Tag: dispute

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:07

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April ... Read More

No iPhone, no KFC, no Disneyland: Chinese firm bans workers from buying US goods, travel to USA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:30

As the US-China trade dispute gets uglier by the day some Chinese corporations seem intent to respond to Washington pressure by fair means or foul. The Jinggang Motor Vehicle Inspection ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Good-bye for now to Saint Lucia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 20:31

Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow just finished his first fact-finding assignment on the Island of Saint Lucia. He says: "Today we bring our Saint Lucia journey to an end.  It ... 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

EU and Airbus cite US for inaction that could cost billions

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:45

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has rejected every single United States argument whereas it has taken all EU legal points on board. In addition, the WTO highest court ... Read More

Texas is latest US state to blacklist Airbnb for anti-Israel actions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:25

Texas is adding home sharing firm Airbnb to a short list of companies that cannot receive state investments because it removes Israeli-owned rentals in the controversial West Bank. Airbnb is ... 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

Canadians seem to care more about US air traffic safety than Trump does

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 23:16

Trump's government shutdown has left many US federal workers wondering when their next paycheck is going to arrive. With US President Donald Trump hell-bent on getting $5.7 billion funding for ... Read More

Lufthansa: Frankfurt Airport strike will cause ‘significant disruption’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 15:31

German Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (Verdi) trade union has called for a comprehensive strike by security personnel at Frankfurt Airport between 2 p.m. and 20 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. As ... Read More

‘National treason’: Nationalists protesting renaming of Macedonia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019 18:20

Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia. The move is part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave ... Read More

Embraer welcomes Brazil challenging Canada’s subsidies to Bombardier

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018 08:40

Embraer welcomes Brazil's filing today of its First Written Submission to the dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The Panel is examining more than USD ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic pilots: All I want for Christmas is recognition

editor editor- December 10, 2018 14:05

In a dispute centered on union recognition, the Professional Pilots Union (PPU), which represents about a third of pilots at Virgin Atlantic airline, will strike over being excluded from talks ... Read More

What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an email to hotel guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2018 14:49

A massive database breach was reported by Marriott Hotels and Resorts at their Starwood brand on November 30. In the meantime, Marriott Security procedures had been in the global spotlight ... Read More

About to be on Strike: Flair Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 7, 2018 18:16

The Canadian Union of Public Employees has filed 72-hour strike notice for Local 4060, representing 139 flight attendants who work for ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines. Read More

Sabre and American Airlines settle their dispute

editor editor- November 1, 2012 05:09

FORT WORTH, Texas and SOUTHLAKE, Texas - Sabre and American Airlines announce they have settled their disputes and have renewed their current distribution agreement for multiple years. Read More

Greece urges “fair compromise” in row with Macedonia

editor editor- September 26, 2011 04:28

A “fair compromise” with a geographic qualifier is the most appropriate solution to the long-running dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the latter country’ Read More

Enterprise ditches Orbitz

editor editor- March 31, 2011 05:00

Enterprise Holdings has ended its relationship with online travel portal Orbitz in the latest in a string of disputes between large travel providers and their online distribution partners. Read More

Government to intervene in Philippine Airlines row

editor editor- August 2, 2010 02:22

MANILA — Officials will hold emergency meetings with national flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. Read More

Australian tourist detained in Vietnam after taxi driver’s death in dispute over $10

editor editor- May 3, 2010 07:15

VIETNAMESE police have detained an Australian tourist after a dispute over a $10 fare allegedly led to the death of a taxi driver. Read More

Seoul remains firm on tourism dispute with Pyongyang

editor editor- April 13, 2010 06:29

Seoul reiterated on Monday its firm stance on a joint tourism project with North Korea, denouncing Pyongyang's decision to freeze South Korean assets at the Mt. Geumgang resort in the ... Read More

Dispute over Bay of Bengal isle is over – the isle is gone

editor editor- March 25, 2010 06:45

NEW DELHI – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Read More

PM Brown wades into BA dispute, calls strike deplorable

editor editor- March 16, 2010 05:19

LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown waded into the acrimonious dispute between British Airways PLC and its cabin crew on Monday, calling a planned strike by workers "deplorable" and ... Read More

Libya scores own goal

editor editor- March 1, 2010 02:26

In yet another dramatic act, Libya decreed last week to not admit or issue visas to any of the Schengen member states in Europe, following a long-festering dispute with Switzerland, ... Read More

Star Princess tests Argentine blockade in Falklands

editor editor- February 22, 2010 05:40

Her decks boast sun loungers and golf simulators rather than machine guns and torpedoes, while those on board are more likely to be sipping G&Ts than rehearsing military drills. Read More

Jet Airways cancels more than half its flights for a second day in a row

editor editor- September 10, 2009 07:28

Jet Airways Ltd., the country’s largest carrier by market value, canceled more than half its flights for a second consecutive day as an ongoing labor dispute with the airline’s pilots ... Read More

Strike looms at Manchester Airport

editor editor- March 12, 2009 07:46

Unite, the UK's biggest civil air transport union, is balloting its members working at Manchester Airport for industrial action in a dispute over restructuring, which has resulted in job cuts, ... Read More

Czechs refute U.S. tourism report

editor editor- August 22, 2008 03:37

On July 21, the U.S. State Department updated its information for tourists traveling to the Czech Republic. It warns against rising incidents of pickpocketing and street muggings. Read More

Thai tourists cancel Cambodia visits amid temple dispute

editor editor- July 15, 2008 04:19

Thailand's tourism chief says about a thousand Thais have cancelled visits to Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat ruins since a dispute erupted between the two neighbours over another temple. Read More

Deadlock on Preah Vihear temple status is over

editor editor- May 26, 2008 09:31

Thailand and Cambodia have broken a deadlock in their dispute over Preah Vihear after Phnom Penh agreed to only nominate the famous Hindu-style temple, and not territory around it, to ... Read More