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TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence
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TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2020

From October 14-16, 2020 in the Rimini Exhibition Center, the 57th TTG Travel Experience will kick off  business for exhibitors, ... Read More

United Airlines CEO sends message to nearly 100,000 carrier’s employees
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United Airlines CEO sends message to nearly 100,000 carrier’s employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

J. Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, today issued the following message to nearly 100,000 United Airlines employees: ... Read More

United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees
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United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rental occupancy sluggish in April 2020
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Hawaii vacation rental occupancy sluggish in April 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

In April 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii vacation rentals was 319,500 unit nights and monthly demand was 16,000 ... Read More

Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board
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Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Fraport AG’s Supervisory Board, in an extraordinary meeting today, elected Hessian finance minister Michael Boddenberg as their new chairman.  Michael ... Read More

Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists
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Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

The vertiginous drop in global hotel revenue and profit performance depicted in March data, continued its free fall in April, marked ... Read More

Domestic travel is about to boom
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Domestic travel is about to boom

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

While most travel has been put on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2020 survey indicates new travel trends ... Read More

Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting
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Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG discussed the acceptance of the stabilization package offered by ... Read More

Sandals Corporate University: Higher Education with a Higher Purpose
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Sandals Corporate University: Higher Education with a Higher Purpose

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

Always there to greet visitors with a warm smile, the staff at Sandals Resorts is committed to making its guests’ ... Read More

Global tourism & leisure industry deals total $4.86 billion in April 2020
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Global tourism & leisure industry deals total $4.86 billion in April 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Total tourism & leisure industry deals for April 2020 worth $4.86 billion were announced globally, according sector's tracking database.. The ... Read More

FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight
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FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy
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Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

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

IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment
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IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) recently surveyed members of the LGBTQ+ community to gauge their attitudes toward leisure travel ... Read More

Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items
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Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

At Fraport AG’s first virtual-only Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, shareholders approved all agenda items.   Shareholders ratified the actions ... Read More

LATAM Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US
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LATAM Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

LATAM Airlines Group SA, the largest airline in Latin America, said today that it is seeking to restructure its debt, ... Read More

Airline debt to balloon by 28% to $550 billion by the end of year
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Airline debt to balloon by 28% to $550 billion by the end of year

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 26, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion by ... Read More

ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies down almost 52%
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ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies down almost 52%

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada Montréal employee tests positive for COVID-19
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VIA Rail Canada Montréal employee tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has been informed that one of its employees working at the Montréal Maintenance Center tested ... Read More

European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada
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European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Transat A.T. Inc. has taken note of the European Commission's decision to open an in-depth ("Phase 2") investigation to assess ... Read More

Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1
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Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2020

The government of Spain announced that the decision was made to cancel   mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals from abroad, ... Read More

Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe
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Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced on Monday that the Balkan republic of 620,000 people, which relies heavily on revenues ... Read More

Germany approves €9 billion ‘stabilization package’ for Lufthansa
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Germany approves €9 billion ‘stabilization package’ for Lufthansa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2020

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has been informed by the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) of the Federal Republic of Germany that the ... Read More

Hertz VP: Business as usual for Hertz in Asia
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Hertz VP: Business as usual for Hertz in Asia

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Eoin MacNeill, Hertz's Vice President, APAC made the following comments to reinforce that it is business as usual for Hertz ... Read More

ATM Virtual to focus on potential Chinese outbound travel market
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ATM Virtual to focus on potential Chinese outbound travel market

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

One of the most eagerly awaited sessions during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) three-day ATM Virtual event that takes place ... Read More

EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach
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EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

International law firm PGMBM have issued a class action claim in the High Court of London on behalf of easyJet ... Read More

EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism
European travel news

EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

Ezio A. Indiani, President of the largest and most important European association of luxury hotel managers, together with the National ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May
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Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

Cargo-only transit through Sheremetyevo Airport increased by 3.5 times from May 1 to May 18 compared to the same period in April, when ... Read More

India’s Star Air gears up to resume flights
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India’s Star Air gears up to resume flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

A few days ago, Indian aviation industry took a great sigh of relief, when the India's Ministry of Civil Aviation ... Read More

Sayaji Hotels: No Senior Salaries
Hotel & Resort News

Sayaji Hotels: No Senior Salaries

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 23, 2020

In an unusual and welcomed move – a move worth following by other executives - top brass at Sayaji Hotels ... Read More

Sarovar Hotels: New Sr VP Sales and Marketing
Hotel & Resort News

Sarovar Hotels: New Sr VP Sales and Marketing

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 23, 2020

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has appointed Sanjay Rai as Sr. Vice President - Sales & Marketing. A seasoned professional with ... Read More

Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement
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Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Luxaviation UK announced today that the company’s co-founder and CEO Patrick Margetson-Rushmore is to take early retirement from 31 May ... Read More

How Airbnb hosts and guests coping during COVID-19?
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How Airbnb hosts and guests coping during COVID-19?

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Airbnb and short-term rental property owners have felt the first-hand effects of Americans putting travel on hold due to COVID-19. ... Read More

Air Canada announces new summer schedule, expands goodwill policy
Airline News

Air Canada announces new summer schedule, expands goodwill policy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an ... Read More

UN and EU irrelevant? Former UNWTO chief Dr. Taleb Rifai worried
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UN and EU irrelevant? Former UNWTO chief Dr. Taleb Rifai worried

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020

At yesterday's rebuilding.travel webinar, Alain St.Ange, who is running to become the next president for the Republic of Seychelles had ... Read More

Qatar sends message of hope and solidarity to the world
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Qatar sends message of hope and solidarity to the world

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has launched a global social media campaign under the hashtag #LoveQatar in order to promote ... Read More

Vacation rentals may lead the path to post-COVID-19 recovery
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Vacation rentals may lead the path to post-COVID-19 recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Vrbo, Expedia Group’s vacation rental business, has noted an uptick in bookings for May 2020 and this is not surprising. ... Read More

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