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Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains

Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains
The transport study is the latest in a series of VisitBritain’s foresight editions, which look at the significant issues affecting the inbound tourism industry. The latest report, released today, reveals that now just over half (53%) of all visitors to Britain get around the country using a bus, tube or tram, followed closely by one-in-three who book a taxi (32%). Train trips, outside of towns and cities, have become the third most popular way of getting around with only 28% of international visitors doing so. Read More >

Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings?

Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings? | Sport | News Wire
Shelly Sterling: ‘owner emeritus’ and ‘No1 fan’ of the LA Clippers. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The NBA would like fans to believe that the finalization of the $2bn sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday marked the end of Donald Sterling’s dreadful legacy as an owner. Unfortunately, a provision in the deal ensures that Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly, current trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, will remain associated with the team as its “owner emeritus and No1 fan”.

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ASTA statement on House passage of anti-consumer airline bill

ASTA statement on House passage of anti-consumer airline bill
ALEXANDRIA, VA - American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) President and CEO Zane Kerby issues this statement in response to the House of Representatives’ recent passage of the so-called Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156):
 
ASTA is disappointed by House passage of this anti-consumer legislation that will make airfares less transparent, not more. But we are undeterred in our resolve to resist H.R. 4156, and with the support of our members, turn now to the Senate to make our case and prevent this bill from going further.
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Malaysia Airlines faces fight over its own survival

A couple watches the a Malaysia Airlines plane taxi on the runway at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on July 27, 2014. Any airline would struggle with the devastating impact of losing one jet full of passengers, especially if it had already been bleeding money for years. But losing… Read More >