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Friday, May 6, 2022

18 people wounded in powerful building explosion in Madrid, Spain

18 people wounded in powerful building explosion in Madrid, Spain - At least 18 people were injured in a huge explosion that has rocked a four-story building in Madrid‘s upmarket Salamanca area on Friday afternoon. Authorities in the Spanish capital city say that the blast happened at Salamanca building where construction work had been underway at the time. According to the medics, most of the explosion victims escaped with just light injuries, but four people required hospitalization, including one person in a serious condition. Two construction workers are reportedly missing. They […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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ILTM Latin America: Right time and place for luxury travel to focus

ILTM Latin America: Right time and place for luxury travel to focus - ILTM Latin America 2022 took place this week (3 – 6 May) in Sao Paulo and proved to be an incredible live reunion – as well as a catalyst for new business connections – for global luxury and lifestyle travel brands and properties to meet with the region’s most productive travel agencies, curators and planners. Over double the size of last year’s event, ILTM Latin America brought together 290 buyers from 28 cities across 9 countries – 20% Latin and […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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India to Announce New National Tourism Policy

India to Announce New National Tourism Policy - The Director General of the Ministry of Tourism in the Government of India, and Managing Director of ITDC Ltd., Mr. G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, said today that the government is working on a National Tourism Policy and will be announcing the policy soon. He was speaking at the 4th Digital Travel, Hospitality & Innovation Summit organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).  “We would like to come up with a National Tourism Policy which we […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Massive explosion rips through Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba

Massive explosion rips through Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba - Multiple floors of the upscale Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba were completely destroyed after a huge explosion ripped through the building, located directly across from Cuba’s National Capitol Building, the seat of the country’s parliament. The explosion happened at around 11am local time, with witnesses saying that the blast “sounded like a bomb.” At this time, the cause of the explosion remains unknown and there are no immediate reports or estimates of casualties. Hundreds of bystanders have gathered on the streets […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Swiss Graubunden wants more tourists from the Gulf this summer

Swiss Graubunden wants more tourists from the Gulf this summer - The Swiss region of Graubunden, is aiming to attract record numbers of GCC visitors this summer, with a focus on the great outdoors, health and wellness for the whole family. Graubunden’s summer campaign highlights a range of summer breaks targeting GCC travellers wanting to enjoy a more relaxed and healthier, family orientated vacation. Visitors will be able to experience outstanding natural beauty, thermal spas and outdoor pursuits, in a mild climate, offering a welcome break from the intense summer heat […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Boeing names its Northern Virginia office new global headquarters

Boeing names its Northern Virginia office new global headquarters - Boeing announced today that its Arlington, Virginia campus just outside Washington, D.C. will serve as the company’s global headquarters. The aerospace and defense firm’s employees in the region support various corporate functions and specialize in advanced airplane development and autonomous systems. In addition to designating Northern Virginia as its new headquarters, Boeing plans to develop a research & technology hub in the area to harness and attract engineering and technical capabilities. “We are excited to build on our foundation here in Northern Virginia. The region makes strategic […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Sustainable Tourism Development and Certifications is all the Buzz

Sustainable Tourism Development and Certifications is all the Buzz - Sustainability seems to be the buzzword, but it is too broad and confusing, causing not only owners of tourism businesses and services, but also customers, to be confused by various claims and very vague decisions without a concrete objective. Sustainable tourism is defined by the UN Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organization (2005), as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment, and […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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St. Thomas Carnival returned in person for a historic celebration

St. Thomas Carnival returned in person for a historic celebration - The 70th annual celebration of St. Thomas Carnival was an eclectic celebration of culture and tradition. This year’s theme “A New Cultural Roogadoo for Carnival 2022” included daily free events for children, adults, and families of all ages produced by the Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals. Following two years of virtual events, Carnival returned in person to St. Thomas for an abbreviated five days of food, music, and culture. A juxtaposition of long-standing traditions such as calypso music, J’ouvert, […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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World’s trendiest cities to visit this year

World’s trendiest cities to visit this year - With travel restrictions easing all over the world, it’s becoming easier to explore the world and check out what some of the coolest cities around the globe have to offer. From the bustling nightlife of vibrant metropolises like Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro to the spectacular cuisine and stylish interiors of the cafes and restaurants of Paris and New York, each city offers something authentic and unique. But which is the trendiest city in the world? Industry experts have looked into […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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European Union to suspend Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia

European Union to suspend Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia - The European Commission announced on Twitter today that it has issued the guidelines to help European Union states partially halt the Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russian Federation. Russia’s Visa Facilitation Agreement suspension is part of the European Union’s sanctions stemming from Russia’s unprovoked aggression in neighboring Ukraine. An agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation has been in force from 1 June 2007. “Russian officials and businesspeople no longer have privileged access to the EU. Today we put […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Message from New Skal Guam President

Message from New Skal Guam President - On May 3, 2022, the Governor of Guam lifted the requirements of wearing masks at indoor events based on the high vaccination rate and the low number of new virus infection rates and patients requiring hospitalization. The following message from Skal Guam’s new President, Ernie Galito, brings up to date news on how the club is doing and what the future may hold. This is his message: “Hafa Adai Dear Friends, “We send warm greetings from the tropical island of […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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America’s most endangered historic places in 2022

America’s most endangered historic places in 2022 - The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveils its much-anticipated annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The eleven sites on the 2022 list represent a powerful illustration of expansive American history. The wide range of cultures, histories, and geographies highlighted through the 2022 list help illustrate how telling the full story can help each person see themselves reflected in our country’s multi-layered past. This year’s list illuminates elemental themes that have framed the story of our nation—the quest for individual freedom, […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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International visitors spent $10.1 billion in the USA in March

International visitors spent $10.1 billion in the USA in March - Data recently released by the US National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) show that in March 2022: International visitors spent $10.1 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States, an increase of 90 percent compared to March 2021. Americans spent $9.2 billion traveling abroad, yielding a balance of trade surplus of $894 million for the month—the fifth consecutive month during which the United States enjoyed a balance of trade surplus for travel and tourism. The increase in ‘Travel […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Samoa is set to reopen its borders to international visitors

Samoa is set to reopen its borders to international visitors - The Samoan Government has announced it will be reopening its border to international travelers from August/September later this year. Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has confirmed the country will welcome arrivals of Samoan citizens and foreign contractors from May and allow travelers into the country from August/September, subject to Samoa’s vaccination progress and the removal of restrictions to facilitate quarantine-free travel. The pandemic has had a huge impact on Samoa’s travel and tourism industry since its border closed in March […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Alaska Airlines launches new Star Wars-themed aircraft

Alaska Airlines launches new Star Wars-themed aircraft - Alaska Airlines joined forces with Disneyland Resort today, May the Fourth, to unveil a new, one-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed aircraft that even Chewbacca would be proud of. The plane, painted space black with the iconic Millennium Falcon emblazoned on the tail chased by TIE fighters, celebrates Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the newest land of adventure inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. The plane is now flying on routes across Alaska’s network for the universe to enjoy. In celebration of the themed aircraft, Alaska guests wearing Star Wars-branded clothing enjoy early […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Frequent-flyer programs increase the cost of business travel

Frequent-flyer programs increase the cost of business travel - Airline frequent-flyer programs are a staple for air travel, particularly frequent business travelers, but do they add to the cost of business travel for employers? A new study says, yes. According to the study, frequent-flyer programs are a win-win-lose when it comes to air travel. The airline wins because the programs generate loyal and repeat customers. The points program member wins because of incentives to receive flight upgrades and free plane tickets. But in cases where the employer is shouldering […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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Chorus Aviation completes its acquisition of Falko Regional Aircraft

Chorus Aviation completes its acquisition of Falko Regional Aircraft - Chorus Aviation Inc. announces that it has completed its acquisition of Falko Regional Aircraft Limited, as previously announced on February 27, 2022. This acquisition transforms Chorus into a premier full-service provider in regional aviation with unique capabilities to maximize value at every stage of an aircraft’s lifecycle.  The completion of this transaction establishes Chorus as the world’s largest aircraft lessor focused solely on investing in the regional aircraft leasing space, and results in a portfolio of 348 regional aircraft with an aggregate value […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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European hotel transactions: What to expect in 2022

European hotel transactions: What to expect in 2022 - The transactions market is continuing to build, with trophy assets and platforms highly sought after, as the pandemic drop-off in trading in the sector fails to deter investors. Segments which had been on the periphery of the hotel market have been able to find their way into the front of investors’ minds, as products such as extended stay, which have been able to stay open, become ever-more attractive. The transactions market in Europe is not as far along as that […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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IATA: War in Ukraine and Omicron weigh on air cargo

IATA: War in Ukraine and Omicron weigh on air cargo - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2022 data for global air cargo markets showing a drop in demand. The effects of Omicron in Asia, the Russia – Ukraine war and a challenging operating backdrop contributed to the decline. Global demand, measured in cargo ton-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 5.2% compared to March 2021 (-5.4% for international operations).  Capacity was 1.2% above March 2021 (+2.6% for international operations). While this is in positive territory, it is a significant decline from the 11.2% […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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South African Airways finalizing its North America ticket refund process

South African Airways finalizing its North America ticket refund process - South African Airways (SAA) is nearing completion of processing ticket refundrequests for customer whose travel plans were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting flight cancellations, border closures and various travel restrictions. SAA’s Refund Accounting Department in its North America Regional Office in Fort Lauderdale will be closing permanently in late June 2022, so travel advisors in the U.S. have been informed to forward any outstanding refund requests for (083) tickets issued in the U.S. via email to: InsideSales@flysaa.com by […] Click here to read: eTurboNews | Travel Industry News
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