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Messe Berlin has a new CEO
Meeting Industry News

Messe Berlin has a new CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

In the midst of the greatest trade fair crisis of all time, Messe Berlin in Germany has appointed a new ... Read More

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms
Hawaii Travel News

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2020

Pamala Taylor is native Hawaiian. She loves visitors, and she loves her job at family owned SunIsland Hawaii, listen to ... Read More

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021
Meeting Industry News

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The annual Muhammad Ali Festival, a communitywide celebration that marks the anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing and celebrates his impactful ... Read More

PATA Elects New Secretary/Treasurer
People in Travel & Tourism

PATA Elects New Secretary/Treasurer

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 14, 2020

Explore Himalaya President and the former Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter (2013-2018), Suman Pandey, has been ... Read More

Davos goes Bürgenstock: World Economic Forum Style
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Davos goes Bürgenstock: World Economic Forum Style

mm Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- October 14, 2020

It came as a big surprise to everyone in Davos - The World Economic Forum (WEF). Yes, the WEF 2021 ... Read More

Seychelles Islands Shares the Spotlight at Black Travel Summit
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Islands Shares the Spotlight at Black Travel Summit

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 14, 2020

Destination Seychelles will be placed under the limelight at the Black Travel Summit conference titled, “Movement” set to take place ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol
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Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 13, 2020

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today the launch of a standardized COVID-19 hygiene protocol in partnership with the ... Read More

IMEX Group & MEET GERMANY cooperation in times of changes
Germany Travel News

IMEX Group & MEET GERMANY cooperation in times of changes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2020

In times of change, thinking outside the box is crucial and agile, joint action is becoming increasingly important. Following this ... Read More

Saudi Arabia hosts G20 Space Economy Leader Meeting
Meeting Industry News

Saudi Arabia hosts G20 Space Economy Leader Meeting

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

The Saudi Space Commission organized 2020's first meeting of space agency leaders that belong to G20 countries. The meeting, hosted ... Read More

China Holds First Live Green Event Since COVID-19
Meeting Industry News

China Holds First Live Green Event Since COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- October 2, 2020

The demand for green technologies is constantly growing in China, as evidenced clearly at the 16th edition of the sector’s ... Read More

US Travel announces new dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas
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US Travel announces new dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 30, 2020

The U.S. Travel Association today announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person ... Read More

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome
Tourism News

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 28, 2020

The World Tourism Event (WTE) for World Heritage Sites took place in Rome, Italy, from September 24-26, 2020 bringing hope ... Read More

Meet 16 Tourism Heroes rebuilding travel on World Tourism Day
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Meet 16 Tourism Heroes rebuilding travel on World Tourism Day

editor editor- September 27, 2020

Today is World Tourism Day 2020. The global travel and tourism industry is under attack due to the COVID-19 epidemic. ... Read More

Hannover Messe in big trouble! The end for Germanys Meeting Industry?
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Hannover Messe in big trouble! The end for Germanys Meeting Industry?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2020

A bankruptcy of such a giant leader in the MICE industry would create shockwaves in the meeting and incentive industry. ... Read More

Chinese electric carmaker exhibits flying car prototype at Beijing motor show
Transportation News

Chinese electric carmaker exhibits flying car prototype at Beijing motor show

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 26, 2020

The Guangzhou-based electric vehicle maker Xpeng presented a prototype of a flying car that the company is currently developing at ... Read More

UNWTO and Google host first tourism acceleration program in sub-Saharan Africa
Tourism News

UNWTO and Google host first tourism acceleration program in sub-Saharan Africa

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 23, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no ... Read More

Abu Dhabi climbs international rankings as a business events destination
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi climbs international rankings as a business events destination

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 23, 2020

Abu Dhabi is celebrating two new significant business events-related achievements, after the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) unveiled ... Read More

UNWTO Social Distancing Policy and Masks are a big NO
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UNWTO Social Distancing Policy and Masks are a big NO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2020

The UNWTO Executive Council met last week in Georgia. This was a controversial session not only because the event was ... Read More

Los Angeles Convention Center Earns LEED Gold Recertification
Responsible Tourism News

Los Angeles Convention Center Earns LEED Gold Recertification

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 22, 2020

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, announced that ... Read More

SKAL online event gets biggest attendance in AGM history
Meeting Industry News

SKAL online event gets biggest attendance in AGM history

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 21, 2020

The Skål Asia AGM which due to the Covid-19 pandemic was without a home, instead the 49th SAA AGM was ... Read More

Beijing Calls for Open and Inclusive International Cooperation across Regions
China Travel News

Beijing Calls for Open and Inclusive International Cooperation across Regions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 21, 2020

With the theme of "Creativity empowers cities, technology creates the future", the Third UNESCO Creative Cities Beijing Summit, organized by ... Read More

Mexican Caribbean announces increased operations for MICE segment
Mexico travel news

Mexican Caribbean announces increased operations for MICE segment

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

Quintana Roo’s Tourism Ministry announced last week the MICE segment (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) will have more capacity to operate: ... Read More

UFC Fight Island returns to Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Sports Travel News

UFC Fight Island returns to Abu Dhabi Yas Island

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts ... Read More

Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?
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Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020

US President Trump may have had Russia's President Vladimir Putin helping in the US election. The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili  ... Read More

Experience St. Regis San Francisco’s Signature Rituals from Home
Hotel & Resort News

Experience St. Regis San Francisco’s Signature Rituals from Home

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 17, 2020

The St. Regis San Francisco, the city’s premier address for luxury accommodations, gracious service and timeless elegance, is sharing tips ... Read More

2020 PATA Youth Symposium: Empowering youths for the future
Meeting Industry News

2020 PATA Youth Symposium: Empowering youths for the future

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘The Future of Travel’, will take place alongside the first-ever Virtual PATA ... Read More

UNWTO backs strong, united plan for global tourism
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UNWTO backs strong, united plan for global tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in-person and virtually for its 112th session. This was ... Read More

UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals
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UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

UNWTO did a surprising approach and is currently meeting with 170 delegates from 24 countries in Georgia to conduct the ... Read More

Dubai meeting industry resumes activity
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai meeting industry resumes activity

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 15, 2020

As Dubai gathers momentum with the resumption of conferences, meetings and exhibitions, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai ... Read More

IGLTA moves its 2021 Global Convention to September
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IGLTA moves its 2021 Global Convention to September

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 15, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) announced today that it’s planning to bring the 37th edition of its global convention ... Read More

It’s official: World Travel Market London will go virtual!
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It’s official: World Travel Market London will go virtual!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2020

Forget the rush on the tube, forget expensive hotels! Reed Exhibition, the organizer of the World Travel Market London decided ... Read More

Valencia Conference Center resumes its activities
Meeting Industry News

Valencia Conference Center resumes its activities

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

After the implementation of the health and safety protocols and measures in all areas of its operations, the Valencia Conference ... Read More

Is ETOA setting a trend for WTM and goes virtual
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Is ETOA setting a trend for WTM and goes virtual

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2020

ETOA is a major exhibitor at WTM and this event always occurs on Friday before. Is ETOA setting a trend ... Read More

Travel Partnership Corporation Announces Creation of .Travel SmartConnect
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Travel Partnership Corporation Announces Creation of .Travel SmartConnect

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 10, 2020

Since 2005, .Travel has been the exclusive domain name extension for the travel and tourism industry. Small and medium size ... Read More

NewTree Ranch Debuts Unparalleled Experiences and Retreats
Hotel & Resort News

NewTree Ranch Debuts Unparalleled Experiences and Retreats

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 10, 2020

NewTree Ranch, a multi-sensory destination, allowing guests to discover their inner curiosity through an array of healing and outdoor adventure ... Read More

Airline CEOs to address major industry event
Airline News

Airline CEOs to address major industry event

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 10, 2020

Chief executives from some of the world’s leading airlines will be in attendance at Routes Reconnected to discuss the long-term ... Read More