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UN-backed tsunami warning system passes first test

The first test of the communication network of the United Nations-backed tsunami early warning system for the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean was carried out successfully today, paving th

First test of UN-backed tsunami warning system to be held next...

Thirty-one countries are set to take part next week in a United Nations-backed test of the tsunami early warning system in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas, which have

UN experts: Japan underestimated tsunami hazard for nuclear sites

Experts from the United Nations atomic energy agency said today that Japan had underestimated potential tsunami hazards to its nuclear power plants before the March earthquake and tsunami that damaged

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai to reopen after six-week closure

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu in Hawaii will reopen on April 30 following a six-week closure caused by the earthquake-generated tsunami resulting from the earthquake in Japa

Reconstructing Matsushima Bay after the tsunami

BANGKOK (eTN) - Located north of Sendai, Matsushima Bay is known for its beautiful scenery and as one of the "three most scenic spots in Japan.” Over 260 splendid islands are spread all around Matsu

After the waves

LALOMANU BEACH, Samoa - One early morning less than two years ago, Sili Apelu had no clue that in a matter of hours his life would literally turn upside down. Literally.

Despite expected decrease in Japan arrivals, Hawaii airlift projections remain flat

An updated analysis of airlift projections for the state of Hawaii for the second quarter of 2011 shows that despite an anticipated decrease in airlift from Japan, the overall number of air seats shou

Japan’s generosity in times of internal disaster and hardship is humbling

(eTN) - A few weeks ago, it seems ages already, a massive earthquake of 9.0 on the open-ended Richter scale struck off the coast of Japan, causing major damage to the country’ infrastructure, only t

Indonesia braces for decline in Japanese tourist numbers

Following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, numbers of Japanese tourists visiting Indonesia are expected to decline this year, the government says.

Japan: tourism versus tsunami

(eTN) - While Japan still tries to cope with its most serious nuclear crisis and natural catastrophe since the end of World War II, what could be the consequences for the tourism industry?

UN rushes help to tsunami-striken Japan

From blankets to emergency communications equipment to technological expertise, United Nations agencies are rushing assistance to Japan to help cope with the multi-front disaster caused by last week

Latest Japan earthquake update

The Japan National Tourism Organization in Los Angeles, California, issued the following update: Following the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the surrounding areas including Tokyo wh

JAL extends support to Tohoku Pacific Earthquake relief efforts

Japan Airlines (JAL) extends it deepest condolences to the people affected by the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake and the tsunami that followed on March 11, 2011 which caused large scale destruction in many

Women in tourism spearhead global aid initiative for victims in Japan

The bond among the global tourism industry strengthens when immediate help is needed, and the Women in Tourism International Alliance (WITIA) is leading a vanguard effort to encourage worldwide touris

What coastal tourism accommodation providers can learn from Japan’s earthquake and...

(eTN) - At the very moment Japan was experiencing the most powerful earthquake in its modern history and tsunamis were inundating large swathes of the NE coast of Honshu, I was the final speaker addre

PATA seeks member feedback following tsunami

BANGKOK, Thailand - Following the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has sent messages of concern and support to PATA members in Japan.

Hawaii tsunami advisory cancelled

HONOLULU, Hawaii - At approximately 11:26 am today, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled the tsunami advisory for the Hawaiian Islands following the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan sending a t

UN voices sorrow, pledges assistance after deadly quake, tsunami in Japan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep sorrow today and offered the full support of the United Nations after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan, killing dozens of people an

Hawaii tsunami activity not damaging

HONOLULU, Hawaii (eTN) - Dr. Gerard Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Center appeared on statewide television news, saying it appeared the tsunami activity would not be a major damaging event.

Evacuations from coastal areas ordered in Hawaii, Guam

HONOLULU, Hawaii- Due to the threat of a tidal wave set off by Friday's earthquake in Japan, Hawaii ordered evacuations from coastal areas as a tsunami warning was extended to the whole of the Pacific

LIVE STREAMING: Japan hit by earthquake and tsunami, fire breaks...

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Japan struck by massive 8.9-magnitude quake, then tsunami

TOKYO, Japan - An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Friday, triggering tsunami warnings and sending people fleeing out of buildings in the capital.

UN: Aceh makes great strides after tsunami but faces challenges

The Indonesian province of Aceh has made remarkable progress in rebuilding since the devastating tsunami six years ago but faces major challenges in cutting poverty and inequality and reducing the imp

Indonesian island of Sumatra hit by massive earthquake, tsunami alert issued

A tsunami alert has been issued after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Zimbabwe tourist tsunami

When we started Maplanga Africa in 1995, it was during the “pioneer” days of outbound tourism into Africa, email was a not-too-distant concept, apartheid was dead and buried, and South Africa had
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