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$1.5 billion railway project entirely funded and built by China opens in Kenya

$1.5 billion railway project entirely funded and built by China opens in Kenya

The second section (120 kilometers/75 miles) of a China-funded railway connecting Kenya's capital city of Nairobi to Naivasha, a ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX return to service? What Boeing is planning

Boeing 737 MAX return to service? What Boeing is planning

Reports about Boeing overlooking safety and security concerns, reports about Boeing losing market shares to Airbus, Boeing  claimed it had ... Read More

FAA: Take me, not my drone, out to the ballgame!

FAA: Take me, not my drone, out to the ballgame!

For the safety of baseball fans attending the World Series, the Federal Aviation Administration has established a No Drone ... Read More

Terror in Oslo: Five injured as armed man in stolen ambulance rams bystanders

Terror in Oslo: Five injured as armed man in stolen ambulance rams bystanders

Oslo police shot and arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance and used it to ram innocent bystanders ... Read More

Memphis Airport passengers told: Leave everything, just get off the plane!

Memphis Airport passengers told: Leave everything, just get off the plane!

Between 6:00 and 7:00 this morning, Monday, October 21, 2019, a violent storm ripped through the mid-south, making a ... Read More

Trinidad to Saint Lucia: From the land of KFC to a land of elegance

Trinidad to Saint Lucia: From the land of KFC to a land of elegance

It is only an hour’s flight from Trinidad to Saint Lucia, but they are distinctly 2 different worlds. Trinidad ... Read More

Plane crashes into busy intersection in Brazil killing at least three people

Plane crashes into busy intersection in Brazil killing at least three people

A small plane crashed into a street in the Caicara area in in Belo Horizonte, Brazil just minutes after ... Read More

Reasons released why Boeing’s CEO needs to be fired?

Reasons released why Boeing’s CEO needs to be fired?

Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg must be fired. The reason is outlined in an email Kevin Mitchell, Chairman of ... Read More

UK Travel Warnings on Spain, France, Turkey and USA

UK Travel Warnings on Spain, France, Turkey and USA

Governments have a responsibility to keep their citizens informed about possible challenges and dangers when abroad . The United ... Read More

Deadly trouble in Chile over subway fare hike

Deadly trouble in Chile over subway fare hike

There is trouble in Chile after two people died in violent protests over a subway fare hike.  A frustrated ... Read More

Chile declares state of emergency as Santiago erupts in riots

Chile declares state of emergency as Santiago erupts in riots

The President of Chile president has declared a state of emergency following violent protests sparked by a recent fare ... Read More

Barcelona tourism closed with half a million angry rioters on the street

Barcelona tourism closed with half a million angry rioters on the street

Barcelona turned violent and was no fun for tourists on Friday threatened by more than 1/2 million protesters in ... Read More

Aircraft maintenance engineers: Engaging the next generation

Aircraft maintenance engineers: Engaging the next generation

Irish-based Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in conjunction with Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited (LTSL) have launched a new course ... Read More

Bird strike grounds US Navy ‘doomsday’ plane

Bird strike grounds US Navy ‘doomsday’ plane

A rogue bird caused over $2 million in damages, when it was sucked into an engine of a US ... Read More

Boeing Corporate Greed over Safety and Cover Up? Pilot silenced?

Boeing Corporate Greed over Safety and Cover Up? Pilot silenced?

Is Boeing 737 Max now safe? Absolutely not according to insiders. A shocking report revealed today alleges Boeing was ... Read More

Travel warning for Lebanon: UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA among other countries

Travel warning for Lebanon: UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA among other countries

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were among countries that are now warning their citizens from traveling to ... Read More

Alaska Airlines plane overshoots runway: 2 critically injured

Alaska Airlines plane overshoots runway: 2 critically injured

Alaska Airlines Flight 3296, operated by Peninsula Airways, ran off the runway while landing at Alaska's Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Airport ... Read More

Los Angeles-bound A380 Superjumbo jet burns at Seoul Incheon Airport

Los Angeles-bound A380 Superjumbo jet burns at Seoul Incheon Airport

Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 Superjumbo jet's engine caught fire during refueling at Seoul Incheon Airport. The fire reportedly broke ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre reaches out to Japan

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre reaches out to Japan

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issued a statement on the passage of super-Typhoon Hagibis. The recent ... Read More

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

A safer Jamaica holiday destination is the key to a better tourism export and a more engaged and happy ... Read More

Huge explosion and fire near San Francisco trigger ‘HAZMAT emergency’

Huge explosion and fire near San Francisco trigger ‘HAZMAT emergency’

Local authorities issued a hazardous materials emergency declaration urging the locals to shelter in place after massive explosion at ... 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

Hong Kong protests send tourism into a free fall

Hong Kong protests send tourism into a free fall

Even though tourism in Hong Kong right now is in a free fall due to the ongoing protests, what ... Read More

Why deadly Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash did not affect demand for aircraft

Why deadly Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash did not affect demand for aircraft

According to Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, the deadly May crash of Russia's ill-fated Sukhoi SSJ-100 Superjet in ... Read More

Barcelona Airport mass flight cancelations after brutal riots

Barcelona Airport mass flight cancelations after brutal riots

More than 8,000 demonstrators managed to storm Barcelona’s El Prat Airport  Dozens of flights have been canceled, leading to ... Read More

Southern Rail Travel Chaos: Person hit by train

Southern Rail Travel Chaos: Person hit by train

Southern Rail train passengers are being warned to expect severe disruption after a person was hit by a train ... Read More

Best Cruises to Bahamas?  The role of Grand Bahama and Abaco

Best Cruises to Bahamas? The role of Grand Bahama and Abaco

The cruise industry remains committed to both the recovery of Grand Bahama and Abaco and bringing more guests to ... Read More

Violent Protests in Ecuador just changed into a Street Party

Violent Protests in Ecuador just changed into a Street Party

Tourists in Ecuador received emergency messages from their embassies last week. Sunday night violent protests in Ecuador were turning ... Read More

Dr. Walter Mzembi breaks silence: Why unity in Zimbabwe will fix the economy

Dr. Walter Mzembi breaks silence: Why unity in Zimbabwe will fix the economy

As the Zimbabwe crisis worsens former long-serving Tourism Minister and candidate in the last UNWTO Secretary-General elections, Dr. Walter ... Read More

Hard Rock International statement on Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans

Hard Rock International statement on Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans

Citadel Builders LLC was contracted by Kailas Companies, owner of the project, to build the Hard Rock Hotel New ... Read More

2 people killed, 70 injured, 3 missing as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

2 people killed, 70 injured, 3 missing as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on the Izu Peninsula on Japan's main island at 7:00 p.m. Saturday local time, bringing ... Read More

Safe for tourism? 8 people wounded in grenade attack in tourist Kashmir

Safe for tourism? 8 people wounded in grenade attack in tourist Kashmir

At least eight people including a woman were wounded in a grenade attack by suspected militants in a market ... Read More

Tokyo about to be attacked by deadly Typhoon Hagibis

Tokyo about to be attacked by deadly Typhoon Hagibis

Tokyo is about to be attacked by the worst typhoon to hit the city in six decades. Public transportations ... 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

Goodbye ‘borderless’ Europe? Denmark sets border checks at Swedish border

Goodbye ‘borderless’ Europe? Denmark sets border checks at Swedish border

Denmark's Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup announced today in Copenhagen that the country will set up temporary internal border checks ... Read More

8 people killed in Russian An-72 plane crash in Congo

8 people killed in Russian An-72 plane crash in Congo

Russian-made An-72 transport plane crashed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The press officer of the Russian Embassy ... Read More