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A BUMPY RIDE

Aviation sector faces trade turbulence
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17 JUL 2018: Aviation is soaring: Passenger traffic is up, fuel prices are under control and rising demand from Asia is driving aircraft orders. So, what could possibly go wrong? One big thing: A trade war. MORE

SHOW AND TELL

EU says Airbnb must make pricing simpler
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17 JUL 2018: The European Union said Monday that Airbnb has until the end of August to address consumer complaints that the US company's pricing and booking system can be misleading. The EU Consumer Commissioner wants Airbnb to change its pricing on its website to show consumers the total price “inclusive of all the applicable mandatory charges and fees, such as service and cleaning charges.”   MORE

LOOKING AHEAD

A conversation with the future CEO of Spirit Airlines
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17 JUL 2018: The two things that stand out most about US carrier Spirit Airlines are its low fares and high number of complaints. Spirit has improved on-time performance and cut its complaint rate by more than half in the last few years, although it still ranks near the bottom among US airlines. MORE

BUILD SAUNAS NOT WAR

Helsinki protests the summit
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17 JUL 2018: Activists used Monday's summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to hold two days of high-profile protests in the Finnish capital over a variety of grievances. In a city proud to defend the right to protest, demonstrators were scattered about. Some stayed at barriers erected by police to try to register their complaints as the world leaders sped by in armour-plated vehicles for their summit at Finland's presidential palace. MORE

THREE TO GO

Sunwing expands flight options from Victoria
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17 JUL 2018: Sunwing is offering residents of Victoria more options to escape to the sun this winter with the introduction of flight options from their local airport to three of the travel company’s most popular Pacific Mexico destinations. MORE

TOUCH AND GO

Abusive TSA agents cannot be sued for damages
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17 JUN 2018: Don’t like the treatment you get at security? Tough! A US federal appeals court has ruled that the Transportation Security Administration cannot be held liable for damages due to belligerent or abusive TSA agents. MORE

MUNICH TOPS THE LIST

The top ten most livable cities in the world
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17 JUL 2018: The annual ranking put out by the British magazine Monocle also placed Dusseldorf in the top 20. Tokyo came in second. No US city made the top 25, with picturesque Vancouver the only North American city in the mix. Munich took top honors this year, knocking Tokyo off its top perch. MORE

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Supercharging your wellness
By SABRINA SANTER
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17 JUL 2018: You what?! That, or a blank stare, were the two standard reactions to the “so what are you doing now?” question. My answer in between, at the time, was that I was working at a colon hydrotherapy clinic supporting health and changing the world, one bowel flush at a time. But, enough about me. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

IT'S IN THE HOLE

Everyone is a winner at ACTA tourney
By MICHAEL BAGINSKI
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16 JUL 2018: And the winner of the annual ACTA Ontario golf tournament is - well, who really cares? After all, for most attendees, winning isn’t the point. It’s simply a great day to relax, mingle with old friends, make new ones, and with luck maybe even do a little business on the side. MORE

RYANAIR EMERGENCY LANDING

Passengers claim airline showed lack of empathy
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16 JUL 2018: Passengers of budget airline Ryanair expressed anger Saturday over the way the company treated them following an unscheduled landing in Germany that forced dozens to seek hospital treatment. Passengers described moments of terror as their plane, flying from Dublin to Zadar, Croatia, late Friday, descended suddenly, following what Ryanair said was a drop in cabin pressure. MORE

CONCERNS OVER WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

Environment deteriorating at Canadian National Park
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16 JUL 2018: An exhaustive federal study of Canada's largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating. A report on Wood Buffalo National Park says industry, dams, climate change and natural cycles are sucking the watery lifeblood from the vast delta of northeastern Alberta's Peace and Athabasca rivers. MORE

KAMLOOPS WILDFIRE BLAZE

Impacting air quality
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16 JUL 2018: British Columbia's environment ministry has released a special air quality statement for the city of Kamloops and the surrounding communities as thermometers continue to rise. The statement says the area on the north side of the Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke after a blaze ignited early Thursday afternoon on the north-east side of Kamloops, about 350 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. MORE

AFTER THE FALL

Detroit is now a cool travel destination
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16 JUL 2018: It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest US municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills. MORE

TEN UNIQUE CARNIVAL HORIZON FEATURES

Make her more than just a sister act
By WALLACE IMMEN
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16 JUL 2018: You can always count on some things about a Carnival cruise. There’s an incredible sail-away party on deck with confetti, colourful cocktails and a conga line as Carnival Horizon glides past New York’s  iconic skyline and guests make a farewell wave to the Statue of Liberty on a cruise to Bermuda. MORE

NEWS ROUND UP

July 9-13, 2018
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16 JUL 2018: Our new feature ‘Last Week This Morning’ will appear Mondays and provide a quick look at some of the previous week’s need-to-know travel news. So, for the first time - in case you missed it, and even if you didn’t, here’s last week’s round up of what happened in various travel sectors. MORE
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