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Having fun in Las Vegas will no longer be a sin
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Having fun in Las Vegas will no longer be a sin

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020

MGM Resort International CEO Bill Hornbuckle said: "We all know what we’ve gone through for the last 10 weeks. No ... Read More

Sandals Foundation:  Preserving the Environment
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Sandals Foundation: Preserving the Environment

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 23, 2020

Sandals Foundation of Sandals Resorts and Beaches believes tomorrow is influenced by what we do today. So, it is important ... Read More

Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First
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Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2020

Seychelles has no active cases of coronavirus, and no one died in this Indian Ocean island republic, often seen as ... Read More

Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery
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Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Portugal is planning to offer an ‘air bridge’ for British tourists to bypass quarantine rules. This concept will be positively ... Read More

LGBT Americans: Strong travel needs and definite travel plans despite COVID-19
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LGBT Americans: Strong travel needs and definite travel plans despite COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

Not surprising to observe, most American adults surveyed this month by The Harris Poll, express reservations and go-slow attitudes towards ... Read More

US travel-related unemployment hits 51% just ahead of Memorial Day
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US travel-related unemployment hits 51% just ahead of Memorial Day

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

More than half of the 15.8 million travel-related jobs in the U.S. have disappeared since the outbreak of the COVID-19 ... Read More

Benchmark acquires Arizona-based hotel management company
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Benchmark acquires Arizona-based hotel management company

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Two legendary hotels and resorts previously managed under the Arizona-based Westroc Hotels & Resorts, the iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town ... Read More

Omni Hotels & Resorts re-opens select properties
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Omni Hotels & Resorts re-opens select properties

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Omni Hotels & Resorts has officially rolled out its new Omni Safe & Clean program that includes extensive new cleaning guidelines, processes ... Read More

Florida Keys Tourism unveils new campaign ahead of June 1 re-opening date
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Florida Keys Tourism unveils new campaign ahead of June 1 re-opening date

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council is easing into an advertising campaign to help restart the Florida Keys’ tourism-based economy ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Trinidad and Tobago: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

As of May 15th there were no new COVID-19 cases recorded in Trinidad and Tobago for the past 19 days.  ... Read More

Willy Wonka-inspired “Spa Candy” Kids Spa Experience by Centara Hotels & Resorts
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Willy Wonka-inspired “Spa Candy” Kids Spa Experience by Centara Hotels & Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 18, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is raising the bar for original family experiences by announcing the launch ... Read More

St. Martin/St. Maarten : Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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St. Martin/St. Maarten : Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The St. Martin Tourism Office together with the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau  jointly launched a destination video that captures beautiful ... Read More

Saint Lucia: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Saint Lucia: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The Government of Saint Lucia has announced a phased approach to reopening the island’s tourism sector in a responsible fashion, ... Read More

Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

Opening Statement by Belize Prime Minister Rt. Hon Dean Barrow: Today marks Belize’s 31st day without anyone testing positive for ... Read More

Israel’s Dan Hotels re-opening their properties
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Israel’s Dan Hotels re-opening their properties

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The recent worldwide crisis inevitably caused Israeli tourism to come to a halt, but now the Dan Hotels collection, has ... Read More

Florida Keys to begin reopening to visitors on June 1
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Florida Keys to begin reopening to visitors on June 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

Florida Keys officials Sunday night announced they are targeting Monday, June 1, to reopen the Keys to visitors following the ... Read More

Prime Minister Conte: Italy will lift travel restrictions on June 3
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Prime Minister Conte: Italy will lift travel restrictions on June 3

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 16, 2020

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced today, that starting on June 3, the country will allow international and domestic travel. ... Read More

“Restore Honolulu” order: Waikiki and other Oahu beaches re-open today
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“Restore Honolulu” order: Waikiki and other Oahu beaches re-open today

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 16, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that starting today, Saturday, May 16, Hawaii Governor David Ige allowed beaches on Oahu to ... Read More

Layaway & Playaway: Sandals and Beaches Resorts Sets Your Dream Vacation in Motion
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Layaway & Playaway: Sandals and Beaches Resorts Sets Your Dream Vacation in Motion

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 16, 2020

People are dreaming of their next vacation away from the stay-at-home lockdown, and an all-inclusive resort takes all the worries ... Read More

As COVID-19 cases dwindle, Thailand re-opens shopping malls, stores
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As COVID-19 cases dwindle, Thailand re-opens shopping malls, stores

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

As the number Thailand's new COVID-19 cases dwindles, Thai government officials announced that the country's shopping malls, department stores and ... Read More

Hilton team members save life of hotel guest suffering heart attack
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Hilton team members save life of hotel guest suffering heart attack

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

A moving story was recently told far and wide in Suzhou City, Anhui Province. Frank Huang, Deputy Manager of Safety ... Read More

Post-COVID-19 travel: Will Americans hit the road on Day One?
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Post-COVID-19 travel: Will Americans hit the road on Day One?

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 13, 2020

More than one in four U.S. adults say travel is among the activities they are excited to return to when ... Read More

Q&A: Relaunching Tourism in Hawaii – You Are Invited
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Q&A: Relaunching Tourism in Hawaii – You Are Invited

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 12, 2020

Tourism wholesale organizations are demanding answers on relaunching tourism in Hawaii. With the possibility of Hawaii Governor Ige “reopening" Hawaii ... Read More

Most of recent US cruisers would go on a cruise right now despite COVID-19
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Most of recent US cruisers would go on a cruise right now despite COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020

A groundbreaking “Back-to-Normal” survey comparing travel and leisure attitudes in September 2001 and July 2009 to today finds that a ... Read More

Increased early demand: AmaWaterways opens 2022 bookings
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Increased early demand: AmaWaterways opens 2022 bookings

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020

Luxury river cruise company AmaWaterways today announced the majority of its 2022 deployment is now open for group and individual bookings ... Read More

MGM Resorts releases safety plan for re-opening US properties
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MGM Resorts releases safety plan for re-opening US properties

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020

MGM Resorts International today released a report outlining the comprehensive health and safety protocols the company is implementing prior to ... Read More

First Disneyland park reopens since COVID-19 pandemic outbreak
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First Disneyland park reopens since COVID-19 pandemic outbreak

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020

Shanghai Disneyland became the first Disneyland theme park in the world, to reopen since the outbreak of the global COVID-19 ... Read More

Marriott International’s Group President of the Americas to retire
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Marriott International’s Group President of the Americas to retire

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that long-time senior executive Dave Grissen has decided to step down from his position as ... Read More

Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 11, 2020

Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell addressed the nation on COVID-19 situation: Fellow Grenadians, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 11, 2020

At the COVID-19 press conference, Cayman Islands’ leaders reiterated that the ethos behind the Cayman Islands’ response to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Airbnb booking data points to V-shaped recovery in the US
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Airbnb booking data points to V-shaped recovery in the US

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 11, 2020

Airbnb bookings in the U.S. are rebounding at an accelerating rate, implying a possible V-shaped recovery for short-term rental bookings, ... Read More

Travel industry veteran passes in Samui
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Travel industry veteran passes in Samui

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 9, 2020

RIP Ken Chung a founder member of Skål International Koh Samui and a former Charter President for the Rotary Club ... Read More

EU travel ban extended until June 15
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EU travel ban extended until June 15

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 9, 2020

The European Commission issued a statement today, saying that the COVID-19 situation “remains fragile both in Europe and worldwide”. The ... Read More

Is North Cyprus set to become first country to eradicate COVID-19?
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Is North Cyprus set to become first country to eradicate COVID-19?

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 8, 2020

Popular holiday destination North Cyprus could be the first country to completely free itself of COVID-19, with no new cases ... Read More

Los Angeles hotels volunteer 30,000 rooms to LA COVID-19 response
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Los Angeles hotels volunteer 30,000 rooms to LA COVID-19 response

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 7, 2020

More than 300 Los Angeles hotels have volunteered more than 30,000 rooms to the LA County Department of Public Health ... Read More

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