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WTACH to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites from overtourism

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites that are in peril from...

European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

According to the European Travel Commission's latest report "European Tourism -Trends & Prospects 2018", Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with...

China uses tourism to pressure New Zealand to make spying easier

Is China keen to export telecommunication equipment to spy on countries. New Zealand thinks so, and tourism has to suffer as a China retaliates. China...

Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results, delivers on guidance

Strong 2018 performance, guidance delivered Revenues € 64 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion; Free Cash Flow Before M&A and Customer Financing € 2.9...

Jamaica takes the lead on Global Tourism Resilience Management

Resilience is everybody’s business. All policymakers in the Caribbean must be concerned about the resilience of their national sectors amid a wide range of...

Iberostar announces 7 new hotel openings in 2019

Last year proved crucial in the consolidation of Iberostar’s positioning strategy, with the hotel chain making major progress in this area. Iberostar Group’s turnover...

New global tourism organization launched to combat overtourism

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites that are in peril...

FAA shuts down New York’s LaGuardia Airport, all incoming flights halted

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted all incoming flights to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport amid air traffic controller shortages. According to FAA,...

Transcript for NACTA Red Alert: How safe is flying during U.S....

The FAA is looking for experienced air traffic controllers. This is already true in normal times. Today the NACTA website shows a red alert...

How Services like Airbnb and Skyscanner Changed the Attitude to Traveling

Two decades ago, a simple traveler could hardly imagine buying cheap flights in a few clicks or staying at the world’s most authentic places...

South Asia Tourism finds prominent footing in world economy

A just-released UN report, provides facts and figures to show the importance of South Asia Tourism.

New WTTC report identifies global megatrends for travel and tourism 

A new report by World Travel & Tourism Council identifies opportunities and risks for travel and tourism. 

EU: ‘Golden visas’ bring corruption and money laundering in their wake

The European Union is set to urge member states on Wednesday to crack down on schemes to grant “golden visas” to foreign investors, warning...

Veteran US tour operator: Don’t let government shutdown stop your vacation...

As America’s government shutdown continues to set a record for longevity, this tour operator has seen a rise in consumer anxiety.

Tourism’s “Invisible Burden”: Major new report

A new report suggests that wherever it exists, tourism places an “invisible burden” on destinations and their residents.

IATA chief: Flat air freight demand growth is a big disappointment

Newly released IATA data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), was flat (0%) in November 2018,...

Air Georgian supports amendments to Pilot Flight, Duty, Fatigue, and Rest...

Air Georgian Limited announced today they support the amendments to the Pilot Flight, Duty, and Fatigue/Rest times published today. While no set of regulations can...

Canadian statement regarding the release of new air fatigue regulations

Today, the Minister of Transport announced new fatigue regulations to improve air travel safety for passengers and flight crews. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is pleased to see that the Minister is taking action to address this key safety issue.

IATA: Airlines heading for a decade in the black

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be $35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the $32.3...

SUNx & Ingle International Announce SDG-17 Climate Resilience Partnership

A Climate Resilience partnership, focussed on creating 100,000 Strong Climate Champions by 2030 was announced today at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. The partnership,...

Active shooter incidents: How to Identify a Defensible Area?

Active shooter incidents used to be rare events. People are now realizing there is a higher potential for being involved in one as the frequency of these events increases. According to a 2018 FBI report, twenty-one states around the country, from California to Maryland, saw active shooter incidents in the two-year period from 2016 to 2017, ten more than in the previous two-year perio

Air Cargo Cargo is a tough business

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was up from a 29-month low of 2.5% in September. 

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for business and tourism" might have died a premature death before business became business

Crash underlines new risks for China’s thriving aviation industry

The plane crash in China that killed 42 people late Tuesday night was a rare blot on the country's aviation safety copybook, say experts here.

Is travel insurance worth the cost or a waste of money?

Vacations plans are disrupted for all sorts of reasons. Is it worth the extra cost of
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