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ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 02:20 0

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de ... Read More

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

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 09:27 0

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

Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 08:05 0

National Security Operatives  in Ghana completed an operation which successfully rescued the two Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region. The operation was conducted ... Read More

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 22:16 2

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for the Republic of Ghana. This ... Read More

Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet

Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 17:00 0

As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur. In case ... Read More

Aeroflot flights checked at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport after anonymous threats

Aeroflot flights checked at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport after anonymous threats

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 00:20 0

Passenger planes arriving at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport from Moscow are being checked following anonymous threat calls, a spokesman for the airport said on ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths

Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 18:33 0

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

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:41 0

The good news, there has never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. It's true when it comes to travel specials available. Sri Lanka ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42 0

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

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:24 0

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement and said the decision had ... Read More

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:50 0

A Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots ... Read More

Eurovision Song Contest in Israel: A terror target for Islamic Jihads?

Eurovision Song Contest in Israel: A terror target for Islamic Jihads?

The Media Line The Media Line- May 5, 2019 05:01 0

The Eurovision Song Contest, a massively popular annual competition, a major travel and tourism event, is set to take place in Tel Aviv from May ... Read More

North Korea fires another missile today

North Korea fires another missile today

editor editor- May 4, 2019 02:00 0

The South Korean military reported that North Korea has fired another missile today, Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 9:06 am, from a location near Wonsan, ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019 22:12 1

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

“Foreign object” damaging wiring: Boeing whistleblowers report new issue with 737 Max

“Foreign object” damaging wiring: Boeing whistleblowers report new issue with 737 Max

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 17:03 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly considering an entirely new angle on its investigation into Boeing’s 737 Max line of jets after a company ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15 0

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by ... Read More

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 22:19 0

African Tourism Board Safety and Security expert Dr. Peter Tarlow reminded all ATB members, security incidents around the world once again underline the need for ... Read More

Senior tourist dies at Grand Canyon after fall

Senior tourist dies at Grand Canyon after fall

editor editor- April 24, 2019 21:06 0

A 70-year-old tourist fell to her death yesterday, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona. She is the ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20 0

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07 0

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 16:30 0

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ban hidden cameras in Airbnbs ... Read More

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 15:24 0

Consumer rights advocacy group released the results of a new study showing that United States airlines wrongfully reject more than 25% of compensation claims, indicating ... Read More

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

editor editor- April 12, 2019 02:07 0

Pointing a laser at an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, and it is a federal crime carrying fines up to US$250,000 or up to ... Read More

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 08:56 0

An American tourist and her Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda's most known national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday. "We will leave ... Read More

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019 03:03 0

Wildlife is the leading tourist attraction and source of tourist revenue in Africa other than rich historical and cultural heritage the continent has been endowed ... Read More

ADI statement on circus lion attack in Ukraine

ADI statement on circus lion attack in Ukraine

editor editor- April 4, 2019 21:09 0

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has urged Ukraine and other countries without bans on the use of animals in circuses to stop circus suffering after a ... Read More

FAA Cairo Advisory: Avoid flying into, out of and over the Sinai Peninsula

FAA Cairo Advisory: Avoid flying into, out of and over the Sinai Peninsula

editor editor- March 30, 2019 19:24 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory for flight operations in Cairo in the Sinai Peninsula area due to potential extremist and militant ... Read More

misterb&b expands to LGBTQ hotels

misterb&b expands to LGBTQ hotels

editor editor- March 29, 2019 22:29 0

misterb&b, short-term rental marketplace dedicated to the Gay community, has launched a Wefunder campaign to give guests, hosts, and the public the opportunity to invest ... Read More

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 07:54 0

Balule Associated Nature Reserve has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an 'act of self-defense', backtracking on an ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX’s disasters could impair global Artificial Intelligence development

Boeing 737 MAX’s disasters could impair global Artificial Intelligence development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 19:29 0

Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new ... Read More

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