Tourism, Travel & Holidays

Fuel scare hit second Cathay flight

Mary Ann Benitez The Standard 21.01.2011
Fuel scare hit second Cathay flight

Two Cathay Pacific aircraft that took on fuel at Surabaya airport in Indonesia within 24 hours of each other last year experienced engine scares, a new investigation report reveals.

Chinese tourists offered 1.5-dollar-tours to Hong Kong

Monsters and 20.01.2011
Chinese tourists offered 1.5-dollar-tours to Hong Kong

Tour operators are offering Chinese tourists cross-border return bus tickets to Hong Kong for just 10 yuan (1.5 US dollars) to entice shoppers to visit the city, a news report said Friday.

Green Hong Kong: Take a Guided Tour

Graham Uden TIME 20.01.2011
Green Hong Kong: Take a Guided Tour

Most visitors to Hong Kong are taken aback to learn that 40% of the territory has been set aside as country park. That's not necessarily because development-mad Hong Kong has much of an environmental conscience; rather, a great deal of the hilly, ...

InterContinental Hong Kong Presents the HK$1 Million Valentine's Date

Looking for a totally over-the-top way to spoil and pamper your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Let InterContinental Hong Kong plan the ultimate Valentine’s Experience for you with our HK$1 million Valentine’s Date in the hotel’s breathtakin...

Hong Kong tourism chief heralds happy days - and predicts more ahead

With this year's Spring Festival looming on the horizon, Hong Kong's tourism industry is expecting a huge influx of tourists from mainland China and a further boost to its fortunes after some stunning results in 2010.

A Visit to Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong Harbor

Looking up at Hong Kong's skyline of soaring office towers and mammoth apartment complexes, it's hard to imagine that a short ferry ride could whisk you away from this bustling metropolis to another world — a world where there are no high rises, n...

Singapore Changi Airport to welcome Hong Kong Airlines

Changi Airport Group will welcome Hong Kong Airlines to its growing network of airlines later this month. Hong Kong Airlines will operate both freighter and passenger services to Singapore from 14 January 2011 and 15 January 2011 respectively. It ...

China plans $1.3bn 'seven-star hotel' 07.01.2011
China plans $1.3bn 'seven-star hotel'

Beijing authorities plan to build a "seven-star hotel" modelled after Dubai's Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building -- in a $1.3 billion joint project with Saudi Arabia.

Florida Professor Arrested for Having a "Suspicious" Bagel on a Plane

A Florida professor was arrested and removed from a plane Monday after his fellow passengers alerted crew members they thought he had a suspicious package in the overhead compartment.

Coffee spill diverts United Airlines flight, Transport Canada says

Don't underestimate the power of a spilled cup of coffee. A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto this week after the pilot dumped a cup of coffee on the plane's communication's equipment. The unwanted ...

Cathay Pacific revamps business

JENNI MCMANUS 03.01.2011
Cathay Pacific revamps business

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has earmarked more than HK$1 billion (NZ$171.7 million) to revamp its business class cabins on long-haul Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft as the company recovers from the recession.

Hong Kong passengers stuck on planes in New York

Hong Kong's main airline Cathay Pacific Wednesday apologised to passengers stuck on planes for up to 11 hours at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York because of snow storms.

Nearly 10,000 flights canceled in US since holiday blizzard began

Close to 10,000 total flights have been canceled since the beginning of a holiday blizzard that blanketed much of the U.S. northeast with snow and left thousands stranded.

German airport CEO wants passengers profiled -paper

German airports should consider "profiling" passengers, a controversial practice used by other countries that risks discriminating passengers according to criteria such as religious and ethnic background.

Fights start as thousands stuck in Moscow airports

Alissa de Carbonnel Reuters UK 28.12.2010
Fights start as thousands stuck in Moscow airports

Irate holidaymakers beat up Aeroflot staff at a Moscow airport on Tuesday as thousands were stranded with little food or information, after icy rain and blackouts disrupted traffic for a third straight day.

Moscow's main airport closed after overnight snow

Moscow's Domodedovo airport was closed and thousands of Muscovites were left without power on Sunday after a heavy overnight snowfall, the RIA Novosti news agency said.

Paris airport partly evacuated over roof fears

Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport was evacuated Friday due to the accumulation of snow on the roof, and hundreds of flights were canceled because of a shortage of de-icing fluid, authorities said.

Alert issued on beverage containers on planes

The Homeland Security Department has alerted air carriers to a potential terror tactic involving insulated beverage containers like thermoses.

Airport shut down -- by stuffed chicken

Amanda McElfresh The Advertiser 23.12.2010
Airport shut down -- by stuffed chicken

As airport security becomes more of a concern during the holiday travel season, travelers will be seeing delays of all sorts. But an hour-long delay for Lafayette Regional Airport users Tuesday morning was of a nature most fowl.

Did you know: how to get speedy immigration at Hong Kong

Dan Warne Australian Business Traveller 22.12.2010
Did you know: how to get speedy immigration at Hong Kong

If you travel often to Hong Kong, there's no need to wait in the queue with everybody else at immigration. Thanks to Australian Business Traveller reader Rick Ramsey for this great tip about the availability of a "Frequent Visitor Channel" at Hong...

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