Travel advisory issued following Cuban cholera outbreak
Public health officials in the Cayman Islands are warning against non-essential travel to Cuba following the cholera outbreak in that country.
A travel advisory was issued by Cayman’s Medical Officer of Health Dr Kiran Kumar on Monday.
“We advise that residents travel to Cuba only when necessary,” he said, adding that the chances of the disease spreading to Cayman were limited, but if the worst happened the health service was prepared.
Taxi drivers to be tutored as tourist guides in Malaysia
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Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak noted taxi drivers are the ‘ pulse of the ecosystem ‘ for Malaysian tourism as they meet and interact with tourists who come to the country which gets a popular tour destination.
Malaysian PM Najib states the Malaysian government decided to appoint taxi drivers as tourism ambassadors as it realises that cabbies are the front-liners in welcoming and interacting with tourists who are flocking to Malaysia.
Hotels offer ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sexy weekend getaways
Fans of that sizzling, steamy, saucy, sexy, sensational novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” can now plan their own erotic romps through the Pacific Northwest with a domineering billionaire by reserving one of several hotel packages looking to capitalize on the bestseller’s — 19 million copies at the last count — popularity.
First, a quick brief on the book, the first in the Portland/Seattle-set trilogy by British author E.L. James. As if you haven’t heard of it.
Much like watching a Michael Bay film, you don’t read “Fifty Shades” for its intelligent wordplay or skillfully crafted plot. It’s pure, unapologetic smut, dubbed “mommy porn” in honor of the millions of 30-something women reading it.
Olympics effect: Last-minute deals for London
The scenario is almost as predictable as doping scandals and security lockdowns. Every four years, Olympics travel prices soar – and, much of the time, disappointing bookings from international fans translate to last-minute deals.
The London Olympics, which run July 27 to August 12, are no exception: Central London hotel rooms are selling nearly a third below their usual rates, West End theater hits are available at half price, and trans-Atlantic airfares have dipped. Even frequent flier tickets have become easier to find, says George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog.com.
“When the Olympics are on, normal tourists are scared away because cities are perceived as expensive and too difficult to deal with,” the European Tours Operators Association’s Tom Jenkins told the London Guardian. “This presents consumers with a big opportunity.”