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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.

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

World-Class Indonesian Travel Destination invites investors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

From its beautiful white sandy beach to its clear blue waters, an array of color and underwater life, plus 28 ... Read More

Will tourism make a Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting possible?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Tourism may be the key to renewed talks between North and South Korea. North Korea recently opened a new mountain ... Read More

Punta Cana hotels: Promise seal assures tourist safety in Dominican Republic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

Punta Cana Hotel Consortium issued the following statement regarding tourist safety and security in the Dominican Republic: We are pleased ... Read More

Another US state may join Nevada and decriminalize prostitution

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

Nevada is currently the only state of the United States of America that permits some legal prostitution. Seven Nevada state ... Read More

Sweden’s bombing wave continues with explosions in Stockholm and Uppsala

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

Powerful explosion rocked an upscale central Stockholm neighborhood on Monday morning, shattering windows and covering entire Östermalm area block with ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister moves to declare Port Royal as Prescribed Area under JTB Act

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says he will be putting measures in place to declare Port Royal as a prescribed ... Read More

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and tourism in Australia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region’s World Heritage areas are home to Australia’s two Indigenous cultures, which can be ... Read More

Emergency declared by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issued an urgent call to action on emerging global disruptions that may ... Read More

Volcanic Tsunami Warning: Manila airport closed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is closed until further notice. The largest airport in the Philippines closed Sunday night at ... Read More

Seychelles role in USA Iran peace talks?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Why Seychelles is the most powerful country in Africa? The Republic of Seychelles has less than 100,000 citizens but remains ... Read More

Canadian Transportation Safety investigators to travel to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has obtained visas for its two investigators to travel to the Islamic Republic ... Read More

Cruising to Jamaica? Visitors should get ready for an extra safe experience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Tourism is an important export industry for Jamaica. It explains why the country has been putting substantial resources in keeping ... Read More

FAA’s $5.4M Boeing fine dwarfed by fired CEO’s $62M in ‘benefits’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2020

US Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement on Friday that Boeing had "had “failed to adequately oversee its suppliers ... Read More

Another devastating earthquake strikes Puerto Rico

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2020

Another devastating earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0, struck Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, causing further damage along the ... Read More

Why Lufthansa Group is also guilty in Ukrainian crash in Iran?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2020

Also responsible for the Ukraine International Airlines crash may be Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Aeroflot to ... Read More

How Switzerland may have just prevented World War 3?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2020

The United States and Iran were on the brink of war this week. A war between Iran and the U.S. ... Read More

Tourists Visit Museums in Italy for Free

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 11, 2020

There were over 170,000 admissions on the first Sunday of Free Museums sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and ... Read More

Learn about tourism safety and security?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

In cooperation with the International Association of Tourism Safety & Security Professionals (IATSSP),  The Tourism Safety Security Safety Professionals Conference ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

Vacationing in Kenya! This is a favorite for American travelers and big business for the Kenya Tourism Industry. Witness to ... Read More

African Tourism Board is now a non profit company with Aloha

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

African Tourism Board was approved by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa to become a Non-Profit Company. ... Read More

Iran claims Ukraine International Airlines Boeing ‘caught fire in flight’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

Iran Civil Aviation Organization announced that Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 jet 'had caught fire in flight' before crashing just ... Read More

63 Canadians killed in US Iran standoff considered collateral damage?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2020

While Iranian missiles attack U.S. airbases in Iraq and the world was waiting for the United States to launch an ... Read More

Aruba Convention Bureau announces new North America Regional Sales Director

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

The Aruba Convention Bureau (ACB) is pleased to announce that Robert Hayes has joined the team as Regional Sales Director ... Read More