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LASER STRIKE ON WESTJET PILOT

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23 MAY 2019: A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light, US Federal Aviation Administration officials said Wednesday. Spokesperson Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the WestJet Airlines aircraft was about 40 kilometres from the airport when the laser light hit the pilot. The flight landed safely a short time later, and the pilot was placed on medical leave, which is routine in such cases. MORE

THIRD CRASH IN ALASKA SKIES IN EIGHT DAYS

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23 MAY 2019: Alaska authorities say a 75-year-old man died after he became trapped inside a small plane that crashed in Prince William Sound, marking the third fatal plane crash in aircraft-reliant Alaska in eight days. Altogether, nine people have died since a May 13 midair collision of two sightseeing planes killed six. MORE

A RARE PIECE OF TUDOR HISTORY

On display at Hampton Court Palace
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23 MAY 2019: Following a three-year conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces, the stunning “Bacton Altar Cloth” will go on display at Elizabeth I’s former home, Hampton Court Palace, alongside the iconic “Rainbow” portrait in which it may once have featured. Opening on 12 October 2019, this exhibition is included in palace admission and is guaranteed to add value to group visits. MORE

CUBA INVESTS IN TOURISM

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23 MAY 2019: The battle for Cuba's economic future is being waged on its beaches. And at its all-inclusive resorts, dive sites and cobblestoned colonial plazas. As most of Cuba's economy stagnates or declines, the country has launched a full-scale effort to turn virtually the only bright spot - tourism - into an engine that can drag the rest of the communist island through its worst economic crisis in two decades. MORE

BORDER LINE CRISIS

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23 MAY 2019: Lawmakers are clashing over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the US-Mexico border. The TSA is asking federal air marshals, airport screeners and others to volunteer to support a build-up of federal agents along the border who are dealing with waves of migrants. MORE

DIFFERENT OUTCOMES WITH MECHANICS

One airline sues, another one signs
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23 MAY 2019: American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity. Meanwhile Southwest Airlines has signed a tentative five year deal with the mechanics union, giving them a twenty percent raise. MORE

RECORD SUMMER

US airlines anticipate busy season
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23 MAY 2019: The airline industry's US trade group is predicting another record for summer travel. Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 257.4 million people will fly on US carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31. MORE

LIVE IT UP IN MAINZ

By MARGARET SWAINE
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23 MAY 2019: For both wine and history, Mainz is the place to visit in Germany. One of the country’s oldest cities, it was founded by the Roman commander Drusus around 13 B.C.  A member of the global network of Great Wine Capitals, it’s the capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and a fine base for travelling to most of Germany’s wine regions. In the city centre are several attractions of major importance. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

BEYOND THE BIG THREE

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22 MAY 2019: “Just over three out of four international visitors travel only to Canada's largest provinces, Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, and most go to their biggest cities: Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.” A new government tourism policy looks to change that, but admits, “Drawing tourists to venture beyond the big cities remains a challenge for regions that want to expand their visitor economies.” MORE

BREXIT, WHAT BREXIT

British tourism keeps calm and carries on
By MICHAEL BAGINSKI
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21 MAY 2019: Tourism to Britain continues to be unaffected by Brexit, at least when it comes to long-haul visitations – including Canada – says the country’s tourist board. MORE

A QUESTION OF ARMS

Alaska wants RCMP to protect US Customs and Border Protection agents
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22 MAY 2019: Alaska will pay armed Canadian police to provide protection to US personnel at a ferry terminal in British Columbia, state transportation officials said. The Alaska Marine Highway System was notified in March that unarmed US Customs and Border Protection agents checking ferries leaving Prince Rupert, British Columbia, will require assistance from Royal Canadian Mounted Police, CoastAlaska reported Friday. MORE

TORNADO NEAR TULSA

Storms move to the east
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22 MAY 2019: A powerful storm system spawned a confirmed tornado Tuesday morning near Tulsa International Airport, after shutting down an interstate highway and prompting water rescues elsewhere in the state. More tornadoes, along with hail and damaging winds were predicted as the storms moved to the east. MORE

100 PERCENT PURE NEW ZEALAND

Wine growers big on sustainability
By ILONA KAUREMSZKY
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22 MAY 2019: The Land of the Kiwi is having its moment. Over 25 winery members from the New Zealand Wine Growers uncapped bottles of their finest vintages in a soiree of New Zealand wine aficionados. Held at The Globe and Mail Centre, a sold-out crowd of oenophiles attended Pure Discovery 2019, a triple threat of New Zealand wine events scheduled in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa to offer the latest labels, with some verging on the obscure with names that could make you smile. MORE

STRIKE AT ALITALIA

Hundreds of flights cancelled
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22 MAY 2019: Italy's struggling airline Alitalia cancelled over 300 flights on Tuesday, because of a 24-hour strike called to protest deteriorating conditions in the sector, including the government's failure to relaunch the carrier. Alitalia says it cancelled about half of its flights, both domestic and international, but reorganized schedules so that at least half of the affected passengers could fly the same day. MORE

FREE SPEECH WIN FOR SAVANNAH TOUR GUIDES

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22 MAY 2019: Georgia's oldest city violated the free-speech rights of tour guides by requiring them to pass a written history test and get a license, a federal judge said in a ruling that's largely symbolic since the licensing law was scrapped years ago. The ruling Monday by US District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. came more than four years after tour guides in Savannah sued City Hall over the 1978 licensing ordinance.  MORE

DFW ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW TERMINAL

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22 MAY 2019: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport plans to spend over three billion dollars to build a sixth terminal that would open by 2025 and renovate one of the old terminals. Airport CEO Sean Donohue announced plans Monday for Terminal F on the site of a parking lot. It would include up to 24 new gates for US and international flights. The airport currently has 164 gates spread across five terminals. MORE

A SLICE OF THE BIG APPLE

By ANITA DRAYCOTT
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22 MAY 2019: I am just back from a long weekend in The Big Apple and I’m happy to report that you don’t have to be related to Donald Trump or the Rockefellers to enjoy this mult-faceted metropolis. From freebies to bargains to a few well-deserved indulgences, here’s where to save and splurge in the city that never sleeps. All prices approximated in US dollars. MORE
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