Category: rebuilding

Rebuilding Travel and tourism after the COVID-19 epidemic. Updates as they come in.

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

A surprise outbreak of COVID-19 on Oahu has prompted  Hawaii Governor David Ige to indicate at a news conference today, ... 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

Rebuilt India Temple Set to Boost Tourism
Tourism News

Rebuilt India Temple Set to Boost Tourism

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 4, 2020

The city of Ayodhya, the administrative headquarters of Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India, has been in news for several ... Read More

Electronic tracking devices will spare some Singapore visitors COVID-19 quarantine
Singapore travel news

Electronic tracking devices will spare some Singapore visitors COVID-19 quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Singapore authorities announced that not all new arrivals to the city-state will have to quarantine at a government facility during ... Read More

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou
Airline News

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has ... Read More

Lufthansa adds more European destinations from Munich Airport
Airline News

Lufthansa adds more European destinations from Munich Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich Airport to five further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, ... Read More

New Leader at Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Breaking Travel News

New Leader at Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism), the official destination marketing organization for the City of Los Angeles, ... Read More

Sarovar Hotels Appoints New Regional Sales Manager
Hotel & Resort News

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

Seychelles Tourism Making a Comeback
Breaking Travel News

Seychelles Tourism Making a Comeback

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Seychelles tourism takes a step forward inviting guests for a safe travel experience as travel slowly takes a fresh start ... Read More

Jamaica Health Security Gets Boost
Health News

Jamaica Health Security Gets Boost

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the donation of a brand-new ambulance by the Tourism Enhancement Fund to the ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon
Airline News

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 3, 2020

Just in time for summer vacation in Bavaria, TAP Air Portugal is resuming its flights from Munich: The Portuguese airline ... Read More

Global tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals total $1.09 billion in Q2 2020
Tourism Investment News

Global tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals total $1.09 billion in Q2 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Total tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals in Q2 2020 worth $1.09 billion were announced globally. The value marked ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport first German airport to receive “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal
Airport news

Frankfurt Airport first German airport to receive “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Frankfurt Airport has just become the first German airport to receive the new “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal from TÜV ... 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

UNWTO calls on destinations to recognize needs of travelers with disabilities
Tourism News

UNWTO calls on destinations to recognize needs of travelers with disabilities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travelers with disabilities or specific access ... Read More

Dominica re-open its borders to all travelers on August 7
Dominica travel news

Dominica re-open its borders to all travelers on August 7

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

The Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica will re-open its borders to international travelers on August 7. The reopening of ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021
Meeting Industry News

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

Brazil, a deadly example in the world for tourism and COVID-19
Brazil travel news

Brazil, a deadly example in the world for tourism and COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2020

Brazil registered record daily numbers of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus Wednesday, sending its overall death toll surging ... Read More

Why Tourism is part of the COVID-19 Problem?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Why Tourism is part of the COVID-19 Problem?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 1, 2020

COVID-19 appeared first on the Chinese radar screen at the end of December 2019 and became part of the global ... Read More

We Must Stop for COVID-19 to Stop
Breaking Travel News

We Must Stop for COVID-19 to Stop

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- August 1, 2020

I recently came across a cartoon which succinctly captured the essence of the COVID-19 prevention advice. “The virus does not ... Read More

Can the Annual Wildebeest Migration Boost Domestic Tourism?
Breaking Travel News

Can the Annual Wildebeest Migration Boost Domestic Tourism?

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 1, 2020

Counted among the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti plains in Tanzania has ... Read More

Hurricane Isaias and the islands of The Bahamas
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Hurricane Isaias and the islands of The Bahamas

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 1, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation continues to track the progress of Hurricane Isaias, a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane ... Read More

Cyprus makes face mask mandatory, boosts COVID-19 testing at airports
Cyprus travel news

Cyprus makes face mask mandatory, boosts COVID-19 testing at airports

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 1, 2020

Cyprus authorities announced that effective today, face masks are mandatory for all crowded indoor areas, like shopping malls and supermarkets. ... Read More

Spain’s tourism industry to struggle as UK travel corridors are removed
Breaking Travel News

Spain’s tourism industry to struggle as UK travel corridors are removed

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020

As one of the countries under the UK’s travel corridors scheme, the Spanish tourism sector had an opportunity to regain ... Read More

Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism
Cruise Industry News

Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2020

Fiavet (the Italian Federation of Travel Agents) declared its support for cruise tourism - an important sector of the Italian ... Read More

Government Sets Strict Terms for Boda Bodas in Uganda
Breaking Travel News

Government Sets Strict Terms for Boda Bodas in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 1, 2020

The Government of Uganda issued a set of strict new terms for boda bodas (motorcycles or bicycle taxis) before they ... Read More

Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau Announces New Board
Breaking Travel News

Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau Announces New Board

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2020

Stefano Fiori is the new President of the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau. This month, the offices were designated in ... Read More

Saint Lucia welcomes Caribbean visitors through “Bubblecation” campaign
Saint Lucia travel news

Saint Lucia welcomes Caribbean visitors through “Bubblecation” campaign

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020

The Caribbean’s destination marketing brand, Caribcation, has just introduced its latest marketing campaign, “Bubblecation”. Travelers from countries within the designated ... Read More

St. Maarten re-opens to US on August 1 with strict protocol
Sint Maarten travel news

St. Maarten re-opens to US on August 1 with strict protocol

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

St. Maarten will open on August 1st, 2020, to travelers from the US. The safety of visitors and residents remains ... Read More

Executive Council: There are no active or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Anguilla
Anguilla Travel News

Executive Council: There are no active or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Anguilla

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

Anguilla’s Executive Council met on July 24th to consider matters relating to COVID-19 in Anguilla. H.E. Governor Tim Foy and ... 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

India Domestic Tourism Will Help Boost Economy
Breaking Travel News

India Domestic Tourism Will Help Boost Economy

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 31, 2020

Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (IC), Government of India, said that the pandemic has ... Read More

United Airlines to resume nearly 30 international routes in September
Airline News

United Airlines to resume nearly 30 international routes in September

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2020

United Airlines today announced it plans to resume service on nearly 30 international routes in September, including flights to Asia, ... Read More

What to Do When COVID-19 Ends? Celebrate with a Trip to Busan!
Breaking Travel News

What to Do When COVID-19 Ends? Celebrate with a Trip to Busan!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 31, 2020

Our minds have already gone on vacation, but our bodies are still stuck at home. The only thing we can ... Read More

Expedia Group’s uptick for Vrbo offers hope for recovery
Hospitality Industry News

Expedia Group’s uptick for Vrbo offers hope for recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

Following Expedia Group’s release of its Q2 2020 results, travel industry experts noted that since homesharing is the way forward for ... Read More

“Space” is the Keyword for Seaside Tourism
Breaking Travel News

“Space” is the Keyword for Seaside Tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 31, 2020

The trend for summers  and seaside tourism is taking the form of gazebos. The space in which the day passes, ... Read More

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