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Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative
Travel Destination

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the ‘PHL Health Pledge’, a new initiative to increase awareness of the ... Read More

International Trade Fair opens in Dar es Salaam
Meeting Industry News

International Trade Fair opens in Dar es Salaam

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 4, 2020

Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam officially welcomed the 44th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) ob Friday, with ... Read More

OTDYKH Leisure 2020 Moscow Expo will take place as scheduled
Meeting Industry News

OTDYKH Leisure 2020 Moscow Expo will take place as scheduled

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 3, 2020

After months of stringent measures of the international community to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the OTDYKH exhibition will be ... Read More

2020 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show postponed till 2021
Travel Destination

2020 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show postponed till 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 3, 2020

Amid COVID-19 concerns, The San Francisco Fleet Week Association announced today that the Air Show Presented by United, which was ... Read More

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers names new chairs
Travel Associations News

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers names new chairs

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020

ABPCO’s AGM, which took place on Friday, 26 June saw Michael Smith from RenewableUK and Barbara Calderwood from MCI UK ... Read More

IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022
LGBTQ

IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has confirmed that it will bring its 38th Annual Global Convention to Milan in 2022. ... Read More

Renew, Refresh, Rejuvenate at Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido
Japan travel news

Renew, Refresh, Rejuvenate at Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

Kiroro, a pristine gem in the heart of Hokkaido, is pleased to announce that it has re-opened for guests from ... Read More

UNWTO officials visit Italy as borders re-open across Schengen Zone
European travel news

UNWTO officials visit Italy as borders re-open across Schengen Zone

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 1, 2020

Against the backdrop of the re-opening of borders across Europe, a high-level delegation from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has ... Read More

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?
Travel News

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2020

Of course, a Safe Travels stamp of approval by WTTC is not a hoax. It's a brilliant and timely move ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals down 98.9 percent in May
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals down 98.9 percent in May

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

In May 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 98.9 percent compared to a year ago due to the ... Read More

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Elects New Board Chair
Breaking Travel News

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Elects New Board Chair

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 29, 2020

Today, the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announces Derrick Johnson, II, CMP, DES as the new Executive Board Chairperson. ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares for Phase 2 Reopening July 1
Breaking Travel News

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares for Phase 2 Reopening July 1

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 29, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is preparing for Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, which ... Read More

WTTC Safe Travels Stamp: A hoax?
Breaking Travel News

WTTC Safe Travels Stamp: A hoax?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2020

The Economy or health - what is more important? Tourism or Health, what is the best way forward? Gloria Guevara, ... Read More

First Buzz Digital Travel Expo raises the curtain
Breaking Travel News

First Buzz Digital Travel Expo raises the curtain

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2020

5 days, 24 hours, more than 600 exhibitors, top 50 keynote speakers – streaming in social media! BUZZ has created ... Read More

Israeli Night Union joins International Nightlife Association
Breaking Travel News

Israeli Night Union joins International Nightlife Association

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

The Israeli Bar and Nightclub Association (Israel Night Union) joined the International Nightlife Association. With this new entry, the International ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority begins search for new President and CEO
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism Authority begins search for new President and CEO

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, announced today it is seeking a new President and Chief Executive ... Read More

70% of Americans support more economic stimulus for travel industry recovery
Tourism News

70% of Americans support more economic stimulus for travel industry recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

A new survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that while Americans remain hesitant about traveling, they ... Read More

Getting Thailand’s travel and tourism industry back on it’s feet
Interviews

Getting Thailand’s travel and tourism industry back on it’s feet

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 24, 2020

Industry expert and respected marketeer David Barrett in discussion with Andrew J Wood on recovering from the impact of the ... Read More

Dubai Business Events joins forces with UNICEO
Meeting Industry News

Dubai Business Events joins forces with UNICEO

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

Dubai Business Events will now actively cooperate with UNICEO by becoming a global partner and supporting the activities of the ... Read More

OTDYKH New Interview Series Launches
pitch

OTDYKH New Interview Series Launches

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 22, 2020

OTDYKH Leisure team launches new interview series with heads of international tourism boards on their experience, forecasts, recent updates, and ... Read More

UNWTO: Need for responsibility, safety and security as travel restrictions are lifted
Breaking Travel News

UNWTO: Need for responsibility, safety and security as travel restrictions are lifted

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring ... Read More

International Nightlife Association: Nightlife scarcity will increase illegal parties
Cultural Travel News

International Nightlife Association: Nightlife scarcity will increase illegal parties

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 19, 2020

While the majority of nightlife offer around the world continues to be paralyzed, "socially starved" clubbers are in need of ... Read More

UNWTO Commission for the Americas in motion
Breaking Travel News

UNWTO Commission for the Americas in motion

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett, today chaired the high level 65th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s ... Read More

Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism
Tourism News

Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the ... Read More

Events industry ‘on the brink’ of permanent demise
Tourism News

Events industry ‘on the brink’ of permanent demise

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 15, 2020

The festival and events industry as we know it is on the brink of permanent demise according to research from ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai and Ibrahim Ayoub: A winning team also known as ITIC
Breaking Travel News

Dr. Taleb Rifai and Ibrahim Ayoub: A winning team also known as ITIC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2020

Ibrahim Ayoub and Dr. Taleb Rifai are behind ITIC, the producer of yesterday's "Future of Travel & Tourism Financial Strategies ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Providing Aid to the Most Vulnerable
Hotel & Resort News

Sandals Foundation Providing Aid to the Most Vulnerable

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 10, 2020

Since the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shores of the Caribbean, the Sandals Foundation has earmarked resources and ... Read More

IMEX America Cancellation sets a sad new trend for the MICE industry
Breaking Travel News

IMEX America Cancellation sets a sad new trend for the MICE industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

The IMEX Founder and Chairman, Ray Bloom, and Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group, is about to inform visitors and exhibitors saying: ... Read More

Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran
Terrorism and Crime for travelers:

Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 10, 2020

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing ... Read More

The Venetian Resort re-opens with new commitment to safety
Breaking Travel News

The Venetian Resort re-opens with new commitment to safety

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 9, 2020

After a nearly three-month closure, The Venetian Resort opened both the Venetian and Palazzo towers on June 4. As the ... Read More

WTM Latin America in the Running for Esteemed Events Award
Travel Award News

WTM Latin America in the Running for Esteemed Events Award

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 9, 2020

WTM Latin America – the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry – has been shortlisted by the ... Read More

Travel intermediaries need transparency to restore consumer confidence
Tourism News

Travel intermediaries need transparency to restore consumer confidence

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 9, 2020

Transparency will be the key to provide service to the future tourists. During this COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of future ... Read More

Seychelles Represented at Arabian Travel Market
Breaking Travel News

Seychelles Represented at Arabian Travel Market

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 4, 2020

The Seychelles Islands did not miss a chance for representation at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) virtual taking place from ... Read More

UNWTO chief: The time has come to re-start tourism!
Breaking Travel News

UNWTO chief: The time has come to re-start tourism!

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 4, 2020

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili issued the following statement today: At both the local and the global level, the crisis we ... Read More

Business as Usual Declaration on Global Exhibitions Day by WTM London
Breaking Travel News

Business as Usual Declaration on Global Exhibitions Day by WTM London

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 4, 2020

Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is a worldwide celebration of the exhibitions industry, which began in 2016 dedicated to acknowledging the ... Read More

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