web analytics

Press-Releases

Category: Human Rights News

News and updates on Human Rights, human trafficking, sexual exploitation of children and the dark side of the travel and tourism industry.Click here to submit news and tips.

Wyndham Hotels Ramps Up Fight Against Human Trafficking

editor editor- January 23, 2020

At its first global Town Hall event of the year, Wyndham today affirmed its ongoing commitment to support human trafficking ... Read More

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the ... Read More

Drug Policy Alliance Executive Steps Down to Join Human Rights Watch

editor editor- January 8, 2020

An award-winning author and human rights advocate with extensive international and domestic experience, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moren has led the Drug ... Read More

Human Trafficking at 7 Eleven and Circle K convenient stores?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2020

Victims of human trafficking can appear in any community or location, truck stops, travel centers and gas stations near highways, ... Read More

Symphony of Light New Year in Hong Kong was spectacular in many ways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2019

The Hong Kong's 2020 New Year party was a dazzling light show illuminated the Hong Kong skyline to celebrate the ... Read More

Russia denies entry to ‘visa-free’ Israeli visitors in apparent tit for tat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

Dozens of Israeli visitors were denied entry into Russia and detained at Moscow Domodedovo Airport’s passport control today for alleged ... Read More

Crossing the Canadian US Border now open to new horror stories

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 16, 2019

Can a U.S. Custom and Border Protection Officers now detain a Canadian Citizen on Canadian soil simply for looking Iranian?  ... Read More

French town residents prohibited from dying on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019

La Gresle is a rural French town with roughly 850 residents on the outskirts of Lyon, and like many countryside ... Read More

Strike paralyzes transportation across France, shuts down tourist attractions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019

Massive worker walkouts and thousands of protesters marching, in what has been billed as the largest protest of its kind ... Read More

Con artist sets up phony Russia-Finland border, charges illegals to ‘cross’ it

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019

A resourceful grifter has set up his own private 'Russia-Finland border' and charged four illegal migrants a thousands of euros, ... Read More

Loewe luxury fashion house: Look like a Nazi camp prisoner for only $950

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019

When Spanish luxury fashion powerhouse Loewe introduced the black and white striped shirt and trousers set (with the shirt alone ... Read More

‘Oxygen bars’ are all the rage in pollution-choked New Delhi

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

New Delhi city officials recently declared a public health emergency over the city’s dangerous air quality, after pollution hit toxic ... Read More

Archbishop of Canterbury: Jesus wouldn’t get UK visa under new immigration system

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019

Taking a thinly-camouflaged dig at the proposed so-called point-based immigration system trumpeted by British PM Boris Johnson, Archbishop of Canterbury ... Read More

Not ‘China’: Taiwan bans Huawei smartphones over wrong Caller ID

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 16, 2019

Deputy director of Taiwan's National Communications Commission's Department of Frequency and Resources, Niu Hsin-ren, said that the commission directed local ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group ... Read More

Airline passenger group publishes scathing report on Boeing 737 MAX

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019

FlyersRights.org, the official representative of passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on air safety, has released a detailed White ... Read More

Why? Netherlands’ first ‘transgender crosswalk’ leaves people scratching their heads

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019

Netherlands' city of Almere has claimed the unique (though quite dubious) 'distinction' of presenting the world with the first-ever ‘transgender’ ... Read More

Mass Grave found in favorite Arizona Tourist Getaway Rocky Point in Sonora, Mexico

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 27, 2019

Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point, is a Mexican fishing and resort city on the Gulf of California. It’s ... Read More

Schengen Zone with Croatia: Good news for tourism, bad news for security?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 27, 2019

Croatia tourism is happy about Croatia becoming a "Schengen" visa country in the EU. Croatia has met the technical criteria ... Read More

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association announces more member benefits

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019

Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announces new member benefits including the first LGBT Supplier Diversity resource guide ... Read More

Dior joins Coach, Versace and Givenchy in ‘offending’ China over Taiwan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 17, 2019

French fashion powerhouse Dior has become the latest luxury brand after Versace, Givenchy and Coach, Versace to get caught in ... Read More

Flights canceled, roads blocked as Catalan protesters target transport infrastructure

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019

More turbulent protests targeting transport infrastructure have taken place all over Catalonia on Tuesday, following a night of violence across ... Read More

Most popular destinations for transplant tourism: China, India, Pakistan

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 14, 2019

Follow the money. This is true and this is the danger of transplant tourism. Concerns the Chinese Government still forcibly ... Read More

Airline misleading passengers on flight delays and baggage loss?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger organization, on October 4 filed a reply brief in its Flight Delay Compensation Notice lawsuit ... Read More

Uganda plans to kill gays again: Tourism alarmed and Joe Biden has a message

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

Uganda has deadly threats for the LGBT Community again. As consequence tourism may face a new call for a boycott. ... Read More

World Bank: 90 percent of world’s poor will live in Africa by 2030

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 9, 2019

According to a new report released by the World Bank on Wednesday, extreme poverty will become almost exclusively an African ... Read More

Taiwan deports Chinese tourist for vandalism at National Taiwan University

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 9, 2019

Chinese visitor, who was filmed tearing down a display, known as Lennon Wall, set up at National Taiwan University (NTU) ... Read More

Rwanda Tourism under attack: 14 dead

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 7, 2019

Seeing Gorillas in Rwanda could mean to be under attack by terrorists. A popular tourist district in Rwanda was a ... Read More

Why is Bwindi National Park the best destination for Gorilla Trekking in Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 6, 2019

Have your heart set on visiting Uganda soon? If so, including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in your plans is a virtual ... Read More

Unmarried foreign couples can now share hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 5, 2019

Foreign men and women always had to prove they were related if they wanted to shack up together in hotel ... Read More

Is this Wyndham O’Hare Hotel run by pigs?

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- October 5, 2019

ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Corey Bailey, membership coordinator for ASTA, ... Read More

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 26, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline ... Read More

Schengen or no Schengen: Germany extends Austria border controls due to illegal migrant flood

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 25, 2019

Federal Republic of Germany is extending border controls along its border with Austria by six months due to a high ... Read More

UAE delegation visits European countries ahead of World Tolerance Summit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 18, 2019

A UAE delegation comprising officials of the second edition of World Tolerance Summit (WTS) concluded a series of visits to ... Read More

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 9, 2019

The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polalikasvi is worried about eTurboNews and started blocking this publication. With more than 11,205 articles about ... Read More