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

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

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

COVID-19 cases by Country, Provinces or US States
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COVID-19 cases by Country, Provinces or US States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

Currently, 304,544 cases of Coronavirus are reported throughout the world. COVID-19 has no borders. Therefore it makes sense to look ... 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

Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020
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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
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How the Next Pandemic May Impact the World’s Tourism Industry seen in 2009

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow 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

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
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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

Impact on the US Travel and Tourism Industry analyzed: How to compensate for COVID-19?
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Impact on the US Travel and Tourism Industry analyzed: How to compensate for COVID-19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

Today US President Trump said that the cost of shutting down US travel and tourism industry (hotels, restaurants, airlines) is ... Read More

Nigeria Tourism and Transportation Summit: An event of Death?
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Nigeria Tourism and Transportation Summit: An event of Death?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

Industry and Governments now more than before need disruptive thinking, counseling, and experience to glide through this crisis, said former ... Read More

Rules for Germany: No more tourism, restricted shopping
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Rules for Germany: No more tourism, restricted shopping

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020

The Federal Government in Germany as of March 16 implemented new rules, killing even domestic tourism. Such rules include the ... Read More

Ministers of Health & Tourism Video Conference Tourism Industry
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Ministers of Health & Tourism Video Conference Tourism Industry

editor editor- March 16, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton and other senior Government officials hosted a video conference ... Read More

Meetings Mean Business: Cancel or postpone US events with 50 people or more
Meeting Industry News

Meetings Mean Business: Cancel or postpone US events with 50 people or more

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition today has issued the following statement: “In these unprecedented times – and to prevent the ... Read More

Uzakrota concluded in Serbia with 300 participants discussing Tourism and Health
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Uzakrota concluded in Serbia with 300 participants discussing Tourism and Health

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020

Uzakrota 2019 concluded after 2 1/2 in Belgrade, the capital of the southeast European country of Serbia. The Uzakrota Balkan ... Read More

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau Statement on COVID-19
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Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau Statement on COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 declaration as a global pandemic by WHO, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) would like ... Read More

Lights off in Las Vegas! MGM Resorts and Casinos closing
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Lights off in Las Vegas! MGM Resorts and Casinos closing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020

MGM is the largest Casino Resort group in Las Vegas setting the trend for Las Vegas multi-billion Dollar visitors industry ... Read More

Africa Travel Week and World Travel Market Africa cancelled
African Tourism Board News

Africa Travel Week and World Travel Market Africa cancelled

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel ... Read More

Why to book Hilton and IHG during Coronavirus and avoid Marriott, Wyndham?
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Why to book Hilton and IHG during Coronavirus and avoid Marriott, Wyndham?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

Hilton, Intercontinental (IHG), Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hyatt, Marriott, and Wyndham together handle the majority of all hotel bookings in ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Ministry to Postpone All Public Activities in March
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Jamaica Tourism Ministry to Postpone All Public Activities in March

editor editor- March 13, 2020

The Jamaica Tourism Ministry wishes to advise the public that all previously advertised activities for March have been postponed until ... Read More

US Travel Association response to the U.S. travel ban with Europe
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US Travel Association response to the U.S. travel ban with Europe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced suspension of most air travel ... Read More

International Tourism Safety & Security Conference in Las Vegas Cancelled
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International Tourism Safety & Security Conference in Las Vegas Cancelled

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020

Organized by the International Association of Tourism Safety & Security Professionals in cooperation with SaferTourism.com  the 27th International Tourism Safety ... Read More

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference postponed due to COVID-19
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Arabian Hotel Investment Conference postponed due to COVID-19

editor editor- March 11, 2020

It was announced today that the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2020 has been postponed to September 21 and 22 ... Read More

IMEX Frankfurt Cancelled: Founder Ray Bloom confirmed the show cannot go on
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IMEX Frankfurt Cancelled: Founder Ray Bloom confirmed the show cannot go on

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2020

Ray Bloom, the owner and founder of IMEX just less than a week ago assured the global MICE industry IMEX ... Read More

Chancellor Merkel on Coronavirus: Smile, make eye-contact, don’t shake hands and keep 1 meter distance
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Chancellor Merkel on Coronavirus: Smile, make eye-contact, don’t shake hands and keep 1 meter distance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2020

The German tradition to shake hands is not helpful and perhaps dangerous during the COVID-19 epidemic. The German ChancellorDR. Angela ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit Cancelled: Change of direction for Travel Industry
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WTTC Global Summit Cancelled: Change of direction for Travel Industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2020

Gloria Guevara, the CEO of WTTC needs to be applauded for showing leadership in tough times for the travel and ... Read More

SMART 2020 to be Hosted by Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa
Meeting Industry News

SMART 2020 to be Hosted by Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa

editor editor- March 9, 2020

This year's Saint Martin/Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) will be hosted at the new Secrets Saint Martin Resort & ... Read More

Thailand Puts Tourism safety over New Years Celebration Songkran
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Thailand Puts Tourism safety over New Years Celebration Songkran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

The most fun time to travel to Thailand is the Thai New Year, known as Songkran. This year Thailand has ... Read More

Diane Waldron re-elected at ICCA UK & Ireland
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Diane Waldron re-elected at ICCA UK & Ireland

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

The International Congress and Convention Association’s UK & Ireland Chapter has re-elected Diane Waldron, as Chapter Chair for a second ... Read More

Arts and Culture: A way to go for Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Cultural Travel News

Arts and Culture: A way to go for Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and NYC & Company unveiled highlights of their arts and culture scenes for ... Read More

Coronavirus next victim: Arabian Travel Market Dubai
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Coronavirus next victim: Arabian Travel Market Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

The Arabian Travel Market in Dubai  planned for April 19-22 are postponed to June 28 to July 1 due to ... Read More

Countries to avoid travel during Coronavirus:  San Marino the worst, China dropping to 12, Italy 8, USA 48
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Countries to avoid travel during Coronavirus: San Marino the worst, China dropping to 12, Italy 8, USA 48

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

Currently, 110,090 are infected by Coronavirus. 3831 people died and 62,301 recovered from COVID-19 China is still the country with ... Read More

IGLTA Cancels Global Convention for May 2020
LGBTQ

IGLTA Cancels Global Convention for May 2020

editor editor- March 7, 2020

The IGLTA announced the postponement of its Annual Global Convention due to the current threat with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The ... Read More

The St. Regis San Francisco Unveils Newly Designed Guest Rooms, Meeting and Event Spaces
Hotel & Resort News

The St. Regis San Francisco Unveils Newly Designed Guest Rooms, Meeting and Event Spaces

editor editor- March 6, 2020

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