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Hawking too ill to travel to Houston for public lecture – Houston Chronicle

Stephen Hawking, a brilliant theoretical physicist and putatively the world’s most famous living scientist, is too ill to travel to Houston for a public lecture. Doctors would not allow transatlantic travel for the 71-year-old, who has lived for half a century with a motor neuron disease. “He is in frail condition, and his doctors have […]

“Travel Confidential” on “20/20 Saturday” Airing Saturday, March 23 at 10 pm … – ABC News (blog)

By ABCNewsPR   “20/20 Saturday” reveals the inside tricks of the trade to avert travel pitfalls and have the best trip possible.  Plus, crazy captains, paranoid passengers, flight attendant freak outs… what is going on in the air these days?   “Travel Confidential” airs on “20/20 SATURDAY,” MARCH 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television […]

Optimism about travel surpasses pre-recession levels, survey says – Los Angeles Times

The level of optimism among Americans about traveling has risen beyond pre-recession levels, according to a new survey of 2,300 travelers. The so-called Travel Sentiment Index may help predict how much Americans plan to travel for vacation this summer, according to the survey by the marketing services firm MMGY Global. The survey asked […]

Court tells travel sites to pay Hawaii $70 million – Huffington Post

HONOLULU — Popular travel sites are being told to pay Hawaii a $70 million penalty for skirting state general excise taxes over the past 10 years. A tax appeal court has ruled that online travel companies including Orbitz Worldwide Inc., Priceline.com Inc., Sabre Inc.’s Travelocity, and Expedia Inc., including its subsidiaries Hotels.com and Hotwire, have […]

Four for the road: Spring travel gadgets – Fox News

By John R. Quain Personal Tech Published March 19, 2013 FoxNews.com Four for the road: Spring travel gadgets – Fox News

Israel’s E1 Project Could Disrupt Travel For Palestinians In West Bank – NPR

Plans by the Israeli government to build in E1 have been decried by Palestinian officials who claim that building a new settlement between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim would, “effectively cut the West Bank in two.” Israeli officials have accused the Palestinians of exaggerating E1’s importance, and pro-Israel groups have argued that alternative roads will still […]

BBC to Sell Lonely Planet Travel Guidebooks – New York Times

In 2007, when the British Broadcasting Corporation bought the Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, it drew criticism from rival media organizations in the private sector, which argued that a public television company had no business expanding into areas like book publishing. On Tuesday, as the BBC confirmed plans to sell Lonely Planet to a reclusive American […]

More Charges Against Brooklyn Legislator – New York Times

On Monday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn added three counts of mail fraud to their continuing corruption case against the lawmaker, Assemblyman William F. Boyland Jr., providing another layer of tarnish in a case that already stands out among the litany of political corruption cases coming out of Albany. Prosecutors said that Mr. Boyland was operating […]

US billionaire buys Lonely Planet travel guides – USA TODAY

BBC Worldwide is selling the iconic travel guidebook company to a U.S. billionaire.(Photo: Lonely Planet) Four decades after Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler assembled the first edition at their kitchen table in Australia, the iconic travel guidebook series is being sold to a Nashville-based digital media company controlled by a former tobacco magnate […]

Travel Q&A: Where’s the safest place to sit if a plane crashes? – USA TODAY

You are logged in as Log outLog outSign In FAQ Travel Q&A: Where’s the safest place to sit if a plane crashes? – USA TODAY