Tag: conflict

Imagine Peace Campaign aims to educate youth against violent practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:40

In the lead up to the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, IIPT’s 2012 Olympic Truce Peace Ambassador Victor Mutanga is launching a global peace campaign. Needed now more ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... Read More

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:24

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement and said the decision had come after a lengthy consultation ... Read More

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 21, 2019 21:45

This is the title of the study day that was held at the Vatican Museums at the end of the restoration of the famous tapestry preserved today in the Pinacoteca ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

Hotel History: “Keyed-up executives unwind at Sheraton”

editor editor- May 18, 2019 21:04

In 1965, the Sheraton Corporation of America, under the leadership of President Ernest Henderson, created a brilliant advertising campaign: “Keyed-up Executives Unwind at Sheraton.” It was broadly promoted all over ... Read More

Anita Mendiratta recognized by IIPT on United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:13

Today, the 16th of May, is recognized globally as United Nations’ International Day of Living Together in Peace. It’s a day for “mobilizing those in the international community to promote ... Read More

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:21

Tourism is booming in Tel Aviv this week with hotels sold out, residents staying with relatives to rent their rooms and apartments for inflated rates - and almost every rate ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that South Africa endured one of ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Strike: Scandinavian Airlines SAS about to refuse 70,000+ passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 09:17

More than 70,000 passengers may get stranded today flying through, from or to airports in Scandinavia. This is a social media post by SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson.  "Despite intensive negotiations and ... Read More

FAA issues emergency order: US Civil aviation for Libya

editor editor- April 6, 2019 19:48

The FAA is concerned about increased tensions associated with the current conflict for control of the capital, Tripoli. Libya National Army (LNA) forces have begun operations aimed at seizing control ... Read More

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 00:14

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome and uncomfortable for homeless people. Crime is not out of ... Read More

About the African Tourism Board: Top important according to an African American Tourism Expert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 05:28

Drew Barrett, a Chicago based African American tourism expert and consultant, thinks the newly founded African Tourism Board(ATB) is very important and potentially valuable to the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. ATB will ... Read More

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 07:54

Balule Associated Nature Reserve has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an 'act of self-defense', backtracking on an original announcement condemning the act ... Read More

US Advisory for Democratic Republic of Congo: Reconsider travel

editor editor- March 22, 2019 23:41

The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory for the Democratic Republic of Congo advising that travel be reconsidered due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased ... Read More

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Scott Foster Scott Foster- March 19, 2019 05:34

LGBT Hawaii thanked lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford from California for standing up for what is decent and right. "It makes a difference to all our LGBT visitors and ... Read More

Brand USA Board of Directors approves committee assignments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:45

On Wednesday, March 13, members of the Brand USA board of directors convened for a quarterly meeting in Washington, DC where they welcomed newly appointed and reappointed members and approved ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:17

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying from pro hunting and culling groups. But what does the ... 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

IATA: Healthy airline passenger demand continued in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 18:31

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017. ... Read More

Qatar Airways GCEO delivers keynote address at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 20:25

The first day of the CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit kicked off on Tuesday 5 February at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The summit, held under the ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:20

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 108th straight month of overall ... Read More

2019: The year of PROUD Experiences

editor editor- January 21, 2019 21:45

The debut of PROUD Experiences held in 2018 in London created the first b2b travel and lifestyle event for premium travel suppliers and buyers targeting the LGBTQ+ global community. Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority protecting lions, communities and tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 8, 2019 00:21

Experiential tourism was introduced in Uganda to allow visitors to actively participate in monitoring animals that live in the park using tracking devices. Read More

Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 21:45

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement ... Read More

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 19:59

The U.S. State Department today issued a travel advisory for Indonesia. This advisory is asking American Tourists to reconsider travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest. It ... Read More

Israel’s second international airport opens in January

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 18:10

Israel Airports Authority (IAA) announced that the country's long-awaited second international airport will be opening on January 22, 2019. Located near the southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, the new ... Read More

UNWTO chief: Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 17:30

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa - ... Read More

Tourists killed and beheaded in terror attack in Morocco: Arrests made

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 21:36

The arrests were made in several cities in the kingdom, bringing to 18 the number of people detained over the double-murder, said Abdelhak Khiam, head of Morocco's central office for judicial investigation. Read More

Thailand Tourism Safety Image in question?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 10:53

A conflict between FIFA, Australia, and Bahrain on a human rights and an asylum case for involving a pro football star Hakeem AlAraibi wanted by his home country Bahrain may ... Read More

IATA: Airlines heading for a decade in the black

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 06:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be $35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the $32.3 billion expected net profit in 2018 ... Read More

Young Balule Elephant shot 13 times before horrified visitors

editor editor- December 5, 2018 01:05

Just as the furore about the trophy hunting of the pride male named Skye began abating, another incident has highlighted the ethics of hunting in the Associated Private Nature Reserves ... Read More