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Watchdog reveals half of rail ticket official advice wrong

/ February 24, 2011 4:47 pm

An investigation has proved more than 50 per cent of official advice on rail tickets is either inaccurate or just plain wrong. Passengers attempting to find the cheapest ticket for their journey by asking advice from ticket office clerks, the […]

Tourists believed trapped in devastating Christchurch quake

/ February 22, 2011 4:52 pm

New Zealand’s South Island capital, Christchurch, a popular year-round visitor destination, is in ruins after yesterday’s devastating earthquake, with fears foreign visitors are amongst the dead. Eyewitnesses to the 5km deep tremor, believed now to be a major aftershock of  […]

Flights Canceled in Northwest, Midwest US

/ February 22, 2011 10:17 am

While some parts of the US have been enjoying Spring-like weather, others have not been so lucky. Another winter storm tore through the Northwest and upper Midwest of the country, coating roads with snow and ice and leading to the […]

UK’s worst rail stations named and shamed

/ February 21, 2011 4:15 pm

A recent report has named and shamed the 10 worst rail stations in the country, amid calls for standardisation of facilities. Transport secretary Lord Adonis, whose tour around the UK’s stations last summer prompted the report, is to revisit the […]

Vietnamese police blame Halong Bay tragedy on human error

/ February 20, 2011 4:49 pm

The sinking of the wooden tourist boat anchored in Halong Bay which cost 12 lives is being blamed on human error by the boat’s captain and crew. Vietnamese police investigating the tragedy have revealed a valve allowing sea water to […]

New regulations on Inca Trail permits cause confusion

/ February 19, 2011 5:22 pm

Permits to trek Peru’s famous Inca Trail are now being issued under new regulations expected to cause difficulties in the tourism sector. This year is the 100th anniversary of explorer Hiram Bingham’s discovery of the fabulous Machu Pichu archaeological site, […]

Court ruling allows flight delay compensation to resume

/ February 18, 2011 4:05 pm

Unpaid flight delay compensation of around £130 million may now have to be settled by airlines after a UK judge ruled airlines must answer claims. Passenger entitlement to compensation by airlines if flights are delayed for more than three hours […]

Travel firms’ half-term price increases ripping off holidaymakers

/ February 17, 2011 4:10 pm

Massive increases of between 50 and 269 per cent on holidays abroad taken during the half-term fortnight are ripping off families. Over the past few years, families wishing to take mid-term breaks abroad have accepted a level of increases in […]

United Airlines Passengers Face Delays during Plane Inspection

/ February 17, 2011 8:46 am

United Airlines passengers were faced with delays on Wednesday following unscheduled maintenance checks. A spokesman says the airline grounded their entire Boeing 757 fleet, which includes 96 aircraft, starting Tuesday, leading to the cancellation of at least 17 flights, while […]

Virgin Blue Flights Delayed due to IT Glitch

/ February 16, 2011 9:12 am

On Tuesday afternoon, many Virgin Blue passengers were facing delays at airports throughout Australia after the reservations and baggage systems for the airline crashed. A lot of the passengers were angered about the glitch, and messages started to appear on […]

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