Tag: State Department

Fiji and Dominican Republic:  Healthy American Tourists die in resort hotels
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Fiji and Dominican Republic: Healthy American Tourists die in resort hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2019

Add Fiji to the list of now two countries where four healthy American visitors died within a week on mysterious ... Read More

‘Extreme vetting’: US visa applicants now required to submit their social media history
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‘Extreme vetting’: US visa applicants now required to submit their social media history

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019

The United States Department of State has begun requiring temporary visitors and those seeking permanent residence to submit five years’ ... Read More

Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism
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Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism

editor editor- May 18, 2019

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

Airport in Maui opens mega car rental facility
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Airport in Maui opens mega car rental facility

editor editor- May 17, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop ... 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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019

Safety in tourism is key to a successful destination. Destinations like Saint Lucia in the Caribbean know this and stakeholders ... 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

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

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international ... 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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019

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

What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?
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What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, the Trump administration announced that it would be issuing new rules about non-family travel to Cuba. ... 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

US tourists vanish in Dominican Republic between hotel and airport
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US tourists vanish in Dominican Republic between hotel and airport

editor editor- April 8, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019

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

Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed
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Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019

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

First-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress launched
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First-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress launched

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavor that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019

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

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted
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Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019

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

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi
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US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 18, 2018

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

Air Italy dragged into aviation war between US and the Gulf
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Air Italy dragged into aviation war between US and the Gulf

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018

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

Flights on hold at Honolulu airport
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Flights on hold at Honolulu airport

editor editor- December 12, 2018

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

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?
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Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018

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

Israel makes US change travel warning
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Israel makes US change travel warning

editor editor- August 12, 2010

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

editor editor- July 16, 2010

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

US State Department proposed passport fee hikes draw ire
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US State Department proposed passport fee hikes draw ire

editor editor- March 5, 2010

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

US State Department sharply criticizes Israel for travel restrictions on tourists
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US State Department sharply criticizes Israel for travel restrictions on tourists

editor editor- August 21, 2009

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

US State Department issues travel alert for Mexico
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US State Department issues travel alert for Mexico

editor editor- February 23, 2009

MEXICO CITY – The U.S. State Department has renewed a travel advisory warning Americans about an increase in violence along ... Read More

If you were born in US you are a US citizen. That is unless you were born in Texas.
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If you were born in US you are a US citizen. That is unless you were born in Texas.

editor editor- August 12, 2008

WESLACO, Texas -- In the archives of local institutions, Juan Aranda's life is firmly rooted in this small south Texas ... Read More

Canada a destination for sex tourists, US State Department’s report says
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Canada a destination for sex tourists, US State Department’s report says

editor editor- June 5, 2008

Canada must do more to arrest and convict human traffickers who have helped make the country a "sex tourism" destination ... Read More