Tag: penalties

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 00:14

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: State human trafficking laws for the lodging industry

editor editor- May 1, 2019 21:04

To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA, with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), today issued ... Read More

No-show clients at Paris restaurants now must pay cancellation cash penalties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 18:00

Cafes and restaurants in the French capital have opted to follow the lead of hotels and guest-houses, and start charging their customers with cash penalties for late cancellation of reservations ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 16:30

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ban hidden cameras in Airbnbs and other short-term rentals, and ... Read More

From fines to execution: Phuket tourists warned to think twice about ‘runway selfies’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2019 15:07

Visitors to Thailand who are looking to tick so-called ‘runway selfies’ off their bucket list may soon kick the bucket themselves under a new Thai law which would impose penalties ... Read More

U.S. State Department tells tourists Brunei is safe, except for death by stoning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 03:27

The U.S. State Department is telling American travelers, Brunei is one of the safest countries in the world to visit. Brunei safer than the Bahamas, Germany or Indonesia, and way ... Read More

Brunei Travel: Ready to be stoned to death? How will WTTC and UNWTO respond?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2019 04:12

Brunei is becoming a deadly place to visit starting April 3, specially if you are member of the LGBT Community. Next week the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will ... Read More

FAA restricts drone operations over DOJ and DOD facilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 17:03

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § ... Read More

Tanzania makes tourism country’s top priority

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- February 14, 2019 02:08

Key players in Tanzania’s tourism and hospitality industry and the country’s National Assembly have agreed to work hand in hand in guaranteeing the industry with the due priority it needs ... Read More

IATA’s chief speaks at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 16:20

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO addressed the CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha, Qatar today: It is a great pleasure to be here in Qatar ... Read More

Dubai Tourism drops PRO card fee for hotels, tour companies and event organizers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 16:22

Dubai Tourism has waived a mandatory requirement for hotel establishments, tourism companies and event organizers to obtain a Public Relations Officer (PRO) card prior to conducting industry transactions such as ... Read More

FAA: Atlanta is a “No Drone Zone” during Super Bowl LIII

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 23:25

The airspace around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIII, on Feb. 3, 2019, and during three days leading up to the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LZJTl2brq0 ... Read More

Dubai eliminates fee to promote tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 15:59

The PRO card was a mandatory requirement for conducting travel industry transactions in Dubai such as requests for permits and approvals for a range of tourism and travel-related activities and services. ... Read More

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2018 21:55

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come from Lord of the Rings “Middle Earth," are ... Read More

FAA: Do not aim holiday laser-light displays at the sky!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 15:20

With the holiday season upon us, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure your laser-light displays are aimed at your house and not into the sky. Each year ... Read More

New Zealand cracks down on sale of fake goods to tourists

editor editor- April 3, 2013 09:50

Two New Zealand companies run by a father and son have been slapped with big fines after selling faked goods that cost little to produce to tourists for thousands of ... Read More

Australia to toughen penalties for aviation offences

editor editor- June 15, 2010 04:00

People who make hoax bomb threats against airports or planes could soon face up to 10 years in jail. Read More

Frontier Airlines, ERA Helicopters fined by FAA

editor editor- April 12, 2010 06:02

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed over $600,000 in fines against a helicopter company and major airline for violating federal regulations. Read More

FAA to collect $787,500 from American Airlines

editor editor- March 15, 2010 04:21

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking to collect three proposed civil penalties totaling $787,500 from American Airlines for maintenance violations. Read More

EU to airlines: Clean up or pay up

editor editor- August 24, 2009 06:54

A new EU target, adopted this year, requires that airline emissions in Europe drop by three percent by 2012, and five percent by 2013. Read More

Passenger bill of rights will make airfares soar: airline council

editor editor- February 13, 2009 05:06

Airfares will soar if a passenger bill of rights, proposed by Winnipeg MP Jim Maloway, is approved, Canada's airline industry has warned. Read More

Airlines work to minimize safety-lapse penalties

editor editor- December 30, 2008 04:03

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have overhauled maintenance practices after a string of safety lapses disclosed earlier this year, but the carriers are now sparring with regulators over how m Read More

UN forum backs harsher penalties for sex tourists

editor editor- December 1, 2008 06:06

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Tourists who go abroad to abuse children should face the prospect of prosecution in their home countries if they are caught having sex with kids in ... Read More

Southwest set to challenge FAA penalties

editor editor- August 28, 2008 04:22

Southwest Airlines Co., five months after regulators demanded that it pay a record $10.2 million penalty for safety violations, has decided to fight the proposed punishment. Read More

China Threatens Airline Penalties in Crash-Free Olympics Bid

editor editor- January 15, 2008 03:24

China, bidding to use this year's Beijing Olympics to attract overseas tourists, said it will strip domestic airlines of routes and new planes if they have a major safety incident ... Read More