Destinations

Ukrainian government warplanes carried out airstrikes against Donetsk airport

/ May 26, 2014 18:24

Ukrainian government warplanes carried out airstrikes against pro-Russian rebels who seized Donetsk airport on Monday, triggering a battle in and around the complex in a show of force by both sides after the election of a new president. Black smoke […]

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Thailand is in danger of losing its crown as the world’s top destination for medical tourism

/ May 23, 2014 18:19

Thailand is in danger of losing its crown as the world’s top destination for medical tourism if foreigners looking for low-cost, quality healthcare are scared off by political unrest, especially at a time of growing competition from Asian rivals. The […]

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San Diego Airport has agreed to run advertisement asking visitors to avoid SeaWorld

/ May 22, 2014 17:23

San Diego Airport has agreed to run an animal rights group’s advertisement asking visitors to avoid SeaWorld, a major city tourist attraction that has faced criticism over shows featuring killer whales, a civil rights group said on Thursday. The airport, […]

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Thai army’s martial law is another blow to the country’s tourist industry

Thai army’s martial law is another blow to the country’s tourist industry

/ May 21, 2014 18:15

The Thai army’s imposition of martial law is another blow to the country’s tourist industry, adding to the economic pain from six months of street protests as airlines cut back on flights and concern over insurance adds to travel concerns. […]

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Britain and the United States warned of potential terrorist attacks in Kenya

/ May 14, 2014 18:08

Britain and the United States warned of potential terrorist attacks in Kenya and British citizens were urged to immediately leave the east African country’s port city of Mombasa following a series of attacks. The latest warnings, issued on Tuesday and […]

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US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS

/ May 13, 2014 18:04

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, and said the patient was in good condition in an Orlando hospital. The patient, 44, is a healthcare worker who lives […]

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Union leaders called off a three-day strike by London underground train

Union leaders called off a three-day strike by London underground train

/ May 5, 2014 09:08

Union leaders called off a three-day strike by London underground train staff hours before it was due to start on Monday May 5, sparing millions of commuters a second week of travel disruption. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, […]

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Egypt’s Health Ministry issued a MERS health warning for Saudi Arabia

/ May 2, 2014 11:32

Egypt’s Health Ministry on Friday May 2 issued a warning against children, elderly people and anyone suffering from chronic heart and chest diseases visiting Saudi Arabia due to an outbreak there of a deadly new virus. Saudi Arabia said on […]

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First US case of Middle East Respiratory Virus confirmed

/ May 2, 2014 11:28

A healthcare worker who had been to Saudi Arabia was confirmed as the first US case of Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS), an often fatal illness, raising new concerns about the rapid spread of such diseases. The male patient travelled […]

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Grand Canyon air crash site is new U.S. landmark closed to the public

/ April 30, 2014 16:01

The site of a 1956 plane collision over Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park has been designated a National Historic Landmark. But don’t plan on visiting it; you can’t. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel last week anointed this as […]

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US Senate Committee questions the TSA’s ability to maintain safety and prevent terrorism attacks

/ April 30, 2014 10:09

A US Senate Committee on Wednesday Apr. 30 questioned the Transportation Security Administration’s ability to maintain safety and prevent terrorism attacks, citing recent incidents that included a teenager who scaled a fence at San Jose airport and stowed away in […]

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Tripoli Airport typifies the chaos that has gripped Libya since 2011

/ April 29, 2014 10:12

With a bomb on the runway, pets boarding planes and passengers without visas, Tripoli Airport typifies the chaos that has gripped Libya since the 2011 ouster of Muammar Gaddafi. Western powers and Libya’s neighbors worry the capital city’s airport could […]

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Frontier Airlines said it would start charging extra for carry-on bags

Frontier Airlines said it would start charging extra for carry-on bags

/ April 28, 2014 11:36

Bargain hunters could find themselves paying more to fly after low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines said it would start charging extra for carry-on bags. The Denver-based carrier said it simplified its price structure and cut its lowest economy fares by 12 […]

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Almost 250 students and teachers are still missing from capsized South Korean ferry

/ April 18, 2014 09:07

Almost 250 students and teachers are still missing from a South Korean ferry that capsized on Wednesday Apr. 16. ”Change your thoughts and you change your world,” reads a quotation hanging in the corridors of Danwon High School. The short phrase […]

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Iranian President says the Islamic Republic has the might to deter any attacks with its drones and missiles

/ April 18, 2014 09:04

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday Apr. 18. Chanting “God […]

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Powerful cyclone moving towards Australia’s northeast forces tourists and coastal residents to evacuate

/ April 10, 2014 09:38

Tourists and coastal residents were evacuating parts of the Great Barrier Reef on Thursday Apr. 10 as a powerful cyclone intensified in the Coral Sea and made its way towards Australia’s northeast. Cyclone Ita is forecast to make landfall on […]

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NATO satellite photos show Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian border

/ April 10, 2014 08:51

NATO presented satellite photographs on Thursday Apr. 10 it said showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier along with tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and aircraft ready for action. “This is a force that is very capable, at […]

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Tourism to Russia will be hit hard by terrorist attacks and the revolution in Ukraine

/ April 9, 2014 09:32

Tourism to Russia will be hit hard by terrorist attacks and the revolution in Ukraine, according to market research company Euromonitor International. The company told a WTM Vision Moscow conference that the events could impact on inbound tourism which the […]

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