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COVID-19: Pakistan Reopenings Announced
Breaking Travel News

COVID-19: Pakistan Reopenings Announced

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- August 6, 2020

The National Coordination Committee (NCC) on COVID-19 has announced that Pakistan reopenings - tourist destinations and restaurant/hotels - will be ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward
Health News

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated ... 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

Sarovar Hotels Appoints New Regional Sales Manager
Hotel & Resort News

Sarovar Hotels Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. has announced the appointment of Sameer Malik as their New Regional Sales Manager for West, who ... Read More

California Hilton and Marriott hotels use robots to cut staff-to-guest interaction
Travel Technology News

California Hilton and Marriott hotels use robots to cut staff-to-guest interaction

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020

Californian Marriott and Hilton hotels are introducing robots that deliver groceries, wine, towels and even pet treats to their guests. ... Read More

Only 37% of hotels have brought back at least half of their employees
Hospitality Industry News

Only 37% of hotels have brought back at least half of their employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

As Congress debates a new round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) ... Read More

STEP Act would provide needed relief for travel employers
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

STEP Act would provide needed relief for travel employers

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

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

Hyatt House and Hyatt Place Chicago Medical/University District officially open to public
Hotel & Resort News

Hyatt House and Hyatt Place Chicago Medical/University District officially open to public

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District, the first combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels located in Chicago, ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Expanding to St. Vincent
Hotel & Resort News

Sandals Resorts Expanding to St. Vincent

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 28, 2020

The world’s leading all-inclusive company, Sandals Resorts International, is making a splash in a new Caribbean destination. Sandals Resorts International ... Read More

UNWTO:  Dramatic fall in tourism places millions of livelihoods at risk
Breaking Travel News

UNWTO: Dramatic fall in tourism places millions of livelihoods at risk

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing ... Read More

Hospitality Recovery Trends in realtime
Hospitality Industry News

Hospitality Recovery Trends in realtime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

A barometer is built on data collected via a central reservation platform on a panel of more than 10,000 hotels ... Read More

Hotels in Italy: The Restart That is Not There
Hotel & Resort News

Hotels in Italy: The Restart That is Not There

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 28, 2020

"The storm of COVID-19 is still ongoing and continues to scourge the Italian hospitality system." With these words, the President ... Read More

South American tourism hurt by loss of US spending
Travel News

South American tourism hurt by loss of US spending

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

US spending into South America is forecast to drop by 44.4% between 2020 and 2021 as travel restrictions due to ... Read More

Islamabad closes hotels, tourist spots, public parks over COVID-19 threat
Pakistan travel news

Islamabad closes hotels, tourist spots, public parks over COVID-19 threat

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- July 27, 2020

The Islamabad administration has decided to shut Murree Expressway, Margalla, public parks, tourist points, picnic spots, hill stations and hotels, ... Read More

Hamburg hotels share post-COVID travel trend insights
Breaking Travel News

Hamburg hotels share post-COVID travel trend insights

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

With hotels in Hamburg now open again for business, Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB) is working with its hotel members to ... Read More

What about quarantine in an overwater bungalow in Maldives?
Travel News

What about quarantine in an overwater bungalow in Maldives?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 25, 2020

There may be a place to enjoy two weeks quarantine. After hours on a plane like Qatar Airways, boarding a ... Read More

Hotel History: President of Hilton International
Hospitality Industry News

Hotel History: President of Hilton International

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- July 25, 2020

On July 12, 2020, I received the following email: “Dear Friends of Curt, With a broken heart, I am telling ... Read More

Rediscover Asia with Centara’s “Stronger Together” Offer
Hotel & Resort News

Rediscover Asia with Centara’s “Stronger Together” Offer

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 24, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is inviting travelers to rediscover Asia with confidence by offering an enticing ... Read More

Global hotel performance stagnant in June
Hospitality Industry News

Global hotel performance stagnant in June

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

As the second quarter of 2020 closed, global regions continued to struggle with the effects of the coronavirus, with some ... Read More

eRevMax integrates with Airbnb
Travel Technology News

eRevMax integrates with Airbnb

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020

Hotel technology company eRevMax today announced that it has completed advanced two-way XML integration with Airbnb. The work will facilitate ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Donates $14m to Green Island Branch Library Reopening
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation Donates $14m to Green Island Branch Library Reopening

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 23, 2020

After 9 years of closure due to dilapidated conditions and a more than $14 million injection from the Sandals Foundation, ... Read More

Japan kicks off domestic tourism campaign despite spike in new COVID-19 cases
Breaking Travel News

Japan kicks off domestic tourism campaign despite spike in new COVID-19 cases

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020

In a bid to revive its shattered travel industry, Japan's tourism launched a national travel campaign today, amid criticism over ... Read More

Third of Americans will reduce frequency of travel in ‘new normal’
USA Travel News

Third of Americans will reduce frequency of travel in ‘new normal’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020

A third (32%) of US respondents have stated that they will reduce domestic and international travel, while almost half (48%) ... Read More

Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort name new Director of Operations
People in Travel & Tourism

Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort name new Director of Operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020

The owners of Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort and Marina announced the appointment of seasoned tourism and ... Read More

US Tourism Outlook 2020-2023: US Travel is in deep trouble!
Breaking Travel News

US Tourism Outlook 2020-2023: US Travel is in deep trouble!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 21, 2020

The United States Travel and Tourism industry is in deep trouble.  Brand USA today updated the US travel and tourism ... Read More

The future of hotel Food & Beverage – post COVID-19
Culinary Travel News

The future of hotel Food & Beverage – post COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 21, 2020

The winds of change have never blown so fiercely – ripping and tearing through our communities, our businesses, and our ... Read More

Croatian Maslina Resort announces new Hotel Manager
People in Travel & Tourism

Croatian Maslina Resort announces new Hotel Manager

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

Maslina Resort, a brand-new Relais & Chateaux property with wellness at its core, opening in August 2020 is pleased to ... Read More

Hotel industry, reeling from COVID-19 economic fallout, calls for help
Hospitality Industry News

Hotel industry, reeling from COVID-19 economic fallout, calls for help

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

As lawmakers consider additional legislation to address the ongoing health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, the American Hotel & ... Read More

The WOL Group Acquires 2 Luxury Chalets in Val d’Isère
Hotel & Resort News

The WOL Group Acquires 2 Luxury Chalets in Val d’Isère

editor editor- July 21, 2020

On June 18, 2020, Solexia Hôtellerie, via its new luxury hospitality and hotel services arm WOL, acquired two high-end chalets ... Read More

Hotels sue San Francisco over ‘Healthy Buildings’ ordinance
Breaking Travel News

Hotels sue San Francisco over ‘Healthy Buildings’ ordinance

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

The Hotel Council of San Francisco, the California Hotel and Lodging Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association filed ... Read More

Americans’ perceptions of travel safety hold steady despite US COVID-19 cases spike
USA Travel News

Americans’ perceptions of travel safety hold steady despite US COVID-19 cases spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 20, 2020

According to the latest results of the Travel Safety Barometer (Wave VI), which measures the impact of COVID-19 on traveler perceptions ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Expresses Deep Regret Over Passing of Heinz Simonitsch
People in Travel & Tourism

Jamaica Tourism Minister Expresses Deep Regret Over Passing of Heinz Simonitsch

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 20, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has expressed deep regret at the passing of the prominent Austria-born hotelier, Heinz Simonitsch, ... Read More

Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai Hotel: A new UAE brand
Breaking Travel News

Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai Hotel: A new UAE brand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 20, 2020

UAE-headquartered residential, hospitality, and commercial property developer Seven Tides has confirmed Minor Hotels will be the new operator of its ... Read More

US travel industry outlines relief needs as re-openings falter
USA Travel News

US travel industry outlines relief needs as re-openings falter

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 17, 2020

Amid a new round of coronavirus-related economic closures and fresh data that Americans are as wary as ever of traveling, ... Read More

Hotel industry releases top 5 requirements to travel safely
Breaking Travel News

Hotel industry releases top 5 requirements to travel safely

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for hotel guests on how to ... Read More

How many and who will travel again and when?
Responsible Tourism News

How many and who will travel again and when?

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

As signs of recovery continue in the business travel sector, travel procurement professionals are prioritizing the health and safety of ... Read More

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