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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

African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 01:39 0

Local cultural requirements may be the reason for three isolated cases of Ebola in Uganda. Even though the border region is a tourism transportation center, ... 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

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55 0

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the ... Read More

Venice says no to big cruise ships

Venice says no to big cruise ships

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:52 0

A giant cruise ship passed through the San Marco Basin, in Venice, interrupting the start of the Vogalonga, a non-competitive regatta of rowing boats that ... Read More

Airbus partners with United Airlines to manage aircraft data

Airbus partners with United Airlines to manage aircraft data

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 15:41 0

United Airlines has become the latest US airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. ... Read More

Heathrow becomes world’s first Sustainable Fish Airport

Heathrow becomes world’s first Sustainable Fish Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:50 0

Sustain – the alliance for better food and farming – has crowned Heathrow the world’s first Sustainable Fish Airport. The award is the outcome of ... Read More

Re-defining “undocumented”: TSA allows illegal immigrants board flights without any ID

Re-defining “undocumented”: TSA allows illegal immigrants board flights without any ID

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 18:45 0

US Transportation Security Administration has brought a new meaning to the term "undocumented" by permitting illegal aliens to fly domestically, without ANY legal ID papers, ... Read More

American Airlines adds second weekly service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

American Airlines adds second weekly service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 00:35 0

American Airlines (AA) will be adding a second weekly service from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Argyle International Airport (SVD). This was confirmed ... Read More

Winemaker of the Year Award winner announced

Winemaker of the Year Award winner announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 23:09 0

Winemaker Richard Batchelor of Washington's Maryhill Winery earned the 2019 Winemaker of the Year trophy at the annual Indy International Wine Competition, held May 22-23 ... Read More

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 16:15 0

India has lifted all the restrictions that were imposed on air traffic back in February over the surge in hostilities with Pakistan. The move is ... Read More

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 27, 2019 18:44 0

In a shocking development, Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita, were forced to deboard the aircraft they were on at Mumbai Airport from a Saturday ... Read More

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 23:30 0

The European Parliament is about to say yes to travel and tourism, and after today's election, new trends may be set in European Tourism Policies. ... Read More

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:06 0

There is not much known about tourism opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. The country is known as a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism ... Read More

China Air Transport Association: 737 MAX fiasco to cost Chinese airlines $579 million

China Air Transport Association: 737 MAX fiasco to cost Chinese airlines $579 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019 16:45 0

The China Air Transport Association (CATA) said it estimates losses at Chinese airlines caused by the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft will reach around ... Read More

Airbus delivers first highly efficient A330neo to Delta Air Line

Airbus delivers first highly efficient A330neo to Delta Air Line

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 09:07 0

Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A330-900, one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order. With new fuel-efficient engines, aerodynamic ... Read More

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:10 0

Vietnam Airlines should work to ensure safe and competitive services while operating flights to Russia. "Traveling between Vietnam and Russia is now more important than ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26 0

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. ... Read More

One third of travelers report Generation Alpha influences family travel decisions

One third of travelers report Generation Alpha influences family travel decisions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 17:15 0

Family vacation planning is no longer an activity just for the adults, according to new custom research. For more than 8 in 10 travelers around ... Read More

Best & Worst Airlines and Airports of 2019 revealed

Best & Worst Airlines and Airports of 2019 revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 17:17 1

Today AirHelp announced the results of its annual AirHelp Score which rates global airlines and airports. First launched in 2015, AirHelp Score is the most ... Read More

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 02:42 2

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia may have enough serving as the deputy secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He started his job only in ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14 0

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10 0

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, ... Read More

Wiesbaden hosts 45th GTM Germany Travel MartTM

Wiesbaden hosts 45th GTM Germany Travel MartTM

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 18:18 0

around 500 representatives from the international tourism industry from 51 countries will be in Wiesbaden for the 45th GTM Germany Travel MartTM from the 12th ... Read More

Tanzania government sticks to its fists over privatized state hotels

Tanzania government sticks to its fists over privatized state hotels

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 30, 2019 20:58 0

The Tanzania government once again warned investors over a possible re-possession of poorly-performing hotels and lodges in northern Tanzania wildlife parks after owners failed to ... Read More

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

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 08:06 3

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

Date set for the opening of the Vatican secret archives

Date set for the opening of the Vatican secret archives

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 12, 2019 22:41 0

On March 2, 2020, Pope Francis will open the secret archives of the pontificate of Pius XII on the Second World War. The announcement during ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Cologne says no to President Obama after WTTC Summit Seville

Hyatt Regency Cologne says no to President Obama after WTTC Summit Seville

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 08:09 0

U.S. President Barak Obama is on a tourism trip. Today he is expected to be the star participant at the World Travel and Tourism Council ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01 0

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join ... Read More

Five challenges confronting Meetings Industry in 2019

Five challenges confronting Meetings Industry in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 18:01 2

Tight meeting budgets, time pressures, organizational issues, a lack of creativity from hotels, increasingly complex and costly mandates in catering, a need for more dynamic ... Read More

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