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Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam rescues two sailors

SEATTLE, Wash.- Saturday, May 4, at 6:50 p.m. (UTC-2), ms Nieuw Amsterdam received a call from the U.S.

Hurricane Rina expected to slam into Mayan Riviera on Thursday

Mexican authorities have set up emergency shelters and cruise ships have shifted course after Hurricane Rina strengthened into a Category 2 storm off the Caribbean coast.

Floods displace 5.3 million people in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - In a second consecutive year, Pakistan has been hit by floods, and the latest government estimates put the number of people affected by the floods in Sindh Pakistan at 5.3

Japanese tourist with toy gun sparks police emergency

A teenage boy from Japan playing with a replica BB gun sparked a police emergency as police in bulletproof vests swarmed Southport.

Plane crash-lands on boulevard median in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – A small aircraft crash-landed on a busy boulevard in New Orleans' Lakeview neighborhod.

China Southern Airlines’ jet lands safely after bomb scare

GUANGZHOU - A passenger jet that was forced to make an emergency landing amid a bomb scare after it took off from Urumqi Wednesday night has landed safely in Guangzhou, sources with the Guangzhou-base

WTTC response to announcement of UK emergency budget

Following the announcement of the UK \government’s emergency budget, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) responded:

Flight attendant with pilot’s license helps land plane after co-pilot becomes...

CHICAGO - Officials say a flight attendant who has a pilot's license helped land a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when a co-pilot became ill.

Bangkok big cleaning to restore normalcy

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) organized a Big Cleaning Day for Bangkok after the over two-month-long rally that ended on May 19, 2010.

New ambulances reassure Rwanda visitors

The Rwandan government, just in time for the festive season, launched 67 new and fully-equipped ambulances last week, which will be placed across the country and attached to health facilities and emer

Need for US-EU task force on global emergency travel communications

The outbreak of the H1N1 virus this year, brought to light how poor information sharing is between governments and led to uneven decisions on travel and trade advisories and bans.

Lufthansa makes emergency landing at Stuttgart

A Lufthansa flight operated by Contact Air with 78 people on board made an emergency landing at Stuttgart airport today after the main landing gear failed to extend fully, the airline said.

Dubai International Airport: To panic or not to panic

DUBAI (eTN) – At around 5:00 am on Sunday morning here at the Dubai International Airport, passengers were rattled by the sound of the alarm going off.

Emergency international anti-piracy summit to be hosted in Cairo, Egypt

Due to the recent spiking violent piracy in the Gulf of Aden and surrounding areas with over 20 ships and more than 200 people currently being held by pirates, an emergency summit has been organized t

Air Italy plane makes an emergency landing in Mombasa

Panic gripped passengers on board of Italian airliner when it developed a mechanical problem, soon after take off from the Moi International Airport (MIA), Mombasa.

WTTC offers strong support to southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina...

LONDON, UK - Today, as the chairman and top executives of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) met with Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and the Governor of the southern Brazilian s

Thailand lifts emergency, citing drop in tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand — The Thai government ended a state of emergency imposed in the capital to control a violent political crisis, saying on Sunday it had only served to scare away tourists crucial to

Networking emergency networks

LOS ANGELES, CA - A breakthrough technology was recently introduced that will help solve one of the most pressing problems facing government and society today – the inability of local, county, state

Smoke in cockpit force American Airline emergency landing at L.A. airport

Passengers were evacuated Tuesday morning from an American Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport when smoke was detected in the cockpit.