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Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel
Hong Kong Travel News

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 26, 2020

A spotlight is shining on concerted efforts by Hong Kong Tourism Board public and private sectors in preparation for tourism ... Read More

Up to 100,000 new cases daily: Second COVID-19 wave hits France
France Travel News

Up to 100,000 new cases daily: Second COVID-19 wave hits France

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

On Sunday, France registered a record 52,010 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, more than any other country ... Read More

Did you know Halloween began in Ireland?
Cultural Travel News

Did you know Halloween began in Ireland?

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Halloween – a time for thrills, chills and wonderful traditions. But did you know that everyone's favorite spooky holiday began in Ireland? At ... Read More

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LGBTQ Travel during COVID-19 : A trillion Dollar business

editor editor- October 26, 2020

The LGBTQ Travel and Tourism Industry has more than 1 trillion buying power in the United States alone. In 1992, ... Read More

Qatar Airways Horror experience included vagina examination at Doha Airport
Airline News

Qatar Airways Horror experience included vagina examination at Doha Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 26, 2020

Women passengers on Qatar Airways QR908 checking in to fly from Doha to Sydney were ordered by Qatar Authorities on ... Read More

Seychelles has a new president. Congratulations are pouring in
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles has a new president. Congratulations are pouring in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

The current opposition candidate and Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan of the LDS has won the elections in Seychelles. He won ... Read More

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced
Sports Travel News

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020

The next appointment for the most important mountain bike race in the world to be held at Elba Island in ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Sets Record
Sports Travel News

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Sets Record

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 24, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority long distance teenage sensation, Jacob Kiplimo, bagged the Gold medal at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon ... Read More

President of Poland tests positive for COVID-19
People in Travel & Tourism

President of Poland tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

The President of Poland has become the latest world leader to be infected with the COVID-19 virus. Polish presidential spokesman Blazej ... Read More

Violent anti-lockdown riots break out in Italy’s Naples
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Violent anti-lockdown riots break out in Italy’s Naples

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

Violent anti-lockdown protests broke out in Italy's third largest city of Naples last night. The anger was triggered by the ... Read More

Singapore Airlines re-launches world’s longest flight to New York’s JFK
Airline News

Singapore Airlines re-launches world’s longest flight to New York’s JFK

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

The flag carrier airline of Singapore announced that it will re-launch its world's longest nonstop flight to New York next ... Read More

Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas
Breaking Travel News

Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison today chaired a meeting of the National Cabinet at which the leaders of seven of ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts: Travel Insurance Is On Us
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Sandals and Beaches Resorts: Travel Insurance Is On Us

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 23, 2020

Trust and confidence are increasingly becoming top priorities for consumers as they begin to safely travel to their dream destinations ... Read More

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements
Costa Rica travel news

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

On November 1, Costa Rica will reopen its air borders to all international countries, as long as they meet the ... Read More

US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey
Terrorism and Crime for travelers:

US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals ... Read More

There are signs of recovery for InterContinental Hotels
Breaking Travel News

There are signs of recovery for InterContinental Hotels

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Following today’s release of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Q3 2020 trading update, hospitality industry experts noted that a year-on-year (YOY) RevPAR ... Read More

75 years of UN: Cooperation and trust as important as ever
Travel Associations News

75 years of UN: Cooperation and trust as important as ever

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The United Nations, of which UNWTO is proud to be a part, was established to promote peace among nations and ... Read More

Tourism in a Time of Chaos
Tourism News

Tourism in a Time of Chaos

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 23, 2020

Chaos Theory Chaos is a term used to describe the world when nothing makes sense; when 2+2 does not equal ... Read More

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar
France Travel News

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The government officials in France announced that COVID-19 curfews will be extended after the country reported a record 41,622 new ... Read More

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask
Hawaii Travel News

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020

How can you smile behind a mask? Outrigger Hotels and Resorts may be a shining example to document how the ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report substantial declines in revenue and occupancy
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotels report substantial declines in revenue and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

In September 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note
Airport news

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Fraport AG has successfully placed a promissory note with six tranches and a total volume of €250 million with investors. ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights
Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s hometown carrier, will reinstate its long-awaited East Coast flying in December with twice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s ... Read More

Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program
Cayman Islands News

Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

While the borders to the Cayman Islands remain closed to commercial airlift and cruise traffic at this time, the Cayman ... Read More

Stress-free staycation at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
Hotel & Resort News

Stress-free staycation at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 22, 2020

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, situated in the heart of the city, has unveiled a unique range of upscale Alternative ... Read More

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US
Travel Technology News

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the ... Read More

Private and public sector coalition calls for immediate COVID-19 relief bill
Breaking Travel News

Private and public sector coalition calls for immediate COVID-19 relief bill

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The COVID RELIEF NOW Coalition, representing major public and private sector groups across the U.S, today launched a digital advertising ... Read More

Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa
African Tourism Board News

Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 21, 2020

Polar Tourism in conjunction with the African Tourism Board have discussed a series of new initiatives that would boost tourism ... Read More

IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time
Aviation News

IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the recent overflight agreement between the Kingdom of Jordan and State of Israel ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches hotel Kosher Certification project
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches hotel Kosher Certification project

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed an agreement with the Emirates Agency ... Read More

UNWTO: Coordination vital ingredient for tourism recovery
Travel Associations News

UNWTO: Coordination vital ingredient for tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Consistent and harmonized travel protocols, enhanced safety measures and the protection of jobs and livelihoods are the main ingredients needed ... Read More

Flybe could be flying again by 2021
Airline News

Flybe could be flying again by 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Flybe recently said that it could be flying again next year, after administrators announced a successful deal had been agreed ... Read More

A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents
Travel Award News

A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020

Agnes Mucuha is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents in Nairobi, and she is now ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu
Airport news

Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020

Traveling to Waikiki? Outspoken Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has an urgent message for you. Caldwell told eTurboNews he will be ... Read More

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

USGS reported that a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Alaska, prompting a warning in the region. The ... Read More

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion
Greece travel news

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Greek authorities said on Monday they have finalized plans to build a 26-kilometer (16 miles) wall along Greece-Turkey border, to ... Read More