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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.

City of Philadelphia Makes Equity a Priority

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2020

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is now the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — marking ... Read More

Kobe Bryant did not have to die? FAA informed!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2020

Did Kobe Bryant had to die today? Flyers right president Paul Hudson explained why 41-year-old NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant ... Read More

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reacts to Kobe Bryant tragic death

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2020

In light of the tragic crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and others on board, the ... Read More

Israel latest Travel Trend: Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Israel announced today that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain ... Read More

Tanzania Plans Public Private Tourism Partnership

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 26, 2020

Tanzania’s government is engaging tour operators over possible Public-Private- Partnership (PPP), as it seeks to open up the Southern tourism ... Read More

Chinese Government is taking bold steps

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 26, 2020

Freeland, the international counter-trafficking organization, congratulates the Chinese Government for taking bold steps, including a ban on wildlife trade, to ... Read More

Coronavirus: World Health Organization new guidelines for travelers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

WHO issued guidelines on Coronavirus: The World Health Organization (WHO)’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and ... Read More

Coronavirus: Not the worst health threat

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

China is shutting down. The Lunar New Year season is no longer poised to be the biggest travel season for ... Read More

Polo Star unveiled as Brand Ambassador AMAALA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Global polo star and Ralph Lauren model, Ignacio Figueras, has been named a brand ambassador for AMAALA, the ultra-exclusive tourism destination under development ... Read More

New Boeing 777X: What is next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

 The new Boeing 777X jetliner took to the skies today, entering the next phase of its rigorous test program. Based ... Read More

Seychelles offshore blacklisted by France

mm Alain St.Ange- January 26, 2020

France blacklisted Seychelles recently for its handling of the offshore sector. But as the world was digesting the implications of ... Read More

What to Wear When How

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 25, 2020

Many knew there were rules and guidelines for women executives that extended beyond the roles of leaders and managers. We ... Read More

22 people killed in devastating Turkey earthquake

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

At least 22 people were killed in a devastating 6.8 earthquake that struck Turkey's province of Elazig on Friday. The ... Read More

COTRI: Chinese outbound tourism and coronavirus outbreak

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS FRAS, CEO of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute ( COTRI), issued the following ... Read More

ANA boosts long-haul flying from Tokyo Haneda Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced that it will be launching new Tokyo-Istanbul service on July 6. New Istanbul flight will ... Read More

US and France to evacuate citizens from quarantined Wuhan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

The Consulate General of France in the Chinese city of Wuhan plans to organize a bus service to evacuate French ... Read More

Urgent: ETOA statement on Coronavirus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 25, 2020

On 31 December 2019, Wuhan’s health commission announced the first case of a then unknown coronavirus. In the last three ... Read More

North Korea closes border : Coronavirus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 25, 2020

Why did North Korea Close its Borders? -  North Korea has closed its borders for the prevention of the spread of ... Read More

Chinese tourism: Coronavirus outbreak in China

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 25, 2020

Today is the 24th of January 2020, which is the Chúxì (除夕), the last day of the Earth Pig year ... Read More

Hawaii hotels outperformed vacation rentals in December 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

In December 2019, the total monthly supply of Hawaii statewide vacation rentals was 856,800 unit nights and monthly demand was ... Read More

Jamaica and Panama Sign Multi-Destination Marketing and Airlift Agreement

editor editor- January 24, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced that Jamaica and the Republic of Panama have signed a multi-destination arrangement, ... Read More

Madhya Pradesh Emerging as Camping and Adventure Tourism Hub

editor editor- January 24, 2020

Madhya Pradesh (MP), at the heart of the Incredible India campaign and also known as a cultural and heritage destination, ... Read More

Relax, Rest and Reset at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

editor editor- January 24, 2020

Looking for the best vacations to take to relax and unwind? Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort should be at the top of ... Read More

Eiffel Tower: Sorry, tourists, I’m closed today due to strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Paris' most iconic tourist landmark was forced to shut down today because of the massive protests in the city. "Due ... Read More

Zanzibar aims to attract more tourists with new hotels

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 24, 2020

Aiming to become a leading tourist destination on the Eastern Coast of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is now working to ... Read More

Powerful M6.9 earthquake rocks Turkey

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Powerful Magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 25 miles from Elâzığ Merkez/Elazığ, Turkey. The earthquake was felt in Turkey, Syria, Georgia, and ... Read More

Marriott Vacations Worldwide announces new Orlando headquarters

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation announced today it has signed a contract with an affiliate of Unicorp National Developments, Inc. to ... Read More

Tourism boom: Japan to see highest growth in international arrivals by 2022

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

The tourism industry is forecast to maintain steady growth up to 2022, driven by the rise of middle and upper ... Read More

2020 will be exciting and ambitious year for Iberostar Group

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

2019 was a key year for the Iberostar Group, marked by major progress in its commitment to responsible tourism. Despite ... Read More

Macao Tourism cancels all Chinese New Year events over deadly virus scare

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Macao Government Tourism Offices, at the press conference held yesterday, announced cancellation of all its Chinese New Year (CNY) celebratory ... Read More

UNWTO recognizes ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’ at FITUR

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Fundación ONCE celebrated the best ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’, at FITUR, the tourism trade fair ... Read More

Cyclone warning class II is in force in Mauritius

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2020

Visitors and the public in Mauritius is advised to maintain all preliminary precautions and a cyclone warning class 2 is ... Read More

Climate Neutral 2050 Aviation Moon-shot

editor editor- January 24, 2020

A moon-shot approach to 2050 zero-carbon air transport was proposed by SUN at the ongoing FITUR travel and tourism trade ... Read More

Surviving airport layover and making the most of it

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Layovers are often thought of as an inconvenience or annoyance, but travel experts believe every step of traveling has something ... Read More

Delta launches nonstop flight from New York’s JFK to Grand Cayman

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Delta Air Lines will add a new seasonal flight between Grand Cayman and New York, N.Y., starting June 13, 2020. ... Read More

Promoting Film Tourism: Where’s the Synergy?

editor editor- January 23, 2020

India’s PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organized the 4th edition of Global Film Tourism Conclave with the theme ... Read More