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Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?
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Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran
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War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda
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Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country ... Read More

Venice says no to big cruise ships
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Venice says no to big cruise ships

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019

A giant cruise ship passed through the San Marco Basin, in Venice, interrupting the start of the Vogalonga, a non-competitive ... Read More

Helicopter crashes into midtown Manhattan building, one person killed
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Helicopter crashes into midtown Manhattan building, one person killed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019

The helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a midtown Manhattan 54-story office building on New York's 7th avenue, north of ... Read More

Fire started by Indian fighter jet shuts down Goa International Airport
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Fire started by Indian fighter jet shuts down Goa International Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019

India's Dabolim Goa International Airport was shut down as firefighters battled a runway fire on Saturday. The blaze started after ... Read More

American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel
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American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel

editor editor- June 5, 2019

An American couple from Prince George’s County in Maryland vacationing in the Dominican Republic were found dead in their hotel ... Read More

Four people killed, two wounded in Australia hotel shooting
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Four people killed, two wounded in Australia hotel shooting

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019

At least four people were killed and one injured in the hotel attack in the city of Darwin in northern ... Read More

American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel
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American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel

editor editor- May 31, 2019

An American couple from Prince George’s County in Maryland vacationing in the Dominican Republic were found dead in their hotel ... Read More

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards
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ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

editor editor- May 30, 2019

ECPAT-USA, the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, ... Read More

Russia’s Prosecutor General: “Poor state of Russia’s aviation caused Superjet disaster”
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Russia’s Prosecutor General: “Poor state of Russia’s aviation caused Superjet disaster”

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019

The recent catastrophic crash-landing of a Sukhoi Superjet-100 at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport was a result of the poor state of ... Read More

1 child and 2 adults believed dead after Tokyo bus stop stabbing
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1 child and 2 adults believed dead after Tokyo bus stop stabbing

editor editor- May 28, 2019

It is believed that at least 1 child and 2 adults have died after being attacked by a man with ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths
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Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019

Is Nepal a safe destination to travel after 11 people died climbing Mount Everest this season? The answer should be ... Read More

China Air Transport Association: 737 MAX fiasco to cost Chinese airlines $579 million
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China Air Transport Association: 737 MAX fiasco to cost Chinese airlines $579 million

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019

The China Air Transport Association (CATA) said it estimates losses at Chinese airlines caused by the grounding of Boeing's 737 ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way
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Maritime security the Seychelles way

mm Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and ... Read More

Drury Hotel guests: Review your credit card statements for unauthorized charges
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Drury Hotel guests: Review your credit card statements for unauthorized charges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019

The Drury Hotels operates a chain of mid-scale limited service hotels under the brands Drury Inn and Suites, Drury Inn, ... Read More

Canadian air travelers to benefit from new Air Passenger Protection Regulations
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Canadian air travelers to benefit from new Air Passenger Protection Regulations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019

Air travel is essential to Canada's economic growth and prosperity. Canadians, tourists and businesses all benefit from a safe, efficient ... Read More

Russian airline passenger snaps, goes on rampage, fights with fellow travelers, dies
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Russian airline passenger snaps, goes on rampage, fights with fellow travelers, dies

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019

A plane flying from Moscow to Simferopol was forced to return after one of the passengers snapped, assaulting fellow travelers ... Read More

One Russian tourist killed, 10 injured in Italy tourist bus crash
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One Russian tourist killed, 10 injured in Italy tourist bus crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

A tourist bus carrying 60 Russian citizens overturned on the Siena-Florence highway in Italy, killing one and injuring at least ... Read More

Are some cops in Brazil killers? Deadly massacre leave 11 dead in Wanda’s bar
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Are some cops in Brazil killers? Deadly massacre leave 11 dead in Wanda’s bar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019

Parts of Brazil are dangerous to visit, among them Belem the capital city of the State of Para. Despite other ... Read More

Eiffel Tower closed, tourists evacuated after man scales Paris landmark
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Eiffel Tower closed, tourists evacuated after man scales Paris landmark

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated after a man was caught climbing up the 324 meters (1,063 ft) ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO flies home with South African terror victims on Egypt Air
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African Tourism Board CEO flies home with South African terror victims on Egypt Air

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 20, 2019

African Tourism Board CEO Doris Worfel from Pretoria experienced a first-hand account on today's terror attack targeting a tour bus ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf
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FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said ... Read More

Would you travel nude or naked?
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Would you travel nude or naked?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 11, 2019

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists
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Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence ... Read More

Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack
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Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Gunshots were heard as a group of armed gunmen stormed a private five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port-city of ... 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

Miami Air International crash in Jacksonville: Statement from Pilot Unio
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Miami Air International crash in Jacksonville: Statement from Pilot Unio

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019

The president of the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, Captain Daniel C. Wells, released the following statement regarding the Miami ... Read More

Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok to reaffirm status as Thailand’s leading MICE venue
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Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok to reaffirm status as Thailand’s leading MICE venue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is anticipating one of the strongest years to date for Centara Grand ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks
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Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, Sri ... Read More

Beach Vacation: What you do if a shark is about to attack?
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Beach Vacation: What you do if a shark is about to attack?

editor editor- April 24, 2019

Shark attack! The United States is the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to bloody encounters between ... Read More

US airlines wrongfully reject over 25% of their passengers’ compensation claims
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US airlines wrongfully reject over 25% of their passengers’ compensation claims

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019

Consumer rights advocacy group released the results of a new study showing that United States airlines wrongfully reject more than ... Read More

Notre Dame cathedral inferno: Paris iconic tourist attraction on fire
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Notre Dame cathedral inferno: Paris iconic tourist attraction on fire

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019

Smoke and fire is seen leaping from the top of Notre Dame, the iconic Paris cathedral. Videos shot by people ... Read More

American Airlines to keep its Boeing 737 MAX jets grounded until August
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American Airlines to keep its Boeing 737 MAX jets grounded until August

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2019

American Airlines has chosen to keep its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX grounded until at least August 19, even if ... Read More

Melbourne Gay Night Club shooting kills one, injures three
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Melbourne Gay Night Club shooting kills one, injures three

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 14, 2019

Melbourne and locals alike find Love Machine nightclub in Prahran to be a popular part of  Melbourne R&B and house ... Read More

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda
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FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019

An American tourist and her Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda's most known national park, Queen Elizabeth National ... Read More