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Postcard Perfect: Dallol Volcanic Crater in Northeastern Ethiopia

Postcard Perfect: Dallol Volcanic Crater in Northeastern Ethiopia June 1, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Located in northeastern Ethiopia, the Dallol volcanic crater is just one of many incredible geological formations in the Danakil Depression. At 150 feet below sea level, Dallol is the lowest volcano on the earth’s surface and its high concentration of salt gives it an absolutely alien appearance....

Don’t Cancel Your Trip Yet: Greek Government Promises To Cover Extra Costs

Don’t Cancel Your Trip Yet: Greek Government Promises To Cover Extra Costs June 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
According to The Telegraph, tourism makes up 1/5 of Greece’s GDP and bookings there have fallen 10% over the past year. Sadly tourism projections through 2010 continue to look grim for the Greeks…and it’s really no surprise. Travelers have a lot to worry about if they’re booking...

Iceland Utilizes the Internet to Market Itself After Eyjafjallajökull

Iceland Utilizes the Internet to Market Itself After Eyjafjallajökull June 15, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Spring of 2010 beheld a tough few weeks for world travel, and Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano was to blame. Spewing tons of volcanic ash throughout the various layers of atmosphere over Europe and the northern points of the globe, and going through various explosive phases ranging from 1 to...

Ash Returns, Closes Ireland Airspace For Six Hours

Ash Returns, Closes Ireland Airspace For Six Hours May 4, 2010 | Ireland, Travel News | Read More
Hundreds of flights were grounded again today as the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland became concentrated enough to close airspace in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.  As of Tuesday afternoon, only a small area over northwestern Scotland remains closed, with most airspace...

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports April 28, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Even though flights resumed last Wednesday, it was estimated that over 35,000 Britons began the week still stranded and waiting for the chance to fly home.  While some people went to extraordinary lengths to get home, others have been patiently waiting it out and finding ways to pass the time. The Telegraph...

European Government Pressures Airlines To Compensate Clients

European Government Pressures Airlines To Compensate Clients April 27, 2010 | Europe, Travel News | Read More
As mentioned in a previous article, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupting in Iceland and freezing air travel in mid-April has generated its fair share of inconveniences and controversy for many around the globe. Families were split, planes were grounded, and above all, incredibly large amounts of money...

Ryanair Faces Pressure For Compensation Controversy

Ryanair Faces Pressure For Compensation Controversy April 23, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
There’s nothing new about people having problems with their airlines. Canceled flights, delayed bags, missed connections, inadequate customer service – these have plagued the business of air travel for as long as anyone can remember, and it seems like these problems are here to stay, at least until...

Like John Candy On Acid: 15 Far Out Volcanic Detours on Boats, Trains, and Automobiles

Like John Candy On Acid: 15 Far Out Volcanic Detours on Boats, Trains, and Automobiles April 23, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Europe, Travel News | Read More
“It’s like John Candy on acid,” a spokesman for Virgin Group Ltd. said, referring to “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” the 1987 film in which the late Mr. Candy and Steve Martin play stranded travelers trying to make it home for Thanksgiving. While volcanic ash shut down...

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain April 22, 2010 | Travel News, UK | Read More
First the good news: after a six-day shutdown, airports across Europe began reopening Wednesday, and the airspace over most of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden and Germany was open again.  Some of the bad news: there’s still a six-day backlog to deal with, the economic...

European Airlines Ask Government For Recovery Aid

European Airlines Ask Government For Recovery Aid April 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When airline travel was paralyzed in Europe due to an unforeseen volcanic eruption in Iceland, it was without a doubt that the consequences would be devastating to airlines in Europe and all over the world. The combined cost of the continued disruption of air travel has recently exploded past the 1 billion...
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