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LGBTQ Travel during COVID-19 : A trillion Dollar business

editor editor- October 26, 2020

The LGBTQ Travel and Tourism Industry has more than 1 trillion buying power in the United States alone. In 1992, ... Read More

Qatar Airways Horror experience included vagina examination at Doha Airport
Airline News

Qatar Airways Horror experience included vagina examination at Doha Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 26, 2020

Women passengers on Qatar Airways QR908 checking in to fly from Doha to Sydney were ordered by Qatar Authorities on ... Read More

This Convention center was generating a profit
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This Convention center was generating a profit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 26, 2020

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has today released its Annual Performance Review revealing delegates attending events at the venue ... Read More

First Tourism Hero from Malaysia recognized has a German connection
People in Travel & Tourism

First Tourism Hero from Malaysia recognized has a German connection

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

World Tourism Network today confirmed Mr. Rudolf Herrmann from Penang, Malaysia as the latest tourism hero. Mr. Herrmann is now ... Read More

Liar! American College of Emergency Physicians to President Trump
Health News

Liar! American College of Emergency Physicians to President Trump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

Since 1968, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has united and amplified the collective voice of emergency physicians across ... Read More

COVID-19 Official Update by the Chief Public Health Officer
Health News

COVID-19 Official Update by the Chief Public Health Officer

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking ... Read More

Seychelles has a new president. Congratulations are pouring in
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles has a new president. Congratulations are pouring in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

The current opposition candidate and Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan of the LDS has won the elections in Seychelles. He won ... Read More

President of Poland tests positive for COVID-19
People in Travel & Tourism

President of Poland tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

The President of Poland has become the latest world leader to be infected with the COVID-19 virus. Polish presidential spokesman Blazej ... Read More

Huge blaze erupts in France’s Le Havre port
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Huge blaze erupts in France’s Le Havre port

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

Major fire has broke out in an abandoned building in northern port city of Le Havre, France today. According to ... Read More

Montréal renews the state of emergency
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Montréal renews the state of emergency

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee has renewed the state of emergency for the urban agglomeration of ... Read More

De Havilland Canada delivers two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines
Airline News

De Havilland Canada delivers two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited announces the delivery of another two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, including the ... Read More

IATA: Air Canada continues to combat illegal wildlife trade
Airline News

IATA: Air Canada continues to combat illegal wildlife trade

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

Air Canada is proud to announce today that it has successfully attained the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Illegal Wildlife ... Read More

Violent anti-lockdown riots break out in Italy’s Naples
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Violent anti-lockdown riots break out in Italy’s Naples

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

Violent anti-lockdown protests broke out in Italy's third largest city of Naples last night. The anger was triggered by the ... Read More

Singapore Airlines re-launches world’s longest flight to New York’s JFK
Airline News

Singapore Airlines re-launches world’s longest flight to New York’s JFK

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

The flag carrier airline of Singapore announced that it will re-launch its world's longest nonstop flight to New York next ... Read More

UK and Japan sign post-Brexit free trade agreement
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UK and Japan sign post-Brexit free trade agreement

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The United Kingdom and Japan today signed a post-Brexit bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) which is expected to guarantee that ... Read More

Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas
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Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison today chaired a meeting of the National Cabinet at which the leaders of seven of ... Read More

FAA virtual airport design challenge takes off
Aviation News

FAA virtual airport design challenge takes off

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Calling all K-12 students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM): The 2020 Federal Aviation Administration STEM Aviation and ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals down 60.8% in September
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii vacation rentals down 60.8% in September

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

In September 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii statewide vacation rentals was 401,500 unit nights (-52.5%) and monthly demand ... Read More

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements
Costa Rica travel news

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

On November 1, Costa Rica will reopen its air borders to all international countries, as long as they meet the ... Read More

US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey
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US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals ... Read More

Qatar Airways receives three new Airbus A350-1000 jets
Airline News

Qatar Airways receives three new Airbus A350-1000 jets

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Qatar Airways announced that it has taken delivery today of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, reaffirming its position as the ... Read More

There are signs of recovery for InterContinental Hotels
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There are signs of recovery for InterContinental Hotels

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Following today’s release of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Q3 2020 trading update, hospitality industry experts noted that a year-on-year (YOY) RevPAR ... Read More

75 years of UN: Cooperation and trust as important as ever
Travel Associations News

75 years of UN: Cooperation and trust as important as ever

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The United Nations, of which UNWTO is proud to be a part, was established to promote peace among nations and ... Read More

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar
France Travel News

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The government officials in France announced that COVID-19 curfews will be extended after the country reported a record 41,622 new ... Read More

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask
Hawaii Travel News

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020

How can you smile behind a mask? Outrigger Hotels and Resorts may be a shining example to document how the ... Read More

Tourism leader to guide North Queensland’s recovery
People in Travel & Tourism

Tourism leader to guide North Queensland’s recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Tourism industry leader Ken Chapman has been elected Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland at the first meeting this week ... Read More

Ridgeland Tourism welcomes new team member
People in Travel & Tourism

Ridgeland Tourism welcomes new team member

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

The Ridgeland Tourism Commission (RTC) welcomed Kaitlan Burkhalter as its visitors marketing associate and visitors services specialist effective October 1, ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report substantial declines in revenue and occupancy
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotels report substantial declines in revenue and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

In September 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

Nigerian Lives Matter: Really?
Breaking Travel News

Nigerian Lives Matter: Really?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2020

56 innocent protesters were shot by the Nigerian army. Citizens are terrified and are hiding in their homes or on ... Read More

CitizenM announces first hotel in Washington DC
Breaking Travel News

CitizenM announces first hotel in Washington DC

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Dutch lifestyle and hotel company, citizenM announced that it is bringing ‘affordable luxury’ to America’s capital. The brand is full-speed-on ... Read More

PATA embarks on governance reorganization
Travel Associations News

PATA embarks on governance reorganization

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has taken the bold move to make significant changes to the design of its ... Read More

Delta Air Lines receives first US-assembled Airbus A220 jet
Airline News

Delta Air Lines receives first US-assembled Airbus A220 jet

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Airbus has delivered its first U.S.-assembled A220 aircraft from Mobile, Alabama, underlining the aircraft manufacturer’s role as a global aircraft ... Read More

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note
Airport news

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Fraport AG has successfully placed a promissory note with six tranches and a total volume of €250 million with investors. ... Read More

United Airlines announces daily nonstop Houston-Key West flights
Airline News

United Airlines announces daily nonstop Houston-Key West flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

United Airlines is to begin new daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Key West International ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight
Airport news

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Pegasus, Turkey’s digital airline, is adding a new route to its growing number of direct flights from Antalya, Turkey, with ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights
Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s hometown carrier, will reinstate its long-awaited East Coast flying in December with twice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s ... Read More