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Hurricane Irene diverts international flights

First Atlantic hurricane in 2011 season ready to hit Bahamas Flights to and from Caribbean islands such as the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, the...

Another shark attack – this time in South Africa

Surfer dies in shark attack about 500 km east of Cape Town A local surfer aged 49 years old has been killed by a...

Europe’s biggest hotel group reports strong H1

Accor opened 13,700 rooms during first half, but remains cautious Accor, Europe’s biggest hotel group, reports a 27.5% increase in earnings in H1 2011....

How to stop your luggage getting lost

There are several common ways for suitcases to go missing It’s an increasingly common complaint. Tens of thousands of air travellers each year have...

Travel and tourism hold key to Egypt’s revival

Sector accounts for one in every eight jobs and 12% of Egypt’s output The vital role that travel and tourism will play in Egypt’s...

More Europeans choosing high-speed rail, not planes

Trains more popular on routes between major European capitals People travelling through Europe are increasingly opting for the train rather than the plane, according...

What’s most important when booking a hotel?

Are people more concerned about housekeeping than security? A new survey of 1,000 people sponsored by the property and insurance group Chubb Group of...

Airport launches “chat downs” to improve security

Passengers looking suspicious are being asked a series of questions For a 60-day trial period, Boston’s Logan Airport has just introduced a new layer of...

Burma tries to lure new wave of hotel investment

Singapore and Thailand are prominent among existing investors Burma – officially known as Myanmar – which was until very recently a closed-off and controversial...

Dogs benefit from used aircraft cabin carpets

American Airlines has been giving it this year to warm up dog shelters Rather than simply throwing away its used aircraft cabin carpets, which...