Category: International Visitor News

What is news for international travelers? Unique updates, trends, and knowledge that are useful for international visitors, global tourists and destinations welcoming international visitors.

World Tourism Network (WTN): The alternative voice for the global travel industry
Travel Associations News

World Tourism Network (WTN): The alternative voice for the global travel industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020

World Tourism Network (WTN) is the long-overdue voice of small and medium-size travel and tourism businesses around the world. By ... Read More

Reviving India Tourism: Taking it to the Streets
India Travel News

Reviving India Tourism: Taking it to the Streets

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 23, 2020

The India Minister of Tourism, Government of Odisha, Mr. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi and the Minister of Tourism, Odia Language, Literature ... Read More

Italian Tourism Showing Courage and Confidence
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Italian Tourism Showing Courage and Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 23, 2020

Dynamic, busy, safe: the 57th edition of the TTG Travel Experience was inaugurated at Rimini Expo Centre in Italy along ... Read More

Tourism in a Time of Chaos
Tourism News

Tourism in a Time of Chaos

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 23, 2020

Chaos Theory Chaos is a term used to describe the world when nothing makes sense; when 2+2 does not equal ... Read More

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar
France Travel News

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The government officials in France announced that COVID-19 curfews will be extended after the country reported a record 41,622 new ... Read More

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask
Hawaii Travel News

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020

How can you smile behind a mask? Outrigger Hotels and Resorts may be a shining example to document how the ... Read More

Tourism leader to guide North Queensland’s recovery
People in Travel & Tourism

Tourism leader to guide North Queensland’s recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Tourism industry leader Ken Chapman has been elected Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland at the first meeting this week ... Read More

Ridgeland Tourism welcomes new team member
People in Travel & Tourism

Ridgeland Tourism welcomes new team member

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

The Ridgeland Tourism Commission (RTC) welcomed Kaitlan Burkhalter as its visitors marketing associate and visitors services specialist effective October 1, ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report substantial declines in revenue and occupancy
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotels report substantial declines in revenue and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

In September 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

Nigerian Lives Matter: Really?
Breaking Travel News

Nigerian Lives Matter: Really?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2020

56 innocent protesters were shot by the Nigerian army. Citizens are terrified and are hiding in their homes or on ... Read More

CitizenM announces first hotel in Washington DC
Breaking Travel News

CitizenM announces first hotel in Washington DC

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Dutch lifestyle and hotel company, citizenM announced that it is bringing ‘affordable luxury’ to America’s capital. The brand is full-speed-on ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Preserving Tourism Product
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Tourism Preserving Tourism Product

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 22, 2020

In an effort to protect the environment and preserve Jamaica’s tourism product, the Ministry of Tourism through its agency, the ... Read More

PATA embarks on governance reorganization
Travel Associations News

PATA embarks on governance reorganization

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has taken the bold move to make significant changes to the design of its ... Read More

Delta Air Lines receives first US-assembled Airbus A220 jet
Airline News

Delta Air Lines receives first US-assembled Airbus A220 jet

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Airbus has delivered its first U.S.-assembled A220 aircraft from Mobile, Alabama, underlining the aircraft manufacturer’s role as a global aircraft ... Read More

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note
Airport news

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Fraport AG has successfully placed a promissory note with six tranches and a total volume of €250 million with investors. ... Read More

United Airlines announces daily nonstop Houston-Key West flights
Airline News

United Airlines announces daily nonstop Houston-Key West flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

United Airlines is to begin new daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Key West International ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight
Airport news

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Pegasus, Turkey’s digital airline, is adding a new route to its growing number of direct flights from Antalya, Turkey, with ... Read More

BER Airport Brandenburg Opening: What not to expect
Airport news

BER Airport Brandenburg Opening: What not to expect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2020

BER, the new airport for Berlin, Germany may have a lonely opening. After waiting for years the opening on October ... Read More

What Tier 2 means for visitors in Waikiki?
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What Tier 2 means for visitors in Waikiki?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2020

Ready for a Helicopter Sightseeing Tour in Hawaii? Would you like to stay in a vacation rental instead of a ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights
Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s hometown carrier, will reinstate its long-awaited East Coast flying in December with twice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s ... Read More

Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program
Cayman Islands News

Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

While the borders to the Cayman Islands remain closed to commercial airlift and cruise traffic at this time, the Cayman ... Read More

Stress-free staycation at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
Hotel & Resort News

Stress-free staycation at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 22, 2020

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, situated in the heart of the city, has unveiled a unique range of upscale Alternative ... Read More

U.S. Travel: We Cannot Wait for a Vaccine
Aviation News

U.S. Travel: We Cannot Wait for a Vaccine

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 22, 2020

“The U.S. and global economies simply cannot afford to wait for a widely-distributed COVID vaccine for international travel to resume, ... Read More

VIA Rail gradually resumes service in Western Canada
Canada Travel News

VIA Rail gradually resumes service in Western Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announces the gradual return to service in Western Canada by providing intercity transportation exclusively between ... Read More

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US
Travel Technology News

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the ... Read More

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new state-of-the-art tourist attractions
Breaking Travel News

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new state-of-the-art tourist attractions

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is introducing two state-of-the-art thrilling experiences, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk and Zip Line, ... Read More

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens in Aruba, Panama, expands in Brazil
Breaking Travel News

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens in Aruba, Panama, expands in Brazil

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Enterprise Holdings announced today that its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand has opened its first locations in Aruba and Panama, as ... Read More

Private and public sector coalition calls for immediate COVID-19 relief bill
Breaking Travel News

Private and public sector coalition calls for immediate COVID-19 relief bill

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The COVID RELIEF NOW Coalition, representing major public and private sector groups across the U.S, today launched a digital advertising ... Read More

Canary Islands joins UNWTO Observatory Network
Breaking Travel News

Canary Islands joins UNWTO Observatory Network

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The Canary Islands has been confirmed as the latest member of the growing International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), ... Read More

Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season
Airline News

Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Air Astana will continue to operate flights to international destinations with some changes during the autumn-winter season. From 21st October ... Read More

Singapore Tourism partners with Expedia to target international markets
Singapore travel news

Singapore Tourism partners with Expedia to target international markets

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Expedia have inked a two-year global marketing partnership. Its focus is to stimulate the local ... Read More

Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa
African Tourism Board News

Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 21, 2020

Polar Tourism in conjunction with the African Tourism Board have discussed a series of new initiatives that would boost tourism ... Read More

SITA steps up smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone
European travel news

SITA steps up smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

SITA, the technology provider for the air transport and borders industry, today released a Positioning Paper detailing its latest generation ... Read More

IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time
Aviation News

IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the recent overflight agreement between the Kingdom of Jordan and State of Israel ... Read More

US Travel Association Hall of Leaders announces 2020 inductees
Breaking Travel News

US Travel Association Hall of Leaders announces 2020 inductees

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Travel industry leaders Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, and Ernest Wooden Jr., former president ... Read More

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel
Hong Kong Travel News

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2020

The HKSAR government announced that Hong Kong is in advanced internal talks to reopen the border for local residents living ... Read More