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Nation’s largest Convention Center converted into COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility
Meeting Industry News

Nation’s largest Convention Center converted into COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center is being re-purposed as an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) and will use Epic—the medical records ... 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

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever
Airline News

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

Today, for the very first time, Deutsche Lufthansa AG invited its shareholders to a virtual Annual General Meeting. Given certain ... Read More

Tourism destinations expecting to re-engage marketing by June
Tourism News

Tourism destinations expecting to re-engage marketing by June

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The findings from the latest wave of a series of bi-weekly tracking surveys of North American destination professionals were released ... Read More

Meetings Industry Survey: Re-engagement Expected by June
Meeting Industry News

Meetings Industry Survey: Re-engagement Expected by June

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 8, 2020

“COVID-19 has had a substantial financial impact on the tourism industry, and destination organizations have responded quickly by deferring marketing ... Read More

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification
Travel Associations News

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

The International Nightlife Association has launched specific measures for its members, that way, once the lockdown is lifted and venues ... Read More

National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates Spirit of Travel
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National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates Spirit of Travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will ... Read More

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima
Sports Travel News

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee officials announced today that the exhibition of the Olympic Flame will be closed. The exhibition was ... Read More

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow
Travel Safety & Emergencies

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow! The hashtag #TravelTomorrow encapsulates this message of solidarity and hope, through which ... 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

Belize confirms 4th COVID-19 case, closes borders to nationals
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Belize confirms 4th COVID-19 case, closes borders to nationals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 3, 2020

Belize Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow today announced closure of the country's borders to Belize nationals. My Fellow Belizeans, ... 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

IATA cancels 2020 AGM and World Air Transport Summit
Meeting Industry News

IATA cancels 2020 AGM and World Air Transport Summit

editor editor- April 3, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the postponement of the 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport ... Read More

“Escape To Jamaica” Instagram Live series delivers a taste of the destination
Jamaica travel news

“Escape To Jamaica” Instagram Live series delivers a taste of the destination

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is using its digital platform to deliver a virtual care package to uplift and inspire ... Read More

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled over coronavirus epidemic
Sports Travel News

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled over coronavirus epidemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced today that the 134th Wimbledon Championships that was due to take place ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism could nosedive by 20-30% in 2020
Travel Safety & Emergencies

UNWTO: International tourism could nosedive by 20-30% in 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 27, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: A Hui Hou Kākou – Until We Meet Again !
Airline News

Hawaii Tourism: A Hui Hou Kākou – Until We Meet Again !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 26, 2020

It's heartbreaking for anyone in the beautiful Aloha State to say goodbye to our visitors. There is no more Aloha ... Read More

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

Ready for a COVID19 Brainstorming session? What is next for travel & tourism?
African Tourism Board News

Ready for a COVID19 Brainstorming session? What is next for travel & tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2020

  Brainstorm with the experts on COVID 19, tourism, aviation, hospitality and MICE? eTN will discuss the future of the ... 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

Impact of COVID-19 on the US Hotel Industry by State
Travel News

Impact of COVID-19 on the US Hotel Industry by State

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2020

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is raising the panic button today about the expected job loss and the collapse ... Read More

Caribbean update on COVID-19 situation in the region
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Caribbean update on COVID-19 situation in the region

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today issued the following update on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the region:   Turks and ... 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

Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson in tears when delivering most difficult announcement ever
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Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson in tears when delivering most difficult announcement ever

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

There is nothing worse than telling highly valuable associated, people that are the heart of this company, that their roles ... Read More

Jamaica to join UNWTO’s global effort to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on tourism
Airline News

Jamaica to join UNWTO’s global effort to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

Senior officials at Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism yesterday participated in a virtual meeting with the United Nations World Tourism Organization ... 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

Canceled: Farnborough International Airshow latest victim of coronavirus
Airline News

Canceled: Farnborough International Airshow latest victim of coronavirus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

Organizers of Farnborough International Airshow in UK today announced that they were 'forced' to cancel the show due to global ... Read More

Japanese Olympic Committee official: 2020 Tokyo Olympics must be delayed
Sports Travel News

Japanese Olympic Committee official: 2020 Tokyo Olympics must be delayed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

A senior Japanese Olympic Committee official today said that Tokyo Olympics should be delayed. “It should be postponed under the ... Read More

Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020
Breaking Travel News

Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the cancellation of its premier event – The South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE), ... Read More

How the Next Pandemic May Impact the World’s Tourism Industry seen in 2009
Breaking Travel News

How the Next Pandemic May Impact the World’s Tourism Industry seen in 2009

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 19, 2020

In 2009 during the height of the H1N1  Dr. Peter Tarlow published an article entitled “How the Next Pandemic May ... Read More

Airline bailout should include consumer protections
Airline News

Airline bailout should include consumer protections

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020

A coalition of national consumer and passenger rights groups called on Congress in a letter today to include provisions in any ... Read More

Eurovision 2020 falls victim to COVID-19 pandemic
Cultural Travel News

Eurovision 2020 falls victim to COVID-19 pandemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020

Eurovision 2020 - this year's edition of hugely popular European song contest, was the latest cultural event to fall victim ... Read More

Global Meeting Industry Day: 2020 Update
African Tourism Board News

Global Meeting Industry Day: 2020 Update

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2020

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has issued the following statement, given the continued global impact of COVID-19. “In light of ... Read More

New! How buzz.travel will keep your travel business active during COVID-19
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New! How buzz.travel will keep your travel business active during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2020

What is the new buzz.travel? Do you like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin? Are you ready for virtual meetings and discussions? World ... Read More

Mass protests in Kyiv puts city of 3 million in danger while subway was suspended
Breaking Travel News

Mass protests in Kyiv puts city of 3 million in danger while subway was suspended

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

While mass events are a big no all over the world a mass protest against Russian influence is taking place ... Read More