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Warning – ITALY – Sicily – 3 smaller earthquakes also registered around the Mt. Etna volcano eruption. Situation being reviewed by SAC company managing Catania airport as ash was a risk to flights and its air space remains closed. The lava flow down one side of the mountain is visible from Catania and Taormina, a […]

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JORDAN – Amman – Royal Jordanian airline cancels 6 flights and delays five others as heavy snow blocked the main highway leading to the Queen Alia International Airport.

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TURKEY – Countrywide – Heavy snowfall in Istanbul has led to Turkish Airlines cancelling 55 domestic and 26 international flights

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The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a […]

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INDONESIA – Countrywide – National police chief warns that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshipers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the Jakarta capital and other parts of the country following indications that militants were heading to areas they wished to target.

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways is looking at the data room of Alitaliaand is expected to take a decision on whether to invest in the troubled Italian carrier by Christmas, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Alitalia has just raised 300 million euros ($413 million) in a drawn-out capital increase which analysts said […]

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easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has put on sale six new Fearless Flyer courses to help nervous travellers across Britain overcome their phobia – including their first ever course in Northern Ireland. From spring 2014 the ‘Fearless flyer’ courses, which at £189 per person are amongst the most affordable in the UK, will return to […]

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C10 exhibition in Cannes – November 2014 Number one network in France in beverage dispensing and independent leader on its market, C10 will hold in Cannes a 6-days meeting of exception gathering suppliers, major brands and distributors of the whole territory. From November 6th to 11th, 2014

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Warning – SOUTH AFRICA – UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE – Johannesburg – The memorial service in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela is set to be one of the world’s biggest events and is expected to draw millions of mourners from around the globe. But concerns have been raised that events could descend […]

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Warning – LEBANON – Beirut – Security forces have been placed on alert ahead of the approach of winter storm system, Alexa, commencing today. The storm is forecast to bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and snowfall. Officials at Beirut’s airport advised travelers to arrive three hours in advance of their flight as a result of […]

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Following the recent demonstrations and today’s mass movement by the various anti-government groups, the Prime Minister has announced to dissolve the House of Representatives and also called for new elections, which will take place within 60 days as of today. We will continue to closely monitor the current situation. Our tours and excursions are operating […]

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Welcome to the official newsletter of the 7th World Future Energy Summit, to be held in Abu Dhabi from January 20-22, 2014. The adoption of renewable energies, energy efficiency and sustainable technologies is continuing apace as countries seek to diversify their energy mix and lower carbon emissions. Across the Middle East and North Africa, countries […]

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UKRAINE – Kiev – UPDATE : Protest leaders give President Yanukovych 48-hours to dismiss the govt as tensions continue to mount. Protesters blockading key govt buildings with cars, barricades and tents.

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The American National Christmas Tree was lit by American President Barack Obama amid dreary weather to make the undaunted spirit of the American people light up and welcome the season of festivity and joy. President Obama also reminded all of the Nelson Mandela the beloved South African leader who died yesterday, 06.12.13. He offered his […]

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Tumultuous weather continues continue to disrupt normal life in southwest US. Freezing rain coupled with strong winds forced closure of schools and businesses. The freezing conditions are expected to last through the weekend. According to reports, 4 people died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area. Extreme weather conditions also forced the cancellation of […]

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Abu Dhabi will be the venue for the final race in the Formula 1 calendar next year, the World Motor Sport Council confirmed on Wednesday. F1 officials met in Paris to finalise the calendar for 2014 and said the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi will take place on November 23, replacing Brazil as the season-ending […]

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MUST-DO: Effective immediately Dec. 6th 2013 till further notice, New Security Measures are being applied at Beirut International Airport. Authorities are requesting all passengers to be present at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight departure time.

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Travel News of the Day: • Britain braces for biggest storm on six decades • Hurricane Xaver Imminent to Hit Northern Germany • KLM Flights Cancelled as Europe braces for heavy storm

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YEMEN REPUBLIC – Sanaa – UPDATE : Higher Security Committee confirms that 52 doctors and nurses were killed, 162 injured in Thursday’s suicide attack on the Ministry of Defence in the heart of the capital. Foreign doctors and nurses are reported to be among those killed.

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Germany is preparing to face a violent winter storm, which may well be the worst storm the north has seen since the 1960′s. This could result huge waves and wind speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour. Meteorologist Thomas Ruppert from state weather service DWD said thursday morning would see wind up to force […]

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Warning – FINLAND – Helsinki – Light sleet on Thursday evening and blowing snow on Friday from a storm system. Monitor the news and expect travel delays due to winter weather conditions – Warning – NORWAY – Oslo – Snow and powerful winds expected on Thursday. Monitor the news and expect travel delays due to […]

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Warning – GERMANY – Northern – High winds over 100 kph are expected across northern Germany on Thursday, from a storm system. Monitor the weather network as travel delays possible from winter weather conditions

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NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam – Powerful winds from a storm system is expected on Thursday. Monitor the news and expect travel delays due to winter weather conditions.

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Warning – DENMARK – Copenhagen – Powerful winds from a storm system is expected on Thursday and into Friday. Monitor the news and expect travel delays due to winter weather conditions.

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The British Met Office last night has issued a severe weather warning for much of the country on Thursday. Forecaster Dan Williams predicted that the country could see isolated snow showers before the weekend as temperatures plunge from tomorrow.The Met Office said, “Warm air crossing the Atlantic will encounter very cold Arctic air which will […]

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SICILY: Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, which has been erupting from time to time during the last couple of weeks, erupted again on Monday night, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain’s slopes. The volcano has been wreaking damage to its surrounding areas with each eruption. Media reports said volcanic ashes fell on […]

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Warning – Chicago, IL – Due to WEATHER / LOW VISIBILITY, departure traffic destined to Chicago OHare International Airport (ORD) will not be allowed to depart until at or after 8:30 am.

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Amazon is currently testing delivering packages using drones, its CEO said during a television interview on Sunday. Jeff Bezos revealed on American television station CBS that the drones would be able to deliver packages up to 2.3 kg, representing 86% of what Amazon delivers. “I know this looks like science fiction. It’s not,” said Bezos […]

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TUNISIA – Countrywide – A Tunisia general strike is being planned for Dec 12, that will include transportation, airlines and airports

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NIGERIA – Maiduguri – A 24-hour curfew has been imposed after a major attack. Local civilian airport has also been closed as a result of the attack.   Hundreds of suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked a military airbase and other targets in north-eastern Nigeria, eyewitnesses said. Several areas of the city of Maiduguri were […]

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Warning – YEMEN REPUBLIC – Sanaa – There are reports that the Civil Aviation and Meteorological Authority unionized employees have commenced an unannounced strike today and to continue until December 3. Recommended to reconfirm flights if travelling today and until December 3.

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Warning – THAILAND – Bangkok – A curfew has been declared effective from 10.00 p.m. on Sunday Dec 1. until 05.00 a.m. on Monday Dec 2., throughout Bangkok and its outlying areas. The public are suggested not to go out on the Bangkok streets and the capital’s outlying areas during the curfew period. The curfew […]

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Warning – PORTUGAL – Lisbon – EasyJet pilots in Portugal announce they intend to strike over the Christmas-New Year’s period. Strike dates: December 13, 24, 26, 31 and January 1. Recommended to reconfirm flights with EasyJet if travelling on the above dates.

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