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Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... Read More

Russian airline passenger snaps, goes on rampage, fights with fellow travelers, dies

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 17:50

A plane flying from Moscow to Simferopol was forced to return after one of the passengers snapped, assaulting fellow travelers and crew. The rowdy passenger was injured in the rampage ... Read More

Beach Vacation: What you do if a shark is about to attack?

editor editor- April 24, 2019 00:48

Shark attack! The United States is the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to bloody encounters between people and sharks. It's especially true in regions where tourism ... Read More

India: Jet Airways’ demise leads to spike in airfares, massive hotel cancellations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 22:45

The abrupt shutdown of Jet Airways operations has left Indian tourism industry a worried lot as it has led to an average 25 percent spike in airfares across the sectors ... Read More

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 08:56

An American tourist and her Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda's most known national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday. "We will leave no stone unturned until the ... Read More

Mass Panic during Disneyland Paris “Terror Attack” Today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 09:07

It was a busy and exciting weekend for Disneyland in Paris, France. Terror, shots, and a mass panic was on the list of uncalled adventures today. Disneyland Paris, originally Euro ... Read More

Pilots frantic search for fix while Boeing Max8 went down

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 07:30

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air most likely have the same deadly scenario accordsidng to a report Reuters today reported about the 31-year-old Lions' Air captain was at the controls of ... Read More

Scorpion stings passenger on Air Transat flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 23:30

As if flying wasn’t stressful enough, a Canadian student’s story of being stung by a stowaway scorpion mid-flight is adding a whole new dimension to air travel anxiety. Those with ... Read More

Train station on fire Cairo: Blow to tourism in deadly fire

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 27, 2019 10:54

A majr fire at a train station killed more than 28 people and more than 50 injured in a Cairo train fire, according to a source in Egypt's Health Ministry. The state TV reported ... Read More

Dangerous air quality in Bangkok: Tourism Industry is concerned

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 6, 2019 06:39

Bangkok is the world's most-visited city and relies on tourism for economic growth. The travel and tourism industry in Thailand is concerned, and some visitors are cancelling trips or leaving the City ... Read More

Hundreds of people evacuated as Indonesia’s Mount Karangetang erupts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 15:20

An eruption of one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes sent lava and searing gas clouds out of the crater, causing villagers to flee the slopes, volcanology officials said on Tuesday. ... Read More

Former ZImbabwe Tourism Minister Dr. Walter Mzembi is alive

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2019 19:59

The former Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe, Dr. Walter Mzembi talked to eTurboNews Sunday night  from his residence in Johannesburg after social media and numerous Zimbabwe and South ... Read More

TSA officer at Orlando Airport jumps to his death

editor editor- February 3, 2019 02:06

Today, Saturday, February 2 2019, Southwest Airlines canceled 49 inbound flights and 45 outbound flights, after a TSA officer jumped to his death inside Orlando International Airport at around 9:30 ... Read More

Washington Hospitality Association supports panic buttons for workers’ protection

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 18:30

The safety and security of employees is a top priority for the hospitality industry, which is why the Washington Hospitality Association testified in enthusiastic support of the subject of Senate ... Read More

Veteran US tour operator: Don’t let government shutdown stop your vacation plans

editor editor- January 17, 2019 20:15

As America’s government shutdown continues to set a record for longevity, this tour operator has seen a rise in consumer anxiety. Read More

African Tourism Board: Kenya tourism resilience is an example to the world

editor editor- January 16, 2019 04:37

The African Tourism Board strongly condemned the terror attack that occurred today at the luxury Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019 21:05

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files Read More

‘Suspicious package’ triggers evacuation of Strasbourg main train station

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 20:02

The main railway station in Strasbourg, France was shut down and all the passengers were evacuated after a bomb threat was received earlier tonight. Strasbourg has been on high alert ... Read More

8 killed, 22 injured: Hijacked bus plows into crowd in Longyan, China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 25, 2018 17:21

A man has hijacked a bus and drove it into a crowd of people in China’s city of Longyan, killing 8 people and injuring 22 others. The attacker is believed ... Read More

Indonesian Authorities warned after Tsunami killed hundreds: Stay off the beaches!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2018 09:10

In Indonesia, The Sunda Strait tsunami killed at least 281 people and injured more than 1,016 others.  The volcano Anak Krakatau, which lies roughly halfway between Java and Sumatra, has ... Read More

It was Homicide according to International Nightlife Association at Club Lanterna Azzura Disco, Italy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2018 17:58

We ask the Italian authorities to start a full investigation into the facts, find out who sprayed the pepper spray and if the club has any responsibility for the deaths. According ... Read More

6 killed, 120 injured in Italian nightclub stampede

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 8, 2018 06:20

Six people were killed and 120 clubgoers injured in a stampede at a packed nightclub in Italy. Witnesses say the panic that triggered the stampede during a rap concert, was ... 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

Hawaii has a responsibility to visitors. False atomic bomb alert is questioning security

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2018 19:58

It took 38 minutes for the Hawaii State Government to tweet an atomic attack on the island was a false alarm. It took another 12 minutes to re-call the panic ... Read More

Lotte Duty Free Guam Live Music Festival features world-class international lineup

editor editor- May 28, 2014 07:45

TUMON, Guam - Nine international music artists are slated to perform at the inaugural Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival next month at Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña, Guam. Read More

British Airways’ false alarm causes panic in cabin

editor editor- January 19, 2012 09:33

British Airways is apologizing to passengers of a trans-Atlantic flight after a recorded message announcing the plane was about to make an emergency landing in the ocean was mistakenly played ... Read More

Arab travel group urges jittery industry to hold its nerve

editor editor- February 10, 2011 05:48

Airlines and tour operators should try and avoid over-reacting to outbreaks of unrest in Arab countries, according to the Middle East and North Africa Travel Association. Read More

Swine flu: a serious concern, but no cause for panic

editor editor- April 30, 2009 00:08

Outbreaks of communicable diseases, particularly those with the potential of becoming global pandemics, have important implications for all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. Read More

Brit tourists told not to panic

editor editor- August 19, 2008 03:34

British tourists travelling to Spain are being advised to go ahead with their holiday plans despite bombs on the Costa del Sol. Read More