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God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?

God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?

God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. Burundi is a small country located in East Africa, with some cultural and geographical ties connecting it with Central Africa. It is surrounded by Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic […]

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10 Apr, 2020

How to Properly Wash and Sanitize Your Face Masks

How to Properly Wash and Sanitize Your Face Masks

How to Properly Wash and Sanitize Your Face Masks

During this COVID-19 pandemic, as we all make, purchase, and most importantly, strap on face masks before heading outside to complete our essential tasks, a logical question is: “How do I properly wash and sanitize my face masks, and how often?” Speaking at recent City and County of Honolulu press conferences, Kuakini Medical Center emergency […]

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10 Apr, 2020

African Development Bank to provide Response Facility for COVID-19 Pandemic

African Development Bank to provide Response Facility for COVID-19 Pandemic

African Development Bank to provide Response Facility for COVID-19 Pandemic

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has created a COVID-19 Response Facility to African countries targeting to assist the regional member states in fighting the pandemic. The US$10 billion Response Facility has been created to assist African member countries of the AfDB to help the countries from the effects of COVID-19 with their social and […]

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10 Apr, 2020

Curfew in Waikiki, but Governor Ige is still not ready to stop tourism

Curfew in Waikiki, but Governor Ige is still not ready to stop tourism

Curfew in Waikiki, but Governor Ige is still not ready to stop tourism

In the State of Hawaii, the island of Oahu, including famous Waikiki, will be on a complete curfew. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today ordered to make it illegal to be outside this Easter Holiday weekend unless for emergencies starting Friday, through Saturday, and Sunday night from 11:00 pm (2300 hours) until 5:00 am (0500 hours). […]

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10 Apr, 2020

Dominica COVID-19 Coronavirus Official Update on the nation

Dominica COVID-19 Official Update on the nation

Dominica COVID-19 Coronavirus Official Update on the nation

National Epidemiologist (Ag) in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr. Shulladin Ahmed, updated the nation on Dominica COVID 19 coronavirus statistics on April 8, 2020. The total number of cases remains at 15. The first index case has recovered and is now on home quarantine for the next 14 days. Two PCR […]

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10 Apr, 2020

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships

Centers for Disease Control: No Sail Order extended for all cruise ships

Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships. “We are working with the cruise line industry to address the health and safety of crew at sea as well as communities surrounding U.S. cruise ship points of entry,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield. […]

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10 Apr, 2020

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division notifies the public the Pacific Princess cruise ship is scheduled to arrive at Honolulu Harbor on April 13, 2020. The ship was last at port in Melbourne, Australia on March 28; however, no passengers or crew disembarked. It does not have any confirmed or suspected cases of […]

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10 Apr, 2020

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19

Impact and a way forward for Africa to survive COVID-19

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19

The African Tourism Board established the COVID-19 Tourism Task Force under the leadership of Dr. Taleb Rifai and Alain St. Ange to guide the African Travel and Tourism industry through the Coronavirus crisis. The African Union just released a report on the impact of Coronavirus on the African Economy. As of April 9, the spread […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Nation’s largest Convention Center converted into COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility

Nation’s largest Convention Center converted into COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility

Nation’s largest Convention Center converted into COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility

Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center is being re-purposed as an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) and will use Epic—the medical records systems used in the majority of Chicago’s healthcare facilities—to provide clinicians with immediate access to their patients’ chart. The new ACF, one of the largest in the nation, is designed to help address an anticipated […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Hainan Airlines resumes flights to Wuhan – origin of COVID-19 pandemic

Hainan Airlines resumes flights to Wuhan – origin of COVID-19 pandemic

Hainan Airlines resumes flights to Wuhan – origin of COVID-19 pandemic

China’s Hainan Airlines has resumed commercial flights from Hainan to Wuhan. The airline also announced that it intends to gradually increase the number of flights. On April 8, the air carrier conducted the first flight along this route in the last two and a half months. Flight HU7659 delivered 112 passengers to Wuhan Tianhe Airport […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

Hawaiian Airlines saw deep drops system-wide traffic statistics in the first quarter of 2020 specifically in March. Of course, this is due to restrictions on travel mandated by government in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Demand declines that began with U.S. government restrictions on Chinese arrivals in late January accelerated in mid-March, when governments […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19

The Spanish Jamaica Foundation has donated US$200,000 (J$28 million) to the Government of Jamaica’s COVID-19 Recovery Program. The donation will go towards the procurement of well-needed protective gear and ventilators. The announcement was made during a digital press briefing hosted by the Ministry of Tourism earlier today. The Spanish Jamaica Foundation includes members from various […]

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09 Apr, 2020

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs

Restaurants to Congress: COVID-19 relief programs not providing enough relief

US restaurants to Congress: Not enough relief from COVID-19 relief programs

The National Restaurant Association told US Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help restaurants bridge the crisis, but there are increasing warning signs that more relief will be needed to help restaurants and employees. The Association pointed out that the COVID-19 crisis has already cost three million restaurant […]

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09 Apr, 2020

CARE Program Website: Over 7,000 Applications Hours after Launch

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CARE Program Website: Over 7,000 Applications Hours after Launch

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that the Government of Jamaica has received over 7,000 applications on the website for the COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees – CARE program – which was launched earlier today. Speaking at a digital press briefing, the Tourism Minister said, “I am pleased to advise that as […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success

Hong Kong tourism chief, Dane Cheng, stated today that tourism will be returning back to normality in July and the destination will be focusing on attracting mainland visitors and new markets. China is a dominant source market for Hong Kong, accounting for 77% of arrivals in 2019. Focusing marketing efforts on this source market will […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Etihad expands passenger freighter coverage to Asia, Australia and Europe

Etihad expands passenger freighter coverage to Asia, Australia and Europe

Etihad expands passenger freighter coverage to Asia, Australia and Europe

Following its recent launch of passenger freighter flights to 10 destinations, complementing its Boeing 777 freighter operations, Etihad Cargo announced five additional routes using Etihad Airways passenger aircraft to increase the flow of essential supplies into the United Arab Emirates and provide further east-west connectivity between major markets. Using bellyhold capacity on a mix of […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever

Deutsche Lufthansa AG calls its first virtual Annual General Meeting ever

Today, for the very first time, Deutsche Lufthansa AG invited its shareholders to a virtual Annual General Meeting. Given certain conditions, legislation has made it possible to hold the Annual General Meeting without shareholders being physically present. This decision takes into account the health protection of shareholders, the current physical distancing rules and the economic […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Hotels, Travel and Tourism: Adjusting to a New Reality

Hotels, Travel and Tourism: Adjusting to a New Reality

Hotels, Travel and Tourism: Adjusting to a New Reality

Just over a month ago, before the coronavirus wave, many of us sat in our offices surrounded by colleagues, engaged in deep discussions about how best to leverage the increasing demand in hotels, travel and tourism this year. As per the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO’s) forecasts from earlier this year, international tourist arrivals were […]

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09 Apr, 2020

President Trump refuses to help Hawaii Governor Ige to stop tourist arrivals during COVID-19

Hawaii Governor Ige Coronavirus warning: Avoid travel to Washington State

President Trump refuses to help Hawaii Governor Ige to stop tourist arrivals during COVID-19

This is an update on an eTN article published earlier entitled” Hawaii Governor Ige allowing an increase in tourism puts residents and visitors in danger. Calling the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) at 808-973-2255 is answered with the following recorded message: The mailbox for the person you’re calling is currently full and cannot take messages. At […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Tourism destinations expecting to re-engage marketing by June

Tourism destinations expecting to re-engage marketing by June

Tourism destinations expecting to re-engage marketing by June

The findings from the latest wave of a series of bi-weekly tracking surveys of North American destination professionals were released today. The surveys assess how this sector has been affected by COVID-19 and what shifts organizations are making during a period of very fluid change.  The latest findings reveal that while almost the entire sector […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Need a face mask? What Airlines won’t tell you yet?

Need a face mask? What airlines won’t yet tell you

Need a face mask? What Airlines won’t tell you yet?

United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Jet Blue, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines were asked, by eTurboNews, but none of the U.S. airline carriers wanted to comment. After talking to a German health professional and received a response: “Bravo -great idea”, it should remain a valid question. The question was:  Can eye shades also be used […]

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09 Apr, 2020

Honolulu Zoo achieves esteemed Association of Zoos & Aquariums accreditation

Honolulu Zoo achieves esteemed AZA accreditation

Honolulu Zoo achieves esteemed Association of Zoos & Aquariums accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Honolulu Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “AZA accreditation signifies Honolulu Zoo’s active role in protecting our world’s wild animals and wild places while providing exceptional animal care and meaningful guest experiences,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “The Honolulu […]

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08 Apr, 2020

Alpine Air Express acquires all Great Lakes Airlines assets

Alpine Air Express acquires all Great Lakes Airlines assets

Alpine Air Express acquires all Great Lakes Airlines assets

Alpine Air Express, Inc., a logistics and transportation company providing regional air cargo services throughout the Mountain Western region of the United States, announced today that is has acquired 27 airplanes and associated engines, propellers, spare parts and ground support equipment from Great Lakes Airlines.  Alpine Air Express is a portfolio company of AE Industrial […]

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08 Apr, 2020

Meetings Industry Survey: Re-engagement Expected by June

Meetings Industry Survey: Re-engagement Expected by June

Meetings Industry Survey: Re-engagement Expected by June

“COVID-19 has had a substantial financial impact on the tourism industry, and destination organizations have responded quickly by deferring marketing funds in a responsible manner,” said Craig Compagnone, chief operating officer, MMGY Global commenting on the results of a recent meetings industry survey. MMGY Travel Intelligence, in partnership with Destinations International Foundation, has released the […]

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08 Apr, 2020

Continuity of passenger transport services is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic

Continuity of passenger transport services is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic

Continuity of passenger transport services is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic

UIC – the worldwide organization for the promotion of rail transport at a global level and collaborative development of the railway system, issued the following COVID-19 situation statement today: During this Covid-19 crisis, ensuring continuity of public transport and local mobility services is essential for society and the economy, especially for the many individuals who […]

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08 Apr, 2020

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors

Thai immigration officials announced today that the government of Thailand has approved a plan to grant automatic visa extensions to all foreigners who entered the country legally. According to an Interior Ministry document, automatic visa extension has been granted until April 30, 2020. Police Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang said that the government could extend this […]

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08 Apr, 2020

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Two options to resume operations after COVID-19

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Resuming operations after COVID-19

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Two options to resume operations after COVID-19

Top executives of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport are looking at two scenarios for reopening the airport as soon as possible after the coronavirus emergency ends, according to Sheremetyevo’s chairman, Alexander Ponomarenko. The first scenario involves the resumption of international flights in July and the gradual restoration of passenger traffic until the end of this year. […]

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08 Apr, 2020

Airbus cuts production rates in COVID-19 environment

Airbus adapts production rates in COVID-19 environment

Airbus cuts production rates in COVID-19 environment

After a solid commercial and industrial performance at the beginning of the year, Airbus is now revising its production rates downwards to adapt to the new COVID-19 market environment. In Q1 2020, Airbus booked 290 net commercial aircraft orders and delivered 122 aircraft. A further 60 aircraft were produced during the quarter, highlighting the solid […]

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08 Apr, 2020

New responsibilities allocated to Lufthansa Executive Board

New allocation of responsibilities for Lufthansa Executive Board announced

New responsibilities allocated to Lufthansa Executive Board

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided today in a telephone conference meeting on a new allocation of responsibilities for the company’s Executive Board. The change became necessary after Ulrik Svensson had to resign from his position due to health reasons on Monday of this week. Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of […]

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08 Apr, 2020

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification

Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification

Sanitized Venue: Global nightlife industry launches sanitary certification

The International Nightlife Association has launched specific measures for its members, that way, once the lockdown is lifted and venues can reopen, clients can gain the trust they need to go out again. To do so, the INA has decided to incorporate an international sanitary certification named “Sanitized Venue” to the International Nightlife Safety Certified (INSC) seal, […]

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08 Apr, 2020