UN WANTS EBOLA SCREENING
19 AUG 2014: Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the UN health agency said on Monday.
THREE AMIGOS CHARGED
19 AUG 2014: Esterlina Coyant, Mirta Zamora and Amigo Travel Ltd. have been charged under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the “Act”) with 15 counts each of failing to properly maintain trust accounting. Amigo Travel Ltd. operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.
PEOPLEXPRESS ADDS NEW ORLEANS
19 AUG 2014: PEOPLExpress, the new discount airline with the old name, will add New Orleans service begining Aug. 28. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.
19 AUG 2014: Canada has warned travellers to the Caribbean to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the spread of the Chikungunya disease continues across the region. “Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic at least six weeks before you travel,” said the Public Health Agency of Canada in its latest travel update on the virus.
IF AT FIRST YOU DONT SUCCEED
19 AUG 2014: Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a US$35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is once again seeking federal permission for the project.
19 AUG 2014: English Bay offers a spectacular view, ships anchored in the water, an expansive number of beaches and a surprising amount of art. The 14 larger-than-life laughing bronze statues, self-portraits of a renowned Chinese artist, are hard to miss even with the many other notable distractions near Vancouver's West End residential neighbourhood.
19 AUG 2014: Air Transat has announced the launch of its new CinePlus app for tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android). Passengers flying to Europe, the US or the South on an Airbus A310 can now access inflight entertainment on demand more easily than ever.
A SHORT HOP
19 AUG 2014: Turning in the cockpit to face his passengers, pilot Colin McAllister sounded apologetic. The duration of the Loganair flight was the issue: not how long it would be, but how short.
By PAM STELLINI
19 AUG 2014: Getting hotel guests to re-use their towels had been an exercise in psychology. Studies show that guests who are told that a high percentage of previous guests in the same room have re-used their towels; results in a higher rate of compliance. Researchers call it persuasive appeal. So what would psychologists call a NY hotel for taking retaliatory action against negative reviews on-line from their guests?
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:
TOURIST BOAT SINKS IN INDONESIA
18 Aug 2014: A tourist boat carrying foreign tourists sank after hitting a reef in central Indonesia. Officials said rescuers safely recovered 23 people but were searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman who were still missing.
A NEW ENVIRONMENT
18 AUG 2014: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has announced plans to build new killer whale environments and says that it will fund new programmes to protect ocean health and killer whales in the wild.
SUN AND SAND
18 AUG 2014: Experiencing a dramatic surge in tourism, Thailand has surpassed the US in the number of hotels truly set on its beaches, according to a survey of more than 11,000 hotels in 109 countries released Friday.
18 JUL 3014: Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.
BEEN THERE. DRONE THAT.
18 AUG 2014: “Dronies” – a new trend where flying drones are used to shoot personal video “selfies” – has taken off over New Zealand’s holiday resorts, enabling visitors from around the world to share the epic beauty and experiences of their South Island holiday.
GOING MY WAY
18 AUG 2014: Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey.
18 AUG 2014: Just when you thought bad behaviour on planes couldn’t get worse, another idiot takes it to new heights. Michael Warrilow was returning to Liverpool after a stay in Amsterdam when he turned on the cabin crew with an expletive laden rant and attacked a police officer who met the plane on arrival at John Lennon airport.
By MARGARET SWAINE
18 AUG 2014: There are two kinds of culture in Stratford both of which are compelling reasons to visit this Ontario town in Perth County. The annual theatre festival offers a feast for the mind and emotion, while the booming culinary culture tempts the taste buds and feeds the body.