Tag: flu

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... Read More

Live like a local in Nassau, Bahamas

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 8, 2018 10:43

Travel destination - the Bahamas - is a Caribbean archipelago located off the coast of Florida with a long history of colonization. Read More

Saudi worried about flu affecting tourism to holy sites

editor editor- September 21, 2009 08:22

CAIRO - Fears among Muslims world-wide that this year's pilgrimage high season in Saudi Arabia will become a breeding ground for the new H1N1 flu has Saudi tourism officials worried. Read More

UN health agency identifies group most vulnerable to influenza A (H1N1)

editor editor- July 30, 2009 08:03

The focus of the United Nations health agency’s efforts in easing the impact of influenza A(H1N1) has shifted to identifying age groups most at risk from contracting the virus, a ... Read More

Economy, not swine flu, sends chill thru New York City’s tourism

editor editor- May 25, 2009 04:24

The good news is that swine flu doesn't seem to be stopping the masses of visitors from flocking to New York City this unfolding tourist season. Read More

Hawaii tourism execs try to calm flu jitters

editor editor- May 23, 2009 10:11

Hawaii tourism officials are employing a quiet, coordinated response to the dramatic falloff in Japanese travel due to the spread of the H1N1 virus. Read More

Mexican resorts entice tourists with bargains after flu outbreak

editor editor- May 22, 2009 04:02

Mexico is struggling to recover from the economic ills caused by the swine flu outbreak. The tourism industry is especially hard hit as many visitors stay away. Read More

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico begging tourists to come back

editor editor- May 15, 2009 05:52

The owner of Pisces Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas e-mailed me the accompanying photo of her crew with the caption: "Come on down, everything is fine here, weather is fantastic ... Read More

Travel industry ready for ‘yellow alert’ on China

editor editor- May 13, 2009 04:55

The travel industry and airlines said they were ready to cope with the repercussions of the Mainland Affairs Council’s (MAC) decision to raise the travel alert for China to yellow ... Read More

Mexico offers aid to businesses hurt by swine flu

editor editor- May 7, 2009 05:50

Mexico’s federal government will provide 27.4 billion pesos ($2.1 billion) in aid to help the economy recover from the effects of the country’s swine flu outbreak, Finance Minister Agustin Carsten Read More

Tourism industry expects local travel to pick up

editor editor- May 7, 2009 05:39

Local tourism operators hope they can benefit from the H1N1 influenza outbreak in Hong Kong and a possible case in South Korea as Thais will opt to travel domestically rather ... Read More

Mexico’s lack of tourists makes way for locals

editor editor- May 5, 2009 03:57

MEXICO CITY — It was truly a lonely planet Saturday for street vendors and restaurateurs in Mexico City's favorite tourist spots. Read More

No more pillows, blankets on Alaska Airlines

editor editor- May 5, 2009 03:26

In response to swine flu concerns, Alaska Airlines said it has removed all pillows and blankets from all 114 planes in its fleet. Read More

Minimal impact seen on tourism

editor editor- May 1, 2009 04:09

Tourism operators foresee minimal impacts on their businesses from the outbreak of Mexico's swine-flu outbreaks, particularly when the country had experiences dealing with bird flu and Sars before, ex Read More