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Curfew in Waikiki, but Governor Ige is still not ready to stop tourism
Hawaii Travel News

Curfew in Waikiki, but Governor Ige is still not ready to stop tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 10, 2020

In the State of Hawaii, the island of Oahu, including famous Waikiki, will be on a complete curfew. Honolulu Mayor ... Read More

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships
Cruise Industry News

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

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

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs
Culinary Travel News

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The National Restaurant Association told US Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help ... Read More

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success
Hospitality Industry News

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

Hong Kong tourism chief, Dane Cheng, stated today that tourism will be returning back to normality in July and the ... Read More

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten extends suspension of operations
Cruise Industry News

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten extends suspension of operations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

As a response to the continuing global coronavirus outbreak, Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise line, will extend the temporary ... Read More

UAE’s wealthiest emirate goes on complete lockdown
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UAE’s wealthiest emirate goes on complete lockdown

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 5, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise in the UAE in the first days of April, with more ... Read More

Can you rate an all-inclusive resort by it awards?
Travel Award News

Can you rate an all-inclusive resort by it awards?

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 4, 2020

Awards are not just given out to anyone. They have to be earned through hard work and perseverance. And if ... Read More

April cruise trends: Significant changes in booking window for cruise travel
Cruise Industry News

April cruise trends: Significant changes in booking window for cruise travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2020

CruiseTrends report for the month of April 2020 was released today. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for ... Read More

US tourism & leisure industry sees 18.9% drop in deal activity
Tourism Investment News

US tourism & leisure industry sees 18.9% drop in deal activity

editor editor- April 3, 2020

The US tourism & leisure industry saw a drop of 18.9% in overall deal activity during February 2020, when compared ... Read More

Global nightlife industry fights COVID-19 pandemic
Cultural Travel News

Global nightlife industry fights COVID-19 pandemic

editor editor- April 3, 2020

Though it's Friday, for yet another weekend, most nightlife venues worldwide will not be able to open its doors, leaving ... Read More

At sea on a cruise ship? You may be doomed
Cruise Industry News

At sea on a cruise ship? You may be doomed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

A war against the global cruise industry with innocent tourists on board as the target is unfolding not only in ... Read More

Carnival Cruises opts not to rely on COVID-19 relief package
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruises opts not to rely on COVID-19 relief package

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020

Following the news that Carnival Corporation is securing finances of at least $6 billion to combat the effects of the ... Read More

Your Kauai Vacation could mean arrest: Florida visitor jailed
Breaking Travel News

Your Kauai Vacation could mean arrest: Florida visitor jailed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

The Garden Island of Kauai is as unwelcoming as it can get to news visitors. This is a trend anywhere ... Read More

Las Vegas Sands donates over two million medical masks, 20K protective suits
Breaking Travel News

Las Vegas Sands donates over two million medical masks, 20K protective suits

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020

Las Vegas Sands today announced it will donate two million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help health-care professionals, ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending increased to $1.46 billion in February 2020
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending increased to $1.46 billion in February 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020

In February 2020, flight cancellations to the Hawaiian Islands began due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The China market had ... Read More

320,000 jobs at risk in Asia Pacific Travel Retail & Duty Free industry
Shopping Travel News

320,000 jobs at risk in Asia Pacific Travel Retail & Duty Free industry

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020

Over 320,000 local jobs across the Asia Pacific region and a $36 billion industry are at risk of being overlooked ... Read More

Seabourn halts global cruise operations until May 14
Cruise Industry News

Seabourn halts global cruise operations until May 14

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

Seabourn, an ultra-luxury cruise line, announced today that it will extend the voluntarily pause of global operations for its five ... Read More

Sandals & Beaches Resorts Call Center: Existing Bookings – We Will Call You
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Sandals & Beaches Resorts Call Center: Existing Bookings – We Will Call You

editor editor- March 26, 2020

Due to sudden airport closures and travel restrictions, Sandals & Beaches Resorts call center was forced to suspend all incoming ... Read More

ATOR chief: COVID-19 will not utterly shut down Russian tourism industry
Travel Destination

ATOR chief: COVID-19 will not utterly shut down Russian tourism industry

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

According to the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian tourism industry would not come ... Read More

COVID-19 has grim profit impact on global hotel markets
Breaking Travel News

COVID-19 has grim profit impact on global hotel markets

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

The extent to which the coronavirus has impacted the global hotel industry is now coming into focus. Beyond the virulence ... Read More

Coronavirus to cause 5.9 million travel-related job losses by May
Breaking Travel News

Coronavirus to cause 5.9 million travel-related job losses by May

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020

Revised projections show a worsening impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy: a loss of 5.9 million jobs by ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on Passing of Sol Kerzner
Breaking Travel News

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on Passing of Sol Kerzner

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is deeply saddened by the passing of Sol Kerzner. He brought an original ... Read More

How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?
African Tourism Board News

How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 21, 2020

The COVID 19 Tourism Task Force for Africa was established by the African Tourism Board on Friday. With COVID-19 cases ... Read More

Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin extends its most successful VIVID Grand Show for one more year
Cultural Travel News

Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin extends its most successful VIVID Grand Show for one more year

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

With 689,361 guests and ticket sales totaling €38.8 million, the VIVID Grand Show is the Palast’s most successful production since ... Read More

Private jet travelers show optimism about short- and long-term travel
Airline News

Private jet travelers show optimism about short- and long-term travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

The results of a new private jet travel survey published today, show that most respondents were optimistic about both short- ... Read More

UNWTO convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee
Travel Associations News

UNWTO convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: Change Flexibility with No Penalties
Resort News

Sandals Resorts: Change Flexibility with No Penalties

editor editor- March 20, 2020

Sandals 5-star luxury included resorts is allowing complete name changes without penalties for the original date and resort of travel ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board CEO: Stay home and travel later – we are all in this together!
Airline News

Seychelles Tourism Board CEO: Stay home and travel later – we are all in this together!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Sherin Francis is one of the hardest working CEOs in the travel and tourism industry, welcoming visitors to her island ... Read More

Hawaii says no to 3800 stranded cruise passengers on NCL Jewel and HAL Maasdam
Cruise Industry News

Hawaii says no to 3800 stranded cruise passengers on NCL Jewel and HAL Maasdam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Hawaii stopped tourism, and this time State officials mean it and are taking no risk to import Coronavirus from a ... Read More

Latest update on COVID-19 travel restrictions across Asia
Airline News

Latest update on COVID-19 travel restrictions across Asia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

As of 17 March 2020, COVID-19 has affected 155 countries and led to over 182,000 confirmed cases worldwide. Of these ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism the hardest hit sector so far by COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

UNWTO: Tourism the hardest hit sector so far by COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictions have been – and continue ... Read More

British Virgin Islands bans cruise ships, closes Tortola cruise port
Cruise Industry News

British Virgin Islands bans cruise ships, closes Tortola cruise port

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

On March 14th, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, the Government of the Virgin Islands announced ... Read More

MGM Resorts International closes Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Hotel & Resort News

MGM Resorts International closes Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

MGM Resorts International today announced that it will comply with Governor Murphy's order and will temporarily suspend operations at the ... Read More

About Seychelles Tourism? Call for Unity in Times of Crisis
Breaking Travel News

About Seychelles Tourism? Call for Unity in Times of Crisis

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020

Seychelles is living and breathing tourism. Three Coronavirus cases are currently reported in the Island nation. This is still a ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends global operations
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends global operations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  announced today that given global public health circumstances, the cruise line has decided to suspend the ... Read More

All-inclusive resorts may be the best bet for a holiday
Breaking Travel News

All-inclusive resorts may be the best bet for a holiday

editor editor- March 14, 2020

An all-inclusive resort just might be the safest way to take a vacation these days with the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying ... Read More