Amsterdam train crash claims victim
AN ELDERLY woman died overnight following a head-on train crash near Amsterdam, which injured 117 people.
“Earlier today a 68-year-old woman from the eastern Netherlands died as a result of her injuries,” said a statement issued by the city of Amsterdam. She was not identified.
Rescue services scrambled after the accident, which happened on Saturday night when a local train leaving Amsterdam hit a high-speed train on a bridge west of Amsterdam’s central station.
Are travel agents back?
The complimentary wine and fruit platter was sent up to Jessica Griffin and her family moments after they strolled into their roomy suite. They were accompanied by a bellhop who placed their bags near a tidy crib made up with luxurious, high thread-count sheets for Ms. Griffin’s 1-year-old daughter.
The V.I.P. treatment at the Cheeca Lodge and Spa in the Florida Keys last month hadn’t come with an extra cost. In fact, Ms. Griffin said, she paid about $100 a night less than the standard rate for her room. And the deal wasn’t the result of hours of tedious online research either. She had finagled her savings the old-fashioned way: through a travel agent.
Tourism industry to help push Malaysia forward
Business entities and entrepreneurs need to anticipate opportunities in the travel and tourism sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said at the opening of the 2012 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Conference at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
“The World Tourism Organisation (WTO) forecast that international tourist arrivals will reach one billion by 2012, and 1.8 billion by 2030, with the Asia and Pacific areas gaining most of the new arrivals.
US Airways takes a step toward merging with American Airlines
US Airways on Friday took a step toward merging with bankrupt American Airlines as it reached agreements with American’s unions for pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics.
The three unions, which represent about 55,000 American employees, announced their support of a merger, which would create the world’s largest airline under the American Airlines name.
American said it would continue its efforts to emerge from bankruptcy as a stand-alone company.