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Category: Government Affairs

Guinea coup: President arrested, government dissolved, borders closed

eturbonews- September 5, 2021 0

It is known that the leader of the rebels - Mamadi Dumbouya - had previously served in the French Foreign Legion. - eTurboNews | Trends ... Read More

Is it safe in Paris with massive protests and COVID?

eturbonews- September 4, 2021 0

Those who haven’t got the COVID-19 vaccine shot yet, or are not planning to at all, claim that the health pass diminishes their rights and ... Read More

Over 2,000 Jamaica tourism workers vaccinated in first 3 days of vaccination drive

eturbonews- September 4, 2021 0

Well over 2,000 tourism workers in Jamaica have been vaccinated using one of three vaccines made available to them at a number of strategic blitz ... Read More

Paris paralyzed as thousands protest against COVID-19 health passes

eturbonews- September 4, 2021 0

Those who haven’t got the COVID-19 vaccine shot yet, or are not planning to at all, claim that the health pass diminishes their rights and ... Read More

Dunchurch Park Hotel shuts down overnight: No phones, no website

eturbonews- September 3, 2021 0

The Dunchurch Park Hotel in Dunchurch, a large village and civil parish on the southwestern outskirts of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, has cancelled all overnight ... Read More

Turkey tightens COVID restrictions for foreign arrivals

eturbonews- September 3, 2021 0

The updates are implemented in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey, and are set to go into effect on ... Read More

Painful Thailand lockdowns must stop, businesses cry

eturbonews- September 3, 2021 0

The Thailand Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration eased some disease controls on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, of Thailand lockdowns. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel ... Read More

Apple shelves its contentious plan to scan private iPhones for illegal photos

eturbonews- September 3, 2021 0

Even Apple employees have reportedly expressed concerns with the detection technology, worrying that it could be used to work around encryption protections, that it could easily ... Read More

Flying drones to hunt down Italian beachgoers who spread COVID-19

eturbonews- September 3, 2021 0

When the drone detects a person with a fever, it identifies them and alerts the medical surveillance team, who then arrives at the site for ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister meets with Dominican Republic Ambassador to Jamaica

eturbonews- September 2, 2021 0

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, (seen right in the photo) greets Dominican Republic Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Angie Martinez Tejera, during a special ... Read More

Poland declares state of emergency at Belarus border due to illegal migrants surge

eturbonews- September 2, 2021 0

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko declared that his administration would no longer try to stop migrants from crossing into the EU after its members imposed sanctions ... Read More

Survive and thrive! UNWTO, it’s time to redesign tourism!

Juergen T Steinmetz- September 2, 2021 0

The tourism sector is looking more and more at Saudi Arabia for guidance and support. This was obvious at today's UNWTO regional commission for Africa ... Read More

Tourism Seychelles and Emirates airline embark on marketing partnership

eturbonews- September 2, 2021 0

Tourism Seychelles has launched a strategic partnership with Emirates airline, a loyal partner and collaborator, and the first international airline to return to the island ... Read More

US Senate urged to hold hearings on airlines’ use of COVID bailout funds

eturbonews- September 2, 2021 0

US airlines received over $79 billion in bailout money across three COVID-related bills in 2020-2021 to help them, their employees, and the air travel industry ... Read More

At least 15 people killed in catastrophic US northeast floods

eturbonews- September 2, 2021 0

By midday, nearly 20 fatalities had been confirmed, with several deaths reported in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and one in Maryland. - eTurboNews | ... Read More

WHO wants a donation of 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine

eturbonews- September 2, 2021 0

“Ensuring that all those around the world most vulnerable to the impact of the virus, including healthcare workers, older people and those with significant comorbidities, ... Read More

WTTC responds to the latest recommendations from the EU

Juergen T Steinmetz- September 1, 2021 0

Ministers and international decision makers in the public center change travel restrictions on a daily basis. A lack of global cooperation and the lack of ... Read More

Why the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polokashvili was never properly elected?

Juergen T Steinmetz- September 1, 2021 0

After 4 years, it becomes suddenly clear that the 2017 election of the UNWTO Secretary-General was not proper. Zurab Pololikashvili should not be the current ... Read More

How Safe Are We Twenty Years after September 11? Sobering!

Juergen T Steinmetz- September 1, 2021 0

Travel today is a great deal harder than it was twenty years ago.  In fact, the travel industry has changed so much and so rapidly ... Read More

Travel demand is back but still far below pre-COVID levels

eturbonews- September 1, 2021 0

A recovery of international travel needs governments to restore the freedom to travel - at a minimum, vaccinated travelers should not face restrictions. - eTurboNews ... Read More

Restrictions eased in Bangkok as COVID numbers fall 30%

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 1, 2021 0

Patrons will now not need to be fully vaccinated and/or pass a COVID-19 test to dine in at eateries and restaurants in dark-red zones. - ... Read More

Portugal remains open to US travelers despite EU advisory

eturbonews- September 1, 2021 0

Portugal has confirmed that discretionary, non-essential travel is still allowed, provided visitors present a negative COVID-19 test result at boarding and entry into the country. ... Read More

People: Do not use animal parasitic worm drug for COVID-19

eturbonews- August 31, 2021 0

Health Canada has issued an urgent plea to its citizens to not use an animal prescription drug known as Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 or to ... Read More

India international flights: extended suspension devastating

Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 31, 2021 0

The President of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Mr. Rajiv Mehra, expressed his extreme disappointment on the decision taken by the India Ministry ... Read More

New tough checks for Prague Airport international arrivals

eturbonews- August 31, 2021 0

Until further notice, the changes implemented at both Prague Airport terminals will affect tourists as well as citizens of the Czech Republic and the EU+ ... Read More

COVID-19 is killing American business travel

eturbonews- August 31, 2021 0

Despite an uptick in leisure travel over the summer, the new survey highlights the dim outlook for business travel and events, which account for more ... Read More

Europe lifts travel restrictions for some countries, blacklists others

eturbonews- August 31, 2021 0

European Council updates the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. - eTurboNews ... Read More

US State Department: Do not travel to Canada

eturbonews- August 31, 2021 0

The latest travel advisory issued by the US State Department, upgraded Canada to Level 3, which says 'Reconsider travel'. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Read More

Tanzania President sets extensive tourism rebranding drive

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 30, 2021 0

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan has launched a tourism documentary program that will expose Tanzania before the world tourism markets, targeting to attract more tourists ... Read More

FAA bans all US airlines from flying over Afghanistan

eturbonews- August 30, 2021 0

Any US civil aircraft operator that wants to fly into/out of or over Afghanistan must receive prior authorization from the FAA. - eTurboNews | Trends ... Read More