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October 24, 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


Tourism, Climate Change, Net Zero: Saudi Arabia’s new global vision in time for COP26

Saudi Arabia is bringing tourism players together to respond to the impact of the global pandemic and the vital importance of a combined global approach. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006450/tourism-climate-change-net-zero-saudi-arabias-new-global-vision-in-time-for-cop26/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tourism-climate-change-net-zero-saudi-arabias-new-global-vision-in-time-for-cop26

Turkey threatens to expel US and 9 other ambassadors

Envoys of Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the US were summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over their “irresponsible” statement. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006429/turkey-threatens-to-expel-us-and-9-other-ambassadors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=turkey-threatens-to-expel-us-and-9-other-ambassadors

Curfews and mask mandate reintroduced in Romania amid COVID-19 surge

Romania is currently in the midst of the worst ever health crisis since the global COVID-19 pandemic began. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006424/curfews-and-mask-mandate-reintroduced-in-romania-amid-covid-19-surge/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=curfews-and-mask-mandate-reintroduced-in-romania-amid-covid-19-surge

UNWTO General Assembly now in Madrid: Zurab Pololikashvili is a genius. Will Saudi Arabia react?

The audience for the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly just shifted from ministers to embassies or no-shows today, when the venue shifted from Morocco to Spain. This is good news for Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, but bad news for world tourism. Can Saudi Arabia help? – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006414/unwto-general-assembly-now-in-madrid-zurab-pololikashvili-is-a-genius-will-saudi-arabia-react/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unwto-general-assembly-now-in-madrid-zurab-pololikashvili-is-a-genius-will-saudi-arabia-react

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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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Chimpanzee, Birds, Wildlife Protection just ended at Uganda Bugoma Forest

In Uganda, the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), ECOTRUST, Uganda Tourism Association, Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) Association for the Conservation of Bugoma Forest and Tree Talk Plus are fighting for the Bugoma Forest to be saved. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue


CDC: The definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ may need update

Walensky encouraged all eligible Americans to get their booster shots, regardless of its future impact on their vaccination status.  – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006375/cdc-the-definition-of-fully-vaccinated-may-need-update/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cdc-the-definition-of-fully-vaccinated-may-need-update


New Zealand targets 90% vaccination rate to end restrictions

Fully vaccinated people will be able to reconnect with family and friends, go to bars and restaurants and do the things they love with greater certainty and confidence. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006343/new-zealand-targets-90-vaccination-rate-to-end-restrictions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-zealand-targets-90-vaccination-rate-to-end-restrictions


Best global capital city destinations for the US tourists

To determine which capitals are the best to visit on holiday, travel experts have analyzed 69 developed capitals on a range of factors including the cost of hotels and transport, the average weather forecast, and the number of attractions and restaurants – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006338/best-global-capital-city-destinations-for-the-us-tourists/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=best-global-capital-city-destinations-for-the-us-tourists


NYPD bomb squad cordons area around UN building over ‘suspicious package’

The building is home to multiple Turkish diplomatic facilities in New York, including a mission and consulate, and also hosts Turkish cultural events. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3006327/nypd-bomb-squad-cordons-area-around-un-building-over-suspicious-package/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nypd-bomb-squad-cordons-area-around-un-building-over-suspicious-package

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