Tag: controversy

750,000 EU nationals apply for UK residence ahead of Brexit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 17:15

Britain has received 750,000 applications from EU citizens seeking to settle in the UK in the first four months of 2019, with Poles leading the way, according to official data. ... Read More

Controversial Eurovision in Israel crowns The Netherland with Arcade by Duncan Laurence

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:37

The Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv Israel was a nonstop tourist party but not without controversy. Many were protesting against Israel's settlement and occupation policies and human rights abuses. The ... 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

UNESCO, African Union and Ethiopia Role Model on World Press Freedom?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 09:15

Ethiopian Airlines, has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019. This conference ... Read More

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 7, 2019 01:48

Ever since Miss Uganda won the coveted Miss World Africa in China on December 8, 2018, several organizers have come up with genres of beauty pageants from Miss Tourism, Miss ... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 07:57

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans where President Trump will speak on Monday. ... Read More

Tourism logo from New Zealand called “pornographic”

editor editor- March 13, 2013 07:57

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Ever put in hard hours on a creative project and finished it to the satisfaction of everyone involved, only to have the whole thing derailed by ... Read More

Whale sharks draw hundreds of tourists to sleepy Philippine village

editor editor- March 13, 2013 07:33

TAN-AWAN, Cebu, Philippines - Two years ago, it was a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Read More

Chinese tourists to Japan called “traitors” at home

editor editor- October 26, 2012 08:08

Tourism between China and Japan remains stagnant because of the political standoff over the Diaoyu Islands dispute, though about 2,200 tourists visited the island nation on a cruise ship and ... Read More

Virgin Australia passenger: As soon as I boarded I was a presumed pedophile

editor editor- August 15, 2012 09:55

An Australian airline's policy prohibiting male passengers from sitting next to kids traveling alone has fueled a social media firestorm and caused the company to review the rule. Read More

“Ghetto alert” app helps tourists avoid trouble spots

editor editor- January 13, 2012 08:16

Travelers wandering around foreign cities could soon be given an instant warning if they stray towards dangerous areas with a new GPS feature developed by Microsoft. Read More

TripAdvisor: Red flag them first, sort them out later

editor editor- October 5, 2011 05:18

A raging controversy has broken out between a previously Number One ranked hotel and TripAdvisor, after the latter had red flagged the property for allegedly ‘writing their own reviews’. Read More

War breaks out in UK cruise industry

editor editor- August 15, 2011 03:26

A war has broken out in the UK's £2bn cruise industry setting leading ports on a collision course with the government over a controversial bid by Liverpool for a bigger ... Read More

Kenya wades into Serengeti highway controversy

editor editor- September 17, 2010 03:12

(eTN) - The Kenyan government, with the referendum and promulgation of the country’s new constitution now behind them, is seemingly now once again focusing on matters arising as information filtered Read More

Serengeti highway plans raise more controversy

editor editor- July 12, 2010 00:14

(eTN) A government minister waded into the Serengeti highway debate last week, when the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism – supposed to protect ecosystems – claimed the new road ... Read More

Controversy brews over Uganda concession agreements

editor editor- May 4, 2010 03:24

Information was leaked to the media last week indicating a possible change of government’s policy to stick to and uphold contracts entered into with private sector investors, when news surfaced ... Read More

Moratorium for new establishments in the Mara

editor editor- February 24, 2010 01:50

Calls for a moratorium of building of new lodges and permanent tented camps inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve have been ongoing for a long time now, considering that the ... Read More

More controversy over hunting in Uganda

editor editor- February 5, 2010 01:07

Recent reports sent to this correspondent speak of yet more hunting permits to be given by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, this time in the northeastern Karamoja region, where such reserves ... Read More

Royal Caribbean return to Labadee causes controversy

editor editor- January 19, 2010 05:31

The controversy surrounding Royal Caribbean International's decision to dock its ships in a Haitian port is not new for the travel industry. Read More

Air NZ ‘sexy cougar’ ad shut down after critics blast it

editor editor- January 19, 2010 04:54

AUCKLAND - An advertisement for an airline competition that portrays older, single women as "cougars" who prey on young men at night is to close on Monday after incurring the ... Read More

Tanzania tour operator offers belated response to elephant controversy

editor editor- January 18, 2010 04:15

Late last year this correspondent featured an item of a camp manager in Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gone who had gone AWOL when an elephant carcass was found near the ... Read More

Hotel partnership a thorn in Ugandan government’s side

editor editor- September 11, 2009 07:12

In what now appears to have been hasty arrangements to enter into a partnership between government and a privately owned hotel company ahead of the Commonwealth Summit in late 2007, ... Read More

Malaysia’s “moderate” image marred

editor editor- August 27, 2009 05:59

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – After a series of flip-flops, authorities in Malaysia decided this week that a 32-year old Muslim woman caught drinking beer in violation of Islamic law would ... Read More

Part-timers defended by stunned travel industry after controversial speech

editor editor- June 30, 2008 06:11

Senior travel agency HR directors have defended their use of reduced-hours staff after a senior figure publicly told them: "don't employ part-timers". Read More

The great Heathrow con

editor editor- February 5, 2008 04:58

The British public have been led to believe the third runway is essential.That's untrue. Read More

New advert rap for budget airline Ryanair

editor editor- January 31, 2008 04:32

LONDON — Britain's advertising watchdog rapped Irish low-cost airline Ryanair Wednesday for a flights promotion that showed a young woman dressed like a schoolgirl. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which ... Read More