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Carney: Presidential travel part of job, just like congressional travel – Politico (blog)

Carney: Presidential travel part of job, just like congressional travel – Politico (blog)

AP Photo Close White House press secretary Jay Carney, fielding questions again Thursday about whether President Obama is curtailing travel in light of the sequester, signaled he wasn’t and then turned the tables and pointed to Congress’s taxpayer-funded travel. House Republicans have lashed out […]

Jay Chou’s travel opus – CNN International

Jay Chou’s travel opus – CNN International

Jay Chou is one of the most influential celebrities in the Chinese-speaking world. Also, one of the busiest. The 34-year-old Taiwanese songwriter/actor/director known for infusing Chinese elements into hip hop and R&B produces an album each year. His 12th record, “Opus 12,” was released in 2012. His recent music video for “Eunuchs Tend to Have Headaches” […]

Probe: Patrick’s early ed chief broke travel rules – Boston Herald

Former Early Education Commissioner Sherri Killins broke department rules by being reimbursed for travel without the approval of her boss, according to the findings of a state report prompted by a Herald investigation. Secretary of Education Matt Malone found that two of Killins’ travel reimbursement forms since 2012 were submitted without a manager or supervisor’s […]

unfriendliest nations for tourists? – CNN

unfriendliest nations for tourists? – CNN

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Bolivia was ranked the unfriendliest country for travelers in the World Economic Forum report. The category ‘Attitude of population toward foreign visitors’ is just one of many used to rank countries in the new Travel and Tourism Competitive […]

16 subways stations to get travel station kiosks – Huffington Post

NEW YORK — Touch-screen kiosks called “On the Go! Travel Stations” will soon be arriving at 16 subway stations. The high-tech devices will provide service advisories, step-by-step transit and street directions and information about escalator and elevator outages. They also will offer information on local landmarks, nearby restaurants and neighborhood maps. The kiosks will be […]

Marathon Travel Tips For Travelers On The Run – Huffington Post

Vacation encompasses a different definition to each traveler — for some it might be lazing in the sun on powdery beaches, while others fill their hours jetting from site to site, checking each attraction off in the guidebook. For 20 Travelzoo team members this June 2, vacation takes on another definition completely as they embark […]

Cathay Pacific’s Slosar Predicts More Business Travel This Year – Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific’s Slosar Predicts More Business Travel This Year – Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (293), Asia’s biggest international carrier, expects an improving economy to boost premium travel after slumps in cargo and finance-industry demand for flights cut profit last year. “The world economy is starting to look better, especially North America,” Cathay Chief Executive John Slosar said today in an interview with Susan Li on […]

Carnival to fly passengers home after another cruise failure – CNN

Carnival to fly passengers home after another cruise failure – CNN

(CNN) — Carnival Cruise Lines is working to fly all passengers on one of its cruises back to Florida after the ship suffered a generator failure while docked in the Caribbean. The experience on the Carnival Dream became something of a nightmare for passengers Wednesday when power went off, toilets stopped working, and no one […]

Musical instruments will get passports to travel – Fox News

Musicians who have instruments made from endangered animals, like pianos made with ivory keys or violin bows crafted from tortoise shell, could find international travel a bit easier, thanks to new trade rules that will require a passport for their instruments. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agreed to a multi-entry system […]

World Economic Forum ranks best and worst countries for travel and tourism – Fox News

Countries are vying for hard-earned tourist dollars like never before.  But have you ever wondered which country does the best –and worst–job on tourism? You might not be surprised that the U.S. didn’t take the number one spot (it was ranked 6th).  What is interesting is that Europe, despite its austerity measures, is doing a […]