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US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Explosions rock Sri Lankan town as police hunt for Islamic terrorists behind Easter bombings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 15:38

Three explosions have reportedly rocked a city on Sri Lanka’s eastern seaboard as the police and the army carry out searches targeting suspects from last weekend’s deadly bombings. The explosions ... Read More

Syrian Tourism Minister: Work in progress to attract tourists from Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2019 01:20

Syria’s authorities are making persistent efforts to attract guests from Russia, with religious tourism viewed as a major area, Syrian Tourism Minister Rami Radwan Martini said on Friday. "Work is ... Read More

“Can no longer serve French territory”: France bans Iran’s Mahan Air

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 16:32

France has revoked the license of Iranian airline Mahan Air from April 1 on its activities outside of Europe, French officials said on Monday. The decision follows a similar German ... Read More

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

editor editor- February 16, 2019 02:38

The U.S. Travel Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, today issued a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisory for Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions with some areas having ... Read More

Syria welcomes visitors with open arms: Is Syria Safe tor tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019 07:56

Syrians escape an inhuman regime by the million. European countries are in a state of crisis trying to welcome Syrian refugees, but at the FITUR trade show in Madrid last month ... Read More

‘Do not travel’: US State Department ups Venezuela travel warning to Level 4

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 22:30

The United States Department of State has raised its Venezuela travel advisory warning for US citizens to “do not travel,” citing civil unrest. The department issued the Level 4 red ... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 07:57

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans where President Trump will speak on Monday. ... Read More

Tourists killed and beheaded in terror attack in Morocco: Arrests made

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 21:36

The arrests were made in several cities in the kingdom, bringing to 18 the number of people detained over the double-murder, said Abdelhak Khiam, head of Morocco's central office for judicial investigation. Read More

Moscow’s Domodedovo airport buys tank to tow aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 08:30

A new tow truck, received by Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, can pull a weight of 125 tons and lay evacuation routes even through thick forest. Of course, it can – 'cause ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. 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

You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC delegates

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 11, 2013 01:16

SEOUL (eTN) – The former prime minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, delivered this year’s keynote address for the second regional summit by the World Travel ... Read More

Syria and China lead in top international stories at Overseas Press Club Awards

editor editor- April 25, 2013 04:59

NEW YORK, N.Y. - 2012 saw key international press coverage originating from Syria and China. Read More

Syrian civil war killing Lebanese tourism

editor editor- January 3, 2013 07:39

As civil war rages in neighbouring Syria and with tourism from the Gulf non-existent, hardened Lebanese merchants are surviving on a mixed bag of individual initiative, well-off Syrian tourists and ... Read More

Emirates suspends all flights to and from Damascus

editor editor- November 30, 2012 04:18

Dubai's Emirates has suspended its flights to and from Damascus until further notice, the airline said in a statement on its website on Thursday. Read More

The Israel-Hamas conflict and tourism

editor editor- November 19, 2012 07:09

For most media commentators, tourism would be considered an irrelevance as reporters discuss the human misery inflicted on southern Israel and Gaza and the military and political ramifications of the Read More

Syria says no to foreign intervention

editor editor- August 11, 2012 02:38

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has taken a strong position against the intervention of foreign forces in Syria, and such a position is altogether different than the expectation of the United ... Read More

Saudi Foreign Minister calls for quick support for Syrian people

editor editor- February 28, 2012 08:41

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal addressed the inaugural International Conference of the Friends of the Syrian People meeting in Tunisia. Read More

UAE airlines oppose ban on flights to Syria

editor editor- December 6, 2011 07:08

Airlines in the UAE are continuing to fly to Syria after the Arab League issued a deadline of yesterday for sanctions. Read More

Syrian tourism to shift to the East for new markets

editor editor- November 1, 2011 07:36

DAMASCUS, Syria - Switching to new markets was the most important strategy Syria has lately taken to salvage tourism, the country's second largest source of foreign currency, from inevitable breakdown Read More

Syria encourages domestic tourism

editor editor- August 15, 2011 03:02

The Syrian Ministry of Tourism has adopted a package of measures to encourage the domestic tourism. Read More

Challenges to the recovery of tourism in Egypt in 2011

editor editor- July 29, 2011 00:19

Tourism to the Middle East, or should we more accurately describe it as the Muddle East, has been under serious siege during 2011. Read More

UN chief voices alarm at escalation of violence in Syria

editor editor- June 4, 2011 04:44

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his alarm at the escalation of violence in Syria, which has reportedly claimed at least 70 lives over the past week alone, and called for ... Read More

Ban reiterates calls to end deadly violence and mass arrests in Syria

editor editor- May 10, 2011 03:34

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his calls for an immediate end to the violence in Syria and for an independent inquiry into the numerous killings during recent protests amid fresh ... Read More

Syria: UN urges end to violence and calls for probe into killings

editor editor- April 25, 2011 03:24

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the ongoing violence against peaceful demonstrators in Syria, which has resulted in more deaths and many injuries, and called upon the country's authorities Read More

Al-Jazeera office raided in Sana’a; anti-press attacks in Libya, Syria, Bahrain

editor editor- March 25, 2011 08:11

New York (eTN) - Plainclothes gunmen raided Al-Jazeera's Sana'a bureau early this morning, confiscating equipment and obstructing operations, the Qatar-based news channel reported today as a drumbeat Read More

Mideast countries untouched by mayhem lower tourist forecasts

editor editor- March 7, 2011 02:32

Regional and international tourism professionals are bracing for fallout from the unrest shaking the Middle East, with cancellations affecting even countries so far spared from the upheavals, notably Read More

Restoring Egyptian Tourism From Crisis to Recovery

editor editor- February 8, 2011 05:24

The Egyptian political upheaval is far from over as I write this article now. Read More

Minister: Syrian tourism up 40 percent

editor editor- January 24, 2011 04:03

According to Syria's Tourism Minister Saadallah Agha al- Qalaa, the number of visitors to Syria increased 40 percent in 2010, generating $8.3 billian in tourism revenue. Read More

Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon to cooperate on tourism

editor editor- January 17, 2011 04:35

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Tourism Ministers from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey convened to launch a quadripartite mechanism for tourism, an initiative that they said embodied the first steps toward establ Read More

Syrian tourist numbers up 55%

editor editor- August 19, 2010 02:16

DAMASCUS — The number of visitors to Syria for the first seven months of this year has risen by 55 percent compared to the same period last year, the tourism ... Read More

5 men planning to pass fake dollars to tourists arrested in Syria

editor editor- July 29, 2010 05:31

A Syrian security official says five men have been arrested for forging $6 million and planning to pass the fake money to tourists visiting the country. Read More

Women leaders in modern Syria, the Arab world and international community

editor editor- June 1, 2010 11:33

“Political empowerment of women in [the] Arab World sets new signs, and women will make the most powerful changes to the econmic crisis," said HE Dr. Read More