Travel Times

Brazil’s Pantanal: paradise needing protection

Friday, 12 September 2014.

CACERES, Brazil: The Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetlands, stretches across western Brazil and into Bolivia and Paraguay and is a fragile ecological paradise in need of careful management.


China braces for more flight delays

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:07

SHANGHAI: Eastern China was bracing for more flight today, with reports saying Shanghai’s main airports would be down to 25 percent capacity after aviation authorities warned of busy airspace.

China confirms flight delays caused by military drills

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:44

SHANGHAI: China’s civil aviation authority has confirmed military exercises are behind widespread flight delays and cancellations this month, following days of rumours.

Sex assault on cruise ships ‘all too common,’ US hearing told

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:43

WASHINGTON: Sexual assault is “far too common” on cruise ships serving US ports, despite the cheerful image of fun on the high seas promoted by cruise lines, a Senate committee heard Wednesday.

Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for whole plane

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 09:08

LOS ANGELES: Domino’s pizza manager Andy Ritchie has taken a lot of orders, but never one quite like this: to feed an entire plane full of hungry, delayed passengers, stuck on the tarmac.

Thais throng Malaysian tourism fair

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:48

BANGKOK: It was good time for a couple of hundred people who took the weekend break to visit Malaysia Truly Asia Fair at the Malaysian Embassy here on Sunday.