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  • Chinese coronavirus epidemic can cost Russian tourism $455 million February 19, 2020
    Chinese coronavirus epidemic can cost Russian tourism $455 million China is the largest single source of tourists to Russia. In 2019, 1.5 million Chinese visitors traveled to Russian Federation. Now, with Russia closing its Far Eastern border and imposing restriction on all travel from China over coronavirus epidemic, Russian tourism industry is beginning to access […]
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  • interCaribbean Airways announces new payment option February 19, 2020
    interCaribbean Airways announces new payment option interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce the acceptance of PayPal as a new form of payment for customers booking their initial journey at interCaribbean.com.  With over 280M PayPal account subscribers worldwide and an industry leading easy process to make a purchase online for account holders, PayPal leads in ease […]
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  • Václav Havel Airport Prague announces changes of check-in procedure February 19, 2020
    Václav Havel Airport Prague announces changes of check-in procedure Prague Airport continues to implement projects designed to facilitate the airport’s modernization and capacity increases, such as the reconstruction of the baggage sorting area in Terminal 1, which will partially affect the passenger check-in process this year. From Sunday, 1 March 2020 until the end of […]
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  • Tourist love Pompeji restoration February 19, 2020
    Tourist love Pompeji restoration Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city. Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins […]
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  • The most powerful Shiva temples in the world February 19, 2020
    The most powerful Shiva temples in the world In India Temples are famous religious and spiritual places, but also big business for travel and tourism. The Shivoham Shiva Temple, located at Old Airport Road, Bangalore, India was built in 1995. It features a Shiva statue that is 65 feet tall. The temple is considered of […]
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  • FCM appoints new Director for Asia February 19, 2020
    FCM appoints new Director for Asia FCM Travel Solutions, a travel management company, has announced the appointment of Joanne Taylor as Director of Account Management Asia. Based at FCM’s regional office in Singapore, Joanne is part of the Commercial Strategy team and will oversee the full spectrum of account management functions across Asia.  Joanne brings […]
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  • Daredevil completes heart-stopping high-wire walk across Ala Moana Hotel towers February 19, 2020
    Daredevil completes heart-stopping high-wire walk across Ala Moana Hotel towers World-renown high-wire walker, Blake Wallenda, from The Flying Wallendas family, made history on 17 February when he completed a skywalk between two Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra hotel towers – 15 stories up. The skywalk was his most daring act to date ― and a […]
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  • Improving travel interoperability: New partnership February 19, 2020
    Improving travel interoperability: New partnership A new association partnership was announced that will provide fresh collaboration opportunities between the two organizations and member companies, including the ability to participate in respective educational events and work groups, improving travel interoperability. The OpenTravel Alliance, a not- for profit responsible for developing and maintaining interoperability for disparate systems […]
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  • Lufthansa Group renews IT partnership with Amadeus February 19, 2020
    Lufthansa Group renews IT partnership with Amadeus The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have renewed and expanded their longstanding technology partnership.  Through this agreement, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines and Air Dolomiti, will continue to rely on the Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) — Amadeus’ airline IT system — to manage reservation, […]
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  • Hamburg offers a variety of planet-friendly venues February 18, 2020
    Hamburg offers a variety of planet-friendly venues With sustainability consistently topping the agenda for planners, Hamburg has a variety of planet-friendly venues that can help planners reduce the carbon footprint of their event. The new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg will open at the end of August 2020 and be the largest of its kind […]
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  • Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic February 18, 2020
    Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic Russian officials announced that all Chinese citizens will be banned from entering Russian Federation effective February 20, 2020, amid coronavirus outbreak. The ban will apply to visitors coming to Russia for the purpose of employment, for private visit, educational and tourist purposes. The ban apparently will not […]
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  • Malta Tourism N. America Wins Silver Travvy: Best European Destination February 18, 2020
    Malta Tourism N. America Wins Silver Travvy: Best European Destination The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has won the silver award for Best European Destination at the Annual Travvy Awards which are held by travAlliancemedia at a Gala Awards night in New York City, on February 12, 2020.  The 2020 Travvy Awards recognizes the highest standards […]
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  • ITB China postponed February 18, 2020
    ITB China postponed The organizers of ITB China have announced the decision to postpone ITB China 2020, originally scheduled to be held on 13 – 15 May at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The deferred show dates will be further announced by the show organizers. The decision is based on the current risk […]
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  • WTM Africa conscious about sustainability in travel February 18, 2020
    WTM Africa conscious about sustainability in travel WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognizing game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry. Major international events like WTM Africa have an impact on their environments, and the Reed Exhibitions […]
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  • VIA Rail to resume partial service between Québec City and Ottawa February 18, 2020
    VIA Rail to resume partial service between Québec City and Ottawa VIA Rail received a notification from CN allowing a partial resumption of service between Québec City – Montréal – Ottawa. Beginning Thursday morning, February 20, only those trains that serve full trips between Québec City and Ottawa will resume service. Trains 22, 24, 26 […]
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  • JW Marriott debuts in Oman’s historic capital February 18, 2020
    JW Marriott debuts in Oman’s historic capital JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat today, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman’s historic capital. Located in the heart of Muscat’s new business hub, within the Sultanate’s largest urban development project Madinat Al-Irfan, the hotel is an integral […]
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  • Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland names new President February 18, 2020
    Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland names new President Rob Rankin is the new incoming president of the Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland. This group is comprised of 32 of Ireland’s leading inbound tour operators that collectively deliver 750,000 tourists to the island of Ireland from around the globe. These inbound tour operators provide […]
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  • Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes February 18, 2020
    Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes Southwest Airlines Co. today announced three Leadership changes in Air Operations. Late last year, Senior Vice President of Air Operations Craig Drew announced his intention to retire after a long and storied career to spend more time with his family, but he agreed to transition to a Consultant role. Drew […]
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  • Sunshine over snow for Spring Break 2020 travelers February 18, 2020
    Sunshine over snow for Spring Break 2020 travelers As gloomy days and cold weather continue to cloud over many parts of the country, US holidaymakers were asked if and where they plan on traveling this upcoming spring. Of the respondents, 20% percent answered “yes,” they plan on traveling with 29% of those indicating they are […]
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  • Airlines and posts cooperate for sustainable and reliable global airmail network February 18, 2020
    Airlines and posts cooperate for sustainable and reliable global airmail network The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Post Corporation (IPC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. The aim for both IATA and IPC is to promote the development and expansion of safe, secure, […]
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  • Hamburg CARD Green February 20, 2020
    Die Hamburg Tourismus GmbH (HHT) hat mit der Hamburg CARD Green ein neues Produkt für einen nachhaltigen Hamburg-Besuch entwickelt und erweitert damit konsequent und zeitgemäß ihr Städtekartenportfolio. Touristen und Geschäftsreisende können mit der Hamburg CARD Green ab 10,50 Euro das ÖPNV-Netz der Stadt (HVV) kostenfrei nutzen und zusätzlich aus rund 40 nachhaltigen Angeboten aus den […]
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  • RTGV fordert Mindesteinkommen für Reiseleiter February 20, 2020
    Der Beruf des Reiseleiters verbindet die Lust am Reisen mit der Möglichkeit, auf Reisen Geld zu verdienen. Was sich zunächst paradiesisch anhört, führt in der Realität häufig zur Ernüchterung. Denn allzu oft wird die Dienstleistung der Tourguides und Reiseleiter nicht auskömmlich vergütet – obwohl ihre Qualität maßgeblich den Erfolg einer Reise und damit die Zufriedenheit […]
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  • Mögliche Auswirkungen des Corona-Virus auf den Incoming-Tourismus February 19, 2020
    Die Entwicklung der touristischen Märkte nach dem Ausbruch des Corona-Virus und den damit verbundenen Reisebeschränkungen werden in den kommenden Monaten auch Auswirkungen auf den deutschen Incoming-Tourismus haben. Umfang und Dauer möglicher Rückgänge im Incoming aus China werden nach Einschätzung der Deutschen Zentrale für Tourismus (DZT) entscheidend davon geprägt sein, wie die administrativen Maßnahmen der chinesischen […]
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  • Messeprogramm für Start-ups February 20, 2020
    Junge, innovative Unternehmen können 2021 zu stark reduzierten Kosten auf internationalen Messen in Deutschland ausstellen. Für das entsprechende Förderprogramm hat das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) jetzt 56 Messen ausgewählt. Zielgruppe sind Start-ups aus Industrie, Handwerk oder technologieorientierten Dienstleistungsbereichen. Die ausgewählten Messen können ab sofort beim AUMA – Verband der deutschen Messewirtschaft abgerufen werden. […]
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  • KTC Königstein mit dem Top Quality Award 2020 ausgezeichnet February 20, 2020
    Das KTC Königstein wurde von der Online-Buchungsplattform travelcircus mit dem Top Quality Award 2020 ausgezeichnet. Mit einer überdurchschnittlich hohen Kundenzufriedenheit zählt das Event- und Tagungshotel vor den Toren von Frankfurt damit zu den 100 besten Partnerhotels der Reiseplattform. „Wir freuen uns sehr über diese Auszeichnung“, sagt Yvonne Federhoff, Hoteldirektorin des KTC Königstein. „Ganz besonders deshalb, […]
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  • Coworking-Angebot am Bahnhof in Berlin February 18, 2020
    Die Deutsche Bahn (DB) startet im März 2020 ihr erstes Coworking-Angebot. Dazu stehen Reisenden, Pendlern und Bahnhofsbesuchern am Berliner Hauptbahnhof insgesamt 1.500 Quadratmeter Bürofläche mit rund 300 Arbeitsplätzen zur Verfügung. Die DB nutzt damit das Potenzial von Bahnhöfen als zentrale, hoch frequentierte Orte. Der erste Coworking-Bereich unter dem Namen „everyworks“ befindet sich in der 10. […]
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  • The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association Launches Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame February 21, 2020
    ForImmediateRelease: Business News first on FIR: DENVER–()–The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) is launching the long-envisioned Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame at 6 pm on April 1, during its annual Preview Gala that officially kicks off the Denver Auto Show. Fifty iconic dealers will comprise the inaugural group that will be inducted during a special […]
  • Uber CEO to Participate in a Keynote at the Morgan Stanley 2020 SF Technology, Media & Telecom Conference February 20, 2020
    ForImmediateRelease: Business News first on FIR: SAN FRANCISCO–()–Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) announced today that Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a keynote at the Morgan Stanley 2020 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Wednesday, March 4th. Mr. Khosrowshahi is scheduled to appear at 9:45 A.M. Pacific Time (PT). A live webcast of […]
  • Ryder Honors Mexican Trucking Companies for Service Excellence during Tenth Annual Recognition Event February 20, 2020
    ForImmediateRelease: Business News first on FIR: MIAMI–()–Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, presented its Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at its tenth annual Mexican Carrier Recognition Event at the JW Marriot Santa Fe in Mexico City. Twenty-three Mexican trucking companies were recognized for […]
  • American Airlines Group Announces Pricing of Unsecured Senior Notes February 20, 2020
    ForImmediateRelease: American Airlines Press Releases first on FIR: Source: American Airlines Post your press-release (free) click here. American Airlines Group Announces Pricing of Unsecured Senior Notes
  • UNWTO Secretary to Headline Conference on Entrepreneurship, Resilience and Innovation February 20, 2020
    ForImmediateRelease: Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, will be the key speaker at the first ever UNWTO Global Summit on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Resilience Management, which is being hosted in Montego Bay in May. The visit is Pololikashvili’s first to the region, since being […]
  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports 2019 Results and Provides 2020 Outlook February 20, 2020
    ForImmediateRelease: Business News first on FIR: BETHESDA, Md.–()–Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB): Q4 HIGHLIGHTS   Net income: $19.6 million Same-Property Total RevPAR1 +2.8% YOY and RevPAR1 +2.0% YOY Same-Property EBITDA1: $109.0 million, +1.4% YOY Adj. EBITDAre1: $100.1 million, +87.4% YOY Adj. FFO1 per diluted share: $0.54, +63.6% YOY Q4 Same-Property Total RevPAR, Adj. EBITDA, Adj. […]
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  • Coronavirus: Travel and tourism is winning February 18, 2020
    Take a deep breath visitor! After days of depressing tourism, good time tourism is again on the immediate horizon. Travelers again can have a good time and explore the world. Japan is in for some excellent news on Coronavirus or COVID 19In addition, encouraging news is also reported for almost every corner of the world,…
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  • Milan hosts 2020 IGLTA Annual Global Convention February 18, 2020
    Fiera Milano and Sonders & Beach have renewed the partnership which provides for the creation of an area dedicated to LGBTQ + Tourism, in the year in which Milan is preparing to host the 37th IGLTA Global Convention (International LGBTQ + Travel Association) that is returning to Europe after six years. AtteGiorgio Palmucci president of…
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  • Shock for Hawaii Tourism: Coronavirus arrived in Waikiki February 14, 2020
    Today Hawaii Governor Ige and Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO Chris Tatum moved Hawaii kamaainas and its visitors in a state of alert. The reason is the first coronavirus threat to the State of Hawaii. The virus is now known as COVID-19. A Japanese tourist in Hawaii may have caught the dangerous virus and…
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  • Messe Berlin: Why ITB Berlin will take place? February 13, 2020
    Will ITB Berlin 2020 take place as scheduled from March 4-8, 2020? Messe Berlin is showing tourism resilience and says: The Show must go on! According to a quick survey by eTurboNews , a majority of travel industry professionals that had responded had canceled or are planning to cancel their participation at ITB Berlin. Messe…
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  • Coronavirus risk for Asians, Africans, Caucasians revealed February 10, 2020
    What is your risk to get infected coronavirus? East Asians, Japanese, and Han Chinese are the most likely people to become severely sick by the coronavirus with a chance of more than 90% when exposed. Europeans only rank in the 50%, Africans in the 60% range, and considered low to medium. It also makes a…
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  • Sandals Unveils "Perks of Peaks" Booking Incentive January 6, 2020
    Sandals' new Travel Agent Incentive has arrived!Agents who book their clients into a Butler Elite room category between the January 6 - February 2, 2020 could be a winner!Four lucky travel agents have the chance to WIN a bundle of incredible prizes with the new Incentive, "Perks For Peaks!"The agent incentive coincides with a sale offering discounts […]
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  • What is new in 2020 on eTurboNews? January 2, 2020
    eTurboNews 2020 New Options for Readers:Free & Premium Articles75% of our articles will remain complimentary. We added a premium subscription to allow access to non-sponsored press-releases and exclusive feature content. The yearly subscription for unlimited access is $45.00   More: https://www.eturbonews.com/subscription WhatsApp Group, Telegram, SMS Alerts, Push Alerts, Facebook Groups, Linkedin and our new communication tool WorldTravelNation.  eTurboNews is […]
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  • New self service option to submit your Press releases to eTurboNews January 1, 2020
    With 2000+ daily releases pitched to our newsroom, eTurboNews assignment editors are often overwhelmed.Please also consider our free self-service options?Did you know there is now one website you can upload your content and pitch to up to 200 publications? Please go to www.travelnewseditor.com to submit your release.TravelNewsEditoreTN Group of PublicationsP.O.Box 15804Honolulu, HI 96830-5804 USAPH: +1-808-536-1100 (direct)  PH : +1-808-521-2800 […]
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  • US sanctions on Iranian election watchdog signify ‘failure, frustration & defeat’ of pressure policy – Tehran February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The latest anti-Iranian US sanctions have targeted the country’s candidate-vetting body ahead of a parliamentary election. Tehran called the move a sign of desperation that highlights the failure of Washington’s approach to Iran. On Friday, Iranians are electing members of its 290-seat parliament – known as the Guardian Council – for […]
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  • ‘Inappropriate’: Tokyo mayor rejects idea of moving 2020 Olympics to London amid coronavirus scare February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The mayor of Tokyo has rebuffed a British politician’s suggestion to have London host the Olympics instead of the Japanese capital, after several planned sporting events there were disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. “While the coronavirus has become a global topic, it is inappropriate to make statements on the issue in […]
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  • Reports of ‘hundreds of thousands’ of civilians heading to Turkish border because of hostilities in Idlib not true – Russian MoD February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The Russian military has denied rumours that scores of refugees are fleeing Syria’s Idlib province and moving towards the Turkish border due to battles between the Syrian Army and terrorists in the area. “There are no verifiable photos and videos, or any other data that would confirm the statements that ‘around […]
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  • Assange's lawyers to seek asylum in France for whistleblower February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The WikiLeaks founder was arrested in London last April, after being evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy [File: Matt Dunham/AP] Paris, France – Julian Assange’s European legal team has said it intends to seek political asylum in France for the whistleblower, days before his US extradition trial is set to begin in […]
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  • Another ‘highly likely’-style accusation: Moscow brushes aside ‘evidence-free’ Georgia cyberattack February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The US and its allies have claimed Russia’s military intelligence defaced Georgian websites with an image of the country’s former president. Moscow says the accusation is not backed by any evidence and is clearly just a PR stunt. In late October last year, Georgia suffered what was described as the largest […]
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  • ‘Tough year for airlines’: Global air traffic could fall for 1st time since 2003 due to coronavirus February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The International Air Transport Authority (IATA) has warned that declining travel demand amid the Covid-19 virus outbreak could cost global carriers tens of billions of dollars in lost revenue. The IATA’s forecast assumes that the outbreak will remain mostly in China, which means airlines in Asia will be hit the hardest […]
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  • Coronavirus cases aboard Diamond Princess 'very disconcerting' February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The Hong Kong government has asked that 65 of its residents who tested positive for the virus remain in Japan for treatment, sparking anger from some family members [CCTV via Reuters] Hong Kong – A second government-chartered flight carrying passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan is due in Hong […]
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  • Sentenced to death for blasphemy: Surviving Pakistan's death row February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Islamabad, Pakistan – After spending almost half of his life on death row, Wajeeh-ul-Hassan had given up hope that he would ever be freed. Convicted of committing blasphemy and sentenced to death by a court in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore in 2002 – when he was 25 – he spent […]
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  • Boat carrying 91 migrants goes missing in Mediterranean February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | As of last October, roughly 19,000 migrants have drowned or disappeared on the sea route since 2014 [File: Felipe Dana/AP] A rubber dinghy packed with 91 migrants and refugees that set out from Libya with hopes of reaching Europe appears to have gone missing in the Mediterranean, the UN migration agency said […]
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  • Withdrawal of mercenaries and Turkish troops from Libya is a condition for end of hostilities – General Haftar February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Ankara and Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) have used the truce to deploy fresh troops and mercenaries from Syria, Libyan National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar said in an interview. Haftar told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency that his forces will halt their advance towards Tripoli if Turkish troops and […]
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  • Malcolm X is still misunderstood – and misused February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Every semester in which I teach a course on Muslims in the Civil Rights Movement at Southern Methodist University, I give my students a selection of quotes from both Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X and ask them to guess who said what. So for example, I will posit the […]
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  • ‘Big lapse by our ancestors’: Indian minister says Muslims should have been ‘sent to Pakistan’ & Hindus repatriated in 1947 February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | An Indian minister known for fiery and inflammatory rhetoric has declared that India’s Muslims should have been shipped to Pakistan at the time of partition in 1947, arguing the move would have saved the country a lot of trouble. The controversial comment came from Giriraj Singh, minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy […]
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  • Thai court to decide fate of Thanathorn's Future Forward Party February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Thanathorn and his two-year-old political party have faced several legal hurdles since becoming the third-largest political bloc in the 500-seat parliament in Thailand in 2019 [File: Sakchai Lalit/AP] Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand‘s Constitutional Court is set to issue on Friday its verdict on an electoral case that could lead to the […]
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  • WATCH private jet make fiery belly-landing at Daytona Beach airport in Florida February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | A dramatic crash-landing of a twin-engine jet with two people on board at Daytona Beach International Airport has been captured in a chilling footage that shows the small plane skidding down a runway engulfed in flames. A fiery video of a Cessna Citation Mustang performing a landing without its gear in […]
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  • Iranians head to polls to pick new parliament amid uncertainty February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | The spectre of the coronavirus infection that has killed two people also adds another layer of uncertainty to the electoral process [Atta Kenare/AFP] Tehran, Iran – Polls have opened across Iran in the country’s eleventh parliamentary election, seen as a test for the popularity of President Hassan Rouhani‘s reformist-moderate camp, which has […]
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  • Calls grow for Bloomberg to apologise for surveillance of Muslims February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Protesters participate in a rally for Muslim rights in New Jersey [File: L Charles Mostoller/Reuters] When activist and organiser Sarah Pearson approached Michael Bloomberg last year, she knew she wanted to press him on the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) surveillance of Muslims during his tenure as mayor there.  What […]
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  • Saudis ‘intercept missiles fired from Yemen’ as Pompeo tours kingdom with ‘Iranian threat’ show & promotes US air defenses (VIDEO) February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Several ballistic missiles fired from the direction of Yemen were allegedly intercepted by Saudi Arabia’s air defenses, as the top American diplomat travels the country talking up an “Iranian threat” and the might of US weapons. The missiles are said to have been launched from the direction of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, […]
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  • Irish PM Leo Varadkar resigns, retains caretaker role February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Parties in the 160-seat chamber convened and nominated candidates to lead a new government, but with none commanding a majority, it was adjourned until March 5 [File: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters] Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigned on Thursday, but stayed on as interim leader while the country’s three main parties battle out […]
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  • China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | China‘s central Hubei province had 115 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak by the end of Thursday, the province’s health commission said on Friday, pushing the number of deaths nationwide to at least 2,233. The province also reported 411 new confirmed cases of the disease during the same period, up from 349 cases the […]
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  • Shadow of war: What are the odds Turkey will start a full-scale offensive against Syria in Idlib? February 21, 2020
    Travel Wire News | Tensions are boiling over between Ankara and Damascus as Turkey vowed to take matters into its own hands and openly intervene in Syria’s Idlib province, where government forces are routing the Turkish-backed militants. The troubled north-western province is the last major bastion of the militants in war-torn Syria. It saw another […]
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  • Jamaica Tourism Minister announces UNWTO SG’s first visit to the region February 20, 2020
    Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, will be the key speaker at the first ever UNWTO Global Summit on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Resilience Management, which is being hosted in Montego Bay in May. The visit is Pololikashvili’s first to the region, since being appointed […]
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  • ITB China postponed February 18, 2020
    The organizers of ITB China have announced the decision to postpone ITB China 2020, originally scheduled to be held on 13 – 15 May at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The deferred show dates will be further announced by the show organizers. The decision is based on the current risk evaluation of the […]
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  • WTM Africa conscious about sustainability in travel February 18, 2020
    WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognizing game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry. Major international events like WTM Africa have an impact on their environments, and the Reed Exhibitions South Africa team is encouraging visitors to […]
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