Travel Tip of the Day: 72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa

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72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa My colleague “Lucky” recently wrote an informative post on dealing with China’s “72-hour transit without a visa” policy. In September 2013, China began allowing certain citizens (including those from the US) to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu without a Chinese visa if the […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 28, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a 13-day European tour for two from STA Travel Win Three Travel Adventures of Your Choice from HostelWorld.com Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip Win a trip to Prague from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Singapore […]

Travel Video of the Week: Russian Daredevils Climb the 2,073-Foot Shanghai Tower

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Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are masked Russian daredevils who are seriously out of their minds. They travel around the world illegally climbing some of the most towering structures on the planet, from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Just watching this five-minute video of them breaking into the under-construction Shanghai Tower […]

Travel News: Week of October 16, 2013

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Top Travel News Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore to reopen American Express announces new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) LA airport employee arrested in dry ice blasts Alitalia rescued by financing deal United Airlines Site Glitch Results in Nearly Free Flights — Again United Airlines Launches 100th Aircraft with Satellite […]

Travel News: Week of July 17, 2013

Travel news: July 17, 2013

Top Travel News Croatia Joins EU but Keeps Own Currency and Customs Airlines exploit your fear of getting a bad seat Delta hiring 225 flight attendants Gay tourists in Russia could now face two weeks in jail US Airways to move concourses at Las Vegas airport ‘World’s largest building’ opens in China San Francisco Hotel […]

Travel News: Week of July 10, 2013

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Top Travel News What You Need to Know: SFO Airport Asiana Airlines Crash 10 people die aboard air taxi after crash at small Alaska airport Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th Five-star cave hotel to open in China Travel+Leisure unveils 2013 readers’ choice World’s Best Awards Marriott launches mobile check-in app Drunken cricket […]

Video: Chinese mining official’s airport rage caught on camera

Video: Chinese mining official’s airport rage caught on camera

This silent, four-minute video captured by an airport surveillance video should be titled “How not to act when you miss a flight.”

Eastern & Oriental Express

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First of all, I want to say that my heart and prayers go out to all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It’s horrifying and heartbreaking to see the images. What’s crazy is that I was supposed to be in Tokyo on Friday with American Airlines as they were highlighting their new […]