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Zanzibar crackdown continues to net more extremists

(eTN) - Information from a regular tourism source on the Spice Island of Zanzibar indicates that security forces, since the last outbreak of extremist militant violence which also spread to Dar es Sal

No passport, no ticket, no problem: 11-year-old flies from UK to...

An 11-year-old boy boarded a plane from Manchester to Rome on his own without a passport, tickets or boarding pass.

Jordan promotes tourism at the local and Arab levels

AMMAN,Jordan - Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez highlighted the importance of the ministry's plans in promoting Jordan as a secure and stable region.

Piracy fears undermine Kenya’s cruise tourism

Cruise tourism along the East Africa coast suffered a major blow this year despite a surge in the global scene this year.

Costa Rica beefs up tourist security for upcoming high season

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The Tourist Police Force of the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) is preparing its operations plan to increase tourist safety in all their locations during the coming high seas

Latest 2011 APEC Leaders’ Week update

Hawaii's hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Week is just 34 days away.

Latest updates on APEC event in Honolulu, Hawaii

APEC event in Honolulu, Hawaii is drawing closer and there are many questions about what will be happening and how it will affect Waikīkī and the visitor experience during APEC Leaders' Week in Nove

The impact of September 11, 2001 on aviation

On September 11, 2001 anyone associated with aviation knew that the industry would never be the same.

Ban: Climate change a real threat to international peace, security

Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging developed countries to lead the global effort to find ways to mitigate and adapt t

Over 25,000 security breaches occurred in US airports since 2001

Washington - The nation's airports have suffered more than 25,000 security breaches since November 2001, according to a House committee, citing information it says it received from the Transportation

7 burglary prevention tips for your summer vacation

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Warm weather is finally here, and you might be planning your summer vacation.

After decades of neglect Israeli civil aviation needs reform

JERUSALEM — The U.S. government has ranked Israel's air safety among the world's worst, lumping it with countries like Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Zimbabwe.

San Francisco airport denies that security is lax

The leadership of San Francisco's airport fired back at critics who had rallied around a commercial pilot who had posted videos online showing what he described as shortcomings in security.

TSA partners with flight attendants union on security

WASHINGTON - The Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA-CWA) met with John Pistole, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to discuss concerns about the enhanced scr

Chinese envoy urges secutity gurantee for tourists

MANILA, Philippines - Chinaese ambassador to the Philippines said today that more tourists from mainland China and Hong Kong would visit if RP government could guarantee their safety and security.

Airport news: Main airport fails to meet International Civil Aviation Organization...

(eTN) - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has sharply criticized the Madagascar authorities over their failure to heed a final deadline given to them to improve aviation security at

At the heart of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern...

The fight against piracy and the stabilization of Somalia was at the heart of the discussions at the 10th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Afri

Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency opens offices in Entebbe

UGANDA (eTN) - The Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency, a body established by the East African Community (EAC), has at last been able to officially open their own premises in Entebbe,

Wrapping your travel plans in a security blanket

(eTN) - Both Mother Nature and human nature can take on positive and negative forms, and when it turns not so positive, today’s traveler is not immune to the possible effects.

Destination news: After Kampala terrorist attack, Tanzania keeps its security on...

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - In an apparent move to ensure that tourists visiting Tanzania are safe, the Tanzanian army said its soldiers are in full preparation to fight the Somali militant group of Al-S

Cruise ships: A playground for fun or playing field for malevolence?

(eTN) - The Cruise Line Safety Act of 2009 is currently waiting for the signature of President Barack Obama. Will he sign it?

AU mission in Somalia likely to be main theme of African...

Kampala - The African Union summit opens in Kampala on July 19 amid heightened security following twin bomb attacks a week earlier.

Big Brother’s “no-fly” list vs. constitutionally protected right to travel freely

If a job not worth doing is going to be done anyway, better for it to be done well than badly.

Seychelles and the USA sign piracy agreement

VICTORIA, Mahé – The government of Seychelles has signed a Transfer of Suspected Pirates Agreement with the United States of America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today - July 14, as part of

SCTA issues the 2nd edition of Tourist Safety and Security directory

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) recently issued the 2nd edition of the tourism directory “Tourist Safety and Security” in English and Arabic.

India and Seychelles discuss common security interests

Seychelles President James Michel has met with the Indian External Affairs Minister S.M.