Tag: petition

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... Read More

Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 00:45

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid concerns that the ancient symbols have been misappropriated by neo-Nazi ... 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

Peacock Aviation taking legal action against Gambia carrier

Lucky Onoriode George - eTN Nigeria Lucky Onoriode George - eTN Nigeria- March 29, 2019 20:21

Nigerian Peacock Aviation company that worked as General Sales Agency (GSA) for the Gambian Mid Africa Aviation Company Ltd. that traded in Nigeria under the name Fly Mid Africa has ... Read More

FlyersRights asking DOT to regulate airline change fees

editor editor- March 23, 2019 00:35

When Congress deregulated airline prices, routes, and schedules in 1978, Congress preserved the DOT’s responsibility to ensure that international prices and fees remained “reasonable.” This little-known provision of U.S. law ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:17

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying from pro hunting and culling groups. But what does the ... Read More

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 7, 2019 01:48

Ever since Miss Uganda won the coveted Miss World Africa in China on December 8, 2018, several organizers have come up with genres of beauty pageants from Miss Tourism, Miss ... 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

CNMI: U.S. Immigration rules about to destroy tourism on a remote Island territory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2016 05:00

Yes, it's part of the United States of America, but it's 10 time hours and more than 20 hours travel time away from the U.S. Capital Washington DC. Read More

Pitbull-loving do-gooders bully United Air into ending “dog discrimination”

editor editor- May 9, 2012 04:29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Airlines, the world's largest airline, has removed an embargo on nine breeds of dog they deemed “dangerous”. Read More

American Airlines flight attendant works to uproot airline management

editor editor- February 23, 2012 04:24

A controversial series of YouTube videos mocking a flight attendant's bosses at American Airlines has morphed into an all-out grassroots movement to remove the upper-management team now running Americ Read More

Egypt joins other countries in fight against UK flight tax

editor editor- December 3, 2011 05:54

Egypt's national tourist board has joined more than 50 other agencies to send what it describes as a "strongly worded" petition to the British government regarding its plans to increase ... Read More

ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

editor editor- July 13, 2011 04:24

In a filing submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to its Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections final rule, ASTA has asked that the DOT defer the implementation of ... Read More

50,000 travelers petition US DOT to require airline fee transparency

editor editor- September 24, 2010 03:38

WASHINGTON - The Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), Business Travel Coalition (BTC) and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today submitted signatures from more than 50,000 travelers on a petition u Read More

Travel industry petitions to stop Serengeti highway

editor editor- June 22, 2010 01:58

ITHACA, New York - Travel companies, associations, and travelers around the world are asking the government of Tanzania to stop plans for a major commercial highway across the Serengeti National ... Read More

FlyersRights.org to Congress: just say no to carry-on and lavatory fees

editor editor- April 10, 2010 09:47

"The commercial airlines have reached a new low by attempting to charge passengers for the right to place their luggage in the overhead bins," said Flyers Rights president and founder, ... Read More

Seventeen-year-old girl petitions airlines for wheelchair accessibility

editor editor- September 22, 2009 04:50

Sally O'Neill is a 17-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, and all she wants when she flies is to be able to remain in her own wheelchair. Read More

Orbitz’s drive to end Cuba travel restrictions

editor editor- June 3, 2009 04:47

With the lifting of certain travel restrictions to Cuba, joyful family reunions have been become more common at the airport in Havana. Read More

Cuba Libre?

editor editor- May 18, 2009 04:19

When the Obama administration announced last month that it was easing restrictions on travel to Cuba, there was an initial flurry of cheering followed by a "Huh?" After all, the ... Read More