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Qatar Airways Makes Female Employees Seek Permission To Marry

Qatar Airways Makes Female Employees Seek Permission To Marry thewamphyri, Flickr Imagine having to ask your boss for permission before getting married. It sounds crazy, but it's the reality for tens of thousands of Qatar Airways' employees. A report by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) claims the airline abuses...

Mount Fuji And More Designated As UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Mount Fuji And More Designated As UNESCO World Heritage Sites Midori, Wikimedia Commons On Saturday, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee announced this year's newly inscribed locations to their list of World Heritage Sites from their 37th session in Cambodia. Each year, the UN agency evaluates the most culturally and naturally...

Middle East Battles For Rights To Angry Birds Theme Park

Middle East Battles For Rights To Angry Birds Theme Park joanita, Flickr Angry Birds theme parks have already taken off in Finland, Singapore and the United Kingdom, and now three cities in the Middle East are competing for the rights to build another video game-themed park in the region. According to CNN, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and...

Roman Coppola And W Hotels Release Four Travel-Inspired Films

Roman Coppola And W Hotels Release Four Travel-Inspired Films With the help of filmmaker Roman Coppola, son of director Francis Ford Coppola, W Hotels and Intel recently held a travel-inspired screenplay competition. Out of more than 1,000 online entries, four scripts were chosen by Coppola, who then used his production...

The continuing rise of Gulf state carriers

The continuing rise of Gulf state carriers The rise of Gulf state carriers continues to impress. These airlines, which have defined themselves in part as hub-and-spoke carriers linking Europe (and the eastern coast of North America) to Asia, have developed exciting route maps over the last several years with a...

Mathaf: Doha layover suggestion

Mathaf: Doha layover suggestion With the rise of Qatar Airways as a long-haul airline, Doha has become an increasingly easy short-term layover destination. The Qatari flag carrier boasts especially good links between Europe and Asia via Doha. Its route map include a whopping 12 cities in India, three...

World Travel Awards handed out, Middle East wins big

World Travel Awards handed out, Middle East wins big The World Travel Awards (WTA) were handed out Wednesday in a Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Doha, Qatar. Honoring the world's most successful travel and tourism brands, the ceremony was a culmination of a year-long search for the best of the best. The winners we chosen by over...

Qatar Airways celebrates launch of 100th destination with BOGO promotion

Qatar Airways celebrates launch of 100th destination with BOGO promotion In anticipation of the launch of Qatar Airways' 100th destination, the airline is offering a special buy-one-get-one promotion for those purchasing tickets on April 6th or 7th, as well as a 100 pair ticket giveaway from now through April 16. To score the BOGO...

What are the top five cities for business travel?

What are the top five cities for business travel? Some cities are better for doing business than others, it seems. Of course, business travelers (well, professionals in general) all have their preferences. Having done my time in Omaha, Winnipeg and London (Ontario), I can tell you that some places are better than others....

Qatar Airways expands into Montreal; reaches 100th destination milestone

Qatar Airways expands into Montreal; reaches 100th destination milestone Qatar Airways will become the first Gulf area airline to serve Canada when it expands into Montreal with service on June 29. The non-stop journey from the airline's hub in Doha to Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport will be a total flying time of 13 hrs 20...

InterContinental Hotel Group prepares for 2011 openings in Russia, Portugal, Qatar, more

InterContinental Hotel Group prepares for 2011 openings in Russia, Portugal, Qatar, more A new year brings new hotels. While travelers are prepping their calendars in anticipation of 2011 trips, hotel groups are working hard to open new properties around the world for guests. International expansion in Asia and Europe are top priorities for hotel groups...

Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadium concepts

Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadium concepts On Thursday, FIFA announced that Qatar defeated South Korea, Japan, Australia and the United States in the race to host the 2022 World Cup. This historic decision marks the first time a Middle Eastern country will welcome a major sporting event. FIFA's choice has...

Qatar Airways flight diverted after pilot dies onboard

Qatar Airways flight diverted after pilot dies onboard We've heard of medical emergencies happening in-flight, but this brings "is there a doctor on board?" to a whole new level. USA Today is reporting that a Qatar Airways pilot died this morning on flight 645 from Manila to Doha, the Qatar Airways hub. The flight was...

Qatari diplomat on United flight mistaken for shoe-bomber

Qatari diplomat on United flight mistaken for shoe-bomber A Qatari diplomat aboard a United flight from Washington D.C. to Denver last night was mistakenly suspected of trying to blow up the plane after sneaking a cigarette in the airplane's lavatory. The man, Mohammed al Modadi, was asked about the smell of smoke coming from the...

U.S. lifts ban on travelers with HIV or AIDS

U.S. lifts ban on travelers with HIV or AIDS For the past 22 years, if you had HIV or AIDS and weren't American, you couldn't enter the U.S. That changed today as President Obama lifted the ban. Since the Obama administration is planning to host the 2012 World Aids Conference, the change in policy was necessary. ...

I.M. Pei creations: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Museum of Islamic Art

I.M. Pei creations: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Museum of Islamic Art When I was recently visiting my friend in Denmark, she remembered going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum when she visited me 10 years ago. The day we headed inside this I.M. Pei designed building, we didn't have time to see the museum's exhibits and films, but I...

Word for the Travel Wise (01/22/07)

Word for the Travel Wise (01/22/07) I'm never certain which words will come in handy for each and every traveler and on occasion I select words I know will not be to the traveler's benefit, but then again even those can turn into something useful. It really depends on the purpose of travel and weird awkward...

Qatar Adventures in GoNomad

Qatar Adventures in GoNomad Qatar entices me because of its name. That is all. I've read a little something-something here and there about the place and even chit-chatted with some of the country's natives in the past, but they didn't sway me so much to want to go. If I ever venture out it will be...

Word for the Travel Wise (11/06/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (11/06/06) It is said that Doha, Qatar is one of the dullest places on the entire planet Earth. There is little to do, little to see, and did I mention little to do already? According to LP you'll have a hard time finding anyone who thinks the place is an exciting desert oasis or...

Word for the Travel Wise (03/18/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (03/18/06) For some reason I had great difficulty picking a word today until I looked down on my foot and discovered the perfect word to pass onto you all. Strangely enough I have only one word tattooed on my body and luckily it isn't the name of some estranged ex-boyfriend. Rather it...

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