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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…

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Starbucks is quitting Russia for good

Starbucks is quitting Russia for good – The US multinational chain of coffeehouses Starbucks announced today that it has decided to pull out of Russian market and would no longer have a brand presence in the country. Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3070860/starbucks-is-quitting-russia-for-good/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=starbucks-is-quitting-russia-for-good

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Saudi Arabia declares 16 countries off limits to its citizens

Saudi Arabia declares 16 countries off limits to its citizens – In response to the COVID-19 gradual resurgence, Saudi Arabia’s government has issued a travel ban for 16 countries, prohibiting the citizens of the Kingdom from traveling to various states across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Click here to read: eTurboNews | TravelIndustry News…

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Occitanie Formed: Dynamic Wine with an Interesting History

Occitanie Formed: Dynamic Wine with an Interesting History – Languedoc-Roussillon Wines Today, Languedoc wines are considered to be among the most interesting and dynamic wines in the world and are noted for subtlety and complexity. The area produces lots of wine, exceeding production of Bordeaux, Australia, South Africa and Chile combined, representing about one-third of…

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President Biden, actor Morgan Freeman among 936 Americans banned by Russia

President Biden, actor Morgan Freeman among 936 Americans banned by Russia – The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation today published a list of 936 Americans accused by Russian government of ‘anti-Russian activities’ and banned from entering the country. The list includes US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Vice President Kamala Harris…

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Over 120,000 people gather in Brussels for Belgian Pride 2022

Over 120,000 people gather in Brussels for Belgian Pride 2022 – After a two-year absence, Belgian Pride was making its long-awaited comeback this year. More than 120,000 participated in the Belgian Pride Parade. The streets of the capital were decked out in the colors of the rainbow. It was an opportunity for those taking part…

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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…

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Urgently needed: Global Oversight of Travel Advisories

The Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon Edmund Bartlett is taking an important step in saying there is a need for global oversight of travel advisories issued for destinations. The Minister made the call at the World Travel Market (WTM), which is being staged in London November 4 to 2019. Speaking on a WTM panel…

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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…

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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…

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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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WHO: Monkeypox spread could accelerate in the summer

WHO: Monkeypox spread could accelerate in the summer – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) top European official warned that the spread of the monkeypox virus could “accelerate” on the continent in the summertime. “As we enter the summer season… with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission [of monkeypox] could accelerate,” said WHO’s…

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Sandals Foundation Empowers Caribbean Youth with Strong Future

Sandals Foundation Empowers Caribbean Youth with Strong Future – Joins forces with AF Ajax to launch Future Goals through soccer Continuing to strengthen the transformative link between tourism and the empowerment of its local Caribbean communities, Sandals Resorts International’s philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, has joined forces with the Netherlands’ AFC Ajax team to launch Future Goals – a…

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Israel’s first monkeypox case reported after European trip

Israel’s first monkeypox case reported after European trip – At least eight countries in Europe have reported cases of the rare the monkeypox virus, mostly among men who presented for diagnosis at STD clinics. As of today, 20 cases had been reported in the United Kingdom, which declared the outbreak an “emergency.” France, Germany and…

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Travel like a Millennial: Cultured trips and social snaps

Travel like a Millennial: Cultured trips and social snaps – Millennials have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generational group. What that means is that the world is being led by millennial preferences and consumer behavior, and for the next few years, they will dictate the way the world goes around. The travel industry…

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Huge fire shuts down Geneva International Airport

Huge fire shuts down Geneva International Airport – Switzerland’s Geneva International Airport (GVA) was forced to suspend all landings on Friday afternoon, due to a massive fire at a nearby building. The fire broke out at a reception facility for asylum-seekers that was under construction and a thick black smoke spread over the Switzerland’s second-busiest…

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