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              Disneyland Paris and Eiffel Tower’s top floor re-open to visitors
              France Travel News

              Disneyland Paris and Eiffel Tower’s top floor re-open to visitors

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

              Partial re-opening of Disneyland Paris theme park to the public and the opening up of the top floor of the ... Read More

              Thai tourist companies create health & safety standards ahead of tourism restart
              Breaking Travel News

              Thai tourist companies create health & safety standards ahead of tourism restart

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

              As the world has seen the almost complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in ... 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

              Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling
              Responsible Tourism News

              Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

              Persons struggling to cope with COVID-19 related issues can now seek online help at the Sweet Water Foundation. The helpline ... 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

              International Nightlife Association fights to keep nightlife in Barcelona Beachfront
              Cultural Travel News

              International Nightlife Association fights to keep nightlife in Barcelona Beachfront

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              While nightlife in Spain is slowly returning after being closed for over 3 months, some nightlife venues in Barcelona have ... Read 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

              Americans still hope to travel overseas this year
              USA Travel News

              Americans still hope to travel overseas this year

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly impact travel in the United States and throughout the world, ... Read More

              Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              Thai authorities today announced tightening of rules and regulations for foreigners' entry into the country. Thailand has been without confirmed ... Read More

              Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway
              Airport news

              Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              Brisbane Airport’s new runway was opened today with a celebration of Queensland’s rich aviation history. Three vintage aircraft the first ... 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

              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

              Digital hygiene label for global hotel industry launched
              Travel Technology News

              Digital hygiene label for global hotel industry launched

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

              The coronavirus pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Hotels, guests, and tour ... 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

              Iconic New York City landmark prepares to re-open with new protocols
              Breaking Travel News

              Iconic New York City landmark prepares to re-open with new protocols

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 13, 2020

              The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the recall of its employees for training in the new protocols and processes ... Read More

              Thailand stays so amazing when reopening tourism resilient Thai Style
              Thailand travel news

              Thailand stays so amazing when reopening tourism resilient Thai Style

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              Thailand is hurting and the tourism industry of Amazing Thailand is bleeding. The people in the Siam Kingdom are once ... 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

              Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks
              Airline News

              Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 11, 2020

              Caribbean Airlines is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our customers and employees in response to the COVID-19 ... 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

              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

              Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality

              mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 10, 2020

              Invisible But Deadly: COVID-19 When you can see it, there is no challenge to keeping surfaces clean and sanitized. Find ... Read More

              Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets
              Breaking Travel News

              Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              On July 14, the Emirates Mars probe – "Hope" or "Al Amal" in Arabic – is scheduled to liftoff from ... Read More

              Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’
              Cruise Industry News

              Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              Carnival Corporation & plc? provides a business update and additional financial information for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020. ... 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

              Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing
              Airline News

              Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              Air Canada has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best ... 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

              London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel
              Airport news

              London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

              With the lifting of quarantine restrictions today, London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a Guide to Contactless Travel, providing key ... 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

              VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service
              Transportation News

              VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

              Due to an increase in demand resulting from the progressive deconfinement implemented by public health authorities in Québec and Ontario, ... Read More

              Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19
              Responsible Tourism News

              Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

              The food and health needs of some 50 shut-ins and senior citizens in five adjoining Black River communities were recently ... 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

              Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together
              Airline News

              Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2020

              The three global airline alliances, collectively representing over fifty percent of the world’s air traffic, have come together to highlight ... 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

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