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Senate resolution on Yemen: More heat than fire

Yemen used to be a beautiful destination for travel and tourism. The hospitality school there was leading in Africa just a few years ago....

Stayed at Marriott worldwide? China’s Ministry of State Security has your...

Checking into a Marriott operated hotel in China means your data is in Chinese Government hands. This is usually expected when it comes to travel to a closed country like China. Checking into a hotel in New York or London and your data ending up in China is definitely not expected.

Late President Bush lived the Aloha Spirit: A Testimonial by a...

Marsha Rose Joyner is the host for ThinkTeck Hawaii and a Hawaiian political activist for many years.  She remembers when electors met in their respective state capitols on December 19, 1988 to cast their votes for President and Vice President when George Herbert Walker Bush was elected president of the United States in 1988. Marsha was one of the four Democratic electors in Hawaii.

Vietnam Tourism Roadshow pulls in to New Delhi

The Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam, in association with OM Tourism, organized the Vietnam Tourism Roadshow in New Delhi, India.

Historic Des Moines hotel reimagined with modern nod to its storied...

Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, has announced the official reopening of The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel following a multi-million dollar renovation. This...

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for business and tourism" might have died a premature death before business became business

Pakistan parliament demands US apology

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) of Pakistan comprising of both houses of the Parliament - the National Assembly and the Senate - approved recommendations

Ethnic violence and war threats likely to kill fledgling tourism in...

(eTN) - Tourism once was a beacon of hope for the newly-independent Republic of Southern Sudan, but those hopes are being dashed now on multiple fronts and all at once.

President Obama declares Iraq war will be over by end of...

"After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over, Obama said, "The coming months will be a season of homecomings. Our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays."

UN: Minor incidents between Israel, Lebanon could spark war

Incidents such as the exchange of gunfire that took place across the Israeli-Lebanese border earlier this week must be avoided, the United Nations envoy for Lebanon has stressed, warning that they can

War on illegal pornography

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments indicating that the US is losing the war on child pornography is troubling but not surprising, according to Patrick A.

African Union Summit backs Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The African Union (AU) Summit in Munyonyo, Kampala, has backed President Museveni’s response to the terror attacks by Al Shabab militias from Somalia on Ugandan territory and

Scuds or no Scuds, tourists still flock to South Lebanon

Israeli claims that Hezbollah has obtained Scud missiles have revved up fears another war may break out soon.

Competing in a price war without suffering long term damage

Revenue management professionals have had to combat several critical issues over the last year or so.

Fighting terrorism with tourism

Being one of the leading voices of Iraqi tourism and a crusader of the return that country's pillaged and looted antiquities might sound like a thankless task. But to Bahaa Mayah, its a mission.

Despite war-weakened infrastructure, Lebanon tourism is up

Lebanon is calling this summer tourist season the most successful ever. Visitors flocked to the Lazy B uspcale beach club owned by Georges Boustany.

The tourism security threat on our desk

I recently accepted an invitation to be a keynote speaker at an upcoming International Tourism Security and Safety Summit conference, which will take place in Cairo 17-21 October, and the invitation g

Southern Sudan may declare unilateral independence

Sources from within the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) have given indication that should the regime in Khartoum continue to obstruct the referendum law, under which the independence decisio

Post-war Sri Lanka tourism looks to boom

Hoteliers big and small in Sri Lanka are getting ready to cash in on what they say is the inevitable boom around the corner after last month's end to the nation's bloody quarter-century-old civil conf

R.O.A.R.: Return to Baja California

I live in northern Baja California, Mexico, that is ironically living a death by media.

Amid conflicts, Middle East region pins hope on religious travel

Despite hard times in today’s financial world, tourism has been given hope in religion and faith-based travel.

Tourists undeterred by war

Russia has been thrust into the spotlight of the world media due to the conflict in South Ossetia and its involvement has been widely condemned in some quarters.

Resource-rich Angola creeps out of tortured past

Standing high above the African savannah at the giant rocks of Pungo Andongo in north-central Angola's remote province of Malanje, you can feel the weight of history reverberating from the soles of yo

Mr. Saakashvili has bluffed. The Russians called his bluff. Is the...

The victims, of course, are the civilians of Georgia and its breakaway South Ossetia region, caught in the escalating battle between the Georgian military and South Ossetian forces and their powerful

Can Iraq’s new calm hold?

Washington - After more than a year of taking a wait-and-watch approach to the surge of US forces in Iraq, military commanders and independent experts now seem more confident that it could be the begi
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