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November 28, 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


South Africa Response to New Imposed Travel Restrictions

The South African government has noted the announcements by several countries to institute temporary travel restrictions on South Africa and other countries in the region. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009957/south-africa-response-to-new-imposed-travel-restrictions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=south-africa-response-to-new-imposed-travel-restrictions

Qatar Airways Immediately Stops Flights from Five African Countries

With the new COVID-19 Omicron variant surging across Southern Africa, Qatar Airways will no longer be accepting passengers traveling from five Southern African countries in its global network with immediate effect. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009927/qatar-airways-immediately-stops-flights-from-five-african-countries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=qatar-airways-immediately-stops-flights-from-five-african-countries

Dr. Taleb Rifai Urgent Call to UNWTO Member Countries Responding to the Executive Council in a New Open Letter

Dr. Taleb Rifai, former Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), responds today to the President of the UNWTO Executive Council in regard to the upcoming secret vote to confirm or not confirm the current Secretary General of UNWTO. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009840/dr-taleb-rifai-urgent-call-to-unwto-member-countries-responding-to-the-executive-council-in-a-new-open-letter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dr-taleb-rifai-urgent-call-to-unwto-member-countries-responding-to-the-executive-council-in-a-new-open-letter

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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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IATA: 12-month validity of EU COVID Certificate would protect tourism recovery

Discriminating among vaccines that have been approved by the WHO is a waste of resources and an unnecessary barrier to people’s freedom to travel. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009834/iata-12-month-validity-of-eu-covid-certificate-would-protect-tourism-recovery/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=iata-12-month-validity-of-eu-covid-certificate-would-protect-tourism-recovery


New European ski season is hanging in the balance

The usual surge in demand will be impacted as the pandemic, once again, rears its head across major ski source markets and destinations. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009830/new-european-ski-season-is-hanging-in-the-balance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-european-ski-season-is-hanging-in-the-balance


Black Friday chaos in London as Tube drivers strike

The walkout disrupted services across London on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, with sales running in many stores. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009824/black-friday-chaos-in-london-as-tube-drivers-strike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=black-friday-chaos-in-london-as-tube-drivers-strike


Australia sends troops to Solomon Islands after violent riots

The protests are linked to a number of local problems – perhaps the main one among them being a decision by the Solomon government in 2019 to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009816/australia-sends-troops-to-solomon-islands-after-violent-riots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=australia-sends-troops-to-solomon-islands-after-violent-riots


More countries halt international flights over new COVID-19 variant

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the large number of mutations in the newly-discovered variant raises serious concerns over how it will impact diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccinations. – eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/3009810/more-countries-halt-international-flights-over-new-covid-19-variant/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-countries-halt-international-flights-over-new-covid-19-variant

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