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Skål International Elections and Awards 2020 Results
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Skål International Elections and Awards 2020 Results

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 21, 2020

During the virtual Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, Skål International Elections took place and delegates voted ... Read More

First Face-to-Face Forum between Gulf, Israeli Women a Hit
Cultural Travel News

First Face-to-Face Forum between Gulf, Israeli Women a Hit

The Media Line The Media Line- October 19, 2020

The newly-established Gulf-Israel Women’s Forum has kicked-off, with participation by the first female Emirati life coach; a deputy mayor of ... Read More

Tanzania implements a World Bank-funded tourism project
Breaking Travel News

Tanzania implements a World Bank-funded tourism project

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 18, 2020

Best for domestic, rural and regional tourism in East and Southern Africa, the World Bank-funded Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism ... Read More

Bahrain – Israel to become friends today
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Bahrain – Israel to become friends today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 17, 2020

A joint US-Israel delegation is meeting in Bahrain today to sign a series of bilateral agreements between Israel and Bahrain, ... Read More

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021
Meeting Industry News

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The annual Muhammad Ali Festival, a communitywide celebration that marks the anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing and celebrates his impactful ... Read More

Hawaii Governor Ige declaring Hawaii Tourism open Thursday
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Hawaii Governor Ige declaring Hawaii Tourism open Thursday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

Hawaii Governor Ige held a news briefing today to discuss additional details of the pre-travel testing program, which is set ... Read More

Travel Industry United in the Presidential Election
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Travel Industry United in the Presidential Election

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020

The United States is not the only country in the world getting ready for a big election where US citizens ... Read More

FICCI Launches Taskforce on Ayurveda Tourism
India Travel News

FICCI Launches Taskforce on Ayurveda Tourism

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 9, 2020

India Tourism stakeholders believe that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need for promoting the use ... Read More

New hotel dedicated to female empowerment opens in Washington D.C.
Hotel & Resort News

New hotel dedicated to female empowerment opens in Washington D.C.

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts is changing the conversation in Washington D.C., and beyond, with the opening of Hotel Zena, a ... Read More

South Pacific Island Paradise no longer Coronavirus free
Solomon Islands travel news

South Pacific Island Paradise no longer Coronavirus free

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 5, 2020

Tourism Leaders are in a state of alarm and urged by the Solomon Island Government to follow all known procedures. ... Read More

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: Countdown to 10th anniversary has begun
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: Countdown to 10th anniversary has begun

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020

The countdown to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s 10th anniversary has officially begun, and the Park is gearing up for the ... Read More

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt
Cultural Travel News

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 3, 2020

The permanent exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, set up inside the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, is renewed as it ... Read More

Ghanool Valley: Hidden Travel Treasure Near Balakot City
Pakistan travel news

Ghanool Valley: Hidden Travel Treasure Near Balakot City

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- October 3, 2020

I had been travelling to Kaghan Valley in Pakistan since 1982, and I travelled to this awesome and one of ... Read More

Mexico’s Yucatán Tourism: Reopening with high standards of bio-security
Breaking Travel News

Mexico’s Yucatán Tourism: Reopening with high standards of bio-security

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 3, 2020

Mexico's state of Yucatán entered the second phase of its tourism reactivation plan in September, successfully reopening cenotes and archeological ... Read More

Southwest Airlines committed to increasing diversity in leadership
Airline News

Southwest Airlines committed to increasing diversity in leadership

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

Southwest Airlines Co. today reinforced a continued commitment to putting People first and championing an inclusive workplace for all Employees. ... Read More

St. Helena launches ‘Napoleon 200’ campaign
Cultural Travel News

St. Helena launches ‘Napoleon 200’ campaign

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 29, 2020

Starting this fall, the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena is hosting a series of events and special projects ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival even BIGGER in 2022
Trinidad and Tobago travel news

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival even BIGGER in 2022

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 28, 2020

We are working to ensure Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival remains at the forefront of the global Carnival landscape. These are ... Read More

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome
Tourism News

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome

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

The World Tourism Event (WTE) for World Heritage Sites took place in Rome, Italy, from September 24-26, 2020 bringing hope ... Read More

Climate Friendly Travel: The Green & Clean Future We Need
Travel News

Climate Friendly Travel: The Green & Clean Future We Need

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 27, 2020

Earlier this month, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres issued a policy brief on the important role ... Read More

Official Message by the UNWTO Secretary General for World Tourism Day
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Official Message by the UNWTO Secretary General for World Tourism Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2020

For the past 40 years, World Tourism Day has highlighted the power of tourism to touch on almost every part ... Read More

Rio de Janeiro Carnival postponed indefinitely over COVID-19 pandemic
Brazil travel news

Rio de Janeiro Carnival postponed indefinitely over COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 25, 2020

The Independent League of Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (LIESA) has decided to postpone traditional Carnival processions to ... Read More

Hidden Gems of Malta
Travel Destination

Hidden Gems of Malta

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 23, 2020

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta has established itself as a flourishing wine scene. Maltese vintages are not ... Read More

Beijing Calls for Open and Inclusive International Cooperation across Regions
China Travel News

Beijing Calls for Open and Inclusive International Cooperation across Regions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 21, 2020

With the theme of "Creativity empowers cities, technology creates the future", the Third UNESCO Creative Cities Beijing Summit, organized by ... Read More

Israelis stage festive beach party protests against new COVID-19 lockdown
Israel travel news

Israelis stage festive beach party protests against new COVID-19 lockdown

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 19, 2020

Dozens of demonstrators, many of them wearing bathing suits and holding anti-government signs, assembled at to Frishman Beach in Tel ... Read More

Organizers to Forgo Carnival in Jamaica 2020
Cultural Travel News

Organizers to Forgo Carnival in Jamaica 2020

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 18, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett today announced that Carnival in Jamaica organizers will forgo its annual road march and ... Read More

Israel preparing to welcome Gulf visitors
Israel travel news

Israel preparing to welcome Gulf visitors

The Media Line The Media Line- September 17, 2020

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in advanced stages of establishing direct aviation routes and concluding bilateral agreements ... Read More

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association recognizes best tribal destinations
Cultural Travel News

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association recognizes best tribal destinations

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) recognized the best tribal destinations and tourism industry leaders at its annual ... Read More

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Appoints New CCO
Cultural Travel News

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Appoints New CCO

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 16, 2020

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has appointed Mr. Nigel Fell as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. ... Read More

Macao Light Festival 2020 to go on despite COVID-19 pandemic
Macau travel news

Macao Light Festival 2020 to go on despite COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 16, 2020

Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, Macao ... Read More

Mexican Caribbean re-opens archaeological sites to visitors
Mexico travel news

Mexican Caribbean re-opens archaeological sites to visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

Thanks to the coordinated efforts of health officials and the latest update to the epidemiological light system, the National Institute ... Read More

Lufthansa Trachtencrew flights take off again this year
Airline News

Lufthansa Trachtencrew flights take off again this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

Even if the Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place as usual this year, Lufthansa is holding on to the beautiful tradition ... Read More

The Official Hometown of Santa Claus preparing for Christmas season
Finland travel news

The Official Hometown of Santa Claus preparing for Christmas season

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 11, 2020

The Lapland travel industry has been united when presenting the current state of the travel market and the future sightings ... Read More

Dominica cancels 2020 World Creole Music Festival
Dominica travel news

Dominica cancels 2020 World Creole Music Festival

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 9, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, through the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has been monitoring the situation ... Read More

Iconic India Taj Mahal Set to Reopen
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Iconic India Taj Mahal Set to Reopen

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 9, 2020

There is  much cheer and hope in the travel industry in India as finally the iconic India Taj Mahal and ... Read More

Global nightlife claims $1,500 billion loss due to COVID-19 pandemic
Cultural Travel News

Global nightlife claims $1,500 billion loss due to COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 8, 2020

Thousands of nightlife venues around the world were forced to shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to respect ... Read More

Will Copacabana Beach become the source of death in Brazil?
Brazil travel news

Will Copacabana Beach become the source of death in Brazil?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 8, 2020

The party never stops at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Even Coronavirus will not intimidate this beach most in ... Read More