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UNWTO: Tourism leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality

UNWTO: Tourism leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality

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

Airline passenger group publishes scathing report on Boeing 737 MAX

Airline passenger group publishes scathing report on Boeing 737 MAX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association announces more member benefits

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association announces more member benefits

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

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

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

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

Flights canceled, roads blocked as Catalan protesters target transport infrastructure

Flights canceled, roads blocked as Catalan protesters target transport infrastructure

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

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

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

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

Airline misleading passengers on flight delays and baggage loss?

Airline misleading passengers on flight delays and baggage loss?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taiwan deports Chinese tourist for vandalism at National Taiwan University

Taiwan deports Chinese tourist for vandalism at National Taiwan University

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

Rwanda Tourism under attack: 14 dead

Rwanda Tourism under attack: 14 dead

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

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

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

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

Unmarried foreign couples can now share hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia

Unmarried foreign couples can now share hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia

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

Is this Wyndham O’Hare Hotel run by pigs?

Is this Wyndham O’Hare Hotel run by pigs?

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

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

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

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

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

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

UAE delegation visits European countries ahead of World Tolerance Summit

UAE delegation visits European countries ahead of World Tolerance Summit

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

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

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

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests take toll on local tour operators, retailers

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests take toll on local tour operators, retailers

With trip planners turned away from Hong Kong amid ongoing mass pro-democracy protests, Hong Kong shopkeepers and those working ... Read More

ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (“ACLU of Hawaii”) urged the United States Department of ... Read More

Beijing forces Cathay Pacific Airways’ chief to resign over Hong Kong protests

Beijing forces Cathay Pacific Airways’ chief to resign over Hong Kong protests

Rupert Hogg was forced to resign today as Cathay Pacific Airways' Chief Executive Officer, following Beijing's pressure on the ... Read More

Gender equality tops agenda at She Means Business as IMEX America 2019 set to drive diversity debate

Gender equality tops agenda at She Means Business as IMEX America 2019 set to drive diversity debate

With a recent World Economic Forum report (Global Gender Gap Report 2018) projecting it would take 202 years for ... Read More

Hong Kong looks set to suffer a dramatic drop in visitors

Hong Kong looks set to suffer a dramatic drop in visitors

A freshly updated report has revealed that the recent wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, culminating in the ... Read More

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority: Update on current situation in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority: Update on current situation in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority announced earlier today that all outbound flights were canceled as of 17:15 local time; with ... Read More

Enough! Exhausted Greece demands fairer sharing of migrant burden within EU

Enough! Exhausted Greece demands fairer sharing of migrant burden within EU

Greece on Monday called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concerns over ... Read More

Delta provides 100 flights to help survivors, commits additional $1.5M to National Human Trafficking Hotline

Delta provides 100 flights to help survivors, commits additional $1.5M to National Human Trafficking Hotline

As the leading airline in the fight against exploitation, Delta Air Lines has now provided more than 100 flights ... Read More

Airline passengers panic as protesters besiege Hong Kong airport

Airline passengers panic as protesters besiege Hong Kong airport

Thousands of protesters converged upon Hong Kong airport on Friday without notifying the police in advance, putting pressure on ... Read More

Lithuanian capital’s last functioning synagogue closes after neo-Nazis threats

Lithuanian capital’s last functioning synagogue closes after neo-Nazis threats

After receiving multiple threats, Lithuania’s Jewish community has decided to indefinitely shutter the only functioning synagogue in the capital ... Read More

Uruguay warns its citizens not to travel to US after recent mass shootings

Uruguay warns its citizens not to travel to US after recent mass shootings

Uruguay's government has issued a travel advisory, warning its citizens not to travel to the United States in wake ... Read More

India passes ‘instant divorce’ law banning barbaric ‘triple talaq’ practice

India passes ‘instant divorce’ law banning barbaric ‘triple talaq’ practice

The lawmakers in India have passed legislation banning barbaric Muslim practice known as ‘instant divorce.’ Proponents of the bill ... Read More

Southwest Airlines offers human trafficking awareness curriculum to all employees

Southwest Airlines offers human trafficking awareness curriculum to all employees

Southwest Airlines Co. today reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum ... Read More

Swedish woman kicked off bus in Swedish migrant town for wearing “too few clothes”

Swedish woman kicked off bus in Swedish migrant town for wearing “too few clothes”

Amid Sweden’s blistering heatwave (local media say the Scandinavian nation experienced temperatures as high as … 27 degrees Celsius, ... Read More