Free Olympic Apps And e-Books For London Travelers And Sports Fans
July 24 2012 2:47 PM EDT
The 2012 Olympic Games will be the most digital sporting event in history. As a result, several organizations are now offering free apps and e-books for both London visitors and avid sports fans back home to put up-to-the-minute information on the Games and its host city in the palm of your hand.
HIV Travel Restrictions In 46 Countries Opposed By Top CEOs At 2012 International AIDS Conference
July 24 2012 11:12 AM EDT
Speaking on the first day of the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., chief executives from over 20 leading multinational corporations called upon 46 countries to lift travel restrictions on HIV-positive individuals.
One-Sqm-House: Sleep Around Berlin For 1 Euro A Day In World’s ‘Smallest House’
July 23 2012 12:50 PM EDT
Need a place to crash in Berlin this summer? Strapped for cash? Here’s an idea: Stay in the “smallest house in the world,” One-Sqm-House, for just 1 euro per night.
Thailand - Land Of Smiles Or Tourist Trap?
July 23 2012 12:49 PM EDT
Two Canadian sisters die mysteriously in their rented island bungalow, believed poisoned. Less than a week later, an Australian woman is stabbed to death in Phuket. Their deaths are the latest in a tumult of violence to shake tourism in postcard-perfect Thailand.
Aurora, Colorado: The City Behind The Batman Movie Massacre
July 20 2012 12:16 PM EDT
Like Columbine, Aurora, Colorado, will likely lose its innocence as a scenic, mile-high Rocky Mountain town and become instead the scene of a tragedy.
United Sells $33 Hong Kong Flights, Reneges, Sparks Debate On Ethics And Legitimacy Of New DOT Rules
July 19 2012 12:14 PM EDT
Fly first class to Hong Kong for just four frequent flier miles and $33 in taxes. That’s the deal several United Airlines customers found online Sunday, but if it sounds too good to be true, it may just be.
SS Coachella Cruise Ship To Blast Into The Caribbean
July 18 2012 11:17 AM EDT
Introducing “S.S. Coachella,” a cruise ship concert the pairs sand and surf with sun and sound.
Needle-Laced Sandwiches On Delta Flights Highlight Overlooked Aviation Security Concern: The Caterers
July 17 2012 2:42 PM EDT
The FBI is investigating how sewing needles got into turkey sandwiches served on four U.S.-bound Delta Air Lines flights out of Amsterdam Sunday --- an incident that has raised concerns about the security of in-flight food and its potential to be used in an act of terrorism.
Hawaiian Airlines Adds Auckland, New Zealand Route In 2013
July 16 2012 4:20 PM EDT
Hawaiian Airlines announced on Sunday it would begin nonstop flights to Auckland next March, becoming the only U.S. carrier to fly to New Zealand.
Summer Olympics 2012: Heathrow Airport Handles Record Numbers As Olympic Games Lane Creates Travel Chaos In London
July 16 2012 3:52 PM EDT
As athletes poured into London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on Monday, many were treated to an unintentional “tour” of the city as bumper-to-bumper traffic, stopped trains and crowded airports created travel chaos.
US Travel And Tourism On Pace For Record-Setting Year
July 16 2012 1:14 PM EDT
The U.S. travel and tourism industry is looking at a record-setting year, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday, with both spending and visitor numbers well above last year’s figures.
Shark Attacks In Western Australia Killing Tourism
July 16 2012 12:10 PM EDT
Western Australia’s reputation as the world’s deadliest place for shark attacks has made it a tough sell for prospective tourists, and local authorities have asked the federal government to consider lifting the ban on fishing of great whites to help alleviate the problem.
Excited About Myanmar? Read This First
July 14 2012 1:35 PM EDT
Introducing Myanmar, the world's next big thing that's struggling to figure out what exactly that means.
What Is Bastille Day? The Parties, Pomp And Circumstance Of Le Fête Nationale
July 13 2012 4:57 PM EDT
For 223 years and running, France has celebrated the destruction of a prison with a massive bash called La Fête Nationale (French National Celebration) or quatorze juillet (July 14) -- better known to most of us as Bastille Day.
‘Magic Art’ Thrills Museumgoers In Hangzhou, China [PHOTOS]
July 13 2012 11:10 AM EDT
In a typical art exhibition, you’re expected to keep your hands behind your back, maintain a respectful distance from the artwork and, above all else, refrain from touching anything. But the Magic Art Exhibition in Hangzhou, China, is not your run-of-the-mill show.
Ultraviolet Restaurant: Shanghai Eatery Pairs Food, Wine, Light, Sound
July 13 2012 10:43 AM EDT
Each course at Ultraviolet in Shanghai is served with a tailored set of visuals, sounds and smells.
NYC Taxi Rates To Rise By 17% This Fall - Here’s How It Will Affect You
July 12 2012 4:06 PM EDT
Taking a taxi ride in New York City just got a lot more expensive. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission formally approved a fare hike Thursday that will raise prices by 17 percent starting this September.
Space Tourism Set For Blastoff Next Year With Branson Family Leading The Way
July 12 2012 11:45 AM EDT
Sir Richard Branson announced Wednesday, with typical bravado, that he and his adult children would pave the way for future space tourists as the first passengers on the SpaceShipTwo (SS2), part of his U.S.-based Virgin Galactic program, which is set to have its inaugural launch next year.
Amelia Earhart's Plane Found? Researchers Plan To Search Nikumaroro Island
July 10 2012 8:58 PM EDT
Americans became fascinated with Amelia Earhart when she set out to be the first man or woman to circumnavigate the equator in an airplane. Researchers are setting out on a voyage to discover her plane after recent clues led them to believe that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, may have wound up on the tiny island of Nikumaroro, an uninhabited Pacific island, Reuters said.
How Likely Is A Shark Attack?
July 09 2012 6:02 PM EDT
Beady eyes. Massive jaws. Pearly white teeth with serrated edges. It?s no wonder sharks scare us. But how likely is an actual shark attack?