Rain Puts Dampener On Tourism In The UK
Britain’s rainy summer and the Olympics Games have cost the UK economy important tourist pounds, according to research.
Tourism generates more than £115bn for British businesses with one in 12 jobs directly or indirectly supported by tourism, according to Deloitte.
But the weather has been particularly bad this year and it took its toll on many events.
Body found in landing gear of British Airways 747
In case you missed this news last week, the body of an apparent stowaway was found in the landing-gear bay of a British Airways 747 as it landed at London Heathrow this past Thursday.
The flight had arrived to London from the South African city of Cape Town.
The London Evening Standard reports “authorities in South Africa said a man was spotted jumping a fence at the transport hub before running towards a BA flight as it waited to take off last night. Security staff gave chase but backed off for safety reasons and a subsequent search of the airport failed to find the man.”
Tourist’s toilet roll costume set ablaze
A FRENCH backpacker was burned after his fancy dress costume made of toilet paper was set alight last night.
Police said the tourist is receiving treatment in hospital after the costume he was wearing was set on fire at a party on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The 31-year-old French National attended a party at a backpacker hostel on The Corso, Manly, police said.
At the time he was wearing a costume made of toilet paper that was wrapped around his body and limbs.
Should airlines dictate what not to wear?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
While you might think your revealing outfit or T-shirt expressing your social and political views shouldn’t be a problem, airlines might not agree, and they’re prepared to show you just how much if it comes to that, according to an Associated Press report.
Arizona State University graduate student Arijit Guha found that out from Delta Air Lines last week when he was blocked from a flight in Buffalo, N.Y., because he wore a T-shirt that said “Terrists gonna kill us all [sic].” Guha, who was mocking federal security agents and criticizing what he called racial profiling, told the AP he was exercising his free-speech rights and thought “it was a very American idea” to do so.