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3190 Tropical North Queensland tourism jobs will be lost
<li>Another 3,150 Tropical North Queensland tourism jobs in Australia will be lost by Christmas shrinking the tourism workforce to half its pre-pandemic size, according to new research from the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF).</li>
<li>Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen said tourism had employed 15,750 full and part-time staff and, with indirect tourism spend, supported a total of 25,500 jobs before the pandemic in the Cairns region.</li>
<li>By July 2021, we had lost 3,600 permanent staff, even with the support of JobKeeper and a returning domestic market,” Mr Olsen said.</li>
Interview with a tourism leader: Alain St. Ange, Seychelles
Alain St. Ange was the former minister of tourism for Seychelles, is the president of the African Tourism Board, and was a candidate for the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization UNWTO.
In this interview he shares his concern for the tourism industry and its future, and talks about fraud in the UNWTO - System.
The World after COVID-19: Rebuilding Trust and Cooperation | Asian Leadership Conference Korea
Many people around the world are vaccinated against COVID-19. In some countries, such as the United States and Israel, people are taking off their masks and returning to pre-pandemic conditions. What will happen to the tourism industry in the post-corona era? The global tourism industry has virtually stopped for the past two years due to COVID-19. If cross-border travel resumes, will people travel around the world as they did before the pandemic? In this session, tourism experts such as Do Young-shim, former president of the UN World Tourism Organization (ST-EP) Foundation and World Travel & Tourism Council ambassador, will discuss the hotel and tourism industry in the post-corona era.
Is selling Grenada Citizenship a Crime?
- For a small country heavily dependent on tourism, the Caribbean island of Grenada is drawing unwanted attention for how its government has turned hostile to one of its most promising hospitality projects in years.
- Kimpton Kawana Bay, a luxury resort/residence funded through the island’s unique Citizenship by Investment program has come to a stop.
- The lead investor is Warren Newfield, who until May 2021 served as Grenadian ambassador-at-large and one of the country’s three consuls general in the U.S
Can Hawaii Tourism continue its tourism opening with the Delta Variant spreading
<li>Starting July 8 vaccinated visitors can travel to Hawaii without restrictions, despite the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the COVID virus in the Aloha State</li>
<li>The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) has detected a total of 13 cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant of concern.</li>
<li>The Delta variant has been found on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Island.</li>
Hawaii COVID-19 Delta Version Community Outbreak
The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant of concern, is spreading in the state.
To date there have been three cases of the Delta variant associated with travel from the continental United States. Two of those cases are on O‘ahu and one is on Hawai‘i Island. In addition, the State Laboratories Division has identified the Delta variant in a specimen from an O‘ahu resident with no history of travel. The Department of Health is investigating to determine the extent of household and community transmission.
All the persons with COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant have been symptomatic; none have been hospitalized. Only one of the four persons was fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In the three travel-related cases, all household members and close contacts who were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 have tested negative.
“A recently published study from Scotland found that the risk of COVID-19 hospital admission was approximately double in those with the Delta variant when compared to those with the B.1.1.7 strain, also known as the U.K. or Alpha variant,” said State Laboratories Division Administrator Edward Desmond.
The Delta variant, which was first detected in India, now makes up approximately 10% of all cases in the U.S. The Delta variant could soon become the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the nation according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Given what we know about the Delta variant and the cases already identified in Hawai‘i, we expect to detect additional cases in the coming weeks,” said Dr. Sarah Kemble, the acting State Epidemiologist. “Our best defense against of the variants is to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
The COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. are effective against COVID-19 variants currently spreading in the nation.
The State Laboratories Division began genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in June 2020. It now examines 50 to 100 specimens a week and has developed a testing algorithm designed to find variants in a timely manner.
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons New COVID-19 Normal
A global discussion by the World Tourism Network on Destination Weddings and comparing situations.
Herd Immunity in Tourism: A World Tourism Network Discussion
Discussion with Dr. Peter Tarlow, safety & security expert and co-founder of the World Tourism Network (WTN), Juergen Steinmetz, chairman WTN; Deepak Joshi, former CEO Nepal Tourism Board, and Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman African Tourism Board
Brand USA on a path to relaunch tourism to the United States
Listen to leaders in the US travel and tourism industry and their plans to relaunch travel to America
30 Years WTTC: First CEO Prof Geoffrey Lipman reflects
Professor Geoffrey Lipman was the first CEO of the WTTC
He reflects on 30 years of the organization a day before the Cancun Summit April 26-27.
St.Vincent: A live report by tourism professionals
Tessa Davy of Breeze Travel in St. Vincent will share her eyewitness report and update about the current state of the travel and tourism industry on this Caribbean Island after the volcanic eruption. This is relative to the ongoing volcanic eruptions on the Island since last Friday, 9 April. Breeze Travel is affiliated with a group called East Kingston Response Team created to assist shelters in our neighborhood by reaching out and networking with the diaspora in an effort to raise awareness of our needs and request assistance.
Visit Britain Tourism Updates
- Gavin Landry, Executive director at Visit Britain is in charge of the Americas. He was a guest at the World Tourism Network rebuilding.travel discussion today.
- Visit Britain is preparing for a big tourism comeback. Mr. Landry will explain how and when.
- Is the Tube in London running and open for visitors? Galvin Landry will answer this and many other questions.
US Senate Subcommittee discussion on Tourism discussion on the US Tourism and Meeting Industry during COVID-19
U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion convened a hearing today, April 13, 2021 titled, “The State of Travel and Tourism During COVID,”
This hearing examined the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry, with a particular focus on the hotels, conventions, and the broader hospitality industry. It will also review the regional impacts of COVID on tourist-heavy economies and those communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic's resulting economic downturn
. Witnesses had the opportunity to provide their insights surrounding these critical issues, as well as discuss solutions for supporting and revitalizing the travel and tourism industry moving forward.
- Mr. Steve Hill, CEO and President, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
- Mr. Jorge Perez, Regional Portfolio President, MGM Resorts International
- Ms. Carol Dover, President and CEO, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
- Ms. Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association
Hawaii Tourism Authority introduction to the World Tourism Network
Hawaii Tourism was hit hard by COVID-19, but record numbers of visitors from US domestic markets are visiting the Aloha State again. Hear from Patricia Herman, the VP of Marketing and Development of the State agency in charge of tourism.
EU Vaccine Scandal has three big winners: San Marino, Russia, and Sputnik
- Despite the EU not allowing Sputnik Vaccine from Russia, the tiny Republic of San Marino may produce the Russian Sputnik vaccine in Europe soon.
- This may enable San Marino to come to the rescue of other European Countries in supplying the much-needed COVID-19 vaccine.
- San Marino has an excellent relationship with the Russian Federation and did not endorse EU sanctions.
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TUI Foundation helps tourism through COVID times
Interview with the people behind the TUI Foundation. Learn more.
Escaped from the DDR: A German | German Story of Communism, Freedom and Prison
Holger Timmreck grew up in Communist East Germany, known as the German Democratic Republic of DDR. His dream to see the world and escape became a bitter-sweet reality. Today Holger lives in Peru. Before he spent time in a maximum-security prison run by the German Secret Police Stasi after arrested trying to flee the country.
How the newly elected ICAO Secretary - General sees the future of the Aviation Industry past COVID
ICAO, the UN Special Agency for Aviation will have a new Secretary-General, Mr. Salazar. He will discuss his views on the New Normal Aviation is facing past COVID.
Caribbean Tourism Safety and Security after COVID-19
eTurboNews Update on March 22 | Dr. Peter Tarlow and Andrew Spencer from Jamaica are introducing their new book and travel and tourism safety and security in Jamaica and the Caribbean Region.
A Tribute to a strong African leader who passed today : Tanzania President John Magfuli
eTurboNews Daily News goes to Brazil, Europe and Tanzania today followed by a tribute for one of the most controversial presidents in Africa. He was seen as a strong leader and died today. The circumstances of his death have an official version and even more inofficial versions around COVID-19, which was a no issue in Tanzania.
How Hawaii handles Racial Discrimination on COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz discuss the news that makes headlines in the travel and tourism industry on March 16, including cancellations in the cruise business. Listen in on a news conference by Hawaii Health Authorities how the State handles equal distribution and discrimination against minorities in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in the Aloha State.
Vaccine Passport : How? When ? eTN News Update March 15, 2021
Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz summarize todays news headlines from Thailand to the US and Europe and talk to Bryan del Monte from the Aviation Agency on Vaccine Passports for International Travel
Numerous Hawaii residents got COVID-19 after receiving both shots of the vaccine
Hawaii today reported 3 cases of what is known as "after vaccination covid" Hawaii residents with no travel history got sick on COVID_19 after receiving both doses of the vaccine. Officials in Hawaii were busy calming down residents in stating: “The really important thing is that being vaccinated prevents us from a serious illness, hospitalization, and death.
That’s what we really need the vaccines to do for us,” Char said. Dr. Libby Char is Hawaii's health director “We have seen cases where people are fully vaccinated, and we have some cases in Hawai‘i now where people got vaccinated…traveled to the mainland, and we think they got ill on the mainland. Thankfully, their symptoms were very mild, which is exactly the protection the vaccine affords, but you can get infected with COVID.” “We will get to everybody. We are very happy that people want to get vaccinated. We look forward to vaccinating everyone who is interested,” Char said.
A global summary of todays news in travel and tourism from Hawaii to Texas, Florida, Jamaica, Greece and beyond
Today Juergen Steinmetz and Dr. Peter Tarlow discuss today's eTurboNews about the latest on developing stories on COVID-19 spanning from Hawaii to Texas, to Greece, Israel to Seychelles. Juergen Steinmetz reports from Honolulu Airport on the new first nonstop flight on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu to Orlando. Witness a Hawaiian Blessing, so the flight can bring Aloha to the Sunshine State. At the virtual ITB Richard Quest hears from the Hon Minister Bartlett from Jamaica about an expected good summer tourism season.
A bad day in Italy and Brazil: Todays eTurboNews
With a record number of COVID-19 cases in Italy and the import of a new variant, it was not a good day The same counts for Brazil.
Dr. Peter Tarlow knows Brazil well, speaks the language, and worked on tourism safety security issues before. He will share his thoughts together with Juergen Steinmetz
Mask or no Mask : It's getting confusing in America
Mask or no Mask. CDC is sending mixed messages to the American People. Who to believe, who to follow? Guidelines are confusing and dangerous. How should a vaccine certificate look like? What about a form of an electronic chip. Finally, meet the minister of tourism from Indonesia. He is big in social media and fresh ideas.
Rebuilding Travel One Year in Asia, Europe and Africa
Hear from the Hon. Minister of Tourism from Indonesia, from senior tourism board officials in Africa, Malaysia, Seychelles, Jordan, and from the Aviation, Educational Interest Group of World Tourism Network.
This is the first part of a two-part discussion to celebrate one year of rebuilding.travel launched by the World Tourism Network on March 5, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Currently WTN has almost 1500 tourism industry members in 127 countries.
Human Trafficking | COVID | One Year Rebuilding Travel | eTN Daily News 03 March 2021
In our eTurboNews Daily News with Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz we share today's headlines, talk about human trafficking, our upcoming one yuear rebuilding travel event and much more.
Aviation Safety | Flight Manuals | COVID and more
eTurboNews Livestream discussion on March 1 with Mark Baier from Aviation Manual. www.aviationmanuals.com catching up on the Boeing 777 incident on United Airlines after an engine was lost on a flight from Denver to Honolulu.
Rebuilding Destination Weddings and Honeymoon travel after COVID-19
A discussion with Nancy Barkley World Tourism Network Interest Group
Newly launched Wedding and Honeymoon Interest Group to support one another by navigating new ideas, sharing information, and finding new ways to collectively bring the wedding and honeymoon tourism industry back stronger in this new reality.
Destination weddings and honeymoons encompass so many in the tourism industry, we need to reconnect, re-invent, and inspire each other during these unprecedented times.
Listen to the discussion on what is working, what is not, share tips and strategies, and support one another.
How to keep the air clean in Hotel Rooms during an pandemic
Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Safety, Making Buildings Safe During the Pandemic, and Air Purification Technology as it relates to Hotels and Resorts as well as Consumer Confidence.
Branding and Loyalty: A discussion for hotels, airlines and other tourism businesses
Do you always make reservations at a Marriott, fly on Delta, spend holidays in Bermuda (at the same hotel) and drink Coke while chomping on a Big Mac? If you are buying the same products/services – all the time, corporations are likely to identify you as a loyal customer. The question is – are you really so satisfied with your selections that you do not stray or is just easier to acquire the same products, destinations and services?
Panel with Dr. Elinor Garely, eTN New York and Dr. Robert Passikoff, Founder/President, BrandKey
Anal COVID Test: Truth or Rumor? What is next?
In this daily news segment on Thursday, February 26, Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz will discuss the new anal COVID test in China, getting drunk for a holiday and other important news stories from today and in eTurboNews | Livestream.
Ecuador | One Year Tourism and COVID| WTN and more
Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz from eTurboNews in our daily news summary for Wednesday, February 24.
Interview with a Star : Mary-Jess Leaverland
UK-native opera star Mary-Jess Leaverland first burst into the international music scene when she won the Chinese version of the singing competition X-Factor in 2009. Since then she has released four albums, has held concerts the world over, toured with the likes of Russell Watson and G4. Mary-Jess has been singing to hundreds and even hundreds of thousands of people since 2009. Most recently and arguably most notably, she made history in December 2020 when she held a concert in Taiwan amid the Covid-19 pandemic. H
ow did Taiwan manage to pull such a stunt when the rest of the world is in lockdown? Find out the answer in the inaugural episode of livestream.travel’s Nellification Show, hosted by Nell Alcantara.
Champagne: Needed Now More Than Ever
- Can opening a bottle of Champagne help us get through the rough, lumpy, bumpy, uneven road otherwise known as COVID-19?
- More consumers are finding it enjoyable throughout the year on family tables along with a dinner of fried chicken and french fries.
- The end of 2020 saw Washington, DC, retailers selling more champagne after the Biden/Harris win than the previous two New Year’s Eve celebrations combined.
by Dr. Elinor Garely, eTurboNews New York
Snow in Texas. Why Americans had to die?
Steve Vincent is a retired electrical engineer in Texas. He will be discussing what brought Texas into the current deadly situation. Moderated by Dr. Peter Tarlow
Q&A WIth the St. Kitts Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant
Tourism is the largest income earner for th East Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. St. Kitts is part of St. Kitts and Nevis, an independent country and former British colony.
COVID-19 has spared St. Kitts for the most part, even though travel and tourism reopened in October.
The minister is responding to questions by members of the World Tourism Network, a global discussion on rebuilding travel.
World Tourism Network hosts World Federation of Tourist Guides
Meet tourist guides from all over the world celebrating World Tourist Guide Day.
A positive group of people sees a bright future for travel and tourism.
Go on a world tour with the best guides the world has to offer.
Peace Through Tourism had a Family Meeting with You included
Family meetings are usually private, but the IIPT board decided to make last week's virtual meeting public. Peace Through Tourism after all is a Global Family of peace-loving members of the travel and tourism industry anywhere.
IPT family members attending included Dr. Taleb Rifai, former two-time secretary-general of the UNWTO, Ajay Prakash , VP & President of IIPT India, Kiran Yadov, VP and Co-founder IIPT India, Diana McIntyre, president of the Caribbean Chapter, Gail Parsonage, president IIPT Australia, Fabio Carbone, IIPT Ambassador at Large and President IIPT Iran, Philippe Francois, CEO World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education& Training, Juergen Steinmetz, Founder World Tourism Network and CEO of the Travel News Group, Maga Ramasamy, President IIPT Indian Ocean Islands, Ms. Mmatsatsi, President IIPT South Africa, Bea Broda, film-maker, Mohamed Raadih , IIPT Maldives Chapter President, among others
COVID Medicine Saves African Tourism Board Chairman’s life
A natural medicine already around for years may be the African response to COVID-19. The World Tourism Network today facilitated a zoom meeting today with Mr. Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman of the African Tourism Board who said this medicine saved his life.
- A new COVID-19 medicine based on traditional and natural ingredients healed Cuthbert Ncube, African Tourism Board Chairman from a serious case of a COVID-19 infection
- Tourism Leaders of the World Tourism Network (WTN) including former UNWTO Secretary General met on a zoom call today to discuss. Watch the Q&A.
- The Big Pharma industry may not like such a development. African Tourism Board (ATB) and World Tourism Network Executives (WTN) plan to discuss with Ivory Coast officials on how to help with awareness and distribution.
Wine Taxation without Tourism Representation
Meet Ben Aneff, president US Wine Trade Alliance,
interviewed by Dr. Elinor Garely, eTurboNews New York, and wines.travel
Taxes on products we love and want are never popular. When it comes to increasing wine prices because of a tax, we are likely to become livid. Perhaps the imported wine industry became a tariff target during the last administration because the fellow who resided in the White House preferred Coke over sparkling wine or Riesling; had his beverage choice been different the taxes may have fallen on the water or soft drink industry instead.
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) imposed a 25 percent tariff on most wines imported from France, Germany, Spain and the UK starting in October 2019, in retaliation for a long-running aircraft subsidy dispute between the US and the European Union involving Boeing (Chicago) and Airbus (Leiden, Netherlands). Raising tariffs by 25 percent is estimated to increase US prices of wine grapes by an average of 2.6 percent, and producer prices of bottled still wines by 1.1. percent in the targeted countries. The tariff is currently operational.
The United States is the largest importer of French wines and the Trump-led US government had proposed an additional tariff of 100 percent on French Champagne and other sparkling wines. President Trump was a big fan of tariffs although economists view this form of taxation as a burden on importers that is passed down to consumers in the form of higher prices at the cash register. Fortunately for French wine fans, this tariff was not implemented; however, the 25 percent tariff already on European wines may be increased and currently being discussed in Washington.
World Travel Market about to set a new chapter for the meeting industry
Simon Mayle of Reed Expo is explaining the concept of the upcoming World Travel Market Latin America to restart the travel and tourism trade shows again.
With Reed leading in Dubai for the Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America is now confirmed for August 2021 in Sao Paulo.
Simon is discussing this trend with members of the World Tourism Network.
Masks in America: Confusion, Misinformation and secrets
This eTurboNews editor went to a medical office in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was told to take off her KN95 mask and replace it with a regular surgical mask.
Misinformation, confusion, and intentional misleading - this is what the feedback is on the safest mask to wear.
I received the second shot of COVID-19 - here is how I feel
Co-host Dr. Peter Tarlow received his second COVID-19 shot today. He is talking about how he feels after receiving it.
South Korea State of Tourism Today
Interview with Sanje Parker from South Korea.
Global Travel Trend News Broadcast by Dr. Taleb Rifai and Juergen Steinmetz
02 Feb 2021
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Sanitize the natural way - Hawaiian Style
Meet Benjamin and Dustin from HIRO Systems & Solution in Honolulu. It really doesn't take much more than some vinegar, salt and tab water to sanitize the healthy way for COVID-19
Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz are sharing what makes news in the global travel and tourism world.
Listen to Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on Canada closing borders | St. Kitts, the safest place in the world?
Hear from the Hon. Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett commenting on Canada closing its doors to allow citizens to travel to the Caribbean. Also hear from Kayode Sutton, who just returned from Jamaica to his home island country St. Kitts. He explains the procedure he had to go through. He is joining from his place of quarantine, the Royals St. Kitts Hotel Moderated by Dr. Peter Tarlow and Juergen Steinmetz
Travel News Today: Private Jets & The Day of The Tree
Today's news trend on Thursday, January 28 includes a session about private jet travel, The Day of the Tree and global trends in travel and tourism
SUCCESSFUL TOURISM LEADERSHIP DEMANDS DYNAMIC AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dr. Marianna Sigala, Professor, University of South Australia Business School
It is obvious that the tourism industry has been devasted by COVID-19. The harsh, but necessary stop to travel created an unparalleled number of job losses around the world and it is estimated that 100.8 million tourism workers have been removed from the workplace since 2019.