Category: rebuilding

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

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel
Hong Kong Travel News

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 26, 2020

A spotlight is shining on concerted efforts by Hong Kong Tourism Board public and private sectors in preparation for tourism ... Read More

ARC: US travel agency airline ticket sales still lagging
Aviation News

ARC: US travel agency airline ticket sales still lagging

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... Read More

First Tourism Hero from Malaysia recognized has a German connection
People in Travel & Tourism

First Tourism Hero from Malaysia recognized has a German connection

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

World Tourism Network today confirmed Mr. Rudolf Herrmann from Penang, Malaysia as the latest tourism hero. Mr. Herrmann is now ... Read More

Seychelles has a new president. Congratulations are pouring in
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles has a new president. Congratulations are pouring in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

The current opposition candidate and Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan of the LDS has won the elections in Seychelles. He won ... Read More

Happy Landings for Embrace “Home” Kong
Airline News

Happy Landings for Embrace “Home” Kong

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 24, 2020

More than 100 passengers boarded Hong Kong Airlines Flight HX852 today for their first Hong Kong to Hong Kong service. ... Read More

Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas
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Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison today chaired a meeting of the National Cabinet at which the leaders of seven of ... Read More

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements
Costa Rica travel news

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

On November 1, Costa Rica will reopen its air borders to all international countries, as long as they meet the ... Read More

There are signs of recovery for InterContinental Hotels
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There are signs of recovery for InterContinental Hotels

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Following today’s release of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Q3 2020 trading update, hospitality industry experts noted that a year-on-year (YOY) RevPAR ... Read More

World Tourism Network (WTN): The alternative voice for the global travel industry
Travel Associations News

World Tourism Network (WTN): The alternative voice for the global travel industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020

World Tourism Network (WTN) is the long-overdue voice of small and medium-size travel and tourism businesses around the world. By ... Read More

Italian Tourism Showing Courage and Confidence
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Italian Tourism Showing Courage and Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 23, 2020

Dynamic, busy, safe: the 57th edition of the TTG Travel Experience was inaugurated at Rimini Expo Centre in Italy along ... Read More

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask
Hawaii Travel News

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020

How can you smile behind a mask? Outrigger Hotels and Resorts may be a shining example to document how the ... Read More

Nigerian Lives Matter: Really?
Breaking Travel News

Nigerian Lives Matter: Really?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2020

56 innocent protesters were shot by the Nigerian army. Citizens are terrified and are hiding in their homes or on ... Read More

What Tier 2 means for visitors in Waikiki?
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What Tier 2 means for visitors in Waikiki?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2020

Ready for a Helicopter Sightseeing Tour in Hawaii? Would you like to stay in a vacation rental instead of a ... Read More

Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program
Cayman Islands News

Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

While the borders to the Cayman Islands remain closed to commercial airlift and cruise traffic at this time, the Cayman ... Read More

Private and public sector coalition calls for immediate COVID-19 relief bill
Breaking Travel News

Private and public sector coalition calls for immediate COVID-19 relief bill

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The COVID RELIEF NOW Coalition, representing major public and private sector groups across the U.S, today launched a digital advertising ... Read More

Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season
Airline News

Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Air Astana will continue to operate flights to international destinations with some changes during the autumn-winter season. From 21st October ... Read More

Singapore Tourism partners with Expedia to target international markets
Singapore travel news

Singapore Tourism partners with Expedia to target international markets

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Expedia have inked a two-year global marketing partnership. Its focus is to stimulate the local ... Read More

Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa
African Tourism Board News

Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 21, 2020

Polar Tourism in conjunction with the African Tourism Board have discussed a series of new initiatives that would boost tourism ... Read More

SITA steps up smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone
European travel news

SITA steps up smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

SITA, the technology provider for the air transport and borders industry, today released a Positioning Paper detailing its latest generation ... Read More

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel
Hong Kong Travel News

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2020

The HKSAR government announced that Hong Kong is in advanced internal talks to reopen the border for local residents living ... Read More

Belize introduces updated tourism industry protocols
Breaking Travel News

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
Travel Associations News

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
Seychelles travel news

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
Airline News

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
Breaking Travel News

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
Airline News

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
Hawaii relevant global news

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
Breaking Travel News

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
Meeting Industry News

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
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

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
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

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
Breaking Travel News

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