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

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
LGBTQ

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
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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!
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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

UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

UN chief Antonio Guterres is urging the heads of G20 countries to take joint action to assist developing nations deal ... Read More

What countries have no cases of Coronavirus (yet)?
Breaking Travel News

What countries have no cases of Coronavirus (yet)?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

Where in the world can you go, visit restaurants and enjoy life without quarantine -  and won't yet have to ... Read More

The light at the end of the Covid 19 Tunnel
Travel News

The light at the end of the Covid 19 Tunnel

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman Prof. Geoffrey Lipman- March 20, 2020

“Let me start by making it clear that today and for the coming months every government and industry action must ... Read More

Mass protests in Kyiv puts city of 3 million in danger while subway was suspended
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Mass protests in Kyiv puts city of 3 million in danger while subway was suspended

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

While mass events are a big no all over the world a mass protest against Russian influence is taking place ... Read More

President of Zimbabwe Dr. Walter Mzembi: Sounds good?
African Tourism Board News

President of Zimbabwe Dr. Walter Mzembi: Sounds good?

mm Eric Tawanda Muzamhindo- February 29, 2020

Dr. Walter Mzembi was one of the most respected tourism ministers in the world and also made it to position ... Read More

Saudi Arabia stops Umrah tourism for COVID-19 from some countries
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Saudi Arabia stops Umrah tourism for COVID-19 from some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2020

Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry for individuals seeking to perform Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca or visiting the Prophet's Mosque in ... Read More

Major victory for freedom of speech and the press in Latin America
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Major victory for freedom of speech and the press in Latin America

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2020

In a major victory for freedom of the press and judicial independence, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ... Read More

What happened to human rights in the United States of America?
Editorial

What happened to human rights in the United States of America?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020

Should Julian Assange be extradited to the USA. He is facing 17 new charges relating to the Espionage Act of 1917 in ... Read More

Civil Rights Trail Announces New Sites for 2020
Travel Destination

Civil Rights Trail Announces New Sites for 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

Four new attractions and one new city have been added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (USCRT), officials announced Thursday. ... Read More

Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges
Breaking Travel News

Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 1, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is rapidly emerging as a new and important to go organization for ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels Ramps Up Fight Against Human Trafficking
Human Rights News

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?
Airline News

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

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