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37 year old B.C. woman among six killed in Alaska floatplane crash

A 37-year-old woman from Richmond, B.C., has been identified as the Canadian killed when two sightseeing floatplanes crashed midair in Alaska earlier this week.
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Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week

An Ethiopian official said a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 157 on March 10 will be made public later this week. The final report may take months to complete but a preliminary report may be released "anytime soon," said the spokesman for Ethiopia's transport ministry.
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Britain, Germany, France the latest to close airspace to 737 Max 8s

Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada has no plans to ground the country’s fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, despite the decision of the U.K., Germany, France and others to do so.
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Just a little to the right! Norwegian Epic crashes into moorings while docking

We’d imagine parallel-parking a Winnebago would be a fairly difficult task. But maneuvering a 150,000-tonne mega cruise ship? That’d be downright impossible for most.
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Unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica; number aboard unconfirmed

A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,700 miles.
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Pilot mismanagement and complex autothrottle blamed for Asiana Flight 214 crash

Safety board blames pilot 'mismanagement' for crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco.
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22 people injured as high speed ferry hits breakwater in Macau

A high-speed ferry heading to Macau crashed into a breakwater in the Asian gambling hub's harbour Friday.
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Insight, info and optimism: Travelweek’s conference draws 8,000 viewers
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Travelweek’s virtual conference, ’The Future of Travel: Back to Business?’, was a resounding success, with...
Princess extends suspension of operations
Princess extends suspension of operations
Princess Cruises has extended its pause of global ship operations due to the ongoing closure of cruise ports around the...
Agents can win $100 gift card with JTB’s photo contest
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The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has launched a new weekly photo contest for travel agents featuring a grand prize of a...
Q&A with Uniworld’s Michelle Palma
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TORONTO — Putting your trust in a travel agent, particularly during this time, is the smart thing to do, says...
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