Airline Forbids Men From Sitting Next to Children Traveling Alone
An Australian airline’s policy prohibiting male passengers from sitting next to kids traveling alone has fueled a social media firestorm and caused the company to review the rule.
“I am an emergency service worker when I’m off that plane, but as soon as I boarded it I was a presumed pedophile,” firefighter Johnny McGirr told CNN Australian affiliate Network Ten.
While on a Virgin Australia flight earlier this year, he was seated next to two young boys traveling alone until he says a flight attendant asked him to trade seats with a woman.
Campaign launched to stop Brits falling off balconies abroad
Three young people have been killed in balcony falls while on holiday this year while ten others have been seriously injured.
The figures released by the Foreign Office and ABTA (The Travel Association) form part of a campaign to help prevent young people from having accidents on balconies at popular holiday resorts.
In April, 28-year-old British tourist Benjamin Harper, from Twickenham, south-west London, fell to his death at the four-star Sol Antillas hotel in Magaluf, Majorca.
Tourism minister weighs in on cross-border Costco feud
B.C. Tourism Minister Pat Bell rapped the knuckles of Canadians taking their loonies south of the border Tuesday, saying if they shopped at home they wouldn’t face the wrath of angry Americans.
Bell was responding to a war of words between Canadians and Americans sparked by a Facebook page launched by Bellingham, Wash., residents, demanding American-only hours at the stateside Costco.
“I want British Columbians to stay at home and shop at home,” he said. “I’m a personal friend of the Facebook page. If they don’t want Canadians to go across the border and shop down there, I’m OK with that. I want them staying in British Columbia and shopping here.”
Time to Pack Your Bags: Great Caribbean Labor Day Deals
Details: Rates start at $179/night. Book through August 31, 2012 to receive these special rates for stays August 15 – December 15, 2012.
Reservations: Call 1.800.228.9290 or visit www.arubamarriott.com and use promotional code X32.
Offer: Luxury rooms, normally $450 in low season, are just $270/night and include full daily breakfast, free Wifi and an airport or ferry meet & greet.
Details: Valid for travel through September 3, 2012
Reservations: Visit www.cuisinartresort.com or call 1-800-943-3210.
Offer: “Family Weekend Extravaganza” package available August 31 – September 3, 2012.
Package includes the following for two adults and two children:
Friday Family Buffet with Ice Cream and “Mocktail” Bar
Saturday breakfasts with pancake and donut decorating stations
Daily activities such as beach volleyball, cookie decorating, bingo, beach baseball, family karaoke, salsa lessons, and more.
Saturday and Sunday Sunset Caribbean dinner buffets
“Parent’s Retreat” afternoon with complimentary child care
VIP entrance for parents to the Red Coral Lounge’s White Party (in-room child care available through the concierge)
Details: $583 per night. Valid only August 31 – September 3, 2012 for a three-night/four-day stay.
Reservations: Visit www.marriottsanjuan.com or call 1-888.817.2033. Refer to code HO9 (the letter “O,” not zero)