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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.

African Tourism Board shined again, again and again

African Tourism Board shined again, again and again

African Tourism Board executives shined last week during the World Travel Market, the Tourism Resilience Council meeting, the International ... Read More

Guam and Karatsu friendship strengthened in Japan

Guam and Karatsu friendship strengthened in Japan

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) helped to strengthen friendship ties with the small Japanese coastal city of Karatsu from ... Read More

African Tourism Board says Shalom to its newly appointed Ambassador to Israel

African Tourism Board says Shalom to its newly appointed Ambassador to Israel

The African Tourism Board appointed Dov Kalmann as its ambassador to Israel last week. This announcement was made during ... Read More

London Heathrow: Gateway for Rugby in Japan

London Heathrow: Gateway for Rugby in Japan

Over 6.9 million passengers traveled through London Heathrow during the busiest October on record, as the airport saw 0.5% ... Read More

African Tourism Board applauds IATA address to the African Airline Association

African Tourism Board applauds IATA address to the African Airline Association

“Across the African continent, the promise and potential of aviation is rich. Already it supports USD 55.8 billion in ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

The African Tourism Board cemented Kenya's Tourism Minister standing as a long year recognized African tourism leader last week ... Read More

Geoffrey Lipman joins Honors Circle African Tourism Board

Geoffrey Lipman joins Honors Circle African Tourism Board

Professor Geoffrey Lipman accepted to join the Honors Circle and Advisory Board of the African Tourism Board (ATB) The ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience: What are the projects for GTRCMC?

Global Tourism Resilience: What are the projects for GTRCMC?

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center met with its Board of Governors last week on Sunday in ... Read More

All smiles after ITIC in London concluded

All smiles after ITIC in London concluded

A week of high profile Travel and Tourism Events concluded in London last week. Among them the International Investment ... Read More

Sex on the balcony of your hotel more deadly than a terror attack?

Sex on the balcony of your hotel more deadly than a terror attack?

You are more at risk of dying having sex on the balcony of your hotel than being killed in ... Read More

Look no further than Sandals Resorts? More to a CNN report…

Look no further than Sandals Resorts? More to a CNN report…

Want a luxury, all-inclusive vacation experience in Jamaica? Look no further than Sandals Resorts. This is the message CNN ... Read More

Sands Resorts Macao and teamLab to Launch Groundbreaking, Immersive Museum at The Venetian Macao

Sands Resorts Macao and teamLab to Launch Groundbreaking, Immersive Museum at The Venetian Macao

Sands Resorts Macao and art collective teamLab will launch a monumental digital-only museum at The Venetian Macao in January ... Read More

Urgently needed: Global Oversight of Travel Advisories

Urgently needed: Global Oversight of Travel Advisories

The Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon Edmund Bartlett is taking an important step in saying there is a ... Read More

Arab Air Carriers Association: VJ Poonoosamy to moderate CEOs’ Panel

Arab Air Carriers Association: VJ Poonoosamy to moderate CEOs’ Panel

The Arab  Air Carriers Association (AACO) is currently meeting n Kuwait for the AACO 52nd Annual General Meeting. Today ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Centre provides relief for Bahamas

Global Tourism Resilience Centre provides relief for Bahamas

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett today handed over US$50 thousand to Director General of the Bahamas Tourism and ... Read More

Korean Airlines new approach to communicate safety

Korean Airlines new approach to communicate safety

In-flight safety videos are required to present necessary safety information such as luggage storage, items banned during the flight, ... Read More

US Travel Association congratulates Trump administration in CEO Statement

US Travel Association congratulates Trump administration in CEO Statement

"The American travel community welcomes the announcement of Chad Wolf as the next acting director of the Department of ... Read More

“Powerful” was the verdict for a first day of the International Tourism Investment Conference in London

“Powerful” was the verdict for a first day of the International Tourism Investment Conference in London

The first day of the International Tourism Investment Conference  (ITIC) was a powerful day, and a proud day for ... Read More

AmaWaterways staff fleeing fires: Office closed, Online system down

AmaWaterways staff fleeing fires: Office closed, Online system down

California is on Fire and AmaWaterways River Cruises tour operator is closing offices at their Calabasa Headquarters. In Southern ... Read More

Emirates and flydubai: A winning partnership

Emirates and flydubai: A winning partnership

Over 5.27 million passengers have benefitted from seamless connectivity on the Emirates and flydubai network since both Dubai-based airlines ... Read More

Southern African Development Community Tourism Program approved

Southern African Development Community Tourism Program approved

The Joint Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Environment, Natural Resources, and Tourism from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ... Read More

Emirates or Etihad? Etihad Airways best according to the U.S. Government

Emirates or Etihad? Etihad Airways best according to the U.S. Government

What is the best airline to fly between the USA and the UAE?  Etihad Airways or Emirates Airlines are both ... Read More

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort has a problem you want to know about

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort has a problem you want to know about

Looking for the best all-inclusive resort in Jamaica? Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island in Montego Bay Jamaica ... Read More

Another fun reason to visit Trinidad and Tobago: Hashing !

Another fun reason to visit Trinidad and Tobago: Hashing !

The World Inter Hash 2020 has been added to another fun reason to travel Trinidad and Tobago. The islands ... Read More

How to Enjoy the Marine Life Richness and Lushness in Palawan?

How to Enjoy the Marine Life Richness and Lushness in Palawan?

Palawan, the long and narrow Philippines Island is a heaven on the earth. Its karst limestone geography is gorgeous. ... Read More

The Republic of Kiribati: A new untouched tourism potential 1800 miles from Hawaii

The Republic of Kiribati: A new untouched tourism potential 1800 miles from Hawaii

Paradise on a remote untouched Pacific Island with friendly people who welcome visitors like family.  This is a reality ... Read More

High Investment returns in Zimbabwe? Irrigation Schemes and Commercial Agricultural Production

High Investment returns in Zimbabwe? Irrigation Schemes and Commercial Agricultural Production

Many say Zimbabwe may be a hidden secret for global investors. It includes investment in the potential travel and ... Read More

RIU opens sixth hotel in Morocco

RIU opens sixth hotel in Morocco

RIU Hotels & Resorts has opened Riu Palace Tikida Taghazout, a  24-hour all-inclusive hotel located in the Taghazout Bay ... Read More

Reasons released why Boeing’s CEO needs to be fired?

Reasons released why Boeing’s CEO needs to be fired?

Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg must be fired. The reason is outlined in an email Kevin Mitchell, Chairman of ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts downgraded

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts downgraded

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts provide hotel and resort chain. It operates primarily in Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Turkey, Germany, ... Read More

Sands Resorts Macao Offers US Travelers an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Destination

Sands Resorts Macao Offers US Travelers an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Destination

Sands Resorts Macao, a fully integrated and bustling resort city located in the heart of Macao that encompasses seven ... Read More

Deadly trouble in Chile over subway fare hike

Deadly trouble in Chile over subway fare hike

There is trouble in Chile after two people died in violent protests over a subway fare hike.  A frustrated ... Read More

Barcelona tourism closed with half a million angry rioters on the street

Barcelona tourism closed with half a million angry rioters on the street

Barcelona turned violent and was no fun for tourists on Friday threatened by more than 1/2 million protesters in ... Read More

Boeing Corporate Greed over Safety and Cover Up? Pilot silenced?

Boeing Corporate Greed over Safety and Cover Up? Pilot silenced?

Is Boeing 737 Max now safe? Absolutely not according to insiders. A shocking report revealed today alleges Boeing was ... Read More

How Airline Passengers want more control using technology?

How Airline Passengers want more control using technology?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are ... Read More

Transcript: IATA CEO appeal to Governments & Industry to put passengers first

Transcript: IATA CEO appeal to Governments & Industry to put passengers first

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use ... Read More