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Category: Government and Public Sector Tourism News

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God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?
African Tourism Board News

God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 10, 2020

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes ... Read More

Curfew in Waikiki, but Governor Ige is still not ready to stop tourism
Hawaii Travel News

Curfew in Waikiki, but Governor Ige is still not ready to stop tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 10, 2020

In the State of Hawaii, the island of Oahu, including famous Waikiki, will be on a complete curfew. Honolulu Mayor ... Read More

The Recovery of Tourism Must Begin Now
Travel Safety & Emergencies

The Recovery of Tourism Must Begin Now

Hon. Edmund Bartlett Hon. Edmund Bartlett- April 10, 2020

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently upgraded the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to the Caribbean Region to Very ... Read More

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships
Cruise Industry News

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ... Read More

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division notifies the public the Pacific Princess cruise ship is scheduled to arrive ... Read More

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19
African Tourism Board News

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 9, 2020

The African Tourism Board established the COVID-19 Tourism Task Force under the leadership of Dr. Taleb Rifai and Alain St. ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19
Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines saw deep drops system-wide traffic statistics in the first quarter of 2020 specifically in March. Of course, this ... Read More

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020

The Spanish Jamaica Foundation has donated US$200,000 (J$28 million) to the Government of Jamaica’s COVID-19 Recovery Program. The donation will ... Read More

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs
Culinary Travel News

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The National Restaurant Association told US Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help ... Read More

CARE Program Website: Over 7,000 Applications Hours after Launch
Travel Safety & Emergencies

CARE Program Website: Over 7,000 Applications Hours after Launch

editor editor- April 9, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that the Government of Jamaica has received over 7,000 applications on the ... Read More

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success
Hospitality Industry News

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

Hong Kong tourism chief, Dane Cheng, stated today that tourism will be returning back to normality in July and the ... Read More

COVID-19 cases top 1.5 million worldwide
Travel Safety & Emergencies

COVID-19 cases top 1.5 million worldwide

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases now tops 1.5 million worldwide, according to the latest data. COVID-19 virus pandemic, that ... Read More

Finland extends COVID-19 restrictions until May 13
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Finland extends COVID-19 restrictions until May 13

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The government of Finland announced today that is is extending most of its COVID-19 restrictions, such as the ban on ... Read More

President Trump refuses to help Hawaii Governor Ige to stop tourist arrivals during COVID-19
Hawaii Travel News

President Trump refuses to help Hawaii Governor Ige to stop tourist arrivals during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 9, 2020

This is an update on an eTN article published earlier entitled" Hawaii Governor Ige allowing an increase in tourism puts ... Read More

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Thai immigration officials announced today that the government of Thailand has approved a plan to grant automatic visa extensions to ... Read More

How Kerala in India is fighting #Covid19?
India Travel News

How Kerala in India is fighting #Covid19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

As the entire world has been impacted by #Covid19 Kerala also has its share of firefighting going on. Statistics would ... Read More

Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel
Airline News

Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Israel's Israir Airlines carried out rescue flights of Israelis stranded all over Europe without ability to return to Israel. Among ... Read More

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved  drug?
Human Rights News

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved drug?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

A collaborative study led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), ... Read More

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima
Sports Travel News

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee officials announced today that the exhibition of the Olympic Flame will be closed. The exhibition was ... Read More

Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize
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Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Belize Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on ... Read More

Dominica reports new case of coronavirus
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Dominica reports new case of coronavirus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Dominica’s Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr. Irving McIntyre announced an additional case on COVID-19 in Dominica.  ... Read More

Barbados reports its third death from COVID-19 virus
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Barbados reports its third death from COVID-19 virus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Barbados officials report that a 95-year-old man, who was very ill when he presented with symptoms of COVID-19 last Sunday, ... Read More

Israel bans out-of-town travel, makes masks in public mandatory
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Israel bans out-of-town travel, makes masks in public mandatory

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Israeli authorities are trying to stem the deadly spread of COVID-19 virus by tightening travel restrictions for the Passover holiday, ... Read More

A Step by Step Guide for Tourism Recovery during and after COVID-19
Airline News

A Step by Step Guide for Tourism Recovery during and after COVID-19

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 7, 2020

The unprecedented societal changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are dramatically affecting tourism. It is too early to know ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport: Weekly Traffic Figures for March 30 – April 5
African Tourism Board News

Frankfurt Airport: Weekly Traffic Figures for March 30 – April 5

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2020

Frankfurt Airport bundles all passenger handling operations in Terminal 1, Concourses B and C, effective today (April 7) – Passenger ... Read More

Israel to produce beard-friendly COVID-19 masks for religious orthodoxes
Cultural Travel News

Israel to produce beard-friendly COVID-19 masks for religious orthodoxes

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Because of the rampant global COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli authorities have asked the public to cover their mouths and noses in ... Read More

Israel and Russia agree on COVID-19 evacuation flights for their citizens
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Israel and Russia agree on COVID-19 evacuation flights for their citizens

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

The office of the Israeli prime minister announced today that Israel and Russia have agreed to conduct a number of ... Read More

Trapped in Rome: eTN Journalist Mario Masciullo will answer your online questions
Breaking Travel News

Trapped in Rome: eTN Journalist Mario Masciullo will answer your online questions

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 6, 2020

Mario Masciullo has been a journalist working with eTurboNews for almost 20 years. Mario is a native Italian and usually ... Read More

Abe: COVID-19 state of emergency will be declared in Tokyo
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Abe: COVID-19 state of emergency will be declared in Tokyo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

Over 3,500 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Japan and 85 have died so far, and the numbers have ... Read More

Ten Lufthansa jumbo jets to evacuate German tourists from New Zealand
Airline News

Ten Lufthansa jumbo jets to evacuate German tourists from New Zealand

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

Lufthansa will bring vacationers on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office from New Zealand back to Europe. Five Airbus A380s ... Read More

Queen Elizabeth II explains Coronavirus Truth to British People: Transcript & Video
Breaking Travel News

Queen Elizabeth II explains Coronavirus Truth to British People: Transcript & Video

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 5, 2020

Hardly anything is ok in the United Kingdom. 47,806 cases of Coronavirus, including 5,903 new cases, 4934 British subjects died, ... Read More

Is Tourism and a laidback lifestyle about to kill thousands in Hawaii?
Airline News

Is Tourism and a laidback lifestyle about to kill thousands in Hawaii?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 5, 2020

Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! Yesterday 683 people arrived in Hawaii. The airports in the State of Hawaii are still ... Read More

How Airbus is fighting the war on Coronavirus
Airline News

How Airbus is fighting the war on Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 5, 2020

Airbus continues to purchase and supply millions of face masks from China, the large majority of which will be donated ... Read More

UAE’s wealthiest emirate goes on complete lockdown
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UAE’s wealthiest emirate goes on complete lockdown

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 5, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise in the UAE in the first days of April, with more ... Read More

Why Relaunching Tourism can only be the last step after Bringing back the Economy?
Feature Travel Story

Why Relaunching Tourism can only be the last step after Bringing back the Economy?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 5, 2020

Comprehensive Research on the next 4 steps on how to defeat COVID-19 and relaunch your economy - The Hawaii Model ... Read More

War with Germany over face masks? Piracy or Justified by the US Defense Production Act?
Breaking Travel News

War with Germany over face masks? Piracy or Justified by the US Defense Production Act?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2020

"There is great national unity. This Unity is developing in the United States, restoring the nation to our full and ... Read More