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Tanzania records increased number of wild animal attacks on humans

Tanzania records increased number of wild animal attacks on humans

Tanzania’s two-year anti-poaching program has registered mixed results with a spike of a quick increase in wildlife populations in ... Read More

UK, Australia and Canada warn citizens about possible terror attacks in Myanmar

UK, Australia and Canada warn citizens about possible terror attacks in Myanmar

Great Britain, Australia and Canada joined the United States in advising their citizens about possible violent attacks in Myanmar. ... Read More

Pakistani PM’s plane makes emergency landing in New York’s JFK airport

Pakistani PM’s plane makes emergency landing in New York’s JFK airport

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has reportedly failed to return to his home country after the plane carrying ... Read More

CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

CTO Tourism Sector Outlook Forum: Interview with JetBlue’s Mike Pezzicola

Member governments of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and leaders from entities that generate business to the region meet ... Read More

Message from Queen Elizabeth II to Uganda Parliament

Message from Queen Elizabeth II to Uganda Parliament

Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has sent a message to delegates attending the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference taking place ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica recovered all lost seats from Thomas Cook collapse

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica recovered all lost seats from Thomas Cook collapse

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica has recovered all the lost seats following Sunday’s collapse of ... Read More

Minister Bartlett applauds winners of Jamaica Tourist Board’s Annual Awards at Jamaica Travel Market

Minister Bartlett applauds winners of Jamaica Tourist Board’s Annual Awards at Jamaica Travel Market

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has applauded the eight tour operators who won big at the Jamaica Tourist ... Read More

Message by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett for World Tourism Day 2019

Message by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett for World Tourism Day 2019

My fellow tourism workers and stakeholders in the industry, today we join the world in celebrating World Tourism Day, ... Read More

Russian Convention Bureau presents MICE tourism opportunities to participants of press tour

Russian Convention Bureau presents MICE tourism opportunities to participants of press tour

The Russian Convention Bureau keeps its efforts of the previous year in introducing opportunities of Russia for holding large-scale ... Read More

Hawaii in Africa: How Sierra Leone celebrates World Tourism Day

Hawaii in Africa: How Sierra Leone celebrates World Tourism Day

It's party time in Sierra Leone. Some call Sierra Leone, the Hawaii of West Africa. ravel and tourism has ... Read More

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international visitors for the first time. Details of ... Read More

$1.5 billion: Hawaii visitor spending up 6.3 percent in August 2019

$1.5 billion: Hawaii visitor spending up 6.3 percent in August 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.50 billion in August 2019, an increase of 6.3 percent ... Read More

Millions of Americans could be affected by REAL ID deadline in 2020

Millions of Americans could be affected by REAL ID deadline in 2020

Almost three out of four Americans are unprepared for the October 1, 2020 deadline for full implementation of REAL ... Read More

Shana Tova! Israel Tourism toasts to Rosh Hashanah with hotel openings, star-studded events and new adventures

Shana Tova! Israel Tourism toasts to Rosh Hashanah with hotel openings, star-studded events and new adventures

As Israel celebrates Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the year 5780 on the Hebrew calendar, the Israel Ministry of ... Read More

FAA updates DroneZone

FAA updates DroneZone

Upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) DroneZone now allows recreational flyers to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace ... Read More

Hotel resort fee ban introduced in Congress

Hotel resort fee ban introduced in Congress

Consumer Reports urged lawmakers in Congress today to support legislation that would prohibit hotels from advertising the price of ... Read More

How citizen for sale fraud builds new resorts in Dominica

How citizen for sale fraud builds new resorts in Dominica

Citizen for sale is another dark and corrupt part of the travel and tourism industry. Governments around the world ... Read More

UNWTO an Iberia agree on Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO an Iberia agree on Sustainable Tourism

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the CEO of Iberia, Luis Gallego, have signed ... Read More

Russia’s Foreign Minister wants flights between Russia and Georgia to resume

Russia’s Foreign Minister wants flights between Russia and Georgia to resume

Resuming direct flights between Moscow and Georgia would be a right thing to do, because the majority of Georgian ... Read More

Schengen or no Schengen: Germany extends Austria border controls due to illegal migrant flood

Schengen or no Schengen: Germany extends Austria border controls due to illegal migrant flood

Federal Republic of Germany is extending border controls along its border with Austria by six months due to a ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards funding to natural resources programs

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards funding to natural resources programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today it is awarding funding to 34 programs in the Hawaiian Islands through ... Read More

African economies drive on tourism growth

African economies drive on tourism growth

Travel and tourism remained one of the key growth drivers of Africa's economy, contributing 8.5% of the GDP in ... Read More

Adria Airways in Slovenia suspends all flights: What is next?

Adria Airways in Slovenia suspends all flights: What is next?

Adria Airways is following Thomas Cook and suspended all flights today. German Condor may be next. Slovenia-based Adria Airways ... Read More

US DOT announces nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants to 354 US airports

US DOT announces nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants to 354 US airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants ... Read More

Minister Bartlett to announce Board of Trustees for landmark Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme

Minister Bartlett to announce Board of Trustees for landmark Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is set to announce the appointment of a Board of Trustees for the ... Read More

Next Hurricane Karen threatening Caribbean

Next Hurricane Karen threatening Caribbean

Currently Karen is a Tropical Storm with all the ingredience of becoming anothr Hurricane. A Watch has been issued ... Read More

Russia’s Irkutsk regional authorities move to restrict tourism on Lake Baikal

Russia’s Irkutsk regional authorities move to restrict tourism on Lake Baikal

Local authorities in Russia's Irkutsk region have adopted new Rules for the organization of tourism and recreation in the ... Read More

Kuwait raises security alert level at all ports after Saudi attack

Kuwait raises security alert level at all ports after Saudi attack

Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run KUNA ... Read More

Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended ... Read More

FAA restricts flights over New York City during UN General Assembly

FAA restricts flights over New York City during UN General Assembly

General aviation pilots who are planning to fly in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area between September 21 and ... Read More

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