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Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist ... Read More

Statutory consultation on Heathrow Airport expansion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 07:01

London Heathrow has announced that its statutory 12 and a half-week consultation on its expansion plans will launch on the 18th of June. This step is the latest delivery milestone for ... 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

African Tourism Board President St.Ange: African Tourism is together here

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 03:35

The new president of the African Tourism Board is not a newcomer in the African travel and tourism industry. Alain St. Ange was the minister of Tourism for Seychelles and prior ... Read More

US Travel: Pulling CBP staff to US-Mexico border can hurt legitimate international travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 13:46

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Customs and Border Protection's announcement that it will reassign agents from airports ... Read More

American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 21:14

Not only leopards were roaming Queen Elizabeth National Park today, but criminals who kidnapped an elderly American tourist in the park today, and put the well-organized travel and tourism industry ... Read More

IATA: 2019 starts on a positive note for passenger demand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 15:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2019 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% compared to January 2018. This was the ... Read More

Statement issued after deadly Boeing 767-300 crash in Houston

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2019 03:25

Miami to Houston was a deadly flight for the crew on Atlas Air Worldwide. The Boeing 767-300 crashed out of unknown reason into a bay outside Houston, Texas, killing everyone ... 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

EU: ‘Golden visas’ bring corruption and money laundering in their wake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 15:40

The European Union is set to urge member states on Wednesday to crack down on schemes to grant “golden visas” to foreign investors, warning they bring corruption and money laundering ... Read More

US Tourism industry presses for shutdown to government shutdown

editor editor- January 17, 2019 19:07

Group tour and travel associations from the US Tourism industry came together to urge Congress and the Administration to end the government shutdown immediately. Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019 06:57

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed out the growing ties, trade and business links between the ... 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

Italian Air Traffic Control strike will affect thousands of passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2019 19:33

2019 is already off to a bad start for travelers with The first national ATC strike taking place in Italy tomorrow afternoon is heralding a bad start of 2019 for ... Read More

Suicide Tourism: A popular tourist destination in Japan with a dark reputation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 07:54

Suicide Tourism is a very dark side of tourism one better not mention. Therefore the  Japan National Tourism Organization will only tell you about the wildlife that remains largely untouched ... 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

Donald Trump escaped death in helicopter crash: FAA ok with 50 unnecessary fatalities?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2018 13:56

The U.S. President Donald Trump should be advised promptly that despite an alarming report about  U.S. helicopter safety issues, the industry is proposing another delay in helicopter safety standards for ... Read More

Uganda needs comprehensive tourism visibility strategy

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 10, 2018 16:16

Google about Uganda and only the bad things will appear, every bad thing about Uganda appears on the net and we only hear about Lake Victoria when there is a ... Read More

Air Transport Association calls for action on national airline policy

editor editor- April 29, 2011 01:56

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade association for the leading U.S. Read More

UN political chief urges revival of Middle East peace talks

editor editor- April 22, 2011 04:03

The United Nations political affairs chief today voiced concern over the continuing deadlock in peace talks aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and urged both parities to make bold an Read More

UN climate change chief urges nations to act on Cancun agreements

editor editor- December 21, 2010 03:07

The United Nations climate change chief today on countries to follow up on the recent conference in Cancún with higher global emissions cuts and the rapid launch of new institutions ... Read More

Iron Range Tourism Bureau urges Bob Dylan to come home

editor editor- March 17, 2010 04:06

HIBBING - Bob Dylan has made no secret of the fact that he didn't feel accepted as he grew up on the Iron Range. Read More

Tourists urged not to abandon Madeira

editor editor- February 25, 2010 06:14

Tourism chiefs have urged holidaymakers not to abandon Madeira as a tourist destination following flash floods and mudslides at the weekend that left at 42 dead and hundreds homeless. Read More

New fatigue rules called for by carriers, pilots unions

editor editor- September 11, 2009 05:18

Representatives of the airline industry and pilots unions agreed to an overhaul of rules aimed at combating cockpit fatigue, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that could ... Read More

Clinton urges Iranians to locate US tourists

editor editor- August 4, 2009 03:07

The US secretary of state has appealed to Iran for information on three Americans arrested after apparently straying across the Iraqi border. Read More

Emirates wants more scrutiny of transatlantic airline alliances

editor editor- July 29, 2009 06:38

BRUSSELS - The European Union should scrutinise more closely the competitive advantage enjoyed by transatlantic airline alliances to ensure they do not violate antitrust rules, Emirates Airlines said Read More

Chicago Mayor Daley urging President Obama to bail out airlines

editor editor- April 23, 2009 06:42

Mayor Daley is urging President Obama to bail out an airline industry that has “weathered one extraordinary challenge after another” since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read More

Ground turboprop aircraft, expert says

editor editor- February 18, 2009 04:13

The former head of the National Transportation Safety Board – the U.S. agency that's investigating last Thursday's crash of a Canadian-built commuter plane near Buffalo, N.Y. Read More

Tourism Australia urging tourists to continue to visit Victoria

editor editor- February 12, 2009 03:31

After reports that the global financial slowdown is causing worry in Australia's tourism industry, Tourism Australia is doing everything it can to keep Victorian tourism afloat, particularly after the Read More

Australians told to take a break for the economy

editor editor- December 5, 2008 04:56

CANBERRA - As Australia fights to head off recession, the national government on Thursday urged workers to take a holiday to help stimulate the economy. Read More

Prince of Wales urges travel industry to “redouble efforts” to reduce damage on environment

editor editor- October 9, 2008 03:32

In a video address to delegates at the ABTA Travel Convention in Gran Canaria, His Royal Highness said the industry is in a unique position to intervene and assist global ... Read More

Asian nations urge citizens against Thailand travel

editor editor- September 3, 2008 02:33

SINGAPORE - Thailand's lucrative tourism industry faced a rash of cancellations after several Asian countries urged their citizens on Tuesday to avoid travelling there during the current political cri Read More

Giovanni Bisignani: “The United States is in an urgent state”

editor editor- April 21, 2008 06:45

GENEVA - The global airline industry is fragmented and suffers from over-capacity, the head of the industry association IATA said on Saturday, urging speedy approval of a proposed takeover of ... Read More

Tourists urged to ignore travel advisories

editor editor- February 26, 2008 03:50

Foreign missions' assessment of Kenya's crisis may not be accurate, tour operators have said. Through their umbrealla body, the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), they are blaming the current ... Read More