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Underwater footage shows inside doomed Italy cruise ship

Rome - Italian police have released footage of inside the ghostly shell of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, ahead of an operation to float and remove the wreck from the Tuscan island of Giglio.
In the Media by AFP

Hershey's sues edible marijuana company

Denver - The Hershey Company has sued an edible marijuana company in Denver claiming that they make pot-infused candies with wrappers that closely resemble Hershey's products.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen

Sunken cruise ship Concordia to be scrapped in Italy

Rome - An Italian port has beaten off foreign competition to scrap the hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off the Tuscan coast in 2012, leaving 32 dead."I can confirm that...
In the Media by AFP

Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest debacle

Kathmandu - Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

New York's bikeshare system seeks cash infusion

New York - New York hugely popular bikeshare program enjoys over 100,000 annual members, but after operating less than a year it is seeking a $14 million investment to improve and expand.
In the Media by Brigitte Dusseau (AFP)

Free-wheeling trouble for New York's bikeshare system

New York - New York's bikeshare program may be hugely popular with just over 100,000 annual members but after operating less than a year, it is desperately searching for a $14 million investment.
In the Media by Brigitte Dusseau (AFP)

Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

Berlin - Tourism companies are turning to travel bloggers as a route into the vast global market of social network users, industry insiders say.At Berlin's ITB tourism fair this week, bloggers and tourism professionals were brought together at a "speed dating" ...
In the Media by Marie Julien (AFP)

Perfecting the art of pairing wine and chocolate Special

Master chocolatier Sandra Abballe makes it her mission to educate clients on the process of creating artisan chocolate, and takes the pairing of wine and chocolate to the next level.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen

Puma sees stable sales, higher margins in 2014

Frankfurt - German sportswear maker Puma said Thursday it expects stable sales and a higher profit margin this year after a difficult year in 2013.
In the Media by AFP

Captain 'refused chance' to return to sinking Concordia

Rome - An official coordinating the rescue from Italy's stricken cruise ship told a court Monday that the captain, accused of abandoning ship, refused twice to be taken back on board after making it safely to dry land.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

Spain posts record tourism earnings in 2013

Torremolinos - Spain announced Monday it raked in a record 59 billion euros ($81 billion) from foreign tourists in 2013, luring an unprecedented number of visitors of whom many splurged more holiday cash.Foreign tourists in Spain boosted overall spending by 9.
In the Media by AFP

World tourist numbers surge to nearly 1.1 billion

Madrid - International tourist numbers surged to nearly 1.1 billion in 2013 in defiance of global economic troubles, with Asia-Pacific destinations enjoying the fastest growth, a United Nations body said Monday.
In the Media by Gabriel Rubio-Giron (AFP)

Op-Ed: Full Tilt Poker pros set for UKIPT tournament

This week, Full Tilt Poker announced its tour ambassadors to represent the site at all stops of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT).
In the Media by Marvin Dumon

Op-Ed: Survey — Most Americans don’t have a travel bucket list

Who hasn’t dreamed of snorkeling in Bora Bora, hiking the Himalayas, or whale-watching in Maui? Most Americans have aspirations to travel to a variety of amazing destinations.
In the Media by Marvin Dumon

Chicago bites its way to the top for bed bug issues

Chicago - That tired old phrase "don't let the bed bugs bite" means something as it has become a serious problem of late. This has nothing to do with being clean, either.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

Americans do plan to travel this summer

Good news has arrived for those who work and depend on the leisure travel business. Americans are looking to travel this summer. This good news comes from TripAdvisor.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

Op-Ed: From Madoff to Murdoch to Greece: Whatever Happened to Ethics?

People from all walks of life and at all levels of the corporate ladder skirt their responsibilities and neglect their duties.
In the Media by Sam Vaknin - 1 comment

Changes in Travel Industry to Impact Disabled Travelers?

New opportunities in tourism, sports, and leisure for people with disabilities could be in store as a result of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
In the Media by Scott Rains - 3 comments

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