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Seychelles Tourism is optimistic: Listen in why on livestream.travel
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Seychelles Tourism is optimistic: Listen in why on livestream.travel

editor editor- August 12, 2020

Seychelles almost finished establishing an out of the box approach to get tourism back on track. eTurboNews Readers yesterday met ... Read More

France extends mass gathering ban after 5,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded
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France extends mass gathering ban after 5,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 12, 2020

Prime Minister of France warned today that the COVID-19 infection rate in France was 'headed in the wrong way' and ... Read More

St Kitts and Nevis visitors now required to take COVID-19 test
Saint Kitts and Nevis travel news

St Kitts and Nevis visitors now required to take COVID-19 test

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

The government of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis published the latest Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No.13) Regulations, 2020. Valid ... Read More

Greece requires COVID-19 test for entry from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic
Greece travel news

Greece requires COVID-19 test for entry from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Tightening controls after a recent spike in COVID-19 infections, Greek government announced that visitors arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the ... Read More

Paris tourists must wear face masks now
France Travel News

Paris tourists must wear face masks now

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 10, 2020

Amid warnings of a new spike of COVID-19 cases, Paris city officials announced that face masks are now mandatory in ... Read More

Mauritius is fighting for the survival of its tourism industry with thousands of residents joining in
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Mauritius is fighting for the survival of its tourism industry with thousands of residents joining in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 10, 2020

Mauritius is in a fight for the survival of their much-needed tourism industry. The people of Mauritius showed resilience when ... Read More

US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue
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US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports ... Read More

Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings
Malta travel news

Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

Malta's government officials announced that face masks are now mandatory in public, and all large gatherings are banned, effective midnight ... Read More

Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?
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Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 8, 2020

Why is the US Department of Defense speechless about the catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak in Hawaii? Did the Aloha State never ... Read More

Norway urges citizens to avoid all foreign travel
Norway travel news

Norway urges citizens to avoid all foreign travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

Norwegian Health Minister today urged the citizens of Norway to refrain from traveling abroad. Minister Bent Høie said said that ... Read More

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’
Barbados travel news

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

The Government of Barbados has implemented a travel ‘Bubble’ for specific countries with a low incidence of COVID-19, effective August ... Read More

Hubei visitor attractions are now free for domestic tourists
China Travel News

Hubei visitor attractions are now free for domestic tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Local government in China's Hubei Province announced that all of almost 400 province's scenic tourist attractions will open to domestic ... Read More

Catastrophic fall of lira could be blessing in disguise for Turkish tourism
Turkey Travel News

Catastrophic fall of lira could be blessing in disguise for Turkish tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Turkish lira keeps hitting record lows against the major currencies on exchange markets due to years of debt accumulation and ... Read More

Alternative travel insurers emerge due to importance of tourism
Tourism News

Alternative travel insurers emerge due to importance of tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Following the news that the Canary Islands announced it will offer tourists free insurance covering COVID-19-related incidents, travel industry analysts ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A
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Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

The Honorable Minister of Tourism the Seychelles Didier Dogley, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Francis and other ... Read More

Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced
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Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

Coronavirus put the State of Hawaii is in a dire situation. Officials are in a desperate fight to stop the ... Read More

Belize delays re-opening of Philip Goldson International Airport
Belize travel news

Belize delays re-opening of Philip Goldson International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

Today at a press conference held in Belize City, it was announced that due to a spike in the number ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities
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US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.3 million in research, ... Read More

Nevada has a Road To Recovery from COVID-19
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Nevada has a Road To Recovery from COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2020

On Monday Nevada issued its road of recovery. The State of Nevada remains in the response stage to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Switzerland declares all non-Schengen countries ‘high COVID-19 risk’ states
Switzerland travel news

Switzerland declares all non-Schengen countries ‘high COVID-19 risk’ states

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

Swiss government officials announced today that Switzerland's  list of states with a risk from high rates of COVID-19 new cases ... Read More

Tanzania Travel Advisory for COVID-19 adjusted
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Tanzania Travel Advisory for COVID-19 adjusted

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2020

Tanzania today announced, that all travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents entering or leaving the country will be subjected to ... Read More

Mainland Spain added to Swiss COVID-19 quarantine list
Switzerland travel news

Mainland Spain added to Swiss COVID-19 quarantine list

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 5, 2020

Health officials in Bern announced that all new arrivals to Switzerland from Spain are now subject to a mandatory 10-day ... Read More

Amsterdam and Rotterdam now require face masks in busy city streets
Netherlands Travel News

Amsterdam and Rotterdam now require face masks in busy city streets

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

City officials in Netherlands' two largest cities today announced that face masks are now required in busy city streets, amid ... Read More

COVID-19 safety training commences on Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis travel news

COVID-19 safety training commences on Nevis

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

The Nevis Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with the Nevis Tourism Authority, has begun conducting ... Read More

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has indicated his commitment to ensuring that tourism entities, especially the small and medium ... Read More

Unfolding terror attack in Lebanon?  Port and Beirut Airport
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Unfolding terror attack in Lebanon? Port and Beirut Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

A terror attack may be unfolding in Lebanon.  A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut wounding a number of people ... Read More

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

A surprise outbreak of COVID-19 on Oahu has prompted  Hawaii Governor David Ige to indicate at a news conference today, ... Read More

New US Ambassador to Tanzania Finally Starts Tour of Duty
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

New US Ambassador to Tanzania Finally Starts Tour of Duty

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 4, 2020

The newly-appointed US Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, has taken over his tour of duty after several years of ... Read More

Electronic tracking devices will spare some Singapore visitors COVID-19 quarantine
Singapore travel news

Electronic tracking devices will spare some Singapore visitors COVID-19 quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Singapore authorities announced that not all new arrivals to the city-state will have to quarantine at a government facility during ... Read More

UNWTO calls on destinations to recognize needs of travelers with disabilities
Tourism News

UNWTO calls on destinations to recognize needs of travelers with disabilities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travelers with disabilities or specific access ... Read More

Travel Bubble flights now in a separate part Auckland Airport in New Zealand
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Travel Bubble flights now in a separate part Auckland Airport in New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 3, 2020

This is the first in the world. Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of ... Read More

The killing machine by protesters in Berlin makes Germans angry
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The killing machine by protesters in Berlin makes Germans angry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2020

Some say 10,000, others say hundreds of thousands of German demonstrators were out on the streets of Berlin today and ... Read More

Brazil, a deadly example in the world for tourism and COVID-19
Brazil travel news

Brazil, a deadly example in the world for tourism and COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2020

Brazil registered record daily numbers of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus Wednesday, sending its overall death toll surging ... Read More

A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?
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A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 1, 2020

No American has to die on COVID-19, a US primary care doctor from Houston, Texas claims. Her treatment plan is ... Read More

Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala is now a Wildlife Ranger
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Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala is now a Wildlife Ranger

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020

World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate ... Read More

The Mafia Island Model for a brand-new approach to tourism explained
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The Mafia Island Model for a brand-new approach to tourism explained

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020

This type of new tourism includes food, drinks, dancing, swimming, white sandy beaches, diving, bird watching, turtle hatching, a lighthouse, ... Read More

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