Tag: discrimination

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

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:53

Louisville's Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the Fairness Campaign all came together ... Read More

IATA sets trends for Global Aviation on Environment, Slots, Baggage Tracking, One ID and Disabled Passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 03:55

IATA's 75th Annual General Meeting in Seoul, South Korea passed five important resolutions setting the trend in the global aviation industry The International Air Transport Association (IATA) at their annual ... Read More

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:01

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and beyond were hitting the streets for South Korea's Gay Pride ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities ... Read More

Dubai to host second edition of World Tolerance Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 16:15

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Institute for Tolerance in Dubai ... Read More

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 16:15

ILGA-Europe has announced that Malta has been ranked the number one travel destination on the Europe Rainbow Index 2019 for the fourth year running. Out of a total of 49 ... Read More

Do I need a VPN on my phone when traveling abroad?

editor editor- May 14, 2019 20:10

The internet has quickly become an essential component of human civilization, and it is more of a necessity now. The global users of the internet are estimated to be at ... Read More

Belgian Pride Festival returns for its 15th year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 16:20

Like its poster of an artist who is queer and proud of it, Belgian Pride Brussels is stating its originality with a program that's been created by its citizens. They ... Read More

IGLTA honors ITB Berlin for its commitment to LGBT+ travel segment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 16:00

The reward for promoting awareness and acceptance of the LGBT+ Community in the global tourism industry: at the Annual Global Convention, which will take place from 24 to 27 April ... Read More

The Internet knows you are planning a vacation and will charge you more

editor editor- April 5, 2019 01:05

People are starting to plan their summer vacation, and for many, the planning process itself is the beginning of a well-deserved rest. However, it does cause frustration when after a ... Read More

Death for gay guests at Beverly Hills Hotel or Hotel Bel‑Air? Dorchester Collection issues a statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 00:34

The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air are part of the Dorchester Collection group and upscale 5-star accommodation in Beverly Hills 2 miles from West Hollywood, known to be the Gayest ... Read More

Brunei Travel: Ready to be stoned to death? How will WTTC and UNWTO respond?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2019 04:12

Brunei is becoming a deadly place to visit starting April 3, specially if you are member of the LGBT Community. Next week the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will ... Read More

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

editor editor- March 29, 2019 02:41

United Airlines today announced that for the eighth consecutive year, it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a premier benchmarking survey ... Read More

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Scott Foster Scott Foster- March 19, 2019 05:34

LGBT Hawaii thanked lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford from California for standing up for what is decent and right. "It makes a difference to all our LGBT visitors and ... Read More

Sexually assaulted by hotel staff? TripAdvisor tells woman leave a review

editor editor- March 19, 2019 01:42

TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world, with 456 million people visiting the site every month to search for accommodation and other hospitality sites ranked according user reviews. ... 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

Badass women dominating adventure travel

editor editor- February 22, 2019 02:59

In honor of International Women’s Day (IWD), Friday, March 8, 2019, these inspiring travel professionals are working to make outdoor travel a more balanced place for women around the world. ... Read More

Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?

editor editor- January 31, 2019 22:36

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect ... Read More

Malaysia stripped of World Paralympic event over ‘rabid anti-Semitism’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 27, 2019 16:53

Malaysia was stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Paralympic Swimming Championships by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after the country banned Israeli athletes from taking part in ... Read More

Hilton has to pay $21 million for civil rights violation, but remains a welcoming place

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 08:28

Towering over Brickell Avenue, Conrad Miami offers the ultimate in luxury accommodations, a serene rooftop pool, sprawling vistas of the bay, and easy access to elegant entertainment and dining. This ... Read More

Milan Loves You: Lombardy capital launches new LGBTQ tourism project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 02:15

Sonders and Beach Italy Srl Group, the parent company of QMagazine and Quiiky tour operator, will participate this year in the New York Times Travel Show as promoter and spokesperson ... 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

Human Rights Violation in New Zealand against Foreign Tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 02:27

In Hawaii, they call it Kamaaina Rates, in Indonesia hotel rates for locals, are highly discounted, but in New Zealand, such advantages are human rights violations under United Nations treaties. ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in Toronto

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2018 07:13

On May 8th 2018, the Guam Visitors Bureau attended the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Annual Global Convention, the largest expo in LGBT tourism in the world. The ... Read More

PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy: The Middle East is part of the Pacific Asia tourism region

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2016 11:05

Under the leadership of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO, Dr. Mario Hardy, PATA as a travel and tourism organization has gained importance, leadership, and reach. Read More

Dragon Airlines accused of discrimination

editor editor- November 23, 2011 08:27

A Taiwanese tourist accused Hong Kong Dragon Airlines of discrimination for letting Hong Kong passengers switch flights while denying her the same arrangement after her flight was grounded by tire ... Read More

Australian passport offers new gender option – “indeterminate”

editor editor- September 16, 2011 06:57

In a move the Australian government hopes will help remove discrimination against intersex or transgender people, the country's passports will now offer three options: male, female and indeterminate, Read More

AAPR blasts United Airlines decision to discriminate against people of size

editor editor- April 18, 2009 07:16

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) today blasted the decision by United Airlines to violate the civil rights of people of size by charging them for two tickets if ... Read More

Cruise lines discriminate against single travelers

editor editor- March 30, 2009 03:52

Seattle, WA – For years I never took a cruise because I resented being discriminated against as a single traveler. Read More

Raelians claim religious discrimination at McCarran Airport

editor editor- December 10, 2008 06:11

LAS VEGAS, NV - Dozens of Raelians were forced to leave McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon under threat of arrest, but the police officers involved refused to ... Read More