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TAP Air Portugal returns to all North American gateways by October
Airline News

TAP Air Portugal returns to all North American gateways by October

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

TAP Air Portugal continues to resume its operations in October, with 666 flights planned on 82 routes, including returning service ... Read More

San Francisco tourism updating 2020-21 projections due to COVID-19 pandemic
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San Francisco tourism updating 2020-21 projections due to COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought a decade of record growth in tourism in San Francisco to an abrupt halt. ... Read More

40% of excess unemployment is in leisure & hospitality sector
USA Travel News

40% of excess unemployment is in leisure & hospitality sector

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

Faced with a fresh round of bleak employment data, the American travel industry is renewing its pleas for leaders in ... Read More

World Elephant Day 2020 falls on uncertain times for largest land mammal
Responsible Tourism News

World Elephant Day 2020 falls on uncertain times for largest land mammal

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

On World Elephant Day, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is reaching out to stakeholders, partnering NGOs and policy makers to shed ... Read More

Fraport traffic figures – July 2020: Passenger traffic remains low in Frankfurt and at the Group’s airports worldwide
Airport news

Fraport traffic figures – July 2020: Passenger traffic remains low in Frankfurt and at the Group’s airports worldwide

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

In July 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served a total of 1,318,502 passengers, representing an 80.9 percent decline year-on-year. During the ... Read More

British easyJet to launch Ukraine flights
Airline News

British easyJet to launch Ukraine flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

UK's budget carrier  easyJet announced that it has been licensed to fly to Ukraine and the air service to that ... Read More

France extends mass gathering ban after 5,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded
France Travel News

France extends mass gathering ban after 5,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 12, 2020

Prime Minister of France warned today that the COVID-19 infection rate in France was 'headed in the wrong way' and ... Read More

Klook, a Service for Booking Leisure Options, Is Now Available on Travelpayouts
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Klook, a Service for Booking Leisure Options, Is Now Available on Travelpayouts

editor editor- August 11, 2020

As the travel market slowly recovers, some people in select markets are resuming normal life and starting to travel again. ... Read More

Exploring Malta by Private Yacht
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Exploring Malta by Private Yacht

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 11, 2020

There is no better and safer way to explore the beautiful Mediterranean coast than with a private yacht charter, starting ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism and Visa Sign MOU
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Seychelles Tourism and Visa Sign MOU

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 11, 2020

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ... Read More

St Kitts and Nevis visitors now required to take COVID-19 test
Saint Kitts and Nevis travel news

St Kitts and Nevis visitors now required to take COVID-19 test

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

The government of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis published the latest Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No.13) Regulations, 2020. Valid ... Read More

New Zealand’s Auckland back in lockdown after new COVID-19 spike
New Zealand travel news

New Zealand’s Auckland back in lockdown after new COVID-19 spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

New Zealand's government officials announced today that the country's largest city, Auckland, will be shut down  after , after four ... Read More

Holland America Line extends cruise operations pause through December 15
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line extends cruise operations pause through December 15

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

With the continuation of travel and port restrictions due to global health concerns, Holland America Line is extending its pause ... Read More

Air Canada overhauls its Aeroplan loyalty program
Airline News

Air Canada overhauls its Aeroplan loyalty program

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

Air Canada today revealed the details of its transformed Aeroplan loyalty program, outlining the program attributes and credit card benefits ... Read More

Caribbean G-8 islands collaborate on intra-regional tourism campaign
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Caribbean G-8 islands collaborate on intra-regional tourism campaign

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

As Caribbean destinations across the region reopen their borders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of eight ... Read More

Royal Caribbean’s enormous loss highlights cruise industry woes
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean’s enormous loss highlights cruise industry woes

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group’s newly-released Q2 2020 results show the second quarter net loss of $1.6 billion comes on top of ... Read More

SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person
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SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- August 11, 2020

On my road trip visit to Krabi and Phuket, I was fortunate to attend SKÅL meetings in both towns. As ... Read More

Russia resumes flights to Turkey’s resorts of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman
Airline News

Russia resumes flights to Turkey’s resorts of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

Russia announced the resumption of air travel from select Russian airports to several Turkish resort destination. Passenger air traffic between ... Read More

Marriott: Q2 2020 results dramatically impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
Hospitality Industry News

Marriott: Q2 2020 results dramatically impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Marriott International, Inc. today reported second quarter 2020 results, which were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and efforts ... Read More

Seabourn announces upcoming cruise cancellations
Cruise Industry News

Seabourn announces upcoming cruise cancellations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury travel experience, announced today that it will cancel upcoming voyages for three cruise ships in its fleet ... Read More

Travel Agents Association of India on Air India Express Crash
Airline News

Travel Agents Association of India on Air India Express Crash

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 10, 2020

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has expressed shock and concern over the Air India Express aircraft AXB1344 that ... Read More

Greece requires COVID-19 test for entry from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic
Greece travel news

Greece requires COVID-19 test for entry from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Tightening controls after a recent spike in COVID-19 infections, Greek government announced that visitors arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the ... Read More

Paris tourists must wear face masks now
France Travel News

Paris tourists must wear face masks now

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 10, 2020

Amid warnings of a new spike of COVID-19 cases, Paris city officials announced that face masks are now mandatory in ... Read More

Turkey’s tourism is going through hard times
Turkey Travel News

Turkey’s tourism is going through hard times

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Turkish tourism sector is going through hard times. World’s sixth most popular travel destination has been dented by waves of ... Read More

European Cities Marketing and International Congress and Convention Association form partnership
Travel Associations News

European Cities Marketing and International Congress and Convention Association form partnership

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

ECM (European Cities Marketing) and ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) have agreed to launch a European partnership to solidify ... Read More

Luxair launches Luxembourg flights from Budapest Airport
Airline News

Luxair launches Luxembourg flights from Budapest Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

On a steady course to welcome half a million passengers this month – a robust re-growth following just 80,000 passengers ... Read More

Mauritius is fighting for the survival of its tourism industry with thousands of residents joining in
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Mauritius is fighting for the survival of its tourism industry with thousands of residents joining in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 10, 2020

Mauritius is in a fight for the survival of their much-needed tourism industry. The people of Mauritius showed resilience when ... Read More

Will meetings return? Can hotels really open safely?… Or should we stay home?
Breaking Travel News

Will meetings return? Can hotels really open safely?… Or should we stay home?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 10, 2020

Tourism Encounters a New Paradigm Up to, and including the beginning of 2020, many professionals in the hotel, travel, and ... Read More

World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa
African Tourism Board News

World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

World Lion Day (10 August) celebrates one of South Africa’s most iconic species, yet despite dwindling wild lion numbers, they ... Read More

Second disaster struck Mauritius after COVID-19 was defeated
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Second disaster struck Mauritius after COVID-19 was defeated

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

A disaster of enormous proportion is unfolding in the Indian Ocean Republic of Mauritius. The country just overcame Coronavirus, and ... Read More

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

US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue
Breaking Travel News

US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines: Toronto, New York, Delhi Relaunching
Airline News

Ukraine International Airlines: Toronto, New York, Delhi Relaunching

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 8, 2020

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is gradually resuming its operations after a three-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UIA 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

Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings
Malta travel news

Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

Malta's government officials announced that face masks are now mandatory in public, and all large gatherings are banned, effective midnight ... 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

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