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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

UNWTO General Assembly Madrid in full swing

Spanish Wine, delicious Spanish Food and a King was the fun part of the first day. Tomorrow the serious part of this General Assembly will begin. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

The winners of the Strong Earth Awards announced

The winners were selected from students around the world, predominantly from developing countries, and the caliber of entries was extremely high. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

The Best Producer of Bathroom Ware

A bathroom is one of the most important places in any home. Most people relax there and can feel vulnerable. It is a reason why this space must be comfortable, cozy, and stylish. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

33 countries announce new travel bans and restrictions

The degree of border control severity varies from country to country, with some states closing their borders entirely, while others only tightening COVID-19 testing protocols at the border. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Water on Earth: Did It Really Come From Space Dust?

An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of water on Earth, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing to an unlikely culprit - the Sun. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Monday, November 29, 2021

Minister Bartlett Heads to Important UNWTO General Assembly

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, departed the island yesterday to attend the twenty-fourth session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly, which will take place in Madrid, Spain, from November 30 to December 3, 2021. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

WestJet Group announces new interim President and CEO

Harry Taylor led WestJet's inaugural U.S. bond issue, negotiated the purchase of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing MAX aircraft, and was instrumental in the sale of WestJet to Onex. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Best Tips to Ensure a Safe and Happy Trip

You might enjoy visiting places where you can truly be anonymous; it’s almost like you’re someone else for a week or two. Traveling to new places always brings more energy and positivity to us. It’s like the much-needed therapy, an escape from mundane troubles. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Jamaica Imposes New Travel Restrictions on African Countries

Jamaica has, with immediate effect, imposed restrictions on travelers from a number of African countries, following the emergence of the new variant of concern for the SARS-CoV-2, initially identified as B.1.1.529. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Spies Now Admitted to the UNWTO General Assembly in Madrid

UNWTO delegates attending the General Assembly November 30- December 2, should not expect to see the blue and white eTN logo and eTN reporters' handing out business cards, because officially this publication is banned from attending. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Sunday, November 28, 2021

A new World Tourism Barometer Report from Another World?

After a weak first half of 2021, international tourism rebounded during the Northern Hemisphere summer season, boosting results in the third quarter of the year, especially in Europe.  - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Wines: Chenin Blanc Warning: From Yummy to Yucky

Chenin Blanc is a neglected grape. Why? Because it is more challenging than Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc to grow and make into wine. The grape demands an almost perfect combination of soil and weather, and it is a challenge for the winemaker to balance oak and other flavor-enhancing options. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

What we know about COVID-19 Omicron: The President Explains

A transcript of President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the South African Nation on the progress in the effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic was issued today. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

7.5 Earthquake in Northern Peru

Two earthquakes struck Peru this Sunday, but fortunately did not cause any major injuries or casualties. Damages recorded in the remote Amazon region are mostly structural. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Stephen Asiimwe to lead Uganda Private Tourism Sector

The Board of Directors of the Uganda Private Sector Foundation announces the appointment of Mr. Stephen Asiimwe, as its new Executive Director. He replaces the late Mr. Gideon Badagawa who passed away in June this year. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Saturday, November 27, 2021

LATAM Airlines Group Now Files Plan of Reorganization Out of Chapter 11

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the United States today announced the filing of a Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan"), which reflects the path forward for the group to exit Chapter 11 in compliance with both U.S. and Chilean law. The Plan is accompanied by a Restructuring Support Agreement (the "RSA") with the Parent Ad Hoc Group, which is the largest unsecured creditor group in these Chapter 11 cases, and certain of LATAM's shareholders. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Seychelles New Travel Measures Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Visitors from South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe are not permitted entry into Seychelles effective today Saturday, November 27, 2021, until further notice, the Seychelles Ministry of Health has announced. No cases of variant B.1.1.529 have been detected in Seychelles, the local authorities confirm. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Qatar Airways Immediately Stops Flights from Five African Countries

With the new COVID-19 Omicron variant surging across Southern Africa, Qatar Airways will no longer be accepting passengers traveling from five Southern African countries in its global network with immediate effect. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

New COVID-19 Omicron strain is in UK, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Czech Republic now

All 27 EU member states agreed to temporarily halt air travel from seven southern African nations. The UK, US and Canada have also imposed similar restrictions. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Iberia Advance Passenger Information Through New Partnership

Travel industry distributors can connect from today to Iberia through the Kyte API and access its air fares and ancillary services. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Friday, November 26, 2021

IATA: 12-month validity of EU COVID Certificate would protect tourism recovery

Discriminating among vaccines that have been approved by the WHO is a waste of resources and an unnecessary barrier to people’s freedom to travel. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Black Friday chaos in London as Tube drivers strike

The walkout disrupted services across London on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, with sales running in many stores. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Australia sends troops to Solomon Islands after violent riots

The protests are linked to a number of local problems – perhaps the main one among them being a decision by the Solomon government in 2019 to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

More countries halt international flights over new COVID-19 variant

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the large number of mutations in the newly-discovered variant raises serious concerns over how it will impact diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccinations. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Cathay Pacific cancels flights after crews snub new quarantine rules

Cathay Pacific was forced to cancel some of its passenger flights to Hong Kong after most of its crews refused to follow the carrier’s quarantine rules. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Flights from Almaty to New Delhi on Air Astana now

Air Astana offers connections for passengers travelling from Kyiv, Bishkek, Istanbul, Tbilisi and Baku. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

International Tourism Arrivals in Africa and the Middle East

Travel analytics experts have been closely monitoring the winds of change in the travel sector since the pandemic unleased, and up until recently, the air ticketing data was showing the Americas, especially the Caribbean, as the sole game changers when it comes to real-time travel recovery. However, the latest travel data shows that Africa and the Middle East are also proving to be much more resilient. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

New Beijing Exhibit Reveals Early Human Civilization

A total of nearly 200 exhibits were displayed at the exhibition, titled Rice, Origin, Enlightenment: Special Exhibition of Shangshan Culture Archaeological Discoveries in Zhejiang, to demonstrate the value and significance of the rice farming society represented by the Shangshan culture to the Chinese civilization, as well as its contribution to and influence on East Asia and the world. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

CEO Sleepout London: Changing Lives in the Bitter Cold

London’s most compassionate business leaders gave up their beds for one night on November 22 to sleep out at Lord’s Cricket Ground, raising funds for people facing homelessness this winter. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

La Réunion Gets Up to Speed on Seychelles Ahead of Air Austral New Flight

The two-day “petit déjeuner de formation” sessions, organized by the Tourism Seychelles team in La Réunion in collaboration with Air Austral on November 17 and 19, 2021, took place in the town of Saint Denis and St. Gilles in the wake of Air Austral’s welcome announcement of the resumption of their weekly flight to Seychelles on December 19, 2021. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

New mission to defend Earth launched by NASA and SpaceX

Just one part of NASA's larger planetary defense strategy, DART will impact a known asteroid that is not a threat to Earth. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Apple halts all new Turkey sales as Turkish currency crashes

The sale price of Apple products in Turkey includes several taxes and fees, therefore they tend to cost significantly higher than in the United States. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News