Tag: tsunami

Japan: the road to recovery a year after the quake

Japan: the road to recovery a year after the quake

editor editor- March 26, 2012 06:04 0

Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi is on a tour of Europe in his role as Japan's "Kizuna Ambassador" to speak about his country's recovery after the great ... Read More

Okinawa’s role in leading Japan in tourism risk management preparedness

Okinawa’s role in leading Japan in tourism risk management preparedness

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- March 24, 2012 06:36 0

(eTN) - On the days immediately before, during and after the first anniversary of the March 11 , 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japan engaged in ... Read More

Expert shares tips from living 10 years off the grid

Expert shares tips from living 10 years off the grid

editor editor- November 25, 2011 06:55 0

Some scoff at doomsday prophecies, but this year alone, millions of people have endured catastrophes of seeming apocalyptic proportions. Consider: Read More

6.9 earthquake shakes Peru

6.9 earthquake shakes Peru

editor editor- October 29, 2011 02:16 0

At 1854 UTC on Friday, October 28, 2011, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook Peru. The center of the quake was located 32 miles SSW of ... Read More

UN-backed tsunami warning system passes first test

UN-backed tsunami warning system passes first test

editor editor- August 11, 2011 03:16 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- August 3, 2011 05:31 0

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 ... Read More

UN experts: Japan underestimated tsunami hazard for nuclear sites

UN experts: Japan underestimated tsunami hazard for nuclear sites

editor editor- June 2, 2011 03:46 0

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 ... Read More

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai to reopen after six-week closure

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai to reopen after six-week closure

editor editor- April 26, 2011 04:34 0

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 ... Read More

Reconstructing Matsushima Bay after the tsunami

Reconstructing Matsushima Bay after the tsunami

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2011 14:31 0

BANGKOK (eTN) - Located north of Sendai, Matsushima Bay is known for its beautiful scenery and as one of the "three most scenic spots in ... Read More

After the waves

After the waves

editor editor- April 6, 2011 07:14 0

LALOMANU BEACH, Samoa - One early morning less than two years ago, Sili Apelu had no clue that in a matter of hours his life ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- April 6, 2011 06:29 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- March 29, 2011 05:58 0

(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 ... Read More

Indonesia braces for decline in Japanese tourist numbers

Indonesia braces for decline in Japanese tourist numbers

editor editor- March 25, 2011 03:54 0

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

Japan: tourism versus tsunami

Japan: tourism versus tsunami

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2011 19:39 0

(eTN) - While Japan still tries to cope with its most serious nuclear crisis and natural catastrophe since the end of World War II, what ... Read More

UN rushes help to tsunami-striken Japan

UN rushes help to tsunami-striken Japan

editor editor- March 18, 2011 03:15 0

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 ... Read More

Latest Japan earthquake update

Latest Japan earthquake update

editor editor- March 17, 2011 09:07 0

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 ... Read More

JAL extends support to Tohoku Pacific Earthquake relief efforts

JAL extends support to Tohoku Pacific Earthquake relief efforts

editor editor- March 15, 2011 02:59 0

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 ... Read More

Women in tourism spearhead global aid initiative for victims in Japan

Women in tourism spearhead global aid initiative for victims in Japan

editor editor- March 14, 2011 08:04 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- March 14, 2011 05:22 0

(eTN) - At the very moment Japan was experiencing the most powerful earthquake in its modern history and tsunamis were inundating large swathes of the ... Read More

PATA seeks member feedback following tsunami

PATA seeks member feedback following tsunami

editor editor- March 14, 2011 03:34 0

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

Hawaii tsunami advisory cancelled

Hawaii tsunami advisory cancelled

editor editor- March 12, 2011 05:58 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- March 12, 2011 03:07 0

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, ... Read More

Hawaii tsunami activity  not damaging

Hawaii tsunami activity not damaging

editor editor- March 11, 2011 20:27 0

HONOLULU, Hawaii (eTN) - Dr. Gerard Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Center appeared on statewide television news, saying it appeared the tsunami activity would not ... Read More

Evacuations from coastal areas ordered in Hawaii, Guam

Evacuations from coastal areas ordered in Hawaii, Guam

editor editor- March 11, 2011 15:46 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- March 11, 2011 13:37 0

Live video streaming by NHK WORLD: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/coolzeldapingaz#utm_campaigne=synclickback&source=http://www.rickey.org/?p=60208&medium=3126962 Read More

Japan struck by massive 8.9-magnitude quake, then tsunami

Japan struck by massive 8.9-magnitude quake, then tsunami

editor editor- March 11, 2011 12:38 0

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

UN: Aceh makes great strides after tsunami but faces challenges

UN: Aceh makes great strides after tsunami but faces challenges

editor editor- December 30, 2010 02:33 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- April 7, 2010 05:36 0

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

Zimbabwe tourist tsunami

Zimbabwe tourist tsunami

editor editor- March 9, 2010 04:23 0

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 ... Read More

Surviving no-show tsunami

Surviving no-show tsunami

editor editor- March 1, 2010 04:20 0

At just before 11 a.m., when the monster tsunami was predicted to hit Hawaiian shorelines, we left our house on foot, joining dozens of other ... Read More

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