Juergen Steinmetz, originally from Germany, moved to Hawaii in 1988 and has been living on Oahu’s North Shore since 1992. A travel and tourism industry veteran, Mr. Steinmetz has been in the business since 1977.
Mr. Steinmetz is the co-founder and publisher of eTurboNews (also known as ETN), a global travel industry newswire with a circulation of over 230,000 travel and tourism professionals in more than 100 countries. Since the inception of Hawaii-based eTN in 1999, it has become one of the most formidable and influential global travel and tourism publications today. To date, eTN is the oldest Internet-based travel and tourism publication that is currently in existence.
For the last nine years, Mr. Steinmetz has represented the global travel and tourism media at the United Nations World Tourism Organization Task Group dealing with sexual exploitation of children.
He is also an industry board member of PATA (Pacific Travel Association), and chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, a global organization with tourism board members promoting Green Growth and Quality.