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A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents
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A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020

Agnes Mucuha is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents in Nairobi, and she is now ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Stakeholders Launch Tourism Wi
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Tourism Stakeholders Launch Tourism Wi

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 20, 2020

Core industry stakeholders in Seychelles have joined forces in a seductive operation targeting the population with the restart of tourism ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu
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Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020

Traveling to Waikiki? Outspoken Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has an urgent message for you. Caldwell told eTurboNews he will be ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights
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Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

National flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia, PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, announced that ... Read More

Wynn Resorts Board Of Directors announces new appointment
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Wynn Resorts Board Of Directors announces new appointment

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

The Wynn Resorts Board of Directors announced the appointment of Mr. Darnell Strom as member of the Company's Board of Directors.  ... Read More

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

USGS reported that a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Alaska, prompting a warning in the region. The ... Read More

Alaska Airlines launches Embraer 175 service in Alaska
Airline News

Alaska Airlines launches Embraer 175 service in Alaska

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Alaska Airlines added jet service on the Embraer 175 aircraft in the state of Alaska. The E175, operated by regional ... Read More

First Face-to-Face Forum between Gulf, Israeli Women a Hit
Cultural Travel News

First Face-to-Face Forum between Gulf, Israeli Women a Hit

The Media Line The Media Line- October 19, 2020

The newly-established Gulf-Israel Women’s Forum has kicked-off, with participation by the first female Emirati life coach; a deputy mayor of ... Read More

UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end
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UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

As soon as vaccines are licensed for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine, said ... Read More

Flights from London to Barbados on British Airways
Airline News

Flights from London to Barbados on British Airways

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

This weekend marked the inaugural flight of the relaunched year-round daily service from London Heathrow to Barbados on British Airways ... Read More

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion
Greece travel news

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Greek authorities said on Monday they have finalized plans to build a 26-kilometer (16 miles) wall along Greece-Turkey border, to ... Read More

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates
Airport news

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 19, 2020

Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.  Detained passengers ... Read More

Abu Dhabi – Tel Aviv Flights on Etihad Airways
Airline News

Abu Dhabi – Tel Aviv Flights on Etihad Airways

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight ... Read More

ARC: US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume down
Aviation News

ARC: US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume down

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... Read More

Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B
USA Travel News

Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

"We know from recent experience, the anguish and damage that occur when Hawaii is not properly prepared with flexible pragmatic ... Read More

Messe Berlin has a new CEO
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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

Tanzania implements a World Bank-funded tourism project
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Tanzania implements a World Bank-funded tourism project

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 18, 2020

Best for domestic, rural and regional tourism in East and Southern Africa, the World Bank-funded Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism ... Read More

Take a shower again onboard Emirates
Aviation News

Take a shower again onboard Emirates

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

Emirates is rolling out a redesigned onboard experience. The celebrated A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa have resumed operations with ... Read More

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz receives SKAL International Presidents Award
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eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz receives SKAL International Presidents Award

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 17, 2020

With travel restrictions and health measures implemented due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Skål International will for the first time ... Read More

Bahrain – Israel to become friends today
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Bahrain – Israel to become friends today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 17, 2020

A joint US-Israel delegation is meeting in Bahrain today to sign a series of bilateral agreements between Israel and Bahrain, ... Read More

SKAL Sustainable Tourism Award Winners
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SKAL Sustainable Tourism Award Winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 17, 2020

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards are geared towards enhancing the visibility and grant recognition to entities from the Travel ... Read More

Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents
Breaking Travel News

Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 17, 2020

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria has announced that the vaccination for coronavirus will be mandatory for all residents of the ... Read More

The Fairmont Hotel: Nob Hill Grande Dame
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The Fairmont Hotel: Nob Hill Grande Dame

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- October 17, 2020

The luxurious Grande Dame atop Nob Hill in San Francisco was named after U.S. Senator James Graham Fair (1834-1894) by ... 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

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo
Airline News

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 16, 2020

Ugandans got a glimpse of the first of the two Uganda Airlines A330neo aircraft – the A330-800 - being rolled ... Read More

Lockdown: Belgium re-imposes COVID-19 curfew
Belgium travel news

Lockdown: Belgium re-imposes COVID-19 curfew

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The authorities in Belgium have decided to introduce a COVID-19 curfew in the country from October 19, according to the ... Read More

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day
Hawaii relevant global news

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 16, 2020

Thursday, October 15, marked the first day of Hawaii’s travel re-opening day, and a surge of 10,102 passengers arrived by ... Read More

Major US hotel CEOs call on Trump for relief
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Major US hotel CEOs call on Trump for relief

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The CEOs of major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot, IHG and Best Western as well as small, independently owned ... Read More

Orit Farkash-Hacohen named Israel’s new Tourism Minister
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Orit Farkash-Hacohen named Israel’s new Tourism Minister

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Earlier this week, the Israel Ministry of Tourism appointed Orit Farkash-Hacohen as the new Tourism Minister. In this position, Farkash-Hacohen ... Read More

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand
Tourism Investment News

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 16, 2020

Destination Capital PTE., LTD., (DC) and KTB Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited (KTBST SEC) announced the launch of DESCAP 1 ... Read More

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists
Cuba travel news

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Cuban authorities announced that the country has updated the conditions of entry for foreign tourists. Tourists will have to fill ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Receive 9 Diving Awards
Travel Award News

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Receive 9 Diving Awards

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

Sandals® and Beaches® Resorts, home to some of the best all-inclusive dive resorts in the Caribbean, has taken the plunge into October with ... Read More

How Wi-Fi in Waikiki could save Tourism from COVID-19?
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How Wi-Fi in Waikiki could save Tourism from COVID-19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 15, 2020

Hawaii once more is welcoming urgently-needed visitors in the midst of a coronavirus spike in the rest of the country. ... Read More

Boeing CEO announces expanded Executive Council
Aviation News

Boeing CEO announces expanded Executive Council

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun issued the following letter to employees today announcing an expansion of Boeing’s Executive Council: ... Read More

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble
Aviation News

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed in principle to create an air travel bubble between them that will not require ... Read More

Centara Brings Freedom with its New “Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach”
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Brings Freedom with its New “Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach”

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is set to debut its COSI brand in southwest Thailand with the ... Read More