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The Deadly New Prarie Hotel in Chicago is scene of a city with 41 shot over the weekend

The New Prarie Hotel in Chicago was the scene where 57-year-old George Bingham was shot on Saturday morning. His 24-year-old daughter was also shot and killed 30 minutes later. Ratings for this 1-2 star hotel could have not been worse. 10 months ago a tourist by the name of Shaneta posted a rating warning travelers […]

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All Russian airports to be checked for compliance with environmental regulations

Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, the country’s environmental watchdog, plans to inspect all airports across Russian Federation for compliance with environmental regulations in the wake of Sheremetyevo Airport’s discharge of untreated wastewater into a brook that flows into the Klyazma river, the watchdog’s head Svetlana Radionova said. “We understand what noise background […]

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Argentina hopes to attract more Chinese tourists with ‘Hilton Huanying’

Argentina is banking on “Hilton Huanying” program that derives from the Chinese word for “welcome”, to attract more Chinese tourism. The program is backed by research that revealed the preferences of today’s Chinese travelers, including starting the day with a traditional breakfast featuring a range of rice congee, steamed buns, shrimp dumplings and hard-boiled eggs, […]

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EU space agency: Europe’s GPS system fully offline since Friday

European Union’s space agency announced that a major technical error has caused Europe’s satellite navigation system to be fully offline since Friday, with most satellites powering the Galileo system broken. Europe’s Galileo system was built to replace the US’ GPS system but, since the outage, users are automatically being switched back to the US positioning […]

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Canadian airline passengers have new rights starting today

Starting today, passengers have new rights under the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) Air Passenger Protection Regulations when they travel by air. The new regulations, a major CTA regulatory initiative, require airlines to meet certain obligations towards passengers, such as: •communicating to passengers, in a simple, clear way, information on their rights and recourses and regular […]

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Thailand’s Prime Minister declares end of military rule

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha formally resigned as the head of Thailand‘s military government on Monday, saying the country would now function as a normal democracy after five years of military rule. Prayuth stays on as PM with the backing of pro-military parties in parliament and a military-appointed upper house. In a televised address from Bangkok, […]

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African Tourism Board giant step into the UK market

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The Association of National Tourist Offices and Representatives  (ANTOR) recently joined the African Tourism Board as a member. At the same time, Representation Plus joined the fast-growing platform of the African Tourism Board. Alison Cryer, the founder of Representation Plus told eTurboNews: ” I strongly believe the best way for Africa to become a leading tourism […]

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Two visitors killed, 27 injured in Indian amusement park ride disaster

A ride full to its capacity snapped in half mid-air and crashed to the ground at an amusement park in Ahmedabad, India, killing at least two people and injuring dozens. The main shaft of the Discovery pendulum ride broke down just as it started gaining speed, sending everyone on board tumbling down. Disturbing videos from […]

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Huge earthquake strikes tourist hot spot in Indonesia

Earthquakes over a magnitude of 6 are big tremblers, and today, July 14, 2019, a 7.3 quake struck Indonesia, all within the Ring of Fire. Quakes this large can be felt at long distances. The earthquake took place 102 kilometers (63 Miles) north-northeast of Laiwui, Indonesia, and registered at 7.3 magnitude. The area of the […]

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Nine people killed in Sweden skydiving plane crash

According to Swedish emergency services, nine people were killed in a tourist plane crash in northern Sweden. The aircraft was being used by parachutists when it struck the ground some 6 kilometers southeast of Umeå, Swedish media reports. The plane crashed around 2pm local time and the cause of the incident is under investigation. The […]

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Reopening of early pyramids is good news for Egypt Tourism

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 1965. Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told reporters on Saturday that Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of them with mummies, in the […]

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Most ‘sobering’ countries for Russian tourists named

The latest study revealed that Russian tourists consume the least amount of alcohol in the UAE, with only 39% admitting drinking there. Tourists particularly noted the emirate of Sharjah, where alcohol is completely prohibited, and only those who have a government-issued license are allowed to possess hard liquors. Qatar took the second place in the […]

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One in two Germans says Islam is a threat

A new study by the German Bertelsmann Foundation found that half of Germans are wary of Islam. The pollsters blame the media for this state of affairs, adding that tolerance of other major religions in the country is much higher. In a Bertelsmann Foundation’ study on religious diversity, one-third of the respondents see Islam as […]

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26 killed, over 30 wounded in Somali hotel terror attack

Somali authorities say they have stopped an attack claimed by jihadist group Al-Shabaab on popular hotel in the Somalia’s port of Kismayo, but prominent public figures are among those killed. “The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed,” Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, said. A regional politician said […]

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Yeti Airlines passenger plane skids off the runway at Kathmandu airport

Nepalese Yeti Airlines plane with 69 people onboard, skidded off the runway at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Friday morning, according to local authorities. All passengers and crew members on the domestic flight were reportedly safe. An aircraft with a call sign 9N-AMM, which was flying from western city Nepalgunj, had runway excursion while […]

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Chaos in Paris: Illegal migrants storm famous tourist site, demand ‘papers’

Several hundred illegal migrants today stormed the Pantheon – a popular Paris tourist site and mausoleum, where the most renowned French national heroes, such as Voltaire or Victor Hugo, are buried. Undocumented illegals, calling themselves the ‘Black Vest’ protesters, flooded the Pantheon in Paris and demanded the right to remain in France. The protesters vowed […]

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FAA issues Tropical Storm Barry update

The Federal Aviation Administration is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry as it continues to move toward land. We are preparing facilities and equipment to withstand storm damage along the projected storm path so we can quickly resume disaster relief operations after it passes. The following guidance applies to travelers, drone users, and general aviation pilots […]

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Heathrow ‘disappointed’ in Unite members’ potential summer strike

Responding to reports that some Unite members may take ‘industrial action’ over the summer holiday period, a Heathrow spokesperson said: “We are disappointed that Unite will be taking strike action. Following this decision, we will be implementing contingency plans that will ensure the airport remains open and operating safely throughout any coordinated action. We will […]

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ZImbabwe Tourism Authority on a employee firing spree

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 base. The employees, from different departments and offices across the country, started receiving their termination letters on Tuesday afternoon. Zimbabwe has been in a terrible financial situation with an imploding […]

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13 killed, over 70 injured in Pakistan train crash

Officials in Pakistan‘s eastern city of Rahim Yar Khan said that 13 people were killed and over 70 injured in a passenger and freight train collision on Thursday morning. District Police Officer of Rahim Yar Khan Umar Farooq Salamat said that women and children were among the deceased. The official said that apparently the accident […]

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Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Hawaii with injured onboard

Air Canada flight AC33 had to make an emergency landing at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii, at 6:45 a.m. this morning, July 11, 2019 with several injured passengers onboard. There were a total 269 passengers and 15 crew members on the flight. The flight had departed from Vancouver, Canada, and was […]

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Mess with the bull… 7 people injured in Pamplona bull run

At least seven people were injured during Pamplona’s San Fermin bull running festival, one of whom was gored in the arm, the Red Cross reported. But the so-called veteran ‘runners’ protested at the lack of excitement at the event. The sit-down protest by several regular attendees took place Thursday morning at the start of the […]

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Instagram turns Russian power plant dump into ‘Siberian Maldives’

An unbelievably beautiful lake with electric blue water like at a tropical resort just popped up in the heart of Siberia. And Instagram ‘influencers’ are flocking to see it. Sadly, taking a dip is not an option as it’s the ash dump of a power plant. The stunning color is a result of a chemical […]

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The White House, Boeing, Qatar Airways, Iran Conspiracy explains why Trump loves the Amir of Qatar

In the presence of  U.S. President Donald Trump  and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar a signing ceremony between Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO, Mr. Kevin McAllister became centerstage of business and politics while Qatar […]

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Chaos at London’s Gatwick airport after all flights suspended

Britain’s second-busiest airport, London’s Gatwick, suspended all flights on Wednesday due to an air traffic control system problem. The closure of Gatwick’s runway, caused by a problem related to the control tower, began at 5.08pm. All incoming flights were diverted to other airports. The airport has re-opened at 7pm, after all flights were suspended for […]

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Ukraine to turn Chernobyl’s ‘Exclusion Zone’ into tourist attraction

New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree, envisioning the “development” of the areas affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, radiating a joyous picture of how the site of one of the largest man-made catastrophes will become a tourist attraction. Ukraine wants to turn the ghostly Chernobyl exclusion zone into a tourist magnet that […]

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Another Hawaii tourist contracts rat lungworm disease

The sixth case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed in an adult tourist who had visited the Big Island of Hawaii. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the State Health Department, this now makes a total of 3 cases of rat lungworm disease found in tourists and 3 found […]

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Changing priorities are impacting how and why Americans travel

The findings of 2019 Portrait of American Travelers survey were released today. The results paint a picture of rapidly changing priorities amongst travelers, driven by growing concerns over safety, the quick adoption of the new sharing economy and a more conscientious approach to travel. The world is changing quickly and, as a result, how and why […]

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737 MAX fiasco fallout: Airbus to overtake Boeing as world’s biggest plane manufacturer

Boeing has reported a 37 percent drop in deliveries for the first half of the year due to the prolonged grounding of its best-selling 737 MAX jets after two deadly crashes. US aircraft manufacturer supplied 239 planes from January through June, compared to 378 jets in the same period of 2018. Deliveries for the second […]

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Domestic and international travel demand expected to drag over next six months

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in May, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 113th straight month of overall expansion. While this is up slightly from April’s 3.0% overall growth, the Leading Travel Index (LTI) predicts travel growth will soften through November 2019 as all […]

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