Global update for the travel industry (04/2021)

Date: Apr 2021

Thailand entertainment places shut down due to COVID-19 variant

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 10 Apr 10:51 AM

A COVID-19 variant is exploding across Thailand, shutting down entertainment venues and causing massive hotel cancellations.

Hawaii Governor opens travel for fully-vaccinated passengers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 10 Apr 10:17 AM

First it was COVID testing that allowed Hawaii to set parameters for tourists and others to travel to and from Hawaii. Soon it will be the vaccination that makes travel to Hawaii even easier.

EU-US trade tariffs suspension proposed to solve Boeing-Airbus row

Harry Johnson, 10 Apr 06:22 AM

So far, tit-for-tat duties on various goods have affected nearly $50 billion in mutual trade

Ottawa Tourism launches Virtually Ottawa

Harry Johnson, 10 Apr 06:08 AM

Meeting planners from around the world have access to virtual tools to aid the planning of future events in Ottawa

Russia successfully tests first post-Soviet Russian-made large passenger jet

Harry Johnson, 10 Apr 05:46 AM

Test routes were specifically picked because of high humidity and low temperatures found there, which lead to ice formation on aircraft surfaces

Is Hawaiian Culture a Commodity to be horse traded through tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz, 09 Apr 10:00 PM

Hawaii is again recording a record increase in visitor arrivals despite the ongoing pandemic, but Hawaii Tourism Chief Jon de Fries has additional worries. He sees the Hawaiian culture is once again reduced to a mere commodity, and is fighting the Hawaii State Senate for taking his control over the Transient Accommodation Tax.

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