Category: Travel Associations News

              News on travel and tourism organizations and associations. News includes updates on UNWTO, WTTC, ETOA, ICTP, African Tourism Board, ASTA, USTOA, PATA, South Pacific Tourism Organizations, DRV and many more.  

              UNWTO seeks to further tourism’s contribution to sustainable development
              Responsible Tourism News

              UNWTO seeks to further tourism’s contribution to sustainable development

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the launch of a new Startup Competition as it looks to identify innovators ... Read More

              Tobago tourism stakeholders collaborate to reinforce destination safety
              Trinidad and Tobago travel news

              Tobago tourism stakeholders collaborate to reinforce destination safety

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 11, 2020

              The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) is steadfastly preparing the island for increased tourism activity and the eventual opening of ... Read More

              Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
              Responsible Tourism News

              Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain ... Read More

              Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

              The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

              IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels
              Responsible Tourism News

              IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

              The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the ... Read More

              FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

              The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

              19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors
              Responsible Tourism News

              19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

              Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Guadaloupe, Grenada, Montserrat, ... Read More

              Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative
              Travel Destination

              Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

              The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the ‘PHL Health Pledge’, a new initiative to increase awareness of the ... Read More

              Four Emergencies Airlines are facing – what is the way ahead?
              Airline News

              Four Emergencies Airlines are facing – what is the way ahead?

              mm Vijay Poonoosamy- July 5, 2020

              Quarantines, economic recession, and health fears are likely to continue to weigh on airline passenger numbers. The COVID-19 crisis has ... Read More

              UNWTO official Italy visit marks re-start of European Tourism
              European travel news

              UNWTO official Italy visit marks re-start of European Tourism

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 3, 2020

              The leadership of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is on its first official visit to a Member State since restrictions ... Read More

              Association of British Professional Conference Organizers names new chairs
              Travel Associations News

              Association of British Professional Conference Organizers names new chairs

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020

              ABPCO’s AGM, which took place on Friday, 26 June saw Michael Smith from RenewableUK and Barbara Calderwood from MCI UK ... Read More

              U.S. Travel strongly encourages mask use, healthy travel practices
              Responsible Tourism News

              U.S. Travel strongly encourages mask use, healthy travel practices

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 1, 2020

              U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the importance of mask wearing and adhering ... Read More

              UNWTO officials visit Italy as borders re-open across Schengen Zone
              European travel news

              UNWTO officials visit Italy as borders re-open across Schengen Zone

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 1, 2020

              Against the backdrop of the re-opening of borders across Europe, a high-level delegation from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has ... Read More

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

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

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2020

              Of course, a Safe Travels stamp of approval by WTTC is not a hoax. It's a brilliant and timely move ... Read More

              Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals down 98.9 percent in May
              Hawaii Travel News

              Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals down 98.9 percent in May

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

              In May 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 98.9 percent compared to a year ago due to the ... Read More

              LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Elects New Board Chair
              Breaking Travel News

              LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Elects New Board Chair

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 29, 2020

              Today, the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announces Derrick Johnson, II, CMP, DES as the new Executive Board Chairperson. ... Read More

              UNWTO: Small Island Destinations’ tourism plummets
              Tourism News

              UNWTO: Small Island Destinations’ tourism plummets

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

              Without strong support, the sudden and unexpected fall in tourism could devastate the economies of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), ... Read More

              First Buzz Digital Travel Expo raises the curtain
              Breaking Travel News

              First Buzz Digital Travel Expo raises the curtain

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2020

              5 days, 24 hours, more than 600 exhibitors, top 50 keynote speakers – streaming in social media! BUZZ has created ... Read More

              Israeli Night Union joins International Nightlife Association
              Breaking Travel News

              Israeli Night Union joins International Nightlife Association

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

              The Israeli Bar and Nightclub Association (Israel Night Union) joined the International Nightlife Association. With this new entry, the International ... Read More

              Hawaii Tourism Authority begins search for new President and CEO
              Hawaii Travel News

              Hawaii Tourism Authority begins search for new President and CEO

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

              The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, announced today it is seeking a new President and Chief Executive ... Read More

              European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and UNWTO to boost tourism recovery
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              European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and UNWTO to boost tourism recovery

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

              The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had a massive impact on many sectors of the global economy, with tourism being ... Read More

              Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan
              Airline News

              Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020

              Prioritizing the safety of island residents and travelers, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that the reopening of travel ... Read More

              Saudi Tourism Authority launches Saudi Summer Campaign
              Saudi Arabia travel news

              Saudi Tourism Authority launches Saudi Summer Campaign

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

              The Saudi Tourism Authority?(STA) has unveiled a new campaign, called Saudi Summer, to encourage residents to explore the Kingdom this ... Read More

              IATA proposes alternatives to COVID-19 qarantine
              Responsible Tourism News

              IATA proposes alternatives to COVID-19 qarantine

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 24, 2020

              The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. IATA is promoting a ... Read More

              Europe leads cautious restart of tourism
              European travel news

              Europe leads cautious restart of tourism

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 23, 2020

              Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a ... Read More

              UNWTO: Need for responsibility, safety and security as travel restrictions are lifted
              Breaking Travel News

              UNWTO: Need for responsibility, safety and security as travel restrictions are lifted

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

              As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring ... Read More

              Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism
              Tourism News

              Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

              The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the ... Read More

              US Governors and travel community hail passage of Great American Outdoors Act
              Responsible Tourism News

              US Governors and travel community hail passage of Great American Outdoors Act

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

              US Governors applaud the passage of S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act. This bipartisan legislation will help states to ... Read More

              Travel spending in US predicted to plunge 45% this year
              Tourism News

              Travel spending in US predicted to plunge 45% this year

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

              Total travel spending in the U.S. is predicted to drop 45% by the end of this year, spurring renewed calls ... Read More

              New President and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority named
              People in Travel & Tourism

              New President and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority named

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

              Julie Coker has taken over as the new president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) as the ... Read More

              Puerto Rico to resume in-bound tourism next month
              Travel Destination

              Puerto Rico to resume in-bound tourism next month

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020

              As part of the Island’s responsible four-phased reopening plan, Puerto Rico announced it will formally reopen for in-bound tourism on ... Read More

              Santa Barbara re-opens for leisure tourists
              Travel Destination

              Santa Barbara re-opens for leisure tourists

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020

              Beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 12, the Santa Barbara South Coast will reopen for leisure travel. Hotels, beaches, restaurants, bars, shops, ... Read More

              Expedia closing multifamily business shows slow demand recovery in urban areas
              Business Travel News

              Expedia closing multifamily business shows slow demand recovery in urban areas

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 11, 2020

              Following a recent announcement that Expedia Group has permanently closed its multifamily solutions business, travel industry analysts comment that the ... Read More

              California hotels welcome travelers as state re-opens Friday
              Hospitality Industry News

              California hotels welcome travelers as state re-opens Friday

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 11, 2020

              Hotels throughout California will begin welcoming guests Friday as California counties lift travel bans for the first time since the ... Read More

              Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran
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              Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 10, 2020

              On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing ... Read More

              Disney marketing veteran to lead Georgia Tourism Office
              People in Travel & Tourism

              Disney marketing veteran to lead Georgia Tourism Office

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 9, 2020

              The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Mark Jaronski, a 25-year travel and tourism industry leader and ... Read More

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