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  • Egypt: Tourism languishes amid fears of unrest, instability

    Egypt has gotten more bad news on the tourism front, announcing a decline of nearly one-third in the number of foreign visitors in the month of March from the year before. The tourist industry, which makes up 11% of Egypt’s gross domestic product,...
  • Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee

    Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee
    Ten people died Friday when two explosions shattered a Nairobi market, even as hundreds of British tourists were evacuating the country because of warnings of an increased terror threat. Kenya's National Disaster Operation Center said 76 people were...
  • When State Department alerts put travel plans in doubt

    Question: What if you have airline tickets to a country and near the departure date the State Department says this is a dangerous area to travel to? What are the chances of getting a change of destination? Refund? Credit to use tickets later? I'm speaking...
  • Family says nyet to Finnair's ticket policy

    Family says <i>nyet </i>to<i> </i>Finnair's ticket policy
    Airlines will never win a prize for sensitivity to customers' problems. They typically won't budge on change fees and ticketing costs. But you'd think that even the most hard-hearted carrier would acknowledge that, all things considered, this isn't...
  • Will Malaysia Airlines survive the loss of Flight 370?

    Will Malaysia Airlines survive the loss of Flight 370?
    Even before the disappearance of its Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines faced financial turbulence and stiff competition from low-cost carriers in Asia. Still, airline experts say Malaysia's flagship carrier could survive the economic blow of the disaster by...
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • Kevin Hunt: US Airways Credit Mix-Up; Woman Contests AirTran Change Fees

    Kevin Hunt: US Airways Credit Mix-Up; Woman Contests AirTran Change Fees
    Gene Nowak and his wife, Jean, were among the 3,594 passengers on the Royal Princess cruise last September that barely made it halfway through a 12-day Mediterranean trip before the ship lost power. At least the toilets didn't stop working. After...
  • Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker

    Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker
    Family members of one of four men killed during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race two years ago have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the boat's GPS manufacturer and distributor. Loren Mavromati, the widow of Theo Mavromatis (their...
  • 4 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash on I-10 near Blythe

    4 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash on I-10 near Blythe
    Four people were killed and dozens others were hospitalized after a charter bus headed west on Interstate 10 near Blythe crashed and overturned early Wednesday when the driver tried to avoid steel pipes that were strewn on the highway from a jackknifed...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev sought to rename himself after militant

    WASHINGTON — Less than three months before the Boston Marathon bombings, a bitter, frustrated Tamerlan Tsarnaev visited a federal immigration office in the Boston area and signed forms seeking to legally change his first name. Eager to recast...
  • Drunk passenger aboard Virgin Australia flight causes hijack alert

    A drunk passenger aboard a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to Bali prompted pilots to issue a hijack alert that disrupted air travel to and from the Indonesian resort island for hours on Friday, Indonesian and Australian authorities reported....