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Warning – TURKEY – UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE – UK citizens advised that the first anniversary of the Gezi Park protests, which affected Turkey during summer 2013, is on 31 May. There have been calls on social media for protests to take place again in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. There may be demonstrations over the […]

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Warning – SOUTH AFRICA – CDN GOV’T TRAVEL CAUTION: – Canadians advised of new visa requirements. Some foreigners travelling to South Africa have not been going through the correct channels to obtain, change or extend their relevant visas, resulting in arrest and detention due to fraudulently issued visas. While in South Africa, you must go […]

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Warning – FRANCE – Corsica – Air France airport staff unionized with the Confederation Generale de Travail, call for a 24-hour walkout at Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport on May 31. Details

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It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname. Not every tree has a nickname, but ‘The President’ has earned it. This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall, and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. Imagine, this tree was already 1200 years old when Jesus walked the earth. Watch the […]

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Warning – UNITED KINGDOM – Countrywide – UK airlines are reviewing their schedules after ground handling staff across Italy announced plans to strike from 00:00am local time on Friday, May 30. Some flights from the UK to Italy have been cancelled. Reconfirm flight status with airline if travelling to Italy on May 30. Details

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  A 24-hour strike by Italian ground handlers has led to flight cancellations and disruptions. UK airlines have had to review schedules following an announcement from ground staff across Italy that they plan to strike from 00:00 local time on Friday 30th May.

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  New   C 29 May Countrywide – Authorities issue a decree informing tourists that leggings are not pants. The modesty drive launched is to make sure tourists know of basic modesty laws in preparation for the 2022 Football World Cup. Details

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Warning – CZECH REPUBLIC – West Bohemia – A flood warning is in effect through Thursday evening. Some rivers may flood. For the remainder of the Czech Republic, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening with torrential rains, damaging winds, and hail. Details

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An 5.3 earthquake has occurred 31 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic at 9:15 p.m. UTC. No tsunami watches or warnings issued at this time. For more information, visit: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00n6az15#summary

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UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE: – UK citizens advised that an outbreak of Ebola virus has been confirmed in south-eastern Guinea. There has also been a confirmed case in Sierra Leone, near the border with Guinea. If you travel to this region you should follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and […]

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May-2014

Warning – LIBYA – Tripoli-Update May 28th – US state department is sending a warship carrying around 1,000 marines and helicopters to Libya for any possible evacuation of American officials following its warning to American citizens to leave the country immediately. It warns against all but essential travel to Tripoli and against any travel outside […]

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May 26th: A 4th person also dies following the attack in the Jewish Museum of Brussels, with the perpetrator still remaining at large. Round-the-clock police protection ordered at all of Belgium’s synagogues, schools and cultural centres until attacker is caught.

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May-2014

Warning – UKRAINE – Donetsk – Flights suspended at the Sergei Prokofiev airport in the eastern city of Donetsk following an intervention by armed separatists. Several dozen men arrive in the early hours, demanding Ukrainian troops to withdraw from the airport. Details

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23 May – 25 May Countrywide – Strict security measures will be in place in the next couple of days in Cyprus as US Vice President Joe Biden visits the island. Biden to meet with President Anastasiades and other representatives of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities to discuss the progress of peace talks. Special […]

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Warning – IRAN – US GOV’T TRAVEL WARNING: – US citizens advised to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran. Stay current with media coverage of local events and carefully consider non-essential travel. Details

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Warning – THAILAND – Hong Kong/Thailand – Hong Kong cancels all tours to Thailand starting from Saturday, May 24th following the military coup. Red Travel alert issued by the Travel Industry Council. 6 of 8 travel groups scheduled to set off on Friday have also reportedly called off all their trips. Details

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Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has urged the kingdom’s civil aviation authority to speed up licensing approval for two foreign airlines to operate much needed domestic services. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in November approved the launch of two new airlines – Al Maha Airways, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, and privately owned Saudi […]

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The Ministry of Tourism for Lebanon has taken a careful stance in its positioning of the country following a negative perception relating to its location. Speaking to Arabian Travel News, Ministry of Tourism director general Nada Sardouk said: “There is a big difference in terms of the perception and what you see on the news […]

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I 1 Jun – 15 Jun Newark, NJ – Newark Intl’ Airport – Runway maintenance being scheduled from June 1 -15 and flights will operate at reduced capacity. Details C 1 Jun Las Vegas, NV – Hotel workers and bartenders plan to strike at nine downtown Las Vegas casinos next month if contracts aren’t reached. […]

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2 Jun Caracas – Italian airline Alitalia confirms that it is suspending service to Venezuela from Rome between the start of June and the end of October because of growing disputes over delays in repatriating revenue under the country’s currency controls. Details

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22 May – 25 May 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco – May 22-25. Details

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22 Jun Countrywide – Meridiana personnel to strike for 24-hours on Sunday, June 22nd from 00:00 to 24:00. Details 14 Jun Countrywide – Trenitalia personnel to strike for 24-hours on Saturday, June 14th, starting 21:00. Details 11 Jun Countrywide – ENAV air traffic controllers strike on June 11th from 12.30-4.30 pm Details 30 May Countrywide […]

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24 May – 25 May Amman – Pope Francis to visit Jordan May 24. The Pope will visit the King [Abdullah II] at the palace, he’ll celebrate a Mass in the stadium, and then he’ll have an encounter with refugees, orphans and disabled people at Christ’s baptism site in Jordan. Details

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Countrywide – Aer Lingus cabin crew served notice of a 24-hour strike to take place on May 30. Cabin crew members will place pickets at Dublin, Cork, and Shannon Airports for the duration of the stoppage. Dozens of flights into and out of each of these airports will likely be cancelled if no resolution can […]

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22 May Nealy 200 tonnes of dead animals recovered so far following the recent deadly floods. Health officials have begun spraying to try to prevent a plague of mosquitoes and outbreaks of decease. Details 22 May Serbia/Montenegro – Railway line linking Serbia to the Montenegrin port of Bar will remain unpassable for at least a […]

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The army chief has declared a coup to prevent further loss of life and prevent the conflict from further escalating. The Peace and Order Maintaining Command has now seized power from the caretaker government says the army chief on national television. All government agencies are to continue working normally. No weapons movements allowed. Foreign relations […]

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Warning – UNITED KINGDOM – London – London Underground could be completely shut down over the bank holiday weekend as staff prepare for another strike. The strike is due to start at midnight on Saturday and last the entire weekend until 8am on Tuesday. Because of health and safety concerns and to stop passengers being […]

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Warning – BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA – CDN GOV”T TRAVEL CAUTION: – Canadians advised that severe flooding and landslides affected many places throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina such as Doboj, Maglaj, Tuzla Canton, Brcko District, Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Brcko, Zavidovici, Prijedor and Bihac. Una, Sava, Vrbas and Bosna rivers have reached critical levels. Municipalities in the Republic of […]

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21
May-2014

Warning – UKRAINE – Countrywide – Tens of thousands of police and volunteers being deployed to maintain public order ahead of the presidential election on Sunday. 55,700 police forces and 20,000 volunteers being mobilized to guarantee security during voting while extra security measures will be taken in the eastern Donesk and Lugansk regions. Details

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More Great Coffee in Paris?!? It’s Too Good to Be True We can’t believe it either. Paris—once notorious for its watery, tasteless java—now has little coffee shops manned by hip, talented baristas popping up on every corner. We previously told you about three new places to visit in the French capital that were some of […]

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Do Cannes Like a Celeb: Where to Eat, Drink, and Mingle As per usual, there’s no shortage of star power at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival, with A-listers like Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, and Tommy Lee Jones among the attendees. But where do the stars hang out when they’re not on the red carpet? […]

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Warning – THAILAND – Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bangkok – The Royal Thai Army has invoked martial law throughout Thailand, effective 3:00 AM Tuesday May 20, 2014. According to a Royal Thai Army announcement, the military has assumed responsibility for maintaining peace and order. Martial law gives the military certain expanded authorities to ensure […]

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Please be informed that in view of the Strike Movement on May 21st at Beirut International Airport, the flight departure of AF 561 BEY-CDG will be exceptionally scheduled at 09:55 instead of 10:20

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Now all pre-screened Global Entry members can check-in at the Global Entry kiosks available at the U.S Customs and Border Protection facility, Abu Dhabi International Airport. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent […]

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20
May-2014

Warning – CROATIA – UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE:- UK citizens advised that due to heavy rains in the region, areas in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia have been flooded. Some roads are closed to traffic, and some border crossings to Bosnia and Herzegovina have been closed. You can find weather warnings on the Croatian […]

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Today the Royal Thai Army has imposed martial law and terminated the Centre for Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) by pulling all the centre’s forces to the newly established Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES). The CRES is now in command of the Royal Thai Police, all of the 3 armed […]

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20
May-2014

19 May – 20 May Countrywide – The Thai Army has declared martial law throughout the country. The Thai military is moving to take control of key areas of the capital Bangkok. Details 19 May – 22 May Bangkok – State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation to stop work from Thursday, May 22nd to pressure the […]

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24 May – 25 May Amman – Pope Francis to visit Jordan May 24. The Pope will visit the King [Abdullah II] at the palace, he’ll celebrate a Mass in the stadium, and then he’ll have an encounter with refugees, orphans and disabled people at Christ’s baptism site in Jordan. Details

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Pope Francis will arrive in the West Bank on May 25. He will meet with leaders of the Palestinian Authority, and then conduct a holy mass at Manger Square, an important city square in central Bethlehem. Details

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  The Holy Month of Ramadan will tentatively start on the 28th of June and end on the 27th of July. In the UAE: Restaurants, cafés and dining during Ramadan Throughout Ramadan, Muslims fast during the sunlight hours, which means that they do not eat or drink from the time the sun rises until it […]

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Warning – BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA – CDN GOV’T TRAVEL CAUTION: – Canadians advised that heavy rains in May 2014 have caused water levels in rivers to rise throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, and some have reached critical levels. A state of emergency has been declared in several cities. Canton Sarajevo and Tuzla have been most affected. Many […]

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Warning – TURKEY – CDN GOV’T TRAVEL WARNING: – Canadians advised that anti-government demonstrations, in response to a mine disaster in the western town of Soma, are being held in Istanbul, Ankara, and other large cities. Protests may continue to spread and escalate, as some have already become violent. Remain vigilant, especially in the evening, […]

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May-2014

Warning – KENYA – US TRAVEL WARNING: – US citizens advised of the risks of travel to Kenya. US citizens in Kenya, and those considering travel to Kenya, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas. The […]

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Warning – IRELAND – Countrywide – Aer Lingus cabin crew served notice of a 24-hour strike to take place on May 30. Cabin crew members will place pickets at Dublin, Cork, and Shannon Airports for the duration of the stoppage. Dozens of flights into and out of each of these airports will likely be cancelled […]

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Warning – New York City, NY – LaGuardia Airport – Due to weather, some arriving flights into La Guardia Airport, are being delayed an average of 1 hour and 25 minutes

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Warning – PHILIPPINES – 6.2 earthquake. 50km WSW of Alim. No immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning was issued. Possible aftershocks.

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From Beirut on LUFTHANSA To: Dusseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg,  .. at 85$ London, Copenhagen, Stuttgart, Nuremberg… at 90$ Marseille, Vienna… at 100$ Prices exclude Taxes & Agency Fees Sales Period: 15 – 22 May Travel Period: 01 – 30 Jun

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Warning – ITALY – Countrywide – UPDATE May 14 PM – Various 24 hours strikes on May 30 which are expected to impact air and rail travel in Italy; Air transport sector – 24 hours from 00:00–23:59 ; EASYJET flight attendants – 24 hours from 00:00–24:00 ; ALITALIA flight attendants – 4 hours from 12:00–16:00; […]

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Press Release of March 1st 2012. Interview with Ms. Zarema Plaksij, TTG MENA Media Reporter, Page 23 – Please click on the link: http://www.ttgmena.com/images/media/file/TTGMarch1.pdf

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…I am pleased to inform you that TTG Middle East & North Africa newspaper, is producing a report on Weddings and Honeymoons for the November 1 issue of the newspaper due to be distributed at the World Travel Market in London…. Have you witnessed a change in demands/trends from the MENA couple on the occasion […]

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