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Why Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during  COVID-19?
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Why Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during COVID-19?

editor editor- August 9, 2020

There may have never been a better time to invest in Sierra Leone's travel and tourism infrastructure.  Sierra Leone is ... Read More

Qatar Airways: No COVID-19 test? No flying!
Airline News

Qatar Airways: No COVID-19 test? No flying!

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

State-owned flag carrier of Qatar announced that all airline passengers traveling from certain foreign airports will have to present a ... Read More

Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets
Japan travel news

Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

New high-tech restrooms are being built in Japanese capital city as part of the Tokyo Toilets project launched by the ... Read More

Norway urges citizens to avoid all foreign travel
Norway travel news

Norway urges citizens to avoid all foreign travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

Norwegian Health Minister today urged the citizens of Norway to refrain from traveling abroad. Minister Bent Høie said said that ... Read More

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’
Barbados travel news

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

The Government of Barbados has implemented a travel ‘Bubble’ for specific countries with a low incidence of COVID-19, effective August ... Read More

North American tourism industry: 52% drop in deal activity in Q2 2020
Business Travel News

North American tourism industry: 52% drop in deal activity in Q2 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

North America’s tourism & leisure industry saw a drop of 52% in overall deal activity during Q2 2020, when compared ... Read More

Thai Vietjet launches its 10th domestic service in Thailand
Airline News

Thai Vietjet launches its 10th domestic service in Thailand

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Thai Vietjet has inaugurated its maiden flight VZ330 from the capital city of Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Nakhon Si Thammarat, ... Read More

Alternative travel insurers emerge due to importance of tourism
Tourism News

Alternative travel insurers emerge due to importance of tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Following the news that the Canary Islands announced it will offer tourists free insurance covering COVID-19-related incidents, travel industry analysts ... Read More

Belize delays re-opening of Philip Goldson International Airport
Belize travel news

Belize delays re-opening of Philip Goldson International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

Today at a press conference held in Belize City, it was announced that due to a spike in the number ... Read More

Barbados welcomes interCaribbean Airways
Barbados travel news

Barbados welcomes interCaribbean Airways

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

On Monday, August 4, the Government of Barbados officially welcomed interCaribbean Airways, which has setup a Southern Caribbean hub in ... Read More

Dubai to Toronto again on Emirates A380
Airline News

Dubai to Toronto again on Emirates A380

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

The iconic Emirates A380 will begin serving travelers on flights to Toronto starting 16 August. The airline has so far ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities
Travel Technology News

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.3 million in research, ... Read More

Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines
Airline News

Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

United Airlines promoted the resumption of its flights to Newark Airport with the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of ... Read More

Americans are banking on vacations in early 2021
Tourism News

Americans are banking on vacations in early 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

The latest findings of the Travel Advisors COVID-19 Sentiment Barometer (Wave II) indicate that travelers are being cautious about their ... Read More

Amsterdam and Rotterdam now require face masks in busy city streets
Netherlands Travel News

Amsterdam and Rotterdam now require face masks in busy city streets

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

City officials in Netherlands' two largest cities today announced that face masks are now required in busy city streets, amid ... Read More

Budapest Airport announces first Mykonos link
Airport news

Budapest Airport announces first Mykonos link

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Budapest Airport celebrated its first link to Mykonos yesterday, as Wizz Air launched its twice-weekly service to the popular resort ... Read More

Global tourism industry merger and acquisition deals total $3.64 billion in Q2 2020
Business Travel News

Global tourism industry merger and acquisition deals total $3.64 billion in Q2 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Total tourism & leisure industry merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Q2 2020 worth $3.64 billion were announced globally. The ... Read More

Airbus converted into Turkey’s largest restaurant up for sale for $1.44 million
Culinary Travel News

Airbus converted into Turkey’s largest restaurant up for sale for $1.44 million

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

An Airbus A340 passenger aircraft, converted into Turkey's largest airplane restaurant, is being offered for sale for 10,000,000 Turkish liras ... Read More

Air Canada resumes scheduled service to Grenada
Airline News

Air Canada resumes scheduled service to Grenada

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

With the opening of Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport on July 15, as part of the Government of Grenada’s phased ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces new face mask for premium passengers
Airline News

Etihad Airways introduces new face mask for premium passengers

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals average unit occupancy rate down 59.8% in June
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii vacation rentals average unit occupancy rate down 59.8% in June

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

In June 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 339,400 unit nights (-61.5%) and monthly demand was ... Read More

Korean Air launches safety education program
Airline News

Korean Air launches safety education program

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Korean Air has rolled out a ‘CARE FIRST’ informational program – emphasizing its multiple layers of protection throughout the passenger ... Read More

Emirates expanding its network to 70 destinations
Airline News

Emirates expanding its network to 70 destinations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Kuwait City (5 August) and Lisbon (16 August). This will take ... Read More

IATA announces leadership succession for Customer, Financial and Digital Services
People in Travel & Tourism

IATA announces leadership succession for Customer, Financial and Digital Services

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East ... Read More

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says he is satisfied with the level of compliance with established COVID-19 protocols ... Read More

Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution
Travel Technology News

Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

After successful testing in June, the highly anticipated e-version of the iconic Eurail pass is now available online for travelers ... Read More

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou
Airline News

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has ... Read More

Lufthansa adds more European destinations from Munich Airport
Airline News

Lufthansa adds more European destinations from Munich Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich Airport to five further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, ... Read More

New Leader at Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Breaking Travel News

New Leader at Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism), the official destination marketing organization for the City of Los Angeles, ... Read More

Sarovar Hotels Appoints New Regional Sales Manager
Hotel & Resort News

Sarovar Hotels Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. has announced the appointment of Sameer Malik as their New Regional Sales Manager for West, who ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon
Airline News

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 3, 2020

Just in time for summer vacation in Bavaria, TAP Air Portugal is resuming its flights from Munich: The Portuguese airline ... Read More

Global tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals total $1.09 billion in Q2 2020
Tourism Investment News

Global tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals total $1.09 billion in Q2 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Total tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals in Q2 2020 worth $1.09 billion were announced globally. The value marked ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport first German airport to receive “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal
Airport news

Frankfurt Airport first German airport to receive “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Frankfurt Airport has just become the first German airport to receive the new “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal from TÜV ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021
Meeting Industry News

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Reed Travel Exhibitions, the exhibition organizers behind IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) has confirmed that IGTM 2020 (due to take ... Read More

LOT Polish Airlines announces fifth route from Budapest Airport
Airline News

LOT Polish Airlines announces fifth route from Budapest Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

LOT Polish Airlines has announced a brand-new route from Budapest Airport to Wroclaw, the fourth-largest city in Poland.  This new ... Read More

WTM London partners with ITIC to launch an Investment Summit
Business Travel News

WTM London partners with ITIC to launch an Investment Summit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020

WTM London and ITIC will come up together to host a tourism investment summit that will help recover businesses and ... Read More

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