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How Is A Customer Superyacht Built? We Take A Closer Look

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2020

Seeing a superyacht in all its glory often begs the question: how exactly did such an incredible vessel come to ... Read More

Attending ITB? How to cope with Coronavirus? What about you?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 18, 2020

Safertourism, PATA, and ATB will be setting trends over breakfast during ITB with Dr. Peter Tarlow - AND you are ... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line on their way out?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Coronavirus and Corporate Greed cannot be the only justification for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to continue ripping off customers. ... Read More

A nightmare of a cruise ends for 355 Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

A cruise of a lifetime became a nightmare for 355 American travelers when Coronavirus broke out onboard early February. Japanese ... Read More

Maritime Administration announces over $280 million in grants for US ports

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it has awarded more than $280 million in ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises: Aggressive steps taken to minimize coronavirus risk

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd commented on the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak today: As has been widely reported, China and other countries are ... Read More

Greed over Coronavirus: Norwegian Cruise Line

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 11, 2020

Last week, eTurboNews reported about a Maui woman losing thousands of Dollars paid to Norwegian Cruise Line when coronavirus forced ... Read More

American Cruise Lines founder and CEO passes away

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

The Board of Directors of American Cruise Lines, Inc. announced today that Charles B. Robertson will be appointed as the ... Read More

Coronavirus: New hotel cancellation policies

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2020

Hotels, Cruise Lines, Airliners, attractions, and destinations need to implement new coronavirus friendly policies, that include cancellation, postponement for trips, ... Read More

Chinese cruise ship passengers hospitalized in New Jersey after coronavirus screening

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2020

Four tourists from China have been hospitalized in New Jersey after being screened for coronavirus. Chinese tourists were the passengers ... Read More

Hawaii Coronavirus victim fights Norwegian Cruise Line

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2020

Pua Morrison from Maui, Hawaii became the first financial victim of the coronavirus in Hawaii due to corporate greed by ... Read More

US Travel: Tremendous opportunities are on the horizon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow laid out a vision of a bright future for the American travel ... Read More

10 new coronavirus cases confirmed aboard Princess Cruises ship quarantined off Yokohama

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

Japanese authorities confirmed 'at least ten' new coronavirus cases among 3,700 passengers of Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess cruise ship that ... Read More

What’s trending in cruise travel?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020

The CruiseTrends report for the month of February 2020 was released today. This report details a picture of consumer behavior ... Read More

Travel Agencies and Advisors: Specialize for Success

editor editor- February 3, 2020

Consumers now have more options than ever to book their holidays. The travel industry is changing rapidly and even long-standing ... Read More

St. Martin and St. Maarten attend CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

St. Martin’s Tourist Office and St. Maarten’s Tourist Bureau participated at the CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace last week, from January 21st ... Read More

Questions on Coronavirus and Travel?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 30, 2020

Questions on the Coronavirus and discussed. You can be part of this hot debate. Not only the tourism world is ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Over half million stayover visitors in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020

The Cayman Islands ended the decade with record-breaking air arrivals, highlighting another year of steady growth in airlift and accommodations. ... Read More

How to make money on American Travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Americans love to travel the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. According to the latest report by World Travel Monitor ... Read More

Getting sick or injured remains top concern for cruise tourists

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

The new annual cruise survey of roughly 2,072 U.S. respondents revealed that getting sick or injured before or during a ... Read More

Non-stop from Düsseldorf to Caribbean and Mexico

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

TUI Fly Deutschland, formerly TUI Fly has, after lengthy consideration, decided to launch long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliners flights from Düsseldorf ... Read More

Cruising to Jamaica? Visitors should get ready for an extra safe experience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Tourism is an important export industry for Jamaica. It explains why the country has been putting substantial resources in keeping ... Read More

Ocho Rios Number 1 Port in Jamaica

editor editor- January 10, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Ocho Rios has emerged as the number one port in the country, having ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism startups focus on innovation and sustainability

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected the finalists of the 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative that the ... Read More

Puerto Rico is open for tourism!

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2020

Discover Puerto Rico is assuring the traveling public that Puerto Rico is open and is receiving visitors after the recent ... Read More

Cruise Passengers to Receive Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

editor editor- January 9, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says cruise passengers onboard the Norwegian Bliss, which is set to dock in Ocho ... Read More

Will travel for food: 2020 top Canadian travel trends revealed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

According to the 2020 Canadian Travel Trends Report - a study of 1,500 Canadians, three-quarters (73 percent) of Canadians plan ... Read More

Carnival to launch four new cruise ships in 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced it will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global ... Read More

Three most noteworthy cruising trends for 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2020

The cruise experts have compiled comments from more than 1.3 million cruise passengers and the 750 travel agencies for an ... Read More

US domestic travel growth offsets sluggish international market again

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2020

Travel to and within the United States grew 2.2% year over year in November, according to the U.S. Travel Association's ... Read More

Record six international cruise ships arrive in Dubai in one day

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020

Port Rashid, also referred to as Mina Rashid - a man made, commercial port in Dubai, has welcomed the arrival ... Read More

Consecrated, divine and inexplicable sites to visit via cruise ship

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2019

There are more than 100 cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – sites of healing, guidance, and divine ... Read More

Cyclones on attack in Fiji, Tonga and Mauritius

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2019

Cyclones are on the attack in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. One person was killed in Fiji and one ... Read More

Ship Crash Shuts Down Bosporus Strait

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019

According to Istanbul port authorities, the Liberian-flagged container ship Songa Iridium ran aground in broad daylight some 25 minutes after ... Read More

Sapphire Princess Arrives in Singapore for Sixth Homeporting Season

editor editor- December 12, 2019

One year countdown begins for Grand Princess arrival for 2020-21 season Princess Cruises commenced its sixth homeporting season in Singapore ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers in danger in New Zealand volcano eruption?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 9, 2019

20 people are missing including tourists after a volcano on New Zealand's popular White Island tourist destination erupted Monday. Among ... Read More