Author Archives: Rijuta Chatterjee

United Airlines to raise the limit to $10,000 for bumped travellers on overbooked flights

United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger …

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Giant 3-foot-long rabbit dies on United transatlantic flight

United Airlines gets another blow after a giant and healthy rabbit died in an intercontinental flight.   According to the media reports, animal breeder Annette Edwards from Stoulton, United Kingdom, said her 10-month-old, three-foot-long continental rabbit named Simonwas being transported …

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AHIC 2017 Awards celebrate two respected leaders of the budget and mid-market hospitality

On the final day of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2017 (AHIC), being held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai,H.E. Sheikh Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Action Hotels and Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai, were announced …

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Uber to test its first flying taxi in 2020

By 2020, Uber wants to have its first public demonstration of its network of electric planes that would ferry passengers at 150 m.p.h through urban skies to their destinations.   To reach its ambitious goal in the next few years, …

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Spanish hotels could scrap all-inclusive holidays to Spain after ‘fraudulent’ claims

Spanish hoteliers could increase all inclusive prices for British holidaymakers or pull out of the volume of ‘fraudulent’ sickness claims.   Rogers & Co, a law firm that acts on behalf of the insurance industry, said Spanish hotels may increase …

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Airlines in Mexico to face stiff penalties for delayed or cancelled flights

The Mexican Government is on the verge of passing a new law that will impose stiff fines on airlines when they are at fault for delayed or canceled flights.   Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) has already voted …

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Discovery to build $1 billion theme park in Costa Rica

The Costa Rica government announced that Discovery Communications, owner of Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, will build a $400 million theme park in the island nation.   The park, which is anticipated to open in 2020 in the province of …

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American Airlines suspends flight attendant after altercation with passenger

A male flight attendant of American Airlines has been suspended after being accused of hitting a woman with a stroller, just missing the baby in her arms, in the latest shocking incident. The episode was captured, in part, on video. …

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Customer satisfaction-based pay scheme to be introduced by United Airlines

United Airlines is planning to introduce a customer satisfaction-based pay scheme, two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one of its planes.   The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become …

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Popular Mexican destinations may rise their lodging tax

In a highly popular area of Mexico, hotel operators may soon have to deal with an increase in the lodging tax.   Andrea Lolito, vice president of the Hotel Association of the Riviera Maya, lamented that the government seeks to …

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One dead in possible ‘terror attack’ at Paris’ iconic location

At least one police officer was killed and two others were injured on Thursday during an attack at the Champs-Elysees, an iconic tourist attractions of Paris.   According to the media reports, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henri Brandet said that …

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Giant iceberg becomes tourist hotspot for Canada

Canada has got a new tourist attraction, and tourists are flocking to the town of Ferryland to see the behemoth iceberg that has grounded just off shore.   The town has a prime view of “Iceberg Alley” – so called …

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European Blue Growth Report welcomed by MedCruise

Detailing its Blue Growth Strategy in 2012, the European Commission has intended to provide a driver to Europe’s welfare and prosperity, and for sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.   A recent report by the …

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Mexican buyers are introduced to Sao Paulo by SPCVB with the support of Embratur

From April 3 to 6, the Sao Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPCVB), with the support of the Brazilian Institute of Tourism (Embratur), concluded yet another stage in a partnership with the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau (OFVCGDL), to promote …

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Euston station evacuated after track fire, causes train disruptions

One of London’s busiest rail stations, Euston, was evacuated after a power cut caused a track side fire leaving trains in chaos for the rest of the day.   Network Rail said the fire, near South Hampstead, north London, damaged …

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Google Earth rolls out its biggest update with stunning 3D features

In its latest update, Google Earth has introduced a new feature called “Voyager”.  No longer will you be limited to only exploring places you’ve heard about, nor will you have to resort to randomly clicking on areas of the planet …

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August Home Inc. partners with HomeAway Inc. to provide smart home technology

A leading provider of smart locks and smart home access products and services, August Home Inc., is partnering with the world’s leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, HomeAway, Inc. Now it’s easier for hosts to give guests secure, …

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Southwest Airlines pilot arrested for carrying loaded gun

A Southwest Airline co-pilot had been arrested at Albany International Airport in upstate New York on Monday after he allegedly attempted to carry a loaded handgun through security onto his flight to Chicago-Midway Airport.   The unnamed officer tried to …

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United Airlines changes policy following backlash after forcibly removing passenger

United Airlines, which faced intense backlash over violently dragging off a passenger due to flight being overbooked, has again made another policy change aimed at preventing such incident.   The airline said it would ensure that off-duty crew travelling on …

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AFAR launches latest technology tool Trip Planner

AFAR has introduced its newest tool, Trip Planner, in its mission to inspire, enable, and guide discerning travelers to deeper, richer, and more fulfilling experiences.   AFAR’s Trip Planner is a significant step towards fulfilling the company’s vision of seamlessly …

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