Tag: prison

First COVID-19 Prison Death in U.S. Stirs Controversy

editor editor- March 30, 2020 21:03

The Managing Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at the Drug Policy Alliance, Kassandra Frederique, in response to the tragic death of Patrick Jones, the first COVID-19 prison death in ... Read More

African Tourism Board and Africa Tourism Association join forces to support World to Africa’ Tourism Conference in Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 22:24

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa’ Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in partnership with South Africa Tourism. ATA's conference is ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:52

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number of billionaires and publishers knwon to be critical to the ... Read More

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:01

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and beyond were hitting the streets for South Korea's Gay Pride ... Read More

Tourists traveling to Tanzania: No plastic bags or face fines or imprisonment

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 31, 2019 21:34

Tourists and foreign visitors traveling to Tanzania are advised not to carry with them plastic bags on arrival at the major airports effective Saturday this week to avoid incursion by ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

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

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum. That's ... Read More

African Tourism Board: The Human Right to Explore the Cape in the Eyes of Marriott

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 26, 2019 19:58

The official launch of the African Tourism Board is only about two weeks away. On April 11 at 15.30 the Cape Town International Convention Centre Conference Theatre during World Travel Market ... Read More

Czech Memorial Scrolls survived the Holocaust and travel to New York City

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- March 23, 2019 19:11

The fact that a few of the 1,564 Czech Memorial Scrolls were all in one place at the same time, was almost a miracle. It took detailed planning and the ... Read More

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 07:26

The WTTC Annual Summit is only weeks away and the World Travel and Tourism Council is working hard pumping out positive reports on participating countries prior to the event in ... Read More

Foreign tourists jailed for driving over Chile’s famous Atacama Giant

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 23:23

Three foreign tourists who traveled by car over the famous Atacama Giant were found guilty of causing irreparable damage to the national monument of Chile. Atacama Giant is a giant ... Read More

JetBlue celebrates Black History Month with poster of cop killer at JFK Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 16:10

JetBlue has apologized for using a poster of Assata Shakur, an activist who was convicted of killing a police officer, as part of a Black History Month tribute at New ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:20

Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to have been chopped from about 400 African elephants. ... Read More

Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Mamzar Dubai making a difference in the community

editor editor- January 23, 2019 21:04

Green Globe recently recertified Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Mamzar Dubai after a comprehensive audit was undertaken by the property. Read More

‘Attempted hijacking’: Aeroflot passenger demands to be flown to Afghanistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 15:34

Russian Aeroflot Flight SU1515 was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger attempted to hijack the aircraft, demanding that the plane be diverted to Afghanistan. Aeroflot Boeing 737 ... Read More

Execution Tourism: The next trending niche?

editor editor- January 15, 2019 02:59

Alcatraz East Crime Museum will capitalize on execution tourism with a Ted Bundy display for the 30th anniversary of the serial killer’s execution. Read More

Thailand Tourism Safety Image in question?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 10:53

A conflict between FIFA, Australia, and Bahrain on a human rights and an asylum case for involving a pro football star Hakeem AlAraibi wanted by his home country Bahrain may ... Read More

London’s Gatwick Airport shuts down, grounds all flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 14:53

Thousands of passengers have been affected by drones flying over the UK's second busiest airport's runways. London's Gatwick Airport's runway has been shut since Wednesday night, as devices have been ... Read More

Former Ukraine’s PM gets 7 years in prison for abuse of authority

editor editor- October 12, 2011 09:31

A Ukrainian court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of authority for signing gas contracts with Russia and sentenced her Tuesday to seven years in prison. Read More

Sex tourist sentenced to 10 years in prison

editor editor- September 2, 2010 03:33

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty of traveling to Mexico to have sex with children. Read More

Canadian sex tourist sentenced to 11 years in prison

editor editor- July 29, 2010 04:41

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A Canadian man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for committing sex tourism with children and importing child pornography. Read More

Lancaster Castle prison may turn into tourist attraction

editor editor- July 29, 2010 03:39

Lancaster Castle prison could close and become a tourist attraction, it has emerged. Read More

3 British Muslims sentenced in trans-Atlantic flights bomb plot

editor editor- July 13, 2010 05:08

LONDON — Three British Muslims convicted of participating in a plot to bomb trans-Atlantic airliners have been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison each. Read More

Two British tourists imprisoned for alleged insurance scam

editor editor- August 1, 2009 05:44

British tourists Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner are being held in a Brazilian prison known as "Cell Zero-Zero" on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Read More

“What a bummer. This was one of Bolivia’s main attractions”

editor editor- July 9, 2009 06:56

It used to be one of South America's most fabled tourist attractions. Celebrated as unique in the world, San Pedro in La Paz, Bolivia, was a prison like no other. Read More

Puerto Rico man sentenced to 105 years for tourist murder

editor editor- June 2, 2009 03:27

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico judge sentenced the son of a convicted killer to 105 years in prison Monday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a ... Read More

Hard cell: tourists holiday in Latvian prison

editor editor- October 20, 2008 05:45

A former Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic jail for dissidents in Latvia has reopened as a tourist attraction where visitors pay to sleep in bare cells as "prisoners" and to be ... Read More

Canadian sex tourist gets four years in U.S. prison

editor editor- August 18, 2008 05:26

A 34-year-old would-be sex tourist from Saskatchewan was sentenced on Friday in an Arizona court to four years in a U.S. prison. Read More

Eco-tourism transforms former prison

editor editor- February 19, 2008 05:27

Once a prison for Vietnamese patriots during French domination, Con Dao National Park is now a top tourist destination. When most Vietnamese think of Con Dao Island, they think of ... Read More