Travel

IHG latest hotel chain to phase out on-demand porn

The hotel chain is latest in the industry to phase out pornographic content available in rooms. (iStock) Banning on-demand adult entertainment has officially become a trend in the hotel industry, with the InterContinental Hotels Group announcing plans to eliminate the content offering at its more than 5,000 properties around the world. The world’s largest hotel company joins Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt ...

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Celebrate 'Ferris Bueller' turning 30 with Chicago's Ferris Fest

Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller. (AP) Hearing that “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” turns 30 this year means you are suddenly hit with the realization that you are ridiculously old. Not to worry, because Chicago has the antidote. Of course, you are still old, but this Ferris Fest nonsense sounds like the kind of amazing time that will have us forgetting about all ...

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Photo of bodacious blimp becomes the butt of jokes

The 302ft-long Airlander 10 is currently the world’s largest aircraft, but its unique design has some snickering. (Reuters) Let the sophomoric giggles begin. A giant air balloon set to make an history voyage has become the butt of jokes for its unusual shape. The 302ft-long Airlander 10, currently the world’s largest aircraft, is set to make its maiden flight in March ...

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Irate traveler stripped at airport to protest slow security

Published February 19, 2016 Irish-born graduate Eimear Ni Ghiallgairrh, 29, whipped off her skirt in the customs area in protest over delays. (Reuters) A female passenger on her way to a job interview in Barcelona became so exasperated by the slow security procedures at London’s Stansted Airport that she started to strip –before being arrested.  Irish-born graduate Eimear Ni Ghiallgairrh, 29, ...

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Zika and spring break travel: What you need to know

A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus. (EFE via ZUMA) That’s what a lot of families are asking themselves as the Zika virus continues to spread through the  Caribbean , including Mexico ,  Puerto Rico  and the  U.S. Virgin Islands , the  Dominican Republic  and Jamaica , among others — all popular spring break destinations for families, ...

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Aruba, Bonaire islands added to Zika travel alert

Aruba and Bonaire are two Caribbean islands that have been added to Zika travel alert. (AP) U.S. health officials have added two more Caribbean islands to a Zika travel alert for pregnant women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put Aruba and Bonaire on the list Thursday. There are about 30 destinations with Zika outbreaks, mostly in the Caribbean and ...

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How to avoiding costly airline change fees

There are some ways to get around the fees airlines charge to change flights. (AP) Airlines now get one-fourth of their revenue from fees, and one of the biggest is a charge of up to $200 to change or cancel a ticket. The fee galls consumers who find themselves with an unexpected need to change their travel plans. In some cases, ...

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American Airlines sues in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo

American is suing the in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo, charging it has better offers from competitors. (AP) It’s not just you that thinks that American Airlines’ in-flight Wi-Fi is slow. The carrier sued Gogo on Friday, saying that the in-flight Wi-Fi provider must either improve its Internet speeds or end its contract with the airline. According to a regulatory filing from Gogo, as ...

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