Tag: fires

California wildfires: Helping travelers navigate their trip

editor editor- November 1, 2019 21:19

The west coast United States comprised of California, Oregon and Washington are increasingly responding to wildfires. In order to help travelers stay safe and maximize their vacations to the region, ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

North Korea fires another missile today

editor editor- May 4, 2019 02:00

The South Korean military reported that North Korea has fired another missile today, Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 9:06 am, from a location near Wonsan, a coastal town east of ... Read More

North Korea abandoning tourism? Test fires weapon

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:43

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today witnessed the test-firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon. The Korean Central News Agency said Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the ... Read More

FAA urged to immediately ground all Boeing 737 Max in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2019 18:41

After the second deadly airline crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States (FAA) was urged today to immediately ground all 737 Max 8 ... Read More

A Plan For Our Kids: Climate Friendly Travel

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 3, 2019 23:45

Deep down, most people know, Travel & Tourism must respond to the eXistential challenge of Climate Change, must fully align with the Paris Agreement targets, and must play a leading ... Read More

Japanese hotel run by robots fires half of its ‘workforce’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 20:25

Henn na Hotel, located in the Japanese city of Sasebo, hit the Guinness Book of Records immediately after its opening, because all hotel staff are robots. More recently however, it ... Read More

15 killed as Boeing 707 jet crashes into residential neighborhood in Iran

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 16:09

Iranian Boeing 707 cargo aircraft which crashed on Monday into a residential area, while trying to land west Tehran. According to the Iranian authorities, 15 of the 16 people on ... Read More

Up in flames: Maldives private island luxury resort burns, tourists evacuated

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 03:31

A top-notch ultra-luxury secluded private island resort in the Maldives was devastated by giant inferno that engulfed the property on Wednesday around 11 pm local time. Video footage from the ... Read More

Donald Trump escaped death in helicopter crash: FAA ok with 50 unnecessary fatalities?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2018 13:56

The U.S. President Donald Trump should be advised promptly that despite an alarming report about  U.S. helicopter safety issues, the industry is proposing another delay in helicopter safety standards for ... Read More

Happy Chanukah from the land where miracles are a daily occurrence!

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 5, 2018 19:50

Tourism in Israel is booming and Chanukah is a great time to visit the Jewish State. A record 3.6 million tourist arrived in Israel 2017, a 25 percent growth since 2016. This ... 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

Asia winter forecast: Drought to continue from India to Singapore

editor editor- October 24, 2015 04:36

As the record-challenging tropical season winds down following December, drought will continue in parts of Southeast Asia, while snow is forecast in some rather low-lying areas of China, the Korean ... Read More

U.S. Territory Guam struck by major earthquake

editor editor- September 17, 2014 12:13

Guam was just hit by a 7.1 earthquake at 6:14 am UTC time Wednesday. Read More

Will lithium batteries be next thing banned from commercial flights?

editor editor- August 24, 2010 04:54

Worried about a possible terrorist strike, American Airlines flight attendants confiscated 58 cell phones, lithium-ion batteries and charging devices from a passenger on a June 23 New York flight to ... Read More

Fires cause evacuations in Athens

editor editor- July 19, 2010 03:30

Tourists and citizens in the vicinity of Athens have been evacuated due to 7 burning fires. Dense smoke and fire is currently hanging over the city. Read More

Tourists evacuating “La Isla Bonita”

editor editor- August 4, 2009 09:10

La Palma is called “La Isla Bonita,” but these days, a raging wild fire is anything but beautiful. Read More

Tourism Australia urging tourists to continue to visit Victoria

editor editor- February 12, 2009 03:31

After reports that the global financial slowdown is causing worry in Australia's tourism industry, Tourism Australia is doing everything it can to keep Victorian tourism afloat, particularly after the Read More

Police warn ‘fire tourists’ to stay away

editor editor- February 9, 2009 04:58

Police in Gippsland in eastern Victoria have issued pleas for people not to drive through fire-affected areas today. Read More

Turkey battles fire near tourist hubs

editor editor- August 4, 2008 03:24

ANKARA — Strong winds on Sunday hampered around 1,300 firefighters battling to control a major fire sweeping through woodlands on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, officials said. Read More

Kangaroo Island tourism suffering

editor editor- January 5, 2008 14:40

The state MP representing Kangaroo Island says he is concerned tourists are avoiding the island because they think the recent bushfires have damaged key attractions. Michael Pengilly says accommodation is ... Read More