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Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism

Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism

editor editor- May 18, 2019 01:10 0

Pakistan is promoting religious pluralism by easing visa restrictions and promoting religious tourism to support religious inclusivity. This was explained by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the ... Read More

Airport in Maui opens mega car rental facility

Airport in Maui opens mega car rental facility

editor editor- May 17, 2019 23:17 0

A new $340 million multilevel Consolidated Rent-A-Car (CONRAC) in the Kahului Airport on Maui in Hawaii houses all major rental car companies in one spot ... Read More

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 23:11 0

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08 0

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

Safer Tourism in St.Lucia: Dr. Peter Tarlow feels a sense of sophistication

Safer Tourism in St.Lucia: Dr. Peter Tarlow feels a sense of sophistication

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 22:17 0

Safety in tourism is key to a successful destination. Destinations like Saint Lucia in the Caribbean know this and stakeholders reached out eTN affiliate safertourism.com  ... Read More

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50 2

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

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 00:54 0

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the ... Read More

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38 0

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

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15 0

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

What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?

What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 15:45 0

On Wednesday, April 17, the Trump administration announced that it would be issuing new rules about non-family travel to Cuba. For those who have already ... Read More

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:45 0

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the recipients of the sixth annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chairman Peter DeFazio ... Read More

US tourists vanish in Dominican Republic between hotel and airport

US tourists vanish in Dominican Republic between hotel and airport

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:42 0

American tourists, Orlando Moore, 43, and Portia Ravenelle, 32, were set to return to their Mount Vernon, New York, home on March 27, at the ... Read More

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 12:14 0

African Tourism Board, (ATB)  has travel and security on its top agenda when attracting visitors to the continent. At the upcoming ATB Launch on April 11, ... Read More

U.S. State Department tells tourists Brunei is safe, except for death by stoning

U.S. State Department tells tourists Brunei is safe, except for death by stoning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 03:27 6

The U.S. State Department is telling American travelers, Brunei is one of the safest countries in the world to visit. Brunei safer than the Bahamas, ... Read More

Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed

Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2019 04:48 0

The U.S. State Department putting Tunisia  as a category 2 risk for U.S. citizens to travel to. This is on the same level as Germany ... Read More

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 07:26 0

The WTTC Annual Summit is only weeks away and the World Travel and Tourism Council is working hard pumping out positive reports on participating countries ... Read More

US State Department Travel Advisory for Bahamas: What it really means for visitors?

US State Department Travel Advisory for Bahamas: What it really means for visitors?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019 10:48 2

The recent travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department alerting the 6 million US travelers vacationing in the Bahamas every year could have a ... Read More

First-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress launched

First-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress launched

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 19:30 0

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavor that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at ... Read More

‘Do not travel’: US State Department ups Venezuela travel warning to Level 4

‘Do not travel’: US State Department ups Venezuela travel warning to Level 4

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 22:30 2

The United States Department of State has raised its Venezuela travel advisory warning for US citizens to “do not travel,” citing civil unrest. The department ... Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019 21:05 0

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files Read More

Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 21:45 0

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution ... Read More

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 19:59 0

The U.S. State Department today issued a travel advisory for Indonesia. This advisory is asking American Tourists to reconsider travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua ... Read More

Tourism safety in Jamaica: Behind the current headlines of rape and cover up

Tourism safety in Jamaica: Behind the current headlines of rape and cover up

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 18, 2018 07:47 0

Jamaica recently emerged as one of the most progressive destinations in the world when it comes to travel tourism safety and security. Read More

Air Italy dragged into aviation war between US and the Gulf

Air Italy dragged into aviation war between US and the Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 23:35 0

The former Meridiana carrier, now 49% controlled by Qatar Airways, is in fact under the lens of 11 US Republican Senators asking to investigate the ... Read More

Flights on hold at Honolulu airport

Flights on hold at Honolulu airport

editor editor- December 12, 2018 15:07 0

An offshore incident involving a military plane has caused flights to be put on hold at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on the ... Read More

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 13:45 0

A former U.S. State Department Security Officer has a safety message for business travelers and advice for tourists with a solution for everyone carrying a ... Read More

Israel makes US change travel warning

Israel makes US change travel warning

editor editor- August 12, 2010 04:56 0

State Department travel warnings can have a dramatic impact on tourism. Read More

State Department not aware that it could deny passports to sex offenders

State Department not aware that it could deny passports to sex offenders

editor editor- July 16, 2010 02:44 0

The State Department did not know until this year that it has the authority -- signed into law by President Bush in December 2008 -- ... Read More

US State Department proposed passport fee hikes draw ire

US State Department proposed passport fee hikes draw ire

editor editor- March 5, 2010 04:57 0

Get ready to open your wallet a little wider to satisfy your travel bug: It may soon cost more to apply for a new U.S. Read More

US State Department sharply criticizes Israel for travel restrictions on tourists

US State Department sharply criticizes Israel for travel restrictions on tourists

editor editor- August 21, 2009 04:06 0

The U.S. State Department Wednesday sharply criticized Israel for travel restrictions on Americans, mostly of Arab origin and whom Israel considers security risks. Read More

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