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Hong Kong Makes COVID-19 Testing Easy as Using a Vending Machine

Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2020 0

Hong Kong is diligently working to make it as simple as possible for people to test for COVID-19 as they go about their days using ... Read More

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Designed for the New Normal

Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2020 0

Hong Kong’s can-do spirit and love of life have not been dampened in any way by the pandemic, and this shows in the production of ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Board Opens New 360° Hong Kong Moments

Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2020 0

Right next to the city in Hong Kong, nature is closer than one might think. Shining a light on this perhaps unknown wonder, the Hong ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Preparing for International Travel

Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2020 0

A spotlight is shining on concerted efforts by Hong Kong Tourism Board public and private sectors in preparation for tourism revival in the post-pandemic city. ... Read More

Three ways you can help during hurricane season 2020

Chief Assignment Editor- July 24, 2020 0

For those living in areas susceptible to hurricanes, the annual hurricane season is an anxious time. However, the ongoing 2020 COVID-19 crisis is likely to ... Read More

Kalashnikov cab? Russian assault rifle maker goes into electric taxi business

Chief Assignment Editor- August 10, 2019 0

The Kalashnikov Group of Companies has presented the UV-4 electric car for the taxi market at the 7th International Eurasian Taxi Forum (MEFT) staged in ... Read More

Russia thanks Ukraine for allowing Russian aircraft in its airspace during thunderstorm

Chief Assignment Editor- August 9, 2019 0

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has welcomed Kiev’s decision to allow a Russian aircraft to enter Ukraine’s airspace to avoid a thunderstorm. “Great news! Thank you!” ... Read More

US travel posts worst overall performance in nine months

Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2019 0

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.4% year-over-year in June, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) — travel’s worst ... Read More

Profit for Lufthansa Group collapses in deep red

editor- August 2, 2019 0

by Mario Masciullo, special to eTN In the second quarter of 2019, the Lufthansa (LH) Group profit fell to -70% (about 226 million euros). The ... Read More

African Tourism Board has a message to the world: You have one more day!

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 29, 2019 0

The African Tourism Board gives the travel and tourism industry in the world until July 31 midnight to become a founding member. The soft launch ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 29, 2019 0

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

Russia: Foreigners committed 19,000 crimes in country in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor- July 29, 2019 0

Foreign citizens have committed nearly 19,000 crimes in Russia since the beginning of this year, the Russian Interior Ministry reported. “Foreign citizens and stateless individuals ... Read More

Garlic got visitors shot in California mass shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 29, 2019 0

Loving garlic was the death sentence for five visitors at the famous  Gilroy Garlic Festival 80 miles north of San Francisco.  The sound of multiple ... Read More

Bail denied for ZImbabwe Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira

editor- July 29, 2019 0

Zimbabwe Tourism Minister  Prisca Mupfumira today had to abandon her Prado, Cruiser, Benz, to fit into the prison truck. Just a couple of days ago ... Read More

Shifting from Boeing to Airbus may be the new trend in the United States Aviation market

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 29, 2019 0

United, American and Delta Airlines may not follow President Trump push for America First and may shift from Boeing to the European airline manufacturer Airbus. ... Read More

South Korea and Japanese Tourism ruled by history: Japan is worried!

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 18, 2019 0

Japan and South Korea are people of a similar mentality and outlook on life. Both nations are conservative in one way and progressive in another ... Read More

Xinjiang means beautiful scenery for tourists and concentration camps for local minorities

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 17, 2019 0

Armed police and frequent checkpoints have not dampened the flow of holidaymakers visiting the region, which in 2018 saw a 40 percent increase in visits ... Read More

Desperate mayday by American climber injured on Mount Himlung in Nepal

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 17, 2019 0

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

Forget fake Rolex, how about fake Ferrari or Lamborghini?

Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 0

A father and son duo of Ferrari fraudsters have been busted for selling fake sports cars, for between $45,000 to $60,000 each, from their workshop ... Read More

Global Rescue: Tourist’s Life Saved after Inhaling Mysterious Airborne Bacteria in Namibia          

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 16, 2019 0

Scott Garrett no longer leaves the country without his Global Rescue membership card in his wallet. Garrett’s incredible story about a life-threatening illness on safari ... Read More

Reopening of early pyramids is good news for Egypt Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz- July 16, 2019 0

Egypt Tourism has good news. Two of its earliest pyramids located 40 km south of Cairo are scheduled to re-open for the first time since ... Read More

ZImbabwe Tourism Authority on a employee firing spree

editor- July 16, 2019 0

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has given immediate termination notice to 38 employees, saying it is adopting a leaner, more efficient and cost-effective human resource ... Read More

U.S. consulate in Hong Kong issues warning to visitors: Legislator Building under attack

Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2019 0

The Hong Kong Legislator building is under attack. The U.S. consulate today warns American visitors in Hong Kong to avoid major areas in Hong Kong. ... Read More

List of LGBTQ Pride events: Much of the world celebrates, some are not allowed

Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2019 0

World Pride came home to celebrate in New York, where it all began.  The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members ... Read More

First Virgin Hotel in UK major selling points are more than 1000 years old

Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2019 0

The first Virgin Hotel in the UK owned by Sir Richard Branson has a major selling point before it’s even constructed. The opening of Virgin ... Read More

Report: Boeing outsourced 737 MAX software development to $9/hr subcontractors

Chief Assignment Editor- June 30, 2019 0

Boeing has been outsourcing software development to newly graduated programmers employed by third-party software developers – including Indian HCL Technologies Ltd and Cyient Ltd – ... Read More

The Tsar Gold Arctic Train from St. Petersburg to Norway

Juergen T Steinmetz- June 27, 2019 0

Russia has launched its first train service from St Petersburg through remote Arctic regions to Norway. The service made its debut journey last week with ... Read More

IATA statement on Boeing 737 MAX safety controversy

Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2019 0

IATA is taking a stand in the Boeing MAX controversy and issued this statement today: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state aviation safety ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX safety inspectors replaced by robots?

Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2019 0

Two airline crashes, hundreds of passengers dead, but the concerns about Boeing and their B737 MAX is not getting resolved. Even more safety dangers were ... Read More

Tourism must deliver greater benefit to all

Juergen T Steinmetz- June 24, 2019 0

Tourism now dominates most Caribbean economies, drawing huge numbers of visitors and wealth into the region. Despite this, many of those who work in or ... Read More