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Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret
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Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020

No one is allowed to openly talk about it in Madrid at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Zurab Pololikashvili, the ... Read More

The Happiest Man in Tourism is from Planet Happiness
People in Travel & Tourism

The Happiest Man in Tourism is from Planet Happiness

editor editor- October 30, 2020

Paul Rogers from Planet Happiness understands the needs of destinations in terms of building back better; share information about our ... 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

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view
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Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020

Rebuilding.travel, a global platform for tourism leaders in 120 countries, invited Maribel Rodriguez, Vice President of the World Travel and ... Read More

The future of Tourism in the Eyes a Hero who is also a Minister of Tourism
Jamaica travel news

The future of Tourism in the Eyes a Hero who is also a Minister of Tourism

editor editor- September 27, 2020

It's World Tourism Day 2020. The Hon. Edmund Bartlett is the Minister of Tourism for the  Caribbean Island Nation of ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board achievement today is a milestone in COVID-19 recovery
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Uganda Tourism Board achievement today is a milestone in COVID-19 recovery

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2020

Today, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) can be proud. Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lilly Ajarova and Quality Assurance Officer Samora ... Read More

Reopening Travel in Europe? Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA will let you know today
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Reopening Travel in Europe? Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA will let you know today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 21, 2020

Europe and North America are in the middle of a second spike when it comes to the Coronavirus. Economies are ... Read More

Tourism and COVID in Nigeria: HE Alhaji Lai Mohammed addressed African Tourism Ministers
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Tourism and COVID in Nigeria: HE Alhaji Lai Mohammed addressed African Tourism Ministers

editor editor- September 4, 2020

Nigeria is the economic powerhouse in Africa and one of the largest countries on that continent. Tourism is only a ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders
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Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders

editor editor- August 12, 2020

The political and security situation in the Middle East has always been difficult, and with COVID-19 it has not become ... Read More

Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included
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Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

The Florida Keys closed for tourism on March 22 at 6 pm and was closed for 72 days, and then ... Read More

PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….
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PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

Keep the Hawaii Visitors Industry closed after August 1 is a reasonable approach, said to Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of ... Read More

Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor
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Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today arrived on a bicycle wearing shorts, a red and white shirt with a matching facemask. ... Read More

Getting Thailand’s travel and tourism industry back on it’s feet
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Getting Thailand’s travel and tourism industry back on it’s feet

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 24, 2020

Industry expert and respected marketeer David Barrett in discussion with Andrew J Wood on recovering from the impact of the ... Read More

Paradigm Shift in Core Competencies for Post-Covid-19 Recovery
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Paradigm Shift in Core Competencies for Post-Covid-19 Recovery

mm Richard Adam- June 1, 2020

“Not again. Not another depressing COVID-19 business analysis!”. In case you reacted to the title in this way, this article ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO
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Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

The new person in charge of Guam Tourism is  In the US Territory Guam former Governor Carl Guitierrez. Guitierrez was ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board: We are Corona Safe now!
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Seychelles Tourism Board: We are Corona Safe now!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020

After 9 weeks of battling tirelessly the deadly Covid-19 worldwide pandemic, Seychelles- the small island holiday destination in the Indian ... Read More

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins: What coordinated European Tourism Approach?
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ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins: What coordinated European Tourism Approach?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020

Tom Jenkins is the CEO of the European Tourism Association (ETOA), known as the trade association for better tourism in ... Read More

COVID Organics from Africa cures Coronavirus and is available to the world
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COVID Organics from Africa cures Coronavirus and is available to the world

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2020

Travel, Tourism and Herbs are big business in Madagascar. The population of this African Island Country is more than 26 ... Read More

Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery
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Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 10, 2020

Setting the agenda for the development of tourism in Africa, domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would ... Read More

Why ALOHA is more powerful than the Coronavirus itself?
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Why ALOHA is more powerful than the Coronavirus itself?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2020

TheHawaiian AirlinesAirbus A330  received a heroes welcome today when it touched down at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu ... Read More

Queen Elizabeth II explains Coronavirus Truth to British People: Transcript & Video
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Queen Elizabeth II explains Coronavirus Truth to British People: Transcript & Video

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 5, 2020

Hardly anything is ok in the United Kingdom. 47,806 cases of Coronavirus, including 5,903 new cases, 4934 British subjects died, ... Read More

Could Coronavirus become the new normal for mankind? Three possible scenarios
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Could Coronavirus become the new normal for mankind? Three possible scenarios

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020

"The Conarvirus is here to stay until the end of the year," said Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, infectious diseases ... Read More

Seychelles and COVID-19: Future Uncertain
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Seychelles and COVID-19: Future Uncertain

editor editor- March 11, 2020

The outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus are pushing local authorities in Seychelles to assess the economic impact especially ... Read More

Zimbabwe: The way forward
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Zimbabwe: The way forward

mm Eric Tawanda Muzamhindo- February 16, 2020

Zimbabwe is buffeted by lack of cohesion, lack of strategic planning, buffeted by inconsistencies, incapacitation to deal with the current ... Read More

How Tourism should Confront Coronavirus?
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How Tourism should Confront Coronavirus?

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 3, 2020

The travel and tourism industry depends on visitors being able to travel freely from one location to another.  When a ... Read More

Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges
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Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 1, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is rapidly emerging as a new and important to go organization for ... Read More

Gloria Guevara (WTTC) on Coronavirus
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Gloria Guevara (WTTC) on Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 30, 2020

Don't cancel flights yet, don't close your airports. This is the message by Travel and Tourism leaders like Gloria Guevara, ... Read More

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

CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola
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CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 28, 2019

Member governments of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and leaders from entities that generate business to the region meet in ... Read More

Is Hawaii Tourism Nearing a Tipping Point? Paradise in big trouble?
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Is Hawaii Tourism Nearing a Tipping Point? Paradise in big trouble?

Scott Foster Scott Foster- August 20, 2019

Tourism in Hawaii may be on a collision course, facing a train wreck.  "Despite a string of record visitor arrivals ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai made the African Tourism Board a better place in the world
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Dr. Taleb Rifai made the African Tourism Board a better place in the world

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- July 26, 2019

"Whatever our business in life may be, let us always remember that our core business is, and will always be, ... Read More

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection
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Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2019

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn  had his PR team providing a self-made interview on Thailand’s stand ... Read More

African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles
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African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles

mm Alain St.Ange- June 11, 2019

Talking Tourism, the African Tourism Board was the talking points on the Seychelles Television "Good Morning Seychelles' (Bonzour Sesel) program ... Read More

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park
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D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019

The African Tourism Board welcomes Kahuzi Biega National Park as a new member. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected ... Read More

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders
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Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019

The Corporate Maldives blog recently published an interesting analysis of how tourism leaders in the Indian Ocean Island Republic think. ... Read More

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa
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“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

editor editor- March 19, 2019

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx - STRONG Universal Network, about the development of ... Read More

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