Friday, November 24, 2017
logo

HOMESUBSCRIBECOLUMNISTSCRUISEABOUT SEARCH
jensavedra
Jen Savedra EDITOR
CONTACT
FOLLOW US
facebook logo twitter logo
Stay on top of it! Get our latest stories via email 5 days a week: SUBSCRIBE

Advertise on this site! Rate Card

 130X620

col_banner130
ainf_left130
col_banner130
SWInfocusLogo 
col_banner130
 130seaworld
col_banner130
 passion_logo130angle
col_banner130
130india
col_banner130
 nhlogo130x60
col_banner130
130LGBT
 col_banner130


 appointments 



 

DENIED CULTURE DESIGNATION

Cities in UK feel the consequences of Brexit
article image
24 NOV 2017:  UK politicians expressed dismay Thursday after the European Union booted Britain out of the contest to become European Capital of Culture because of Brexit. Britain was due to hold the title in 2023, and five British cities and regions were competing to be chosen. MORE

A LOT OF POLITICIANS

Inuit want to manage North Water Polynya
article image
24 NOV 2017:  Inuit from Canada and Greenland hope to convince at least four governments to let them manage and travel freely over an international stretch of Arctic ocean that's one of the most productive environments in the North. MORE

SFO INVESTIGATION

Two more runway incidents
article image
24 NOV 2017: US officials are investigating two more incidents at San Francisco International Airport where planes could have wound up on the same runway, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. MORE

DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND

Florida beachfront owners want privacy
article image
24 NOV 2017: Nestled between the high-rise condominium towers lining Panama City Beach to the east and Destin to the west is Walton County Road 30 A, a 24-mile stretch of multi-million dollar beachfront homes and exclusive resorts that are experiencing a tourism boom. MORE

ROME TAXI DRIVERS YIELD

To learn English and manners
article image
24 NOV 2017: Rome has started classes for hundreds of its taxi drivers to learn good manners and English. The city said Thursday 750 drivers are slated to take eight classes of ‘practical’ English, lessons about ‘cultural manners’ as well as instructions on how to make visitors feel welcome in Italy's capital. MORE

FLOODED AND THEN BURNED

Puerto Ricans victims of scam
article image
24 NOV 2017: A man who claimed to be a member of a wealthy Puerto Rican family that owns a rum distillery rented warehouses for hurricane Irma donations and chartered five airplanes to take them to the island. No one suspected that federal authorities would investigate the apparent ‘Good Samaritan.’ MORE

NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR DINOSAURS

Theme park to open in Kansas
article image
24 NOV 2017: The Wichita Eagle has reported that a US 6.5 ($8.27) million dinosaur theme park is expected to open next year in southern Kansas. The 14-acre theme park is scheduled to open in the Wichita suburb of Derby with more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. MORE

AMAWATERWAYS THINKS BIG FOR 2019

article image
17 NOV 2017: AmaWaterways is making the biggest expansion in its history in 2019, with the addition of three new river cruise ships. The fleet additions include the innovative AmaMagna, which will be almost twice as wide as the average river cruise ship yet still carry just 194 guests. The extra space makes for larger staterooms, and public areas, including an al fresco restaurant. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

WHISKY TANGO FOXTROT

By JEN SAVEDRA
article image
23 NOV 2017: As surprises go, not much can beat the USA’s choice for the top job last November. However, while admittedly not in that league, Brand USA’s choice for its top job in Canada is certainly a surprise for Canada’s travel and tourism industry. When you want to promote the United States to Canadians, hiring a New Zealand company’s Chicago based office would not be our first choice. Probably not second or third either. Well, yes, they are there to back up Brand USA’s appointed regional sales director for Canada who is actually Canadian based, but, with no disrespect intended, her qualifications fall somewhat short of those outlined by Brand USA in their original RFP (request for proposal).   MORE

CUT IT OUT

Quebec passes motion against directive allowing knives on planes
article image
23 NOV 2017: Quebec's legislature passed a motion Wednesday against Transport Canada's directive allowing airline passengers to carry small blades, including kirpans. The motion tabled by the Coalition for Quebec's Future will be sent to federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. MORE

SEPTEMBER 11 SETTLEMENTS

Airline defendants to pay $95 million
article image
23 NOV 2017: Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay US $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks.   MORE

DOES CONVENIENCE OUTWEIGH SCANDAL

article image
23 NOV 2017: Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals. Its latest misbehaviour involving a data breach coverup revealed this week could be the impetus for people to ride elsewhere - or keep looking the other way.   MORE

BOEING GOING

Jumbo jets sold on eBay style auction site
article image
23 NOV 2017: Two Boeing 747s have been sold on the eBay style Chinese website Taobao. China's SF Airlines outbid 25 other interested buyers to secure the aircraft for about US $48 million. MORE

A PRESIDENT OF GRACE AND INTELLIGENCE

JFK birth centennial ends on assassination anniversary
article image
23 NOV 2017: A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth came to close yesterday, exactly 54 years after his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. MORE

EXCUSE ME

Flight etiquette according to travellers
article image
23 NOV 2017: A new global survey has asked air passengers about common travel dilemmas ranging from sharing arm rests on planes to whether it's ok to remove shoes. Should you chat to your seatmate and what’s the protocol in climbing over them to get to the loo? Most travellers, it appears, are in agreement on what is and is not acceptable.   MORE

CASUAL FLYDAY

Uniformly dressing down
By DAVID TAIT
article image
It came as no surprise to read that, following the example of Alaska and Southwest, American Airlines has made the wearing of hats optional for its pilots. A more accurate description might be that the airline, “no longer requires pilots to carry their hats while in uniform.”   MORE
logologologologologo