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Category: COVID-19

Half of Thailand’s hotels may shut down by August

eturbonews- May 8, 2021 0

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) conducted a survey of hotels and announced that it expects the country’s third coronavirus wave to reduce the occupancy rate ... Read More

Thailand to UK: Oh how COVID-19 has changed the landscape

eturbonews- May 8, 2021 0

For David Barrett, after 32 years living in Thailand, this former senior travel executive recently returned home to the UK to set up home. Here’s ... Read More

India Sarovar Hotels launches COVID Care Center for the elderly

Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 8, 2021 0

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts in partnership with #iamgurgaon and Emoha Elder Care dedicated to Gurugram a 60-bed COVID Care Center in the Golden Tulip Hotel, ... Read More

India loses 2 travel leaders to COVID-19

Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 7, 2021 0

The dreaded COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc with lives in India and among those hit by it are travel industry stalwarts and leaders. - ... Read More

Vaccine Diplomacy explained by Min. Bartlett, applauded by the World Tourism Network

eturbonews- May 7, 2021 0

No one is safe until we all are safe is not only the assessment by US President Biden, but also by Edmund Bartlett, Minister of ... Read More

World Tourism Network President awarded US Public Health COVID-19 Pandemic Civilian Service Medal

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2021 0

COVID's worst enemy has been the travel and tourism industry. Members of this industry had been fighting back in every country, from every sector of ... Read More

India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 21 million with 412,262 new cases today

eturbonews- May 6, 2021 0

COVID-19 numbers continue to peak in India every day, as the federal government has ruled out a complete lockdown to contain the worsening situation - ... Read More

Kenyas Tourism Secretary Najib Balala wants African Pharmaceutical Companies to produce patent free COVID vaccine

Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2021 0

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala, was one of the first African leaders supporting the Health Without Border initiative by WTN. He is now the first ... Read More

Secret COVID-19 study in Italy?

Mario Masciullo eTN Italy- May 4, 2021 0

What can happen between now and July 15 with the first reopening in Italy yesterday was contained in a statistical model developed by Stefano Merler, ... Read More

WTTC at G20: Moving beyond COVID-19

eturbonews- May 4, 2021 0

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) urged G20 leaders to press for the urgent return of international travel to recover millions of jobs at ... Read More

Popular Thailand provinces on Deep Red COVID-19 alert

eturbonews- May 3, 2021 0

Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, and Samut Prakarn are classified as maximum and strict control zone (deep red) in Thailand in which further ... Read More

New 24/7 COVID-19 testing lab in Seychelles gives travelers more options

eturbonews- May 3, 2021 0

Seychelles Medical Services Pty, a new healthcare company registered in Seychelles opens the first state-of-the-art dedicated COVID-19 testing laboratory in Seychelles. - eTurboNews | Trends ... Read More

Australians traveling from India treated as criminals

eturbonews- May 1, 2021 0

Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, Australian residents and citizens may face fines and jail time if they choose to fly home from severely COVID-hit India. ... Read More

India tour operators set up task force to deal with COVID-19

Anil Mathur - eTN India- April 30, 2021 0

The Indian Association of Tour Operators, IATO, has set up a task force to face the onslaught of the COVID-19 wave taking over the country. ... Read More

COVID not stopping global participation at Arabian Travel Market

eturbonews- April 28, 2021 0

Sixty-two source and outbound markets are being represented in-person at Arabian Travel Market, including Jordan, KSA, Germany, Italy, Russia, Greece, Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives, and Cyprus ... Read More

COVID emergency: Flight from India detained in Rome

Mario Masciullo eTN Italy- April 28, 2021 0

Over 200 passengers from India arrived at Fuimicino Airport in Rome, Italy, today and were immediately given COVID-19 antigen tests. They were then divided between ... Read More

Will COVID teach us how to simplify business travel?

eturbonews- April 27, 2021 0

It might seem somewhat counterproductive in a world where everything seems to be, from one day to the next, not sure what's going to happen. ... Read More

Phuket hotels shut down again

eturbonews- April 26, 2021 0

Hotels in Phuket as well as Pattaya are closing down again due to another COVID-19 surge in Thailand. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News ... Read More

Should the India COVID variant scare us?

Mario Masciullo special to eTN- April 26, 2021 0

In India, a COVID-19 variant has a prevalence of less than 10 percent while in Europe there are a few hundred cases. The variant has ... Read More

WHO: 90% of countries’ health services continue to be disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic

eturbonews- April 24, 2021 0

WHO will continue to support countries so they can respond to increased strains on health systems - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Online Read More

New COVID rules for Italy starting Monday, April 26

Mario Masciullo eTN Italy- April 23, 2021 0

How do the words from Pope Francis from yesterday’s Earth Day coincide with the new rules for Italy laid out as a decree by the ... Read More

The Governor of Anguilla shares COVID-19 update

eturbonews- April 22, 2021 0

The destination of Anguilla has announced 14-day closures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Online Read More

Bangkok Airways delays new routes until fall due to third COVID wave

eturbonews- April 21, 2021 0

Bangkok Airways announced today that it will delay its anticipated new route of Bangkok - Mae Sot as well as temporarily suspend routes between Phuket ... Read More

Travels to Europe in times of COVID

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- April 20, 2021 0

Fresh concerns over the second wave of COVID-19 came as the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, cancelled a planned trip earlier this week. - eTurboNews ... Read More

WHO open-access COVID-19 databank is necessary

eturbonews- April 20, 2021 0

On the eve of 2021 World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates increasing trust and confidence in vaccines, increasing vaccine acceptance, and removing ... Read More

COVID kills: Latest event victim

eturbonews- April 17, 2021 0

For the second consecutive year, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has killed off the Pattaya Music Festival. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Online Read More

India closes all monuments and museums due to new COVID wave

Anil Mathur - eTN India- April 16, 2021 0

In a further blow to tourism, India has closed all major monuments and museums until May 15, 2021, in view of the growing number of ... Read More

Sky Airline CEO on COVID challenges in South America

eturbonews- April 15, 2021 0

The Regional Vice President in the Americas for IATA, Peter Cerda, recently interviewed Jose Ignacio Dougnac, CEO of Sky Airline. - eTurboNews | Trends | ... Read More

JetSmart Airline CEO on COVID ups and downs

eturbonews- April 15, 2021 0

Lori Ranson, Senior Analyst for the Americas, recently had the opportunity to speak with JetSmart Airline CEO Estuardo Ortiz on what is going on with ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines CEO on COVID recovery and expanded cargo operations

eturbonews- April 14, 2021 0

What challenges are SriLankan Airlines facing due to the coronavirus and how is cargo helping in the recovery process? - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel ... Read More