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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

Tourists flee as ‘apocalyptic’ flood leaves 85% of Venice under water

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 15:35

Venice Mayor has declared a state of emergency as the second-highest tide recorded in Venice's history flooded the historic city. Local media reports that two people have already died as ... Read More

Panda Xiang Xiang unite Japanese capital and Chinese city to promote tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 14, 2019 19:03

Dujiangyan city, Sichuan, China and Tokyo, Japan,  are closely linked thanks to Xiang Xiang, who was born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo in 2017, as well as her parents from the Dujiangyan base of the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas. ... Read More

Arkansas tourism is open for business!

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:14

Summertime is fun time in Arkansas, and our state is open for business and waiting to welcome you to The Natural State. From our majestic mountains to our sparkling blue ... Read More

MS Opera Cruise cruise ship slams into wharf in Venice while tourists flee

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:08

What more has to happen before cruise liners are finally banned from docking in or around Venice? These are messages flooding social media after MS Opera Cruise ship operated by ... Read More

 Iranians open homes to travelers stranded by floods

editor editor- March 27, 2019 22:16

As dramatic videos of deadly floods leaving behind destroyed vehicles and other damage circulate on Iranian social media networks, ordinary Iranians are doing what they can to help the affected ... Read More

Cyclone Idai: What the African Tourism Board is doing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 23:55

“The situation is terrible,” Jamie LeSueur of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Tuesday in a press statement. “The scale of devastation is enormous. It ... Read More

New cruise ship touches the sea for the first time in Turku

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 19, 2019 02:18

Costa Crociere celebrated the technical launch of the new flagship Costa Smeralda at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland. During the ceremony, the ship officially touched the sea for the ... Read More

One killed, one missing as Tropical Storm Pabuk batters Thailand’s southern coast

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 15:25

One person was killed as the first tropical storm to hit Thailand in three decades pounded its southern coast on Friday, flooding the roads, blowing tiles off roofs and uprooting ... Read More

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?

editor editor- December 28, 2018 01:05

The new President and CEO of the HTA, Chris Tatum, has his roots in Hawaii’s tourism. Read More

Prepare for potential delays during post-Christmas travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2018 21:15

People living in or traveling through the south-central Rockies, northern Plains and Upper Midwest should prepare for potential delays during post-Christmas travel. As people hit the road and take to ... Read More

Mauritius braces for Tropical Cyclone Cilida

editor editor- December 21, 2018 18:58

Tropical Cycolone Cilida has intensified and the country’s local Meteorological Office has issued a class 2 cyclone warning as of 1610 hours today. Read More

Study shows 44% of leisure travelers plan and book vacations at the last minute

editor editor- December 13, 2018 12:15

A new study from advertising agency Hoffman York (HY) reveals that nearly half of travelers are booking travel at the last minute. Read More

Late President Bush lived the Aloha Spirit: A Testimonial by a Democratic Party Activist from Hawaii

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 6, 2018 21:50

Marsha Rose Joyner is the host for ThinkTeck Hawaii and a Hawaiian political activist for many years.  She remembers when electors met in their respective state capitols on December 19, 1988 to ... Read More

US travelers brace for major storm due to slam the south-central states

editor editor- December 5, 2018 14:58

Heavy snow, ice, rain and thunderstorms will hit travel hard across the south-central United States from Friday to Saturday. 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

Typhoon Koppu bringing life-threatening flooding, winds to Philippines

editor editor- October 17, 2015 04:00

Typhoon Koppu will put lives and property across Luzon Island of the Philippines in danger through early next week. Read More

Twin typhoons churn toward Taiwan, Japan, Korean peninsula

editor editor- August 18, 2015 01:05

Goni and Atsani both became typhoons over the weekend and will strengthen further in the coming days, as one or both could become super typhoons. Read More

Typhoon Dolphin to slam Guam with destructive winds, flooding Friday

editor editor- May 15, 2015 00:53

Residents of Guam should be making final preparations as strengthening Typhoon Dolphin will pass near the island on Friday. Read More

Tourists be aware: Typhoon warnings for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

editor editor- October 5, 2014 09:20

Tourists and residents in Guam and the Mariana Islands should rush preparations to completion immediately and heed any instructions from local authorities. Read More

Flood threat prompts Calgary evacuation

editor editor- June 22, 2013 08:15

CALGARY, Canada - Authorities have ordered the evacuation of central Calgary as flooding has left swathes of the city underwater. Read More

Disastrous flooding wrecks tourism in southern Russia

editor editor- July 9, 2012 05:21

The flooding in Russia's south has brought not only devastation, but disrupted vacations for thousands of tourists. Read More

Last-minute go-ahead for Stieglers Gorge hydro project in Tanzania

editor editor- May 6, 2012 09:21

(eTn) - The Tanzanian government will remain under the spotlight over their planned assaults on the environment even after the cabinet reshuffle last Friday, which, among others, also saw Energy ... Read More

Tourists trapped in Kruger National Park rescued

editor editor- January 20, 2012 08:47

As many as 32 tourists who were trapped in South Africa's Kruger National Park after torrential rains and flooding have been rescued, park officials said Thursday. Read More

Thailand’s recent floods helped enhance Hua Hin’s profile

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2011 02:00

HUA HIN, Thailand (eTN) - If Pattaya has not always had a very good image for travelers or even Thai locals, Hua Hin has, by contrast, always been considered as ... Read More

Bangkok floodwaters clearing out

editor editor- November 17, 2011 08:27

LOS ANGELES, California – After several weeks of flooding throughout parts of the central region of Thailand, many areas are now clear of floodwaters. Read More

Thailand to promote domestic tourism after severe flooding

editor editor- November 14, 2011 05:57

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has designed a five-pronged strategy to rebuild domestic tourism after the severe flooding. Read More

Thai authorities lose the battle against public opinion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 7, 2011 21:02

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport looks quieter these days. Read More

Hong Kong extends ban on group tours to Bangkok

editor editor- November 1, 2011 07:04

Hong Kong has extended a ban on tour groups travelling to Bangkok as serious flooding continued to threaten the Thai capital. Read More

Authorities declare Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport able to resist flooding

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 29, 2011 07:50

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Following the closure of Don Muang Airport, public is getting concerned about the capability of the Airports Authority of Thailand (AOT) to keep Thailand's major air ... Read More

Bangkok in a panicking mood

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 27, 2011 10:48

BANGKOK/HUA HIN (eTN)- In just 24 hours Bangkok's mood has changed from anxiety to panic. Read More

Don Muang airport under water

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2011 12:04

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With a breach in a floodwall located northwards in Pathum Thani, Don Muang district is now invaded by water, which could reach between 1 to 1.5 ... Read More

Bangkok tries to master floods

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2011 19:46

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With official communication from the government being very partial, if not nonexistent or contradictory, it has been difficult over the last three days to really know ... Read More

Despite receding waters, Bangkok’s fears are not over

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 17, 2011 23:39

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Fearing the worst for Bangkok over the last ten days, Thai government has sped up measures to protect the capital city from heavy flooding, which would ... Read More

Disaster management experts say UN contribution to Pakistan is peanuts

editor editor- September 20, 2011 09:12

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The United Nations has launched its Rapid Response Plan in Pakistan on the appeal made by the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, but disaster management ... Read More