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

Belize introduces updated tourism industry protocols
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Belize introduces updated tourism industry protocols

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

As Belize moves forward to fully reopen and rebuild our tourism industry, the health and safety protocols for tourists continue ... Read More

Seychelles Welcoming Travelers from African Countries
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Welcoming Travelers from African Countries

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 20, 2020

Taking a step forward in the recovery of its tourism industry, Seychelles is now inviting travelers from several Sub-Saharan African ... Read More

UNWTO: Coordination vital ingredient for tourism recovery
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UNWTO: Coordination vital ingredient for tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Consistent and harmonized travel protocols, enhanced safety measures and the protection of jobs and livelihoods are the main ingredients needed ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Stakeholders Launch Tourism Wi
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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

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

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

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo
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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

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

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021
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Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The annual Muhammad Ali Festival, a communitywide celebration that marks the anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing and celebrates his impactful ... 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

Davos goes Bürgenstock: World Economic Forum Style
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Davos goes Bürgenstock: World Economic Forum Style

mm Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- October 14, 2020

It came as a big surprise to everyone in Davos - The World Economic Forum (WEF). Yes, the WEF 2021 ... Read More

United Airlines: Shifting from surviving COVID-19 crisis to leading the rebound
Airline News

United Airlines: Shifting from surviving COVID-19 crisis to leading the rebound

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

United Airlines today announced third-quarter 2020 financial results. Since the beginning of the crisis, the company has been at the ... Read More

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans
European travel news

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2020

If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice ... 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

Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol
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Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 13, 2020

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today the launch of a standardized COVID-19 hygiene protocol in partnership with the ... 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

Passenger Levels Still Low at Frankfurt Airport
Airport news

Passenger Levels Still Low at Frankfurt Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

In September 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served some 1.1 million passengers – an 82.9 percent decline compared to the same ... Read More

Tourism Slowly Returning to Normal in East Africa
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Tourism Slowly Returning to Normal in East Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 12, 2020

Tourism is slowly but surely returning to normal in East Africa after regional states opened their skies and territorial borders ... Read More

Farewell Alitalia Airline: Hello Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA (ITA)
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Farewell Alitalia Airline: Hello Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA (ITA)

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 12, 2020

According to the Italian government decree signed on the evening of October 9 by the four ministers of Economy, Transport, ... Read More

Kauai Mayor Makes Second Proposal to Reopen Travel for His Island
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Kauai Mayor Makes Second Proposal to Reopen Travel for His Island

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 12, 2020

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami continues to fight for his island on how best to get travel up and running. Mayor ... Read More

Seychelles Ready to Welcome Flights from British Airways
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Seychelles Ready to Welcome Flights from British Airways

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 12, 2020

Adding a supplementary choice for European travelers to the beautiful Seychelles islands, British National airline, British Airways, places its name ... Read More

Budapest, Lyon, Bologna, Hamburg, Dusseldorf to Dubai on Emirates
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Budapest, Lyon, Bologna, Hamburg, Dusseldorf to Dubai on Emirates

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Emirates, the largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it will to resume its flights to Budapest, Hungary ... 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

Phuket: No foreign tourists until October 25
Thailand travel news

Phuket: No foreign tourists until October 25

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020

Thailand's Phuket has postponed its reopening to foreign tourists until the end of the Vegetarian Festival. The postponement came after ... Read More

FICCI Launches Taskforce on Ayurveda Tourism
India Travel News

FICCI Launches Taskforce on Ayurveda Tourism

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 9, 2020

India Tourism stakeholders believe that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need for promoting the use ... Read More

Jamaica updates its pre-testing requirement
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Jamaica updates its pre-testing requirement

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travelers visiting the island with arrivals beginning October 10. These new processes make ... Read More

Dominica launches ‘Safe in Nature’ program for visitors
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Dominica launches ‘Safe in Nature’ program for visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

Dominica has launched Safe in Nature, a program geared at providing a safe experience to visitors from major tourism markets ... Read More

Grand Bahama Island ready to welcome visitors on October 15
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Grand Bahama Island ready to welcome visitors on October 15

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

After a phased opening in July, the Government of The Bahamas closed the islands’ borders in response to a rise ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view
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Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020

Rebuilding.travel, a global platform for tourism leaders in 120 countries, invited Maribel Rodriguez, Vice President of the World Travel and ... Read More

Delhi Restaurants Get Reprieve from COVID-19
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Delhi Restaurants Get Reprieve from COVID-19

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 8, 2020

It seems that years of sustained efforts on the part of Delhi restaurants and the hospitality industry are finally showing ... Read More

Seychelles Festival Celebrates “Tourism Back with Confidence”
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Seychelles Festival Celebrates “Tourism Back with Confidence”

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 8, 2020

The annual Seychelles Tourism Festival was celebrated on a much smaller scale than the usual weeklong festivities, spanning over just ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister: Embrace New Smart Tourism Model
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Jamaica Tourism Minister: Embrace New Smart Tourism Model

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 8, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has underscored the need for tourism interests around the world to embrace and leverage ... Read More

Aruba’s Online ED Card mitigating crisis concerns on the island
Aruba travel news

Aruba’s Online ED Card mitigating crisis concerns on the island

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis proves that automation is of huge importance now more than ever. With many restrictions being lifted and ... Read More

Praslin Business Association Congratulates Alain St.Ange on International Tourism Hero Award
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Praslin Business Association Congratulates Alain St.Ange on International Tourism Hero Award

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 8, 2020

The Office of The Chairman of Praslin Business Association (PBA) on behalf of its members extended a merited congratulations to ... Read More

Limited impact of Hurricane Delta allows swift reopening of Mexican Caribbean tourism
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Limited impact of Hurricane Delta allows swift reopening of Mexican Caribbean tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

Yesterday, at approximately 5:30 a.m. local time, Hurricane Delta made landfall in Quintana Roo as a Category 2 strength hurricane, ... Read More