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Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Africa: ATB Webinar
African Tourism Board News

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Africa: ATB Webinar

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 28, 2020

Sharing perspectives on the economic impact of COVID-19 on Africa, key leaders in tourism and the African economy want the ... Read More

TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence
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TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2020

From October 14-16, 2020 in the Rimini Exhibition Center, the 57th TTG Travel Experience will kick off  business for exhibitors, ... Read More

Free Flights to Vegas: CEO’s Big Giveaway
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Free Flights to Vegas: CEO’s Big Giveaway

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 28, 2020

Less than two hours after announcing 1,000 free flights to Vegas as the city prepares to reopen, Downtown property developer ... Read More

Jamaica Tourist Board Agent Rewards Continue During COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Jamaica Tourist Board Agent Rewards Continue During COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 28, 2020

To provide trade partners with up-to-date information on Destination Jamaica and to prepare them for future sales and the resumption ... Read More

Centara Unveils “Centara Complete Care” Program
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Unveils “Centara Complete Care” Program

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is ramping up its efforts to open its hotels, one step at ... Read More

St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

On Friday, The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the new ... Read More

Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Grenada and Carriacou are now welcoming registered yachts under new protocols. Yacht arrivals began in mainland Grenada on Wednesday May ... Read More

Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Dominica continues to ease COVID-19 related restrictions 46 days after the last confirmed case.  The announcement was made by Minister ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Players Meet to Discuss Industry Recovery Strategies 
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Seychelles Tourism Players Meet to Discuss Industry Recovery Strategies 

editor editor- May 27, 2020

The meeting, which precedes the reopening of the Seychelles International Airport, scheduled for June 1, 2020 is part of a ... Read More

Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, The Signature: MGM Resorts Re-opening
Hotel & Resort News

Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, The Signature: MGM Resorts Re-opening

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

On June 4 the reopening of Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas, and The Signature, has been announced ... Read More

United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees
Airline News

United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and ... Read More

Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists
Hospitality Industry News

Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

The vertiginous drop in global hotel revenue and profit performance depicted in March data, continued its free fall in April, marked ... Read More

Domestic travel is about to boom
Tourism News

Domestic travel is about to boom

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

While most travel has been put on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2020 survey indicates new travel trends ... Read More

Australia and New Zealand Get Ready for Your Hawaii Holidays!
Hawaii Travel News

Australia and New Zealand Get Ready for Your Hawaii Holidays!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2020

Protecting the people of Hawaii - and not ratings - is the priority of Mayor Kirk Caldwell of the City ... Read More

FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight
Airline News

FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The ... Read More

Domestic markets could offer struggling tourism companies a lifeline
Tourism News

Domestic markets could offer struggling tourism companies a lifeline

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

80% of the respondents polled in a COVID-19 consumer survey claiming they are extremely or quite concerned about the ongoing ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

In April 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported dramatic declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29
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Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

In Germany the Federal Government and States agreed to extend social distancing rules in Germany until June 29. The world ... Read More

Summer holidays for Germans expand to 31 countries
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Summer holidays for Germans expand to 31 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

Germans rather don't eat instead of not going on a holiday. Summer holidays are around the corner and Germany has ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO
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Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

The new person in charge of Guam Tourism is  In the US Territory Guam former Governor Carl Guitierrez. Guitierrez was ... Read More

Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1
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Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

One of Russia's top government officials today announced, that on June 1, the country's authorities will start cautiously easing domestic ... Read More

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

VIA Rail Canada Montréal employee tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has been informed that one of its employees working at the Montréal Maintenance Center tested ... Read More

COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April
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COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Due to Slovenian government action to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease, no tourist arrivals and only about 11,000 ... Read More

Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1
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Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2020

The government of Spain announced that the decision was made to cancel   mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals from abroad, ... Read More

Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe
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Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced on Monday that the Balkan republic of 620,000 people, which relies heavily on revenues ... Read More

EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach
Airline News

EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

International law firm PGMBM have issued a class action claim in the High Court of London on behalf of easyJet ... Read More

Why Tourism is the key to win a presidential election?
Travel News

Why Tourism is the key to win a presidential election?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2020

How important is the travel and tourism industry for a country, its people, and the world that a former tourism ... Read More

About Restarting Italy: Concerns of Independent Hotel Managers
Travel Safety & Emergencies

About Restarting Italy: Concerns of Independent Hotel Managers

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

Over 200 independent hotel managers are raising the white flag and launching a united alarm cry to Minister Mibact Dario ... Read More

EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism
European travel news

EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

Ezio A. Indiani, President of the largest and most important European association of luxury hotel managers, together with the National ... Read More

Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening
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Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

General sentiment regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Italy is gradually becoming more positive. In two industry surveys, one conducted ... Read More

Sayaji Hotels: No Senior Salaries
Hotel & Resort News

Sayaji Hotels: No Senior Salaries

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 23, 2020

In an unusual and welcomed move – a move worth following by other executives - top brass at Sayaji Hotels ... Read More

New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine
Travel Safety & Emergencies

New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

British government authorities announced that all new arrivals from abroad will be required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. New ... Read More

America’s National Parks are Reopening: U.S. Travel Welcomes Strategy
Travel News

America’s National Parks are Reopening: U.S. Travel Welcomes Strategy

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 22, 2020

National parks are reopening across America offering access to major parks in the country, and park visitors need to know ... Read More

How Airbnb hosts and guests coping during COVID-19?
Hospitality Industry News

How Airbnb hosts and guests coping during COVID-19?

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Airbnb and short-term rental property owners have felt the first-hand effects of Americans putting travel on hold due to COVID-19. ... Read More

Air Canada announces new summer schedule, expands goodwill policy
Airline News

Air Canada announces new summer schedule, expands goodwill policy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an ... Read More

Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment
Airport news

Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

New British Government data reveals the significant role Heathrow airport has played in equipping front-line workers and hospitals in their ... Read More

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