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Wacky new airline stunts

When Business Gets Tough... Wacky new airline stunts

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If your November travel plans include a flight out of Los Angeles, don't be surprised to find yourself standing behind a bald, tattooed human billboard.

Teen arrested after flight to Nashville

Handcuffs, Rope, Duct Tape... And "Hannah Montana" Teen arrested after flight to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A teenage passenger from California was arrested in Nashville for plotting to hijack a plane from Los Angeles to Nashville, the FBI said Friday.

FBI spokesman George ...

Urinating on Japanese tourist hits Fiji tourism badly

Fiji Urinating on Japanese tourist hits Fiji tourism badly

An incident in which a Fijian soldier urinated on a Japanese woman on a plane has ended up doing "untold damage" to Fiji, the country's main daily says in a strongly worded editorial ...

Tourist to pay $31,000 for death of four motorcyclists

New Zealand Tourist to pay $31,000 for death of four motorcyclists

(eTN) - An Austrian tourist who killed four motorcyclists and injured two others in a moment's carelessness says she will grieve with the victims' families for the rest of her life.

Speedboat overturns but 22 (including tourists) safe

Malaysia Speedboat overturns but 22 (including tourists) safe

Sandakan (eTN) - Twenty-two people, including 10 foreign tourists, were plucked from sea after the speedboat they were riding overturned near Pamaguan Island, about a 20-minute boatride from here, ...

Spike strip stops tourist

San Diego, CA Spike strip stops tourist

(eTN) - Officers used a spike-strip to stop a freeway driver who turned out to be, San Diego police said, a confused French tourist.

Popular Hawaiian tourist spot outsources native crafts

Hawaii Popular Hawaiian tourist spot outsources native crafts

(eTN) - A San Diego gift shop operator has drawn the ire of cultural watchdogs after ousting island artisans from one of Hawaii's most popular tourist attractions.

Rude awakening for tourists

South Africa Rude awakening for tourists

(eTN) - International visitors to South Africa's OR Tambo Airport were given a rude awakening after the words "F*** Y**" were displayed on all welcome sign boards, the Son reported on ...

Filipina tourist held for three weeks at airport on charges of 'romance'

Romance? In Israel? Forget About It Says Interior Ministry. Filipina tourist held for three weeks at airport on charges of 'romance'

(eTN) - A tourist from the Philippines was held in custody at Ben-Gurion International Airport for more than three weeks because the Interior Ministry feared she would conduct a romantic ...

Tourists Deterred By Hospital Waste Dumped in Ocean

Sierra Leone Tourists Deterred By Hospital Waste Dumped in Ocean

(eTN) - Two major Freetown government hospitals have been discarding potentially dangerous hospital waste, including used syringes, onto hospital grounds and into the ocean, the Concord Times ...

Iceland complains to US about treatment of tourist in New York

Shackled Tourist Iceland complains to US about treatment of tourist in New York

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (eTN) - Iceland's government has asked the U.S. ambassador to explain the treatment of an Icelandic tourist who says she was held in shackles before being deported from the ...

Passenger to sue airline over fire

Airline Passenger to sue airline over fire

(eTN) - A passenger is sueing PIA after claiming she was burned whilst evacuating a plane that caught fire in Islamabad.

In the incident, which was reported by Asian Image at the time. ...

Airline crew sick after flight

Airline Airline crew sick after flight

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (eTN) - An American Airlines crew was treated by paradmedics Saturday after they became sick when their plane landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International ...

Two men robbed two tourists at Suicide Cliff in Marpi Friday at noon

Saipan Two men robbed two tourists at Suicide Cliff in Marpi Friday at noon

(eTN) - The suspects took the victims' two wallets containing a total of $1,000 cash and other items. The robbers fled on board a Toyota car without a license plate.

As of press time ...

Tourists to Britain face new restrictions

UK Tourists to Britain face new restrictions

LONDON (eTN) - Tourists from outside the European Union face new restrictions including a sharp cut in the time they can stay here.

Under the new plans, expected to be announced this week, ...

Man nearly dies downing vodka at airport

Man nearly dies downing vodka at airport

BERLIN (eTN) - A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing two pints of vodka at an airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new rules about carrying liquids ...

Doubts Raised About Sinking Of Antarctic Cruise Ship M/S Explorer

Doubts Raised About Sinking Of Antarctic Cruise Ship M/S Explorer

(eTN) - More than two weeks after the ship M/S Explorer sank in Bransfield Strait off the coast of Antarctica, experts are questioning the official explanation of why the vessel sank.

German Prince to Invest in Tourism

Uganda German Prince to Invest in Tourism

(eTN) - German Prince Albrecht Zu Oettingen has expressed interest in investing in Uganda's tourism sector. The prince, who was invited by Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, recently described ...

Hotel chain offers free rooms for Marys and Josephs at Christmas

Hotels Hotel chain offers free rooms for Marys and Josephs at Christmas

LONDON (eTN) - A hotel chain Tuesday said it was offering couples called Joseph and Mary in Britain, Ireland and Spain free accommodation this Christmas on proof of marriage and name. ...

Tourist likely to face charges over death

New Zealand Tourist likely to face charges over death

(eTN) - A Hungarian tourist just weeks in New Zealand looks likely to face a charge of killing Onehunga salesman Ronald James Brown.

Mr Brown, 69, was attacked sometime between 9.30pm ...

Las Vegas FBI backing plan for Vegas mob museum

LAS VEGAS (eTN) - Las Vegas is building a museum about some of its founding fathers and most influential figures — guys with names like Bugsy, Lefty and Lansky.

The mob museum will stand ...

Space Out-of-this-world adventures

(eTN) - As the average Trekkie counts down to next year’s big-screen prequel, hardcore space fanatics are waiting patiently for the year 2010, when Virgin Galactic hopes to start sending the VSS ...

Dutch debate building Tulip Island in North Sea

AMSTERDAM (eTN) - The Netherlands wants to redraw the map of Europe - literally.

Dubai has built Palm Island. Now the world leaders in land reclamation are considering an island in the ...

Iran Gunman kills French tourist at bus terminal in central Iranian city

TEHRAN, Iran (eTN) - A French tourist was fatally shot at a bus terminal in a central Iranian city by a gunman suspected of armed robbery, state media said Monday.

The official IRNA news ...

Fire or heart attack killed tourist Did mountain fire kill tourist?

(eTN) - The elderly British tourist found dead after a fire on Table Mountain could have died of a heart attack, the doctor who did the post mortem examination conceded on Monday.

However, ...

Airports DHS Begins Collecting 10 Fingerprints From International Visitors at Washington Dulles International Airport

WASHINGTON (eTN) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport ...

Public tours of Michael Vick property attracts curious tourists

SURRY, Va. (eTN) - Sherry Walker descended the polished hardwood stairs and joined husband Ben in what used to be Michael Vick's den.

"The bathroom - oh my God! - has a fireplace. It's ...

Iguana invasion Florida island takes up arms against iguana invasion

MIAMI (eTN) - Florida's idyllic Gasparilla island has taken up arms against aggressive foreign intruders, but the Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas are putting up a tough fight, devouring landscaped ...

Pizza lockdown confuses tourist Those foreign microwaves, inscrutable they are.

(eTN) - Housekeeping staff at the Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook were called to help an American guest who complained she could not get her pizza out of the microwave.

It turned out she had ...

Tourist admits careless driving causing deaths

(eTN) - An Austrian tourist today admitted careless driving that killed four motorcyclists and injured two others in South Canterbury on Sunday.

Heike Schellnegger, 30, pleaded guilty to ...

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