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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

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

Why Tourism is the key to win a presidential election?
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Why Tourism is the key to win a presidential election?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2020

How important is the travel and tourism industry for a country, its people, and the world that a former tourism ... Read More

EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism
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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

“Caritas”: Street art that highlights the tragedy of our days
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“Caritas”: Street art that highlights the tragedy of our days

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

On the walls of Milan, the contemporary pop-artist AleXsandro Palombo unveils "Caritas" - the new series of awareness-raising artworks in ... Read More

Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening
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Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

General sentiment regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Italy is gradually becoming more positive. In two industry surveys, one conducted ... Read More

Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty Car Rental killed by COVID-19
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Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty Car Rental killed by COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2020

Hertz Car rental stated on its website hertz.com:  " Before we rent any vehicle, they are cleaned and disinfected to ... Read More

Sandals Foundation:  Preserving the Environment
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Sandals Foundation: Preserving the Environment

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 23, 2020

Sandals Foundation of Sandals Resorts and Beaches believes tomorrow is influenced by what we do today. So, it is important ... Read More

New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine
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New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

British government authorities announced that all new arrivals from abroad will be required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. New ... 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

Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment
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Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

New British Government data reveals the significant role Heathrow airport has played in equipping front-line workers and hospitals in their ... Read More

Asaf Zamir appointed as new Minister of Tourism for Israel
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Asaf Zamir appointed as new Minister of Tourism for Israel

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

A ministerial exchange ceremony was held at the Israel Ministry of Tourism between the outgoing Minister, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, ... Read More

Pakistan International Airlines jet with 107 people on board crashes in Karachi
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Pakistan International Airlines jet with 107 people on board crashes in Karachi

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane with over 100 people on board has crashed in the Pakistani city of ... Read More

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins: What coordinated European Tourism Approach?
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ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins: What coordinated European Tourism Approach?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020

Tom Jenkins is the CEO of the European Tourism Association (ETOA), known as the trade association for better tourism in ... 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

Denmark re-opens its museums, zoos, theaters and cinemas to visitors
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Denmark re-opens its museums, zoos, theaters and cinemas to visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Museums, zoos, theaters and cinemas in Copenhagen and other Danish cities began re-opening today, as the Denmark's government has decided ... Read More

Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First
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Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2020

Seychelles has no active cases of coronavirus, and no one died in this Indian Ocean island republic, often seen as ... Read More

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 recognize tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19
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WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 recognize tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

The World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to acknowledging those in travel and tourism who have taken remarkable steps ... 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

Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery
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Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Portugal is planning to offer an ‘air bridge’ for British tourists to bypass quarantine rules. This concept will be positively ... 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

Four BestCities destinations placed in top ten ICCA worldwide rankings
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Four BestCities destinations placed in top ten ICCA worldwide rankings

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

BestCities recognized four of their partner destinations – Berlin (3rd), Madrid (5th), Singapore (7th) and Tokyo (10th) – for ranking ... Read More

Only six percent of Americans planning travel will wait until 2021
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Only six percent of Americans planning travel will wait until 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

The results of a survey, asking Americans their thoughts and plans on resuming travel after the country has been on ... Read More

LGBT Americans: Strong travel needs and definite travel plans despite COVID-19
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LGBT Americans: Strong travel needs and definite travel plans despite COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

Not surprising to observe, most American adults surveyed this month by The Harris Poll, express reservations and go-slow attitudes towards ... Read More

Federal Court allows deceptive and inadequate airlines notices to stand
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Federal Court allows deceptive and inadequate airlines notices to stand

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled against FlyersRights.org's attempt to bring U.S. airlines ... Read More

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on US air ticket sales persists
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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on US air ticket sales persists

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today released data showing that ARC-accredited travel agencies experienced a 107% year-over-year decrease in air ticket ... Read More

Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways
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Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 20, 2020

Thai International (THAI) on 19 May confirmed it would file under chapter 3/1 of the bankruptcy law for protection while ... Read More

COVID-19 likely to witness emergence of Gen-C within tourism industry
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COVID-19 likely to witness emergence of Gen-C within tourism industry

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

Travel and Tourism industry is expected to create a new generation of travelers, known as ‘Gen-C’, which will not be ... Read More

Travel & tourism sector witnessed 3.7% decline in deal activity this week
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Travel & tourism sector witnessed 3.7% decline in deal activity this week

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

The number of deals announced in the global travel and tourism sector declined by 3.7% during the week ended May ... Read More

2020’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations named
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2020’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations named

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

With the travel and tourism industries gutted by COVID-19 and travelers opting to stay close to home this summer, travel ... Read More

Opportunity for Tourism Destinations against Old Habits & Ignorance
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Opportunity for Tourism Destinations against Old Habits & Ignorance

mm Richard Adam- May 20, 2020

Every now and then, we all have seen tourism destinations temporarily dropping out of the market due to natural disasters ... Read More

Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy
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Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Following the news that Spain aims to open up to overseas holidaymakers by late June, travel industry experts offered their ... Read More

IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start
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IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five ... Read More

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