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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.

UNWTO’s NO to member states, WTTC and eTN : A European Delegate speaks out

UNWTO’s NO to member states, WTTC and eTN : A European Delegate speaks out

The General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization  2019 just concluded in St. Petersburg, Russia. ... Read More

Promising: International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) London

Promising: International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) London

The International  Conference (ITIC) on November 1-2 in London a day before WTM will stimulate ... Read More

Naked Germans at Saunas, Whirlpools and Nude Beaches

Naked Germans at Saunas, Whirlpools and Nude Beaches

What German tourists enjoy? German tourists love to get naked at home and when visiting ... Read More

UNWTO Loves Saudi Arabia, while Saudi Arabia makes $9.6 billion Dollars from visitors

UNWTO Loves Saudi Arabia, while Saudi Arabia makes $9.6 billion Dollars from visitors

UNWTO loves their new member Saudi Arabia. It supported UNWTO with $1.7 million in funding. ... Read More

Salam Air new Abu Dhabi to Muscat route

Salam Air new Abu Dhabi to Muscat route

Four weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat in Oman are now on schedule with ... Read More

Mass Shooting in Hawaii? Star Advertiser fake FBI Warning?

Mass Shooting in Hawaii? Star Advertiser fake FBI Warning?

Mass shooting in the Hawaii State Capitol this weekend is a warning after Hawaii Governor ... Read More

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

The 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly just concluded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, running ... Read More

UNWTO has a new Executive Council Chair: Hon. Najib Balala

UNWTO has a new Executive Council Chair: Hon. Najib Balala

The Minister of Tourism of Kenya, The Hon. Minister Najib Balala was elected today to ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures: Frankfurt Airport Reports Ongoing Growth

Fraport Traffic Figures: Frankfurt Airport Reports Ongoing Growth

Most of Fraport's Group airports worldwide show a positive trend Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more ... Read More

Local support for Heathrow expansion remains strong

Local support for Heathrow expansion remains strong

New Populus polling shows support for London Heathrow Airport expansion remains strong in communities surrounding ... Read More

World Tourism Organization General Assembly Opens With Sustainability and Innovation Top of the Agenda

World Tourism Organization General Assembly Opens With Sustainability and Innovation Top of the Agenda

The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened ... Read More

Best US City for Oktoberfest

Best US City for Oktoberfest

With Oktoberfest soon to kick off the best cities for partaking in the epic German ... Read More

Chaos behind the scene: UNWTO General Assembly in Saint Petersburg opens

Chaos behind the scene: UNWTO General Assembly in Saint Petersburg opens

Let us reclaim our UNWTO!  These voices are getting louder and louder among delegates attending ... Read More

International Tourism Investment Conference (ITIC) to launch in London

International Tourism Investment Conference (ITIC) to launch in London

Dr. Taleb Rifai is one of the drivers behind the first International Tourism and Investment ... Read More

Centara Adds Three New Hotels to Phuket Portfolio

Centara Adds Three New Hotels to Phuket Portfolio

Three West Coast properties boost Centara’s Phuket presence to nine hotels and resorts Centara Hotels ... Read More

African Tourism Board facilitates new cooperation between China and South African Tourism

African Tourism Board facilitates new cooperation between China and South African Tourism

The African Tourism Board today facilitated a mayor tourism cooperation between South Africa and the  ... Read More

UNWTO a regime of good statistics, fear and corruption

UNWTO a regime of good statistics, fear and corruption

The UNWTO General Assembly opened in Saint Petersburg Russa today. UNWTO is turning into an ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism up 4%

UNWTO: International tourism up 4%

International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period ... Read More

Avis appoints President

Avis appoints President

Avis Budget Group has recently appointed Keith Rankin as President of the International region, which ... Read More

Boeing reveals 702X

Boeing reveals 702X

Boeing unveiled its 702X family of software-defined satellites, highlighting a 1,900kg variant for geosynchronous orbit. ... Read More

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polalikasvi is worried about eTurboNews and started blocking this publication. With ... Read More