Tag: declaration

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:40

In its 18th edition, a total of 56 entries from 25 countries are this year competing to win the Sustainable Tourism Awards that Skål International, the leading worldwide organization of ... Read More

WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:50

With the departure of flight WS6, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a nonstop route between Calgary and Dublin. The airline's newest route provides historic access between Western Canada and ... Read More

Qatar Airways recognized for its commitment to preventing illegal endangered wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 15:01

Qatar Airways is today celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) ... Read More

Transplant Tourism equals murder in some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 22:12

When the alternative is get an organ or die, it's human nature that people become desperate and become a transplant tourist, regardless of the desired outcome is legal, questionable or ... Read More

New partnership to focus on sustainable tourism in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:15

Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

How Emirates is supporting and preserving biodiversity

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:51

Taking its environmental responsibilities seriously and championing wildlife conservation across different corners of the planet, the Emirates Group is playing its part to support and preserve biodiversity. The Dubai Desert ... Read More

Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

editor editor- April 10, 2019 01:30

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April 3 and 4. WTTC members are the ... 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

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial Conference Tourism and Air Transport. ... Read More

Peace through tourism Korea in the making: $175,562

editor editor- March 13, 2019 02:57

Seoul’s state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) plans to investigate the potential for cross-border inter-Korean tourism, according to a document seen by NK News. In a research proposal uploaded last week ... Read More

How Qatar Airways Tackles Global Wildlife Crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 13:04

Qatar Airways has launched an industry-leading training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking. The bespoke e-learning package, developed by Qatar Airways to enhance employee awareness regarding the illegal trafficking ... Read More

Shocking statement by Southwest Airlines Pilots Association: A to B safely or not at all

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:45

Today, Captain Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, issued a communication to the nearly 10,000 pilots represented by the association. In his communication, he provided additional context and ... Read More

European Parliament and Commission urged to move towards integrated European tourism policy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 16:25

The European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs and the World Travel & Tourism Council have today declared the urgent need for a genuine recognition of the importance of tourism. ... Read More

Maintenance Emergency: How safe is it to fly on Southwest Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2019 21:29

I've seen people walked off the job, held on suspension for a month or more because they've reported problems that they supposedly were outside their scope for finding.  Such alarming ... Read More

Trump declares national emergency to circumvent Congress, get money for his pet project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 17:06

In an attempt to build his long-promised 'border wall' without congressional approval, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. Trump is also expected to sign a bill granting limited ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

“Doha Declaration” calls for review of existing aviation regulatory framework

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 17:35

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has welcomed the publication of the “Doha Declaration”, a manifesto that calls for a serious review of the existing ... Read More

Pope Francis in UAE: Making the world a better place

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 11, 2019 21:40

Pope Francis landed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates last Sunday night as the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula. He departed Tuesday, shortly after celebrating a ... 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

IATA’s chief speaks at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 16:20

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO addressed the CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha, Qatar today: It is a great pleasure to be here in Qatar ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 20:20

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started reaping the results from the introduction of Non-intrusive Cargo Inspection (NII) scanning technology that this week, uncovered a major regional poaching racket. Officers at ... Read More

EU on Brexit: Time is very tight, we need UK’s decisions on the direction of travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 18:22

The European Union would like clarity from Britain on how it sees post-Brexit trade relations if they are to move forward and avoid the most abrupt Brexit, the bloc’s deputy ... Read More

World Travel and Tourism Council announces 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists

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

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2019 finalists are organized into the following new ... Read More

Italy to the Vatican: Politics cannot leave room for Nationalisms and Wars

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 1, 2019 21:11

The President of the Italian Republic Mattarella has a New Year's message and a message for the World Day of Peace for Pope  Francis and the world. Read More

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2018 07:21

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. ... Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018 07:58

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for ... Read More

Happy 4th of July but not so happy in Guam, where America starts the day

editor editor- July 4, 2013 11:20

There are 180,000 proud Americans currently celebrating US Independence Day in Guam, USA. Read More

UN welcomes G20 decision aimed at boosting food security

editor editor- June 24, 2011 06:05

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today’s declaration adopted by the Group of 20 (G20) as a message that the world’s largest economies are serious about helping the ... Read More

UNWTO: Mayors Forum goes further down the Silk Road

editor editor- May 25, 2010 08:32

SHIRAZ, Iran - Hosted by the Municipality of Shiraz and the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization, the 5th Silk Road Mayors Forum closed on May 20 with agreement ... Read More

Mexico border patrol levies hefty fines for undeclared medication

editor editor- April 27, 2010 08:27

US Customs and Border Protection officers working pedestrian operations at the Andrade port of entry had a busy weekend intercepting undeclared medication and levying fines in excess of US$14,000 for Read More

“Forvik owes no allegiance to any United Kingdom government and is not bound by any of its statutes”

editor editor- June 23, 2008 09:09

LONDON - The owner of a tiny island in off Scotland declared its independence from the United Kingdom on Saturday, saying he wanted the territory, population one, to be a ... Read More