Tag: instability

Trump’s regime rolls out new Cuba travel restrictions , bans educational, cultural trips

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 00:25

US Government announced new extensive restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens, effectively banning most of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

FAA issues travel advisory for Venezuela

editor editor- May 1, 2019 01:33

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a travel advisory for the territory and airspace of Venezuela due to increasing political instability and tensions in Venezuela and the ... 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

International travel outperforming economic growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 17:20

In 2018, the number of outbound trips increased by 5.5 percent, resulting in 1.4 billion international trips. Hence, once again tourism is a key growth driver of the global economy, ... Read More

Travel to Zimbabwe: U.S. White House issues statement on national emergency

editor editor- March 6, 2019 01:14

It appears after Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was removed by a coup, there are some who actually wish the old regime was back and the country was back to what ... Read More

Minister: Egypt’s tourism had a leap in 2017 and large boom in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 02:20

Speaking at a press conference with the board of the Egyptian Tourism Federation on Monday, Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat praised the country's tourism sector as one of the fastest ... Read More

‘Do not travel’: US State Department ups Venezuela travel warning to Level 4

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 22:30

The United States Department of State has raised its Venezuela travel advisory warning for US citizens to “do not travel,” citing civil unrest. The department issued the Level 4 red ... Read More

Sri Lanka Political Turmoil to blame of tourism arrival shortfall

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 08:05

Sri Lanka did not reach its 2018 target in tourism arrivals Sri Lanka Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga blamed the political challenge in October. Read More

UNWTO chief: Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 17:30

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa - ... 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

Guam Tourism controlled by United Airlines and Kim Jong-un

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2017 01:18

Yesterday, I traveled on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guam. The plane was almost empty, perhaps 15 passengers on board. Looking at reservation load and seat maps on ... Read More

Tourism recovery from political instability

editor editor- May 26, 2010 05:24

Thailand and Greece are two significant tourism destinations, which have had the misfortune of experiencing their reputations as tourism destinations suffer as a result of heavily-publicized episodes Read More

UN envoy to Nepal: resolve outstanding issues to advance peace

editor editor- January 25, 2010 07:51

Nepal has such potential as a destination that it is pity that the country’s instability has gotten in the way of its travel and tourism industry from succeeding. Read More

Thailand: Asia’s most corrupt country?

editor editor- April 14, 2009 06:51

Maybe the anti-government protesters in Thailand have a valid reason for taking their cause to the streets, as Thailand, along with Indonesia, has just been named as one of the ... Read More

Zimbabwe: The end of a dream?

editor editor- June 23, 2008 09:27

As Zimbabwe was led down the road of ever increasing violence by its brutal rulers over the past few weeks, the patience of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party ... Read More

Sarkis laments loss of $3 billion in tourism revenues to instability

editor editor- February 29, 2008 05:18

BEIRUT - Lebanon lost nearly $3 billion in revenue due to the sharp drop in the number of tourists in 2007, Tourism Minister Joe Sarkis said on Thursday. "We were ... Read More