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3190 Tropical North Queensland tourism jobs will be lost

August 23rd, 2021


  • Another 3,150 Tropical North Queensland tourism jobs in Australia will be lost by Christmas shrinking the tourism workforce to half its pre-pandemic …

Interview with a tourism leader: Alain St. Ange, Seychelles

August 20th, 2021


Alain St. Ange was the former minister of tourism for Seychelles, is the president of the African Tourism Board, and was a candidate for the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization UNWTO. 

In this interview …

The World after COVID-19: Rebuilding Trust and Cooperation | Asian Leadership Conference Korea

June 30th, 2021


Many people around the world are vaccinated against COVID-19. In some countries, such as the United States and Israel, people are taking off their masks and returning to pre-pandemic conditions. What will happen to the …

Is selling Grenada Citizenship a Crime?

June 28th, 2021

  1. For a small country heavily dependent on tourism, the Caribbean island of Grenada is drawing unwanted attention for how its government has turned …

Can Hawaii Tourism continue its tourism opening with the Delta Variant spreading

June 26th, 2021


  1. Starting July 8 vaccinated visitors can travel to Hawaii without restrictions, despite the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the COVID virus in …

Hawaii COVID-19 Delta Version Community Outbreak

June 22nd, 2021


The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant of concern, is spreading in the state.

To date there have been three cases …

Destination Weddings and Honeymoons New COVID-19 Normal

June 22nd, 2021


A global discussion by the World Tourism Network on Destination Weddings and comparing situations.

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Herd Immunity in Tourism: A World Tourism Network Discussion

June 7th, 2021


Discussion with Dr. Peter Tarlow, safety & security expert and co-founder of the World Tourism Network (WTN), Juergen Steinmetz, chairman WTN; Deepak Joshi, former CEO Nepal Tourism Board, and Cuthbert Ncube, …

Brand USA on a path to relaunch tourism to the United States

May 12th, 2021


Listen to leaders in the US travel and tourism industry and their plans to relaunch travel to America

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30 Years WTTC: First CEO Prof Geoffrey Lipman reflects

April 24th, 2021


Professor Geoffrey Lipman was the first CEO of the WTTC
He reflects on 30 years of the organization a day before the Cancun Summit April 26-27. 

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St.Vincent: A live report by tourism professionals

April 21st, 2021


Tessa Davy of Breeze Travel in St. Vincent will share her eyewitness report and update about the current state of the travel and tourism industry on …

Visit Britain Tourism Updates

April 21st, 2021


  1. Gavin Landry, Executive director at Visit Britain is in charge of the Americas. He was a guest at the World Tourism Network …

US Senate Subcommittee discussion on Tourism discussion on the US Tourism and Meeting Industry during COVID-19

April 13th, 2021


U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion convened a hearing today, April 13, 2021  titled, “The State of Travel and Tourism During COVID,” 

This hearing examined …

Hawaii Tourism Authority introduction to the World Tourism Network

April 8th, 2021


Hawaii Tourism was hit hard by COVID-19, but record numbers of visitors from US domestic markets are visiting the Aloha State again.  Hear from Patricia Herman, the VP of Marketing and Development of the State agency in …

EU Vaccine Scandal has three big winners: San Marino, Russia, and Sputnik

April 7th, 2021

  1. Despite the EU not allowing Sputnik Vaccine from Russia, the tiny Republic of San Marino may produce the Russian Sputnik vaccine in Europe soon.

TUI Foundation helps tourism through COVID times

March 31st, 2021


Interview with the people behind the TUI Foundation. Learn more. 

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Escaped from the DDR: A German | German Story of Communism, Freedom and Prison

March 27th, 2021


Holger Timmreck grew up in Communist East Germany, known as the German Democratic Republic of DDR. His dream to see the world and escape became a …

How the newly elected ICAO Secretary - General sees the future of the Aviation Industry past COVID

March 26th, 2021


ICAO, the UN Special Agency for Aviation will have a new Secretary-General, Mr. Salazar. He will discuss his views on the New Normal Aviation is facing past COVID.

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Caribbean Tourism Safety and Security after COVID-19

March 23rd, 2021


eTurboNews Update on March 22 | Dr. Peter Tarlow and Andrew Spencer from Jamaica are introducing their new book and travel and tourism safety and security in Jamaica and the Caribbean Region. 

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A Tribute to a strong African leader who passed today : Tanzania President John Magfuli

March 18th, 2021


eTurboNews Daily News goes to Brazil, Europe and Tanzania today followed by a tribute for one of the most controversial presidents in Africa. He was …

How Hawaii handles Racial Discrimination on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

March 17th, 2021


Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz discuss the news that makes headlines in the travel and tourism industry on March 16, including cancellations in the cruise business.  Listen in on a news conference by Hawaii …

Vaccine Passport : How? When ? eTN News Update March 15, 2021

March 16th, 2021


Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz summarize todays news headlines from Thailand to the US and Europe and talk to Bryan del Monte from the Aviation Agency on Vaccine Passports for International Travel

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Numerous Hawaii residents got COVID-19 after receiving both shots of the vaccine

March 13th, 2021


Hawaii today reported 3 cases of what is known as "after vaccination covid" Hawaii residents with no travel history got sick on COVID_19 after receiving both doses of the vaccine.  Officials in Hawaii were busy calming …

A global summary of todays news in travel and tourism from Hawaii to Texas, Florida, Jamaica, Greece and beyond

March 12th, 2021


Today Juergen Steinmetz and Dr. Peter Tarlow discuss today's eTurboNews about the latest on developing stories on COVID-19 spanning from Hawaii to Texas, to Greece, Israel to Seychelles. Juergen Steinmetz reports from …

A bad day in Italy and Brazil: Todays eTurboNews

March 10th, 2021


With a record number of COVID-19 cases in Italy and the import of a new variant, it was not a good day The same counts for Brazil.

Dr. Peter Tarlow knows Brazil well, speaks the language, and worked on tourism safety …

Mask or no Mask : It's getting confusing in America

March 9th, 2021


Mask or no Mask. CDC is sending mixed messages to the American People. Who to believe, who to follow? Guidelines are confusing and dangerous. How …

Rebuilding Travel One Year in Asia, Europe and Africa

March 6th, 2021


Hear from the Hon. Minister of Tourism from Indonesia, from senior tourism board officials in Africa, Malaysia, Seychelles, Jordan, and from the Aviation, Educational Interest Group of World Tourism Network.

This is …

Human Trafficking | COVID | One Year Rebuilding Travel | eTN Daily News 03 March 2021

March 4th, 2021


In our eTurboNews Daily News with Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz we share today's headlines, talk about human trafficking, our upcoming one yuear rebuilding travel event and much more.

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Aviation Safety | Flight Manuals | COVID and more

March 1st, 2021


eTurboNews Livestream discussion on March 1 with Mark Baier from Aviation Manual. catching up on the Boeing 777 incident on United Airlines after an engine was lost on a flight from Denver to …

Rebuilding Destination Weddings and Honeymoon travel after COVID-19

February 28th, 2021


A  discussion with Nancy Barkley  World Tourism Network Interest Group

Newly launched Wedding and Honeymoon Interest Group to support one another by navigating new ideas, sharing information, and finding new ways to …

How to keep the air clean in Hotel Rooms during an pandemic

February 26th, 2021


Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Safety, Making Buildings Safe During the Pandemic, and Air Purification Technology as it relates to Hotels and …

Branding and Loyalty: A discussion for hotels, airlines and other tourism businesses

February 26th, 2021


Do you always make reservations at a Marriott, fly on Delta, spend holidays in Bermuda (at the same hotel) and drink Coke while chomping on a Big …

Anal COVID Test: Truth or Rumor? What is next?

February 26th, 2021


In this daily news segment on Thursday, February 26, Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz will discuss the new anal COVID test in China, getting …

Ecuador | One Year Tourism and COVID| WTN and more

February 25th, 2021


Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz from eTurboNews in our daily news summary for Wednesday, February 24.

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Interview with a Star : Mary-Jess Leaverland

February 21st, 2021


UK-native opera star Mary-Jess Leaverland first burst into the international music scene when she won the Chinese version of the singing competition X-Factor in 2009.  Since then she has released  four albums, has held …

Champagne: Needed Now More Than Ever

February 20th, 2021

  1. Can opening a bottle of Champagne help us get through the rough, lumpy, bumpy, uneven road otherwise known as COVID-19?
  2. More consumers are finding …

Snow in Texas. Why Americans had to die?

February 19th, 2021


Steve Vincent is a retired electrical engineer in Texas. He will be discussing what brought Texas into the current deadly situation. Moderated by Dr. Peter Tarlow

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Q&A WIth the St. Kitts Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant

February 17th, 2021


Tourism is the largest income earner for th East Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. St. Kitts is part of St. Kitts and Nevis, an independent country and …

World Tourism Network hosts World Federation of Tourist Guides

February 15th, 2021


Meet tourist guides from all over the world celebrating World Tourist Guide Day.
A positive group of people sees a bright future for travel and tourism.

Go on a world tour with the best guides the world has to offer.

Peace Through Tourism had a Family Meeting with You included

February 14th, 2021


Family meetings are usually private, but the IIPT board decided to make last week's virtual meeting public. Peace Through Tourism after all is a Global Family of peace-loving members of the travel and tourism industry …

COVID Medicine Saves African Tourism Board Chairman’s life

February 13th, 2021


A natural medicine already around for years may be the African response to COVID-19. The World Tourism Network today facilitated a zoom meeting today with Mr. Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman of the African Tourism Board who …

Wine Taxation without Tourism Representation

February 11th, 2021


Meet Ben Aneff, president US Wine Trade Alliance, 

interviewed by Dr. Elinor Garely, eTurboNews New York, and 

Taxes on products we …

World Travel Market about to set a new chapter for the meeting industry

February 9th, 2021


Simon Mayle of Reed Expo is explaining the concept of the upcoming World Travel Market Latin America to restart the travel and tourism trade shows again.

With Reed leading in Dubai for the Arabian Travel Market, WTM …

Masks in America: Confusion, Misinformation and secrets

February 5th, 2021


This eTurboNews editor went to a medical office in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was told to take off her KN95 mask and replace it with a regular surgical …

I received the second shot of COVID-19 - here is how I feel

February 4th, 2021


Co-host Dr. Peter Tarlow received his second COVID-19 shot today. He is talking about how he feels after receiving it. 

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South Korea State of Tourism Today

February 3rd, 2021


Interview with Sanje Parker from South Korea.
Global Travel Trend News Broadcast by Dr. Taleb Rifai and Juergen Steinmetz

02 Feb 2021 |

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Sanitize the natural way - Hawaiian Style

February 2nd, 2021


Meet Benjamin and Dustin from HIRO Systems & Solution in Honolulu. It really doesn't take much more than some vinegar, salt and tab water to …

Listen to Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on Canada closing borders | St. Kitts, the safest place in the world?

January 31st, 2021


Hear from the Hon. Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett commenting on Canada closing its doors to allow citizens to travel to the Caribbean. Also hear from Kayode Sutton, who just returned from Jamaica to …

Travel News Today: Private Jets & The Day of The Tree

January 29th, 2021


Today's news trend on Thursday, January 28 includes a session about private jet travel, The Day of the Tree and global trends in travel and tourism 

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January 28th, 2021


Dr. Marianna Sigala, Professor, University of South Australia Business School

It is obvious that the tourism industry has been devasted by COVID-19. …

Flying back to the United States: Amman to Palm Springs to stay at a Marriott Resort - an Eyewitness Report

January 27th, 2021


Mona Naffa, an American  Arab living in Jordan just flew back from Amman via Chicago to Palm Springs, California, isolating herself at a Marriott …

Daily Global News Talk Update 25 January by eTurboNews | |

January 26th, 2021


Juergen Steinmetz and Dr. Peter Tarlow are discussing the latest news updates on California, Israel, Washington DC, and the world.

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What type of Mask are you wearing? CDC may have given deadly recommendations to the American People

January 24th, 2021


The US Government has a good reason to mislead its 332 million citizens against wearing KN95 and N95 masks. Europe however is now coming out with the truth.

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Brainstorming with leaders in the Aviation Industry

January 23rd, 2021


Vijay Poonoosamy, chairman of the World Tourism Network Aviation Interest Group is leading this second brainstorming discussion.

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Global Travel News Talk 21 Jan 2021

January 22nd, 2021


Dr. Peter Tarlow, and Juergen Steinmetz discuss the latest headlines relevant to the global travel and tourism industry on Thursday, January 21,2021

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US Back on Track with Climate Change | What is means for Global Tourism?

January 21st, 2021


Today the United States rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. The incoming US President Biden signed this on the day he took office today. 

Livestream interviewed Professor Geoffrey Lipman, a tourism expert on climate …

eTurboNews | Livestream News Update 19 January 2021

January 20th, 2021


The UNWTO Secretary-General  was re-elected today, a new appointment at Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, Aviation, a new version of Coronavirus in Germany - and much more of discussed by Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz

Washington DC Tour Guides tell their fascinating story of the Inauguration

January 19th, 2021


US President Biden is about to be sworn in. Washington DC is a very different place to be, some say it's way too quiet.
An Inauguration in the midst of a national security crisis and Coronavirus - not an easy task.

The …

Washington is getting ready for the Biden Inauguration: It's too quiet here

January 18th, 2021


Marisa Donato is a 30 year resident of Washington DC. Her apartment just steps away from the White House.  

 Maricar also has been a tour guide in the US Capital City, and an ambassador for the World Federation of Tour …

Is Cruising really necessary ? Listen to Global Cruise Activist Network

January 16th, 2021


A newly-formed global network of cruise port residents, civil society organizations, and labor & crime victim advocates came together during the COVID 19 pandemic to demand “no return to business-as-usual” for …

Brazil new more dangerous COVID virus | Aviation | New Holocaust Museum in Portugal

January 15th, 2021


Livestream Travel Daily News 14 Jan 2020 :Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz will share today's news summary from eTurboNews and other sources .

A new virus version of COVID-19 prompted the UK to close its borders …

The story behind travel and tourism | New COVID regulations for airlines and destinations

January 14th, 2021


New airline regulations and much more today in travel and tourism on January 13, 2021
Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz discuss what is …

Livestream Today : UNWTO Election | Free Speech in USA | Travel only with Vaccine? | New CDC Regulations for foreign Arrival to the USA

January 13th, 2021


UNWTO Secretary-General Election: Lots of questions how fair this election is | Discussion on the power of social media like Twitter | New CDC …

All Flights stopped from Germany to UK and South Africa

December 21st, 2020


German authorities on Sunday issued an emergency order to ban all fights between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom as of immediately. 

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Solutions for Vulnerable Communities: Interactive Virtual Travel Experiences

December 8th, 2020


Robin Richman, Steppin Out, Chicago, IL, USA

The people I’ve selected are all part of community-based tourism and I was going to have them talk about the communities and what is going on with them since there are few …

The Value of Artificial Intelligence for the Tourism Industry

December 2nd, 2020


The value of IIntel(II) and AI in your business

by: Dr Manj Subiah, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Renewable Energy Discussion : Hawaii Example

December 1st, 2020


A presentation by Ghissou Rosala, Hawaii Smart Energy

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Accessible Tourism Nepal Style

November 30th, 2020


A panel Discussion: Inclusive Tourism

for the World Tourism Network Launch

Moderator: Pankaj Pradhananga, Nepal

1. Julie Kent – Australia 

Unsafe American Cruise Industry

November 23rd, 2020


Unsafe at sea- and it's not Coronavirus. 

Dr. Elinor Garely is a Reporter with

eTurboNews Reporter is based in New York City. Today she is interviewing Jamie Barnett, the President of the International …

Stop it! Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China to stop Hong Kong policy

November 19th, 2020


Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19.  The text of the following statement addressed to the People's …

Hawaii Islands unique approach to reopen tourism presented by John de Fries, CEO Hawaiian Tourism Authority

November 17th, 2020


Today  John de Fries, the new CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority reached out to the community on the Island of Hawaii to get input on how to relaunch tourism on the Big Island.

Community leaders want tourists to make a …

Airport on Oahu, Hawaii about to close? More problems for tourism

November 15th, 2020


Dillingham Airfield is an integrated part of Oahu's beautiful Northshore   Skydiving, sailing and aviation creates many jobs in this remote area, the …

A Corona Safe Tourism Destination: Paradise Kauai and Kukui'ula Resort by Hyatt

November 14th, 2020


Reopening Kauai Tourism: Richard Albrecht, Kukui'ula Resort, Kauai president explains why his resort development is so different.

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Former Nepal Tourism Board CEO wants to become the next UNWTO Secretary General

November 10th, 2020


Deepak Joshi was awarded the tourism hero status today by the World Tourism Network.

He shared his passion about Nepal, his view on the US election, and has a surprise announcement for the world.

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US Election, UNWTO Secretary General Candidate: Alain St. Ange, a tourism Hero from Seychelles has some thoughts to share

November 10th, 2020


Alain St. Ange, former minister of tourism for Seychelles, candidate for president, president of the African Tourism Board, and a tourism hero will share his thoughts on the US Election and the candidacy of  Her …

Travel to Westchester County, New York has opportunities also during COVID-19

November 9th, 2020


Meet Natasha Caputo, director for Tourism and Film for Westchester County, New York.

Natasha is in charge to promote Westchester County, New York as  proactive and viable business environment by enhancing its image and …

US Election: A Tourism Veteran Prof. Geoffrey Lipman speaks out

November 8th, 2020


Professor Geoffrey Lipman was the first CEO of WTTC, Assistant Secretary General UNWTO and is head of SUNX

He resides in Brussels, Belgium and has his own view on the recent US Elections. 

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A new UNWTO Secretary-General on the horizon comes from Bahrain

November 7th, 2020


His Excellency Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa from Bahrain is competing to become the next UNWTO Secretary-General.

The perfect scam to re-elect Zurab …

German Hotel Group forced to close 580 hotels: Open letter to Chancellor Merkel

November 4th, 2020


Chateaux Germany is not remaining quiet when it comes to accepting a second Government order to close 580 of their hotels and restaurants due to an increased spread of COVID-19 in Germany.

By the order of the German …

Travel Security where it stands after COVID-19

November 2nd, 2020


In today’s very politically and economically unstable world the tourism and hospitality industries have no choice but to be sensitive to the needs of …

FITUR is no longer an excuse to cheat on a fair UNWTO Secretary General Election

November 2nd, 2020


The FITUR travel trade show in Madrid was always a big event for UNWTO, not only because this UN agency is about tourism and is based in Madrid, but the world of tourism was coming together at FITUR .

Like WTM, ITB also …

Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on a safe COVID-19 vaccine is a wake-up call for the United States

October 31st, 2020


Should you get your COVID-19 vaccine when it comes out or later? "I will be open to the American people on COVID-19 and any vaccine," said Dr. …

The Happiest Man in Tourism : Paul Rogers from Planet Happiness

October 30th, 2020


Paul Rogers  understands the needs of destinations in terms of building back better; share information about our product offering; build synergies …

ITB Berlin is sending shockwaves to the travel and tourism industry

October 28th, 2020


ITB Berlin 2021 is canceled. This is the second ITB not taking place. This is setting shockwaves for the global travel and tourism industry.

It could …

World Tourism Network is a new voice and it is for small and medium Travel businesses

October 28th, 2020


A new organization for the travel and tourism industry has been making headlines. The World Tourism Network (WTN) already established a strong base of known leaders including 24 tourism ministers and public sector …

Danger! Flying from Honolulu during COVID: Honolulu Mayor Caldwell to address loophole

October 27th, 2020


We talked with the Hawaii Department of Transportation on their policy to check the temperature for departing passengers.

There is a lot of confusion …

United Airlines Executives notified of ongoing safety flaw in regards to COVID-19

October 27th, 2020


eTurboNews today talked to United Airlines Customer Service agents. They had also been surprised about the airline was no longer requiring passengers …

Vagina examination at Doha Airport for women airline passengers

October 26th, 2020


Women passengers on Qatar Airways QR908  checking in to fly from Doha to Sydney were ordered by Qatar Authorities on October 2. They were forced into …

President Trump You are a Lier say 38,000 Emergency Doctors in the United States

October 25th, 2020


Since 1968, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has united and amplified the collective voice of emergency physicians across the …

LGBTQ Travel during COVID-19 : 1 Trillion Rainbow Buying Power in the United States alone

October 25th, 2020


The LGBTQ Travel and Tourism Industry has more than 1 trillion buying power in the United States Alone.

In 1992, two friends, Thomas Roth and David Paisley, marketing and social sciences specialists – and members of the …

Seychelles has a new president: Wavel Ramkalawan

October 25th, 2020


The current opposition candidate and Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan of the LDS has won the elections in Seychelles. He won both presidential as well as parliamentary elections, early reports by Seychelles media said. …

Violent anti-lockdown riots break out in Italy’s Naples

October 24th, 2020


Violent anti-lockdown protests broke out in Italy’s third largest city of Naples last night. The anger was triggered by the governor’s call for a new

Huge blaze erupts in France’s Le Havre port

October 24th, 2020


Major fire has broke out in an abandoned building in northern port city of Le Havre, France today. According to France’s emergency services, the …

President of Poland tests positive for COVID-19

October 24th, 2020


The President of Poland has become the latest world leader to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Polish presidential spokesman Blazej Spychalski …

Promoting peace, good, and re-education

October 24th, 2020


The Senate of the Republic of Italy hosted Prem Rawat for the fourth time at a conference organized by Senator Arnaldo Lomuti with the collaboration …

Tourism in a Time of Chaos

October 23rd, 2020


Chaos is a term used to describe the world when nothing makes sense; when 2+2 does not equal 4, leaving us completely and totally confused. Sometimes the “butterfly effect” is used to explain the phenomenon: the idea is …

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts: A shining example for Hawaii Tourism reopening

October 22nd, 2020


Learn from Carly Clement, representing Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. Outrigger is one of Hawaii's largest resort group with properties also in Maldives, Mauritius, and Thailand.  

The  Outrigger Waikiki Beach was …

Nigerian Lives Matter: An eyewitness reports

October 22nd, 2020


56 dead, young people killed by the Nigerian army in Lagos has been a reality on Lagos streets since Tuesday.

Find out more from an eyewitness and a Statement from the African Tourism Board.

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Planning a visit to Hawaii? COVID-19 Tier 2 announced and what it means for tourists?

October 22nd, 2020


Ready for a Helicopter Sightseeing Tour in Hawaii? Would you like to stay in a vacation rental instead of a hotel? What about the gym or golf?

A week …

Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa

October 21st, 2020


Polar Tourism in conjunction with the African Tourism Board have discussed a series of new initiatives that would boost tourism in Africa post …

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new state-of-the-art tourist attractions

October 21st, 2020


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is introducing two state-of-the-art thrilling experiences, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk and Zip Line, on November 5. The two new additions will bring the World’s Leading Theme Park’s …

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US

October 21st, 2020


U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the first international flight …

Honolulu Mayor wants visitors to know, and he is frustrated with the Hawaii Tourism Authority

October 20th, 2020


Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today told eTurboNews Juergen Steinmetz, he will be meeting with John de Fries, CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority this …

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning

October 19th, 2020


The National Weather Service announced a tsunami warning for residents in South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula soon after the jolt, but said the …

Qatar Airways: 99.988% of passengers COVID-19-free

October 19th, 2020


Qatar Airways reports extremely low numbers of COVID-19 cases on board its aircraft after operating more than 4.6 million passenger flown sectors and over 33 billion revenue passenger kilometers on more than 37,000 …

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

October 19th, 2020


Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.

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Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion

October 19th, 2020


Greek authorities said on Monday they have finalized plans to build a 26-kilometer (16 miles) wall along Greece-Turkey border, to prevent illegal migrants from swarming into the country.

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Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B

October 19th, 2020


“We know from recent experience, the anguish and damage that occur when Hawaii is not properly prepared with flexible pragmatic planning and execution”, says Dale Evans, CEO of Charley’s Taxi. Dale knows what she is …

Messe Berlin has a new CEO

October 18th, 2020


In the midst of the greatest trade fair crisis of all time, Messe Berlin in Germany has appointed a new CEO. In January, Martin Ecknig takes over from Christian Göke, who, after more than 20 years at the helm, had asked …

Tanzania implement a World Bank-funded tourism project

October 18th, 2020


Best for domestic, rural and regional tourism in East and Southern Africa, the World Bank-funded Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism and Growth project is under implementation in Tanzania.,

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Take a shower again onboard Emirates

October 18th, 2020


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

Hawaii welcomes visitors with open arms and social distancing. A record number of visitors!

October 17th, 2020


The first day after reopening Hawaii for tourism, a total of 8219 airline passengers arrived in Hawaii, including 3189 visitors and more counted as visiting friends, getting married.

Of course, this number is not …

Rebuilding Travel means Travel Bubbles

October 16th, 2020


Meet Edward B.T. Sun, CEO and Chairman, Sun Global Broadband. He was involved as oversight of Technical Systems in the Pacific and US West Coast from …

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

October 16th, 2020


Thursday, October 15, marked the first day of Hawaii’s travel re-opening day, and a surge of 10,102 passengers arrived by air yesterday at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on the island of Oahu.

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Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists

October 16th, 2020


Cuban authorities announced that the country has updated the conditions of entry for foreign tourists.

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Orit Farkash-Hacohen named Israel’s new Tourism Minister

October 16th, 2020


Earlier this week, the Israel Ministry of Tourism appointed Orit Farkash-Hacohen as the new Tourism Minister. In this position, Farkash-Hacohen will be responsible for working with the Israeli government to propose a …

IATA: US Military confirms low risk of catching COVID-19 on flight

October 16th, 2020


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release of the results of testing by the United States Transportation Command (US …

Major US hotel CEOs call on Trump for relief

October 16th, 2020


The CEOs of major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot, IHG and Best Western as well as small, independently owned hotels published a letter calling on President Trump to provide the hotel industry with …

WIFI in Waikiki could Save Hawaii Tourism: A hacked discussion

October 16th, 2020


Hawaii once more is welcoming urgently needed visitors in the midst a Coronavirus spike in the rest of the country.  COVID-19 infection numbers are …

Low fares to Mexico and the Caribbean trigger US travel rebound

October 15th, 2020


It is common knowledge that the global pandemic has wreaked destruction on the travel industry, with total international arrivals in the third quarter of the year 94% down on the same period in 2019. But new research …

Muhammad Ali Festival packs bigger punch in 2021

October 15th, 2020


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

US Travel praises bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act

October 15th, 2020


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

UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery

October 15th, 2020


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and drive tourism’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two …

Davos goes Bürgenstock: World Economic Forum Style

October 15th, 2020


It came as a big surprise to everyone in Davos - The World Economic Forum (WEF). Yes, the WEF 2021 will be hosted at Bürgenstock, 500 meters above Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. The hoteliers were informed by letter of …

Preparing for a Career as a Digital Nomad

October 15th, 2020


The traditional work environment has changed since younger generations have entered the workforce. Few millennials want to spend their lives sitting in a cubicle from nine to five, and fewer still want to feel stuck …

Travel Bubbles Hawaii - Japan and Japan -Hawaii

October 15th, 2020


Why is it that the Japanese love Hawaii and visiting Hawaii more than any other vacation destination in the world?

Visitors from Japan make up a substantial part of the travel and tourism industry for Hawaii.   The …

Kazakhstan cuts down UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus flights

October 15th, 2020


Kazakhstan’s Chief Sanitary Officer announced that the country plans to cut down down air service with the UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus.

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Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights

October 15th, 2020


Russia announced that it is resuming flights with three more countries: Serbia, Japan and Cuba.

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‘Worst rains in 100 years’ kill 15, displace hundreds in India’s Hyderabad

October 15th, 2020


India’s Hyderabad, the capital of southern Telangana state, and home to some of the country’s major IT companies and over 6.8 million people, has seen nearly 10 inches of rainfall over the past 24 hours, according to …

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans

October 15th, 2020


If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, urges European Union Member States to make tourism a strategic element in …

12 hours before reopening tourism to Hawaii, Honolulu Mayor Caldwell rings alarm bells

October 14th, 2020


Hawaii is 12 hours away from reopening tourism. Honolulu Mayor Caldwell is ringing the alarm bell. The State of Hawaii had been urged by mayors of to …

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests

October 14th, 2020


A recent study of the global cruise industry and tourism crises revealed a systematic failure within the industry to understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to (and including) 2019, the cruise lines were the fastest …

Welcome back Visitors ! Aloha Hawaii! The CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority John de Fries heartwarming appeal

October 14th, 2020


This is an imperfect scenario by imperfect people, but what we all have in common is our Aloha for Hawaii. We need to hold on to this decision to …

How Hawaii will reopen travel on Thursday, October 15? Hear it from Hawaii's Lt. Governor Green

October 14th, 2020


Hawaii will finally welcome travelers again starting October 15, 2020. The Aloha State had been closed for visitors, except if a visitor would go …

Listen to Hawaii Governor Ige declaring Hawaii Tourism open starting October 15

October 14th, 2020


After Hawaii closed on March 22,  it will be October 15 when tourists are welcome back to Hawaii's beaches, hotels. shops and attractions
Visitors will find a very different Hawaii after 7 months of dealing with the …

Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol

October 14th, 2020


The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today the launch of a standardized COVID-19 hygiene protocol in partnership with the Hong Kong Quality …

Honolulu most desired post-COVID travel destination among US seniors

October 14th, 2020


COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into most Americans’ 2020 bucket list travel plans. Trip cancelations occurred far and wide in early Spring 2020 with …

Netherlands closes bars and restaurants, makes masks mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike

October 14th, 2020


Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the “partial lockdown” on tonight, after the country’s health officials reported a record 7,393 new …

Top 10 cruise destinations trending now

October 14th, 2020


Latest data from cruise industry records indicates that consumer interest in travel continues to thrive, and consumers are requesting quotes and booking a myriad of destinations.

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European travel criteria adopted by European Council of Ministers

October 13th, 2020


Tom Jenkins, CEO of the European Tour Operator Association (ETOA) is in a more optimistic mood today and told eTurboNews: "The Council of European …

COVID-19 has devastating impact on European Tourism

October 12th, 2020


The global tourism industry is one of the hardest-hit industries with regards to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to recent data, at …

COVID-19 slashes global tourism revenue by $316 billion

October 12th, 2020


The global tourism industry had a rosy outlook for 2020 continuing a historic rise in the industry in recent times. However, at the beginning of the …

Flying from Budapest, Lyon, Bologna, Hamburg, Dusseldorf to Dubai on Emirates

October 12th, 2020


Emirates,  the largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it will 

resume its flights to Budapest, Hungary on October 21, Bologna, …

Shooting on Las Vegas Strip : Manhunt

October 12th, 2020


According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), a shooting took place on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night at the Miracle Mile …

Singapore can’t wait around for a vaccine to reopen travel

October 12th, 2020


Ong Ye Kung, the minister of Transport for Singapore explained that his country can’t wait around for a vaccine.

Ong Ye Kung MP is served as the …

COVID-19 worries? Find Inner Peace in Nepal with the help of Lord Buddha and a new tourism

October 12th, 2020


Tourism to Nepal can mean a lot more than climbing Mout Everest in Nepal.  One out of two asked experiencing mental issues during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. FInding back to oneself, getting inner-peace, and explore …

Flying is now safe and here is why?

October 10th, 2020


Dr. Hassan Shahidi is the  president of the Washington DC-based Flight Safety Foundation

Dr. Shahidi thinks flying during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is as safe as it gets, and here is why.

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Tourism and the Presidential Election: United behind one candidate for president

October 10th, 2020


The United States is not the only country in the world getting ready for a big election where US citizens are deciding between Donald Trump and Joe …

Jamaica updates its pre-testing requirement

October 9th, 2020


Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travelers visiting the island with arrivals beginning October 10. These new processes make the required online Travel Authorization application more seamless for …

Malta Capital Valletta: Top 5 World Best Small Cities Award

October 9th, 2020


Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 with Valletta, Malta’s Capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, …

Another volcanic eruption could cause global air traffic chaos

October 9th, 2020


Iceland’s seismologists are sounding alarm about the rising threat level for the Grimsvotn volcano that have experienced an unusually powerful …

Florida Keys Tourism Development Director elected to Destinations Florida Board

October 9th, 2020


The director of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the destination management office for the Florida Keys & Key West, has been elected to the governing board of Destinations Florida.

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How the G-20 and 45 CEO's will rescue global tourism rallying behind WTTC and the Saudi King?

October 9th, 2020


WTTC VP Maribel Rodriguez explains to a group of the network on how they are set to save the global travel and tourism industry. 

In a historic first, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and …

Will Hawaii really open for visitors on October 15? Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell provides insight on Oahu Tourism

October 9th, 2020


Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today answered questions from eTurboNews, Hawaii News Online, and other reporters on and if travel to Hawaii will really …

World’s top ten best walking cities named. New York is among of them.

October 8th, 2020


One of the best ways of exploring a new city is by ditching the car and strolling along the streets, taking in the sights and discovering hidden gems …

Florida Keys reminds visitors to wear masks

October 8th, 2020


Florida Keys officials and businesses remind visitors that carrying and wearing facial coverings and practicing social distancing continue for the island chain to protect against the spread of coronavirus, despite the …

How high is your risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane?

October 8th, 2020


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of …

New hotel dedicated to female empowerment open doors

October 8th, 2020


Viceroy Hotels & Resorts is changing the conversation in Washington D.C., and beyond, with the opening of Hotel Zena, a bold new cultural hub …

The Global Tourism Rescue plan by WTTC, the G-20, 45 CEO's in the travel industry and the Saudi Kind

October 8th, 2020


We are making history today!” This is the message by a shining star in the travel and tourism industry. Today Gloria Guevara, CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) may become a mover and shaker of this …

Smart Cities: A Tourism Discussion with Dr. Guy Diedrich, VP Cisco Systems

October 8th, 2020


Dr. Guy Diedrich is a Vice President and the Global Innovation Officer for Cisco Systems where he is responsible for Country Digital Acceleration.

He is currently working with government and industry leaders in …

Boeing 737 Max destroyed Boeings reputation and killed hundreds - is there a future?

October 7th, 2020


After being grounded in March 2019 following two fatal crashes, the Boeing 737 MAX is expected to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration …

WTTC, G20, Saudi Arabia to rescue and relaunch tourism

October 7th, 2020


We are making history today!" This is the message by a shining star in the travel and tourism industry. Today Gloria Guevara, CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) may become a mover and shaker of this …

Sandals Resorts Announce More Resort Openings This Month

October 7th, 2020


Signaling the continued strength for Caribbean Tourism, Sandals Resorts International announced that it would usher in four more resort openings …

Visiting Hawaii? Important changes in Tourism Reopening plans for October 15

October 7th, 2020


There are more problems in paradise. There are more problems for Hawaii's travel and tourism industry, and there are problems between the mayors and …

Mask policy on Airlines in the United States cannot be enforced: DOT ruling

October 6th, 2020


Flyers Rights President Paul Hudson issued the following response to the DOT's refusal to promulgate a mask rule after DOT General Counsel Steven …

Visitors in Hawaii could be safer, but Governor Ige told Kauai Mayor NO!

October 6th, 2020


Kauai Mayor is alarmed and disappointed after Hawaii's Governor told him no to keep all tourists visiting Kauai safe.

Kauai is one of the Islands in …

Is tourism open or closed? Is it your fault, their failure? Tourism Industry Wobbles

October 6th, 2020

Is Recovery Doable?

Dr. Elinor Garely, the eTurboNews writer in New York analyzes the State of the US Travel and Tourism Industry

The elected and appointed men and women working in Washington, DC, spend most of their …

South Pacific Island Paradise no longer Coronavirus free

October 6th, 2020


Tourism Leaders are in a state of alarm and urged by the Solomon Island Government to follow all known procedures.

The tourism Solomon Islands …

Costa Rica opens borders for the USA citizens and residents

October 5th, 2020


Residents and citizens of all states within the United States will be permitted to enter Costa Rica beginning November, 1, a measure that will help the country’s economic reactivation and job creation, announced Gustavo …

No more 6 feet social distancing: CDC issues is new guidelines

October 5th, 2020


Today, October 5, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance to its How COVID-19 Spreads website, which …

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Countdown

October 5th, 2020


The countdown to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s 10th anniversary has officially begun, and the Park is gearing up for the celebration of the decade this November. Guests can expect a variety of entertainment, adventures, …

The fight against COVID-19 records a possible game changer

October 5th, 2020


If you catch COVID-19, what are the chances you will die or get severely ill? This is an important question, and if a simple test can predict this …

Hurricane in the making south of Jamaica and path to Cuba, Cayman Islands, US Gulf Coast

October 5th, 2020


A tropical depression has formed just south of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea on Sunday evening and is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center issued this …

US - China Relations Rapid Improvement Initiated by United Airlines

October 4th, 2020


US-China relations are at an all-time low. US President Trump blames China to be responsible for the spread of COVID-19, while he himself was diagnosed with the virus. On the other side, a US Airline is restarting …

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Directives for Resumption of international flights

October 4th, 2020


Ahead of the resumption of all scheduled and non-scheduled passenger flights in and out of Entebbe on 1st October, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

Trump COVID Positive is a Red alert for airlines, hotels and the rest of the Travel and Tourism Industry

October 4th, 2020


President Donald Trump and his wife Melanie Trump are both positive for Coronavirus. President Trump may have been positive at the debate with the Democratic Presidential Candidate Vice President Joe Biden Luckily Vice …

Destroying Cruise Ships is big Business in Turkey

October 4th, 2020


Business is booming at the Aliaga Shipyard in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the …

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt

October 4th, 2020


The permanent exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, set up inside the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, is renewed as it is every year, and for this …

US President Trump gets a lifesaving Aloha from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

October 3rd, 2020


Relaunching Tourism in the Aloha State was the big news in Hawaii. The President of the United States Donald Trump being rushed to the hospital as COVID-19 patience puts Tourism reopening into a different picture. The …

Swaziland is now Eswatini: Meet the Tourism Leaders: Two Ministers, One CEO and so much passion!

October 2nd, 2020


Eswatini just celebrated World Tourism Day. Meet the Hon. Foreign Minister Thuli Dladla, the Hon. Tourism Minister Vilakati, and the CEO of the …

Meet 16 of the Heroes in the global travel and tourism industry

September 27th, 2020


Today is World Tourism Day 2020. The global travel and tourism industry is under attack due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Millions s of jobs are in danger or already eliminated. 

There are the known movers and shakers, and …

The future of Tourism in the Eyes a Hero who is also a Minister of Tourism

September 27th, 2020


It's World Tourism Day 2020. The Hon. Edmund Bartlett is the Minister of Tourism for the  Caribbean Island Nation of Jamaica. 

Tourism is one of the most important currency earners for Jamaica and the key industry. 

A Police Department with Aloha and a proud Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell in midst of the Corona Virus Crisis

September 25th, 2020


Riots, Protests, and uncontrollable situations in regards to COVID-19 are a reality in many states in the United States of America these days.

There …

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins view on the future of European Tourism and COVID-19

September 24th, 2020


Tom Jenkins today was invited to join the International Tourism Hall of Heroes. He updated in this podcast this audience on the current situation of European Tourism and shares his views for the future. Tom is the CEO …

How to buy from Apple? Don't try the Apple Card from the Apple Store

September 17th, 2020


Yesterday Apple announced the new 6th generation of the Apple watch.  I was very excited about the new fitness app that comes with the watch and decided to order one.

I went to the online Apple Store at and it …

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell disagrees with US Travel and extends Honolulu lock down for 2 more weeks

September 17th, 2020


Honolulu Mayor Caldwell in cooperation with Governor Ige extended the stay at home order until September 24 with one exception.

With new infections …

US Travel wants you to travel soon ? Really ?

September 8th, 2020


Let's go there has one disclosure saying "When it's time"
US Travel today introduced its new initiative with industry leaders across the United States to help Americans to get excited about traveling again soon. …

South Africa Payback for Transparency allows Gradually Reopening of Tourism

September 3rd, 2020


Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Tourism in South Africa, Ms. Aneme Malan represented the South African Minister today at the second ministerial roundtable organized by the African Tourism Board. She gives a …

Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture HE. Alhaji Lai Mohammed feedback on African Tourism and COVID-19

September 3rd, 2020


Nigeria is the economic powerhouse in Africa and one of the largest countries. Tourism is only a small part of the overall economy, but music, …

Africa Tourism, Aviation and COVID: An important update by Dr. Omar Arakat Boeing Corporation

September 3rd, 2020


"Having Boeing on the panel was very strategic. Some interesting revelations on the sluggish ascension to  Continental Protocols like the Yamoussukro …

Who is believing my story? Tanzania's Tourism Minister Kigwangala challenges the African Tourism Board Ministerial Discussion

September 3rd, 2020


Tanzania faces an integrity issue by detractors who may not believe their story on COVID-19. They need assistance in positioning and messaging their experience and Brand Tanzania. Tanzania is in the league of disruptive …

World Health Organizations report for African Ministers of Tourism

September 3rd, 2020


Dr. Nedret Emiroglou is the Director of Infectious Diseases of the World Health Organization in Geneva, On Wednesday she spoke at the second virtual Ministerial Roundtable of Tourism Ministers organized by the African …

The Second African Tourism Board Ministerial Roundtable opened

September 3rd, 2020


Cuthbert Ncube, the chairman of the African Tourism Board yesterday opened the 2nd virtual ministerial roundtable organized by the Project Hope committee by the organization.

The roundtable is chaired by Dr. Taleb …

Annie Sugrue about women of value in Africa: I enjoy challenging situations

September 2nd, 2020


Annie Sugrue peaks at the Women of Value Africa zoom conference: "I enjoy challenging situations where my trouble-shooting skills are best employed.

Annie Sugrue is an established leader in the sustainable development, …

African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube concern for women

September 2nd, 2020


African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube presents his take on the role of women in Africa, and specifically in the African Travel and Tourism …

US Ambassador Lana Marks speaks about Women Equality and Women of Value Africa

September 1st, 2020


U.S. Ambassador Lana J. Marks (born November 18, 1953) is a South African-born American fashion designer who founded the eponymous fashion brand Lana Marks. She is the current United States Ambassador to South Africa. …

Women of Value for Africa: How the Minister of Tourism for South Africa sees is?

August 31st, 2020


Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism South Africa speaks about the Women of Value in Africa in regards to the travel and tourism industry.

Kenya receives the Safer Tourism Seal as the first country in the world

August 27th, 2020


Kenya is the first country awarded the Tourism Resilience Seal today.

The Hon. Kenya Minister of Tourism Najib Balala will accept the designation and will engage in today’s Q&A

Tourism leaders from around are …

Honolulu CountyMayor Kirk Caldwell announced Stay at Home Order for Oahu

August 25th, 2020


Today, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued a Stay at Home, Work from Home order starting midnight Thursday. Today, Hawaii has 215 new cases of …

Travel Bubbles Kauai Style about to be announced?

August 21st, 2020


Let's travel to Kauai, forget the 14-day mandatory quarantine now in effect until at least October 1, is the wish Kauai Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami voiced at today's Governor's press conference.

He is explaining the …

Nevis Tourism CEO Q&A on the future of tourism after COVID-19

August 20th, 2020


Meet Jadine Yarde, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority joining with Devon Liburd, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Julie Claxton, Sales & …

Where are Hawaii Tourism Leaders when 1.5 million lives depend on them ?

August 19th, 2020


Tourism is everyone's business in Hawaii, no matter if you're employed in that industry or not. Tourism is the lifeline for the Aloha State.

Chris Tatum is the CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the State agency in …

Hawaii COVID-19 Frustration: Dale Evans, CEO Charleys Taxi had enough: Speaking out!

August 13th, 2020


Chaos is ruling Hawaii. Elected officials like US Congresswoman Gabbard, theHawaii Tourism Authority, or HVCB are running away from COVID-19. They …

Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East

August 12th, 2020


Meet Felice Friedson, publisher of the US based  joining us from Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Taleb Rifai, former UNWTO Secretary-General is providing feedback from Amman, Jordan. Co-host Dr. Peter Tarlow in …

Rebuilding Seychelles Travel Industry: A discussion with the Minister of Tourism and other top leaders

August 12th, 2020


The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is to achieve for Seychelles the status of the most desirable island destination on the market offering the unique Seychellois way of life, at a price that is competitive and within a …

We the people need to work together to prevent Honolulu to become another New York on COVID casulties

August 10th, 2020


Honolulu Mayor Caldwell warns more people could be dying, and Honolulu could become like New York. Today Hawaii recorded 140 new cases and 3 new dead …

Will groups return? Can hotels really open safely, or should we all stay home?

August 10th, 2020


Dr. Elinor is asking what is next for the Meeting and Incentive Industry? Why are hotels not adopting different cleaning standards to reopen safely? 

Tourism Encounters a New Paradigm

Up to, and including the beginning …

Reopening Tanzania Tourism Mafia Island Style

August 9th, 2020


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

This type of new tourism includes food, drinks, dancing, swimming, white sandy beaches, diving, bird watching, …

Why Sierra Leone may be the best secret for tourism investment during the COVID-19 crisis

August 9th, 2020


There may have never been a better time to invest in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone is located in West Africa and had been in the spotlight as a new emerging travel and tourism destination until the virus broke out.

The …

Travel Nevada: Clueless on COVID-19

August 7th, 2020


eTurboNews talked to a spokesperson from Travel Nevada about the spike in COVID-19 cases 2-4 weeks after casinos opened on June 4

The response was a response: "I don't know, but we like to keep visitors safe."

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Hawaii is heading to a catastrophic situation on COVID-19

August 7th, 2020


An alarming number of positive cases about 200 today is the reality in the State of Hawaii. Based on percentage Hawaii moved from the lowest number in the case increased to one of the highest in the United States. Dr. …

Hawaii Airports fight COVID-19 with a new thermal temperature screening equipment

August 6th, 2020


The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is pleased to announce the thermal temperature screening equipment is now in use to …

Fry or Freeze: COVID-19, Climate Change and Tourism

August 4th, 2020


eTurboNews, publisher of eTurboNews knows climate change has a role in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry after COVID-19. It has …

Why Tourism is part of the COVID-19 Problem?

August 2nd, 2020


Failure is Not an Option

Within the industry there appears to be a general consensus that there is no way the industry will return to what it was; however, there is little concrete information being offered as to what …

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