Category: Government Affairs

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London

Driving to Heathrow? Rethink your journey urges former Deputy Mayor of London

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 21:13 0

Heathrow announced today the appointment of Val Shawcross as Chair of the Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF), an independent group established to help improve accessibility ... Read More

BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 16:40 0

BestCities Global Alliance and Copenhagen Convention Bureau (CCB) are set to investigate what the future holds for associations and association congresses with a focus on ... Read More

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:40 0

Qatar Airways partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25 per cent discount on airfares for all flights to Doha ... Read More

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:56 0

Many tourists visiting Hawaii from June 10-21 do not know, that the biggest arts and the cultureal festival is hosted in the U.S. State bringing ... Read More

‘Costly welcome party at citizens’ expense’: Refugees and migrants cost Germany €23 billion in 2018

‘Costly welcome party at citizens’ expense’: Refugees and migrants cost Germany €23 billion in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 00:45 0

Germany spent a record €23 billion ($25.65 billion) last year to integrate more than a million refugees at home and “fight the root causes of ... Read More

ePassport Gates ease entry into UK for citizens of US, Canada and five other countries

ePassport Gates ease entry into UK for citizens of US, Canada and five other countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 22:05 0

Citizens of the US and Canada are among seven countries who can now use ePassport gates, giving easier and faster entry into the UK. The ... Read More

Germany becomes first government customer for Airbus ACJ350

Germany becomes first government customer for Airbus ACJ350

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 19:02 0

The German government has placed a firm order for three ACJ350-900 XWBs, becoming the first government customer for the type, which has already been ordered ... Read More

DNA test shows 30% of migrants detained at US border not related to ‘their’ children

DNA test shows 30% of migrants detained at US border not related to ‘their’ children

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 18:10 0

DNA tests of migrant children arrested at the US-Mexico border with their families have revealed the minors were not related to the adults accompanying them. ... Read More

Israel Loves Africa: African Tourism Board and Rwanda Air Take Action

Israel Loves Africa: African Tourism Board and Rwanda Air Take Action

George Taylor George Taylor- May 20, 2019 05:06 0

African Tourism Board representative in Israel Mr. Dov Kalmann, has sent his congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Joseph Rutabana of Rwanda to Israel: “In the name ... Read More

Tourism Ethiopia joins African Tourism Board

Tourism Ethiopia joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 08:58 0

Today Tourism Ethiopia joined the African Tourism Board as an observer. Tourism Ethiopia (TE) is a national organization under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45 0

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 16:45 0

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said civilian aircraft flying over the ... Read More

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:30 0

The city of Madrid climbs to third in the ranking of world congress cities, published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2018. ... Read More

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 18:15 2

Jamaica was yesterday selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) for the biennium 2019-2021. “Jamaica graciously ... Read More

Israel Hotels Association: Tourist stays up 9% in Q1 2019

Israel Hotels Association: Tourist stays up 9% in Q1 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:40 0

The Economic Research Department of the Israel Hotels Association published data for the first quarter of 2019 in hotels compared to the same period in ... Read More

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 09:39 0

Currently, the 64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala. Thursday was the first day. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26 0

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. ... Read More

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 23:11 0

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 22:02 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 16, 2019 08:46 0

Safe tourism is the goal of any well-established travel and tourism destination, and St. Lucia is a good example. Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow is ... Read More

Shocking: Aviation law firms react to US House Transportation Committee hearing on Boeing 737-8 MAX

Shocking: Aviation law firms react to US House Transportation Committee hearing on Boeing 737-8 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:55 0

Justin Green, military-trained pilot and partner at law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, reacted to today's U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08 0

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of ... Read More

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 23:45 0

The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for airport infrastructure

US Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for airport infrastructure

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:19 0

US Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 14, 2019 20:15 0

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country’s commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a ‘tourism paradise’, a copycat ... Read More

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 16:45 0

US states are rushing to become Real-ID compliant in response to federal legislation, which set new, more stringent minimum standards for identification that will be ... Read More

UNWTO launches Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

UNWTO launches Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019 10:12 0

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing ... Read More

ATTES: Changing the Face of Africa together with the African Tourism Board

ATTES: Changing the Face of Africa together with the African Tourism Board

Dr. Darlington Muzeza Dr. Darlington Muzeza- May 14, 2019 01:49 0

The African Tourism Board is planning to partner with Africa’s Trade, Transport and Energy Summit  (ATTES) to make sure travel and tourism are not overlooked by the largest ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35 0

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that ... Read More

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