Tag: floods

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

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

Islands & climate change: Storm surges & coral bleaching affecting tourism

editor editor- April 12, 2019 01:52

Since Greta Thunberg, a Swedish schoolgirl and climate activist, brought the topic of climate protection onto the political and social agenda with her strikes, the negative effects of climate change ... 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

Kerala mounts campaign to lure domestic tourists

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 30, 2019 02:06

Kerala, the southern state in India, has mounted a campaign to get more domestic tourists to the State, which was hit by floods last year but is now again in ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority donates relief to victims of floods and landslides at Mt. Elgon

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 13, 2019 20:12

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) delivered relief items worth UGX 10 Million (USD 3700) to the people who were affected by flash floods and landslides that occurred in October 2018 killing ... Read More

Hôtel Martinez: Art Deco combined with sustainable luxury

editor editor- January 9, 2019 20:35

Green Globe recently recertified the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes in acknowledgement of its ongoing commitment to sustainable management and operations. 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

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

Over 550 dead in Uttarakhand floods

editor editor- June 22, 2013 08:29

The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500. Read More

Kampala floods again amid reports of more deadly landslides

editor editor- June 26, 2012 06:38

UGANDA (eTN) - This year’s rainy season, as heavy as it comes, has regularly seen key intersections and roundabouts flooded, but yesterday afternoon’s biblical torrent unleashed over the city was Read More

Heavy floods expected in China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan

editor editor- June 25, 2012 02:28

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Heavy floods are expected in mountain ranges of Himalaya, Hindu Kush, and Pamir again this year. Read More

13 dead, 50 missing in Nepal avalanche, flood

editor editor- May 6, 2012 02:28

(eTN) - At least 13 people are dead and over 50 missing in Seti River Flood resulted by an avalanche in Annapurna mountain range in Kaski, western Nepal Saturday morning. Read More

Fiji: It’s business as usual

editor editor- April 5, 2012 06:39

Flood-ravaged Fiji insisted it was "business as usual" for the South Pacific nation's vital tourism industry Wednesday, as officials confirmed the death toll from recent downpours had risen to five. Read More

Tourists flee as heavy floods hit Fiji

editor editor- April 2, 2012 06:33

Australia will provide whatever assistance is needed to Fiji after devastating floods, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, said yesterday. Read More

Two people killed in Fiji floods, tourists evacuated

editor editor- January 24, 2012 09:00

Two people are dead and tourists have had to be rescued as heavy flooding continues to hammer Fiji's tourist belt. Read More

Torrential rains bring air traffic in Mwanza to a halt

editor editor- November 15, 2011 07:19

(eTN) - Rains of biblical proportions hit the lake side municipality of Mwanza late Sunday into Monday, forcing the airport management of Mwanza International Airport in Tanzania to eventually cancel Read More

Tourist areas not affected by floods in Bangkok

editor editor- November 14, 2011 04:26

“We are counting on our 25 offices abroad to give the right information about the flood situation in Thailand,” said Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Suraphon Svetasreni to a ... Read More

Thai tourism blames the media for “unfair beating”

editor editor- November 12, 2011 06:02

November is the beginning of the tourist high season in Thailand, a time of year when the travel industry hikes rates in line with the influx of international visitors looking ... Read More

Ayutthaya sinks in water

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 12, 2011 14:45

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Southeast Asia is bracing for more torrential rains with rivers submerging lands. Read More

Bangkok braces for flood

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2011 13:08

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Since August, Thailand has been bracing for continuous rain. Over 30 provinces in the kingdom have been affected, with the death toll reaching already over 260 ... Read More

After floods, Dengue wreaks havoc with effected areas in Pakistan

editor editor- September 23, 2011 06:11

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - An outbreak of Dengue fever, as a result of the 2011 floods in Pakistan caused by heavy rain falls, are providing a breeding ground for mosquitoesm ... Read More

Floods displace 5.3 million people in Pakistan

editor editor- September 15, 2011 04:02

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - In a second consecutive year, Pakistan has been hit by floods, and the latest government estimates put the number of people affected by the floods in ... Read More

Thailand starts to assess flood damages

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2011 14:17

BANGKOK (eTN) - Climate changes due to rising temperatures continue to have a severe impact on many Southeast Asian countries. Read More

Floods in southern Africa could lead to food shortages

editor editor- February 8, 2011 01:24

Heavy rainfall and flooding in of southern Africa have damaged large areas of farmland and crops, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, warning that communities in Read More

Italian tourist killed in Brazilian flood

editor editor- January 24, 2011 04:24

SAO PAULO, Brazil — An Italian tourist was killed in southern Brazil when the car she was in was dragged into a river during a flood, Brazilian authorities said. Read More

Thousands displaced by torrential rains and floods in Sri Lanka

editor editor- January 12, 2011 02:57

Floods caused by heavy rainfall in Sri Lanka have affected nearly a million people, including more than 127,000 displaced from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today, quoti Read More

Flooding in South Africa kills 50

editor editor- January 8, 2011 05:49

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - At least 50 people are known to be dead and hundreds are homeless in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province due to flooding. Read More

Bosnia flood waters recede but help still needed through the winter

editor editor- January 8, 2011 04:36

NEW YORK, New York - Tens of thousands of people affected by the worst floods to hit Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighboring Montenegro in decades will continue to need help ... Read More

Ban voices concern at heavy toll taken on Australia by floods

editor editor- January 6, 2011 04:34

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern at the heavy toll the ongoing floods have taken on lives and property across much of north-eastern Australia. Read More

Tourism industry again collapsed – this time due to floods

editor editor- September 1, 2010 04:34

Recent floods that made around 20 million people homeless in Pakistan also collapsed the tourism industry in a country that was already becoming fragile due to a bad law-and-order situation. Read More

600 tourists stranded in flood-hit areas rescued in Pakistan

editor editor- August 5, 2010 02:53

The Pakistani military said on Wednesday it had rescued about 600 tourists, including Chinese and Japanese nationals, who had been stranded in flood-hit areas of the country's northwest. Read More

Tourists urged not to abandon Madeira

editor editor- February 25, 2010 06:14

Tourism chiefs have urged holidaymakers not to abandon Madeira as a tourist destination following flash floods and mudslides at the weekend that left at 42 dead and hundreds homeless. Read More