Tag: human rights

Drug Policy Alliance Executive Steps Down to Join Human Rights Watch
Human Rights News

Drug Policy Alliance Executive Steps Down to Join Human Rights Watch

editor editor- January 8, 2020

An award-winning author and human rights advocate with extensive international and domestic experience, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moren has led the Drug ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

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

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week
LGBTQ

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019

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

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way
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Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019

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

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

editor editor- May 29, 2019

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

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019

The Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv Israel was a nonstop tourist party but not without controversy. Many were protesting against ... Read More

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination
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Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

United Airlines announced today it is offering an airfare discount and free checked bikes for customers flying to ride in ... Read More

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

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

No Easter Travel  for Palestinian Christians in Gaza
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No Easter Travel for Palestinian Christians in Gaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019

The reward for promoting awareness and acceptance of the LGBT+ Community in the global tourism industry: at the Annual Global ... Read More

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in
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Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

editor editor- April 4, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2019

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

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline
LGBTQ

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

editor editor- March 29, 2019

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

Uganda travel and trafficking
Human Rights News

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019

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

United Airlines: Non-binary gender booking options
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United Airlines: Non-binary gender booking options

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent ... Read More

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status
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Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

editor editor- March 8, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019

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

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?
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Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019

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

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

editor editor- January 31, 2019

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

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2019

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

Sri Lanka Political Turmoil to blame of tourism arrival shortfall
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Sri Lanka Political Turmoil to blame of tourism arrival shortfall

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019

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

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

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 1, 2019

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

US quits UNESCO
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US quits UNESCO

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 1, 2019

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), citing "anti-Israel bias" persisting within ... Read More

Human Rights Violation in New Zealand against Foreign Tourists?
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Human Rights Violation in New Zealand against Foreign Tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018

In Hawaii, they call it Kamaaina Rates, in Indonesia hotel rates for locals, are highly discounted, but in New Zealand, ... Read More

Sexual Exploitation of Children through tourism:  ECPAT has a message for the holidays
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Sexual Exploitation of Children through tourism: ECPAT has a message for the holidays

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018

Revenge porn or sexual extortion are only some of the problem Japan has to deal with when protecting children. Bangkok ... Read More

Thailand Tourism Safety Image in question?
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Thailand Tourism Safety Image in question?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018

A conflict between FIFA, Australia, and Bahrain on a human rights and an asylum case for involving a pro football ... Read More

Who is the new PATA Executive Board?
South Korea travel news

Who is the new PATA Executive Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elected a new PATA Executive Board . Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of ... Read More