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Public Displays and the website of Vietnamese Airlines have been breached by Chinese hackers who caused to spread anti-Vietnamese slogans through these channels.

Hanoi Airport

China is currently the lead figure in a well publicized dispute with several countries over islands in the South China Sea which also became a hot topic with patriotic Chinese citizens. [click to continue…]

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The answer to a question that I had had for a while, how much the current turmoil has affected the number of incoming tourists to Turkey, was answered this week.

Turkey Tourism Down 40

The number of incoming tourists crashed 40% in June and 36% in the second quarter overall. Also the number of Turkish citizens visiting other countries dropped. [click to continue…]

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It’s Fabulous Fridays again and this week we visit the Hilton Millennium in Bangkok where I went for a la carte dinner with a friend who was in town and to our surprise they offered a promotion to receive 1000 HHonors points for that.

FF Hilton DiningHilton usually doesn’t offer non-hotel guests to collect points for Dining so we were surprised when the waiter offered the form to fill in the membership details. [click to continue…]

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Just about 9 months after Thai Airways stopped flying from Bangkok to Los Angeles (via Seoul) the airline is now aiming to resume their U.S. flights to either Seattle or San Francisco in 2017.

Thai A380Unfortunately the entire aviation sector of Thailand has received an ICAO downgrade due to safety concerns and lack of regulatory oversight, meaning until they are being upgraded no new routes to the U.S. can be established. [click to continue…]

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British Airways seems to be very busy dropping airlines that Executive Club members can book awards on BA’s website using Avios.

British Airways Executive Club S7 Airlines Awards Using Avios

Last month, BA made booking some Cathay Pacific and Dragonair awards not available booking on its website within four days of departure (read more here). Now, BA has further “enhanced” its website by removing the ability to book S7 Airlines (Oneworld member) awards on its website altogether without any notice earlier this month. [click to continue…]

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It seems that the Sheikhs of the United Arab Emirates really don’t like foreign employees and visitors that use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Proxy servers to have access to the various communication apps and other content filtered in their country.

UAE Bans Use Of VPNs & Proxy Servers With Up To $544K Fine If Caught U

A new law that was signed late last week fines those that are caught between 500,000 to 2,000,000 DHS ($136K – $544K) plus temporary imprisonment. The law is intended to battle “cybercrime”. [click to continue…]