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As the 'war' between the U.S. and terrorism broke out in North America, a small but pungent war broke out in Athens between air travel agencies and the world's airlines through their local International Air Transport Association's Bank Settlement Plan office, where all air travel...

UNWTO, WTTC on Deadly Bomb Attack in Bangkok

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have expressed their sadness and shock on the bomb attack that took place in the centre of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, 17 August.

Paris Attacks Prompt US to Tighten Visa Waiver Scheme

The United States announced that it plans to step up security by tightening its current visa waiver program, in the aftermath of the the November 13 Paris attacks.

EU Talks on Use of Passenger Data to Tackle Terrorism Underway

Negotiations over a proposal that would oblige airlines to hand over their passengers’ data to EU countries in order to help authorities fight terrorism and serious transnational crime are currently underway between EU bodies with an agreement expected by the end of the month.

IATA CEO: ‘Acts of Terror Will Not Get the Better of Us… Flying is a Force for Good in Our World’

Tony Tyler, the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), on Thursday encouraged travel as a response to recent acts and threats of terrorism.

Fear of Terror Prompts EU to Agree on Sharing PNR Data

The European Council and EU governments agreed last week to a provisional proposal for a directive that will once in effect oblige airlines to hand over their passengers’ data to EU countries upon arrival or departure in order to help authorities fight terrorism and serious...

EU vs Greece, Italy, Croatia over Failed Refugee Registration

The EU said it is taking legal action against three member states for failing to register the thousands of migrants entering Europe through their borders.

Greece May Risk Losing Visa-free Travel Rights to US

Greece is among five European countries that may have to face being ousted from the US visa waiver program if it doesn’t deal with the “crucial loopholes” in its security system, news magazine Politico reported on Thursday.

Ankara, Berlin Bombings Trouble Tourism Industry

A bomb explosion Tuesday morning in central Berlin, which killed a man in his car, and the Sunday night blast in Ankara leaving at least 37 dead and 125 wounded, has raised concerns in the tourism industry that violence may become a major hindrance to travel.

Dozens Dead in Brussels Bombings, Police Boost Patrols Across Europe

Police and terror squads are stepping up controls at major tourist destinations across Europe, including Athens, Germany, France, Italy, Britain, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, following the deadly terrorist attacks on Tuesday at Brussels international...

Brussels Attacks Spur Travel Alerts, Peak Security Globally

Tuesday’s fatal bombings in Brussels have spurred the immediate response of airport authorities across the globe and prompted travel advisories from several countries.

EgyptAir Skyjack Ends at Cyprus Airport, Culprit Surrenders

The seven-hour highjacking incident on EgyptAir Flight MS181 has come to an end at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus, after the perpetrator surrendered to authorities early on Tuesday, following negotiations. No one on board was hurt.

TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

Fritz Joussen, the new chief executive at travel giant TUI Group, will make the opening address at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London 2016.

Ansbach Blast, Munich Shooting Raise Fears in Germany

A bomb attack last night in the town of Ansbach, by a 27-year-old Syrian denied asylum left at least 12 wounded and comes after a mass killing last Friday in Munich, by an 18-year-old, which left nine dead and dozens injured, raising alarm in Germany, in view of the growing...

Commission Action Plan to Tackle Travel Document Fraud

In efforts to stem terrorism and organized crime and improve border protection and migration management, the European Commission has announced a new action plan aimed at enhancing the security of travel documents.

Christmas Marred by Terror after Berlin, Ankara Strikes

Less than a week before Christmas, and alarm is on red yet again across Europe after two terror strikes on Monday, in Ankara and Berlin left dozens injured or dead, including the Russian ambassador to Turkey.

World Leaders Unite, Condemn UK Attack

World leaders have come together after Wednesday's fatal attack outside Parliament in London, expressing their solidarity and concern.

Greece Condemns Deadly Paris Attack

“Democracy cannot be intimidated,” the Greek foreign ministry said in a message to the French people condemning the terror attack on Thursday, April 20.

Greece Decries Deadly Manchester Strike, ISIS Claims Responsibility

Greece has condemned a deadly terrorist attack that took place on the night of Monday, May 22, at the Manchester Arena in the UK.

Major Airlines Cut Travel Links with Qatar Amid Diplomatic Row

Several airlines, including Emirates and Etihad, have announced the suspension of all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday, June 6, until further notice.