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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Countries with biggest tourism revenue losses due to COVID-19 named

Travel industry experts have looked into the biggest revenue loss and the highest percentage of GDP lost per country to reveal which countries have been financially impacted the most by the loss of tourism caused by COVID-19. Travel and tourism has been one of the main industries to be gravely affected by COVID-19, leaving many […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

US travel community calls on Congress to pass relief legislation

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports that both chambers of Congress may soon consider separate actions on COVID-19 relief legislation: “It is crucial that leaders in Washington return to the negotiating table immediately and continue the important work they started. Since […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Americans show strong willingness to travel despite COVID-19 pandemic

Despite COVID-19 pandemic putting many normal aspects of life on hold, a new survey has revealed a strong willingness to travel during 2020 among Americans nonetheless. According to a survey of 746 U.S.-based respondents, 72% of Americans still plan on traveling in 2020, while 91% are more likely to travel domestically than internationally. The latter […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Honolulu Mayor on COVID-19 Surge: We Have Chosen the Scalpel

In a press conference today, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Mayor Caldwell explained that over the past 4 to 5 days, he and the other mayors and Governor have been debating on whether they should us a scalpel or a hammer to the current COVID-9 surge.  He said, “We have chosen the scalpel.” The Mayor stated […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

India Tourism Revival: Government Extends All Support

Jawaharbhai Pethaljibhai Chavda, Minister Tourism, Government of Gujarat in India, said today, August 18, 2020, that COVID-19 is the biggest challenge that the global tourism sector has faced to date and the government of Gujarat is ready to extend all necessary support for an India tourism revival. Addressing a webinar, “Future of Tourism Post COVID-19,” […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Gunfire and arrests: Military uprising is underway in Mali

A military uprising is reportedly underway in Mali, as the reports of gun battles at a military base and arrests of prominent politicians and high-ranking military officers are pouring in. The mutiny apparently started following weeks of protests calling for the president to resign. There have been several reports of gunfire at a base in […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

No quarantine required: Israel expands ‘green country’ list

Israel’s officials announced new additions to the ‘green country’ list, that allows Israeli citizens not to go into a mandatory quarantine after returning home from certain countries. As part of the plan for reopening Israel’s skies,  the Ministry of Health announced today that Greece, Bulgaria and Croatia were added to “green” list, meaning that Israeli […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Monday, August 17, 2020

Earthquake in Philippines: 6.9

A very strong 6.9 earthquake just shook the Pawican region. The quake was recorded at 8.03 local time, 8.03 EST There are no reports of injuries, casualties, or damages yet. There is no tsunami threat according to local information received.   - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announces new executive appointment

Philip Barnes has been appointed Regional Vice President, Southern California and General Manager, Fairmont Century Plaza. Barnes brings more than four decades of international hospitality experience to his role, effective September 1, 2020. Throughout his career, Barnes has worked across five continents in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. He joins Fairmont Century Plaza […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Renowned conservationist and a man behind Tanzania-France ties dies at 94

Gérard Pasanisi, a renowned French national who devoted his entire life to foster tourism development and wildlife conservation in the country as well as diplomatic ties between Tanzania and France, has died at 94. Mr Pasanisi, who came into Tanzania 1967 with love of tourism and wildlife conservation, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2020, […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

IATA health checklist to help airlines implement ICAO COVID-19 guidance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an airline self-assessment health checklist to support the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. The Take-off guidance is the global standard framework of risk-based temporary measures for governments and the air transport value chain for safe operations during […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

UNWTO and Sommet Education searche for future tourism leaders

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education are calling on career climbers and switchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to put themselves forward for the joint “Hospitality Challenge”. The initiative, which closes at the end of the month, will grant 30 scholarships for world class education programmes that will allow winners to develop themselves and their […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Cruising the Mediterranean during COVID-19 the Swiss way

How bad of a risk is it to cruise during Coronavirus?  MSC Cruise line wanted to know and announced the company was back in business. On Sunday MSC Cruise ship passengers were having their temperatures checked so they could set sail on what is being billed as the first Mediterranean cruise after Italy’s pandemic lockdown. […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

TATO CEO wins maiden prestigious Tourism Personnel of the year 2020 Award

He has been in the crossfire, trying to harmonize public and private interests in tourism industry for six years consecutively. Gifted with rare skills, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)’s CEO, Mr Sirili Miontini Akko, has managed to overcome all odds and successfully struck a balance, winning minds and hearts of both sides. Gratified […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Canada has COVID-19 under control but remains on high alert

In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 121,889 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,024 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 4,741,146 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Engineering Services Outsourcing (Eso) Market 2020 CAGR of 24.1% forecasted for Excellent Revenue Growth USD in Mn by 2029 | Market.us

Pune, Maharashtra, India, August 14 2020 (Wiredrelease) Prudour Pvt. Ltd –: Market.us has been monitoring the Engineering Services Outsourcing (Eso) Market and it is poised to grow from USD 226968.9 million to USD 1969880 million during time frame up to 2029, progressing at a CAGR of 24.1%. Readers are provided with a detailed outlook of the global engineering services outsourcing (eso) market, […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Neem Oil/Neem extract Market COVID-19 Impact on Examines Top Company Analysis (2020-2029) | E.I.D. Parry, Neeming Australia Pty Ltd. and P.J. Margo Pvt. Ltd.

Pune, Maharashtra, India, August 14 2020 (Wiredrelease) Prudour Pvt. Ltd –: Global Neem Oil/Neem extract Market Represents – Research, Development, Market Trends, Size, Share, and Forecast 2020-2029. The report contributes to the growth situations to perform globally as well as the results of the overall market. The Industry report covers thoughtful market insights, statistical analysis, and […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Lodge at the Golden Gate: Steeped in Military History

The history of the spectacular site of the Lodge at the Golden Gate commences with the coastal Miwok Indian tribes who occupied Horseshoe Cove long before there was a Golden Gate Bridge. In 1866, the U.S. Army acquired the site for a military base to fortify the north side of the harbor entrance. The twenty-four […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Thousands of British tourists scramble back home to beat quarantine deadline

Over 150,000 UK travelers were scrambling back to the United Kingdom from France yesterday, just hours before  new severe quarantine restrictions were to kick in. From 04:00 BST (0300 GMT) today (Saturday, August 15), any person traveling to UK from France must self-quarantine at home self-isolating for the duration of two full weeks. The new […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Canada’s largest airlines and airports support Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19

Canada’s two largest airlines and two largest airports today welcomed Transport Canada’s long-awaited Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19 as a major step forward in restarting Canada’s air travel industry by confirming the country’s biosafety standards. The document is a clear endorsement of biosafety programs already put in place by Air Canada, WestJet, the Greater Toronto […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Friday, August 14, 2020

SUNx Malta Looking for Greta Thunbergs for Travel and Tourism

SUNx Malta is working to build a “Climate Friendly Travel” future ~ Low-carbon: SDG-linked: Paris 1.5 trajectory. Our goal is to help companies and communities boost their Climate Resilience. We know that COVID-19 is today’s harsh reality, but we believe that existential Climate Change will be many times worse, and that we also need to […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

The Spirit of Jamaica Comes Alive with “Chill Like a Jamaican”

Jamaica has long-held an outsized influence on global culture through entertainment, cuisine, sports and beauty. Always in search of larger-than-life experiences for its visitors, Jamaica has created an exciting new way to enjoy the island and visit its iconic spots. The content series “Chill Like a Jamaican” is the island’s invitation to the world to […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Anguilla Announces Phase One Reopening Protocols

Anguilla will begin accepting applications for entry from visitors wishing to travel to the island as of August 21, 2020.  The announcement was made by the Hon. Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, at a press conference hosted by the Premier, Hon. Dr. Ellis Webster on Thursday, August 13, 2020.  The Parliamentary Secretary is leading […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Airbus Corporate Jets wins first A321LR order for two aircraft

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won the first A321LR order for two aircraft from Lufthansa Technik, highlighting the market appeal and versatility of the A320neo Family. The aircraft will be multi-role capable and can be equipped for various types of missions, such as troop transport, different MedEvac role setups (medical evacuation) and will be operated […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Latest quarantine extension can end British holiday season

Following the news that France, Malta, the Netherlands, Gibraltar, Monaco, the Faroe Islands, Aruba and the Turks & Caicos will be added to the UK’s quarantine list, travel industry analysts noted that the latest government announcement has the potential to effectively end the British holiday season. According to the most recent data, 31.6 million tourists […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Skyrail Chairman Appointed to TTNQ Board

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Chairman Ken Chapman has been appointed to the Tropical North Queensland TTNQ Board in Australia and, subject to the approval of the incoming Board, will take on the role of Chair when it becomes vacant at the Annual General Meeting in October. TTNQ Board Chair Wendy Morris said Dr. Chapman brought invaluable […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Trump announces ‘historic peace agreement’ between Israel and United Arab Emirates

US President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement on Thursday, announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had reached a peace agreement. In a joint statement, Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said they had spoken on Thursday “and agreed to the full normalization […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Restaurant survey: Consumers eager to dine-out

Fatigued by COVID-19 restrictions and cooking at home, consumers are anxious to dine at their favorite restaurants according to a new food and beverage study. The survey found that 59% of US and 47% of UK consumers plan to dine-out as soon as they are able. In fact, as soon as it’s deemed safe to […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Five Mexican states form Mundo Maya Region Tourism Alliance

This morning, the secretaries of tourism of the states that make up the Mundo Maya Mexico Region (Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Chiapas, Tabasco and Campeche), signed the alliance where government, private initiative and community will work together, will strengthen tourism and promote social integration, the feeling of identity, and contributes to better economic conditions for the […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

TUI’s optimism should be noted with caution amid refund confusion

Following the announcement of TUI’s Q3 2020 results, industry analysts noted that even though the news that bookings for Summer 2021 are up by 145% at TUI strike a note of optimism, but caution is still necessary as numerous customers continue to await refunds. The ‘quarantine roulette’ of the UK’s air bridges is placing great […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News