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Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Africa: ATB Webinar
African Tourism Board News

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Africa: ATB Webinar

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 28, 2020

Sharing perspectives on the economic impact of COVID-19 on Africa, key leaders in tourism and the African economy want the ... Read More

TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence
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TTG SIA and SUN 2020: Destination Confidence

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2020

From October 14-16, 2020 in the Rimini Exhibition Center, the 57th TTG Travel Experience will kick off  business for exhibitors, ... Read More

Masonic Temple Site of New Dream Hotel
Hotel & Resort News

Masonic Temple Site of New Dream Hotel

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 28, 2020

Dream Hotel Group today announced plans to debut its Dream Hotels in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World ... Read More

Free Flights to Vegas: CEO’s Big Giveaway
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Free Flights to Vegas: CEO’s Big Giveaway

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 28, 2020

Less than two hours after announcing 1,000 free flights to Vegas as the city prepares to reopen, Downtown property developer ... Read More

Jamaica Tourist Board Agent Rewards Continue During COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Jamaica Tourist Board Agent Rewards Continue During COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 28, 2020

To provide trade partners with up-to-date information on Destination Jamaica and to prepare them for future sales and the resumption ... Read More

Former UNWTO Secretary-General to speak at ATM Virtual
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Former UNWTO Secretary-General to speak at ATM Virtual

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has confirmed that the Chairman of the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) and former UNWTO ... Read More

Centara Unveils “Centara Complete Care” Program
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Unveils “Centara Complete Care” Program

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is ramping up its efforts to open its hotels, one step at ... Read More

St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

On Friday, The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the new ... Read More

Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Grenada and Carriacou are now welcoming registered yachts under new protocols. Yacht arrivals began in mainland Grenada on Wednesday May ... Read More

Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Dominica continues to ease COVID-19 related restrictions 46 days after the last confirmed case.  The announcement was made by Minister ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Players Meet to Discuss Industry Recovery Strategies 
Airport news

Seychelles Tourism Players Meet to Discuss Industry Recovery Strategies 

editor editor- May 27, 2020

The meeting, which precedes the reopening of the Seychelles International Airport, scheduled for June 1, 2020 is part of a ... Read More

United Airlines CEO sends message to nearly 100,000 carrier’s employees
Airline News

United Airlines CEO sends message to nearly 100,000 carrier’s employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

J. Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, today issued the following message to nearly 100,000 United Airlines employees: ... Read More

Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, The Signature: MGM Resorts Re-opening
Hotel & Resort News

Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, The Signature: MGM Resorts Re-opening

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

On June 4 the reopening of Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas, and The Signature, has been announced ... Read More

United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees
Airline News

United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rental occupancy sluggish in April 2020
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii vacation rental occupancy sluggish in April 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

In April 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii vacation rentals was 319,500 unit nights and monthly demand was 16,000 ... Read More

Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board
Airport news

Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Fraport AG’s Supervisory Board, in an extraordinary meeting today, elected Hessian finance minister Michael Boddenberg as their new chairman.  Michael ... Read More

Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists
Hospitality Industry News

Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

The vertiginous drop in global hotel revenue and profit performance depicted in March data, continued its free fall in April, marked ... Read More

Domestic travel is about to boom
Tourism News

Domestic travel is about to boom

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

While most travel has been put on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2020 survey indicates new travel trends ... Read More

Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting
Airline News

Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG discussed the acceptance of the stabilization package offered by ... Read More

Thailand opens for Domestic Tourism
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Thailand opens for Domestic Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2020

Thailand’s domestic tourism reopening is shaping up to see Bangkok as the hub for an early return of daytrips, staycations ... Read More

Sandals Corporate University: Higher Education with a Higher Purpose
Educational Travel News

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

Indian Catholics: New Citizenship Law is Unconstitutional
Cultural Travel News

Indian Catholics: New Citizenship Law is Unconstitutional

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 27, 2020

An interesting report by Ms. I. Piro, editor of the Vatican City, informed regarding Indian Catholics: “About 30,000 faithful have ... Read More

Australia and New Zealand Get Ready for Your Hawaii Holidays!
Hawaii Travel News

Australia and New Zealand Get Ready for Your Hawaii Holidays!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2020

Protecting the people of Hawaii - and not ratings - is the priority of Mayor Kirk Caldwell of the City ... Read More

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

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

FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight
Airline News

FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The ... Read More

Domestic markets could offer struggling tourism companies a lifeline
Tourism News

Domestic markets could offer struggling tourism companies a lifeline

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

80% of the respondents polled in a COVID-19 consumer survey claiming they are extremely or quite concerned about the ongoing ... Read More

Macao Tourism cancels International Fireworks Display Contest due to COVID-19
Travel Destination

Macao Tourism cancels International Fireworks Display Contest due to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

Due to the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19), after careful assessment and consideration, Macao Government Tourism Office ... Read More

US Travel Industry covered with the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act
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US Travel Industry covered with the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

U.S. New York Congresswomen Carolyn Bosher Maloney today introduced the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act. This law is meant to cover ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

In April 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported dramatic declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment
LGBTQ

IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) recently surveyed members of the LGBTQ+ community to gauge their attitudes toward leisure travel ... Read More

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center is ready to welcome events back
Meeting Industry News

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center is ready to welcome events back

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) is ready to welcome events back to Hong Kong. With a series ... Read More

Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29
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Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

In Germany the Federal Government and States agreed to extend social distancing rules in Germany until June 29. The world ... Read More

Upswing in travel costs can lead to slow post-COVID tourism recovery
Tourism News

Upswing in travel costs can lead to slow post-COVID tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

According to COVID-19 consumer survey, 59% of respondents globally are always or often influenced by how well a product aligns ... Read More

Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items
Airport news

Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

At Fraport AG’s first virtual-only Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, shareholders approved all agenda items.   Shareholders ratified the actions ... Read More

LATAM Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US
Airline News

LATAM Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

LATAM Airlines Group SA, the largest airline in Latin America, said today that it is seeking to restructure its debt, ... Read More

Airline debt to balloon by 28% to $550 billion by the end of year
Airline News

Airline debt to balloon by 28% to $550 billion by the end of year

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 26, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion by ... Read More

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