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  • Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights October 22, 2020
    Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s hometown carrier, will reinstate its long-awaited East Coast flying in December with twice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and thrice-weekly service between HNL and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). At the same time, Hawaiian will resume daily nonstop […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program October 22, 2020
    While the borders to the Cayman Islands remain closed to commercial airlift and cruise traffic at this time, the Cayman Islands is pleased to officially announce the launch of the Global Citizen Concierge Program (GCCP), a tourism initiative designed for digital nomads looking to take advantage of the flexibility provided by remote work. As thousands […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Tourism industry in Swanage remains optimistic amidst coronavirus pandemic October 22, 2020
    Several weeks after implementing lockdown restrictions, UK residents are getting used to the new normal. The Prime Minister has recently announced possible changes in lockdown rules, especially if the numbers support them. This raises concerns for seaside towns, especially in England, where people are allowed to drive and visit the outdoors. The announcement from the […]
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  • Stress-free staycation at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok October 22, 2020
    Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, situated in the heart of the city, has unveiled a unique range of upscale Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) packages for Thai citizens, international travellers and expatriates returning to Thailand. The hotel will start welcoming Alternative State Quarantine guests on 26 October 2020. The renowned upscale hotel, owned and managed by […]
    Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor
  • U.S. Travel: We Cannot Wait for a Vaccine October 22, 2020
    “The U.S. and global economies simply cannot afford to wait for a widely-distributed COVID vaccine for international travel to resume, so innovative technologies and the embrace of best health practices need to provide the way forward,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. Dow issued this statement on the arrival in the U.S. […]
    Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor
  • VIA Rail gradually resumes service in Western Canada October 21, 2020
    VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announces the gradual return to service in Western Canada by providing intercity transportation exclusively between Winnipeg and Vancouver as of Friday, December 11, 2020. After a very thorough evaluation of its health and safety protocols, including physical distancing measures, enhanced air ventilation systems, and improved measures for passenger access and […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US October 21, 2020
    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the first international flight utilizing the CommonPass digital health system to rapidly verify passengers’ COVID-19 status: “The U.S. and global economies simply cannot afford to wait for a widely distributed COVID vaccine for international travel to […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new state-of-the-art tourist attractions October 21, 2020
    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is introducing two state-of-the-art thrilling experiences, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk and Zip Line, on November 5. The two new additions will bring the World’s Leading Theme Park’s exciting offerings to include over 43 Ferrari-inspired attractions for both adults and younger guests, in line with its efforts to provide […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens in Aruba, Panama, expands in Brazil October 21, 2020
    Enterprise Holdings announced today that its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand has opened its first locations in Aruba and Panama, as well as 25 additional branches in Brazil. The new locations – which are already taking reservations – join the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in all three countries. Enterprise Holdings owns […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Private and public sector coalition calls for immediate COVID-19 relief bill October 21, 2020
    The COVID RELIEF NOW Coalition, representing major public and private sector groups across the U.S, today launched a digital advertising campaign urging policymakers to quickly approve a new COVID-19 relief package that addresses the needs of businesses and workers who have been severely impacted by the pandemic. The ads highlight the need for additional relief, […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Canary Islands joins UNWTO Observatory Network October 21, 2020
    The Canary Islands has been confirmed as the latest member of the growing International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), overseeing the responsible development of tourism worldwide. The announcement came as INSTO, an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held its annual meeting, bringing together key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season October 21, 2020
    Air Astana will continue to operate flights to international destinations with some changes during the autumn-winter season. From 21st October 2020, the airline, in accordance with the order from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, will reduce the number of international flights to Turkey, the UAE, Ukraine and Germany. The weekly frequency […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Singapore Tourism partners with Expedia to target international markets October 21, 2020
    Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Expedia have inked a two-year global marketing partnership. Its focus is to stimulate the local tourism industry by supporting home-grown businesses and strengthen Singapore’s position as a destination of choice when international travel resumes. As international travel gradually resumes, STB and Expedia, through its Expedia Group Media Solutions brand, will […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Tourism specialists and ATB discuss strategies to boost tourism in Africa October 21, 2020
    Polar Tourism in conjunction with the African Tourism Board have discussed a series of new initiatives that would boost tourism in Africa post COVID-19, focusing on new projects that would attract domestic, intra-African and international tourists. Panelists and contributors to the virtual discussion held last Sunday said that African needs to brand itself as a […]
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  • SITA steps up smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone October 21, 2020
    SITA, the technology provider for the air transport and borders industry, today released a Positioning Paper detailing its latest generation of smart border solutions to facilitate the implementation of the new European Union Schengen Zone border controls planned for 2022. SITA’s new TS6 Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks have been developed to accommodate future upgrades […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time October 21, 2020
    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the recent overflight agreement between the Kingdom of Jordan and State of Israel that allows for flights to cross over both countries’ airspace. The agreement paves the way for commercial airlines to be able to fly through the Israel-Jordan corridor—which will shorten flight times, reducing fuel burn and […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • US Travel Association Hall of Leaders announces 2020 inductees October 21, 2020
    Travel industry leaders Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, and Ernest Wooden Jr., former president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, will be honored as the 2020 inductees into the US Travel Association Hall of Leaders, the organization announced Wednesday. Distinguished individuals are named to U.S. […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel October 21, 2020
    The HKSAR government announced that Hong Kong is in advanced internal talks to reopen the border for local residents living in mainland China to return to the city. The government of Hong Kong is planning to unveil a health code plan to enable cross-border travel as the COVID-19 in Hong Kong stabilizes. The HKSAR officials […]
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  • Ailing Air India: No Happy Ending? October 21, 2020
    The woes of ailing Air India airline do not seem to have an end in sight anytime soon. The loss-making Maharaja airline, once the pride of India and a showpiece for the world aviation industry, is today having difficulty finding a suitable buyer as it has to face disinvestment because of mounting losses over the […]
    Anil Mathur - eTN India
  • Skål International Elections and Awards 2020 Results October 21, 2020
    During the virtual Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, Skål International Elections took place and delegates voted their new Executive Board for 2021: •             Vice President Bill Rheaume (Canadian Rockies, Canada) becomes the President Elect, while Directors Burcin Turkkan (Atlanta, USA) was elected to the position of Senior Vice President and Fiona […]
    Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor
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  • Baden-Württemberg führt Dienstradleasing ein October 20, 2020
    Ab sofort können in Baden-Württemberg alle Landesbeamten mit einem geleasten Dienstrad zur Arbeit fahren. Das Land setzt mit dieser Einführung ein Zeichen für nachhaltiges Pendeln zur Arbeit. Landesangestellte hingegen bleiben weiterhin außen vor, Grund sind Restriktionen in den Tarifverträgen des öffentlichen Dienstes. Der Bundesverband Zukunft Fahrrad e. V. (BVZF) regt an, dass Arbeitgeber und Gewerkschaften […]
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  • MEET GERMANY und Dresden machen fit für den Wandel October 19, 2020
    In diesem schwierigen, von der Corona-Pandemie geprägten Jahr ist die MICE-Branche besonders stark betroffen. Große Kongresse oder Events mussten ausfallen und auch das Tagungsgeschäft läuft eher schleppend an. Die Veranstaltung FIT4Change soll Entscheider der MICE-Branche fit machen für diese Herausforderung und für notwendige Veränderungsprozesse. Dafür haben sich die Dresden Marketing GmbH (DMG), Dresdens offizielle Dachmarketingorganisation, […]
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  • Bundesverband Freier Berufe sieht dunkelschwarz October 17, 2020
    Jeder zweite Freiberufler in Deutschland ist von der Corona-Krise stark oder sehr stark betroffen. Jedes achte Unternehmen befürchtet zudem, das kommende Jahr nicht zu überstehen. Das geht aus einer noch unveröffentlichten repräsentativen Umfrage des Bundesverbandes der Freien Berufe (BFB) hervor, die der Düsseldorfer „Rheinischen Post“ (Samstag) vorliegt. Das Institut für Freie Berufe befragte im Auftrag […]
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  • Interview: NBA star Moe Harkless on wine October 21, 2020
    Interview: NBA star Moe Harkless on wine Three Bordeaux châteaux sold to Calon Ségur owner Historic estate for sale in Chianti Classico country
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  • Three Bordeaux châteaux sold to Calon Ségur owner October 20, 2020
    Three Bordeaux châteaux sold to Calon Ségur owner Historic estate for sale in Chianti Classico country Fake Sassicaia crime ring uncovered by Italian police
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  • Historic estate for sale in Chianti Classico country October 16, 2020
    Historic estate for sale in Chianti Classico country Fake Sassicaia crime ring uncovered by Italian police Have you ever wanted a wine made in the dark? Now you can…
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  • Anson: Bordeaux 2020 harvest – An insider guide October 15, 2020
    Fake Sassicaia crime ring uncovered by Italian police Have you ever wanted a wine made in the dark? Now you can… Australian ‘rockstar’ winemaker Taras Ochota dies Anson: Bordeaux 2020 harvest – An insider guide Producer Profile: Pol Roger, plus tasting the 2013 Brut Vintage Glory in Givry: Domaine du Cellier Aux Moines New York […]
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  • Fake Sassicaia crime ring uncovered by Italian police October 15, 2020
    Fake Sassicaia crime ring uncovered by Italian police Have you ever wanted a wine made in the dark? Now you can… Australian ‘rockstar’ winemaker Taras Ochota dies
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  • Four COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Lāna‘i October 21, 2020
    The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Maui District Health Office (MDHO) has confirmed four COVID-19 cases in residents on the island of Lāna‘i. MDHO was notified of the positive test results today and is actively performing contact tracing and investigation of the cases. Initial findings have determined that one of the four cases may be associated […]
    Linda Hohnholz - editor
  • O‘ahu Voter Service Centers Now Open October 21, 2020
    Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that O‘ahu Voter Service Centers are now open to provide accessible in-person voting, same day voter registration, and collection of voted ballots. O‘ahu’s Voter Service Centers are located at Honolulu Hale (530 South King Street) and Kapolei Hale (1000 Uluohia Street). The Voter Service Centers are open Monday through […]
    Linda Hohnholz - editor
  • Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 10/20 October 21, 2020
    Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the Aloha State. Governor’s Office:  Pivot Grant Program Launching to Help Small Businesses During Pandemic    Help is on the way for thousands of small Hawai‘i businesses. At a news briefing today, Gov. David Ige announced […]
    Linda Hohnholz - editor
  • Hawaii Tourism Educating Visitors October 21, 2020
    It’s more than where you go. It’s how you stay. That’s the message behind a new video that’s being played to visitors before and after they arrive in Hawaii. It’s part of the Kuleana Campaign, which was launched last year through a partnership between the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention […]
    Linda Hohnholz - editor
  • 2 More Deaths and 91 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases October 20, 2020
    In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 91 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 14,156. The newly-reported cases break down by island as: Hawaii Island     1083 Oahu                     12,552 Kauai                     60 Maui                      413 Of those total cases, 48 were residents diagnosed out of state, 1025 required […]
    Linda Hohnholz - editor
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  • Wheels Up partners with International LGBTQ+ Travel Association October 20, 2020
    The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association announced today that Wheels Up has become its first global partner in the private aviation sector. Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, is committed to joining IGLTA on its mission to support LGBTQ+ travel across the globe. Wheels Up will have the opportunity to engage with the association’s…
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  • Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu October 20, 2020
    Traveling to Waikiki? Outspoken Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has an urgent message for you. Caldwell told eTurboNews, he will be meeting this afternoon with John de Fries, CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority to push for some immediate implementations to inform tourists in Waikiki and the rest of the Island of Oahu. Caldwell is frustrated…
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  • Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B October 19, 2020
    “We know from recent experience, the anguish and damage that occur when Hawaii is not properly prepared with flexible pragmatic planning and execution”, says Dale Evans, CEO of Charley’s Taxi. Dale knows what she is talking about as a respected mover and shaker in the travel and tourism industry in Hawaii for decades. She is…
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  • Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms October 17, 2020
    Pamala Taylor is native Hawaiian. She loves visitors, and she loves her job at family owned SunIsland Hawaii, listen to the podcast The Aloha State as of yesterday is welcoming visitors back to its beaches, resorts and attractions – and in record numbers. Pamala and so many of her colleagues are worried about their jobs.…
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  • Alarm bells 12 hours away from reopening Hawaii Tourism October 14, 2020
    Hawaii is 12 hours away from reopening tourism. Today the State recorded 10 dead and 101 new cases of COVID-19. Tourism leaders think it’s time to take a change facing a ruined economy. Honolulu Mayor Caldwell is ringing the alarm bell. The State of Hawaii had been urged by mayors to require a second COVID-19…
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  • KP Government approved construction of Swat Motorway Phase 2, from Chakdara to F October 22, 2020
    Breaking News Raw, not yet edited and verified: KP Government approved construction of Swat Motorway Phase 2, from Chakdara to Fatehpur, under Public Private Partnership model. Construction of Phase 2 will boost Tourism and Trade in upper regions of Swat including Kalam and new tourists zones will be discovered and developed. https://t.co/ftOnvqPttg Read news source […]
  • 2.1 magnitude #earthquake. 23 km from Soledad, #CA, United States October 22, 2020
    Breaking News Raw, not yet edited and verified: 2.1 magnitude #earthquake. 23 km from Soledad, #CA, United States https://t.co/Ch5kF8ATPu Source by Earthquake Alerts Breaking News Travel | Explore
  • Will tomorrow’s #travel demand truly be driven by responsible behaviour? Take a October 22, 2020
    Breaking News Raw, not yet edited and verified: Will tomorrow’s #travel demand truly be driven by responsible behaviour? Take a critical look at current practices, #tourism demand, creative #travel incentives & why public-private partnerships are key to fast recovery. Authored by @TTG_Asia for #PATACRC https://t.co/XOAKZzKMH8 https://t.co/TjmDKtvXIt Click to read content Breaking News Travel | Explore
  • The @PATAFoundation is training young people in employability skills thru digita October 22, 2020
    Breaking News Raw, not yet edited and verified: The @PATAFoundation is training young people in employability skills thru digital micro learning – a pandemic-proof platform, in case schools need to close again. Your contribution towards this programme can empower vulnerable youth & create macro impact. https://t.co/E9vuUTUOLS https://t.co/s0btcrWnst Click to read content Breaking News Travel | […]
  • We’ve taken the bold move to update the design of #PATA’s organisational governa October 22, 2020
    Breaking News Raw, not yet edited and verified: We’ve taken the bold move to update the design of #PATA’s organisational governance. Major changes incl a shift towards a fully elected Board that is substantially reduced in size + transition from committees to Expert Task Forces. Full press release: https://t.co/82tm1tLS93 https://t.co/70nkRooKxn Click to read content Breaking […]
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  • 50 striking photos of the tourism industry during the coronavirus pandemic October 22, 2020
    Striking photos of the tourism industry during COVID-19 Eerie quiet fell on busting tourist destinations starting in March. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life around the globe, and nowhere is the change as obvious as the emptied-out beaches, museums, and historical sites where tourists throng and local economies make their money. Many destinations have reopened, but continuing […]
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  • Indian Memory Project: Time travel through the history of a nation October 22, 2020
    During this pandemic, when old albums are being dusted off to rediscover the people in them, the Indian Memory Project, a visual-narrative online archive turns 10. Curator Anusha Yadav on how these sepia-tone pictures are tiny integers in the story of the subcontinent The courage and robust optimism of Jemishi Mehta’s Gujarati ancestors is bookended […]
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  • Hunter’s business partner CONFIRMS authenticity of laptop email, claims Joe Biden was part of Chinese deals October 22, 2020
    A former associate of Hunter Biden’s has said that an email addressed to him concerning potentially shady deals with a Chinese firm is genuine and that Hunter’s father was also involved in the scheme, and got a 10 percent cut. A tranche of emails, text messages and photos, allegedly taken from a hard drive that […]
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  • Thailand withdraws Bangkok emergency decree after protests swell October 22, 2020
    The move to ban gatherings and curb information only served to fuel the anti-government protests. Protesters make a three-finger salute during an anti-government protest in Bangkok on Wednesday [Jorge Silva/Reuters] Thailand on Thursday rolled back a “severe emergency,” a decree that was introduced last week to end months of protests against the government and monarchy […]
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  • Turkey extends gas exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters October 22, 2020
    Turkish navy says Oruc Reis research vessel that was scheduled to end its work on Thursday will now remain at sea until October 27. The Oruc Reis research vessel was previously scheduled to end its work on Thursday [Reuters] Turkey says it is extending a gas exploration mission in the disputed Eastern Mediterranean in a […]
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  • EU traffic light system for international travel gets November start date October 22, 2020
    The European international travel scheme is due to begin on November 8th. The new traffic light system for air travel will come into effect early next month. Minister for International Transport Hildegarde Naughton has confirmed the new system will begin at midnight on Sunday, November 8th. Countries will be classed as green, orange or red […]
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  • Despite lifting of restrictions on outbound non-essential travel, immigration bureau says tourist departures of Filipinos remain low October 22, 2020
    (Eagle News)–Tourist departures have so far remained low despite the government’s decision to allow non-essential outbound travel for Filipinos, the Bureau of Immigration said. In a statement, the bureau said as of early evening on Wednesday, the first day the restrictions on international leisure travel were lifted,  only 95 Filipinos left under a tourist visa […]
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  • STB partners Airbnb Experiences to promote Singapore through virtual tourism October 22, 2020
    Singapore A view of the Singapore skyline. (Photo: Genevieve Loh) 22 Oct 2020 02:24PM(Updated: 22 Oct 2020 02:30PM) Share this content Bookmark SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will partner with Airbnb Experiences to offer a variety of online tourism experiences to global audiences amid the “new international tourist climate”. In a news release, STB and […]
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  • BA blames strict Covid-19 travel measures for massive capacity cut October 22, 2020
    British Airways’ flight capacity between October and December has been slashed with the national carrier blaming quarantine and a lack of pre-departure testing for the shock move. Parent firm IAG announced the airline will be operating at “no more than 30 per cent” of what it was during the same period in 2019. As a […]
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  • Pernod Ricard reports improving sales trends in Q1 but travel retail remains hard hit October 22, 2020
    Pernod Ricard posted first-quarter sales (to 30 September) of €2,236 million, down by -10% year-on-year and -6% in organic terms. But the company noted that this was a “marked improvement” compared to Q4 and said that it expected sales growth to turn positive in the second half. Key dynamics include a “very resilient” off-trade performance […]
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  • Alberto Gavazzi steps down from key LAC and Global Travel Roles at Diageo; Sam Fischer takes leadership of Global Travel October 22, 2020
    Alberto Gavazzi: Drove the transformation of the Global Travel business Alberto Gavazzi, Diageo President Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), Global Travel & Global Sales, is stepping down after a stellar 27-year tenure at the company. As a result of Gavazzi’s decision, Sam Fischer, who has been President of Diageo Greater China and Asia Pacific since […]
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  • Roseburg suspending Tourism Grant Program for fall and winter October 22, 2020
    ROSEBURG, Ore. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Roseburg is suspending its Tourism Grant Program for this fall and winter. The program will be re-evaluated in Spring 2021, after which City staff will make a determination on continuing the grant cycle. The program, which would normally open in November, is funded by […]
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  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services Added to List of “Trusted Testing Partners” for Inter-County Travel October 22, 2020
    The State of Hawai‘i has added Diagnostic Laboratory Services to the list of eight other trusted testing partners for inter-county travel. Inter-county passengers arriving in Kauaʻi and Maui counties may bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take an FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from the certified CLIA lab of a trusted testing and […]
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  • Senators back increase in Tourism dept’ budget October 22, 2020
    The Department of Tourism has welcomed the call of several senators to increase the department’s budget for the 2021 fiscal year. As stipulated in the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2021, a total of P3.841 billion is allocated for the DoT for 2021. The amount of P3.52 billion is assigned to the DoT and its […]
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  • Senators back increase in Tourism dept’ budget October 22, 2020
    The Department of Tourism has welcomed the call of several senators to increase the department’s budget for the 2021 fiscal year. As stipulated in the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2021, a total of P3.841 billion is allocated for the DoT for 2021. The amount of P3.52 billion is assigned to the DoT and its […]
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  • Nigeria’s SARS: A brief history of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad October 22, 2020
    A demonstrator protests against Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos on October 17 [Temilade Adelaja/Reuters] In April last year, Kofi Bartels, a 34-year-old radio journalist in Nigeria’s Rivers State, was filming three police officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) beating another man when they and three of their colleagues turned their attention to […]
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  • Russia warns of consequences of US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 October 22, 2020
    If Washington proceeds with sanctions against the Russia-led natural gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, it will hurt a wide range of Western contractors and investors involved in the undertaking, the project operator has warned. “If imposed, [the sanctions] could directly hit more than 120 companies from more than 12 European countries,” the company said on […]
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  • Trip.com Group’s “LIVE for Trip” month-long campaign to further boost travel recovery October 22, 2020
    /EIN News/ — SINGAPORE, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — From 10 October to 11 November 2020, leading online travel services provider Trip.com Group is launching “LIVE for Trip” as a part of its “Travel On” initiative to bolster the recovery of the global travel industry and coincide with the company’s 21st anniversary. The LIVE […]
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  • ‘Amplifiers for idiots’: Former Google CEO slams social media October 22, 2020
    Eric Schmidt says more regulation may be needed for social media, but US antitrust suit against Google is misplaced. Facebook and Twitter have been under fire in recent years for allowing racist and discriminatory messages to spread online, while Google’s YouTube has tried to decrease the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and US politics [File: […]
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  • 'The numbers aren't good': Raimondo sounds alarm over coronavirus spike, urges no Thanksgiving travel October 22, 2020
    Key takeaways from this week’s briefing Delayed daily data blamed on slow lab Raimondo concerned about virus trends Social gatherings flagged as problem again Local, limited Thanksgiving plans urged Halloween contest for students PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Gov. Gina Raimondo warned Rhode Islanders on Wednesday that the state is losing ground in the fight to […]
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  • Messe Berlin has a new CEO October 18, 2020
    In the midst of the greatest trade fair crisis of all time, Messe Berlin in Germany has appointed a new CEO. In January, Martin Ecknig takes over from Christian Göke, who, after more than 20 years at the helm, had asked to terminate his contract in April. Ecknig's appointment comes as a surprise to many […]
    Linda Hohnholz
  • Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms October 17, 2020
    Pamala Taylor is native Hawaiian. She loves visitors, and she loves her job at family owned SunIsland Hawaii, listen to the podcast The Aloha State as of yesterday is welcoming visitors back to its beaches, resorts and attractions – and in record numbers. Pamala and so many of her colleagues are worried about their jobs. […]
    Linda Hohnholz
  • PATA Elects New Secretary/Treasurer October 15, 2020
    Explore Himalaya President and the former Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter (2013-2018), Suman Pandey, has been elected the Secretary/Treasurer of PATA. Pandey, who was representing Nepal, was voted in against Faeez Fadhilillah of Malaysia through online voting conducted by PATA on October 12. Vietnam’s Hai Ho of Vietnam was elected Vice-chair […]
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  • Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights October 22, 2020
    Aviation - Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s hometown carrier, will reinstate its long-awaited East Coast flying in December with twice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and thrice-weekly service between HNL and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). At the same time, Hawaiian will resume […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US October 21, 2020
    Aviation - U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the first international flight utilizing the CommonPass digital health system to rapidly verify passengers’ COVID-19 status: “The U.S. and global economies simply cannot afford to wait for a widely distributed COVID vaccine for international […]
    Harry S. Johnson
  • Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season October 21, 2020
    Aviation - Air Astana will continue to operate flights to international destinations with some changes during the autumn-winter season. From 21st October 2020, the airline, in accordance with the order from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, will reduce the number of international flights to Turkey, the UAE, Ukraine and Germany. The […]
    Harry S. Johnson