Tag: backlash

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:52

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number of billionaires and publishers knwon to be critical to the ... Read More

Dark Tourism: South Korea using massacre to lure tourists

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 7, 2019 02:11

What is often referred to as dark tourism is now a hopeful light in terms of tourism for South Korea. The Korean War took place between North Korea and South ... Read More

‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:40

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258 people. ... Read More

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 17:30

A campaign launched by Coca-Cola Norway aimed at celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has sparked accusations of political correctness gone mad, with some even threatening to protest the ... Read More

A killer or a victim? American Tourist in trouble in Anguilla

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 30, 2019 04:28

Anguilla Tourism is in crisis mode about an American murderer or was it self defense? Allison Muhammad from Anguilla believes: Kenny Mitchell, 27 years old, was murdered by a hotel ... Read More

Texas is latest US state to blacklist Airbnb for anti-Israel actions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:25

Texas is adding home sharing firm Airbnb to a short list of companies that cannot receive state investments because it removes Israeli-owned rentals in the controversial West Bank. Airbnb is ... Read More

The importance of cruise ship tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 7, 2019 23:55

Seychelles as a country that is totally dependent on tourism and needs to now move to better understand Cruise Ship Business. Read More

Israel and European Union finalize open-skies deal

editor editor- March 26, 2012 07:30

Israel and the European Union finalized the deal on Thursday, after three years of negotiations, although it still needs the approval of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz. Read More

Georgia tourism braces for backlash from new immigration bill

editor editor- May 11, 2011 05:58

True to its official state song, Georgia is on the mind of many people these days but not for the reasons the state's tourism industry might be hoping for. Read More

New Zealand tourism faces GST backlash

editor editor- February 11, 2010 05:02

International visitors will pay an extra $20 million in GST if the tax is raised to 15 per cent, and the extra cost will hurt, the tourist industry says. Read More

Resort ‘discrimination’ addressed by Congress

editor editor- December 28, 2009 03:29

When it comes to luring convention- and conference-goers this winter, sun-drenched resort towns may be too much fun for their own good. Read More

“AIG effect” more of a drag on South Florida hotel bookings than the economy

editor editor- September 25, 2009 03:56

Born a year ago and more than 2,000 miles away, the ``AIG effect'' continues to cause pain for South Florida's tourism industry. Read More

AboutAnywhere.com responds to backlash of outraged travel agents

editor editor- January 16, 2009 06:13

MIAMI, FL - With the emergence of the "virtual" or Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) came speculation and concern over the "death" of the brick and mortar travel agency community. Read More

Bali bombers executed, backlash feared

editor editor- November 10, 2008 05:03

Jihadists convicted in the heinous Bali bombings in 2002 were tied to poles and shot dead by firing squad on Saturday, despite pleas from victims' families that their sentence could ... Read More