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Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets
Japan travel news

Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

New high-tech restrooms are being built in Japanese capital city as part of the Tokyo Toilets project launched by the ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities
Travel Technology News

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.3 million in research, ... Read More

Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution
Travel Technology News

Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

After successful testing in June, the highly anticipated e-version of the iconic Eurail pass is now available online for travelers ... Read More

California Hilton and Marriott hotels use robots to cut staff-to-guest interaction
Travel Technology News

California Hilton and Marriott hotels use robots to cut staff-to-guest interaction

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020

Californian Marriott and Hilton hotels are introducing robots that deliver groceries, wine, towels and even pet treats to their guests. ... Read More

TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents
Tourism News

TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

According to travel industry experts, today’s news that TUI is closing 166 travel agencies in UK and Ireland, is not ... Read More

Hospitality Recovery Trends in realtime
Hospitality Industry News

Hospitality Recovery Trends in realtime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

A barometer is built on data collected via a central reservation platform on a panel of more than 10,000 hotels ... Read More

Emergency inspections of all South Korean Boeing 737 jets ordered
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Emergency inspections of all South Korean Boeing 737 jets ordered

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 25, 2020

South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) issued an emergency order today, ordering all South Korean airlines to ... Read More

WISeKey launches WISeTravel, the future tourism app you won’t want to leave home without
Travel Technology News

WISeKey launches WISeTravel, the future tourism app you won’t want to leave home without

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 25, 2020

WISeKey International Holding Ltd., a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced the launch of WISeTravel, a free app ... Read More

Royal Caribbean reinvents cruise industry’s safety drill
Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean reinvents cruise industry’s safety drill

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group is replacing one of the least-loved but most important parts of a cruise vacation – the safety ... Read More

eRevMax integrates with Airbnb
Travel Technology News

eRevMax integrates with Airbnb

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020

Hotel technology company eRevMax today announced that it has completed advanced two-way XML integration with Airbnb. The work will facilitate ... Read More

United Airlines maximizes ventilation system during boarding and deplaning
Airline News

United Airlines maximizes ventilation system during boarding and deplaning

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 20, 2020

United Airlines today announced that the carrier will now maximize air flow volume for all mainline aircraft high-efficiency particulate air ... Read More

Etihad Airways and Boeing expand partnership
Airline News

Etihad Airways and Boeing expand partnership

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 20, 2020

Etihad Airways and Boeing will work together starting in August on the seventh iteration of the ecoDemonstrator program to test ... Read More

Vaccine Phase 3 tests in UAE and Russia promising
Breaking Travel News

Vaccine Phase 3 tests in UAE and Russia promising

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has begun Phase III clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine in Abu Dhabi using up ... Read More

FAA issues record of decision for Las Vegas Metroplex Project
Transportation News

FAA issues record of decision for Las Vegas Metroplex Project

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact-Record of Decision for the Las Vegas Metroplex ... Read More

Helvetic Airways upgrades Embraer E2 order to larger aircraft
Airline News

Helvetic Airways upgrades Embraer E2 order to larger aircraft

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

Helvetic Airways has signed a commitment with Embraer to convert four of their remaining firm orders to the larger E195-E2 ... Read More

Emirates’ A380 superjumbo jets return to the skies
Airline News

Emirates’ A380 superjumbo jets return to the skies

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2020

Emirates will deploy its iconic A380 on its daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily A380 service to London ... Read More

Airport news

New measures at London Heathrow to reduce risk for passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

London Heathrow airport unveils further measures that reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 at the airport. The UK’s ... Read More

UNWTO seeks to further tourism’s contribution to sustainable development
Responsible Tourism News

UNWTO seeks to further tourism’s contribution to sustainable development

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the launch of a new Startup Competition as it looks to identify innovators ... Read More

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway
Airport news

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Brisbane Airport’s new runway was opened today with a celebration of Queensland’s rich aviation history. Three vintage aircraft the first ... Read More

Digital hygiene label for global hotel industry launched
Travel Technology News

Digital hygiene label for global hotel industry launched

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Hotels, guests, and tour ... Read More

Czech Airlines Technics signs agreement with Finnair
Airline News

Czech Airlines Technics signs agreement with Finnair

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), an MRO provider, has signed a new Base Maintenance Agreement with Finnair, one of CSAT’s major ... Read More

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing
Airline News

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Air Canada has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best ... Read More

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel
Airport news

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

With the lifting of quarantine restrictions today, London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a Guide to Contactless Travel, providing key ... Read More

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels
Responsible Tourism News

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the ... Read More

COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand
Breaking Travel News

COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

The Kingdom of the Cook Island Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however ... Read More

Airbus: 36 commercial aircraft deliveries in June, versus 24 in May
Airline News

Airbus: 36 commercial aircraft deliveries in June, versus 24 in May

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Airbus delivered 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020, representing a slight increase compared to 24 in May and 14 in ... Read More

10 strategies that 25 leading airlines use to increase passenger confidence
Airline News

10 strategies that 25 leading airlines use to increase passenger confidence

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

New survey of 25 of the world’s leading airlines in June 2020 has identified 10 key strategies that are boosting ... Read More

Montserrat Fiber Optic Cable project to impact on new category of visitors
Travel Technology News

Montserrat Fiber Optic Cable project to impact on new category of visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

The installation of a new submarine fiber optic cable system in Montserrat has been successfully completed. Marine installation operations commenced ... 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

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

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

Seychelles Featured on Popular Chinese Travel Website Mafengwo
Travel Technology News

Seychelles Featured on Popular Chinese Travel Website Mafengwo

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 3, 2020

Adding some tropical flavor to the Dragon Boat Festival in the midst of the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read More

Bahamas Tourism Launches “The Islands of The Bahamas” Mobile App
Travel Technology News

Bahamas Tourism Launches “The Islands of The Bahamas” Mobile App

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s new, free mobile app provides an easy to use resource and tool for ... 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

Will travel and tourism reopen? A difficult truth revealed
Breaking Travel News

Will travel and tourism reopen? A difficult truth revealed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 1, 2020

COVID 19 has been forcing the global travel and tourism industry to its knees. Organizations including UNWTO, WTTC, ETOA, PATA, ... Read More

Airbus plans to further adapt to COVID-19 environment
Transportation News

Airbus plans to further adapt to COVID-19 environment

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 30, 2020

Airbus has announced plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft activity in response to the COVID-19 ... 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

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