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Kenya coast hotels set to get more water

(eTN) - The Coast Water and Services Board has now started to pump an extra 35 million liters of water a day to the coast, stretching from Malindi to Mombasa, a significant increase in capacity, which

15 fantastic ways to see the wet face of the planet

Three quarters of the world's surface is water, but nearly all of our vacations are based on land. It stands to reason that we must be missing out.

Conflict over water between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan possible

German Der Tagesspiegel is sounding an alarm about the possibility of re-emerging conflict in Central Asia, this time between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

21st annual vacation beach water quality report released

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to plague America’s beaches, contributing to 4,215 closing and advisory days in Hawaii and the second-highest num

UN: Water scarcity to affect global food production

The world will increasingly experience water scarcity for agriculture as a result of climate change, a phenomenon that will affect the livelihoods of rural communities and the food security of urban d

Africa’s urbanization outpaces capacity to provide water, sanitation

The number of people without access to adequate water and sanitation facilities in Africa has risen swiftly in recent decades as the continent’s rapid urbanization outpaced its capacity to provide t

Colombia touts Latin America as part of solution for UN goals

(eTN) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos last week in New York at the UN General Assembly promoted the vital role that the resources of Latin America can play in achieving many of the global goa

World Travel Awards supports just a drop

World Travel Awards (WTA), the world’s only global organization dedicated to raising standards of customer service and business excellence in travel and tourism, has adopted Just a Drop, the interna

Savute Channel in Botswana full again

I had never been to the Savute region of Botswana before, but I had read that it was the place to see during the rainy season.

Uganda president opens Africa water conference

Over a thousand delegates from across Africa and observers from the rest of the world heard Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni demand for the preservation of wetlands and forests, when he formall

St. Kitts and Nevis water resources of vital importance

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L.

Kenya coast hotels ask for more water

Irregular water supplies along the Mombasa coast have prompted calls by hoteliers to "spare them from rationing" and give them a regular water supply, to avoid closures and operational problems vis-a-

Heritage status of Lamu under threat

Shrinking fresh water levels in the wells and boreholes that serve the wider community in Lamu and which are also used to provide fresh water to the hotels and resorts, are causing concern for residen

Decreasing water levels in Mekong River force companies to cancel trips

According to a most surprised announcement on February 13, 2010, Maekhong Cruise Services (Thailand) Company suspended its services with the popular Luang Say boat until further notice.

Travel industry clean water charity Just a Drop launches Just Help...

Clean water charity, Just a Drop, is appealing to the travel and tourism industry to raise funds to supply clean safe water to Haiti following the recent disaster.

Kenya Wildlife Service comments on drought impact

Earlier in the week during a press conference, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) gave details on their efforts to save high-tourism-value wildlife during the height of the drought last year, which deva

Oil and water do not mix

The controversy surrounding reports in the local press that the recently-opened Tune Hotel on Jalan Ciung Wanara, Kuta, in Bali is contaminating local water supplies continued to boil.

Flamingos affected by drought at Lake Nakuru

Reports came in over the holiday period from Ugandan visitors to Lake Nakuru National Park, who claimed that the number of flamingos, numbering in millions in the heydays of the park, were sharply red

Hotel operators at Lake Babati concerned over drought

Hotel operators and local guides in Tanzania have voiced their concern over the migration of the hippos previously resident in Lake Babati.

Tainted hotel water kills tourist

A foreign visitor has died and at least two other people have become sick after staying at a downtown Miami luxury hotel, and health officials are blaming an unusual type of pneumonia called Legionnai

World Travel Awards joins forces with Just a Drop

The World Travel Awards has been described by the Wall Street Journal as the "Oscars" of the global travel and tourism industry and serves to recognize and reward excellence in the industry.

EPA requires US airlines test, cleanse drinking water

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule for airlines: start cleaning the water.

Fiji’s new tourism icon – Fiji Water

Fiji may be in hot water with its friends over the island republic's policies since a military coup in 2006, but when it comes to cold bottled water, its popularity is international.

Is water the new oil?

Could water shortages be the cause of the next major international conflict?

POWER-GEN Middle East 2009 will see gathering of the power and...

With just a few weeks before the opening of POWER-GEN Middle East, final preparations are being made to receive the power and water industry experts and professionals of the Middle East at the Bahrain

Tourist’s keenness to take photos dampened

He may not have the pictures to prove it, but an American tourist will remember his visit to Napier after stepping backward off a wharf while taking a photo.

Beijing has water for Olympics – if tourists come

BEIJING - The good news for Beijing's Olympics organizers is that they will have enough water and petrol, but they still need to work on vegetables and tourists.

Algae woes hit China’s Olympic sailing host city

BEIJING — To host the Olympic sailing events, the Chinese port city of Qingdao moved a massive boat yard, relocated industries and spent about $850 million on transport links, parks, pollution contr

Venice urges tourists to drink from fountains

ROME - As summer sets in, tourists visiting Venice will find fountains feature unexpectedly high on this year's sightseeing tours as the city council aims to reduce waste in the world's biggest consumer of mineral water.A new initiative to cut down on bottled water consumption, called "100% Public" (www.100X100pubblica.it), will be launched on Thursday, which is World Environment Day.

Oil on beaches puts off tourists

PANAJI: The gooey brown stuff that currents are depositing onto Goa’s beaches are turning people away. This could spin off into a major problem for the tourism industry."The sea is not fit to go in," said Laxi, a visitor from Bangalore who was at Benaulim. Hotels have been hit and L’Amour in Benaulim has lost five guests in the last couple of days.