Terrorism News

Suspect shot at Louvre, Paris

Suspect shot at Louvre, Paris

3rd Feb 2017 Tourism News

Parisian security officials have launched a major security operation after an incident at the Louvre. A French soldier on guard at the museum opened fire on a suspected attacker.

Passengers released from hijacked plane in Malta

Passengers released from hijacked plane in Malta

23rd Dec 2016 Airline News

Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat has confirmed all 111 passengers and all seven members of crew have been released from an Afriqiyah Airways flight hijacked earlier. The Airbus A320 was diverted and forced to land at Malta International Airport at 11:32 local time.

Lorry driven into Christmas market in Berlin leaves 12 dead

Lorry driven into Christmas market in Berlin leaves 12 dead

20th Dec 2016 Tourism News

A “probable terrorist attack” in German capital Berlin has left 12 people dead and a further 48 injured. A suspect is believed to have deliberately driven a lorry into a crowded Christmas market in the centre of the city. The driver of the lorry has been detained, with reports suggesting he is an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker.

Jordan urges calm following terror attack

Jordan urges calm following terror attack

Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, the managing director of the Jordan Tourism Board, has counselled tour groups are still running as scheduled following a terror attack in the country over the weekend. “Visitors continue to fly into our airports and we do not expect this incident to affect the tourism sector as Jordan remains to be an oasis of calm in a turbulent region,” said Arabiyat.

Terror attack at Ataturk Airport, Turkey

Terror attack at Ataturk Airport, Turkey

28th Jun 2016 Airline News

A total of 41 people are now known to have died during a suicide bomb attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Some 13 of those killed are believed to be foreign nationals, while a further 239 people were injured in the attack. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday evening.

Brussels Airport set to reopen following terror attacks

Brussels Airport set to reopen following terror attacks

1st Apr 2016 Airline News

Zaventem airport in Brussels is expected to reopen this evening as emergency repairs are completed. The airport has been closed since March 22nd when two suicide bombers detonated explosives in the departures hall. The airport is expected to operate at around 20 per cent of capacity when it reopens.

Passengers freed as EgyptAir hijacker surrenders to police

Passengers freed as EgyptAir hijacker surrenders to police

29th Mar 2016 Airline News

The hijacking of an EgyptAir flight forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus has ended peacefully with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering. A number of passengers and crew had earlier been freed from a hijacked plane has sat on the runway at the airport.

‘Many’ feared dead following Brussels explosions

‘Many’ feared dead following Brussels explosions

22nd Mar 2016 Airline News

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel has said “many” people are feared dead following a series of explosions in the capital Brussels. Two explosions struck Zaventem airport on the outskirts of the city early this morning, with a third following an hour later at the Maalbeek metro station.

Gunmen attack tourist hotels in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Gunmen attack tourist hotels in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

14th Mar 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

As many as two dozen people have been killed in Grand Bassam, a coastal city in Côte d’Ivoire. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for the attacks, with centred on three hotels in the Grand Bassam beach resort area. Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara confirmed two special forces soldiers died during the assault, along with as many as 22 tourists.

Gunmen take hostages at Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali

Gunmen take hostages at Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali

20th Nov 2015 Hotel News

Special forces have stormed a hotel in Malian capital Bamako in an attempt to end a siege by gunmen. As many as ten attackers are holding 170 people hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city. The property is popular with international business travellers, flight crews and Malian visitors.

Arrests following Tunisia terror attack

Arrests following Tunisia terror attack

2nd Jul 2015 Tourism News

Tunisian security forces have arrested 12 suspects following a terrorist attack in the resort town of Sousse on Friday. Officials said they were still hunting for two people, both of whom are suspected of having trained in Libya with the gunman who killed 38 people.