Tag: enforcement

China – Tajikistan Tourism: Presidents agreed to improve cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2019 02:59

Tourism was on the agenda, when Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks Saturday, agreeing to further deepen the two countries' comprehensive strategic partnership for common ... Read More

ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 02:20

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, have officially launched new ... 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

Re-defining “undocumented”: TSA allows illegal immigrants board flights without any ID

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 18:45

US Transportation Security Administration has brought a new meaning to the term "undocumented" by permitting illegal aliens to fly domestically, without ANY legal ID papers, for months, according to a ... Read More

Moscow mayor: New city-wide facial recognition system “would be only rivaled by China”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:45

The Mayor of Moscow said on Thursday that Russian capital’s authorities plan to create a large-scale facial recognition system comprising more than 200,000 CCTV cameras in the city. The facial ... Read More

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

editor editor- May 30, 2019 22:05

ECPAT-USA, the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation is pleased to once again honor ... 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

Scoot gets first-of-its-kind permit to operate ebikes in Santiago, Chile

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 22:38

Scoot, the original shared electric vehicle company, is launching their new shared ebike in the Las Condes district of Santiago, Chile. At a joint press event this weekend, Mayor Joaquin ... Read More

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 27, 2019 18:44

In a shocking development, Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita, were forced to deboard the aircraft they were on at Mumbai Airport from a Saturday flight that was scheduled to ... Read More

Ramadan vice squad: Malaysian officials go undercover to catch non-fasting Muslims

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 18:46

If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia - be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a photo of you and sent ... Read More

DNA test shows 30% of migrants detained at US border not related to ‘their’ children

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 18:10

DNA tests of migrant children arrested at the US-Mexico border with their families have revealed the minors were not related to the adults accompanying them. In a pilot program conducted ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 22:02

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers may continue to fly below ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 16, 2019 08:46

Safe tourism is the goal of any well-established travel and tourism destination, and St. Lucia is a good example. Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow is currently on the tropical island ... Read More

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 16:45

US states are rushing to become Real-ID compliant in response to federal legislation, which set new, more stringent minimum standards for identification that will be accepted at airport security stations. ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... 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

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Tourism and Spying for the U.S. Government: A Recruiter Explains

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 01:15

Travel, Tourism and spying has been in the spotlight a number of times. "Convincing a Russian to work as a spy for the United States Government is like finding a ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019 22:12

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka Tourism discusses measures taken to ensure the safety and ... Read More

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:40

Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban on all forms of face coverings. The measure is aimed at ... Read More

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

editor editor- April 12, 2019 02:07

Pointing a laser at an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, and it is a federal crime carrying fines up to US$250,000 or up to 5 years in jail. Heightened ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

editor editor- April 11, 2019 20:32

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of communications and public relations. She begins work at HTA on ... Read More

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum. That's ... Read More

Hotel owners warned: Groundbreaking sex trafficking lawsuits hold owners liable

editor editor- April 2, 2019 20:01

  Two women recently filed lawsuits against several owners and operators of hotels in Philadelphia, alleging that the hotels had failed to protect them against being victims of sex trafficking. ... 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

Puerto Princesa City in Philippines worried about Chinese Tourists and illegal gambling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 08:45

Puerto Princesa is a popular tourist city with many beach resorts and seafood restaurants. It has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines.  The ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Frankfurt airport grounds all flights after drone sighting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 16:20

Frankfurt am Main Airport (Frankfurt Airport), the largest airport in Europe, had to halt all incoming and outgoing flights after the drone that was sighted over the southern part of ... Read More

FlyersRights asking DOT to regulate airline change fees

editor editor- March 23, 2019 00:35

When Congress deregulated airline prices, routes, and schedules in 1978, Congress preserved the DOT’s responsibility to ensure that international prices and fees remained “reasonable.” This little-known provision of U.S. law ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines stops attempt to confuse Boeing Max 8 investigation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2019 09:17

Are larger powers or Boeing behind a report published by the Washington Post based on something that happened in 2015 before the Boeing MAX 8 was in use, and now ... Read More

FAA reputation ruined while Boeing MAX 8 certification becomes a criminal matter

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 20:14

FAA Nominee Steve Dickson formerly a Delta Airlines executive,  should get a prompt confirmation hearing before the U.S Senate," stated Paul Hudson, of FlyersRights.org and longtime member of the FAA ... Read More

10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:53

At least 10 people were killed in a school shooting in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, law enforcement has confirmed. The suspects are believed to be two teenagers, who shot themselves ... 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

Global average airline ticket price expected to drop by April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 16:30

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct ... Read More

Mortar shell found in US Embassy employee’s luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 18:15

Security at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport was shocked to find a mortar shell in the baggage of a US Embassy employee heading to New York. The eyebrow-raising discovery of “an object ... Read More

European Union and Qatar finally signed a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:19

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialed today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will ... Read More