Category: Travel Safety & Emergencies

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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

              FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan
              Airline News

              FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

              The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not ... Read More

              Airport news

              New measures at London Heathrow to reduce risk for passengers

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

              London Heathrow airport unveils further measures that reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 at the airport. The UK’s ... Read More

              Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings
              Hawaii Travel News

              Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

              The travel and tourism industry is on life support. Even giant companies are struggling to keep the light on. Hundreds ... Read More

              Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              US President Donald Trump announced the signing of the 'Hong Kong Autonomy Act' and an executive order ending all preferential ... Read More

              Americans still hope to travel overseas this year
              USA Travel News

              Americans still hope to travel overseas this year

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly impact travel in the United States and throughout the world, ... Read More

              Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

              Thai authorities today announced tightening of rules and regulations for foreigners' entry into the country. Thailand has been without confirmed ... Read More

              Halekulani Hotel sets a trend in keeping Waikiki Resort closed for a year
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              Halekulani Hotel sets a trend in keeping Waikiki Resort closed for a year

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

              Together with the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Halekulani in Waikiki has been regarded as a luxury and a hotel with ... Read More

              The Bahamas Announces Travel Requirements
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              The Bahamas Announces Travel Requirements

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 14, 2020

              The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has issued clear guidelines for those wishing to visit. Step by step, here ... Read More

              No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement
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              No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              No visitors are allowed to the Aloha State without observing a two-week quarantine. This status was now officially extended for ... Read More

              California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 13, 2020

              Noting an alarming spike in coronavirus cases across the State of California, Governor Newsom today dimmed the economic reopening switch ... Read More

              US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards
              Airline News

              US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

              Consumer Reports is calling on US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to issue mandatory, enforceable health and safety standards ... Read More

              Thailand stays so amazing when reopening tourism resilient Thai Style
              Thailand travel news

              Thailand stays so amazing when reopening tourism resilient Thai Style

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              Thailand is hurting and the tourism industry of Amazing Thailand is bleeding. The people in the Siam Kingdom are once ... Read More

              PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….
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              PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              Keep the Hawaii Visitors Industry closed after August 1 is a reasonable approach, said to Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of ... Read More

              UK said no to Air Peace for its evacuation flight from London to Lagos
              Airline News

              UK said no to Air Peace for its evacuation flight from London to Lagos

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

              The Nigerian Federal Government said it will review its air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable ... Read More

              Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks
              Airline News

              Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 11, 2020

              Caribbean Airlines is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our customers and employees in response to the COVID-19 ... Read More

              German Travel Warnings for Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Namibia challenged
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              German Travel Warnings for Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Namibia challenged

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 11, 2020

              In Germany, two tour operators specialists in travel to Africa have filed a legal action at the Berlin Administrative Court ... Read More

              A New Italy
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              A New Italy

              Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- July 11, 2020

              When passing the Swiss/Italian border in Chiasso, on one side there was the Swiss Police without masks but within only ... Read More

              Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality

              mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 10, 2020

              Invisible But Deadly: COVID-19 When you can see it, there is no challenge to keeping surfaces clean and sanitized. Find ... Read More

              Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC
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              Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

              WTTC includes the wearing of a face mask as the new normal when traveling.? They are so convinced, that they ... Read More

              Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America
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              Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

              960 passengers and crew dead. This would be the result if 6 fully booked Boeing 737 - Max 7 crashed ... Read More

              US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights
              Airline News

              US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 10, 2020

              Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications, specifically Pakistan ... Read More

              Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

              The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

              FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
              Government and Public Sector Tourism News

              FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

              The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

              Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors
              Bahamas travel news

              Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

              The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas HealthVisa application and present a ... Read More

              United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing
              Airline News

              United Airlines Massive Furlough Brewing

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

              Today, United Airlines informed operations leaders that half of the airline’s entire staff would be receiving notices of involuntary furloughs. ... Read More

              Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects
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              Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020

              Today, Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California, shared an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the perspective ... Read More

              Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions
              Travel News

              Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor alarmed, Hawaii Governor avoids questions

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2020

              Honolulu Mayor Caldwell today introduced a “Fish to Dish” program to support O‘ahu’s critical fisheries infrastructure when a new record ... Read More

              Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

              Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 with 43 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at New York's ... Read More

              Lufthansa Second Restructuring Inevitable
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Lufthansa Second Restructuring Inevitable

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 7, 2020

              The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a Lufthansa second restructuring set of measures as part of its ... Read More

              3 people killed, dozens wounded in Czech passenger train collision
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              3 people killed, dozens wounded in Czech passenger train collision

              mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 7, 2020

              Czech authorities said that two passenger trains collided in west Czech Republic, killing three people and injuring dozens. "Two passenger ... Read More

              UAE Conducted 2 Million COVID-19 Tests, 2 Million More to be Done
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              UAE Conducted 2 Million COVID-19 Tests, 2 Million More to be Done

              mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 7, 2020

              The UAE conducted 2 million COVID-19 tests already as of the ending part of May ever since the beginning of ... Read More

              PATA joins with the Asian Development Bank to expand Crisis Resource Center
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              PATA joins with the Asian Development Bank to expand Crisis Resource Center

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2020

              The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to expand its Crisis Resource Center ... Read More

              Powerful quake strikes Indonesia off the coast of Java
              Travel Safety & Emergencies

              Powerful quake strikes Indonesia off the coast of Java

              mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

              Powerful earthquake has struck Indonesia off the coast of Java today. The 6.6 magnitude undersea quake was felt at 9.54 ... Read More

              Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor
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              Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

              Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today arrived on a bicycle wearing shorts, a red and white shirt with a matching facemask. ... Read More

              Is Walt Disney World endangering children and parents when reopening in Orlando?
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              Is Walt Disney World endangering children and parents when reopening in Orlando?

              Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 5, 2020

              How safe can this be? Social Distancing, masks, and hygiene will be the key to reopening Disney? This week, happy ... Read More

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