Category: People in Travel & Tourism

People are the driving force in the travel and tourism industry. Executives, GM, Ministers, Leaders, ordinary travelers, etc. This story is about the people running travel and tourism, people that have a story to tell traveling the world and people who need to have a voice and about people that are the voice of travel and tourism.

COVID-19 in North Korea: Executions, capital lockdown, fishing ban
North Korea travel news

COVID-19 in North Korea: Executions, capital lockdown, fishing ban

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020

According to the latest reports, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is taking some drastic steps, such as shutting down the ... Read More

Investments and education focus of UNWTO high-level visit to Tunisia
Breaking Travel News

Investments and education focus of UNWTO high-level visit to Tunisia

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met with H.E. Kais Saied, President of Tunisia, and his Prime ... Read More

Indian Diaspora Studies in India
Cultural Travel News

Indian Diaspora Studies in India

mm Dr. Kumar Mahabir- November 27, 2020

Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who live in the Caribbean, and in the Caribbean diaspora, are descendants of indentured, immigrant ... Read More

Minister Bartlett lauds JHTA’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett lauds JHTA’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) for their new COVID-19 Ambassador ... Read More

UNWTO Global Tourism Plastics Initiative welcomes 26 new signatories
Responsible Tourism News

UNWTO Global Tourism Plastics Initiative welcomes 26 new signatories

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global ... Read More

Tunisia exempts foreign tourists from mandatory COVID-19 quarantine
Tunisia travel news

Tunisia exempts foreign tourists from mandatory COVID-19 quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

Tunisian Ministry of Tourism announced the decision of the country's authorities to lift a mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine requirement for ... Read More

IATA calls for governments to support safe and sustainable industry restart
Aviation News

IATA calls for governments to support safe and sustainable industry restart

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution re-confirming the airlines’ unwavering commitment to ... Read More

JetBlue to host next IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston
Meeting Industry News

JetBlue to host next IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that JetBlue Airways will host the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting and World ... Read More

IATA AGM calls for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine
Aviation News

IATA AGM calls for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders ... Read More

IATA announces leadership changes
Aviation News

IATA announces leadership changes

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced leadership changes approved by the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Robin Hayes, ... Read More

Russia’s business travel sector lost 80% of revenues in 2020
Russia travel news

Russia’s business travel sector lost 80% of revenues in 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

According to the head of the Department of State Tourism Projects and Tourism Safety of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism, ... Read More

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights
Airline News

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Qantas Airways Chief Executive Officer has announced that the Australian flag carrier is planning to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for ... Read More

8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 23, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) confirmed today in a "Note Verbale" that 8 applications from candidates competing for the post ... Read More

IATA Director General to step down in March
Aviation News

IATA Director General to step down in March

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO will step down from his ... Read More

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas appoints five new General Managers
Breaking Travel News

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas appoints five new General Managers

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas welcomes several executive appointments across its portfolio luxury of properties in Asia and North Africa. ... Read More

Brazil’s airline industry to regain 80% of its capacity in December
Brazil travel news

Brazil’s airline industry to regain 80% of its capacity in December

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Brazil's average daily flights fell from original 2,500 to about 200 during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period. In the months ... Read More

Mauritius PM calls for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines internationally
Breaking Travel News

Mauritius PM calls for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines internationally

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

A strong public healthcare infrastructure and the development of a multi-layered response driven by scientific and medical data lie at ... Read More

Prague Airport CEO elected Board Member of Airports Council International
Airport news

Prague Airport CEO elected Board Member of Airports Council International

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Chief Executive Officer of Prague Airport, Vaclav Rehor, was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Airports ... Read More

Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret
Breaking Travel News

Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020

No one is allowed to openly talk about it in Madrid at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Zurab Pololikashvili, the ... Read More

Visiting Hawaii no longer possible for Americans?
Hawaii Travel News

Visiting Hawaii no longer possible for Americans?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020

Japanese and Canadians are in the process to select Hawaii again as a holiday destination. Visitors from Taiwan and South ... Read More

St. Kitts & Nevis updates travel requirements
Saint Kitts and Nevis travel news

St. Kitts & Nevis updates travel requirements

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

St. Kitts & Nevis is now officially welcoming visitors to its shores. The travel requirements outlined below supersede all previously ... Read More

Grenada Tourism Authority announces new Board of Directors
Grenada travel news

Grenada Tourism Authority announces new Board of Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new eleven-member board of directors, with tourism ... Read More

Anthony Mahler sworn in as Belize’s new Tourism Minister
Breaking Travel News

Anthony Mahler sworn in as Belize’s new Tourism Minister

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

Hon. Anthony Mahler was officially sworn in as Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations on Monday, November 16th, 2020. He ... Read More

Black US leisure travelers spent $109.4 billion on travel in 2019
Breaking Travel News

Black US leisure travelers spent $109.4 billion on travel in 2019

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

The results from the first phase of The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities & Priorities report were announced today. The study ... Read More

UNWTO official visit to Brazil supports sustainable recovery of tourism
Brazil travel news

UNWTO official visit to Brazil supports sustainable recovery of tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has reaffirmed his commitment to working closely with the Government of Brazil ... Read More

Jost Lammers re-elected President of Airport Council International
Aviation News

Jost Lammers re-elected President of Airport Council International

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 18, 2020

Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport, has been re-elected President of the Airport Council International (ACI). Lammers has led the ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism on a new path: Malama for the People
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism on a new path: Malama for the People

editor editor- November 18, 2020

Hawaii is trying to position itself as a different visitor destination. Hawaii wants to put in place different values when ... Read More

The Government of Saint Lucia enacts tourism levy
Saint Lucia travel news

The Government of Saint Lucia enacts tourism levy

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020

The Government of Saint Lucia following continued and extensive consultation over the past two years with key stakeholders in the ... Read More

Three Lufthansa Group airlines announce management changes
Airline News

Three Lufthansa Group airlines announce management changes

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020

Dieter Vranckx (47), currently CEO of Brussels Airlines, was today appointed CEO of the Swiss airline by the SWISS Board ... Read More

71% of US hotels won’t survive COVID-19 without further government relief
Breaking Travel News

71% of US hotels won’t survive COVID-19 without further government relief

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020

With a resurgence of COVID-19 and renewed travel restrictions enacted in many states, a new survey of American Hotel & ... Read More

Turkey shuts down all restaurants and cafes, orders weekend curfews
Turkey Travel News

Turkey shuts down all restaurants and cafes, orders weekend curfews

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today that a partial curfew will be introduced on weekends, due to the increase ... Read More

Impossible to avoid Hawaii quarantine for many visitors
Breaking Travel News

Impossible to avoid Hawaii quarantine for many visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 17, 2020

Tourism to Hawaii opened on October 15. One month into this program, potential tourists are thinking again about a Hawaii ... Read More

Why Andong is the Capital of the Korean Spirit and Cultural Tourism?
Cultural Travel News

Why Andong is the Capital of the Korean Spirit and Cultural Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2020

Andong City in the Republic of Korea is a city of festivals, culture and tourism. The Mayor of this city ... Read More

New Seychelles Minister for Tourism takes Office
Seychelles travel news

New Seychelles Minister for Tourism takes Office

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 16, 2020

The Seychelles Islands welcomes its new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Ambassador Sylvestre Radegonde. Appointed by President of the ... Read More

A Tourism Hero with Global Responses to COVID-19
Jamaica travel news

A Tourism Hero with Global Responses to COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 16, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett, who recently received the Tourism Heroes award from the World Tourism Network, addressed this morning the ... Read More

Commonwealth Hotel Collection appoints new Vice President of Operations
Breaking Travel News

Commonwealth Hotel Collection appoints new Vice President of Operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020

Commonwealth Hotels is pleased to announce the addition of  Jennifer Porter to their team as the Vice President of Operations ... Read More

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