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Indonesia imposes new health protocols on tourism destinations
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Indonesia imposes new health protocols on tourism destinations

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 30, 2020

Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has prepared health protocols called the program of cleanliness, health and safety (CHS), that ... Read More

Coronavirus, Riots, White House Siege: Unfolding Simultaneously in USA
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Coronavirus, Riots, White House Siege: Unfolding Simultaneously in USA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2020

Coronavirus is spreading in the United States. Tonight another problem was added - riots!  Is the White House in danger ... Read More

Trump Giving the Finger to WHO will kill not only Americans
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Trump Giving the Finger to WHO will kill not only Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2020

Pulling the United States of America out of the World Health Organization (WHO) is a shock not only to most ... Read More

Lockdown easing triggers Citizenship by Investment interest in St Kitts and Nevis
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Lockdown easing triggers Citizenship by Investment interest in St Kitts and Nevis

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 29, 2020

The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has met the six criteria set by the World Health Organisation guiding whether ... Read More

CDC confirms COVID-19 was detected in US already in January
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CDC confirms COVID-19 was detected in US already in January

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2020

From January 21 through February 23, 2020, public health agencies detected 14 U.S. cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), all ... Read More

Tourists from 29 countries can travel to Greece starting June 15
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Tourists from 29 countries can travel to Greece starting June 15

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2020

Greece's Tourism Ministry announced that visitors from 29 countries will be allowed to enter the country starting from June 15. ... Read More

Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: Rebuilding.travel has a  question
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Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: Rebuilding.travel has a question

George Taylor George Taylor- May 29, 2020

Bringing back business for aviation, airports, MICE, and tour operators are the intention of the World Travel & Tourism Council ... Read More

Highest and Lowest Risk Regions in the World for Coronavirus identified
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Highest and Lowest Risk Regions in the World for Coronavirus identified

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020

San Marino had the highest number of deaths, Italy, Belgium, Spain are also in similar shape but are now taken ... Read More

Flights to Hawaii: Get ready for 72 hour testing prior to boarding
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Flights to Hawaii: Get ready for 72 hour testing prior to boarding

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020

The United States and the world can learn a lot from the State of Hawaii. The world should learn from ... Read More

Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa
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Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020

"We all came out of Africa,” said Dr. Taleb Rifai, patron of the African Tourism Board (ATB), and former UNWTO Secretary-General. “That ... Read More

Turkey resumes passenger train services at half capacity
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Turkey resumes passenger train services at half capacity

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020

Turkey resumed passenger train services, following a two-month suspension, as the authorities relaxed restrictions put in place to contain the ... Read More

Visitor arrivals to Hawaiian Islands decreased 99.5 percent in April
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Visitor arrivals to Hawaiian Islands decreased 99.5 percent in April

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020

In April 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 99.5 percent compared to a year ago due to the ... Read More

St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

On Friday, The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the new ... Read More

Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Grenada and Carriacou are now welcoming registered yachts under new protocols. Yacht arrivals began in mainland Grenada on Wednesday May ... Read More

Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Dominica continues to ease COVID-19 related restrictions 46 days after the last confirmed case.  The announcement was made by Minister ... Read More

Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board
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Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Fraport AG’s Supervisory Board, in an extraordinary meeting today, elected Hessian finance minister Michael Boddenberg as their new chairman.  Michael ... Read More

FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight
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FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The ... Read More

Macao Tourism cancels International Fireworks Display Contest due to COVID-19
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Macao Tourism cancels International Fireworks Display Contest due to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

Due to the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19), after careful assessment and consideration, Macao Government Tourism Office ... Read More

US Travel Industry covered with the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act
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US Travel Industry covered with the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

U.S. New York Congresswomen Carolyn Bosher Maloney today introduced the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act. This law is meant to cover ... Read More

Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29
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Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

In Germany the Federal Government and States agreed to extend social distancing rules in Germany until June 29. The world ... Read More

Summer holidays for Germans expand to 31 countries
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Summer holidays for Germans expand to 31 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

Germans rather don't eat instead of not going on a holiday. Summer holidays are around the corner and Germany has ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO
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Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

The new person in charge of Guam Tourism is  In the US Territory Guam former Governor Carl Guitierrez. Guitierrez was ... Read More

Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1
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Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

One of Russia's top government officials today announced, that on June 1, the country's authorities will start cautiously easing domestic ... Read More

COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April
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COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Due to Slovenian government action to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease, no tourist arrivals and only about 11,000 ... Read More

Caribbean is the most COVID-resilient zone in the Western World
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Caribbean is the most COVID-resilient zone in the Western World

mm Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- May 25, 2020

Through a combination of decisive leadership, swift action, and effective communication, the Caribbean has been largely spared the direct onslaught ... Read More

European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada
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European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Transat A.T. Inc. has taken note of the European Commission's decision to open an in-depth ("Phase 2") investigation to assess ... Read More

Hawaii beat the Virus!
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Hawaii beat the Virus!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2020

Let Florida, California, Spain, or Italy reopen their travel and tourism industry. Beaches in Florida, California, Spain or Italy can ... Read More

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

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

Having fun in Las Vegas will no longer be a sin
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Having fun in Las Vegas will no longer be a sin

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020

MGM Resort International CEO Bill Hornbuckle said: "We all know what we’ve gone through for the last 10 weeks. No ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board: We are Corona Safe now!
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Seychelles Tourism Board: We are Corona Safe now!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020

After 9 weeks of battling tirelessly the deadly Covid-19 worldwide pandemic, Seychelles- the small island holiday destination in the Indian ... Read More

Hertz Car Rental in Europe, Australia, New Zealand not bankrupt
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Hertz Car Rental in Europe, Australia, New Zealand not bankrupt

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2020

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc today announced it and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for ... 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

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

Minister: Tourists are welcome in Portugal
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Minister: Tourists are welcome in Portugal

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Portugal became one of the first countries in Europe to invite back tourists from elsewhere in the European Union. “Tourists ... Read More

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