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She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed by two former UNWTO Secretary Generals and hundreds of tourism leaders from more than 100 countries, the fact that some of the voting Ministers of Tourism had already tested positive for COVID-19 – none of this moved the current UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili to reconsider allowing a delay in the... Read More
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World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump

https://vimeo.com/495720670 The World Tourism Network passed the flame of hope from country to country at its New Years’ party today listening to incredible stories told by tour guides. Tour guides are the backbone of the travel and tourism industry worldwide. World Tourism Network (WTN) wants tourist guides to rise even stronger.Juergen Steinmetz, founder of WTN: “We are so proud to have these incredible drivers of our industry celebrating their 35 years... Read More
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A new deadly COVID virus attacks Southern California and Colorado

The World Tourism Network is calling for an immediate stop for flights from and to California. The new, potentially more contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom has been found in California, Governor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. Another case was reported in Colorado.Both patience had no history of travel indicating the virus may be spreading in the communities. The virus in the UK prompted the European Union,... Read More
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Hawaii Based World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us in the sector, we do not need short-term fixes, we don’t need open borders yet, and we cannot promote international travel at this time. Politically and also economically this is a hard pill to swallow. 100 years ago, the Spanish Flu was defeated. Today, the World Tourism Network’s (WTN) virtual New... Read More
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Honolulu Upholding the Paris Climate Agreement

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced today the release of the City and County of Honolulu’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP), entitled “One Climate: One O‘ahu.” The CAP was developed in partnership with the University of Hawaii and represents a science-based, community-driven strategy for O‘ahu to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2045 as required by City ordinance. Adoption of a CAP is also required to remain in the “We... Read More
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Love to travel? Invitation to the 2020/21 WTN New Year Party

Bring your pots and pans! Share Hopes, Dreams and Miracles! The World Tourism Network in cooperation with eTurboNews is inviting travel industry professionals and anyone who loves to travel to a virtual hour of fun and saying goodbye to a terrible 2020. 100 years ago the Spanish Flu was defeated. Continue reading Love to travel? Invitation to the 2020/21 WTN New Year Party at eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Online. Read More
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Hawaii Visitors Down 77 Percent

Hawaii visitors are down as the industry continues to feel significant impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, visitor arrivals decreased 77.3 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division. This past November, a total of 183,779 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service, compared to 809,076 visitors who came by air service and cruise ships in... Read More
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Silent Earthquakes in Hospitality and the Erosion of Standards

Since I can remember, there are these “The future of …..” type of thing conferences, publications and panel discussions. What is the future of hospitality and related? I don´t know. I am sure there is one, although the commercial forms may be very different. Predictions are generally difficult, especially the ones concerning the future :). I am certain, however, the landscape of hospitality as a business will be different and we... Read More
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Hawaii vacation rentals down 37% in November 2020

In November 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 555,000 unit nights (-34.5%) and monthly demand was 175,400 unit nights (-69.9%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 31.6 percent (-37.0 percentage points). In comparison, Hawaii’s hotels had an average occupancy rate of 22.1 percent in November 2020. It is important to note that unlike hotels, condominium hotels, timeshare resorts and vacation rental units are not necessarily... Read More
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Hawaii vacation rentals down 37% in November 2020

In November 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 555,000 unit nights (-34.5%) and monthly demand was 175,400 unit nights (-69.9%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 31.6 percent (-37.0 percentage points). In comparison, Hawaii’s hotels had an average occupancy rate of 22.1 percent in November 2020. It is important to note that unlike hotels, condominium hotels, timeshare resorts and vacation rental units are not necessarily... Read More
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Hawaii Hotels: Revenue Down 70 Percent in November

In November 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to November 2019 as tourism continued to be impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Research Division, statewide RevPAR decreased to $51 (-75.4%), ADR fell to $230 (-12.0%), and occupancy declined to 22.1 percent (-57.0 percentage... Read More
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Hawaii Hotels: Revenue Down 70 Percent in November

In November 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to November 2019 as tourism continued to be impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Research Division, statewide RevPAR decreased to $51 (-75.4%), ADR fell to $230 (-12.0%), and occupancy declined to 22.1 percent (-57.0 percentage... Read More
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Halemaʻumaʻu Crater within Kīlauea Caldera erupted on the Island of Hawaii

On Hawaii Island (Big Island of Hawaii) the Hawaii County Civil Defense reported the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater within the Kīlauea Caldera suddenly erupted after 9.30 pm Hawaii time Sunday night. Hawaii Island media reports that according to the HVO (Hawaiian Volcano Observatory), it looks like it’s all contained within the crater, however, the National Weather Service did say that there was a plume that was released from Halemaumau that had risen up... Read More
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Sudden Massive Volcano Eruption on Hawaii Island

On Hawaii Island (Big Island of Hawaii) the Hawaii County Civil Defense reported the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater within the Kīlauea Caldera suddenly erupted after 9.30 pm Hawaii time Sunday night. Hawaii Island media reports that according to the HVO (Hawaiian Volcano Observatory), it looks like it’s all contained within the crater, however, the National Weather Service did say that there was a plume that was released from Halemaumau that had risen up... Read More