Tag: protest

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de Janeiro, police launched tear gas ... Read More

Venice says no to big cruise ships

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:52

A giant cruise ship passed through the San Marco Basin, in Venice, interrupting the start of the Vogalonga, a non-competitive regatta of rowing boats that has reached its 45th edition. ... Read More

Tourism Enthusiasts Protest Possible Giveaway Of Murchison Falls For Dam Construction By Ugandan Government

Jonathan Benaiah Jonathan Benaiah- June 9, 2019 20:40

Last week on Friday, many Ugandans especially those in the tourism and conservation circles were shocked when an advert appeared in the national newspaper by the Electricity Regulatory Authority(ERA) in ... 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

30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre planned in front of LA Chinese Consulate

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 22:47

What is being called "a commemorative candlelight vigil" to remember the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre will be held in front of the Los Angeles Chinese Consulate, 443 ... Read More

A Strike on the Horizon: Hilton Hawaiian Village and The Modern Honolulu ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 07:15

Guests having booked the Hilton Hawaiian Village may be in for a surprise. The Hilton is the largest hotel in Waikiki. Tomorrow, Friday a rally of a Hawaii Union UNITE ... Read More

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 17:30

A campaign launched by Coca-Cola Norway aimed at celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has sparked accusations of political correctness gone mad, with some even threatening to protest the ... Read More

Why to boycott Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts, Cesars Entertainment and Harrah’s

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 21:15

Tourism is everyone's business and the livelihood of an entire state can depend on this industry. The State of Nevada, Hawaii, Florida are good examples. eTurboNews article about warning against ... Read More

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel celebrates 50th Anniversary of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Bed-in for Peace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 00:31

From May 26 to June 2, 1969, The Queen Elizabeth hotel welcomed John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their Bed-in for peace. Nobody could imagine at the time that this ... Read More

eTN becomes a SUNx SDG 17 Partner calling for Climate Sanity in Tourism on Earth Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 02:24

In nature, nothing exists alone is the message for Earth Day 2019. Announcing the public launch of its “SDG17 Partners Program” on Earth Day 2019, Professor Geoffrey Lipman co-founder SUNx, calls ... Read More

Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

editor editor- April 10, 2019 01:30

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John ... Read More

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 12:14

African Tourism Board, (ATB)  has travel and security on its top agenda when attracting visitors to the continent. At the upcoming ATB Launch on April 11, the organization will be announcing ... Read More

Cable Car to be introduced on Mount Kilimanjaro, amid protest

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- April 4, 2019 16:09

A cable car is to be rolled out on Mount Kilimanjaro by a foreign company to improve access and boost tourism, amid strong protest from key local industry players. Overlooking ... Read More

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

editor editor- March 25, 2019 20:46

The official launch of the newly-founded African Tourism Board is only two weeks away, and the U.S.-based interim Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz explained the organization's commitment to keep Africa safe ... Read More

Political icon of Seychelles Rifned Jumeau is no more

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 15, 2019 21:04

Seychelles lost this week a veteran politician who will be missed. Rifned Jumeau, the founder of the first political party in Seychelles died on February 7 and was buried this ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

Restaurant workers in Nepal consider strike

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 4, 2019 04:47

Hotel and Restaurant Unions in Kathmandu, Nepal are demanding a rollback on a decision to delete a 10% service charge on restaurant bills. The Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) had ... Read More

Strike at Nairobi International airport to protest Kenya Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 29, 2019 14:50

A Kenya workers union doesn't want Kenya Airways' taking over Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) will go on strike in the next seven days, saying ... Read More

Massive anti-Uber protest paralyzes Madrid

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 15:27

Madrid's anti-riot police, backed by a fleet of tow trucks and cranes, took several hours to clear the vehicles from the capital’s Paseo de la Castellana after hundreds of taxis ... Read More

Hotel booking app giving out Trump stress balls to anyone traveling to Mexico

editor editor- January 24, 2019 00:43

By giving out Trump stress balls, this hotel booking app wants to reward travelers that visit Mexico in spite of the derogatory and frightening language Trump is using. Read More

Wayne County Airport Authority welcomes new CEO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2019 02:10

The Wayne County Airport Authority Board of Directors confirmed the appointment of Chad Newton as Chief Executive Officer of the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) on Wednesday. WCAA operates Detroit ... Read More

Paris is a tourism destination to avoid this weekend after powerful blast

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 09:10

Businesses have boarded up their windows ahead of another planned demonstration in Paris. Multiple people have been injured following the blast which ripped through the bakery in central Paris early ... Read More

‘National treason’: Nationalists protesting renaming of Macedonia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019 18:20

Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia. The move is part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave ... Read More

India train grounded for 2 months: Travelers infuriated

editor editor- December 26, 2018 22:47

According to the railway authorities, the DMU service between Jammu and Udhampur, train number 7406/74907, shall remain suspended until March 5, 2019. Read More

Traffic chaos in Rome against new rules on tourist buses

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 24, 2018 19:47

Approximately 200 vehicles parked under the Campidoglio blocked the center of Rome to protest against the new bus plan restriction. Read More

Global protest over United Airlines staff cuts

editor editor- December 13, 2018 15:18

United Airlines flight attendants are protesting staff cuts at airports all around the world today Read More

Hyatt hotels targeted by global boycott

editor editor- July 27, 2012 04:59

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Hyatt hotel workers and their allies will hold demonstrations today to mark the launch of a Global Boycott of Hyatt Hotels. Read More

Aviation industry coalition sends unified message to Congress

editor editor- October 28, 2011 04:40

WASHINGTON - A united aviation industry coalition of nearly 30 organizations is opposing proposed tax increases, which would lead to significant job loss across all sectors of the industry and ... Read More

Berliners protest against city’s swelling tourism industry

editor editor- May 30, 2011 05:30

It's a scene Berliners have become well accustomed to now that their home draws 9 million visitors every year: strolling in the park and having to dodge Segways and "conference ... Read More

Oman Air staff stage protest

editor editor- March 7, 2011 03:18

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Employees of Oman's national airline are protesting in front of the company's headquarters in a rare expression of labor unrest in the strategically important Gulf ... Read More

AirTran flight attendants to protest stalled negotiations

editor editor- November 23, 2010 04:29

AirTran flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will protest stalled contract negotiations on Wednesday, November 24 as they picket outside Hartsfield-Jac Read More

Swiss Air Lines targeted by gay rights activists in Moscow

editor editor- October 4, 2010 05:20

Gay rights activists on Friday held the first street protest sanctioned by City Hall, picketing the local office of a Swiss airline that they accused of mistreating their leader. Read More

Protest in India causes flight cancellations

editor editor- September 7, 2010 02:56

INDIA - West Bengal witnessed a near-complete shutdown in response to the nationwide 24-hour strike called by several central trade unions on Tuesday in protest against the policies of the ... Read More