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Delta reviewing video to determine how boy hopped flight to Vegas

Delta Air Lines is reviewing surveillance video from an incident last week in which a 9-year-old boy boarded a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas, apparently alone and without a ticket, a spokeswoman for the airline said Monday.

10 October 2013
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Delta reviewing video to determine how boy hopped flight to Vegas

Minions carry Justin Bieber up Great Wall of China

Just when you thought you might enjoy a week without any news of Justin Bieber annoying the world, along comes evidence that the most beloved/disliked self-involved teenager on the planet has broken one of the most sacred unspoken rules of travel don't use your bodyguards to carry you up the Great Wall of China.

02 October 2013
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Minions carry Justin Bieber up Great Wall of China

A downfall in Kenya's Tourism Industry due to a mall Attack

According to Kenya's tourism minister Kenya was a safe place for tourists unless an attack on Nairobi shopping mall over the weekend that killed at least 68 people.

24 September 2013
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A downfall in Kenya's Tourism Industry due to a mall Attack

Will child-free zones on planes keep both kids and disgruntled passengers quiet?

Screaming children are the bane of many a single passenger. Now, amid all the grumbles of childless passengers and harassed parents, airlines are offering the warring factions a chance to sit further apart.

12 September 2013
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Will child-free zones on planes keep both kids and disgruntled passengers quiet?

Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time

When it comes to Shinto, Japan's indigenous religion, Ise Jingu is the most revered shrine complex of them all. Established in the 5th century in Japan's Mie prefecture, it was built in honor of Amaterasu-omikami, the sun goddess from whom the Japanese imperial family is said to be descended.

30 August 2013
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Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time

Taking the Mickey? Zimbabwe proposes Disneyland in Africa

Maybe revive the safari sector with, who knows, nude or biker safaris? Even build a Robert Mugabe Experience to educate visitors about the African strongman’s visionary three-decade rule, complete with pictorial guide to his experimentation with mustaches. What almost no one expected Zimbabwe to do to revive its tourism sector, crippled by 10 years of internal strife, was to take on Disney with a proposed $300 million theme park at Victoria Falls.

30 August 2013
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Taking the Mickey? Zimbabwe proposes Disneyland in Africa

Nighttime is the right time for adventures

Mystery, moonlight and the sounds of bat wings flapping replace electricity and artificial sound during a night "off the grid" in nature. Be it a safari through the endangered red wolf's habitat or stargazing from the highest mountain range in the United States, nighttime is the right time for outdoor adventures in national wildlife refuges and national parks.

31 July 2013
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Nighttime is the right time for adventures

'World's largest building' opens in China

The superlatives in China continue the latest symbol of China's "bigger is much, much better" ethos is open for business. Located in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China, the New Century Global Center is the "largest freestanding building in the world," Chinese officials say.

03 July 2013
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'World's largest building' opens in China

Skyjacked: A nation with no airline security

Imagine the airport with no security. No metal detectors. No TSA guards. No luggage searches. Boarding an airliner with a firearm could be as easy as putting a pistol in your pocket and taking your seat. That's the way it was in the United States in the early 1970s when an epidemic of airline "skyjackings" dominated the news. Hijackers' motives ranged from political to financial. Their destinations spanned North America, Europe and Asia and quite often included the island nation of Cuba. The hijackings took

25 June 2013
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Skyjacked: A nation with no airline security

Is Istanbul safe for tourists?

Weather, airfare and upcoming local events are criteria that typically factor into travel decisions. This week, however, far greater concerns are on the minds of potential visitors to Istanbul. Ongoing local protests, government retaliation and related unrest in the city have many wondering if they should pull the plug on upcoming trips or make any new plans at all.

15 June 2013
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Is Istanbul safe for tourists?