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              Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

              The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over ... Read More

              United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion
              Airline News

              United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2020

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

              IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022
              LGBTQ

              IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020

              The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has confirmed that it will bring its 38th Annual Global Convention to Milan in 2022. ... Read More

              Delta Air Lines employees support Georgia’s new hate crime law
              Airline News

              Delta Air Lines employees support Georgia’s new hate crime law

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020

              After advocacy by thousands of Georgians – including Delta Air Lines and its employees - Georgia has approved tough new ... Read More

              Is an LGBT lifestyle really satanic?
              Breaking Travel News

              Is an LGBT lifestyle really satanic?

              George Taylor George Taylor- June 26, 2020

              The Kingdom of Eswatini is a beautiful country with very conservative values and was formerly known as Swaziland. In Eswatini, ... Read More

              ACLU concerned about facial recognition technology use at Hawaii airports
              Hawaii Travel News

              ACLU concerned about facial recognition technology use at Hawaii airports

              mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

              The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation (ACLU of Hawaii) writes with serious constitutional, civil rights, and privacy concerns about the announcement ... Read More

              Monumental Tragedy for Africa unfolding in Burundi on COVID-19?
              African Tourism Board News

              Monumental Tragedy for Africa unfolding in Burundi on COVID-19?

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2020

              Tanzania just opened its travel and tourism industry and should stay aware of the ongoing development in neighboring Burundi. In ... Read More

              Working for Emirates Airlines could mean arrest, imprisonment and Interpol warrants
              Airport news

              Working for Emirates Airlines could mean arrest, imprisonment and Interpol warrants

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2020

              Like any airline in the world, COVID-19 is putting airline operations on the edge. Emirates had been leading in innovative ... Read More

              Puerto Vallarta LGBTQ visitors asked about COVID-19 effect on travel plans
              LGBTQ

              Puerto Vallarta LGBTQ visitors asked about COVID-19 effect on travel plans

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2020

              From May 14-18, 2020, Casa Cupula, a luxury LGBT boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta reached out to their guests, and ... Read More

              Trump: Heavily armed military will restore order in the United States
              Breaking Travel News

              Trump: Heavily armed military will restore order in the United States

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2020

              Did the President of the United States, Donald Trump, just declare war on the American people? Is the US on ... Read More

              World Tourism United: One Song, 50 Affected Countries, Amazing!
              Breaking Travel News

              World Tourism United: One Song, 50 Affected Countries, Amazing!

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2020

              World leaders declared an emergency restricting our human right to travel, but here is what makes us human!? People in ... Read More

              Montréal Pride Festival: Pride goes beyond any physical or in-person gathering
              LGBTQ

              Montréal Pride Festival: Pride goes beyond any physical or in-person gathering

              mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

              The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD, proudly announces that it will hold a 360 Edition from August 10 to ... Read More

              African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework
              Breaking Travel News

              African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework

              mm Dr. Taleb Rifai- May 10, 2020

              Dr. Taleb Rifai, the chairman of Project Hope Africa proposed his vision for a general framework to the African Tourism ... Read More

              Donald Trump:  How do I make him go away?
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              Donald Trump: How do I make him go away?

              mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- May 8, 2020

              It is almost 4 years since The Donald left Manhattan and took up residency in Washington, DC. As a New ... Read More

              IGLTA builds LGBTQ+ travel industry connections during COVID-19 lockdown
              LGBTQ

              IGLTA builds LGBTQ+ travel industry connections during COVID-19 lockdown

              mm Harry S. Johnson- May 6, 2020

              The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) has provided support to its members through weekly Google Meet conversations for the past ... Read More

              Trump’s immigration ban: Practical impact far less dramatic than political impact
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              Trump’s immigration ban: Practical impact far less dramatic than political impact

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2020

              This evening President Trump signed a proclamation temporarily suspending some immigration into the United States. Rebecca Bernhard, a partner at ... Read More

              Trump orders two-month US immigration ban
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              Trump orders two-month US immigration ban

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 21, 2020

              President Trump has ordered a 60-day moratorium on granting work visas, that will apply only to immigrants seeking permanent residence ... Read More

              Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved  drug?
              Human Rights News

              Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved drug?

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

              A collaborative study led by the?Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI)?with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), ... Read More

              How drugs distract President Trump from delayed COVID-19 response
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              How drugs distract President Trump from delayed COVID-19 response

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020

              Kassandra Frederique, Managing Director of Policy Advocacy and Campaigns at the Drug Policy Alliance, issued the following statement in response ... Read More

              Philippines Duterte: COVID-19 quarantine violators? Shoot them dead!
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Philippines Duterte: COVID-19 quarantine violators? Shoot them dead!

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020

              During an unscheduled televised address on Wednesday night, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte issued a stark warning to citizens, who breach ... Read More

              UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

              UN chief Antonio Guterres is urging the heads of G20 countries to take joint action to assist developing nations deal ... Read More

              What countries have no cases of Coronavirus (yet)?
              Breaking Travel News

              What countries have no cases of Coronavirus (yet)?

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

              Where in the world can you go, visit restaurants and enjoy life without quarantine -? and won't yet have to ... Read More

              The light at the end of the Covid 19 Tunnel
              Travel News

              The light at the end of the Covid 19 Tunnel

              Prof. Geoffrey Lipman Prof. Geoffrey Lipman- March 20, 2020

              “Let me start by making it clear that today and for the coming months every government and industry action must ... Read More

              Mass protests in Kyiv puts city of 3 million in danger while subway was suspended
              Breaking Travel News

              Mass protests in Kyiv puts city of 3 million in danger while subway was suspended

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

              While mass events are a big no all over the world a mass protest against Russian influence is taking place ... Read More

              President of Zimbabwe Dr. Walter Mzembi: Sounds good?
              African Tourism Board News

              President of Zimbabwe Dr. Walter Mzembi: Sounds good?

              mm Eric Tawanda Muzamhindo- February 29, 2020

              Dr. Walter Mzembi was one of the most respected tourism ministers in the world and also made it to position ... Read More

              Saudi Arabia stops Umrah tourism for COVID-19 from some countries
              Breaking Travel News

              Saudi Arabia stops Umrah tourism for COVID-19 from some countries

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2020

              Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry for individuals seeking to perform Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca or visiting the Prophet's Mosque in ... Read More

              Major victory for freedom of speech and the press in Latin America
              Breaking Travel News

              Major victory for freedom of speech and the press in Latin America

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2020

              In a major victory for freedom of the press and judicial independence, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ... Read More

              What happened to human rights in the United States of America?
              Editorial

              What happened to human rights in the United States of America?

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020

              Should Julian Assange be extradited to the USA. He is facing 17 new?charges?relating to the Espionage Act of 1917 in ... Read More

              Civil Rights Trail Announces New Sites for 2020
              Travel Destination

              Civil Rights Trail Announces New Sites for 2020

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

              Four new attractions and one new city have been added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (USCRT), officials announced Thursday. ... Read More

              Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges
              Breaking Travel News

              Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 1, 2020

              The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is rapidly emerging as a new and important to go organization for ... Read More

              Wyndham Hotels Ramps Up Fight Against Human Trafficking
              Human Rights News

              Wyndham Hotels Ramps Up Fight Against Human Trafficking

              editor editor- January 23, 2020

              At its first global Town Hall event of the year, Wyndham today affirmed its ongoing commitment to support human trafficking ... Read More

              Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?
              Airline News

              Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

              Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the ... Read More

              Drug Policy Alliance Executive Steps Down to Join Human Rights Watch
              Human Rights News

              Drug Policy Alliance Executive Steps Down to Join Human Rights Watch

              editor editor- January 8, 2020

              An award-winning author and human rights advocate with extensive international and domestic experience, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moren has led the Drug ... Read More

              Human Trafficking at 7 Eleven and Circle K convenient stores?
              Human Rights News

              Human Trafficking at 7 Eleven and Circle K convenient stores?

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2020

              Victims of human trafficking can appear in any community or location, truck stops, travel centers and gas stations near highways, ... Read More

              Symphony of Light New Year in Hong Kong was spectacular in many ways
              Travel News

              Symphony of Light New Year in Hong Kong was spectacular in many ways

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2019

              The Hong Kong's 2020 New Year party was a dazzling light show illuminated the Hong Kong skyline to celebrate the ... Read More

              Russia denies entry to ‘visa-free’ Israeli visitors in apparent tit for tat
              International Visitor News

              Russia denies entry to ‘visa-free’ Israeli visitors in apparent tit for tat

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

              Dozens of Israeli visitors were denied entry into Russia and detained at Moscow Domodedovo Airport’s passport control today for alleged ... Read More

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