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UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands
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UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the ... 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

US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards
Airline News

US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Consumer Reports is calling on US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to issue mandatory, enforceable health and safety standards ... Read More

Iconic New York City landmark prepares to re-open with new protocols
Breaking Travel News

Iconic New York City landmark prepares to re-open with new protocols

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 13, 2020

The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the recall of its employees for training in the new protocols and processes ... Read More

Thailand stays so amazing when reopening tourism resilient Thai Style
Thailand travel news

Thailand stays so amazing when reopening tourism resilient Thai Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

Thailand is hurting and the tourism industry of Amazing Thailand is bleeding. The people in the Siam Kingdom are once ... Read More

Be Inspired: Morocco COVID-19 low but extends emergency
Breaking Travel News

Be Inspired: Morocco COVID-19 low but extends emergency

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

Morocco extended on Thursday an emergency decree until Aug. 10  in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Domestic travel has resumed, ... Read More

Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks
Airline News

Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 11, 2020

Caribbean Airlines is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our customers and employees in response to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Tobago tourism stakeholders collaborate to reinforce destination safety
Trinidad and Tobago travel news

Tobago tourism stakeholders collaborate to reinforce destination safety

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 11, 2020

The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) is steadfastly preparing the island for increased tourism activity and the eventual opening of ... Read More

Australia limits number of citizens allowed to return from overseas each week
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Australia limits number of citizens allowed to return from overseas each week

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

As Australia struggles to contain a COVID-19 outbreak in its second most populous city, the country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison ... Read More

Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 10, 2020

Invisible But Deadly: COVID-19 When you can see it, there is no challenge to keeping surfaces clean and sanitized. Find ... Read More

Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets
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Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

On July 14, the Emirates Mars probe – "Hope" or "Al Amal" in Arabic – is scheduled to liftoff from ... Read More

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc  provides a business update and additional financial information for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020. ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica’s tourism sector is critical to Jamaica’s economic recovery from the negative effects ... Read More

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing
Airline News

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Air Canada has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best ... Read More

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant  for security upgrades
Cruise Industry News

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant for security upgrades

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $908,015 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal ... Read More

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque
Cultural Travel News

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Turkish government announced that Istanbul's world-famous tourist attraction will be turned into a mosque, citing today's court decision. Turkish court ... Read More

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel
Airport news

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

With the lifting of quarantine restrictions today, London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a Guide to Contactless Travel, providing key ... Read More

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
Responsible Tourism News

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service
Transportation News

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Due to an increase in demand resulting from the progressive deconfinement implemented by public health authorities in Québec and Ontario, ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

The food and health needs of some 50 shut-ins and senior citizens in five adjoining Black River communities were recently ... Read More

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels
Responsible Tourism News

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the ... Read More

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together
Airline News

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2020

The three global airline alliances, collectively representing over fifty percent of the world’s air traffic, have come together to highlight ... Read More

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors
Bahamas travel news

Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas HealthVisa application and present a ... Read More

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally
Airline News

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

China and the US jostle to lead the world in domestic flights as air travel slowly resumes following a relaxation ... Read More

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery
Responsible Tourism News

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Summer travel unarguably looks different this summer, and the latest travel industry report sheds light on the emerging priorities and ... Read More

Americans could be inspired by European creative social distancing ideas
European travel news

Americans could be inspired by European creative social distancing ideas

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic in Europe has caused different countries to find creative ways to implement social distancing. Even after European countries ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service
Airline News

Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lock-down and its opening ... Read More

Rwanda will re-open for commercial flights on August 1
Airport news

Rwanda will re-open for commercial flights on August 1

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 8, 2020

Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure issued official statement, announcing that the country's airports will re-open for scheduled commercial flight operations on ... Read More

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis
Hotel & Resort News

Dusit International offers free Dubai hotel rooms to victims of COVID-19 crisis

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Two upscale properties in Dubai under the management of Dusit International – namely dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai, and Dusit Princess ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo’s International Terminal returns to full operations July 27
Airport news

Moscow Sheremetyevo’s International Terminal returns to full operations July 27

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport's international terminal—Terminal D—will resume full operations at 00:00 Moscow time on July 27, 2020. The trains ... Read More

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors
Responsible Tourism News

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Guadaloupe, Grenada, Montserrat, ... Read More

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative
Travel Destination

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the ‘PHL Health Pledge’, a new initiative to increase awareness of the ... Read More

Dominican Republic opened its borders for international tourists
Dominican Republic travel news

Dominican Republic opened its borders for international tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) opened its borders for international tourists on 1 July 2020 at ... Read More

“Art Needs No Roof” in Vilnius
Cultural Travel News

“Art Needs No Roof” in Vilnius

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Lithuanian capital Vilnius has come up with yet another innovative solution for the post-pandemic social and cultural life. The city ... Read More

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