Tourism Terrorism News

Asia dominates Asia-Pacific tourism boom

Asia dominates Asia-Pacific tourism boom

1st Sep 2011 Press Release Tourism News

Preliminary results released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today showed that international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 grew by 6% year-on-year in June 2011.

US and UK terror alert over suspect cargo

29th Oct 2010 Press Release Airline News

British counter terrorism detectives are liaising with authorities in the United States amid reports of suspicious packages on cargo flights. Officials are investigating reports of several packages on aircraft in the US cities of Philadelphia and Newark, New Jersey. In the UK, parts of East Midlands Airport were closed earlier on Friday following the discovery of a suspicious package.

US and UK terror alert over suspect cargo

29th Oct 2010 Press Release Airline News

British counter terrorism detectives are liaising with authorities in the United States amid reports of suspicious packages on cargo flights. Officials are investigating reports of several packages on aircraft in the US cities of Philadelphia and Newark, New Jersey. In the UK, parts of East Midlands Airport were closed earlier on Friday following the discovery of a suspicious package.

US ATA seeks to dampen travel fears

Officials at the United States Air Transport Association have moved to dampen fears over travel to Europe following the release of a travel alert. The body said it was “business as usual” for carriers operating transatlantic services, despite the issuance of the alert by the State Department.

US and UK issue Europe terrorism alert

US and UK issue Europe terrorism alert

4th Oct 2010 Tourism News

Both the US and UK have issued warnings to their citizens of a potential Al Qaeda terrorist threat in Europe, leaving tourism chiefs across the continent concerned this could prompt a travel slump. Though neither are formal warnings, some experts said they could still hurt a fragile European economy already struggling to recover from the financial crisis.

Terror alert forces BA jet to return to Heathrow

Terror alert forces BA jet to return to Heathrow

15th Feb 2010 Airline News

A British Airways jumbo jet was forced to return to Heathrow after a major terror scare, it has emerged today. The Boeing 747, which was bound for Mexico City, was more than halfway across the Atlantic last Friday when U.S. authorities barred it from entry into U.S. airspace due to “serious concerns” about one of its passengers.

Police storm plane at Heathrow in bomb threat

Police storm plane at Heathrow in bomb threat

10th Jan 2010 Airline News

Armed police arrested three men on a plane at Heathrow at the weekend amid fears of a terror threat. They swarmed the Dubai-bound Emirates plane as it was taxiing on the tarmac before take-over, and removed the three suspects.

Heathrow to deploy full body scanner

Heathrow to deploy full body scanner

4th Jan 2010 Airline News

Heathrow is to become the first of BAA’s six UK airports to install full body scanner. The airport operator said the scanners would be in place “as soon as practically possible”.