Category: Travel Safety & Emergencies

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UNWTO Trending: Tourism, Culture and a Woman Secretary-General
Cultural Travel News

UNWTO Trending: Tourism, Culture and a Woman Secretary-General

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 28, 2020

The new reality for the global travel and tourism industry will look different. It's no secret that new leadership in ... Read More

Kauai says no to tourism for right now
Hawaii Travel News

Kauai says no to tourism for right now

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 28, 2020

The Garden Island of Hawaii, Kauai received approval by Hawaii Governor David Ige today temporarily opt-out of the state’s pre-arrivals ... Read More

Airplanes: Part of the COVID-19 Problem
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Airplanes: Part of the COVID-19 Problem

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 28, 2020

Since the beginning of COVID-19, many people have stopped flying! Why? The reasons are multiple and complex. Business travel has ... Read More

COVID-19 in North Korea: Executions, capital lockdown, fishing ban
North Korea travel news

COVID-19 in North Korea: Executions, capital lockdown, fishing ban

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020

According to the latest reports, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is taking some drastic steps, such as shutting down the ... Read More

EASA: Boeing 737 MAX could return to European skies ‘within weeks’
European travel news

EASA: Boeing 737 MAX could return to European skies ‘within weeks’

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX jet could be cleared within weeks to return to European skies after a nearly two-year grounding ... Read More

Italy Minister: Many Italians Will No Longer Be Here Next Christmas
Italy travel news

Italy Minister: Many Italians Will No Longer Be Here Next Christmas

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 25, 2020

“Many Italians will no longer be next Christmas. Discussing dinners and parties with 600-700 deaths a day is really out ... Read More

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights
Airline News

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Qantas Airways Chief Executive Officer has announced that the Australian flag carrier is planning to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for ... Read More

IATO Asks Government for Restoration of Tourist Visas
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IATO Asks Government for Restoration of Tourist Visas

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 21, 2020

India travel industry players continue to make great efforts to see that tourism gets back on track once the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

Safest and unsafest Airports in the world for COVID-19 travel
Airport news

Safest and unsafest Airports in the world for COVID-19 travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020

Safe Travel Barometer rates airports from a score from 5 to 0 in regards to COVID-19 safety. Rating qualifications include ... Read More

China keeps 737 MAXs grounded despite FAA clearance
Aviation News

China keeps 737 MAXs grounded despite FAA clearance

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Despite recent US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of the troubled Boeing 737 MAX's return to commercial service, China has ... Read More

Visiting Hawaii no longer possible for Americans?
Hawaii Travel News

Visiting Hawaii no longer possible for Americans?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020

Japanese and Canadians are in the process to select Hawaii again as a holiday destination. Visitors from Taiwan and South ... Read More

Visit California Disappointed by Governor’s Stay-at-home Order
USA Travel News

Visit California Disappointed by Governor’s Stay-at-home Order

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 20, 2020

The President & CEO of Visit California, Caroline Beteta, issued the following statement in reaction to California Governor Newsom’s stay-at-home ... Read More

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!
Breaking Travel News

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 19, 2020

Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19. The text of the following statement addressed ... Read More

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done
Italy travel news

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 19, 2020

In-depth investigations conducted by the “Noi denounce” Committee on the structural-organizational inadequacies of the Italian government in managing the first ... Read More

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan
Airline News

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2020

The State of Hawaii re-introduced tourism on October 15 by allowing fellow Americans from the US mainland to arrive in ... Read More

How to Survive and Revive Travel and Hospitality
India Travel News

How to Survive and Revive Travel and Hospitality

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 18, 2020

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has come up with a list of recommendations on how ... Read More

Honduras under deadly attack by Hurricane Iota
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Honduras under deadly attack by Hurricane Iota

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 17, 2020

Honduras is experiencing a double catastrophic hit. Hurricane Iota made landfall only 15 miles from where Hurricane #Eta made landfall ... Read More

United Free COVID-19 Testing for Transatlantic Routes Takes Off
Airline News

United Free COVID-19 Testing for Transatlantic Routes Takes Off

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 17, 2020

United Airlines free COVID-19 testing was provided today to every passenger over 2 years old and all crew members on ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Trust – the Final Frontier
Tourism News

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Trust – the Final Frontier

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 16, 2020

Lies are like candies in a candy store, they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Some ... Read More

A Tourism Hero with Global Responses to COVID-19
Jamaica travel news

A Tourism Hero with Global Responses to COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 16, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett, who recently received the Tourism Heroes award from the World Tourism Network, addressed this morning the ... Read More

List of 230 Airlines safe to fly and not to fly during the epidemic
Airline News

List of 230 Airlines safe to fly and not to fly during the epidemic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2020

The Safest Travel Score to operate an airline during the COVID-19 crisis is 5.0, the worst score in the world ... Read More

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19
Italy travel news

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 14, 2020

The first tolls of the 2025 Jubilee in Rome were heard as the city is in a full COVID-19 emergency. ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Ethics and Lies
USA Travel News

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Ethics and Lies

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 14, 2020

Lies are like candies in a candy store, they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Today, ... Read More

Chinese aviation regulator suspends two international flights over COVID-19 cases
Aviation News

Chinese aviation regulator suspends two international flights over COVID-19 cases

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 14, 2020

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced today a one-week suspension of the Bangladeshi US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka-Guangzhou flight and ... Read More

Seychelles Updates Travel Conditions
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Updates Travel Conditions

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 13, 2020

Seychelles updates travel conditions providing guidelines for entry into the country which are in force as of November 12, 2020 ... Read More

Multi-Hazard Risk Management Guide for Caribbean Tourism released
Responsible Tourism News

Multi-Hazard Risk Management Guide for Caribbean Tourism released

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020

Caribbean tourism practitioners and policymakers in the public and private sectors now have a practical tool to help them prepare ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism
Travel News

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 13, 2020

Lies are like candies in a candy store - they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. ... Read More

Most dangerous countries from diseases for US travelers named
International Visitor News

Most dangerous countries from diseases for US travelers named

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020

Research has revealed which countries pose the greatest threat to the American travelers from diseases. Data1 from the World Health ... Read More

True or false? Is Hawaii welcoming visitors with open arms?
Hawaii Travel News

True or false? Is Hawaii welcoming visitors with open arms?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 12, 2020

The Hawaii Governor wants people to believe the leaders in the Hawaii Tourism Industry include John de Fries, president and ... Read More

UK Conducting Whole-City Testing to Slow Third COVID-19 Wave
UK Travel News

UK Conducting Whole-City Testing to Slow Third COVID-19 Wave

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 12, 2020

The UK Government is rolling out whole-city testing and screening beginning in Liverpool in a partnership with Innova Medical Group, ... Read More

Jordan’s Tourism Minister tests positive for coronavirus
Jordan travel news

Jordan’s Tourism Minister tests positive for coronavirus

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020

Jordan's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef Al-Fayez, today announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19, after receiving the ... Read More

Jamaica Cares Insurance Program Lauded by Global Tourism Stakeholders
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica Cares Insurance Program Lauded by Global Tourism Stakeholders

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 12, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the Jamaica Cares mandatory travel insurance program has received very positive ... Read More

How Hotels will work after COVID-19?
Hospitality Industry News

How Hotels will work after COVID-19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2020

Daily housekeeping in hotels and traditional concierges may be history, as hotels will increasingly use technology to limit touchpoints and ... Read More

All-Star ITIC Virtual Tourism Investment Summit a success
European travel news

All-Star ITIC Virtual Tourism Investment Summit a success

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2020

The ITIC Investment Summit ended yesterday with representatives from all sectors of travel and tourism. The discussion was looking for ways to ... Read More

Ryanair CEO: This Winter is a write-off
Airport news

Ryanair CEO: This Winter is a write-off

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2020

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said that vaccines was the “first real sign of sunshine” for airlines and meant ... Read More

Safe Tourism: Seychelles Steps up Health Measures
Seychelles travel news

Safe Tourism: Seychelles Steps up Health Measures

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 10, 2020

Responding to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and the second wave in certain regions around the world, ... Read More

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