Tag: worried

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... Read More

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... Read More

Union: WestJet sale leaves frontline staff exposed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:12

Unifor will continue to stand up for frontline WestJet workers as the airline is sold to Onex Corporation, a takeover specialist with a long history of cost cutting and restructuring ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have been one of the main ... 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

A Japanese castle, Sanjuro the cat, and a remarkable recovery in tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 07:02

Bitchū Matsuyama Castle, also known as Takahashi Castle, is a castle located in Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. It is not to be confused with Matsuyama Castle in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. ... Read More

Cable Car to be introduced on Mount Kilimanjaro, amid protest

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- April 4, 2019 16:09

A cable car is to be rolled out on Mount Kilimanjaro by a foreign company to improve access and boost tourism, amid strong protest from key local industry players. Overlooking ... Read More

Airbus Foundation and IFRC cyclone Idai relief flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 18:45

The Airbus Foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IRFC) have sent 26 tonnes of emergency goods from Geneva, Switzerland, to Maputo, Mozambique, using an ... Read More

Living as a digital nomad: some unexpected issues you may face

editor editor- March 26, 2019 18:33

Digital nomad’s life is the one that most people want to have. It seems so easy and fun for a person to work while traveling the world creating new experiences ... Read More

Is there a right way to take a Staycation?

editor editor- March 25, 2019 22:19

Can you really not go anywhere and call it a vacation? Even more importantly, can you take time off, stay at home or go away, and unplug from the office? ... Read More

Five challenges confronting Meetings Industry in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 18:01

Tight meeting budgets, time pressures, organizational issues, a lack of creativity from hotels, increasingly complex and costly mandates in catering, a need for more dynamic and enriching experiences and resistance ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... Read More

Puerto Princesa City in Philippines worried about Chinese Tourists and illegal gambling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 08:45

Puerto Princesa is a popular tourist city with many beach resorts and seafood restaurants. It has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines.  The ... Read More

Travel agents add search filter that allows tourists to block Boeing 737 MAX in their queries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 17:35

Tourist agencies and travel websites have started to adjust search options allowing their clientele to choose the jet type on which they fly amid safety concerns over two deadly crashes ... Read More

Iran Tourism: What about hitchhiking as a woman?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 15:32

There is no war in Iran, the country is generally safe, and the living standards are comparable to those of Europe. The architecture is gorgeous, the landscapes diverse and the ... Read More

Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 Crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 10:50

How safe is the brand new Boeing 737 Max 8? This a legitimate question to ask while search and rescue operations are in progress in Ethiopia after today's Ethiopian Airlines crash. Here ... Read More

TSA Union: Government shutdown threatens aviation security!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 17:25

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "As the representative of the more than 45,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) who perform ... Read More

Montreal Convention: United Airlines must pay 250 freezing stranded passengers $5700 each?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2019 07:20

United Airlines is speechless. The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, also known as the Montreal Convention may cost United Airlines more than a million Dollars. ... Read More

Italy’s Matera inaugurated as European Capital of Culture 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 00:20

“This is an important day for Matera, for Italy for Europe, which demonstrates its ability to recognize and enhance its cultures”. With these words the President of the Italian Republic, ... 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

Americans now opting for travel before house, marriage, kids

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 17:25

30 and 40-somethings are giving ‘early retirement’ a completely new meaning! With more disposable income, flexible hours and retirement looking very different today than it used to, the next generation ... Read More

Heathrow welcomes 80 millions passengers over twelve-month period

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 09:10

As Heathrow today reaches an historic milestone, the airport has announced that it will pay to achieve ‘settled status’ for EU colleagues responsible for welcoming 80 million passengers over the ... Read More

Guam tourism: Same threat different day and Guam’s beaches are busy today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2017 07:13

North Korea wants to attack US military establishments in Guam, USA. Guam, home to about 6,000 US troops, is strategically located midway between the Korean Peninsula and the South China ... Read More

Outrigger Guam Resort scene of a deadly drowning involving a 22-month-old girl

editor editor- February 2, 2015 15:07

The Outrigger Guam Resort was the scene of a tragic deadly incident involving a 22-month-old girl on Saturday. Read More

Why Chinese tourists travel to Hawaii, Guam or Saipan

editor editor- July 31, 2014 16:14

United States Pacific Islands are new hot destinations for the lucrative Chinese outbound travel market. Read More

Upswing in 1-day visits has tourism officials worried

editor editor- July 25, 2008 04:42

The growth in the number of visitors arriving in Israel for less than 24 hours weakens the local tourism industry and enriches neighboring countries, Israel Hotel Association director-general Shmuel T Read More