Morocco Bus Crashes Kill 27 Including 2 Tourists
Two bus crashes in separate locations in Morocco have claimed 27 lives, including those of a German and a Dutch tourist, reported the state news agency Tuesday.
One bus flipped over on the highway Monday evening as it traveled between the Atlantic coast tourist destinations of Essaouira and Agadir in the south of the country, killing 17 people. The Dutch and German foreign ministries confirmed their citizens were among the dead. The two dead tourists were both women
Tourist spike at CERN
ON A RECENT MORNING at the airport in Geneva, a middle-aged North American man boards the bus that will take me to my hotel. “CERN.
This goes to CERN?” The bus driver stares blankly. “CERN?” And shrugs. Not this bus.
A day after the long-awaited discovery of the Higgs boson was announced at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), pilgrimages to the ‘50s-era research site have already begun.
Later that morning, CERN’s main lobby swims with tourists. Visitors leaf through glossy brochures and browse a small gift shop, which sells slim volumes on particle physics and construction industry hard hats bearing the CERN logo.
Maldives favours voluntary tourist tax
A voluntary tax on tourists who visit the luxury resorts and white sands of the Maldives could raise up to $100 million a year towards the country’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2020, President Mohamed Waheed said.
The Maldives is made up of 1,192 low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean. With average ground level of 1.5 metres above sea level, it is also the world’s lowest country and one of the most vulnerable as climate change raises sea levels.
American Airlines and US Airways Dance Around a Merger
New York Times
It’s the ultimate cliché, but it is true: follow the money.
For the last several months, American Airlines’ new chairman and chief executive, Tom Horton, has been desperately trying to delay merger talks with his former cubicle mate, US Airways’ chief executive, Doug Parker. (Mr. Horton and Mr. Parker sat next to each other when they both worked at American in the 1980s.)
Mr. Horton put American’s parent, AMR, into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November. Since then, US Airways has sought to merge with American to no avail — despite securing support for a deal from American’s own labor unions and many of its creditors.