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.

Skål International Elections and Awards 2020 Results
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Skål International Elections and Awards 2020 Results

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 21, 2020

During the virtual Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, Skål International Elections took place and delegates voted ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ethiopian Airlines partners with USAID on in-flight meals
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Ethiopian Airlines partners with USAID on in-flight meals

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Today, Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to ... Read More

Lockdown: Belgium re-imposes COVID-19 curfew
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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

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

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors
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Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of ... Read More

Explore Asheville CVB Names New Chief
People in Travel & Tourism

Explore Asheville CVB Names New Chief

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) announced the selection of nationally-recognized and former North Carolina tourism executive Victoria “Vic” ... 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
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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

US Transportation Secretary announces commercial space transportation reforms
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US Transportation Secretary announces commercial space transportation reforms

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and ... Read More

US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports
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US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary ... Read More

UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery
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UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors ... Read More

Travel & tourism sector deal activity down by 11.3% in September
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Travel & tourism sector deal activity down by 11.3% in September

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

A total of 102 deals were announced in the global travel and tourism sector during September 2020, which is a ... Read More

US Travel praises bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act
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US Travel praises bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

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

Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition
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Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Canada's Skyservice Business Aviation today announced that Benjamin J. Murray will join Skyservice as President and Chief Operating Officer effective ... Read More

New Executive Board at PATA
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New Executive Board at PATA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

Soon-Hwa Wong has been formally endorsed as the Chair of the e Pacific Asia Travel Association  (PATA) Executive Board and replaces ... Read More

Presidential Election Watch:  Bullying and Harassment
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Presidential Election Watch: Bullying and Harassment

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

The Republic of Seychelles is the smallest African country in population and a holiday jewel in the Southern Indian Ocean. ... Read More

PATA Elects New Secretary/Treasurer
People in Travel & Tourism

PATA Elects New Secretary/Treasurer

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 14, 2020

Explore Himalaya President and the former Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter (2013-2018), Suman Pandey, has been ... Read More

Seychelles Islands Shares the Spotlight at Black Travel Summit
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Seychelles Islands Shares the Spotlight at Black Travel Summit

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 14, 2020

Destination Seychelles will be placed under the limelight at the Black Travel Summit conference titled, “Movement” set to take place ... Read More

UNWTO delegation in Brussels for talks with EU leaders
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UNWTO delegation in Brussels for talks with EU leaders

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has led a high-level delegation to Brussels for a series of meetings ... Read More

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another
Hawaii Travel News

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

The beaches, the hotels, the attractions in the Aloha State of Hawaii are about to welcome visitors back to its ... Read More

Netherlands closes bars and restaurants, makes masks mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike
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Netherlands closes bars and restaurants, makes masks mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the “partial lockdown” on tonight, after the country's health officials reported a record 7,393 new cases ... Read More

9 in 10 voters: Congress must pass new COVID relief bill to help distressed businesses
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9 in 10 voters: Congress must pass new COVID relief bill to help distressed businesses

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

Americans are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on all aspects of the economy, and 90 percent support ... Read More

ACI and IATA urge airline industry-wide support to underpin recovery
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ACI and IATA urge airline industry-wide support to underpin recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use ... Read More

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19
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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

The Portuguese Football Federation GOIH ComB announced that Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19. The ... Read More

UK Global Travel Taskforce given November 1 deadline
UK Travel News

UK Global Travel Taskforce given November 1 deadline

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Traffic fell in September, with a loss of 5.5 million passengers over the course of the month. Just over 1.2 ... Read More

Passengers flock to private jet flights to lower COVID-19 risks
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Passengers flock to private jet flights to lower COVID-19 risks

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

The private jet industry felt similar shockwaves to the rest of the aviation sector at the start of the COVID-19 ... Read More

COVID-19 depression? How Travel to Nepal could help
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COVID-19 depression? How Travel to Nepal could help

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 11, 2020

Tourism to Nepal can mean a lot more than climbing Mout Everest in Nepal. One out of three people in ... Read More

Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!
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Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 10, 2020

According to the Flight Safety Foundation getting on a plane is safe again. Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president, and CEO of ... Read More