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Archive for August, 2011

  • August 31, 2011
    South Africa revises Yellow Fever policy

    The Department of Health has informed South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM) of the following amendments in its Yellow Fever policy: The Republic of South Africa (RSA) has reviewed its yellow fever vaccination requirements policy, which will be effective from October 1, 2011. As of October 1, 2011, all travelers from Zambia will be […]


  • August 24, 2011
    ViewRanger makes it easy for Outdoors Content Owners to reach walkers & cyclists via smartphone

    Photo: sacredrides on Flickr Augmentra, the company behind the ViewRanger outdoors GPS navigation app, has released new tools on its location aware mobile publishing platform that make it simple for any trail-guide content owner to publish and promote interactive guides to smartphone users. The publishing platform adds to the company‚Äôs online community and trip planning […]


  • August 24, 2011
    New rules protecting passengers went into effect (U.S. only)

    August 23, 2011 saw the implementation of some new airline regulations meant to address hidden ticket fees, long waits on the tarmac, and compensation of bumped passengers. Here is a breakdown of the final rules that the U.S. Department of Transportation will begin enforcing this week, as outlined by USA Today: If a U.S. or […]


  • August 24, 2011
    Mumbai railway stations to start prepaid taxi service

    Travelers to India have been warned and some have also experienced the exorbitant cab rates and scams. A few years back some airports in India launched the pre-paid taxis which gave some guarantee that international travelers will not be scammed into double rates than locals. Now, the RTO (Regional Transport Office) will sign a memorandum […]


  • August 23, 2011
    U.S. east coast experiences 5.9 earthquake (Updated)

    UPDATE 4: All airports are functioning now. UPDATE 3: FAA grounds flights in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York airports after east coast quake. JFK and Washington National airports are both


  • August 23, 2011
    Mediterranean Majesty for minimal money

    Sun, sea and spending are the three components of the average Mediterranean cruise. The cruise costs a lot, the frequent port visits inevitably drain your bank balance and you always end up forking out more euros than you wanted for an emergency cab ride from Rome back to Civitavecchia before the boat leaves. All is […]


  • August 22, 2011
    Oslo Walking Tour guide
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