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Warning – NORWAY – Countrywide – More than 600 Norwegian Airline pilots are set to strike on November 4, if the company fails to reach an agreement on its new corporate structure by November 3. The strike is expected to ground flights in Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Stockholm Arlanda and Copenhagen

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TAIWAN – 6.3 earthquake. 45km SSW of Hualian. Quake was felt in Taipei. No tsunami warning issued and no reports of immediate damage

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An insider’s guide to London British Film Institute chief executive Amanda Nevill shares her favourite London haunts Europe United Kingdom WORDS BY Amanda Nevill Published on October 30, 2013 The British Museum BFI SOUTHBANK The home of British film, where big names including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Tom Hooper and Stephen Frears have previewed their […]

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The colony of Gentoo and King penguins that live at Ski Dubai has attracted thousands of visitors to the Middle East’s only indoor ski slope since they arrived in January 2012. Now, their hosts are giving something back by funding a US $136,000, four-week research expedition to the Antarctic, where researchers will study penguin colonies […]

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In a startling revelation it has been found that the reservoir of lava beneath Yellowstone National Park is at least twice as big as scientists previously thought. Some University of Utah Researchers say the lake of molten rock is at least two-and-a-half times larger than the previous estimate, with pictures showing the reservoir measuring 80km […]

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A special double miles offer is being made to cardholders of all oneworld member airlines’ frequent flyer programmes – including those of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club – to mark the addition of Qatar Airways to the alliance at midnight tonight.Members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty programme will receive double Qmiles rewards when flying between […]

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Every era has its share of “cons & diseases”. The TECH era… (NASA Report) The degrading space weather is increasing the exposure of airline pilots and frequent flyers to the harmful solar radiation, as much as a nuclear plant employee, according to the reports revealed by NASA officials. The US space agency said that the […]

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NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam – A storm forecasted for Monday October 28 may cause delays or cancellations at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. KLM has already cancelled flights. Recommended to reconfirm flights if travelling on October 28 from

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Warning – UNITED KINGDOM – London – Air travel is disrupted with 60 flight cancellations at Heathrow Airport due to a storm. Possible disruptions at other airports. Reconfirm flights

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SCOTLAND – Countrywide – Airports in Scotland expecting delays caused by disruption to flights in the south of England due to a storm on October 28.

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Share this information, create awareness, let us help SAVE VENICE – simply Share! Venice has been grouped with Timbuktu, Yangon city centre, and the cultural sites of Syria as being a biannual list of sites under threat by the World Monuments Fund’s (WMF). The organisation, which is dedicated to the preservation of architectural and cultural […]

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ROME – Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Etna’s eruptions aren’t infrequent, although the last major one occurred in 1992. Smoke billows during the eruption of Mount Etna volcano was seen from the village of Viagrande, near the Sicilian town of […]

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Warning – JAPAN – Honshu Island – 7.3 earthquake hits off the east coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says a tsunami advisory has been issued for the Fukushima Prefecture

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Want to take a trip at about 30km (100,000 feet) into the stratosphere? The latest space tourism package makes that possible in its less expensive way to get into space. Your space travel dreams will now come true in a space-ready air balloon for $75,000 only. The capsule won’t technically be in space — and […]

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Warning – ARGENTINA – Countrywide – 72-hour work stoppage by air traffic controllers from October 25-28, to protest industry regulatory changes. The labour action will begin at 06:00 October 25 and continue until 06:00 on October 28. All commercial airports in the country will be affected. The strike action is expected to result in significant […]

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Champs Elysees replica in RIYADH – What else? As long as they secure openness to various cultures & beliefs, it might just be a good idea?! Arcan Contracting is developing a residential complex in Riyadh where the centrepiece will look like the Champs Elysees inParis. Terry Smith, senior vice president, control and planning, told the […]

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Warning – ACAPULCO – Tropical storm warning and hurricane watch issued for Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas

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Warning – MALDIVES – Countrywide – Police stop presidential election from going ahead on Saturday (19th) plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty. Police have entered the Electoral commission head’s office, preventing officials distributing election materials

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Warning – ITALY – U.S. SECURITY MESSAGE – Rome – Large demonstration scheduled in Rome on October 19 from 1400 to 2000. The local authorities are concerned about the potential for violence and disruption to public order related to this demonstration. Police will be present to monitor the event

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Italian strike leads to flight cancellations and delays Passengers are urged to check their flight status as flights to and from Italy are disrupted due to a strike by air traffic controllers. The industrial action by Italian Air Transport Workers is scheduled to last from 12pm until 4pm today. It forms part of a general […]

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Warning – UNITED KINGDOM – London – There will be no Gatwick Express services between Victoria station and Gatwick airport from Boxing Day up to and including New Year’s Day. The shutdown has been caused by the need for essential improvement work.

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Warning – ITALY – Countrywide – Easyjet has cancelled more than 50 flights for Oct 18 to Italy due to a planned strike by air traffic controllers. Italian ATC workers are due to take industrial action between 13.00 and 17.00

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E-commerce and payments fraud remains high on the agenda for consumer-facing organizations, according to a recent Deloitte online poll. Nearly half (47 percent) of executives and managers reported that fraud protection ranks as a “high priority” for their organization and a further eight percent cited this as their organization’s number one priority. Despite fraud prevention […]

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The Golden Gate Bridge has an average of one jump every two weeks. In 2008, 34 people are believed to have jumped; in 2009, 31 reportedly jumped; and in 2010 the number was 32. The hearing’s committee featured individuals, organisations, Senators, state agencies, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and researchers who spoke in support of developing […]

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15 Oct JAPAN – Tokyo – Japan Airlines has cancelled 183 domestic flights on Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly from Tokyo’s Haneda airport. ANA Holdings has halted 210 flights. East Japan Railway Co has cancelled 31 bullet trains going north and west from Tokyo. Recommended to confirm flights and train departures for Japan today and tomorrow. […]

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… survey reported that for the last 5 years, luxury consumers have increased spending on travel (62%), technology (62%) and food and drink (60%). ..luxury health and beauty products is on the rise (51%). When prompted to choose one luxury item, 42% of respondents selected a luxury vacation and 40% chose a memorable experience. Russian […]

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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass. http://www.arabiansupplychain.com/article-9292-video-official-film-trailer-of-captain-phillips/

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To stay tuned to Travel Alerts, please do send us an email for a Quotation Query. Travel Smart – Travel Safe with Intertravel 15 Oct: The National Disaster Mitigation Agency issued a tsunami warning for northern areas of Indonesia after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday. “The tsunami movement map and the […]

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A Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Cebu and Bohol in the central Philippines, killing at least 20 people, collapsing buildings, markets and churches. Quake has struck underneath the island of Bohol, a region popular with tourists. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says destructive wave is not expected http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24530042

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Air France Special FARES Europe Starting $65* North America Starting $200* South America Starting $350* Africa Starting $280* Asia Starting $500* *Above Fares are Excluding Taxes & Service Fees. Sales Conditions: • Sales period –> From October 14th until October 27th, 2013 • Travel period –> From October 15th until March 31st, 2014 • Excluded […]

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TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES & CYCLONES- Typhoon Nari – Northern Philippines (Luzon), Vietnam (North of Hue) Super Cyclonic Storm Phailin – India (Odisha, Andhra Pradesh); Lower Pressure Area – Far Eastern Atlantic. 12 Oct Eastern coastline – India has issued a red alert as a powerful storm is expected to reach land in a few hours, […]

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Some Flying Blue members report receiving an e-mail in which they are advised to secure their “Air France-KLM account” by clicking on a link and logging into the “secured Flying Blue network”. This e-mail was not sent by AIR FRANCE, KLM or Flying Blue. Do not log in using this link. Please make sure that […]

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Post office steps in to help save Alitalia Italy’s state-owned post office is to step in to help save the country’s near-bankrupt airline Alitalia. The Italian government did not say how much the post office, Poste SpA, would be investing. The airline needs to raise €455m to stay in business. Industry observers believe a merger […]

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ARGENTINA – Countrywide – National Civil Aviation employees (ANAC) call for a strike at Argentina airports on October 11. Negotiations with union still on going. If strike proceeds, employees will picket at airports causing disruptions. Allow extra time for journey to airport.

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Celebrate Cedar Miles 50% Reward Sale! Benefit from the Cedar Miles 50% Reward Sale for travel completed between November 04 and December 08, 2013 (inclusive). Valid Exclusively on all MEA round-trip rewards (ME flight numbers – Code share flights do not apply except ME 207 / ME 208) Cedar Miles 50% Reward Sale Chart  

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09
Oct-2013

REMINDER Please be careful that during Adha period, the immigration authorities in the UAE will be closed. Hence, we will NOT be able to process any Visa starting October 15th.

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CHINA – East – UPDATE : 2 killed, 2 missing as Typhoon Fitow rams into eastern China, with heavy rains, causing widespread power cuts. Highest Red Alert in place. Dozens of flights to and from Wenzhou airport in Zhejiang cancelled while bullet trains and coach services in several cities remain suspended. Louisiana, US – HURRICANE […]

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08
Oct-2013

Holiday will start for the public sector on: Sunday October 13 – Sunday October 20 The private sector will get three days holiday for Eid from Monday October 14 to Wednesday October 16, the Labour Ministry announced separately

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07 Oct: New York City, NY – LaGuardia & JFK Airports – Due to weather/thunderstorms, departure traffic destined to La Guardia Airport will not be allowed to depart until at or after 1:15 pm EDT. Flights arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport are being delayed

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07 Oct JAPAN – Typhoon Danas – Danas did intensify over the last 24 into a powerful category 4 storm packing winds of 145 mph. Danas is heading towards Western Kyushu. An area of Japan not unused to Typhoons    

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07 OCT, UNITED KINGDOM – London – Fog is causing delays and cancellations at Heathrow Airport and London City airport. Reconfirm flight information with airlines

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Solar City Tower is built atop the island of Cotonduba. It will be the welcome symbol to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and will be seen by game visitors and participants as they arrive by air or water. The tower captures solar energy and will supply energy for the Olympic city, as […]

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Japan, 05 OCT: JAPAN – Okinawa – Typhoon Fitow causing some airlines to cancel flights to and from Okinawa. Recommended to reconfirm flights Athens, 04 OCT: GREECE – Petralona – A strong explosion at the offices of the Panathinaikos supporters’ club in the Athens district of Petralona early caused serious damage to the premises, adjacent stores and […]

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World Heritage Sites … Ancient  cities threatened, from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine … “…The relict cultural landscape of the villages also constitutes an important illustration of the transition from the ancient pagan world of the Roman Empire to Byzantine Christianity. Vestiges illustrating hydraulic techniques, protective walls and Roman agricultural plot plans furthermore offer testimony to […]

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As of October 1st, the United States federal government officially began its shutdown Tuesday morning, as a deadlocked Congress failed to reach an agreement on a short-term funding measure by a 12:01 a.m. deadline. Some travelers may be affected by the impact of the shutdown in the following areas; PASSPORTS If you’re waiting on a […]

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The U.S. government has begun to shut down for the first time in 17 years after a Congress bitterly divided over President Obama’s signature health-care initiative failed to reach agreement to fund federal agencies. The impasse means 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed Tuesday. National parks, monuments and museums, as well as most federal offices, […]

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