Hawaii Tourism to benefit from added air monitoring stations for Big Island vog

The Kilauea eruptions on the Island of Hawaii are slowly subsiding, but are still ongoing, and many tourists have questions about the air quality, also known as Big Island vog (volcanic smog). To address the issue of air quality, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will install 10 additional permanent air quality monitoring stations to measure fine particles (PM2.5) and sulfur…

Las Vegas McCarren Airport terminal plunged into darkness

A power outage at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, today, June 13, 2018, caused delays at checkpoints and to ticketing and gate operations, as well as backlogs at baggage collection areas, the airport said. The power outage lasted about an hour and affected Terminal 1 and a few concourses. Vegas is known for its lights – the neon alone is world famous on the strip. So, having an expectation that NV Energy is reliable is a given, and rightly so. It has one of the…

Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Thackurdeen v. Duke University, No. 1:16CV1108 (M.D.N.C. 2018) wherein “Plaintiffs Roshni Thackurdeen and Raj B. Thackurdeen filed the present action, individually, and as co-administrators of their late son’s estate. During the spring of 2012, their son, Ravi Thackurdeen, died while a student enrolled in the Global Health and Tropical Medicine Program…a college study abroad program, in Costa Rica. However, while attending the Global Health Program, he was enrolled at Duke (University) and OTS (Organization for…

Thailand Tourism Authority opens office in Toronto, Canada

Around 150 guests including Canadian travel companies, travel media, guests from the business community later attended an evening reception which featured a live music performance by famous Thai saxophonist, Mr. Koh Saxman, a demonstration of fruit and vegetable carving, and making of artificial flowers and carps from palm leaves. All this to celebrate the The […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

New collaboration to develop expertise for sustainable tourism management

European Tourism Association (ETOA) and the Network for European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism (NECSTouR) signed strategic partnership agreement in Barcelona. The agreement underscores the significance of coordinated action at the regional and local levels throughout Europe in the long-term interests of destinations and the visitor economy. Areas for collaboration will include project partnerships, […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

6.2 quake strikes off Russia coast

6.2 quake strikes off Russia coast Click to read the full article 6.2 quake strikes off Russia coast