Tag: emergency

Republic of Congo: State of natural disaster declared as floods displace 50K

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 23, 2019 18:25

The government of the Republic of Congo has declared a state of natural disaster after at least 50,000 people in three territories were displaced due to severe flooding. The Council ... Read More

Huge explosion and fire near San Francisco trigger ‘HAZMAT emergency’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 23:25

Local authorities issued a hazardous materials emergency declaration urging the locals to shelter in place after massive explosion at NuStar fuel refinery in Rodeo, California, just 25 miles northeast of ... Read More

Pope Francesco Bergoglio addresses climate emergency

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 15, 2019 21:04

At the Casina Pio IV, the Pontiff Pope Francesco Bergoglio met with participants of the meeting promoted by the Department for the Service of Integral Human Development with leaders of ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... Read More

First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 00:05

A man, riding his electric scooter, was killed after collided with a truck in Paris today. The 25-year-old was riding the scooter in the busy Goutte d'Or neighborhood in the ... Read More

Brave new world: Bizarre air travel ideas dreamt up by aviation industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:10

Dutch KLM recently unveiled its latest flight concept, the Flying V, designed to have passengers seated literally inside the wings of the plane. The cargo hold and the fuel tanks ... Read More

Helicopter crashes into midtown Manhattan building, one person killed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 19:01

The helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a midtown Manhattan 54-story office building on New York's 7th avenue, north of the Theater District and Times Square, just before 2pm. One ... Read More

Horror at fun fair: 28 people injured in merry-go-round collapse in Spain

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 17:15

Emergency services rushed to the scene at the San José de la Rinconada fair in the town of La Rinconada, near Seville, when a merry-go-round dramatically collapsed, injuring at least ... Read More

25 children injured in tourist bus collision with car in Thuringia, Germany

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 15:18

25 people were injured in a collision between a tourist bus and a car in the German state of Thuringia. Most of the injured were schoolchildren. Police say the accident ... Read More

$840 million in DOT infrastructure grants to 381 US airports announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 18:28

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $840 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total ... Read More

Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 17:00

As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur. In case of on-board medical emergencies, the ... Read More

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2019 22:20

With June’s arrival, tourism professionals should have begun to think about the summer months. In much of the world, these coming months are high season. These can also be months ... Read More

Okanagan Tourism in British Columbia preparing for summer crisis management

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:23

This tourist region in British Colombia, Canada is known as the Okanagan is a region It's known for its wineries and fruit orchards. The main city of Kelowna, on the ... Read More

Global Rescue joins African Tourism Board with a simple mission

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 01:37

Global Rescue joined the African Tourism Board showing emphasis on their medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services to the African continent.  Global Rescue is the world’s leader ... Read More

Trump slaps extra tariffs on EVERYTHING coming from Mexico over immigration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 00:16

US President Donald Trump announced that he would implement a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, until illegal immigration problem is resolved. A five percent tariff on ALL ... Read More

Finally! Boeing CEO admits failure to properly implement 737 MAX safety alert feature

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:10

Dennis Muilenburg, the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company, said his company failed to properly implement a safety alert feature on its 737 MAX aircraft, grounded ... Read More

Russia’s Prosecutor General: “Poor state of Russia’s aviation caused Superjet disaster”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 22:25

The recent catastrophic crash-landing of a Sukhoi Superjet-100 at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport was a result of the poor state of Russia’s aviation industry, with pilots lacking qualification and outdated safety ... Read More

Maui Visitors Bureau’s hidden statement on hiking on Maui

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 21:19

Tourism is the biggest business in Hawaii.  Ocean activities and hiking are the most popular activities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Both are fun, unique and can be amazing. ... Read More

Aeroflot flights checked at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport after anonymous threats

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 00:20

Passenger planes arriving at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport from Moscow are being checked following anonymous threat calls, a spokesman for the airport said on Monday. "The police prefecture received ... Read More

Fire Department asks citizens to pray after catastrophic tornado hits Jefferson City, Missouri

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 07:30

Jefferson City in Missouri, was just hit by a violent tornado 2 hours ago. The Jefferson City Fire Department: tweeted "A large tornado has hit parts of Jefferson City. All ... Read More

‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:40

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258 people. ... Read More

Shocking: Aviation law firms react to US House Transportation Committee hearing on Boeing 737-8 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:55

Justin Green, military-trained pilot and partner at law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, reacted to today's U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the Status of the Boeing ... 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

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 23:45

The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency. "The recent ... Read More

Fiery plane crash kills 1 in Colorado north of Fort Collins-Loveland Airport

editor editor- May 15, 2019 23:30

A plane crashed about a half mile from the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport in Colorado. Witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the aircraft before it crashed, said the executive assistant of ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for airport infrastructure

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:19

US Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. ... Read More

Hudson River takes on another air crash

editor editor- May 15, 2019 20:04

The Hudson River in New York has witnessed another aviation crash – this time a helicopter. The chopper crashed at approximately 2:30 pm today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in a ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

editor editor- May 14, 2019 22:41

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. Within the top 10 airports in major US cities, each airport ... Read More

United Airlines launches new safety video featuring Spider-Man

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 16:30

Beginning June 1, United Airlines will launch its latest inflight safety demonstration video featuring Spider-Man in an entertaining mini-drama film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM0H9rbqusw In addition to the safety video, United's broader promotional ... Read More

Emergency statement for tourists in Peru from PROMPERU

editor editor- May 11, 2019 01:47

In response to the farming strike announced for May 13, 2019 in Cusco, PROMPERU has issued the following information: On May 13, the services for the Trans-Andean - the railroad ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during the 2019 Legislative Session. ... Read More

Russia’s second largest Superjet 100 operator drops the plane, cancels new purchase

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 00:30

Russian regional carrier Yamal Airlines has announced its decision to cancel a planned purchase of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, a day after one of the jets, operated by Aeroflot, ... Read More

Former minister, two directors of tourism among recipients of CTO allied members awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 00:10

Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) allied membership at the Travel Industry Awards Dinner ... Read More

Deadly Aeroflot Crash: SU 1492 in flames when landing at Moscow-Sheremetyevo airport.

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 19:03

Skyteam airline member Aeroflot from Russia today had a deadly crash at Moscow-Sheremetyevo airport after engines caught fire. A hero flight attendant while helping passengers to escape the aircraft died. SU ... Read More