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U.S. Election Determines Future of Travel to Cuba by Americans
Cruise Industry News

U.S. Election Determines Future of Travel to Cuba by Americans

editor editor- October 31, 2020

In the view of the US/Cuba Travel Network, the US election on November 3 is an inescapable watershed for US ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett breaks ground for iconic shopping experience
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett breaks ground for iconic shopping experience

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett yesterday lead in breaking ground at The Shoppes at Rose Hall, signaling the ... Read More

World Tourism Network (WTN) is your voice in a new Travel Industry
Travel Associations News

World Tourism Network (WTN) is your voice in a new Travel Industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 28, 2020

A new organization for the travel and tourism industry has been making headlines. The World Tourism Network (WTN) already established ... 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

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note
Airport news

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Fraport AG has successfully placed a promissory note with six tranches and a total volume of €250 million with investors. ... Read More

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz receives SKAL International Presidents Award
Germany Travel News

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

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

Minister Bartlett: St. Thomas being targeted for tourism development
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett: St. Thomas being targeted for tourism development

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

Jamaica's Ministry of Tourism will be taking strategic steps to facilitate the development of tourism in St. Thomas and the ... Read More

Kickoff of the Fall Holiday Season at Frankfurt Airport
Airport news

Kickoff of the Fall Holiday Season at Frankfurt Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

The fall travel season is just around the corner: school holidays will start next Friday in Hesse and several other ... Read More

Jamaica pursues wellness-focused tourism initiative
Breaking Travel News

Jamaica pursues wellness-focused tourism initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

As the sun rises on the morning of October 2, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White and members of the ... Read More

Meet 16 Tourism Heroes rebuilding travel on World Tourism Day
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Meet 16 Tourism Heroes rebuilding travel on World Tourism Day

editor editor- September 27, 2020

Today is World Tourism Day 2020. The global travel and tourism industry is under attack due to the COVID-19 epidemic. ... Read More

WTTC on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World
Breaking Travel News

WTTC on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 27, 2020

 The World Travel & Tourism Council <WTTC>, today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for ... Read More

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins is now a tourism hero: I am losing my hair
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ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins is now a tourism hero: I am losing my hair

editor editor- September 24, 2020

Tom Jenkins today was invited to join the International Tourism Hall of Heroes. He updated the audience in this podcast ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Tourism Awareness Week to place emphasis on rural development
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett: Tourism Awareness Week to place emphasis on rural development

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awareness about the transformative impact ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry to launch Tourism Supplies Hub
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry to launch Tourism Supplies Hub

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry will be developing a Tourism Supplies Hub that will help to position ... Read More

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman accepted to the International Tourism Hall of Heroes
African Tourism Board News

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman accepted to the International Tourism Hall of Heroes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020

The International Tourism Hall of Heroes today added its fourth member. Professor Geoffrey Lipman was awarded the Golden Seal of ... Read More

ITIC Tourism Investment Summit follows WTM in going virtual
Airline News

ITIC Tourism Investment Summit follows WTM in going virtual

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

After WTM announced they are going virtual, ITIC management has announced today that our annual tourism investment event in partnership ... Read More

Lufthansa: 15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021
Airline News

Lufthansa: 15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 16, 2020

Lufthansa is consistently expanding its offering of flights to tourist and leisure destinations from Frankfurt.  During next year’s summer Season ... Read More

FRAPORTHands Over New Air Cargo Warehouse to Swissport
Airline News

FRAPORTHands Over New Air Cargo Warehouse to Swissport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

After a construction phase of just under one year, today (September 16) Fraport handed over the keys for a new ... Read More

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?
African Tourism Board News

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2020

Forget COVID-19. Members of the UNWTO Executive Council are on their way to Tbilisi, Georgia to be part of the ... Read More

Fraport: Lima Airport signs $450 million financing for airside development
Airport news

Fraport: Lima Airport signs $450 million financing for airside development

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 11, 2020

Lima Airport Partners (LAP), part of the Fraport Group since 2001, has signed a US$450 million financing agreement for its ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures  August 2020: Passenger Numbers Remain Low
Airport news

Fraport Traffic Figures August 2020: Passenger Numbers Remain Low

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2020

In August 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served some 1.5 million passengers, representing a 78.2 percent decline year-on-year. Thus, for the ... Read More

Safer Tourism Seal appoints Cuthbert Ncube as Brand Ambassador
African Tourism Board News

Safer Tourism Seal appoints Cuthbert Ncube as Brand Ambassador

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 10, 2020

The Safer Tourism Seal, an initiative by the rebuilding.travel network today appointed Cuthbert Ncube as its first Brand Ambassador in ... Read More

Fraport launches cooperation with Plug and Play Tech Center
Airport news

Fraport launches cooperation with Plug and Play Tech Center

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 9, 2020

Fraport AG is partnering with the global innovation platform “Plug and Play Tech Center” with the aim of raising the ... Read More

PCR tests at Frankfurt Airport: CENTOGENE and Lufthansa take positive balance at the end of summer
Airport news

PCR tests at Frankfurt Airport: CENTOGENE and Lufthansa take positive balance at the end of summer

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 8, 2020

With the school start in Baden-Wuerttemberg the summer travel season ends in whole Germany. At the end of the summer, ... Read More

Safe Travels Stamp, Safer Tourism Seal or both?
African Tourism Board News

Safe Travels Stamp, Safer Tourism Seal or both?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 4, 2020

"The Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC and the Safer Tourism Seal by Rebuilding Travel are complementary and not in competition," ... Read More

Pharma-Hub Frankfurt Airport is leading European hub for handling of temperature-sensitive goods
Airport news

Pharma-Hub Frankfurt Airport is leading European hub for handling of temperature-sensitive goods

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 26, 2020

At Frankfurt Airport (FRA), approximately 120,000 tons of vaccines, medications and other pharmaceutical products were handled in 2019. This makes ... Read More

The Dream Returns to New York City
Hotel & Resort News

The Dream Returns to New York City

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 20, 2020

Celebrated hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group, home to its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, Unscripted Hotels, The Chatwal ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders
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Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders

editor editor- August 12, 2020

The political and security situation in the Middle East has always been difficult, and with COVID-19 it has not become ... Read More

Fraport traffic figures – July 2020: Passenger traffic remains low in Frankfurt and at the Group’s airports worldwide
Airport news

Fraport traffic figures – July 2020: Passenger traffic remains low in Frankfurt and at the Group’s airports worldwide

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

In July 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served a total of 1,318,502 passengers, representing an 80.9 percent decline year-on-year. During the ... Read More

NapCabs Offer Peace and Privacy
Airport news

NapCabs Offer Peace and Privacy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 12, 2020

Looking for a little shut-eye before your flight? Passengers at Frankfurt Airport now have the opportunity to take time out ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A
Breaking Travel News

Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

The Honorable Minister of Tourism the Seychelles Didier Dogley, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Francis and other ... Read More

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has indicated his commitment to ensuring that tourism entities, especially the small and medium ... Read More

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says he is satisfied with the level of compliance with established COVID-19 protocols ... Read More

FRAPORT:COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Sharp Revenue and Profit Decline 
Airport news

FRAPORT:COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Sharp Revenue and Profit Decline 

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the airport operator Fraport posted a sharp drop in revenue during the first half of ... 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