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Dead whale highlights major faults with octopus fishing industry in False Bay

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:20

Another dead 12-metre Bryde’s whale was found in False Bay near Cape Town last week after becoming entangled in octopus trap ropes. The traps have been in use by a ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... Read More

Fire started by Indian fighter jet shuts down Goa International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 16:15

India's Dabolim Goa International Airport was shut down as firefighters battled a runway fire on Saturday. The blaze started after an Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet dropped its fuel tank ... Read More

Russia’s Prosecutor General: “Poor state of Russia’s aviation caused Superjet disaster”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 22:25

The recent catastrophic crash-landing of a Sukhoi Superjet-100 at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport was a result of the poor state of Russia’s aviation industry, with pilots lacking qualification and outdated safety ... Read More

Anguilla Tourist Board unveils spectacular costumes for Summer Festival

editor editor- May 29, 2019 19:05

BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY TROUPE *Grand Parade of Troupes Takes Place Friday, August 9*  Anguilla enjoyed an impressive 2019 winter season with record breaking numbers of tourist arrivals, and to sustain the ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:07

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April ... 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

What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 15:45

On Wednesday, April 17, the Trump administration announced that it would be issuing new rules about non-family travel to Cuba. For those who have already planned such a trip - ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

Sri Lanka: More attacks in progress, Internet off, Curfew ordered: European Union offers support and issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 10:12

The European Union High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini issued a statement after the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this morning At the end of Sunday, the attacks counted for ... Read More

Canadian tourist falls to his death from Chiang Mai zipline after safety locks brake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 15:45

A visitor from Canada fell to his death from a zipline in the northern province of Chiang Mai on Saturday. Thai rescue officials said the 25-year-old tourist died while riding ... Read More

ADI statement on circus lion attack in Ukraine

editor editor- April 4, 2019 21:09

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has urged Ukraine and other countries without bans on the use of animals in circuses to stop circus suffering after a lion attacked a trainer during ... Read More

WOW Air shut down: Thousands stranded

editor editor- March 28, 2019 18:10

This is the email WOW Air passengers received after the airline shut down and flights were canceled: Dear WOW air guest, thank you for contacting us. We regret to announce ... Read More

Flights delays compounding due to Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounding

editor editor- March 14, 2019 21:03

Since the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jets due to safety issues, spring break travelers are experiencing delays upon delays. Airlines and travel agents are busy trying to accommodate passengers ... Read More

Jerusalem’s tourist landmark Temple Mount shut down after firebombing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 22:20

Unrest at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (also known as Haram esh-Sharif and the Al Aqsa Compound) led Israeli police to shut off access on Tuesday after several weeks of tension at ... Read More

Shocking statement by Southwest Airlines Pilots Association: A to B safely or not at all

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:45

Today, Captain Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, issued a communication to the nearly 10,000 pilots represented by the association. In his communication, he provided additional context and ... Read More

Why “Silent Day” in Bali needs to be on your travel bucket list

editor editor- February 22, 2019 22:09

Wondering when’s the best time to visit Bali? Many will say it’s during the “dry” season of April through October, but others say the best month is March for the ... Read More

Flights canceled, trains stopped, bus services halted – strike chaos paralyzes Belgium

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 22:31

Unions' general strike over wages and working conditions has brought Belgium to a screeching halt, causing complete chaos in airports, on the roads and in the skies. Though Brussels Airlines ... Read More

Mass demonstration and chaos at U.S. airports in case of a government shutdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 12, 2019 08:10

"To all Americans: if there is anything this shutdown has taught us, it should be that labor rights matter. We must work together to improve rights for working Americans. Our ... Read More

Dangerous air quality in Bangkok: Tourism Industry is concerned

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 6, 2019 06:39

Bangkok is the world's most-visited city and relies on tourism for economic growth. The travel and tourism industry in Thailand is concerned, and some visitors are cancelling trips or leaving the City ... Read More

Jamaica PM speaks at launch of Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre

editor editor- January 31, 2019 02:12

At the launch of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre, Jamaica Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness shared his thoughts on the importance of the work being initiated today ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow immediate response on US Government Opening

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 25, 2019 19:43

U.S> Skies are open. The U.S. Travel Association along with the Global travel and tourism industry had been bracing about safety, security and the difficult situation the U.S. Government shut ... Read More

Transcript for NACTA Red Alert: How safe is flying during U.S. government shut down?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 18:53

The FAA is looking for experienced air traffic controllers. This is already true in normal times. Today the NACTA website shows a red alert on the National Air Traffic Controllers ... Read More

Zimbabwe Tourism gets welcoming news while in a state of crisis

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2019 07:05

After reports of government torture against protesters, after the internet was shut down for two days, Zimbabwe tourism officials launched a project called Grand Tour Africa-New Horizon. It will see an ... Read More

FAA grounds all flights at Newark airport after drones seen flying nearby

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 03:29

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a ground stop at Newark airport on Tuesday evening, after drones were seen flying over the nearby airfield, disrupting air travel in the New ... Read More

US Government shut down: Hawaiian Kingdom separatist group storms building to take over

editor editor- January 18, 2019 01:34

Hawaii doesn’t need a US Federal Government. This is the opinion of a separatist group named the Kingdom of Atooi that stormed the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Honolulu today ... Read More

Veteran US tour operator: Don’t let government shutdown stop your vacation plans

editor editor- January 17, 2019 20:15

As America’s government shutdown continues to set a record for longevity, this tour operator has seen a rise in consumer anxiety. Read More

Ryanair pilots: New year, same threats

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 15:25

2018 was a pivotal year for Ryanair and its pilots and cabin crew, engaging in the previously unchartered territory of social dialogue. As negotiations on Collective Labor Agreements (CLAs) continue ... Read More

Cleveland Airport has contaminated drinking water fountains?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 00:12

Frontier Airlines flight 1397 from Cleveland to Tampa today was not a flight six passengers like to remember. Read More

Hannover Airport on lockdown, flights suspended after car-ramming attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2018 19:47

Germany's Hannover Airport has been shut down by German police, who were sweeping security areas after a man rammed through a gate in a vehicle and drove on the tarmac, ... Read More

‘Suspicious package’ triggers evacuation of Strasbourg main train station

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 20:02

The main railway station in Strasbourg, France was shut down and all the passengers were evacuated after a bomb threat was received earlier tonight. Strasbourg has been on high alert ... Read More

Catania airport opens with limited flights after Mount Etna volcanic eruptions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 21:05

Italy's Catania airport is reopening after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruptions forced it to shut down. The airport opened on a restricted schedule allowing only four flights ... 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

US Government Shut Down: What it means for Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 22, 2018 05:33

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and ... Read More

London’s Gatwick Airport shuts down, grounds all flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 14:53

Thousands of passengers have been affected by drones flying over the UK's second busiest airport's runways. London's Gatwick Airport's runway has been shut since Wednesday night, as devices have been ... Read More