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American vacation usage rises dramatically finds study

American workers took an average of 16.8 days of vacation in 2016, according to new research from Project: Time Off, turning the trend line in a positive direction after losing almost a week of vacation time since 2000. The jump, …

  • American vacation usage rises dramatically finds study

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    American workers took an average of 16.8 days of vacation in 2016, according to new research from Project: Time Off, turning the trend line in a positive direction after losing almost a week of vacation time since 2000. The jump, …

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  • London’s connectivity is key to record numbers of business travellers

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    London is the best connected city in the world with six airports connecting to more international destinations than any other city – helping bring in record numbers of business tourists.   According to fDi Benchmark, which analyses city business data, …

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  • Marked recovery in the number of tourists visiting Paris

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The last weeks of 2016 and the first months of 2017 have shown a sharp recovery in visitor numbers in Paris tourism after 12 months of decline, the largest recorded since 2009.   Thus, the month of December 2016 saw …

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  • Japan welcomes a record number of visitors in April

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The number of foreign tourists to Japan had reached about 2.57 million in April that represents the highest ever total for a single month.   This figure marks a 23.9% increase from a year earlier mainly on account of more …

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  • Have you been to these five unusual places of New Zealand?

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    New Zealand boasts some of the most singular scenery in the world and plenty of left-of-field accommodation options from which to enjoy the views.     New Zealanders pride themselves on their ingenuity, and this round-up of some of the …

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  • Passenger receives explicit email from Emirates as response to her complaint

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    A highly offensive message was sent in error to an Emirates passenger to the response who sought compensation after a late flight from Manchester to Dubai.   Claire Finch applied for her statutory €600 compensation through the Resolver website, which …

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  • Red Sea promotes diving for disabled tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Red Sea has been encouraging more disabled tourists  to try their luck in diving as several diving centres are conducting trips for tourists with impaired physical mobility.   First of all, the tourists are required to undertake special training from …

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  • Disney’s $500 million Avatar theme park ready to open

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Walt Disney Company is ready to open its brand new Avatar theme park this week.   It is hopeful that this expansion worth $500 million would continue triggering growth for this entertainment brand that has been witnessing success in the …

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  • Engine fire triggers emergency landing of United in New Jersey

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    An engine fire that broke out on board a flight of the United Airlines plane that was heading to San Francisco forced the plane to go for an emergency landing exit at the Newark, New Jersey airport.   It was …

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  • Qatar’s cruise tourists to generate QR350 million by 2026

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    In the period 2016 to 2017, as many as 47,000 passengers and crew members had visited the shores of Qatar representing more than 1,000 percent rise as compared to the last season making it the largest so far, according to …

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  • Thomson flight makes emergency landing, 4 hospitalized

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Four passengers had to be rushed to the hospital following the emergency landing of a Thomson Airways flight. The airplane had taken off from Orlando-Sanford International Airport and had to return on Sunday after the crew members reportedly started feeling …

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  • Dubai-London flight evacuated following bomb threat

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

     A Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to London Heathrow was evacuated following a bomb threat.   The entire planeload of passengers was told to exit the plane and head back to the gate following the captain’s admission that a bomb …

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  • Britain’s suicide bombing kills 22 at Ariana Grande concert

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    A suicide attack at the Manchester Arena of Britain following Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people including several children, as per the account of the police on Tuesday. The bomber had also died when he detonated an improvised explosive object …

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  • AI flight returns to base after fire alarm

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Air India flight, carrying 155 passengers on board bound for Bhubaneswar, was forced to return to the airport here after its pilot detected smoke in the cockpit.   The aircraft made a safe landing. All the passengers are also safe, an Air Indiaspokesperson …

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  • Heathrow-TfL tiff threatens airport’s expansion

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    A row between the airport’s owners and Transport for London (TfL) might jeopardise the plans to build a third runway at Heathrow.   Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4 are expected to be served by the new east-west line. It …

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  • TSA expects busier summer travel season

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    The number of passengers expected to fly this summer season is expected to be the highest in years with more than 2.2 million passengers per day expected to pass through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints between Memorial Day and Labor …

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  • Quintana Roo attracted record number of tourists in 2016

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    In the year 2016, almost 10 million people arrived in Riviera Maya and Cancun as per the Tourism Secretariat of Quintana Roo.   Travel Agent Central, SEDETUR said that so far this year, this region has observed a rise of …

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  • Hotwire releases 2017 graduation guide for summer travellers

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    School is out, summer travel season is near, and graduates are planning big trips to commemorate a major life milestone and accomplishment. Hotwire released its 2017 graduation guide to help this breed of new travellers navigate and find the best …

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  • Vancouver outlawed bringing new whales and dolphins to aquarium

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Vancouver Park Board is passing a new rule of banning the city’s aquarium from bringing in new whales, dolphins and narwhals. It is applicable even for the injured or rescued creatures. The animal rights groups, arguing that keeping cetaceans in …

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  • Engine mishap compels Qantas flight to return to Los Angeles

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    An aircraft of Qantas Airways that was travelling from Los Angeles to Melbourne was compelled to return back to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing. The incident was triggered by an engine mishap as per an official report. …

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