Tag: human rights

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:40 0

In its 18th edition, a total of 56 entries from 25 countries are this year competing to win the Sustainable Tourism Awards that Skål International, ... Read More

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:53 0

Louisville's Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the ... Read More

Maintaining balance. Out of responsibility: Lufthansa publishes 25th sustainability report

Maintaining balance. Out of responsibility: Lufthansa publishes 25th sustainability report

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 18:06 0

Today, the Lufthansa Group has published its 25th sustainability report. For a quarter of a century now, the company has been providing information every year ... Read More

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:01 0

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and beyond were hitting the streets ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30 0

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in ... Read More

Pride Month continues in the heart of the Mediterranean with Malta Pride Week

Pride Month continues in the heart of the Mediterranean with Malta Pride Week

editor editor- May 29, 2019 21:07 0

What better place to celebrate Pride than in Malta, the No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination? Malta has been awarded an outstanding 90% in recognition of ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05 0

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may ... Read More

Controversial Eurovision in Israel crowns The Netherland with Arcade by Duncan Laurence

Controversial Eurovision in Israel crowns The Netherland with Arcade by Duncan Laurence

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:37 0

The Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv Israel was a nonstop tourist party but not without controversy. Many were protesting against Israel's settlement and occupation policies ... Read More

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 16:15 0

ILGA-Europe has announced that Malta has been ranked the number one travel destination on the Europe Rainbow Index 2019 for the fourth year running. Out ... Read More

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:21 0

Tourism is booming in Tel Aviv this week with hotels sold out, residents staying with relatives to rent their rooms and apartments for inflated rates ... Read More

Pedaling for a purpose? United Airlines assists AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists

Pedaling for a purpose? United Airlines assists AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:38 0

United Airlines announced today it is offering an airfare discount and free checked bikes for customers flying to ride in the AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 00:54 0

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the ... Read More

No Easter Travel  for Palestinian Christians in Gaza

No Easter Travel for Palestinian Christians in Gaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 05:02 0

There are around 1,100 Palestinian Christians in Gaza, many of whom are descended from the earliest Christians in Palestine (where Christianity originated). For the first ... Read More

IGLTA honors ITB Berlin for its commitment to LGBT+ travel segment

IGLTA honors ITB Berlin for its commitment to LGBT+ travel segment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 16:00 0

The reward for promoting awareness and acceptance of the LGBT+ Community in the global tourism industry: at the Annual Global Convention, which will take place ... Read More

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

editor editor- April 4, 2019 00:49 2

The list of Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, and now even companies, expanding globally as well, is growing every day in support of a boycott of ... Read More

Brunei Travel: Ready to be stoned to death? How will WTTC and UNWTO respond?

Brunei Travel: Ready to be stoned to death? How will WTTC and UNWTO respond?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2019 04:12 2

Brunei is becoming a deadly place to visit starting April 3, specially if you are member of the LGBT Community. Next week the World Travel ... Read More

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

editor editor- March 29, 2019 02:41 0

United Airlines today announced that for the eighth consecutive year, it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00 0

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, ... Read More

United Airlines: Non-binary gender booking options

United Airlines: Non-binary gender booking options

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 19:05 0

United Airlines today announced it has become the first U.S. airline to offer non-binary gender options throughout all booking channels in addition to providing the ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42 0

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, ... Read More

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

editor editor- March 8, 2019 21:04 0

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), member of the Global DMC Network by JTB Group, received the Travelife Partner award last month in recognition ... Read More

King of Jordan Abdullah II to receive the Lamp of Peace of St. Francis in Assisi

King of Jordan Abdullah II to receive the Lamp of Peace of St. Francis in Assisi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 23:10 0

His Majesty the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, will visit, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen of Jordan, Rania, at the Basilica of St. Francis ... Read More

Record numbers of international LGBT+ travel industry exhibitors at ITB Berlin

Record numbers of international LGBT+ travel industry exhibitors at ITB Berlin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 15:05 0

ITB’s LGBT+ segment features the world’s largest exhibition of tourism products for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and diverse identities of any show in the world: ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35 0

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36 0

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what ... Read More

Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?

Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?

editor editor- January 31, 2019 22:36 0

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide ... Read More

Marriott trains 500,000 hotel workers to recognize the signs of human trafficking

Marriott trains 500,000 hotel workers to recognize the signs of human trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2019 18:15 1

Marriott International today announced that, as of this month, it has successfully trained 500,000 hotel workers to spot the signs of human trafficking in its ... Read More

Brazil president: I’d rather have a dead son than a gay son

Brazil president: I’d rather have a dead son than a gay son

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2019 06:08 0

Rio may no longer be a pink destination. How will the future of the traveling #LGBTQ world change if they took a stance against growing ... Read More

Sri Lanka Political Turmoil to blame of tourism arrival shortfall

Sri Lanka Political Turmoil to blame of tourism arrival shortfall

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 08:05 0

Sri Lanka did not reach its 2018 target in tourism arrivals Sri Lanka Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga blamed the political challenge in October. Read More

Italy to the Vatican: Politics cannot leave room for Nationalisms and Wars

Italy to the Vatican: Politics cannot leave room for Nationalisms and Wars

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 1, 2019 21:11 0

The President of the Italian Republic Mattarella has a New Year's message and a message for the World Day of Peace for Pope  Francis and ... Read More

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