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Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest
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Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number ... 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

Is there a gender difference in the travel habits of Americans?
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Is there a gender difference in the travel habits of Americans?

editor editor- May 8, 2019

Is there a difference in how American men and women travel? Does one gender travel more than the other? Does ... Read More

The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off
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The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off

editor editor- May 4, 2019

The Modern Honolulu recently notified 78 workers—nearly 30% of the workers at the hotel—that they will be laid off within ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union
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Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off ... 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

TSA: New airport security scanner poses “privacy risks” to passengers
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TSA: New airport security scanner poses “privacy risks” to passengers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019

US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is demanding modifications of a new airport security system because it poses “privacy risks” to ... Read More

Terror Attack on Shangri La, Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Sri Lanka
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Terror Attack on Shangri La, Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019

The Shangri La Hotel Colombo, the Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Kochchikade and Negombo were targeted by terrorists today ... 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

American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow
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American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019

Not only leopards were roaming Queen Elizabeth National Park today, but criminals who kidnapped an elderly American tourist in the ... Read More

Attention Airport Officials: Naked man on the tarmac
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Attention Airport Officials: Naked man on the tarmac

editor editor- March 27, 2019

Is this the new way to fly? Naked? A male passenger dressed only in his birthday suit was spotted trying ... Read More

Turkish suspect in Utrecht terrorist attack arrested
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Turkish suspect in Utrecht terrorist attack arrested

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

Utrecht's police chief has confirmed that the 37-year-old Turkish suspect in the deadly shooting on a tram in the Netherlands ... Read More

10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

At least 10 people were killed in a school shooting in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, law enforcement has confirmed. The ... Read More

Armed man attempts to hijack Dubai-bound plane, opens fire on board
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Armed man attempts to hijack Dubai-bound plane, opens fire on board

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2019

Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane bound for Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing in Chittagong, Bangladesh after a hijacking ... Read More

Flying to Hawaii unsafe on a B737-800?  Boeing declines to comment
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Flying to Hawaii unsafe on a B737-800? Boeing declines to comment

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019

Is it safe flying a Southwest Airline B737-800 aircraft from North America to Hawaii? This is a question many experts ... Read More

Al-Qaeda terrorists attack hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, fatalities reported
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Al-Qaeda terrorists attack hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, fatalities reported

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019

A hotel and office complex in an upscale area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi were hit by two explosions earlier ... Read More

IATA: Healthy but moderating airline passenger demand
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IATA: Healthy but moderating airline passenger demand

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018. Total revenue passenger ... 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

Up in flames: Maldives private island luxury resort burns, tourists evacuated
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Up in flames: Maldives private island luxury resort burns, tourists evacuated

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019

A top-notch ultra-luxury secluded private island resort in the Maldives was devastated by giant inferno that engulfed the property on ... Read More

Over 20 people killed or injured in Denmark train disaster
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Over 20 people killed or injured in Denmark train disaster

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019

At least six people were killed and sixteen injured in a train accident in Denmark. The disaster came amid a ... Read More

East Siberia helicopter crash kills everyone on board
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East Siberia helicopter crash kills everyone on board

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018

Russian emergency services report that a private helicopter crashed on the outskirts of the city of Ulan-Ude in Russia's East ... Read More

KKK Christmas? Christmas trees ‘vandalized’ in Russia’s St. Petersburg
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KKK Christmas? Christmas trees ‘vandalized’ in Russia’s St. Petersburg

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018

Dozens of Christmas trees were made to appear as if a peculiar Ku Klux Klan chapter had sprung up in ... Read More

Hawaii has a responsibility to visitors. False atomic bomb alert is questioning security
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Hawaii has a responsibility to visitors. False atomic bomb alert is questioning security

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2018

It took 38 minutes for the Hawaii State Government to tweet an atomic attack on the island was a false ... Read More