Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Uber faces criminal probe in US over ‘greyball’ code

(Media Release) Ride-sharing firm Uber is facing a criminal investigation by the US government.  ( The scrutiny has started because the firm is accused of using “secret” software that let it operate in regions where it was banned or restricted. The software, called “greyball”, helped it identify officials seeking to stop the service running. A […]

Iceberg tourists flock to Newfoundland town

(Media Release) A small town in Newfoundland, Canada, has become a sudden tourist spot thanks to a new visitor – one of the first icebergs of the season. Canada’s CBC News said that over the Easter weekend, the Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked with traffic as photographers – professional or […]

Passenger bill of rights to come this spring

(Media Release) Canada will introduce new legislation this spring that will address the problem of travellers being bumped from flights, the federal government said Monday, as the violent dragging of a passenger off an overbooked flight in the U.S. unleashed anger over the practice. A spokesman for Transport Minister Marc Garneau said bumping rules will […]

Tourists to US may get asked to hand in passwords or be denied entry

(Media Release) British travellers to the United States face the uncomfortable choice of handing over personal information, including social media passwords and mobile phone contacts, or running the risk of being denied entry to the country, under a new “extreme vetting” policy being considered by the Trump administration. Tourists from the UK and other US […]

What Happens When a Passenger Dies on the Plane

(Media Release) As any frequent traveller might note, there are a whole host of air passengers that you don’t want to get stuck next to: a crying baby, an overly talkative octogenarian, or a queasy first-time flier. One type that few have experienced is more macabre: a dead passenger. (  With approximately 3 billion passengers […]

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