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Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets
Breaking Travel News

Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

On July 14, the Emirates Mars probe – "Hope" or "Al Amal" in Arabic – is scheduled to liftoff from ... Read More

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc  provides a business update and additional financial information for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020. ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica’s tourism sector is critical to Jamaica’s economic recovery from the negative effects ... Read More

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing
Airline News

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Air Canada has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best ... Read More

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant  for security upgrades
Cruise Industry News

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant for security upgrades

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $908,015 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal ... Read More

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque
Cultural Travel News

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Turkish government announced that Istanbul's world-famous tourist attraction will be turned into a mosque, citing today's court decision. Turkish court ... Read More

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel
Airport news

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

With the lifting of quarantine restrictions today, London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a Guide to Contactless Travel, providing key ... Read More

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

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

Hawaii Tourism to remain closed for visitors: Not yet official, but predicted
Breaking Travel News

Hawaii Tourism to remain closed for visitors: Not yet official, but predicted

George Taylor George Taylor- July 10, 2020

Juergen Steinmetz, publisher of Hawaii based eTurboNews now predicts the US State of Hawaii will not be ready to welcome ... Read More

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

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

Can the European Union Still be a Guardian of the Rules-based Global Order?
Breaking Travel News

Can the European Union Still be a Guardian of the Rules-based Global Order?

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- July 10, 2020

The future of the rules-based global order & the role (if any) of the European Union in bringing it about ... Read More

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights
Airline News

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 10, 2020

Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications, specifically Pakistan ... Read More

Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries
Airline News

Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Russian authorities have finalized a list of 13 countries Russian Federation can resume air connections with at the initial stage ... Read More

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
Responsible Tourism News

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain ... Read More

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced two important moves within its global leadership team as part of the company's broader efforts ... Read More

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%
Airline News

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.  today reported June 2020 operational results. Aeromexico's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), decreased ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service
Transportation News

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Due to an increase in demand resulting from the progressive deconfinement implemented by public health authorities in Québec and Ontario, ... Read More

Jamaica Christmas in July Tradeshow Goes Virtual
Breaking Travel News

Jamaica Christmas in July Tradeshow Goes Virtual

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

One hundred and eighty three (183) manufacturers and artisans, have capitalized on the opportunity to display their locally-made corporate gift ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

The food and health needs of some 50 shut-ins and senior citizens in five adjoining Black River communities were recently ... Read More

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts
Hotel & Resort News

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched an exclusive offer for guests who want to unwind in ... Read More

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds
Airport news

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

After years of continuous traffic growth, the global spread of the coronavirus has caused passenger numbers at Munich Airport to ... Read More

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels
Responsible Tourism News

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the ... Read More

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together
Airline News

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2020

The three global airline alliances, collectively representing over fifty percent of the world’s air traffic, have come together to highlight ... Read More

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors
Bahamas travel news

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas HealthVisa application and present a ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines flights to ... Read More

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally
Airline News

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

China and the US jostle to lead the world in domestic flights as air travel slowly resumes following a relaxation ... Read More

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

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
Breaking Travel News

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
Breaking Travel News

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

United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing
Airline News

United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

Today, United Airlines informed operations leaders that half of the airline’s entire staff would be receiving notices of involuntary furloughs. ... Read More

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery
Responsible Tourism News

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Summer travel unarguably looks different this summer, and the latest travel industry report sheds light on the emerging priorities and ... Read More

Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens
Breaking Travel News

Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Chinese government officials announced today that China will impose visa restrictions on US citizens who have engaged in “egregious” behavior ... Read More

Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects
Breaking Travel News

Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020

Today, Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California, shared an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the perspective ... Read More

Anguilla Wins Best Island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Travel Award News

Anguilla Wins Best Island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020

The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year in a row, Anguilla is ... Read More

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