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Dutch court: No more pot for tourists

Netherlands court upheld a law that will bar foreign visitors from buying marijuana and other "soft" drugs at the famous Dutch coffee shops.

2011 Air Passenger Bill of Rights introduced

Washington - Airlines in the United States will carry a billion passengers a year by 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Tuesday -- raising the prospect of even more flight delays and

California to pass strictest cruise ship pollution law in US

Cruise ships and large commercial ships will be banned from dumping any kind of sewage -- even highly filtered wastewater -- along California's coast out to three miles from shore, under new rules fro

Practical and legal tips for safe cruising

Summer is here, full of travel and memorable moments. To ensure smooth sailing this summer, consider the practical and the legal before embarking on a cruise.Practical

Rwanda needs more qualified guides

Sentiments were voiced in Rwanda last week over the lack of more substantial qualifications for their tourism guides presently used by safari operators and deployed in the field.

Upcoming anti-coup rallies in Thailand

According to the latest news on www.bangkokpost.com, police nationwide have been ordered to be prepared to maintain law and order on Thursday when the red-shirts of the United Front for Democracy agai

Botswana government moves to reform tourism law

The acting Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi presented the Botswana Tourism Organisation Bill to Parliament last week.

Taiwan restricts Chinese tourists from political activities

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) unveiled a new set of rules defining the scope of activities in which Chinese tourists in Taiwan can be involved; the rules include four for

Foreign tourists tax refund law passed in Indonesia

Foreign tourists visiting Indonesia can apply for a tax refund when buying goods here next year, according to the newly endorsed law on value added tax and luxury tax.

New tourism law/policy for Kenya

It was reported from Nairobi that the Kenyan government has apparently agreed on the text of a new tourism law, which will, when passed and made operational, provide for the formation of new bodies.

New cruise law about to set sail

The Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act has been opposed by the cruise industry for years, but after the valiant efforts of Senator John Kerry and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, the International Cruis

New law bringing changes to Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has gained some flexibility to deal with various tourism emergencies, taken over some research staff, and lost some nonvoting board members — including the state tourism

2 Russian tourists challenge Florida law prohibiting sex with porcupines

Two Russian tourists who challenged a Florida law prohibiting sexual relationship with a porcupine have had to undergo a lengthy treatment for genital inflammation.

Alaska: What will it be – clean water or tourists’ dollars?

JUNEAU — An administration amendment to a bill that would lessen restrictions on cruise ship wastewater discharge drew a hot two-hour debate in a House committee Wednesday.

No membership needed: Utah bars to open to public

SALT LAKE CITY — Getting into a bar in Utah is about to become a lot easier.

Grenada enforcing ban on off-beach bathing suits

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada — Bikini and Speedo-clad tourists beware.

Only Indians can head airline security

MUMBAI - It is an official government order now: only Indian citizens can be appointed to the top security posts in airlines. The Bureau of Civil Avia

Tourism bill to give players unprecedented access, power

After more than a year of deliberations, a tourism bill being finalized at the House of Representatives will give unprecedented power to businessmen in the industry if it is passed, tourism executives

Amended tourism law aims at better quality of service

After being altered two years ago, the law on tourism is getting ready to undergo another set of amendments after Plamen Mollov, the floor leader of the National Movement for Stability and Progress, o

Improving law and order situation help rise tourists in Lanka

Colombo - The number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka has increased steadily and is expected to cross 7.11 lakh this year, the immigration department has said, attributing it to the improving law and or

ASTA to file brief against state of Florida

ALEXANDRIA, VA - In response to several new amendments to Florida's Seller of Travel law, ASTA will file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in ABC Charters v.

Sex tourists face UK prosecution over abuse abroad

The new legislation, contained in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, will come into effect from Monday.

Egypt battles ‘sex tourism’, bans 92-year-old from marrying teen

The Egyptian authorities have banned a 92-year-old man from the Persian Gulf from marrying a 17-year-old Egyptian girl under a new law, designed to battle the phenomenon of rich Arab men marrying young girls from developing areas of Egypt.

NY: Passengers have rights! Airlines: Says who? What do you think...

The Air Transport Association has successfully challenged a New York state law that set minimum standards for treatment of airline passengers.The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a federal law, the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, preempts the ability of states to govern such things. Said the court:

Senate roadblock stalls airline ad changes

OTTAWA - Transport Canada has yet to launch consultations into new rules forcing airlines to advertise the full price of airfares eight months after a law was passed requiring it to do so, raising concerns the popular initiative could be killed.

Bulgaria tourism strategy calls for new sector law

Anelia Kroushkova, head of Bulgaria's State Agency for Tourism, has asked for a new law on tourism that will put an end to irresponsible and uncontrolled construction in Bulgaria's resorts, Standart daily reported on February 13 2008.

Tourism law to be amended

SANA'A (TVLW) - Minister of Tourism Nabil al-Faqih has revealed that its ministry would refer to the Cabinet in the coming period an amendment draft to the tourism law to meet with the government's trends to improve the tourist sector in the country.