Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Travelography: Kenya, ASEAN, and Cell Phone Users Arrested

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Three travel and tourism news stories today (30 Jan 2008):

  1. Kenya's recent political problems and resulting ethnic violence have had a devistating impact on the country's once thriving tourism industry.
  2. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recently announced plans for a border-free travel region among its 10 countries by the year 2010. That is not very far off. Will they be able to deliver?
  3. Three people on an Alitalia flight were arrested for refusing to turn off their cell phones which were interfering with the plane's navigation system and caused an aborted take off from Milan, Italy. they face up to 3 months in jail.