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UK tourists in Israel urged to take a dip into politics

Brits holidaying in Israel are being urged to leave the hotel and take a dip into politics with a day trip to the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

UN: Human rights being cast aside amid Middle East politics

International human rights and humanitarian law is constantly being cast aside amid Middle East politics, the United Nations human rights chief said today, speaking out on issues such as illegal settl

Serengeti must not die or must it

(eTN) - Stroking top politicians’ egos is a favorite pastime of sycophants in the run up to any election, but Tanzania is taking it to a completely new level now by stubbornly sticking to a road pro

Tanzania politics as seen through the eyes of the young

TANZANIA - “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” - Plato (Greek philosopher, 428 BC-348 BC)

It’s a riot: Touring May Day Berlin

He calls himself Bill, though it goes without saying that it's not his real name. And he doesn't want any photos taken of his face. He is, after all, a left-wing extremist.

Former Uganda tourism minister to retire from politics

The former Minister for Tourism, Trade, and Industry, Hon. Janat Mukwaya, announced last weekend her retirement from active politics, come the next general elections in early 2011.

Iran: The days of living dangerously

As Iran’s top cleric, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has declared Iran's recent election legitimate, a “no major fraud.” He will not denounce the results of the presidential election, stopping a recou

Fliers’ rights still delayed by politics

On the Friday after Christmas two years ago, more than 13,000 passengers were cooped up without food and water in planes that had been circling closed airports or idling on tarmacs for up to 11 hours.

eTN Inbox: The closure of Suvarnabhumi Airport

My hotel has 400 rooms and employs close to 600 people. They support a large local group of suppliers who in turn provide jobs for more than 2000 people and their families.

Politics plunge Zimbabwe tourism deeper into uncertainty

As the Zimbabwean dollar plummets in value, banks across Zimbabwe show the same grim scene daily: people flocking to take out money, some even staying in line overnight just to get a hand on cash.

Renewed political turmoil casts a shadow on IT&CMA

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - As the 16th edition of IT&CMA (Incentive Travel and Convention Meetings Asia) opened here in Bangkok, political turmoil around the parliament has cast a shadow on Asia’s bi

Centre-left rejects Austrian Airline sale

VIENNA - Austria's co-governing centre-left remains opposed to a quick sale of the government's 43 percent stake in Austrian Airlines, the Social Democrat junior transport minister said on Monday.

Six travel issues likely to be ignored

No matter who wins, you lose. Whether you're a Democrat, Republican or pondering a protest vote for an independent presidential candidate in November, what you do at the ballot box is meaningless - at least as far as your travel is concerned.

House panel chairman vows to fight airline mergers, hold hearings

The Democratic chairman of a key House committee pledged a vigorous effort to slow or stop, if possible, a proposed merger between Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and rival carriers Northwest Airlines Corp. (NWA) and United Airlines.

Bhutto saw tourism as a way forward for Pakistan

(eTN) - As early as 1990, Benazir Bhutto outlined her vision of tourism as a major force in economic development for Pakistan. A New York Times article by Barbara Crosette on August 6, 1990 reported on Bhutto’s strategic policy outline for the development of tourism as a major industry in Pakistan and a means to create a livelihood for millions of Pakistani people.