Tourism, Travel & Holidays

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...

Airport Security Searches Woman's Afro Hair for Explosives

Is it possible to hide weapons in your hair? The Transportation Security Administration thinks so.

Best wet markets in Hong Kong

Christopher DeWolf 19.09.2011
Best wet markets in Hong Kong

Want to get a good dose of grassroots Hong Kong character? Skip the supermarket and hit up the wet market. You'll save money on food while getting the best quality meat and produce.

Flight carrying  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg evacuated at Washington airport

A flight bound for San Francisco that carried U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to be evacuated at Dulles International Airport after the pilot noticed something was wrong with the engine.

Cathay Pacific to reward UK success in Hong Kong and China

Cathay Pacific has launched its sixth China Business Awards. The scheme recognises and rewards UK business dynamism and success in Hong Kong and China. East of England companies with the qualifications to impress the panel of judges, are being inv...

Mouse halts Hong Kong to Nepal flight

Sin Chew Jit Poh 07.09.2011
Mouse halts Hong Kong to Nepal flight

A Nepal Airlines Boeing 757 was grounded at Hong Kong's airport after a mouse sneaked into the cockpit, the airline said Wednesday.

Cathay Pacific Offers 10 Free Trips to Hong Kong in SCVNGR Sweepstakes

Who says flying can't be fun? Cathay Pacific is teaming up with SCVNGR to make its next sweepstakes even more interactive. Ten lucky participants will each win a roundtrip flight to Hong Kong from Chicago, Cathay Pacific's newest destination.

Air Passenger Arrested For Not Turning Off Phone

Police in El Paso, Texas arrested a Southwest Airlines passenger on a flight from Phoenix after he refused to turn off his cell phone.

Cathay Pacific Mulls New Services, Including To Latin America, Africa

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK) Chief Executive John Slosar said Monday the Hong Kong-based airline is "looking actively" at new routes, including the possibility of launching services to Latin America and adding flights to Africa.

Mouse On Plane Cancels Flight

My FOX NY 06.09.2011
Mouse On Plane Cancels Flight

Airline officials say flight attendants spotted a mouse in the pantry of a Boeing 757, prompting Nepal Airlines to cancel a Bangkok-bound flight, evacuate passengers and tow the jet to a hanger to hunt for the rodent.

Passenger, 31, chokes to death on in-flight meal... and his girlfriend sits next to his body for NINE hours

A woman sat next to her boyfriend’s body for nine hours after he choked to death on an in-flight meal. Vanessa Preechakul and Robert Rippingale were on an 11-hour flight from Singapore to Auckland when tragedy struck.

Cathay Pacific Airways Lands at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Gus Whitcomb Cathay Pacific Airways 04.09.2011
Cathay Pacific Airways Lands at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Two of the world's greatest cities are more connected than ever with the launch of daily nonstop service by Cathay Pacific Airways between Chicago and Hong Kong.

Chungking Mansions: Globalization Packed Inside One Hong Kong High-Rise

Whoever has been to perennially pricey Hong Kong on a low budget has spent at least one night there: Chungking Mansions, “the world's most globalized building,” offers rooms at unbeatable prices at 36-44 Nathan Road, right on the point of Tsim Sha...

U.S. issues worldwide 9/11 travel alert to Americans

The U.S. State Department on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, calling on Americans living and travelling abroad to remain vigilant.

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