Global update for the travel industry (05/2021)

Date: May 2021

Las Vegas means business is not just a slogan

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 01 May 11:04 AM

As Las Vegas continues to take steps toward a full reopening, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak recently announced his goal of increasing business capacity to 100 percent at all venues without social distancing in the near future....Read More

Hotel Investment Platform Cee and Caucasus HOTCO 2021 postponed

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 01 May 10:46 AM

Despite many months of hard work, organizers of HOTCO 2021 have decided to postpone the dates of the upcoming event originally scheduled for June 1-2, 2021....Read More

East African Community suffers massive tourism and job loss

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania, 01 May 10:20 AM

A new study on the impact of COVID-19 in the tourism and hospitality sector indicates a massive loss of jobs in East Africa since the outbreak of the pandemic last year....Read More

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo first to go virtual in the region

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda, 01 May 09:49 AM

The 6th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) commenced this week on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, under the theme, “Restarting Tourism for Regional Economic Development.”...Read More

Australians traveling from India treated as criminals

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 01 May 09:35 AM

Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, Australian residents and citizens may face fines and jail time if they choose to fly home from severely COVID-hit India....Read More

The Islands of The Bahamas announces updated travel and entry protocols

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 01 May 09:02 AM

New rules are in effect for vaccinated travelers heading to the Islands of The Bahamas....Read More

Aeromexico obtains court approval on aircraft fleet transactions

Harry Johnson, 01 May 06:49 AM

Aeromexico to increase its fleet as part of its restructured agreements...Read More

Violent hurricane winds kill 11, injure hundreds in China

Harry Johnson, 01 May 06:20 AM

Hurricane winds batter Chinese city of Nantong...Read More

Powerful earthquake jolts northern Japan

Harry Johnson, 01 May 06:04 AM

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes northeast Japan on Saturday...Read More

India tour operators set up task force to deal with COVID-19

Anil Mathur - eTN India, 30 Apr 04:51 PM

The Indian Association of Tour Operators, IATO, has set up a task force to face the onslaught of the COVID-19 wave taking over the country....Read More

African Tourism Board President Labour Day Message

Juergen T Steinmetz, 30 Apr 03:58 PM

The world is not created equal. This is seen in Africa more in most parts of the world. The African Tourism Board President Alain St. Ange is reflecting on this reality and is calling for stakeholders to see the realities....Read More

Two Major Earthquakes off Japan, no Tsunami

Juergen T Steinmetz, 30 Apr 03:46 PM

Japan is home to many earthquakes. Most quakes, even in the 6 reach are without major damages and injuries. Two major quakes were just recorded 30-50 miles off the Eastern Japanese coast....Read More

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