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Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, 5 dead

A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico, triggering tsunami and warnings for the countries across Central America, killing five people.   Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador warnings have been issued in these areas.   It was …

  • British Airways introduces New Year celebratory offers

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    There is no better way to start the New Year than to travel to your favourite holiday destination with friends and family! So whether you are looking for breathtaking landscapes, relaxing beach escapes, fun-filled family holidays or even wild adventures, …

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  • Central and eastern US to face traffic disruption for winter storms

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Travelling may become a bit difficult in the Great Lakes as cold storm is said to reach northeast this weekend.   Snowfall in Upper Peninsula of Michigan will bring gusts of cold air. Snow will spread northward from Nebraska into …

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  • Qatar Airways expands services in the US

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the A350 and the first airline to land the A350 in the United States, achieved another milestone by being the first airline to offer a regularly-scheduled A350 service to the United States with its …

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  • Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record With More Than 42 Million Visitors in 2015

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Las Vegas continued its historic visitation growth, setting another new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time. This breaks last year’s record of 41.1 million, which was the first time the destination had ever topped 40 million. …

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  • Cuba expects record number of visitors in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Cuba is optimistic of welcoming record number of tourists this year, particularly from the United States, with their trips made easier by regular flights and ferry service. Cuba surpassed 3.5 million tourist arrivals in 2015.   In 2015, the number of foreign …

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  • Street Food City returns to Dine Out Vancouver Festival

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Now in its fifth year, Street Food City, Vancouver’s week-long annual “food truck pod,” returns January 16 to 24, as part of Dine Out Vancouver Festival.     Presented by Tourism Vancouver, StreetFood Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business …

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  • Violent volcanic eruption near Guatemala city disrupts flights

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Flights have been kept at bay as dramatic volcanic eruption at about 50 km from Guatemala City has been spewing columns of ash rain almost 7km (4m) into the sky along with lava.   Nearby communities have been asked to remain …

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  • Bombardier delivers its first Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan announced today the delivery and acceptance of the very first Q400 cargo-combi aircraft. Manufactured at Bombardier’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the aircraft is one of five …

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  • 3 important issues that will influence air travel in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016

    There are three issues that will likely be resolved by government, industry and/or customers in 2016 that will impact on individual and corporate consumers’ choices and prices and on the viability of travel agencies.     1. OPEN SKIES The …

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  • Hotel industry in U.S. reports negative results for the week ending on Dec. 26

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2016

    The U.S. hotel industry reported negative results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 20-26 December 2015, according to data from STR, Inc.     In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy decreased 4.0% to 42.8%. Average daily …

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  • Untimely floods hit swathes of US, 40 killed

    Published on : Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    On Wednesday MIssouri braced for record floods from the turbulent Mississippi River and its tributaries that have already shut down more than 200 state highways, forced evacuation of residents in some low-lying areas and prompted Gov. Jay Nixon to activate the National Guard to …

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  • Mandarin Oriental, Boston offers rejuvenating spa experience

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2015

    Celebrate the beginning of 2016 with a new wellness resolution from the Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. The Spa invites guests to enjoy a two-day Renewing Lifestyle retreat, a complete rejuvenation for the body, mind and spirit. This holistic …

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  • 18 New York City Marriott Hotels Offer Special Savings During Flash Sale

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2015

    New York City Marriott hotels have announced a limited-time offer from Dec. 28-31, 2015, that includes up to 20 percent off rates on stays between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2016, on select dates.   Discounted rates are available at …

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  • Hotel industry in U.S. reports positive figures

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2015

    The U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 13-19 December 2015, according to data from STR, Inc.       In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy increased 4.4% to 51.8%. Average …

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  • Holiday mood dampened as LA bound AA flight makes emergency landing at Lubbock

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2015

    Coming home for Christmas holiday, passengers of the American Airlines flight from Miami to Los Angeles were in for an emergency landing at Lubbock, Texas due to mechanical issue.   The airline blamed the sudden diversion on “mechanical issue.” The …

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  • 17 projects from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe shortlisted for 12th UNWTO Awards

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2015

    A total of 17 projects from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe have been selected, from a total of 109 candidacies, as finalists of the 12th UNWTO Awards on Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The winners in the four categories …

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  • Body scanning to become mandatory in US Airports

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2015

    Screening has becoming mandatory in US airports as the Transportation Security Administration said that body scanning is to become a must and no passenger can opt for a  full body pat-down.   This mandate screening would enhance security and warranty  …

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  • Man arrested in Newark Airport carrying gun in bag

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2015

    A third person in less than a month has been arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a gun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.     TSA officers detected a .45 caliber handgun in …

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  • Six Christmas vacationers die in violent tornado in South, Midwest

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2015

    Christmas vacationers were caught in fierce storms that raced through South and Midwest killing at least six people and injuring many others.   An extremely large tornado moved through northern Mississippi. The tornado touched down near Clarksdale. The storm moved …

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  • How many airlines does Delta really run?

    Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    By typical industry measures, Delta is the world’s third-largest airline. Yet, as an airline heavily invested in other airlines, Delta is arguably the world’s biggest player by a large margin. No other single airline has such power to shape the …

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