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Monday, January 24, 2022

Tourism Seychelles holds first marketing meeting of 2022

Tourism Seychelles has kicked off the year with a two-week series of consultations as of Monday, January 24, 2022, with its local and international partners on its marketing strategy for the year. The annual consultative event, which this year is taking place virtually, in the form of an online webinar via the ZOOM online meeting […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

A new Board elected for UNWTO Affiliated Members

The World Tourism Organization, UNWTO is an intergovernmental organization, UNWTO has 159 Member States, 6 Associate Members, 2 Observers and over 500 Affiliate Members. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Urgent not edited: US State Department on the Ukraine Russia Threat & UAE Attack

Due to the serious nature of a possible Russian attack on Ukraine, eTurboNews is providing a raw transcript of the just concluded press conference at the US State Department - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

2022 State of the Hotel Industry Report

As much as 2020 was a watershed year for the hotel industry, so was 2021. While the pandemic continued, the industry began to re-emerge, fueled by national vaccine distribution and consumer optimism. The American Hotel and Lodging Association first State of the Hotel Industry report, released in January 2022, demonstrated just how resilient the hotel industry is and forecast what was ahead for hotel owners and operators, workers, and travelers. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Minnesota wants to be your destination for National Vacation Day

Explore Minnesota, the state's tourism promotion office is joining the U.S. Travel Association for National Plan for Vacation Day this Tuesday, Jan. 25, to encourage workers to use their paid time off in 2022. This year's National Plan for Vacation Day comes at a time when many are feeling extreme levels of burnout yet have resisted taking time off due to health and safety concerns and increased workloads. According to a new study, commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, American workers left an average of four days (29%) of their paid leave on the table in 2021. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Calzone and Pizza: A Dynamic Duo

The Batman Calzony is created by combining a pizza lover’s own dynamic duo: calzone and pizza. This bat-shaped product features a tantalizing flavor profile of buttery-tasting, calzone crust filled with garlic white sauce, cheese, and julienned pepperoni, combined with a pepperoni pizza and served with a side of Crazy Sauce®. The new menu item will […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

US State Department now prepares US Embassy in Ukraine for Russian Invasion

A US move to allow US embassy staff to leave Ukraine because of a possible Russian invasion was not only circulated in an offical press release by the US State Department and posted to the US Embassy Website for Ukraine. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Chairman Dr. Walter Mzembi is the New Hope for African Tourism

World Tourism Network is the organization behind the ongoing rebuilding.travel discussion with tourism stakeholders in 128 countries. Africa always played an important role in these discussions. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Congolese Rumba Music Enters UNESCO Heritage List

Africa’s leading Congolese Rumba music is now on the list of the world cultural heritage of humanity after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) admitted the music into its international recognition. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

UNDP Breathes new Life Into Tanzania’s Tourism

Tanzania’s Tour operator’s painstaking efforts to recoup the multi-billion-dollar tourism industry, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, have extraordinarily paid dividends, thanks to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sparkling Wines from Spain Challenge “The Other Guys”

The French have spent many marketing dollars conditioning us to equate Champagne with good times, simultaneously encouraging us to believe that all sparkling wines are French. Results? Champagne has become a word that is ubiquitous. If we have an urge for a glass of sparkling wine our brain immediately latches onto the word Champagne, and we place our order with the bartender or the manager at the wine shop. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

New research: COVID-19 vaccine booster shots 90% effective against Omicron

Americans should get boosters if at least five months have passed since they completed their Pfizer or Moderna series, but millions who are eligible have not gotten them. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

The New Northern Pacific Airways will have an Alaskan look

The innovative design is thoughtfully curated to reflect the natural beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Friday, January 21, 2022

Jamaica to Sign New MOU on Tourism Development with Spain

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced that Jamaica and Spain will craft a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on various aspects of tourism development and economic transformation. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Launch of the New “Explore Uganda” Tourism Brand makes Ugandan and African Tourism Proud

The Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has launched Destination Uganda brand ‘Explore Uganda’ as his government seeks to sustainably promote the Pearl of Africa as a competitive tourism destination for inclusive development. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Battle burnout by taking time to plan your vacation

Thousands of travel organizations around the United States are highlighting the annual National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD) on January 25 to encourage Americans to plan all of their time off for the year at the start of the year.  - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Airbus axes massive new plane order from Qatar Airways

In an escalating feud over the grounding of A350 aircraft, Qatar Airways has stopped accepting further deliveries of the wide-body aircraft from Airbus until the problem with degradation of exterior fuselage surfaces is resolved. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ranked least popular world leader

Other global leaders at the bottom of the list were French President Emmanuel Macron, with net approval rating of -25, and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, with -19. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Belarusian officials charged with aircraft piracy in US Federal Court

Senior Belarusian officials conspired to use a false bomb threat to unlawfully divert a passenger flight carrying American citizens in order to arrest Belarusian dissident. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Newly released by CDC: American health threat

By region, the South had the highest prevalence of physical inactivity (27.5%), followed by the Midwest (25.2%), Northeast (24.7%), and the West (21.0%). - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Omicron casts a shadow over Chinese New Year travel

Analysis of the most-booked destinations reveals that leisure travel is the light in what would otherwise be a gloomy outlook. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

WTTC Global Summit 2022 Manila Postponed

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced new dates for its 2022 summit in Manila. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

What’s Hot Now in Eye Wear for 2022

Pulling inspiration from its 2022 Trends Report and best-selling eyewear, a DTC online retailer predicts hottest eyewear trends of the year. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

A new future of United Airlines shaping

United Airlines starts 2022 with a scaled-back schedule, reflecting the impact of the Omicron spike on demand. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Flyers Rights sues FAA over shrinking airline seats

Shrinking seat sizes coupled with increasing passenger size can pose safety and health risks, including for emergency evacuations, according to FlyersRights.org and other health and safety experts. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

South African Airways relaunches Johannesburg to Durban flights now

SAA will make it easier for customers from across its growing Africa network to reach Durban on a single SAA ticket, and easier for Durbanites to conveniently connect on SAA to Accra, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Lusaka and Mauritius services. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Let’s hope for COVID-19 to stay: Wellness 4 Humanity

Wellness 4 Humany is one out of many companies that make big money due to the pandemic. Would it be fair to assume companies like Pfizer, Moderna and Wellness 4 Humanity want COVID-19 to stay. But can you blame them? - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Gates and Wellcome Pledge US$300 Million for COVID-19 Response

The foundations call on world leaders to support the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to help end the COVID-19 crisis, prepare for future pandemics, and address epidemic threats. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

AT&T and Verizon postpone 5G rollout after airlines’ outcry

At issue is the potential interference of 5G signals with radar altimeters, which help pilots land in low visibility. The frequency used by the wireless service was described as “close” to that on which some of the altimeters operate. The airlines demanded a permanent, two-mile buffer zone around US airports to avoid this interference.  - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

COVID-19 booster shots now required to enter Abu Dhabi

The UAE has seen daily cases jump from about 50 a day in early December to more than 3,000 a day this week. The country has reported 2,195 deaths from COVID as of Monday. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Rome’s Casino dell’Aurora goes on the auction block

Casino dell'Aurora - home to the world’s only ceiling mural painted by Caravaggio, with estimated value of €471 million ($540 million), is one of the most expensive homes ever put on the market. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Indonesia to move capital to new city in Borneo jungle

Jakarta’s agglomeration, home to more than 30 million people, has long been plagued by various infrastructure problems and congestion. Frequent flooding and climate change fears also led some climate specialists to warn that the huge city could literally sink under water by 2050. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News