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Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... Read More

25 children injured in tourist bus collision with car in Thuringia, Germany

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 15:18

25 people were injured in a collision between a tourist bus and a car in the German state of Thuringia. Most of the injured were schoolchildren. Police say the accident ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 22:06

 HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility at the Ottawa station Launch of New Fleet Replacement program with Siemens Canada Appointment of three VIA Rail board members ... Read More

Chances a tourist swallows a Rat Lungworm on a Hawaii vacation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2019 02:17

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority remains silent on the fact that 75% of slugs on the Island of Hawaii test positive for Rat Lung ... Read More

India: Jet Airways’ demise leads to spike in airfares, massive hotel cancellations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 22:45

The abrupt shutdown of Jet Airways operations has left Indian tourism industry a worried lot as it has led to an average 25 percent spike in airfares across the sectors ... Read More

California-based Surf Air eyes profitability in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 20:03

A turbulent year for Surf Air has finally come to an end. Exciting recent updates have already resulted in massive improvements to its scheduled service and membership growth. A recent ... Read More

Islands & climate change: Storm surges & coral bleaching affecting tourism

editor editor- April 12, 2019 01:52

Since Greta Thunberg, a Swedish schoolgirl and climate activist, brought the topic of climate protection onto the political and social agenda with her strikes, the negative effects of climate change ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

editor editor- April 11, 2019 20:32

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of communications and public relations. She begins work at HTA on ... Read More

Developing safety and security for children during travel

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- April 2, 2019 00:28

Safety and security are always a concern of the travel industry, no matter who the traveler might be. A major issue when dealing with children is their safety and security. ... Read More

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial Conference Tourism and Air Transport. ... Read More

Korean Air abandons teens in South Korea

editor editor- March 28, 2019 00:47

Two unaccompanied teenage minors, ages 15 and 16, were left stranded in South Korea after being booted from their flight from Seoul to the Philippines before takeoff. The sons of ... Read More

US Advisory for Democratic Republic of Congo: Reconsider travel

editor editor- March 22, 2019 23:41

The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory for the Democratic Republic of Congo advising that travel be reconsidered due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased ... Read More

Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2019 04:48

The U.S. State Department putting Tunisia  as a category 2 risk for U.S. citizens to travel to. This is on the same level as Germany or the Bahamas, but not ... Read More

Cyclone Idai: What the African Tourism Board is doing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 23:55

“The situation is terrible,” Jamie LeSueur of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Tuesday in a press statement. “The scale of devastation is enormous. It ... Read More

Mayday on TK1 from Istanbul to JFK after severe turbulence over New England

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 07:54

Turkish Airlines Flight One, non-stop service from Istanbul landed at JFK Airport New York at 5.35pm Saturday night. Prior to landing the captain of this Boeing 777 with 326 passengers ... Read More

Delta Air Lines flight nose-dives twice before emergency landing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 18:30

Delta Air Lines' flight from Orange County to Seattle was rattled into a nose-dive two times by severe turbulence. The jolts sent snack trays flying into the aisle and several ... Read More

Delta emergency landing in Reno

editor editor- February 14, 2019 01:27

Delta Airlines flight 5763 had to make an emergency landing at RenoTahoe International Airport today, February 13, 2019 at approximately 1:00 pm after experiencing severe turbulence. The Embraer 175 aircraft ... Read More

1 killed, at least 76 injured in Catalonia two-train head-on collision

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 21:50

One passenger was killed, at least three were critically injured and 16 others sustained less severe wounds, as two commuter trains collided head-on in Catalonia, the local Civil Protection service ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 22:25

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which was officially launched in Jamaica last week. In a brief ... Read More

Flood of millionaire migrants triggers luxury property crisis in Monaco

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2019 18:30

Small principality of Monaco has become so attractive to the ultra-wealthy willing to shelter their funds from taxes that Monaco's reigning monarch Prince Albert II has given the green light ... Read More

South Asia Tourism finds prominent footing in world economy

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 24, 2019 01:16

A just-released UN report, provides facts and figures to show the importance of South Asia Tourism. Read More

Keeping your furry children happy while traveling

editor editor- January 16, 2019 23:57

The public perception of airline travel for pets has taken a severe blow due to exaggerated accounts of pet deaths. Read More

$12.60 per gallon: Zimbabwe sets world’s gasoline price record

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 16:45

Zimbabwe is in the midst of an severe economic crisis and acute shortage of foreign currency, which has led to fuel, bread and other essential goods shortages. Many Zimbabwean companies ... Read More

IATA’s new program helps airlines avoid turbulence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018 17:30

International Air Transport Association announced the roll-out its new program that will assist airlines with avoiding turbulence when planning the flight routes. The new data resource named Turbulence Aware, expands ... 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

UK plans to deploy drone detection systems

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 21:22

After drones crippled London Gatwick airport during busy Holiday Christmas traffic, detection systems may now be deployed across the UK to combat the threat of drones. Read More

Prepare for potential delays during post-Christmas travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2018 21:15

People living in or traveling through the south-central Rockies, northern Plains and Upper Midwest should prepare for potential delays during post-Christmas travel. As people hit the road and take to ... Read More

Thailand Tourism Safety Image in question?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 10:53

A conflict between FIFA, Australia, and Bahrain on a human rights and an asylum case for involving a pro football star Hakeem AlAraibi wanted by his home country Bahrain may ... Read More

Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 18, 2018 01:59

Fastjet airline officials said late last week that its flights would be canceled through the end of January. 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

IATA enables airlines to share turbulence data

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 06:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in flight. Turbulence Aware augments an airline’s ability to ... Read More

US travelers brace for major storm due to slam the south-central states

editor editor- December 5, 2018 14:58

Heavy snow, ice, rain and thunderstorms will hit travel hard across the south-central United States from Friday to Saturday. Read More

Lufthansa Supervisory Board expands Executive Board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 05:22

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has laid the foundations for improving the operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines. With the addition of the new Airline ... Read More

Canceled: Widespread tsunami threat for Alaska, BC, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2018 10:42

UPDATE: The Tsunami Threat was canceled at 1.10 am local time. Earlier eTN Reported: If you are currently visiting a coastal area in Alaska, US Canadian West Coast, and Hawaii: You ... Read More

Asia winter forecast: Drought to continue from India to Singapore

editor editor- October 24, 2015 04:36

As the record-challenging tropical season winds down following December, drought will continue in parts of Southeast Asia, while snow is forecast in some rather low-lying areas of China, the Korean ... Read More

Typhoon Koppu bringing life-threatening flooding, winds to Philippines

editor editor- October 17, 2015 04:00

Typhoon Koppu will put lives and property across Luzon Island of the Philippines in danger through early next week. Read More

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