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Category: COVID-19

Uganda Tour Operators grieve loss of former Chairman Everest Kayondo to COVID-19

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 26, 2021 0

The former Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) Chairman, Everest Kayondo, lost his battle to COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The sad news was ... Read More

How Norway airline Widerøe is weathering huge COVID-19 storm so well

eturbonews- June 23, 2021 0

The Executive Editor of Commercial Aviation at the Aviation Week Network, Jens Flottau, sat down with the CEO of Norwegian regional carrier, Widerøe, Stein Nilsen. ... Read More

Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi: Life today is very complicated

eturbonews- June 21, 2021 0

Chairman Emeritus, of CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Peter Harbison, had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the CEO of Wizz Air, Jozsef ... Read More

Bangkok officials desperate to contain COVID-19

eturbonews- June 4, 2021 0

Health officials in Bangkok are urgently offering COVID-19 vaccines to residents at hotspots to help contain the outbreak. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News ... Read More

Scientists worried over possible COVID-19 infection to chimpanzees

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 4, 2021 0

Wildlife conservation scientists in Africa are worried over a possible infection and spread of COVID-19 to chimpanzees and other human-related wild animals. - eTurboNews | ... Read More

Second India COVID-19 wave more catastrophic than the first

Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 3, 2021 0

Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, a public policy think tank of the government, today said that the second India COVID-19 wave has been ... Read More

Will chemsex be the new gay normal for Thailand tourism?

eturbonews- May 25, 2021 0

On Saturday, 62 men were arrested at Faros Sauna 2 in Bangkok where police found drugs, needles, and used condoms – the latest raid on ... Read More

Global Health Summit G20: We must vaccinate the world quickly

Mario Masciullo eTN Italy- May 24, 2021 0

Participation of about 20 heads of state and government and 12 international organizations were carried out in virtual form at the Global Health Summit G20 ... Read More

Boating trends for the second summer of COVID

eturbonews- May 20, 2021 0

In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, finding ways to recreate outdoors has become an important survival tool. Last year, the boating industry saw a ... Read More

Australia response to COVID-19 deserves a global encore

Mario Masciullo eTN Italy- May 19, 2021 0

The Australia response to COVID-19 has been envied by many countries. Dr. Fauci recently praised the country for being a world leader in "containment and ... Read More

Hope for Tanzania tour operators in fight against COVID-19

Adam Ihucha- May 19, 2021 0

The recommendations by a coronavirus committee formed in April by Tanzania’s new President, Madam Samia Suluhu Hassan, has won the hearts and minds of tourism ... Read More

World Health Organization alarm: COVID will be more deadly

eturbonews- May 14, 2021 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced a bleak warning today about the COVID coronavirus as it and its variants tromps its ... Read More

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