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Wheels Up partners with International LGBTQ+ Travel Association
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Wheels Up partners with International LGBTQ+ Travel Association

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association announced today that Wheels Up has become its first global partner in the private aviation ... Read More

UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end
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UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

As soon as vaccines are licensed for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine, said ... Read More

Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents
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Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 17, 2020

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria has announced that the vaccination for coronavirus will be mandatory for all residents of the ... Read More

Southwest Airlines committed to increasing diversity in leadership
Airline News

Southwest Airlines committed to increasing diversity in leadership

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

Southwest Airlines Co. today reinforced a continued commitment to putting People first and championing an inclusive workplace for all Employees. ... Read More

IGLTA moves its 2021 Global Convention to September
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IGLTA moves its 2021 Global Convention to September

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 15, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) announced today that it’s planning to bring the 37th edition of its global convention ... Read More

Wizz Air: Stop union busting in Ukraine!
Airline News

Wizz Air: Stop union busting in Ukraine!

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 10, 2020

Following attacks on workers’ rights and the freedom of association by Wizz Air in Ukraine, the European Transport Workers’ Federation ... Read More

Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask
Italy travel news

Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 5, 2020

In the midst of global COVID-19 pandemic, going out to public places without wearing a face mask is considered an ... Read More

Amsterdam’s Red Light District may soon become a thing of the past
Netherlands Travel News

Amsterdam’s Red Light District may soon become a thing of the past

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020

The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), a junior partner in the Netherlands’ coalition government, has breathed fresh life into the country’s ... Read More

LGBTQ people are fleeing Poland
Breaking Travel News

LGBTQ people are fleeing Poland

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 30, 2020

About a thousand pro-LGBT+ demonstrators took to the streets of Warsaw to take a stance against hate and discrimination on ... Read More

Boeing donates over $10 million to support racial equity and social justice
Human Rights News

Boeing donates over $10 million to support racial equity and social justice

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 28, 2020

Boeing today donated $10.6 million to a group of 20 nonprofits working to address racial equity and social justice in ... Read More

New Zealand court rules country’s first COVID-19 lockdown illegal
New Zealand travel news

New Zealand court rules country’s first COVID-19 lockdown illegal

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020

New Zealand's High Court ruled today that the country’s COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, under threat of punishment, from March 26 to ... Read More

Hotel Association of Los Angeles condemns use of hotels for migrant detention
Human Rights News

Hotel Association of Los Angeles condemns use of hotels for migrant detention

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020

The Hotel Association of Los Angeles issues the following statement, attributable to Executive Director Heather Rozman about recent use of ... Read More

German Citizen from  Glendora, California abducted by Iran Ministry in Dubai
Breaking Travel News

German Citizen from Glendora, California abducted by Iran Ministry in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

When flying on Emirates Airlines from Los Angeles to India, you need to change planes in Dubai, UAE. This may ... Read More

Celebrated human rights activist dies in Kyrgyzstan prison
Human Rights News

Celebrated human rights activist dies in Kyrgyzstan prison

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

Human rights activist Azimjam Askarov has died while in detention in Kyrgyzstan, despite numerous international rulings calling for his immediate ... Read More

Emergency in North Korea: DPRK reports COVID19 cases
Breaking Travel News

Emergency in North Korea: DPRK reports COVID19 cases

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 26, 2020

North Korea admits a returning “runaway” has tested positive for Covid-19 in the city of Kaesong, looking to trace contacts ... Read More

UN and ICAO help airline cabin crew combat human trafficking
Airline News

UN and ICAO help airline cabin crew combat human trafficking

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

The United Nations took an important step forward in preventing trafficking in persons, with the launch of the new online ... Read More

Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over ... Read More

United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion
Airline News

United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2020

United Airlines was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for disability ... Read More

IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022
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IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has confirmed that it will bring its 38th Annual Global Convention to Milan in 2022. ... Read More

Delta Air Lines employees support Georgia’s new hate crime law
Airline News

Delta Air Lines employees support Georgia’s new hate crime law

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

After advocacy by thousands of Georgians – including Delta Air Lines and its employees - Georgia has approved tough new ... Read More

Is an LGBT lifestyle really satanic?
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Is an LGBT lifestyle really satanic?

George Taylor George Taylor- June 26, 2020

The Kingdom of Eswatini is a beautiful country with very conservative values and was formerly known as Swaziland. In Eswatini, ... Read More

ACLU concerned about facial recognition technology use at Hawaii airports
Hawaii Travel News

ACLU concerned about facial recognition technology use at Hawaii airports

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation (ACLU of Hawaii) writes with serious constitutional, civil rights, and privacy concerns about the announcement ... Read More

Monumental Tragedy for Africa unfolding in Burundi on COVID-19?
African Tourism Board News

Monumental Tragedy for Africa unfolding in Burundi on COVID-19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2020

Tanzania just opened its travel and tourism industry and should stay aware of the ongoing development in neighboring Burundi. In ... Read More

Working for Emirates Airlines could mean arrest, imprisonment and Interpol warrants
Airport news

Working for Emirates Airlines could mean arrest, imprisonment and Interpol warrants

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2020

Like any airline in the world, COVID-19 is putting airline operations on the edge. Emirates had been leading in innovative ... Read More

Puerto Vallarta LGBTQ visitors asked about COVID-19 effect on travel plans
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Puerto Vallarta LGBTQ visitors asked about COVID-19 effect on travel plans

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2020

From May 14-18, 2020, Casa Cupula, a luxury LGBT boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta reached out to their guests, and ... Read More

Trump: Heavily armed military will restore order in the United States
Breaking Travel News

Trump: Heavily armed military will restore order in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2020

Did the President of the United States, Donald Trump, just declare war on the American people? Is the US on ... Read More

World Tourism United: One Song, 50 Affected Countries, Amazing!
Breaking Travel News

World Tourism United: One Song, 50 Affected Countries, Amazing!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2020

World leaders declared an emergency restricting our human right to travel, but here is what makes us human!  People in ... Read More

Montréal Pride Festival: Pride goes beyond any physical or in-person gathering
LGBTQ

Montréal Pride Festival: Pride goes beyond any physical or in-person gathering

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD, proudly announces that it will hold a 360 Edition from August 10 to ... Read More

African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework
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African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework

mm Dr. Taleb Rifai- May 10, 2020

Dr. Taleb Rifai, the chairman of Project Hope Africa proposed his vision for a general framework to the African Tourism ... Read More

Donald Trump:  How do I make him go away?
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Donald Trump: How do I make him go away?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 8, 2020

It is almost 4 years since The Donald left Manhattan and took up residency in Washington, DC. As a New ... Read More

IGLTA builds LGBTQ+ travel industry connections during COVID-19 lockdown
LGBTQ

IGLTA builds LGBTQ+ travel industry connections during COVID-19 lockdown

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 6, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) has provided support to its members through weekly Google Meet conversations for the past ... Read More

Trump’s immigration ban: Practical impact far less dramatic than political impact
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Trump’s immigration ban: Practical impact far less dramatic than political impact

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2020

This evening President Trump signed a proclamation temporarily suspending some immigration into the United States. Rebecca Bernhard, a partner at ... Read More

Trump orders two-month US immigration ban
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Trump orders two-month US immigration ban

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 21, 2020

President Trump has ordered a 60-day moratorium on granting work visas, that will apply only to immigrants seeking permanent residence ... Read More

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved  drug?
Human Rights News

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved drug?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

A collaborative study led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), ... Read More

How drugs distract President Trump from delayed COVID-19 response
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

How drugs distract President Trump from delayed COVID-19 response

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020

Kassandra Frederique, Managing Director of Policy Advocacy and Campaigns at the Drug Policy Alliance, issued the following statement in response ... Read More

Philippines Duterte: COVID-19 quarantine violators? Shoot them dead!
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Philippines Duterte: COVID-19 quarantine violators? Shoot them dead!

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020

During an unscheduled televised address on Wednesday night, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte issued a stark warning to citizens, who breach ... Read More