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Trade war tensions and Kilauea volcano trims tourism from Asia to...

The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific region fell by 3.2%* last year, The Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii...

Jamaica takes the lead on Global Tourism Resilience Management

Resilience is everybody’s business. All policymakers in the Caribbean must be concerned about the resilience of their national sectors amid a wide range of...

Flying to Hawaii unsafe on a B737-800? Boeing declines to...

Is it safe flying a Southwest Airline B737-800 aircraft from North America to Hawaii? This is a question many experts are asking these days....

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which was officially launched in...

In Amsterdam, tourism growth is not the enemy, bad management is

As former Secretary General of the UNWTO, the specialized agency of the UN mandated with promoting healthy and sustainable tourism, I am watching with...

Building Resilience of Caribbean SMTEs: OAS launches $500,000 project

The Organization of American States (OAS) has launched a US$500,000 project to assist the region’s small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) to build resilience...

Jamaica PM speaks at launch of Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis...

At the launch of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre, Jamaica Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness shared his thoughts on the importance...

Small- and Medium-sized Businesses are Vital Sources of Stability

With a record-breaking 4.31 million travelers visiting Jamaica in 2018, the island nation’s tourism industry is poised to boost its rate of growth by...

Why travel insurance? VisitorsCoverage on National Plan for Vacation Day

Global travel insurance provider urges travelers to always secure travel insurance when planning for vacation and holidays

Uganda Wildlife Authority donates relief to victims of floods and landslides...

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) delivered relief items worth UGX 10 Million (USD 3700) to the people who were affected by flash floods and landslides...

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

The U.S. State Department today issued a travel advisory for Indonesia. This advisory is asking American Tourists to reconsider travel to Central Sulawesi and...

Another tsunami heading to Indonesia? New cracks

Indonesia's latest tsunami is raising questions about the growth of the country's tourism industry.

Jakarta New Year’s Eve: Over 500 say I do in mass...

New Year’s Eve was chosen as the day that over 500 couples said I do.

Air Partner delivering humanitarian aid

Air Partner delivers relief goods and humanitarian aid to those in need throughout the year.

Disaster economics: the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

On February 1, 1953, a fierce, sustained storm created a huge surge in the North Sea off the coast of Holland.

Movies to skip while on a plane

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Flight" lands in theaters this weekend, but don't look for the movie on the in-flight entertainment menu the next time you're on a plane.

Cruise prices drop in the wake of Costa Cruses disasters

Even before the second Costa cruise liner hit trouble in the Indian Ocean, prices of Mediterranean cruises had dropped by 15% in the wake of the earlier Costa Concordia disaster, claims a leading trav

Ten worst media disasters of 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The ten worst media disasters of 2011 include a politician who lost his place, a country singer who lost his job, and a celebrity who lost his show.

UN Secretary-General brings message of solidarity to Japan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought a message of international solidarity to parts of Eastern Japan still reeling from the effects of the 'triple disasters' triggered by the tsunami,

As risks from disasters rise, UN chief calls for better preparedness

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for accelerated efforts to strengthen the capacity to withstand disasters across the world, saying the destruction wrought by such events can be avoided or m

Some of the world’s deadliest airline catastrophes

A look at some of the world's deadliest air disasters:

United Nations World Tourism Organization learns lessons from worldwide disasters

Malaysia's ministry of tourism hosted the first of the United Nations World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) two-day worldwide workshops in its efforts to formulate a template on Standard Operating Proc

Terror tourism a new thrill for backpackers

New Delhi - When Ramgopal Varma visited the Taj after 26/11, he was accused of indulging in terror tourism. While the Bollywood director was forced

Grenadians react to ‘traumatizing earthquake experience’

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (eTN) - The National Disaster Management Office is yet to report any damages but residents who experienced Thursdays earthquake are describing it as a frighten experience that have left them shaken.
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