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http://www.eturbonews.com Global Travel and Tourism News with a touch on human rights Sat, 10 Jun 2017 04:58:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 127178008 http://www.eturbonews.com/156987/african-task-force-snares-syndicate-trafficking-ivory-asia http://www.eturbonews.com/156987/african-task-force-snares-syndicate-trafficking-ivory-asia#respond Sat, 10 Jun 2017 04:57:00 +0000

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In a landmark operation, a cross-border African task force has arrested 7 key players that smuggled 1 ton of elephant tusks from Uganda to Singapore via Kenya in one instance alone, and who are part of a syndicate responsible for the ongoing decimation of Africa’s elephants for the ivory trade, as well as other endangered […]

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The dangers of using your phone while walking were on full display when a phone-distracted woman tumbled head first into a huge hole in the sidewalk. The woman, who was strolling down Somerset Street in Plainfield, New Jersey, became distracted by her phone to such an extent that she failed to notice a huge, wide […]

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The United States has failed to comply with WTO rulings in the more than decade-long ongoing transatlantic battle over commercial aircraft subsidies. This was reported today by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Compliance Panel in the DS353 dispute (EU vs US), which relates to billions of dollars in subsidies granted to The Boeing Company. In […]

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Hyperloop One has unveiled nine possible routes for futuristic high speed travel across Europe, including a 90 kilometer journey across the Baltic Sea linking Estonia to Finland in just eight minutes. The ambitious projects shortlisted for the Hyperloop One Global Challenge were revealed at its Vision for Europe event in Amsterdam. The proposed routes span […]

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Airberlin announced in December 2016 that it had reached an agreement with Etihad Investment Company LLC for the sale of the shares it indirectly held in NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH. airberlin and Etihad have today confirmed that this sale will proceed at a time to be agreed and in a manner compliant with European Union regulations. […]

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WTTC’s recent Global Summit in Bangkok focused on the role of Travel & Tourism in driving sustainable development, asking how the sector can ‘transform our world’. With Travel & Tourism forecast to rise by 4% a year for the foreseeable future, and 1.8 billion international travelers expected by 2030, the sector’s transformative power in terms […]

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Travel & Tourism has thrived as a result of globalization. Its very existence relies on openness and movement across countries and regions, and it is spurred on by international trade. Yet events over the past year have reflected some pushback against such global principles. Discussions on stage at the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok centered […]

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The World Travel & Tourism Council’s recent Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand took as its theme ‘Transforming our World’ and sessions dissected the role, challenges and opportunities for Travel & Tourism to contribute to the global sustainable development agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Protecting environments, habitats and biodiversity is a fundamental part […]

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The need for leaders to stand up and be counted as individuals was a clear message from WTTC’s Global Summit in Bangkok. But going further than this, the need for the Travel & Tourism sector itself to recognise and relate to individuals was also a recurring theme. Travel & Tourism is at its heart a […]

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‘Transforming our World’ was the theme of WTTC’s Global Summit last month in Bangkok. Taking as its reference point the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030, the Summit set out to find out what it will take for Travel & Tourism to actively engage in and maximize its contribution to sustainable development. One clear […]

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