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Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

USGS reported that a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Alaska, prompting a warning in the region. The ... Read More

Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B
USA Travel News

Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

"We know from recent experience, the anguish and damage that occur when Hawaii is not properly prepared with flexible pragmatic ... Read More

Bahrain – Israel to become friends today
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Bahrain – Israel to become friends today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 17, 2020

A joint US-Israel delegation is meeting in Bahrain today to sign a series of bilateral agreements between Israel and Bahrain, ... Read More

Lockdown: Belgium re-imposes COVID-19 curfew
Belgium travel news

Lockdown: Belgium re-imposes COVID-19 curfew

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The authorities in Belgium have decided to introduce a COVID-19 curfew in the country from October 19, according to the ... Read More

Presidential Election Watch:  Bullying and Harassment
Breaking Travel News

Presidential Election Watch: Bullying and Harassment

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

The Republic of Seychelles is the smallest African country in population and a holiday jewel in the Southern Indian Ocean. ... Read More

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans
European travel news

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2020

If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice ... Read More

Kazakhstan cuts down UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus flights
Aviation News

Kazakhstan cuts down UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's Chief Sanitary Officer announced that the country plans to cut down down air service with the UAE, Germany, Ukraine, ... Read More

‘Worst rains in 100 years’ kill 15, displace hundreds in India’s Hyderabad
Travel Safety & Emergencies

‘Worst rains in 100 years’ kill 15, displace hundreds in India’s Hyderabad

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

India's Hyderabad, the capital of southern Telangana state, and home to some of the country’s major IT companies and over ... Read More

Hawaii Governor Ige declaring Hawaii Tourism open Thursday
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Hawaii Governor Ige declaring Hawaii Tourism open Thursday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

Hawaii Governor Ige held a news briefing today to discuss additional details of the pre-travel testing program, which is set ... Read More

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another
Hawaii Travel News

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

The beaches, the hotels, the attractions in the Aloha State of Hawaii are about to welcome visitors back to its ... Read More

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests
Cruise Industry News

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests

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

Seasick A recent study of the global cruise industry and tourism crises revealed a systematic failure within the industry to ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol
Breaking Travel News

Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 13, 2020

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today the launch of a standardized COVID-19 hygiene protocol in partnership with the ... Read More

Shooter at Large: Man Shot on Las Vegas Strip
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Shooter at Large: Man Shot on Las Vegas Strip

editor editor- October 12, 2020

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), a shooting took place on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday ... Read More

COVID-19 has devastating impact on European Tourism
European travel news

COVID-19 has devastating impact on European Tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

The global tourism industry is one of the hardest-hit industries with regards to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. According ... Read More

Massive fire breaks out on Mount Kilimanjaro
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Massive fire breaks out on Mount Kilimanjaro

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 12, 2020

Fire broke out on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro on Sunday afternoon, causing fear and panic among people living on ... Read More

Beijing limits new daily arrivals to 500 people to curb COVID-19 spread
China Travel News

Beijing limits new daily arrivals to 500 people to curb COVID-19 spread

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Beijing city authorities announced that they will limit the number of people entering the city daily. According to reports, no ... Read More

COVID-19 depression? How Travel to Nepal could help
Breaking Travel News

COVID-19 depression? How Travel to Nepal could help

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 11, 2020

Tourism to Nepal can mean a lot more than climbing Mout Everest in Nepal. One out of three people in ... Read More

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19
Thailand travel news

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 10, 2020

Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control for the Ministry of Health in Thailand, said that ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view
Travel Associations News

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020

Rebuilding.travel, a global platform for tourism leaders in 120 countries, invited Maribel Rodriguez, Vice President of the World Travel and ... Read More

Another volcanic eruption in Iceland could cause global air traffic chaos
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Another volcanic eruption in Iceland could cause global air traffic chaos

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

Iceland's seismologists are sounding alarm about the rising threat level for the Grimsvotn volcano that have experienced an unusually powerful ... Read More

How the travel and tourism industry can survive Coronavirus
Travel Associations News

How the travel and tourism industry can survive Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2020

In a historic first, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan ... Read More

Will Hawaii open for tourism? Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell explains
Hawaii Travel News

Will Hawaii open for tourism? Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell explains

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today answered questions from eTurboNews, Hawaii News Online, and other reporters on whether travel to Hawaii will really ... Read More

Record COVID-19 outbreak ever today
European travel news

Record COVID-19 outbreak ever today

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

According to the latest data from the World Health Organization, Europe is currently reporting more COVID-19 infection cases than India, ... Read More

Are face masks required now for visitors in the Florida Keys?
Travel Destination

Are face masks required now for visitors in the Florida Keys?

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The Governor of the State of Florida is still not making wearing of masks a requirement in the Sunshine State. ... Read More

DOT refuses air travel mask mandate as President Trump travels to Walter Reed
Aviation News

DOT refuses air travel mask mandate as President Trump travels to Walter Reed

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

Minutes before President Trump departed by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical Center for hospitalization following his COVID diagnosis, on October ... Read More

IMF Unlocks Money for Poorest Countries Impacted by COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

IMF Unlocks Money for Poorest Countries Impacted by COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- October 7, 2020

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy has approved new emergency funds for the 28 poorest countries in the world to ... Read More

Boeing 737 Max: Still not safe?
Airport news

Boeing 737 Max: Still not safe?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 7, 2020

Paul Hudson is an aviation expert and attorney based in Washington DC and the founder of Flyers Rights, an advocacy ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism will not reopen as planned on October 15
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism will not reopen as planned on October 15

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 6, 2020

There are more problems in paradise. There are more problems for Hawaii's travel and tourism industry, and there are problems ... Read More

No mask required on planes in the United States: DOT Ruling is horrible
Airline News

No mask required on planes in the United States: DOT Ruling is horrible

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020

Flyers Rights President Paul Hudson issued the following response to the DOT's refusal to promulgate a mask rule after DOT ... Read More

Hawaii Governor Ige says no  to keeping all visitors safer
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Governor Ige says no to keeping all visitors safer

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 5, 2020

Kauai Mayor is alarmed and disappointed after Hawaii's Governor told him no to keep all tourists visiting Kauai safe. Kauai ... Read More

6 feet social distancing no more: Game changer!
Travel Safety & Emergencies

6 feet social distancing no more: Game changer!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 5, 2020

Today, October 5, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance to its How COVID-19 Spreads ... Read More

Dubai flights from and to Bologna, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Lyon
Airline News

Dubai flights from and to Bologna, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Lyon

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 4, 2020

Dubai based Emirates Airlines has announced it will resume flights to Budapest (from 21 October), Bologna (1st November), Dusseldorf (1st November), Hamburg ... Read More

San Francisco to Shanghai again flying nonstop
Airline News

San Francisco to Shanghai again flying nonstop

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 4, 2020

US-China relations are at an all-time low. US President Trump blames China to be responsible for the spread of COVID-19, ... Read More

President Trump positive is a red alert for World Travel and Tourism
Business Travel News

President Trump positive is a red alert for World Travel and Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 3, 2020

President Donald Trump and his wife Melanie Trump are both positive for Coronavirus. President Trump may have been positive at ... Read More

German police finds homemade nail bomb on Cologne passenger train
Travel Safety & Emergencies

German police finds homemade nail bomb on Cologne passenger train

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 3, 2020

The police in the German city of Cologne announced that a homemade nail bomb was found on a regional train ... Read More

President Trump gets a lifesaving Aloha from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
Breaking Travel News

President Trump gets a lifesaving Aloha from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 2, 2020

United States President Donald Trump should save us all by pulling out of the Presidential Race now. He said he ... Read More