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God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?
African Tourism Board News

God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 10, 2020

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes ... Read More

How to Properly Wash and Sanitize Your Face Masks
Travel Safety & Emergencies

How to Properly Wash and Sanitize Your Face Masks

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020

During this COVID-19 pandemic, as we all make, purchase, and most importantly, strap on face masks before heading outside to ... Read More

African Development Bank to provide Response Facility for COVID-19 Pandemic
Tourism Investment News

African Development Bank to provide Response Facility for COVID-19 Pandemic

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 10, 2020

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has created a COVID-19 Response Facility to African countries targeting to assist the regional ... Read More

Dominica COVID-19 Coronavirus Official Update on the nation
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Dominica COVID-19 Coronavirus Official Update on the nation

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020

National Epidemiologist (Ag) in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr. Shulladin Ahmed, updated the nation on ... Read More

The Recovery of Tourism Must Begin Now
Travel Safety & Emergencies

The Recovery of Tourism Must Begin Now

Hon. Edmund Bartlett Hon. Edmund Bartlett- April 10, 2020

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently upgraded the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to the Caribbean Region to Very ... Read More

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships
Cruise Industry News

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

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

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division notifies the public the Pacific Princess cruise ship is scheduled to arrive ... Read More

VIA Rail Montréal employee tests positive for COVID-19
Transportation News

VIA Rail Montréal employee tests positive for COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) today announced that it has been informed that an employee of its Montréal call center ... Read More

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19
African Tourism Board News

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 9, 2020

The African Tourism Board established the COVID-19 Tourism Task Force under the leadership of Dr. Taleb Rifai and Alain St. ... Read More

Hainan Airlines resumes flights to Wuhan – origin of COVID-19 pandemic
Airline News

Hainan Airlines resumes flights to Wuhan – origin of COVID-19 pandemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

China's Hainan Airlines has resumed commercial flights from Hainan to Wuhan. The airline also announced that it intends to gradually ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19
Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines saw deep drops system-wide traffic statistics in the first quarter of 2020 specifically in March. Of course, this ... Read More

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020

The Spanish Jamaica Foundation has donated US$200,000 (J$28 million) to the Government of Jamaica’s COVID-19 Recovery Program. The donation will ... Read More

CARE Program Website: Over 7,000 Applications Hours after Launch
Travel Safety & Emergencies

CARE Program Website: Over 7,000 Applications Hours after Launch

editor editor- April 9, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that the Government of Jamaica has received over 7,000 applications on the ... Read More

COVID-19 cases top 1.5 million worldwide
Travel Safety & Emergencies

COVID-19 cases top 1.5 million worldwide

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases now tops 1.5 million worldwide, according to the latest data. COVID-19 virus pandemic, that ... Read More

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever
Airline News

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

Today, for the very first time, Deutsche Lufthansa AG invited its shareholders to a virtual Annual General Meeting. Given certain ... Read More

Finland extends COVID-19 restrictions until May 13
Travel Destination

Finland extends COVID-19 restrictions until May 13

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020

The government of Finland announced today that is is extending most of its COVID-19 restrictions, such as the ban on ... Read More

Hotels, Travel and Tourism: Adjusting to a New Reality
Editorial

Hotels, Travel and Tourism: Adjusting to a New Reality

Kaushal Gandhi - FABgetaways Kaushal Gandhi - FABgetaways- April 9, 2020

Just over a month ago, before the coronavirus wave, many of us sat in our offices surrounded by colleagues, engaged ... Read More

Restaurant Food Trends in a Post-Coronavirus World
Culinary Travel News

Restaurant Food Trends in a Post-Coronavirus World

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 9, 2020

With over half the world’s population on a lockdown to some degree, people are getting cabin fever. The restrictions won’t ... Read More

President Trump refuses to help Hawaii Governor Ige to stop tourist arrivals during COVID-19
Hawaii Travel News

President Trump refuses to help Hawaii Governor Ige to stop tourist arrivals during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 9, 2020

This is an update on an eTN article published earlier entitled" Hawaii Governor Ige allowing an increase in tourism puts ... Read More

Need a face mask? What Airlines won’t tell you yet?
Breaking Travel News

Need a face mask? What Airlines won’t tell you yet?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 9, 2020

United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Jet Blue, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines were asked, by eTurboNews, but none of the ... Read More

Meetings Industry Survey: Re-engagement Expected by June
Meeting Industry News

Meetings Industry Survey: Re-engagement Expected by June

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 8, 2020

“COVID-19 has had a substantial financial impact on the tourism industry, and destination organizations have responded quickly by deferring marketing ... Read More

Continuity of passenger transport services is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic
Transportation News

Continuity of passenger transport services is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

UIC - the worldwide organization for the promotion of rail transport at a global level and collaborative development of the ... Read More

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Thai immigration officials announced today that the government of Thailand has approved a plan to grant automatic visa extensions to ... Read More

How Kerala in India is fighting #Covid19?
India Travel News

How Kerala in India is fighting #Covid19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

As the entire world has been impacted by #Covid19 Kerala also has its share of firefighting going on. Statistics would ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Two options to resume operations after COVID-19
Airport news

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Two options to resume operations after COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Top executives of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport are looking at two scenarios for reopening the airport as soon as possible ... Read More

Airbus cuts production rates in COVID-19 environment
Airline News

Airbus cuts production rates in COVID-19 environment

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

After a solid commercial and industrial performance at the beginning of the year, Airbus is now revising its production rates ... Read More

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification
Travel Associations News

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

The International Nightlife Association has launched specific measures for its members, that way, once the lockdown is lifted and venues ... Read More

Air Canada workers to receive income top-up
Airline News

Air Canada workers to receive income top-up

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Air Canada announced that it intends to use a new federal wage supplement plan to top up the pay of ... Read More

Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel
Airline News

Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Israel's Israir Airlines carried out rescue flights of Israelis stranded all over Europe without ability to return to Israel. Among ... Read More

Ethiopian Cargo re-calibrates its operations in the wake of COVID-19
Airline News

Ethiopian Cargo re-calibrates its operations in the wake of COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest cargo network operator in Africa, is adapting its operations to the evolving global ... Read More

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved  drug?
Human Rights News

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved drug?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

A collaborative study led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), ... Read More

How to Make Ramen Noodles Restaurant Worthy
Breaking Travel News

How to Make Ramen Noodles Restaurant Worthy

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 8, 2020

What to cook for dinner? In this COVID-19 coronavirus age of #stayathome and limited supplies at the grocery stores, many ... Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic: No Time for Fiscal Distancing
Travel Safety & Emergencies

COVID-19 Pandemic: No Time for Fiscal Distancing

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 8, 2020

Africa is now facing challenging times and difficult days with almost all nations within the continent working to contain then ... Read More

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima
Sports Travel News

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee officials announced today that the exhibition of the Olympic Flame will be closed. The exhibition was ... Read More

Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize
Travel Destination

Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Belize Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on ... Read More

Dominica reports new case of coronavirus
Travel Destination

Dominica reports new case of coronavirus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Dominica’s Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr. Irving McIntyre announced an additional case on COVID-19 in Dominica.  ... Read More