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Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery Problem

Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery Problem Getty Images Japan Airlines grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft today "after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery," according to the BBC. Last year, all 787s were grounded for three months, CBS reports, after a "fire in a...

Demonstrations in Thailand? No Problem, Travelers Say.

Demonstrations in Thailand? No Problem, Travelers Say. Shutterstock The political protests currently taking place in parts of Bangkok don't seem to be affecting travel to and within Thailand. And that should be no surprise. Despite events -- a coup, floods and protests that closed an airport among them -- that have rocked the...

Singapore Airlines Cancels the World's Longest Commercial Flights

Singapore Airlines Cancels the World's Longest Commercial Flights Flickr/Aero Icarus The longest commercial flights in the world -- Singapore Airlines' flights 21 and 22, running between Singapore and Newark, New Jersey -- are slated for cancellation The Economist's Gulliver blog reports. The flights traverse 9,525 miles in about 19...

Could LAX to Tehran Soon Be a Reality?

Could LAX to Tehran Soon Be a Reality? Getty Images/Vetta A direct flight to Iran? According to the Iranian airline Asseman, it's possible, if relations improve. The airline's managing director, Abbas Rahmatian, points out that because the airline recently transported President Hassan Rouhani to the United...

By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans

By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans As China grows, so does how much the country's inhabitants travel, especially when it comes to business travel. While the United States has lead the pack in terms of spending on business travel, Americans are about to be overtaken by the Chinese: by 2016 China will...

Tourists Invited To Strip Down In South Korea

Tourists Invited To Strip Down In South Korea Memphis CVB, Flickr While South Korea's capital city, Seoul, might be a big tourist draw card with plenty of Gangnam Style flair to attract visitors, other parts of the country have had to get more creative when it comes to promoting tourism. Gangwon Province in the...

Will a $16 Fee to Get Into Thailand Bring Classier Tourists?

Will a $16 Fee to Get Into Thailand Bring Classier Tourists? Siim Teller, Flickr Tourists to Thailand may soon be charged an entrance fee of 500 baht. That comes out to about $16, not really overkill for getting into a country that's full of street markets, pad Thai and full moon parties, now is it? The proposed entry fee is...

There's a Japanese Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals (Because of Course There Is)

There's a Japanese Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals (Because of Course There Is) Unagi Travel, Facebook You think you're feeling cooped up and need to get out and explore? What about that teddy bear of yours that hasn't emerged from your storage closet since 1985? A Japanese travel agency, Unagi Travel, which calls itself a "travel agency for stuffed...

Ancient City Of Mohenjodaro May Disappear In Twenty Years

Ancient City Of Mohenjodaro May Disappear In Twenty Years Wikimedia Commons The remains of the world's oldest planned city may crumble to dust in twenty years if action isn't taken, the Telegraph reports. Mohenjodaro, a 5,000 year-old city in Pakistan, is under threat from extreme temperatures and monsoon rains, which leave...

Gangnam Style Tourist Police Dance Up A Storm In Seoul

South Korea has been riding the wave following the global success of "Gangnam Style," the catchy song made famous by singer Psy's quirky music video -- and the country has just launched another tribute to the song. The country's capital, Seoul, unveiled its new tourist...

It's Finally Easier to Get to Bhutan

It's Finally Easier to Get to Bhutan Xioajun Deng, Flickr Bhutan might be most well-known for its Gross National Happiness Index, but it's also an excellent destination for any adventure-seeking traveler on the lookout for outdoor exploits. Situated at the eastern end of the Himalayas, Bhutan isn't the...

New Mapping Trend: Follow the Penguins

When Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo wanted to stand out among other tourist attractions in the busy city, they turned to penguins. Visitors using the Penguin Navi app on their wireless device just follow the little digital birds through the city, which leads them to the...

Before You Book: Eco-Friendly Hotel Or Just Greenwashing?

Before You Book: Eco-Friendly Hotel Or Just Greenwashing? velo_city, Flickr We've all stayed at hotels that proudly boast, via little signs on the bed and/or bathroom sink, that they're doing their part to save the environment. Don't want towels changed in order to save water? Just hang 'em up, and the housekeeper will know that...

Magic Restroom Cafe: Would You Pay To Eat On A Toilet?

Magic Restroom Cafe: Would You Pay To Eat On A Toilet? (Video: Another restaurant taking advantage of the restroom-themed dining craze.) Perhaps the Magic Restroom Cafe is magical in part because it has done something other restaurants have yet to do: require patrons to sit on a toilet while they dine. According to the...

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials?

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials? Flickr, US Army Do you ever feel nervous going through border control in a new country? How about when you return home? A study by IXP visas polled 1,000 travelers who had been to at least ten foreign countries; over 60% said they felt intimidated by border officials at some...

"Gringo Trails": What Are Travelers Doing To The Places They Visit?

"Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to...

Dreamliner Toilet Malfunction Grounds Japan Airlines Flight

The Dreamliner hasn't been such a dream thus far. Problems have been popping up with the Dreamliner since its first flight. The latest problem occurred with a Japan Airlines flight departing from Moscow. The plane had to turn around mid-flight today because of a problem...

How To Get Souvenirs From A Place You've Never Been

How To Get Souvenirs From A Place You've Never Been ABoxFrom.com Planning a trip to Tehran anytime soon? You probably aren't, due to heavy restrictions on travel to Iran, but you can get a taste of Persian culture with a trip to your mailbox. ABoxFrom.com is a service that compiles a box of souvenirs from far-flung places...

Airplane Food Just Got Worse: Air China Serves Expired Food On Domestic Flight

Airplane Food Just Got Worse: Air China Serves Expired Food On Domestic Flight Flickr, bfishadow Over 20 passengers on an Air China flight were sick after eating expired beef pancakes on a domestic flight to Beijing. One passenger shared a photo of the out-of-date food on Chinese social network Weibo showing the expiration date of October 2, four days...

Don't Pee In Pools And Other Guidelines For Chinese Tourists

Don't Pee In Pools And Other Guidelines For Chinese Tourists Bob Gaffney, Flickr Picking your nose in public and stealing life jackets might be acceptable behavior in China, but it'll be frowned upon elsewhere in the world. That's the advice being doled out to Chinese tourists heading abroad. The country's National Tourism...

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