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IATA launches gender diversity campaign

IATA launches gender diversity campaign

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the ... 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

UAE delegation visits European countries ahead of World Tolerance Summit

UAE delegation visits European countries ahead of World Tolerance Summit

A UAE delegation comprising officials of the second edition of World Tolerance Summit (WTS) concluded a series of visits ... Read More

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polalikasvi is worried about eTurboNews and started blocking this publication. With more than 11,205 articles ... Read More

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests take toll on local tour operators, retailers

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests take toll on local tour operators, retailers

With trip planners turned away from Hong Kong amid ongoing mass pro-democracy protests, Hong Kong shopkeepers and those working ... Read More

ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (“ACLU of Hawaii”) urged the United States Department of ... Read More

Beijing forces Cathay Pacific Airways’ chief to resign over Hong Kong protests

Beijing forces Cathay Pacific Airways’ chief to resign over Hong Kong protests

Rupert Hogg was forced to resign today as Cathay Pacific Airways' Chief Executive Officer, following Beijing's pressure on the ... Read More

Gender equality tops agenda at She Means Business as IMEX America 2019 set to drive diversity debate

Gender equality tops agenda at She Means Business as IMEX America 2019 set to drive diversity debate

With a recent World Economic Forum report (Global Gender Gap Report 2018) projecting it would take 202 years for ... Read More

Hong Kong looks set to suffer a dramatic drop in visitors

Hong Kong looks set to suffer a dramatic drop in visitors

A freshly updated report has revealed that the recent wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, culminating in the ... Read More

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority: Update on current situation in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority: Update on current situation in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority announced earlier today that all outbound flights were canceled as of 17:15 local time; with ... Read More

Enough! Exhausted Greece demands fairer sharing of migrant burden within EU

Enough! Exhausted Greece demands fairer sharing of migrant burden within EU

Greece on Monday called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concerns over ... Read More

Delta provides 100 flights to help survivors, commits additional $1.5M to National Human Trafficking Hotline

Delta provides 100 flights to help survivors, commits additional $1.5M to National Human Trafficking Hotline

As the leading airline in the fight against exploitation, Delta Air Lines has now provided more than 100 flights ... Read More

Airline passengers panic as protesters besiege Hong Kong airport

Airline passengers panic as protesters besiege Hong Kong airport

Thousands of protesters converged upon Hong Kong airport on Friday without notifying the police in advance, putting pressure on ... Read More

Lithuanian capital’s last functioning synagogue closes after neo-Nazis threats

Lithuanian capital’s last functioning synagogue closes after neo-Nazis threats

After receiving multiple threats, Lithuania’s Jewish community has decided to indefinitely shutter the only functioning synagogue in the capital ... Read More

Uruguay warns its citizens not to travel to US after recent mass shootings

Uruguay warns its citizens not to travel to US after recent mass shootings

Uruguay's government has issued a travel advisory, warning its citizens not to travel to the United States in wake ... Read More

India passes ‘instant divorce’ law banning barbaric ‘triple talaq’ practice

India passes ‘instant divorce’ law banning barbaric ‘triple talaq’ practice

The lawmakers in India have passed legislation banning barbaric Muslim practice known as ‘instant divorce.’ Proponents of the bill ... Read More

Southwest Airlines offers human trafficking awareness curriculum to all employees

Southwest Airlines offers human trafficking awareness curriculum to all employees

Southwest Airlines Co. today reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum ... Read More

Swedish woman kicked off bus in Swedish migrant town for wearing “too few clothes”

Swedish woman kicked off bus in Swedish migrant town for wearing “too few clothes”

Amid Sweden’s blistering heatwave (local media say the Scandinavian nation experienced temperatures as high as … 27 degrees Celsius, ... Read More

Frankfurt Main Train Station: Child killed in a possible terror attack

Frankfurt Main Train Station: Child killed in a possible terror attack

How safe is Frankfurt HBF (Main Train Station), or a German train station in general?? This is a hot ... Read More

Unprecedented partnership with events industry to combat human trafficking

Unprecedented partnership with events industry to combat human trafficking

ECPAT-USA, in conjunction with the United Nations’ World Day Against Human Trafficking in Persons, is launching a landmark global ... Read More

Hawaii hotel workers file class action lawsuit against Diamond Resorts for wage theft

Hawaii hotel workers file class action lawsuit against Diamond Resorts for wage theft

Workers at three Hawaii hotels filed a class action lawsuit against the hotels’ owner and operator Diamond Resorts, alleging ... Read More

Friendship Force World Conference: 400 international “ambassadors” arrive in Colorado this week

Friendship Force World Conference: 400 international “ambassadors” arrive in Colorado this week

Boulder and Colorado will be in the world spotlight July 23-27 when Friendship Force International brings more than 400 ... Read More

Puerto Rico on strike: Hundreds of thousands demand Governor’s resignation

Puerto Rico on strike: Hundreds of thousands demand Governor’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands of protesters were expected to take over one of Puerto Rico's busiest highways to press demands ... Read More

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn? had his PR team providing a self-made interview on Thailand’s ... Read More

South African Airways’ employees in North America commemorate Nelson Mandela Day

South African Airways’ employees in North America commemorate Nelson Mandela Day

South African Airways (SAA), the flagship carrier of South Africa, commemorated Nelson Mandela International Day with its employees at ... Read More

United Airlines again named top company for disability inclusion

United Airlines again named top company for disability inclusion

United Airlines was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for ... Read More

Desperate mayday by American climber injured on Mount Himlung in Nepal

Desperate mayday by American climber injured on Mount Himlung in Nepal

Global Rescue moved into action at 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) after receiving a mayday call conferenced in by friends ... Read More

Home Minister: India will identify and expel all illegal immigrants

Home Minister: India will identify and expel all illegal immigrants

India's Minister od Home Affairs announced on Wednesday that India will identify and expel all illegal immigrants from across ... Read More

OUTBermuda: Show your Pride and know your rights

OUTBermuda: Show your Pride and know your rights

Next month, Bermudians from all walks of life will welcome the world to join together to celebrate our island’s ... Read More

Thailand’s Prime Minister declares end of military rule

Thailand’s Prime Minister declares end of military rule

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha formally resigned as the head of Thailand's military government on Monday, saying the country would ... Read More

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