Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

TSA Agents Find Loaded Handgun in Traveler’s Carry-On Bag

Despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, travelers are still taking loaded handguns into airports. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), security officers working at Logan International Airport in Boston on Tuesday noted something suspicious in a male traveler’s carry-on bag. When the agents pulled the luggage from the checkpoint X-ray machine, they discovered a 9mm […]

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Quarantine with quokkas: Australian cruise passengers moved to Rottnest

With nowhere to go, hundreds of Australian cruise passengers are planning to go into coronavirus lock-down on the island famous for cute marsupials. WA has made the decision to put 800 passengers into quarantine with Rottnest’s quokkas. However, this leaves hundreds of passengers including 109 Kiwis at sea on the stricken cruise ship. Cruise ship […]

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The Palace of Versailles is open for virtual reality visits

Globetrotters quarantined at home can teleport themselves to France and back to the 17th century with a virtual reality-powered visit to the Palace of Versailles. Your trip to France canceled because of Covid-19? Or need to keep a child in your home occupied for an hour? There’s a virtual reality experience for that. “Experience Versailles” […]

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IBTM Connect to showcase industry knowledge online

IBTM Events has launched a new online platform, IBTM Connect. The service is a resource hub for business events professionals to access and share knowledge and practical guidance.  The launch is part of a three-step plan to keep exhibitors, hosted buyers and the wider industry connected as they collectively navigate the impact of Covid-19. IBTM […]

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Some airlines processing refunds outside ARC coronavirus

Eight airlines have informed ARC that they will manage refunds directly and not allow them to be processed via GDSs or ARC’s Interactive Agent Reporting (IAR) system. The carriers are Air France, KLM, WestJet, El Al, TAP Portugal, Air Transat, Kazakhstan-based Air Astana and Spain’s Plus Ultra Lineas Aereas. The changes come as refunds are […]

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