Tag: demonstrations

Bird shared electric scooter program launches in Chicago

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 19:25

Today, June 15, 2019, Bird's shared electric scooter fleet lands on the streets of Chicago as part of the city-run pilot program. The founder of the shared electric scooter movement, ... Read More

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel appoints new senior catering sales manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 15:47

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel announced the appointment of Renee Rothschild to the executive team as senior catering sales manager. Since opening in 2016, the four-star hotel located just north of ... Read More

Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:06

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence. Discontent over sexism and workplace ... Read More

Embraer takes to the Paris Air Show the multi-mission Airlift KC-390

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:02

Embraer will take to the 53rd edition of Paris Air Show International, in France, the first KC-390 multi-mission airlift configured to operate with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft, ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Venice says no to big cruise ships

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:52

A giant cruise ship passed through the San Marco Basin, in Venice, interrupting the start of the Vogalonga, a non-competitive regatta of rowing boats that has reached its 45th edition. ... Read More

United Airlines: Most eco-friendly commercial flight

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 21:31

United Airlines made history today – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history ... Read More

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:56

Many tourists visiting Hawaii from June 10-21 do not know, that the biggest arts and the cultureal festival is hosted in the U.S. State bringing all nations of the Pacific ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. However, there is a dark ... 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

ATM to launch inaugural M.E. edition of Travel Forward in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 09:06

Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of industry innovations at the Middle East’s first ever edition of Travel ... Read More

France remains world’s top tourist destination despite ‘Yellow Vests’ nuisance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 17:52

According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, marking an increase of nine ... 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

NY Visit: Creative approaches to traditional spaces

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- March 30, 2019 21:23

Architectural Digest Home Design Show Delivers 40,000 people (approximately) attended the AD Home Design Show earlier this month. Architects, interior designers, retailers and wholesalers, students and journalists, artists and gallery ... 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

For three days, Madrid was the capital of global air traffic management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 22:18

The seventh annual World ATM Congress, held at Feria de Madrid, concluded on Thursday, 14 March. The world's largest air traffic management (ATM) event attracted a record-breaking 9,573 registrants and ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Blue Mountain Coffee for Jamaica’s Cruise Visitors

editor editor- March 4, 2019 21:32

All cruise passengers disembarking at Jamaica’s main ports will soon be treated to a cup of Jamaica’s world famous Blue Mountain Coffee. The Ministry of Tourism is currently in discussions ... Read More

BauhausLand celebrates International Women’s Day

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 15:52

When an exhibition by Bauhaus artist Anni Albers opened in London recently, art critics gave the show five stars. Albers’ textiles, wall-hangings and “pictorial weavings” were a revelation. But she ... Read More

Tourism Ministry to host Festival Marketplace of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 17:03

In keeping with its objective to foster strategic growth of culinary tourism as a product niche for Jamaica, the Gastronomy Network of TEF’s Linkages Network will be hosting the inaugural ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

editor editor- February 16, 2019 02:38

The U.S. Travel Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, today issued a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisory for Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions with some areas having ... 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

Flights canceled, trains stopped, bus services halted – strike chaos paralyzes Belgium

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 22:31

Unions' general strike over wages and working conditions has brought Belgium to a screeching halt, causing complete chaos in airports, on the roads and in the skies. Though Brussels Airlines ... Read More

Mass demonstration and chaos at U.S. airports in case of a government shutdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 12, 2019 08:10

"To all Americans: if there is anything this shutdown has taught us, it should be that labor rights matter. We must work together to improve rights for working Americans. Our ... Read More

Airbus readies massive presence at Aero India

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2019 15:34

From flying and static displays of its best-in-class products to showcasing its cutting-edge aerospace services, Airbus has planned one of its biggest-ever participation at Aero India to be held in ... Read More

Massive nation-wide transportation strike will paralyze Belgium next week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 22:20

Belgium's Christian, socialist and liberal trade unions have called for a nation-wide general strike on Wednesday, February 13, over wage disputes. Belgian authorities warning travelers to expect massive delays when ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica Rum Festival bolsters gastronomy tourism product

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 16:29

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the Jamaica Rum Festival will broaden the country’s market by adding value to the Gastronomy Tourism product offerings. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett and ... Read More

Hotel history: The Grand on Mackinac Island still thriving after 132 years

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- February 2, 2019 20:04

The "Grand" as it is called on the island, is a historic coastal resort with a spectacular 660-foot long, three-story high porch. Below this covered veranda is a manicured lawn ... Read More

‘Do not travel’: US State Department ups Venezuela travel warning to Level 4

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 22:30

The United States Department of State has raised its Venezuela travel advisory warning for US citizens to “do not travel,” citing civil unrest. The department issued the Level 4 red ... Read More

Caribbean Week returns to New York with unmistakable flair, sound and cuisine

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 17:08

In celebration of the region’s distinct characteristics, diverse backgrounds and standout cultural traditions, Caribbean Week New York’s electrifying activities will reflect the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) theme for 2019, the ... Read More

FITUR beats the record for participation in its most international edition yet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 17:25

From 23 to 27 January, Madrid will once again become the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism Fair, organized by IFEMA. This year’s ... Read More

Use tourism to build sustainable coffee sector says Jamaica Minister

editor editor- January 15, 2019 21:16

Coffee has the potential to become a commodity that can change communities through linkages with tourism says Jamaica Tourism Minister. Read More

Paris is a tourism destination to avoid this weekend after powerful blast

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 09:10

Businesses have boarded up their windows ahead of another planned demonstration in Paris. Multiple people have been injured following the blast which ripped through the bakery in central Paris early ... Read More

Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 01:20

US Department of State issued Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Tunisia. The warning was issued due to increased risk of terrorist attacks against foreign and domestic targets ... 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