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China’s leading online travel agency reports huge loss in wake of COVID-19
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China’s leading online travel agency reports huge loss in wake of COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 30, 2020

China's leading online travel firm reported huge financial loss due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. According to ... Read More

Lockdown easing triggers Citizenship by Investment interest in St Kitts and Nevis
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Lockdown easing triggers Citizenship by Investment interest in St Kitts and Nevis

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 29, 2020

The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has met the six criteria set by the World Health Organisation guiding whether ... Read More

Flights to Hawaii: Get ready for 72 hour testing prior to boarding
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Flights to Hawaii: Get ready for 72 hour testing prior to boarding

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020

The United States and the world can learn a lot from the State of Hawaii. The world should learn from ... Read More

Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa
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Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020

"We all came out of Africa,” said Dr. Taleb Rifai, patron of the African Tourism Board (ATB), and former UNWTO Secretary-General. “That ... Read More

Wizz Air announces new base in Larnaca
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Wizz Air announces new base in Larnaca

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020

Wizz Air announced today its 28th base in Larnaca. The airline will base 2 Airbus A320 aircraft at Larnaca airport ... Read More

Sandals Corporate University: Higher Education with a Higher Purpose
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Sandals Corporate University: Higher Education with a Higher Purpose

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

Always there to greet visitors with a warm smile, the staff at Sandals Resorts is committed to making its guests’ ... Read More

Global tourism & leisure industry deals total $4.86 billion in April 2020
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Global tourism & leisure industry deals total $4.86 billion in April 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Total tourism & leisure industry deals for April 2020 worth $4.86 billion were announced globally, according sector's tracking database.. The ... Read More

African Wildlife Foundation Champions Biological Diversity Conservation
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African Wildlife Foundation Champions Biological Diversity Conservation

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 23, 2020

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joined the world to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity celebration, leading the African ... Read More

Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty Car Rental killed by COVID-19
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Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty Car Rental killed by COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2020

Hertz Car rental stated on its website hertz.com:  " Before we rent any vehicle, they are cleaned and disinfected to ... Read More

Sandals Foundation:  Preserving the Environment
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Sandals Foundation: Preserving the Environment

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 23, 2020

Sandals Foundation of Sandals Resorts and Beaches believes tomorrow is influenced by what we do today. So, it is important ... Read More

UN and EU irrelevant? Former UNWTO chief Dr. Taleb Rifai worried
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UN and EU irrelevant? Former UNWTO chief Dr. Taleb Rifai worried

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020

At yesterday's rebuilding.travel webinar, Alain St.Ange, who is running to become the next president for the Republic of Seychelles had ... Read More

Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways
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Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 20, 2020

Thai International (THAI) on 19 May confirmed it would file under chapter 3/1 of the bankruptcy law for protection while ... Read More

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Remain Closed to Tourists
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Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Remain Closed to Tourists

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 20, 2020

During the 14th Uganda presidential address to the nation on COVID-19 since the lockdown on March 21, President Yoweri Museveni ... Read More

African Tourism Board reaching out to the European Union
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African Tourism Board reaching out to the European Union

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 19, 2020

African Tourism Board (ATB) Task Force members and tourism experts aired their views, seeking the European Union to support Africa ... Read More

Delta introduces custom-designed airport lobby and gate safety barriers
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Delta introduces custom-designed airport lobby and gate safety barriers

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

To add another layer of safety at airports for Delta customers and our people, Delta Air Lines turned to its ... Read More

Elephant Penises gets 14 Chinese arrested in Uganda
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Elephant Penises gets 14 Chinese arrested in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 19, 2020

Fourteen Chinese nationals were Monday arraigned before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's court in Uganda, on charges of illegal possession ... Read More

India Tourism Shocked: No COVID-19 Assistance
Travel Safety & Emergencies

India Tourism Shocked: No COVID-19 Assistance

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 19, 2020

The India travel industry seems to have gotten used to being treated shabbily when it comes to budgets, but it ... Read More

Tourism Amid COVID-19: Former Tanzanian President Advocates Conservation
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Tourism Amid COVID-19: Former Tanzanian President Advocates Conservation

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 19, 2020

Former Tanzanian President Mr. Benjamin Mkapa has advocated his views, calling governments in Africa to provide greater support for conservation ... Read More

COVID-19 Rapid Response Team to assist the global travel industry
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COVID-19 Rapid Response Team to assist the global travel industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 18, 2020

rebuilding.travel is less than 3 weeks old, but may already be the most influential and diverse initiative in the world ... Read More

Zimbabwe Government provides alternative on the impact of COVID -19
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Zimbabwe Government provides alternative on the impact of COVID -19

mm Eric Tawanda Muzamhindo- May 17, 2020

We have positive and negative connotations on the impact of COVID - 19 on our economy. I will provide a ... Read More

In Hotel Medical Assistance Provided for Accor Guests
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In Hotel Medical Assistance Provided for Accor Guests

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 15, 2020

Accor and AXA announced they have partnered to provide in hotel medical assistance and support to guests across the 5,000 ... Read More

Jamaica hires crisis recovery expert to strengthen tourism rebound
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Jamaica hires crisis recovery expert to strengthen tourism rebound

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that his Ministry hired international crisis recovery expert Jessica Shannon, to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Lufthansa: Flying with sunlight
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Lufthansa: Flying with sunlight

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

Representatives of the Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) with its spin-offs Clime-works and Synhelion ... Read More

Re-opening for Hawaii Tourism could start in July
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Re-opening for Hawaii Tourism could start in July

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2020

Hawaii closed immediately when COVID-19 showed in the Aloha State, but it may take a little longer to lead the ... Read More

Thailand billionaire keen to restart tourism
People in Travel & Tourism

Thailand billionaire keen to restart tourism

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 14, 2020

Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, is urging the government to relax lockdown measures and welcome foreign travelers ... Read More

FICCI applauds India PM’s Step1: Mission Revive India
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FICCI applauds India PM’s Step1: Mission Revive India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 14, 2020

Commenting on the set of economic measures to revive India as announced by the Finance Minister of India, Dr. Sangita ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Hires COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Expert
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Jamaica Tourism Hires COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Expert

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 14, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that his Ministry hired international crisis recovery expert Jessica Shannon to the ... Read More

India’s travel and tourism leaders on post-COVID economic scene
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India’s travel and tourism leaders on post-COVID economic scene

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 12, 2020

India industry leaders and bodies continue to devote energy to see how the travel scene can be improved. They demand ... Read More

Q&A: Relaunching Tourism in Hawaii – You Are Invited
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Q&A: Relaunching Tourism in Hawaii – You Are Invited

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 12, 2020

Tourism wholesale organizations are demanding answers on relaunching tourism in Hawaii. With the possibility of Hawaii Governor Ige “reopening" Hawaii ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport ready to fly safely
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Frankfurt Airport ready to fly safely

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020

Amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Frankfurt Airport is getting ready to ramp up passenger flights again. Fraport, its owner and ... Read More

UNWTO releases COVID-19 Tourism  Recovery Technical Assistance Package
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UNWTO releases COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package to offer guidance to Member States in response ... Read More

Domestic and regional tourism key to Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery
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Domestic and regional tourism key to Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 11, 2020

Developing domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would make African continent a single destination, taking into account ... Read More

Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery
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Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery

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

Setting the agenda for the development of tourism in Africa, domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would ... Read More

How Remote First Nations in Canada can survive COVID-19?
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How Remote First Nations in Canada can survive COVID-19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2020

The Canadian Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, issued the following statement today: "The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented international ... Read More

Shanghai tourism launches live-stream show to boost travel sector
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Shanghai tourism launches live-stream show to boost travel sector

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 9, 2020

The city authorities and travel firms in Shanghai have joined forces to start live-streaming tourism-related shows to boost post-COVID-19 tourism ... Read More

Post COVID-19: What is the Way Forward for Tourism?
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Post COVID-19: What is the Way Forward for Tourism?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 9, 2020

The India PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) held a web panel discussion today, May 8, 2020, on the ... Read More

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