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CruiseTrends: A picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel
Cruise Industry News

CruiseTrends: A picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

CruiseTrends report for the month of  August 2020. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel ... Read More

CLIA announces third suspension of all US cruise operations
Cruise Industry News

CLIA announces third suspension of all US cruise operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that its ocean-going cruise line members have agreed to voluntarily suspend U.S. cruise ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021
Meeting Industry News

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Reed Travel Exhibitions, the exhibition organizers behind IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) has confirmed that IGTM 2020 (due to take ... Read More

Holland America Line designates its new flagship
Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line designates its new flagship

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

In honor of some of the most memorable ships in Holland America Line's nearly 150-year history, the premium cruise line ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Group sets sail with updated corporate identity
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean Group sets sail with updated corporate identity

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced that it is now known by a new moniker: Royal Caribbean Group. "The name is ... 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

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

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

Carnival Cruise Line announces new plans for its fleet
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruise Line announces new plans for its fleet

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line today announced new plans for its fleet that will generate tremendous guest excitement once it resumes sailing, ... Read More

Royal Caribbean reinvents cruise industry’s safety drill
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean reinvents cruise industry’s safety drill

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group is replacing one of the least-loved but most important parts of a cruise vacation – the safety ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruising? Illegal in the US until September 2020
Cruise Industry News

Cruising? Illegal in the US until September 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships ... Read More

Centara “Stay Happy and Healthy” Promotion for Healthy Body, Mind, and Sleep
Hotel & Resort News

Centara “Stay Happy and Healthy” Promotion for Healthy Body, Mind, and Sleep

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 16, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, invites travelers to return to a state of balance with a “Stay ... Read More

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office adds more confusion to return of cruises
Cruise Industry News

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office adds more confusion to return of cruises

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

Following news that UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) only advises against 'sea-going' cruise ship travel, cruise industry experts say ... Read More

Emirates’ A380 superjumbo jets return to the skies
Airline News

Emirates’ A380 superjumbo jets return to the skies

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2020

Emirates will deploy its iconic A380 on its daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily A380 service to London ... Read More

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River
Cruise Industry News

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Viking today announced it will launch a new ship next summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruise tour. Currently under ... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors
Cruise Industry News

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. today announced the appointment of Scott Dahnke to its Board of Directors as a new ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

Persons struggling to cope with COVID-19 related issues can now seek online help at the Sweet Water Foundation. The helpline ... Read More

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year
USA Travel News

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly impact travel in the United States and throughout the world, ... Read More

Centara offers sneak preview of Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin
Hotel & Resort News

Centara offers sneak preview of Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin

editor editor- July 13, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, releases first details of its debut hotel in Cha-Am – Centra by ... Read More

UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands
Breaking Travel News

UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the ... Read More

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc  provides a business update and additional financial information for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020. ... Read More

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced two important moves within its global leadership team as part of the company's broader efforts ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

The food and health needs of some 50 shut-ins and senior citizens in five adjoining Black River communities were recently ... Read More

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts
Hotel & Resort News

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched an exclusive offer for guests who want to unwind in ... Read More

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis
Hotel & Resort News

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Two upscale properties in Dubai under the management of Dusit International – namely dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai, and Dusit Princess ... Read More

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