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Category: Government and Public Sector Tourism News

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

Hamburg offers a variety of planet-friendly venues

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

With sustainability consistently topping the agenda for planners, Hamburg has a variety of planet-friendly venues that can help planners reduce ... Read More

Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

Russian officials announced that all Chinese citizens will be banned from entering Russian Federation effective February 20, 2020, amid coronavirus ... Read More

UNWTO supports sustainable tourism growth in Greece

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister ... Read More

Attending ITB? How to cope with Coronavirus? What about you?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 18, 2020

Safertourism, PATA, and ATB will be setting trends over breakfast during ITB with Dr. Peter Tarlow - AND you are ... Read More

Coronavirus: Travel and tourism is winning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 18, 2020

Take a deep breath visitor! After days of depressing tourism, good time tourism is again on the immediate horizon. Travelers ... Read More

Launch of Tourism Satellite Account for Saint Lucia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 18, 2020

St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association CEO Noorani M. Azeez today announced the launch of the Tourism Satellite Account for ... Read More

Minister Bains: We monitor sale of Canada’s Bombardier Transportation to French Alstom SA

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

The Honorable Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, made the following statement on the potential sale of ... Read More

Airbus: US decision to increase tariffs on EU planes ‘regrettable’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

European multinational aerospace corporation Airbus issued a statement, saying that the decision of the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) ... Read More

Macau re-opens casinos after halting operations over coronavirus scare

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

Macau government has told casino operators that they have 30 days to return to full business, after authorities imposed a ... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line on their way out?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Coronavirus and Corporate Greed cannot be the only justification for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to continue ripping off customers. ... Read More

A nightmare of a cruise ends for 355 Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

A cruise of a lifetime became a nightmare for 355 American travelers when Coronavirus broke out onboard early February. Japanese ... Read More

Where to travel during Coronavirus? List of countries and destinations

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

Coronavirus also is known as Covid-19 has become the biggest enemy in the global travel and tourism industry, but the virus ... Read More

Zimbabwe: The way forward

mm Eric Tawanda Muzamhindo- February 16, 2020

Zimbabwe is buffeted by lack of cohesion, lack of strategic planning, buffeted by inconsistencies, incapacitation to deal with the current ... Read More

Why Hong Kong Tourism should be booming?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

There may not be a better dime every to explore Hong Kong this time, but the connection to China as ... Read More

Overtourism not coronavirus: AIRBNB worry in Europe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

At the same time, tourism leaders everywhere in the world have sleepless nights over coronavirus to stop tourism in their ... Read More

Coronavirus cured in 8 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

What travel destinations are safe from Coronavirus?The virus had put a noticeable dent on the travel industry, even though most ... Read More

Siem Reap welcomes Chinese Tourists with open arms

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

China Tourism officials feel the world is ganging up against Chinese tourists and make travel a nightmare for many. Chinese ... Read More

Returning to Beijing? 14 days quarantine ordered

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

More than 20 million people live in the Capital City of Beijing. Experts say this decision by Chinese authorities in ... Read More

African Tourism Board supports diversification of tourist products in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- February 15, 2020

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is looking to cooperate with African countries to develop beach tourism, marine tourist resources and ... Read More

First coronavirus death in Europe: Chinese tourist dies in Paris hospital

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus at a Paris hospital, marking the first death confirmed outside of Asia and the ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority official statement on Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is the State agency in Hawaii in charge of the largest industry, travel and tourism wants ... Read More

Solids and Liquids Could Be More Alike than We Thought

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- February 15, 2020

Scientists explain how exotic phenomena involving electrons in certain solid systems are similar to particles in certain liquid systems or ... Read More

Portuguese artist Santiago Ribeiro exhibits in the Czech Republic

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- February 15, 2020

Coimbra artist Santiago Ribeiro participates in the exhibition * Arts Week in the Czech Republic * from 14 to 20 ... Read More

Go Vilnius new ‘Fantasy’ tourism campaign

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- February 15, 2020

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and the destination behind the award-winning “Vilnius - the G-spot of Europe” campaign, is launching ... Read More

Shock for Hawaii Tourism: Coronavirus arrived in Waikiki

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Today Hawaii Governor Ige and Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO Chris Tatum moved Hawaii kamaainas and its visitors in ... Read More

Maritime Administration announces over $280 million in grants for US ports

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it has awarded more than $280 million in ... Read More

Canada’s Minister of Transport issues statement on Via Rail service shutdown

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020

The Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today: "As the Prime Minister said, "The freedom ... Read More

‘Not the Brexit I voted for’: Brexiteer whines about long EU passport line

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020

An aggrieved British Brexiteer has triggered an avalanche of mockery on social media from EU Remainers, after whining that he ... Read More

Cost of Coronavirus: Is life really priceless?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- February 14, 2020

It's not a very happy valentine's day for 63,859 people suffering under coronavirus in at this time in China. 1380 ... Read More

BVI Now: Tourism goes high tech

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission has announced the launch of BVI Now, an app available for free ... Read More

Why travel to Africa is safe during coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Get away from the cold is what the experts on coronavirus are recommending. Where in the world is summer right ... Read More

European tourism sector continues to defy increased global risks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest ‘European Tourism Trends and Prospects’ report, Europe enjoyed a healthy 4% increase ... Read More

Coronavirus travel setback spreads beyond China

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

The travel setback caused by the coronavirus outbreak has now spread beyond China, with other parts of the Asia Pacific ... Read More

British Airways adds new flights from London to Saint Lucia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority confirmed the introduction of additional British Airways direct flights from the UK to Saint Lucia. ... Read More

Japan confirms its first coronavirus death

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

Japan's Health Minister Katsunobu Kato made an announcement today, confirming that a woman in her 80s, living in the Kanagawa ... Read More

Airbus A330-800 receives EASA Type Certification

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

The Airbus A330-800 has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration ... Read More