Tourism, Travel & Holidays

Hong Kong Leads Euromonitor's Top City Destinations Ranking

Hong Kong is now the top tourist destination worldwide trumping London, which held the leading seat in previous rankings, according to Euromonitor International's latest Top 100 City Destinations Ranking.

British plane turns back after pilots feel 'light-headed'

A British Airways plane carrying more than 100 passengers was forced to turn back during a flight from London to Glasgow because the two pilots felt light-headed, a spokesman said Monday.

F.A.A. Approves iPads in Cockpits, but Not for Passengers

NICK BILTON The New York Times 15.12.2011
F.A.A. Approves iPads in Cockpits, but Not for Passengers

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that pilots on American Airlines flights would be allowed to use iPads instead of paper flight manuals in the cockpit starting Friday, as reported by ZDNet, even during takeoff and landing. But pass...

Some major U.S. hotels moving into Iraq

Nancy Trejos USA Today 14.12.2011
Some major U.S. hotels moving into Iraq

Some major U.S. hotel chains are planning to go into Iraq just as the last of U.S. troops are pulling out.

Women kicked off plane, Complained of flight attendant bully

Three women were escorted off a New York bound flight at Palm Beach International Airport Monday afternoon by airline staff and Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies. The women claim they did not do anything wrong and that a flight attendant on boa...

3 elderly women say TSA agents made them pull down pants, underwear

With age come such things as catheters, colostomy bags and adult diapers. Now add another indignity to getting old — having to drop your pants and show these things to a complete stranger.

Cathay Pacific takes evasive action ahead of UK strike

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways has called on passengers bounded for the UK on Wednesday to postpone their trip due to anticipated industrial action by public workers in the country, including the UK Border Agency.

TSA Warns Travelers Not To Smuggle Carry-On Items In Christmas Gift Wrap

Security screeners at LAX will apparently have zero tolerance for holiday cheer this Christmas.

A Homeland Security notice seeks the public's help in reporting suspicious activity.

The Department of Homeland Security is recruiting hotel guests to join the fight against terrorism. Starting today, the welcome screens on 1.2 million hotel television sets in Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and other hotels in the USA wil...

Air France cancels flights as five-day strike hits

Air France canceled about one in five flights and warned of wider disruption as a five-day strike by flight attendants over employment terms began on Saturday, in the middle of a busy holiday weekend.

TSA removes security screener for note telling passenger to 'get your freak on'

A Transportation Security Administration airport security worker has been removed from checking baggage because of a note with sexual implications he left for a passenger at Newark's Liberty International Airport.

Passenger: 'You're all going to die'

Joe Gamm 20.10.2011

Somewhere in the heavens above Amarillo, angry shouts rang out from the back of Southwest Airlines Flight 3683. “You’re all going to die,” a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. “You’re all going to hell. Allahu Akbar,” t...

InterContinental Hong Kong Turns 10

Elite Traveler Website 18.10.2011
InterContinental Hong Kong Turns 10

Internationally acclaimed as one of the world's top hotels for business and leisure, InterContinental Hong Kong proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary since rebranding as the Asia Pacific flagship for IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) in 2001.

Hong Kong's top 3 public bus sightseeing tours

Jason Beerman 11.10.2011
Touring Hong Kong by bus -- strictly about the journey and not the destination.

One of Hong Kong’s best tour options offers unparalleled sights and a healthy dose of local culture at rock-bottom prices. It happens to be the public bus.

Breast Cancer Survivor Says She Endured ‘Humiliating’ Pat-Down At JFK

Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it seems some Transportation Security Administration agents aren’t very aware when it comes to compassion.

New Space Venture Could Bring Every City On Earth Within Two Hours Travel

A Formula One tycoon is linking up with KLM, the Dutch airline, to develop spacecraft that could bring every city on Earth within two hours' travel time.

Hong Kong Tourist Board hits back at 'expensive tag'

Following a report published this week which found Hong Kong to be the most expensive long-haul travel destination, the Hong Kong Tourist Board has hit back by highlighting the affordable options available to travellers.

Sri Lanka is best-value long haul holiday spot, but Hong Kong prices are sky-high

When it comes to travelling long haul, the best value can be found in Sri Lanka, according to a report into prices and currencies.

Man smuggles knife onto plane, threatens to 'slit throat' of seatmate over arm rest

A Salt Lake airline passenger faces federal charges for allegedly carrying a knife onto an airplane and verbally threatening police and FBI agents.

Beginning of a New Era at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

Meanne Dizerens-Lau Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel 21.09.2011
Beginning of a New Era at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong has earned a reputation for providing world-class facilities since its opening in 1989. As part of its commitment to keep the name for providing excellent services as well as to stay ahead of changing marke...

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