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THEY LIKE US

Canada travel hits the high notes.
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30 OCT 2014: August was another auspicious month for the Canadian tourism industry. Building off the summer’s early positive momentum, 2.7 million international travellers made Canada their must-do destination, a four percent year-on-year rise, according to the latest Tourism Snapshot from the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s Research department. MORE

NOT A BITTER PILL

Medical tourism is good for us
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30 OCT 2014: Ontario's health minister says the treatment of so-called medical tourists at a few hospitals in the province generates millions of dollars of revenue for the health system. MORE

SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Holiday in North Korea
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30 OCT 014: Personally I wouldn’t be all gung–ho about rushing off to pack, but North Korea will be at this year’s World Travel Market touting leisure travel. With a notorious reputation as one of the most secretive societies in the world under the capricious but iron fisted dictatorship of Kim Jong-Un, it might seem the best thing about straying into North Korea is the possibility of meeting Bill Clinton when he comes to get you outta there. MORE

UP TO THE CHALLENGE

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30 OCT 2014: With November just around the corner, many people now beginning to think about plans for a ski holiday or beginning to dream about getting away and finding a challenge on the slopes. If Europe is on your mind, here’s a guide to the toughest slopes in The Alps. MORE

FACETIME

Going beyond Linkedin
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30 OCT 2014: A new social networking site has been launched in Europe, and it is called butN. Its founder, Robin Chater, addressed the media at a news conference this week, and he pointed out why butN "goes well beyond other networking systems such as LinkedIn." MORE

VAN GOGH TO ROTHKO

A year of Art in Arkansas
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30 OCT 2014: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced six temporary exhibitions that will go on display next year at the facility in Bentonville, Arkansas. The first exhibit “Van Gogh to Rothko'' features my two favourite artists and will feature 75 artworks from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. MORE

VISION EXPANDS ITS ACTIVE TRAVEL TEAM

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30 OCT 2014: Lynda Sinclair, vice-president of leisure travel for Vision Travel Solutions, has announced the addition of a number of active travel experts to the company roster in Western Canada. MORE

UNCIVIL AVIATION

Pax behaving badly
By DAVID TAIT
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30 OCT 2014: So what’s going on out there? Readers of Travel Industry Today (I almost wrote TIT but thought better of it) this week must have noticed the two stories of passengers behaving badly. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

MAIS NON

No French service and no compensation
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29 OCT 2014: The Supreme Court has ruled that Air Canada does not have to compensate an Ontario couple who said they were not served in French on international flights. MORE

WHOSE AADVANTAGE

How far or how much
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29 OCT 2014: American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programmes early next year and, for now, still base free flights on how many miles customers fly. Competitors Delta and United plan to base awards on how much customers spend, which helps travellers who buy expensive first-class and business-class tickets. MORE

HOT WATER

2 hurt several evacuated at Universal Orlando resort
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29 OCT 2014: Officials say two people were injured and several guests were evacuated after a hot water line ruptured at Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Resort. A water line between the first and second floors ruptured just after 4 a.m. Tuesday, flooding the sections of the first floor with hot water. The injured guests stepped into the hot water after being awakened by the activity in the hallways. MORE

CHARGES AND CONVICTIONS

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29 OCT 2014: TICO has been on the job nabbing a couple of agents and agencies for operating without a licence among other offences. MORE

UNITED FROM SOUTH KOREA TO GUAM

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29 OCT 2014: United Airlines has launched daily direct flights between South Korea and Guam for the first time. The Pacific Daily News reported Tuesday that United is also is launching twice-weekly direct flights between Guam and Shanghai. MORE

BURST TIRES CLOSE DETROIT RUNWAY

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29 OCT 2014: A runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport was temporarily closed after two tires burst on a plane after it landed. No injuries were reported after US Airways flight 2088 from Charlotte, North Carolina, landed Monday night at the airport in Romulus. MORE

NO WALKING THE LINE

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29 OCT 2014: Police were called to Deer Lake airport yesterday afternoon when a man was reported to be taking his clothes off in the terminal. John Carter Cash, the only son of the late Johnny Cash and his wife and June Carter Cash was arrested after stripping nude at the Newfoundland terminal while waiting to catch a flight home. MORE

TRAVEL GOLF GEAR

By ANITA DRAYCOTT
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29 OCT 2014: American President Woodrow Wilson once described golf as “a game in which one endeavours to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.” Usually I talk about where to golf in this column, but today I’m going to share some tips about what to take on your next golf getaway with gear that is extremely well designed for the purpose. MORE
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