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Tsunami Warning for South Pacific Island Chain after 7.4 earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 15, 2019 23:30

A tsunami threat has been issued for Kermadec Islands.  Kermadec Islands, volcanic island group in the South Pacific Ocean, 600 mi (1,000 km) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand; they are ... Read More

Fraport traffic figures – May 2019: Frankfurt Airport reports solid growth

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 14, 2019 05:45

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 6.2 million passengers in May 2019, an increase of 1.4 percent year-on-year. The growth rate would have been one percentage point higher, if FRA had not ... 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

African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 01:39

Local cultural requirements may be the reason for three isolated cases of Ebola in Uganda. Even though the border region is a tourism transportation center, visitors are not in danger ... Read More

First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 00:05

A man, riding his electric scooter, was killed after collided with a truck in Paris today. The 25-year-old was riding the scooter in the busy Goutte d'Or neighborhood in the ... Read More

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 22:16

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for the Republic of Ghana. This was in response to a ... Read More

Is this Hard Rock Hotel Cafe slowly poisoning guests?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 21:05

It may not be safe to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Punta Cana. "We are too busy to respond," a spokesperson of the Zimmerman Agency, a PR agency ... Read More

Horror at fun fair: 28 people injured in merry-go-round collapse in Spain

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 17:15

Emergency services rushed to the scene at the San José de la Rinconada fair in the town of La Rinconada, near Seville, when a merry-go-round dramatically collapsed, injuring at least ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Research into child sexual exploitation urgently needed says NGO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:35

A Country Overview Report released today by ECPAT International says that more research is urgently needed into the sexual exploitation and abuse of children in Fiji. The report, developed in ... Read More

Chinese travelers ‘harassed’: Beijing issues US travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:26

China has issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the US, citing reports that trade war tensions have seen Washington using its powers to “harass” Chinese travelers. The ... Read More

Air Canada 2018 corporate sustainability report

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 21:12

Air Canada today issued Citizens of the World, its 2018 corporate sustainability report. The report details the airline's progress in key areas of sustainability and is supported by an extensive ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... Read More

At least two people dead, many injured in Virginia Beach municipal building shooting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 22:21

First responders and police have responded to reports of an active shooter at a municipal building in Virginia Beach - city on the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of Chesapeake ... Read More

Seven tourists drown as Danube sightseeing boat collides with another ship, sinks in Budapest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:10

A tourist boat with dozens of people on board has collided with another vessel and capsized on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary. There were at least 34 people on ... Read More

U.S. Travel concerned over tensions with China

editor editor- May 28, 2019 20:59

Competition between China and the U.S. has intensified on several fronts including trade and technology, the South China Sea and the Arctic, and is causing fallout in terms of tourism ... Read More

1 child and 2 adults believed dead after Tokyo bus stop stabbing

editor editor- May 28, 2019 01:49

It is believed that at least 1 child and 2 adults have died after being attacked by a man with a knife at a Tokyo bus stop. The attack occurred ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board official response to Mount Everest expedition deaths

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 18:33

Is Nepal a safe destination to travel after 11 people died climbing Mount Everest this season? The answer should be a certain yes. Nepal is so much more than climbing ... Read More

Turkish Airlines wants to increase tourism to Palestine

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 09:48

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly encouraged Muslims to visit Jerusalem, particularly in light of the US moving its embassy to the city. Turkish Airlines Vice-President for Sales Muhammed ... Read More

No iPhone, no KFC, no Disneyland: Chinese firm bans workers from buying US goods, travel to USA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:30

As the US-China trade dispute gets uglier by the day some Chinese corporations seem intent to respond to Washington pressure by fair means or foul. The Jinggang Motor Vehicle Inspection ... Read More

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 23:35

Chinese carrier, China Eastern Airlines, has requested compensation from the US aerospace giant Boeing over financial damages the carrier had to sustain over the compulsory grounding and suspended delivery of ... Read More

Are some cops in Brazil killers? Deadly massacre leave 11 dead in Wanda’s bar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 02:17

Parts of Brazil are dangerous to visit, among them Belem the capital city of the State of Para. Despite other reports, Vanda's Bar in Para, Brazil was not a place ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

Tanzania’s oldest beach hotel to undergo major facelift before upgrading to 5-star status

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 20, 2019 20:00

Indian Ocean’s Kunduchi Beach Hotel in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam will undergo a major facelift to upgrade it into a Five Star beach hotel, banking to its prime position ... Read More

16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2019 16:26

An explosion targeting a tourist bus near a museum in the Giza pyramid complex has left at least 16 people injured, according to local authorities. There are no reports of ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 16, 2019 08:46

Safe tourism is the goal of any well-established travel and tourism destination, and St. Lucia is a good example. Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow is currently on the tropical island ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

Hudson River takes on another air crash

editor editor- May 15, 2019 20:04

The Hudson River in New York has witnessed another aviation crash – this time a helicopter. The chopper crashed at approximately 2:30 pm today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in a ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist ... 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

Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 15:45

Powerful, magnitude 7.5 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today, U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and a​ tsunami alert ... Read More

Safer Tourism in St.Lucia: Dr. Peter Tarlow feels a sense of sophistication

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 22:17

Safety in tourism is key to a successful destination. Destinations like Saint Lucia in the Caribbean know this and stakeholders reached out eTN affiliate safertourism.com  to conduct an initial audit ... Read More

Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 15:46

Gunshots were heard as a group of armed gunmen stormed a private five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port-city of Gwadar, officials confirmed. At least one person has been killed ... Read More

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:50

A Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots were attempting to land as ... Read More

No survivors: 11 people killed in Mexico private jet crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 23:25

The wreckage of a private jet en route from Las Vegas to Monterrey, Mexico, has been located in a mountainous region of the state of Coahuila, according to Mexican media ... Read More

Powerful earthquake rocks Papua-New Guinea, no tsunami warning issued so far

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 22:05

Powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck about 20 miles to the northwest of Bulolo, Papua-New Guinea on Monday. Bulolo is located on the eastern end of the island. There have been ... Read More

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