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Cuddly croc forces passenger off flight

Ryanair Cuddly croc forces passenger off flight

A passenger was forced off a Ryanair flight from Rome to Milan because she refused to move her metre-long plush crocodile which was blocking an emergency exit, airport sources said Wednesday. ...

News from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly

News from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly

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Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 30 November 2007 – The 17th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly ratified the inclusion of new Members, underscoring the ever increasing support of the ...

Earthquake - Martinique tourism Industry Unscathed

Martinique International Airport is open; hotels report no damage Earthquake - Martinique tourism Industry Unscathed

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A strong earthquake measuring 7.4 magnitude, according to the US Geological Survey, struck near the French Caribbean island of Martinique Thursday, causing at least one death.

An ...

'None survive' Turkey plane crash

'None survive' Turkey plane crash

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'None survive' Turkey plane crash

All 56 people on board a passenger plane which crashed in the early hours in south-western Turkey have died, the airline's chief executive has said.

Wolfgang;'s News from Africa

Wolfgang;'s News from Africa

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome

HTTI RETURNS TO TOURISM MINISTRY : The Ugandan national hotel and tourism training institute will, effective 30th November, return to the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry.

Will consumers acknowledge the Commonwealth Tourism Centre?

Will consumers acknowledge the Commonwealth Tourism Centre?

Stéphane Hanot

Beside established institutions such as UNWTO, WTTC or PATA, another institution for the development of tourism, the Commonwealth Tourism Centre emerged as a new international forum for tourism ...

Expedia set to conquer China

Expedia set to conquer China

By Unal Basusta

Expedia Corporate Travel announced plans to launch service in China through a strategic partnership with eLong.com.

It's paradise lost as tourists flock to Shangri-La

It's paradise lost as tourists flock to Shangri-La It's paradise lost as tourists flock to Shangri-La

Shangri-La, China ­ - For decades, this town's name has evoked an earthly idyll, where wisdom, love, and peace reigned in a hidden mountain valley.

Talk about paradise lost; Shangri-La is ...

Annapolis seeks to turn fame into tourism dollars

Experts warn against high expectations in wake of conference Annapolis seeks to turn fame into tourism dollars

Historic. Picturesque. Quaint. Charming.

The chattering classes that descended on Annapolis for the Middle East peace conference relied on such doting adjectives as much as video images of ...

Maharaja Chhatrasal museum MP to develop Chhatrasal museum as tourist site

The Madhya Pradesh government has submitted a proposal before the Centre for developing the famous Maharaja Chhatrasal museum in Chhatrapur district as a "complete destination venue for tourists". ...

Tourists encounter frightened dolphins: Scientist

Tourists encounter frightened dolphins: Scientist Tourists encounter frightened dolphins: Scientist

Most visitors to Lovina beach in Buleleng, in the northern part of Bali, are there for the dolphins.

Tourists generally make the trip out to the beach in June, July or August, when the ...

Vietnam OKs 1st privately owned airline

Vietjet Vietnam OKs 1st privately owned airline

Vietnam's prime minister has agreed to license the nation's first privately owned airline, the government said in an announcement on its official Web site.

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Co. ...

FBI questions airline passenger who said "bomb"

FBI questions airline passenger who said "bomb" FBI questions airline passenger who said "bomb"

A man accused of mentioning the word "bomb" to a flight attendant aboard a flight from Seattle, was being questioned Wednesday by the FBI.

Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Amanda Tobin Bielawski ...

Global travel hampered by slow US reaction to security 'hassles'

Global travel hampered by slow US reaction to security 'hassles' Global travel hampered by slow US reaction to security 'hassles'

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for the White House and congressional politicians in the United States to take more aggressive short-term action to mitigate air ...

Dialysis tourist told by airline ‘We’re sorry’

Ryanair Dialysis tourist told by airline ‘We’re sorry’

AN airline which left behind a kidney patient’s dialysis supplies apologised today.

But Ryanair says its reservations centre was not notified in advance of Colin Price’s flight from ...

Towering wooden moose planned as Swedish tourist attraction

Towering wooden moose planned as Swedish tourist attraction Towering wooden moose planned as Swedish tourist attraction

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - With little to attract tourists, a region in northern Sweden is pinning hope on a truly gargantuan wooden moose.
When completed, the 45-meter (148-foot) tall, 47-meter ...

From dog massages to personal scents

Outrageous Hotel Perks From dog massages to personal scents

When Phoenix Suns’ guard Steve Nash decided a tattoo was the perfect souvenir of his Tahitian vacation, travel agent Gail Bradley, with help of a concierge, found a local, reputable tattoo ...

Hawaiian Air buying 24 Airbus jets for $4.4B

Hawaiian Air buying 24 Airbus jets for $4.4B Hawaiian Air buying 24 Airbus jets for $4.4B

Travelers will have more options for nonstop service to distant Asian and European cities as Hawaiian Airlines updates its fleet with as many as 24 new Airbus wide-body jets over the next 15 ...

Airline menus displayed on university website

Airline menus displayed on university website Airline menus displayed on university website

Thomas Steinmetz

It's a common gripe among air travellers: airline food is bad and seems to get worse year after year. But has it really gone downhill in the past 50 years?

There's a new tool to help answer ...

Japanese tourist shot dead in Cebu City

Japanese tourist shot dead in Cebu City Japanese tourist shot dead in Cebu City

A Japanese tourist was killed in an ambush in Cebu City Tuesday, police said.

Hiroshi Kosaka, 49, was on his way to the airport for an early morning flight to Manila when he was shot by two ...

A tourist magnet ... if it weren't in Iraq

Officials are trying to lure visitors to bustling Irbil and Iraqi Kurdistan. The masses have yet to arrive... A tourist magnet ... if it weren't in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq – The market near the heart of this rambling Iraqi town is a maze of commerce and constant bustle, a quintessential Middle Eastern souk where almost anything sellable is for ...

Singapore PM urges ASEAN to liberalise aviation

Singapore PM urges ASEAN to liberalise aviation Singapore PM urges ASEAN to liberalise aviation

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should take "bold steps" to achieve a single aviation market by 2015, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Thursday.

Go! lawsuit won’t calm Hawaii airline industry

Mesa Air Group will have to pay Hawaiian Airlines $80 million in a breach of confidentiality suit. Go! lawsuit won’t calm Hawaii airline industry

THE prospect of higher interisland air fares has constantly hovered on the horizon even as Mesa Air Group's go! jumped into the Hawaii market last summer with an aggressive pricing line that ...

No tourists allowed at DRC park

No tourists allowed at DRC park No tourists allowed at DRC park

Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo nature officials have prohibited scientists and tourists from entering Virunga National Park, home of the mountain gorilla, due to escalating unrest in the ...

British tourists turn their backs on America

Lure of the cheap dollar fails to prevent a fall in UK visitors to the US British tourists turn their backs on America

Fewer Britons are visiting the United States than in the year 2000, despite an exchange rate that makes holidays much better value than they were then.

This week, when the pound rose to ...

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