EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Nov. 25, 2015
Here are today's most interesting travel stories from Asia, Africa and Europe:
New South Wales Decides to Ban Hoverboards
More Government Support Could Help Inbound Tourism in China
Massive Cruise Ship Rave a Success in Singapore
Norwegian Air Shuttle Launches Live In-Flight TV
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Australian carrier Qantas is making it easier for travel agents in the UK to book blocks of tickets. A special site will allow agents to book flights for groups of 10 or more. The service will also help them plan for larger groups where multiple flights may be needed.
Japan’s struggling hospitals are getting into the medical tourism business. Specialty travel agents are setting up trips for wealthy Chinese travelers who need medical procedures. Even the government is pitching in, providing special visas for the would-be patients.
Australian travelers interested in Bali may start looking elsewhere after Indonesia failed to give them free entry. Other nationalities, however, are flocking to the Island of the Gods in greater numbers. More Singaporean traveled to Bali than to any other destination in the world.
WOW Air will begin offering £99 transatlantic flights from Bristol to the U.S. This is great news for budget fliers, but there is one catch: you have to connect in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Taiwan’s EVA Airways has just inked the island nation’s biggest ever airplane deal. The carrier will spend $6 billion for 26 new Boeing airplanes, including 18 Dreamliners.
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