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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air ... 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

Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana
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Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019

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

Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet
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Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019

As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019

Passenger planes arriving at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport from Moscow are being checked following anonymous threat calls, a spokesman ... 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

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?
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Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019

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

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting
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Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

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

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

The Media Line The Media Line- May 5, 2019

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

North Korea fires another missile today
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North Korea fires another missile today

editor editor- May 4, 2019

The South Korean military reported that North Korea has fired another missile today, Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 9:06 am, ... 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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019

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

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP
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African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019

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

Senior tourist dies at Grand Canyon after fall
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Senior tourist dies at Grand Canyon after fall

editor editor- April 24, 2019

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

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

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras
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National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ... 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

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft
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The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

editor editor- April 12, 2019

Pointing a laser at an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, and it is a federal crime carrying fines up ... 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

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress
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African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019

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

ADI statement on circus lion attack in Ukraine
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ADI statement on circus lion attack in Ukraine

editor editor- April 4, 2019

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

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

editor editor- March 30, 2019

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

misterb&b expands to LGBTQ hotels
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misterb&b expands to LGBTQ hotels

editor editor- March 29, 2019

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

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror
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Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019

Balule Associated Nature Reserve has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an 'act ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019

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

Frankfurt airport grounds all flights after drone sighting
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Frankfurt airport grounds all flights after drone sighting

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019

Frankfurt am Main Airport (Frankfurt Airport), the largest airport in Europe, had to halt all incoming and outgoing flights after ... Read More

Sexually assaulted by hotel staff? TripAdvisor tells woman leave a review
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Sexually assaulted by hotel staff? TripAdvisor tells woman leave a review

editor editor- March 19, 2019

TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world, with 456 million people visiting the site every month to search ... Read More

Russia to debut MC-21 narrow-body passenger aircraft at MAKS 2019 Air Show
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Russia to debut MC-21 narrow-body passenger aircraft at MAKS 2019 Air Show

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2019

New Russian-made narrow-body jet, Irkut MC-21-300, with a passenger interior will make its public debut at this year’s Moscow International ... Read More

Double Deadly Terror Attack in New Zealand: “There is blood everywhere”
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Double Deadly Terror Attack in New Zealand: “There is blood everywhere”

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019

"I'm still in shock at the news coming from Christchurch today. To any Muslims, both in New Zealand and around ... Read More

10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

At least 10 people were killed in a school shooting in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, law enforcement has confirmed. The ... 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

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