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Archive for April, 2010

  • April 23, 2010
    The Oberoi, Mumbai reopens

    Since the 2008 terror attacks shook Mumbai to its core we’ve witnessed the determination and drive of the city gradually restore those areas most shook, including its grandest hotels. What began with the opening of the Taj Mahal Palace last year will be completed this week by the grand opening of The Oberoi, Mumbai. The […]


  • April 21, 2010
    China may end travel ban for HIV foreigners

    China may end a decade-old travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners from visiting the country, a media report said. The ban may be lifted after the Chinese Cabinet Monday decided to make changes to the laws barring HIV-positive foreigners from entering the country, China Daily reported Wednesday, citing sources. Currently, foreigners suffering from mental disorders or […]


  • April 20, 2010
    Updates on Volcanic ash and flights

    For all the passengers stranded at various airports across the world, there’s some good news – depending on the ash cloud and weather conditions, airspaces in countries around Europe has opened up either completely or partially, whereas some countries still prefer to remain close. If you are reading this and have an internet connection, then you […]


  • April 20, 2010
    Iceland Volcano not covered by travel insurance

    Update 2: The US Travel Insurance Association reports that most of its member companies are providing coverage to travelers affected by trip cancellations and delays arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. To qualify for coverage, the travel insurance policy must have been purchased prior to the volcano eruption. Read more at: Most Travel Insurance […]


  • April 19, 2010
    Lonely Planet offers free iPhone city guides (limited time offer)

    In response to the widespread chaos caused by the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Lonely Planet is offering 13 of its European iPhone guides free. ‘Travellers stuck in unfamiliar places need access to practical information as well as suggestions on what to do whilst stranded’, said Tom Hall, Lonely Planet Travel Editor. ‘That’s why we’re […]


  • April 15, 2010
    ten links for today

    1. Budget Your Trip 2. How House Swapping Works 3. Top 10 Backpacking Travel Destinations for 2010 4. 7 amazing apartments you won’t believe cost less than 50 Euros per day 5. First look at Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World theme park 6. The Lofoten Islands 7. Unseen China [Video] 8. Classic Train trips 9. The […]


  • April 15, 2010
    Flights across North Europe cancelled, U.S. cancel Europe flights

    Many flights across Europe were cancelled as a spreading cloud of volcanic ash headed south from Iceland and closed many airspaces. Flights have also been disrupted in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Finland. Finnair said air traffic had been shut down in northern parts of Finland, while air traffic has been suspended in northern […]


  • April 15, 2010
    China opens Mt. Everest to international mountaineers

    With over 5000 mountaineers from different countries gathered in Tibet to climb Mt Everest and two other top peaks, China is all set to turn the “roof of the world” into a major tourist attraction. Mountaineers from China, the US, France, Russia, Spain and some other countries have gathered in Tibet since early this month […]


  • April 12, 2010
    World’s best subways

    Metros are high capacity, high frequency, urban electric transport railway systems. Also known as the subway, underground, and tube, they are distinguished by being separated from all other types of traffic, pedestrians included. When it comes to energy consumption and space occupancy, metros are among the most efficient means of transportation. In 2006, 155 million […]


  • April 9, 2010
    India opens Himalayan peaks to foreigners

    Foreigners will be allowed to climb nearly 100 high-altitude Himalayan peaks for the first time on the Indian side of Kashmir. The move by the Indian government to allow foreign climbers follows a significant decline in violence by insurgent groups in the region since India and Pakistan started a peace process in 2004, said a […]


  • April 6, 2010
    Spirit Airlines now charge for carry-on baggages in addition to check-in

    All flights booked starting today and on for flights after August 1, passengers on Spirit Airlines (baggage policy) must also pay for a carry-on above a personal item. This is a new fee and to take on any bag aside from personal items like purse or briefcase, you’ll be payingÖ $20 online if you’re a […]


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