The full text of Pope Francis’ address to the Joint Session of the United States Congress: Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like … More Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress
Unidentified gunmen have abducted a Norwegian, two Canadians and a Filipino woman from a holiday resort in the Philippines. Two Japanese resort guests unsuccessfully tried to intervene before the gunmen escaped with their hostages aboard a motorised outrigger from Samal Island off Davao City in the southern Philippines said regional military spokesman Captain Alberto Caber. … More Foreign holiday-makers abducted from Philippines resort
The world’s largest passenger aircraft is now flying the world’s longest route after Qantas replaced its Boeing 747s with Airbus A380 superjumbos on the Sydney-Dallas route. The flight covers a whopping 13,800 kilometres and takes a little more than 15 hours.
So …“Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, has declined to follow the lead of other big internet firms, instead choosing to remain a member of a controversial rightwing lobby group that works against climate change legislation”. How should we as consumers and more importantly, as habitants of this beautiful dying planet react to this kind … More Expedia under fire over membership to rightwing lobby group Alec
Skift — the top news and data services company for the travel industry — is continually asking these questions. And on October 9 in New York City, they’re hosting the Skift Global Forum to put them center-stage. This will be the “first conference focused on top strategists, technologists, and marketers in travel, the people creating … More WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL HOLD? WIN THIS TRIP AND FIND OUT!
The latest numbers are in from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. For 2012, U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in ancillary fees. There were $3.5 billion collected in bag fees, a 3.8 percent increase from 2011. Change fees reached $2.6 billion, up 7.3 percent from last year. Not only is this the highest amount of … More 5 Airline Fees You Can Avoid (and 4 You Can’t)
A mobile app that could help cut queues at airport security is being trialled at Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Atlanta The long, unwelcoming queues at the customs desks of airports may soon be a thing of the past, if the trial of a new app in the United States is successful.