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UNWTO Deputy Secretary General Sanclemente leaves: Gustavo Santo from Argentina next?

UNWTO Deputy Secretary General Sanclemente leaves: Gustavo Santo from Argentina next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 20, 2019 02:14 0

There will be a farewell cocktail tonight at UNWTO Madrid to say farewell to the UNWTO Deputy Secretary-General Mr. Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia. ... Read More

International investigators: 3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian responsible for shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17

International investigators: 3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian responsible for shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 00:49 0

International investigators from Joint Investigation Team (JIT) have accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, saying they collected ... Read More

At least 92 people die in brutal Indian heatwave

At least 92 people die in brutal Indian heatwave

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 00:03 0

Punishing Indian heatwave, with temperatures soaring to 122°F and up, killed at least 92 people so far. India’s Bihar state remains in the midst of ... Read More

‘Premeditated execution’: Saudi Arabia responsible for Khashoggi’s murder, says UN investigator

‘Premeditated execution’: Saudi Arabia responsible for Khashoggi’s murder, says UN investigator

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 23:35 0

A UN investigator said on Wednesday that Riyadh bears responsibility for the barbaric killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was a victim of “a deliberate, ... Read More

Indian Trump worshipper sets up Trump shrine, buys ‘expensive’ POTUS statue

Indian Trump worshipper sets up Trump shrine, buys ‘expensive’ POTUS statue

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 23:08 0

An Indian villager, who gained international notoriety for his daily worship of a photo of Donald Trump, had recently made a serious upgrade to his ... Read More

How to buy a Turkish Passport? Citizenship tourism trends with a Chinese twist

How to buy a Turkish Passport? Citizenship tourism trends with a Chinese twist

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 19, 2019 22:21 0

Buying Turkish Citizenship is the latest trend in citizen tourism specifically for Chinese. Citizenship tourism has become big business in countries around the world. Several ... Read More

Record-breaking trend: Israel Tourism continues to rise

Record-breaking trend: Israel Tourism continues to rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 19:10 0

Israel Tourism continues to rise, as more travelers are choosing the country as their next travel destination. In 2019 so far, the country has seen ... Read More

IATA: Passengers want governments to focus on sustainable fuels, cut aviation CO2 emissions

IATA: Passengers want governments to focus on sustainable fuels, cut aviation CO2 emissions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 16:03 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what ... Read More

United Airlines staff heroes after active shooter scare at Honolulu International Airport

United Airlines staff heroes after active shooter scare at Honolulu International Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 19, 2019 02:40 0

A Hawaii vacation turned into an unexpected adventure of an active shooter experience for passengers checking in for their flight at Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye ... Read More

Trump said ‘rebrand’ 737 MAX, and ‘open-minded’ Boeing might just do that

Trump said ‘rebrand’ 737 MAX, and ‘open-minded’ Boeing might just do that

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 23:50 0

The Boeing Company’s CFO, Greg Smith, has revealed on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show the possibility of a name change for the troubled ... Read More

CTOs of world’s leading aerospace manufacturers committed to reducing CO2 emissions

CTOs of world’s leading aerospace manufacturers committed to reducing CO2 emissions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 23:35 0

The aviation industry has committed to ambitious targets to reduce CO2 emissions. The Chief Technology Officers of seven of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers released ... Read More

Airbus: Regulators and “traveling public” are only obstacles to pilotless planes

Airbus: Regulators and “traveling public” are only obstacles to pilotless planes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 16:20 0

The technology for "autonomous flying" is already here, and the only obstacles to progress are regulators - and "the traveling public," understandably wary of pilotless ... Read More

ZERO! Not a single new Boeing order announced on day one of Paris Air Show

ZERO! Not a single new Boeing order announced on day one of Paris Air Show

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 15:21 0

European aerospace giant Airbus recorded over 100 orders for its aircraft, as the Paris Air Show kicked off on Monday at Le Bourget. According to ... Read More

Powerful Sea of Japan earthquake triggers tsunami warning

Powerful Sea of Japan earthquake triggers tsunami warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 14:55 0

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred in the Sea of Japan. The powerful jolt triggered a tsunami warning. The wave is expected to reach a height ... Read More

Tourism Must Tackle Inequalities says Tourism Minister Bartlett

Tourism Must Tackle Inequalities says Tourism Minister Bartlett

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019 08:45 0

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that for tourism to be truly sustainable there must be greater equality among all stakeholders and ... Read More

Botswana trophy hunting poached 385 elephants

Botswana trophy hunting poached 385 elephants

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019 08:40 0

At least 385 elephants were poached in the last year, however the Botswana government has just set an annual quota of 400 elephants to be ... Read More

Airline Safety Warning: Don’t put your family on American Airlines

Airline Safety Warning: Don’t put your family on American Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019 06:39 2

“If you care about your families’ safety, do not put them on an American Airlines flights until this court injunction is vacated." With the issuance ... Read More

Law passed: No more Aloha to AIRBNB or Home Away tourists on Oahu

Law passed: No more Aloha to AIRBNB or Home Away tourists on Oahu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019 04:35 0

Honolulu delivered bad news for 4000-6000 illegal vacation rental units and homes on the Island of Oahu, to companies like  AIRBNB and for those tourists ... Read More

Russia to introduce single-entry e-visa for foreign tourists from 2021

Russia to introduce single-entry e-visa for foreign tourists from 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 00:53 0

Russia's President Putin has signed an order to ensure the introduction of an electronic single-entry visa from 2021 for foreigners visiting Russia. The service is ... Read More

Toronto Raptors Rally: Panic as shots fired – 2 million stampede

Toronto Raptors Rally: Panic as shots fired – 2 million stampede

editor editor- June 17, 2019 21:47 0

The Toronto Raptors along with fans and visiting tourists were celebrating at a parade and rally being held today at Nathan Phillips Square in Canada. ... Read More

Boeing seeks to replace costly airborne tests with digital simulation

Boeing seeks to replace costly airborne tests with digital simulation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 17, 2019 19:10 0

According to the latest reports, Boeing is considering phasing out some old-school airborne jet tests and relying more on digital simulation analysis in order to ... Read More

Russia unveils designs for Arctic cruise ships

Russia unveils designs for Arctic cruise ships

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 17, 2019 17:20 0

Russian state-run holding company, United Shipbuilding Corporation, has revealed design-projects for several cruise ships, aimed at transporting travelers through the waters of the Russian Arctic. ... Read More

United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level  delegation at Executive Council in Baku

United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level delegation at Executive Council in Baku

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 17, 2019 15:20 0

United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level delegation at Executive Council in Baku Baku, Azerbaijan, 17 June 2019 – The United States of ... Read More

Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone

Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 09:59 0

Uganda Tourism has been bracing after three Ugandans fell ill after obtaining the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lily Ajarova, CEO of ... Read More

The United States of America intends to join UNWTO

The United States of America intends to join UNWTO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 07:42 0

U.S. Tourism and UNWTO is making history in Baku, Azerbaijan. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is currently holding its Executive Council Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. ... Read More

African Elephant Coalition (AEC): Japan your ivory market !

African Elephant Coalition (AEC): Japan your ivory market !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 07:26 0

The Council of Elders of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) comprising 32 African countries and the majority of African elephant range states is calling on ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett Meets With Top Tourism Resilience Partners in Azerbaijan

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett Meets With Top Tourism Resilience Partners in Azerbaijan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 07:17 0

Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday (June 16) met with some of the leading partners in the Global Tourism Resilience and ... Read More

Peace Through Tourism: Why IIPT matters now more then ever

Peace Through Tourism: Why IIPT matters now more then ever

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 01:25 0

This is a letter published by Anita Mendiratta who was honored by Louis D’Amore, the Founder and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism ... Read More

Dreamliner B787 next to be grounded after Boeing 737 MAX?

Dreamliner B787 next to be grounded after Boeing 737 MAX?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2019 21:37 0

Boeing MAX remains grounded,  now Pilots warn regulators about a problem on Boeings Dreamliners. A critical fire-fighting system on Boeing's £160million Dreamliner fleet was found ... Read More

Paris Air Show to open Monday: 322,000 visitors expected

Paris Air Show to open Monday: 322,000 visitors expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2019 21:29 0

Monday will be the opening of the 53rd International Paris Air show. For one week 322,000 visitors will see 150 aircraft, meet at 26 national ... Read More

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