Tourism, Travel & Holidays

Hong Kong to Shanghai: 'It's Not About Height'

Alice Truong The Wall Street Journal 22.12.2010
Hong Kong to Shanghai: 'It's Not About Height'

Even before it opens its doors, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong has spent the last two years promoting itself as the highest hotel in the world. But all that hype could be for naught as a Shanghai hotel group announced Sunday that it will develop a ...

SpiceJet pilot lands in hot water over air hostess kiss

A PILOT has landed in hot water after reportedly kissing an attractive young flight attendant while on duty.

UK: Christmas travel plans ruined for half a million air passengers

David Millward, Martin Evans and Stephen Adams Telegraph 19.12.2010
UK: Christmas travel plans ruined for half a million air passengers

The boss of Britain’s busiest airport was facing mounting anger after the Christmas travel plans of half a million air passengers were ruined.

Snow Forces Cathay to Cancel London-Hong Kong Flights

Frederik Balfour BusinessWeek 19.12.2010
Snow Forces Cathay to Cancel London-Hong Kong Flights

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Hong Kong’s biggest carrier, has canceled all Hong Kong-bound flights from London because of heavy snow there, the airline said in a press release today.

Hong Kong's vanishing heritage

Jim Eagles New Zealand Herald 14.12.2010
Hong Kong's vanishing heritage

Jim Eagles discovers Hong Kong villagers fighting to preserve their way of life.

Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011

MARIA DANILOVA The Washington Post 14.12.2010
Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011

Want a better understanding of the world's worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the...

Cathay Pacific Unveils New Business Seat

China Hospitality News 13.12.2010
Cathay Pacific Unveils New Business Seat

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's largest carrier, recently unveiled its new business class seat at an event in Hong Kong.

Spring Airlines To Launch Shijiazhuang-Hong Kong Flight

Spring Airlines, the Chinese low-cost airline, has said that it will start operating round-trip flights from Hong Kong to Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province, on December 23, 2010.

Hong Kong issues black travel advisory on Philippines over terrorism threats

The Hong Kong (HK) government issued a black travel advisory on the Philippines over terrorism threats, four months after it issued a similar advisory immediately after the August 23 hostage crisis in Manila this year.

Report: Co-pilot moved seat, sent jetliner plummeting

The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report.

Woman in wheelchair and underwear misses flight [VIDEO]

Tammy Banovac, a mostly naked woman with a poodle wheelchairs through the Oklahoma City Airport security line Nov. 30, 2010

Cathay Pacific to Reveal New Cabin Designs

Jeffrey Ng, Joanne Chiu Wall Street Journal 01.12.2010
Cathay Pacific to Reveal New Cabin Designs

Cathay Pacific Airways is set to unveil next week new cabin designs on its aircraft as well as new crew uniforms and other changes as part of the Hong Kong-based carrier’s most comprehensive service overhaul since 2006.

Survey: LaGuardia Once Again Worst Airport In U.S.

And there’s yet another unwelcome badge of distinction for LaGuardia airport. A new survey rates it as the worst airport in the country — again.

Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing in Kazakhstan

A Cathay Pacific plane made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan Monday after developing a cabin pressurization problem on a flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, the airline said.

Meet the world's most travelled man: Briton clocks up 15 MILLION miles of jet-setting

He clearly doesn't let his carbon footprint worry him. A British tourist has become the world's most travelled man after spending a lifetime circling the globe, clocking up 15 million miles, 718 Concorde flights and 139 countries on the way.

Sanitary Towel Prompts TSA To Grope Sexual Assault Victim

Menstruating women beware. If you intend to travel, your panty-liners are now considered suspicious objects, after all you could be concealing a bomb in there.

Macau and Hong Kong promote incentives in London

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and Hong Kong Tourism Board will hold a joint promotion on incentives to the British market for the first time.

'We hate obese passengers and people with personal hygiene issues:' Now 'abused' TSA staff vent their anger at patdown searches

Furious security staff today hit back at pat down searches in airports across America, claiming that they hated dealing with obese travellers and those with personal hygiene problems.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Garners Top Accolades In Forbes Five And Four Star Awards, 2011

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group attained exceptionally high rankings in the annual ‘Oscars’ of the hotel industry: the Forbes Five & Four Star Awards.

3 Delta Planes Suffer Mishaps

ANDY PASZTOR The Wall Street Journal 23.11.2010

Three Delta Air Lines Inc. jets suffered separate engine emergencies over the weekend, despite a stepped-up maintenance program put in place partly to combat engine problems.

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