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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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- February 18, 2019

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to foster ... Read More

12 is better than one: The importance of partnerships in impact work

editor editor- February 5, 2019

Paul Vallee is Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance. He is responsible for the successful delivery of the alliance’s ... Read More

The Future of MICE: Interview with IMEX CEO Carina Bauer

mm Frank Tetzel- January 18, 2019

CEO of the IMEX Group Carina Bauer graduated from Oxford University, UK, in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1998, Carina ... Read More

UNWTO chief: Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in ... Read More

SUNx & Ingle International Announce SDG-17 Climate Resilience Partnership

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 10, 2018

A Climate Resilience partnership, focussed on creating 100,000 Strong Climate Champions by 2030 was announced today at COP 24 in ... Read More

Visiting Jerusalem: Shabbat Shalom from a city that nourishes both body and soul

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 7, 2018

"A cold rain fell all day Friday here in Jerusalem, yet we turned the dreariness of the day into a ... Read More

When history meets tourism: 2018 The Year of Troy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 30, 2018

There are over 17,000 sites scattered throughout Turkey, helping to boost the country's tourism offerings. Read More

Goa Tourism returns to Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 19, 2018

Two years after its first presence in Milan and Rome, Goa Tourism has returned to Italy to present the latest ... Read More

INTERVIEW: eTN speaks with India Tourism Minister

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 9, 2018

The tourism industry in India is growing rapidly. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calculated that tourism generated 6.4 ... Read More

Zacatecas Tourism: A “Happy Place” charms European visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 1, 2018

It was a first for Top Resa to welcome Zacatecas as a destination showcasing their tourism product. The Hon. Gabriella ... Read More

When is Lombok ready to welcome visitors again after the earthquake?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2018

Holiday paradise Lombok, the neighbor island for Bali is recovering from two devastating earthquakes. The goal is to bring the ... Read More

Australia on Club Med Radar

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- September 14, 2018

“Probably five years ago the answer would have been “no”, but we are on the lookout. We are seeing a ... Read More

World’s largest car rental provider asked: “Is bigger better?”

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 29, 2018

Enterprise Holdings – which owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car – was founded in 1957 ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority in trouble? Governor Ige talks story with Frank Haas

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 4, 2018

On Friday Frank Haas had a conversation with Hawaii Governor Ige in the Governor's office. The elections in Hawaii are ... Read More

Creating a Balanced Tourism Industry

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- July 1, 2018

Find ways to spend the least but give the most value.  For example, many governments see tourism as an easy industry to tax.  High ... Read More

Tourism Minister: Brazil needs to change business environment

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2018

Recently in São Paulo, during the Investe Turismo Segurança Jurídica Gera Empregos (Invest Tourism Legal Security Generates Jobs) Seminar, which ... Read More

Arrest warrant issued for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority CEO Karikoga Kaseke

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2018

The CEO of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Karikoga Kaseke earlier this month attended the ITB travel trade show in Berlin. ... Read More

A Tourism Success story for Bulgaria: FRAPORT’s CEO revealed to eTN the secret

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2018

Tourism to Bulgaria is big and the reason Burgas and Varna airport. The secret is FRAPORT. Ulrich Heppe is the ... Read More

Tourism leader wants American Tourism to be great again after President Trump State of the Union Address

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 31, 2018

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners wants America to be great again in travel and tourism. Tonights State of the ... Read More

Interview with founders of Welcome To Travel

editor editor- January 19, 2018

Interview with founders of Welcome To Travel - Adam Ogle and Darryl Newby Read More

Donald Trump warned tourism industry of total destruction: I am an expert on tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2018

The Scottish Tourism industry was in trouble according to Donald Trump. "I am an expert on tourism", said current US ... Read More