Category: Travel Safety & Emergencies

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Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America
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Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

960 passengers and crew dead. This would be the result if 6 fully booked Boeing 737 - Max 7 crashed ... Read More

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights
Airline News

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 10, 2020

Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications, specifically Pakistan ... 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

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

United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing
Airline News

United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

Today, United Airlines informed operations leaders that half of the airline’s entire staff would be receiving notices of involuntary furloughs. ... Read More

Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects
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Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020

Today, Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California, shared an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the perspective ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions
Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell today introduced a “Fish to Dish” program to support O‘ahu’s critical fisheries infrastructure when a new record ... Read More

Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 with 43 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at New York's ... Read More

Lufthansa Second Restructuring Inevitable
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Lufthansa Second Restructuring Inevitable

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 7, 2020

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a Lufthansa second restructuring set of measures as part of its ... Read More

3 people killed, dozens wounded in Czech passenger train collision
Travel Safety & Emergencies

3 people killed, dozens wounded in Czech passenger train collision

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 7, 2020

Czech authorities said that two passenger trains collided in west Czech Republic, killing three people and injuring dozens. "Two passenger ... Read More

UAE Conducted 2 Million COVID-19 Tests, 2 Million More to be Done
Travel Safety & Emergencies

UAE Conducted 2 Million COVID-19 Tests, 2 Million More to be Done

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 7, 2020

The UAE conducted 2 million COVID-19 tests already as of the ending part of May ever since the beginning of ... Read More

PATA joins with the Asian Development Bank to expand Crisis Resource Center
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PATA joins with the Asian Development Bank to expand Crisis Resource Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to expand its Crisis Resource Center ... Read More

Powerful quake strikes Indonesia off the coast of Java
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Powerful quake strikes Indonesia off the coast of Java

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Powerful earthquake has struck Indonesia off the coast of Java today. The 6.6 magnitude undersea quake was felt at 9.54 ... Read More

Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor
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Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today arrived on a bicycle wearing shorts, a red and white shirt with a matching facemask. ... Read More

Is Walt Disney World endangering children and parents when reopening in Orlando?
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Is Walt Disney World endangering children and parents when reopening in Orlando?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 5, 2020

How safe can this be? Social Distancing, masks, and hygiene will be the key to reopening Disney? This week, happy ... Read More

Four Emergencies Airlines are facing – what is the way ahead?
Airline News

Four Emergencies Airlines are facing – what is the way ahead?

mm Vijay Poonoosamy- July 5, 2020

Quarantines, economic recession, and health fears are likely to continue to weigh on airline passenger numbers. The COVID-19 crisis has ... Read More

Fort Lauderdale Tourism message of Aloha for Hawaii: Save lives!
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Fort Lauderdale Tourism message of Aloha for Hawaii: Save lives!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July from America!  Today is our Nation's birthday. Today Fort Lauderdale in Florida and the Island State ... Read More

Ecolog Announces Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility at Eindhoven Airport
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Ecolog Announces Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility at Eindhoven Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 3, 2020

Ecolog Deutschland, part of the Ecolog International Group, a leading global provider of integrated services, technology, environmental solutions, logistics, engineering ... Read More

Wait before booking your Hawaii vacation. New regulations may be in the pipeline
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Wait before booking your Hawaii vacation. New regulations may be in the pipeline

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 3, 2020

When asked by eTurboNews, Honolulu County Mayor Kirk Caldwell indicated he would consider a delay in allowing visitors from the ... Read More

Seychelles Promotes Safe Travel in an Effort to Restart Tourism
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Seychelles Promotes Safe Travel in an Effort to Restart Tourism

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

As the world shifts into a new era where health and safety has become the highest priority, the Seychelles Islands ... Read More

Flyers Rights: FAA certification needs reform to prevent repeat of 737 MAX fiasco
Airline News

Flyers Rights: FAA certification needs reform to prevent repeat of 737 MAX fiasco

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020

Flyers Rights group today issued the following comments on proposed Senate Air Safety Bill: The legislation introduced by Senator Wicker ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

As public hospitals across the island strengthen their readiness protocol to respond to COVID-19 patients, the St. Ann’s Bay Regional ... Read More

Tourism Business Plan in an Age of Pandemics 
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Tourism Business Plan in an Age of Pandemics 

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- July 2, 2020

Traditionally, the summer months are a great time to see where one’s business is headed and what future challenges it ... Read More

Grim UNCTAD Report Underscores Need to Safely Reopen Tourism Sector
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Grim UNCTAD Report Underscores Need to Safely Reopen Tourism Sector

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 1, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that a report published today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and ... Read More

California Governor Shuts Down Restaurants, Theaters
Travel Safety & Emergencies

California Governor Shuts Down Restaurants, Theaters

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 1, 2020

At his coronavirus press conference today, California Governor Gavin Newsom directed 19 counties, including Los Angeles, to shut down restaurants ... Read More

Star Alliance member airlines unite around common safe flying standards
Airline News

Star Alliance member airlines unite around common safe flying standards

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 1, 2020

To support efforts in restoring public confidence in air travel, Star Alliance and its member airlines have been working on ... Read More

Pakistan International Airlines banned from EU airspace
Airline News

Pakistan International Airlines banned from EU airspace

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 1, 2020

Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) authorization to fly to the European Union has been suspended for six month by the block's ... Read More

Official Airbus Statement: Adapting Global Workforce
Airline News

Official Airbus Statement: Adapting Global Workforce

editor editor- July 1, 2020

In the official Airbus statement, it was announced that plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft ... Read More

Alaska Airlines: Wear mask or else!
Airline News

Alaska Airlines: Wear mask or else!

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 30, 2020

For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today that its flight attendants will ... Read More

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?
Travel News

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2020

Of course, a Safe Travels stamp of approval by WTTC is not a hoax. It's a brilliant and timely move ... Read More

ReTurkey: Turkey introduces ‘Safe Tourism’ program
Turkey Travel News

ReTurkey: Turkey introduces ‘Safe Tourism’ program

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 30, 2020

Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, called a meeting with the ambassadors of the top tourism source ... Read More

American Airlines Full Capacity: No Social Distancing
Airline News

American Airlines Full Capacity: No Social Distancing

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 29, 2020

Since April, American Airlines has been limiting its seat bookings to around 85% of an aircraft’s capacity, accomplishing this leaving ... Read More

Thailand Travel Restrictions: What can we expect next?
Airline News

Thailand Travel Restrictions: What can we expect next?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 28, 2020

Right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, I was absolutely sure people will only travel again if they feel ... Read More

EU re-opens borders to visitors from 18 countries, US and Russia not on the list
European travel news

EU re-opens borders to visitors from 18 countries, US and Russia not on the list

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

According to diplomatic sources, EU Committee of Permanent Representatives yesterday approved a draft list of 18 countries, to whom the ... Read More

No mask, no dice: Mandatory masks on for Las Vegas
Travel News

No mask, no dice: Mandatory masks on for Las Vegas

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

Vegas has always been – and will continue to be – a destination that represents adult freedom and the perfect ... Read More

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