Olympic doctors fear travel diseases more than sporting injuries
Shelbyville Daily Union
A fist bump may be American athletes’ greeting of choice as they try to avoid illnesses that might wreck their Olympic dreams.
Airplane illnesses and the rigors of long-haul travel are bigger concerns for Team USA’s medical team than any sporting injuries Michael Phelps and Tyson Gay may suffer on the way to London for the 2012 summer games.
Boy, 11, flies to Italy alone without passport or ticket
Manchester Airport has launched an investigation after an 11-year-old boy without any travel documents managed to clear five levels of security and board a flight to Rome – on his own.
Liam Corcoran managed to fly to the Italian capital completely unaccompanied and without a passport or flight ticket.
The alarm was only raised when concerned passengers alerted cabin crew and the captain informed Manchester Airport by radio.
The schoolboy ran away from his mum during a shopping trip at the Wythenshawe Civic Centre – not far from the airport – and followed a family of holidaymakers into Terminal 1, according to the Manchester Evening News.
After dictatorship war Libya looks to rebuild tourism
From the top of the magnificently preserved Roman amphitheater here, one can see the glimmering blue waters of the Mediterranean, where across the sea in Rome an emperor made this city a showcase of his empire.
The large market is framed by arches and ancient measurements for fabrics are etched clearly into stone. Colonnaded and cobbled streets lead from a massive archway. Public latrines remain intact, as do gladiator arenas and mosaics considered by scholars to be masterpieces of the Roman era.
On a sun-scorched day in July not a single tourist was to be found.
Wi-Fi fees drag hotel satisfaction down
Hotel guests across the continent are not happy. At least that’s the conclusion from a survey released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates.
Right down the line, the 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study ticks off a laundry list of items that are dragging the industry to its lowest satisfaction level since 2006: check-in/check-out, food and beverage, hotel services and facilities.
One item in particular — Internet costs and fees — is pressing some guests’ buttons, churning up “resentment, frustration and anger,” says Stuart Greif, a J.D. Power vice president. “At the luxury level, where they’re paying for a lot more, there’s a feeling you should be giving more freebies, like Internet Wi-Fi, which many lower priced hotels offer for free.”