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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

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

Trend setter for tourism to enter the European Parliament: The best Tourism Minister of the World Elena Kountoura

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 23:30

The European Parliament is about to say yes to travel and tourism, and after today's election, new trends may be set in European Tourism Policies. The bars for tourism are ... Read More

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 21, 2019 21:45

This is the title of the study day that was held at the Vatican Museums at the end of the restoration of the famous tapestry preserved today in the Pinacoteca ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

London Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 08:40

Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway sent passenger numbers soaring, securing the airport its 30th month of consecutive growth Figures reveal the UK’s busiest airport welcomed ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Tanzanian media mogul and philanthropist passes away

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 2, 2019 19:55

Tanzanian billionaire, philanthropist and media mogul, Reginald Mengi, has passed away Wednesday night in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Aged 75, Mengi was the leading local investor in media industry, owning ... Read More

Heathrow ‘delighted’ with judicial review outcome

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 18:15

Commenting on today's High Court ruling on the expansion judicial review claims, a Heathrow spokesperson said: “We are delighted with today’s ruling which is a further demonstration that the debate ... Read More

Brunei Travel: Ready to be stoned to death? How will WTTC and UNWTO respond?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2019 04:12

Brunei is becoming a deadly place to visit starting April 3, specially if you are member of the LGBT Community. Next week the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will ... Read More

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Scott Foster Scott Foster- March 19, 2019 05:34

LGBT Hawaii thanked lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford from California for standing up for what is decent and right. "It makes a difference to all our LGBT visitors and ... Read More

City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 22:35

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the City of Santa Monica's Home-Sharing Ordinance in the face of a challenge brought by Airbnb and HomeAway.com. This ruling confirms the ... Read More

Italian government to decide Turin-Lyon high-speed rail’s fate ‘by Friday’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 19:28

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said the government expected to take a decision by Friday over an Italy-France high-speed rail link causing tensions within the populist coalition. “The decision ... 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

Trump declares national emergency to circumvent Congress, get money for his pet project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 17:06

In an attempt to build his long-promised 'border wall' without congressional approval, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. Trump is also expected to sign a bill granting limited ... Read More

End of skiplagging? Lufthansa suing passenger for ditching last leg of flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 18:25

One of Europe’s major airlines and the largest one in Germany wants to recoup lost profits by taking a customer to Berlin-Mitte court, claiming the individual had no intention of ... Read More

Al-Qaeda terrorists attack hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, fatalities reported

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 15:29

A hotel and office complex in an upscale area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi were hit by two explosions earlier on Tuesday, with live footage from the scene also capturing ... Read More

Illegal: Uber banned in Brussels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 15:38

A Belgian commercial court has declared Uber illegal in Brussels. The Dutch-speaking tribunal of Commerce sided with local taxi companies and outlawed the ride-hailing service in the Belgian capital. Read More

American Samoa Talofa Airways ready to add Manu Island

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2018 07:20

American Samoa's Talofa Airways is planning to add Manu' island to their network. This is possible after a second aircraft joined the airlines fleet.  Read More

American Hotel & Lodging Association welcomes Washington State Appeals Court ruling

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2018 20:03

The Washington State Court of Appeals on Monday invalidated Seattle Initiative 124, a ballot measure passed in 2016 affecting hotel employees and guests. In American Hotel & Lodging Association, et ... Read More

China says No to Christmas, but Yes to tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 21:30

A fascinating country to visit is China unless you're Christian and want to celebrate Christmas Chinese style. This may be a dangerous undertaken. Christians all over the world are getting ... Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018 07:58

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism follows LGBT Hawaii suggestion, releases study on Taiwan and Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2017 23:05

The studies on Japan and Taiwan provide valuable information from survey respondents in each country that Hawaii tourism industry partners can utilize to attract more LGBT travelers from these two ... Read More

Authentic Polynesia with three kings ruling a French territory on the Blue Continent

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2016 05:13

eTN this week attended FESTPAC hosted on the U.S. West Pacific island of Guam. It's a festival of cultures and people representing the beautiful Blue Continent, the Pacific Ocean. Read More

Court affirms decision for online travel companies in occupancy tax dispute

editor editor- October 28, 2011 05:28

WASHINGTON - The Texas 14th Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed that online travel companies (OTCs) pay all of the taxes that they are legally required to, and that the City ... Read More

US court upholds ban on imports of polar bear trophies

editor editor- October 18, 2011 06:37

WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that importing polar bear trophies to the U.S. Read More

US Air and Delta to appeal DOT ruling

editor editor- May 6, 2010 04:26

US Airways and Delta Airlines say they will appeal a ruling by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration that would modify their plans for swapping landing rights ... Read More

Judge: No $21.3M from online travel companies for Anaheim

editor editor- February 3, 2010 06:19

ANAHEIM – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has overturned an earlier ruling that would have given Anaheim $21.3 million in back taxes and penalties from online travel companies such ... Read More

Virgin America’s US citizenship challenge struck down by regulators

editor editor- January 12, 2010 05:13

NEW YORK - In a blow to rival low-cost airlines, transportation regulators have ruled that Virgin America Inc., the offshoot of Richard Branson's British airline, has kept up its status ... Read More

Court rules in favor of American Airlines skycaps

editor editor- August 5, 2009 03:18

BOSTON — Massachusetts' highest court ruled in favor Tuesday of a group of American Airlines skycaps who won more than $325,000 in a lawsuit over tips they claimed they lost ... Read More

Court rules against travel sites

editor editor- June 17, 2009 04:22

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday handed the city of Columbus an important victory in a high-stakes lawsuit against online travel companies. Read More

Precedent-setting ruling against online travel companies

editor editor- February 19, 2009 09:01

ANAHEIM, CA - After years of underpaying transient occupancy taxes on hotel rooms, the nation's top online travel companies are being forced to pay the City of Anaheim the difference, ... Read More

ASTA plays active role in Florida Sellers of Travel Law victory

editor editor- October 2, 2008 06:27

ALEXANDRIA, VA - ASTA claims victory in its efforts to block recent amendments to the Florida Sellers of Travel Law, as a federal judge in Miami today ruled that the ... Read More

EU court rules against Greece in airline case

editor editor- February 15, 2008 03:51

BRUSSELS/ATHENS - Greece failed to comply with a European Commission decision that aid to Greek carrier Olympic Airlines was illegal and should be recovered, a top European Union court ruled ... Read More