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Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money
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Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. ... Read More

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport
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Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 27, 2019

In a shocking development, Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita, were forced to deboard the aircraft they were on at ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020
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Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow
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SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union
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Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off ... Read More

New Delhi welcomes new Qatar Visa Center
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New Delhi welcomes new Qatar Visa Center

editor editor- March 27, 2019

At the new Qatar Visa Center in New Delhi, India, work visa applicants for the State of Qatar will be ... Read More

Cambodia Tourist Visa may be a fraud
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Cambodia Tourist Visa may be a fraud

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019

Visitors requesting an e-visa for Cambodia are warned to check the website of the  Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket
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Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started reaping the results from the introduction of Non-intrusive Cargo Inspection (NII) scanning technology that ... Read More

“Tour operator” fleeces US tourists of $20K, arrested by Uganda’s Tourism Police
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“Tour operator” fleeces US tourists of $20K, arrested by Uganda’s Tourism Police

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019

Tourism Police on the morning of Friday, January 25, arrested a quack tour operator who had fleeced a family of ... Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted
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Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted ... Read More

American tourist arrested in Moscow ‘on suspicion of espionage’
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American tourist arrested in Moscow ‘on suspicion of espionage’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018

Public relations center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the successor to the KGB, said on Monday that ... Read More

Charles de Gaulle airport rolls out new taxi rules to prevent scams
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Charles de Gaulle airport rolls out new taxi rules to prevent scams

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018

Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport has announced new taxi rules after an unregistered illegal acb driver charged a Thai tourist ... Read More

How American Airlines chill the blood of conscientious aircraft mechanics
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How American Airlines chill the blood of conscientious aircraft mechanics

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 17, 2018

Today a promotion is sending a chilling message to American Airlines mechanics., and the U.S. aviation industry altogether. “Pressuring Airline ... Read More

What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an email to hotel guests
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What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an email to hotel guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2018

A massive database breach was reported by Marriott Hotels and Resorts at their Starwood brand on November 30. In the ... Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?
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Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe ... Read More

Five arrested for attempted fraud at GNTO
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Five arrested for attempted fraud at GNTO

editor editor- December 27, 2012

Five people, including a former executive at Greece’s National Tourism Organization (GNTO), have been arrested after they allegedly attempted to ... Read More

Former Kenyan tourism leaders found guilty as charged
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Former Kenyan tourism leaders found guilty as charged

editor editor- September 11, 2012

(eTN) - Time has finally ran out for the trio of accused, Ms. Rebecca Nabutola, a former Ministry of Tourism ... Read More

New tourism minister vows to make changes
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New tourism minister vows to make changes

editor editor- May 10, 2012

Appointed only last week, the new man at the helm of the ministry for natural resources and tourism Khamis Kagesheki ... Read More

Irish tourist goes on crime spree in Australia
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Irish tourist goes on crime spree in Australia

editor editor- April 27, 2012

An Irish tourist used illegally obtained credit card numbers to live in luxury during a six-week crime spree in Australia ... Read More

Senator calls on Apple: Stop helping criminals break the law
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Senator calls on Apple: Stop helping criminals break the law

editor editor- December 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Inc., requesting ... Read More

Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims
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Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims

editor editor- November 2, 2011

Up to percent of UK Muslims planning to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week will have fallen ... Read More

Lufthansa employees potentially implicated in Euro fraud ring
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Lufthansa employees potentially implicated in Euro fraud ring

editor editor- April 1, 2011

FRANKFURT – A Lufthansa flight attendant struggling to lift her bag led to the discovery of a 6-million euro ($8.4 ... Read More

Airline ticket fraud ring busted by the feds
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Airline ticket fraud ring busted by the feds

editor editor- July 13, 2010

A fraud ring that had been stealing consumers' credit card information since 2001 was finally broken up after a lengthy ... Read More

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Travel agents join airlines in slamming IATA

editor editor- June 16, 2010

Travel agents have joined airlines in hammering the International Air Transportation's global payment system in the wake of 550-million-baht fraud ... Read More

Woman admits stealing $400,000 in tickets from United Airlines
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Woman admits stealing $400,000 in tickets from United Airlines

editor editor- June 3, 2010

CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati roller derby star has admitted stealing $400,000 in airline tickets from United Airlines for teammates, friends ... Read More

Corporate travel executive admits $35M bogus trips fraud
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Corporate travel executive admits $35M bogus trips fraud

editor editor- May 13, 2010

NEW YORK — The head of a Nevada company that manages business travel for major corporations admitted Wednesday she booked ... Read More

Canoe man case gives unlikely boost to Panama’s tourism
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Canoe man case gives unlikely boost to Panama’s tourism

editor editor- December 28, 2009

He defrauded his insurers and betrayed his family, but John Darwin, the “canoe man” fraudster, has bequeathed the tourism industry ... Read More

Tourists targeted in London rent scam
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Tourists targeted in London rent scam

editor editor- September 28, 2009

Online fraudsters are targeting British students and foreign tourists by purporting to rent out property that does not exist. Read More

British tourists in Brazil fraud receive community service sentence
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British tourists in Brazil fraud receive community service sentence

editor editor- August 20, 2009

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two British tourists found guilty of attempted fraud for falsely declaring a robbery were given a ... Read More

Surge in attempted fraud is feared by travel groups
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Surge in attempted fraud is feared by travel groups

editor editor- July 7, 2009

The travel sector is braced for a surge in holiday season internet and telephone payment fraud attempts, as financial crime ... Read More

Texas woman guilty in airline ticket scheme
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Texas woman guilty in airline ticket scheme

editor editor- May 25, 2009

A 36-year-old woman who admitted to fraudulently obtaining and reselling Southwest Airline tickets faces up to 20 years in prison ... Read More

The impact of online fraud on airlines worldwide
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The impact of online fraud on airlines worldwide

editor editor- April 29, 2009

CyberSource Corporation announced today the general availability of its Airline Online Fraud Report, a comprehensive study of the impact of ... Read More

Airlines tackle US$1.4 billion online fraud challenge
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Airlines tackle US$1.4 billion online fraud challenge

editor editor- March 18, 2009

New survey findings released today show airlines worldwide lost over US$1.4 billion to online fraudsters in 2008, about 1.3 percent ... Read More

Tourists fall victim to credit card fraud
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Tourists fall victim to credit card fraud

editor editor- February 11, 2009

A Portuguese couple say they lost about 8 000 euros (N$96 000) to credit card fraud after visiting Namibia last ... Read More

Fraud alert: unauthorized web sites charging for free Visa Waiver Program information
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Fraud alert: unauthorized web sites charging for free Visa Waiver Program information

editor editor- November 13, 2008

Beginning January 12, 2009, all nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries will be required by law to ... Read More

Jail for tourist
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Jail for tourist

editor editor- August 4, 2008

An Australian tourist whose cash ran out yesterday began sampling Welsh hospitality of a different kind – in jail. Read More