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SORRY ABOUT THAT

SkyGreece majority owner apologizes for stranding passengers
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01 SEP 2015: The majority owner of SkyGreece Airlines says he's sorry for the airline's grounding that has stranded about 1,000 passengers. “It's very, very, very bad but it's beyond my control,” Ken Stathakis said in Toronto. MORE

PREMIUM SERVICE

Enjoying the airport experience
By JEN SAVEDRA
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01 SEP 2015:  If you’ve got a flight delay or a long connection, and find yourself with a few hours to kill at an airport, check if they have a Plaza Premium Lounge and then, whether you want to catch up on some work, have a shower, grab a meal or a drink, or just relax – head straight for it.  You will find your time spent there pleasant, comfortable and stress-free. MORE

WALL TO WALL

What are they thinking
By JEN SAVEDRA
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01 SEP 2015:  What on earth is going on south of the border?  First there is the "really really rich" front runner for the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump blathering on about deporting illegal Mexican immigrants, building a wall along the US Mexico border and having the Mexican government pay for it (now he’s going to  allow the “good” ones to come back). So, of course, it was only a matter of time before someone thought the Northern border should get walled in – and sure enough - here we go. MORE

CHANNEL FERRIES DELAYED

French workers block Calais port
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01 SEP 2015:  Some travellers trying to cross the English Channel are stranded because French workers are blockading the port of Calais.  The British ferry operator warned passengers that the blockade began Sunday evening as a result of actions by workers at MyFerryLink, a ferry operator facing job cuts. MORE

NOT THAT WAY

Man held for psychiatric evaluation at EWR
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01 SEP 2015:  A man who made his way into a secure hallway at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, prompting police to evacuate part of an airport terminal, has been taken for a psychiatric evaluation, police said. MORE

UNIQUE PARTNERSHIPS

Hotels and food trucks
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01 SEP 2015: Food trucks are the epitome of grab-and-go dining and have become a cultural trend, as well. Hotels often partner with food trucks to offer variety or in the case of Four Seasons, have their own truck to promote their brand. MORE

NAME CHANGE

Mount McKinley becomes Denali
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01 SEP 2015:  The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska. MORE

SUMMER CONCERTS

When you cant stay in your seat
By PAM STELLINI
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01 SEP 2015: Whenever I meet up with Americans, I always point out (what I consider) to be the biggest difference between our citizens. Canadians respect the queue.  And pity the folly of the person who ‘butts in’ in front of us. They will learn how we “stand on guard for thee.” MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

SKYGREECE

Another reason to use a travel agent
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31 AUG 2015:  SkyGreece Airlines located in Attiki, Greece has announced a ‘temporary cessation’ of operations as of August 27. Consumers who purchased their SkyGreece Airlines travel services from a registered Ontario travel agency and who did not receive their travel services and have not been reimbursed may file a claim from the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund. MORE

LUXE ON ST. KITTS

One tiny Caribbean destination wants you to take big notice
By ILONA KAUREMSZKY
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31 AUG 2015:  A group of country and tourism officials from St. Kitts and Nevis accompanied the new tourism minister to meet with local media in Toronto recently to showcase some of their latest tourism initiatives. The theme: Luxury MORE

ST.PETE TO HOST IGLTA GLOBAL CONVENTION

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31 AUG 2015:  St. Petersburg, Florida has won the bid for IGLTA’s 2017 Annual Global Convention.  Home to the largest Pride event in the state, St. Pete will be the first city on Florida’s Gulf Coast to host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention, the premier educational and networking event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism industry.  The 34th edition of the conference, will be held 3-6 May 2017. MORE

GROWTH SPURT

Las Vegas airport to double international gates
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31 AUG 2015:  Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly to Asia. MORE

WINDSTORM CAUSES CHAOS

Trees down and power out in southwest BC
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31 AUG 2015:  A powerful windstorm caused chaos in southwestern British Columbia on Saturday, knocking out power to 400,000 homes and felling trees that crushed cars and critically injured a woman. Winds gusting up to 90 kilometres per hour forced the closure of Vancouver's Stanley Park, although the east side of the park re-opened Saturday afternoon. MORE

HIKERS BEHAVING BADLY

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31 AUG 2015:  When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, months long frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night's sleep while listening to the sounds of nature were instead filled with trash, graffiti and people who seemed more interested in partying all night, said Spencer, who finished the entire trail last month in just 99 days. MORE

TSA OFFICER ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE AT LGA

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31 AUG 2015: A Transportation Security Administration officer has been arrested after police say he molested a female passenger after luring her into a bathroom at LaGuardia Airport. MORE

THE GOOD CHEER TRAIL

A First for Canada
By MARGARET SWAINE
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31 AUG 2015:  When I heard that Nova Scotia launched a Good Cheer Trail this year, of course I had to rush to the province to imbibe. Called Canada’s first winery, craft brewery and distillery trail, it encompasses over 35 beverage-specific culinary tourism experiences across Nova Scotia. Every day I plotted my travel to end up surrounded by good spirits, in a gorgeous locale with the car parked. MORE
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