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Etihad makes history with first passenger flight from GCC to Israel
Airline News

Etihad makes history with first passenger flight from GCC to Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight ... Read More

ARC: US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume down
Aviation News

ARC: US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume down

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... 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

Messe Berlin has a new CEO
Meeting Industry News

Messe Berlin has a new CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

In the midst of the greatest trade fair crisis of all time, Messe Berlin in Germany has appointed a new ... Read More

Take a shower again onboard Emirates
Aviation News

Take a shower again onboard Emirates

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

Emirates is rolling out a redesigned onboard experience. The celebrated A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa have resumed operations with ... Read More

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz receives SKAL International Presidents Award
Germany Travel News

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz receives SKAL International Presidents Award

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 17, 2020

With travel restrictions and health measures implemented due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Skål International will for the first time ... Read More

SKAL Sustainable Tourism Award Winners
Breaking Travel News

SKAL Sustainable Tourism Award Winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 17, 2020

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards are geared towards enhancing the visibility and grant recognition to entities from the Travel ... Read More

New layoffs at Air Transat
Airline News

New layoffs at Air Transat

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 17, 2020

Faced with the major Air Transat layoffs announced for November, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on ... Read More

Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents
Breaking Travel News

Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 17, 2020

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria has announced that the vaccination for coronavirus will be mandatory for all residents of the ... Read More

The Fairmont Hotel: Nob Hill Grande Dame
Breaking Travel News

The Fairmont Hotel: Nob Hill Grande Dame

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- October 17, 2020

The luxurious Grande Dame atop Nob Hill in San Francisco was named after U.S. Senator James Graham Fair (1834-1894) by ... Read More

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms
Hawaii Travel News

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2020

Pamala Taylor is native Hawaiian. She loves visitors, and she loves her job at family owned SunIsland Hawaii, listen to ... Read More

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo
Airline News

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 16, 2020

Ugandans got a glimpse of the first of the two Uganda Airlines A330neo aircraft – the A330-800 - being rolled ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines partners with USAID on in-flight meals
Airline News

Ethiopian Airlines partners with USAID on in-flight meals

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Today, Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to ... 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

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day
Hawaii relevant global news

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 16, 2020

Thursday, October 15, marked the first day of Hawaii’s travel re-opening day, and a surge of 10,102 passengers arrived by ... Read More

Major US hotel CEOs call on Trump for relief
Breaking Travel News

Major US hotel CEOs call on Trump for relief

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The CEOs of major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot, IHG and Best Western as well as small, independently owned ... Read More

Orit Farkash-Hacohen named Israel’s new Tourism Minister
Breaking Travel News

Orit Farkash-Hacohen named Israel’s new Tourism Minister

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Earlier this week, the Israel Ministry of Tourism appointed Orit Farkash-Hacohen as the new Tourism Minister. In this position, Farkash-Hacohen ... Read More

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors
Travel Associations News

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines announces Embrace “Home” Kong flight
Airline News

Hong Kong Airlines announces Embrace “Home” Kong flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Hong Kong Airlines will operate a special Embrace “Home” Kong sunset flight on Saturday, October 24, 2020. HX852 will depart ... Read More

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand
Tourism Investment News

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 16, 2020

Destination Capital PTE., LTD., (DC) and KTB Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited (KTBST SEC) announced the launch of DESCAP 1 ... Read More

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists
Cuba travel news

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Cuban authorities announced that the country has updated the conditions of entry for foreign tourists. Tourists will have to fill ... Read More

Explore Asheville CVB Names New Chief
People in Travel & Tourism

Explore Asheville CVB Names New Chief

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) announced the selection of nationally-recognized and former North Carolina tourism executive Victoria “Vic” ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Receive 9 Diving Awards
Travel Award News

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Receive 9 Diving Awards

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

Sandals® and Beaches® Resorts, home to some of the best all-inclusive dive resorts in the Caribbean, has taken the plunge into October with ... Read More

Boeing CEO announces expanded Executive Council
Aviation News

Boeing CEO announces expanded Executive Council

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun issued the following letter to employees today announcing an expansion of Boeing’s Executive Council: ... Read More

Fly Leasing closes new $180 million Term Loan
Aviation News

Fly Leasing closes new $180 million Term Loan

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Fly Leasing Limited today announced it has closed a new $180 million Term Loan. The interest rate on the five-year ... Read More

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble
Aviation News

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed in principle to create an air travel bubble between them that will not require ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces commercial space transportation reforms
Aviation News

US Transportation Secretary announces commercial space transportation reforms

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and ... Read More

Centara Brings Freedom with its New “Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach”
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Brings Freedom with its New “Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach”

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is set to debut its COSI brand in southwest Thailand with the ... Read More

US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary ... Read More

UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery
Travel Associations News

UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors ... Read More

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021
Meeting Industry News

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The annual Muhammad Ali Festival, a communitywide celebration that marks the anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing and celebrates his impactful ... Read More

Travel & tourism sector deal activity down by 11.3% in September
Tourism Investment News

Travel & tourism sector deal activity down by 11.3% in September

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

A total of 102 deals were announced in the global travel and tourism sector during September 2020, which is a ... Read More

US Travel praises bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

US Travel praises bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the ... Read More

Low fares to Mexico and the Caribbean trigger US travel rebound
Travel Destination

Low fares to Mexico and the Caribbean trigger US travel rebound

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

It is common knowledge that the global pandemic has wreaked destruction on the travel industry, with total international arrivals in ... Read More

Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition
Aviation News

Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Canada's Skyservice Business Aviation today announced that Benjamin J. Murray will join Skyservice as President and Chief Operating Officer effective ... Read More

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport
Airline News

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Today, customers traveling on United Airlines from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's ... Read More