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December 2, 2021

How much more dangerous is the new COVID-19 string?

The Canadian Government issued this public information release on the new string of the more transmissible COVID-19 variant. The Government of Canada has a monitoring program in place with the provinces and territories to identify new COVID-19 variants in Canada, such as the ones identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Continue reading How much more dangerous is the new COVID-19 string? at


This New Day at UNWTO is a Giant Step for Travel, Tourism, and the World Economy

Today, the future of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) looks a lot brighter. Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia was reconfirmed as Secretary General in a secret election which no one will be able to question. This is a win/win for so many. Here is why. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3010456/this-new-day-at-unwto-is-a-giant-step-for-travel-tourism-and-the-world-economy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-new-day-at-unwto-is-a-giant-step-for-travel-tourism-and-the-world-economy

Omicron: New Threat or Nothing Significant?

Omicron – the newest variant that has already spooked markets and caused travel bans from some southern Africa countries – could derail the hotel industry’s fledgling recovery, in particular if plans move forward to tighten testing policies, like in the US. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3010470/omicron-new-threat-or-nothing-significant/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=omicron-new-threat-or-nothing-significant

UNWTO General Assembly Madrid in full swing

Spanish Wine, delicious Spanish Food and a King was the fun part of the first day. Tomorrow the serious part of this General Assembly will begin. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3010279/unwto-general-assembly-madrid-in-full-swing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unwto-general-assembly-madrid-in-full-swing

WTN Urgent Call for OECD States to Compensate the African Tourism Industry

The recent isolation of Southern African countries due to the newly-detected Omicron variant of the Coronavirus has members of the African Travel and Tourism Industry frustrated and angry. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3010177/wtn-urgent-call-for-oecd-states-to-compensate-the-african-tourism-industry/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wtn-urgent-call-for-oecd-states-to-compensate-the-african-tourism-industry

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Ministers & CEO

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins has one word: “Ugh”

How to tourists travel to Europe and the UK after Brexit? These are the questions many in Europe have today after Brexit will now happen by the end of January 2020. How do travel and tourism leaders feel? “Ugh” could be interpreted as disgusting.  Ugh is the comment made to eTurboNews by the CEO of the

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory joins UNWTO Observatory Network

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory, has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development. The Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory (ASWTO) is the first of its

UNWTO: United States moves closer to rejoining World Tourism Organization

A high-ranking official delegation from the US Department of State has met with head of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as the United States of America moves closer to rejoining the United Nations specialized agency for tourism. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin Moley and Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh

Todays UNWTO Star: Hon. Najib Balala from Kenya

The Minister of Tourism of Kenya, The Hon. Minister Najib Balala was elected today to chair the UNWTO executive council. This election took place Friday during the UNWTO General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Immediately after this important election the African Tourism Board chairman Cuthbert Ncube congratulated in saying: “The African Tourism Board congratulates the

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Airlines: The Best and The Worst

A study analyzing passenger experiences conducted by Bounce for factors such as service, meals, comfort, and entertainment, as well as the number of complaints and maximum baggage allowance, reveals the best – and the worst – airlines in the USA and around the world. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3010184/airlines-the-best-and-the-worst/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=airlines-the-best-and-the-worst


Japan Now Closed to All Except Citizens

While Africa is getting upset at the UK and Europe in general as well as the United States for closing their borders to Southern African countries, Israel and now Japan is going a step further and closing to all foreign countries. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3010168/japan-now-closed-to-all-except-citizens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=japan-now-closed-to-all-except-citizens


The Queen replaced with a first new President

Sandra Mason is the current governor-general of Barbados, a position she was appointed to in 2017 and has served for almost three years. She will be appointed as the first President President of Barbados after she launched a campaign in 2020 to make Barbados a Republic, declaring that “Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State.” –


Spies Now Admitted to the UNWTO General Assembly in Madrid

A group of official anonymous spies, including government, private industry and media officials are ready to leak information to eTurboNews from the upcoming General Assembly in Madrid. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3010013/spies-now-admitted-to-the-unwto-general-assembly-in-madrid/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spies-now-admitted-to-the-unwto-general-assembly-in-madrid

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