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Monday, October 25, 2021

UNWTO Response to Kenya: Who can stop this Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili ?

A letter is in the making at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid. This letter is exepected to say NO to Kenya's offer to host the General Assembly. A now would be a blow against tourism, controversial and selfish. Can anyone stop the production of this letter? - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

St. Kitts Now Has Reason to Celebrate Cruising

St. Kitts & Nevis today celebrates the inaugural call of the Viking Orion, an ultra-luxury ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, a division of Viking Cruises. Officially a stop on their winter 2021/2022 schedule, the Viking Orion will call 10 times to St. Kitts Winter 2021/20-22 season. This is the fourth vessel to call since the restart of the cruise sector and the first inaugural call of the 2021/2011 season. Viking Ocean Cruises is the largest luxury cruise line and was voted the #1 Ocean Line in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Anguilla New Updates on Travel Entry Protocol Starting November 1

HE The Governor and the Hon. Premier of Anguilla outlined the updated entry protocol requirements for visitors which will come into effect on Monday, November 1, 2021. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Uganda Tourism Now Targets CEOs in Domestic Incentive Travel Drive

The Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) organized a CEOs breakfast and exhibition on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Kampala Sheraton Hotel. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Ryanair Announces Largest Ever Schedule to Jordan This Winter

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (October 25) announced its largest ever schedule to Amman and Aqaba this Winter, operating six new routes (22 routes in total) from October – connecting more European customers to the exciting offerings of Jordan. As travel recovers to pre-Covid levels, Ryanair’s growth continues to lead traffic and tourism recovery across Europe, North Africa, Scandinavia and the Middle East. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Kenya is ready as the new venue for the UNWTO General Assembly 2021

Kenya is setting a new trend and leadership in global tourism recovering from COVID. The Hon. Najib Balala didn't waste a minute when inviting the World of Tourism to hold the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly in Kenya. It's now up to UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili to say yes without delay. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Toki Air joins Sabre: A new Tokyo original

Radixx, a Sabre company and leading airline retailing software provider, today announced the company has entered into an agreement for the full Radixx product suite with TOKI AIR, a start-up low-cost carrier based in Japan’s port city, Niigata. TOKI AIR will initially focus its strategy on the regional leisure market with flights originating out of Niigata Airport to […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Honolulu to Sydney: A New way to fly Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines today confirmed it will resume its five-times-weekly service between Australia’s Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), beginning Dec. 13. Hawaiian, which suspended the route in March 2020 due to travel restrictions imposed at the onset of the pandemic, will welcome Australians back to the islands with its signature Hawaiian hospitality in time for […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Aha: A new Nevada Airline based in Reno – Tahoe

aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines, today inaugurated nonstop service to Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash. This is the first of eight nonstop aha! flights to smaller western U.S. cities from aha!‘s hub and home base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Smartest Cities in Today’s World

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international summit on cities and smart urban solutions organized by Fira de Barcelona, will bring together the urban innovation industry again and in-person to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event. From November 16 to 18, with over 400 exhibitors and 300 speakers, and under the theme We are the cities […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Saturday, October 23, 2021

WTN Heroes from 128 Countries Love Kenya: World Travel Market in London will make it happen

There are thousands of heroes in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. There are tourism professionals who lost everything due to COVID. They are often anonomyous. WTN hero for live is the ANONOMYOUS Tourism Hero ! - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Tourism, Climate Change, Net Zero: Saudi Arabia’s new global vision in time for COP26

Saudi Arabia is bringing tourism players together to respond to the impact of the global pandemic and the vital importance of a combined global approach. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Actor Stars in New Tourism Film for UAE capital

John Cena has partnered with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) for its new tourism campaign, encouraging travelers to book a trip to the capital – "stat." - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Turkey threatens to expel US and 9 other ambassadors

Envoys of Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the US were summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over their “irresponsible” statement. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

UNWTO General Assembly now in Madrid: Zurab Pololikashvili is a genius. Will Saudi Arabia react?

The audience for the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly just shifted from ministers to embassies or no-shows today, when the venue shifted from Morocco to Spain. This is good news for Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, but bad news for world tourism. Can Saudi Arabia help? - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Friday, October 22, 2021

Delta adds over 100 new flights from New York

Delta Air Lines capacity increase also restores nonstops to the top 40 US markets from New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

New Zealand targets 90% vaccination rate to end restrictions

Fully vaccinated people will be able to reconnect with family and friends, go to bars and restaurants and do the things they love with greater certainty and confidence. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

The nightlife worldwide slowly makes a comeback

There is no doubt that the common denominator between countries worldwide and their take on reopening nightlife, is to either show proof of vaccination, previous negative rest, or having passed COVID-19 previously. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Road to republic: Barbados elects its first ever president

The move makes Barbados, a small developing country, a more legitimate player in global politics, but could also serve as a “unifying and nationalistic move” that may benefit its current leadership at home. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

No Housekeeping? No services? Make travel great again!

The World Tourism Network today posted a positioning paper and warned that cutting services will slow down or even stop the urgently needed rebuilding of the travel and tourism industry. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Count Down On for NASA SpaceX Crew-3 Lift Off

The Crew-3 flight will carry NASA astronauts Raja Chari, mission commander; Tom Marshburn, pilot; and Kayla Barron, mission specialist; as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer, who will serve as a mission specialist, to the space station for a six-month science mission. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Uganda Hosts 4th African Birding Expo – Big Tourism Niche

Bird watching is of one the fastest growing tourism niche businesses across the globe, emerging as a sub-sector of the nature-based tourism industry where tourist travel motivations are focused on visiting places to see birds. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Private equity deals drive global travel and tourism up 3.5%

Although the rebound in deal activity will bring some cheer, returning to the pre-COVID-19 levels will depend on how effectively governments restrict the new cases and how soon the global economy returns to normalcy. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Radisson Hotel Group: West and Central Africa portfolio to double by 2025

In 2020, the Group was able to increase its West & Central African portfolio with three new hotel signings, adding over 625 rooms, further reinforcing its presence in key markets such as Nigeria and Mali while entering a new West African market, Ghana. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note

Today’s promissory note issue increases the amount of new financing raised by Fraport AG during 2021 to nearly €2.9 billion. Thus, the Group now has a total of about €4.5 billion in liquidity funds as well as secured and unused credit lines. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bahamas-Based Coral Vita Wins Prestigious Prince William’s Earthshot Prize

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation congratulates Grand-Bahama based enterprise Coral Vita on winning the prestigious Prince William’s one-million-pound Earthshot Prize at Alexandra Palace, in London this past Sunday. The Earthshot Prize of £1 million is awarded by the Royal Foundation to five winners each year for their innovative solutions to environmental challenges. Prizes are awarded in five categories: “Protect and Restore Nature,” “Revive Our Oceans,” “Clean Our Air,” “Build a Waste-Free World” and “Fix Our Climate.” Among the first ever five Prize Winners, the Coral Vita team was awarded the £1 million prize in the “Revive Our Oceans” category. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Morocco bans all UK flights due to new COVID-19 spike in Britain

In the past two weeks, the United Kingdom has reported more new COVID-19 cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

The creation of Maison Décotterd is celebrated by Glion Institute of Higher Education

Three months after Stéphane Décotterd joined Glion Institute of Higher Education, the multi-award Chef together with the prestigious hospitality management school institution celebrates the creation of Maison Décotterd. Maison Décotterd is a gastronomic destination with three unique spaces including the gastronomic Restaurant Stéphane Décotterd with its breathtaking view on the Geneva Lake; the Bistro by Décotterd, the chic brasserie; and the Lounge Bar by Décotterd with its savory dishes and a selection of wines by the glass. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Japanese volcano erupts spewing ash miles into the sky

Japan is home to more than 100 volcanoes, and seismic activity in the region is high. Last Thursday, a half-mile exclusion zone had been established around Mount Aso after a minor eruption.  - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

First Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to be named Berlin

Lufthansa and the German capital have a long and special relationship. The prewar company was founded in Berlin in 1926 and rose again to become one of the world's leading airlines. Following the culmination of World War II and for 45 years, only the civilian aircraft of the ‘allies’ were allowed to land in the divided city. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Southwest Airlines will not fire its employees awaiting vaccine exemptions

As a federal contractor, Southwest Airlines had previously planned to put all unvaccinated employees who had not yet received a medical or religious exemption by December 8 on unpaid leave. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

A New Era in Latin American Tourism Security

The World Tourism Network President Dr. Peter Tarlow was a key speaker at the recent Colombian National Tourism Police Security and Safety Conference in Colombia. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

41 people killed, dozens missing in India landslides and floods

More than 100 tourists were stuck inside a resort in Ramgarh after the overflowing Kosi river deluged several areas. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

No casualties: Powerful earthquake rocks Greece, Cyprus and Turkey

Two powerful quakes rattled Crete in recent weeks, killing one person and damaging buildings. A Greek seismologist said that Tuesday’s quake came from a different African fault and no aftershocks were expected. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

EasyJet flies out of Gatwick Airport on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

A total of 42 easyJet flights operating from Gatwick Airport are to be powered by a 30 percent Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel blend. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News