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ABOUT TIME

New system will use satellites to track planes
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26 SEP 2016:  It is almost unbelievable that with the technology available today that planes can actually vanish as Malaysia Airlines MH370 did. But perhaps those days are behind us.  Two US companies claim they have developed an airline tracking system that would prevent planes disappearing. MORE

ROOM FOR A GAIN AS CARNIVAL REPORTS

Stock Has Upside if Bookings Hold Up Despite Zika
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26 SEP 2016:  Carnival Corp. finally had regained steam nicely when Zika forced a course correction. Concern that the mosquito-borne disease could hurt tourism have weighed on the sector in recent months. MORE

LIGHT FINGERED

MIA airport official accused of multi million scam worked his way to top
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26 SEP 2016: The director of terminal maintenance at Miami International Airport who was charged in a multimillion fraud case owned a Porsche, wore hand-tailored designer suits and rented sky boxes for concerts. MORE

TAKING ANOTHER LOOK

UK MP wants investigation into disappearance on Disney Wonder
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26 SEP 2016:  In March 2011, Rebecca Coriam, a 24-year-old British child-minder working on the Disney Wonder, disappeared off the cruise ship somewhere between California and Mexico.  Her body was never found and UK police were prevented from investigating her disappearance because the ship was registered in the Bahamas. A British MP has conducted his own research into the case and fears she might have been murdered. MORE

KARL PASSES BERMUDA HEADS FOR THE UK

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26 SEP 2016:  Tropical Storm Karl passed southeast of Bermuda early Saturday and lashed the island with powerful winds and squalls before turning toward the north Atlantic. Karl was expected to strengthen some over the next couple of days as it moved on a track toward the open Atlantic Ocean, where the storm should become a hurricane by Sunday and should reach the northern UK by Tuesday. MORE

NO SMOKING

Indian airline says Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke on flight
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26 SEP 2016:  A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to southern India. The phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in the plane, IndiGo said. There was no fire but sparks and smoke were coming from the phone. MORE

FIVE BOMB THREATS IN HALIFAX

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26 SEP 2016:  Police in the Halifax area say they responded to five unfounded bomb threats within about an hour early Sunday. The RCMP say they received a call at about 1:30 a.m. from an anonymous male who claimed he was in the parking lot of a sports facility in Cole Harbour with bombs and a hunting rifle. MORE

NEW SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM CHRONICLES BLACK HISTORY

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26 SEP 2016:  America's first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country's first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside will help everyone “walk away that much more in love” with their country. MORE

ABSOLUT IDIOTS

Paying the price for bad behaviour
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26 SEP 2016: As passenger behaviour continues to deteriorate and grow more disruptive - this is a solution whose time has most definitely come. UK low cost carrier Jet2 has banned six passengers from its flights.  The airline claimed the group was rude and aggressive to staff on a flight to Tenerife from Newcastle last week. Three of them have been banned for a year and the airline is refusing to fly the other three home. MORE

A PRINCE OF A COUNTY

By MARGARET SWAINE
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26 SEP 2016: Ontario’s Prince Edward County has gone from being virtually unknown a decade or so ago to winning the attention of foodies and wine connoisseurs near and far. The area’s allure in the past had been its giant sand dunes, quaint towns and nature trails. Now chefs and winemakers are flocking here to set up shop and take advantage of The County’s fertile appeal. Fast on their heels are the tourists. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

CANADIAN INVESTMENT IN VIKING CRUISES

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23 SEP 2016: Viking Cruises, founded in 1997 as a private river cruise line, has made some major  changes to its business. It sailed its first ocean vessels: the Viking Star in 2015 and the Viking Sea in 2016, with two more (Viking Sky and Viking Sun) on the horizon for 2017, but that is only part of the transformation. The parent company MISA Investment Ltd has announced a deal for minority investors to infuse equity into the company with plans for future growth. MORE

BALI FERRY FIRE

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23 SEP 2016:  A ferry carrying 30 tourists and four crewmembers exploded just minutes out of port, killing two tourists and injuring 18 others. The high-speed ferry had just departed from Bali for a sailing to a series of holiday islands. MORE

BIRD STRIKE CAUSES EMERGENCY LANDING

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23 SEP 2016:  A United Airlines flight from San Francisco made an emergency landing at its destination in Portland Oregon as a result of a bird strike.  As much as airports try to mitigate encounters with birds, some take place outside of the airport’s authority and at this time of the year there is increased aviary activity due to migration season. MORE

THREE ROYALTON RESORTS WILL OPEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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23 SEP 2016: Sunwing Vacations has announced the early opening of three luxury resorts in Jamaica. Originally expected to open on February 1, 2017, Royalton Negril Resort and Spa and the adults-only Hideaway at Royalton Negril resort will now be ready as of January 15. In addition, Royalton Blue Waters in Montego Bay will also be ready a few weeks sooner than expected on November 1, this year. MORE

CHURCHILL WANTS A PORT AUTHORITY

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23 SEP 2016: The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees is appealing to the federal government and Transport Minister Marc Garneau to create a port authority in Churchill. The union said that Canada’s only deep-water port could be a perfect defending sovereignty and increasing tourism. MORE

UNIWORLD JOINS SABRE

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23 SEP 2016:  Travel consultants connected to Sabre in the US and Canada will no longer have to use a third party website to make bookings for Uniworld cruises. The companies announced a collaboration that will allow agents to book directly with the California based river cruise line. MORE

TAXATION WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION

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23 SEP 2016: The town of Barcelona imposes a tax for overnight tourists in the capital of Catalunya. The tourism tax has contributed 100 million euros to the regional government from the eight million visitors who stay in hotels.  But the region gets 30 million visitors, and the local government is now hoping to get some revenue from those who just arrive for a day or even a few hours. MORE

SEAWORTHY

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23 SEP 2016: Three new televisions shows will air this fall in the United States, each focusing on the global cruising experience. The half hour shows will air starting October 1, just in advance of wave season. MORE

REMASTERED SIRENA SPARKLES

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23 SEP 2016: It’s always a treat sailing away past the magical skyline of Venice. And Sirena’s crew makes it even more special with trays heaping with fresh-made Italian-inspired treats they’re almost begging us to sample. From the time we boarded Oceania Cruise’s newest addition, it seems the crew has been saying “welcome to our world and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.” MORE
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