. ... Read More

Learn about tourism safety and security?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

In cooperation with the International Association of Tourism Safety & Security Professionals (IATSSP),  The Tourism Safety Security Safety Professionals Conference ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

Vacationing in Kenya! This is a favorite for American travelers and big business for the Kenya Tourism Industry. Witness to ... Read More

African Tourism Board is now a non profit company with Aloha

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

African Tourism Board was approved by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa to become a Non-Profit Company. ... Read More

63 Canadians killed in US Iran standoff considered collateral damage?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2020

While Iranian missiles attack U.S. airbases in Iraq and the world was waiting for the United States to launch an ... Read More

CIA: Ukrainian Airlines crash not a missile strike?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2020

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in a televised address, has asked people not to speculate or jump to hasty conclusions about ... Read More