Category: Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              News and information on tourism boards, ministers of tourism and the public sector in the travel and tourism industry.

              Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

              The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over ... Read More

              FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan
              Airline News

              FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

              The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not ... Read More

              Airport news

              New measures at London Heathrow to reduce risk for passengers

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

              London Heathrow airport unveils further measures that reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 at the airport. The UK’s ... Read More

              Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings
              Hawaii Travel News

              Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

              The travel and tourism industry is on life support. Even giant companies are struggling to keep the light on. Hundreds ... Read More

              Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              US President Donald Trump announced the signing of the 'Hong Kong Autonomy Act' and an executive order ending all preferential ... Read More

              Right-wing group blasts Trump for caving to ‘special interest pressure’ on foreign student visas
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              Right-wing group blasts Trump for caving to ‘special interest pressure’ on foreign student visas

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding the Trump ... Read More

              Qatar Air Blockade Ruling: A victory over UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia
              Qatar Travel News

              Qatar Air Blockade Ruling: A victory over UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

              This is good news not only for Qatar Airways, but for Qatar as a nation. Step by step the arguments ... Read More

              Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included
              Breaking Travel News

              Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

              The Florida Keys closed for tourism on March 22 at 6 pm and was closed for 72 days, and then ... Read More

              No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement
              Breaking Travel News

              No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              No visitors are allowed to the Aloha State without observing a two-week quarantine. This status was now officially extended for ... Read More

              Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth
              Travel News

              Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

              COVID-19 continues to weigh on travel demand, with a drop in passenger numbers of over 95% compared to the start ... Read More

              California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 13, 2020

              Noting an alarming spike in coronavirus cases across the State of California, Governor Newsom today dimmed the economic reopening switch ... Read More

              Lisbon’s ‘Renda Segura’ program could be problematic for Airbnb if successful
              Hospitality Industry News

              Lisbon’s ‘Renda Segura’ program could be problematic for Airbnb if successful

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

              Following the recent announcement from Lisbon’s Mayor pledging to ‘get rid of Airbnb’ once the coronavirus pandemic is over by ... Read More

              UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands
              Breaking Travel News

              UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

              The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the ... Read More

              US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards
              Airline News

              US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

              Consumer Reports is calling on US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to issue mandatory, enforceable health and safety standards ... Read More

              Another Tourism Minister has Coronavirus
              Business Travel News

              Another Tourism Minister has Coronavirus

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub ... Read More

              PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….
              Breaking Travel News

              PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              Keep the Hawaii Visitors Industry closed after August 1 is a reasonable approach, said to Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of ... Read More

              Incheon introduces nature tourist spots in this Korean City
              Breaking Travel News

              Incheon introduces nature tourist spots in this Korean City

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              Incheon, the gateway city of Korea, introduced healing urban spaces of its city through 'Incheonjichang', summer edition, 2020. 'Incheonjichang' is ... Read More

              UK said no to Air Peace for its evacuation flight from London to Lagos
              Airline News

              UK said no to Air Peace for its evacuation flight from London to Lagos

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              The Nigerian Federal Government said it will review its air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable ... Read More

              Be Inspired: Morocco COVID-19 low but extends emergency
              Breaking Travel News

              Be Inspired: Morocco COVID-19 low but extends emergency

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              Morocco extended on Thursday an emergency decree until Aug. 10? in response to the coronavirus outbreak.? Domestic travel has resumed, ... Read More

              Canada: The Minister of Culture and Communications makes two announcements
              Breaking Travel News

              Canada: The Minister of Culture and Communications makes two announcements

              Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 13, 2020

              Minister of Culture and Communications?Nathalie Roy?today visited the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) to make two important announcements ... Read More

              Nepal Tourism Board participates in PATA Dream to Travel festival
              Breaking Travel News

              Nepal Tourism Board participates in PATA Dream to Travel festival

              Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 13, 2020

              Nepal Tourism Board NTB has participated in Dream to Travel Festival, launched by The?Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The festival ... Read More

              The reason Ukraine International Airlines PS752 was shut down over Iran
              Airline News

              The reason Ukraine International Airlines PS752 was shut down over Iran

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              During a conflict situation between Iran and the United States, a Ukraine International Airlines Flight was shot down by the ... Read More

              Egypt first African Country to get COVID19 vaccine
              Breaking Travel News

              Egypt first African Country to get COVID19 vaccine

              The Media Line The Media Line- July 12, 2020

              The Chinese consul-general in Alexandria, Jiao Li Ying, has confirmed his country’s pledge that Egypt will be among the first ... 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

              Grenada announces phased approach to re-opening its borders
              Grenada travel news

              Grenada announces phased approach to re-opening its borders

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 11, 2020

              The Government of Grenada has announced a phased approach to the reopening of its borders, promoting a smooth, systematic and ... Read More

              German Travel Warnings for Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Namibia challenged
              Breaking Travel News

              German Travel Warnings for Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Namibia challenged

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 11, 2020

              In Germany, two tour operators specialists in travel to Africa have filed a legal action at the Berlin Administrative Court ... Read More

              Australia limits number of citizens allowed to return from overseas each week
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              Australia limits number of citizens allowed to return from overseas each week

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              As Australia struggles to contain a COVID-19 outbreak in its second most populous city, the country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison ... Read More

              Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program
              Jamaica travel news

              Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica’s tourism sector is critical to Jamaica’s economic recovery from the negative effects ... Read More

              Port Canaveral awarded federal grant  for security upgrades
              Cruise Industry News

              Port Canaveral awarded federal grant for security upgrades

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $908,015 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal ... Read More

              Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque
              Cultural Travel News

              Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              Turkish government announced that Istanbul's world-famous tourist attraction will be turned into a mosque, citing today's court decision. Turkish court ... Read More

              Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC
              Breaking Travel News

              Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

              WTTC includes the wearing of a face mask as the new normal when traveling.? They are so convinced, that they ... Read More

              Hawaii Tourism to remain closed for visitors: Not yet official, but predicted
              Breaking Travel News

              Hawaii Tourism to remain closed for visitors: Not yet official, but predicted

              George Taylor George Taylor- July 10, 2020

              Juergen Steinmetz, publisher of Hawaii based eTurboNews now predicts the US State of Hawaii will not be ready to welcome ... Read More

              Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America
              Breaking Travel News

              Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

              960 passengers and crew dead. This would be the result if 6 fully booked Boeing 737 - Max 7 crashed ... 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

              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

              GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau
              Breaking Travel News

              GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

              The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez will remain as GVB President and CEO, ... Read More

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