Tag: crises

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett to participate in inaugural Asian Resilience Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 15:27

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett is expected to participate in the first Asian Resilience Summit, being held in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 31, 2019. The Minister received this invitation ... 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

Unique forum on Thailand, The Greatest Story in Global Tourism HiSTORY

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 17:05

The upcoming 60th anniversary of both Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International, the two founding pillars of Thai tourism, in 2020 will be a good opportunity for some ... Read More

Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda: Top 10 improved world travel destinations

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 10, 2019 00:59

Three Eastern African nations have emerged among the top ten fastest-growing destinations for tourism in the world. The 2019 annual report compiled by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) ... Read More

Bartlett hosts successful community meeting with Jamaican Diaspora in the UK

editor editor- April 4, 2019 22:01

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says his recent meeting with key members of the Jamaican Diaspora in London was very successful. Speaking at a community meeting, held at the ... Read More

 Iranians open homes to travelers stranded by floods

editor editor- March 27, 2019 22:16

As dramatic videos of deadly floods leaving behind destroyed vehicles and other damage circulate on Iranian social media networks, ordinary Iranians are doing what they can to help the affected ... Read More

Destinations need new resources to tackle the “invisible burden” of tourism

editor editor- March 26, 2019 00:42

A report published today by the Travel Foundation, Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise and EplerWood International describes how destinations must uncover and account for tourism’s hidden costs, referred ... Read More

WTTC: African tourism sector booming

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 10:17

Travel & Tourism in Africa is booming, growing 5.6% in 2018 compared to the global average of 3.9% and the broader African economy rate of 3.2%. This places Africa as ... Read More

Texaco Jamaica endorses Global Resilience Centre

editor editor- February 19, 2019 21:33

Texaco Jamaica has pledged its full backing of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) that was launched in January in Montego Bay. The announcement was made today ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds Bill to end 9/11 fee diversion

editor editor- February 14, 2019 23:08

"The U.S. travel community strongly supports Chairman Thompson and Chairman DeFazio's measure to end the practice of using the '9/11' fee to pay for programs unrelated to air travel security," ... Read More

First UNWTO/ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 01:15

As recalled in the Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism: Hand in Hand for Sustainability, signed on March 18, 2013, and in the Medellín Statement on Tourism and Air Transport ... Read More

Jamaica takes the lead on Global Tourism Resilience Management

editor editor- February 8, 2019 19:57

Resilience is everybody’s business. All policymakers in the Caribbean must be concerned about the resilience of their national sectors amid a wide range of constantly evolving threats facing the region.  ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 22:25

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which was officially launched in Jamaica last week. In a brief ... Read More

Jamaica Prime Minister calls for greater collaboration for sustainable resilience in tourism sector

editor editor- January 31, 2019 20:35

Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says that greater effort has to be placed in strengthening linkages with key industries to create a more resilient and sustainable ... Read More

AIRBNB supports limiting short-term rentals in Los Angeles – not true!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 12, 2018 09:24

Los Angeles now joins the growing list of other major U.S. cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco, that have stepped up recently to pass or strengthen ... Read More

Revitalizing tourism and confronting crises

editor editor- November 29, 2008 03:21

CHENGDU, China/ MADRID, Spain - Tourism stakeholders’ preparedness and effective and accurate communication are among the key factors to substantially mitigate potential negative impacts of crises o Read More