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Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders
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Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders

editor editor- August 12, 2020

The political and security situation in the Middle East has always been difficult, and with COVID-19 it has not become ... Read More

Hawaii on New York Quarantine Travel List
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Hawaii on New York Quarantine Travel List

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 12, 2020

When the COVID-19 coronavirus first took hold in the United States, Hawaii stood as a beaming example of what to ... Read More

NapCabs Offer Peace and Privacy
Airport news

NapCabs Offer Peace and Privacy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 12, 2020

Looking for a little shut-eye before your flight? Passengers at Frankfurt Airport now have the opportunity to take time out ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism is optimistic: Listen in why on livestream.travel
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Seychelles Tourism is optimistic: Listen in why on livestream.travel

editor editor- August 12, 2020

Seychelles almost finished establishing an out of the box approach to get tourism back on track. eTurboNews Readers yesterday met ... Read More

Klook, a Service for Booking Leisure Options, Is Now Available on Travelpayouts
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Klook, a Service for Booking Leisure Options, Is Now Available on Travelpayouts

editor editor- August 11, 2020

As the travel market slowly recovers, some people in select markets are resuming normal life and starting to travel again. ... Read More

Exploring Malta by Private Yacht
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Exploring Malta by Private Yacht

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 11, 2020

There is no better and safer way to explore the beautiful Mediterranean coast than with a private yacht charter, starting ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism and Visa Sign MOU
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Seychelles Tourism and Visa Sign MOU

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 11, 2020

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ... Read More

SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person
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SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- August 11, 2020

On my road trip visit to Krabi and Phuket, I was fortunate to attend SKÅL meetings in both towns. As ... Read More

COVID-19: Honolulu may become another New York City warns mayor Caldwell
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COVID-19: Honolulu may become another New York City warns mayor Caldwell

editor editor- August 10, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell warns more people could be dying, and Honolulu could become like New York. Today Hawaii recorded 140 ... Read More

Travel Agents Association of India on Air India Express Crash
Airline News

Travel Agents Association of India on Air India Express Crash

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 10, 2020

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has expressed shock and concern over the Air India Express aircraft AXB1344 that ... Read More

Mauritius is fighting for the survival of its tourism industry with thousands of residents joining in
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Mauritius is fighting for the survival of its tourism industry with thousands of residents joining in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 10, 2020

Mauritius is in a fight for the survival of their much-needed tourism industry. The people of Mauritius showed resilience when ... Read More

Reopening Tanzania Tourism Mafia Island Style
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Reopening Tanzania Tourism Mafia Island Style

editor editor- August 10, 2020

A persona around the idea of “new tourism”: Slow, immersive, kind, local, sustainable, climate-friendly. This type of new tourism includes ... Read More

World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa
African Tourism Board News

World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

World Lion Day (10 August) celebrates one of South Africa’s most iconic species, yet despite dwindling wild lion numbers, they ... Read More

Why Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during  COVID-19?
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Why Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during COVID-19?

editor editor- August 9, 2020

There may have never been a better time to invest in Sierra Leone's travel and tourism infrastructure.  Sierra Leone is ... Read More

US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue
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US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

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

Ukraine International Airlines: Toronto, New York, Delhi Relaunching
Airline News

Ukraine International Airlines: Toronto, New York, Delhi Relaunching

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 8, 2020

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is gradually resuming its operations after a three-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UIA is ... Read More

Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?
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Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 8, 2020

Why is the US Department of Defense speechless about the catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak in Hawaii? Did the Aloha State never ... Read More

How Can Helicopters Boost Uttarakhand Tourism?
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How Can Helicopters Boost Uttarakhand Tourism?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 8, 2020

Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, today said that the state has immense potential in the civil aviation sector, ... Read More

Is Air India Playing Dirty with Travel Agents?
Airline News

Is Air India Playing Dirty with Travel Agents?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 8, 2020

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has voiced its dejection on the social media post made by Air India ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A
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Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

The Honorable Minister of Tourism the Seychelles Didier Dogley, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Francis and other ... Read More

Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced
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Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

Coronavirus put the State of Hawaii is in a dire situation. Officials are in a desperate fight to stop the ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago Elections: The Absence of Observers
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Trinidad and Tobago Elections: The Absence of Observers

editor editor- August 6, 2020

Dear Editor, In light of the Trinidad and Tobago elections that will take place in a few days, I want ... Read More

COVID-19: Pakistan Reopenings Announced
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COVID-19: Pakistan Reopenings Announced

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- August 6, 2020

The National Coordination Committee (NCC) on COVID-19 has announced that Pakistan reopenings - tourist destinations and restaurant/hotels - will be ... Read More

Hollywood Blockbuster Jurassic World 3 in Malta
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Hollywood Blockbuster Jurassic World 3 in Malta

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 6, 2020

The Hollywood blockbuster, Jurassic World 3, will start filming in Malta towards the end of August. Initially, filming was to ... Read More

Lufthansa released financial results: Not good !
Airline News

Lufthansa released financial results: Not good !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2020

The collapse in demand for air travel due to the Corona pandemic led to an 80 percent drop in revenue ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward
Health News

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in US
Airline News

Virgin Atlantic Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in US

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Virgin Atlantic Airway has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection today in the Southern District of New York. Chapter 15 ... Read More

South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff
Health News

South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

It has recently come to light that the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) failed to renew its contract with an ... Read More

New Genoa Bridge Inauguration in Memory of Lives Lost
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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration in Memory of Lives Lost

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 4, 2020

A heavy rain followed by a rainbow, the Italian anthem, and the reading of the 43 names of the victims ... Read More

LOCALiQ Series Announces Season-ending Event in Bahamas
Sports Travel News

LOCALiQ Series Announces Season-ending Event in Bahamas

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 4, 2020

The PGA TOUR announced Tuesday that the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas will be the host ... Read More

German Citizen from  Glendora, California abducted by Iran Ministry in Dubai
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German Citizen from Glendora, California abducted by Iran Ministry in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

When flying on Emirates Airlines from Los Angeles to India, you need to change planes in Dubai, UAE. This may ... Read More

Unfolding terror attack in Lebanon?  Port and Beirut Airport
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Unfolding terror attack in Lebanon? Port and Beirut Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

A terror attack may be unfolding in Lebanon.  A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut wounding a number of people ... Read More

PATA takes on plastic pollution
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PATA takes on plastic pollution

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has today become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Tourism Organization, ... Read More

FRAPORT:COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Sharp Revenue and Profit Decline 
Airport news

FRAPORT:COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Sharp Revenue and Profit Decline 

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the airport operator Fraport posted a sharp drop in revenue during the first half of ... Read More

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

A surprise outbreak of COVID-19 on Oahu has prompted  Hawaii Governor David Ige to indicate at a news conference today, ... Read More

New US Ambassador to Tanzania Finally Starts Tour of Duty
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

New US Ambassador to Tanzania Finally Starts Tour of Duty

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 4, 2020

The newly-appointed US Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, has taken over his tour of duty after several years of ... Read More

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