Tag: Iraq

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

4000 tourism leaders will meet at Uzakrota Travel Summit Istanbul
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4000 tourism leaders will meet at Uzakrota Travel Summit Istanbul

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Uzakrota Travel Summit, an important international tourism sector event, will be organized for the 6th time in Istanbul. The Summit ... 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

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral
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US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the ... Read More

Security alert: US Embassy in Baghdad warns Americans not to travel to Iraq
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Security alert: US Embassy in Baghdad warns Americans not to travel to Iraq

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019

The US Embassy in Iraq has issued a security alert, warning US citizens of “heightened tensions” in the country and ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow
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SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and ... Read More

Avis Budget Group wins multiple awards in the Middle East
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Avis Budget Group wins multiple awards in the Middle East

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Avis Budget Group has been awarded multiple accolades at the 2019 World Travel Awards, for its car rental brands Avis ... Read More

Shangri La Hotel Colombo Veteran Chef killed with 160 people in 6 terror attacks in Sri Lanka
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Shangri La Hotel Colombo Veteran Chef killed with 160 people in 6 terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019

Shangri La Colombo Veteran chef Shantha Mayadunne and her daughter are among 138 or more dead this morning at 6 ... Read More

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal
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WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last ... 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

At least 55 people killed in Tigris river tourist ferry disaster near Iraq’s Mosul
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At least 55 people killed in Tigris river tourist ferry disaster near Iraq’s Mosul

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019

At least 55 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in northern Iraq on ... Read More

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey
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US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

editor editor- February 16, 2019

The U.S. Travel Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, today issued a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisory for Turkey ... Read More

Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes
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Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019

700 people could have died in the attack in Nairobi but didn't because of security measures in place and the ... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father
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Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention ... Read More

Tourists killed and beheaded in terror attack in Morocco: Arrests made
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Tourists killed and beheaded in terror attack in Morocco: Arrests made

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018

The arrests were made in several cities in the kingdom, bringing to 18 the number of people detained over the double-murder, said ... Read More

Moscow’s Domodedovo airport buys tank to tow aircraft
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Moscow’s Domodedovo airport buys tank to tow aircraft

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018

A new tow truck, received by Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, can pull a weight of 125 tons and lay evacuation routes ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018
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Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law ... Read More

Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go
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Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2017

The Gulf region may be the leader in luxury travel and tourism, but it does have the worst air quality in ... Read More

Asia winter forecast: Drought to continue from India to Singapore
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Asia winter forecast: Drought to continue from India to Singapore

editor editor- October 24, 2015

As the record-challenging tropical season winds down following December, drought will continue in parts of Southeast Asia, while snow is ... Read More

Iraq settles long-running airline dispute with Kuwait
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Iraq settles long-running airline dispute with Kuwait

editor editor- March 15, 2012

An aide to Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that Iraq and Kuwait have reached a $500 million ... Read More

President Obama declares Iraq war will be over by end of this year
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President Obama declares Iraq war will be over by end of this year

editor editor- October 22, 2011

"After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over, Obama said, "The coming months will be a season ... Read More

Iraq striving to recover plundered antiquities
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Iraq striving to recover plundered antiquities

editor editor- October 11, 2011

Iraq is still striving to recover thousands of antiquities plundered from its museums and archaeological sites, as the war-torn country ... Read More

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Iraqi Kurdistan hopes for 5 million visitors by 2015

editor editor- September 7, 2011

ARBIL, Iraq - Kurdistan, the semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq, expects to attract more than five million tourists by 2015, ... Read More

Ban calls for further steps by Iraq to fulfil pledges to Kuwait
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Ban calls for further steps by Iraq to fulfil pledges to Kuwait

editor editor- June 23, 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged the Iraqi Government to act quickly to fulfil its obligations to find Kuwaiti or third ... Read More

Iraq the next tourism hotspot
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Iraq the next tourism hotspot

editor editor- November 9, 2010

Iraq is poised to be a future tourism hotspot reveals the WTM Global Trends Report today (Monday 8 November). Read More

Iraq demands Israel return stolen ancient Torah scroll
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Iraq demands Israel return stolen ancient Torah scroll

editor editor- August 31, 2010

Iraq's Tourism Ministry is calling on Israel to return an ancient Torah scroll that was illegally smuggled out of the ... Read More

Lufthansa, business jets return to Baghdad
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Lufthansa, business jets return to Baghdad

editor editor- July 15, 2010

Iraq is transforming from a battleground into a focus for civil aviation as the collapse of its national airline and ... Read More

Wildlife trade thrives in Baghdad due to lack of government regulation
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Wildlife trade thrives in Baghdad due to lack of government regulation

editor editor- May 28, 2010

BAGHDAD – A dozen fluffy white kittens with piercing blue eyes frolic in a wire cage, perched perilously atop a ... Read More

Iraqi airline industry showing signs of recovery, but faces many problems
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Iraqi airline industry showing signs of recovery, but faces many problems

editor editor- May 17, 2010

Cruising down the runway at 200 kilometres per hour in Stafford Clarry's sleek SUV, you can’t help feeling impressed with ... Read More

Etihad Airways plans to launch regular service to Iraq
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Etihad Airways plans to launch regular service to Iraq

editor editor- April 19, 2010

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Airways says it plans to launch regular flights to Baghdad next week, making it ... Read More

Foreign investors turning Saddam Hussein’s playground into a tourist mecca
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Foreign investors turning Saddam Hussein’s playground into a tourist mecca

editor editor- April 2, 2010

Tikrit, Iraq - Saddam Hussein made his palaces a faux Babylonian paradise, but now his home town of Tikrit is ... Read More

Najaf thriving as a religious tourism destination
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Najaf thriving as a religious tourism destination

editor editor- March 1, 2010

The city of Najaf in Iraq is thriving as a religious tourist destination for Shia Muslims, with thousands of Iranians ... Read More

Iraq is on Lufthansa’s mind
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Iraq is on Lufthansa’s mind

editor editor- January 19, 2010

At last November’s World Travel Market in London, the arrival of Iraq’s delegation was perhaps one that was most anticipated ... Read More

Lufthansa plans to return to Iraq
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Lufthansa plans to return to Iraq

editor editor- January 18, 2010

As Iraq is increasingly opening up to civil aviation, demand for flights to the country is growing. Read More

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