Global update for the travel industry (06/2021)

Date: Jun 2021

Delta emergency landing: Passenger yelling and banging on cockpit door

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 05 Jun 10:58 AM

Delta flight 386 from Los Angeles International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing while on its way to Nashville after a passenger attempted to break into the cockpit....Read More

Ocean House at Watch Hill hotel: Grand staircases leading to nowhere

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com, 05 Jun 10:30 AM

Ocean House is a large, Victorian-style waterfront hotel originally constructed in 1868 on Bluff Avenue in the Watch Hill historic district of Westerly, Rhode Island....Read More

2021 Uganda Martyrs Day celebrated virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda, 05 Jun 06:33 AM

Last year's event was also low key with access to pilgrims cancelled due to a national coronavirus lockdown....Read More

Russia to launch ‘vaccine tourism’ scheme for foreign visitors

Harry Johnson, 05 Jun 06:07 AM

Russian government creates 'vaccine tourism' scheme for foreigner visitors to receive paid COVID-19 vaccine jab in Russia....Read More

Russia’s United Aviation Corporation to deliver 33 Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger aircraft in 2021

Harry Johnson, 05 Jun 05:46 AM

Over 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger planes will join Russian airlines' fleets in 2021....Read More

SUNx Malta launches Climate Friendly Travel to Zero initiative

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 04 Jun 09:02 PM

On World Environment Day, SUNx Malta announced its Climate Friendly Travel to Zero flagship initiative, aligned with the UN Race to Zero....Read More

Disneyland Paris lays out the welcome mat

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 04 Jun 04:08 PM

Disneyland Paris announced it will reopen on June 17, 2021, along with Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney's Newport Bay Club, and Disney Village....Read More

India bids shocking farewell to tourism professional

Anil Mathur - eTN India, 04 Jun 03:25 PM

India has had a spate of tragic deaths in the tourism industry in recent days, many of which can be attributed to COVID-19....Read More

Bangkok officials desperate to contain COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 04 Jun 02:44 PM

Health officials in Bangkok are urgently offering COVID-19 vaccines to residents at hotspots to help contain the outbreak....Read More

UNWTO European Commission meeting includes WTN Board member Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica representing Montenegro

Juergen T Steinmetz, 04 Jun 02:28 PM

The UNWTO regional commission finished its meeting in Athens. World Tourism Network board member represented Montenegro voiced the importance of the Balkan region in the global travel and tourism industry....Read More

Kazakhstan makes two-week quarantine mandatory for all arrivals from India

Harry Johnson, 04 Jun 01:33 PM

Travelers arrived from or having visited India in the last 14 days are to home quarantined for 14 days upon return to Kazakhstan....Read More

Travel to Hawaii without restrictions for visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz, 04 Jun 01:27 PM

Hawaii is known as the Aloha State. It has been an example to the world when it comes to safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government is working on making the Aloha State available to all visitors once 70 percent of all residents are vaccinated. This may be just weeks away. In the meantime, other major travel restrictions will be lifted on June 15....Read More

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