March 26, 2019
Uganda

Uganda travel and trafficking

Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human beings and their works. But according to the World Bank, the region receives a mere 3% of global tourism arrivals. What scares tourists off may have something to do with […]

airport

Naked man attempts to board plane in Moscow airport

Europe

A man was filmed trying to board a plane to Crimea in a Moscow airport after stripping in public. He stood in the line for the ticket check fully nude, before bewildered police detained him. At first, it seemed like a typical Saturday at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Passengers were lining up near the jet bridge to board a plane for […]

MAX 8

Boeing 737 MAX’s disasters could impair global Artificial Intelligence development

Headlines

Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new technologies actively being pushed by the world’s top tech firms. All Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes operated by global carriers were grounded earlier this month after an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crashed shortly after take-off, taking […]

Dubai

Dubai to record visitor figures in January

Asia

According to data revealed by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, the city recorded a drastic rise in the influx of international tourists in January 2019. Dubai recorded a total of 1.61 million tourists in January 2019 – a rise from the 1.58 million tourists who visited in January 2018. Visitors flocked to attractions such as the Palm […]

UK brexit

Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

Headlines

Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure from within her own party either to resign or to set a date for stepping down as a way to build support for her Brexit agreement with the European Union, British media reported Sunday. Senior Conservative Party figures were urging May to recognize her weakened political position and leave the prime minister’s post. However, there was no indication […]

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Headlines

MAX 8
Headlines

Boeing 737 MAX’s disasters could impair global Artificial Intelligence development

Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new technologies actively being pushed by the world’s top tech firms. All Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes operated by global carriers were grounded earlier this month after an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crashed shortly after take-off, taking […]

UK brexit
Headlines

Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure from within her own party either to resign or to set a date for stepping down as a way to build support for her Brexit agreement with the European Union, British media reported Sunday. Senior Conservative Party figures were urging May to recognize her weakened political position and leave the prime minister’s post. However, there was no indication […]

gaza
Headlines

Gaza rocket attack: At least 7 injured, including 2 infants

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring at least seven people, including two infants, and leveling the structure, officials said. The attack triggered air raid sirens at approximately 5:20 a.m. throughout the Sharon and Emek Hefer regions north of Tel Aviv, the army said. According to the military, the […]

USA & Canada

Visa
Top Stories

U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message reads: Effective March 18, 2019, the United States will reduce the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals to three months with a single entry.  U.S. immigration law requires that U.S. visa […]

Top Stories

Alaska Airlines flies nonstop to Everett’s Paine Field from Silicon Valley’s Airport

Alaska Airlines today launched nonstop service to Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) in Everett, Washington from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Paine Field is Alaska’s newest destination and the newest commercial service air terminal in the U.S. Located north of Seattle, Paine Field offers travelers in Western Washington an easier, and more convenient choice for travel. Learn more about […]

Africa

Uganda
Africa

Uganda travel and trafficking

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human beings and their works. But according to the World Bank, the region receives a mere 3% of global tourism arrivals. What scares tourists off may have something to do with […]

africa asia
Africa

Africa-Asia partner to improve healthcare

If Africa and Asia are to reap the benefits of having a youthful population and improve their economies, they must improve healthcare for women, adolescents and youth. By doing so, Dr Tshepo Motsepe said the two continents will be able to improve their economies, create jobs and enjoy benefits for all. Dr Motsepe, who is a medical doctor by profession […]

Africa

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Capetown at WTM

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an international team of experts will conduct an informative and enlightening meeting of African Tourism Board members. Ministers of Tourism and leaders of the African and international travel and tourism sector, along with exhibitors […]

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Asia

Dubai
Asia

Dubai to record visitor figures in January

According to data revealed by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, the city recorded a drastic rise in the influx of international tourists in January 2019. Dubai recorded a total of 1.61 million tourists in January 2019 – a rise from the 1.58 million tourists who visited in January 2018. Visitors flocked to attractions such as the Palm […]

AirAsia
Asia

Indonesia Just Got Dirtier: The Dirty Business Targeting AirAsia

As it turns out, it isn’t just Traveloka and Tiket.com that are allegedly being arm-twisted by Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air to stop selling AirAsia Indonesia’s tickets, as reported by Skift on March 13. The pressure has also been placed on the country’s biggest offline local travel agencies, including Panorama Group, Golden Rama Tours & Travel, and Wita Tour, which have stopped featuring AirAsia […]

Garuda
Asia

Indonesia moves to cancel Boeing 737 Max order

Garuda Indonesia is set to become the first airline to officially cancel an order for the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two crashes involving the plane. The flag-carrier has 49 of the aircraft on order from the American manufacturer, in a deal worth around US$5 billion. However, following the crashes of 737 Max 8 planes operated by both Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air, […]

Europe

airport
Europe

Naked man attempts to board plane in Moscow airport

A man was filmed trying to board a plane to Crimea in a Moscow airport after stripping in public. He stood in the line for the ticket check fully nude, before bewildered police detained him. At first, it seemed like a typical Saturday at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Passengers were lining up near the jet bridge to board a plane for […]

UK hottest
Europe

UK weather forecast: Hottest spring on record on the way

Britain could see its hottest spring since records began with temperatures expected to soar well above average across the country through most of the season. The Met Office is predicting glorious weather for the three months until June starting with potentially record-breaking spring warmth this week. By Thursday most of the UK will experience temperatures in the high teens, and they could even hit 20C in […]

EasyJet
Europe

easyJet ‘stands ready’ with no-deal Brexit contingency plan

easyJet has said it continues to “stand ready” to activate its contingency plan should Britain leave the European Union without a deal in the next few weeks. The future relationship between the EU and UK remains in flux following a decision by UK prime minister, Theresa May, to request more time to get a deal passed parliament. The UK will […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

first Asia Pacific market in Australia

Accor has chosen Australia as the first Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the US and bring its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to its shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018.  Coming to the Gold Coast in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso will be a fashionable playground for an […]

Australia & New Zealand

63 luxurious Suites opens

Leading the way for the medical tourism sector, Essence Suites Taringa’s 63 luxuriously appointed suites are situated directly above the Westside Private Hospital in Brisbane’s west. With the brand-new building now complete, the hotel forms part of the $65-million 10-storey development and is managed by Essence Apartments and Suites’ parent company UniLodge Australia. UniLodge CEO Tomas Johnsson said while the […]

Business

business nigeria
Business

Group predicts more global business in Nigeria

An integrated creative company, Ogilvy Group, says digitalisation will birth emergence of more global companies in Nigeria’s business landscape. Abdussamad Abdurrahman, Media Manager, Ogilvy Nigeria, quoted Paul Donnell, the Chief Executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Ogilvy Group, as saying. Ogilvy is a WPP company listed on the American Stock Market (NASDAQ:WWPGY) with 131 offices in 83 countries. […]

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