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Q&A: The new reality for cybersecurity in the travel industry Special

According to Eyal Hayardeny, co-founder and CEO of Reblaze the inherent dependency on websites makes travel organizations a prime target for hackers. Hayardeny provides some solutions for the travel sector.

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific asks all staff to take unpaid leave

Fpo - Hong Kong's flagship carrier Cathay Pacific is asking its entire workforce to take up to three weeks of unpaid leave, its CEO announced Wednesday, as the airline faces a crisis in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Major US airlines add Hong Kong to China flight suspensions

Fpo - United and American Airlines on Wednesday both announced plans to temporarily suspend flights to Hong Kong following the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus.

US curbs immigration from Nigeria, five other nations

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday slapped immigration restrictions on citizens of six countries including Nigeria, in addition to the list of nations already targeted by his controversial travel ban.

Dorothy Wang launches online travel guide platform

On January 27, TV personality and social media influencer Dorothy Wang launched her own travel guide platform, where she is sharing her travel insights with her fans and followers.

Trump to add a 'couple of countries' to US travel ban

Davos - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration was preparing to add a "couple of countries" to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans or severe restrictions on entry to the United States.

Chinese travellers unfazed as SARS-like virus spreads

Bejing - An outbreak of a mysterious virus has not deterred millions of people in China from packing into crowded trains as they head home for the Lunar New Year -- but some are donning masks as a precaution.

Planning for holiday travel without affecting the sleep routine

Trips can cause disruptions, particularly to kids’ sleep habits. However, the worst effects can be avoided, according to the developers of digital content providers at Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories.

Travel boom has not made world smaller, says writer Pico Iyer

Fpo - From crowded temples at Angkor Wat to queues to scale Everest, there's no escaping the downsides to mass tourism but renowned writer Pico Iyer says the boom in world travel has brought positive changes.

Travel apps come up 100% failure of security standards Special

A study into the world’s most popular travel apps has shown them to have a 100 percent failure rate by OWASP standards. This means vulnerabilities for consumers and travel service providers, according to John Aisien, CEO of Blue Cedar.

Climate protesters lay siege to London City Airport

A climate protester glued himself to a plane and another held up a flight with a speech on global warming Thursday as campaigners tried to "occupy" a London airport near the capital's global financial hub.

Climate protesters try to 'occupy' London city airport

London police dragged away several chanting and singing climate protesters on Thursday who tried to "occupy" an international airport serving the British capital's global financial hub.

London repatriates 10% of Thomas Cook's UK customers

London - Britain has repatriated ten percent of nationals who were stranded abroad after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, authorities said Tuesday, as anger erupted over excessive management pay.

Thomas Cook clients struggle with flight, hotel woes in Spain

Palma - Standing in a long line or sitting on their suitcases, anxious Thomas Cook passengers at Palma airport faced an uncertain wait on Monday for a flight to Britain following the collapse of the travel giant.

Mexico braces for impact as Thomas Cook collapses

Canc - Mexico is bracing for a "very powerful" impact from the collapse of British travel firm Thomas Cook, an official said Monday, as several hundred tourists gathered at the Cancun airport looking for a way home.

Anxious Thomas Cook passengers seek a way home to Britain

Palma - Standing in a long line or sitting on their suitcases, anxious Thomas Cook passengers at Palma airport faced an uncertain wait on Monday for a flight to Britain following the collapse of the travel giant.

Thomas Cook airline Condor keeps flying but seeks govt loan

Frankfurt Am Main - Condor, the German airline subsidiary of British travel giant Thomas Cook, said Monday it was requesting financial aid from Berlin to help keep it in the air even after its parent company declared bankruptcy.

What awaits tourists hit by Thomas Cook crisis?

London - The possible bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook, which was fighting for survival on Sunday, would be a bombshell for European holidaymakers and trigger a mammoth repatriation operation.

Fresh Hong Kong clashes outside mall but airport avoids disruption

Fpo - Pro-democracy protesters clashed with riot police outside a mall on Sunday, with some activists vandalising a nearby subway station and defacing a Chinese flag, but plans to disrupt the airport did not materialise.

Thomas Cook collapses with 600,000 tourists stranded abroad

London - British travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, leaving some 600,000 holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II.

Hong Kong curbs airport links as protesters vow 'stress test'

Fpo - Hong Kong reduced rail and bus links to the city's airport on Sunday and police stepped up security checks in a bid to scupper plans by pro-democracy protesters to disrupt the bustling transport hub.

World tourism numbers up 4% in first half of 2019: UN

Madrid - International tourist arrivals rose by 4.0 percent in the first half of 2019, but trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty could hinder growth, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday.

Robust baht, travel trends rattle Thai tourism market

Bangkok - A strong Thai baht and a slowdown in arrivals from China are battering the kingdom's moneymaking tourism machine even as the country hopes to welcome a record 40 million visitors by the end of the year.

Chocks away for round-the-world Spitfire flight

Chichester - A vintage World War II Spitfire plane took off for an unprecedented journey around the world on Monday, which will see the iconic aircraft soar over some 30 countries.

'Majestic' WWII Spitfire takes off on round-the-world flight

Chichester - An original Spitfire plane took off from Britain on Monday on an unprecedented attempt to fly the iconic World War II fighter around the globe.

Vacation tip: don’t travel east if you want quality sleep

According to a new report from Sleep Cycle, which looked at more than 1.5 million nights’ worth of sleep data through different time zones, traveling east (forward in time) results in poorer quantity and quality of sleep and worse wake-up moods.

China halts individual travel to Taiwan

Bejing - China stepped up pressure on Taiwan on Wednesday as it announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the self-ruled democratic island "due to current cross-strait relations".

North Korea's Air Koryo to begin direct flights to Macau

Fpo - North Korea's national airline Air Koryo will resume direct flights from Pyongyang to the gambling enclave of Macau next week after a 15-year hiatus, the Chinese territory's civil aviation authority said.

Siberians flock to toxic lake for 'Maldives' selfies

Moscow - An industrial dump site in Siberia whose turquoise lake resembles a tropical paradise has become a magnet for Instagrammers who risk their health in the toxic water to wow online followers.

Siberians flock to toxic lake for 'Maldives' selfies

Novosibirsk - An industrial dump site in Siberia whose turquoise lake resembles a tropical paradise has become a magnet for Instagrammers who risk their health in the toxic water to wow online followers.
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