Tag: judge

Bearded Hemingway hopefuls to vie for Look-Alike title in Key West

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 20:00

It helps to have a ruddy complexion, a beard, a stocky build or any other attribute that increases a resemblance to legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, ... Read More

Botswana becomes 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 17:25

In a highly-anticipated verdict, High Court of Botswana on Tuesday ruled to decriminalize homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country’s 1965 penal code. Thus, Botswana becomes the 19th country on ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Good-bye for now to Saint Lucia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 20:31

Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow just finished his first fact-finding assignment on the Island of Saint Lucia. He says: "Today we bring our Saint Lucia journey to an end.  It ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Boeing names J. Michael Luttig Counselor and Senior Advisor, Brett Gerry General Counsel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 17:52

Boeing today named J. Michael Luttig to the newly-created position of counselor and senior advisor to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Boeing board of directors. Brett ... Read More

Developing safety and security for children during travel

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- April 2, 2019 00:28

Safety and security are always a concern of the travel industry, no matter who the traveler might be. A major issue when dealing with children is their safety and security. ... Read More

The pulse of Brexit Britain captured by Martin Parr

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- March 20, 2019 01:05

With Britain deeply divided over Brexit, an exhibition by one of the country’s best-known and celebrated photographers, Martin Parr, vividly captures images which help one to understand what makes the ... Read More

Time to get your nominations in: International Travel & Tourism Awards

editor editor- March 1, 2019 01:27

The International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM London, will once again recognize the success of national, regional and city tourist boards as well as outstanding private sector ... Read More

Anguilla’s beloved Moonsplash Music Festival returns this March

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 16:02

Anguilla’s iconic Moonsplash Music Festival will once again take place under a full moon at the legendary Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay, from March 21 – 24, 2019. Music lovers ... Read More

Arkansas Tourism: Ark Tank wins

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:13

The first Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition developed by Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas at Winrock International, concluded today after four finalists presented their business ideas at ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 05:49

Maldives investigators found $1 million in former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives. Abdulla Yameen Abdul ... Read More

Working with meeting & convention planners

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 4, 2019 21:50

Meeting & Convention Planners (MCPs) play a vital part of the tourism industry.   Not only do they often decide what community will receive a lucrative convention but their opinions also ... Read More

Red or White? Left or Right Bank? Answer: Bordeaux

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 2, 2019 19:34

Do you look forward to enjoying a glass of wine with lunch or dinner? Do you eagerly scan the wine list, and then start to sweat because you are unsure ... Read More

Segovia residents don’t want tourists taking selfies with “jovial” Satan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 16:33

Thousands of residents in the Spanish city of Segovia are protesting against a planned 1.7-meter sculpture of a selfie-taking Satan, because they say it makes the devil appear too friendly. ... Read More

World Travel and Tourism Council announces 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 17:30

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2019 finalists are organized into the following new ... Read More

Execution Tourism: The next trending niche?

editor editor- January 15, 2019 02:59

Alcatraz East Crime Museum will capitalize on execution tourism with a Ted Bundy display for the 30th anniversary of the serial killer’s execution. 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 Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in Toronto

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2018 07:13

On May 8th 2018, the Guam Visitors Bureau attended the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Annual Global Convention, the largest expo in LGBT tourism in the world. The ... Read More

8 BBQ teams to throw down at 2nd Guam BBQ Block Party

editor editor- July 4, 2014 05:58

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announces that 8 local and international teams have been selected to compete during the 2nd Annual Pleasure Island Guam BBQ Block Party ... Read More

Psychiatric exam ordered for JetBlue pilot gone berserk

editor editor- April 6, 2012 08:11

A JetBlue pilot who had an apparent meltdown aboard a flight last week will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see whether he was sane during the incident and whether he ... Read More

Spanish judge rules Ryanair check-in penalty illegal

editor editor- January 17, 2011 06:14

Ryanair’s policy of fining passengers who fail to print their boarding passes in advance has been ruled illegal in Spain. Read More

Former French tourism minister investigated in corruption case

editor editor- November 30, 2009 07:36

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique — A French judge has filed preliminary corruption charges against former Tourism Minister Leon Bertrand and placed him in custody on the French Caribbean island of Martini Read More

American Airlines cleared in bias lawsuit

editor editor- September 4, 2009 06:23

DETROIT — A judge in Detroit has ruled in favor of American Airlines in a lawsuit by five men of Iraqi descent who claimed their nationality caused a captain to ... Read More

Judge: Aerolineas Argentinas to remain property of Argentina

editor editor- August 21, 2009 02:56

The Republic of Argentina won’t be forced to give up control of assets of the state-run Aerolineas Argentinas as requested by bondholders with a $2.2 billion judgment against the country, ... Read More

Judge approves trial for Muslims removed from US Airways flight

editor editor- July 25, 2009 07:44

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today hailed what it termed a "major victory" in the case of six imams, or Islamic religious leaders, who say their ... Read More

Judge: Airlines can not question FBI regarding 9/11 probes

editor editor- July 17, 2009 06:28

NEW YORK - A U.S. judge has denied a motion by a group of airlines to depose several Federal Bureau of Investigation agents regarding the government's probes into the Sept. Read More

Frontier Airlines sale approved by federal judge

editor editor- July 14, 2009 03:05

NEW YORK - A federal judge approved a deal on Monday under which bankrupt Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc will sell itself to Republic Airways Holdings Inc if no other better ... Read More

Frontier Airlines wins more time to submit reorganization plan

editor editor- May 22, 2009 05:11

A bankruptcy-court judge has granted the request of Frontier Airlines, now under Chapter 11 protection, for more time to submit a reorganization plan. Read More

Sale of Aloha Airlines name declared invalid

editor editor- March 5, 2009 03:12

A federal judge threw out the sale of Aloha Airlines' trade name and logo, putting a hold on efforts to rebrand rival go! airline as Aloha Airlines. Read More

French judge orders US airline to stand trial for Concorde crash

editor editor- July 7, 2008 08:08

A French judge has ordered Continental Airlines and five individuals to stand trial on charges arising from the crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people in 2000. Read More

Judge makes tips part of tour guides’ salary

editor editor- May 12, 2008 07:02

The Court of Appeal dismissed on Friday an appeal filed by Wing On Travel Service Limited against an earlier ruling that tips received by tour guides should be considered as ... Read More

$210M settlement in airline price fixing is approved

editor editor- April 28, 2008 07:48

SAN FRANCISCO — An agreement by two British-based airlines to pay roughly $210 million to settle a massive price-fixing lawsuit met with tentative approval from a federal judge on Friday. Read More