Category: rebuilding

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

Skål Bangkok’s Wood warns of a deepening Thailand tourism crisis
Thailand travel news

Skål Bangkok’s Wood warns of a deepening Thailand tourism crisis

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 4, 2020

It is becoming increasingly evident that the damage being inflicted to Thailand’s massive travel and tourism industry is proving to ... Read More

Live From Broadway: Norwegian Cruise Line reunites Broadway stars for EMBARK NCL Spotlight episode
Cruise Industry News

Live From Broadway: Norwegian Cruise Line reunites Broadway stars for EMBARK NCL Spotlight episode

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line showcases its continued commitment to the performing arts community with its  second "EMBARK NCL Spotlight" episode, "Live ... Read More

International Congress and Convention Association releases Kaohsiung Protocol
Meeting Industry News

International Congress and Convention Association releases Kaohsiung Protocol

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020

The Kaohsiung Protocol is a significant legacy outcome of the 59th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress which brought ... Read More

Routes Americas 2022 to be held in San Antonio
Meeting Industry News

Routes Americas 2022 to be held in San Antonio

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020

Routes Americas will return to the US in 2022, with San Antonio in Texas selected as the host of the ... Read More

First International Cultural Festival Presented in Bahrain
Bahrain travel news

First International Cultural Festival Presented in Bahrain

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 3, 2020

The future UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General will have a big role to play in the comeback of ... Read More

Hiran Cooray of Jetwing Heads Sri Lanka Tourism Advisory Committee
Sri Lanka travel news

Hiran Cooray of Jetwing Heads Sri Lanka Tourism Advisory Committee

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 3, 2020

The Government of Sri Lanka has always recognized the role of the private sector in the development of tourism in ... Read More

Volaris: Strong recovery and healthy load factor in November
Airline News

Volaris: Strong recovery and healthy load factor in November

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports November 2020 preliminary traffic results, with a ... Read More

Embraer’s 10-year Market Outlook identifies new air travel trends
Aviation News

Embraer’s 10-year Market Outlook identifies new air travel trends

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020

Embraer's newly published 2020 Commercial Market Outlook examines passenger demand for air travel and new aircraft deliveries over the next ... Read More

Is it dangerous to exempt quarantine for travel up to 72 hours?
UK Travel News

Is it dangerous to exempt quarantine for travel up to 72 hours?

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 2, 2020

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have joined forces ... Read More

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Tokyo Haneda
Airline News

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Tokyo Haneda

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020

Qatar Airways announced that it will resume three-weekly flights to Tokyo Haneda, Japan from 11 December 2020. Services to the ... Read More

International nightlife industry launches app to access venues safely
Breaking Travel News

International nightlife industry launches app to access venues safely

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020

Representatives of the nightlife sector from all around the world met virtually this past Monday in Valencia (Spain) in the ... Read More

German, UK and French accommodation and restaurant sector to lose $95.7 billion in 2020
European travel news

German, UK and French accommodation and restaurant sector to lose $95.7 billion in 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020

The year 2020 has been a rough one for the accommodation and restaurant industry. After the COVID-19 lockdown in the ... Read More

Thailand won’t open to tourists until spring of 2021
Thailand travel news

Thailand won’t open to tourists until spring of 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020

According to Thai media reports, citing Thai Minister of Sports and Tourism Pipat Ratchakitprakan, Thailand will be closed to tourists ... Read More

Jamaica Wins Top Accolades at World Travel Awards 2020
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Wins Top Accolades at World Travel Awards 2020

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 1, 2020

Efforts by various government ministries and tourism partners to introduce robust COVID-19 health and safety protocols to facilitate the safe ... Read More

ETOA and UKInbound join forces for Britain and Ireland Marketplace
Meeting Industry News

ETOA and UKInbound join forces for Britain and Ireland Marketplace

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 30, 2020

ETOA, the European Tourism Association, and UKInbound will work together to host the first online Britain and Ireland Marketplace (BIM) ... Read More

Tourism Recovery Means Resilience: Here is How!
Jamaica travel news

Tourism Recovery Means Resilience: Here is How!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 30, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has an urgent appeal to the world for a tourism resilience fund to achieve ... Read More

US finally flips to positive hotel profit as Europe backslides
Hospitality Industry News

US finally flips to positive hotel profit as Europe backslides

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 30, 2020

The U.S. in October shed the ignominy of being the only global region to have not recorded a positive month ... Read More

Evidence: Wearing masks saves lives
Breaking Travel News

Evidence: Wearing masks saves lives

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- November 29, 2020

 Ontario's doctors say that wearing a mask or other face covering is one of the easiest and most effective things ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Bringing Happy Holidays to Tourists
Uganda travel news

Uganda Wildlife Authority Bringing Happy Holidays to Tourists

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 28, 2020

Ahead of the upcoming holiday season, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced a reduction in signature attractions of Apes and Primates ... Read More

Kauai says no to tourism for right now
Hawaii Travel News

Kauai says no to tourism for right now

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 28, 2020

The Garden Island of Hawaii, Kauai received approval by Hawaii Governor David Ige today temporarily opt-out of the state’s pre-arrivals ... Read More

New Tanzania Wildlife Safari Park
Tanzania Travel and Tourism News

New Tanzania Wildlife Safari Park

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 28, 2020

Celebrating Africa Tourism Day, plans are being developed to promote a newly-established Tanzania wildlife safari park which is now standing ... Read More

The “Tourism Wi” Campaign Continues with the Youth of Seychelles
Seychelles travel news

The “Tourism Wi” Campaign Continues with the Youth of Seychelles

editor editor- November 27, 2020

As part of the “Tourism Wi” campaign, activities engaging with the youth of the island nation of Seychelles have taken ... 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

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe
Airline News

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing ... Read More

Sandals Royal Bahamian: Most Luxurious Adults Only All-Inclusive Destination
Bahamas travel news

Sandals Royal Bahamian: Most Luxurious Adults Only All-Inclusive Destination

Sandals Sandals- November 26, 2020

It’s no secret that Nassau in The Bahamas is one of the best places in the world to go on ... Read More

Prague Airport receives ACI Airport Health Accreditation
Airport news

Prague Airport receives ACI Airport Health Accreditation

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

Last spring, in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Prague Airport began to implement a number of measures aimed at protecting the ... 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

IATA: International air connectivity crisis threatens global economic recovery
Aviation News

IATA: International air connectivity crisis threatens global economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data revealing that the COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on international ... Read More

Thanksgiving holiday will not offer instant boost for US domestic tourism
Breaking Travel News

Thanksgiving holiday will not offer instant boost for US domestic tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

87% of US respondents in the latest travel industry survey in November said they are concerned about restrictions on socializing ... 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

Routes and ACI World team up to support rebuilding air connectivity
Aviation News

Routes and ACI World team up to support rebuilding air connectivity

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

An exclusive partnership designed to help airports recover from the most challenging period the aviation industry has ever faced has ... Read More

Italy Minister: Many Italians Will No Longer Be Here Next Christmas
Italy travel news

Italy Minister: Many Italians Will No Longer Be Here Next Christmas

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 25, 2020

“Many Italians will no longer be next Christmas. Discussing dinners and parties with 600-700 deaths a day is really out ... Read More

Africa Tourism Day Lines Up World Tourism Gurus
African Tourism Board News

Africa Tourism Day Lines Up World Tourism Gurus

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 25, 2020

Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Dr. Taleb Rifai and the former Minister for Tourism ... Read More

Vacation Rental in Hawaii with Airbnb, Expedia Group
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Vacation Rental in Hawaii with Airbnb, Expedia Group

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 24, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) between the City and County of Honolulu and short-term ... Read More

Cruise industry to lose $19.6 billion in revenue due to COVID-19
Cruise Industry News

Cruise industry to lose $19.6 billion in revenue due to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Not many industries have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak as the cruise industry. Cruise line revenues practically disappeared since ... Read More

Hawaii Visitor Arrivals Down 90 Percent: But There’s Hope
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Visitor Arrivals Down 90 Percent: But There’s Hope

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 24, 2020

Hawaii visitor arrivals continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020, visitor arrivals decreased 90.4 percent ... Read More

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