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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

Villages as businesses paving the way forward to Caribbean communities

eturbonews- September 1, 2021 0

Jamaica has been branded the HOME OF COMMUNITY TOURISM by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) as this is where it was pioneered ... 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

Boeing announces changes to its Board of Directors

eturbonews- August 31, 2021 0

Boeing elects David L. Joyce to Board of Directors; Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr. to retire from Board. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Read More

Multilateral Leaders Taskforce on COVID-19: A crisis of vaccine inequity

eturbonews- August 30, 2021 0

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization met with the leaders of the African Vaccine ... Read More

Prague Airport Board of Directors elects new Chairman

eturbonews- August 30, 2021 0

The Ministry’s commission selected Mr. Pos as the most suitable candidate in a tender called for the position. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Read More

US Travel: EU travel restriction disappointing

eturbonews- August 30, 2021 0

Travel is a crucial component of the global economy and will be necessary for a full recovery from the economic devastation of the pandemic. - ... Read More

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop Las Vegas birthday re-appearance

Juergen T Steinmetz- August 30, 2021 0

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop would have been 63 years old on Sunday. This was a great opportunity to re-appear in Las Vegas at ... Read More

European Union to reinstate travel restrictions on Americans

eturbonews- August 30, 2021 0

European Union removes United States from safe-travel list due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Read More

With 80% of population fully immunized, Singapore is world’s most vaccinated country

eturbonews- August 30, 2021 0

Reaching this milestone sets the stage for further easing of COVID-19 pandemic-related curbs in Singapore. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Read More

Accusing a UNWTO Secretary-General makes him the judge and jury

Juergen T Steinmetz- August 29, 2021 0

UNWTO's membership includes 159 Member States, 6 Associate Members and over 500 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism ... Read More

The Music Never Stops in New Orleans, even during Hurricane Ida with massive impacts

Juergen T Steinmetz- August 29, 2021 0

Category 4 Hurricane Ida's 120-150 mph winds and 'catastrophic' storm surge tear roofs off buildings, make the Mississippi River flow backwards and high rise towers ... Read More

Amazing Thailand bows in wai: The Rosewood Bangkok, a COVID casualty Hotel

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- August 29, 2021 0

When the Rosewood was opened it reshaped Bangkok's skyline. Rosewood Bangkok is a 30-story, visually stunning, vertical architectural marvel. Its contemporary form is inspired by ... Read More

A new Tourism Hero Emerges from Albania

Juergen T Steinmetz- August 28, 2021 0

The Hall of International Tourism Heroes is open by nomination only to recognize those that have shown extraordinary leadership, innovation, and actions. Tourism Heroes go ... Read More

Selo Group partners with acclaimed Chef Meyrick to develop culinary experiences

eturbonews- August 27, 2021 0

Selo Group, an award-winning and fully integrated development company based in Singapore, today announced internationally-recognized chef and acclaimed restauranteur Will Meyrick as its new brand ... Read More

With over 40,000 new COVID cases in 2 days India asks two states to enact curfews

eturbonews- August 27, 2021 0

Indian government asked the states of Kerala and Maharashtra to consider night curfews as new COVID cases spike. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Read More

Taliban wants Turkey to run Kabul Airport

eturbonews- August 27, 2021 0

Turkish President Erdogan said calm should be restored in Kabul before making a decision on the airport, adding there was a risk of getting “sucked ... Read More

New Orleans residents ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Ida looms

eturbonews- August 27, 2021 0

New Orleans mayor is calling for a mandatory evacuation for areas outside the levee system, including Lake Catherine, Irish Bayou, & Venetian Isles. - eTurboNews ... Read More

World Tourism Network View on Tourism and Terrorism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 26, 2021 0

Today's chaos and terror attacks at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan and the nearby Baron Hotel is a game changer also for the ... Read More

4 US Marines, 60 Afghans killed in attack on Kabul airport

eturbonews- August 26, 2021 0

Many US allies had either already ended their evacuation efforts before Thursday’s explosions, citing advance intelligence about a terrorist attack, or have announced Thursday as ... Read More

Delta Air Lines: All unvaccinated staff will be charged extra $200 for health insurance monthly

eturbonews- August 25, 2021 0

In recent weeks since the rise of the B.1.617.2 variant, all Delta employees who have been hospitalized with COVID were not fully vaccinated. - eTurboNews ... Read More

South African Airways returns to the skies September 23

eturbonews- August 25, 2021 0

South African Airways will as an initial phase operate flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka and Maputo. - eTurboNews | Trends ... Read More

Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in Indonesia

eturbonews- August 25, 2021 0

"The National Agency of Drug and Food approved another coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, on Tuesday, August 24," the statement published today on the website of ... Read More

Taliban: Only foreigners can leave Afghanistan from Kabul airport

eturbonews- August 24, 2021 0

Taliban demands that western powers refrain from evacuating Afghanistan's educated elite, such as doctors and engineers. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Read More

Japan to declare COVID-19 State of Emergency in eight more prefectures

eturbonews- August 24, 2021 0

Hokkaido, Miyagi, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures will officially be under the State of Emergency from this Friday until September 12. - ... Read More

Algeria severs diplomatic relations with Morocco

eturbonews- August 24, 2021 0

The cutting of diplomatic relations Between Algeria and the Kingdom of Morocco is effective from Tuesday but consulates in each country will remain open. - ... Read More

Not true: Ukraine denies hijacking of its plane in Kabul

eturbonews- August 24, 2021 0

According to Ukraine's Foreign Ministry, all aircraft that Kiev used to evacuate Ukrainian citizens from Afghanistan have safely returned to Ukraine. - eTurboNews | Trends ... Read More

Maldives Rich Cultural Heritage shouts out InternationalYacht Rally Style

Juergen T Steinmetz- August 23, 2021 0

‘Savaadheeththa Dhathuru’ is a sailing event organized by the Maldives Integrated Tourism Corporation (MITDC) inviting sailors from all across the globe to participate in a ... Read More

New York City makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all public school teachers and staff

eturbonews- August 23, 2021 0

The New York City COVID-19 vaccine mandate follows a similar policy imposed by outgoing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in July, who announced that all ... Read More

North Queensland Tourism job losses to escalate by Christmas

eturbonews- August 23, 2021 0

The region grew its workforce across the entire supply chain ready for a busy winter, but now these new recruits, including more than 200 from the ... Read More