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San Francisco tourism updating 2020-21 projections due to COVID-19 pandemic
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San Francisco tourism updating 2020-21 projections due to COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought a decade of record growth in tourism in San Francisco to an abrupt halt. ... Read More

Caribbean G-8 islands collaborate on intra-regional tourism campaign
Travel Destination

Caribbean G-8 islands collaborate on intra-regional tourism campaign

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

As Caribbean destinations across the region reopen their borders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of eight ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward
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Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated ... 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

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

Only 37% of hotels have brought back at least half of their employees
Hospitality Industry News

Only 37% of hotels have brought back at least half of their employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

As Congress debates a new round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) ... Read More

STEP Act would provide needed relief for travel employers
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

STEP Act would provide needed relief for travel employers

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on introduction ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Expanding to St. Vincent
Hotel & Resort News

Sandals Resorts Expanding to St. Vincent

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 28, 2020

The world’s leading all-inclusive company, Sandals Resorts International, is making a splash in a new Caribbean destination. Sandals Resorts International ... Read More

South American tourism hurt by loss of US spending
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South American tourism hurt by loss of US spending

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

US spending into South America is forecast to drop by 44.4% between 2020 and 2021 as travel restrictions due to ... Read More

Hamburg hotels share post-COVID travel trend insights
Breaking Travel News

Hamburg hotels share post-COVID travel trend insights

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

With hotels in Hamburg now open again for business, Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB) is working with its hotel members to ... Read More

Hotel History: President of Hilton International
Hospitality Industry News

Hotel History: President of Hilton International

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- July 25, 2020

On July 12, 2020, I received the following email: “Dear Friends of Curt, With a broken heart, I am telling ... Read More

Rediscover Asia with Centara’s “Stronger Together” Offer
Hotel & Resort News

Rediscover Asia with Centara’s “Stronger Together” Offer

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 24, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is inviting travelers to rediscover Asia with confidence by offering an enticing ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Line announces new plans for its fleet
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruise Line announces new plans for its fleet

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line today announced new plans for its fleet that will generate tremendous guest excitement once it resumes sailing, ... Read More

Global hotel performance stagnant in June
Hospitality Industry News

Global hotel performance stagnant in June

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

As the second quarter of 2020 closed, global regions continued to struggle with the effects of the coronavirus, with some ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Donates $14m to Green Island Branch Library Reopening
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation Donates $14m to Green Island Branch Library Reopening

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 23, 2020

After 9 years of closure due to dilapidated conditions and a more than $14 million injection from the Sandals Foundation, ... Read More

Third of Americans will reduce frequency of travel in ‘new normal’
USA Travel News

Third of Americans will reduce frequency of travel in ‘new normal’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020

A third (32%) of US respondents have stated that they will reduce domestic and international travel, while almost half (48%) ... Read More

Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort name new Director of Operations
People in Travel & Tourism

Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort name new Director of Operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020

The owners of Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort and Marina announced the appointment of seasoned tourism and ... Read More

The future of hotel Food & Beverage – post COVID-19
Culinary Travel News

The future of hotel Food & Beverage – post COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 21, 2020

The winds of change have never blown so fiercely – ripping and tearing through our communities, our businesses, and our ... Read More

Croatian Maslina Resort announces new Hotel Manager
People in Travel & Tourism

Croatian Maslina Resort announces new Hotel Manager

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

Maslina Resort, a brand-new Relais & Chateaux property with wellness at its core, opening in August 2020 is pleased to ... Read More

Hotel industry, reeling from COVID-19 economic fallout, calls for help
Hospitality Industry News

Hotel industry, reeling from COVID-19 economic fallout, calls for help

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

As lawmakers consider additional legislation to address the ongoing health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, the American Hotel & ... Read More

The WOL Group Acquires 2 Luxury Chalets in Val d’Isère
Hotel & Resort News

The WOL Group Acquires 2 Luxury Chalets in Val d’Isère

editor editor- July 21, 2020

On June 18, 2020, Solexia Hôtellerie, via its new luxury hospitality and hotel services arm WOL, acquired two high-end chalets ... Read More

Hotels sue San Francisco over ‘Healthy Buildings’ ordinance
Breaking Travel News

Hotels sue San Francisco over ‘Healthy Buildings’ ordinance

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

The Hotel Council of San Francisco, the California Hotel and Lodging Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association filed ... Read More

Americans’ perceptions of travel safety hold steady despite US COVID-19 cases spike
USA Travel News

Americans’ perceptions of travel safety hold steady despite US COVID-19 cases spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 20, 2020

According to the latest results of the Travel Safety Barometer (Wave VI), which measures the impact of COVID-19 on traveler perceptions ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19
Breaking Travel News

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 ... Read More

US travel industry outlines relief needs as re-openings falter
USA Travel News

US travel industry outlines relief needs as re-openings falter

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 17, 2020

Amid a new round of coronavirus-related economic closures and fresh data that Americans are as wary as ever of traveling, ... Read More

Hotel industry releases top 5 requirements to travel safely
Breaking Travel News

Hotel industry releases top 5 requirements to travel safely

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for hotel guests on how to ... Read More

Cruising? Illegal in the US until September 2020
Cruise Industry News

Cruising? Illegal in the US until September 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships ... Read More

Centara “Stay Happy and Healthy” Promotion for Healthy Body, Mind, and Sleep
Hotel & Resort News

Centara “Stay Happy and Healthy” Promotion for Healthy Body, Mind, and Sleep

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 16, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, invites travelers to return to a state of balance with a “Stay ... Read More

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office adds more confusion to return of cruises
Cruise Industry News

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office adds more confusion to return of cruises

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

Following news that UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) only advises against 'sea-going' cruise ship travel, cruise industry experts say ... Read More

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River
Cruise Industry News

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Viking today announced it will launch a new ship next summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruise tour. Currently under ... Read More

Disneyland Paris and Eiffel Tower’s top floor re-open to visitors
France Travel News

Disneyland Paris and Eiffel Tower’s top floor re-open to visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Partial re-opening of Disneyland Paris theme park to the public and the opening up of the top floor of the ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

Persons struggling to cope with COVID-19 related issues can now seek online help at the Sweet Water Foundation. The helpline ... Read More

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year
USA Travel News

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly impact travel in the United States and throughout the world, ... Read More

Centara offers sneak preview of Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin
Hotel & Resort News

Centara offers sneak preview of Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin

editor editor- July 13, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, releases first details of its debut hotel in Cha-Am – Centra by ... Read More

Digital hygiene label for global hotel industry launched
Travel Technology News

Digital hygiene label for global hotel industry launched

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Hotels, guests, and tour ... Read More

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