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Riots have taken heavy toll on Chile tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019 15:57

According to the latest travel industry research, the recent riots in Chile have taken a tremendous toll on tourism to the country. Protests against increases in the cost of living, ... Read More

Chile declares state of emergency as Santiago erupts in riots

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2019 16:17

The President of Chile president has declared a state of emergency following violent protests sparked by a recent fare hike for public transport in the Chilean capital. Harrowing photographs show ... Read More

Flights canceled, roads blocked as Catalan protesters target transport infrastructure

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 15:32

More turbulent protests targeting transport infrastructure have taken place all over Catalonia on Tuesday, following a night of violence across the region. Massive Catalan unrest started yesterday in response to ... Read More

Hotel History: Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo known for opulence, famous guests, and the military

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- June 8, 2019 21:04

Shepheard’s Hotel history goes back 178 years when it was originally built by Englishman Samuel Shepheard in Cairo. It was originally named the “Hotel des Anglais” (English Hotel). Shepheard co-owned ... Read More

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:41

The good news, there has never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. It's true when it comes to travel specials available. Sri Lanka is safe, but to relate ... Read More

‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:40

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258 people. ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

Belgian Pride Festival returns for its 15th year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 16:20

Like its poster of an artist who is queer and proud of it, Belgian Pride Brussels is stating its originality with a program that's been created by its citizens. They ... Read More

Record numbers of international LGBT+ travel industry exhibitors at ITB Berlin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 15:05

ITB’s LGBT+ segment features the world’s largest exhibition of tourism products for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and diverse identities of any show in the world: from 6 to 10 March ... Read More

Iconic Paris tourist landmark damaged by police armored vehicle

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 15:28

One of the French capital's most iconic tourist sites was damaged by the French riot police's armored vehicle over the weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0qU9YcdCo8 A video that was leaked online on Monday ... Read More

India advocate: Let Mumbai celebrate all night long

editor editor- December 27, 2018 21:06

Advocate pushes for Mumbai government to allow non-residential zones in urban areas to remain open all night for legal entertainment Read More

Australia, Britain and France issue travel advisories due to Kenyan riots

editor editor- September 5, 2012 07:26

The Kenyan tourism sector is at crossroads yet again following insecurity incidents at the Kenyan coast long regarded as the country's bastion of tourism activities. Read More

London riots hit home

editor editor- August 11, 2011 06:12

LONDON, England (eTN) - We had watched the late TV news and were shocked by the images of looting, arson, street battles, and general mayhem engulfing swathes of north, east, ... Read More

VisitBritain pulls advertisement video due to riots

editor editor- August 10, 2011 05:29

Visit Britain, the UK's tourism authority, has pulled a video promoting Britain with the tag line "You're Invited" from adverts running alongside BBC iPlayer programmes overseas. Read More

Greece: From the point of view of a Greek

editor editor- June 24, 2011 15:57

Greece has indeed received very bad publicity in the last year because of its ailing economy. You know everybody is asking about Greece and the current situation. Read More

Greece has a silver lining – it is called tourism

editor editor- June 17, 2011 14:15

Greece’s ongoing multi-level clashes over its economic woes have caught the world’s attention anew. Read More

Deadly social unrest unmasks Tunisian economic miracle

editor editor- January 12, 2011 05:57

A tiny wedge of land hugging North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, sun-baked Tunisia is a tourist’s paradise offering sea, sand, ancient Roman ruins, modern spas – or just the simple charm ... Read More

Ban urges restrain and dialogue amid escalating violence in Tunisia

editor editor- January 11, 2011 06:38

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged restraint after deadly riots and violent clashes between Tunisian security forces and protesters reportedly claimed at least 14 lives in recent days. Read More

Riot in Australian Outback prompts tourist warning

editor editor- September 16, 2010 03:56

SYDNEY - Riot followed the stabbing death of a local man in an Aboriginal settlement prompted warnings for tourists in Australia's Outback. Read More

President Carolos Papoulias: Greece stands on the edge of the abyss

editor editor- May 6, 2010 03:18

ATHENS, Greece – Rioting over harsh austerity measures left three people dead in a torched Athens bank and clouds of tear gas drifting past parliament, in an outburst of anger ... Read More

Xinjiang tourism drops 26.6% after riot

editor editor- October 12, 2009 03:41

URUMQI - The number of domestic tourists to China's far western Xinjiang region slumped 26.6 percent year on year to 1.3 million during the National Day holiday, local authorities said ... Read More

Government says tourists are safe in Uganda

editor editor- September 17, 2009 06:07

KAMPALA - The Ugandan government on Wednesday said the country is safe for tourists, despite last week' s riots that left 15 people dead, scores injured and property destroyed. Read More

Riots rock Kampala

editor editor- September 12, 2009 06:28

Riots broke out and gunshots rang across the city center on Thursday, before clouds of teargas fired by police engulfed the unruly protesters in Kampala yesterday, as political incitement once ... Read More

Group trips to Xinjiang suspended

editor editor- July 10, 2009 06:24

URUMQI - About 1,450 tourist groups have canceled scheduled trips to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as of Wednesday in the wake of the deadly riots in the regional capital Urumqi, ... Read More

Ethnic strife is spread by mobs in Western China

editor editor- July 8, 2009 07:43

URUMQI, China – Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes, meat cleavers and sticks rampaged through the streets Tuesday as ethnic tensions worsened in ... Read More

Taiwanese tourist groups in Xinjiang are safe, unaffected by riots

editor editor- July 7, 2009 04:48

Ninety-one Taiwanese tourists currently in western China's Xinjiang province were safe after riots erupted in the capital city of Urumqi Sunday night and reportedly left 140 people dead and 828 ... Read More

Tourists leave Guadeloupe after being stranded due to riots

editor editor- February 20, 2009 04:45

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe — Tourists trapped by violent protests on this French Caribbean island began leaving Thursday after a third night of mayhem when rioters fired at police, stormed a city ... Read More

Shoppers flee as police, youths clash in Athens

editor editor- December 19, 2008 03:08

ATHENS, Greece – Masked youths set up burning barricades and threw fire bombs and chunks of marble at riot police Thursday, after a protest march erupted into new fighting that ... Read More

Months after riots, Tibet tourism still suffering

editor editor- October 7, 2008 03:35

Beijing - Tourists are continuing to give Tibet a miss, more than six months after deadly rioting in the regional capital of Lhasa, China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday. Read More

eTN Inbox: Tibet is safe

editor editor- June 26, 2008 05:06

Namaste! Greeting from the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal! Read More

Haiti’s tourism dreams deferred by riots

editor editor- June 2, 2008 08:37

MILOT, Haiti - The tour guides were waiting with bony, undersized horses to carry travelers to Haiti's historic Citadelle Laferriere, one of the most impressive mountaintop fortresses in the world. ... Read More

Tourism, an economic lifeline for many, plunges in Tibetan areas after protests and crackdown

editor editor- May 9, 2008 04:59

XIAHE, China - Labrang, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery famed for its sacred scriptures and paintings, was nearly deserted over the May Day holiday. A few pilgrims in traditional robes turned ... Read More

Authorities say Tibet tourism to suffer temporary hit following protests

editor editor- March 20, 2008 03:40

BEIJING - Tibet's fast-growing tourist industry will suffer a temporary setback from last week's Lhasa riot as authorities struggle to rehabilitate damaged infrastructure, an official said Wednesday. China imposed a ... Read More

‘Chinese beaten mercilessly’ – tourists. So, what really happened in Tibet?

editor editor- March 19, 2008 05:44

Rampaging Tibetan youths stoned and beat Chinese people in the Tibetan capital and set ablaze stores but now calm has returned after a military clampdown, say tourists emerging from the ... Read More

Riots dampen Tibet tourism

editor editor- March 19, 2008 03:41

LHASA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Taxi driver Shen Lianhe found the only business on the first day back at work after the Lhasa unrest was to take tourists to the ... Read More

Tourists warned to stay away amid Kenya unrest

editor editor- January 1, 2008 13:34

(eTN) - Foreign tourists were warned Monday to avoid non-essential travel to Kenya amid deadly poll violence, while tour operators called off local excursions for travellers already there, officials said. Read More