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Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Monday, Oct. 19

Destination & Tourism | Josh Lew | October 19, 2015

Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Monday, Oct. 19

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Here are the stories making headlines and perking interest in the travel world today.

Against the odds, one of the world’s most recognizable flag carriers, Alitalia, says it will return to profitability in 2017. Etihad can take some of the credit for the turn-around. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier owns 49 percent of the Italian airline and was responsible for bailing it out recently... Read more from USA Today.

Qantas claims that non-stop flights between London and Australia are only a couple years away... Read more from The Telegraph.

27 years after the fact, US and Scottish investigators name two new suspects involved in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland… Read more from Airwise.

Low-cost carriers are taking off in Africa, and Tanzania is leading the way… Read more from CNN

Travelers in Central Europe have to be more aware than normal because of the migrant crisis. Extra security checks on roads and rail mean that tourists always have to have their passports on hand... Read more from The New York Times.

China Southern Airlines has forced another top executive to step down after a corruption investigation. Company vice president Liu Qian is the fifth Southern exec to be fired because of graft... Read more from Travelmole.

Kenya is making a push to change its image as a dangerous destination for tourists… Read more from Daily Nation.

The world’s oldest still-operating airline? KLM first took off in 1919. At that time, it was referred to without using the acronym that it is now known by (as part of Air France KLM). Its 1919 title was a mouthful: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij voor Nederland en Koloniën… Read more from Road Warrior Voices.

The airports of the future: less privacy, less hassle. Facial recognition software and biometric scanners can make air travel safer and security checkpoints more convenient… Read more from TTG Asia

Conde Nast Traveler takes us to Southern India, where tradition still rules and everything is very different from the popular North… Read more from Conde Nast Traveler.

Investopedia looks into how Priceline has been able to succeed in China while so many of its competitors have failed to gain a foothold… Read more from Investopedia.


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