Shiki-Shima / East Japan Railway

The Shiki-Shima luxury Japanese train has Michelin-starred chefs, bath and fireplace

It's got Michelin-starred chefs, bathtubs and a cosy snug complete with roaring fire: the Shiki-Shima could hold its own against any luxury hotel. In a...
Travel Alert / US State Department

US State Department issues “threat of terrorist attacks” travel alert for Europe

The US State Department has issued a new travel alert for Europe on Monday, stating that US citizens should be aware of the continued...
Airbnb

Airbnb will automatically register all hosts in San Francisco

Airbnb, HomeAway and San Francisco have finally set aside their differences and figured out how to automatically register all hosts in the city. The...
American Airlines Flight 591 San Francisco / Dallas

American Airlines flight 591 crew member clashes with passengers at San Francisco airport over...

Less than two weeks since a video of a bloodied passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight ignited international concern about the airline...
Intercontinental Hotels

1000 Intercontinental hotels in US and Puerto Rico hit by a data breach

The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) thought only a handful of Holiday Inns were affected by a data breach that happened last year, but it...
Middle Eastern Flights / Saudi Arabian Airlines - Turkish Airlines

US bans electronic devices in cabin on Middle Eastern flights, UK follows

The US is banning all common electronic devices larger than a smartphone from the cabin 13 African and Middle Eastern flights and airlines. Devices such...
Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton elected as board member at Expedia

Travel service Expedia added to its board the daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to...
Airbnb / Japan

Airbnb might soon be legal in Japan with 180-day limit on rentals per year

Airbnb is faring a lot better in Japan than in its own home: it might soon be able to legally operate within the country....
US Border Patrol

The US Border Patrol can ask for your passwords and codes. Then what?

There's a whole world of bad security advice going around about traveling in and out of the United States. It's largely because under the...
Airbnb

Airbnb is being sued by AIMCO, a major US apartment landlord

Here's a huge one for the ever-growing pile of lawsuits filed by and against Airbnb. Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIMCO) has sued the...

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Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
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