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  • May 3, 2011
    U.S. suspends visa operations from Pakistan

    Earlier today we reported that U.S. State Department has issued travel warning for all its citizens and now the United States has indefinitely suspended visa operations from Pakistan. An embassy note said: “The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulates in Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi are closed for ROUTINE BUSINESS to the general public until […]


  • May 2, 2011
    American Airlines start services between Chicago & Helsinki

    American Airlines launched its newest international flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Helsinki (HEL) between May 01, 2011 and October 28, 2011. Operating out of American’s “Gateway to the World” terminal at O’Hare from May 1 through Oct. 29, the new flight is one of the new routes announced last October as part […]


  • April 29, 2011
    Russia to allow visa-free travel to Swedes for a 72 hr period

    Earlier we had reported that Russia and Turkey will soon open their borders for a 90-day visa-free travel for their citizens. Now Russia is to allow visa-free travel for Swedes who travel from Stockholm to Saint Petersburg by ferry as it seeks to persuade the EU to follow suit. In an announcement made on a […]


  • April 26, 2011
    Volunteer to be bumped and get paid even more

    There are perks to getting bumped on that busy, overbooked flight that you are just about take. According to the new rules issued by the Department of Transportation, travelers who get involuntarily bumped from their flights receive substantially bigger payouts than before. It might not be a bad idea to volunteer to be bumped considering […]


  • April 25, 2011
    EU and Russia to have visa-free travel soon

    Russia and the European Union have agreed on a number of joint steps towards visa-free travel. But before they could announce the date they get on the visa-free travel, the two countries have to meet the requirements of the agreement in full. Russia and the EU are to take a number of joint steps, including […]


  • April 23, 2011
    Baggage fee perks gone, says United

    The way things are going in the airline industry, especially in U.S., there will not be any perks of frequent flyer programs nor on first & business class. Starting March 9, 2011, United Airlines is the first in line to do away with the $2 to $3 discount that passengers used to get if they […]


  • April 15, 2011
    Russia & Turkey start visa-free travel

    Turkish and Russian nationals will be able to travel between the two countries without obtaining a visa starting April 16, 2011. Turkey and Russia signed an agreement last May to lift visa requirements for their citizens traveling to the other side and the agreement will take effect as of Saturday. The agreement between Ankara and […]


  • April 12, 2011
    JetBlue & Continental to offer Wi-Fi on their fleet (U.S. only)

    JetBlue JetBlue confirmed today that it will install satellite based Wi-Fi on its entire fleet of 170 aircraft starting in mid-2012, at a cost of about $30 million. LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue, and ViaSat are partnering to bring Ka-band satellite broadband services to the carrier’s Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft. No […]


  • April 12, 2011
    San Francisco (SFO) gets T2. Hello, Virgin Atlantic & American!

    San Francisco International (SFO) got it’s newest 640,000-square foot Terminal 2 that will be the home to American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Watch the images at FlySFO.com T2 Image Gallery Read more reviews at: San Francisco airport’s new Terminal 2 ‘T2′ dazzles [USA Today] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [New York Times] […]


  • April 12, 2011
    Travel news of today

    Himachal Pradesh fed up with peeing tourists [eTN] China beats Spain as 3rd biggest tourist destination [eTN] The next generation of gay hotels [BBC Travel] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [NYTimes] Planes Collide on JFK Airport Runway [AOL News] Oberoi Gurgaon wins hosting rights to World Travel Awards 2012 ceremony


  • April 11, 2011
    Google Travel to be a reality soon

    Last year Google bought ITA Software, which powers many US airline reservation systems and acts as the engine under the hood of many fare-tracking websites, such as Bing, Hotwire, Kayak and TripAdvisor. This week the U.S. Department of Justice approved the purchase of ITA Software by Google. What does this mean for the rest of […]


  • April 11, 2011
    Yotel comes to New York City in June

    We had covered the concept of a Yotel back in 2009. And now the London based company is opening their first hotel in Manhattan. The ‘cabins’ come with a complimentary breakfast available from the ‘kitchen’ Galley on each floor, quiet cooling and heating, free WiFi and a workstation. The moving bed comes with luxury sheets […]


  • April 11, 2011
    U.S. High-Speed Rail gets budget cuts

    The latest American dream of building high-speed rail in the nation took a blow this week when Obama administration had to cut $1.5 billion from the budget. Already there have been several Republican governors who have refused to accept federal money to build high-speed rail projects in their states. Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down […]


  • April 7, 2011
    Air France & Emirates to begin direct flights to Cape Town

    Air France will begin direct flights to Cape Town beginning November 2011. The new schedule will bring 3 flights per week to Cape Town. Earlier last month, Emirates announced an additional daily flight to and from Cape Town. Earlier this year, Edelweiss Air had also announced a new seasonal flight program from Zurich to Cape […]


  • April 5, 2011
    Effects of highway on wild-beast migration in Serengeti

    eTurboNews reports that the annual migration of wild beast has begun in the low-grass plains between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The great herds are starting their move en masse, final destination being the rich pastures of the Masai Mara in neighboring Kenya, which is part of the greater Serengeti trans-boundary ecosystem. Between the end of […]