Tag: deaths

Dead whale highlights major faults with octopus fishing industry in False Bay

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:20

Another dead 12-metre Bryde’s whale was found in False Bay near Cape Town last week after becoming entangled in octopus trap ropes. The traps have been in use by a ... Read More

Fiji and Dominican Republic: Healthy American Tourists die in resort hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2019 01:26

Add Fiji to the list of now two countries where four healthy American visitors died within a week on mysterious and unexplained circumstances. Are the deaths of American Tourists in ... Read More

When overtourism spoils your travel plans: Go somewhere else!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2019 23:37

Have you heard that told joke?  Patient says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this with my arm.”  Doctor’s response is, “Then don’t do this.”  This is logic 101 that ... Read More

American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:56

An American couple from Prince George’s County in Maryland vacationing in the Dominican Republic were found dead in their hotel room. According to police, the bodies of Edward Nathael Holmes ... Read More

Celebrate World Environment Day by being a more sustainable hotel guest

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

With a growing concern over climate change, the environment is high on everyone’s agendas. But how can hotel guests be encouraged to be more sustainable? From plastic to pollution to ... Read More

Person dies on Maui at famous Seven Sacred Pools

editor editor- June 1, 2019 01:15

An unidentified person died Thursday evening in the Pools of Oheo on the island of Maui in Hawaii. These famous pools are more commonly referred to as the Seven Sacred ... Read More

American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel

editor editor- May 31, 2019 19:40

An American couple from Prince George’s County in Maryland vacationing in the Dominican Republic were found dead in their hotel room. According to police, the bodies of Edward Nathael Holmes ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 18:33

Is Nepal a safe destination to travel after 11 people died climbing Mount Everest this season? The answer should be a certain yes. Nepal is so much more than climbing ... Read More

New lawsuits filed against Boeing in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:35

Additional wrongful death lawsuits in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, were filed in Chicago, IL, in the deaths of Virginia Chimenti, originally ... Read More

Are some cops in Brazil killers? Deadly massacre leave 11 dead in Wanda’s bar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 02:17

Parts of Brazil are dangerous to visit, among them Belem the capital city of the State of Para. Despite other reports, Vanda's Bar in Para, Brazil was not a place ... Read More

16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2019 16:26

An explosion targeting a tourist bus near a museum in the Giza pyramid complex has left at least 16 people injured, according to local authorities. There are no reports of ... Read More

Powerful earthquake rocks Papua-New Guinea, no tsunami warning issued so far

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 22:05

Powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck about 20 miles to the northwest of Bulolo, Papua-New Guinea on Monday. Bulolo is located on the eastern end of the island. There have been ... Read More

Bubonic plague: Russia’s Tourism Agency issues Mongolia travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 19:25

Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism has issued a special warning to tourists traveling to Mongolia after two fatal cases of bubonic plague were confirmed in the country. Two Russians have ... Read More

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 17:15

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power Rogers & Smith LLP, on ... Read More

Senior tourist dies at Grand Canyon after fall

editor editor- April 24, 2019 21:06

A 70-year-old tourist fell to her death yesterday, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona. She is the second person to die at ... Read More

Soap bars around the world get a new life from Red Lion Hotels

editor editor- April 22, 2019 23:43

Based on US market statistics, the combined hospitality segment produces close to 440 billion pounds of solid waste per year. A great amount of this waste is made up of ... Read More

Sri Lanka: More attacks in progress, Internet off, Curfew ordered: European Union offers support and issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 10:12

The European Union High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini issued a statement after the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this morning At the end of Sunday, the attacks counted for ... Read More

At least three people die jumping from Bangkok skyscraper to escape hotel fire

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 14:11

A 57-floor hotel and shopping building has gone up in flames in Bangkok, Thailand. At least three people have died jumping to escape the fire, which ripped through the popular ... Read More

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019 03:03

Wildlife is the leading tourist attraction and source of tourist revenue in Africa other than rich historical and cultural heritage the continent has been endowed with. Wildlife photographic safaris attract ... Read More

Tourist dies taking selfie at Grand Canyon

editor editor- April 1, 2019 21:56

In a tragic accident, a tourist from Hong Kong went over the edge at the Grand Canyon in Arionza as he was trying to take a selfie. He died after ... 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

Senegalese migrant sets school bus full of children on fire in Italy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 15:45

The driver of a school bus filled with children has been arrested by Italian police for setting fire to the vehicle near Milan. The Senegalese man reportedly called for an ... Read More

Russia to debut MC-21 narrow-body passenger aircraft at MAKS 2019 Air Show

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2019 16:17

New Russian-made narrow-body jet, Irkut MC-21-300, with a passenger interior will make its public debut at this year’s Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2019), which runs from August ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister offers condolence to tourists who passed away in Ocho Rios

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 16:05

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed sadness at the passing of two tourists in Ocho Rios yesterday. One tourist died from injuries sustained following a motor vehicle ... Read More

Former Seychelles president President Albert Ren passed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:37

Seychelles second and long serving President Albert Rene aged 83 died at Seychelles Hospital during in the early hours of the 27 February. At Seychelles Independence in 1976 Albert Rene ... Read More

IATA: Airline industry showing continuing safety improvements

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 17:32

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in ... Read More

17 people dead, many injured in New Delhi hotel fire

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 20:03

In a major fire in New Delhi shoddily built budget hotel, at least 17 people have died and several others were injured. The blaze in the early hours of the ... Read More

World Animal Protection: Traffickers exploit Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 19:25

An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making commitments to tackle wildlife trafficking. The airline and its cargo ... Read More

Seven people killed, dozens injured in India train derailment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2019 16:54

Nine cars of the Seemanchal Express train have derailed in India’s Bihar state, about 30 km from provincial capital Patna, local media report citing a railway spokesman. The incident resulted ... Read More

268 skiers and hikers died in Austrian Alps in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 18:25

In 2018, a total of 268 people died on Austria's mountains, 22 fewer than the deaths registered in the previous year, the Austrian Authority for Alpine Safety has revealed. This ... Read More

Keeping your furry children happy while traveling

editor editor- January 16, 2019 23:57

The public perception of airline travel for pets has taken a severe blow due to exaggerated accounts of pet deaths. Read More

Is a Banyan Tree Hotel destroying the last left rainforest in Singapore?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2019 07:15

While it may be best known as a financial hub with skyscraper type buildings, tropical Singapore is still home to a rainforest and wildlife, from monkeys to pangolins – also ... Read More

Up in flames: Maldives private island luxury resort burns, tourists evacuated

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 03:31

A top-notch ultra-luxury secluded private island resort in the Maldives was devastated by giant inferno that engulfed the property on Wednesday around 11 pm local time. Video footage from the ... Read More

Mexico’s Puebla governor and her husband die in Christmas Eve helicopter crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 25, 2018 03:32

The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a former governor and senator, died in a helicopter crash on Christmas eve, Mexican authorities have confirmed. Governor Martha ... Read More

Donald Trump escaped death in helicopter crash: FAA ok with 50 unnecessary fatalities?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2018 13:56

The U.S. President Donald Trump should be advised promptly that despite an alarming report about  U.S. helicopter safety issues, the industry is proposing another delay in helicopter safety standards for ... Read More

It was Homicide according to International Nightlife Association at Club Lanterna Azzura Disco, Italy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2018 17:58

We ask the Italian authorities to start a full investigation into the facts, find out who sprayed the pepper spray and if the club has any responsibility for the deaths. According ... Read More