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News and information on tourism boards, ministers of tourism and the public sector in the travel and tourism industry.

Jennifer Lopez moving to the Castle Orsini in Celleno, Italy?

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- January 22, 2020

Jennifer Lopez would love living in a small village in Italy or Bali, with a quiet lifestyle. On Vanity Fair ... Read More

King of Spain signals strong support for UNWTO’s tourism ambitions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a special gala dinner in Madrid ... Read More

Global Tourism Plastic Initiative launched

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Travel Foundation has today announced its commitment to tackle plastic pollution as part of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, ... Read More

U.S. Travel Industry on impeachment of President Trump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Trump slump does not apply to tourism to Tennessee. The impeachment of President Donald Trump has helped tourism in ... Read More

Korea-Spain Visit Years are trending: FITUR will show why

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Korea has become one of the trendiest tourist destinations in the world. Spanish visitors love trendy destinations, and they love ... Read More

The biggest urban music beach festival in the world

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Ghana Tourism Authority, on behalf of the Government of Ghana, and Event Horizon, Organisers of the Afro-Nation Festival, on ... Read More

Minister Bartlett to attend Caribbean Travel Market in Bahamas

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday to attend the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Baha Mar, Bahamas. ... Read More

Routes and African Airlines Association to drive growth for Africa aviation market

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar ... Read More

Why Japan is the most popular destination for Chinese tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Japan ranked first on the list of popular overseas destinations for Chinese tourists in 2019, taking the top spot from ... Read More

War in Germany? Cologne is being evacuated

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Did Brexit cause a war between Germany and Britain? Guests are fleeing the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cologne. German Federal ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on ... Read More

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 20, 2020

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya's first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To ... Read More

Who will be the next CEO for Nepal Tourism Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Deepak Raj Joshi, the Current Chief Executive Officer of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) ws unable to make it among ... Read More

Philippines declares Taal Volcano island a ‘no man’s land’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

The Philippines volcano agency had long declared Luzon island a “permanent danger zone,” yet villagers have lived and worked there ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism continues to outpace global economy

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also ... Read More

India issues China travel advisory as deadly virus cases jump to 136

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

China's Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, in a statement detailing the latest escalation in figures for the major viral outbreak, said ... Read More

Xi’an extends a global invitation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

The Spring Festival is the grandest traditional festival in China. In Xi'an, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, ... Read More

Australian Tourism is facing the biggest challenge in living memory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

"Australian tourism is facing its biggest challenge in living memory." These words came from Prime Minister Scott Morrison today. In ... Read More

What makes Japan hottest 2020 travel destination?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2020

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) announced that more than 31 million overseas travelers visited Japan in 2019, marking it ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Minister expresses Satisfaction with Performance

editor editor- January 17, 2020

During his opening address at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Marketing Review on Tuesday, January 14, 2019, at Eden Blue, ... Read More

FAA: Vapes on a plane?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with other federal agencies and organizations to remind airline passengers that electronic smoking ... Read More

Paris protesters: Sorry, tourists, no Louvre for you today

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

French capital visitors striving to see some of the world's most famous works of art had their plans abruptly canceled ... Read More

Tahiti Tourisme Appoints New CEO

editor editor- January 17, 2020

At a Tahiti Tourisme Board of Directors meeting held on January 13, 2020, it was decided to appoint Jean-Marc Mocellin ... Read More

Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB appoints new Vice President

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) welcomes Mike Sophia as Vice President of Sports Business Development. In ... Read More

Five countries demand compensation from Iran for downed Ukrainian Boeing

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ukraine are demanding that Iran pay ... Read More

USS Arizona Memorial about to open, but not in Hawaii

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- January 16, 2020

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), located near Scottsdale,  Arizona is proud to announce the public opening of the ... Read More

FAA declares South Florida a No Drone Zone during Super Bowl LIV

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

Hard Rock Stadium near Miami is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. Drones also ... Read More

Curaçao Tourist Board partners with AFC Ajax

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

The Dutch soccer team Ajax and the Curaçao Tourist Board have reached an agreement to work together as partners, starting ... Read More

Saint Lucia names Goodwill and Brand Ambassadors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

The Government of Saint Lucia has announced the names of twelve Saint Lucians appointed as Goodwill Ambassadors and nine as ... Read More

Boeing Applauds President Trump on US-China Trade Deal

editor editor- January 15, 2020

US President Trump and China’s chief negotiator, Liu He, signed Phase 1 of a trade agreement. This agreement will ease ... Read More

Indian Ocean destination on sale: Beaches, culture, luxury resorts included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2020

Traveling to Sri Lanka is definitely an excellent choice when selecting a tropical travel destination with a lot of culture ... Read More

Azerbaijan reports jump in tourist arrivals from Middle East and North Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

Bookings to Azerbaijan from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have increased by 155% in the last four ... Read More

Germany pledges record €86 billion to railway modernization

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

Germany has pledged to put 86 billion euros into the upkeep and modernization of its railways over the next decade. ... Read More

Belize Tourism: Half million in overnight visitor arrivals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

It is with great pleasure that the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announces that 2019 was a year of milestone achievement ... Read More

Dr. Walter Mzembi leader of the new People’s Party in Zimbabwe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Zimbabwe former Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister Dr. Walter Mzembi has been appointed interim leader of the newly formed People's ... Read More