HOW DID THAT HAPPEN
Security risks kept off no fly list
17 MAY 2013: According to a watchdog investigation, mistakes and a lack of communication by US authorities allowed terrorists to board flights,. The report uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities in the witness protection programme after cooperating with US prosecutors, to board commercial flights in the US.
AIRLINES LOVE MAKING RULES
They do it because we take it
17 MAY 2013: Do senior airline executives really sit and think up this stuff, or do they just find some bureaucracy drenched minion and put them in charge of making up inane rules. American Airlines now has a new category of "board first" passengers. People carrying just a personal item that fits under the seat - no rolling suitcases - will scoot ahead of the line before most other passengers.
CIAO. ADIEU. GOODBYE.
Another cruise line cuts back in Europe
17 MAY 2013: First Carnival pulled its ships out of Europe in 2014, now just days later, Regent Seven Seas will follow suit, cancelling over 20 Mediterranean cruises in late 2014, replacing them with itineraries in the Americas, South Pacific, Middle East, and South Africa.
LAW AND ORDER STAR JOINS NEW TEAM
Tamara Tunie is spokesperson for Caribbean Week in New York
17 MAY 2017: Television and film star, Tamara Tunie has partnered with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as the celebrity spokesperson for the CTO’s 40th celebration of Caribbean Week in New York.
HUMOUR FALLS FLAT
Thomas Cook commercial pulled in UK
17 MAY 2013: We really have become a humourless, literal, politically-correct-at all costs, society. The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered Thomas Cook to withdraw a television advert after receiving 118 complaints about it.
TRAVELLING THE WORLD FOR COMIC RELIEF
Manga, Bugs, Waldo, Godzilla and You
17 MAY 2013: On my first trip to New York City, sometime in the early 1980’s I walked into an art gallery that featured a display of Disney cartoons in the front window. There was a great piece that featured Bugs Bunny lounging by the side of a road and munching a carrot, while on the road Elmer Fudd chased Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote chased the Roadrunner.