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.

Reopening Tanzania Tourism Mafia Island Style
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Reopening Tanzania Tourism Mafia Island Style

editor editor- August 10, 2020

A persona around the idea of “new tourism”: Slow, immersive, kind, local, sustainable, climate-friendly. This type of new tourism includes ... Read More

Why Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during  COVID-19?
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Why Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during COVID-19?

editor editor- August 9, 2020

There may have never been a better time to invest in Sierra Leone's travel and tourism infrastructure.  Sierra Leone is ... Read More

Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings
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Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

Malta's government officials announced that face masks are now mandatory in public, and all large gatherings are banned, effective midnight ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A
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Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

The Honorable Minister of Tourism the Seychelles Didier Dogley, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Francis and other ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities
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US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.3 million in research, ... Read More

COVID-19 safety training commences on Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis travel news

COVID-19 safety training commences on Nevis

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

The Nevis Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with the Nevis Tourism Authority, has begun conducting ... Read More

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has indicated his commitment to ensuring that tourism entities, especially the small and medium ... Read More

IATA announces leadership succession for Customer, Financial and Digital Services
People in Travel & Tourism

IATA announces leadership succession for Customer, Financial and Digital Services

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East ... Read More

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says he is satisfied with the level of compliance with established COVID-19 protocols ... Read More

New US Ambassador to Tanzania Finally Starts Tour of Duty
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

New US Ambassador to Tanzania Finally Starts Tour of Duty

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 4, 2020

The newly-appointed US Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, has taken over his tour of duty after several years of ... Read More

Sarovar Hotels Appoints New Regional Sales Manager
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Sarovar Hotels Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. has announced the appointment of Sameer Malik as their New Regional Sales Manager for West, who ... Read More

New President of American Association of Airport Executives named
People in Travel & Tourism

New President of American Association of Airport Executives named

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Mineta San José International Airport’s Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross will serve as the President of the Southwest Chapter ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021
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International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Reed Travel Exhibitions, the exhibition organizers behind IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) has confirmed that IGTM 2020 (due to take ... Read More

Travel Rage in a Time of a Pandemics
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Travel Rage in a Time of a Pandemics

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 3, 2020

During the last decade, tourism officials have noted the evolution of various types of anger among those in the general ... Read More

Rhino Fund Uganda celebrates new birth
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Rhino Fund Uganda celebrates new birth

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 3, 2020

Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU)is proud to announce the birth of a healthy female calf on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on 2nd ... Read More

Africa  marks sixty years of dedicated Chimpanzee research
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Africa marks sixty years of dedicated Chimpanzee research

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 3, 2020

Tanzania and other regional member states of the East African community are marking sixty years of chimpanzee conservation, setting a ... Read More

A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?
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A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 1, 2020

No American has to die on COVID-19, a US primary care doctor from Houston, Texas claims. Her treatment plan is ... Read More

The Mafia Island Model for a brand-new approach to tourism explained
African Tourism Board News

The Mafia Island Model for a brand-new approach to tourism explained

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020

This type of new tourism includes food, drinks, dancing, swimming, white sandy beaches, diving, bird watching, turtle hatching, a lighthouse, ... Read More

WTM London partners with ITIC to launch an Investment Summit
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WTM London partners with ITIC to launch an Investment Summit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020

WTM London and ITIC will come up together to host a tourism investment summit that will help recover businesses and ... Read More

The United States applauds the EU’s action on cyber sanctions
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The United States applauds the EU’s action on cyber sanctions

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

The United States welcomes today’s announcement from the European Union’s High Representative Josep Borrell regarding the body’s first designations under ... Read More

Bold action by Congress needed: US Travel reacts to economic plunge
USA Travel News

Bold action by Congress needed: US Travel reacts to economic plunge

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the ... Read More

Reopening Travel: Brazil just did it ignoring COVID-19
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Reopening Travel: Brazil just did it ignoring COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 30, 2020

Brazil may be sensational in many ways. Brave visitors with a no-fear attitude are now able to fly to Brazil ... Read More

Hanoi shuts down bars, clubs and bans parties after COVID-19 spike
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Hanoi shuts down bars, clubs and bans parties after COVID-19 spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

The head of Hanoi’s city administration announced today that all city bars, pubs and clubs were ordered to close and ... Read More

Holland-Kaye: ‘Global Britain’ is nothing without COVID-19 testing at airports
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Holland-Kaye: ‘Global Britain’ is nothing without COVID-19 testing at airports

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

In an interview with the BBC today, London Heathrow Airport’s Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye said that UK government’s ‘Global Britain’ ... Read More

WTTC: Governments must implement comprehensive testing facilities at airports
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WTTC: Governments must implement comprehensive testing facilities at airports

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon world's governments to establish comprehensive COVID-19 testing facilities at the ... Read More

94% of American families are hitting the road to find happiness
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94% of American families are hitting the road to find happiness

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

The results  of the first ever Road to Wellness survey were released today. The survey found that 94% of North ... Read More

Budapest Airport’s charity runway race to go ahead
Airport news

Budapest Airport’s charity runway race to go ahead

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

The annual charity race ‘Runway Run’, organised on Budapest Airport’s runway, will be held for the eighth time this year. ... Read More

Germans want to travel abroad despite COVID-19 pandemic
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Germans want to travel abroad despite COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

The reputation of Germany as the nation with the world’s keenest travelers is still intact – that is one of ... Read More

STEP Act would provide needed relief for travel employers
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STEP Act would provide needed relief for travel employers

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on introduction ... Read More

UK’s latest announcement a huge blow to Europe’s tourism recovery
UK Travel News

UK’s latest announcement a huge blow to Europe’s tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

Following the news that UK Foreign Office has extended its advice against all but essential travel to the whole of ... Read More

IATA: Recovery delayed as international travel remains locked down
Airline News

IATA: Recovery delayed as international travel remains locked down

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been ... Read More

High Level Conversation on the impacts and actions taken by States
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High Level Conversation on the impacts and actions taken by States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

Jamaica makes its case at a high level discussion today with Caribbean and South American States to coordinate, learn and ... Read More

UNWTO: COVID-19 responses must not undermine solidarity and confidence
Tourism News

UNWTO: COVID-19 responses must not undermine solidarity and confidence

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

Governments have a duty to put the wellbeing of their citizens first. At the same time, they also have a ... Read More

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers Summit: Safer, greener, smarter travel & tourism
Meeting Industry News

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers Summit: Safer, greener, smarter travel & tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

Tourism leaders from around the world will once again come together for the Ministers’ Summit at WTM London to set ... Read More

Facial Recognition that Sees Through a Mask
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Facial Recognition that Sees Through a Mask

The Media Line The Media Line- July 26, 2020

A groundbreaking artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that can identify people wearing masks has been deployed by law enforcement and ... Read More

East African regional tourism set for revival from International flights
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East African regional tourism set for revival from International flights

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 26, 2020

Major international airlines are set to resume passenger schedule flights to Kenya, bringing new hopes for fast track recovery of ... Read More

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