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A push for market liberalization in the Caribbean
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A push for market liberalization in the Caribbean

mm Seth Miller- June 12, 2019

Can cooperation and market liberalization beat out protectionist interests in the Caribbean? The 2019 Caribavia conference wasted little time in ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill
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Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with ... Read More

First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident
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First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019

A man, riding his electric scooter, was killed after collided with a truck in Paris today. The 25-year-old was riding ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States
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Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of ... Read More

Canada’s flight attendant union celebrates its holiday
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Canada’s flight attendant union celebrates its holiday

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019

The Canadian Union of Public Employees  is celebrating International Flight Attendant Day today, May 31st, and inviting flight attendants around ... 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

Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea
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Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid ... Read More

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes
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US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019

US states are rushing to become Real-ID compliant in response to federal legislation, which set new, more stringent minimum standards ... Read More

Jamaica Minister Hon. Bartlett: Tourism success held up by dedicated workers
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Jamaica Minister Hon. Bartlett: Tourism success held up by dedicated workers

editor editor- May 11, 2019

The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressed the state of his country’s tourism in the following article written ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’
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Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: State human trafficking laws for the lodging industry
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ECPAT-USA report: State human trafficking laws for the lodging industry

editor editor- May 1, 2019

To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA, with the financial support of the ... Read More

Qatar to eliminate its bizarre exit visa system
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Qatar to eliminate its bizarre exit visa system

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019

Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, ... Read More

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment
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Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

editor editor- April 15, 2019

A report released on behalf of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) calls on state and local government leaders to ... Read More

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions
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U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the recipients of the sixth annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award: Sen. Catherine Cortez ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds introduction of JOLT Act
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U.S. Travel applauds introduction of JOLT Act

editor editor- April 9, 2019

Have you heard of the JOLT Act? JOLT stands for Jobs Originated through Launching Travel. The Executive Vice President of ... Read More

WTTC launches global taskforce on human trafficking
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WTTC launches global taskforce on human trafficking

editor editor- April 4, 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and ... 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

Aviation Safety: Fatigue management
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Aviation Safety: Fatigue management

editor editor- March 28, 2019

In aviation operations, managing fatigue is important because it diminishes an individual’s ability to perform almost all operational tasks. This clearly has implications ... Read More

City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court
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City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the City of Santa Monica's Home-Sharing Ordinance in the face of a ... Read More

‘Unnecessary and potentially damaging’: TSA union opposes Atlanta Airport legislation
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‘Unnecessary and potentially damaging’: TSA union opposes Atlanta Airport legislation

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019

Yesterday, over the opposition of the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta community groups, and the nation's largest federal employee union, the ... Read More

Airline pilots and crew enduring high levels of fatigue
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Airline pilots and crew enduring high levels of fatigue

editor editor- March 6, 2019

A new study based on real-life operations of 24 airlines and carried out on behalf of the EU Commission and ... Read More

CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism
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CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 5, 2019

Pilar Laguana, an international tourism veteran, is now in charge of the Guam Visitors Bureau. She thinks out of the ... Read More

European Commission: Critical flaws in airline employment practices
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European Commission: Critical flaws in airline employment practices

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019

A long-awaited wake-up call to EU Member States and an Expert Group are the two essential elements of the EU ... 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

Hotels in ASIA ignore warning signs of environmental killers
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Hotels in ASIA ignore warning signs of environmental killers

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- February 24, 2019

Hotel operators in Asia are neglecting public safety. Scientists and engineers have learned the truth about the industry’s apathy when ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Of back doors and scoundrels?
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Alitalia airline: Of back doors and scoundrels?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2019

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio, meeting the unions at Mise, (Ministry of Economic Development) ... 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

EU and UK reach post-Brexit visa-free travel agreement
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EU and UK reach post-Brexit visa-free travel agreement

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 9, 2019

The endless debate regarding the forthcoming Brexit rules between Europe and the Unite Kingdom seems to have come to a ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Security team appointed
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Jamaica Tourism Security team appointed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 5, 2019

Visitor surety is a top priority for Jamaica Tourism. Dr. Andrew Spencer, Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company ... Read More

Deal or no deal, EU will allow short-term visa-free travel for UK citizens after Brexit
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Deal or no deal, EU will allow short-term visa-free travel for UK citizens after Brexit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019

The European Union council has agreed to allow UK citizens visa-free travel to EU member states, even in the event ... 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

Russia: Passengers or not, ‘disaster-threatening’ aircraft will be shot down
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Russia: Passengers or not, ‘disaster-threatening’ aircraft will be shot down

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019

The Russian defense ministry wants to confirm its authority to shoot down planes that violate the country’s airspace and threaten ... Read More

American Bus Association to Trump & US Congress: End government shutdown!
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American Bus Association to Trump & US Congress: End government shutdown!

editor editor- January 25, 2019

The American Bus Association again calls on Trump and Congress to come together and end this government shutdown immediately. Read More

The Holy See and Venezuelan bishops work together to help population
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The Holy See and Venezuelan bishops work together to help population

editor editor- January 16, 2019

The Holy See and the Bishops of the country continue to work together to help the Venezuelan people Read More

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