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Thursday, July 2, 2020

IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has confirmed that it will bring its 38th Annual Global Convention to Milan in 2022. The convention, the premier educational and networking event for LGBTQ+ tourism, was originally scheduled to take place in Milan 6-9 May of this year, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We have a […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Renew, Refresh, Rejuvenate at Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido

Kiroro, a pristine gem in the heart of Hokkaido, is pleased to announce that it has re-opened for guests from July 1. After several months of preparation, Kiroro is delighted to welcome guests back with several promotions that highlight the resort’s ideal alpine location and outdoor recreation. With a spacious, secluded setting in the Yoichi […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Grim UNCTAD Report Underscores Need to Safely Reopen Tourism Sector

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that a report published today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) outlining the projected fallout for the global economy and in particular countries like Jamaica, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism, further underscores the need to restore the sector by […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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IATA: May airline passenger demand shows improvement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in May (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), dropped 91.3% compared to May 2019. This was a mild uptick from the 94% annual decline recorded in April 2020. The improvement was driven by recovery in some domestic markets, most notably China. “May was not […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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IATA supports ICAO decision on Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use 2019 as a baseline for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). In 2022, the ICAO Assembly will consider if further amendments are necessary to address the impacts of COVID-19 to […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Will travel and tourism reopen? A difficult truth revealed

COVID 19 has been forcing the global travel and tourism industry to its knees. Organizations including UNWTO, WTTC, ETOA, PATA, US Travel, and many others announce their own path to a solution, but very few approaches are hands-on and believable. The truth is, no one has a solution at this time. No one knows what […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Air Canada axes 30 domestic routes, closes eight stations in Canada

Air Canada announced today that it is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada. These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are being made as a result of continuing weak demand for both business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and provincial and […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Delta Air Lines reintroduces beverage service on domestic flights

Beginning July 2, Delta Air Lines‘ domestic First Class and Delta Comfort+ customers will begin to see complimentary beer and wine on all flights greater than 500 miles as Delta begins reintroducing adult beverage offerings after recent service adjustments made in March. Delta teams listened to feedback from customers and consulted with health professionals before bringing […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Travelers can get tested for COVID-19 at Munich Airport

At Munich Airport, passengers have the opportunity to get tested for a possible infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The tests, which must be paid for, are provided by MediCare, a subsidiary of Flughafen M√ľnchen GmbH, at the airport’s medical center (Terminal 1, area E). Anyone interested in taking a test must call the airport’s emergency […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Airlines Reporting Corporation takes on airline schedule changes

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today released Recommendations for Managing Airline Schedule Changes, which intends to increase consistency, clarity and efficiency for the global travel community as it manages both planned and unplanned airline schedule changes. While managing schedule changes has always been challenging for the air travel industry, the frequent flight cancellations and schedule changes […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Monday, June 29, 2020

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?

Of course, a Safe Travels stamp of approval by WTTC is not a hoax. It’s a brilliant and timely move and a great achievement for the global travel and tourism world. Leaders and executives of the public and private sector of the travel and tourism industry are pulling their brains out trying to bring this […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals down 98.9 percent in May

In May 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 98.9 percent compared to a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division. All passengers arriving from out-of-state and traveling inter-island during May were required to abide by a mandatory 14-day […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Rebuilding.travel appoints Aleksandra Gardasevic Slavuljica as its regional president for Balkan

Rebuilding.travel just appointed its first regional president. Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica, MBA from Montenegro was appointed as the organization’s regional president for the Balkan Region. Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica is known to be a passionate, driven, and engaged leader to guarantee success to any business. She has extensive experience in executing a diverse range of marketing, corporate communication, and […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Lufthansa Group: 50 percent of the fleet back in the air

Due to the significant changes in the booking wishes of their passengers, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group are switching from short-term to longer-term flight planning and are now completing their flight schedules by the end of October. The new summer timetable will be implemented in the booking systems today, 29 June, and is thus […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Sunday, June 28, 2020

WTTC Safe Travels Stamp: A hoax?

The Economy or health – what is more important? Tourism or Health, what is the best way forward? Gloria Guevara, CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has been working tirelessly to open the travel and tourism industry. WTTC thinks travel can be safe while the Coronavirus has become a dark reality. WTTC […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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First Buzz Digital Travel Expo raises the curtain

5 days, 24 hours, more than 600 exhibitors, top 50 keynote speakers – streaming in social media! BUZZ has created a virtual meeting room where exhibitors can present their services and destinations, where buyers and sellers can meet virtually and hopefully start to get their businesses back on track again. Prerequisite for exhibiting or visiting […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Thailand Travel Restrictions: What can we expect next?

Right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, I was absolutely sure people will only travel again if they feel it is safe to do so in the new Covid-19 world, and when they have the spare cash to do so. My conviction to that mantra is as solid today as it was all those […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Presidential Candidate endorsed from Hawaii on Seychelles Independence Day

Presidential Elections are upcoming later this year not only in the United States but also in the Republic of Seychelles. This Monday is the Independence day for Seychelles. Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) east of Kenya. The nation is an archipelago of 115 tropical islands. With a land […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

EU re-opens borders to visitors from 18 countries, US and Russia not on the list

EU re-opens borders to visitors from 18 countries, US and Russia not on the list According to diplomatic sources, EU Committee of Permanent Representatives yesterday approved a draft list of 18 countries, to whom the European Union’s borders will start re-opening on July 1. The list includes Balkan states, Canada, China, South Korea and Japan. However, according to the sources, the consultations with China were still ongoing. Russia and the […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Air Canada announces election of Directors

Air Canada announces election of Directors Air Canada announced that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated May 4, 2020 were elected as directors of Air Canada at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders which was held in a virtual only format on Thursday, June 25, 2020. All of the nominees have already been serving as directors of […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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No mask, no dice: Mandatory masks on for Las Vegas

No mask, no dice: Mandatory masks on for Las Vegas Vegas has always been – and will continue to be – a destination that represents adult freedom and the perfect place for a getaway. All the fun, energy and entertainment of Las Vegas remains the same with a new Vegas Smart twist, including the mandatory requirement of wearing facial coverings. Las Vegas does not have […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Emphasis on wellness: Ethiopian Airlines pledges to protect health and safety of customers

Emphasis on wellness: Ethiopian Airlines pledges to protect health and safety of customers During the pandemic, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, was the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE). With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian is pleased to announce that it’s happy to welcome back business and leisure travelers with programs aimed at safeguarding […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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Friday, June 26, 2020

African Tourism Board Project Hope Launched

African Tourism Board Project Hope Launched The African Tourism Board Project Hope has launched. This is a ground-breaking tourism relief initiative aimed as a response to COVID-19 and its impact on the tourism industry in Africa. Project Hope maps out a general framework for economic growth and a recovery plan for countries in Africa leveraging the tourism sector. The project will also […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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