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Turkish Airlines bans its flight attendants from wearing red lipstick

Turkish Airlines has banned air hostesses from wearing brightly-colored lipsticks such as red or pink, a move which has sparked fierce debate as the government is accused of trying to Islamize the cou

India: Visitors on tourist visa should not engage in journalistic activities

NEW DELHI, India - Observing that many foreigners visiting India on tourist visa are involved in journalistic activities, the Union home ministry on Wednesday asked all state governments and concerned

Saudi Arabia bans smoking in all tourist locations

Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities has imposed a ban on smoking at all tourism facilities.

Vietnam bans construction of unsafe wooden tourist boats

Building new wooden tour boats equipped with sleeping cabins will be forbidden starting from May 1, 2013 in an effort to ensure tourists’ safety after some boat sinking accidents in 2011.

Dutch government announces ban on the use of wild animals in...

ALMERE, The Netherlands - In their coalition agreement presented to the public on the 29th of October, the new Dutch government announced a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

Indian tourism to Nepal drops 50 percent after license plate ban

KATHMANDU, Nepal - The CPN-Maoist’s move to ban Indian number plate vehicles from entering Nepal has directly affected tourist arrivals by land.

Czech Republic bans hard liquor after bootleg booze kills 19

The sale of hard liquor has been banned in the Czech Republic, after 19 people died and dozens were poisoned by methanol-laced bootleg vodka and rum.

India extends tiger tourism ban till September 27

NEW DELHI, India - Extending the ban on tourism in core tiger reserve areas till September 27, the Supreme Court today indicated it was not averse to permit regulated tourist activities, subject to th

Tourism chiefs: Cornwall NOT “English” tourist destination

Its reputation as a pocket of nationalist rebellion has long formed part of Cornish folklore.

Indian court bans all tourist activities in tiger reserves

Following the Supreme Court ban, the Department of Forests has stopped all tourism activities in the core areas of tiger reserves in Bandipur, Nagarahole, Anshi-Dandeli, Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Templ

Russia and Belarus in airline dispute

MOSCOW, Russia - Belarusian national airline Belavia said it has been barred from flying to any destination in Russia except Moscow.

Russia may bar its airlines from EU carbon scheme

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian flag carrier Aeroflot said on Monday that Russia may ban its carriers from carbon emission trading in protest against EU law it says is unreasonable.

China bans its carriers from EU Emissions Trading Scheme

China has "banned" all airlines in the country from joining the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

Government lifts ban on spas in tourist resorts and hotels

The government in the Maldives has lifted a nationwide ban on spas and massage parlors, revoking a circular sent by the Tourism Ministry last week which ordered spas to cease operations.

Baldwin’s 30 Rock may not fly American Airlines any more

It seems that some the airline industry did not find Alec Baldwin's faux-apology on Saturday Night Live so funny after all.

Indian tiger reserves may ban tourists

India's Supreme Court is to decide, based on a recent petition, whether to accept proposals to shift tourists to "fringe" or "buffer zones" outside core tiger habitats in order to protect the endanger

Hong Kong extends ban on group tours to Bangkok

Hong Kong has extended a ban on tour groups travelling to Bangkok as serious flooding continued to threaten the Thai capital.

Taiwan bans Chinese tourists from political campaign activities

Chinese tourists will not be allowed to engage in campaign activities for the coming presidential and legislative elections, Minister of the Interior Jiang Yi-huah said yesterday, adding that serious

Chinese village pins hopes on tourism after rice farming banned

CHICHENG, Hebei - The old man had no idea just exactly when his ancestors began growing rice in North China's Hebei province.

Foreign tourists banned from Maastricht cannabis coffee-shops

A ban on some foreign tourists has come into force in the cannabis-selling coffee shops of the Dutch border city of Maastricht.

US DOT wants to explicitly ban e-cigarettes on planes

Puffing on electronic cigarettes is already a no-no on flights, but the government wants there to be no doubt.

Cathay Pacific bans flat-faced dogs

Hong Kong – Flat-faced canines can no longer fly Cathay Pacific. And their feline friends need to make other travel plans, too.

Bahamas bans all commercial shark fishing

NASSAU, Bahamas - Sharks in The Bahamas can breathe more easily after the nation's government announced today that all commercial shark fishing in the approximately 630,000 square kilometers (243,244

UK to ban hidden card surcharges for travel tickets

Travel companies have been ordered to end the use of hidden surcharges for passengers paying by card.

Saving Trafalgar Square lions from the tourists

For generations, no trip to London has been complete without a photograph posed on top of Trafalgar Square's lions.

Princess bans smoking in staterooms and on balconies

Princess Cruises has announced that smoking will no longer be allowed in passenger staterooms or on balconies, effective on all sailings departing after Jan. 15, 2012.

Foreign tourists to be banned from getting Thai religious tattoos

Thai culture ministry said that foreign visitors should not be able to get culturally insensitive Buddhist tattoos.

Dutch government: No more dope for tourists

The government of the Netherlands on Friday said it would start banning visitors from buying cannabis from "coffee shops".

Taal Volcano tourist ban remains

MANILA, Philippines — Tremors in Taal Volcano slowed down on Sunday, but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it was not yet lifting the Alert Level 2 hoisted in th

Natives ban tourists from Amazon village

Tens of thousands of backpackers are drawn to the area around Nazareth every year, drawn by ecotourism and the chance to see the age-old traditions of native people.