Category: Travel

Rapid Airport COVID Tests: Europe’s Goal
European travel news

Rapid Airport COVID Tests: Europe’s Goal

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 24, 2020

The green light for one of the most stringent requests from the entire tourism sector to guarantee travel to Europe ... Read More

Accor’s Mövenpick brand to make Australian debut in Hobart
Hotel & Resort News

Accor’s Mövenpick brand to make Australian debut in Hobart

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, together with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, have signed a hotel management ... Read More

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine
Aviation News

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures ... Read More

Russia’s business travel sector lost 80% of revenues in 2020
Russia travel news

Russia’s business travel sector lost 80% of revenues in 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

According to the head of the Department of State Tourism Projects and Tourism Safety of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism, ... Read More

Accor expands with new hotels in India and Turkey
Hospitality Industry News

Accor expands with new hotels in India and Turkey

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Accor, an augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. The newly expended ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle
Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines today announced it is offering drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 pre-flight tests for its guests traveling to the islands ... Read More

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights
Airline News

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Qantas Airways Chief Executive Officer has announced that the Australian flag carrier is planning to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for ... Read More

Hawaii Vacation Rentals Earned More Than Hotels
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Hawaii Vacation Rentals Earned More Than Hotels

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 23, 2020

In October 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii vacation rentals was 373,600 unit nights (-57.0%) and monthly demand was ... Read More

8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 23, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) confirmed today in a "Note Verbale" that 8 applications from candidates competing for the post ... Read More

New GM at Nobu Hotel Chicago
Hotel & Resort News

New GM at Nobu Hotel Chicago

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 23, 2020

Nobu Hotel Chicago announced the appointment of Zoltan Payerli to General Manager. A Chicago native with more than 14 years ... Read More

Hawaii Hotel Revenue Continues Downward Slide
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Hotel Revenue Continues Downward Slide

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 23, 2020

In October 2020, Hawaii hotel revenue statewide reported substantial declines in RevPAR (revenue per available room), average daily rate (ADR), ... Read More

IATA Director General to step down in March
Aviation News

IATA Director General to step down in March

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO will step down from his ... Read More

Abu Dhabi reports positive signs of recovery for tourism sector
Breaking Travel News

Abu Dhabi reports positive signs of recovery for tourism sector

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) held its quarterly industry development committee meeting this ... Read More

Future travel with family is a priority for Americans
Breaking Travel News

Future travel with family is a priority for Americans

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

As we approach the holiday season, American travelers have an abiding desire to travel, even as the country navigates the ... Read More

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely
Aviation News

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, ... Read More

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards  for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins
Responsible Tourism News

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

As the holiday travel season approaches, travel experts and consumer advocates are repeating their calls for Department of Transportation Secretary ... Read More

United Airlines starts passenger COVID-19 testing from Houston to Latin American and Caribbean destinations
Airline News

United Airlines starts passenger COVID-19 testing from Houston to Latin American and Caribbean destinations

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

United Airlines announced today it is expanding its customer COVID-19 testing efforts to include flights out of Houston to select destinations ... Read More

Americans return to the skies for Thanksgiving
Aviation News

Americans return to the skies for Thanksgiving

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

New research reveals that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in aviation, many Americans are planning a last-minute return ... Read More

Venezuela resumes Russia flights
Breaking Travel News

Venezuela resumes Russia flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Air traffic between Russia and Venezuela resumes on November 23, the civil aviation service of the Latin American country announced. ... Read More

Israel ratifies visa-free agreement with UAE
International Visitor News

Israel ratifies visa-free agreement with UAE

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 22, 2020

The Israeli government unanimously ratified a visa-free agreement between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE ... Read More

India Travelers More Likely to Fly this Holiday Season
India Travel News

India Travelers More Likely to Fly this Holiday Season

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 21, 2020

A recently-conducted study to identify the travel intent among India travelers reveals that while the demand for travel post COVID-19 ... Read More

Thailand Hotel Industry: Bleeding to Death
Thailand travel news

Thailand Hotel Industry: Bleeding to Death

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- November 21, 2020

Thailand has reported just 3,880 COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths since the start of the pandemic and is considered one ... Read More

Venice postpones new tourist levy till 2022 over COVID-19 crisis
Breaking Travel News

Venice postpones new tourist levy till 2022 over COVID-19 crisis

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

Venice city authorities announced that the city would postpone the launch of a new tourist levy as it tries to ... Read More

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification
Airline News

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

As part of Air Canada’s commitment to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner, the airline recently undertook a rigorous ... Read More

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas appoints five new General Managers
Breaking Travel News

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas appoints five new General Managers

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas welcomes several executive appointments across its portfolio luxury of properties in Asia and North Africa. ... Read More

AELF FlightService signs long-term contract with Windrose Airlines
Aviation News

AELF FlightService signs long-term contract with Windrose Airlines

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

AELF FlightService, which recently entered the widebody charter market, signed a 14-month contract to fly charter flights for Windrose Airlines.  ... Read More

African Diaspora Tourism Key for Africa
African Tourism Board News

African Diaspora Tourism Key for Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 21, 2020

Tourist companies, individuals, and organizations with passion on the continent’s tourist attractions and heritages are all set to celebrate for ... Read More

IATO Asks Government for Restoration of Tourist Visas
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IATO Asks Government for Restoration of Tourist Visas

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 21, 2020

India travel industry players continue to make great efforts to see that tourism gets back on track once the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

Safest and unsafest Airports in the world for COVID-19 travel
Airport news

Safest and unsafest Airports in the world for COVID-19 travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020

Safe Travel Barometer rates airports from a score from 5 to 0 in regards to COVID-19 safety. Rating qualifications include ... Read More

Delta Air Lines inaugurates nonstop Boise-Atlanta flight
Airline News

Delta Air Lines inaugurates nonstop Boise-Atlanta flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Delta Air Lines' inaugural nonstop flight offering daily roundtrip service between Boise, Idaho and Atlanta, GA began today, Friday, November ... Read More

Brazil’s airline industry to regain 80% of its capacity in December
Brazil travel news

Brazil’s airline industry to regain 80% of its capacity in December

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Brazil's average daily flights fell from original 2,500 to about 200 during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period. In the months ... Read More

China keeps 737 MAXs grounded despite FAA clearance
Aviation News

China keeps 737 MAXs grounded despite FAA clearance

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Despite recent US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of the troubled Boeing 737 MAX's return to commercial service, China has ... Read More

Ethiopian Cargo launches cargo flights Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage
Airline News

Ethiopian Cargo launches cargo flights Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the Largest Cargo Network Operator in Africa, has launched Trans-Pacific routes, extending from Incheon to ... Read More

Qatar Airways reveals first bespoke FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 aircraft
Airline News

Qatar Airways reveals first bespoke FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 aircraft

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Qatar Airways, Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, today unveiled a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA ... Read More

Air Astana launches direct flights to the Maldives
Airline News

Air Astana launches direct flights to the Maldives

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Air Astana will begin operations to the Maldives twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 5, and additionally ... Read More

Mauritius PM calls for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines internationally
Breaking Travel News

Mauritius PM calls for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines internationally

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

A strong public healthcare infrastructure and the development of a multi-layered response driven by scientific and medical data lie at ... Read More

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